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Charming Cabin - Lake Michigan/Harbor Shores Golf Resort/Private Beach

Benton Harbor, MI, USA
  • Cabin1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Landmark cabin beautifully renovated and appointed. 2 bed:1 bath. Sleeps 5.

This charming 2 bedroom cabin is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds and elegantly sculpted terrain of the Harbor Shores Signature golf course designed by golf legend, Jack Nicklaus. The private beach is a short walk and 50 steps (decent/ascent) away.

The home features modern furnishings (Pottery Barn) and appliances, beautiful artwork, a soaking tub and separate shower. The 2 story living room has a gas fireplace and is crowned with a 12 candle iron chandelier.

Fluffy bath/beach towels, high thread count linens, heavy stainless flatware, Calphalon cookware, and attention to detail give you the ultimate 'Rustic Ritz' experience. Queen bed downstairs; Twin daybed, a second Twin bed and a Double bed in the upstairs sleeping loft. The LR sofa (downstairs) hides a bed. Be aware, the stairs to the loft are steep.

Discover why this has become the preferred destination for memorable anniversary and birthday celebrations, reunions and family vacations.


Construction on a new house across the street is expected to commence in August 2017. If you believe this might detract from your experience, please consider a visit in 2018. Activity is not expected to occur on weekends and if you are an active guest/family and anticipate being away (at the beach or exploring the area's attractions) most of the day, you may find it to be a minor distraction. Be sure to inquire about the status as this building project has been delayed more than eight times during the past year.



Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Kristi

Single professional woman living in Chicago seeks challenging project transforming neglected property into the most magical, charming home in Southwest Michigan. That unlikely match was made in 1999 and the vision was realized after many years of hard work and thoughtful investment. I love this home, as does everyone who stays in it! It is a cozy, comforting retreat year round. For several years, this has been my principal residence, and I think you'll find that reflected in everything from furnishings to flatware. In 2011, I began sharing it with others and I love helping guests make memories. That's how I view my mission. Welcome.

Kristi purchased this Cabin in 1999


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, Loft. Beds are separated by screen.
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • The house can accommodate more than five (to sleep) but the limiting factor is a single bathroom. Please describe the composition of your party if you will be 5+.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area


                                  • Music Library
                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Patio
                                      • Small Cooler


                                          • museums
                                          • autumn foliage
                                          • cinemas
                                          • library
                                          • marina
                                          • churches
                                          • playground
                                          • recreation center
                                          • restaurants
                                          • theme parks
                                          • winery tours

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • golf privileges optional
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • swimming

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        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.

                                                        31 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Beautiful and relaxing!

                                                        raka k.

                                                        We had a great time here and Kristi was such a great host! There is so much to do with little kids and great restaurants!

                                                        Wonderful cabin on bluff above the lake

                                                        Ross G.

                                                        This was a really nice place to stay while my wife and I were visiting Benton Harbor. The cabin is beautifully furnished and the owner is incredibly attentive. She is determined to make sure you are happy. The bed was especially comfortable. We loved the place and will stay there again if it's available the next time we visit the area.

                                                        Simple, comfy, and cozy.

                                                        brandon w.

                                                        Kristi was an amazing host. She was so responsive and wonderful to talk to. The cabin was a perfect backdrop to our long weekend get away. Simple, comfortable, and cozy. We will come back.

                                                        The cottage was charming.

                                                        Bob F.

                                                        Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was perfect for us, and Benton Harbor was a wonderful place to spend a long weekend.

                                                        A wonderful and peaceful retreat on the shores of Lake Michigan!

                                                        Helen D.Northern Virtinia

                                                        We had a lovely time at this Higman Park retreat. The place is so tastefully appointed in every way and provides all the necessities one would need. It's very cozy and comfortable and the landscaping and surrounding area is lovely. Thanks for a great visit!

                                                        Beautiful cottage in a great location. Would love to stay here again in the future.

                                                        Kevin H.

                                                        Really enjoyed our stay at Kristi's cottage. Beautifully decorated and very clean. Can't wait to plan another visit to the area and to this cottage.


                                                        Benton Harbor, MI, USA

                                                        Located on Lake Michigan, overlooking the new Jack Nicholas Signature Golf Resort, Harbor Shores and the newly renovated Jean Klock Park. Benton Harbor hosts artist galleries, music and dance studios, a blown glass foundry, coffee houses, superb restaurants and boutiques where you can enjoy gelato while shopping for hand crafted jewelry. Across the river (5 minutes) from Silver Beach and the numerous family-oriented attractions (Carousel, Curious Kid's Museum, Water Park, etc.) and downtown shops in St. Joseph, Michigan. Within 20 minute drive of South Haven, New Buffalo and Union Pier. Amtrak service. PLEASE NOTE: Google Map search address: 185 Prospect Avenue. The house is adjacent to Jean Klock Park to the north - on the small oblong/circle. The cabin is located within a five minute walk to the Higman Park PRIVATE beach, just north of Grand Blvd. It's a 50 stair descent.

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        If you book a Sat/Sun (w/out Friday) the weekend rate applies to Sunday. Holiday rates are 3 night minimum @ $235 ($705) for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter; 3 night minimum @ $310 for Memorial, July 4th and Labor Day.

                                                        31 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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