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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 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 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 Three Oaks

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!

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Car: necessary

Amenities

Three Oaks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 -
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You're in a hot tub; you see gardens; hearing the wind blowing through the pines
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
5

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Blueberry Fields, and so did our dogs. The house was clean and quiet, the space charming, the land gorgeous, and the hot tub pristine. Loved having things to do nearby (long walks, chili festival, Journeyman Distillery, apple picking, etc) and Donna was the perfect hostess. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfy, cozy, and just perfect for a country weekend retreat for yourself.

  • 5 of 5

This little house was so comfy and cozy. From the gorgeous screened in porch to the fabulous hot tub to the inviting living area complete with fireplace. It made us want to move right in. Well, at least to come back for another relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming country getaway

  • 5 of 5

Charming, pleasant home in the country. We enjoyed our time there and Donna was very easy and helpful to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing back yard

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Loved hanging out in the yard.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay was so much more than we even thought it

  • 5 of 5

This house is bursting with welcome and personality. If you enjoy waking up to paradise outside your door, to complete calm and peace surrounded by gardens and endless green, you will love your stay here! Not to mention ending your day to twinkling stars, soaks in the hot top and listening to music. You really feel secluded but are just minutes away from fun restaurants , beaches and shopping. Donna is delightful and easily available if you need her! Don't pass up a stay here, you will never forget it! Russ and Judy ...and Valentine .. who enjoyed her stay as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Property. Great hostess.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my wife and 2 kids, 5 and 2 y.o, and everyone enjoyed their stay. The frog pond kept the kids enthralled and the peace and quiet of Three Oaks countryside was exactly what the adults needed too. The house was very clean and well stocked with everything you would need. The screened in porch and hot tub were a nice addition.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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