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Cozy 'Merchant Street Retreat' - Family Friendly Walk-Able to Beach & Much More

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 accommodate 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 enjoy the shady, lush yard.

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, 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.

Please note: Our cottage is comfy and cozy but we still have to wear warm socks or slippers on our feet in the winter months.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 18 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have allergies - Sorry....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main floor bedroom...moreless

  • 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

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    (2)...moreless

  • Games:

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

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

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

    No password needed....moreless

Kitchen

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

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Ample seating & Chiminea on Patio...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 9 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
First 3 Weeks in June
Jun 5 - Jun 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,350

Changeover Day: Friday

June - August: High Season
Jun 26 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,850

Changeover Day: Friday

Aug - Oct (Sun-Thurs)
Aug 29 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
Nov - May (Sun-Thurs)
Nov 1 - Jun 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Rate includes cleaning fee. Absolutely no pets.


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

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.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 05/15/2015
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