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The Royal River House

The Royal River House
4 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms House in Saint Joseph
from $450 per /nt
from $1200 per /wk

Property Description

This home is perfect for families who want it all - -water, woods and a short drive area attractions and Lake Michigan. Bring your fishing boat, jet skis, kayaks or canoe to tie up to the dock and enjoy the river.

Property Details

This home offers the something for everyone. Sit on the grand front porch and watch the river float your cares away, or relax under a ceiling fan on the large screened rear porch and gaze into the cool serene woods. Have breakfast sitting on the rear porch with the birds singing to you. Sit on the large wood deck along the river and have lunch, or build a fire and have S'mores.

Location: Just east of the Southwest Michigan Lakeshore, this home is just minutes from Michigan’s most romantic city, charming downtown St. Joseph, minutes to Harbor Shores spectacular Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and about 90 minutes from Chicago.

Keyless entry provides you with an entry code to front door will be provided.

Basics include: Hotel-style linen and towel service, WIFI access, cable TV, gas grill, microwave, dishwasher, hair dryers, central air conditioning, and 4 off street parking spots.

Bedrooms and bathrooms: The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed with windows overlooking the river and a ceiling fan. This bedroom has bathroom with a shower. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The 3rd bedroom has a two twin beds. Both the second and third bedrooms have ceiling fans. The fourth bedroom is on the first floor with a half bathroom. There is a full bathroom on the main floor

Kitchen: The large fully equipped kitchen overlooks the woods and has all the appliances you could want and lots of counter space. The kitchen is fully furnished with all the cookware and dishes needed to prepare a picnic or a gourmet meal.

Dining: In the kitchen there is a table that will seat 8 comfortably. Plus a dining table off the living room area.

Living room: This room features a fireplace, large screen TV with surround sound, VCR and DVD player. There is plenty of seating to sit back, relax with the captivating river view. Walk out the front door to relax on the porch or go the the deck on the river to enjoy a meal or sunset cocktail. Plus there is a fire pit.

Unique to this house is the feeling you get that have come home where you have the peace and quite of the woods or the lazy rolling river within steps..

Maximum number of guests is 8 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.

Pets: Pets are allowed at the owners’ discretion. Sorry no puppies under 1 year.

Minimum Stay: 7 nights Friday to Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day
3 nights may be available during off season

Cleaning Fee: $200
Accidental Damage Protection: $69
Refundable Security Deposit: $500
Michigan Sales Tax: 6%

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
This property has 3 Queen(s), 2 Twin(s).


  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services
  • Riverfront
  • Rural
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Water Skiing
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Guest Reviews

Wonderful, perfect for vacation get away by TM 07/15/2017
We have a wonderful time with the family. We have rented houses in the past and this house by far exceeds any of the others. It was beautifully kept, the placing and area was perfect. The supplies that were there were so helpful and the linens that were included were such an added benefit. I would highly recommend using this company and renting this house again. Even the neighbors were so nice and helpful in giving suggestion about area attractions. It was a wonderful experience and made us seriously think about buying the empty lot down the road. Thank you again.
Five stars are not enough! by GP 09/09/2016
Five stars are not enough!
A Perfect Peaceful Getaway by Mary 06/12/2016
A Perfect Peaceful Getaway
Serenity is an understatement by Al 09/09/2015
Serenity is an understatement
Had high expectations, but they were surpassed!!! by TM 07/27/2015
Had high expectations, but they were surpassed!!!


Daily Rate: $450 per night
Weekly Rate: $1200 per week
Monthly Rate: $1600 per month
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Availability & Booking Calendar


Sales Tax - 6.00%
Pet Fee - $100.00 - Tax Exempt
Accidental Damage Protection $3000 Coverage - $69.00 - Tax Exempt
Cleaning Fee - $250.00 - Tax Exempt
Refundable Damage Deposit - $500.00
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
Last updated 09/14/2018
Deposit Policy
Remaining balance is due a minimum of 60 days before the Check-in date.
Last updated 09/14/2018

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