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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 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Southwest

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:
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Relaxing Family Friendly Home, Private Pool Cmty, Rents Fri-Fri wkly
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

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: Jul 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: Aug 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: Jul 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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"No Worries" is the perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at "No Worries." The owners are very attentive and have thought of everything you need for a hassle free, relaxing stay. The home, decor, and amenities are incredible. The pool was a life saver and a great escape from the sand!

As for New Buffalo, it was a perfect getaway from the city. There were 4 adults and 4 kids (all under 6). Places to definitely visit- Oink's for ice cream, New Buffalo Beach (though it's really rocky), Captain Mike's Fun Park, Warren Dunes is a must, Nani's in Union Pier for sandwiches/muffins, Evolve Spa for massages, and Silver Beach in St. Joseph's.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Sarah! So glad you all had a great time!
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"No Worries"

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed using this property. The setting was beautiful, calm, and quiet. The house was just perfect for our family, everyone had their own room. It was comfortable and clean. The owner makes sure her renters have everything they need for a wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a great time Shelly! Thanks so much for the review! Molly
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  • 5 of 5

My sisters, their husbands, our children and my mom shared this home for a week! It was perfect! The home was extremely clean, cozy and had everything we could ask for. The beds were very comfortable and every effort was made to make sure our stay was excellent! We spent evenings on the front porch playing cards and connect four. We also had s'mores one night and enjoyed the pool nearly every day! We went to the beach one day ate at The Stray Dog and shopped downtown! The owners were very easy and pleasant to work with and we were very sad when our week came to an end!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys had fun Melissa!
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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

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7 night minimum stay

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.
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