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Villa Verde - Charming, Secluded Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa Verde is a family friendly home in a quiet wooded neighborhood, Harbor Dunes. This relaxing getaway is located just one mile south of the heart of downtown New Buffalo. It offers a quiet, relaxing vacation, while still being close to lovely shops, fine dining options and the beaches.

Villa Verde was built in 2005 with many luxurious features such as the modern gourmet kitchen, to the spa-like master bath and the stone patio and fire pit. On the outside, the home is surrounded by towering trees and is very secluded from the hustle and bustle.

Upon entering the home, the sunroom and dining room share the enclosed front porch. In the sunroom, there are many games stocked for the family to enjoy, while the dining room offers seating for up to ten people to enjoy family time. Upon entering the main living area, the kitchen and family room come together with lofty vaulted ceilings that open up to the upstairs living quarters. There are two bedrooms on the main floor. One bedroom includes a queen bed, while the other has a full bunk bed with a twin trundle. In between the two bedrooms there is a full bathroom. Outside of the kitchen is the screened-in porch, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. Just off of the screened-in porch is the stone patio, which has a nice patio set next to fire pit, where you can enjoy a fire on the cool evenings.

Upstairs is the master suite, with a king sized bed, balcony and a master bath, complete with his and her sinks, shower and a whirlpool tub. Down the hall from the master suite is the loft. The loft includes a sleeper sofa with a comfortable queen bed. In the loft, there is also is a secretary and book shelf with a printer and phone for your use. There is Wi-Fi throughout the house.

Just a short walk from the house is the heated neighborhood pool. There is covered seating with a fireplace and bathrooms. The pool is shared by a small number of homes.

Note: Be sure to check out the virtual tour and floorplan below. Link is at the end of the 'Rate Detail' section.

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Ken Bromenschenkel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Ken Bromenschenkel

My wife, two daughters and I love coming over here to getaway. It is so relaxing, yet with enough things to keep the teen girls happy. To us, it offers a great chance to spend quality time together.

Ken Bromenschenkel purchased this house in 2012

Why Ken Bromenschenkel chose Southwest

We have a sailboat in New Buffalo and have been coming over on the weekends in the summer for several years. We feel in love with New Buffalo and wanted to spend more time there. It is a great family destination and our two girls like to the area.

What makes this house unique

The house in located in the back of Harbor Dunes (about a mile south of New Buffalo) in a quiet, wooded area. It is secluded and peaceful, yet close enough to New Buffalo for the activities. The patio at the house is a great place to unwind at the end of the day with a fire in the beautiful fire pit and enjoy s’mores.


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Villa Verde - Charming, Secluded Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Wilmette, IL

The Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Verde is a charming, tastefully decorated, clean and cozy much so that we almost found it hard to leave each day to enjoy the area. The house is filled with all kinds of amenities. The layout is great for groups, but also allows for privacy as well. The community pool area is great for kids and adults alike. The Harbor Dunes development is secluded, but also close to everything. Ken and Valerie were the perfect hosts...making sure that we had everything we needed. We loved our stay and hope to rent the house again someday.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with every amenity you can think of

  • 5 of 5

Great home in a beautiful and very private setting. We enjoyed the fire pit nightly as well as the gas/wood burning fireplace on the chilly nights. Every amenity from the linens to the fulled equipped kitchen are top of the line. Very tastefully decorated with very comfortable seating. Lots of games and books to keep you entertained in the evening. The bedrooms were super comfortable, the master is a retreat of it's own. Those that need a TV will not be disappointed with the size and the availability of 100's of channels as well as NetFlix. The community pool was very clean and inviting. The beach and downtown New Buffalo were easily accessible by bike (large shoulder path on Hwy 12). We enjoyed food and drink at Casey's Bar and Grill, The Stray Dog and Brewster's. Oinks is a must for ice cream (every night). The local grocery store had great selections for the meals we cooked in. We enjoyed a trip to St Joseph to the children's museum and the carrousel as well as the Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks. Next time dinner at Timothy's and a winery trip. The owners were very responsive and helpful. I highly recommend this rental home, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house with everything you need close by

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need for a perfect family get away! The layout is great, with lots of different areas to hang out in so that everyone can have their own space and not feel on top of each other. We ate all our meals either outdoors on the big round table, or indoors in the sun room. The furniture is modern and comfortable, the amenities are awesome, the tv was perfect for watching all the sports that were on, the fire pit was great for s'mores and late night's chatting. The screened in porch provided a quiet escape to read and all the bedrooms are roomy and the beds are extremely cozy :) The wifi works great and the house had lots of books and magazines to peruse. The community pool is incredibly clean and well kept and a short walk from the house. The New Buffalo area is great, we had a beach day, wine tasting day, mini golf day, antiques shopping day...and all within 30 mins of the house. The owners are extremely easy to communicate with and were very quick to answer any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

New Buffalo House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 30 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - May 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Sep 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $200

Reservation made with security deposit and signed rental agreement

Rentals - Sunday to Sunday. Check-in is at 4:00 PM ET and checkout is at 11:00 AM ET.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofa bed with self inflating air mattress, Bunk Beds (1) full bunk beds with a twin trundle
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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