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Harbor Country Artful Retreat

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Harbert

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

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.

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Jan or Bob
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016

About Jan or Bob

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

Why Jan or Bob chose Southwest Michigan

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Harbor Country Artful Retreat
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Owners were very hospitable.

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very hospitable. The rental was really close to the beach. The living area was nice. The bathroom needs work.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodations were pleasant and comfortable. Hosts Jan and Bob were friendly and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Cute and cozy studio

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place in Harbor County

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Great use of space!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to New Buffalo, MI and we didn't want to stay in a hotel room. Upon arrival we weren't sure what we were getting into. The building looks like a store front. But to our surprise, It was great. A diamond in the rough! Very welcoming when you first opened the door. What you see in the pics are what you get. It was very clean and comfortable as well. The owners are great with communication and patient. thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
South Bend, Indiana
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Greenbush Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pebblewood, Bridgman, MI
Nearest Train
8 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Gulistan & Luisa's Cafe, both in Harbert
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Township Beaches (Harbert Beach & Cherry Beach)
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Harbert, Southwest Michigan

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £37 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Harbert in Michigan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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