As soon as you enter our adorable cottage you will be welcomed by the original woodwork and wood floors. This small 2 bedroom, (updated 1 bathroom and quaint kitchen ) will make you immediately unwind. Your here! We have tried to keep the feel from the 30's and 40's time period with our decorating. This is a place for making wonderful memories. Watch the birds while sipping your morning coffee. The private association beach is about a one block walk to Lake Michigan. There are 45 steps down to the sand. Come back and grill or get ready for dinner (many great restaurants from casual to dressy in the vicinity). Enjoy an evening down on the beach to watch a wonderful sunset and back up to play board games, bean bags or badminton. This is a place where you can relax and catch up on those books to read, organize those photo albums you have been meaning to put in order.
Summer 2013 Reservations Now In Progress: Plan a week or weekend away for wine tasting at one of local wineries. Grab a bottle of wine and head down to our private beach to watch the sunset around a campfire. Get away for some quality family time. Take a hike through the woods, jog along Lakeshore Road or on the beach. Take a morning walk (a nice stretch of the legs to get the paper and a great cup of coffee). The numerous restaurants are great and the atmosphere is totally relaxing. Many of the restaurants offer great weekday specials. Try your luck at Four Winds or Blue Chip Casino. A Little Bit O'Heaven makes you feel so comfortable that we guarantee an afternoon nap is in order.
We are now accepting reservations for 2013. Summer weeks are fill up quickly, we now have many repeat customers so plan your vacation today! Don't hesitate and wait until the last minute.
This place is truly 'A Little Bit O'Heaven'. One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!
The O'Reilly/McGarry Families
Activities and Miscellaneous Information: Central Air/Heat with 6 ceiling fans
1 TV (cable)
Bathroom with shower (bench in shower) - no tub
Outside Shower to rinse off from beach
Refrigerator with ice and filtered water
All Linens Provided except beach towels
Cookware & Utensils
Outside Gas and Charcoal Grill
Large Screened House
Parking for up to 3 cars
Full Size Bed in Master Bedroom
Futon in Second Bedroom (very small room)
Full size pull out Sofa Bed in TV/Gathering Room
Stackable Washer and Dryer
Bicycles available upon request
Fantastic area restaurants from casual to dressy. Warren Dunes State Park - 10 minute drive. Warren Woods Preserve - 10 minute drive or bike ride. In season strawberry, blueberry, apple to pumpkin picking. Beach, beach, beach days and sunset nights. Cross country and down hill skiing near. Lighthouse outlet shopping mall - 25 minute ride. Numerous golf courses. Blue Chip Gambling Casino - 20 minutes by car.
Happenings: To see the latest events in the area, please contact us for more information. This is the perfect way to prepare for your stay at A Little Bit O'Heaven.
It is time to THINK SPRING and SUMMER ALREADY! OH! It is a WONDERFUL LIFE.
I was fortunate to spend all my summer's in Lakeside, Michigan from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 1960 to 1971. My parents sold 'Happy Stay' in 1971 and it was something everyone had always regretted. My brother, husband and I purchased A Little Bit O'Heaven in 1985 and every time I arrive I know it is A Wonderful Life. My husband enjoys the Fall and peaceful walks along the lake as you can see in the photo above. As for me...I cannot think of a happier place, than to have had the opportunity to watch my children grow up and enjoy their childhood in Lakeside.
It just so happens we were driving around the Harbor Country area in 1985, reminiscing about our wonderful memories in Lakeside. It was just by luck (long story), that the cottage next to our parents old one 'Happy Stay' was for sale. We had no intention of buying a property, but we could not pass it up. Here we are 28 years later...our children now have the same wonderful memories we had and most of our renters are now repeat customers for 25 years plus. This place is definitely made for wonderful, leave the chaotic world behind fun and memories!
There are so many things that make people fall in love with 'A Little Bit O'Heaven'. #1 is the beach. The home is small, but feels like you have been here before and it makes you feel like it is has been waiting just for you. You come with a certain level of what to expect and it's simpleness just makes you fall in love with it even more. It has a special feeling about it!