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Simple Cottage Set in the Woods by Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.75 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This simple, affordable, cottage in the woods near Lake Michigan has a lot to offer with a newly remodeled three quarter bath.

Imagine spending the day at the association's private beach relaxing, and then return home to grill hamburgers on the private deck. After dinner, you return to the beach to enjoy the beautiful sunset before heading back to roast marshmallows in the patio fire pit.

The cottage is located only ten minutes away from Michigan City and the many area attractions it has to offer. If you enjoy shopping The Lighthouse Place outlet mall is perfect for you. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Washington Park Zoo or the Hot Rod Museum. Throughout the summer, there are many local berry patches that you can pick your own berries from as well.

Keywords: Cottage, lake, woods, home, rental, beach

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About The Owner

I am a retired school teacher who loves spending time with my family and playing the harp. I have two sons and two grandchildren.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1986

Why The Owner chose New Buffalo

This is a family cottage that my husband built when my boys were little. When they were growing up we spent a lot of our summers here, and now that they are both grown they enjoy bringing their families on vacation here. Our family is renting this property now because we have decided to share our favorite vacation spot with others. We chose this location because of its proximity to the city of Chicago and the many area attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

The thing we like most about this property is that there is always something to do for all ages. On beautiful sunny days, we enjoy the beach, while on rainy or gloomy days we enjoy the shopping, museums, and local theaters. Our cottage is located only a short drive from the train station that goes to Chicago, so a day trip is easy to do.


New Buffalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The second bathroom has recently been remodeled to include a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2) Master and one spare bedroom have a double bed., Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) There is a crib available if you need it.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels available, Beach chairs available, Beach Toys available, Coffee Bar


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Simple Cottage Set in the Woods by Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Cozy Cottage perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage with everything you need! We forgot salt, checked the cabinet - there it was! Golf cart a must with young children and grandparents. Neighborhood friendly. Definitely would go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time! Everything you need are at the cottage (towels, linens, firewoods, crockpot, etc.). We enjoy seeing several deer roaming around the area. Golf cart is a must, driving to the private beach. The owner answered all of my questions. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Terre Haute IN


  • 5 of 5

Loved, Loved, Loved it! The pictures do not do this home justice! This is the truest meaning of a turnkey home that we have ever rented! It has EVERYTHING you will need, towels, cooking utensils, beach toys, toilet paper... We cooked most meals in and grilled out a few times and we ate almost every meal on the back deck. Close to the prettiest private beach, if your traveling with little ones or older adults go the extra and get the gold cart, the hill can be a bit much for some. Rachel and her husband we super sweet and super helpful. My kids enjoyed the giant inflatable duck in the lake. We fell in love and as long as it's being rented we will deffinatley be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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wheaton illinois

relaxing long weekend with the family

  • 4 of 5

I came with a girlfriend and our kids for a 3 night stay. House sleeps 6 comfortably. Plenty of room for cots or blow up air mattress though. Excellent proximity to the beach. Loved the back porch at all times of the day. The owner told us we would see deer and we did. A momma and her two babies came right up to the edge of the forest and nursed right there in front of us. Very cool. The tall trees are awesome. There was all you needed to enjoy yourself at the beach. Only a few minor issues which didnt hamper our fun at all. Overall i would come back here for sure. Great location with affordable price. We felt right at home there and loved all the little things she had for entertaining ourselves in the evening games, cards, movies, ping pong etc.... Thanks Rachel for opening your home to me and my kids. They loved it and so did i.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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local berry picking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No rentals for less than two nights.

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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