|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Annie's Cottage is a serene oasis located in Harbert Woods, a private residential area, part of renowned Harbor Country. A pleasant three-minute walk through the woods leads you to a fabulous private association beach and carefree days in the sun and sand. Although still quaint and cottage style, Annie's now enjoys a fresh coat of paint and a journey into the 21st century with cable tv and internet access. If you want to enjoy the sunset, take a peaceful stroll along the shore, or just prop your feet up and read a good book and If peace and quiet and long stretches of sand and water are your goal, this is where you need to be. The cottage has a cheery, sun-lit, eat-in kitchen which leads out to a small wooded backyard perfect for grilling out or just communing with nature. Let yourself go back to simpler times and share a quiet moment chasing fireflies with your kids.
Our fully-furnished cottage is a short walk or quiet bike ride to the famous Harbert Swedish Bakery , Cafe Gulistan, Luisa's Cafe and an array of antique shops, art galleries and fun boutiques,along with a picnic park and children's playground. The town of Sawyer is a ten minute ride north and includes the famous Sawyer Garden Center and a selection of shops and restaurants and just a bit further up the road is Warren Dunes State Park. Continue driving north for 30 minutes and experience St.Joe,famous Silver Beach and our newest area attraction, the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course part of beautiful Harbor Shores Resort on the shores of Lake Michigan in Benton Harbor. Benton Harbor is enjoying a resurrgence with the Arts District featuring a number of art galleries , restaurants and the Livery, a popular music venue and brew pub.
If wine tasting is your forte, take an afternoon and experience the many well known local wineries found nestled among the winding country roads and featuring many award winning wines and restaurants.
Annie's cottage offers you hard found serenity , but convenience to an abundance of varied and family friendly activities.To our return guests, we can't wait for you to see the changes and we thank you for your loyalty and to our new guests, we look forward to sharing our much loved cottage and beach and hope you'll come to find it as special as we have for many years. Enjoy our continued affordable rates and come and experience Harbor Country at it's best!
My husband and I have stayed at Annie's Cottage 4 times over the past several years. Each time we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we've had a wonderful vacation. We are from the East Coast so we found the pricing very reasonable compared to other beach cottages we've tried. The house comes well stocked with necessities, and everything was very clean and in excellent working order. Annie's cottage was everything we had hoped for, and we hope to return again in the future.
Greetings! My family has enjoyed Annie's Cottage in the Woods the past two summer (2013 and 2014). Each time, we felt comfortable and invited as if we were family. Our first stay, my children were quite young (18 months and 3 years old) and other than not having a bath (shower only), we found the stay to be delightful and we all enjoyed our time close to the lake. Having access to the private beach was wonderful as it made the experience far less intimidating for our kids. Our repeat stay was in Aug. of 2014 for a full week. Again, we were not disappointed. Both with the homey comfort of the cottage, the close proximity to the beach and the short drive into Stevensville, St. Joe, etc. My children were able to handle the short walk and stairs to the private beach on their own at this stay (ages 2 & 4). And the shower was a non-issue as well. We have had 2 wonderful summer vacations in Annie's homey cottage on a private Lake Michigan beach, all at a very affordable cost! We love our time there, our children adore the cottage and we anticipate returning in the years to come. It is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of our connected world with all of the benefits and simple luxuries of home and we'd recommend this cottage to anyone! And we always look forward to the bottle of wine greeting us too!
My wife and I stayed in Annie's Cottage in September of 2014. Well I would like to stay professional here but the truth has to be told. We have been using VRBO and Home Away for years. We have never experienced such a dirty home as Annie's Cottage. The interior had black mold in the air conditioner, the furniture also had mold. the windows were filthy and home decor was matted with dirt and cob webs. The ceiling fans were coated with mold, dirt and grime. I tried cleaning for three days. We cleaned and cleaned but soon I was feeling ill from the level of mold and dust. We had to vacate the premises within days of what was to be a three week stay
I've stayed at Annie's Cottage 3 times in the past year. Most recently for a week in July. I've already made plans to come back for a weekend this Fall and a week next summer! I first stayed here in July 2012 and chose the cottage based on its location and price. Trust me when I tell you that a better deal cannot be found, I’ve looked all the way from Michiana to St. Joe. The cottage is the perfect size for a small group. Last year it was my family of 5 for a week and most recently I stayed with 3 of my girlfriends. It’s clean, has all the linens and bath towels you would need. The shower is a bit small, which was only a slight issue for my Dad and brother who are both over 6ft tall. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pots and pans and we greatly appreciated the bottle of wine Annie left for us! It can get hot if there is no breeze, but if you leave the air conditioner and ceiling fans on during hot nights it will cool down. The neighborhood is quiet and not at all crowded. The walk to the beach path and stairs only takes a minute or two. The climb back up those stairs can be tiresome, but after a few times it gets easy. In the 3 times I’ve stayed here I’ve never thought the beach was crowded. On the weekends there might be 4 or 5 families spread out and the beach for this association is quite large. On weekdays we are usually the only ones on the beach. Plus there is a public beach only a minute away that we use before and after we check in and out of the cottage. There is a fee to drive into the Warren Dunes if you prefer to use that beach. Another bonus, the cottage is down the street from the Swedish Bakery (open Fri-Mon at 7am!) which makes the best Danishes I’ve ever had. It’s about 20 minutes to Meijer’s in Stevensville and 15 minutes by the Red Arrow Highway to New Buffalo. On the most recent stay we drove back to Chicago for a Monday night concert at Soldier Field and it only took an hour each way. I love this little beach cottage and can’t wait to go back!
I stayed with my son and daughter last June, and had a wonderful time there. It is a gem of a place, especially for the price. This was the second year in a row, and truthfully I'm reluctant to write a review, because I don't want anyone else to know about it! There is plenty of room, a cute little kitchen, a separate bedroom for the kids, and it is literally just steps away from the beach, which is the best thing about it, of course. I also appreciate the bottle of wine we receive as a welcome gift.
Had a great time! Walk to the beach was short and pleasant and the beach was great..Cottage was cozy,clean and comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Would return here again and hope to have a longer time to stay.Owner was friendly and helpful.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
A deposit of $200 is required to book. $150 is refundable if all intact at checkout and $50 retained for cleaning.
Checks and cash accepted
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.