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Higman Park Retreat

  • House in Benton Harbor
Private Beach, 350’ Waterfront! - property
Private Beach, 350’ Waterfront!
South View of the Beach, August 2021
North View of the Beach, August 2021
Dining Room
Bedroom with Queen
Bedroom with two twins
Play house
Classic Beach House
Floor Plan

Higman Park Retreat

House in Benton Harbor
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  • From: $400 per night

Property Details

Private Beach & Panoramic view of the majestic Lake Michigan in Southwest Michigan. This classic home is great for families. Close to local wedding venues & all SW Michigan has to offer!
3 Night Minimum!

Just a 3 night minimum!!
This 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home rests on the majestic SW Mich Lakeshore, and has 350 feet of private beach! Wake up to fantastic views of Lake Michigan, play on the sandy beach all day and toast the tremendous sunsets each evening. The home is located in Higman Park, a charming neighborhood on two hilltops with frontage on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, just a mile north of St. Joseph and only 90 minutes from Chicago. The second level deck is the perfect place to watch the sun set over Lake Michigan.

If you want to take an adventure through the area, you will find 12+ wineries, 26 golf courses, award-winning microbreweries. U-pick farms, children museum and carousel, 3 casinos and numerous music venues. There are so many things to do that you will wish that you had more than a week*.
*Check in for this home is not limited to a Saturday! Check in any day and enjoy a long weekend on the beach!
This home is not limited to weekly stays! Come visit for a long weekend!

Note: The maximum number of guests is limited to 7 unless arrangements are made at the time of booking. Exceeding the maximum will result in the forfeit of monies paid and termination of occupancy. Be Our Guest homes are not to be used for any parties or special events. Plenty of parking and a two car garage is available for vehicles and toys. No pets are allowed at any time.

Special note from Be Our Guest: Let us help you get sandy feet, giggles, carousel rides, wine tastings, micro brews, a visit to a chocolate garden, soaked at a walk in beach fountain, to golf where the legends of golf play, and so much more! Southwest Michigan has it all. Book your vacation now and make a lifetime of memorable moments this summer for the whole family.


A short list of the many fun-filled attractions include:

  • Curious Kids Discovery Zone & Museum with Carousel
  • Whirlpool Compass Fountain with Michigan’s largest splash pad
  • Silver Beach voted "Top Ten Beaches" by Parents Magazine and "Top Six Beaches in the World" by Delta Sky Magazine
  • Shadowland Pavilion for musical events
  • Harbor Shores Golf Course home of the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid in 2016 and 2018
  • Walking art tours
  • Krasl Art Center
  • Box Factory for the Arts
  • Antiques on the Bluff Sundays (May-October)
  • 20+ wineries close by and 3 tasting rooms in downtown St. Joseph
  • Farmer’s Market Saturdays (May-October)
  • 18+ award-winning Microbreweries
  • U Pick Farms
  • 3 Four Winds Casinos and entertainment venues
  • Charter fishing and sunset cruises

 There are so many things to do that you will wish that you had more than a week. The number of outstanding restaurants, shops, galleries and spas are so vast that we suggest you visit

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Single Beds

Bedroom 4

1 Single Bed



  • Health Beauty Spa


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing


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


  • Balcony
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Smoke Detector


  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Family
  • Romantic



262 Higman Park
Benton Harbor, Michigan


Cancellation Policy

If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

90% refunded if canceled 180 days prior to the Check-in Date
75% refunded if canceled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% refunded if canceled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date
0% refunded if canceled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
Full payment will be charged if canceled less than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date

Deposit Policy

Remaining balance is due a minimum of 60 days before the Check-in date.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

6 Guest Reviews

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by JA


We stayed for a long weekend in August 2017 with our three young kids and it was just perfect for our needs. The house is huge and super clean. The decor is older, but the house and furniture and property has been well cared for. The kitchen and bathrooms were stocked with all the essentials. We were concerned that our kids wouldn't be able to handle going up and down the stairs to the beach (there are at least 70!) but it wasn't a problem even for the 3 year old. The stairs are steep but in good condition, leading to a really nice little stretch of super-private beach. The drive to activities in St Joe/Benton Harbor is very short. We really had the best time and would highly recommend a stay here!

"Lovely street and perfect beach access "

by ED


Seven of us enjoyed staying at this house. It is on a great street with amazing Lake Michigan views. Had perfect weather the entire time. House is a little older but it worked out fine.

"The house was perfect for us! Thanks for sharing it. We had the best time + made lots of memories. We would love to come back. From the kids...Thank you for letting us stay. We had a good time and we are sad to leave. We really loved the beach."

by New Guest


"Beautiful home"

by DB


It was a perfect spot to spend a week with family!

"We really loved our stay there for the second time!!!! "

by MB


"Many thanks for giving us the opportunity to stay in the Higman Park house, it was a perfect match to our expectations and made our family-get-together holiday unforgottable. "

by AP


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