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You're in a hot tub; you see gardens; hearing the wind blowing through the pines

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful rustic dwelling on 4 acres of gardens, pines, ponds. Quiet & private!

Really a unique place! You really feel like you're way out in the country.

Walk down to the river, skim stones on the pond, sit and listen to the birds. Fantastic fireplace, a great kitchen. We have 2 bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a Queen size bed and the other bedroom has a trundle bed with 2 twin beds that can connect or not. In the living room there is a sofa bed that bends back to become a full bed. We also have a Queen size raised air bed to set up in a large tent or on the porch. We have 66 mature organic blueberry bushes which are free for the picking from July-Sept.

Most of the time I stay in my vintage RV at the other end of the property. I value my guests' privacy, so you will not see or hear me, unless you need me! My iPhone is the front desk!

More Details

Owner
Donna Blue Lachman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Donna Blue Lachman

My name is Donna Blue and I love living out here. I'm from Chicago but found this place in 1986 and fell in love! We added on to the house and planted trees which are now huge-- and the gardens are, well, mature and lovely.

After going back and forth from Chicago on weekends I decided to JUST LIVE here,,. which I've been doing for about 13 years.

I'm an actor, playwright, teacher and director. I founded and was the Artistic Director of the Blue Rider Theater in Chicago for 14 years. I spent many years of my life traveling to do research for my plays, performed all over the country and abroad and Off- Broadway.

I perform at the Acorn Theater, teach drama in schools and hold retreats here on the land.

I also have a little theater company I've started out here called, "SECOND WIND" which is for boomers (like me) doing improvisations about our lives, and turning them into plays for the community. GREAT FUN!!

I have lived in Haiti, Poland, and trekked in Nepal (to just name a few.) I have been blessed with many people who welcomed me into their homes and

treated me wonderfully.

Now it's my turn to host and I'm excited to share this beautiful place with others.

I do all the gardening and landscaping which I consider a privilege.

Donna Blue Lachman purchased this house in 1987

Why Donna Blue Lachman chose Southwest Michigan

From the moment I walked on this land I felt it was very special. I knew the Potawatami Indians lived all along the river which borders the western part of the property.

Everyone who comes here to visit or vacation tells me they feel the wonderful energy too.

I try to keep it going.

What makes this house unique

What most people love about staying here, is that it feels so far away from everything, yet close to great restaurants, theater, cinema and the BEACH!

Amenities

Three Oaks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 FULL BATHROOMS
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • MASTER BEDROOM WITH REALLY GOOD QUEEN SIZE BED SECOND BEDROOM WITH A TRUNDLE BED THAT OPENS INTO 2 TWIN BEDS THAT CAN COME APART OR STAY TOGETHER. In the living room is a long sofa bed that folds down to become a full bed. Really comfortable. We also have 3 really nice Queen size raised airbeds to put on porches and all over. We also have 1raised air bed (queen), that can be set up on the porch or anywhere.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

You're in a hot tub; you see gardens; hearing the wind blowing through the pines
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
5

Calm and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. Donna was very friendly and accommodating. Although we had a lot of rain during our trip we did not mind. We just curled up next to the fire with books and games and utilized the kitchen for cooking. When the weather cleared up we took the dog on long walks on the country roads and forest trails. The deck and yard was very serene and private. We certainly took advantage of the hot tub. We loved hearing the songs of all the birds and were even visited by a wild turkey in the yard. There is a lot to do in the area but we just wanted to disconnect and relax and it was perfect for that.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Brian! It was lovely to have you all here!
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5

Charming and Quiet Home

  • 5 of 5

Donna was a pleasure to work with and her home a little gem in the countryside. We enjoyed our stay very much - including the big backyard, the fire pit, the well stocked kitchen, and the peace and quiet. A weekend away at this little spot is just what my soul needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, peaceful vacation in a charming house

  • 4 of 5

House was very well decorated with interesting items and just the right size. We enjoyed walking on the large property with our dog and she really enjoyed running around in the woods. The jacuzzi worked great and the fireplace by the couch was wonderful to have. The owner was easy to contact and pleasant to talk with.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just wondering why you gave it 4 and not 5 stars. ?
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5

Beautiful & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at blueberry fields, and it will not be my last. The owner is very accommodating & very nice. She is also very quick to reply to any questions and needs. The house is perfect for a small group. We've traveled in a group of 4 both times & it was perfect. The hot tub is always warm and clean. Firewood has always been available to use for the indoor fireplace. The house is very close to downtown sawyer (a 10 minute drive) so anything you need (food, restaurants, Greenbush brewery, etc.) are only minutes away. Overall, I love the tranquillity of this place and can't wait to get back. Both of my trips were in winter, so I was unable to pick any of the fresh blueberries from the field directly across the street. But that is something I look forward to checking out during my next stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical, charming and serene.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my best girlfriend for a weekend in the snow and loved every minute of it. The house is gorgeous with so much character. There are beautiful treasures all around the house and if you take the time to relax and pay attention, you will truly experience all the magic this property has to offer. We did not want to leave and hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway with both farm and in-to-the-woods vibe

  • 5 of 5

My parents came from China to visit me and I wanted to take them somewhere relaxing for a weekend. The house is perfectly suited for my purpose. The large piece of land around is beautiful and secluded but the house is not too far away from civilization. Every room has large screen doors towards the outside and the view is impeccable. The owner was very nice and made sure that our stay was very comfortable. Everything is super convenient because it's her home and she lives there! There's water filter in the kitchen that soften the hard well water which is very important for me. I'd definitely come again and recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Three Oaks House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
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$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
CLEANING FEE $125
Pet Fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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