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The Surf House is a charming bungalow steps away from downtown New Buffalo.

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

King bedroom and Queen bedroom, 1 spacious bathroom, queen sleeper sofa in LR

Leading edge technology with nostalgic charm, The Surf House is ideal for everyone. Walking distance to New Buffalo beach and driving distance to Notre Dame, casinos and wineries, this home is decorated in hues of blues, greens and tans reminiscent of the shores of Lake Michigan. Two spacious bedrooms and large bath are filled with plush linens, pillows, rugs and towels. This house offers a beautiful blend of character and modern amenities from the cozy swing on the peaceful front porch to the fully equipped kitchen .

Located next door to Lookout Landing shops and Oink’s Ice cream, we are in the heart of Southwestern Michigan’s many water and land activities.

The Surf House is a casual stroll to all the quaint shops and eateries along Whittaker Street, the main road to New Buffalo Beach. A few blocks more takes you past the river harbor filled with the hustle and bustle of boating enthusiasts to the sandy beach on magnificent Lake Michigan. A childrens' wagon with two seats and a stroller are provided for your convenience.

For inland fun, The Surf House offers information on an abundance of local activities for adults as well as children of all ages. There are outdoor events like concerts, movies, a splash pad, basketball, skate boarding, organized Frisbee games, playgrounds, nature walks, hiking etc. Some folks are drawn to other local attractions like the several golf courses in the area, wine tastings and festivals at nearby wineries, live theater, the excitement of the Four Winds Casino or the Blue Chip Casino, or perhaps the sporting events at Notre Dame stadium(only 36 miles away).

In order to be your best home away from home, The Surf House has Comcast high speed 75MBPS+ internet, the Comcast expanded channel package, STARZ movie package and the sports entertainment package, and large flat screen TVs with DVD players in every room.

Whatever your interest, or whatever the season, New Buffalo and The Surf House welcome you warmly and are ready to be your vacation destination.

More Details

Property Manager
Horizons Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016

About Horizons Vacation Rentals

The Surf House is managed by Horizon Vacation Rentals. For information and reservations, call 1-269-469-3771.

The Pokorny Family came to New Buffalo from Chicago in 1932. Gramp's blacksmith shop evolved over the years into a plumbing business. His son, Charles, eventually added a hardware store that grandson, Richard, later converted into The Lookout Landing shops. The Surf House is part of our family history and for many years was home to the "3rd Coast Surf Shop" now located on Whitaker Street downtown.

Why Horizons Vacation Rentals chose Southwest

In 1954, when the Village of New Buffalo Chamber of Commerce first began to improve the harbor, Charles Pokorny proposed the simultaneous development of the beach and park areas. In 1955, an official Park and Recreation Department was established and Charlie was asked to serve as New Buffalo's first Park Commissioner. His team built playground equipment from plumbing pipe, build picnic tables, initiated fireworks at the lake front, and brought about the return of concerts in the park.

What makes this bungalow unique

The Surf House, with the flavor of beach grasses and calm lake colors, carries on our Pokorny family legacy. We welcome you to join with us in the spirit, history, and charm of this lakefront community.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

The Surf House is a charming bungalow steps away from downtown New Buffalo.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in the door I knew we'd made a great choice. A charming bungalow, beautifully decorated. This place was immaculately clean. Kitchen was stocked with everything you'd need and linens were comfy and clean. Plenty of room for our family of 5. We so enjoyed that cozy front porch. Really unique ice cream shop, Oink's, literally across the street, 3 blocks to a very nice grocery store and a short 15-20 min walk to down town restaurants and the beach. Would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Surf House. There are so many reasons to vacation in Harbor Country, we are looking to your next visit! Thank you so much for taking time to write a review.
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Very lovely place to stay1

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house as soon as we walked in the door. It was very clean, spacious, comfortable, and cozy. We were also concerned about having one bathroom , but it was a nice size and it worked . Really enjoyed hanging out on the front porch too. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our group!

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a great location; it's an easy walk to downtown NB. Additionally, we really liked the layout of the house. It's very open and spacious, and the large front porch was great to have as well. We were a little concerned at first about having just the one bathroom, but it is a HUGE bathroom with double sinks so it was just fine. We would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

A quaint house within walking distance of the shops and the beach. Quiet neighborhood and ample parking space behind the house. We really enjoyed the sitting area on the front porch. The house had a large dining table and cozy living room. The owner was very sweet and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Surf House

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year to stay at surf house. It feels like our home away from home. So comfortable and peaceful. We love to get an ice cream and walk to the beach and watch the sunset. My husband and kids caught fish off of the rocks that we cooked for dinner. With six kids, we needed the kitchen and it was stocked with everything we could think of…

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Dream vacation! This house is lovely and so comfortable! We caught fish right out of the lake for dinner and then walked across the street for ice cream:) Beach within walking distance and the town is charming!

Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
South Bend Airport, South Bend, IN
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Stray Dog
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Whittaker Woods
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Song Asian Cuisine, El Rancho Grande
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
New Buffalo Beach
Car: recommended

Families can always find free fun close by! Visit the N.B. Township complex, 17425 Red Arrow Highway, for a splash park, 2 playground areas with awesome equipment - one for ages 2 to 4 and the other for ages 5 to 11 (don't miss this if you have children between 2 and 11!), a basketball court, horseshoe area, sand volleyball, organized Frisbee games on Tuesday evenings, Food (cash only) with a band concert each Wednesday evening, and even a memorial piece of metal girder from the 9-11 Twin Towers available to experience.

New Buffalo schools offer free access to outdoor activities as well. New Buffalo High School, 1112 East Clay Street, has a skate board area and a volleyball court. The elementary school at 12291 Lubke Rd has 2 amazing playgrounds and a basketball court. These are easy, free, and age appropriate things to do in small, unstructured blocks of time. You do need to bring your own sport equipment to use at these places

New Buffalo provides activities to delight the child in all of us. To help you find information on your special areas of interest, we provide a 3-ring binder full of data we have gathered on local events, activities, sights, restaurants, shops, etc. We hope you choose 'The Surf House' for your vacation and that you have a wonderful time!


Rates & Availability

New Buffalo Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rate
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

*Holidays billed at weekend nightly rates*

Upon booking one half of the rental fee is due. 30 days prior to your stay the balance of the rent, the sales tax and the cleaning fee of $175.00 will be due. If you cancel prior to the 30 days you be be refunded 50% of your deposit. If you cancel under the thirty days then you will lose your entire deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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New Buffalo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two separate vanities with sink & mirrored cabinet space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
'The Surf House' is a few short blocks from downtown New Buffalo. This includes a grocery store, pharmacy, beauty and barber shops, spas, water and land sport stores, clothing and memorabilia shops, cafes and restaurants, real estate offices, banks and several local churches as well as the Amtrak train station.

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