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Grand Beach - Escape Large Family Home

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

This spacious home (5 bedrooms) with a comfy enclosed porch is roomy enough for lots of fun. Nearby are golfing, tennis, basketball, and a playground. Romping and playing in the grassy side yard creates fun. The beach has been eroded, but the beach is still within walking distance.

2 bedrooms & a remodeled bath are on the first floor. 3 bedrooms & a bath are on the second floor. Large dining room offers seating for all. Kitchen is fully stocked with utensils including dishwasher.

This is very close to the IN/MI border with close proximity to New Buffalo which has unique shops, restaurants, water sport rentals, additional golf courses, railroad & steam museums,and the 4 Winds casino.

Michigan City (6 mi.)offers museums, mansions, discount shopping, various eateries, a fine arts district, a zoo, seasonal festivals, and the Blue Chip casino.

: Spacious vacation home, large screened porch, short stroll to beach, golf, tennis and playground nearby

More Details

Anne Boyd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Anne Boyd

My family has spent many generations enjoying the pleasant surroundings here. The draw varies from golf, biking, sunset viewing or simply relaxing, but the sheer delight of Grand Beach remains.

Anne Boyd purchased this house in 1919

Why Anne Boyd chose Grand Beach

This home is a perfect respite from everyday stress. The spacious front & side porches are great for relaxing. The undulating dunes and the wooded landscapes of the village charm the soul. The area is family friendly. No commercial business is near & no bus stops.

What makes this house unique

This property offers something for anyone. The electronic geek can enjoy the WiFi while his golfing buddy hits the links. Or rent a wave runner or a kayak and test the waves today. The fully stocked kitchen or gas grill makes prepping easy so all can rehash the days events at the spacious table. Prefer to order food? Lots of locals deliver. Then plan the next day's adventures --beaching, golfing, shopping, museum visiting, playing tennis, biking on the trails, visiting the International Friendship Garden, or testing Lady Luck at the casinos. Our home is spacious enough for individual spaces & diverse activities.


Grand Beach 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: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) On 2nd floor, Double Beds (1) double bed on 1st floor,double bed on 2nd floor in room with 2 twins, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twins in room on 1st floor also, Baby pack & play
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large screened porch, Roomy Side yard grass area, Short walk to beach, Playground, tennis courts, basketball nearby. Residential area with mature woodlands,Spacious areas for relaxing and dining, pack & play highchair & stroller provided. Dogs welcome. 2 full baths, 1 on 1st floor & 1 on 2nd floor. Many activities in neighboring New Buffalo (3 mi.) Next door to vacation rental #405230. Great for family groups. Even wineries are nearby.


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Grand Beach - Escape Large Family Home
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Downers Grove

Historical Home

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The community is very friendly and the house has everything you need. Plenty of space. The only drawback was that most of the beaches are non-existent anymore. The usable ones are at the very end of the road. A bit of a walk. Otherwise, a great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stAy at our place. No one is more upset than we are about the beach! If we could quickly restore it we certainly would. The Great Lakes are very high this year. The best thing is the sand bar is close & has lots of sand. We hope your holiday was still lots of fun.
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Great family home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation home. Charming house large enough for our family of eleven including the dog. Everything was there to use all we had to pack was our clothes. The closet was full of clean beach towels. Garage had beach chairs, umbrella, rafts and a gas grill. The large porch was a perfect place to relax and read or nap. I didn't even need to bring a book because I found one I hadn't read in the bookcase, there was even a cookbook. The beach is truly close and the grandkids could go back and forth as they wanted. The Grand Beach community was very friendly when we walked our dog through the neighborhood and she was allowed on the beach in the morning and evening. Shopping was convienent, just a short drive into town. The owner was very quick to respond to our needs and made us feel at home. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Perfect vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation in Grand Beach last week and had the most wonderful time staying in this home! The size was perfect for our group of 7 and everyone had enough space to spread out and read books, play games or take naps on the porch. The beach was a very short walk away which was convienent as we all wanted to go to/from the beach at different times throughout the day. The kitchen was fully stocked as was the closet full of beachtowels and garage full of beach toys. Every bed was comfortable and one of our group even spent every night sleeping out on the porch to enjoy the cool evening breezes. When we return to this area, we will definitely be renting this home again. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay & hope to hear from you if your vacation plans allow!
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Great Lake House!

  • 5 of 5

We consider the Grand Beach area of Lake Michigan the best kept secret around! We have stayed in the area for a few years, but this was the first time we rented this house. It was perfect for our large family. It is less than a 2 minute walk to the beach. This house had everything we needed. The kitchen was impressively stocked and we grilled out every night. There were coolers, beach towels, and beach chairs (those are items we don't typically find in rentals). There were plenty of books, toys and kid-sized bikes. We played soccer and bocce ball in the nice side yard, and played lots of board and card games on the nice, big screened-in porch. Our Verizon cell phones worked really well there. Owner was very easy to work with and very accommodating! Although there was no a/c (we knew that when we rented, of course), we considered it as part of the ambiance of a 100 year old house. The house had fans in every room and nice breezes off the water, so we were very comfortable for the most part! We will definitely return but stay even longer next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you all enjoyed our home! We order up the lake breezes & wave sounds just to make the vacation complete! We do hope to hear from you again if your plans allow.
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Westlake, OH

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have gone to this house for several years and it's perfect! Across the street from the beach, the porch is great for naps and chats. Very relaxing! And a fantastic getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your family & friends enjoyed the relaxation & closness of the beach. The young kids had a blast on the hugh porch as well as the playground. We hope you continue your tradition of visiting in our family home.
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Batavia, IL

Better than Expected

  • 5 of 5

With a large family and a budget, we tried our first vacation rental. Our expectations were modest, yet when we arrived at this quaint, large, 100 year old house in Grand Beach, we were charmed and surprised at how close it was to the Lake (literally across the street). Further how warm and inviting the home was with everything one would need to have an enjoyable vacation. The beach was "Grand" and the sunsets and cocktails were amazing ,(enjoyed from the beach, gazing West or from a friendly neighbor's deck overlooking the lake). You soon forgot you were in the Midwest. Though air conditioning was not in the home, the open windows and stiff breezes made this late July, early August experience quite comfortable, with an added bonus of the sound of the waves serenading you to sleep each night. The lake was very warm and we had the benefit of very calm days, allowing my kids to get in the water at sunrise and pull them out kicking and screaming at sunset. Needless to say, it was an extremely memorable and wonderful 7 days. If you are looking for an old fashion "trip to the shore" this is your place.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that your family enjoyed the beach! Having the lifeguard is a real bonus. Having the range of activities in New Buffalo was lots of fun also.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Michigan City IN
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
many in New Buffalo, also on US 12
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Grand Beach, others nearby
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New Buffalo, MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 12
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
many in all directions
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Grand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf course
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis court
Car: necessary

4 Winds Casino is in New Buffalo (3 mi.) and Blue Chip Casinos are in Michigan City (6 mi.), Water sport equipment rental is available in New Buffalo.

Biking trails are nearby also. New Buffalo has a splash park, a dog park, interesting shops & many local attractions & fests.

Lighthouse Mall and the International Friendship Garden are additional attractions in Michigan City. Local fruits and vegetables are great for both picking and eating!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $150
Pet Fee $100

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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