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A special retreat furnished with paintings & handcrafted reclaimed wood tables & lamps designed by the owner/artist. Located in the heart of Harbor Country, it offers a lovely studio with sitting area, dining area & sleeping area blended nicely in large loft room with French doors & small deck. A mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker are contained in an area by itself. There is a separate vanity area from washroom. Wireless Internet and cable available.
Conveniently located, it is close to everything Harbor Country has to offer with comfortable, attractive amenities. Many restaurants, galleries, breweries, fruit markets, shops & beaches are within walking distance or a short ride. Biking, hiking, kayaking & canoeing are very popular in the area and rentals are available. Short walk to Lake Michigan down lush wooded lanes Also, Warren Dunes State Park is just 2 miles away.
We love this area and started coming here to our own vacation home in 1990. It is an easy ride from Chicago where we lived.
We are are now full time residents and enjoy the complete tranquility of the lush, wooded area and beautiful beachfront.
My husband is a former attorney turned artist & his wonderful furniture designs & art embellish our lofts.
Jan or Bob purchased this apartment in 2002
It is so conveniently located in the center of "Harbor Country" & is accessible to all the communities that are part of Harbor Country.
Our lofts are very roomy with vaulted ceilings as they were originally apartments and stores that have been converted to studio lofts with an open concept. They are designed to be comfortable & appealing with plenty of room for 2.
This building is quite unique from other vacation properties in that it offers convenience & privacy and has a contemporary loft vibe with art gallery quality decor.
We stayed at the Artful Retreat in July and had a wonderful visit! The open feel of the apartment was cool and it had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable. Jan and her sister were friendly and helpful with ideas for local restaurants and sites. We especially liked the small, public beach around the corner and the Sawyer Home and Garden center which we would not have found if they hadn't tipped us off! If you want a clean, affordable accommodation with your basic amenities (no kitchen, but does have microwave, mini fridge,) then the Artful Retreat would be a good choice!
The owners were very hospitable. The rental was really close to the beach. The living area was nice. The bathroom needs work.
We loved the space and decor, much of which was made by the owners. It was very clean and comfy and the owners even had a bottle of wine waiting for us. They were very pleasant and gave us good recommendations for the area. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Our stay was very comfortable. We enjoyed breakfast at Louise's just down the street. The beach was close and the shops in town we're fun to peruse.
Very clean, friendly owners, very comfortable. Delightful garden nook. Easy drive to attractions, including beaches. Walk to beach is shady, 4/5 mile. Thanks for a lovely stay!
Place was clean and nicely decorated. Location was near delicious restaurants, antique shops and trails to the beaches.
Some things to improve:
- The window near the bed had no shades or curtains, so we had to stack couch cushions to cover the window.
- The front door had a thin veil and could use more covering for privacy. there is a false wall at the entrance, that covers some views from the outside.
- Bathroom could be updated.
Overall, we thought the hosts were very generous with whatever questions or needs we had. Will definitely come again.
Warren Dunes State Park, Galien River & Walkway, St. Joseph River, Several parks, State Parks & wildlife preserves, botanical gardens, beaches, hiking paths, bike trails, wine tours, breweries, distillery in vintage building, garden centers, fruit markets, art galleries, quaint shops & designer stores, antiques, great restaurants. Beautiful local township & public beaches, lovely walk to Lake. Harbor Country consists of 8 charming towns along Lake MI & also Three Oaks inland: New Buffalo, Grand Beach, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer & Three Oaks all offer a variety of the above and Harbert is centrally located to all of them.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.