This fully remodeled 3 bedroom condo is PERFECT way to fight off the Covid Blues... Private 'garden' (ground floor) entry - lots of space indoors and out to social distance and high speed internet to “work from home” or “e learn” at the lake! Check us out and enjoy your 2021 - the pandemic needs a break and this is the perfect place. Get back what we lost in 2020 and lose yourself here for a few days or a week! Trust me it’s worth it! Golf cart half price all May!
Still Perfect for a family get away. With renovation just completed (in 2019) -- we are again opening this gem up for summer rentals. So this has become a lurid “pandemic paradise” this year. What a crazy world we live in now! This place will get u away from all the reality’s and hopefully energize everyone after the last year of Covid!!! Your fully renovated condo offers all the amenities of our other incredible condo with just a little more space. Mom and Dad can stretch out on a NEW King Bed with their very own Master Bath... While the second bedroom has 2 Queens for a comfortable night to recharge, the 3rd bedroom has plenty of space for the kids... A day bed with a full bunk await the kids. A large (bed)room with an extra TV so they can unwind after a day of Sand, Sun, and Surf. What's close you ask? Well, a quick trip south gets you to downtown St Joseph in 5 min for a gorgeous beach town setting. Twenty Minutes to the north is South Haven, with another incredible downtown with all the beach town amenities. Even being tucked snugly between 2 iconic Beachfront towns, you will feel miles away from what we call 'reality'. The best part is that this is CLOSE to everything!! You will not lose a day in transit!! Chicago -- 2 hours. Cincinnati - 3 Hours, St Louis -- 5 Hours... A quick trip to the Greatest Lake will be the highlight of your summer activities. With NEW Furniture awaiting your arrival, NEW Stainless steel appliances in a gorgeous kitchen with island, and New Bath amenities, and this will be a one of a kind get a way... We love the opportunity to share these places. Having rented at least one condo for the last 10 years on this property, we proudly have more return, perennial guest than ever before. We hope your trip this year will be the first of many. Come join us for some healthy Sand Sun and Surf while enjoying what will be -- Another day in Paradise !!!!
Towels are not available... I would love to do towels but not an option YET.. We have the ONLY paved path on the west coast!!
This place was amazing. My first time to Michigan Lake and was one of the best vacations we ever had! Weather and beach were absolutely perfect. Tony was very nice to deal with, and the condo was cozy. Would definitely stay here again.
The unit itself was nicely decorated and roomy; however it wasn’t what we expected. The unit is in the middle of the bottom floor of units, so you could hear people walking around upstairs. There were two AC floor units-one in the main area and one in the master bedroom...the other two bedrooms just had fans, so they were warm. The master bedroom had no windows (thus no second fire escape exit), so it was completely dark when the lights were off and the door was closed. The beds were softer than we like, so we just used extra pillows from other beds to place under our backs. The master bedroom and bathroom were humid and had a musty smell. There was a dehumidifier in the main area, perhaps one in the bedroom would help?? We would empty it two to three times a day. The “private” garden entrance was sliding doors from a shared patio area, and was the only door to the exterior; the pool and beach area were also shared with all the other condos in the area, so could be quite crowded if everyone came at the same time. Towels were not provided...this means no towels whatsoever, including hand towels for the bathroom and kitchen towels. So bring your own! The use of a golf cart to haul stuff to the beach was very nice! We have stayed in many rentals (including Cayman Islands and Italy) that had a beach view, washer and dryer in the unit, and towels, yet cost almost half the cost. This was a clean unit but overpriced for what we received.
Loved the place. Was very nice. Beach was great. My mother in law loved the pool was warm and inviting. Would definately stay again!
The condo was everything it was advertised to be. Beautifully renovated and well-equipped kitchen, brand new living room furniture , comfortable beds with plenty of space for my family of 5. I agree with a previous reviewer that the mildewy smell in the hallway and master bath is a bit of a turn off, but nothing too out of the ordinary for a lakehouse. The pool was clean and warm. The golf cart was a bonus that I didn't realize we were getting. My kids loved driving in it and it was an absolute must for carting all of our beach gear. The beach is the gem to this rental! Beautiful and private, we enjoyed it in the afternoon and went back at sunset for gorgeous photos. One day we had the whole thing to ourselves for about 3 hours. At most, 5 families at one time. St. Joseph is a cute little town only 10 minutes away We enjoyed shopping and eating on the rooftop at Rybelle's. My kids also really enjoyed the escape room at Puzzlemental. We went to South Haven to shop for the day and it is awesome! Tony was great to work with. I had an issue with a clogged toilet the first day we got there. After texting him he promptly had someone ready to come over and take a look at it. My advice to him would be to have a sheet of instructions and advice for renters when you arrive.I was unsure at first of the dehumidifier and air conditioning (very simple -just turn on! - but might be nice to state on a list), also unsure of where to put the garbage, and would have loved some suggestions of restaurants and places to go in the area. Not a big deal, as looking online solved all of our problems! Just nice when someone who knows the area makes recommendations. All in all a great spot for a family vacation!
This was a very pleasant stay with our family. The condo had everything we needed; pool, golfcart, private beach for us to stay home and stay safe! With COVID on our minds it was nice not to worry because we could be secluded. Sunsets and beach were amazing! Walking around the property or on the road was very accessible. tucked back in an area that was quiet and peaceful.
We had a great time at your place. Thanks Tony!
As always great long weekend thanks to a great VRBO host. Tony, we appreciate all the nice touches and having everything we could need on site. Can’t wait to come back again soon!!
The property was very clean and most of the furnishings looked like they were new. Tony was wonderfully responsive throughout our stay. There was a huge storm while we were there that took out the power and water and Tony even had them deliver bottled water to us! The pool was wonderful and well tended. The entire property is clearly well taken care of. The only reason I'm not giving this five stars is that it wasn't clear to me from the listing that this is a basement unit in a multi-unit building. There is very little natural light - a sliding door in the front and one working window in the back bedroom. There are no windows in the MBR. Although you can see the lake from the outside patio, the only view from inside the unit is of the pool. It didn't affect our enjoyment of our vacation, but I wish I had known.
Our family loved our 6 days in Michigan at this property. We have a 5 and 8 year old and the pool is what made the whole property worthwhile. The pool is heated and large and very clean. It’s shared with the other condo units but even over the weekend it was never remotely crowded. The condo was also nicely updated and clean upon arrival. Communication with the owner was also quick and pleasant. That said, the private beach on the property is not at al accessible. We understood that with the unprecedented high water levels that the beach front could be much diminished and when we enquired about it, Tony was upfront about the beach erosion. What he didn’t say is that where the beach access used to be, the entire hillside has collapsed and is roped off by fencing and caution tape. This made that beach front fully inaccessible for our family, which felt like a larger omission than was shared. There were a few small issues like lack of any shades on the kids bunk room glass doors that opened onto to the living room, this wouldn’t been an easy fix. Bring extra towels/blankets to cover the glass doors until this (hopefully) gets addressed. The master bedroom/bathroom also has an odd door(s) to another unfinished area that gives off a strong mildew smell. At the end of the day though, even without the beach and the other small indiscretions, our kids had a blast and are asking when we go back. With some minor improvements and a bit more transparency about the beach, this unit would be an absolute gem!
Calgon take me away. Quick trip with friends we haven’t seen in years. Awesome place lots of space. Poolside condo with the Lake a 2 min walk away. Water was up but kids still had a great time at the mini beach. Incredible place!! Will be back and will tell everyone about it. See you soon!
My family and I(which included 2 adults over 60, 2 adults in 30's and 3 year old) stayed at Tony's place for 5 days. The condo was very spacious for our group and very nicely remodeled. We picked this location to be close to Lake Michigan and have a beach vacation. Although the actual beach on the property was not usable due to the very high lake levels this summer, this was mother nature fault and no one else. There was a bluff on property for breathtaking sunsets too! We found an amazing beach, Silver Beach in St. Joe just a quick 10 min drive away. We also had the pool that was directly out our door as a backup, this is a nice perk of the condo. Tony was also super quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had, even allowing us to check in a little early our first day. He delivered us a BRAND NEW grill same day when the one on property wasnt working properly and also got someone over to clean up the pool for us same day as well! Tony was great. His place is very nice. And the location, right between St. Joe, South Haven and Saugatuck, you can't beat. Thanks again
This was our first time ever renting someone else's house and a vacation with our daughter's family. It was an enjoyable time and put our minds at ease as soon as we saw the inside. We would do it again!
Tony's place was really nice, with plenty of room and nice fairly recent updates. The pool was a stone's throw away, which worked out really well, given that the beach was nonexistent--which would be my only complaint.
This is what happened (my text message to Tony via vrbo): Hi Tony. We got the internet fixed okay. The main issue now is the pool. We are going on Monday (been checked in since Friday) and my boys can not swim. My youngest has auto immune deficiency disorder and won’t be able to swim tomorrow even if they get it clear and shocked. Our impression from Vrbo was that the beach was private and walkable. None of us can even enjoy the beach. My sons can get down there but can’t really get back up. My mother is disabled and couldn’t even get back up the hill. My other mother in law has asthma and has had two asthma attacks because of the inside gutting going on behind the door. We also have ran out of towels and can’t find the washer and dryer to save our lives. The is the first vacation that we’ve had since my father in law passed away and my father passed as well when my youngest was in diapers. I tried making Father’s Day nice for my husband but all we heard during Father’s Day dinner was drilling from the pool. We also heard a lot of yelling and very foul language all afternoon. I had to get the kids out of ear shot more than a few times. I understand that the weather is out of your control and I also understand some things as a business owner you cannot control. As a renter we would like to respectfully pay you for three nights and leave tomorrow. I booked this place a year ago when my father in law died, and tried to make it nice. Now everyone just wants to go home. Thanks for your time, Melinda Conley This was Tony’s response THREE days later: Hi Melinda. Pool Is open I am told. Just FYI. I just wanted to let you know. I did as much as I could to get the contractors to get wrapped up and open. Apologies for all that. I left u an email this AM. If have a min to discuss the stay feel free to call anytime. Just wanted to touch base. They told me open around. 2-3 PM. Thx. Tony. This was my immediate response: Ok we left. I’ll touch base with you later I’m currently dealing with my sick child. You can rent it out. Long story short, We needed two antibiotics; $100 at The pharmacy; four doctor’s bills, and an awful vacation. And we’re out a ton of money. I have pictures and bills to prove this awful experience.
This condo worked out perfectly for our trip home for Christmas! Tony, the property owner was wonderful, he and his sweet son Max even put up a Christmas tree for us! There is a nice view of Lake Michigan from the patio and easy access to the beach!
What an excellent host Tony is! Enjoyed our stay! Off the beaten path, yet close to town. The condo is super clean and easy to settle into. Nice quiet neighborhood with the lake within a short walk. Looking forward to returning in the future!
A good location but no AC and no ice maker hurts a summer rental. Luckily it was a cool week.
We had such a fabulous time at Lake Michigan. The condo was clean and updated. It comfortably accommodated 4 adults and 4 children. The location was perfect for both the pool and the beach. The beach by far was my favorite part of the trip. The private beach never had many people and we never had to worry about the kids bothering other beach goers. The water was warm and crystal clear. We could see our feet when the water was chest high. We rented the golf cart for the trips to the beach. The walk is maybe 5 minutes but pretty steep. The walk back would have been tough with all our gear and the kids. The golf cart made life so much easier. It’s located between St. Joes and South Haven which we visited for dinner two nights. It was a quick drive to both with little traffic. The house did not have AC but there were plenty of fans and it’s completely shaded all day. It stayed cool enough for me and I tend to melt without AC.Tony was very easy to work with and very responsive to all my texts. Don’t hesitate to stay in this condo!!
Mainly enjoyed the peace and quiet and the convenience of the beach and the pool. The condo was very roomy and had everything we needed.
This was a great locatuon for us for a family get away. Easy access to the beach and the pool right out the back door was great for our 3 yr old. Easy access up M63 to South Haven or south to St. Joseph for restaurants, breweries, and shopping. The neighborhood is a little run down, some of the houses/condos seem to need a little TLC , but the grass was mowed and pool was very clean so its definitely getting the required attention. The condo itself was great and as-advertised, had everything we needed for our long weekend. Tony was great to work with and responsive to messages. Overall we had a great trip!
This multi unit property is snuggled away from the hustle and bustle of life. Perfect getaway to recharge and renew. You can see Lake Michigan from the window. The pool is steps away. We brought food in to share for 6 adults and 1 child...cooking several meals in the amply appointed kitchen. Our grandson enjoyed the beach by day and we enjoyed the lookout cove at sunset. Golf cart rental is a nice add on to transport coolers, beach bags, toys and bodies up and down the steep paved path. This property is conveniently located between the 2 lakeside towns of St. Joseph and South Haven and we visited both a couple of times. I liked different things about each place. A nice Chikdren’s Museum, Carousel, and Splash Pad in St. Joe’s, plus a small historic downtown shopping area. South Haven has a bigger beach and marina area and an even bigger and more charming downtown area.
The condo unit was just as pictured. 500 steps from condo to the beach down a fairly steep, paved path. Our family enjoyed spending time each day, at the lake and seeing the varying water conditions each day. Most days were gently rolling waves, but day there was no wind and calm waters and the last day of our visit were 3 foot waves, with 15-20 mile per hour winds. We also enjoyed taking a dip in the heated pool, after swimming all afternoon in the much cooler lake. The condo is just a short drive from South Have, Coloma, St. Joseph, and Benton Harbor and all of their activities and restaurants. Everyone had a great time.
Our stay was very nice, the weather wasn't the greatest but we still enjoyed our stay. I felt the housekeeper could have done a better job cleaning the place before we arrived, I vacuumed everything as soon as I arrived, and the master bathroom floor needed to be cleaned but I didn't take the time to do that. The place is very well stocked with items we needed, n pool n patio very nice place to hang out. The condo is centrally located so easy to get to area towns only a 10 min drive.
Great location, nice place, easily sleeps 6! Easy access to St. Joe's and some of the great local wineries!
I was surprised by how beautifully updated it was and the sizeof the place! Plus, it was equipped with music, wifi, cable, everything was there and easy to use. As beautiful as the amenities were nothing can beat the sunset over the lake!! Even though we were only there a short time I felt like I was pulled away from my day to day realities. It was so relaxing and I cannot wait to go again!!
This condo is very spacious and on the ground floor. Wonderful set up for families with young children. Close to St. Joe town for restaurants. Tony is very, very easy to work with.
We loved our stay! The condo was spacious with lots of gathering space for family and friends. It's brand new and was very clean. Our children enjoyed the heated private pool everyday, which was beautifully maintained. There's a patio (with table seating for 6 and a BBQ) right outside the condo door overlooking the pool...perfect for relaxing and watching the kids play in the spacious yard. The best part was access to the private beach. We spent many days and nights there enjoying Lake Michigan. We even had a golf cart to drive from the condo to the beach, which by the way was literally a five minute walk. Tony went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. He's attentive, courteous and a wonderful host. We will certainly be back to stay again!
We stayed in Coloma for four days – it was an awesome amazing escape from the world and some of its realities. We arrived to find the condo / keys / arrangements just as we were told we would. The condo was clean, comfortable, and welcoming. Lake Michigan and the beach did not disappoint – a quick 5-10 min walk and you find yourself on your own private little beach. The beach is clean, very few people around, water was warm enough (mid June) for us to swim in. We were able to let go of our work, house, family worries and really just live in the minute. Heavenly! Every day after returning from the beach we would soak and float around in the heated swimming pool that is right outside the condo door. Again, it was never very crowded, it was clean, and those that were there were very welcoming friendly people. Thank you Tony for sharing your piece of heaven with us – this was our second time renting with Tony – and won’t be the last!!