Our cottage is only half a block from downtown New Buffalo and an easy walk to Lake Michigan (3 blocks to water and 5 blocks to beach). You won't have to worry about beach parking or fighting for a spot at Redamaks or Stray Dog! Everything is a short walk away.
The cottage has two bedrooms--with a queen in one room and full/twin bunk beds in the second. In addition, the couch in the living room is a full futon, and the couch in the back porch folds into a full bed.
An unattached studio is outfitted with a very comfy daybed with a trundle that creates a full bed. Studio has electricity and internet.
The main cottage has two enclosed 3-season porches! A small one in front is the perfect place to read and relax. The enormous porch in back has floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to take in the summer breeze while playing board games, watching a movie, or just enjoying the birds that flock to the backyard. An electric fireplace takes the chill off cool spring and fall evenings.
The cottage has 1.5 baths. The main bath has a walk in shower.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a double stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, and plenty of counter space. A washer and dryer is located just off the kitchen.
The cottage has high-speed internet, a PS4 game station, a Wii, and you can easily access your Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon accounts from TVs in the living room and back porch.
The cottage is kid friendly and a great escape for adults, as well.
We've lived in New Buffalo since 2003 and know the area well. We'd be pleased to help you plan your stay. We know where all the best restaurants are--the places that don't require an hour wait! Please let us know if you have any questions!
About the area:
New Buffalo is the first beachside community in Michigan's Harbor Country, only 1 hour from Chicago. It has a beautiful public beach and a large marina that makes it a boater's paradise.
Within walking distance of the cottage, you can swim in beautiful Lake Michigan and rent boats, waterskis, kayaks and paddle boards. In the winter, snowmobiling and skiing is nearby.
New Buffalo has dozens of boutiques, spas, and restaurants. Nearby are breweries, wineries, and state parks, including Warren Dunes State Park.
The Outlet Mall of Michigan City is only 10 minutes away. And the cottage is only a mile from Four Winds Casino and 10 minutes from Blue Chip Casino.
We're also close to orchards and farms that offer the finest produce in the Midwest. New Buffalo hosts a large farmer's market from May thru October.
The cottage in near a large city park with tennis courts, a playground, sledding hill and ice rink.
There are several festivals and special events throughout the year, including:
Art Attack--Last weekend of April
St. Mary of the Lake Festival--Memorial Day weekend
Music in the Park--June thru September
Independence Day Fireworks--July 3
Corn & Sausage Roast--First Saturday in August
Ship and Shore Festival--Second weekend in August
Michigan's Longest Garage Sale--Second weekend in August
Apple Cider Century Bicycle Tour--Last weekend in September
Harvest & Wine Festival--First weekend in October
Fall Arts & Crafts Show--Second weekend in October
Niles Haunted House--October