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Private 80 Acre Retreat 10 Min to New Buffalo, 6 Ponds (Apr 1 - Dec 15)

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Somerset Cabin with large porch and walk out finished lower level/large windows

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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

How does your own private 80 acre estate sound? For an ideal getaway try our cozy log cabin located on 80 gorgeous acres surrounded by beautiful hardwood forests...it doesn't get any better than this! At the end of a private, 3/8th mile driveway sits a lovely log cabin with a 300 square foot covered front porch overlooking the private 5-acre pond, where you can sit in rain or sun comfortably. You gaze out over rolling natural prairies and 6 spring-fed ponds nestled in rolling terrain, surrounded by old growth natural hardwood forestlands. Abundant wildlife and total peace and quiet await you. Adults, kids and your family dog will love it here - where you can truly retreat from your hectic lives, relax and unwind. Book now! It is gorgeous there in the spring through the fall! We book early with many guests who discovered us in past years returning every year. Book early to get your preferred dates!

The modern cabin has a soaring fieldstone fireplace and an open floor plan - with a loft master bedroom overlooking the living room and a second bedroom on the first floor. A queen sleeper sofa in a den on the first floor is open to the living room as well. TV, Blu-Ray, Board games, jigsaw puzzles, and croquet equipment are provided. A second 37' Plasma HDTV and Blu-Ray Player just for the kids is located downstairs in the walkout basement.

Drive a short ten minutes to New Buffalo and the beach, or for a total change of pace, to Four Winds Casino. The beach, golf courses, restaurants, shops, performing arts, and art galleries are a short drive to New Buffalo, Three Oaks, and Sawyer. What makes this property so amazing is the fact that you are so close to everything, but feel so far away.

Or relax, stay home, watch the visiting blue heron and sand hill cranes, and catch up on your reading, sleep and family time. Here you can truly retreat, yet with a wide variety of fun options within a short drive. All this, only seventy miles from downtown Chicago!

NOTE: Our cabin is not available for parties; it is for individual and family vacations only. It is our personal residence and we do not allow guest events such as weddings, parties, wedding receptions, reunions, and so forth. Except for minor children 2 members of your party must be over 30 years old to rent this property. We reserve the right to refuse rental to any party.

Keywords: Cabin, fireplace, woods, ravines, prairie, family getaway, hiking, wildlife

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/16/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age of 30 required for at least two guests....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Your children can enjoy the acres of land to run and play. Ponds are a natural attraction for wildlife....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the cabin...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Your dogs will love this property, with lots of room for long walks with you on-leash or off. There is an extra charge for pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    All bedrooms open and loft style...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Loft style...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 2 queen, 1 double

    Convertible Queen Sofa off living room and in lower level...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen beds. One located on the first floor bedroom and the second in the loft space above. Each floor has it's own full bathroom; The cabin is ideally suited for a couple, or two couples, or a family of four to six., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Queen sleeper sofas with cushy toppers located on the main floor in a seimi-private nook. Full size comfy futon and second convertible queen sleeper sofa located in finished lower level walk-out basement/rec room w/windows....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • BOOK NOW FOR 2016! We are located on 80 beautiful acres in a peaceful quiet location, yet 10 minutes from all the action in New Buffalo. The land surrounds you with mature trees, rolling prairies, ravine with natural spring fed ponds. The picturesque views overlooking 80 acres surrounded by gorgeous hardwood forests will leave you relaxed and refreshed! Guest limit is 6, no parties. REMEMBER -- THE CABIN IS NOT OFFRERED AS A PARTY VENUE. RENTERS WHO USE IT TO THROW A PARTY, REUNION, GRADUATION, WEDDING RECEPTION, FAMILY REUNION OR THE LIKE, WILL FORFEIT THE ENTIRE DAMAGE DEPOSIT UNLESS THIS USE IS APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY OWNERS....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small book collection...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Assorted Board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) 200 Channels, 48' flat screen TVs on 2 levels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable radio/CD player plus a Bose iPhone player in the cabin, including an aux cable to playback from other phones...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) Two flat panel w/Blu Ray DVD Players...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some movie classics and Blu Ray movies provided...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The cabin is 3/8 miles from the entry street and surrounded by forests -- it is very private!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Sit on front porch overlooking 5 acre pond. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private 5 acre pond overlooked by wide covered front porch on cabin. Property is 80 acres with total of 6 ponds....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating for 2 at café style table in kitchen and 4-6 at dining room table, outdoor picnic table seats 6-8 people. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High-Speed Sattelite Internet (Hughes.net) available, free...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Four spots...moreless

  • Dialup Access:

    available (cabin has a wire-line), but not necessary - we have high-speed satellite internet svc....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Soaring Real fieldstone fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Forced Air Heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi log on instructions provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds in 2 becrooms will be made up, and sheets, pillows and blankets for other sleeping accommodations are furnished....moreless

  • Living Room:

    a/vaulted ceilings...moreless

  • Parking:

    Tons of parking right near the cabin and covered parking is available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room to park an RV, plus a convenient electrical hookup for it....moreless

  • Telephone:

    wireline phone w/3 extensions...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Cabin has wireless network access throughout and on outside front porch....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Supply your own firewood - we have discounted firewood bundles available for purchase....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All necessary utensils, pots and pans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full dishes and serving bowls, pitchers, etc...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully updated kitchen. DW, trash compactor; toaster, drip coffee-maker, burr-type coffee grinder. All utensils are supplied....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric Oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck overlooks pond and acres of mature trees. Also, a family picnic table...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    over 50 acres of lawns with picnic table ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill included on rear patio....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Covered Front porch across entire cabin width facing 5 acre pond....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 22 - Oct 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$275
$1,750

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

LateFall
Oct 31 - Dec 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$260
$1,550
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275
$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $155
  • Over 5 adults per person $50
  • Over 2 children per chil $25
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Holiday Addn (see Notes) $20
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Total charges depend on overall guest count and "mix" - VRBO's "auto-quote" may not be accurate! Call or email for accurate quote. Absolutely NO parties, bachelor events, receptions, weddings, or other events will be booked. Holiday Rate Addn., $20/night, applies day before, day of, day after holiday.

The cabin is designed for no more than *approximately* 4 adults and 2 children. Note, there are only two bathrooms.

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT is $500, will be mailed back 2-4 days after check-out if cabin left in good condition.

Pet Fees: $50/pet regardless of duration of stay. (some discount for small dogs)

Undisclosed guests -- damage deposit will be forfeit.

Undisclosed Pets - $100/pet


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Bend
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Heston Bar
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whittaker Woods
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak (New Buffalo)
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 20, (I-94 - 6 mi)/Indiana Tollway I-80 (4 mi)
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Heston Supper Club
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
New Buffalo Public Beach

Car: Necessary

Nearby Heston Steam Museum offers a range of fun train rides for kids and grown-ups, Heston Supper Club has great dinner offerings, Warren Beach State Park and Warren Woods offer great hiking and beaches 20 minutes away. Lots of birdwatching opportunities. Blueberry picking, peach and apple orchards and bike trails nearby. Bike rentals in Three Oaks, 15 minutes away. Cabin is stocked with pamphlets on area attractions.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: My husband and I discovered the New Buffalo area twenty five years ago and fell in love! When we were ready to purchase, we wanted something close enough to all the action of New Buffalo, Three Oaks and the beaches, and yet secluded and peaceful. After a long search we found this perfect property. For us, it is our idea of heaven to be sitting on the front porch sipping our wine, gazing out over the 80 acres and the five acre pond, watching the wildlife. It is a perfect retreat from our hectic city lives, that calms and refreshes us. It offers us seclusion, yet is close to great restaurants, art and antique galleries, golf courses, the beach, and more. We love it.

Why La Porte, IN, USA:
My husband and I have been coming to this region for over 25 years. It is only an hour and twenty minute drive from downtown Chicago, and it is in the wonderful 'Harbor Country' region. It is in the Lake Michigan watershed, and is blessed by cooling breezes in the summer and a wealth of wildlife and natural beauty. Lake Michigan beaches, blueberry farms, peach orchards, horseback riding, hiking trails, bird watching, world-class performing arts, art galleries and shops are all within a 10 to 20 minute drive.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Gazing out over the ponds, the rolling hills, at the end of our 1,800 foot long driveway, we hear nothing but the sounds of the birds, the wind in the trees, and the occasional wildlife that pokes its head out. Wild turkey, turtles, deer, swallows, and deer. It is truly a magical retreat that will refresh your spirit!


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/16/2016

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  • Somerset Cabin with large porch and walk out finished lower level/large windows

    Somerset Cabin with large porch and walk out finished lower level/large windows

  • master BR lofted above, 2nd BR on 1st floor, queen beds

    master BR lofted above, 2nd BR on 1st floor, queen beds

  • Somerset Cabin Lake with Firepit in front of Cabin

    Somerset Cabin Lake with Firepit in front of Cabin

  • Hilltop on 80 acres overlooking driveway Ponds 2,3 and 4

    Hilltop on 80 acres overlooking driveway Ponds 2,3 and 4

  • Barn overlooking Pond 5

    Barn overlooking Pond 5

  • Great room view from Master Bedroom

    Great room view from Master Bedroom

  • Queen Bed in Loft bedroom.

    Queen Bed in Loft bedroom.

  • Guest bedroom on first floor with queen bed, bathroom next to it.

    Guest bedroom on first floor with queen bed, bathroom next to it.

  • First floor bathroom near 2nd bedroom

    First floor bathroom near 2nd bedroom

  • Fully stocked kitchen, all electric

    Fully stocked kitchen, all electric

  • Gorgeous in the fall, too! Cabin lawn to the east of the house.

    Gorgeous in the fall, too! Cabin lawn to the east of the house.

  • Real fieldstone fireplace is beautiful

    Real fieldstone fireplace is beautiful

  • Sitting on Front Porch overlooking 5 acre pond

    Sitting on Front Porch overlooking 5 acre pond

  • Picnic table with firepit beyond tree, near 5 acre pond

    Picnic table with firepit beyond tree, near 5 acre pond

  • Small lake by barn, total 6 ponds

    Small lake by barn, total 6 ponds

  • Hilltop overlooking driveway across to west property line at trees

    Hilltop overlooking driveway across to west property line at trees

  • Great room open above to master bedroom

    Great room open above to master bedroom

  • View of Great room - note looking toward front door; nook on other side of stair

    View of Great room - note looking toward front door; nook on other side of stair

  • Large loft master bedroom with private bathroom and separate vanity area

    Large loft master bedroom with private bathroom and separate vanity area

  • Finished lower walk out rec room with queen sleeper sofa, full size futon.

    Finished lower walk out rec room with queen sleeper sofa, full size futon.

  • Kitchen with cabinets made from trees from property

    Kitchen with cabinets made from trees from property

  • View of Large pond from water outfall over ravine

    View of Large pond from water outfall over ravine

  • View of Pond, picnic area, firepit and swing in front of cabin

    View of Pond, picnic area, firepit and swing in front of cabin

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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Private 80 acre retreat 10 min to New Buffalo, 6 ponds (Apr 1 - Dec 15)

La Porte, IN, USA #182983

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