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Painted Porch Cottage - Lakeside, Mi - 2 Block Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Painted Porch Cottage is a year-round, garden style cottage in residential Lakeside, Michigan. Summer rentals are by the week, Friday to Friday only. The cottage has two bedrooms (one queen bed, two double beds), one bathroom and two parking spaces. It sleeps four comfortably and up to a maximum of six people are allowed.

Fully furnished and equipped, the cottage is two short blocks from a private, sandy beach on Lake Michigan (many stairs down to beach) where you'll enjoy the day and go back for the gorgeous sunsets. Other amenities include limited Wifi, an after-beach outdoor shower, charcoal BBQ, small screened porch and a patio with picnic table.

While a few conveniences are nearby - upscale home furnishings, coffee, deli, breakfast restaurant - the hustle & bustle of downtown New Buffalo is five miles away. A short car ride leads to antique shops, farmers markets, wineries, U-pick farms, kayak rentals, go-karting, shopping and restaurants.

Important: Children welcome! NO Pets. NO smoking. Minors must be accompanied by adults. Beach towels not provided. Parking cannot accommodate boat trailers or RVs. The cottage is a duplexed house and the owners often stay in second unit. Rental amount already includes taxes and one cleaning after checkout. Additional $250 damage deposit check will be cashed and refunded upon checkout, as described in rental agreement.

Keywords: duplexed cottage (owners occasionally stay on other side).

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Painted Porch Cottage - Lakeside, Mi - 2 Block Walk to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Painted Porch Cottage in the beginning of August. The cottage was great: clean, comfortable and perfectly located. The private beach was in few minutes walking distance. We had everything we needed in the cottage. This was such a relaxing vacation that we cannot wait to come back!! Thank you Amy and Geoffrey!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the Painted Porch Cottage! My husband, five year old daughter and I spent a week last summer in July. The cottage was perfect for the three of us and accommodated a few extra guests we had a couple of nights. It was super clean and a nice layout. We really appreciated the outdoor shower, laundry and beach gear which made our daily trips super easy. The beach is a five minute walk and was gorgeous. We had many friends staying in the area and it was so nice to have our own private getaway space. Our daughter keeps asking when we are going to go back to the cottage in Michigan! We look forward to returning again soon. Thanks for memorable stay! It was just what we needed! And a quick drive from Chicago.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glasford, IL

Darling Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our annual girls trip to the area and part of the adventure for us is finding and staying somewhere new every year. We were not disappointed. Owners were great to deal with and very accommodating. We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It was decorated so cute, had amenities you need for your stay, and was located in a nice quiet area. Toiletries (tp, soap), paper towels, are provided to get you started but bring extra to get you through the week. Our favorite feature was the outdoor shower. The beach chairs were really nice for our daily jaunt to the Lake. The four of us were very comfortable and happy with our "home away from home".

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is so comfortable and well taken care of. The owners and the caretaker for the property are great. Thanks for sharing your home with us we cant wait to come back

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two young sons and I stayed at Painted Porch Cottage for a long weekend. It was wonderful. The cottage is just as it appears in the pictures. It was clean, comfortable, and nicely furnished. It was also nicely equipped with all the necessities (sugar, papter towels, laundry detergent). The washer and dryer were a nice bonus. The back (painted) porch is lovely. And, there is a nice picnic table in the backyard. The outdoor shower was very nice (with hot and cold running water) and helped to keep us from tracking sand into the house. The cottage is an easy walk to the beautiful beach. As the description says, the other half of the duplex is used by the owner. The owner was so nice, laid back, and easy to deal with in every way. Part of me wished that the cottage had wifi access; but, part of me was grateful it didn't. . . . Before we arrived at the cottage, I wondered why there were only two reviews on VRBO. After staying at the cottage, I can assure anyone who might have similar concerns, don't worry! It is awesome. My family hopes to return next year. Only this time, we hope to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Fantastic location and Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Painted Porch Cottage. It's just as described, very clean, bright and comfortable. The five minute walk to the beach made our stay perfect, and the owners were very friendly and helpful! We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lakeside Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking

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