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All The Waters Retro Home on Lake Michigan- Your Own PRIVATE BEACH

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
Min stay varies
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House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
Meet the host
Toby a
Hosting since October 2021
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (12)
This property exceeded all expectations! The house was beautiful and SUPER clean. Retro decor was thoughtfully designed and amazing. The pictures truly didn't do it justice and the house was awesome for our size group of 10 (7 adults and 3 kids). The yard was big including a large patio, second patio with fire pit, trampoline (which the kids LOVED), Gaga ball pit, and beautiful view of Lake Michigan. The switchback path down the bluff to the private beach felt like a secret entrance to serenity. If you want a private, beautiful, clean beach this is it. Of note, physical capability if needed to access the path to the beach due to stairs and some uneven ground. The host and property are fantastic!
Visited August 2022
Written 21 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

This house is such a gem! My family of 6 had a fabulous time. The private beach was a blast, plenty of room to stretch out and relax, and a cool retro vibe. A quick 10 minute drive to downtown St Joe’s for a little shopping and great food. The perfect place to kick back and relax!
Visited July 2022
Written 31 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We loved our stay in this immaculate retro home above a beautiful beach on Lake Michigan. There's something for everyone, from the amazing, beautifully-preserved mid century details of the ranch style home, to the fun kids' bunk/play room, to the huge yard filled with activities, to the lovely water view and multiple outdoor seating areas from which to enjoy it. The beach is accessed by a pretty steep trail but no one seemed to mind since the payoff was an essentially private beach on the lake. Having a powder room adjacent to the bunk room along with a large full bathroom made it easy for seven of us to share space. The dining room table is huge and works well for games and meals during rainy spells. The kitchen is gorgeous - we've never seen authentic period cupboards of such style and function. The appliances look retro but are completely up to date. This home is run as a family business and the care and love are obvious.
Visited July 2022
Written 27 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We loved staying at the All The Waters house! From the fun retro design and decor of the house to the beautiful view in the backyard, it was a great getaway for our family. The house was clean and well-equipped for guests, and our kids really enjoyed the fun backyard. The beach was super private with really nice sand and clean water. The path down to the beach is a small hike, but nothing our 3 year old couldn’t handle. The kids actually thought that part was pretty magical! All-in-all, we had a great time and would definitely recommend staying here to any of our friends!
Visited July 2022
Written 14 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We feel so fortunate to have found this amazing property to give our family a home away from home for our meet-up vacation. We did not anticipate being at the house much but after seeing all it had to offer, we choose to spend time there instead of out and about. We had everything we needed right there. While indoors we felt like we were still enjoying the beauty of the yard and while outdoors in a light rain we were protected because of the beautiful trees. I would say the beach won us over but really everything about this property deserves its due credit. The bedrooms set us all up for great nights sleeps, the older kids (17-21) loved the bunk room and felt like “kids again”. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare family dinners. Morning coffee overlooking the water was priceless. I want to keep this gem a secret to myself but the owners deserve all of the praise and accolades I can give. The adults especially loved the decor and reminiscing about similar/same items we had in our home growing up. We are looking forward to coming back!
Visited July 2022
Written 9 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

This place is an absolute gem! The pictures to not do this property justice! The house is larger than it looks! Very clean and includes everything you may need! Our group which included 6 adults, 2 teenagers, and a toddler were more than comfortable! There are 3 bedrooms on one side of the house and then the HUGE kids/bunk room on the other side which made the perfect set up for my husband and I to keep our toddler from waking up the entire family! The ginormous backyard was great to play games and run around with ample seating and multiple fire pits. And as described, the switchback path down to the beach takes about 5 minutes to get up or down and is a little steep but we were able to carry our toddler up and down multiple times. And the trek is absolutely worth it! The beach was awesome! Basically your own private beach with soft sand and clear water! We spent most of our days down there! Hosts were very communicative and were available to answer any questions! Would love to come back next year!
Visited July 2022
Written 6 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

My family and I stayed here for a 3 day weekend. The view was amazing from the house. The house was also very nice and had enough room and beds for the 9 of us. The owner and his family were all very kind and when anything went wrong they were right there to fix any issue. The walk down to the water is definitely a little hike, but very much well worth it. For most of our stay we were alone on the sand and only had 3 people pass by. My family and I will definitely be renting again in the future.
Visited June 2022
Written 2 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

There are a lot of great things to say about this place. First thing that sticks out is the decorating is really cool, retro theme that was done really well and fits the house. The space itself works really well with 4 bedrooms total, one of which has the 4 bunks. The backyard is really big and flat, great space for kids to play and adults to hang out. The beach was very nice, great sandy and long shallow entry for kids. It was practically empty as far as we could see our whole time there. It was a hike to get down and up from the house; about a 5 min trip but comparing to driving to a beach, parking and lugging all your stuff from the car to beach, it is not bad! Plus there were chairs already down there to use. All in all one of the best VRBO experiences we have had, will definitely consider renting again in the future.
Visited June 2022
Written 30 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Upon first arrival everything about our stay was perfect. Check-in was flawless and the house was immaculately clean. The walk down to the beach was a bit of a hike, but the path is well managed and our 3 year old had no issues throughout the week trekking up and down each day. The shaded back yard provided the perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful sunsets each night. Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better spot.
Visited June 2022
Written 27 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

The pics don’t do it justice! Really beautifully maintained MCM with so many thoughtful details (vintage pieces) but also modern updates (flatscreen tv, mini split AC, USB chargers). The yard is huge and has two fire pits. Kitchen is well stocked. Spotlessly clean. The path down to the beach is steep but that’s typical for this area. One level was great to have with our big newfoundland in tow (they are pet friendly!). Very close to town. Neighbors were super polite. Will definitely be back!
Visited June 2022
Written 15 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
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Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
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Frequently Asked Questions about All The Waters Retro Home on Lake Michigan- Your Own PRIVATE BEACH

All The Waters Retro Home on Lake Michigan- Your Own PRIVATE BEACH is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

All The Waters Retro Home on Lake Michigan- Your Own PRIVATE BEACH has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

All The Waters Retro Home on Lake Michigan- Your Own PRIVATE BEACH has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at All The Waters Retro Home on Lake Michigan- Your Own PRIVATE BEACH must last at least one night. See all property details.