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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Get away from the daily grind while reconnecting with your family and friends at this fabulous, pet friendly beach house located in New Buffalo, Michigan. Only an hour and 15 minutes from Chicago, Star Cottage offers a convenient and carefree setting for your weekend retreat or summer getaway. Between the private beach (which is less than a 10 minute walk from the house) and the thoughtful amenities, you’ll enjoy everything you need to relax and rejuvenate.

The property is located in an area known for its pristine private beach, which is also dog friendly, and is just a short walk away. As you walk on the beach, listen for the “whistling” sand; it will enchant you and your children. After you enjoy your time at our beach, our outside shower will clean you and your pets off. We allow dogs here; in fact, we encourage you to bring them!

Step into the open-concept living area, and you’ll be greeted with plenty of natural light and warm, beachy decor. Get cozy in front of a roaring fire on chilly evenings or relax in air-conditioned comfort during the summer. Star Cottage comes with high-speed wireless Internet and high-definition satellite TVs with DirecTV service.

The master bedroom suite was designed with your utmost comfort in mind. Wake up in a plush king-size bed to a view of the trees shading the back porch. You have your choice of a deluxe steam shower or Jacuzzi tub for two, either of which will wash away the worries of life back home.

The other two bedrooms are equally cozy—one has a queen-size bed and the other has two twin beds. The shared guest bathroom also has a steam shower with rain heads, so everyone is pampered! While the home comfortably sleeps six, you can fit a seventh guest in the pull-out sofa in the living room.

Our spacious kitchen has everything you need for the quintessential summer cookout, including a gas grill on the back porch for your steaks, seafood, and more. After dinner, sit around the fire pit and watch your kids can toast marshmallows. The porch, which can be accessed from both the master bedroom and the living room, easily accommodates everyone and looks out onto a four-acre orchard. You’ll have privacy you won’t find in most of the other vacation rentals.

Star Cottage sits between downtown New Buffalo and Union Pier and within minutes to Lakeside, Sawyer and Three Oaks. Downtown New Buffalo is only a mile and a half away where you have your choice of fine restaurants, shops and spas. Visit one of the several award-winning wineries - just a short drive away. Washington Park Zoo in nearby Michigan City, only twenty minutes away, or stop and shop at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, an outlet mall and Michigan City staple. And for the adults, the Four Winds Casino is only a ten-minute drive. From antiquing, spas, casinos, wine tasting & vineyard tours, sunbathing, shopping and dining, everything is within reach when you stay at Star Cottage.

Star Cottage will win your heart and become your new home away from home. So call or email quickly because we fill up fast!

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New Buffalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Cannot pick fruit from Orchard behind home. You can look, however Orchard man wants to make sure I ask my guests politely to not pick the fruit
  • If you break anything, just tell me. I can handle anything as long as i know. If I don't know, I can't fix & that jeopardizes the safety of next guest
  • No bonfires on property or anywhere surrounding the property.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , spa like steam shower with rain head and multiple sprayers
    Master Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , two person jetted air tub & spa like steam shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Glenview, IL

Perfectly relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The star cottage was just what our family of five was looking for; peaceful, close enough to the beach and spacious. The house is adorable and well appointed. Wish it had wi-fi (only bummer). The location was perfect for us and the private beach is fantastic. So beautiful and not crazy crowded at all! The walk was easy and the neighborhood is very nice. We loved sitting on the patio and watching the deer in the morning and early evening, too! The bedrooms worked well and we loved the bathroom showers. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the star cottage!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth year that I have stayed at the star Cottage. I absolutely love this home and it's private beach! Home is very comfortable and the beach is exceptional. Can't wait to stay next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Star Cottage is 5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

My 4 friends and my Dog Siena rented this cute house for my Birthday weekend. Anne was great to work with to set it all up. It is as cute in person as advertised. The rooms were very comfortable and the bathrooms were all very nicely appointed. Loved the steam shower! We enjoyed cooking at home in the evenings, the kitchen did not disappoint. April may not be the most popular month here, but we loved the off season! We had the beach to ourselves and no crowds to contend with. We visited several winerys, Shady Creek, Lemon Creek, Gravity and Round Barn. We got a lot of personal attention and made several tasty purchases. We also checked out Three Oaks and the Journeymen Distillery. It is a very hip place, I could see this in downtown Chicago. We enjoyed our tasting. You can also have a light snack menu and a full range of cocktails. Can't wait to try to bourbon maple syrup we bought! Don't miss the Pleasant House Restaurant in Three Oaks and try one of their meat pies...delicious. We also enjoyed grilling out on the large patio. We picked up steaks at Falatic's meat Market in Sawyer and they were delicious. Do't forget to pick up some bacon to take home...For delicious baked goods and breakfast done miss the Blue Plate cafe in Union Pier. I could go one, but I think you get the idea, that no matter what time of year, you will love the convenience of Star Cottage and all the surrounding area has to offer. Can't wait to go back and do it all again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable Luxury

  • 4 of 5

Very nice re-do on an older home. Lots of Chicago luxury with the steam and rain showers, etc. We enjoyed the stay in spite of losing power 2 times due to storms, and the city shutting the water off due to a snafu with the bill not being paid. Great bedroom for two little girls. The deck is enjoyable, although a bit strange with the no trespassing sign right at the foot of the stairs. The beach is great and easily accessible in spite of the no parking at the entrance to the access path. Make sure to enjoy the Farmer's Market at Skips - just a short walk from the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great Rental Property

  • 5 of 5

My family of six (plus dog) stayed for 5 days in the property and it was wonderful! The house was comfortable and modern and the you couldn't beat the location! The owner provided all the information and amenities to stay in and relax in the house or explore the area. The kitchen was well stocked and the porch provided a great location to relax and grill out. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, USA

Above and Beyond!

  • 5 of 5

Star Cottage exceeded our expectations in every way. It is hardly a cottage - it is a roomy, beautiful, modern house! Our group included ages ranging from toddlers in diapers to a 75-year-old grandfather, as well as a black lab, and we couldn't have been more comfortable. We enjoyed being able to cook in the kitchen while everyone gathered at the roomy counter, grilling on the excellent gas grill while enjoying cocktails on the private, huge deck overlooking fruit orchards (deer and other wildlife spotted in the yard caused great excitement, especially for the kids), and the rainfall showers/huge jacuzzi - all delightful! Star Cottage is located just close enough (minutes to all the action in New Buffalo, Union Pier, Warren Dunes, etc.), yet just far enough (quiet and peaceful!) We could not get over the private beach access. The house is also quite well insulated. There was a thunderstorm our first evening, and you couldn't even hear it from inside the cottage. All around, a wonderful getaway, but the icing on the cake was working with the owners in regard to our reservation. I made multiple calls regarding various questions about the rental. Anne was always easy to reach and a pleasure to speak with! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anne Victorin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018


Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse, Stray Dog, Casey's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Whittaker Woods Golf Corse
Nearest Train
2 Miles
2 miles in downtown New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Red Arrow Highway and 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Timothy's, Stray Dog, Casey's, Red Arrow Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Private Beach




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Friday is changeover day. Check-in time is 4pm and check-out is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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