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Adorable Cottage New Buffalo. Near Grand Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

cottage,1 bedroom plus convertible bed and 1 single rollaway bed.Sleeps 5

Adorable Cottage, 1 bedroom plus convertible couch and single roll-away twin. Sleeps 5. One of the best values in the New Buffalo area. Private association Lake Michigan Beach access. Very cute and cozy one bedroom cottage, enjoy a romantic getaway, a girlfriends weekend or bring the kids. Beautiful hand laid stone pathways wind around the entire house. Charming flower gardens and accent pond leads to the stone patio, wisteria covered pergola/deck and screened porch. Brick patio and Fire pit and charcoal BBQ in the backyard, firewood provided.

In the living room, enjoy the glow of a crackling fire in the authentic field stone fireplace. Turn the lights down low, soft music, and enjoy the romance. The wall is accented with a beautifully lit stained glass window. Hand cut oak beams grace the cathedral ceiling. Couch converts to a double bed. Pocket door offers privacy. Real knotty pine paneling in the den, which accommodates the new flat screen tv / dvd with multi-room stereo. Beautiful rustic oak cabinets enhance the immaculate updated kitchen which includes all dishes, pots and pans, coffee pot, coffee grinder, toaster and all cooking utensils. Kitchen dining seating for 4.

Warm and inviting bedroom with heirloom brass double bed, includes all linens. Updated full bathroom with all towels and hair dryer provided.For your convenience a washer and dryer is provided.Single Roll-away bed also provided.

You will love the wisteria covered deck for outside dinning, table and chairs for 4, along with wrought chair and glider for relaxing. It's as if you were inside a tree house! Magnificent wisteria blooms in early spring! In the evening the screen room is the place to be.To hear the sounds of the frogs and crickets along with soft music from the multi room stereo is so relaxing. If you listen very careful you may even hear the call of a neighbors peacock in the distance. Roasting marshmallows on the fire is a sure hit for kids and adults alike!

Enjoy private Lake Michigan "Sunset Beach" 3/4 of a mile away, only a short bike ride

( two adult bikes provided for your use.) or take your car. Free parking available, 300 feet from private beach access. Golf cart rental is also an option, but NOT necessary to get

to the beach.

Owners have two other homes recently listed on VRBO. Listing #869715 "English Stone Manor" listed since Memorial Day 2016, is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with private court yard.Which has earned 5, Five star ratings. Listing #887390 listed July 2, 2016 "Sleeping Willow".Is a cute 3 bedroom 1 bath classic cottage style home. All are within walking distance of each other. All of our homes are well kept and are NOT party houses! They are intended for family and friends.

We are conveniently located 3 miles from downtown New Buffalo. 2 1/2 miles from Whittaker Woods golf course. 7 miles from Blue Chip Casino, and about 8 miles from outlet shopping, about 7 miles from International Friendship Gardens. Winery tours, antique stores, farmer markets, U pick farms,romantic picnics. 30 miles from South Bend. There's so much to do in the area.

New Buffalo has a slower relaxed pace in late fall and winter We rent throughout the year. Fall and winter can be a very beautiful and relaxing time to take a break. The fall colors can be amazing. Many restaurants offer discounts. Winters can be a absolute gorgeous, serene winter wonderland.This is really the best time to kick back, relax and take some much needed time for yourself!

We hope to meet you real soon!

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Jan Richards
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017


Grand Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom, all towels provided.Hair dryer provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The bedroom has one antique brass double bed. There is a convertible double bed in living room. There is also a roll away single bed suitable for a child or teenager.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Adorable Cottage New Buffalo. Near Grand Beach
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Cottage was cozy and perfect. The garden and beautiful flowers made you feel like you were in a different place, so peaceful. We had more than enough room for our family of 6. Everything you could possibly need, Jan has it for you! Jan was so sweet and very attentive to your needs. Definitely will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cozy cottage was perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week in New Buffalo at Wisteria Cottage. We spent hours roasting marshmallows and playing board games in the beautifully landscaped yard and on the screened porch. Lots to do in the area also: easy access to the train to Chicago, New Buffalo township parks were beautiful, berry picking, and, of course, Sunset Beach! Thank you to Jan and Den for all of their helpful advice, clear directions, and thoughtfulness! Our family of five had a delightful, relaxing vacation, far from the heat of Texas! We are already thinking about a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing time

  • 4 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a relaxing time at this property. The house was clean and the garden was tranquil and beautiful. Perfect place for those who enjoy the outdoors. Jan was friendly and easy to reach if you have any issues or questions. Only downside was the house is located off US 12 highway and RR tracks which was loud at times. However, made it convenient to get around.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Wisteria Cottage for a weekend bachelorette gathering for my sister. Jan was wonderful. The cottage was super cute and very clean. I hope I find a reason to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joliet, IL

We loved Jan's House

  • 5 of 5

I booked the house for a girlfriends weekend. The house is small, but it accommodated the 4 girls between the bed, the couch & the pull out sofa. Jan also has a rollway bed there. The washer & dryer was a nice perk. The landscaping is gorgeous & we enjoyed the screened in porch one night while it rained. Considering it's on a major road, the backyard is very peaceful. I then came back again with my husband & son in August. While it rained the whole weekend, we enjoyed our time again in the house. My son LOVED the pond. It was the highlight of his trip. It is a short drive to the private beach or you can drive to the New Buffalo public beach (for a small fee). Jan also provides 2 bikes for your use. Loved New Buffalo & Jan's house & her lovely yard. Thanks again Jan!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, IN

Beautiful. Clean. Private beach & nearby activities.

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here recently with a couple of long-time girlfriends and it was wonderful. Jan was very nice and helpful! She told us about local restaurants and a festival that was going on in town that weekend. The house was impeccably clean and well-maintained. The private beach is really close (just under a mile), and it was really nice. They provide 2 bikes, so you can bike to the beach or drive.

The only thing I didn't like (and maybe this is just this website - I have not used homeaway before) was that details for the trip were not made available until a few days before the trip - things like house rules and expectations, ect. Granted none of the house rules she sent were unreasonable - they were all basic and reasonable things like cleaning up after yourself, reminders that it is not a party house, ect. The other thing was there was no wifi or ATT service at the house, which was a little stressful for me because I manage social media for a healthcare company and had not prepared to be totally disconnected for a few days.

Overall though the actual house, landscaping, accommodations, and nearby things to do were great. We visited the Michigan City Outlet malls, which are very close. I have thought about going back sometime with my son. I think he would love the beach. I would recommend this house for a get-away for a family or small group of friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Grand Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $90

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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