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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 website.

More Details

Jeff and Betsy Lupetin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017

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 Southwest Michigan

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.


Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Contemporary Romantic Cottage - Short Walk To The Beach!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

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: Aug 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: Sep 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: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cottage - will stay again!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mickey Thank you so much for such an amazing review! It brings me great pleasure to know how much you and your friends enjoyed your getaway weekend. Having appreciative renters like you adds more heart to the Hearthaven experience. Also, thank you for being an awesome communicator. Come back anytime! Take Care, Betsy l
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  • 5 of 5

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 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!~

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your delightful review of our cottage. The charm and warmth is only heightened by the treasuring received from our lovely guests, such as yourselves. Please come visit again and again!
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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

Lakeside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Root and Flower Fairy Magic
Nov 18 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Spring has Sprung!
May 26 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Fun at the Beach!
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Last Blast!
Aug 25 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Harvest Splendor
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500

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.
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