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Great Days Still Open!! Across From the Lake, On the River

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Steps to the Lake, on River with a Boat Dock

Take in the beauty of the harbor, preserve and all nature has to offer at The Lighthouse during any season!

Nestled between the golden Michigan sand dunes and the Galien River Nature Preserve, you are virtually steps to Lake Michigan public beaches. Our very own New Buffalo Public Beach has recently been rated one of the country`s top 10 beaches. This river front gem has plenty of space. With five bedrooms, four baths and two living areas there is more than enough room for everyone! You even have room enough to host a family ping pong tournament in the game room. The Lighthouse is equipped with a full kitchen and an additional galley kitchen containing everything you`ll need to prepare all your summertime favorites. Enjoy all the comforts of home; WIFI, cable, 4 televisions, 2 dishwashers, washer dryer, central air and outside shower. Marvel at the views from the 6 person hot tub overlooking the river or sit by the fire-pit admiring the fire flies under the Michiana moon. Sip your morning coffee while taking in the sunrise over the Galien River Preserve and in the evening enjoy magnificent sunsets over Lake Michigan from your private balconies. Prepare your meals on the gas grill and dine outside on the patio. Better yet stroll in to town and let someone else do the cooking for you! We think you`ll find that the Lighthouse is the ideal vacation destination for everyone any time of the year! Take advantage of all four-season`s at the Lighthouse because it is a year round rental property!

In season nightly rate $1,000. Rental includes 60` boat slip.

If this incredible property has too much room for you, then you absolutely must consider staying in the cozy Boat House rental property. A romantic one bedroom getaway, for just the two of you!

In season nightly rate $500. Rental includes 60` boat slip.

More Details

Property Manager
Dune Grass Vacation Rentals (Vanessa Thun)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath has steam shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Up Stairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Main floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Twin trundle bed in Family room is considered bedroom 5
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are many wineries in the area. We also have great breweries also. What a way to spend an afternoon. There are many festivals that consist of food, music and drinks. Check out for a full list of fun. There are two casinos close by also. The Four Winds only two miles away and five miles away the Blue Chip Casino and spa.


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Great Days Still Open!! Across From the Lake, On the River
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews

Great location but disappointed with the level of cleanliness

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On the positive side, the house was in a prime location and extremely close to the beach and downtown New Buffalo area, for which we were grateful. However, the cleanliness of the house (both inside and outside) did not meet our baseline expectations for a rental property. The kitchen items (pots/pans, coffee maker, dishes, silverware) were very dirty and needed to be washed by us (the renters) before they were even usable. Outside furniture was covered in layers of dirt (which was strange given that our rental was in September presumably after a summer of other rentals). Additionally, mice droppings were found in the kitchen and some of the "reading materials" that were clearly visible for all renters were not appropriate for a family rental market. Furthermore, there were not enough towels to cover a full house - we barely had enough for six of us (or could not find them if they were there). Overall, we were disappointed with this property, and will not be returning. We also expect to have our cleaning fee returned given we left the place in a higher level of cleanliness than we received it.

We have all had lots of success with great rentals through VRBO in the past, which makes this seem like an outlier. The house has the potential to be a great fit for future rentals if the issues we had are addressed. It had a lot of space if there were families with kids. We hope this feedback is acted upon so the property can reach its full potential.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello I am so sorry you were disappointed in the cleanliness of the home. Always know we are happy to come and correct any issues at anytime. I deeply apologize about any inappropriate material left out and know that is not from us and maybe left by a previous tenant. I would of thrown it away had I seen it. We try to just supply magazines and info about the area. I have young kids myself and consider us a family focused business so defiantly not our intention. The owner does have the home treated twice a month for bugs and mice as they seem to love our lakefront homes. We try to be as proactive on that front as possible. I do not question what you tell us about the kitchen we do go through drawers and check for crumbs etc but do not go through every dish every time so if some items were dirty we are sorry. We have found sometimes renters put away dirty pots and pans or things don't get washed thoroughly because folks are in a hurry so we need to be more mindful of that. It happens rarely as most of our guests treat our homes like their own but sometimes it does happen. I was however at the home before your check in and noticed no towels were left out so I did put two towels in every bath totaling 8 , two in each bath, and there were five extra in the cabinet in hallway bathroom. I also do check the outside before every renter and it appeared to be out of sorts so I straightened and organized. I do not remember specifically if I wiped the tables down or not. We do clean the tables usually everyweek so I can't imagine layers of dirt but there may have been some dust on them. I try to be as thorough as possible. I did not realize you had wanted a refund and we are happy to credit half of your cleaning fee back. I do feel bad if this caused your vacation to not be what you expected and I'd love for you to try us again and be able to make a better impression. Again please always call your agent with any issues. We are always happy to come out and bring more towels or reclean something if it is not to your standard. That is what we are here for. Sincerely Vanessa
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
South Bend, IN
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Casey's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.03 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Stray Dog
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
New Buffalo Public Beach

You are three miles from the Four Winds Casino and about 12 miles from Warren Dunes State Park. You are also 6 miles from Blue Chip Casino and the Indiana Dunes State Park in Indiana


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $320
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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