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Yesteryear Farm Home close to the Lake Cora

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms with Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life?

Nestled in the woods on 15 beautiful acres, stands the glorious 1890 home which overlooks Grape Arbors and Cherry Orchards.

Lake Cora’s public swimming access is a one minute walk from the house.

The historic nine room farm home has three King Bed rooms, one Queen Bed room and two baths. Sleeps 8-12 guests and 2-4 more if the Coach House is used. The Coach House has a bedroom, living room, dining area, kitchen and bath. We have extra cots and cribs available.

A fire pit with wood awaits a cool night's gathering. There are yard games, two tandem bikes, and two standard adult bicycles in the garage. A charcoal grill, waterfall pond and lush gardens.

More Details

Owner
Wojcik
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

About Wojcik

Susan and Bob Wojcik have owned and operated Oak Cove Resort in Lawrence Mi for over 40 years. They happily have added this 1890 farm home and coach house to their other unique set of travel accommodations. The Wojciks have hosted guests from all over the world and every state in the U.S.

Wojcik purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Wojcik chose Southwest

This property was purchased in 2011 from a family who had used it as a Bed and Breakfast several decades ago. We used to send them our resort overflow. It has delightful historic turn of the century character. We have lovingly restored it to its former beauty.

What makes this farmhouse unique

What made us fall in love with this house is its farm style grandeur. It is a Painted Lady of turquoise with white trim. The landscaping is lush and lovely. It is beautiful in the the snow. The views from every window - panoramic. The land is fascinating to explore: a barn in the back, a chicken coop with lace curtains but curiously, no chickens, the Coach House, garages, storage sheds and a deer blind all invite inspection.

Amenities

Paw Paw Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Two bathrooms have shower tubs, laundry has a step in shower. Coach House has a step in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Music Room - 1 king
    Sage Room - 1 king
    Rose Room - 1 queen
    Coach House - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    East Lake Room - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Historic furniture and decor puts you in the era of a simpler time. The farm home was built in 1890; sits on 15 wooded acres with view of a grape orchard, cherry trees; unique lodging. Beautiful grounds with English type gardens. Many flowering trees and bushes, unique places to roam.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Yesteryear Farm Home close to the Lake Cora
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Lisle, Illinois, USA
5

Wonderful for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We have family all over the world, and we gathered at Oak Cove for a reunion from South Africa, Canada and Illinois. We raged in age from two to forty-something, and everybody had a great time. Thank you so much for the warm hospitality, delicious food and lazy days lounging on the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous assessment of your vacation with us. We really appreciate when someone takes the time to review and future guests appreciate knowing they can count on the words of a guest as the truth. We enjoyed having you. It was fun getting to know so many in one family who came from other lands to gather here to enjoy one another.
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Oak Forest, IL
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for the weekend of our wedding. We had the rehearsal dinner there and the girls got ready there the morning of the wedding. It was a great spot for both. We were able to get a lot of great pictures in the house and in the surrounding area. We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone who is looking for a relaxed, throw back type experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind and thoughtful review. We are blessed to have happy memories happen at our "home away from home".
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Near Grand Rapids, Michigan
5

Great place for familys or large groups

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we all had. Lots of lawn, mowed paths through the woods, fish pond, great camp fire space, and a wonderful home. Everyone enjoyed it, especially the grandsons from Chicago, they could run all over outside playing lawn games, do s'mores and see thousands of stars at night. They loved it. The Lake was close by and the owners were so friendly, they treated us like family. Thank you all for a special time.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, David. Your family is our ideal guest. It was our pleasure having you. Tell your friends. That is our best advertisement and the highest compliment. We appreciate your taking the time to review.
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Sacramento area
5

Charming, delightful, and nostalgic!

  • 5 of 5

We (four-person group of women relatives and friends) enjoyed Yesteryear for a week during which there was a ferocious storm as well as the most gorgeous weather imaginable. We loved the spacious and well-appointed house, watching the storm from the cozy front room, walking along the nearby roads and through the vineyard, sitting by the Koi- and frog-filled pond. Many thanks for the lovely experience to Susan and Bob!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We enjoyed so much having you here and are happy you found so much to do and yet enjoyed the relaxation of doing nothing at all. Hope you will come again.
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Highland, IN
5

Step back in time

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at yesteryear. The house and grounds are beautiful - the only thing we could have asked for is more time. Susan is lovely and very accommodating - Thank You!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words and the thoughts you left in our guest book. We also often wonder what it would have been like to live in that home in 1890. It feels right. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
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Aurora Illinois
5

time to chill

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the coach house portion of the property. Basically an apartment over the garage with all the amenities..fully furnished. The only thing missing was a microwave in the kitchen. I had to boil water on the stove top for my tea...old school style....which wasn't any hardship, but just different for me. The unit was exceptionally clean and in great condition! A completely wonderful experience! With the lake just a minute away, there is many things to do and also plenty of quiet spots to sit and enjoy the peace and solitude. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, dear people, for those comments and the rating. We really enjoyed having you in The Coach House and hope you will return. Sorry I wasn't available when you left to say goodbye. We will see you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International
Nearest Barpub
3.6 Miles
Road House Grill
Nearest Ferry
90.3 Miles
Muskegan to Milwaukee, HSC Lake Express
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Lake Cora Hills Golf Course
Nearest Train
24.8 Miles
Kalamazoo, MI, Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
3.6 Miles
Road House Grill
Nearest Ski
16.5 Miles
Timber Ridge Ski
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Beach
Car: recommended

15 acres on which to roam, barns, out buildings. Across the road is a lovely grape farm with a cherry orchard. This home is one minute's walk to the public easement of Lake Cora, one of Michigan's cleanest lakes.

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Rates & Availability

Paw Paw Farmhouse Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is an additional charge of $150.00 per night over the initial up to 12 guests. We prefer to book over the phone so that we can discuss your needs for accommodations. The Coach House is a separate unit and can accommodate up to 4 guests. It is A three room apartment.

We accept payment in personal checks and cash, cashiers checks, US currency and cash.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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