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Massive Log Home Near Lake Michigan & Notre Dame

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Massive Log Home Near Lake Michigan & Notre Dame

14 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
14 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
Sparkling clean11 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The Perfect Getaway to Southwest Michigan's Wine & Beach Country & Notre Dame Football!

Nestled in 17 acres of mature wood, along 1700' of private St. Joseph River frontage, sits a custom log home affectionately named The Ponderosa. This property is under 2 hours from Chicago, 10 miles from Notre Dame, and a quick 30-minutes from dozens of Southwest Michigan's greatest restaurants, festivals, wineries, breweries, beaches, trails, and farms dotted along the stunning coast of Lake Michigan.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 4
1 king bed, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
2 sofas, 2 air mattresses

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


14 Reviews

Bryan User Profile
September 2018
This home is amazing. The owners are super-responsive both before and during the stay. The kitchen is well stocked and beds very comfortable. And the home was clean beyond belief. You truly have a sense of being secluded, yet the grocery store is only a few minutes away. We, thre…
Jessica User Profile
September 2018
Absolutely gorgeous home and property. Be sure you review all the rules and notes from the owners as they may be onsite while you are there. Very sweet couple and a great family getaway.
Seven User Profile
Response from Seven:
Thanks, Jessica. My husband and I were so glad that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at The Ponderosa. And, yes, out of respect and integrity, following the House Rules--whether the owners are onsite or not -- is important for many reasons. Booking and paying for 8 guests but actually having 10 or 12 or 14 guests and not owning up to it is more a matter of personal integrity than owner proximity. Doing the right thing should be done regardless of where the owners may or may not be. Remember, this is our Home you rented for 8 people, not 10 not 12 not 14. Honesty should be your guide not whether or not you are going to be "caught by the owners," who may be on site during your stay. Hopefully for your next Air Bnb booking you'll be more forthcoming regardless of whose onsite or not.
September 2018
Bryan User Profile
September 2018
Peaceful private paradise on The Ponderosa is how’d we would describe this spectacular home. My family of 8 couldn’t have found a better value and location for a weekend getaway. Nestled in the quaint town of Niles, but a mere jaunt from the hustle and bustle of the Midwest, thi…
Alysha User Profile
August 2018
Spacious and gorgeous! You would never know how close you are to town. Private and gorgeous setting! We had plenty of room for all 10 ladies for our girls weekend getaway! This was the first time I’ve used Airbnb and it was a fabulous place! So clean and all rules and instruction…
Sarah User Profile
August 2018
Myself and 7 of my friends stayed at The Ponderosa for my bachelorette party getaway weekend in late August! Seven was so helpful starting from the day we booked the cabin, offering us suggestions on where to go and what to do in Niles during our stay. She took the time to get to…
Tina User Profile
August 2018
This Airbnb is amazing! The space, decor, The bedrooms. Everything you need is available for you and it extremely well taken care of! The bedrooms are huge and the beds are extremely comfortable. This is a hidden gem for sure! And a bonus is the friendly Deer grazing around o…
Helen User Profile
August 2018
Very family friendly, so the Ponderosa was perfect for our 3 generation family get together. Very clean cabin with comfy beds. Accommodations were way over our expectations. We highly recommend for anyone to stay here. You will not be disappointed!

Hosted by Seven

Niles, Michigan, United StatesJoined in March 2018
Seven User Profile
16 Reviews
Hello there, I'm Seven -- your local Southwest Michigan host! My husband and I are so happy to welcome you to our home! We love to travel, meet new people, and experience new things and have stayed in dozens of places around the world, which has helped us learn many things …
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