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

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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

  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    a few board games...moreless

  • Music Library:

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

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    beach items ...moreless

  • Video Library:

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Open wi-fi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    for three vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All there......moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

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

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015
May 1 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,100
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

$1,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $215
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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Location

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

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 a season of bonfires

    Ready for a season of bonfires

  • A great space to sit and reflect upon life's mysteries.

    A great space to sit and reflect upon life's mysteries.

  • The driveway looking back to the street

    The driveway looking back to the street

  • Looking at the whole structure

    Looking at the whole structure

  • 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

  • Let's roast some marshmallows!

    Let's roast some marshmallows!

  • Tiny bird feeder

    Tiny bird feeder

  • South facing skylights

    South facing skylights

  • One of the old trees

    One of the old trees

  • Outside the dining room

    Outside the dining room

VRBO #282141

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 88%
  • Calendar last updated 02/25/2015
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