About the property
- Cottage1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Pull Out Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps Maximum of 4-6
Directly across the street from Sugar Sand Beach on Lake Michigan, Tesi's Folly is a spacious, romantic getaway on a lush, wooded lot perfect for beach loving families & couples. This recently renovated cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a queen sized pull-out sleeper sofa, wood-burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchen custom built-in bar, and a private deck with 4-person jacuzzi hot tub.(Seasonal)
The 1,100 square foot open floor plan lets in lots of sun with large windows and skylights. The cottage features an air conditioning, on-site parking, cable TV, a BBQ grill, dishwasher, ceiling fans, a newly renovated bathroom, eclectic antique furniture & artwork, and separate dining area with a table for 6. All linens and towels are provided. A deli, bakery, grocery store, cafes, and exceptional dining venues are within walking distance.
Area Activities: Award winning dining in the area includes American, French, Middle Eastern, and Italian restaurants. Tabor Hill and Round Barn Wineries both have tasting rooms approximately 2 miles from our property. Wine trail maps provide an excellent guide for a scenic drive to local wineries or schedule a tour for your group with a local chauffeur service. Just 5 miles away, in the harbor town of New Buffalo, you'll find the newly constructed, beautifully landscaped Four Winds Casino with its 3,000+ slot machines, World Poker Tour room, steakhouse, and immense buffet. Also Warren Dunes State Park, with its impressive sand dunes along 3 miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, is just a 10 minute drive away. Prime Outlets Mall of Michigan City is a shopper's paradise and just 15-20 minutes away. Visitors have access to miles of bicycling trails, boat & watercraft rentals, chartered fishing, and numerous organized festivals throughout the seasons.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The cottage itself is cute and clean. The beach, however, consists of 2 very small public accesses, approximately 50 yards wide only each. There are huge signs at both ends that warn against "trespassing on private property" beyond the tiny public beach areas. Although dogs are welcome at the cottage, they are NOT allowed on the beaches. Get up early to even secure a small spot on the beach for the day and you have to leave your dog alone in the cottage all day. You can drive about 20 minutes to Warren Dunes that has a dog beach. Disappointing especially when I inquired about the property I specifically mentioned a "water loving dog" and not a word was said about the "no dogs on the beach" rule. Also better bring extra TP since they give you only one extra roll for 3 people for 3 days. Not a terrible weekend, just not at all what I expected as far as daily activities for my family and our dog.
We booked this cottage last minute because there wasn't anything else available for a a family of 4. I was a little worried it would be too small. It was a wonderful surprise. Tessi's cottage was clean, nicely decorated, and bigger then the photos show. Plenty of room for us. We were 1/2 block to 2 beach accesses and walking distance to groceries, cafes and restaurants. The sunsets were amazing!
Lovely little cottage
Pretty little cottage, very nicely laid-out and furnished; spacious, open and well-outfitted kitchen. Clean and well-maintained, comfortable beds, plenty of extra towels and linens. Systems (heating, air conditioning, plumbing) work well. Private patio, functioning fireplace, hot tub, reliable wireless as advertised. A couple of downsides: (1) the listing and photo do not make clear that this is not a stand-alone cottage but rather the end unit a "triplex" whose sound insulation could be better: guests in the master bedroom could hear the crying baby in the middle unit and the yapping dog in the other end unit through the night; (2) location is great on a quiet street paralleling the lakefront: easy walk to 2 nice public beaches and a couple of restaurants, good bicycling - but the view and "front porch" experience are marred right now by major development/renovations on the properties across the street: denuded landscape, large trucks, piles of materials (bricks, paving slabs), lots of dust, sometimes noisy. All in all, though, it's a charming place, clean, comfortable and well-maintained, in a (mostly) great location, at a reasonable rate, and we'd certainly stay there again.
Harbor country is an eight community enclave along Lake Michigan's Southwest shoreline. Rated among the best & warmest in the state, our local beaches provide 2,000+ acres of unspoiled, sandy shores. Union Pier is approximately 1.5 hrs from Chicago and 3 hrs from Detroit. Harbor Country is romantic and picturesque with its lazily winding roads, majestic sand dunes, pristine forests, and acres of vineyards. The towns are quaint & family-friendly, populated year round by a mix of locals & visitors. Local shops, art galleries, and antique stores appeal to the sophisticated collector and casual shopper alike. Harbor Country is home to numerous award-winning wineries which regularly offer tours and tastings. Outdoor activities include golf, kayaking, fishing, swimming, boating, bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, ice skating, hunting, and snowmobiling. Everything here is casual, even dining in one of our famous restaurants; you'll find that every day in Harbor Country is a vacation.
Other Activities: kayaking, CC skiing, snowshoeing, whitetail deer hunting, chartered fishing, boat rentals, dune surfing, wine tasting & winery/ distillery tours
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates for 3 nights or more = $325.00/night All fees & taxes included Balance due 90 days prior to stay. Cancellation within 90 days of stay subject to full cost of stay. FALL/ WINTER/ SPRING: Full amount of stay due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellations 61+ days prior to arrival subject to $100 service fee. Cancellations within 60 days of stay responsi