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4 BR home , Lake Michigan Private Beach,Family Friendly, Pet Friendly

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Harbert House Rental Photos and Description

wooded setting, large fenced yard, fire pit, close to beach

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home has private Lake Michigan beach rights to a quiet association beach that allows campfires, a well-behaved pet with owner approval, and a glass of wine. The beach is very quiet, not rocky, wide with plenty of room to spread the blankets. During the week you might have the place to yourself! The shallow slope with sandbars is perfect for a family vacation.Walking distance to the beach (estimating .4 of mile) requires about 15 minute if leisurely walking but the privacy is worth it. (Most kids can do the walk in 5!) It does have stairs and the stroller could only go about half way. Beach chairs, umbrella, and toys are provided for you and are left at the beach for less to carry back and forth.

This home sits on 1/2 acre wooded lot with kid friendly yard including fort/swing set with slide, trampoline with netting, creek with small goldfish pond, flagstone patios and walkways with firepit for smores and firewood provided, outdoor furniture, hammock, picnic tables. The outdoor shower is private with hot water , perfect for rinsing sand off before entering the house (and a pleasant way to ease congestion in the house.) The screened porch and decking with gas and charcoal grills is perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach. The back yard is fenced- in to encourage young ones to not wonder or for a well-behaved pet to stay close (dog door included).

Upstairs has 2 bedrooms . Bedroom one has a king size bed with private balcony off back of the house. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed with balcony off front and an extra twin bed in the corner to sleep 3. The loft area has a large screen TV for movie watching, extra sleeping space. Choose from the very large movie library with Blue-ray DVD and VHS player available. Has hookups for laptops if you want to stream a movie from your netflix or download.

On them main floor , bedroom 3 has kid- friendly space with loft bed and daybed/ with pop up trundle in the kids room for 3 to sleep. And the 4th bedroom, 2 twin beds. 2-story sun-room is fabulous for the morning coffee, fireplace in living room is open to the remodeled kitchen with all the amenities, 2 ovens, gas stove, dishwasher, coffee pots, blender, toaster, garbage disposal, and all the cooking pots and utensils you need for the week. First bathroom has glassed shower, second bath has shower/tub.

Basement has extra room to play, fuse-ball, air hockey, bar area, darts, laundry and weight room with elliptical machine , weight machines and benches, free weights , yoga mats and a stepper to keep those workout routines going. (Weight room only for adults please)

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2016
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About Lisa

Glenn and I have 2 children, Hattie 15 and Abigail 12. They grew up as "beach babies"and we have many wonderful memories

Lisa purchased this house in 1998

Why Lisa chose Southwest Michigan

You will love the quiet beach, away from the crowds. the neighborhood keeps to its self. The beach is not rocky, most years very wide. The neighborhood is on dead end so not many cars

What makes this house unique

This house was designed with kiddos and family in mind- comfortable sleeping, comfortable sitting, fun backyard. quiet places on porches to find some privacy to read.


2 traveler reviews

4 BR home , Lake Michigan Private Beach,Family Friendly, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Charming Home in a Beautiful Setting

  • 4 of 5

We booked this home to celebrate our 50th anniversary with family. The open floor plan of the home gave us plenty of room to be together to enjoy meals, games, movies.etc

The yard is amazing with lots of birds visiting the feeders, a babbling koi pond, and an awesome fire pit. Access to a private beach on Lake Mi was the biggest draw for the kids and grandkids, though they all found the walk pretty tough.

The owner is wonderful to work with and everything you could think of was provided including fire wood, beach toys, bug spray, every kind of kitchen need, games, movies, etc. The yard features a play set for the little ones, a trampoline, and hammock, while the basement featured air hockey, mini pool table, etc.

We enjoyed picking blueberries and visiting the many quaint shops nearby..

This was a wonderful place and so happy we chose it.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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FANTASTIC Rental Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at this home. The owners were incredibly accommodating to us and it was just the best family vacation we have had in years! It is just a short walk to the beach and it we almost always had it to ourselves. The cottage was very large and spacious, which a great fire pit out back, everything was clean and the beds were super comfortable. We loved this place so much that we booked it again in January!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Greenbush Brew Pub sawyer
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrack 8 miles south in New Buffalo
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
walk to Swedish Bakery/Lucias Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
2 blocks to private beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Harbert House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Pet Fee $150

sorry, credit cards no longer accepted this year.
Deposit down 1000 to hold the booking and will serve as a security deposit, fully refundable when house left in good condition.
Rent of 2700 June 26 to Sept 4 weekly /otherwise 2200 weekly due 30 days prior to arrival
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Harbert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Please note when planning bedroom assignments that bathrooms are on main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs with private balcony off back of house
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds with memory foam and sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs with shared front balcony daybed with trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , queen downstairs and next to bathrooms
  • Sheets, pillows, blankets provided. Very clean, duvet covers on all blankets so all surfaces washed between each renter.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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