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Tranquil Lakefront Writers Retreat or Couples Getaway 2 Hours from Chicago

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Tranquil lakefront writers retreat tucked away in a cove two hours from Chicago

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Last updated: 06/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom, 3 Baths (Sleeps 3)

This tastefully decorated lakefront home is just two hours door to door from Chicago and boasts over 100 foot of lake frontage on a great fishing and all sports lake in the lovely community of Paw Paw, Michigan (Exit 60 off of I-94 followed by a two-three minute drive from the highway exit).

There is a sprawling deck across the entire backside of the house with panoramic views across the lake and all amenities that you could want for an enjoyable, peaceful escape from the 'busy-ness' of normal city living.

A large picture window in the kitchen and dining area will allow you to sit, read and enjoy a cup of coffee while watching many 'local' swans swim in the tranquil cove where the property's jetty is constructed along the water's edge. Don't forget your fishing rod as you may even want to sit on the dock and fish for bluegills or bass to fry up for dinner. Also within the house there is a large living area with new, comfortable couches adjacent to the sliding glass windows looking across the lake where you can easily walk out on to the 85+ foot elevated deck that runs along the back side of the house. There is also a desk (with plenty of lights) and a very comfortable desk chair in this large living room area with large windows in front of the desk that allow you to view the panorama of the lake if you are hoping to have a productive week of writing. (A small water fountain and sound system is also located in the room to create the perfect setting for focused research and writing. **In fact, there was a PhD written from that location; so there is very productive karma!).

There are two and a half bathrooms for your convenience as well as a spacious kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave and coffee maker ready for you to use. There is also a stacked washer and dryer hidden within one of the closets if you want to minimize the amount of clothing you pack for your getaway.

There is a large bedroom upstairs with a queen bed and walk-in closets. All linen, pillows and towels are provided so that you can focus on your writing, or just relax and escape from the very moment that you arrive-(and not have to worry about making trips back and forth to your car to unpack).

Several nice restaurants and stores are within a five-ten minute walk from the house and there are numerous attractions and beautiful vineyards within 20 minutes of the house. You could easily drive to Lake Michigan in about 30-40 minutes as South Haven is easily accessible from this location.

The owner has specifically designed this accommodation for couples who want to escape OR individuals who are wanting to be productive in their reading and writing. It has been decorated in a manner that will allow you to feel very relaxed and/or productive from the moment you walk through the entrance of the house. Although there is ample space within the house, there is only one primary bedroom area, so it is not designed for families. This has been done intentionally to target those individuals seeking a serene, peaceful environment that will allow you to refresh and recharge and be productive. For specific questions, please feel free to contact the owner to get any clarification that you may desire.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 06/19/2015

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Stereo / CD player with pedestal surround sound speakers...moreless

  • Television:

    Limited Television reception (TV/DVD combo unit available) please bring your own DVDs...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Small dining table overlooking lake next to window and 6 seats around large table in separate dining room area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioner in Bedroom, Ceiling fans and pedestal fans available for use...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two large living areas with couches and love seats...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

$1,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Any damage incurred at the property will be the responsibility of the guest(s).


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I take pride in creating a 'space' that is clean, comfortable and convenient for others to enjoy. Although I travel globally now, I grew up in this area and have a strong connection to the beauty of Southwestern Michigan which is why I was attracted to purchasing the property in the first place. It is a quiet, safe community with friendly, helpful and courteous people who are always willing to welcome visitors to the community.

Why the Owner Chose Paw Paw, MI, USA:
Convenience to shopping and restaurants. Comfort with all necessary and desirable amenities provided within the home (including facilities and décor). Cleanliness throughout the home and attention to detail.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is situated in a quiet cove and has a large sprawling deck that allows uninterrupted panoramic views across the entire lake. It is equally beautiful during all four seasons (including the peaceful winter and spring months, the 'active' summer months on the all sports lake and the colourful autumn months with the views of the beautiful foliage on the trees). The house is conveniently located within walking distance of all amenities that allow for a nice escape from the normal busy requirements of life--(there are stores, hair salons, a gym and several restaurants within a five minute stroll from the house and Lake Michigan is only about a 35 - 45 minute drive away). The house has a large number of big windows along the lake side of the house offering views from every room on that side of the house. A work desk and comfortable chair is situated in front of one of the windows offering gorgeous views across the lake. All rooms are decorated in a very contemporary and modern fashion and the place is kept in immaculate condition in terms of cleanliness. The convenience and comfort of this house makes this an attractive place for repeat visitors.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 06/19/2015

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Photos

  • Tranquil lakefront writers retreat tucked away in a cove two hours from Chicago

    Tranquil lakefront writers retreat tucked away in a cove two hours from Chicago

  • Another view from inside house (and from deck) - Early spring photo

    Another view from inside house (and from deck) - Early spring photo

  • Kitchen and sitting area with entrance out to lakeside deck

    Kitchen and sitting area with entrance out to lakeside deck

  • Second Living Area with CD surround sound stereo and sliding glass doors to deck

    Second Living Area with CD surround sound stereo and sliding glass doors to deck

  • Full bathroom with bathtub and several mirrors

    Full bathroom with bathtub and several mirrors

  • Large Dining Area next to kitchen with chairs for six people

    Large Dining Area next to kitchen with chairs for six people

  • Upstairs Bedroom (Queen bed) with air conditioning unit and all linen / pillows

    Upstairs Bedroom (Queen bed) with air conditioning unit and all linen / pillows

  • Large washer and dryer stacked in hideaway closet

    Large washer and dryer stacked in hideaway closet

  • Hallway between two living areas and dining area with plenty of closet space

    Hallway between two living areas and dining area with plenty of closet space

  • Kitchen with sink, stove, fridge and dishwasher-shower and bathroom to the side

    Kitchen with sink, stove, fridge and dishwasher-shower and bathroom to the side

  • Back entrance into house from huge lakeside deck (100 ft long with picnic table)

    Back entrance into house from huge lakeside deck (100 ft long with picnic table)

  • View from picture window in the sitting room (adjacent to kitchen)

    View from picture window in the sitting room (adjacent to kitchen)

  • Sitting area adjacent to kitchen (panoramic views across the lake)

    Sitting area adjacent to kitchen (panoramic views across the lake)

  • Entrance into house from elevated deck

    Entrance into house from elevated deck

  • Comfortable couches with windows & sliding doors out to deck overlooking lake

    Comfortable couches with windows & sliding doors out to deck overlooking lake

  • Workspace with comfortable chair and fountain next to window overlooking lake

    Workspace with comfortable chair and fountain next to window overlooking lake

  • Hallway between dining area and living area #2 (fireplace and TV/DVD combo)

    Hallway between dining area and living area #2 (fireplace and TV/DVD combo)

  • Comfortable Queen bed with two dressers, closet and CD alarm clock

    Comfortable Queen bed with two dressers, closet and CD alarm clock

  • 3rd bathroom conveniently located in corner of lakeside sitting room

    3rd bathroom conveniently located in corner of lakeside sitting room

  • Productive workspace with halogen lighting and small water fountain next to desk

    Productive workspace with halogen lighting and small water fountain next to desk

  • Sitting area with surround sound speakers and window overlooking lake

    Sitting area with surround sound speakers and window overlooking lake

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, March 17, 2017

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