Harbor Country Cottages 90 minutes from Chicago. Pets OK!

Harbor Country Cottages 90 minutes from Chicago. Pets OK!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Two charming country cottages less than a block from a

private homeowners' association beach in the small town of Lakeside

near Union Pier--less than an hour and a half from Chicago's Loop!

Each cottage sleeps up to six people--there is one bedroom with a

king size bed, one bedroom with two twin beds and there is a queen

size sleeper sofa in the living room. Each cottage has one bathroom

with a combination shower/one-person whirlpool tub. Dining for six

indoors or out on the huge screened porch. Enjoy our lovely gardens.

Cottages are fully heated and

airconditioned and also feature skylights and ceiling fans. Please

visit our website for complete photos. No smoking please.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our fourth time in the yellow cottage and it certainly feels like home to us and the pups. Very relaxing! We built a fire each cool evening and enjoyed our morning walks along the beach. Thank you for the long weekend--we will certainly be back!
Sep 2008
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Reviews

business
Harbor Country Cottages 90 minutes from Chicago. Pets OK!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018423
312 927-3240
Lakeside Southwest Michigan
5

Great Memorial Day weekend

  • 5 of 5
Rented both cottages for a party of five adults and a young child. Really lovely, just as described. Bathrooms could use a little updating but otherwise quite nice, and a very quick walk to the private beach. Also easy walk to Blue Plate Cafe for breakfast or lunch, and short drive to wineries, parks, antiques and more. Highly recommend. NOTE: if you are only renting one cottage try for the blue one. There was a boisterous large family next to the yellow cottage, where the pool and deck are VERY close to the cottage. A little noisy at times.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Harbor Country Cottages 90 minutes from Chicago. Pets OK!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018423
312 927-3240
Lakeside Southwest Michigan
Weldon, IL
5

CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK!!!!

CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK!!!!
  • 5 of 5
LOVED the blue cottage!!! Was looking for a place to celebrate my birthday and this was the PERFECT place!! Loved the flannel sheets on the very comfortable beds! Haven't slept that good in months!! This cottage was very clean and well equipped!! And I loved the decorations. You can tell this cottage is well cared for! I am making plans right now for my next visit because I will be back soon!!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Harbor Country Cottages 90 minutes from Chicago. Pets OK!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018423
312 927-3240
Lakeside Southwest Michigan
STL, MO
5

Couldn't wipe the smile off my face!

Couldn't wipe the smile off my face!
  • 5 of 5
I literally could not stop smiling from the moment we walked into the cottage. I felt so peaceful and so at home. This was a girls' weekend and we had so much fun I didn't even wait; While I was still there, I booked a week long getaway next Summer for my husband and our dog! The beach was just across the lane, and you could walk there in 2 minutes tops. The beach was pristine. I've never seen a cleaner beach. If you're looking for happiness, book the Cottage Provencal (blue cottage). There was a Swiss Bakery close by full of too many pastries, bread and goodies to list. They were delicious! We visited Sawyer Garden Center, which was stocked full of unique gifts and all the fresh, Christmas greenery you could ever want. A well~stocked grocery was also very close. It is not the small convenient store one would expect in a small communtiy, but had a very nice variety and many specialty items if you wanted to prepare a fine meal during your visit. The cottage has a full kitchen and an outdoor grill, so casual or not, you're set there, too. The beds were very comfortable and the bed linens were top notch. Another review mentioned the DVD and book collections. There was a great variety of both and I was told by the owner that they rotate their selection. I did not connect to the internet, but it was available. My friend used her laptop and had no problem. You could really tell that every detail was taken into consideration for your stay. I wanted for nothing. I can hardly wait for next Summer, so I can share the joy with my family. The Cottage (yellow one) next door is a mirror image to the Cottage Provencal (blue one), so if you want to bring a larger group, I suggest booking both. I'm already planning on a bigger family vacation instead of the Gulf Shores. Absolutely loved this place!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Harbor Country Cottages 90 minutes from Chicago. Pets OK!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018423
312 927-3240
Lakeside Southwest Michigan
South Bend, IN
5

October Break

  • 5 of 5
WOW what a wonderful cottage! We all had a great time and will go back again next October if not sooner. Everything from the enclosed porch to the fully equipped kitchen was just wonderful. The cottage is private, close to the beach and just what we thought we wanted for our week away. We could not ask for more! Thanks for a great time. Hannah our sweet black lab just loved not only the beach but the coziness of the cottage. We thought she looked sad when we were ready to leave@
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Harbor Country Cottages 90 minutes from Chicago. Pets OK!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018423
312 927-3240
Lakeside Southwest Michigan
NYC
5

Chicago Deb- Best Place in Lakeside

  • 5 of 5
I love Lakeside but it can be hit or miss when it comes to rentals-- but that this house! Couldn't ask for a better location, nicer house and best owner-ever. I had my best friend come from North Carolina to visit for Memorial Day and we had the most relaxing and best-ever long weekend. ( And actually she is coming back up for Labor Day as we are going back again we loved it so much!) I stayed for the remainder of the week and was in a heaven-like state of de-stress and comfort.

The house is spotless, fully equipped, lovely, well decorated and SO COMFORTABLE! You walk in the front door and sigh saying to yourself-- "yes, this is going to be great!" Beach is literally 2 minutes away and is what you would expect on Lake Michigan-- pristine, quiet, clean, relaxing.

There are lots of things to do (or not do!) including antiquing , wine tasting and more. I love going to Sawyer to the market and getting the most amazing steaks and produce which then you can grill in the back yard and eat an amazing meal on the patio. And of course, if you love breakfast, walk down the road to Blue Plate and pig out on eggs and bacon!

As an east coast transplant to Chicago, this is better than the Hamptons. A quick drive from downtown takes you to what I consider one of the best places ever. And of course, this house is part of the amazing, relaxing and welcoming and integral part of the trip.

Kudos and can't wait to go back!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Harbor Country Cottages 90 minutes from Chicago. Pets OK!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7018423
312 927-3240
Lakeside Southwest Michigan
Illinois
5

Relaxing Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Shawn, your lovely cottage made our anniversary weekend so enjoyable for my husband and I. The Cotswold was the perfect size for us and our two college-age daughters who joined us for the vow renewal at sunset on the beach. The beds were comfy and the little yellow cottage had everything we needed. We really got a kick out of our old jack russell who decided to go for a swim, it was so nice to have her with us. The wineries were just down the road and we liked the brewery tasting at the Round Barn as well. Also enjoyed meals at the Stray Dog, Rios (best quesadillas), Michigan Thyme, & The Red Arrow Roadhouse. Thank you for renting us the Cotswold and helping our family make more memories. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Walk less than a block to the wide sandy shore of Lake Michigan to

swim, sun, snooze, play in the sand or enjoy fantastic sunsets.

Stroll along the beach for miles! There is hiking in nearby Warren

Dunes State Park, wineries to visit and many antiques shops to

explore. Cook out on the charcoal grill (get your produce from the

farmstand and meat from the local butcher) or eat at any of the

local restaurants--the cottages are just minutes from cafes, casual

and fine dining restaurants. Visit the pumpkin farms, enjoy

beautiful fall color or snuggle

up by the fire as lake effect snow dusts the cottage--Harbor Country

Cottages are available all year round. The following are some

excerpts from our guest books:

Great Escape!!!This was our first trip to this area from Chicago. So

quiet and beautiful it enchanted us. The locals and other visitors

were warm and welcoming. Lots of dogs frolicing at the beach. The

sunset was breathtaking. The Cotswold is perfect-Shawn has really

thought of everything.

I can't imagine a better place to have spent my birthday with all of

my friends and family surrounding me here at the cottage that is so

close to home, but once you're here it's a thousand miles away.

Thanks so much for the perfect getaway.

Our family of five, plus puppy, had a great week; Berry picking,

Timbertown playground and coffee at the Whistle Stop. What a

relaxing vacation.

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary for a week. The food was

superb-from the Blue Plate (banana French toast & watermelon

lemonade)to Miller's, (everything's great there). The antique

stores, golfing and winery tours kept us busy. The little blue

cottage was always welcoming us back each evening after returning

from our day's adventures.

Absolutely wonderful little getaway! Winter at the beach was

breathtaking. My husband and I will be back for a romantic weekend.

Thank you again for a wonderful week. We will be back soon.

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Notes

  • Weekly Rate: $500 - $1600


  • Weekend getaways $350. Full weeks $500 (off season)-$1,600 (summer).
    Full weeks only from
    the end of June through August (Check in 5 pm EDT on Friday, check
    out the following Friday by 11am EDT). Memorial Day and Labor Day
    weekends $800. Pet fee $50. Add 6% Michigan tax to all rates.

Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Suitability

  • pets considered

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Notes:

  • FREE WiFi! The cottage has a wood burning fireplace (wood provided) as well as a washer/dryer. The kitchens are fully equipped with dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker etc and pots/pans, utensils and dishes/glassware. Phone, cable tv, vcr, cd player are also included. Huge screened porch has outdoor dining furniture as well as adirondack style chairs for enjoying morning coffee, evening cocktails or a summer dinner. Beautiful linens, including down comforters, as well as towels, including beach towels, are included. Beach chairs are also provided. Well behaved pets are permitted with a $50 pet fee.
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