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Fun Cottage Sleeps 2-10-20 People. Pool and Hot Tub. Steps to Beach Plus More

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Soft sand, a soothing melody from the waves and clear shallow water await you.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lakeside cottage description


Guests who stay at the Beach House at Lakeside, Mi. have their choice of 4 or 8 bedroom accommodations depending on the size of your group. Our rental rate structure will suit groups of 2 to 20 people. Our tastefully decorated, fully furnished, cottage home is located just off the shores of Lake Michigan. The property offers alternatives to the beach with a heated swimming pool (for summer guests) and an outdoor hot tub (for Spring, Winter, and Fall guests) with decks, lounge chairs, and beautifully landscaped grounds featuring two outdoor patios. Available parking will accommodate 8 cars.



A short 300 yard walk takes you from the front door to the beautiful ocean-like sandy beach where you can walk for miles along the shoreline. Visit our Website for complete detailed information including Photos, Floor Plans, Area Maps, Rates, and Current Availability.

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The Beach House at Lakeside, Michigan has been a popular vacation Rental for hundreds of Families for over 30 years. Just a 90 minute drive from Chicago and you and your family or friends will have arrived to a place not just on the other side of the Great Lake but a world away from what you encounter every day. In Lakeside Michigan, you are in a small town that is part of family of beach town communities known as Harbor Country. New Buffalo, Union Pier and Grand Beach are among the neighboring towns.

While frequented for decades by Chicagoans who both vacation here and own second homes, thousands from all over the Midwest and other parts of the country make this area part of their summer every year. Yet when you are in Lakeside, you would never know that others travel many miles to come here too. Now, you too can partake in the laid back beach town experience when you stay a summer week at the Beach House at Lakeside, Michigan.

At the beach House, you have a choice of renting one or two fully furnished units. Each unit will comfortably accommodate up to 10 people and has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and Sunroom. We only rent to one renter at a time.

After you have arrived and settled in, you will no doubt take the short 200 yard walk to the private beach to witness to one of the most impressive sunsets found anywhere on the planet. It is the main attraction of this vacation destination. And on a day when you need a break from the sun and the waves, you can still enjoy a refreshing swim in a heated pool or pedal a bike along the miles of trails that meander through the neighboring towns, forests, farmlands and wine country.

With outdoor patios in the front garden, and back yard, you also have ample seating around the pool for sunbathing or having lunch. At meal time, you have many options to explore. In addition to grilling on the Weber, you will discover the areas many first rate restaurants, a famous burger joint, ice cream shops and cafes.

When you seek some variety, there are the many antique shops along Red Arrow Highway, Golf courses, Fruit picking, art galleries, shopping, the Warren Dunes State park and even a first class Casino in nearby New Buffalo.

When the summer season winds down, the fun continues. With the Fall Season, the area becomes flush with color and beauty. After the pool gets closed for another year, we open our outdoor hot tub for our fall and Winter Guests. Some of you might come for a girls Only weekend or cheer on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in nearby South Bend.

Regardless of whether you come for a summer week, or a Spring, Fall or Winter Weekend, you will leave having just experienced some unforgettable memories along the shores of Lake Michigan when you’ve stayed at the Beach House at Lakeside.




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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

            Lease holder must be a minimum of 25 years old....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children love the pool and parents love the short walk between the cottage and the beach....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is not allowed on the property....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are allowed for an additional $10/day/pet...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            The 1st floor is 2 steps up and the front entrance door is 32' wide....moreless

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

          • Bedroom A1: 1 queen

            Queen bed in cottage A 1st floor bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom A2: 1 bunk bed

            2 bunk twin beds in 1st floor bedroom 2 of cottage A...moreless

          • Bedroom A3: 1 queen

            Queen bed in 2nd floor bedroom with window overlooking pool...moreless

          • Bedroom A4

            2nd Floor bedroom cottage A with queen bed...moreless

          • Bedroom B1: 1 queen

            1st Floor bedroom in cottage B with queen bed...moreless

          • Bedroom B2: 2 twin/ single

            1st floor bedroom in cottage B with 2 twin beds...moreless

          • Bedroom B3: 1 bunk bed

            Bedroom with bunk twin beds...moreless

          • Bedroom B4: 1 queen

            Cottage B 2nd Floor Bedroom w/queen. Seasonal peek of lake....moreless

          • Sleeper Sofas: 4 sleep sofa /futon

            2 Sleeper/sofas in cottage A and B...moreless

          • There are 2 queen beds on the 2nd floor and 1 on the 1st in Cot A. There is 1 queen bed on the 2nd floor and 1 on the 1st in Cot B. See LakesideBeachHouse.com for photos. Twin or Single Beds B has 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds on the 1st floor See our website for photos, Baby Cribs (1) There is 1 pack-n-play, 1 high chair /Cot. Let us know if you need these. Unit A has 1 bunk (2 twins) Unit B has 1 bunk (2 twins) Sleep Sofas A has 2 sleeper/sofas B has 2 sleeper/sofas See LakesideBeachHouse.com for photos...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom A1: combination tub/shower, tub

            Full bath on 1st Floor Cot A...moreless

          • Bathroom A2: toilet, shower

            Full bath on 2nd floor in Cot A...moreless

          • Bathroom B1: toilet, shower

            Full bath on 1st floor of Cot B...moreless

          • Bathroom B2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Full bath on 2nd floor in Cot B...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Fully furnished Kitchen with Microwave, Refrigerator with Ice Maker. Color TV, WiFi, DVD Player, Swimming Pool (Seasonal, Hot Tub (Seasonal), Patios. Steps to the Beach....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Puzzles and board games available....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Local cable TV provided to 2 TV's in each unit...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Sunroom has 37' LCD Flat screen TV with cable and Blue Ray player....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Lake
              • Lake View:

                Seasonal peeks of Lake Michigan are visible from the property from certain locations....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Separate laundry facilities...moreless

              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided:

                Extra blankets, sheets and towels provided....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Space available for 8 cars total. (4 spaces per cottage)...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Space available on the property for 8 vehicles...moreless

              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:

                Works through the internet...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Bring your own beach towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Separate laundry facilities...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                This service is offered for our Summer and early Fall guests....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                1 wood burning fireplace per unit....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                A and B each has its own Kitchen complete with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, electric griddle, flatware, dishes, pots and pans. See our website for photos...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                There is a refrigerator with ice maker in each unit. See our website for photos...moreless

              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Bicycles
              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) The pool deck area has a patio table and chairs with 11' umbrella, trellis with party lights, 4 lounge chairs. See our website for photos...moreless

              • Patio
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Hot Tub:

                This is an 8 person outdoor hot tub for use by our guests only and is normally open October to Memorial Day. See LakesideBeachHouse.com for photos...moreless

              • Outdoor Hot Tub
              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

                16' x 24' x 4' heated pool is available exclusively for our guests. There is a fenced in deck area around the pool with lounge chairs, patio table and chairs, basketball game and outdoor shower on the deck to cool off. The pool is open Memorial Day to end of September. The hot tub is open the other times of the year. See LakesideBeachHouse for photos...moreless

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  End Summer-Fall (Per Cottage)
                  Sep 2 - Nov 2, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,400

                  Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  End Fall-Spring (Per Cottage)
                  Nov 3 - Apr 16, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $195
                  $1,000

                  Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Pet Fee $10
                  • Housekeeping/Cottage $100
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Spring and Fall rates are per cottage and based on number of guests per cottage not exceeding 10 people per cottage. Groups of 11-20 need 2 cottages. See our website for more details. Holidays have special rates and are not indicated here. See LakesideBeachHouse.com for complete listing of rates and availability. Rental Payments made with a credit card are subject to a 3% convenience fee.


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 10/12/2014
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                  Location

                  99 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Chicago O'Hare
                  1.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Red Arrow Roadhouse
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Lakeside Golf course
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  New Buffalo
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-94/ Exit 6
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Plue Plate Cafe
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lake Michigan - Orchard Beach - Private.

                  Car: Recommended

                  Numerous Antique shops, Art Galleries, Specialty Shops, Plenty of Restaurants with very good food, a couple of Wineries, 45 minutes from South Bend and Notre Dame. 10 minute drive to Four Winds Casino. 5 miles from Warren Dunes State Park, 5 miles north of New Buffalo, Mi. and marina

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About the owner: Frank and his wife Mary Ann live with their two children Amanda and Brett in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Frank is an architect and runs a residential remodeling business. After selling a 2 flat that the couple owned in Chicago, they decided to reinvest in a property they could rent and also enjoy themselves. The property has undergone many changes through the different owners with numerous additions and remodels. After the first summer of ownership in 2001 the couple decided to make better use of the yard space surrounding the cottages. Where previously you could drive almost right up to the front door, it was felt that the cars should be closer to Schaffner St. This allowed the the remaining yard space to be laid out better for the pool, decks, spa, brick patios and landscaping improvements. More changes are in the works and are usually done in the off season. Our goal has been to provide a clean, comfortable and properly maintained home and outdoor spaces with modern necessities like flat screen TV's, internet access, heated pool and A/C while not over improving the house to the point it looses it's by-gone era nostalgic charm. We focus on some not so obvious things like quality beds and linens, outdoor showers, preventative treatments for insects, easy maintenance of Weber grills, maintaining good relationships and membership with the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce and our own Orchard Beach Homeowners Association. We have used the same cleaning service for the past several years due to their attentive, timely and excellent service. Almost 1/3rd of our summer rentals are repeat guests, We have one family that has stayed with us for 6 consecutive years.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lakeside:
                  The beach. It is all about the beach. The texture of the sand. The clear lake Michigan water. The sounds of the waves. and the most incredible sunsets. I have been to allot of beaches in allot of places from Florida to California and I can tell you all things considered, ours is the best. The water is clean, no salt, no rocks, no dead sea life. Just great sand, sun and water warm enough for a refreshing swim. It is amazing how much pleasure you can experience from something so simple. The laid back atmosphere and the fact that the house is such a short walk to the beach (200 yards, yes I walked it off) only made it more appealing. A business client had talked about how much she enjoyed her summer getaways to New Buffalo and how nice it was to have a place in such a peaceful setting yet within a reasonable drive. We had no idea that we would become one of her neighbors. We did not find this out until a few years later.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Exploring new restaurants and visiting the ones we like (Skip's, Capozios, Red Arrow Roadhouse, Timothy's, Oinks). Antiquing (rarely buy anything). Kids love the pool, everyone loves the beach, and when it gets too cold for the beach or pool, we have the outdoor hot tub. Gas can be up to 35 cents cheaper than Chicago at certain stations in Indiana off I-94. When we need to do any major shopping, Michigan City, Indiana and Benton Harbor, Mi. have huge shopping centers and are each within 20 minutes. Go to Michigan City if you are running late due to the time change.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Soft sand, a soothing melody from the waves and clear shallow water await you.

                    Soft sand, a soothing melody from the waves and clear shallow water await you.

                  • Cottage A Kitchen

                    Cottage A Kitchen

                  • Kitchen Cottage B

                    Kitchen Cottage B

                  • You don't want to miss out on a sunset like this.....do you?  RESERVE TODAY!

                    You don't want to miss out on a sunset like this.....do you? RESERVE TODAY!

                  • Cottage B 1st Floor Bedroom

                    Cottage B 1st Floor Bedroom

                  • Bunk Bed in Cottage A

                    Bunk Bed in Cottage A

                  • Cottage B Living/Dining Room

                    Cottage B Living/Dining Room

                  • You will never get tired of these Sunsets

                    You will never get tired of these Sunsets

                  • Upstairs Bathroom in B

                    Upstairs Bathroom in B

                  • Sunroom in A with 37' LCD TV, Blue Ray Player, Sleeper Sofa

                    Sunroom in A with 37' LCD TV, Blue Ray Player, Sleeper Sofa

                  • Bedroom on 1st Floor in Cottage A

                    Bedroom on 1st Floor in Cottage A

                  • Our kids in June of 2001. They're both in 'Charlies Angles' photo. Time flies.

                    Our kids in June of 2001. They're both in 'Charlies Angles' photo. Time flies.

                  • View of Pool from Deck Sitting Area

                    View of Pool from Deck Sitting Area

                  • Cottage A Dining/Living Room

                    Cottage A Dining/Living Room

                  • Charlie's Angles at the Beach

                    Charlie's Angles at the Beach

                  • Front of 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage

                    Front of 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage

                  • Cottage A 2nd Floor Bedroom

                    Cottage A 2nd Floor Bedroom

                  • Beach Buddies

                    Beach Buddies

                  • Sun Room Cottage B

                    Sun Room Cottage B

                  • This beautiful beach is within a 300 step walk from your front door

                    This beautiful beach is within a 300 step walk from your front door

                  • Don't forget to stop at Oink's for Ice Cream

                    Don't forget to stop at Oink's for Ice Cream

                  • Hot Tub available during the Spring, Fall and Winter months.

                    Hot Tub available during the Spring, Fall and Winter months.

                  • Pool Deck @ the Beach House at Lakeside, Michigan. Chaise lounge/ table & chairs

                    Pool Deck @ the Beach House at Lakeside, Michigan. Chaise lounge/ table & chairs

                  • Don't forget how beautiful Michigan is in the Fall.

                    Don't forget how beautiful Michigan is in the Fall.

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                  $195 - $250 per night (USD)
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                  8 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 20

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