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Private 80 Acre Retreat 10 Min from New Buffalo, 6 Ponds

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View from the front porch swing seat overlooking 5 acre pond.

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

New Buffalo cabin description

How does your own private 80 acre estate sound? For an ideal getaway try our cozy log cabin located on 80 gorgeous acres surrounded by beautiful hardwood forests...it doesn't get any better than this! At the end of a private, 3/8th mile driveway sits a lovely log cabin with a 300 square foot covered front porch overlooking the private 5-acre pond, where you can sit in rain or sun comfortably. You gaze out over rolling natural prairies and 6 spring-fed ponds nestled in rolling terrain, surrounded by old growth natural hardwood forestlands. Abundant wildlife and total peace and quiet await you. Adults, kids and your family dog will love it here - where you can truly retreat from your hectic lives, relax and unwind. Book now! It is gorgeous there in the spring through the fall! We book early with many guests who discovered us in past years returning every year. Book early to get your preferred dates!

The modern cabin has a soaring fieldstone fireplace and an open floor plan - with a loft master bedroom overlooking the living room and a second bedroom on the first floor. A queen sleeper sofa in a den on the first floor is open to the living room as well. TV, Blu-Ray, Board games, jigsaw puzzles, and croquet equipment are provided. A second 37' Plasma HDTV and Blu-Ray Player just for the kids is located downstairs in the walkout basement.

Drive a short ten minutes to New Buffalo and the beach, or for a total change of pace, to Four Winds Casino. The beach, golf courses, restaurants, shops, performing arts, and art galleries are a short drive to New Buffalo, Three Oaks, and Sawyer. What makes this property so amazing is the fact that you are so close to everything, but feel so far away.

Or relax, stay home, watch the visiting blue heron and sand hill cranes, and catch up on your reading, sleep and family time. Here you can truly retreat, yet with a wide variety of fun options within a short drive. All this, only seventy miles from downtown Chicago!

NOTE: Our cabin is not available for parties; it is for individual and family vacations only. It is our personal residence and we do not allow guest events such as weddings, parties, wedding receptions, reunions, and so forth. Except for minor children 2 members of your party must be over 30 years old to rent this property. We reserve the right to refuse rental to any party.

Keywords: Cabin, fireplace, woods, ravines, prairie, family getaway, hiking, wildlife

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cabin
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Your dogs will love this property, with lots of room for long walks with you on-leash or off. There is an extra charge for pets....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Your children can enjoy the acres of land to run and play. Ponds are a natural attraction for wildlife....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age of 30 required for at least two guests....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in the cabin...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen beds. One located on the first floor bedroom and the second in the loft space above. Each floor has it's own full bathroom; The cabin is ideally suited for a couple, or two couples, or a family of four to five., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Queen sleeper sofas with cushy toppers located on the main floor in a seimi-private nook. Full size comfy futon and second convertible queen sleeper sofa located in finished lower level walk-out basement/rec room w/windows....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully updated kitchen. DW, trash compactor; toaster, drip coffee-maker, burr-type coffee grinder. All utensils are supplied....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full dishes and serving bowls, pitchers, etc...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All necessary utensils, pots and pans...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Large Microwave...moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric Stove...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Beds in 2 becrooms will be made up, and sheets, pillows and blankets for other sleeping accommodations are furnished....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Supply your own firewood - we have discounted firewood bundles available for purchase....moreless

          • Parking:

            Tons of parking right near the cabin and covered parking is available...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Plenty of room to park an RV, plus a convenient hookup for it....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Soaring Real fieldstone fireplace...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • BOOK NOW FOR 2014! We are NOT a party venue! We are located on 80 beautiful acres in a peaceful quiet location, yet 10 minutes from all the action in New Buffalo. The land surrounds you with mature trees, rolling prairies, ravine with natural spring fed ponds. The picturesque views overlooking 80 acres surrounded by gorgeous hardwood forests will leave you relaxed and refreshed! REMEMBER -- THE CABIN IS NOT OFFRERED AS A PARTY VENUE. RENTERS WHO USE IT TO THROW A PARTY, REUNION, GRADUATION, WEDDING RECEPTION, FAMILY REUNION OR THE LIKE, WILL FORFEIT THE ENTIRE DAMAGE DEPOSIT UNLESS THIS USE IS APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY OWNERS....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Portable radio/CD player plus a Bose iPhone player in the cabin, including an aux cable to playback from other phones...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) 200 Channels, 48' flat screen TVs on 2 levels...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Some movie classics and Blu Ray movies provided...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Dialup Access:

                available (cabin has a wire-line), but not necessary - we have high-speed satellite internet svc....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Cabin has wireless network access throughout and on outside front porch....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                High-Speed Sattelite Internet (Hughes.net) available, free...moreless

              • Telephone:

                wireline phone w/3 extensions...moreless

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Deck overlooks pond and acres of mature trees. Also, a family picnic table with umbrella....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                over 50 acres of lawns with picnic table equipped with umbrella shade....moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                Covered Front porch across entire cabin width facing 5 acre pond....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                3 burner gas grill included on rear patio....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                Private 5 acre pond overlooked by wide covered front porch on cabin. Property is 80 acres with total of 6 ponds....moreless

              • Rural:

                The cabin is 3/8 miles from the entry street and surrounded by forests -- it seems very remote!...moreless

              • Water View:

                Sit on front porch overlooking 5 acre pond. ...moreless

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Snowmobiling
              • Kayaking
              • Golf
              • Hospital
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Water Skiing
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Museums
              • Theme Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Beachcombing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Cross Country Skiing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $250
              $1,550
              Fall
              Nov 1 - Dec 11, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $235
              $1,445

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $50
              • More than 2 children $25
              • Cleaning Fee $140
              • More than 4 adults $50
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Holiday Weekends - $275/nt, 3 night minimum (Rate may be discounted for longer guest stays)

              Extra Adult/child fees are $50/$25 per person, per night. No charge up to 4 adults and 2 children. Total charges depend on overall guest count and "mix" - VRBO's "auto-quote" may not be accurate! Call for accurate quote.

              Absolutely no parties, receptions, weddings, or other events will be booked.

              Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. REFUNDABLE RESERVATION/DAMAGE DEPOSIT is $500, will be mailed back 2 days after check-out if cabin left in good condition.

              Pet Fees: $50/pet regardless of duration of stay. (some discount for small dogs)

              Undisclosed guests -- damage deposit will be forfeit.

              Undisclosed Pets - $100/pet


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              Last updated: 07/29/2014
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              Location

              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              South Bend
              8 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak (New Buffalo)
              3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US 20, (I-94 - 6 mi)/Indiana Tollway I-80 (4 mi)
              8 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              New Buffalo Public Beach
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Heston Bar
              6 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Whittaker Woods
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Heston Supper Club

              Car: Necessary

              Nearby Heston Steam Museum offers a range of fun train rides for kids and grown-ups, Heston Supper Club has great dinner offerings, Warren Beach State Park and Warren Woods offer great hiking and beaches 20 minutes away. Lots of birdwatching opportunities. Blueberry picking, peach and apple orchards and bike trails nearby. Bike rentals in Three Oaks, 15 minutes away. Cabin is stocked with pamphlets on area attractions.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About: My husband and I discovered the New Buffalo area twenty years ago and fell in love! When we were ready to purchase, we wanted something close enough to all the action of New Buffalo, Three Oaks and the beaches, and yet secluded and peaceful. After a long search we found this perfect property. For us, it is our idea of heaven to be sitting on the front porch sipping our wine, gazing out over the 80 acres and the five acre pond, watching the wildlife. It is a perfect retreat from our hectic city lives, that calms and refreshes us. It offers us seclusion, yet is close to great restaurants, art and antique galleries, golf courses, the beach, and more. We love it.

              Why New Buffalo:
              My husband and I have been coming to this region for over 25 years. It is only an hour and twenty minute drive from downtown Chicago, and it is in the wonderful 'Harbor Country' region. It is in the Lake Michigan watershed, and is blessed by cooling breezes in the summer and a wealth of wildlife and natural beauty. Lake Michigan beaches, blueberry farms, peach orchards, horseback riding, hiking trails, bird watching, world-class performing arts, art galleries and shops are all within a 10 to 20 minute drive.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              Gazing out over the ponds, the rolling hills, at the end of our 1,800 foot long driveway, we hear nothing but the sounds of the birds, the wind in the trees, and the occasional wildlife that pokes its head out. Deer graze at dawn and at dusk. It is truly magical.


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              Photos

              • View from the front porch swing seat overlooking 5 acre pond.

                View from the front porch swing seat overlooking 5 acre pond.

              • Open floor plan with loft master bedroom overlooking living room.

                Open floor plan with loft master bedroom overlooking living room.

              • Large loft master bedroom with private bathroom and separate vanity area

                Large loft master bedroom with private bathroom and separate vanity area

              • Finished lower walk out rec room with queen sleeper sofa, full size futon.

                Finished lower walk out rec room with queen sleeper sofa, full size futon.

              • Late fall day in the woods behind the cabin, cabin visible on left.

                Late fall day in the woods behind the cabin, cabin visible on left.

              • One of six spring fed ponds, looking north toward our barn.

                One of six spring fed ponds, looking north toward our barn.

              • Gorgeous in the fall, too! Cabin lawn to the east of the house.

                Gorgeous in the fall, too! Cabin lawn to the east of the house.

              • Queen Bed in Loft bedroom.

                Queen Bed in Loft bedroom.

              • Looking south over property from picnic table in front of cabin

                Looking south over property from picnic table in front of cabin

              • View of living room looking toward front door; nook on other side of stairs

                View of living room looking toward front door; nook on other side of stairs

              • Guest bedroom on first floor with queen bed, bathroom next to it.

                Guest bedroom on first floor with queen bed, bathroom next to it.

              • First floor bathroom near 2nd bedroom

                First floor bathroom near 2nd bedroom

              • Picture Perfect Fall - Aerial View of pond, and outbuildings. (Trees hide cabin)

                Picture Perfect Fall - Aerial View of pond, and outbuildings. (Trees hide cabin)

              • Can't get enough of sitting by the spring-fed pond.

                Can't get enough of sitting by the spring-fed pond.

              • Master bedroom w/vanity and bathroom in background

                Master bedroom w/vanity and bathroom in background

              VRBO #182983

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

              $235 - $250 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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