'it's a Dog's Life" - Unleash Your Fun Here!
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:1-6 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Paying with a credit card on VRBO protects your payment for up to $10,000 against listing fraud. We recommend completing your booking on VRBO.Verify your payment method
Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Jetted Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 25, 2016
4 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 2 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeping Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposi $200
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
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.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
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'.
- Primary: 312-371-7084
Entry to Dog's Life; circular drive off Youngren Road
Lazy mornings on front porch with cup of coffee. Good bird watching too.
Kitchen equipped with everything you should need during your getaway
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
Rear of cottage, private and completely fenced in for doggy security.
2nd bath with shower
Enjoy Cherry Beach just minutes away from cottage; beach parking pass provided.
Dog's Life is great year round...cozy fire for frosty evenings
Fall Season at Dog's Life
Sign greets you when you arrive
Front porch entry
Open floor plan with lots of windows and skylights
Master bedroom overlooks backyard and there is entry to back deck
Third bedroom has two twin beds
Two tier rear deck for lounging, dining and firepit relaxation
Back yard firepit; 3/4 acres of secured space to run around in.
Master bath with whirlpool soaker tub and separate shower
Floor plan of home & outside porch/decks. Easy one level living.
Nothing beats sunset visits to Cherry Beach.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM