A Relaxing Retreat LLC
A rental vacation home in Southwestern Michigan
* One block from Lake Michigan.
* 2 miles from Harbor Shores Golf Course
* 5 miles from St. Joseph.
* Less than 2 hours from Chicago
Be one of the first to stay in a newly remodeled Cape Cod with a fantastic winter view of Lake Michigan Sunsets. Watch the fall colors unfold. If you are looking for seclusion this is it.
Three bedrooms and two full baths. Hardwood floors downstairs and carpet upstairs.
Heat, central air conditioner, washer and dryer and cable included.
Don’t forget the fenced backyard for the kids or dog.
Close to downtown St. Joseph and Silver beach, Rocky Gap Park or Hagar Park.
Sleeps 10. Sunday to Sunday rental over the summer.
No smoking, no cats.
Call to book today for A Great Relaxing Retreat.
Prices: for 2013
$300 Security Deposit
May 1 to Sept 9th
$1200 per week
$2400 for 2 weeks
$4500 per month (one week free)
Sept. 10—April 30:
$800 per week
$1500 per month
$100 Dog fee per dog
$100 Cleaning Fee
|May 01 2015||Sep 11 2015||-||-||$1,200||$4,500||6 nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 6.5%|
|Deposits: A reservation deposit of $300 is required. This must be received within five (5) days of booking the reservation. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the provisions are met. . An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required 60 days before arrival. The BALANCE OF RENT is due fourteen (14) days before your arrival date.|
|Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, PayPal|
|Other Fees: Cleaning Fee $100.00 Pet Fee $100.00 per Dog The maximum number of guests is limited to (10) persons. An additional charge or $10.00 per person per night for guests in addition to (10) will be assessed. Please be aware there is no guests of guests without prior permission.|
October 2, 2013
Don't waste your money!! It is very disappointing when someone isn't exactly straight forward. For example... it says on your site that the house is a block away from the beach, which in theory is correct, except when you try to walk to the beach only to find out that that the beach is all on private property and the property doesn't belong to the person from whom you are renting the house, and the next closest beach you have to drive to. Also, as far as relaxing I find that to be a bit of a farce as well. The beds are horribly uncomfortable, those mattress's have to be 40 years old at least, our backs were killing us! I know that the sheets in our bedroom were not clean when we arrived. It looked like someone had just made the bed without washing them. I always check the beds and sheets wherever we stay, since bed bugs are so prevalent these days, and when I pulled back the comforter there was gross stuff all over them and we had to wash them before we could sleep in them. Not to mention my dad had to try to fix the kitchen sink due to a leak, which he did out of kindness because he didn't want your floors to be ruined. We did still have to have the plumber out since it was only a temporary fix and still had minimal leaking. And on top of all of that the floors were disgusting! We couldn't walk anywhere in the house without shoes or socks on our feet. When we did walk around in our bare feet they were black. I was so grateful that my son was only one month old and wasn't at the crawling stage. Worrying about clean sheets, leaky sinks and black feet from the floors in the house isn't exactly what I would call relaxing. Initially I wasn't going to complain but you have really disappointed me. I need to learn that I expect a lot out of people like integrity and honesty, unfortunately in doing so I am continually disappointed.
Jean A. Daily Wright
Roanoke IN USA
Extended family vacation
August 9, 2013
We had three generations at this beautiful home from 18 months old through grandparents. We had a great time. The house is large enough for everyone to be together for dinner or movie night and yet also offers spaciousness to accommodate the teenagers' privacy and the adults' socialization. Kristi, the owner was accommodating and provided a baby gate for the little ones' safety from the stairs. The highlight of the trip was a family photo shoot at Cherry Beach, at which Kristi graciously took photos of the entire family for about an hour. We have over 150 beautiful portraits of our family vacation at Lake Michigan. Lots of fun!
Simple and relaxing
July 16, 2013
This is a quiet little house at the end of its own gravel path--the perfect place to get away. It has everything you need--peaceful nights, wifi and cable if you want it, a/c in the hot days and a firepit for the evenings. But it does not have easy access to the water--it is about a 5-10 minute drive to the beach access. It also could use some refurbishment of the kitchen and bedrooms. But for the price, a great place to spend a week away from it all.
August 12, 2012
Sorry, Did Not Stay
July 21, 2011
Beware when renting this property - it is not what it seems the owners make promised that they do not keep and DO NOT refund monies when promised if at all! We were suppose to spend the night here in March as a trial run for our family vacation in July and flu intervened. The owners were the ones to suggest the "trial." night. I should have known then..When we called the owners and told them that we were ill they APPEARED sympathetic and promised to refund our $150/night. In the end, they only refunded $59 claiming that they had expenses from us walking in the door. To do what??? Turn the alarm on and off? We did not have a signed agreement - only verbal and the owners claimed that they had a cancellation policy..REALLY? for one night? no one was banging down the door to stay here and after we were there for 5 minutes we knew why. It is sparsely furnished and filthy. Stay here if you must but be sure to get it all in writing first!
Date of Stay June 27, 2012 Hi Laura! We just got back from our wonderful week in Michigan! The house was lovely - very clean, comfortable, and cute. The loft was a dream! The kids stayed up there for hours every day. :) We didn't expect there to be toys for them. It was a nice surprise, and the 3 toddlers were in heaven. Silver Beach was so fun, and St. Joseph is a very cute town. We had a great time, and would definitely recommend this place to people with kids and/or pets. Thanks for a great week! From Laura
Large Backyard Sarah, John, Suzette, James, Momo and Papi -
Date of Stay April 13, 2012 Laura, We loved staying here near St. Joseph. The large backyard and swing were great for our kids! Your beaches are some of the best in the midwest! James LOVED all of the boy toys... he didn't want to leave. Thanks for being so accomodating.
From a 7 year old James -
Date of Stay March 27, 2012 I like your house!!
Great beaches Mary,Doug,Joey,Erin,Caleb,Marie,Grace,Ben,Jesse -
Date of Stay August 6, 2011 Laura, Our family had a great couple of days in Benton Harbor! One of our favorite parts of the week was exploring various beaches in the area. We also enjoyed picking lots of raspberries and blackberries. The house was the perfect size for our family and we especially appreciated all the toys for the kids! :) The bikes were also an awesome activity for everyone even if it as just around the yard. The weather was perfect, we didn't even have to use the AC! (But still was warm enough for swimming.) :) We had a fantastic time here and will certainly come back in future years.
Nice location Mark, Lou, Kim and Tom -
Date of Stay July 23, 2011 Laura, Our stay was wonderful, such a nice location and plenty or room!! The week went so fast, as vacation usually does! Nothing was broken during the week (thank goodness) and we were very thank for the A/C. Have a wonderful smmer, can't believe school starts in a few weeks.