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Relaxing Retreat Conveniently Located Near the Best That Harbor Country Offers!

New Buffalo, MI, USA
  • House1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum StayNone

A 3 bed/1.5 bath home with large deck. Sleeps 6. CLOSE TO THE BEACH, SHOPS, ETC.

The Summer Cottage is walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants and marina and the beach. It is also just a few blocks away from a municipal park, track field, tennis courts, and small skate board park.

Amenities of this home include large decks that are perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or dining al fresco. The interior is airy and fresh with beach-inspired colors and décor. The first floor consists of an open, sunny kitchen and dining area that look out over the back yard and deck; an open living room, and two well-appointed bedrooms with double beds and a full bath. The second level boasts a large master suite with double bed and private half-bath. Comfortably accommodates six guests. Quiet neighborhood. This cottage sits on 3 lots giving plenty of room to run around. Let your vacation begin!

Property Manager

Chris & Jolie Yonker

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Jan 21, 2018
About Chris & Jolie Yonker

We grew up in Chicago and spent summers and weekends in Harbor Country and on Lake Michigan. Eventually, we moved there! We now live in the Seacoast of NH and some of our annual highlights include our vacations at the Summer Cottage in New Buffalo.

Chris & Jolie Yonker purchased this House in 1993

Why Chris & Jolie Yonker chose New Buffalo

Having grown up in the area, this property has served as a second home to us for years. We are excited to share it with you. You'll find pretty much everything you need here: a well-appointed kitchen, comfortable furniture, light & bright beach-y decor, and the convenience of being close to downtown without the traffic and noise.

What makes this House unique

We cherish the memories of nights with friends on the spacious back deck and walking to the Stray Dog to drink a Bell's or Goose Island beer or to the beach to watch the sun go down. This home is quiet as it is located on a large lot in town, yet it is a short walk to the shopping/dining district and the beach.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1 Master
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3-upstairs
        1 double
      • All bedrooms equipped with double beds--one in each room.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            This summer cottage is walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants and beach. Also just a few blocks away from a municipal park, track field, tennis courts, and small skate board park.


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central Air
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped with everything you'll need for your stay.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Some pantry items are already here.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Eat-in kitchen and table and chairs on the deck for dining al fresco.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    We have a little library in the cottage. Feel free to borrow any of the books during your stay. We just ask that you leave them for other guests to enjoy.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    Stereo with CD player available for use.
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    There are a handful of DVDs at the house for your enjoyment.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Spacious deck for enjoying morning coffee, lounging, or dining al fresco.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Big yard--plenty of room for kids to enjoy!
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Brand new gas grill this season.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • With the beach so close to the cottage, we are certain you'll want to spend some time there. Please bring your own beach blankets/towels with you.

                                                                16 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Very nice.

                                                                Seth S.

                                                                The house is perfect for any getaway. Everything you need is there even a washer and dryer which is a major plus for longer stays. We stayed for about a month and had no complaints. Quiet neighborhood and close to a lot of restaurant and the beach.

                                                                Great House for a Weekend Away

                                                                Claire T.

                                                                We had a really nice time at your house. It was very clean and bright. Fit 5 adults well. Lots of kitchen utensils and bake/cookware, which was very helpful!

                                                                Only issues:

                                                                - Smoke detectors went off EVERY time we used either the stove or oven, and we didn't burn anything.

                                                                - House says it accommodates up to 6 people, but there are only 4 tables at the kitchen table.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Glad you enjoyed your stay, Claire! Apologies for the smoke detectors... Good to know they work--just too well, it seems! Thanks for sharing your experience. We'll check into it solutions.

                                                                Sibling Weekend

                                                                TL E.Plymouth, MN

                                                                The house worked great as our meeting point in New Buffalo with 3 of the 4 siblings coming from New York, Texas and Minnesota. Easy to park at the house and get over to the marina. Great time enjoyed on the deck and perfect weather for us! House was very comfortable and very clean! Appreciated the owner's flexibilty to let us check out late!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                What a treat to be able to host such a great gathering! Glad you enjoyed the time together and that we could help make your trip a little easier with some flexibility!

                                                                GIRLS WEEKEND GET AWAY IN JUNE

                                                                Shelly O.

                                                                We rented this house for a weekend get away in June. This was our thirtieth trip and must say we enjoyed this

                                                                place immensely. The house was so charming and meticulously clean. We especially enjoyed sitting on the

                                                                back deck in the morning drinking coffee. Would certainly consider returning.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We are happy that you enjoyed the weekend at our place! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests--please do stay again sometime!

                                                                Memorial weekend getaway

                                                                Beth R.

                                                                We had a great weekend at the cottage. It had everything we needed and was close everything. We walked to town everyday! The upstairs room was great for the kids. Chris and Joile were quick to respond to every question.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We are glad you enjoyed yourselves! Hope we can host you again sometime!


                                                                Gosia P.

                                                                I stayed at the cottage with my family for 3 nights and I cannot get over what a cute house it is. The house is very charming, very clean and has everything that you could possibly need. The kitchen is also equipped with so well that it even had a coffee grinder! SO we didn't need to bring anything. The house is in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood, with a big yard so you couldn't even see the neighbors. It is also very close to the beach and the city so walking was no problem. Chris and Jolie are wonderful and easy to reach. They took care of a little problem that arose (my fault) with the security deposit and apologized for it. I will surely want to come back!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for the kind words and for appreciating the little things that make this vacation place one that we enjoy sharing! Hope we can host you again sometime!


                                                                New Buffalo, MI, USA

                                                                Strategically located near shops, restaurants and the beach. The Summer Cottage has ALL the conveniences of home and everything you need for an amazing and memorable vacation.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                Check-in time is 4pm EDT Check-out time is 11am EDT A $400 security deposit will be held until post-check out property inspection is cleared. Once acceptable inspection is complete, a refund check will be sent. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                                                16 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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