|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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 website.
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
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.
Hearthaven Cottage is just close enough to the beach and activities of Harbor Country but still quiet enough for a peaceful, relaxing getaway.
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!
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!
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.
My girlfriends and I met for a girls weekend, and we stayed at the Hearthaven Cottage (as we have done in the past). This is a quaint little home a couple blocks from Lake Michigan. We visited local wineries and had fantastic brunches and dinners at a few of the local eateries. The lush landscaping and homey feel make this a go to option for us with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is also a loft for the kiddos! This cottage can be enjoyed by all - families with kids, or just friends! Love this place and will stay again!
This was a flawless vacation rental experience from the very start when I first made my inquiry for a group of 9 friends looking for a Memorial Day Weekend getaway - Betsy was upfront and frankly told me that 9 adults could be a bit cramped. We considered her counsel but booked anyway. In the end, we had 7 people that were able to make it, and we were perfectly comfortable. But Betsy knows her home and was right... 9 adults would have been snug given the bunk/trundle bed configuration in one of the bedrooms. But the cottage's open floor plan and the screened-in porch for seating and dining provided ample room for all of us to relax, play games, dine and enjoy some quality time together to just hang out and talk. A party of 9 that includes kids would be no problem.
The cottage is meticulously maintained, charmingly furnished and generously appointed - plenty of spices and kitchen ware - and even plastic storage bags! Lots of towels and all the required bath amenities. Extra blankets and nice linens. We never turned on the TV but the stereo system was more than adequate and the WiFi worked fine. The grounds are beautiful and the fire pit was tucked away behind some plantings. So even though we were not far from the road, it felt completely private. The gas grill is on the covered porch so there's no problem grilling even if it rains. And, there was more than enough firewood!
Betsy's communication was quick, efficient and clear throughout - even when I had last minute questions about the availability of cooking oil and dish washing soap ("Yes" to both, BTW). And at the very end, she sent me a photo of my security-deposit check torn up. It's a pleasant walk to the beach and there are a couple cute shops within a block.
I would absolutely, without hesitation, recommend Hearthaven for a gathering of friends, a family vacation, and a multi-family or multi-generational getaway. For a couple's retreat, you'll have an extra bedroom, but the warmth and intimacy of the cottage makes it also ideal for romantic getaways.
Hearthaven is just THAT......a "Haven" away from it all......a darling doll house filled with love and charm. You can feel it when you look at the photos and when you step inside you simply.....gush. I know I did. Everything about it touches you from the beautiful front garden and stone walkway to the sweetly decorated interior. Master Bath is luscious, linens are lovely, beds are wonderful, floor plan is PERFECT. It is truly a home away from your own......it is lovingly cared for in every way. The lakefront area is fabulous,,,,antiques, fine or casual dining venues, Lighthouse Place Shopping Outlet is not far, New Buffalo has lots to offer.....beaches everywhere you look, Owners are wonderful people and were a joy to work with ...providing a smooth and wrinkle free experience in every way. Hearthaven is ALL Heart!~
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Cleaning rates are subject to change depending on the number of occupants.
Please contact the owner for possible special rates.
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.