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Exclusive & Spacious Home in Gated, Private Beach Community

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View from top of dune above neighborhood's private beach

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Last updated: 09/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

New Buffalo townhome description

Escape to our lovely home in a charming and exclusive beachfront community on the sandy and secluded shores of Lake Michigan. Enjoy a large and well equipped tri-level home with 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. The neighborhood association's private beach and cabana has bathrooms, kitchen, outdoor shower and lake/sunset viewing decks. Enjoy the heated pool, tennis/basketball courts, forest trails and other association amenities.

Our forested location is private and serene yet close to all that New Buffalo and the broader Harbor Country area has to offer (wineries, world class golf, Warren/Indiana Dunes, Antiquing, Four Winds Casino, orchards, farmers markets, biking, hiking, boating).

Only 70 miles from Chicago, about 3 hours from Ann Arbor/Detroit and just 30 miles from ND/South Bend. Amtrak now runs from New Buffalo to Chicago!

This is a unique rental home and beachside community. The association and rental rules must be followed and respected to fully enjoy and preserve its character for all its members.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Townhome
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Adult must be at least 30 years of age....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility:

            built on hillside...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Our home is ideally located between the beach and the pool. A short walk up the dune overlooks the lake, which has a sloping sandy path down to the beach, or a wooden staircase (about 60 steps). The association pool is a short walk downhill from the house. About a 3 minute walk to either location....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                (3) One on each level: main floor family room, downstairs in carpeted rec room, and an upstairs bedroom....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Good collection of VHS mainly for the younger set...moreless

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    The gated community is built upon a wooded dune-scape -- it's a short stroll from the front porch to both the private beach and the heated pool!...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage:

                    This is used mainly for beach toys and gear. There is available parking directly in front of unit....moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Parking area in front of building available for two vehicles....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Modern, well-appointed kitchen with granite slab counters and common appliances....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Comfortable furnished elevated screened in porch....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Just off the bluff trail aka 'Captain's Walk' you will find tiered decks and a beach cabana equipped with kitchen, bathrooms and outdoor shower to wash off sand. Great place to watch sunsets!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis:

                    2 tennis courts and basketball court are located near entrance gate....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Lovely heated pool about one 'block' away. Ample deck space and lounge chairs, full amenity Pool House with flat screen TV, kitchen, outdoor dining deck, gas bbq, tredmill, restrooms/showers, and playset....moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  $500
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                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 09/08/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Relax at the beach and frolic in the surf or the heated pool. Take a nature trail walk. Visit charming wineries, orchards, famous eateries. Play world-class golf...or a family friendly round at Grand Beach! Sailing, water sports and fishing charters at nearby New Buffalo Harbor. Warren Dunes, Indiana Dunes, and Michigan City shopping outlets nearby. Try your luck at the stunning Four Winds Casino. Endless coastal discoveries await you!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: Our family grew up in the Chicago area, and though some have moved away, the 'Beach House' has remained our special family escape and place to gather and stay connected to nature and each other. Located just off of I-94, taking Michigan's Exit 1, our pristine, forested private beach community is situated between New Buffalo's beautiful restaurant and shopping district and Grand Beach. The fresh air, caressing waters, sand in the toes and abundant foliage refreshes and revitalizes. With a safe and secluded 'resort' feel, it has been a magical place for our children who treasure time spent here, and a highly relaxing antidote to the rigors of life in the 'real world'. We look forward to sharing the wonders and enjoyment this special retreat has provided us. Its wonderful to know others will create special memories and traditions of their own!

                  Why the Owner Chose New Buffalo:
                  Nestled in a private beach community on the pristine shores of Lake Michigan and a short distance from quaint downtown New Buffalo, this well-appointed abode is hidden away in a quiet dune-land forest. You will enjoy your own private beach retreat -- a short drive from the 'big city' yet feels worlds away! Plus, you are in the heart of all the fun and excitement that New Buffalo and Harbor Country offers. There is so much to do and explore - we never want to leave!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                  Watch the sunset on the bluffs above the majestic waters of Lake Michigan. Chase butterflies, search for beach fossils and share campfire stories and s'mores on the beach. Learn to surf, skim, swim, kayak or sail. Read a book on the pool deck and fall asleep! Take long walks through the forest paths and down the beach. Dine at Stray Dog, Casey's, Redamak's, Bentwood, Rosie's, Oinks and many other local favorites. Barney's for fresh food and groceries. This beach house is a short stroll to both the heated pool and the beach. The three-level house with a great lay-out provides ample privacy and places for both children and adults to enjoy. The screened back porch with soothing breezes is an all-time favorite place to relax. Caution: the warm wooden kitchen table is conducive to chatting and playing cards late into the night. Attending a Notre Dame game? This is an ideal spot for a long fall weekend - tree colors and fall harvests! Start your day with a beach jog and end with a fire pit -- you fill in the middle! Revel in joyful family time in this cheerful, relaxing place.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • View from top of dune above neighborhood's private beach

                    View from top of dune above neighborhood's private beach

                  • View of screened porch with patio below and bedroom windows at back of house.

                    View of screened porch with patio below and bedroom windows at back of house.

                  • Main level powder room and stairwells to upper and lower floors.

                    Main level powder room and stairwells to upper and lower floors.

                  • Front door entrance to great room.

                    Front door entrance to great room.

                  • Master bedroom - view to bathroom with shower.

                    Master bedroom - view to bathroom with shower.

                  • Queen bedroom on second floor.

                    Queen bedroom on second floor.

                  • View of Association beach in springtime.

                    View of Association beach in springtime.

                  • Community beach cabana and decking for sunset viewing.

                    Community beach cabana and decking for sunset viewing.

                  • View of private community pool (open May to October)

                    View of private community pool (open May to October)

                  • View of front of house from parking area.

                    View of front of house from parking area.

                  • Living room with fireplace, french doors to screen porch, separate grill deck

                    Living room with fireplace, french doors to screen porch, separate grill deck

                  • Spacious kitchen with island.

                    Spacious kitchen with island.

                  • Master bedroom on main level - door leads out to elevated screened back porch

                    Master bedroom on main level - door leads out to elevated screened back porch

                  • Twin beds in quiet second floor bedroom.

                    Twin beds in quiet second floor bedroom.

                  • Lower level bedroom with full size bed and bunk beds.

                    Lower level bedroom with full size bed and bunk beds.

                  • View of Lake Michigan from beach walk toward water.

                    View of Lake Michigan from beach walk toward water.

                  • View of beach looking northwest from the Dune bluff-head

                    View of beach looking northwest from the Dune bluff-head

                  • Beach in May

                    Beach in May

                  VRBO #414718

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, October 10, 2014

                  $500 per night (USD)
                  3

                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/08/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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