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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Historic Storybook Log Cottage Steps from Private Beach

33 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Southwest Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Original 1932 log cabin filled with romantic charm; a quiet getaway to another place in time just 70 minutes from Chicago. The house has been featured in the October 2012 Country Living Magazine and also the October 2010 Midwest Living Magazine. This picturesque cabin is nestled under a canopy of old oak trees with a private beach just steps away. The 3 bedroom (2 double beds, 1 twin) 2 bath is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is a wonderful getaway all year round. There is a charming back porch (heated) which feels like being in a tree house with 42 inch flat screen TV, screened in front porch with porch swing, great room with fabulous field stone fireplace, a fire pit in the rear garden and a wonderful beach 200 steps away...close enough that forgetting something at the house is an easy fix.

"The cabin" was a private and cherished country family home for many years so is an extra special place unlike others. It is filled with lovely antiques and is authentic to the period with all of the modern conveniences.

Wake to the birds, go to sleep to the sounds of the lake and silence, enjoy coffee and cocktails on the screened in front porch, sunbath, beach walk, antique, shop, dine, ride horses, make a fabulous meal in the well equipped kitchen, relish lush greenery and peace or just relax in a refined rustic enviorment. Ralph Lauren would approve; a dream come true for anyone who wants more than average!

Keywords: Log Cottage

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

Historic Storybook Log Cottage Steps from Private Beach
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

It's a Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

Our family started our 2016 summer with a stay at this home. It was so unique. We had a mix of kids ages, the house was perfect for all! Location is great. The beach is a perfect little walk. And we enjoyed our days there. We were all VERY sad to leave. Looking forward to hopefully going back in 2017. Thank you, to the home owners for all the hard work and charm you put into it. It is a TREASURE! They have thought of it all.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and unique cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at this cottage for Memorial Day Weekend. Wow, we were truly amazed by the charm and charisma that this place possesses. Every design detail has been meticulously planned and wonderfully executed. We really felt as if we were in a time capsule from a simpler time. The neighborhood is quiet and laid back and the home is very close to the lake. Linda was a pleasure to work with and everything went seamlessly with the planning and the stay. We will definitely be coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
5

Don't hesitate.....Book this cottage NOW!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend getaway! The cottage is beautiful, cozy, and spotless! Linda is a joy to work with and made our trip effortless. I am almost hesitant to write this review because we would like to keep this jewel to ourselves! In fact we are already looking at dates to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NW Ohio
5

So unique!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this very unique cottage. First of all, all the other reviews are correct. The detail and thought that went into this home is beyond words. We especially loved the fireplace, and with the cold rainy days and nights it was perfect. The shower is amazing! I came home wondering if I could make some of those changes. Linda was so sweet to work with, we hope to come back. Don't miss the short walk to the beach, Stop 50 Pizza on the way to the cottage, and must eat dinner at Bentwood (better make reservations) and Rosie's for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surpassed our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

After viewing the pictures from the sight, our expectations were high. Everything about the cottage surpassed our expectations. The cottage is very cozy, but not small by any means. All the decor is very interesting and tied together very well; you can spend hours just checking out all of the neat stuff. It is neslted far enough off the road that you have total privacy. The cottage is also immaculately clean; not a speck of dust to be found. And of course, it is nice being so close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Chicago, IL
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a long weekend here. The house was perfect, great location, lots of character, and had everything we could possibly need. Linda was super easy to work with and we will definitely be looking to book this house again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Michiana House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 30 - Sept 7, 2016
Jun 30 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
June 1 - June 29, 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
June 30 - Sept 7, 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$270
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rental amount due upon confirmation of reservaton
*4 week cancellation policy period, payment will be returned in full
*Less than 4 week notice forfeits rental payment
*$500 security deposit returned after property inspecition if no damage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Built in on porch sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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