Stylish remodeled vacation home designed with love and showcasing local artists
- english, polish
About Steve Somogyi
Steve + Filip are a Chicago-based couple, we both grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We met while studying interior design at Harrington College of Design. We opened our own interior design firm in 2008 and have completed many high-end homes and commercial spaces over the past ten years. We bought Flamingo Ranch after having visited Harbor Country dozens of times... we fell head over heels in love with the beaches, restaurants & pubs, local whole foods and spectacular scenery.
Steve Somogyi purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Steve Somogyi chose Lakeside
When the opportunity arose, we jumped at the chance to renovate this gem of a property. We conceived of a design concept where we respected the past of the home but modernized for the way we live and entertain. We kept what we could and renovated as needed. Flamingo Ranch is only 1-1/2 hours from downtown Chicago, yet it feels a world away. Wonderful during all seasons, this home is ideal for those looking for a respite from city life. Guests can enjoy all of the attractions of Harbor Country or simply stay at the ranch and enjoy the many comforts offered at our little slice of heaven.
What makes this Cottage unique
The home is truly one-of-a-kind with hand painted decorative treatments on walls and ceiling, wonderful local art and unusual artisan treatments you'll find no where else. The exquisite interiors blend old and new in a most wonderful way where creature comforts are top priority. The expansive outdoor spaces are breathtaking and provide the perfect backdrop for you to reconnect with nature. Whether lounging poolside, dining outdoors, cooling in the shade of the cabana, playing in the authentic tee pee or huddled around a bon-fire ... Flamingo Ranch is a special place where you can relax and enjoy some down time with the ones you love most.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The property was amazing! So nice and relaxing. They also provided wood and all the supplies needed for smores. Which was a very big hit with the kids. The kids also loved the pool. It was still a little chilly being the beginning of the season. But that didn't stop the kids. I would highly recommend this property. The owner are also very helpful and available for questions via phone/texting. We communicated multiple times during the week about things to do in the area. It was a great experience all around.
Thanks for booking with us and taking great care of the place!
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My family and I had a great stay at the Flamingo, had all the comforts of home, the beds were very comfortable, we pretty much stayed there and just caught up with each other’s lives and BBQ one evening and watched the deer and the woodpeckers and got to also see a Cardinal, which we don’t have in California . Thanks Steve for sharing your home.
You are very welcome JIm, so glad you guys enjoyed. We hope you’ll consider coming again one day.
Flamingo Ranch 70th Birthday 2019
Our family of 7 adults and 3 children gathered here to celebrate a 70th birthday, and we had a fantastic time! The layout of the house was great, and the location was perfect. Some of us went antiquing and others spent an afternoon atWarren Dunes. The house was well equipped with everything we needed, and we enjoyed the unique decorating scheme. Our host was pleasant and helpful. We want to return when we can use the splash pool.
Planning a return visit.
Having never been to the area, we were looking for a central location for touring. We found this and more. Easy access to local entertainment, shopping, and dining. Public beach in close proximity. Steve put us onto some of the local dining establishments which were on point. The house is nicely furnished with a designer's touch. The ambience is very relaxing. The outdoor spaces are huge and especially well thought out. Check in was easy and ample parking is available. Our stay was:
Everything about the house was perfect. We rented it for a family trip and had the best time. The pool was amazing! Also conveniently located by many state parks on Lake Michigan, all the shops and restaurants in Three Oaks, and Green Bush and Haymarket Breweries. The house is very stylish and the owners make it quite comfortable. We had eight people and there weren't any complaints. Would definitely recommend this house for someone looking for a fabulous time in SW Michigan!
Thanks for the note Katie!! Come back and see us again!
After a two night stay with five other guests, I have nothing but love and the desire for more of the Flamingo Ranch. The house is very clean and cozy, the kitchen is spacious and has everything you need to make big meals. We grilled the first night and sat outside enjoying the quiet and the trees surrounding the property. There is a fire pit and we s'mored it up that evening. The pool is super cute and heated so that was really nice. All I wanted to do was lounge the entire time! The second night we went into town and had a throwdown dinner at a great little spot but eating out isn't necessary when staying at the house. It's the sort of place you don't want to leave. Bathrooms were nice, beds comfy and the bedrooms the right temperature. The only thing I regret is not taking advantage of the fireplace in the main living room. But we will definitely be back in the Falltime! Thank you for such a wonderful relaxing stay!