Stollaway - Pet-Friendly House, Sleeps 12
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
This wonderfully spacious home is located in the historic Birchwood community in Harbert. Within Birchwood, you will find private association beach access, tennis court, basketball court and playground, all in a nicely wooded setting. The home is nestled on a wooded ½ acre with stunning views of nature and the lovely ravine below. There are three bedrooms on the main floor. The first bedroom has a queen bed, the second has a queen-size murphy bed, and the third has a Full. The upstairs bedroom has 6 twin beds: 1 bunk bed, two twins, and a two-twin day bed with a twin trundle. You will love the large dining area with floor to ceiling windows, the comfortable living areas, the game room, and both gas and wood-burning fireplaces. The kitchen has been recently updated, and is fully equipped. Screened porch overlooks ravine; brick patio in front of the house. Located in Harbert, about 3 blocks to the beach access.
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Member since: 2013
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- 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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov - May
Nov 1 - Jun 3, 2017
2 night min stay
June (First 3 Weeks)
Jun 4 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Jun 25 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 6%
-Pet Fee: Please Inquire
-Cancellation Policy: Deposits are returned only if we are able to re-book your reservation. If the reservation is not re-booked the full amount will be charged on the scheduled arrival date.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Access to private beach three blocks from property.
Swedish Bakery, Luisa's Restaurant, and Gulistan Restaurant in walking distance. Warren Dunes State Park, antique shops, galleries, golf, woodwork store, boutiques, more restaurants, local brew pub close by along Red Arrow Highway from Michigan City to St. Joseph and in nearby communities of Sawyer, Lakeside, Bridgman, Three Oaks, and Union Pier. Elaborate Sawyer Garden Center with gift shop, specialty foods, and wine. Ten minutes from New Buffalo. Apple Cider Century cycling in autumn. 15 miles to South Shore commuter rail access to Chicago.
Year Purchased: 1941
About: I grew up in Harbert, Michigan. Graduated from St. Joseph High School. BA and MA at Michigan State University; PhD from Michigan Tech in Rhetoric and Technical Communication. Career as College Professor, and now Dean for Academic Programs at King University in Bristol, TN. Mother of 3 sons; grandmother of 10, reader, quilter, researcher and author of 2 books.
Why Harbert, MI, USA:
Stollaway was built in 1941by my aunt, at the time a teacher in Evanston, IL. My mother and aunt came to Harbor Country from the Chicago area as small children and continued their love affair with Harbert when they became adults buying Lot 48 in Birchwood and a lakefront lot in Harbert Woods. I inherited Stollaway in 1999. In 2007, I completely re-modeled the original structure and doubled the size of the house. Stollaway is the place of my first memories and has always been 'home' for me even though I have lived and worked in New Jersey, Georgia, and Tennessee. The beauty of the woods, dunes, creek, and beach are important to me. Harbert, home to Carl Sandburg for 20 years and more recently to Roger Ebert, is unique among the communities of Harbor Country. Stollaway sits at the back of a half-acre lot, away from the road, surrounded by majestic hardwoods. The house is intentionally designed for large families, with two separated living spaces, a multi-purpose game/craft room, the loft for children's play out from under foot, and the kitchen/dining area at the center. Front entrance porch has benches to sit on while you brush off the beach sand. When I remodeled, I included all the features that were missing when I was growing up in order to accommodate my children and their families.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Stollaway renews my energy and sparks my creativity; my heart rests in Harbert. Both my mother and aunt chose to have intimate home weddings in front of the living room fireplace, and Carl Sandburg would sit in one of the comfortable wing chairs to read his work when he dropped by on late afternoon walks. Peaceful and shady in summer, lit by the brilliance of fall colors in autumn, blanketed with snow in winter, and graced with the pastels of blossoms in spring, the yard and house provide a refuge from the fast pace of busy workplaces. The view of the ravine comes into the living space through the tall windows; deer, racoons, opossums, ground hogs, squirrels, foxes, and many birds entertain patient watchers. Built-in desks suggest that people write in this house. Books on the shelves beckon casual or serious readers. The piano invites sing-alongs or Chopsticks. The beach, only a few minutes' walk away, boasts 'singing sand,' clear Lake water, glorious sunsets, majestic mounded ice, and star-studded night skies. The Birchwood Creek provides endless hours of entertainment for those who build drip castles, make sand cakes and pies, or engineer elaborate dams. To coin a phrase...'pure Michigan!' Make YOUR Stollaway memories!
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Stollaway at Birchwood Beach; A Forest Retreat
Kitchen has great workspaces for cooks and helpers.
Cozy wing chairs flank the fireplace.
This multipurpose room has queen murphy bed, large flatscreen TV, loft playspace
Bedroom 2 has a double bed and boasts a ravine view.
The brick patio is sunny most of the day and shaded in late afternoon.
Every sunset is unique.
The dining area has a view of majestic trees in the ravine.
Sofa in living room faces the hearth and built-in book shelves.
Front bedroom has queen memory foam mattress, built in desk, cable TV.
Bedroom 4, upstairs, sleeps 6 in twin beds.
This sign celebrates the creek and the beach.
It's a Hobie day.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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