What Our Quests Say...
Lovely place for a relaxing stay:
We had a great time with 2 babies, 2 toddlers and 4 grown ups. Lovely property, great A/C in the humidity, campfire, grilling, chilling, and a short walk to the beach. So much fun, we're gonna make Hearthaven an annual family tradition!
Hearthaven was exactly as described-and more.
Hearthaven has everything you need to enjoy time on the Michigan shores. Walking distance to beach, close to dining out and Warren Dunes. Owners have left brochures of many things available to do in Harbor Country. The property's screen porch looks out over a lovely landscaped yard complete with trickling fountain and a fire pit. Hearthaven provides time to step back and relax without any of the cares. The kitchen has everything you would need, and bathrooms are stocked as well. Loved the CD selection and sound system. The two of us were completely satisfied-and wished we could have shared this lovely place with another couple. Next time for sure!
Super Charming and well kept. Kids loved it!
Thank you so much for letting us stay at this beautiful cottage. We could tell that it is lovingly maintained. It was what the whole family needed! It is definitely worth staying here!
The kitchen is fully stocked with all the supplies you need for cooking. There are tons of books, many games, and cable TV to keep you entertained on rainy days. Beds were comfortable. There are tons of fresh,clean towels and extra shampoo in the bathrooms if needed. Part of the porch is screened so you can still sit outside in comfort. The fire pit area feels secluded and quiet - tons of firewood that is included in the price of the rental. The beach is less than a 5 min walk away. There is a shower outside which was PERFECT for getting all of that beach sand off in the evenings. And the front of the house has floor to ceiling windows/glass doors so it feels much bigger than it is (it was my favorite aspect of the house....stunning!). The vaulted ceilings and the clean white paint give the whole house an open airy feel.
Betsy's communication is excellent (as others have pointed out). We had a couple of questions and she got back to us right away.
Comfy cottage - will stay again!
My girlfriends and I met for a girls weekend, and we stayed at the Hearthaven Cottage (as we have done in the past). This is a quaint little home a couple blocks from Lake Michigan. We visited local wineries and had fantastic brunches and dinners at a few of the local eateries. The lush landscaping and homey feel make this a go to option for us with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is also a loft for the kiddos! This cottage can be enjoyed by all - families with kids, or just friends! Love this place and will stay again!
A great getaway weekend
The cottage is meticulously maintained, charmingly furnished and generously appointed - plenty of spices and kitchen ware - and even plastic storage bags! Lots of towels and all the required bath amenities. Extra blankets and nice linens. We never turned on the TV but the stereo system was more than adequate and the WiFi worked fine. The grounds are beautiful and the fire pit was tucked away behind some plantings. So even though we were not far from the road, it felt completely private. The gas grill is on the covered porch so there's no problem grilling even if it rains. And, there was more than enough firewood!
Betsy's communication was quick, efficient and clear throughout - even when I had last minute questions about the availability of cooking oil and dish washing soap ("Yes" to both, BTW). And at the very end, she sent me a photo of my security-deposit check torn up. It's a pleasant walk to the beach and there are a couple cute shops within a block.
I would absolutely, without hesitation, recommend Hearthaven for a gathering of friends, a family vacation, and a multi-family or multi-generational getaway. For a couple's retreat, you'll have an extra bedroom, but the warmth and intimacy of the cottage makes it also ideal for romantic getaways.
Hearthaven is just THAT......a "Haven" away from it all......a darling doll house filled with love and charm. You can feel it when you look at the photos and when you step inside you simply.....gush. I know I did. Everything about it touches you from the beautiful front garden and stone walkway to the sweetly decorated interior. Master Bath is luscious, linens are lovely, beds are wonderful, floor plan is PERFECT. It is truly a home away from your own......it is lovingly cared for in every way. The lakefront area is fabulous,,,,antiques, fine or casual dining venues, Lighthouse Place Shopping Outlet is not far, New Buffalo has lots to offer.....beaches everywhere you look, Owners are wonderful people and were a joy to work with ...providing a smooth and wrinkle free experience in every way. Hearthaven is ALL Heart!~
We loved the place.
Perfect summer or winter. Can't wait to come back again and again.
The Williams family.
Lovely place for a relaxing stay
We had a great time with 2 babies and 2 toddlers and 4 grown-ups.
Lovely property, great A/C in the humidity, campfire, grilling, chilling, and a short walk to the beach.
So much fun, we're gonna make Hearthaven an annual family tradition!
Apple Cider Century and Getaway Weekend
We had a fabulous romantic getaway here. When we first walked in, we felt at home. We knew we made a good decision booking here. Everything we could possibly need was there. Plenty of candles and an overall feeling of warmth and coziness exudes from this home. We spent time on the beach, saw a sunset, apple picked, kayaked and rode our bicycles. It is a great location to stay for the Apple Cider Century tour. Everything was in close proximity to the home. Although we were very active on our long weekend, we found the home as a nice haven to relax in also. We cooked a few times on the grill and found several restaurants in the area we enjoyed. The owners take great care of this home. We woud enjoy the opportunity to stay here again. Thank you!
Very well taken care of property
We got in and got settled very easily. The second night we had 14 for dinner, using the gas grill. It was great to have enough plates, eating utensils and really nice serving dishes. That is rare in our experience and very welcome.
We were very pleased with the obvious thoughtfulness you have put into the cottage for comfort and convenience.
We really enjoyed the screened porch and the front lawn garden. The cottage lifts our spirits. Everyone remarked on how nice the place is. My wife particularly noted the level of cleanliness--very much appreciated.
So thank you very much for the level of thought and planning you put into your cottage. It made our stay most enjoyable.
K and C
"LOVE" Hearthaven Cottage for so many reasons.
My friends and I have rented this property for about 15 years. It has all the household items, BBQ grill, linens, books, etc. that you will need, including beach chairs and bird seed in the shed. Love the fire pit in a secluded corner of the lawn and the screened in porch is a MUST for us...we use it for every meal and relaxation time between beach visits. The squirrels and birds are quite entertaining as well. It's a perfect walk to Pier Rd. beach, which is the best area. The home could use some upgrades, but it is a delightful, restful place. We have made it "our home" for many years. The owner is gracious in sharing her home with us.
A Magical Place!
Hearthaven Cottage was the perfect choice for our Lake Michigan getaway. We stayed at Hearthaven with another family, so in total we had four adults and four children....and there was more than enough room for us all.
The four girls loved the bunkbed room and the loft for playing. All of the paths around the cottage were magical for them, as they seemed hidden and each held a surprise (fairies, benches, etc). And the fireflies at night were AMAZING!!
Hearthaven is very functional and had all the amenities we could ever wish for. Bestsy was easy to work with and everything was exactly as she said it would be. The caretaker, Nancy, was so helpful and always available.
The cottage itself is walking distance to the beach, many stores and businesses, and is in a central location to get to those that are a bit further away. It is the perfect location. I highly recommend Hearthaven Cottage to any and all that are looking for a getway to Lakeside!!
Very nice getaway.
We had a very nice stay. The three bedrooms gave us plenty of room to be comfortable with four people and we loved the screened porch. The yard is very beautiful and we enjoyed watching the birds and chipmunks at the bird feeder. We also loved the Jacuzzi. There is plenty to do nearby but also no reason to leave the house if you just want to relax. Definitely would recommend and hope to return!
My wife and I have been enjoying Hearthaven Cottage over the Christmas/New Year holiday for the last ten years. This cozy getaway is very convenient to our home in Chicago, a short 1.5 hour trip,which, despite its proximity, provides that "out in the country" feel we are seeking. Our cozy cabin greets us with a welcoming fireplace and even a Christmas tree and other holiday decorations that make us feel right at home. After unpacking, we often indulge ourselves with a bubble bath in the jacuzzi, and, after a few minutes, the stress of the city melts away. The property is immacuately maintained down to the smallest detail. The fully operational kitchen and dining area has been the scene of many glorious feasts over the last ten years, although, we have the option of dining at one of the many fine restaurants in the area. We spend our days walking the beach, reading or watching old movies by the hearth, and poking around the many antique and gift stores that populate the countryside.
In short, we heartily recommend Hearthaven Cottage to those in search of of a peaceful and convenient retreat far from the madding crowd.
Colleen and David Massie
A love nest for the soul!
Walking up the stairs to the lit up porch on a crisp autumn evening my grandson remarked: "this is a calm place". A true love nest for all generations! I had the opportunity of relaxing and nesting up in the loft space first night(he insisted) after a bonfire on site then a luxurious whirlpool bath. Next day we hiked the dunes, had a wonderful lunch at three oaks, visited farms, walked in the woods, then caught the sun going down over pier st beach. We enjoyed all the local ambiance and always felt warmed returning to the welcoming heart haven! the beach walks and magnificent colors of autumn truly lift up the soul! Highly recommended for any season.
Charming and affordable!
What the perfect respite from the big, busy Chicago city life! Heart Haven is a beautiful, clean getaway with such character and charm. You can really tell the owner puts her all into it!
Every last detail was taken care of, even our late arrival plans. Hearthaven provided us with such a wonderful fall vacation, from the picturesque landscapes to the apple and pumpkin picking. I would absolutely recommend this property to my friends and relatives -- and already have! I am already looking forward to my next weekend trip to Hearthaven Cottage. I hope to make it a habit of going often!
For more information or placing your reservations call Betsy at (847) 902-4467 or use contact box