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Historic Storybook Log Cottage Steps from Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Original 1932 log cabin filled with romantic charm; a quiet getaway to another place in time just 70 minutes from Chicago. The house has been featured in the October 2012 Country Living Magazine and also the October 2010 Midwest Living Magazine. This picturesque cabin is nestled under a canopy of old oak trees with a private beach just steps away. The 3 bedroom (2 double beds, 1 twin) 2 bath is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is a wonderful getaway all year round. There is a charming back porch (heated) which feels like being in a tree house with 42 inch flat screen TV, screened in front porch with porch swing, great room with fabulous field stone fireplace, a fire pit in the rear garden and a wonderful beach 200 steps away...close enough that forgetting something at the house is an easy fix.

"The cabin" was a private and cherished country family home for many years so is an extra special place unlike others. It is filled with lovely antiques and is authentic to the period with all of the modern conveniences.

Wake to the birds, go to sleep to the sounds of the lake and silence, enjoy coffee and cocktails on the screened in front porch, sunbath, beach walk, antique, shop, dine, ride horses, make a fabulous meal in the well equipped kitchen, relish lush greenery and peace or just relax in a refined rustic enviorment. Ralph Lauren would approve; a dream come true for anyone who wants more than average!

Keywords: Log Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Built in on porch sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Historic Storybook Log Cottage Steps from Private Beach
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Quintessential log cabin in a winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Christmas Eve during a snowstorm to the welcoming warmth of a perfectly heated and beautifully decorated cottage. The lighting, rugs, pottery , Old Hickory furniture and taxidermy combined are all reminiscent of an old Adirondack Great Camp and , but for the sound of crashing waves on the shores of Lake Michigan, made us feel as though we had been transported to one. Words cannot describe how gorgeous this cottage is and we were sad to leave after just two days. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. The pictures on VRBO don't even begin to capture its uniqueness. I was awestruck from the moment I entered the living room . Actually, I was fascinated and inspired by every square inch or this enormous house. The owners are two very talented designers indeed! I would definitely stay here again, and plan to do so in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrence, KS

Serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again. Linda was helpful from the very start by allowing me to change credit cards after I'd already booked (gotta get those points!). Communications were prompt as well. As with all vacation rentals I've ever stayed at, bring your own sharp knives if you plan to cook. The cottage was much larger than expected and close to the beach. My son practically lived on the 3-season porch when we weren't at the lake. Great place to have an authentic Michiana experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of the knives are now sharp so no need to bring your own!
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My family all loved this home and the area.

  • 5 of 5

Wish I was still there!

Beautiful home and furnishings.

Everything you would ever need in the kitchen is there.

Comfortable sleeping areas and amazing gathering areas both inside and out!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee

Charming, cozy property! Like a step back in time...

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the cabin. It is just as the pictures in the listing depict, and it is a short walk away from lake access. The neighborhood is quaint and quiet.The owners have gone to great lengths to put detail into their property so that the home retains its vintage vibe, and this is what we loved the most. Our 10 and 13 year old daughters soaked in every detail and enjoyed exploring the house and hanging out on the porches. A really delightful place!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property is a gem. A beautifully curated space. No detial left undone. Worth every penny!!!

  • 5 of 5

The "cabin" is just dreamy. It is like walking in to another world. From the scallop trim details around the bedrooms to the mounted Bison. To the porches. It has such nostalgia and a sense that time can slow down. It feels so secluded once you are inside. Beach close and not busy. It was a wonderful respite for my family. We loved loved loved it!!! Wonderful owners a must DO!! We hope to return ❤❤❤

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Rental amount due upon confirmation of reservaton
*4 week cancellation policy period, payment will be returned in full
*Less than 4 week notice forfeits rental payment
*$500 security deposit returned after property inspecition if no damage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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