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

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


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.

Tim and Nancy Thompson
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Why Tim and Nancy Thompson chose Harbert

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.


Harbert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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.
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful ample size family-friendly home in wooded and peaceful setting
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
Lombard, IL

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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, comfortable home! Loved the colors and décor. Surrounding woods - what a lovely sight to wake up to every day!

Only complaint - the twin bed (near the window) is very uncomfortable - very hard - the other one is fine!!!

Happy Holidays!

Peggy Czech

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous, well appointed home! So comfortable and cozy with the two couches and fireplace on a chilly, rainy fall weekend. Good location. On our next visit we’d like to use the screened porch and private outdoor fire pit. We have rented many homes and this one is definitely one of our favorites!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully decorated with ample space, inside and out, to enjoy being with friends and family. We loved the fire pit and sipping coffee on the screened porch. Excellent WiFi, very clean, and comfy beds/couches. Highly recommend this home for a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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!


Rates & Availability

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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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