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Charming Village Cottage with Lovely Yard, Walking Distance to Elm (Main) Street

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French doors open onto the deck and beautiful meadow view.

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

The Yellow House is a light and bright, relaxed living village cottage that has everything you need for your Harbor Country/Lake Michigan Shore Appellation getaway. Uniquely situated, it provides a degree of privacy while being walking distance to village amenities.

Please scroll down to the bottom of the listing to view Guest Comments, as most guests leave their comments in The Yellow House guest book in the property.

Enjoy your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine sitting on the front porch rockers, at the vintage oak dining table or on the deck facing a beautiful scenic meadow with pine trees.

The open concept layout features a kitchen that's open to the living and dining areas and is stocked with the basic necessities for in-cottage meals.

The dining area has French doors that open to the rear deck with gas grill, patio seating area, and yard facing the meadow. The living area has two seating areas (two couches), three counter stools, a flat screen TV, DVD, and CD player.


The layout is ideal for those who prefer the convenience of having all necessities, including the main bedroom, bathroom, and stack washer/dryer, on the first floor.

Bedroom #1 (main floor)): Luxury Stearns & Foster queen-size bed, quality bedding, chest of drawers, ceiling fan.

Bedroom #2 (upstairs): Luxury Stearns & Foster queen-size bed, quality bedding, cabinet dresser with drawers, ceiling fan.

Den (upstairs): reading chair with footstool and desk (Complimentary WIFI provided), books, ceiling fan.

Walking distance to main street attractions and activities including the new Carver Park Pavilion, The Farmer's Market (Saturdays - summer through early fall), Journeyman, The Vickers and Acorn Theaters, Bistro Cafe, Froelich's, Viola's, Drier's Meat Market and several galleries and antique shops. The playground and community garden park behind the elementary school is one block away.

Three Oaks is centrally located in Harbor Country and about a ten minute scenic drive to three beautiful beaches including the New Buffalo city beach, Townline Beach in Union Pier, and Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer. Take your pick or visit all three; they all have a different feel and amenities.

Bicycle from the door; the cottage is near the staging area for The Apple Cider Century fall bike tour and Backroads Bikeways trails. The Dewey Cannon Trading Post, which rents bicycles, is only several blocks away.

The wineries of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail are a short 15-minute drive. Whittaker Woods, a beautiful public golf course, and the Four Winds Casino are also just minutes away.

Don't forget to explore the new Galien River County Park with its boardwalk and elevated scenic outlook.

The Yellow House provides a conveniently located charming respite with road activity in front of the house (how many times can you say you've seen a farm tractor going by your front porch)? It's located on Ash Street (also known as the historic Route 12 Heritage Trail), two lanes going through the residential area of the village that also connect the various areas of Harbor Country. The back features a lovely yard adjoining a private scenic meadow. Whether “hanging out” or for base camp, solo renters or couples will also feel comfortable with the scale. Sleeps four.

Please see the Guest Book comments (scroll down) along with reviews!

For a rate quote, please enter your dates at the top right of the listing, click the "instant quote" link, then "view details" next to the final price.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 and over....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love animals, but can't allow pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main floor, Chest of Drawers, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Second floor, Cabinet with drawers, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Den

    Second floor, ceiling fan...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Adjoining dining area faces the meadow and is open to the kitchen area....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air. First floor will be cooler (bedroom 1 on 1st floor). Second floor cools less efficiently; has ceiling and other portable fans....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Complimentary WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Two car limit is recommended because guests will need to back up from gravel driveway; no street parking. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stack washer/dryer on main floor....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    + coffee bean grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 8 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$227

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $185
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Shorter stays are considered. Related fees remain the same. Please contact us for further information!


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

• Walking distance to galleries, shops, and restaurants

• Walking distance to the Acorn and Vickers Theaters, Journeyman Distillery

• Minutes from area beaches

• 15 minutes from the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

• Home of the Apple Cider Century Bike Tour and numerous bike trails

• One block to playground

 

Owner info

About the owner: As Michigan natives who've had a love affair with Lake Michigan for a very long time, moving to Harbor Country was an easy choice after living in Chicago for many years. Three Oaks is a fascinating community with its blend of local and relo residents. One of the 'rites of passage' for living here seems to be: a) having a pretty interesting story about how you arrived, and b) renovating a vintage property that can bring the bravest to their knees! The Yellow House was built in 1915. It was last renovated about ten years ago. Three Oaks is a comfortable, artsy, safe, and quiet village. It provides easy access to Chicago, South Bend, St. Joseph, Michigan City, beautiful nearby beaches, and all your favorite Harbor Country/Lake Michigan Shore Appellation areas and activities.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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Photos

  • French doors open onto the deck and beautiful meadow view.

    French doors open onto the deck and beautiful meadow view.

  • September morning private meadow view from the back deck.

    September morning private meadow view from the back deck.

  • Kitchen area opens to the living area.

    Kitchen area opens to the living area.

  • The bathroom (first floor) has a combined jetted tub and shower.

    The bathroom (first floor) has a combined jetted tub and shower.

  • The upstairs landing.

    The upstairs landing.

  • Upstairs bedroom features a comfortable low profile queen bed.

    Upstairs bedroom features a comfortable low profile queen bed.

  • Warren Dunes State Park and the New Buffalo beach are minutes away.

    Warren Dunes State Park and the New Buffalo beach are minutes away.

  • Walk to the galleries, restaurants, theaters, and antique shops of Three Oaks!

    Walk to the galleries, restaurants, theaters, and antique shops of Three Oaks!

  • Minutes away, the Galien River County Park has beautiful views.

    Minutes away, the Galien River County Park has beautiful views.

  • Rocking chairs welcome you.

    Rocking chairs welcome you.

  • Relax on the deck (with gas grill) and patio

    Relax on the deck (with gas grill) and patio

  • Easy kitchen workspace.

    Easy kitchen workspace.

  • Living room faces flat screen TV.

    Living room faces flat screen TV.

  • Main floor bedroom features a comfortable queen size bed.

    Main floor bedroom features a comfortable queen size bed.

  • Sitting, surfing, reading, or writing in the den . . .

    Sitting, surfing, reading, or writing in the den . . .

  • The peony garden blooms in June.

    The peony garden blooms in June.

  • Scenic bike trails meander through the surrounding countryside.

    Scenic bike trails meander through the surrounding countryside.

  • Journeyman Distillery is in the infamous Three 
Oaks Featherbone Building.

    Journeyman Distillery is in the infamous Three Oaks Featherbone Building.

  • The nearby Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail showcases local wineries.

    The nearby Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail showcases local wineries.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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