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Cape Cod Home 2 Blocks from Lake Michigan- Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults and 1-2 children)

This charming cottage has the comfort, design and style of a 'Cape Cod' home. Just 2 blocks from Lake Michigan’s beachfront, this beautiful home has a large deck with gas grill. Enjoy the lovely deck furniture for those who want to relax and play badminton, basketball, horseshoes, and bike in the neighborhood. Our home is perfect for entertaining and gathering friends and family. Guests can enjoy DVD's, a sitting room for reading and a delightful dining room off the kitchen.

The cottage sleeps six comfortably. The very contemporary generously sized master features a queen-sized bed with vaulted ceiling, steam shower, bidet and free standing tub; 2nd bedroom has a double bed; 3rd bedroom has a twin daybed with twin trundle bed.

Additional amenities include a gas fireplace, screened-in porch, free wireless internet and cable tv.

Located in Michiana Michigan about 70 miles from Chicago (5 miles down the road from New Buffalo, Michigan), a popular weekend destination to escape the busy city pace. Amtrak services Chicago to New Buffalo, for those who'd rather do without a car. Seasonal blueberry, peach and apple picking; restaurants, seasonal farmer's market and antique shops a short drive away. Nearby several notable wineries boasting dramatic vistas provide a fun, easy excursion during your stay.

You will not want to leave this wonderful escape.

Keywords: Michiana Shores Cottage, Michiana Home, Harbor Country home, Beach house, 2 block to the beach, Lake Michigan, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

More Details

Debra Tamblyn
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Debra Tamblyn

I love my Chicago city life but also enjoy the time away in beautiful quiet and relaxing Michigan.

Debra Tamblyn purchased this house in 1986

What makes this house unique

Relaxation with the option to golf, swim in the beautiful Lake Michigan and spend quality time with family and friends.


Michiana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom contains a queen bed., (2) The 2nd bedroom contains a double bed., Twin or Single Beds (3) The 3rd bedroom contains a twin day bed with twin trundle.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Cape Cod Home 2 Blocks from Lake Michigan- Sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Charming Home in Beautiful Area

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated in a quiet woodsy area and the beach is only a short walk away. Very comfortable furnishings and easy to communicate with owner. Would definitely book this house again. Highly recommended. Thank you, Debra!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and nice accommodations. Short walk to beach.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for peace and quiet for our vacation and found it in this home and it's location. The house was well equipped and clean. The neighborhood is quiet and with plenty of trees. We sat on the deck for all meals, perfect for us city-dwellers. The beach and a nice park are short walks away. The rental process was easy and Debra was a pleasure to work with. Quick response time. We wouldn't hesitate to book this house again in the future. Enjoy your time!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location and home

  • 5 of 5

My two boys and I stayed here and had a fabulous time. The home is situated in a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees everywhere. It is quiet and a very short easy walk to the Lake. While you are only a short drive away from the main thoroughfare, the neighborhood seems like you are in some kind of enchanted forest. I enjoyed sitting on the deck and reading in the morning, listening to the birds and the trees. The home itself is attractive, clean, unique and very user friendly. I like to cook and found the kitchen perfectly stocked with just about every spice, tool, and utensil a cook could want. The main bathroom is a luxury unto itself with a huge tub, sink, and walk in shower. The mattresses were heavenly. The garage is stocked with fine beach chairs and rafts, and an umbrella that we pulled to the beach each day in the red wagon. My boys even used one of the bikes.

My boys enjoyed the play park that is just about two blocks away. In the evenings after cooking dinner, we would go to New Buffalo for ice cream and a walk along the public beach there. We took a day trip to St. Joseph which is about a 35 minute drive north and had a fantastic time there as well.

The owner of the home was extremely accomodating and was friendly and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My little family and I had a great stay here in Michiana. Debra's home was just as advertised and did not disappoint - everything that we needed and could have wanted was available. The master bed & bath were lovely and a nice retreat after a day down at the beach... which was just a couple of blocks away. The beach was a short walk and the owner had a nice little wagon which made taking our toddler (and all of the beach toys) that much easier. There was also a great little park within walking distance, which was fun for our little one. We grilled out every evening and the kitchen was stocked with all of the tools and dinnerware that we needed. We loved being in this neighborhood with all of the trees, serenity and wildlife - we had two deer come and visit us during our stay! Overall we really enjoyed the area and the home and we'll definitely consider coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michiana Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This Michiana home was a real gem and was a perfect getaway for our family. The pictures are spot on, and the home was very clean and country style decorated, with a full kitchen, dining room/dinette for six, and 2 bedrooms (full bed in 1 room, and trundle in the other)/full bath/living room w/flat screen TV, on the main floor. But the prize is the amazing upstairs "suite" which is not to be believed! The Master Bedroom has a huge cathedral ceiling (and I mean huge as in really, really high) which is just magnificent, and surrounded by rings of lovely windows, which in the setting amongst the tall trees, makes for an amazing ("tree-house" like) experience! Attached to this room is a cozy reading area, and then a separate parlour room with a daybed, and small TV (someone could actually sleep there, except no blinds on those windows). This upstairs area actually feels like a full apartment! The attached master bath is large, very clean, big screened windows, really huge modern steam shower, full designer tub, and bidet/toilet. The grounds are truly magnificent, with many, many, mature trees (very peaceful) on an acre of property, and only a five minute walk to the Beach. (They have a wagon with beach chairs and towels and a tube). There is a very nice gas grill on the spacious deck, full A/C, but better yet tons of easy to open windows, all screened, which we loved, as the weather was perfect. All in all, this is a great find, just as described, and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I truly appreciative your kind words describing your experience. As the home owner, I feel the same about the house. Your care of the house while you were a guest was meticulous. I am glad you had an enjoyable stay. Thanks.
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"Better than the brochure."

  • 5 of 5

My wife, my son and daughter spent 5 day at this wonderful home. The internet pictures make it look nice... and the pictures don't lie! This is a wonderful home, fully appointed. We did not even need to bring our own beach towels! The second floor - master bedroom, sitting room and bathroom/shower/steam room - is amazing. The house has a nice deck to relax on, to grill out, or to just nap under the tall trees. It is a short several blocks to walk to the private beach, and there is even a wagon available for your use to carry your beach gear. This is a well-kept home in a peaceful neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bentwood Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Stray Dog Tavern

We also have two adult and two kid bikes available for your use.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

**Less than 1week there is a surcharge/premium of 5% ($315.00)/night

No Credit Cards please. eCheck only!

No Credit Cards please. eCheck only!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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