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Contemporary Romantic Cottage - Short Walk To The Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Warm, fun living area with loft. Near Lake Michigan

Nestled in one of Harbor Country's most historic towns, Lakeside, Michigan, Hearthaven Cottage is two lovely blocks from bluffs, brilliant sunsets and miles of Lake Michigan's white sand beaches! Hearthaven Cottage offers an all-season retreat in a peaceful setting, less than 75 minutes from greater Chicago.

This sparkling three bedroom house, custom designed for every comfort, showcases: a great room that gleams from light pine ceilings and floors, with French doors, fireplace, built-in bookshelves and loft; a wrap-around veranda with Adirondack chairs; fully equipped modern white-on-white kitchen ; washer/dryer in second full bathroom; outdoor shower; central air, cable, wifi, 32' Flat-Screen TV and DVD Player, stereo and more! Enjoy the outdoor in-ground fire-pit with friends and family. NO SMOKING is allowed inside or outside at this property.

Romantic amenities include an oversized jacuzzi whirlpool in master bathroom, birch-bark framed queen-sized beds with 'pillow-top'' mattresses and a private terrace off the master bedroom. Newly upgraded Victorian white cast iron double bed and trundle for all ages in third bedroom. Antique shops, galleries and little eateries are steps away from Hearthaven's doors. Fine gourmet restaurants dot the area. For more information, please visit our

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Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This is a quiet, residential neighborhood. No late night parties, no fireworks permitted.
  • This is a friendly, smoke free environment. No smoking any where on the premises.
  • Please contact Owners for exception to No Pet Policy. A small, well-behaved hypoallergenic dog may be considered. (Extra pet deposit required).
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom with romantic oversized whirlpool tub and shower, great in candlelight!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , This finished sleeping loft has two twin foam mattresses
    Third Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room has a trundle bed, accommodates 3
  • Unique Hand-Crafted Birch Bark Headboards, made by local artist, Mike Stevens, brings a touch of whimsy and romance to the two master bedrooms, queen sized beds. A beautiful White Victorian Cast-Iron double bed with twin trundle can accommodate up to three guests in third bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Other amenities include: All House Water Purifier, firewood provided, multiple ceiling fans, vacuum cleaner on hand, bubble bath, spices for cooking, coffee grinder, air purifier, brochures, menus and local activity guides, a local massage therapist will come to the cottge by appointment, six beach chairs, floats, toys and sun umbrella stored in shed along with 2 adult bikes


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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the cottage and the area of SW Michigan. We were there for a family wedding in St. Joseph and stayed long enough to have time for a couple of wineries!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Extended June Weekend at Hearthaven.

  • 5 of 5

Because we live in Ont., Canada, and, our daughter and her family reside in Morton Grove, we have often shared a cottage at Union Pier, or Lakeside, because it is a manageable 6 hours for us and only two hours for them. They have children and jobs so the shorter drive the better. It is such a great place to meet and enjoy each other and all that the area affords. We were very excited to have found the perfect cottage for our extended weekend in Hearthaven Cottage. It was the right size for 6 of us. We so enjoyed the veranda on an especially hot weekend and ate all our meals there as well as catching some snoozing. We had a nice walk to the beach where we were able to swim and stay cool.

The garden is delightful and full of birdsong. Tucked away is the campfire site. Sheltered under the trees, it was great fun to chat and eat charred marshmallows. The sound of the trains a couple of times a day made us very nostalgic.

The cottage was exactly as Betsey described.The kitchen had staples and was very easy to use. Our beds were very comfortable although the grandkids decided the loft would be their place probably because they had a bit of separation from the adults but we were still just down the ladder.

Hearthaven is owned by very caring people and it shows. All our expectations were fulfilled and we all had a very relaxing, and happy time! We look forward to meeting there another visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rick for staying with us. So glad you enjoyed all that Hearthaven Cottage offers. Your review says it best. A good time had by all! Hope to see you and your family again soon! Take care and happy summer. jeff and betsy
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Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family has rented this cottage for several years. We know that it will be clean, well stocked with essentials and comfortable. We especially look forward to eating and relaxing on the screened- in front porch. Access to Lake Michigan for swimming and walks on the beach is only a short walk or drive away.

A great place to spend some down time.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with 2 babies and 2 toddlers and 4 grown-ups.

Lovely property, great A/C in the humidity, campfire, grilling, chilling, and a short walk to the beach.

So much fun, we're gonna make Hearthaven an annual family tradition!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hearthaven was exactly as described-and more.

  • 5 of 5

Hearthaven has everything you need to enjoy time on the Michigan shores. Walking distance to beach, close to dining out and Warren Dunes. Owners have left brochures of many things available to do in Harbor Country. The property's screen porch looks out over a lovely landscaped yard complete with trickling fountain and a fire pit. Hearthaven provides time to step back and relax without any of the cares. The kitchen has everything you would need, and bathrooms are stocked as well. Loved the CD selection and sound system. The two of us were completely satisfied-and wished we could have shared this lovely place with another couple. Next time for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Charming and well kept. Kids loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay at this beautiful cottage. We could tell that it is lovingly maintained. It was what the whole family needed! It is definitely worth staying here!

The kitchen is fully stocked with all the supplies you need for cooking. There are tons of books, many games, and cable TV to keep you entertained on rainy days. Beds were comfortable. There are tons of fresh,clean towels and extra shampoo in the bathrooms if needed. Part of the porch is screened so you can still sit outside in comfort. The fire pit area feels secluded and quiet - tons of firewood that is included in the price of the rental. The beach is less than a 5 min walk away. There is a shower outside which was PERFECT for getting all of that beach sand off in the evenings. And the front of the house has floor to ceiling windows/glass doors so it feels much bigger than it is (it was my favorite aspect of the house....stunning!). The vaulted ceilings and the clean white paint give the whole house an open airy feel.

Betsy's communication is excellent (as others have pointed out). We had a couple of questions and she got back to us right away.

My kids will be talking about this vacation all year. When we drove back and parked in our driveway our 4-year-old started crying! She wanted to go back to the "summer house". LOL. It was the perfect getaway before starting the school year. Thank you once again! We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jeff and Betsy Lupetin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Jeff and Betsy Lupetin

We love the style and feeling of our home.

It has brought our family closer and we wish to create happy memories for yours as well.

Enjoy our cottage and the magnificence of Lake Michigan, just a short walk away.

A few days at Hearthaven Cottage is like a week of rest and relaxation, a return to the tranquility so needed in our hectic lives.

Experience the great Southwestern Michigan lifestyle. Since 1993, Hearthaven has warmed many hearts. Let it create great memories for you and your loved ones.

Jeff and Betsy Lupetin purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Jeff and Betsy Lupetin chose Lakeside

We chose this Lakeside property because it’s an easy, relaxing getaway from our home in the Chicago area. We also love the closeness to Lake Michigan where we can walk to and from the beach with ease. It’s a quiet little town with a variety of gourmet eateries, and enjoyable activities such as wine tasting, blueberry picking, and fun trips to the pumpkin patch. Its a great romantic getaway or relaxing retreat for friends and family.

What makes this cottage unique

Hearthaven Cottage is just close enough to the beach and activities of Harbor Country but still quiet enough for a peaceful, relaxing getaway.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Whittaker Woods
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak stop in downtown New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 94 - Exit 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pier Street Beach in Lakeside
Car: recommended

We are 5 miles from the Warren National State Park where hiking the dunes all four seasons is tremendously fun, as well as sledding and snow boarding during the wintertime. Cross Country skiing at nearby nature preserves is another favorite winter activity. Gourmet Dining, u-pick fruit orchards, local wineries and tours all bring flavor to the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping fee $140
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cleaning rates are subject to change depending on the number of occupants.
Please contact the owner for possible special rates, or payment options
Normal check-in time is 4:00 PM Eastern and normal check-out time is 10:00 AM Eastern. Please contact the owner to pre-approve special check-in or check-out times.
Please contact owner to discuss terms of Security Deposit.
Owner requires contact with renter before booking any reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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