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Newly Remodeled Cottage

John & Melissa Heiss

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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John & Melissa Heiss

Member since: 2012
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Newly Remodeled Cottage

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Paw Paw Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom/ 1 bath Lake View

Located on one of the most desired private all sports lakes in the area you won’t want to miss this country setting located on the side of a hill in the treetops. Bring back those childhood memories of living in a tree house but enjoy all the amenities this cottage has to offer from the new Hickory hardwood flooring and cabinets to the Jacuzzi tub or dual shower heads. Let’s just say you won’t feel like you roughing it or spending the week at Grandma’s old cottage. It has a fully stocked Kitchen and Gas Grill with 600 sq ft of outdoor living including a 5 person hot tub and the patio with fire pit. For those cool nights enjoy the electric fireplace or on the all too hot days stay inside in central air and play games or watch TV on the 47” Plasma TV complete with Dish TV. We also have a Blue Ray Player with 30 different DVD's to choose from. If you enjoy watching all kinds of wildlife or just want to sit back and enjoy a great book don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy your next travel or romantic getaway in the Treetops. The cottage is private and does not sit directly on the lake, but does have lake views and private frontage.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John & Melissa Heiss (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015

About John & Melissa Heiss

Having went to high school together who would have known years down the road we would marry our best friend and enjoy living life together each day while enjoying God's blessings.

John & Melissa Heiss purchased this cottage in 2010

Why John & Melissa Heiss chose Paw Paw

We had always dreamed of one day buying a lake home but never thought we would have a place south of where we lived. Everyone always imagines their up north vacation spot and yet we travel down south. We bought the place to enjoy life and create family memories while being able to bless others with an opportunity to enjoy what we love so much about this place. When we first saw the home it had exactly what we were looking for. A small cabin, great lake, and fun setting. We didn’t want an old rustic cabin and didn’t want to be packed in next to our neighbors like so many homes.

What makes this cottage unique

I think so many of the unique benefits I have already covered but the biggest benefit when you rent the cottage is you don’t get another rental but our cottage. A place that's main business isn’t to rent and make a profit but to create a place where you will enjoy your time away and have an opportunity to meet us face to face at check in not a management company.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Newly Remodeled Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
4

Beautiful location even in cold weather!

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I took a long weekend trip to the Treetop Cottage during March 2015 and had a wonderful time! We didn't use the dock or spend any time on the lake (as it was still frozen), but there was plenty to do! We spent a lot of time in the hot tub which was perfect in the slightly chilly weather. If you're planning on using the hot tub, definitely bring flip flops! It's a short walk around the house over a stone/dirt path to get to it, and if you attempt it barefoot your feet (and therefore the tub) will get dirty. We had a small issue with the hot tub at first, but after a quick call to John we had it fixed! John was extremely helpful and accommodating both leading up to and during our stay. I would certainly rent from him again.

The cabin itself has had some nice updates. The bedrooms were a little small, but there was plenty of living space to make up for it. We spent a lot of time in the TV room on the very comfy couches :) The beds were comfortable as well. We loved how many windows there are to look out on the trees. There are three or four other homes near the cottage, and the only negative part of staying here in the winter/spring is that the lack of leaves on the trees does create a slight loss of privacy.

We did a lot of our own cooking and the kitchen had everything we needed! We especially loved the gas stove. The fridge and freezer had plenty of room for our groceries, and it was a quick five or ten minute drive to the Village Market in Gobles if we needed anything. We also took a day trip to South Haven on Lake Michigan, and we highly recommend it. It is an adorable tourist town and Van Buren State Park is nearby with beautiful views of the lake. Some of the South Haven shops are closed in the winter, but we still enjoyed window shopping and dining there. It was about a 40 minute drive from the cottage.

Overall, we had an amazing time staying here, and I would recommend it to anyone! We will be looking into returning in the summer so we can have some fun on the lake.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Cozy, relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

If you need to get away and can really appreicate nature, this is for you! First, the upkeep of this cottage is beautiful! It was CLEAN, lots of room, the firpit and seating outside was so cozy and comfortable. The hot tub was relaxing and easy to manage. What I appreciated most was the first morning when I opened my eyes...there are so many windows and all you can see was trees and greenery! It is so beautiful and relaxing, and just what the doctor ordered.

It was a girls weekend for us so lots of long talks by the fire and we even cozied up to a movie! The beds are so comfortable also.

It was a bit tricky to find the place but that expericence made it that much more cool. There is a really short walk to the water. We had wine on the little pier, had a relaxing short kayake ride and watched the sun set.

It can be so scary for both parties when it comes to home rentals- to invest in a home that strangers are staying and plan a getaway in a strangers home. But this place is truly a gem. So if you truly want to getaway, appreciate nature and feel safe at the same time, this is your place.

Dont forget to bring your own firewood for the firepit, and go before it gets dark!

Best,

Monica and Family!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Little Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I took a 4 day trip and stayed here. The cottage is clean, updated and very welcoming. We LOVED the king sized bed, very cozy and we slept well every night.

We liked the proximity to all things, and we took mini tours of several towns within an hours drive most days. The cottage really is secluded and it was very peaceful. We loved that they literally had everything we could have needed for a stay, although the grill was very dirty and we never did end up cooking in the kitchen. It was nice to have a washer and dryer available had we needed it. The TV/DVD was also a great addition, as was the wifi. It was hard to get logged in at first, but after we had no issues and it was helpful because we spent a lot of time researching local activities and planning our days.

We weren't a fan of the amount of bugs (being in the woods will do that), the trek to the lake (it seemed really far and was hard to find even with the map the owners provided), and the lack of communication with the owners. We knew we would be in the woods, and expected bugs. But, they were SO bad. We couldn't even enjoy the hot tub for more than 10 minutes because they are so bad. The map to the lake was a bit difficult to navigate and we got lost a couple of times before we actually found what we "think" was the dock that belonged to this property. It was also hard to each the owners, we would e-mail and go days with no reply and they didn't send any kind of confirmation immediately prior to our arrival. I knew my CC had been charged for the stay, but I would have appreciated some kind of contact from them to let me know they had us scheduled for arrival, etc. After we reached out, the owner did send a detailed list of directions and we are so thankful because we would have missed it and been lost for sure, otherwise!

All in all it was a wonderful trip and we would definitely recommend the Treetops to anyone who wants a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I am sorry about the bugs, as we have little to no control over that. We do spray in the spring and for the most part it works well. It all depends on many factors and is not always like that. Please know we are always happy to take phone calls anytime, but sometimes things fall through the cracks in email. I am sorry for not communicating better. Please know we try our best and are happy to serve you. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
Hebron, KY
5

Great week at Treetop!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the cottage from June 14-21. It was so beautiful and peaceful. There were so many cool things about our stay I decided to make notes while we were there, so I wouldn’t forget them!

Starting outside the cabin, the patio was beautiful, had newer comfy furniture to sit at for relaxing, or around the fire pit. The gurgling fountain helped complete the peacefulness. The 2 wrought iron table and chair sets were nice for dining outside. We used the 2 man kayak during the weekdays when there was very little activity on the lake. The sunset views from the shore were fabulous! The newer gas grill worked perfectly. You can purchase firewood at the Village market, or at the Shell station in Gobles.

Inside, the cottage is plenty spacious. There are 2 different sitting rooms, with comfortable, clean couches and chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is filtered water at the sink, very nice touch! The master bedroom has windows on two sides, when you open the blinds, you are actually up in the middle of the trees, what a nice view to wake up to!

Other highlights about the inside are...electrical outlets everywhere, two fire places, ipod port for stereo, Blu-ray player, large HD TV, good family DVDs, dish network, secure wireless internet, gas range, large walk-in closet in MB, with ironing board, washer and dryer, beautiful hardwood floors.

Things to do while staying....

Dining...Findley’s American Grill, Ostemo, near intersection of 131 and 43. We ate there on our way in. Excellent! Gallagher’s Eatery & Pub, Pawpaw, across the street from St. Julian and Warner wineries. We ate outside on the patio overlooking the Pawpaw river. Great food!

Robin’s nest Between Pawpaw and Gobles. Family diner. Good prices, daily specials. Village Market is a full service grocery. No need to find a Walmart!

Attractions....Kalamazoo Nature Center. Lots of good trails in thick woods, along brooks and the Kalamazoo river. Great for kids.

Felt Mansion just north of Saugatuck. 1920’s summer home of inventor of the comptometer (early calculator). They have a concert series in the summer on the lawn.

Saugatuck Dunes State Park. At parking lot for Felt Mansion there is a 1 mile trail through thick woods that takes you to Lake Michigan beach and dunes. Very private especially during the weekdays.

Excellent shopping and dining in South Haven and Saugatuck.

Kal-Haven trail. Access at Gobles or a short walk from cottage. Great for hiking or biking!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything I could have asked for. The setting is peaceful and serene, as you are in the woods, but can see the lake and it's only a short 200 yards before you are sitting on the dock enjoying the lake. The owners have done a fabulous job remodeling this cottage. It is quaint but has all the modern luxuries you could want including soft sheets and comforters, jetted tub, large hdtv and blue ray player, and great wifi connection. The hot tub looks like it's brand new and the patio and fire pit made for a great place to enjoy dinner and relaxing. The AC worked like a charm, and the peacefulness of the setting made this a great stay. I think I only saw one other person during my 3 days, and I only saw them once.

John and Melissa were so easy to work with and quickly responded to any questions I had.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Treetop Cottage. The house was warm and cozy. It was perfect for our family of three. My teenage daughter loved how she had places where she could go off on her own and read, read, read.

The house is in a beautiful location. We were at the cottage the day after Christmas and we arrived to a decorated Christmas tree and snow falling most of the day. It couldn't have been prettier.

We love the outdoors and the cottage is very close to the Kal-Haven trail. In the winter we were able to cross-country ski along the trail. We hope to come back in the summer and bike to Lake Michigan and Kalamazoo.

I've already recommended the property to friends. We'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Kalamazoo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Tj Pour House
Nearest Ferry
72 Miles
Lake Express - Muskegon
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Heritage Glen
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Mexican/ Pizza/ Bar
Nearest Ski
7.5 Miles
Timberridge
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

Gobles is a small town located in Southwest Michigan and the heart of Pure Michigan. Located less than 30 minutes from South Haven and Lake Michigan perfect for a scenic drive to enjoy all the area has to offer. We are located about 1 ½ miles from Kal-Haven Trails. The 33 mile former railroad bed has a limestone/slag surface. Linking the city of South Haven to the city of Kalamazoo the trail crosses over bridges, passes through small towns and by points of historical interest. Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, cross country ski, or snowmobiling Kal-Haven Trails is a great time. If you enjoy Food come visit The Grill House. Located in Allegan, MI only 10 minutes away enjoy Travel Channel’s own 101 tastiest places to chow down. Known for their great steaks and Grill room a must to stop at while you are in the area. If Steak isn’t your choice enjoy many local restaurants where the food is as good as the small town service. In the summers sit and relax by the lake or do some fishing but in the winter enjoy a day of cross country skiing or go visit Timber Ridge Ski resort only 7 ½ miles away. Now for my favorite time of the year the Fall time! You have to love southwest Michigan in the fall from the apple cider to crisp leaves you will want to breath deep and relax by the fire pit outside or for the cooler nights enjoy a dip in our Hot Tub or dry out by the fireplace. So take in all southwest Michigan has to offer and come visit us at our treetop cottage.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Paw Paw Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Special
Apr 16 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/ Summer Rates 2015
May 16 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$850
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes $400 Minimum Rental Required.
Full Payment with $250.00 security deposit is required for anything less than 30 days prior to check in or partial week/ weekend rentals. Any 7 Day rentals we require 1/2 down when making the reservation and the balance due with security deposit 30 days prior to check in. There is a 3% Processing Fee for use of Credit Cards. However you can pay online using square cash for FREE.
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Amenities

Paw Paw Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Shower has dual shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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