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The Gingerbread House, a respite in the woods.

Entire guest suite hosted by Jennifer
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
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If you are looking for a zen like, safe place to get away for a few days, the Gingerbread House is perfect. We are in a beautifully private setting, surrounded by over 20 acres of woods and trails, yet are only minutes from grocery, restaurants, golfing and beaches. This private apartment has: one bedroom, modern bathroom, kitchenette, and living room, w/stone patio overlooking wooded ravine, private coded entrance, indoor gas fireplace, and plenty of space to park.

The space
One bedroom, living room, kitchenette, full bath, private patio, private coded entrance. All completely private space.

Guest access
You have the 1st floor apartment and patio to yourselves. You may feel free to walk the grounds, but suggest you stay on the path.

Other things to note
We stock the kitchenette with eggs from our chickens, cereal, fruit, and milk. We DO NOT prepare breakfast out of concern for your safety and privacy. We have a stove, but NOT AN OVEN. There is a toaster oven available with the kitchen supplies.

We have a Honeywell Generator wired to the house that can run the entire house, 1 garage, and a workshop. You would NEVER find yourself without power here. :).

Our home is a 100 years old, and the floors squeak in places. We do our best to tip toe if we are awake during the hours you may be sleeping. (My husband works swing shift and I am an early riser). We have provided earplugs for light sleepers, just in case.
If you are looking for a zen like, safe place to get away for a few days, the Gingerbread House is perfect. We are in a beautifully private setting, surrounded by over 20 acres of woods and trails, yet are only minutes from grocery, restaurants, golfing and beaches. This private apartment has: one bedroom, modern bathroom, kitchenette, and living room, w/stone patio overlooking wooded ravine, private coded entrance… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Air conditioning
Wifi – 18 Mbps
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Breakfast
35" TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
Free on-street parking
Radiant heating
Smoke alarm

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

We live in a very quiet neighborhood, wonderful for a nice stroll and only about a 5 minute drive to Lake Michigan. Our home is back in the woods and isolated completely from all of the other houses. Our neighborhood is called Nowlen's Addition to Indian Hills in Fairplain/Benton Harbor. It was named by my grandfather, Stanley Nowlen, a hundred years ago.
We live in a very quiet neighborhood, wonderful for a nice stroll and only about a 5 minute drive to Lake Michigan. Our home is back in the woods and isolated completely from all of the other houses. Our nei…

Hosted by Jennifer

Joined in July 2016
  • 16 Reviews
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My name is Jennifer. I am an elementary school music teacher. My husband Parris, works for a Kalamazoo paper mill. Parris is also an amazing artist. All of the pieces in the guest apartment were made by him. The house was built by my grandfather a hundred years ago. I moved home to care for my father as he got older, and kept the home when he passed away. We live in the home, in the space above the guest apartment. We both love walking our property with our two dogs, and renovating this beautiful house. We started this business to share this home with others, and to provide the support we need to maintain the home, and keep it in my family for the next generation. We look forward to welcoming you to The Gingerbread House!
My name is Jennifer. I am an elementary school music teacher. My husband Parris, works for a Kalamazoo paper mill. Parris is also an amazing artist. All of the pieces in the guest…
During your stay
Out of respect for your safety, you can come and go without having any interaction with my husband and I. You have a private entrance with a coded lock. We are certainly available anytime you need us. You may just text me. We are on the property. We live just above the guest apartment.
Out of respect for your safety, you can come and go without having any interaction with my husband and I. You have a private entrance with a coded lock. We are certainly availabl…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy