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Beautiful, Relaxing Family Friendly Home, Private Pool Cmty, Rents Fri-Fri wkly

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4Br /3Ba, 2600 Sqft, 3 Levels W/ 2 Family Rooms & all new furnishings thru-out

**FRIDAY to FRIDAY WEEKLY rentals ONLY** $3,500/wk Summer (May 22- Sept 18), $2,500/wk Spring, Fall, Winter **NO Pets allowed** Maximum guests 10

Beautiful New England style cottage with wrap around screened in porch. 3 finished levels with private master suite (king bed, soaker tub, his/hers vanities) and loft with office and new sleeper sofa on top floor, 2 bedrooms (2 twins/1 queen) and full bath on main floor, and 1 bedroom (queen) and full bath on lower level. Walk out basement with large sectional and entertainment space leads to huge backyard with outdoor seating/dining on deck. Beautiful firepit for roasting marshmallows and just sitting outside gazing at the stars. Screened in porch with comfortable sitting area to curl up with that cup of coffee or glass of wine and enjoy the peace and quiet. Separate dining for 6 in the screened in porch as well. Spacious backyard is perfect for a game of bocce ball or croquet (supplied) or any other outdoor game you can possibly imagine. Trail at the end of the yard is a quick walk to a private community pool that is family friendly. Fully stocked kitchen with nearly everything you could possibly want, and for those who love to grill, enjoy the newer Weber grill. House is new to the rental market in 2014 so all interior comforts including the furniture (beds, couches, tables, dressers, etc.), bedding, towels, dishes/kitchen supplies, and carpet are new.

Come enjoy the peace and quiet of the Harbor Dunes community - bring your friends and family, put your feet up and enjoy this great home in quaint New Buffalo, just 1-1/2 hours from Chicago.

**Please note, this is a Friday to Friday Weekly rental. We do not accept weekend rentals.

**We're sorry, no pets allowed.

More Details

Taz and Molly Stephens
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Taz and Molly Stephens

We're Midwesterners through and through. Both my husband and I were born in Michigan - though we've lived in Illinois most of our lives. I guess our roots kept calling us home. We bought this house in April 2014 because we simply love Michigan - and specifically New Buffalo/Union Pier - it's an easy drive from our home in Naperville.

Taz and Molly Stephens purchased this house in 2014

Why Taz and Molly Stephens chose New Buffalo

We've been vacationing with the kids in the New Buffalo, Union Pier area for years and have had some of the most wonderful memories. We simply love it here and couldn't resist the opportunity to buy-in to New Buffalo for the long run and continue to spend quality time with our kids, family and friends.

What makes this house unique

This home is quaint yet spacious. The finished lower level was one of the features we loved the most as it keeps the kids close, yet gives everyone a little space to spread out. With a 4th bedroom and bath in the lower level, it's great for grandparents or multiple families. We love the size of the yard and the privacy it provides. This house has plenty of room for rainy day summer fun too!


New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , his/hers vanities
    Main floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lower Level guest room 4 - 1 queen
    Master guest room 1 - 1 king , with sitting area and huge walk-in closet
    Main floor guest room 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Main floor guest room 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
House is cleaned before you arrive, not during your stay. Private chef can be made available for catering. While the house is family friendly, it is not child proof - please bring baby gates, cribs, outlet plugs, etc. if needed. Also, bring own beach towels for pool or beach.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful family home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this beautiful home! Plenty of room for our 6 adults and 4 kids. We really enjoyed spending time and meals on the spacious screened in porch. The house is beautifully decorated and wonderfully cozy and came equipped with everything we could need. Great location, just a five minute drive from the downtown New Buffalo area. Beautiful backyard where we could play baseball and great fire pit for s'mores. Molly was a pleasure to work with. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon, thanks so much for the great review. It makes me happy to know you loved your time in NB and that our home was part of that fun. Take care! Molly
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Fun Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from spending a week at "No Worries". We had a wonderful time at this beautiful cottage. Playing cards and laughing on the front porch, croquet games in the backyard, kayaking at the beach, swimming in the pool a short distance away was just what we were looking for in a family vacation. There were 7 of us including adult children and we all had plenty of room. The cottage is welcoming, clean, and has everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay. Thank you Molly for opening your home to us, we loved our vacation and the time spent with family. Jane B.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane, I'm so happy to know you and your family had a wonderful time. The summary of your vacation is exactly the memories we were hoping to create for our guests. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Molly
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Perfect home for families!

  • 5 of 5

5 adults and 4 kids stayed for a week at this wonderful property. Sleeping arrangement is always a primary concern when renting, but this house takes that worry away. My wife and I took the master bedroom and our two kids slept in the loft area with the pull-out sofa. Our other friends and their two children took the two bedrooms on the first floor. Grandma had the basement bedroom and bathroom all to herself.

This home has everything you need and every last detail has been thought of...down to the s'mores sticks. Fully stocked kitchen, indoor entertainment (tv/games/etc), screened-in porch, HUGE backyard and a fire pit! Our favorite activity was probably grilling up some food, dining on the porch and then lighting up the fire pit for s'mores. We used the backyard to throw around the football, frisbee and even played some badminton!

The community pool was clean and a short walk from the house. We went around 4p on a weekend and it wasn't too crowded. We went again during the week in the morning and we had the entire pool to ourselves to about 3pm!

This was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had. New Buffalo is a great place and close to so many things to do. The owner Molly was a pleasure to work with through the rental process and really took the time during our stay to make sure our needs were all accounted for. We would love to rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is such a wonderful review, thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed your vacation and we'd love to have you back! I hope the rest of the summer is fantastic too. Molly
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Great Family Vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this house. It was so perfect for our size (4 couples and 2 2 yr olds). The pool and the beach pass and the closed in front porch, the extra large back yard, the fire pit, and really every detail was great! The pictures of this home do not even do it justice! The home was large enough that I never felt cramped with my whole family but also I never felt too faraway either. We also loved how it was only an hour and half or so commute from our home. Really the perfect family vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rory - thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Molly
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  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at "No Worries" and had a wonderful time! Our four children, their spouses and grandchildren visited and 3 generations loved the house! Our favorite spot was the screened porch...we ate every meal out there, played cards and it served as a great "playpen" for the toddlers! Downtown New Buffalo restaurants, shops, and beach are a 5 minute drive! The pool was a hit...easily accessible...and very private. Owners, Molly and Taz are great to work with! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, thanks so much for the review. I'm so glad you and your family had a great time. Molly and Taz
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three generations spent a week in this lovely home. It more than accommodated 8 adults and 5 boys, ages 2-10. We loved the screened porch, the fire pit, the large, flat backyard, the lower level family room, and the biggest hit...the community pool a short walk away. The kitchen was well equipped and the owners very attentive and easy to work with. We would definitely return to this location! Our family really liked the Friday to Friday rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I'm so glad you had a great trip with your family!
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Whittaker Woods and many others
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
New Buffalo Beach

Located 1 1/2 miles south of New Buffalo in a beautiful private pool community. 2 miles to the infamous Stray Dog Restaurant, and many other great restaurants such as Timothy's, Bentwood Tavern and Redamack's. 2 miles to New Buffalo's beautiful public beach, and close to many great ice cream spots such as Nancy's and Oinks. 1 -1/2 miles to NB's grocery and pharmacy. 8 miles to Michigan City's great outlet shopping. 10 minute drives to Four Winds and Blue Chip casinos. 30 minutes to Harbor Shores brand new Jack Nicklaus designed golf course on Lake Michigan in Benton Harbor. 2 miles to New Buffalo's beautiful Whittaker Woods golf Course


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200

We only rent by the week. We cannot allow pets, we're sorry. Please no smoking in the house or in screened-in porch. Please bring your own beach towels, shampoo, etc. We will supply clean linens, bath towels, bath soap, hairdryers in all baths, dishwasher and dish soap, paper towel, some spices, tin foil, saran wrap, kitchen towels. Just ask if we have it.

Half rental fee deposit required upon booking. Remaining balance, cleaning fee and proof of insurance due 1 week prior to taking possession of the house. Sorry, we do not accept credit cards.

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