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Beautiful ample size family-friendly home in wooded and peaceful setting

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, large front porch/screened in porch and deck

Contemporary non-smoking one story cottage with vaulted pine ceilings and skylights. Approximately 1700 square feet. Three Bedroom,-2 full bath. Bedrooms all have closets and dressers. Master bedroom has king-sized bed and private bath with beautiful wooded view. Bedroom #2 has a queen size bed and Bedroom #3 contains (2) twin beds. House sleeps six. Screened in porch, and large exterior deck. Wood burning fireplace, outdoor firepit with Adirondack chairs for relaxing, picnic table and umbrella. Central air, ceiling fans throughout (including porch). Bamboo floors throughout. Full kitchen including dishwasher- all new appliances as of July 2017. Washer and Dryer as well as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers-- Direct TV. Outdoor grill, gravel driveway for off-road parking. Beautiful pristinely kept cottage in Chikaming township.


Owner
Tim and Nancy Thompson
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

Why Tim and Nancy Thompson chose Southwest

It is easy to feel the stress of daily life escape as soon as you exit off the highway into this serene and peaceful Southeast Michigan town of Harbert. This area is a great location for day trips to nearby Michigan towns of St Joe or Kalamazoo or simply a short bike ride to downtown sawyer for a local beer and to stroll through a few local shops. We enjoy the escape from Chicago whether it was a quick overnight mid week or a long weekend. We always count down the days upon our return for when we could go back.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property faces a beautiful red barn on a quiet road that originally housed small ponies. We could sit on our front porch and connect to nature and watch the horses from across the way. The sky lights and windows around the entire house allow so much light into the home that it always feels sunny inside. The amazing green 2 acres of woods make this home a magical escape from daily life and fun to explore and walk the circular trail or do sunset at one of the many gorgeous Michigan beaches.

Amenities

Harbert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We understand small gatherings and bbq will occur- and offer up to 4-6 people additional to stay with a max of 6 travelers staying- but NOT overnight.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath private and attached to masterbedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off of living room and next to bedroom #2
  • Private Master bath includes shower. Bathroom for guests includes bathtub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Dresser and closet space
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Dresser and closet space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Closet accessible (right side) of masterbedroom for guests.
  • Master with King and private bathroom. Closet and dresser, nightstands and beautiful view of woods. All bedrooms have layered beds and additional down comforters placed in closets for cooler months.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful ample size family-friendly home in wooded and peaceful setting
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
Lombard, IL
5

Gorgeous, well decorated retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a hidden-gem. We were originally looking for a cabin on the lake or with "lake access" and found the Barefoot Cabin by chance and are so glad we did. It is on a quiet road, in the woods and with the Cherry Beach parking pass included with the rental, you're only a short drive and then 55 stairs to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan! (Beach chairs are available for use during your stay). This cottage looks like it is out of the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog. My dream house! :). Enjoy everything Harbor County has to offer without the traffic and parking issues found in downtown New Buffalo. This is a perfect location, short drive down Red Arrow Highway to the south to be in New Buffalo or to the North to Warren Dunes, Bridgman or 5 mins To Greenbush Brewery. Check out Journeyman Distillery in River Oaks.

This House has everything you need to cook meals and enjoy the outdoors. Drink your coffee on the beautiful screened in porch, grill a great dinner on the gas grill (spices and condiments are provided) and then roast marshmallows over a fire in the firepit. This house makes you feel "at home"

From the moment you walk in the front door. We will be staying here again next year. :) Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect weekend trip at a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a family weekend and it was exactly what we had hoped it would be. The interior is beautifully decorated and spacious. The porch, deck, and yard are perfect to spend time outdoors, especially in the fall. We used the bonfire pit every night and absolutely loved it. I’m very happy we selected this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house in a private wooded setting. Immaculately maintained. Beautiful finishes. Extremely attentive owners.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Beautifully appointed & lots of great conversation areas within this 3 bedroom cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here! We stayed over Labor day weekend. It's location is good and the home itself has everything you would need, including a wonderful fire pit area!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

clean, quiet, great outdoor area

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife, and our grown children stopped up for a few days.

We had such a great time. This house is the perfect getaway. Everything needed is there for you

Wood for firepit, kitchen utensils, towels, etc.

Would rent again.

Thankyou so much Nancy and Tom. We will do this again, soon.

Bobby

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular property

  • 5 of 5

Three generations had a great time! As other reviews have said, the appliances, furnishings and decor are far superior to a typical rental and the property is beautiful - you really feel deep in the woods. We loved the fire pit and screen porch. The drive to the beach was short and manageable but the parking lot did get very crowded on a prime summer weekend (there was a line of cars waiting to enter the lot when we left around 3pm on Saturday). But we got to the beach by mid-to-late morning each day and had no problem. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Map

Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cherry Beach

Beautiful vacation area located one hour and fifteen minutes from downtown Chicago. Feel like you are far away! Beach community with shops, restaurants, outdoor festivals, farmers markets, wine tours and the beach. Red Arrow Highway boasts good eateries and antique shops for vacation time fun. Bring your bikes and beach towels!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79

Check in at 4:00 PM, EST and check out at 11:00 AM EST.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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