Located near downtown Bridgman and about 1.5 miles directly down Lake Street thru downtown Bridgman to Weko Beach and the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan! Explore bike paths, wineries, restaurants all around! With 15 miles to New Buffalo, Sawyer, St. Joseph, Stevenesville, Three Oaks & Buchanan! Wineries, like Tabor Hill and Round Barn, within miles; breweries like Tapistry and Greenbush nearby, and great restaruants all over the southwest Michigan area!
One bedroom, one bathroom COTTAGE with a LOFT--with a single bed in the loft. The cottage is located in the town of Bridgman, MI--about 85 miles from Chicago! Only about 1.5 miles from Lake Michigan--it's a stroll down Lake Street in Bridgman, but a nice one! The lake can be enjoyed year round, but swimming in the lake is really only feasible in June thru August.
The cottage has a large color TV with cable. There is also wi-fi. Full size bed in the bedroom and a washer/dryer off the bathroom. Plenty of sheets, towels, blankets, etc for your stay. In the loft, there is a single bed with sheets and blankets for that bed as well. An industrial type ladder/staircase leads to the loft. Central heat and air conditioning, too!
If you don't know Southwest Michigan, the area serves as an easy getaway for a lot of Chicagoans who have summer/vacation homes.
Check out the wineries, bike trails, restaurants, galleries and a whole lot more that Southwest Michigan has to offer. Bridgman is 15 miles from New Buffalo and the Four Winds Casino, 10 miles from St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, and very convenient to Stevensville, Sawyer, Harbert, Union Pier, Buchanan, Three Oaks, and all the quaint Michigan towns that 1000s of visitors go enjoy all year long!
Check out the new TAPISTRY Brewery in downtown Bridgman, or the very popular Greenbush Brewery in downtown Sawyer. Tabor Hill Winery is located out in the country between Bridgman and Baroda--and is set in a beautiful location with a great restaurant that is open year-round! Walk up the street to D'Agostino's and the Navajo Lounge---busy almost every night of the week! Couple great little breakfast spots in town, too--the greasy spoon downtown called Eric's and a newer spot on Red Arrow Highway called Lydia's.....but, my favorites for breakfast are Luisa's next to the Swedish Bakery in Harbert and the Blue Plate Cafe in Lakeside--in the summer, you can eat on the patio with your dog, too! A brand new lunch and dinner place called LAKE STREET EATS is located downtown Bridgman! Also, a new brewery tasting room opened called CULTIVATE--just take Shawnee Road towards Berrien Springs, and it's about 7 or 8 miles east of Bridgman!
And, of course, the most visited tourist attraction is LAKE MICHIGAN---which is walking distance from the house--albeit it's about 1.5 miles....walk west along Lake Street from the house, and Lake Street ultimately ends at Lake Michigan! Bridgman has a beautiful sandy beach called WEKO Beach, and a beach house is also located at the beach. Each night in the summer at sundown, taps is played LIVE!
There's a convenient grocery store in town called HARDING's and a RITE AID drug store next to the Harding's. If you need a larger grocery store, there's a huge 24 hour Meijer store in Stevensville--at Exit 22, or just go north on Red Arrow Highway about six miles until you see the Meijer.
NEW IN THE COTTAGE--A GALLERY OF ART WORK, and it's all for sale! The cottage has been loaded up with ART WORK, with each piece individually priced! If you are interested in purchasing any of the art work during your stay, all you have to do is remove it from the wall, leave me a note about which piece you purchased, and leave me CASH with your note that reflects the amount of the piece that you purchased!
If you're looking for more sleeping space, you can consider renting my other house in Bridgman which shares a driveway with this cottage--I call the other house a 'ranch' and it's also listed on airbnb, and it can provide another sleeping area for you and your guests if you're traveling with more people, or you may want to look into it if you want two bedrooms instead of just the one bedroom that this cottage provides.
The house IS pet-friendly, though no animal lives there full-time. YOU MUST PROVIDE ME THE BREED, AGE and WEIGHT OF ANY PET or PETS YOU ARE BRINGING TO THE HOUSE FOR ME TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE PET WILL BE ALLOWED AT MY HOUSE. No dogs over 80 pounds are allowed, and no more than two dogs are allowed. Any pet under 50 pounds is $20/night/pet; and any pet over 50 pounds is $30/night/pet. The pet fee must be paid at the time of booking. Any pet at my house without paying the pet fee will result in the full forfeiture of the deposit paid for your trip.
The whole cottage and the surrounding large back yard is yours to enjoy!
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Generally, I meet guests when they arrive, but am accessible by email, phone or text during your stay.
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I'm constantly 're-modeling' the cottage---tweaking things and re-arranging. An industrial type stairway leading to the loft has been added recently for easier access to the loft. The pictures need to be updated, but as you can see from some reviews that the cottage looks better than the pictures---and, I agree! :)
If you are sensitive to night time noise, there is a train track behind the houses across the street. The train blows its horn at the main intersection in Bridgman and the intersection down the street--you WILL hear the train and its horn overnight---until you are used to it, or unless you sleep very well!
Please make sure NOT to flush anything into the toilet besides toilet paper. All other waste MUST be placed in the trash. The toilet may not be overstuffed with toilet paper.
For travelers in the winter: No snow shoveling service is provided. There is, however, a shovel at the cottage for your use.
The house IS pet-friendly, though no animal lives there full-time. If you have any allergies to animals, then there may be smells that affect your allergies from pets who have stayed there. IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH A PET, you must provide me with the AGE, WEIGHT and BREED of your pet for approval before being approved to stay at the cottage, and you will be assessed the appropriate pet fee as outlined above.
I expect 100% responsible, mature guests. There are absolutely no parties of any sort allowed at my cottage. You may invite temporary guests/friends over who do not spend the night, but organized parties of any size, for any reason, are not allowed.
NO SMOKING IN THE COTTAGE.
Dari 01 September 2017 - 30 November 2017 penginapan minimum ialah 2 malam.
I'm a retired patent attorney who has lived in Chicago for over 20 years. Currently, I split my time between Chicago and NYC. I spend much of my time traveling with my dog, a treeing walker coonhound named Bruce--whose videos can be found on you.tube by subscribing to his channel BruceAlmightyCoonhound. Together, we spend about 20 weeks per year in NYC, and also relax in Southwest Michigan, Miami, London---or any destination that I've never been since I like traveling to new places. I enjoy meeting new people, dining out, hanging out with friends, traveling, biking, skiing, shopping--especially at thrift stores, interior design, art, museums, college and professional sports--both the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox, theater and movies. I LOVED the musical HAMILTON, and I have tickets to see it for the second time in August 2017!
Come enjoy Chicago and stay in an eclectic area near the neighborhoods of Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Avondale and Humboldt Park--and just one block from the Belmont El Stop on the Blue Line.
My vacation homes in Bridgman, MI are an easy drive from Chicago if you're looking for a get away--only about 1.5 hours from Chicago and just a mile off the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan!
My apartment in NYC is perfect for a group of three or four who are looking for their own bedrooms and having two full bathrooms, as well as a kitchen and living area to gather!