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Open for Christmas! Lakefront Cottage W/ Wood Burning Fireplace, Walk to Town!

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Sunset views from the gazebo deck with a Purple Martin birdhouse too!

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

New Buffalo house description

(We are taking names and dates for 2015 but can't confirm anything yet)

This charming single family home sits on its own private, white sandy beach in New Buffalo’s exclusive Riveria community. The property encourages you and your family to enjoy the outdoors, especially the beach and Lake Michigan. All three bedrooms are on the same floor as kitchen and livingroom. Just a short walk to downtown New Buffalo and a 60-minute drive from Chicago, its location provides the ideal summer getaway.

Sitting in the sunroom, gazebo, back porch, master bedroom or anywhere in the main living area, you will experience fantastic views of Lake Michigan and its spectacular sunsets.

The home’s open floor plan features a large kitchen and main living area with a wood burning fireplace. The main floor also includes a completely renovated master suite, two additional bedrooms, two full updated bathrooms, and a fantastic sunroom off the kitchen with a dining table that seats 8. The finished basement provides ample space for you and your guests to relax and watch movies on the new 58-inch HD television with surround sound (features include HD cable, Blu-ray DVD player, PS3 and an Apple TV).

Freshly updated in 2012, the house boasts ultra high speed wireless Internet throughout and a state-of-the-art Sonos sound system, which allows you to wake up to your favorite Pandora station. A large grassy backyard, outdoor patio, gas grill and gazebo provide a place to sit, cook, watch the family or enjoy a drink during the sunset. It’s big enough to play a game a whiffle ball or setup a badminton court. The finished gazebo is a great place catch a snooze in one of the two day beds or read a book as you enjoy the lake breeze. From there, a small staircase leads you down to your own private beach where you and your guests can swim, play beach volleyball, read and enjoy Pure Michigan!

Also, please always be respectful to our great neighbors. No weddings or events more than 10 people allowed.

This home has provided our family many memories for decades, and we are excited to start sharing it with yours.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2588 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We are looking for renters 30 years of age and older....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered:

            Crate and deposit required. Not all dogs allowed. Non shedding dogs will be considered. Please keep dogs on lease when on beach and crated when away. Not allowed on any furniture or beds. We are very serious about dogs being on a lease on the beach when people are around. If we have any issues we will lose the ability to have dogs on the beach. We love dogs and really don't want to upset our neighbors anymore and possibly lose the ability to have dogs to the beach for the whole community. There is no fence in the backyard to keep the dog from the neighbors home or the beach. Please be mindful. Thank you....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

            Has a dresser and closet. Across hall from full bath w/ tub....moreless

          • Guest Bedroom 2 : 2 twin/ single

            2 trundle beds- Can make room 3 twins or 1 king plus twin....moreless

          • Roll Out Twin Beds: 2 twin/ single

            4th twin bed stored under the trundles in guest bedroom...moreless

          • Basement: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Pull out Queen Couch. Makes a nice extra Bedroom for kids....moreless

          • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Pull out Queen size couch...moreless

          • Finished Gazebo: 2 twin/ single

            Trundle twin- can be raised to a King. Amazing room for kids...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Attached bathroom w/ shower. On the main floor. Crib space....moreless

          • Bedrooms on main level w/ kitchen Master has a HQ new King Bed, 2 nightstands w/ alarm and charger for iPhone 4 or 5. Dresser plus large closet. Attached full bathroom with shower and views of the lake. Guest Bedroom 1 - Has a Queen Bedroom, night stand, dresser and closet, Window faces front of home Guest Bedroom 2 - Has 2 twin trundle beds, lake house style. Trundle Beds are twins w/ a second ready to go twin underneath. So there are 4 twins in this room. 2 hidden. The room has space for 3 twins in use. The 4th can be used in living room, sun room, basement or master. Guest bedroom 1 & 2 are across the hall from a full bathroom with shower and tub. Living room- pull out couch that can be made into a bed. The basement - pullout couch. The basement is nicely finished and people enjoy it because it is dark, quiet and cool in the hot summers. Gazebo is finished - Anderson windows and screens to keep out the rain or leave them open to hear the waves and keep out bugs. Kids favorite....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

            Off the Master or accessible from the kitchen. Toto toilets....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

            Accessible to Guest Bedroom 1, 2, and guests. ShowerTubcombo...moreless

          • Bathroom 1 - Is accessible off the master. Well light, New toto toilets in both bathrooms with quiet flush and soft close. Stand up shower in this bathroom. There is also a door from the kitchen to this bathroom. Makes for 2 guest baths. You can lock the door to the kitchen and it will only be accessible by going through the master. Bathroom 2- New Pottery Barn fixtures, Toto soft close quiet flush toilets, Groehe Shower with tub. Across hall from Guest Bedroom 1 & 2....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We think you will really enjoy this house! Call or email now!

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player:

                Blu-Ray DVD Player PS3, and an Apple TV...moreless

              • Games:

                Many board games, Chess, checkers , cards, Monopoly, Chronology, Cards Against Humanity, PS3, Whiffle ball, Volleyball Net setup on beach (We had bags but someone broke it)...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Pandora One accessible through an iPad. You can also play any music that is on your own iPhone after you easily sync it with the sonos and wifi....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Comcast HD with DVR....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Sonos System - Sonos.com...moreless

              • Television:

                58' HD TV with HD cable, Apple TV, PS3...moreless

              • Toys
              • Video Games:

                Playstation 3 with three remotes (remotes are starting to have issues so we recommend bringing your own, we also may replace them soon)...moreless

              • Video Library:

                We have a few available but with Apple TV you have Netflix, HBOGo or you can login into your own account to purchase movies. The internet speed is great....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront:

                You have your own private beach in the backyard!...moreless

              • Downtown
              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Water View
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air with a Nest thermostat to control at the wall unit or with the provided iPad....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Yes in the laundry room downstairs...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Nest Thermosat....moreless

              • Internet:

                Wifi with 20 mb/s and it is really fast. Password is on the router....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Yes, Please see amenties and fees....moreless

              • Living Room:

                With fireplace. We keep a small tv with local channels upstairs but we keep the main 58' HD with cable, apple tv, and PS3 in the basement....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking for 4 cars. Please ask if you have more than 4 cars....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                We Provided one bath towel per person but its hard to provide beach or more towels because of transition timing issues....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Yes in the laundry room downstairs...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                We have one but we are not sure how to use it. Davids in town sells jugs of fresh coffee that are great for the morning. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Settings for 8. Brand new silverware from Crate and Barrel for 2014....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Power to the dishwasher is activated from a light switch above the machine....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Has everything you should need for 8 people. Serving platters, silverware, plates, bowls, glasses. Also has all cooking items....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Salt and Pepper but not much else unfortunately....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full size in the kitchen. Also smaller fridge in laundry room. Does not make ice....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Golf
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                You can rent kayak's or canoes in town and take take them down the Galien River just on the other side of the house....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Finished Gazebo with Anderson windows with screens. Close them if it rains, or open them up to hear the waves and enjoy the breeze. Great place for kids to sleep....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                One of the largest backyards on the lake in the area....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Jenn Air Large gas grill. Turn on and off grill at wall connection behind house. Please remember to turn off....moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard
              • Water Sports Gear:

                We have some tubes, noodles, water skis in the shed on the beach. Also beach chairs are stored down there....moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    HOT TUB IS CLOSED FOR WINTER. Please be mindful to rinse off any sand before getting in the Hot Tub. Please check availability of Hot Tub in Fall and Winter months....moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas
                  Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  $1,350
                  flat fee
                  Spring
                  May 1 - May 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $700
                  $3,500
                  Peak Summer
                  Jun 1 - Sep 13, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $200
                  • Linens Fee $97
                  • Damage Waiver $50
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  Taxes and Cleaning and Linen fees are additional. No Weddings or Events.

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. (Please contact rental manager for up to date rates)

                  Peak Summer (June - August) - 7 Nights is normal but we will take less than 7 day renters at normal rates to fill gaps.

                  Please contact us with questions or offers. We will respond within 24 hours. Thanks


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 12/22/2014
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                  Location

                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Michigan City 8 miles, O'Hare & Midway
                  1.25 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Stray Dog, Caseys, Brewsters
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Whittaker Woods, Lost Dunes, The Dunes
                  1.25 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak New Buffalo
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 94 or Red Arrow
                  1.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Stray Dog, Bentwood, Timothys, Casey's, Nancy's,

                  Car: Recommended

                  Just take a walk down the beach and you are in the heart of the town. This is the best location you can get if you want to be in Harbor Country.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1987

                  About the owner: Our family has been enjoying New Buffalo for the past 40 years. We first rented the home in the early 80's and later purchased it. We love New Buffalo and our lake house Nothin Dune. Like most people we can't use it as much as we wish we could. So we look forward to sharing our perfect getaway with you!

                  Why the Owner Chose New Buffalo:
                  Why This Property? 1st Reason: It is literally right on the beach 2nd: It has a very large back yard for games and dining 3rd: We really care about taking care of the property. 4th: You can walk to town. Ride a bike down the road or walk the beach picking up sea glass. 5th: It's just the right size. This house is built to entertain and enjoy the beach with about 6 to 8 friends and family. But when you want a day out of the sun there is a movie theater like setup in the cool basement.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The beach is wonderful. Not rocky like some other beaches in the area. We have beach chairs ready for you too! Large backyard which is very rare. It really is a nice plus being able to play whiffle ball or bags in the back yard. We placed an iPad loaded with Sonos and Nest in the house. So you can control your favorite Pandora station throughout the home. You can also control the AC or Heat from the iPad if you don't want to get up. Dining Room with sunset views every night. Have dinner inside if the bugs are bad and you won't miss the sunset. If it's nice out we have an outside dining area and large gas grill setup for you. We have a Hot tub always ready to go so you can watch the sunset and enjoy a glass of wine anytime. It's really kinda nice. You should try it. Just try not to get too much sand in the tub. We care about your comments and are trying to put any rental money we make back into the home every year so it will keep getting better and better.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Sunset views from the gazebo deck with a Purple Martin birdhouse too!

                    Sunset views from the gazebo deck with a Purple Martin birdhouse too!

                  • Living room with a wood fireplace and a walkout to the patio.

                    Living room with a wood fireplace and a walkout to the patio.

                  • Living room with a wood fireplace and walkout to outside patio.

                    Living room with a wood fireplace and walkout to outside patio.

                  • Partial view of backyard. Hot tub and outdoor dining and patio in distance)

                    Partial view of backyard. Hot tub and outdoor dining and patio in distance)

                  • Master bedroom with views of the lake

                    Master bedroom with views of the lake

                  • Master Bedroom - Different Angle

                    Master Bedroom - Different Angle

                  • Guest bedroom with two twin trundle beds and closet

                    Guest bedroom with two twin trundle beds and closet

                  • Large gas grill (Please turn off gas after use at wall connection behind grill)

                    Large gas grill (Please turn off gas after use at wall connection behind grill)

                  • Your own staircase from the back yard to the beach (30 stairs)

                    Your own staircase from the back yard to the beach (30 stairs)

                  • The fantastic patio! (Please close umbrella when not using, wind will break it)

                    The fantastic patio! (Please close umbrella when not using, wind will break it)

                  • Nothin Dune's Gazebo. Great place to watch the sunset or hang out at night.

                    Nothin Dune's Gazebo. Great place to watch the sunset or hang out at night.

                  • Bathroom with shower and tub

                    Bathroom with shower and tub

                  • Sunsets like these!

                    Sunsets like these!

                  • Dining room with seating for 8. Great lake and sunset views!

                    Dining room with seating for 8. Great lake and sunset views!

                  • Outdoor Dining for 8, a hot tub and the gazebo on the dune's edge.

                    Outdoor Dining for 8, a hot tub and the gazebo on the dune's edge.

                  • Downstairs room with surround sound, HD TV, and pull-out sofa

                    Downstairs room with surround sound, HD TV, and pull-out sofa

                  • Kitchen with all the appliances, serving platters and cookware you need.

                    Kitchen with all the appliances, serving platters and cookware you need.

                  • Queen bedroom with Closet and Dresser

                    Queen bedroom with Closet and Dresser

                  • Hot tub! (serviced weekly, please rinse off sand before use and close top after)

                    Hot tub! (serviced weekly, please rinse off sand before use and close top after)

                  • Gazebo Deck. Also the start of the stairway down to the beach.

                    Gazebo Deck. Also the start of the stairway down to the beach.

                  • Additional seating area with lake views.

                    Additional seating area with lake views.

                  • Gazebo on the dune's edge. Kids love sleeping out here. Two twins trundle style.

                    Gazebo on the dune's edge. Kids love sleeping out here. Two twins trundle style.

                  • Desk area in the entry.

                    Desk area in the entry.

                  • Bathroom with shower

                    Bathroom with shower

                  $700 - $786 per night (USD)
                  6

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 2 days
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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