The TinPug Southwest Michigan Getaway is a peaceful cedar-shingled cottage in the country. Only 90 minutes from Chicago and 30 minutes from Notre Dame, you feel like you have shifted from noise to nature in the blink of an eye. Swimming lake and walking trails just a short stroll. Antique Shops and Vineyards within a short drive. The gas fireplace and deep cedar hot-tub can warm a cool evening, while the outdoor fire-pit and screen porch surrounded by green offer great areas for entertaining.
This space has its own entrance and provides complete privacy. The front studio of the cottage is available for Airbnb guests while the rear studio is occupied primarily by the owners.
Guests have private access to the front unit, which includes a large fully-equipped kitchen, queen bedroom, open living-room with double sofa-bed, full bathroom with tub/shower and free laundry use. The 3-season screen porch with skylights, hot-tub and extra single sofa-bed.
Interaction with guests
The owners are often available in the rear unit - to offer recommendations, provide assistance with any issues and to refill supplies as needed. However, interaction is by choice of the visiting guests and is entirely optional. In addition, if the owners are on property, someone may be available for airport/train pickup in South Bend, paid "sober" rides to/from local vineyards or breweries and relaxing massage services in the hot-tub area.
Other things to note
Dogs are welcome. There is a medium dog door from the bedroom which leads to a fenced dog play area. Access to kayak, paddleboard and yard toys also included. There is a peek of the lake through the trees from the front porch and yard. To swim and paddle, just a short walk down the lake road. Don't forget to bring your bikes! SW Michigan has many miles of beautiful paved country roads! Nearby Niles has a 7 mile paved bike trail on gorgeous St. Joseph River!
- Pets kept on leash outside
-Smoking only by the fire pit outside
From Aug 31, 2017 - Aug 30, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
I am a musician and my wife owns her own business. We love to travel, play music, garden, eat at new restaurants and be entertained by our pugs! We have been a guest at several airbnb properties, and look forward to offering our guests the same great experiences we have had. Our life motto-" Be kind to everyone you meet-we are all fighting the same battle."
We have a few vintage travel trailers that we use and rent out for use at area campgrounds.