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'it's a Dog's Life" - Unleash Your Fun Here!

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Entry to Dog's Life; circular drive off Youngren Road

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Harbor Country and my woodsy cottage set on a 2 acre lot; just a short drive, walk or bike to several pristine beaches. Bike through wine country, enjoy local restaurants and stroll through the best of Michigan antiquing.

The cottage is in top condition, all one level, with a doggy door accessible through the screened-in porch leading to 3/4 acre picket fenced yard.

This cozy, colorful house is fully equipped with quality linens and kitchen accessories.

Enjoy rocking on the front porch or gather on the rear deck for a bbq, croquet and marshmallow roast over the fire pit.

Lots to do in the area...or just 'be'.

Join my Facebook Page to view many more pictures of cottage and become a 'Fan': Itsa Dogslife


Keywords: Cottage, wooded,dog friendly, lake michigan

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) The third bedroom has a day bed that pulls out to a queen size., Twin or Single Beds (1) There are two twins in the 2nd bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 single blow up mattress available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Dogy door through screened in porch. A large portion of the backyard is fully enclosed with a picket fence so dogs are secured on property....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Circular front drive offers easy parking for 3-4 cars....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood provided by owner....moreless

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
November
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
Spring
May 1 - Jun 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
Summer
Jun 3 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
$295

Changeover Day: Friday

Fall
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $245
Fri, Sat
Winter
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$165 $190
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay

$800
flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposi $200
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Housekeeping Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE BRINGING MORE THAN 1 DOG PLEASE DO NOT SELECT "MAKE ONLINE RESERVATION" BECAUSE QUOTE WILL BE INCORRECT AND AN INCORRECT HOLD WILL BE PLACED ON YOUR CREDIT CARD. VRBO QUOTE DEFAULTS TO 1 DOG ONLY; NOT MULTIPLE DOGS. PLEASE REQUEST QUOTE AND I WILL RESPOND PROMPTLY SO THERE IS NOT AN ERROR ON CREDIT CARD HOLD.

Holiday rates may apply during certain seasons and may require a 3-4 night minimum; as these dates change from year to year, they are not always noted on above pricing. Pet fee is $50 per dog. A $200 returnable damage fee is collected. If there is no damage, it is returned within two weeks of departure.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I live in downtown Chicago and I love the energy and everything the city has to offer; however, I live for the moment I can escape to Harbor Country in Southwest Michigan. Within an hour and a half I'm here...all the stress of everyday life melts away and I feel on 'vacation' even when I'm here less than 24 hours. I also experience great joy in sharing my home with family and friends. And now that I'm renting my home, I feel the same happiness as my guests report in and recount how much they enjoyed the home, the nearby beaches and the country setting. I feel very lucky to be the owner of 'It's a Dog's Life Getaway'.

Why the Owner Chose Harbert, MI, USA:
I purchased this home because of it's easy access from the highway, yet you feel completely removed and isolated. I also wanted a home that was set back from the road, had a large yard for my dogs, offering them freedom in a secure environment. I love the open floor plan with high ceilings, yet feels cozy and warm. I also always wanted to 'rock' on a front porch and have a screened in porch...I never tire of relaxing in these areas with a magazine, cup of coffee and dogs under foot.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Although I seek the feeling of being 'remote' while here, I love that within minutes you can be at the beach, satisfy a 'purchase' urge at one of the many boutique style shops, and find a good meal at a small restaurant for breakfast. lunch and dinner. I don't feel the area is 'touristy' or commercial, even though most people here are enjoying a vacation. A recent surprise was how fun the wineries are to visit...especially on bikes. The area is enjoyable each season and by no means is just 'a summer home'.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Photos

  • Entry to Dog's Life; circular drive off Youngren Road

    Entry to Dog's Life; circular drive off Youngren Road

  • Lazy mornings on front porch with cup of coffee. Good bird watching too.

    Lazy mornings on front porch with cup of coffee. Good bird watching too.

  • Kitchen equipped with everything you should need during your getaway

    Kitchen equipped with everything you should need during your getaway

  • Second bedroom; bed pulls out to make it king size. Former dog guests displayed.

    Second bedroom; bed pulls out to make it king size. Former dog guests displayed.

  • Screened porch off dining area and has doggy door entry to back deck & yard

    Screened porch off dining area and has doggy door entry to back deck & yard

  • Rear of cottage, private and completely fenced in for doggy security.

    Rear of cottage, private and completely fenced in for doggy security.

  • 2nd bath with shower

    2nd bath with shower

  • Enjoy Cherry Beach just minutes away from cottage; beach parking pass provided.

    Enjoy Cherry Beach just minutes away from cottage; beach parking pass provided.

  • Dog's Life is great year round...cozy fire for frosty evenings

    Dog's Life is great year round...cozy fire for frosty evenings

  • Fall Season at Dog's Life

    Fall Season at Dog's Life

  • Sign greets you when you arrive

    Sign greets you when you arrive

  • Front porch entry

    Front porch entry

  • Open floor plan with lots of windows and skylights

    Open floor plan with lots of windows and skylights

  • Master bedroom overlooks backyard and there is entry to back deck

    Master bedroom overlooks backyard and there is entry to back deck

  • Third bedroom has two twin beds

    Third bedroom has two twin beds

  • Two tier rear deck for lounging, dining and firepit relaxation

    Two tier rear deck for lounging, dining and firepit relaxation

  • Back yard firepit; 3/4 acres of secured space to run around in.

    Back yard firepit; 3/4 acres of secured space to run around in.

  • Master bath with whirlpool soaker tub and separate shower

    Master bath with whirlpool soaker tub and separate shower

  • Floor plan of home & outside porch/decks. Easy one level living.

    Floor plan of home & outside porch/decks. Easy one level living.

  • Nothing beats sunset visits to Cherry Beach.

    Nothing beats sunset visits to Cherry Beach.

VRBO #237347

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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