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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.
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
Parking Off Street
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
Wireless (3G mobile hotspot) is available via a Samsung Tablet - can connect computers and other devices....moreless
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
Deck / Patio:
Very large wrap around deck, and screen in porch area connected to the master bedroom....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
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.
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.