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Property Details

Updated: May 26, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 5)

Located in Southwest Michigan, Island Pointe Marina private gated river front community. Amazing 7 year old new construction ranch style home. 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms just steps away from St. Joseph River with easy access to Lake Michigan. Bring your boat or wave runners & enjoy our 40' optional boat dock. Island Pointe Marina is a private gated community with a clubhouse, heated pool, hot tub, gazebo with panoramic views. Our home is only about one mile to the award winning Silver Beach & amazing Lake Michigan! Only 90 minutes from Chicago, wow! All new stainless steel kitchen appliances arriving for 2015.

No Smoking and No Pets, thank you!

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Beautiful St. Joseph River Home with Lake Michigan Access!
+1 -708-446-1734
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan

Loved it! Exceeded all our expectations!

  • 5 of 5
This was my first experience renting a vacation rental by owner and it was a breeze. Brenda was easy to work with and quick to respond.
The house was perfect. It is exactly what I would want if I were to have my own vacation home. For reference I have two daughters, one that just turned five and a 2 1/2 year-old and this house will work for many years to come. You don't see pictures of the guest bathroom, but there is a huge garden tub. My girls liked sharing a room but with their own beds, since it was a different house, and they loved having a TV in their room (they don't have that at home). My husband and I appreciated the Masters King bed. All the linens are provided, house was squeaky clean. The kitchen had nice appliances and any utensils you could need.
As far as the community goes, it was a mile away from downtown and the beach (the Silver Beach parking pass was so convenient). The neighbors were very friendly and we even hung out with a few of them. The back door opens to a wonderful green space and playground. It was perfect to just let my girls play while I enjoyed a cup of coffee on the covered patio. The community pool was a quick walk and there was hardly anyone there.
As far as the city, St. Joe's was the perfect destination for our family with young kids. We did Silver beach (playground on the beach too), the carousel, the Discovery Museum, the splash park, the shops downtown, the farmers market on Sat., the lighthouse and even checked out a few local beaches. On Friday night, there was even a free jazz concert at the Shell.
Silver Beach pizza was delicious and if you eat there, they give the kids dough to play with. Downtown was just adorable-several miniature lighthouses all painted differently, neat shops and a mix of restaurants.
We can't wait to go back and already reserved our week for next Summer!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Beautiful St. Joseph River Home with Lake Michigan Access!
+1 -708-446-1734
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan

Perfect stay in a lovely house!

  • 5 of 5
We wanted a house that was close to the beach but had something different to offer if we fancied a quite day lazing by the pool.

This house was absolutely perfect in every way. It was beautifully kept in a stunning, safe and picturesque location. The grass area and play park just off the rear deck proved very popular with our two girls and their new friends from across the way and the pool was great for a morning or afternoon relax.

The development was very quiet and immaculate. The house itself was lovely with every possible item available and thought about - it felt like a home and it was just what we needed after a busy first week.

St Joseph is only a 3 minute drive away and has a great deal to offer including some nice restaurants, shops and of course the beach. The sunsets are amazing.

Brenda and Chuck were very helpful in arranging our stay and made the whole experience a special one.

It really was everything we could have asked for and more.

The Goodridge Family
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You had a long journey all the way from England, you did deserve a relaxing vacation. We are very pleased you enjoyed our cozy home nd we are greatful to share our home with such a nice family. Thank you !!!!!
Beautiful St. Joseph River Home with Lake Michigan Access!
+1 -708-446-1734
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan

Welcoming, Warm & Inviting

Welcoming, Warm & Inviting
  • 5 of 5
This was our second trip to St. Joseph and we have fallen in love with the place. (Last year we only spent a weekend at a hotel. This year, we spent an entire week at Island Pointe) We are a family of four: 2 adults and 2 kids: an 18 year-old and an 11 year-old. Next year we plan to spend another week with the Klomfars.

We had an incredible vacation!

Brenda has put together an amazing "home away from home". This is by far the most detailed rental unit we have ever occupied; from the beautiful dishes to the sound machine in the bedroom, she has covered every base. The unit is spotless, and everything works exactly the way you would like it to. It's decorated beautifully, and the furniture and bedding are very cozy.

The pool is clean, clear and never over crowded. The foosball table in the garage was a lot of fun for us. (Our 11 year-old insisted we have a "tournament"--which he of course won), and the deck out back was great for playing card games, enjoying the breeze, and watching the playground.

We missed having a kitchen table to eat our home cooked meals at, but we made do. This was by no means a "deal breaker" for us.

Our activities for the week included Warren Dunes Park, "Chalk on the Block" downtown (SOoo cool), Michigan Adventure amusement park, the National Blueberry Festival in South Haven, plenty of pool time & shopping/eating downtown, and we even rented a boat from Pier 1000 for one afternoon.

Next year we'll repeat some of our activities and branch out to try more. I don't believe it's possible to find higher quality or convenience in the area for the price you pay with this amazing house.

Thank you SO much for offering such a lovely place to stay for the week! We can't wait to come back. :)
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Beautiful St. Joseph River Home with Lake Michigan Access!
+1 -708-446-1734
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan

Beautiful, Clean Home in a nice Community

  • 5 of 5
This house is great it has everything you could ever need and want out of a vacation rental. The owner's have maintained this property very well. I was there with my children and parents for two weeks. The playground is right outside the back door and the kids had a ball playing there everyday! The pool is very nice and you get beautiful views of the river right behind you. Downtown St. Joe is not far you could bike or walk there, but if you have small children you may want to drive to the beach if you're lugging all your beach equipment. The owner's even have a free all day parking for the beach too! We had a great time and we will be back next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you next year! Thank you very much!
Beautiful St. Joseph River Home with Lake Michigan Access!
+1 -708-446-1734
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan

Beautiful rental home near the lake!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were so impressed with this rental property. It is located in a small, beautiful marina community. The house is very clean and organized, equipped with all of the necessities for an extended stay. We were thrilled to be greeted with a nice bottle of wine sitting on the counter. Working with the home's owners has been a pleasure. The house is approximately 1 mile from town and the beach. Because the owners supply a parking pass, going into town was very convenient. We love St. Joseph! Not only is the lake beautiful, there is always something going on in the town. During our week's stay, there was an art fair, car show, live music and an 8k run.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments, the wine was our way to welcome you and remind you to relax and enjoy,
Beautiful St. Joseph River Home with Lake Michigan Access!
+1 -708-446-1734
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan

Very nice home

  • 4 of 5
Very clean and nicely done
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Choosing our home for vacation all the way from Russia means a lot. See you again next year, thank you.


Activity and Interests

Nearest Ferry : at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Harbor Shores or Berrien Hills at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Silver Beach at 1 Miles

Other Activities: Private/ Gated heated pool & hot tub!


From $1,195 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 16 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
off season
Sep 13 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 6.0%

$1095-$1795/wk US Dollars
now thru May 16th 2014 = $1,095.00 per week

May 17th thru September 6th 2014 = $1795.00 per week

Sept 7th 2014 June 1st, 2015 = $1,095.00 per week

PLus 6% MI tax and a $125.00 cleaning fee. (Note, cleaning fee will be waived if left super clean & spotless!)

$350 refundable security deposit required for all stays. Call for details or questions. Thank you

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Updated: May 26, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet, shower
  • 2nd Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, Beautiful full size portable crib in master closet.


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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