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Summer Breezes are Blowing Thru My Mind...

Carolyn Kraw

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Carolyn Kraw

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Summer Breezes are Blowing Thru My Mind...

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Arcadia House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This quaint prairie style house with its 42 foot covered porch is located down a winding tree lined street 500 feet from the public beach on Lake Michigan. There are no bluffs right here. You can sit on the beach and see miles of sandy beach and bluffs as if you were in the Caribbean.

You can also walk for miles on the sandy beach and enjoy the different shades of turquoise and blue of the lapping waters. Some days you can enjoy the frothing of the rolling waves and great tubing. The house is set on one partially wooded acre. It is a quiet neighborhood of one acre lots with very little street traffic. Great for a peaceful retreat. It is a great relaxing time, starting with breakfast on the porch, to lazing in the hammock with a good book, and then watching the sunsets followed by a bonfire with somores. Lots of swimming during the day gives you a great rest at night with lots of stars visable.

Come sleep in the new organic queen size bed with all cotton sheets and down pillows for the best dreams. This house is all 'green, environmentally sustainable, and healthy'. It is a great feeling. As well, it is all on one level with wide door ways to acomodate the handicap.

While you are sitting at the dining room table or on the big porch you can view Lake Michigan and hear the waves. Air conditioning is not needed with the lovely off shore breeze. Lovely gardens adorn the house and veggies and flowers are free for picking.

This is an artist's home during the winter so the amenities are her personal style; serene and peaceful. A large library of books and board games are here to enjoy.

It is five miles to Arcadia, Bear Lake, or Onekama for supplies, restaurants, festivals, music.

It is 17 miles to Frankfort and Manistee with quaint shops and museums, lighthouses and piers.

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and Interlochen Arts Academy are both close by for concerts, theater, fine dining. There are many small golf courses and of course the biggee - Arcadia Bluffs also with fine & causal dining.

A welcome basket filled with local wine and homemade bread awaits your arrival. Come and enjoy! No need to bring anything but food, clothes and beach towels. All the condiments are well stocked. There are eggs, butter, and cereal to start your first morning.

Keywords: This cottage is located in Pierport, Mich. with Bear Lake, Mi. post office. The house is a short 500ft walk to the public access. Turquoise water, waves occasionally, sand bottom. Miles of beach to walk.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Carolyn Kraw (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Carolyn Kraw

I am a retired Waldorf teacher now Painting Therapist and fiber artist. I am an activist for the environment and built this custom 'green' earth sustainable home that is environmentally healthy as well. I travel during the summer and enjoy sharing this incredible place of relaxation with others.

Carolyn Kraw purchased this house in 2005

Why Carolyn Kraw chose Arcadia

Pierport is an incredible neighborhood and beach. It is like a hidden secret of a place. Organic fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, and meat are all available from local farmers.

What makes this house unique

It is a great place to walk in nature. The deer almost eat out of your hand and the coyotes sing you to sleep many a night. Bird feeders attrack many varieties of song birds and perching birds. There are no city lights or traffic noise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the sleeping Bear Dune climb, shopping in Traverse, relaxing on the beach and enjoying the quaint small towns. We loved campfires and smores, and sleeping in the hammock! Thanks for letting us use your home!! We had fun!
Jul 2009
  • 1 of 6

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Summer Breezes are Blowing Thru My Mind...
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
4

True escape

  • 4 of 5

Our walk down to Facefull water spring every am to get fresh water for our coffee was a highlight.

It is very quiet at night...and the beautiful stars.... Millions of them!

Master bedroom was a nice size, but the 2nd bedroom was tight quarters...

Home is nicely decorated. beach is a short walk down the street...

Would stay here again if we head for this area again... A great find for a small family or couple that want to get away from city life!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Spring Lake, MI / USA
4

Beach Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing time. The walk to the beach was very short and the property was clean and well maintained. We did not experience any issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Grandview Ohio
5

Lovely Location, Artistic Design

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a relaxing and romantic vacation at this quiet cottage, situated just a few moments walk from an uncrowded, clean beach. The house is charming, bright and clean. The garden is filled with flowers and many birds visit. Tiny towns are about 10 minutes away, with restaurants, markets and other services. We were afraid it would be too far out in the middle of nowhere, but it feels like a quiet little peaceful neighborhood. Many easy walks and bike rides are nearby, and of course swimming in Lake Michigan is a blast! Excellent for couples, artistic types, and walkers...

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Taylor, MI
5

I left my heart in Pierport, MI.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had such an amazing time at Miss Carolyn's house. Our love to Pierport started to blossom from the very beginning when we were welcomed by the apple and cherry orchards along the street going into the neighborhood. The beautiful trees all around, the hills up and down along the Lake Michigan shore. It was so peaceful, and addicted to be there. The house is very artsy and green with a wonderful library and great selection of toys and books for me and my daughter. It's so warm and welcoming. Our beds were cozy and comforting. We loved the fact that we could see the beach from the dining room while we were enjoying our breakfast. We spent lots of time on the beach, we even had dinner on the beach while we were watching the sunset. It's just an amazing beach and no one else was around. It was truly a magical place! The spring fresh water all around was very incredible too. I loved walking/driving around the neighborhood and the beach. We had a chance to visit the cute Onekama library, and dining at one of our favorite restos in downtown Frankfort for just a 15 mins drive. I can't stop thinking about Pierport. Thank you so much for sharing your truly amazing house with us Miss Carolyn. You are truly an amazing mentor and a wonderful teacher.

Can't wait to go back!

~Love,

Evita and Vanya

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing place to relax and rejuvenate

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn's home is really amazing, it's in a nice quite place with a enough space for the kids to run around. Our little guy really enjoyed the space. It's a beautiful home with a very gracious host. The house comes with everything you may possibly need to enjoy your stay there including a very interesting library.

The best part Mobile phones don't work in the house so if you want a little peace and quiet then you have it (there is a land line in case you need to call someone and internet works too so you can control your own communication ;-)). The Herb garden has a number of Herbs and Spices that were quite the joy to share.

Finally you're just a little ways from a very uncrowded public beach that is perfect to just relax or if you want take a walk for miles and miles and miles.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bloomington, Indiana
5

Relax, rejuvenate, rejoice! A beach retreat to savor!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just returned from Carolyn's glorious cottage in Pierport, Michigan - a tiny but wonderful community on Lake Michigan. From the beauty and environmentally sound cottage, to the cozy and artful decor, to the exquisite water color paintings adorning the walls, to the bedroom windows which looked out to beautiful, rustling trees when you awoke, to the symphony of bird songs from the nearby woods, our stay was perfection! The hardest part was forcing ourselves to go into town to explore, but we did manage to enjoy the nearby towns, restaurants and shops. We were blessed to have a short stay this past week. We look forward to many more longer stays!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Arcadia Bluffs
"Great golf on one of the nation's highest rated courses. Right on Lake Michigna. Very classy..."
Interlochen Center for the Arts
"Great summer concerts, plays, performances and films created by students. Kresge Auditorium ..."
Crystal Mountain
"So beautiful just to drive or walk around, Great golfing, concerts in the evening, restraur..."
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs, Bear Lake, and another on Guliver
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Lots of them
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Arcadia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
beginning season
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$245
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jul 21 2015 - Aug 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$245
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$235
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
$4,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150.00
Property Damage Protection $99.00
Cleaning $99.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Renters are responsible for asking about any allergy challenges before booking. There have been pets in the house.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Arcadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 There is a soaking tub and a separate stall shower Towels for in house use provided. Bring your own beach towels please.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single , This is a roll-a-way that fits into the little gallery
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), All linens provided. A roll a-roll-way is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A roll away bed is available to put in small gallery space.

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