New Community Pool

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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Ross Chapin-designed cottage nestled in the woods, yet only a block from downtown, delivers all that New Buffalo has to offer. This beautiful new construction features wood floors, a stone gas fireplace, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, an open front porch, a screened porch off the master, and skylights throughout delivering natural light. There are 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a 3rd floor loft with daybed & trundle. The property accepts rentals for groups up to 12 with ample space. The cozy kitchen/living/dining space offers ample space for entertaining.

Cozy and quaint with all the modern conveniences, our cottage in the woods is sure to feel like a second home for your vacation!

The Bartley Cottage is part of the Merchant Street Cottages development and we are excited to announce the addition of a community pool! This is available to GUESTS ONLY of our community. The pool is less than a minute walk from the back door!

Sandy & Pete are the wonderful caretakers of this property who ensure that it is in pristine condition upon arrival. They take great pride in their work and it shows.

PLEASE NOTE: No pets are allowed.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit for renters is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We do not have amenities for infants; please bring your own items (i.e. crib/highchair/etc.)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets please. We have a family member with severe allergies....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom, 1st floor with full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    2nd floor, access to full bath on 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor, access to full bath, 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Basement, access to full bath in basement...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Basement w/access to bath; large private living area...moreless

  • Bedroom 1, 2, and 5 have TVs Linens provided

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    In Master, 1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Towels provided

Other Amenities

  • We are often asked about our proximity to the Amtrak rail. This has never been an issue for any of our guests. The latest train departs at 10:20 pm from the New Buffalo depot and the earliest train that comes through town is during the 9 o'clock hour. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Well -stocked book shelf for children and adults...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat screen TV's in main living area, 1st floor master, basement suite, 2nd floor queen....moreless

  • Toys:

    Array of Board Games and Activities...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some movies available...moreless


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table seats 6, breakfast bar seats 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:


  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, pillow cases & pillows are provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    plenty of parking available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels are provided; larger groups may want to bring extra beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in basement...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee bean grinder also available...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All typical kitchen items should be available. Please notify owner if you find something lacking....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    covered deck off front; screened porch off master....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Community pool added to the Merchant Street Cottages development in 2015!...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500 $14,000

Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$425 $475
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,450 $8,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 6%


***Pets are NOT allowed!!!***

Non-peak season weekly rate $2,450; weekend rentals in non-peak season (October-May) $500/night, 2 night minimum.

Peak season weekly rate $3,500, Friday - Friday rental; Weekend/Daily Rentals are not available during Peak Season.

A $500 refundable damage deposit is required. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Rates do not include cleaning fee ($125 - my cost).

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
New Buffalo Lakefront Park & Beach

We are a very short walk from downtown New Buffalo and the beach as well as the Amtrak station. If you plan a trip into Chicago, be sure to book your tickets on the Amtrak well in advance as it does sell out quickly in the summer. Alternately, you can drive to Michigan City and catch the train into the city. Check schedules online and keep in mind that Michigan City is Central Time!

Every visit in New Buffalo requires a trip to the Stray Dog, as well as Oinks Dutch Treat ice cream shop. For an adult dinner, we strongly recommend the Brentwood Tavern (make reservations).

For outdoor activities other than the public beach, we recommend renting kayaks at the Galien River on Red Arrow Highway, hiking at the Indiana Dunes (a short drive) or if you have younger kids check out the county water park and playground also on Red Arrow.

If you are up for shopping, it is as easy as strolling into downtown New Buffalo! There are many wonderful shops in town. If you are up for a short trip in the car, head to Michigan City for the outlets or head out on Red Arrow for antiques and other quaint shops.

Additional recommendations are available in our guest book.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Beautiful design with amazing access to New Buffalo's quaint downtown, the beach, and the AMTRAK for a trip into Chicago. New Buffalo is not a tourist destination...more like your 2nd hometown with friendly people, great food, and relaxing luxury. If you like a fun night out...2 casinos are within miles and the Stray Dog is always filled with action.

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  • New resident only pool

    New resident only pool

  • Front covered deck with entry into kitchen/dining

    Front covered deck with entry into kitchen/dining

  • Screened porch (off master bedroom)

    Screened porch (off master bedroom)

  • Sitting area in master bedroom; door exits to screened porch

    Sitting area in master bedroom; door exits to screened porch

  • 1st floor Master Bath

    1st floor Master Bath

  • First floor half bath

    First floor half bath

  • 2nd floor twin bedroom

    2nd floor twin bedroom

  • 3rd floor loft daybed with trundle

    3rd floor loft daybed with trundle

  • Basement bedroom #1

    Basement bedroom #1

  • Basement suite queen bed (windows treatments installed 4/2013)

    Basement suite queen bed (windows treatments installed 4/2013)

  • Pool & Pool house

    Pool & Pool house

  • Screened porch to left, garage hidden to right of photo

    Screened porch to left, garage hidden to right of photo

  • Master Bedroom, 1st floor

    Master Bedroom, 1st floor

  • 1st floor Master sitting area - note window treatment installation 3/2013

    1st floor Master sitting area - note window treatment installation 3/2013

  • Full service kitchen

    Full service kitchen

  • 1st floor TV area

    1st floor TV area

  • Second floor full bathroom; shower/tub combo includes whirlpool jets

    Second floor full bathroom; shower/tub combo includes whirlpool jets

  • Loft


  • Basement bathroom

    Basement bathroom

  • Basement suite with large sitting area (pullout sofa)

    Basement suite with large sitting area (pullout sofa)

  • Stairwell landing, 2nd level

    Stairwell landing, 2nd level

VRBO #457572

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 24, 2016

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