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Cozy Cabin on the grounds of a riding stables

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1Baths (Sleeps 5)

This lovely cabin in a private setting is spacious yet has a warm rustic feeling. Built in the 1940s, it has a stone fireplace, maple hardwood floors, pine walls, a cathedral ceiling in the living room with a cozy sleeping loft on the mezzanine, plus two bedrooms on the main level with queen beds. There is a separate dining room that seats 6 and a breakfast room off of the kitchen. The wraparound porch has chairs and a large round table for dining or just sipping coffee.It is surrounded by a very large open lawn with mature trees and looks out at a riding stables. You can sit on the large wraparound porch or walk over to the stables and take a trail ride or riding lesson in the large indoor arena. Pony rides are also available for children. The beach is a short walk, or drive for 1 minute, park in our private spot, and walk around the corner to the beach.

The decor has been thoughtfully created by a Chicago designer and builder to be unique yet comfortable.

This home has a new 95% efficiency furnace and central air, newer appliances and is very well maintained. Pets are welcome. Email for details.

The surroundings : This home sits on a large lot and is surrounded by trees. You can see the riding stables across from the private drive. Guests can take trail rides, children can have pony rides, or just visit and bring them carrots. They are very people friendly. The beach is a short walk from the cabin, and we provide private pkg around the corner from the stairs to the water if you choose to drive for the two minutes it takes to get there.

Restaurants and shopping: There is a very nice grocery store down highway 12, which takes all of 10 minutes to get to by car. If you drive another 5 minutes, you will arrive at Light House Mall, a very large discount mall with national retailers. You can also shop and dine in New Buffalo, Michigan, which is 10 minutes in the other direction on highway 12. There are boutiques and Chicago quality restaurants in town and further up along 12, or you can head into the quaint restored town of Three Oaks to see theater, art galleries, shop, or dine.

More Details

Claudia Langman
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Michiana Shores in Michigan

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bath has a tub shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are two separate bedrooms with queen beds and a sleeping loft with twin beds overlooking the living room.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • veranda
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Horseback Riding Steps from Your Door, Swimming at Stop 38 Beach, Walking Trails, Indiana Dunes State Park, Shopping (Boutiques, Outlet Mall, Antiques, and Art), Yoga Classes.


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Cozy Cabin on the grounds of a riding stables
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews

2nd time here. Relaxing and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Perfect place to relax, close to lake, quiet path, forest, fireplace, outside grilling. Simple, cozy. Looking for Hilton? Check elsewhere. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Cabin/Idyllic Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cabin on a beautiful property! We felt very comfortable in Michiana Shores. The cabin was well equipped with everything we needed for good nights of rest, meal preparation, and relaxation activities. Our shepherd made friends with a couple horses on the property, and it was delightful to see the trainer and stable hands working with the horses. The cabin is well-situated between New Buffalo and Michigan City. There's lots to do, places to eat and shop, etc., very close by. Claudia was great to work with, and we will definitely book another trip to her property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property, exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

We had two couples and our infant daughter (just over a year old) staying here, and it was perfect and exactly as described. We had a very relaxing week, with a campfire most nights and visits to the beach every day. The parking spot is perhaps a two minute walk from the beach steps, and some days we just walked from the house down to the beach which is about a mile or so.

There is a laundry (accessible via an external door to the basement) so you don't need to pack a lot of clothing. The space felt very comfortable and there are a lot of cooking supplies. Some condiments were available, and we paid it forward by leaving our less perishable condiments that we bought for the stay.

The house would get warm during the middle parts of the day, but we had brought two fans with us which definitely helped keep the main areas cool. Note that we stayed during a time when the weather was in the mid-80s so it is definitely expected that it was going to be warmer in the house during the afternoon.

We were expecting a high-chair to be available since it was listed in the info sheet, but after a quick call to the owner, she brought it up for us the next day. We were the first people in 1-2 years who even needed it according to the owner since we unpacked our high-chair at the last moment when we saw that one was available on the sheet. That was the only extremely minor hiccup in our plans, but the owner was extremely responsive and helpful. I would recommend confirming items you're expecting to be available based on the info sheet when you call a day or two ahead of your stay to get the door code, just so the owner knows what you expect to be using and can make sure everything is ready for you.

Overall, 5 stars, and we will be keeping this property in mind for vacation again in another few years!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois, United States

Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a great place to get away. It's comfortable and has a good amount of space. The fire pit is lovely, and the cats on the property were really friendly. Plus, it's close to the beach, hiking, etc. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So glad to find this place!

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean, spacious cabin! Loved being in the cabin at night by the fireplace. Sipping coffee on the wraparound porch was also a highlight for the morning with horses all around in our view. We were able to take advantage of a trail ride with the horse barn being located on the property. Our daughter fell in love with the horse she rode! The property owner is easy to reach and went out of her way to accommodate us! We were scoping out a place for a longer stay in the near future. Look no further! This place is it and so close to the lake! We walked the beach at sunrise (had it to ourselves this time of year) and it was gorgeous. Saw many deer getting from the property to the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review !! Claudia
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Grand Rapids, MI

A quaint little slice of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

This quaint little cabin went beyond our best expectations. VRBO properties sometimes do not live up to the hype they advertise, or have complicated owners who suck the joy out of a vacation. This certainly was not the case.

It was easy to maintain contact with the owner, and it never felt like we were impeding on someone's home. The fireplace was stocked with a surplus of wood which is a huge plus, and each morning we were greeted with a warm sun rising over the horse stables.

Even though we were sharing the space with another couple, it never felt cramped. The bedrooms were accommodating, and the dining room table was spacious. There was also a surplus of seating that left us satisfied and cozy.

We enjoyed a walk to the beach, and spent the rest of the time playing cards, reading, and relaxing.

If your looking for a budget friendly place to recharge and get away from the busyness of life, I highly recommend you investigate this cabin further. We've already begun discussing our next trip to the cabin; this time bringing our children.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

This cabin is on the grounds of a riding stable and a short walk to the beach on Lake Michigan. Close to shopping and great restaurants, parks, etc.

Other Activities: mini golf, boating, shopping

Ski: There is a 4.5 mile trail for cross country skiing, or head to our 40 acre meadow just down the road.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Michiana Shores, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.87
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Pet Fee £18.96

Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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