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Beach cottage with panoramic lake views and two fireplaces

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House - 2 Bedrooms + 2 sofabeds + 3 Baths - (Sleeps 6 -10)

Enjoy a peaceful vacation in this home located on this quiet beach Harbor Country. Just step off the back deck to the beach access and enjoy a long walk, playing in the sand or swimming in the lake. Watch the changing colors of the lake and listen to the waves from inside the house or one of three decks.

Master bedroom with king bed, master bathroom, lake view and deck. Second bedroom with two double beds and games for the kids. Basement has two sofa beds and a bathroom. Decor throughout is casual and designed for relaxation and family fun. Two woodburning fireplaces for those cool evenings.

Three level deck with plenty of seating for beach gazing, sunset watching or outdoor dining.

Cable TV in all rooms. Wireless Internet accessible by most laptops throughout the house and on the decks. Fully-equipped kitchen.

Reservation Details: Visa, Mastercard or personal check accepted for payment.

Security deposit 1/2 of total rental amount or $1000 (whichever is less) will hold the reservation.

Total payment due 30 days prior to start date.

Must be over 25 years of age to rent

More Details

Tripti Kasal
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017


Michiana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 2 double
    Basement - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 3 double sofa beds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

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Beach cottage with panoramic lake views and two fireplaces
average rating of 4.891892 based on 74 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd or 4th year staying here, and we love it! The views are amazing! Lots of room for everyone to spread out and use different parts of the house/deck.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tricia, glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to having you back again.
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Wonderful view and easy beach access

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! We loved sitting on the huge deck enjoying the view. My daughters loved being right by the beach and exploring the area-- especially all of the deer we saw! We loved the house and definitely want to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Would love to have you back. Keep in mind we offer a 10% to repeat renters.
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Great weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great location and view

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Ellyn

Very clean, nice home & great location

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day visit here. My three kids loved it. We had everything we needed to enjoy the lake, the beach, and the nearby dunes. It was as we expected. We would come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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house needs to be updated

  • 2 of 5

this is a beautiful setting just steps from Lake Michigan - the house was drab and needed to be updated. the basement was dank and two small sofas could not accommodate an adult. the sleeper sofa was fine - but the dark dank basement was not really a vacation get away. the kitchen cabinets smelled like old wood and permeated all the glassware.. the hot tub did not work - and had to be repaired. It was turned on the last night of our stay. the dishwasher recycled old food and all the dishes has to be washed by hand. really disappointed in what could be a beautiful place with modernization --

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry this renter did not enjoy their stay. Unfortunately, there are some errors in this review. The basement does have 3 sofabeds and it looks like the renters did not open the two smaller sofas which open up to double size beds. It’s correct that the hot tub did not work. Renters were notified before check-in and the hot tub service did everything they could. They had trouble getting the right part over the holiday weekend; made 3 visits and were finally able to fix it. Renters were assured from the beginning that they would receive a refund for the hot tub fee. They did not make us aware of an issue with the dishwasher. We were informed by the next renters that it was not cleaning properly and we immediately ordered a new one. The house is a charming beach cottage with old solid wood cabinets. Haven’t noticed or heard complaints of a smell but I suppose it could happen with those type of cabinets. My husband stopped by the house to discuss the hot tub issue. The renter was rude and did not mention the basement bed or dishwasher concerns. We would have addressed them had we known. She was also rude to the hot tub service people and did not follow the simple and easy check out instructions. We have been renting this home and another across the street since 2008 and have many repeat renters. This is our first negative review. We are very responsive and have an excellent staff. We always do what we can to make things right so that our renters have an excellent experience.
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Perfect house for a family with amazing views and steps from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful unique house with lots of charm. The kids had fun in the hammock. The books, games, and water toys laying around the house made for a great fun experience for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
Hacienda Restaurant
"Local Mexican chain restaurant. Good for families"
Tree House
Al's Supermarket
Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
Scartozzi's Trattoria
"Great for delivery or catering"
Brewster's Italian Cafe
Four Winds Casino Resort
The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
Terrace Room at The Harbor Grand
"Italian Restaurant"
Bentwood Tavern
"Local, old fashioned breakfast place"
Oink's Dutch Treat
El Rancho Grande
Round Barn Winery
Lemon Creek Winery
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Swing Belly's
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak and South Shore train stations
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizza
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
House is located on the beach
Car: recommended

1 1/2 hour drive from Chicago. Approximate ten minute drive to downtown New Buffalo restaurants, shops, casino etc.

Other Activities: Shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Holidays at weekend rates.
Christmas & New Years at Weekend Rates
Hot tub on deck available for $250 fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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