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Pet-friendly Lake House w Indoor Swedish Sauna!

Entire cottage hosted by Jennifer
8 guests2 bedrooms5 beds2 bathrooms
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Peaceful cottage retreat just an hour from Chicago but a world away! This wooded sanctuary is just a short walk to Lake Michigan plus Warren Dunes & New Buffalo are all under 10 min drive! Mae's Cottage has it all; there’s even a sauna, grill, fire pit & Tesla charging station! We strictly follow the CDC guidelines for cleaning/sanitizing. All surfaces (knobs, light switches, remotes) are sanitized between guests. We welcome ALL guests, value inclusion and strongly oppose discrimination!

The space
Lovely and unique - this cottage has upper & lower level living & sleeping spaces including a bathroom on each floor. Lower bedroom has full-size bed plus sleeper sofa, TV & attached bathroom. Upper bedroom with queen bed & bunk beds. Please not again: the space on the 1st floor is the a BEDROOM SUITE, not another living room! It has a locking door, blackout drapes and its own sitting area. The living room is upstairs! Each bed features comfy premium memory foam mattress. All TVs are 4K smart TVs. Kitchen is modern and well equipped for whipping up family meals. Outdoor space is wooded, scenic and peaceful, and sprayed for mosquitoes regularly so you can truly enjoy it. Cottage features fire pit, gas grill, central air, WiFi and evening a Tesla charging station! Our home is close to all the action in SW Michigan, but it feels like a world away!

Guest access
Guests can access white cottage, front yard and driveway immediately outside the cottage. Guests CANNOT trespass over to brown home next door or their backyard. All are private property owned by our neighbor and trespassers will be prosecuted

Other things to note
Please be aware of a few important notes:
- This is a rural area so internet connection can be spotty when there are storms but we have the fastest internet available (200 mbps) and best carrier (X-finity) in the area!
- This is a cottage in the woods. Whether we like it or not, bugs happen! We have the entire property (interior & exterior and including lawn) treated for mosquitoes, ticks, and ants every 2 weeks by Orkin using pet-safe insecticides. But ants love little crumbs left by little hands and spiders love ants, so..... you get the idea. :) Please practice patience & tolerance if possible but definitely let us know about any pest issues that arise!
- the yard is not fenced and Red Arrow Highway is not THAT far away, so please keep dogs leashed at all times
Peaceful cottage retreat just an hour from Chicago but a world away! This wooded sanctuary is just a short walk to Lake Michigan plus Warren Dunes & New Buffalo are all under 10 min drive! Mae's Cottage has it all; there’s even a sauna, grill, fire pit & Tesla charging station! We strictly follow the CDC guidelines for cleaning/sanitizing. All surfaces (knobs, light switches, remotes) are sanitized between guests.… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa, 1 airbed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Air conditioning
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Free on-street parking
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Harbert, Michigan, United States

Wineries:
Round Barn Tasting Room - 10 min drive
St. Julian Tasting Room - 10 min drive
Tabor Hill Winery - 15 min drive
Lemon Creek Winery - 15 min drive
Red Top Winery - 15 min drive
Gravity Winery - 15 min drive
Lazy Ballerina Winery - 10 min drive
12 Corners Winery - 25 min drive

Beaches:
Harbert Street Beach (currently closed due to high water levels) - 5 min walk
Cherry Beach - 10 min walk along a wooded trail, 10 min bike ride or 3 min drive
Berrien Street Beach - 5 min drive
Warren Dunes State Park- 7 min drive
New Buffalo Beach - 10 min drive
Grand Mere State Park - 15 min drive

Towns:
Union Pier & Sawyer - 3 minute drive
New Buffalo - 7 min drive
Warren Dunes - 8 min drive
Three Oaks - 10 min drive
South Bend - 30 min drive
Benton Harbor/St Joseph - 20 min drive
Chicago - 1 hr & 15 min drive
Wineries:
Round Barn Tasting Room - 10 min drive
St. Julian Tasting Room - 10 min drive
Tabor Hill Winery - 15 min drive
Lemon Creek Winery - 15 min drive
Red Top Winery - 15 min driv…

Hosted by Jennifer

Joined in January 2016
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Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am the founder of Ovation Rentals, LLC which specializes in connecting hosts with guests looking for short- and long-term rental units in Chicago and Southwest Michigan. Our hosts have something for everyone, from the unexpected visitor just needing a safe, comfortable place to rest her head to a family planning a big reunion on Lake Michigan. I am originally from Chicago, but when to college in UPENN in Philadelphia and also lived in New York before settling back in the Second City. I have been a lover of travel for as long as I remember. I took my first international trip (to Paris!) when I was just 15 years old. I made a deal with my dad that if I could save up the money for the flights by working 2 summer jobs then he would pay for the hotel and meals. I worked my butt off that summer and we spent Christmas in Paris...and I was hooked on world travel! Before Airbnb existed, I did much of my international travel via Home Exchange - where you exchange homes with a host family in another city (NOT the same as "couch surfing" lol). I found that experiencing a new city like a local was infinitely more enjoyable than staying in a stuffy hotel, so when Airbnb came along I was overjoyed to have a new way to "live like a local!" And eventually I evolved from just an Airbnb Traveler to an Airbnb Host. As a host I strive to help my guests experience all the things I love about the cities and towns that I love - the food, culture and natural beauty - in comfortable accommodations that are reasonably priced. I strive to do the same for the other hosts that I represent through Ovation. Our goal is to make every guest feel truly at home!
Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am the founder of Ovation Rentals, LLC which specializes in connecting hosts with guests looking for short- and long-term rental units in Chicago a…
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
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No smoking
Pets are allowed
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