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Cozy Family- Friendly Cottage Close to Beach & Walk-Able to Much!

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

New Buffalo cottage description

This is the place to stay if you want to experience all that New Buffalo has to offer with your family and/or friends. This three bedroom, two bath 'Merchant Street Retreat' has something for everyone. Just blocks away from fabulous restaurants, boutiques, antique stores, the grocery, pharmacy, spa, and the beach - you won't need your car much.

Downstairs has one bedroom with a Queen size bed - perfect for individuals who do not want to climb stairs - and a full bath with a tub/shower combo. Upstairs are two large rooms with the second bathroom in between. The bathroom is accessible from both the master bedroom and the hallway and includes a large closet.

The front bedroom has four twin beds and a large closet with a bureau & TV/DVD. There is plenty of floor space to set up an inflatable mattress or a pack n play (available at the property w/ sheets & blankets) if needed. The back bedroom, also large, has a queen size bed and the remaining floor space could also accomodate an inflatable mattress or a pack n play.

The cozy front living room has lots of windows and natural light and the couch contains a fold away queen size bed. The dining room, right off the kitchen, is perfect for gathering and includes 8 chairs.

This cottage could accommodate a large family, multiple families, a girls trip or a guys trip. The house has a fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, and all linens are included. Grill out on the large back patio and relax in the hammock.

For outdoor fun, beach bags, beach chairs, beach toys, rafts, as well as infant & toddler life vests are included. Beach is walkable but if you choose to drive, FREE beach parking pass included with rental. A covered umbrella stroller is available for your use during your stay.

Walk to the beach, The Stray Dog (to be re-opened May 2013), Redamak's, Nancy's, Barneys Market, Whittaker Shops, the Marina and the Amtrak Station. You're a short drive to the Wineries & Breweries, Casinos (free shuttle to Four Winds), Outlet Malls, the sprinkler park, the Dunes, and the famous Silver Beach in neighboring St. Joseph.
Recent Guest Book Comments:
July/'12: 'Thank you so much for a great place to stay at this cozy beach cottage. Walking to the beach, going shopping downtown, eating at Redamax, ice cream at Oinks. Thanks again for an amazing place to relax!'
Aug 3 2012: 'Merchant Street Retreat was just that, a retreat for our family to relax & enjoy time with each other. Your home is lovely & the decor is perfect. We had a great time playing games here'.
Aug 19 2012: 'What a wonderful house and location for a family holiday. We much appreciate the extra touches - books, games, and toys for the children and adults. The location meant we hardly used the car!'
Oct 2012: 'Your home is so home-y! Loved the games and location. Harbour Country Day Spa, Lighthouse Outlets = awesome. A fun time for all. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home'.
Nov 9 2012: 'This is our 9th year girls weekend for shopping and fun...We came back to New Buffalo to come back to our favorite stores. The town has many great restaurants and great views of the lake. We like that we could all stay in one place'.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We have kids games and books for your use at the cottage. Pack N Play, stroller, life vests & puddle jumpers....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

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          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in the house...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 18 years old...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Upstairs Master Bedroom - connects to bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

            Upstairs large bedroom. Includes TV & DVD & seating...moreless

          • Other (See Description): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Living room has pull out sofa bed...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1) Pack-N-Play available w/ sheets and blankets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Front room couch converts to full/queen size bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Main floor bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Upstairs Bath connects to Master & hall...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            New Toaster, Coffee Maker, Toaster Oven, Pots & Pans, Crock Pot & More...moreless

          • Dining:

            Large dining room off the kitchen...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Ice Maker...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Beach chairs, toys, umbrellas, and towels provided. Covered Umbrella Stroller provided....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Traditional stereo system w/ CD player as well as MP3 players in the Living room and Master Bedroom...moreless

              • Games:

                Games located in the red cabinet as well as in the upstairs bedroom closet...moreless

              • Books:

                A variety of adult & kids books fill the living room bookshelf...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                (2)...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large grassy, shady, private back yard w/ Hammock...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Ample seating & Chiminea on Patio...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Spa

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Surfing
                  • Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall Season Sunday - Thursday
                  Aug 31 - Oct 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $225

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                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rate includes cleaning fee. Absolutely no pets.


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                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  Location

                  • Stray Dog Bar & Grill

                    "Now totally re-built. Great atmosphere and family friendly. Stop off on way to and/or from t..."

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                  • Bentwood Tavern

                    "Great place to dine outside at the marina. We've had dinner here many times - often during ..."

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                  • Red Arrow Roadhouse

                    "Excellent food and service. Great place for lunch or dinner. We like to stop off on our wa..."

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                  • Round Barn Winery

                  • Redamak's Tavern

                    "This is walkable - it's at the end of our street. It's a famous go-to but we usually eat at..."

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                  • Blue Plate Cafe

                    "Very charming and great food. Huge portions so you could easily split a meal."

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                  • Timothy's

                  • New Buffalo Beach & Boat Ramp

                  • Skip's Restaurant & Catering

                    "Great place - and also home of the Farmer's Market on the weekends in Spring, Summer and Fall"

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                  • Hard Rock Cafe

                    "Kids welcome to dine. You have to follow the red carpet through the casino. Friday and Sat..."

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                  • David's Delicatessen Catering

                    "Good coffee and food, wireless, cozy setting."

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                  • Round Barn Winery

                    "So fun! Inexpensive to taste and you receive a wine glass to keep with your tasting fee. L..."

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                  • New Buffalo Pharmacy

                    "Has everything you need including cold beer and movie rentals. Walk there in 3 minutes from..."

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                  • Brewster's Italian Cafe

                    "Gorgeous setting. Outside surrounded by lush landscaping. Heaters outside for cooler eveni..."

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                  • Michigan Thyme Limited

                    "Cute, cute store. Fun to look and shop for gifts."

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                  • El Rancho Grande

                    "Smaller inside than it looks outside but good food and fun. Walk from our house in 3 minute..."

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                  • Barneys Market

                    "Pick up all your essentials including firewood. Great grocery store. Walkable and next to ..."

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                  • Casey's New Buffalo

                    "Great to sit outside on the patio, inside has a ton of character. Live music inside on week..."

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                  • Warren Dunes State Park

                    "Gorgeous beach. Climb the dunes - fun for everyone. 15 minutes away."

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                  • Rosie's Restaurant

                    "Popular and yummy breakfast place. Cash Only."

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                  • Whistle Stop Grocery

                    "Cute and convenient with great coffee, candy, snacks & gifts."

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                  • Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City

                    "This the closest ER. Yep - we've had to go there while vacationing. It will take you about..."

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                  • Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

                    "Only 10 minutes away in Michigan City. Good selection of stores."

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                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak
                  1.4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-94
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  New Buffalo Public Beach
                  49 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Swiss Valley
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Grand Beach Golf Course or Whittaker Woods
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Michigan Thyme (breakfast & lunch) 1 block

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Walk to restaurants, grocery, the marina and the beach. Close to the train and minutes from both Four Winds Casino and Blue Chip Casino. Minutes from Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and Warren Dunes. Visit a variety of Harbor Country Wineries, Boutiques, Antique Shops and amazing Restaurants. Rent jet skis, take a sunset cruise on the lake or take the kids to the sprinkler park just down the road.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About: We've vacationed many times to Harbor Country and knew we'd want a place of our own here some day to make many (more) family memories. Fortunately, we found an amazing cottage with tons of space to accommodate us and our children as they grow from toddlers to teenagers. Both of us are from Indianapolis and are IU graduates. Like Bloomington and the Nashville, IN area, Harbor Country has a lot of outdoor activities to take advantage of year round with the benefit of the beach. Having lived in California for three years, New Buffalo is 'the other west coast' to us. The sunsets over large Lake Michigan are gorgeous!

                  Why New Buffalo:
                  We're an active family. We picked this location in New Buffalo because once you are here, you won't need your car much. Everything is within walking distance - even for little ones - but when we're in this home, we feel the privacy and serenity we were seeking in a vacation home. It's the best of both worlds for us! The yard is shady and private and the street is quiet but we're blocks from walking to grab a coffee, ice cream, a cocktail, dinner, or take-out pizza. If it's a rainy day, we can go next door to the library or get in the car and head to the outlets, a movie, antique shops, boutiques, live theater, casino - so much more!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  We love the big windows in the front room, the large dining room to gather as a family, and the openness and natural light in every room. The yard is shady but has tons of grassy areas to play. The patio is a favorite hang out for morning coffee and evenings around the chimnea. When it rains the mature trees create a natural umbrella from the street to the front door. Upstairs the front bedroom we call the 'kids room'. Our kids think it is fun to go up there and play on any of the four twin beds or snuggle in the papason and bean bag to read a book or watch a movie. The skylights in the Master bedroom give the room an even more open feel and the view from the window is gorgeous looking out at the mature, lush landscaping. We like how the upstairs bathroom is accessible right off the Master but also from the hall in between the two upstairs bedrooms. If the grandparents want to come up with us, they can stay in the first floor bedroom and not have to worry about climbing stairs. The arch over the kitchen reminds us of our first home together - an old Tudor - that had many arched doors.


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                  Photos

                  • Cozy Front Room

                    Cozy Front Room

                  • Armoire houses TV and media.

                    Armoire houses TV and media.

                  • Cottage Style Kitchen - new coffee maker, toaster and toaster oven.

                    Cottage Style Kitchen - new coffee maker, toaster and toaster oven.

                  • Master bedroom - Queen Bed

                    Master bedroom - Queen Bed

                  • Upstairs bath with shower & door to bedroom w/ second door to hall.

                    Upstairs bath with shower & door to bedroom w/ second door to hall.

                  • Downstairs bedroom - Queen Bed

                    Downstairs bedroom - Queen Bed

                  • Downstairs full bath: tub/shower, large stocked linen closet, New tile April '13

                    Downstairs full bath: tub/shower, large stocked linen closet, New tile April '13

                  • Large closet with dresser & HD flat screen/DVD, pack n play, stroller, & games.

                    Large closet with dresser & HD flat screen/DVD, pack n play, stroller, & games.

                  • Utility room houses beach neccessities and a washer and dryer.  Door to patio.

                    Utility room houses beach neccessities and a washer and dryer. Door to patio.

                  • Front of Cottage

                    Front of Cottage

                  • Large shady patio - Furniture, Chimnea, Grill, & Deck box full of beach chairs

                    Large shady patio - Furniture, Chimnea, Grill, & Deck box full of beach chairs

                  • The beach Spring 2013.  Get a workout climbing the sand to the lookout.

                    The beach Spring 2013. Get a workout climbing the sand to the lookout.

                  • Couch is a sofa bed. Adult and children's books on the bookshelf.

                    Couch is a sofa bed. Adult and children's books on the bookshelf.

                  • A favorite sitting spot:  Lots of light from the big front windows.

                    A favorite sitting spot: Lots of light from the big front windows.

                  • Large dining room for gathering - total of 8 chairs.

                    Large dining room for gathering - total of 8 chairs.

                  • Large windows overlook private back yard.

                    Large windows overlook private back yard.

                  • Upstairs bath between bedroom & hall.  New tile floor April 2013

                    Upstairs bath between bedroom & hall. New tile floor April 2013

                  • Downstairs Bedroom - Queen Bed.  Shady back yard & patio beyond the windows.

                    Downstairs Bedroom - Queen Bed. Shady back yard & patio beyond the windows.

                  • Upstairs bedroom - 4 twin beds & seating for TV watching HD flat screen w/ DVD

                    Upstairs bedroom - 4 twin beds & seating for TV watching HD flat screen w/ DVD

                  • 4 twin bedroom: Dresser, HD flat screen, addl bedding & seating for movies.

                    4 twin bedroom: Dresser, HD flat screen, addl bedding & seating for movies.

                  • Utility room houses beach neccessities and a washer and dryer. Door to patio.

                    Utility room houses beach neccessities and a washer and dryer. Door to patio.

                  • Large shady yard.

                    Large shady yard.

                  • Large Private Backyard - view from the patio.

                    Large Private Backyard - view from the patio.

                  • Our kids building a sand castle April 2013.

                    Our kids building a sand castle April 2013.

                  VRBO #422972

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

                  $225 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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