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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 24, 2015
Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

Book NOW for 2015, Inquiries have started and the prime dates are going quickly!!! ~ Comfortable, Recently updated (winter 2015), modern, private and only minutes from St Joseph with a private beach (and bluff) to relax and watch the stunning sunsets across the Lake!!! Forget the cold winter, spring is near and summer is only an email away -- book now to get away and stay with us as we continue to offer Another Day in Paradise to all!! Its going to be awesome -- sun, beach and Lake MI -- just for you!! This property has been a stop for vacationers since the early 1900's. Nestled on top of a protective bluff, the Condo sits on a portion of the most beautiful beachfront property in the United States. Only when witnessing some of the most stunning sunsets across the massive Lake, will you truly realize what a hidden treasure this place is. Perfect getaway (Less than 2 hrs from Chicago) for couples and families alike. Connect with your kids or re-connect with your significant other (or both) without the hassle of airport security or SALT! Added bonus, No Sharks!! A short trip to Southwest Michigan will leave you wondering why you have not been here before. Live and RE-Live what will be 'Another Day in Paradise' with us in 2015 and beyond!!

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

Recent Review

About the Owner

Born and raised in Iowa -- found my way to Chicago after college -- and then found a little piece of 'paradise' in Michigan a short time later. Engaged on the Bluff, Married on the beach and now we have two little boys who absolutely love everything there is to our 'Michigan home'. With a 5 year old with an extra chromosome and his baby brother who is learning everything so very fast, our lives seem to speed by way too fast. It doesn't happen as much as it should, but a quick trip to Michigan puts everything in perspective and slows things down!! We love having the opportunity to share this with others and hear their stories along the way. So, if you get the chance, please be our guest!! And enjoy 'Another Day in Paradise' with us in 2015...

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13 Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Another Day In Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7051919
-6308169849
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Wheaton
5

Perfect cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5
Easy to get to and and away from it all. Nice and cozy with a beautiful view. Love having a fire outside and seeing the stars which are even more awesome down at the beach. Easy drive up to South Haven or Saugatuck. Love it. Highly recommended or maybe not cuz then we have fewer dates to pick from.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Another Day In Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7051919
-6308169849
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Orland Parl, IL
5

Great Family Get Away!

  • 5 of 5
The condo was very clean, well maintained, and nicely decorated. The size was perfect for our family of 5 (children ages 9, 5 and 3). The condo had everthing you could possibly need to cook and bbq. We ate our meals on the large deck looking out at the lake. The view is beautiful. Just a short walk down the path to a fantastic private beach. The owner Tony was very easy to work with, left us beach toys and umbrellas. He was more than accomodating. A short distantace into St. Joes to shop or grab a meal. A very short drive to winerys and the Chocolate Garden. Kids are already talking about next summer!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Another Day In Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7051919
-6308169849
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Southfield, MI, USA
5

Thank you for a memorable vacation!

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I had a wonderful time at Tony's condo. We didn't experience any of the negative things others have said about the resort at all. Tony was very accommodating and even let us use his golf cart without having to pay a rental fee. Also, we were able to bring our pets! It is very difficult to find a rental that allows pets these days. The beach is amazing and the view from the deck is wonderful. The location of the condo is very convenient and close to St. Joseph restaurants, wineries and shopping. Everyone else staying at the resort was very friendly. I would definitely stay there again. My friends and I have really great memories of our time spent together there.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Another Day In Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7051919
-6308169849
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Southfield, MI, USA
5

Thank you for a memorable vacation!

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I had a wonderful time at Tony's condo. We didn't experience any of the negative things others have said about the resort at all. Tony was very accommodating and even let us use his golf cart without having to pay a rental fee. Also, we were able to bring our pets! It is very difficult to find a rental that allows pets these days. The beach is amazing and the view from the deck is wonderful. The location of the condo is very convenient and close to St. Joseph restaurants, wineries and shopping. Everyone else staying at the resort was very friendly. I would definitely stay there again. My friends and I have really great memories of our time spent together there.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Another Day In Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7051919
-6308169849
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Glen Carbon, IL
4

Great place to get away

  • 4 of 5
I will start with the con since there was only one minor setback that we experienced upon our arrival - the unit had not been cleaned, so we walked into a dirty condo.

While our first impression was not a good one, once the room was cleaned and we made our way to the beach, the rest of the week was wonderful. The view of the sunsets from the condo is amazing, the beach is so clean, and the condo is very comfortable.

We especially loved making smores on the fire pit every night and just relaxing on the deck when we weren't down at the beach or in St. Joseph or South Haven (both area are must sees).

Tony was very pleasant to work with and provided lots of extra amenities that you may not otherwise get at a rental property, including items that we had forgotten to bring from home and toys for the kids.

My husband compared this area to Florida without the touristy feel and long drive, which is exactly what we were looking for. We are already talking about going back in a couple years.

I highly recommend this property if you're looking for a nice quiet vacation spot.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Another Day In Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7051919
-6308169849
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Columbus, IN
4

Very nice for a family with small kids

  • 4 of 5
The view is fantastic - the lake is literally right out your back door. The beach was essentially ours for the entire weekend. Much more enjoyable than it would have been staying in St. Joseph and having to go to the public beaches. Our two small kids were well-entertained by the bunk beds and the DVD player when they weren't in the water. St. Joseph is about 15 minutes away. This was about the perfect distance away from town for us.

The owner was really easy to deal with, and communicated everything clearly. There was a fully-stocked kitchen with any dish or implement you could want. The gas grill worked well. My one gripe is that the AC is a wall unit in the front room, so it got pretty hot in the bedroom. To be fair, it was 94 outside both days we were there.

We would go back as a family of 4 in a heartbeat, but will plan on 3 nights instead of 2 next time. If you have more than 4, you might want to look for something bigger.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review!! We have had so much great feedback this year and genuinely appreciate the effort that goes into that. It was a HOT year and our rentals could not have been better. The Beach was awesome the water was warm! And yes the poor AC unit has been on since March 1st I think. That will be replaced with a new, larger unit to make sure everyone is kept cool when they want to be if we get this type of summer again! Keep an eye on #51919 as we have a great fall rental line up and will be doing some renovations/improvements for the 2013 season! We look forward to seeing you in 2013!!

Location

From the Owner

Once you get to the beach the answer is obvious. But to have something that is this private and undeveloped yet so close to all the bustling tourist towns and big cities is nothing but amazing. It was a lottery pick and we were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. The grounds are a little primitive, but the condos are incredible. And the beach..... well you just gotta see that for yourself. Then try realizing this is the midwest... Plus, if you get to see a sunset, it will be something you will never forget....

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Dimaggios -- Our Fav Pizza n Drink!! at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Harbor Shores -- Awesome Course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : St Joseph -- Amtrak at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M-63 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Joe is packed with great Restaurants at 5 Miles

Too much sun to labor over the stove? No Problem. St Joe, South Haven and Saugatuk are only minutes away and each presents its own unique dining experience. Weather its eggs in the AM or prime rib at nite there are literally hundreds of dining options to choose from in this area. Got Kids? The Air Museum, Childrens Museum, Light Houses, Pick-your-own fruit, and Surfari Joes Water Park are within minutes of Pottawattamie. And for the ladies, shop til you drop (or plastic declined), at any of the beautiful, rustic downtowns. Should I mention antiques and wineries?? Lots of them, really close!! You will be planning your next trip before you even leave. Enjoy all the festivals in the area or watch the ragata or a parade of boats that make there way to this area weekly. And GUYS, you have some of the best golf in the US right here in SW Michigan! Harbor Shored hosted the 2012 Senior PGA Championships (a Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship coarse, less that 5 Minutes away) and will be back This year for a second PGA event in 2014..... Mark your calendar now, hit it while it is HOT!! Be sure to ask about stay and play specials in Spring and Fall. If that is not enough for the golf enthusyist there are still dozens of green fees minutes away awaiting your slice. Don't forget Notre Dame football, MIS (Michigan International Speedway), and hundreds of local events in season and during the 'off' season. New attractions make there way to these shores every year bringing more excitement and new opportunities to truly fall in love with this area. Search for your niche, there is something waiting for you in SW Michigan.

Availability

From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Feb 12 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$1,750
 
 
Summer Rate
May 22 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,550
$2,869
 
 
Off Season
Sep 14 2015 - Feb 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • Refundable damage deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $65

Upon booking, 50% of your total balance is due. Rate will include a $85 cleaning fee -- details on payment will be sent with your contract.

Nightly Rate: $175 - $250

Weekly Rate: $950 - $1500

Monthly Rate: $800 - $3000


Seasonal Rates OR long term off season rates available!!.
Summer '15 Rates $235 per night or $1550 per week (No extra cleaning charge with week rental) Reserve by March 31st and get $100 Discount off One Week Summer Rentals!

Long term month to month occupancy optional, please inquire; Whirlpool and contractor discounts available!! Vets and Parents with kids with special needs please mention for additional discounts that may apply -- Discount black out dates -- 7/1/15 -- 9/2/15 All others may apply!!

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Amenities

From the Owner

Private Beach is our biggest asset. We have PGA worthy golf courses, 5 start restaurants, brewery's, some of the country's best wineries, tons of Antique shops, and numerous quaint, festive towns that are so very close. You can enjoy any of this, or sit back by the beach and roast some marshmallows with friends and family as the sun sets. The choices are all yours -- and there's never a wrong one!! Come see for yourself...

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...

Dining

  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 750 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Although only 1 Bedroom, the Condo comfortably sleeps 5. A KING SIZE bed accompanied by a FULL size day bed, SINGLE bunk, and a new Sofa welcomes you in to recharge after a day at the BEACH. We also stock a full size air matress for your added options. There is also a pack and play for the little ones -- We WANT to make sure you are all comfortable!!! You want SAND? There is plenty of it, we sit atop miles of shoreline containing virtually rock free sugar sand that welcomes you to explore the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan on Pottawattamie's Private Lakefront!! Recent additions to the condo include a 350 sf deck and 250 sf stone tile patio located just out side. A new Grill and Comfy Patio furniture will be awaiting your arrival! Sunsets are free here! A paved path will lead you back to the Lake for bonfires at night or have your own on the patio (firepit & wood included). Grill on your personal gas grill or cook in the full size kitchen. A fullsize fridge, Stove w/ oven, microwave, 12 BTL WINE COOLER, and all the utensils, pots, pans and 'kitchen stuff' (coffee pot, crockpot, toaster, waffle maker, ect.) you could possibly need! Enjoy every minute AND meal with your stay. Your creativity is welcome here! (And yes, we do have new flatscreen TV's w/cable, DVD player, etc)

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