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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

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!

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New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • 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.


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Relaxing Retreat Conveniently Located Near the Best That Harbor Country Offers!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House for a Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Sibling Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Memorial weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed yourselves! Hope we can host you again sometime!
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Property Manager

Chris & Jolie Yonker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 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.


Round Barn Winery
"Fantastic winery that also makes really good beer and vodka. Go meet the friendly staff and..."
Redamak's Tavern
"Now that's a tasty burger! People drive hours for these, but you will only have to walk a f..."
The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
"Sit on the deck overlooking the marina and beach. Live bands throughout the summer. Be sur..."
Greenbush Brewery
"If you are a fan of beer, check this place out. They've already expanded since they opened-..."
Bentwood Tavern
"This restaurant is located near the marina. If you sit outside, you'll be eating with views..."
Oink's Dutch Treat
"If you like ice cream, this is a popular place! Be prepared to wait. But you can check out..."
Brewster's Italian Cafe
"Delicious food and a cool atmosphere. Portions are a good size, but not over-the-top like s..."
David's Delicatessen
"If you need your Intelligentsia fix, David's is your place! Plus they offer all the fixings..."
Four Winds Casino Resort
"We aren't much for gambling, but if you are looking for something to do, the casino is a goo..."
Nearest Airport
32 Miles
South Bend Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Whittaker Woods Golf
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Amtrak direct to Chicago
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Various Restaraunts
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Lake Michigan Beach
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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