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Historic Storybook Log Cottage Steps from Private Beach

(39 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Original 1932 log cabin filled with romantic charm; a quiet getaway to another place in time just 70 minutes from Chicago. The house has been featured in the October 2012 Country Living Magazine and also the October 2010 Midwest Living Magazine. This picturesque cabin is nestled under a canopy of old oak trees with a private beach just steps away. The 3 bedroom (2 double beds, 1 twin) 2 bath is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is a wonderful getaway all year round. There is a charming back porch (heated) which feels like being in a tree house with 42 inch flat screen TV, screened in front porch with porch swing, great room with fabulous field stone fireplace, a fire pit in the rear garden and a wonderful beach 200 steps away...close enough that forgetting something at the house is an easy fix.

"The cabin" was a private and cherished country family home for many years so is an extra special place unlike others. It is filled with lovely antiques and is authentic to the period with all of the modern conveniences.

Wake to the birds, go to sleep to the sounds of the lake and silence, enjoy coffee and cocktails on the screened in front porch, sunbath, beach walk, antique, shop, dine, ride horses, make a fabulous meal in the well equipped kitchen, relish lush greenery and peace or just relax in a refined rustic enviorment. Ralph Lauren would approve; a dream come true for anyone who wants more than average!

Keywords: Log Cottage
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    The lake is wonderful and beach walkable for miles. You can hear the water from the front porch of the house....moreless

  • Village:

    Michiana is a picturesque wooded village known for it's charm and Log homes initially develpped in the 1930's. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 - June 29, 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
June 30 - Sept 7, 2017
Jun 30 - Sep 7, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Rental amount due upon confirmation of reservaton

*4 week cancellation policy period, payment will be returned in full

*Less than 4 week notice forfeits rental payment

*$500 security deposit returned after property inspecition if no damage

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Cottage Front View

    Cottage Front View

  • Rear Garden

    Rear Garden

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Master Bedroom with Double Bed

    Master Bedroom with Double Bed

  • Library with Twin Bed

    Library with Twin Bed

  • Shower Room

    Shower Room

  • Fire Pit

    Fire Pit

  •  Featured in Oct. 2010 Midwest Living

    Featured in Oct. 2010 Midwest Living

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Field Stone Fireplace

    Field Stone Fireplace

  • Beach


  • Guest Bedroom with Double Bed

    Guest Bedroom with Double Bed

  • Back Porch

    Back Porch

  • Back Porch Dining Area

    Back Porch Dining Area

  • Downstairs Room with Shower, Laundry and Second Kitchen

    Downstairs Room with Shower, Laundry and Second Kitchen

  • Rear


  •  Featured in Oct. 2012
Country Living Magazine

    Featured in Oct. 2012 Country Living Magazine

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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