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Yesteryear Farm Home Close to the Lake Cora

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A bright and cheery kitchen is fully outfitted. Accent pieces

A bright and cheery kitchen is fully outfitted. Accent pieces Back yard Koi Pond Artistic implement. Perennial Garden, one of many. The Music room on the main floor has its own bath The Rose Room. Queen bed. View of the Grape Arbors with Cherry Orchards in the back ground. Fruit of the field, a great Fall product. King Bed in the Sage Room which looks out on the Koi Pond. View of a garden from the East Lake Room. Memories Someone has left their sewing.... Modern appliances are available for your use as well as cookware. Front door of the Coach House, a three room apartment over the garages. The Coach House from afar, garages have tandem bikes for your use.

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Paw Paw farmhouse description

Would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life? PLAY A ROUND OF FREE GOLF? Take a step back in time to a simpler day when carriages were the mode of transportation. Nestled in the woods on 15 beautiful acres, stands the glorious 1890 home which overlooks Grape Arbors and Cherry Orchards.
This property is beautifully landscaped and has several out buildings besides the house and a fully equipped Coach House. There is a kitchen garden within the white picket fence, a babbling water fall pond with fish and frogs, a secluded swing, birds, and wild life galore. Lake Cora’s public swimming access is a one minute walk from the house.
The historic nine room home has four bedrooms and two baths. sleeps 8-12 guests and 2-4 more if the Coach House is used. The Coach House has a bedroom, living room, dining area, kitchen and bath.
Though it was built over 120 years ago, Yesteryear has a fully modern kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven, and dishwasher. All dishes and cookware are provided. There is a charcoal grill on the patio with table and chairs. A fire pit with wood awaits a cool night's gathering.
The living room has historic turn of the century furniture, but both the house and coach house have air conditioning and free WiFi. The dining room table seats 12 and the breakfront is full of dishes for fancy use. The farm table on the enclosed porch seats 12+.
There are three King bed rooms and one Queen. Two additional sleeper couches (queen and full) are in the living room and on the fully heated porch. An antique hand carved youth bed is in the East Lake Room; cots and cribs available upon request. The two baths have tubs with showers.
There is a full laundry facility for your use which also has an additional shower with a built in seat. All linens are provided. Wheel chair accessible.
Yesteryear’s expansive glassed in front porch sports comfortable wicker furniture, the hide-a-bed couch and a comfortable conversation group plus some rare antiques, and a Fireplace . It’s a delicious area to just sit and watch the grapes ripen. There is a library with tons of books for your enjoyment, games, puzzles, cards, and other fun things to do on a cozy night. You may even play the Victrola which has been updated to use electricity.
Restaurants and a theater are 5 minutes away. There is WiFi on the premises for those who can't break the habit.
There are several local wineries which buy the grapes you are watching grow. These wineries give tours and tasting with great gift shoppes. Our favorite antique stores abound. We leave you brochures on all the fine things to do in the area. They don’t call this area the Napa Valley of the Middle West for nothing or Kalamazoo: Mall City for its lack thereof.
There are theaters, great shopping, churches, museums, three colleges and a University only 25 minutes away. Lake Michigan is a 35 minute scenic drive for a picnic on the beach and the Michigan State Parks are fabulous.
If you don’t want to cook and/or you don’t crave privacy, you may choose to participate in the Oak Cove Resort full amenities plan if there is seating. This includes full breakfasts and dinners, free golf, beach, pool, boats and other amenities described at Oak Cove Resorts website. Space is limited. Yesteryear is open all year while Oak Cove has a brief summer season.
Location: Paw Paw, MI South West Michigan
Accommodations : Nine room farm house with 3 room coach house
Key Words: House, lodging, farm, family, historic, reunion, wine country.

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-a step back in time, since 1890
- nine room historic farm home
- four bedroom with three King Beds and one Queen
- Antiques of the turn of the century era

Kitchen: New appliances: stove, refrigerator, dish

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 year old...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Catering Available
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Covered Parking
          • Garage
          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Babysitter
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Historic furniture and decor puts you in the era of a simpler time. The farm home was built in 1890; sits on 15 wooded acres with view of a grape orchard, cherry trees; unique lodging. Beautiful grounds with English type gardens. Many flowering trees and bushes, unique places to roam....moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    Vintage Victrola modified to play 33rpm records; Nice collection of classical music albums....moreless

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Historic
                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        Located on 15 wooded acres with beautiful gardens. Views from home include grape arbors and cherry orchards....moreless

                      • Beach View:

                        Private Beach is 500' of groomed, sandy beach. Public beach is 30' wide and natural....moreless

                      • Beachfront:

                        Public Swim area, one block; Private swim area and boats, 3 mi....moreless

                      • Resort:

                        Owners resort amenities may be included in package....moreless

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Ice Skating
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Medical Services
                          • Golf Privileges Optional
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Kayaking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Cycling
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Swimming
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Sailing
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Skiing
                          • Hiking
                          • Tennis
                          • Fishing
                          • Hunting
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Museums
                          • Cinemas
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Restaurants
                          • Playground
                          • Library
                          • Churches
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Live Theater
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Boating
                          • Antiquing
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Shuffleboard
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Shopping
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Sledding

                          Other Activities

                              • 15 acres on which to roam, barns, out buildings. Across the road is a lovely grape farm with a cherry orchard. This home is one minute's walk to the public easement of Lake Cora, one of Michigan's cleanest lakes....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Charming, delightful, and nostalgic!

                                Charming, delightful, and nostalgic!

                                • Guest Cate (Sacramento area)
                                • Date of stay 06/02/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/13/13
                                We (four-person group of women relatives and friends) enjoyed Yesteryear for a week during which there was a ferocious storm as well as the most gorgeous weather imaginable. We loved the spacious and well-appointed house, watching the storm from the cozy front room, walking along the nearby roads and through the vineyard, sitting by the Koi- and frog-filled pond. Many thanks for the lovely experience to Susan and Bob!

                                Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We enjoyed so much having you here and are happy you found so much to do and yet enjoyed the relaxation of doing nothing at all. Hope you will come again.

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                              • Step back in time

                                Step back in time

                                • Guest Darlene (Highland, IN)
                                • Date of stay 10/26/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/28/12
                                We loved our stay at yesteryear. The house and grounds are beautiful - the only thing we could have asked for is more time. Susan is lovely and very accommodating - Thank You!

                                Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thank you for your very kind words and the thoughts you left in our guest book. We also often wonder what it would have been like to live in that home in 1890. It feels right. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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                              • time to chill

                                time to chill

                                • Guest Paula (Aurora Illinois)
                                • Date of stay 07/05/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/09/12
                                We stayed at the coach house portion of the property. Basically an apartment over the garage with all the amenities..fully furnished. The only thing missing was a microwave in the kitchen. I had to boil water on the stove top for my tea...old school style....which wasn't any hardship, but just different for me. The unit was exceptionally clean and in great condition! A completely wonderful experience! With the lake just a minute away, there is many things to do and also plenty of quiet spots to sit and enjoy the peace and solitude. I would definitely stay again!

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you, dear people, for those comments and the rating. We really enjoyed having you in The Coach House and hope you will return. Sorry I wasn't available when you left to say goodbye. We will see you again.

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                              • Yesteryear stay

                                Yesteryear stay

                                • Guest Kaykay (Milwaukee)
                                • Date of stay 03/02/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/04/12
                                Lovely setting for a nice relaxing stay. Big clean rooms, cozy cozy beds. Great for family gatherings. Close to sweet town of PawPaw with lots of nice restaurant choices. Recommended!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. Paw Paw thanks you, too.

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                              • Perfect Adventure, Autumn of 2011

                                Perfect Adventure, Autumn of 2011

                                • Guest Equess (Florida)
                                • Date of stay 10/21/11
                                • Review Submitted 01/12/12
                                We really enjoyed our stay at Yesteryear. It has an unbelievable setting, with grape arbors in front of the house, and Lake Cora just a short walk away. We enjoyed rambling around the spacious house, looking at all the period antiques. Our host were fantastic, making us feel right at home. The house was beautifully decorated for the fall season, with every attention to detail being met. We spent our Honeymoon at Lake Cora, 37 years ago and were looking for a special place to recreate our memory. Yesteryear certainly "fit the bill". We can't wait to visit again!!! Pam and Ed

                                Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thank you, Pam and Ed, for sharing your anniversary with us. We were so glad to have been around to visit with you and get to know you. Loved hearing the stories of your youth on the lake.

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                              • Quiet & Beautiful Getaway

                                Quiet & Beautiful Getaway

                                • Guest Mark & Brendalynn (West Michigan)
                                • Date of stay 09/24/11
                                • Review Submitted 12/22/11
                                My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at Yesteryear for our 15 year wedding anniversary. We were spoiled as we had the house to ourselves and it was so charming and beautiful. We were treated to a little gift basket to make gourmet s'mores at the fire pit and a little gift card to the local quick stop (they have delicious torta sandwiches on the weekends). Everything was clean and decorated quaintly. I only wish we had more time to enjoy the little pond and take in the peace and quiet. We would definitely stay here again.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: It was our pleasure to have you. We didn't know it was your anniversary, but were so pleased to have you spend it with us. The farm house is all dressed up for Christmas, we wish you could see it. Thanks again for coming. Susan and Bob

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                              • Wonderful family fun property

                                Wonderful family fun property

                                • Guest ib (North Vernon, IN, USA)
                                • Date of stay 07/31/11
                                • Review Submitted 10/15/11
                                We stayed in this home in the Summer of 2011, and it was absolutely a wonderful step back in time. The home is decorated beautifully and had plenty of room to accomodate three families. There was plenty of yard for the kids to play and each night we enjoyed time around the fire pit. We also took part in the meals at the Oak Cove Resort which added a special touch to our vacation, since we didn't have to cook any meals, and spent all of our time enjoying the area. The food there was absolutely delicious. Thanks, Bob & Susan for the wonderful memories. We hope to be able to come again.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: It was our pleasure to have you. We have been so blessed with our guests and find we have made new friends. Your review was lovely and we appreciate your kind words.

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                              • Great place for family reunion! Beautiful setting.

                                Great place for family reunion! Beautiful setting.

                                • Guest Donna (Edgerton, WI, Cincinnati, OH)
                                • Date of stay 07/08/11
                                • Review Submitted 08/08/11
                                My family (of 14) stayed here for a reunion and graduation celebration. My brother, his wife and 5 children came to visit us and stayed for some meals. The house was set up perfectly for all of us to sit down for a meal. The grounds were beautiful and the fire pit added to the evening fun. There are 7 teenage boys in my family and not a one of them missed the internet or the TV, because there are so many other things to keep their interest. The house is very clean and the 3 king size beds were soooo comfortable. Bob and Susan are wonderful to work with and were eager to make our trip great. The lake is gorgeous and if you choose to use the resort amenities you will be impressed. My family would love to return for further family reunions.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thank you, Fishers, for being such considerate guests. We loved all of your family and were very glad you were able to participate in the resort amenities as well. Lake Cora, you will agree, is one of the cleanest lakes in Michigan and thus ranked so. Thanks again for coming and we hope you'll tell your friends. We appreciate your writing a review.

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                              • Fantastic Property makes for a Wonderful Weekend!

                                Fantastic Property makes for a Wonderful Weekend!

                                • Guest Jerry (Ann Arbor, MI)
                                • Date of stay 07/01/11
                                • Review Submitted 07/26/11
                                We chose Yesteryear for a college reunion for six couples over the long 4th of July weekend, and couldn't have asked for a better experience. As Wolverines, we were thrilled to find out that Bob had played for the football team back in the day, and heard some great stories. He and Susan were very accommodating and eager to make our stay as comfortable property. There is a huge lot with a nice little trail in the back, a good fire pit, good-sized bedrooms and king-sized beds for each couple, and a beautiful view of the vineyard that runs for acres along the other side of a quiet road. We spent most of the weekend blissfully drunk, with periodic trips down the road to the lake (about a two minute walk). We weren't obnoxious, but not particularly quiet, either, and had no complaints from anyone. It's a great property with great owners, and we look forward to coming back in the future. Feel free to email me directly for a recommendation. Thanks again, Bob and Susan! Jerry jerry@annarbortshirtcompany.com

                                Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you Jerry and friends for being our first guests at Yesteryear. We appreciate your wonderful review. You left our lovely home looking almost like it hadn't been used for which we are grateful. You were considerate guests and we would welcome your revisit. We are making many improvements and additions which you will enjoy. Stay tuned and look for us on Face Book. Regards, Susan and Bob

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                              Daily Rate from $150.00-$750.00 depending on number of people
                              Weekly Rate from $1000.00 to $4500 depending on number of people
                              MI state tax is 6%, bed tax 2%
                              Housekeeping charges waived. We expect our guests to be considerate.
                              Damage deposit is waved, but guests will be expected to be responsible if house,
                              grounds, equipment, and furnishings are not left in the condition they were found.
                              Any repairs,unusual cleaning or replacement will be noted.
                              

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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International at 23 Miles
                              • Nearest Ferry: Muskegan to Milwaukee, HSC Lake Express at 90.3 Miles
                              • Nearest Train: Kalamazoo, MI, Amtrack at 24.8 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: I-94 at 0.9 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: Beach at 0.1 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: Road House Grill at 3.6 Miles
                              • Nearest Ski: Timber Ridge Ski at 16.5 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Lake Cora Hills Golf Course at 1.7 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Road House Grill at 3.6 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2011

                              About the owner: Susan and Bob Wojick have been married almost half a century. They have always loved old things. As owners of Oak Cove Resort in Lawrence Mi, they have been welcoming guest for almost forty years. They happily have added this 1890 farm home and coach house to their other unique set of travel accommodations. They have welcomed guests from all over the world and every state in the U.S. They are excited about this fresh endeavor. Although new to VRBO, they are seasoned hosts in the travel industry. They look forward to welcoming you to 'a step back in time'.


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                              Photos

                              • A bright and cheery kitchen is fully outfitted. Accent pieces

                                A bright and cheery kitchen is fully outfitted. Accent pieces

                              • Koi Pond

                                Koi Pond

                              • Perennial Garden, one of many.

                                Perennial Garden, one of many.

                              • The Rose Room. Queen bed.

                                The Rose Room. Queen bed.

                              • Fruit of the field, a great Fall product.

                                Fruit of the field, a great Fall product.

                              • View of a garden from the East Lake Room.

                                View of a garden from the East Lake Room.

                              • Someone has left their sewing....

                                Someone has left their sewing....

                              • Front door of the Coach House, a three room apartment over the garages.

                                Front door of the Coach House, a three room apartment over the garages.

                              • Back yard

                                Back yard

                              • Artistic implement.

                                Artistic implement.

                              • The Music room on the main floor has its own bath

                                The Music room on the main floor has its own bath

                              • View of the Grape Arbors with Cherry Orchards in the back ground.

                                View of the Grape Arbors with Cherry Orchards in the back ground.

                              • King Bed in the Sage Room which looks out on the Koi Pond.

                                King Bed in the Sage Room which looks out on the Koi Pond.

                              • Memories

                                Memories

                              • Modern appliances are available for your use as well as cookware.

                                Modern appliances are available for your use as well as cookware.

                              • The Coach House from afar, garages have tandem bikes for your use.

                                The Coach House from afar, garages have tandem bikes for your use.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2011.

                              Date last modified - Monday, July 15, 2013

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                              Sleeps 14

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