6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths house between you and Lake Michigan
About Jennifer Miller
The Sand Rabbit was 'butt ugly' when it was purchased nearly ten years ago. The enclosed front porch was removed and is now a lovely outdoor porch with wicker furniture. The upstairs was opened up and totally renovated including a new kitchen, bath and private new balcony. In addition to renovating distressed properties (and when I'm not taking a nap!), I'm a business owner, writer, yoga instructor, social worker and mother of two. I think I need a vacation like the rest of you!
Why Jennifer Miller chose Saint Joseph
The house is fully renovated and CHARMING with hand painted floors. Nothing cookie cutter here!
What makes this House unique
Location, location, location!
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We enjoyed our Thanksgiving at the Sand Rabbit house. The house comfortably fit 10 of us.
The upstairs section of the house is bright and sunny and updated. It was nice to have additional appliances for food and cooking. The downstairs was a bit dated- we had some issues with the dishwasher which we told the property manager about. But all in all, the downstairs was very cozy. The property manager answered all my questions quickly. The back yard was nice. The house is located very close to the beach which was great for daily walks.
Excellent house in a great location
The pictures don't reflect how nice the location is
Overall we had a great stay! My family stayed at this house over Labor Day Weekend. It had a convenient location to walk to Silver Beach/into town.
The house was definitely big enough for the 10 of us that stayed. They had plenty of games/toys for the little ones, too!
We only wish the yard would have been mowed before we got there...the grass was pretty tall and we had 4 kiddos that liked to play in the yard. (For the price we paid for the weekend, this definitely should have been done.)
Oh and for parking—they have a garage and behind the house parking. We had 3 vehicles, on Sunday the beach was so busy, by the time we got back from our dune ride the behind the house parking had been taken by the public, and the garage was not quite big enough to fit even one of or big SUVs.
Overall, though, we had a great stay in St. Joe!
Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sand Rabbit and found the house large enough for your family and also enjoyed the proximity to town and beach!
Sorry to hear the grass was long. We use a professional landscaping service and I checked and they mowed the lawn on August 23 about a week before your visit. Had you let us know we could have asked them to come out instead of waiting until after the holiday weekend.
We hope you will come back again soon. Thanks. Jennifer
great beach rental
The house is in a perfect location. We love visiting St. Joseph and the town and lake gave us plenty to do.
Great place for my in-laws
We live in Saint Joseph. My mother and father in law wanted to visit us for a month. A whole month in our busy house would be too much for them so we found Rent By the Beach. They stayed in Sand Rabbit. It was perfect for them. My father-in-law uses a walker for long distances and can't manage many stairs. They stayed on the 1st floor. He was able to navigate the few steps in and out easily using the back entrance. The unit was clean and Jennifer was great to work with. My mother-in-law took many walks to the beach and to the library. My kids want to stay there now.
Fantastic for visitors from UK
We were in St Joe for our sons wedding in April. There were so many of us from UK that we decided to rent the Sand Rabbit, Emmas House and the McNeil House. All the houses supplied the necessary equipment to self cater and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in St Joe and everyone said they will visit again. Thanks to Jennifer.