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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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 Southwest

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:
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Harbor Country Artful Retreat
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

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: Jul 2016
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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: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the space and decor, much of which was made by the owners. It was very clean and comfy and the owners even had a bottle of wine waiting for us. They were very pleasant and gave us good recommendations for the area. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Accommodations were pleasant and comfortable. Hosts Jan and Bob were friendly and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very comfortable. We enjoyed breakfast at Louise's just down the street. The beach was close and the shops in town we're fun to peruse.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cute and cozy studio

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, friendly owners, very comfortable. Delightful garden nook. Easy drive to attractions, including beaches. Walk to beach is shady, 4/5 mile. Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Place in Harbor County

  • 5 of 5

Place was clean and nicely decorated. Location was near delicious restaurants, antique shops and trails to the beaches.

Some things to improve:

- The window near the bed had no shades or curtains, so we had to stack couch cushions to cover the window.

- The front door had a thin veil and could use more covering for privacy. there is a false wall at the entrance, that covers some views from the outside.

- Bathroom could be updated.

Overall, we thought the hosts were very generous with whatever questions or needs we had. Will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Harbert Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 6 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Sep 25 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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.
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