This B&B has been home for 39years to Nancy and Mark, yes… several additions have been added which has brought this home to over 5,000 sq. ft. Now with the kids gone Nancy and Mark want to share this architectural designed home with those who would like to enjoy the lake, woods, and perfect pampered relaxation! Their home is located only 90 minutes from Chicago, 40 minutes from South Bend, and is at the end of a one mile path back in the dunes of Lake Michigan, only minutes off Exit 22 off I-94. Make sure to review their site and pick the bedroom that best fits your needs, feel free to call if you have any questions…..****Just Opened April 1st 2010****
5 on May 19, 2014
I desperately needed a little R&R, so I booked a room last minute here last August - having only gone off the reviews on this site. It was wonderful! I had never stayed at a B&B before and would do it again in a heartbeat. I assume most people who stay at B&B's are couples, but it was just me and Nancy made me feel very welcome. I stayed in the Sand Dune, and it was lovely. There were room darkening shades for a little sleeping in. I love the beach and they have their own 100' of beach right on Lake MI. I spent my days reading by the beach and ran up an exit or two to grab dinner and bring it back to watch the sunset over the Lake. It was truly relaxing and exactly what I needed. This is close enough to things that you can quickly get to stores (10-15 minutes), yet feels miles away from the rush of life. If the weather isn't the greatest, they even have a small little room (cottage?) part of the way down the stairs with double doors, so you can appreciate the view without having to go down to the beach or be exposed to the rain.
5 on September 11, 2013
My husband and I spent 4 nights in the Twin Harbor room in August. We could not have been happier with the accommodations . Nancy does a lovely job as hostess of this beautiful home. The setting, view from the bluff, and the beach are perfect. Sweet Heidi is a nice addition too, especially for dog lovers. We hope to return!
5 on June 27, 2013
My husband and I recently stayed in the large room and just loved it. Wish we could have stayed longer. Nancy is a great hostess and a wonderful cook. She also has great restaurant recommendations and provides great directions. We loved every minute. The dog, Heidi, was an added feature and we also fell in love with her--so sweet. We will return.
5 on May 08, 2013
Amazing hospitality, Beautiful atmosphere, Cherishable moments. Nancy's place has the ABC's down solid for anyone looking to just...be. This was the 1st B&B ever, and will always have a place within our hearts. From the soft sounds of waves, just a few steps away, to the awesome sunset visible at a glance, its an A+ all around. Recommend to anyone, of any/all age groups, don't miss this spirit filled home.
5 on March 22, 2013
We went to the BNB in October - sort of off season time, but it was absolutely so wonderful and peaceful that time of year. When we pulled in, we were greated by their massive and sweet dog, Heidi. Heidi gave it a homey feel and we loved her. Our room was decked out with very luxurious bedding and linnens. The hot tub and sauna gave the perfect extra touch to make our stay relaxing. In the morning, I would wake up and go for a run on the beach, search for beach glass, which we found a ton of, and then get ready for a breakfast made by Nancy that just knocked our socks off. Fresh ingredients, hand made, and served to you like you're the queen and king of England. The bluff overlooking the the lake and their beachhouse made for some of the most beautiful sunset views I've ever seen. The area is full of vineyards and even if you don't like wine, visiting them is surely a site worth seeing and many of them have other things of interest on site. Three words to describe this experience, Peaceful, Relaxing, Amazing. If you've ever experienced a bad bed and breakfast, I urge you to give this one a chance to change your mind about them.
5 on October 15, 2012
What a slice of heaven! We stayed at the Patterson's B & B this past weekend and loved it! Our room, Sand Dune, has a comfy bed with wonderful sheets and a terrific bathroom. The entire setting is welcoming, clean and cozy. Then there is Nancy's breakfast - amazing! Her table setting is out of a magazine and the food is gourmet. Their home sits overlooking Lake Michigan and the view is breathtaking from their patios and beach. We live in NY and worth the trip. Mark and Nancy are the most gracious hosts and made our weekend extra special. We were there for the Notre Dame game and it is a great way to spend the weekend - football and a fantastic two night getaway. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!! We will be back again for sure.
5 on September 18, 2012
They have four very nice rooms, and the cottage that we stayed in. Nancy and Mark gave us the tour and absolutely opened up their entire property to us. The Hot Tub is nicely secluded and the overall feel is unlike any other Bed and Breakfast I have been to. The best part, for me, was that I did not feel like I was in someone else's home...a feeling I get in many other B&B's. They were available, but really gave us our space, and we really did not feel their presence when we did not want to. In our trip we visited two other B&B's and when we arrived we only planned to stay for one night. After seeing the view, the private beach front, the absolute seclusion from the outside world...we pushed our schedule an extra day which is very unusual for us! (It was without a thought) Since we have been back I find myself continuing to tell many others about this place! (And only a pssing reference to the other two we stayed at) This is truly a place to check out and be prepared to completely enjoy your trip! Steven Laureys
5 on September 17, 2012
We spent the last two days of our honeymoon here and could not have dreamed up a better place to stay. The owner's, Nancy & Mark, were so sweet and accommodating. The cottage was absolutely adorable and the view was the most amazing sight ever. The beach was secluded and it was like having our own private beach on Lake Michigan for the weekend. Even the neighbors walking their dogs were so sociable and kind. There is also plenty to do and see in the surrounding area including Silver Beach. We will absolutely be back and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet beach vacation.
5 on September 10, 2012
I surprised my fiancé for her 30th birthday this past weekend and Waverland B&B could not have impressed us more! We were the first to arrive for the weekend and were welcomed by Mark, who gave us a tour of the entire property to see all of the rooms they offered (we stayed in Beach Glass). Every last corner of the house was kept up beautifully and ach room has its own updated bathroom inside the room. The rest of the property continued to impress us as well. They have an outdoor hot tub and sauna on the deck, a well maintained lawn, a patio with the bird’s eye view of the lake, the charming beach house on the bluff overlooking the lake, and of course the private beach. Nancy and Mark are both incredibly nice people that were very helpful and even took care of our dinner reservations in town which left us one less thing to worry about. On Friday we made the easy 15 minute drive to the nearby wineries for an afternoon of wine tasting and brought a few bottles back with us to enjoy near the lake. It began to rain in the evening, but thanks to the beach house we still have a nice covered area to be by the water and listen to the waves. The breakfast in the mornings are almost worth the trip themselves! Another nice thing about breakfast is that you can pick your serving time, which means you don’t have to eat with anyone else if you don’t want to. Saturday was spent mostly outside enjoying the beach and walking along the shore to the dunes at Grand Mere State Park, and the cherry on top was watching an absolutely amazing sunset on the beach with my fiancé with a bottle of wine. We could not have imagined a more perfect weekend, it was exactly the type of relaxing getaway we were hoping for and Waverland nailed it! We can’t wait to go back again and have already made plans for next year!
1.8 on August 13, 2012
This would have been the perfect vacation if the Landlady, Nancy Patterson hadn’t of ruined our week. We were accused of having more than maximum six persons staying overnight in the cottage on several occasions. The contact clearly states that Day guests are allowed, and Friends or day quests are welcome to visit. At no time were there more than eight adults at the cottage, and only 5 adults, and one child stayed overnight. Nancy also complained to my quests about having beach chairs to close to the water, and storing our chairs overnight at the wrong picnic table (one for the B&B that no one used all week, and another for the cottage). In addition there are several other reasons not to rent this cottage. No dogs are allowed, but Nancy’s dog barks every morning at 7:00am, and craps at the cottage. A shovel is provided to clean up her mess. No fireworks were allowed, but fireworks were set off by the inconsiderate neighbors after 10:00pm, while my granddaughter was trying to sleep. The cottage bathroom was grossly filthy, and I had to fix the shower valve when it fell apart. One of my guests preferred to shower outside because she didn’t feel clean after showing inside. The cottage also has a bug problem. There were spiders, ants, and we found a huge cockroach inside a box of food when we unpacked it at home. There are other maintenance problems as well. The stairs are overgrown with weeds, and the road to the beach was washed out to a point where it was dangerous to walk on.
Sunset Suite has a spectacular view of Lake Michigan, and most importantly some of the most glorious sunsets you’ll ever see. The suite is 780 sq. feet of pure space and luxury. A private balcony, skylight, king-size bed, chairs & ottomans, walk-in closet and over-sized shower will top off the total experience of living large on Lake Michigan.
Nightly Rate: $245 - $255
This room has a comfortable queen bed with beautiful views of the woods. Other amenities are a flat screen TV, reading chair, room safe, robes & slippers, beach towels & umbrella and the private bath has a soaker tub. Each guest suite is on its' own floor in the B&B, this room is off the main floor...easy access (no stairs)
Nightly Rate: $175 - $185
A four poster dark cherry QueenEthan Allen bedroom set will make you think of a 5 star hotel. With room darkening shades it’s easy to get a great nights’ sleep –feather pillows, cozy comforter and a chair for reading is where you'll start thinking of the beach, water and sand dunes for your next days' adventure. Internet, safe, robes & slippers, beach towels & umbrella. Outside the suite in the hall is a desk & chair, if work needs to be done. And down the hall is the "state of the art" exerise room. And right out the door is the sauna and hot tub.
Nightly Rate: $185 - $195
Sink into a King size bed and enjoy décor that has a very beachy/nautical theme to the room. Two large windows with scenic views of the woods and a chair for reading all make this room a favorite for those who like a crisp yet cozy environment. Oh, so very private and peaceful Twin Harbor will have you sailing back again and again.
Nightly Rate: $225 - $225
Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo Battle Creek Intl.)
Only minutes from Exit 22, of I-94, on the south west side of the exit, take Thornton Rd. Thornton runs along side of I-94 & the Grand Mere State Park – it goes about 2 miles and turns right, once it goes right, stay straight as an arrow, you will dead-end into Waverland Path, it now jogs to the right….follow it past mailboxes & dumpster up the hill (blacktopped) and about halfway back you will come to a fork, go right, you’ll see a sign with names, look for the B&B sign. After this you will see two more directional sign and then arrive at the B&B. Park in front of the sign that is for the room you have reserved.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, Board games, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, TV
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts
Making sure our guests are treated royally.