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'Rustic Refined' Lakeside Home - Walk to Everything!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Updated 2 bedroom/1 bathroom

Centrally located in Downtown New Buffalo is an updated TWO bedroom, ONE bathroom home that has everything you need in walking distance...enjoy morning coffee at David's Deli, grocery shopping at Barney’s, spend the day at the New Buffalo Beach and evenings dining in New Buffalo's finest restaurants - Stray Dog, Casey’s, Brewster’s, Redamak’s as well as a late night ice cream treat at Oink’s.

Downtown is walking distance - 3 blocks away.

Lakeside House sleeps 6 comfortably;

• Bedroom #1 features a Queen pillow top bed and custom built-in closet

• Bedroom #2 features a bunk bed and twin bed and custom built-in closet

• Main room has a quality Queen 'Restoration Hardware' leather sleeper sofa with 3 drawer dresser to store guest clothes

Open Floor Plan

• Updated Kitchen is stocked with all the basic necessities to dine in

• Dining area has large reclaimed wood dining table provides seating for all

• Updated bathroom provides large shower with ample towels/linens

• Outdoors: Deck has gas grill, outdoor dining table for 6, conversation seating area to relax, swing set and backyard for kids to play, bocce ball pit, fire pit area with Adirondacks for late night fire's and smore's.

Other: Flat screen 46' TV with basic cable, speaker dock for IPhone (bluetooth), secure WIFI, stackable washer/dryer, board games, DVD player with Hulu, Netflix etc., and gravel parking area in front for 2 cars.

LIMIT is 6 people on property!

Cleaning Fee is $65

Chicago Visitors: Amtrak station is also only 4 blocks away - short 75 minute commute from Chicago.

Check OUT time is 10AM Michigan Time

Check IN time is 4PM Michigan Time

If you enjoy the beach living - this is a perfect place to gather your family & friends and create memories!

If you are looking for a larger place or if this one is booked - check out my other listing: # 1029758

More Details

Sheilah O'Shea
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Sheilah O'Shea

Investor in Chicago & surrounding areas for the past 10 years. I choose places that I personally stay and enjoy with family and friend's!

Sheilah O'Shea purchased this house in 2014

Why Sheilah O'Shea chose Southwest

I always wanted a getaway from the city in a quaint beach town that I could walk everywhere and enjoy the beach life...and this is my little gem.

What makes this house unique

I covet the open floor plan so everyone can be part of everything no matter if you are prepping dinner, playing board games at the dining room table or relaxing in the family room. Backyard has ample space for socializing and activities for all ages.


New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Updated bathroom with spacious shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom #1 features a Queen pillow top bed; custom closet with drawers and hangers Bedroom #2 features a bunk bed and twin bed custom closet with drawers and hangers
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

'Rustic Refined' Lakeside Home - Walk to Everything!
average rating of 4.897959 based on 49 reviews

Fabulous Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at Rustic Refined. I can say my kids think this house is our home away from home. It has everything you need, and a lot more! From the updated inside to the wonderful backyard. My kids are 3 and 6, both slept in the bunk beds for the 1st time, and though it was such a treat. We had one morning of rain and went to the local library, which has an amazing kids area. Thank you to the owner for allowing us in your home, and sharing so many great recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Blocks away from marina and restaurants and shops. Could walk to the beach but we choose to drive. The beach is clean and nice.

Love this house! Beautiful decorated clean and perfect for my family, husband and three sons.

My boys caught fish in the marina, loved the beach and during the time it was raining enjoyed the selection of DVDs in the home.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful all around stay

  • 5 of 5

From first contact with the owner to the last moment before leaving it was a wonderful choice. Owner is very responsive and accommodating. Charming cottage-clean and well maintained. Plenty of bedding, towels, well-stocked kitchen equipment. So beautifully decorated. Neighborhood is clean and quiet. Shopping and restaurants are a short walk away. We did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that the home met your expectations! Appreciate the kind words...look forward to having you all back!
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Sheila, your home is just beautiful !

  • 5 of 5

The house was just perfect for the five of us. It had everything we needed and more. We enjoyed the deck and the grandkids had a great time in the yard and on the playground. Everything was within walking distance, the beautiful marina, beach and downtown (restaurants, little shops, grocery store, library). Wish we could've stayed longer. We will definitely come back and would highly recommend it to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you all enjoyed your getaway! New Buffalo will only get better so we look forward to having you all back. Thank you!
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Would highly recommend this place! Price you cannot beat for location!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 of us stayed here the first weekend in June for a Bachelorette party! This house was in the perfect location and walking distance to everything! The lake, downtown, stray dog! The owners really take care of the place and have everything you can think of when it comes to amenities. There is a huge backyard with a deck, firepit and swing set. It is tucked away in a quiet place of town but close enough to enjoy everything without having to worry about driving.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Couldn't agree more with all your comments! Thank you for staying.
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Great home, we enjoyed our weekend in New Buffalo!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, and cared for, a pleasure to stay here!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Amtrak Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
New Buffalo Beach
Car: not necessary

New Buffalo is a Lake Michigan beach town with great restaurants, beach and marina.


Rates & Availability

New Buffalo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer '17
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season '17
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $65

Limit 6 people

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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