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Secluded Wooded Modernist Retreat Near Beach Aia Award Winner

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Coffou Cottage, designed by Brininstool-Lynch and completed June of 2008, has a modern aesthetic and is set in a sweeping meadow and black oak hardwood reserve. The home was awarded a 'Citation of Merit' from the American Institute of Architects for 2010. It has been featured in international design and architectural publications. The 2700 sq ft linear design includes an open plan of the kitchen, dining, living area and porch as one room intensifies the views to meadow and woods to the South. The arrangement of the rooms and glass throughout every area of the house are to maximize views of the outdoor environment. A fireplace is positioned in the front hallway that divides the bedrooms from the living area faced by a custom built sofa. The screened in porch is a perfect summer haven for relaxing and dining.

The home has many classic mid-century modern furnishings, some dating to 1948, all collected with comfort in mind. A tribal and modern art collection enhances the redwood and glass lines of the home. The kitchen accommodates both the serious and the casual cook. Every bedroom has an in suite private bath.

Located amid the cottage community of Michiana Shores, the house is secluded and offers total privacy while interacting seamlessly with the outdoors. The Lake Michigan beach is an 8 minute walk.

This is a rare property to experience contemporary modernist design while affording a relaxing and tranquil living experience. The property is located just 68 miles from downtown Chicago.

Home featured in Azure Magazine in Jan/Feb 2009 issue, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Martha Stewart Living 9/09, and Dwell 11/09.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Adults over the age of 18 only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Complete privacy; you see no one, no one sees you. Beautiful prairie and wood views, fully outfitted kitchen for experienced chef. If you are a road biker, country roads are endless....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    DVD and internet download only, no local or cable programming...moreless


  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    No international service available....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bring your own, road bikers mecca!...moreless

  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Furnished fully screened living area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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$350/night (2 night minimum) $2,400.00/week (seven nights)
Rental, cleaning fee & security deposit amount due upon confirmation.
4 Week Cancellation policy period, payment returned in full; less
than 4 weeks forfeits payment in full.
Security Deposit will be returned within 14 days after checkout if no damage.
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Maximum four adults, no children.

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Front entrance and drive

    Front entrance and drive

  • Bedroom wing view

    Bedroom wing view

  • Living area view

    Living area view

  • Screen porch

    Screen porch

  • Looking in from the south meadow

    Looking in from the south meadow

  • Main kitchen and living area

    Main kitchen and living area

  • Unique fireplace and seating area

    Unique fireplace and seating area

VRBO #226940

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Date last modified - Monday, October 05, 2015

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Secluded Wooded Modernist Retreat Near Beach Aia Award Winner

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