Private 80 Acre Retreat 10 Min to New Buffalo, 6 Ponds (Apr 1 - Dec 15)(40 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
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 fifteen 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
NOTE PLEASE: "Service Fees" are added by HomeAway or VRBO and are not a fee charged by the owner. VRBO collects and keeps 100% of the service fee and does not refund it to you in the event of a cancellation. Also, VRBO quote is often wrong as they have not worked out how to quote correctly. For correct quotes, just send an inquiry to me via VRBO and do not hit "book it now" which will charge you the wrong quote.
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Member since: 2008
- 1550 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
- Both bathrooms have tubs and showers.
- 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
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Dialup Access:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 31 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
June 1, 2017
May 21 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Over 2 children per chil $25
- Over 5 adults per person $50
- Cleaning Fee $155
- Holiday Addn (see Notes) $20
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
NOTE VRBO/HOMEAWAY "SERVICE FEE" CHARGES ARE ADDED BY THEM AND NOT REMITTED TO OWNERS. Total charges depend on overall guest count and "mix" - VRBO's "auto-quote" is usually NOT 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.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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 LaPorte County, 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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Somerset Cabin with large porch and walk out finished lower level/large windows
master BR lofted above, 2nd BR on 1st floor, queen beds
Somerset Cabin Lake with Firepit in front of Cabin
Hilltop on 80 acres overlooking driveway Ponds 2,3 and 4
Barn overlooking Pond 5
Great room view from Master Bedroom
Queen Bed in Loft bedroom.
Guest bedroom on first floor with queen bed, bathroom next to it.
First floor bathroom near 2nd bedroom
Fully stocked kitchen, all electric
Gorgeous in the fall, too! Cabin lawn to the east of the house.
Real fieldstone fireplace is beautiful
Sitting on Front Porch overlooking 5 acre pond
Picnic table with firepit beyond tree, near 5 acre pond
Small lake by barn, total 6 ponds
Hilltop overlooking driveway across to west property line at trees
Great room open above to master bedroom
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
Finished lower walk out rec room with queen sleeper sofa, full size futon.
Kitchen with cabinets made from trees from property
View of Large pond from water outfall over ravine
View of Pond, picnic area, firepit and swing in front of cabin
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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