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Lake Front Cottages in Michigan's Harbor Country

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Two, 2 Bedroom Cottages and a 1 Bedroom Apartment on lakefront property

ALL RENTS WILL BE DISCOUNTED 18% FOR ALL RENTALS BETWEEN LABOR DAY AND MEMORIAL DAY. THIS INCLUDES SPRING AND FALL 2016 RENTALS. CALL FOR A QUOTE TODAY.

UPDATES

We are excited and looking forward to sharing our vacation property with our 2016 guests. This year we are opening earlier than in the past years and offering an 18% discount in the Spring and Fall. Our guests this year will enjoy some new updates that we have made to the Little House (the tan house). Last year we added some new decorations and fire pits, which several guests recommended. We had also remodeled the bathroom in the Little House (tan house) first floor bath by adding new ceramic tiles in the shower. This year we put up new bead-board in the upstairs living room area, new carpeting in the apartment, stairs and the entire Great Room. The entire Great Room has been repainted, with new blinds and garage door for easier access. It is a great new fresh atmosphere. We already have several reservations, so please call early and we will be happy to work with you to arrange a wonderful stay with us along Lake Michigan's shore line.

Our property is approximately 4 acres of 100 year old trees with a 100 foot private clean sandy beach in southwest Michigan's Harbor Country. We sit on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with beautiful scenic views and evening sunsets.

We have two very quaint country cottages, each with a very relaxing comforting atmosphere.

The 'Pink House' is perfect for a small family of 2 to 4 people. It has two bedrooms (both rooms have full size beds), a living room / kitchenette, a dining room and one bath.

The 'Little House' (tan house) is actually quite spacious. This house is also quite versatile with a lower level house and an upper level apartment, which can be rented in combination or separately. The 'Little House' lower level has two bedrooms (one queen bed, the other with bunk beds), a living room / kitchenette, dining room and one bath with shower. The upstairs apartment includes one bedroom with a queen size bed, a small living room with a fold down couch, a kitchenette and a small bath with a shower (no tub). This house has a great room that is situated between the lower house and the upper apartment and can be used by the renters from both areas. The garage door is fitted with a zip up screen and can be opened for fresh air, free from insects.

All renters have use of a gas grill and picnic benches and fire pits.

More Details

Owner
Jim or Cathy Kveton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: czech
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Jim or Cathy Kveton

Our family has owned this property for over 52 years. We have shared decades of fun and excitement creating memories for our family and friends, while enjoying the sun, surf and a relaxing countryside.

Jim or Cathy Kveton purchased this cottage in 1964

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The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
"This is a great little eatery in downtown New Buffalo, right by the harbor, next to the rive..."
Oink's Dutch Treat
"This is a must for everyone that loves ice cream. They have a large variety of ice cream th..."
Whistle Stop Restaurant
"The Whistle Stop is very close to our property, about 4 city blocks. It is very walkable. ..."
Red Arrow Roadhouse
"The Red Arrow Roadhouse has been in the neighborhood for a long time. It has an indoor seat..."
Rosie's
"Rosie's is a great place for breakfast. I usually have the ham and cheese omelet. It is ri..."
Pizza Hut
"If you want something familiar, there is always Pizza Hut. They do deliver to our property ..."
Harding's Friendly Markets
"There are two general grocery stores close by. Hardings is in Three Oaks, which is east on ..."
Barneys Market
"There are two grocery stores reasonably close. Barneys is located in New Buffalo, right in ..."
New Buffalo Pharmacy
"I have been going here since I was a kid. If you need some medication, first aid supplies, ..."
Timothy's
"Timothy's is a little more up scale place to eat. Great food, nice atmosphere and a histori..."
Round Barn Winery
"If you like wine, the Round Barn Winery if very close to our place. It is located right at ..."
Redamak's Tavern
"This is the burger that made New Buffalo famous. You must stop here while you are in town. ..."
Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Midway Airport Chicago
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse
Nearest Ferry
166 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Chikaming Counrty Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak (New Buffalo, MI)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
Private Beach on Property
Car: necessary

We are excited and looking forward to sharing our vacation property with our 2017 guests. This year we are opening earlier than in the past years and offering an 18% discount in the Spring and Fall. Our guests this year will enjoy some new updates that we have made to the Little House (the tan house). Last year we added some new decorations and fire pits, which several guests recommended. We had also remodeled the bathroom in the Little House (tan house) first floor bath by adding new ceramic tiles in the shower. This year we put up new bead-board in the upstairs living room area, new carpeting in the apartment, stairs and the entire Great Room. The entire Great Room has been repainted, with new blinds and garage door for easier access. It is a great new fresh atmosphere. We already have several reservations, so please call early and we will be happy to work with you to arrange a wonderful stay with us along Lake Michigan's shore line.

Our property is approximately 4 acres of 100 year old trees with a 100 foot private clean sandy beach in southwest Michigan's Harbor Country. We sit on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with beautiful scenic views and evening sunsets.

We have two very quaint country cottages, each with a very relaxing comforting atmosphere.

The 'Pink House' is perfect for a small family of 2 to 4 people. It has two bedrooms (both rooms have full size beds), a living room / kitchenette, a dining room and one bath.

The 'Little House' (tan house) is actually quite spacious. This house is also quite versatile with a lower level house and an upper level apartment, which can be rented in combination or separately. The 'Little House' lower level has two bedrooms (one queen bed, the other with bunk beds), a living room / kitchenette, dining room and one bath with shower. The upstairs apartment includes one bedroom with a queen size bed, a small living room with a fold down couch, a kitchenette and a small bath with a shower (no tub). This house has a great room that is situated between the lower house and the upper apartment and can be used by the renters from both areas. The garage door is fitted with a zip up screen and can be opened for fresh air, free from insects.

All renters have use of a gas grill and picnic benches and fire pits.

Absorb yourself in a sun-basked adventure on our sugar sand beach. Enjoy a quiet excursion through a local vineyard where the scent of fresh grown vegetables and fruit blossoms prevail. Visit a unique assortment of shops and businesses. In the evening you can find yourself overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan and it's beautiful sunsets.

If your looking for evening excitement or night life the Four Winds Casino with its live shows, Casino Gaming, vast buffet and even a Hard Rock Cafe are only a 5 minute ride from our property.

Regardless if you have planned a romantic evening along the lake shore or gather with locals at a nearby bistro, you’ll discover expectations satisfied. Southwest Michigan is filled with countryside parks, primeval forests, dune buggy rides, water slides, jet skiing, sailing, salmon fishing, golf courses, theaters, museums, wineries, galleries, antique and outlet malls, and much more. Harbor Country attracts thousands of visitors each year while vast assortments of ethnic food eateries satisfy the heartiest of appetites. You can experience all of this in a quaint, relaxing and quiet country atmosphere.

**PLEASE NOTE: this property is located on a sand dune overlooking our private beach and there are approximately 100 stairs down to the beach. People with health issues may find this to be a difficult climb.

Amenities

Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 'Little House'
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 'Little House' Upstairs Apartment
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , 'Pink House'
  • 'Little House' has 1 bath w/tub and shower, main house 'Little House' has 1 bath w/shower, upstairs apartment 'Pink House' has 1 bath w/tub
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 'Little House'
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , 'Little House'
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 'Little House' upstairs Apartment
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 'Pink House'
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 'Pink House'
  • 'Little House' has 2 bedrooms, main house 'Little House' has 1 bedroom, upstairs apartment 'Pink House' has 2 bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
**PLEASE NOTE: This property is located on a sand dune overlooking our private beach and there are approximately 100 stairs. People with health issues may find this to be a difficult climb.

Reviews

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Lake Front Cottages in Michigan's Harbor Country
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
5

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The owner did everything he could to make our stay great.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We very much enjoyed having you and your family with us. Jim and Cathy
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5

2nd stay at the pink house

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year at the house and we love it. It's perfect for our family of four. Our kids love to wake up and head down to the beach. It's a great location for day trips to a number of breweries, distilleries, other beach towns and shops. It's super low key and relaxing. Both our kids cried when we packed up to leave! We'll most likely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to meet new guests and have them stay with us but it is truly rewarding when our home provides such an enjoyable vacation that guests that become friends return year after year. Jim and Cathy
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5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a better time staying at the pink house for the week. We don't require much space so it worked perfectly for us. We had two little boys and spent our days playing on the beach and in the yard. We had all our beach stuff at the shed (using a lot of the great stuff they provided) so we didn't mind having to carry the boys down the stairs to go to the beach. The beach is perfect and SO private. We walked to get coffee every morning and tried a couple of restaurants in New Buffalo (Rios Mexican) and Sawyer (Greenbush Brewery). You couldn't ask for a more secluded beach getaway. We hope to go back next year as our expectations were totally exceeded. As I've told people it was like a wooded weekend getaway meets a beach vacation. So wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, staying at one of the cottages. You can't beat the private beach. We grilled out and made s'mores over a fire (wood provided). The cottages are a great way to get away and relax. We'll go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are very grateful that we have a place that families can get together and enjoy some relaxing family bonding time together. Jim and Cathy
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5

Wonderful beach vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The Pink House was adorable. Although the beds were a little small for my two teen sons to share, we still had a fantastic time. I didn't get a chance to meet Cathy but we did meet Jim and he is wonderful, very helpful, welcoming, and accommodating. The views of Lake Michigan are spectactular and the private beach was perfect. As Jim and Cathy advise in their rental description, there are a lot of steps. My only recommendation would be to try to trim the trees and path to the beach a little bit more. But the beach and the lake were heavenly. I would LOVE to come back next summer as a getaway for just my husband and me. Thank you, Jim and Cathy, for your hospitality. I am so thankful that we were able to stay in The Pink House and that we were able to meet you. I really enjoyed the time there!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so glad you had a good time. We hope to see you in the years to come. I will make sure I get to cutting back the tree branches along the stairs. See you soon. Jim and Cathy
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Wonderful family trip

  • 5 of 5

My family absolutely loved our time at "The Pink House" - my girls couldn't get enough of the little pink house:) They are still talking about it and we were sad we had to leave early due to my youngest getting a fever. The cottage was clean and exactly as advertised. It worked for our family of 4 as our girls like sharing a bed.

The location can't be beat. We took many day trips to the surrounding areas easily. Their beach is gorgeous - very private, very large and very clean. There are 100 steps down to it though so if you have young kids be aware and ready for that.

The owners were very welcoming, totally accommodating and in general very present and wanting our stay to be as enjoyable as possible. They are great hosts!

We would totally stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. All the grass cutting, wood chopping, cleaning and property repairs and improvements are all worth while when we learn that our efforts have created an environment where someone can relax and have a great escape with family and friends. I have to share with you, when my parents bought the property in 1964 this house was Pink and all the years I was growing up we all just called it "The Pink House". When we went to remodel it a few years ago I had a very difficult time locating Pink siding. Everyone told me to stop wasting my time and just put up a different color. I insisted on Pink because after all it has always been and will always be "The Pink House". Now everyone loves the Pink House. I am glad I stuck to my guns. Thank you again for your wonderful comments. JK
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BECAUSE WE HAVE THREE DIFFERENT RENTALS LISTED IN THIS LISTING I HAVE LISTED THEM AS SEASONS RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL LOCATIONS. DISREGARD DATES LISTED ABOVE. CALL FOR A QUOTE. THE PRICES LISTED BY PROPERTY NAME ARE GOOD FROM APRIL THRU OCTOBER. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

50 % down payment to hold reservation at least 30 days prior to arrival, payment by check or paypal

Final payment upon arrival in cash only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.