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Walk to Restaurants and the Beach or Just Enjoy the Screened Porch.

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harbert cottage description

Welcome to Michigan's Harbor Country!

Our cottage is perfect in any season - a great retreat for a romantic winter weekend or a summer escape from Chicago for a week near the beach. The cottage is modest. It was originally a farmhouse and raspberry farm built back in the '30s but we've rehabbed it in a modern but comfortable way to make it warm and welcoming. With a fully equipped large eat-in kitchen, it is easy to entertain and host your friends.

If you are a nature lover, you will particularly enjoy the birds and wildlife and the peace and quiet - the cottage is a delight in any season. We are on 2.5 acres and surrounded by field and trees. In winter, you can sit by the fire, watch TV, go out to dinner or cook for friends. We are a short drive to Three Oaks where there is both the Acorn Theater and the Vicker's Cinema. You can also take a five minute drive to the nearby Warren Dunes State Park for sledding or cross country skiing. There is generally plenty of snow in mid-Winter.

In Summer, we are a short walk to the nearest beach or a five minute drive to the township's own Cherry Beach. We provide bicycles, beach passes and beach chairs, all you need to take is your suntan lotion. The beaches in Harbor Country are some of the best in the entire US and virtually deserted in comparison to Chicago! We're close to many different restaurants, the Sawyer Market, antique shops and berry farms. It's a heavenly break from the noise and traffic of Chicago.

Though the cottage is on the small side with three cozy bedrooms and a nicely updated bathroom with shower, it is warm and inviting and is perfect for a group of good friends or a couple looking for a quiet break.

Keywords: Four Season Cottage - walk to restaurants and beaches. Our kitchen is equipped for the gourmet chef if you prefer to cook.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Only available to responsible renters over the legal age of 21....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen with food processor and all the tools a chef might require...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                There are a number of catering companies in the area....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Built-in ice maker...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                All there......moreless

              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                for three vehicles...moreless

              • Heating
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Towels Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • Backyard fire pit,volleyball court (must let us know in advance so it can be set up),bicycles, beach chairs, bocce ball and a few other outdoor games....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    A wide variety of children and general sorts of DVDs. ...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Close to 100 CDs on the CD turntable...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Sure hope you like mysteries......moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    12x18 screened porch perfect for entertaining....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    both a gas and a charcoal grill...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Photography
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Kayaking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Tennis
                   

                  Reviews

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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  $1,100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $215
                  • Cleaning fee $95
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Absolutely NO SMOKING inside the house or on the screened porch.

                  Paid in full prior to arrival


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Location

                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Chicago Midway
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  New Buffalo, Michigan Amtrak Station
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-94
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Harbert Beach
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Bridgeman

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: Come and share our favorite places. Lake Michigan is a casual stroll away as are numerous antique shops, art galleries and restaurants. All the sorts of things we like. The cottage is the perfect getaway from the noise and congestion of the city. We enjoy cooking for our occasional dinner parties and have a number of friends who often drop by for my Sunday morning brunch. Everything is there for you to do the same. Start your own tradition in Harbor Country.....do it at our HarbertHouse!

                  Why the Owner Chose Harbert:
                  The fact is that we really didn't decide to purchase the property as a vacation rental. It is to be and still is our weekend getaway but with the commitments of running multiple businesses and two teenage boys going here and there, we don't get out as often as we like. It just made sense for us to make our favorite spot accessible to others who might also be looking for a taste of Harbor Country.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Our favorite experiences are watching the deer in the early evening and listening to the wind blowing through the pine trees that surround the house. We've got woodchucks in the back of the property and have an occasional coyote visit now and then. Too, there is absolutely nothing to compare with watching the stars at night or the satellites flying overhead just after sunset. If requested, prior to your stay, we will gladly produce a schedule of satellite fly-overs with a location guide to tell you where to look and when.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Our other home away from home.

                    Our other home away from home.

                  • A bird's eye view of the yard.  Great for nature and sky watching.

                    A bird's eye view of the yard. Great for nature and sky watching.

                  • One corner of the screened porch.  Perfect spot for afternoon reading.

                    One corner of the screened porch. Perfect spot for afternoon reading.

                  • Enjoy a quiet afternoon away from the bugs...

                    Enjoy a quiet afternoon away from the bugs...

                  • Outdoor dining on the screened porch

                    Outdoor dining on the screened porch

                  • The living room

                    The living room

                  • The Green Room

                    The Green Room

                  • The updated facilities

                    The updated facilities

                  • Ready for the gourmet cook in you.

                    Ready for the gourmet cook in you.

                  • Spare chairs allow you to seat a total of eight.

                    Spare chairs allow you to seat a total of eight.

                  • A view of the back yard

                    A view of the back yard

                  • The perfect spot to relax

                    The perfect spot to relax

                  • The living room

                    The living room

                  • The Yellow Room

                    The Yellow Room

                  • The Blues Room

                    The Blues Room

                  VRBO #282141

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

                  $157 per night (USD)
                  6

                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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