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Historic Storybook Log Cottage Steps from Private Beach

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

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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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Historic Storybook Log Cottage Steps from Private Beach
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
5

Great get away with a touch of history

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our family get away at this beautifully decorated cottage! It was cozy even in the chill of winter. Wood was provided in the fireplace all ready for us when we arrived out of the cold. It was the perfect blend of our interests; historic items, gardening and hunting, murder mystery books on the shelves, and the lake Michigan shore terrifyingly beautiful in winter high winds. The kids were even happy with the TV cable and wifi diversions. The only complaint was the mattress on the master bed was not very comfortable. We all would like to be guests again someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing home, perfect location to beach and nearby towns. The perfect getaway for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time. The home is charming and inviting. Linda was accommodating and left helpful info for us for our visit. All in all we had a terrific experience and look forward to a return visit hopefully sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous cabin just close enough the water and coffee

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful vintage cabin in the woods. Much bigger and more interesting than we could have imagined. The lake is very nearby and the neighborhood was so peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow! A getaway to remember

  • 5 of 5

There isn't enough space to capture how special this listing is. We went with two couples over Labor Day weekend. The cabin is the perfect blend of nature, advanced amenities, seclusion and convenience with the beach only steps away. The cabin is decorated with so many unique, complimentary touches. It is truly a gem. We had great weather and were able to build nice fires each night. The cool evening air was perfect for sleeping (although you could use the heat/AC depending on timing of your stay). Linda is extremely sweet and very communicative. She was responsive within minutes to our every need. Highly recommend! We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was perfect for a family with three teenagers. Much more space than the photos and it truly looks like a feature in a home magazine. The home was beautifully staged for our arrival and checkout procedures were minimal. Linda was great to work with and even secretly left a brand new beach cart for our use in the middle of our stay. Lovely backyard area full of birds and small wildlife. The home is stocked with beach towels and beach chairs. Although the closest stop was closed, Linda suggested a hidden stop with a better beach just a few houses down. Lunch at the beach every day and cozy evenings at home made for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Michiana House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 26 - 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
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Michiana 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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