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Historic Storybook Log Cottage Steps from Private Beach

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

Amenities

New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Built in on porch sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Storybook Log Cottage Steps from Private Beach
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
5

Awestruck!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. The pictures on VRBO don't even begin to capture its uniqueness. I was awestruck from the moment I entered the living room . Actually, I was fascinated and inspired by every square inch or this enormous house. The owners are two very talented designers indeed! I would definitely stay here again, and plan to do so in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrence, KS
5

Serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again. Linda was helpful from the very start by allowing me to change credit cards after I'd already booked (gotta get those points!). Communications were prompt as well. As with all vacation rentals I've ever stayed at, bring your own sharp knives if you plan to cook. The cottage was much larger than expected and close to the beach. My son practically lived on the 3-season porch when we weren't at the lake. Great place to have an authentic Michiana experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of the knives are now sharp so no need to bring your own!
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5

My family all loved this home and the area.

  • 5 of 5

Wish I was still there!

Beautiful home and furnishings.

Everything you would ever need in the kitchen is there.

Comfortable sleeping areas and amazing gathering areas both inside and out!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
5

Charming, cozy property! Like a step back in time...

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the cabin. It is just as the pictures in the listing depict, and it is a short walk away from lake access. The neighborhood is quaint and quiet.The owners have gone to great lengths to put detail into their property so that the home retains its vintage vibe, and this is what we loved the most. Our 10 and 13 year old daughters soaked in every detail and enjoyed exploring the house and hanging out on the porches. A really delightful place!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This property is a gem. A beautifully curated space. No detial left undone. Worth every penny!!!

  • 5 of 5

The "cabin" is just dreamy. It is like walking in to another world. From the scallop trim details around the bedrooms to the mounted Bison. To the porches. It has such nostalgia and a sense that time can slow down. It feels so secluded once you are inside. Beach close and not busy. It was a wonderful respite for my family. We loved loved loved it!!! Wonderful owners a must DO!! We hope to return ❤❤❤

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Family Memories 2017

  • 4 of 5

This 1930's cabin was much as described-quaint & decorated to reflect the period...the screened in porch was a favorite hangout for morning breakfast & the large back porch was great for games & lunches...beaches were easily accessible & everyone was friendly throughout this laid back/upscale neighborhood...it's evident that the owners put time & thougth into the property, but like all wooded landscapes, it can get away from you-other than the broken outside furniture, the cottage met all of our expecs & I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to step back in time!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have in fact replaced the rear garden furniture, vintage authentic 1920's Hickory with splint seats which had heartbreakingly fallen into disrepair with new adirondack chairs.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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