COTTAGE IN THE HEART OF HARBOR COUNTRY - STEPS FROM TOWN

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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COTTAGE IN THE HEART OF HARBOR COUNTRY - STEPS FROM TOWN

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Located steps from the Village of Three Oaks, guests can walk to Vickers Theatre, Featherbone Factory, Acorn Theatre, Froehlich’s, Journeyman Distillery, and more. Great for cyclists, and for food or wine enthusiasts, located in the heart of Harbor Country - short drive to Lake Michigan, Warren Dunes, 8 wineries, shopping and 2 casinos.

The cottage has been professionally designed with bright, cottage decor with a modern twist. Kids and adults will enjoy climbing the 'dock' ladder to the comfortable sleeping loft which is 6' tall in the middle. The loft features three twin beds a television, DVD, and gamecube gaming system.

For the family chef, the kitchen features a professional Aga range and farm house sink. Enjoy breakfast on the back sun-porch or watch the game during the fall on one of our flat screen TV’s.

Pamper yourself in the master bathroom with vintage marble sink, mosaic tile floors and euro-style shower.

Enjoy the vintage touches like fully restored doors, hinges, cast-iron vents, chandeliers, high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout.

Keywords: cottage, house, town, wineries, three oaks, habor country, pet friendly, loft, lake michigan, new buffalo, theatres, shops, resturants, cycling, brewery, anitques, renovated, new, clean, four winds casino,

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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We are a family of four (and one black lab) living in Howell, Michigan in the Detroit suburbs.

My husband, Jeff, is a financial planner and I own an interior design firm. Jeff and I like to restore old homes and buildings. Our offices are located in a fully restored, three story Victorian building in Downtown Howell.

We love to ride our bikes. We have taken our tandems all over North America. We have a tandem for the boys and a tandem for the girls. We originally came to Three Oaks for the cycling, wineries and Lake Michigan.

My children are now 11 and 13 and they helped us with the restoration of the vacation home which took 14 months to complete. They also like the in town location because it gives them a little freedom-- they can play at two nearby parks. They also enjoy the library, pharmacy and ice cream shops; all of which are a two block walk from the cottage.

Now that we have a vacation home in Harbor Country we hope to enjoy the beautiful area year round and share it with family and guests.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

We had been renting in Three Oaks for almost ten years before we finally decided to buy our own vacation home.

We love the area for its beauty -- especially the Lake Michigan shoreline and the wineries. We are cycling enthusiasts and the roads in Berrien County are a cyclists dream - safe, scenic and well marked.

We purchased the home on Cedar Street because my husband and I restore historic properties and we loved the in-town location of this charming home.

I think our visitors will enjoy the home itself- it is in great shape and the decor is cheerful and a little quirky. The location is a bonus for those who like to stroll the antique shops, restaurants and theatres of Three Oaks - leave the car behind!

Hop on your bike and tour all of Harbor Country - we've provided the cycling maps for you.

Take a scenic drive out to one of the wineries. We love late summer and early fall for trips out to the farms and vineyards.

Two of our favorite beaches are the Warren Dunes State Park and the New Buffalo City Beach. At Warren Dunes challenge your family to climb the Tower Hill sand dune. We do it once a year and the views are worth it! Or have dinner in New Buffalo and walk to the city beach - check out the yachts or watch the sunset as you take an evening dip. The water is beautiful.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Cottage in the Heart of Harbor Country - Steps from Town
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Cottage in the Heart of Harbor Country - Steps from Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385681vb
248-613-6554
Three Oaks Southwest Michigan
5

It is unanimous, the whole family loves this adorable cottage!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of seven loves staying at the cottage and our three young boys talk about the cool "fort room" year round. Our teenage girls love the fact that they get their own room that the boys love their room so much that they leave them alone.

There is something for everyone, and this year, I found a new yoga studio in Downtown Three Oaks for an early morning class before we hit the beach for a day of stand up paddle boarding, rented affordably right on the beach (an added bonus).

The location is amazing -- close to the a nice outlet mall (Michigan City, IN), beaches, restaurants and a short train ride into Chicago for a day of big city fun. This year, we made the trip to catch a Cub's game and celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday.

Twice a week, there is a local Farmer's Market, so make sure to check when it is open during your visit, you will be sad to miss it.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cottage in the Heart of Harbor Country - Steps from Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385681vb
248-613-6554
Three Oaks Southwest Michigan
United States
5

family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Very nice house, exactly as is shown in the pictures. Close to town so it was nice to walk, close to biking trails or you could just bike around town, nice yard and porch (front and back). Beaches are not too far away - 15 min to Warren Dunes, 30 minutes to St. Josephs which was the best beach by far. We weren't impressed with New Buffalo but there were enough other nice towns within less than an hour's drive. Nice to have a washer and dryer. The restaurants in town had very good food - Viola's Café, Journeyman's Distillery and a good ice cream shop and bakery. Bicycle museum was interesting and a nice place to shop for gifts. Kelly, the owner, was very helpful and accessible with questions before the trip and during.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cottage in the Heart of Harbor Country - Steps from Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385681vb
248-613-6554
Three Oaks Southwest Michigan
Chicago, Illinois
5

Great family reunion!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the cottage. Our extended family gathered to celebrate my husband's parents' anniversary and to have a family portrait taken. We had 11 people at the cottage and all slept comfortably. The cottage is beautifully decorated and the yard was perfect for the 5 kids to run around and play! That was a huge bonus for us. The cottage was close to everything we wanted to do and the little downtown was very charming. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice summer getaway for a mid-large group. The kids LOVED the loft and the adults loved the sun porch. The owners were extremely professional, kind, and responsive. That was also a huge plus for us since we were coordinating it for three families. Thank you and hope to see you again next year!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cottage in the Heart of Harbor Country - Steps from Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385681vb
248-613-6554
Three Oaks Southwest Michigan
5

Perfect for our group!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was perfect for our group of 10. We stayed for the weekend, and it was a wonderful weekend. We loved the cute little town. The cottage was just the right size for our group. The interior of the cottage was beautiful. If you stay in this cottage I would recommend going to The Stray Dog for dinner (it was amazing). I would love to stay in this cottage again!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Cottage in the Heart of Harbor Country - Steps from Town
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248-613-6554
Three Oaks Southwest Michigan
Chicago
4

Nice house but not prepared for 11 guests

  • 4 of 5
It is a wonderful property in a wonderful little town. AGA stove is part of the amazing renovations done by the owners. However, our family is a cooking family and there were only enough plate settings for 6 people. We had to go out and buy more plates and dishes. There is no dishwasher. The AGA oven is great, but it's too small for most of the baking pans and sheets. i suppose they were expecting people who only dine out....
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage in the Heart of Harbor Country - Steps from Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385681vb
248-613-6554
Three Oaks Southwest Michigan
Chicago, Illinois, USA
5

Early spring weekend

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent two nights here with friends in mid-May and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The home is peaceful and well laid out--surprisingly spacious inside. Walking to buy fresh bread in the morning or to take a distillery tour in the afternoon were wonderful perks of the location. We had brought a lot of our own food and cooking items with us, and found the kitchen a pleasure to use. A truly relaxing and comfortable weekend in a lovely home.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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walking, running, jogging, and one of the best places in the mid-west for cycling. The property is close to the warren woods state park, warren dunes state park, the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Three Oaks House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer peak season
Jun 6 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
fall mid season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,195
 
 
winter/off season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $150

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Three Oaks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Video Game Console ...
  • VCR
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • library
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • kayaking
Notes:
Located steps from town, walk to Vickers Theatre, Featherbone Factory, Acorn Theatre, Froehlich’s, Journeyman Distillery, and more. Great for cyclists, and for food or wine enthusiasts, located in the heart of Harbor Country - short drive to Lake Michigan, Warren Dunes, wineries, shopping and 2 casinos. The cottage has been professionally designed with bright, cottage decor with a modern twist. Kids and adults will enjoy climbing the 'dock' ladder to the comfortable sleeping loft which is 6' tall in the middle. The loft features three twin beds a television, DVD, and gaming system. For the family chef, the kitchen features a professional Aga range and farmhouse sink. Enjoy breakfast on the back sun-porch or watch the game during the fall on one of our flat screen TV’s. Pamper yourself in the master bathroom with vintage marble sink, floors and euro-style shower. Enjoy vintage touches like fully restored hinges, cast-iron vents, chandeliers, high ceilings & hardwood
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