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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


Last updated: 01/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • 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 farm home has three King Bed rooms, one Queen Bed room 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. We have extra cots and cribs available.
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 Queen Sofa beds are in the Living room and on the fully heated, expansive enclosed 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. Home is wheel chair accessible.
Yesteryear’s expansive glassed in front porch sports comfortable wicker furniture, the hide-a-bed couch and a comfortable for 12, 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. Free WiFi throughout the property.
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 washer, microwave, cookware, utensils, several sets of dishes, table cloths, place mats.
We provide soaps, coffee maker and your first pot of coffee.


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 year old...moreless

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

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

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

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


  • Music Library:

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

  • Satellite / Cable


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

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

  • Beachfront:

    Public Swim area, one block ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Private swim area and boats, 3 mi....moreless

  • Resort:

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

  • Rural:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    This is a great place for entertaining....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    Artificial, but adorable, none the less. It works!...moreless

  • Garage:

    Couple of spaces and bikes, tandems, games...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Of course....moreless

  • Internet:

    Large Screen Smart TV LCD,HD...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    All done in 1890 decor, but a large TV for those who can not give up the Sports channels....moreless

  • Parking:

    For at least six cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Oh, yes and circular drive. Lots of space....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Plus extras...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    and starter coffee items to get you going...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you'll need for a fun or fancy meal....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    This kitchen is outfitted with up to date cooking equipment and several sets of dishes for 12. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Starter items and spices, some condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful historic gardens, Koi pond...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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  • Tax Rate 11%


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Last updated: 01/15/2015
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International
3.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Road House Grill
90.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Muskegan to Milwaukee, HSC Lake Express
1.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
24.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Kalamazoo, MI, Amtrack
0.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Road House Grill
16.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Timber Ridge Ski
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

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.


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'.

Why the Owner Chose Paw Paw:
We bought this property in 2011 from a family who had been formerly using it as a Bed and Breakfast. It has delightful old fashioned character. We have lovingly cared for the home,decorating it with antiques of the era. We have resided in this area for 43 years, first as part timers and now permanently.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
What made us fall in love with this house is its unusual style. It is a Painted Lady with turquoise walls and white trim. The landscaping is lovely and lush most of the year. The home in the winter is beautiful with the snow. The views from every window panoramic. The acreage is fascinating to explore. A barn in the way back, a chicken coop with lace curtains, a heated workshop, The Coach House, garages, storage sheds and a deer blind all invite inspection.

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  • 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


  • 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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