Custom Designed Hide-Away, One of a Kind Timber Home.

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Last updated: 07/27/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Executive or family retreat, in the midst of wildlife.

Relax on the huge deck, while enjoying the sounds of water rushing viewing incredible numbers of birds and experience all of the amenities of home, but tucked away on this unique property.

Spend the evening in front of the huge stone fireplace or outdoor fire pit. or just simply read a book on the screened in deck area while listening to the flow of the river.

The cabin is surrounded by a small rushing river and vast ridges providing the perfect seclusion, but yet very near area attractions and major roadways. 15 minutes to downtown St Joseph / Harbor Shores, Berrien Springs. 25 minutes to South Bend IN, less than 5 minutes from major chain store shopping, 30 minutes to casinos, outlet malls and dozens of wineries. There is so much to see and do in SW Michigan, but you may find you really do not want to leave the serenity of the retreat.

Note - home has many pieces of taxidermy work similar to a high class hunting lodge and tastefully done. They are part of the decor of the home so please ensure that guests will not be offended.

Keywords: Executive retreat, cottage, cabin, lodge in SW Michigan, on secluded land - timber home design - very open floor plan, spacious - perfect for family retreat, executive getaway, business gathering, outdoor experience.


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Property Type

  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed on deck and patio areas....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Newly built timber designed lodge, surrounded by a small river, trout fishing in yard, bird watchers paradise from the deck, open floor plan, great for entertaining, large wrap around deck, surrounded by nature, private and secluded setting, sound of rushing water, all amenities of home, fully furnished, newer construction, one of a kind location and setting, fire pit in yard, quiet peaceful location, close to all major area attractions within minutes...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless (3G mobile hotspot) is available via a Samsung Tablet - can connect computers and other devices....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very large kitchen with modern Kitchenaid appliances, including a double oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster and wine cooler. Eat-in bar and lots of open counter space....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Very large wrap around deck, and screen in porch area connected to the master bedroom....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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$2,500 $10,000
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%


Home rents May 15-Sept 15 and December 23-April 1. 3 night stay-$1300 plus tax and security deposit. Deposit due at time of booking is 1/2 rental rate plus the security deposit. Final payment of remaining balance of rental rate plus tax due 2 weeks prior to check in.

We do not accept credit cards, payment can be made by personal check or money order.

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8 mins/11 miles to Blue Dress Barn and 12 Corners Vineyards, 12 miles from downtown St. Joe and Benton Harbor beaches.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: As an executive businessman and someone who loves the outdoors, this special property became a dream project for me. My wife, family and I live in SW Michigan.

Why the Owner Chose Benton Harbor:
This home was not planned for rental income, but for a family retreat destination that will be trusted into the family for future generations to enjoy.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
It is likely that once you arrive and see this location, it will be difficult for you to want to travel to other locations. You will experience a modern timber home design, with all of the comforts of home in a spectacular setting tucked away in the woods, but surrounded by incredible views, and a water feature. You will immediately find comfort and relaxation.

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VRBO #365459

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Custom designed hide-away, one of a kind timber home.

Benton Harbor #365459

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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