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Remodeled, pet friendly, sanitized clean, in the Grand Beach-New Buffalo area

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fresh 2 Bedroom Home That Sleeps 6 With Hide-a-bed, secluded deck & fenced yard

Located central to everything 1/4 mile from Lake Michigan, 5 minutes from Four Winds Casino, Blue Chip Casino and two golf courses and the Lighthouse place outlet mall. Rental supplied with 2 passenger golf cart but you can upgrade to 4 passenger, 6 passenger or even 8 passenger limo golf cart for additional fee just contact us for details. The driver of the golf cart must be 21 or over and a licensed driver. Home is turn key with everything we could think of that you might need, 100 DVD, condiments, pots, pans, BBQ supplies, dogie treats, so-mores, firewood, games, laptop, laundry detergent, dish washing detergent, bongo drums (kidding on that one), card games, good books, cooking oil and spices, beach towels and more.

Just bring the food and the beverage of choice and enjoy the Cozy Cottage.

House has a large living room with big screen TV and a full DVD library to choose from. Excellent kitchen, whirlpool bathtub, full laundry, and a bar area.

Large rear deck with grill for outdoor enjoyment. Fire pit and fully fenced back yard

Location is in the middle of everything. 5 miles from Four Winds Casino, Blue Chip Casino, New Buffalo an Michigan City. We are on a highway and you can hear cars in the front of the house but the sleeping area in the back is very quiet. Amtrack operates a 100 mph train a few times a day and you will know when it is coming, thankfully they do not run late at night with the last train about 10 PM Michigan time.

The lake level is high this year so the beaches have been reduced but we are 10 minutes from both New Buffalo and Michigan City beaches.

I would stress with one word what you will find in our cottage 'Sanitized'.

We clean this unit ourselves and do not use a service, everything is laundered and bleached, floors are 100% ceramic with throw rugs and you will find the entire home immaculate I am sure. You will never find any sign of a pet and we use ozone generators between guests.

More Details

Ed & Deb Arnold
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Ed & Deb Arnold

Owner operates a golf cart business right next door, and lives 10 minutes away.

Happy to assist with your visit as we were on the tourism board and know the area well.

Ed & Deb Arnold purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Ed & Deb Arnold chose New Buffalo

Best value in the area, convenient location, with assistance and advice right next door. If you would like special services such as groceries in place just ask.

While we lack lake view, the home is lovely and super clean.

What makes this cottage unique

Just did a major remodel of every room and the entire house is now in ceramic tile. We are all about clean and sanitation so be assured you will find this home up to your standards. Nice back yard deck with a fire pit for moon watching. Fire wood included.

Guestbook comments from the owner

House IS CLEAN and was nice to spend a rainy day at. Couldn't think of anything not provided. Wished it was a little warmer. Golf cart was fun. Ed and Deb really great hosts.
Aug 2014
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New Buffalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Large elongated toilet always sanitized, whirlpool run with bleach between tenants.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen with separate AC control
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 ps Trundle bed can put together for queen
  • Master has 42 inch flat-screen with DVD player Separate AC Bedroom 2 Separate AC and access to deck
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We have just added a Bicycle and a Laptop. Standard 2 passenger golf cart included. You can upgrade to a 4 or 6 passenger cart at the golf cart business next door.


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Remodeled, pet friendly, sanitized clean, in the Grand Beach-New Buffalo area
average rating of 4.071429 based on 19 reviews

Great NYE Stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had an awesome time staying over NYE Weekend for 2017-2018. The hosts were accommodating to us having a dog and were available via phone when we had questions. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation 2017

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, clean property. Has a four lane highway in front but was not a problem for us. Pet friendly with fenced back yard. Huge deck. What we loved the most was the golf cart that allowed us to go cruse the beach front neighborhood. The owners could not have been nicer. Will stay their again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for us and our 2 dogs

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend, our 2 Portuguese water dogs and I spent 3 days at Ed's cottage. We really appreciated the fenced in back yard which gave the dogs a lot of room to run around. The cottage is well stocked with everything you would need, including everything needed to eat in for some of your meals. Ed was a great host and gave us plenty of pointers on fun things to do in the area and recommended places to eat. We really enjoyed the access to the beaches at the Grand Beach community on the other side of US 12. The rental includes a golf cart which is needed to access the private beaches because cars are not allowed to park in the community. Dogs are allowed on the beach before 11 or after 6PM. There were some logistical challenges bringing the dogs to the beach (we took the car with the dogs and one of us came back for the golf cart) but the beach was also within walking distance. We had a great time at the wine tasting at the Round Barn Winery, Distillery, and Brewery in Baroda, and they arrange for live music on most weekends. Worth the trip if you like wine or craft beer. Would gladly stay at the cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, Clean, Canine Friendly

  • 4 of 5

We just had a very pleasant stay at the Cozy Cottage. Everything was clean and well stocked with basics like paper towels, TP, laundry supplies, dishwasher detergent, spices, etc....all of those things you'd rather not buy while at a vacation home for the weekend because you always have to buy more than you need and are inevitably stuck with leftovers to pack up and haul home. That was a very nice touch. Overall, the cottage was a comfortable and clean home away from home with a sizable fenced yard for the dog, and bonus doggie treats and poop bags. We had everything we needed for a lovely family vacation. The house does have a few things that could be improved...wifi was spotty, the grass was a little overdue for mowing, and it is right on the highway (which is clearly advertised and wasn't a problem for us. Couldn't even hear traffic noise in the part of the house where the bedrooms are.). None of these things were sufficient to put a damper on our vacation. If you are looking for a very nice, recently updated rental with a friendly and helpful owner in a perfect location to access all that the area has to offer with a lot of bonus extras including a golf cart and a Fido friendly yard, this is the spot for you. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beware - property location is a BIG problem

  • 1 of 5

We were a family of 3 adults and 3 kids - the kids 7/6/3, my wife my mom and myself, driving from North Chicago suburbs....We had booked this place for a 2-night stay, but after reaching the property, decided to not stay there, given how close it is to the highway, and the fact that we had to use a golf cart, with 3 young kids, and cross a busy 4-lane highway and a railway track, to get to the beach side...

Here are the pros and cons:


- the hosts are very responsive and pleasant

- they provide a place that is clean

- they provide a golf cart

- Price is fair


- The place is a commercial property converted into a house

- It is 20-30 feet away from a 4-lane highway - with nothing between the front door and the high-way

- You need to use the golf-cart to cross the highway, and then right next to the high-way, the train tracks, and then navigate the traffic that is trying to cross from across the high-way - and golf carts do not accelerate

- While the place is clean, everything in it isnt' Pottery Barn - rather Walmart at best. Appliances are fairly old

After we reached the place, my wife wasn't happy letting the kids sleep by themselves, in a draw-bed in the living room, that is at the front of the home (and near the highway). We got our bags in, had lunch and then tried to get to the beach. The golf-cart crossing the highway seemed pretty dangerous, specially with 3 young kids (Chicken run) we gave that up, packed up and left.

I would not recommend this place to any of my friends, specially those with kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After 3 years of all positive reviews we finally have the "refund my money and I will give you a good review guy" This home has always been a house, but is located between two commercial properties on a Highway. No auto has ever driven into the home as these guest implied in 50 years. The frig is older, but everything else in the home is new and high end. 2500.00 couch, leather theater chairs, 4500.00 bedroom suite so no Walmart furniture at all. Enough said we are proud of this home and know you will be comfortable. Please read all the reviews and you be the judge.
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Close to beaches

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time staying here with our two college aged boys and two Labs. The house has everything you need for a nice beach vacation. It is on a very busy highway so your dogs need to be leashed when out front but the backyard is fenced and safe. The beaches were great. Our pups went swimming both days. Would recommend water shoes as the entry into the water is hard to manage with bare feet-lots of lake rocks. The golf cart makes it easy to get to and from the beach access points. Had a great lunch at the Greenbush Brewery in Sawyer and very good pizza from Miller's on the Beach. The noise from the highway is hardly noticeable and you don't hear it at all in the bedrooms. Ed even left us doggie treats and poop bags! They really think of everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Water shoes are always a good idea. Pets are welcome on Grand Beach mornings and late afternoon but mid day 9 to 3 is people only time.
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Redamak's Tavern
Casual dining and a great burger, bring cash.
Brewster's Italian Cafe
Great place for that meal for two. Lots of good Italian
Diverse menu...come early gets crowded.
Heston Supper Club
Great prime rib for sure, In the middle of no where but worth the drive. 25 min away.
Bentwood Tavern
Fine dining on the lake
Skip's Restaurant & Catering
Where is the Skip's
Brewster's Italian Cafe
Great place for that meal for two. Lots of good Italian
Villa Nova Pizzeria
Here is the Pizza
Terrace Room at The Harbor Grand
Fine dining
The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
Casual, young and loud
Tuscany Ristorante -- CLOSED
Great but a drive
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
South Bend Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Liquor Store 2 doors away
Nearest Ferry
Depends if you believe in them
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Grand Beach golf club & Whittaker Woods Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
New Buffalo Amtrack or South Shore Michigan City
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Whittaker Woods restaurant.
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Grand Beach across street
Car: recommended

Location is across the street from the Grand Beach golf course and Lake Michigan beaches and a golf cart is included in the rental package with permit for use on course. Whittaker woods golf course is also less than 5 minutes away. A liquor store is 3 doors away so e-z to get to that has some household items as well. We are on a highway location within 10 minutes of New Buffalo, 2 Casino's, 100 plus store outlet mall, Michigan City, Zoo, Museum, numerous restaurants, 2 public beaches and Grand Beach a private beach.

Within 20 minutes drive you have a choice of winery's, antique stores, Journeymen's Distillery, another great Museum, Orchards and more.

There is a lot of fun things to do in the Chicago Rivera.

New Buffalo is 5 minutes drive with a lot of interesting shops and delightful restaurants. We also operate a charter boat for sunset cruises.

Various wineries are in the area as well as a unique Whiskey distillery.

15 minutes drive in La Porte you will find a unique county museum with an Automobile collection including a Tucker and a gun collection with over 700 antique firearms.

Within 5 minutes each direction you can visit our Casino's Four Winds is a large Indiana Casino and Blue Chip is a boat in Michigan City.

The Barker mansion in Michigan City is a worthwhile tour of a turn of the century estate.

There is a kids playground and tennis courts about 2 minutes away by golf cart in Grand Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Pet's require a 50.00 additional cleaning fee
2 passenger golf cart included, up grade to a 4 passenger cart for 75.00 or 6 passenger cart for 150.00
House rate is set for 4 guests, additional overnight guests are 15 per person per night.
300 damage deposit OR you may purchase 49.00 insurance available from VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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