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1800's Church, Restored And Converted To A Designers Private Beach Retreat

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of 1800's Church, Restored And Converted To A Designers Private Beach Retreat

1800's Church, Restored And Converted To A Designers Private Beach Retreat

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
Coloma, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSarett Nature Center11 min drive
  • AirportBenton Harbor, MI (BEH-Southwest Michigan Regional)13 min drive
  • Popular LocationContessa Wine Cellars15 min drive
  • Popular LocationKarma Vista Vineyards and Winery16 min drive

About this area


Located in Lake Michigan Beach, this vacation home is in the city center and on the beach. Harbor Shores Golf Club and Contessa Wine Cellars are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Van Buren State Park and Lake Michigan. Sarett Nature Center and Silver Beach are also worth visiting. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, and don't miss out on the ice skating and snowmobiling.

What's nearby

  • Sarett Nature Center - 11 min drive
  • Harbor Shores Golf Club - 14 min drive
  • Contessa Wine Cellars - 15 min drive
  • Lake Michigan College - 16 min drive
  • Karma Vista Vineyards and Winery - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Station - 12 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

1800's Church, Restored And Converted To A Designers Private Beach Retreat

Our property is only available for rental a maximum of 3 weeks a summer with a minimum of 48 hours between guests. We hope this will help to alleviate any hesitation you may have to renting due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The house is professionally cleaned using CDC suggested cleaning products.

This designer beach retreat is set amidst indigenous towering deciduous trees and pines and located across a semi-private road from it's own private sandy beach.

Indoors at Surf Sanctuary, the past meets the present. This old church converted into a home offers modern amenities and the distinctive features of a former 125 year old church. Features include; heavy beam cathedral ceilings, eight 2-story stained glass windows, a bright and airy four seasons room with field stone fireplace, modern kitchen and bathrooms with vintage accents, designer furniture accented with well appointed antiques, posh bedroom suites, home gym with Power Plate, recumbent bike, elliptical machine, free weights, etc.

Property has lush green lawns, beautiful English country gardens, comfortably furnished decks and a outdoor ‘living rooms with a towering field stone fireplace - perfect for gracious summer entertaining.

300 yards from Surf Sanctuary, along a grassy path, you will find stairs leading you down a low bluff and private beach. You will be awed by the tranquility and ocean-like views. The area is referred to as the 'Sun Coast' because of it's west facing exposure. It doesn't disappoint in delivering picture perfect sunsets! Enjoy hours of fun in the surprisingly warm waters on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan.

A cook’s kitchen with many tools, and serving dishes. Sub Zero refrigerator (no ice maker), 5 burner KitchenAid slide-in range and dishwasher. Combo micro/convection oven. KitchenAid stand mixer, coffee maker, toaster, 2 Ninja high powered blenders, Nutra Bullet, and much more.

Char-Broil Commercial Stainless Steel 4-Burner w/side burner. Grill uses a propane tank.

Massive fieldstone wood burning fireplace w/gas starter and comfortable lounge seating.

Large capacity Whirlpool Cabrio washer and dryer.

House sleeps 8-10. 8 in private bedrooms and 2 in the loft. Sorry no weddings or events.

House Rules
Please read carefully the following information about your Rental Agreement and stay.

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT. Check-in is after 4 pm EST on the first day of the Rental Period. Check-out is 10 am EST on the last day of the Rental Period.

PARKING. There is parking for 4 vehicles in driveway. There is no parking on the street or on lawn.

Recreational Vehicles, Boats, Trailers and Jet Skis are not allowed to park on the property.


MAINTENANCE. Please report any maintenance needs for the Property to Roe Faraone. While we
apologize for any inconvenience of a mechanical failure or utility outage, we will not be able to offer a discount or refund.

Bed linens are furnished.
Please bring your own beach blankets, as linens are not to be removed from the house. Any lost or damaged linens will be deducted from the Security Deposit.

An initial supply of paper towels, bathroom tissue and light bulbs are provided.

ENTRY BY OWNER. Owner may enter the Property under the following circumstances: in case of
emergency; to make any necessary repairs. Owner will notify renter with at least 24 hours’ notice of
Owner’s intent to enter except in case of emergency.

RULES AND REGULATIONS. The Security Deposit may be forfeited and the Renter may be asked to
vacate the Property immediately, with no refund for a breach of this Agreement, which includes the
failure to follow the rules below.

1. Smoking of any kind in the Property or from the decks is prohibited.
2. Pets are NOT allowed in the Property or on the site without express written consent.
3. Large house
parties, weddings or excessive noise are not allowed.
4. The number of people staying on the Property may not exceed 10 people. Renters will be charged $450 per person, per night over 10 people.
5. No furnishings or equipment from the Property may be taken to the beach or off site.
6. Do not leave windows and doors open while the air conditioning is on; as this may cause the AC
units to stop working.
7. No candles can be used inside the house, only on the outside patios and decks.
8. No red wine or drunks that stain carpeting, upholstery or linens in any rooms other than the kitchen, dining room, sitting area adjacent to the dining room.
9. No food or drink (except water) in bedrooms.
10. Spray tanning products cannot be applies indoors or in showers. Damage has been done to ceramic tile, carpeting and linens. Please spray tan before you arrive.
11. No fireworks allowed on property or on the beach.
12. No bonfires on the beach allowed. Please use outdoor fireplace instead.
13. No access to beach after dark. Stairs are unlit and use without lighting can be dangerous.

KEYS. Owner will meet you at property with keys to check you in and collect them at check out.


NO TELEPHONE. The Property contains telephones with free local and nationwide long distance calling.

WIFI INTERNET. The Property contains equipment that uses WiFi. You will need to bring your own laptop and it will need to have built-in WiFi or a WiFi card. Most WiFi equipment will be compatible. However, we can make no guarantees as to compatibility of your equipment.

NO ASSIGNMENT OR SUBLETTING. Renter may not assign or sublease all or part of this Agreement.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. To the maximum extent allowed by the law, Owner is not liable for Renter’s property left behind or for any consequential, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary or indirect damages from any cause whatsoever, regardless of whether they were foreseeable. Owner’s maximum aggregate liability arising out of the rental of the Property to Renter is limited to the amount of rental fees paid by Renter during the Rental Period. The Owner is not undertaking to provide any security and is not responsible for any loss or theft of the Renter’s property.

INDEMNIFICATION. To the maximum extent allowed by the law, the Renter agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and at the Owner’s option, defend the Owner and its officers, members, easement holders, contractors and representatives from all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, and expenses that Renter or Renter’s guests may have or bring against any one or more of the Indemnified Parties or that
arise from the Renter’s rental of the Property under this Agreement, including any Claims based on negligence, action, or inaction of any of the Indemnified Parties.

GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Michigan, without regard to conflicts of law principles.

COMPLETE AGREEMENT. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and there are no other promises, terms or conditions, whether oral or written, other than contained herein.

This Agreement may be modified only in a writing signed by both parties.


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Rosemarie Faraone
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Property manager

Roe Faraone
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
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