Perfect Cottage Close to the Beach But Set in the Woods...
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Michiana cottage description
Welcome to Casa Greta - the perfect cottage for family getaways, romantic weekends and reunions. Wake up every morning to deer in the backyard and then take a 1/2-mile walk to Lake Michigan or hike along the nearby creek. Tennis courts, basketball court and playground located two blocks from the house.
Bright, open floor plan has three bedrooms, two baths, updated kitchen, two wood-burning fireplaces, finished lower level with second kitchen and bar area. Two outdoor decks offer beautiful viewing of sunrises and sunsets. Wooded lot offers privacy and keeps you close to nature while you enjoy the fire pit or relax in the backyard.
Countless local activities include antiquing, wine country, horseback riding, golf, water park, outlet shopping, hiking, swimming, casinos, and the best dining.
Drive a short 65 miles from Chicago, or take the convenient South Shore line, to feel like you're a million miles away from it all!
Casa Greta is a dog-friendly cottage in the New Buffalo village of Michiana.
PLEASE NOTE: One of the bedrooms and one full bath are located in the lower-level. Please see pictures for details.
Keywords: cottage, cabin, Casa Greta
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Two decks w/dining and lounge furniture, fire pit, bikes
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Music Library
- Wireless Internet
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- basketball, volleyball, kickball, "bags", playground
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Relaxing Place to Stay!
Relaxing Place to Stay!
Our family had a great stay at Casa Greta! The home was adorable and very clean. We felt right at home and were surprised at all the extra amenities, including board games, bikes, the grill, a wagon, beach chairs, beach toys - just to name a few! And the kitchen is truly FULLY-equipped. There's even doggie bowls supplied! It was a great space to relax both inside and out (as long as you wore some bug spray to keep the mosquitoes at bay). Enough seating for everybody! Our dog loved hanging out with us in the backyard while we were grilling! It was amazing to see deer consistently tromping through the backyard area. Really a relaxing place to go hang out...the hike to the beach got old quickly and would probably be the only minus since we had a young toddler with us (hauling all the beach accessories you need when taking young kids to the beach is a chore!), but if you're taking a childless trip, it's a nice 15-minute walk.
- Guest Brigitta D. (Chicago)
- Date of stay 07/03/11
- Review Submitted 07/31/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers.
LOVED CASA GRETA. Have been staying in Harbor County rentals for years and this was absolutely the best. House beautifully appointed, terrifically comfortable. Kitchen fully stocked. Very kid friendly and dog friendly. Great firepit and back porch. Saw many birds and deer. Beach also great. Loved Black Pearl Antiques, Redemacks, Miller's Pizza. Guest Book is filled with great tips, maps and a wealth of info. Thanks for a great get-a-way! See you soon.
- Guest Rosey Laurie (Chicago IL)
- Date of stay 07/16/09
- Review Submitted 07/16/09
Thank you Casa Greta. We had the absolute pleasure of staying at your cozy home in April 2009. This was our first "family" vacation with our little puppy (only four months old in April). We couldn't have asked for more. The weather was lovely and we loved walking to the beach, introducing our puppy to the beach - hysterical by the way. The fantastic town of New Buffalo nearby and the delicious restaurants from the Stray Dog (my personal favorite!), Redamak's and of course some treats from Oink's. Thank you for the lovely stay - the beautiful rooms, comfortable beds and awesome sense of style with your decorations. Our little puppy even found a comfortable spot right in front of the fireplace. Thank you - can't wait to visit again! Sam, Kate & Olive
- Guest Kate, Sam & Olive (Villa Park, IL)
- Date of stay 06/12/09
- Review Submitted 06/12/09
Guest comment entered by owner
from guest email: Dear Hope - Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cottage! It was delightful! We enjoyed the quiet, the lake, the restaurants..BTW thank you for the treat to REDAMAKs we had not tried it last time so it was fun (good atmosphere) and we wnt to Da Barn...nxt door...very cute and nice displays... Your home is so well thought out...we loved the colors and the art and the the touches of Chgo (I grew up in a suburb and Steve and I wnt to school in Chgo)...the "Greta" signature book, the binder....the website... Margo was glad she could come too....Greta's "theme" just makes the whole place inviting and homey.... The window in the kitchen is perfect!! you feel like you are "in" the woods... it is difficult to believe you are actually in a neighborhood with homes across the street...the deer just walk around ! We had such good family time..... thank you again for allowing us to stay and also for the Redamaks certificate...we had good weather and I am sorry to say returned to humidity and rain and heat... In appreciation and best regards, Carol, Steve and Margo sends a wee-woof to Greta !
- Guest Carol and Steve
- Date of stay 06/01/09
- Review Submitted 06/01/09
Guest comment entered by owner
from guest email: We loved the place and had a nice relaxing visit! Your home was so lovely and inviting, from the fun antiques to great dvd selection and binder of local info. The deer family that visited every morning and evening was an added bonus.
- Guest Lynn
- Date of stay 03/22/09
- Review Submitted 03/22/09
Our family loved our stay at Casa Greta. The cottage is on a beautiful lot, in a lovely neighborhood. We enjoyed the walks to the beach, the spacious yard and sight seeing in New Buffalo. We especially enjoyed "The Stray Dog" restaurant. The cottage was clean, with an open airy feel. We hope we can make it to Casa Greta again someday.
- Guest Rich & Lori1 (Waconia, MN)
- Date of stay 08/26/08
- Review Submitted 08/26/08
Guest comment entered by owner
We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had last week. Your place is so cute & comfortable & CLEAN...we felt right at home. All your suggestions were great! We loved Redemaks, it has spoiled us for any other hamburger AND loved Ozzie's (they have the best veggie panini), the WOW gallery. We enjoyed our time at the lake & met many nice people from your neighborhood, put the firepit to use 1 evening (as of that night there wasn't a stick to be had in your yard, our grandchildren did such a good job of picking them up), we went blueberry picking in Sawyer...anyway, we had a great stay and would love to come back. AND we saw 22 deer!
- Guest Patt and Jeff
- Date of stay 07/31/08
- Review Submitted 07/31/08
July/August: $1,400/week June/September: $1,200/week May/October: $900/week $100 cleaning fee $50 dog fee (per dog) Inquire about nightly/weekend rates. Security deposit and half of the total rental fee is due within one week of receipt of rental contract. Upon receipt of payment, we will send you a confirmation letter with a map and check-in instructions. Final payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival.
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Kitchen/Dining View from Living Room
Kitchen to Living Room
Second Bedroom with Twin Beds and Full Bed
Lower-level Living Room w/futon
Backyard - little visitor
Third Bedroom in lower level
Beach at Stop 40, 1/2 mile from house
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