Three queen bedrooms with large sleeping loft. Large eat-in kitchen with separate dining room. Three-way fireplace between dining room and living room. Large back deck and enclosed front porch. Satellite TV and DVD players in all rooms, Wi-Fi internet. Washer/dryer. Ample parking space. Within walking distance to the beach, shops, and restaurants. Merchant House I is also a short driving distance to golf courses, casinos, wineries, and a one-hour drive to downtown Chicago. French doors open to a huge deck that leads to a custom built, stone seating area and fire pit. Plenty of seating for large groups, family and friends. The deck combined with the stone seating area will accommodate 30 people comfortably. Combined with our other vacation home, Merchant House II, which is on the same side of the street, one lot down could be considered for a combined rental for larger groups such as corporate getaways, weddings, etc.
A unique combination of colonial antique and modern decor.
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 26, 2018
About Office Staff
Grew up in Chicago. Came to New Buffalo to purchase a second home away from the hustle and bustle and fell in love with the area. Relocated in 2000 and have loved the area since.
Office Staff purchased this House in 1997
Why Office Staff chose New Buffalo
This property's location lends itself to be a great vacation home with just a short drive to major attractions and walking distance to dining, shopping, marina and beach. The home can accommodate indoor or outdoor dinner parties with ample room for friends and guests. The house also includes a large open loft above the kitchen for the kids to sleep and play. Comfortable amenities to enjoy all seasons of the year. The large deck steps down to the custom stone seating area which includes mini wall sconce lighting for walkways and the seating area. Greek columns with enhances lighting for a romantic or relaxing atmosphere.
What makes this House unique
Merchant House I and Merchant House II combined will sleep 24. With the additional outdoor entertaining areas any event would be all inclusive, convenient and a relaxing retreat.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
great location and we had a fun stay
house is better than the pictures. great location. nice welcome pack, plenty of utensils. Very professional host
We had such a fun time in this Merchant Street house. We had 7 adults and a baby and there was plenty of room inside and a great lawn outside for yard games. It is a short pleasant walk to the beach and into town. We barely needed a car. The town beach was clean and groomed and having a beach parking pass come with the house was a big plus. Lovely welcome basket and plenty of bath towels was very appreciated. We would stay here again.
Thanks for the great review! We're glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again next year.
Family reunion in New Buffalo
We enjoyed our stay in New Buffalo. The house was very clean and nicely furnished. The bedrooms are small, but adequate. The kitchen was stocked with basic supplies. It you need large baking pans, bring your own as we did. The deck is a nice size for outside gatherings. The fire pit area had lots of seating, but we did not have wood to use the fire pit. The only drawback for us was the loft area where the children slept. Being open to the kitchen, it was not very quiet for the children when people were gathered in the kitchen. The basement area was spacious, but we did not gather there. The family seemed to prefer being on the main level. Loved the pretty glassed in front porch. Nice quiet place to read. Really liked the small town. Easy to walk to the beach, restaurants or grocery.
So glad you had a good time in New Buffalo. Hope to see you again in the near future.
Cute house, perfect amount of room for 9 people.
The property was perfect for our girls weekend! The location was great - close to the beach, restaurants, and a grocery store. The owners were very accommodating and easy to reach, although we had no issues.
Glad you enjoyed the house. We'd love to have you back next year!
My family and I loved our stay. The home was very comfortable and very well furnished with plenty of dishes, towels, and bedding for the entire family. The outdoor area and fire pit was very enjoyable though instructions on use for the fire pit (is there and where to find lighter fluid would have been appreciated). The property was walking distance of the beach and the provided beach parking pass was very useful and helpful as well. The home was spacious and a joy to stay in. My 5 year old nephew and 3 year old niece especially enjoyed their sleeping spots in the loft (though the adults that ended up sleeping up there found it comfortable for them as well) as well as the spacious backyard and small dora table. Everything worked well. Management was easily accessible for questions. No complaints. Awesome location and awesome stay. Thank you very much!
Merchant House I
I would definitely book this property again. The management company was so easy to work with and physically 2 minutes from the property. The property was in excellent/clean condition and is much larger/roomier than the pictures give credit for. You really do not need to bring any household items as the house if fully supplied.
The deck and fire pit and deck are fully equipped to handle the 11 adults we had staying with us. The location is so close to the main downtown area you really do not need to drive anywhere. My only suggestion was to furnish more towels. With that said we all earmarked our towels and just washed them. We had an great holiday weekend and cannot rave enough about the accommodations.
We appreciate your taking the time to comment. We try to make the extra effort to provide our guests with everything needed so that your vacation will be a wonderful experience. We welcome any suggestions to make your stay as comfortable and carefree as possible.
Walking distance to shops, restaurants, beach and train. A short drive to Four Winds Casino, golf courses and wineries. Close to 80/94 and about a 1 hour drive to Chicago.
Additional information about rental rates
All Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays will be at the peak rate of $475.00 per night during peak season (May 1 - September 30). The $325.00 nightly rate only applies to (non-holiday) Monday-Thursday. A refund of one half of the deposit amount will be given if cancellations are made more than 60 days in advance of the reservation date(s). Cancellations made in less than 60 days of the reservation result in non-refundable payments.