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Harbor Country Artful Retreat

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Property type apartment


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

A special retreat furnished with paintings & handcrafted reclaimed wood tables & lamps designed by the owner/artist. Located in the heart of Harbor Country, it offers a lovely studio with sitting area, dining area & sleeping area blended nicely in large loft room with French doors & small deck. A mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker are contained in an area by itself. There is a separate vanity area from washroom. Wireless Internet and cable available.

Conveniently located, it is close to everything Harbor Country has to offer with comfortable, attractive amenities. Many restaurants, galleries, breweries, fruit markets, shops & beaches are within walking distance or a short ride. Biking, hiking, kayaking & canoeing are very popular in the area and rentals are available. Short walk to Lake Michigan down lush wooded lanes Also, Warren Dunes State Park is just 2 miles away.

More Details

Jan or Bob
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Jan or Bob

We love this area and started coming here to our own vacation home in 1990. It is an easy ride from Chicago where we lived.

We are are now full time residents and enjoy the complete tranquility of the lush, wooded area and beautiful beachfront.

My husband is a former attorney turned artist & his wonderful furniture designs & art embellish our lofts.

Jan or Bob purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Jan or Bob chose Harbert

It is so conveniently located in the center of "Harbor Country" & is accessible to all the communities that are part of Harbor Country.

Our lofts are very roomy with vaulted ceilings as they were originally apartments and stores that have been converted to studio lofts with an open concept. They are designed to be comfortable & appealing with plenty of room for 2.

What makes this apartment unique

This building is quite unique from other vacation properties in that it offers convenience & privacy and has a contemporary loft vibe with art gallery quality decor.


Harbert Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Harbor Country Artful Retreat
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 13 reviews

Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Everything expected and more. Very neat place. Studio was so spacious and comfortable. Very well stocked with nice amenities. Owners wonderful to work with, we'd go back in a Chicago minute!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary Ann, We loved hosting you and are so happy that you had a great experience. Thank you for leaving everything spotless! Please come back!! Great guests!
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Awesome night's sleep!

  • 3 of 5

The bed here was just awesome! Slept great until... I woke up and the noise from Red Arrow was pretty loud! Luckily I had read a review that is was so loud - so I had a fan going, which helped. I also had read to cover the little window by the bed because of morning light - so that helped. But overall this little cottage was adorable! Yes, the bathroom is a little rough, but it is very clean and functional, although I wish I had had more than 2 bath towels for my husband and I. The location was just about perfect to everything and the bakery a block away is delicious!!! Thanks for a great little getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

Renters were very nice and knowledgeable about the area. We had fun while visiting.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and centrally located but noisy with road traffic.

  • 3 of 5

The place was clean and centrally located between the many towns we wished to visit. The bathroom needs intense updating and an upgrade. The room faces and is approximately 30 feet from Red Arrow Highway, a four lane highway that is extremely busy with both passenger cars and commercial trucks. We got used to the noise but because of it, did not spend much time in the room and would have enjoyed more peace and quiet in a wooded setting. The owners are very nice and prompt with responding to our emails and requests during our stay. With continued improvements, it will be a more comfortable place.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway for couples!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Artful Retreat in July and had a wonderful visit! The open feel of the apartment was cool and it had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable. Jan and her sister were friendly and helpful with ideas for local restaurants and sites. We especially liked the small, public beach around the corner and the Sawyer Home and Garden center which we would not have found if they hadn't tipped us off! If you want a clean, affordable accommodation with your basic amenities (no kitchen, but does have microwave, mini fridge,) then the Artful Retreat would be a good choice!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owners were very hospitable.

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very hospitable. The rental was really close to the beach. The living area was nice. The bathroom needs work.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
South Bend, Indiana
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Greenbush Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pebblewood, Bridgman, MI
Nearest Train
8 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Gulistan & Luisa's Cafe, both in Harbert
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Township Beaches (Harbert Beach & Cherry Beach)
Car: recommended

Warren Dunes State Park, Galien River & Walkway, St. Joseph River, Several parks, State Parks & wildlife preserves, botanical gardens, beaches, hiking paths, bike trails, wine tours, breweries, distillery in vintage building, garden centers, fruit markets, art galleries, quaint shops & designer stores, antiques, great restaurants. Beautiful local township & public beaches, lovely walk to Lake. Harbor Country consists of 8 charming towns along Lake MI & also Three Oaks inland: New Buffalo, Grand Beach, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer & Three Oaks all offer a variety of the above and Harbert is centrally located to all of them.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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