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Sleeps 11! 3 Bedrooms, a two twin bed LOFT, queen sleeper and 2 big bathrooms!

Bedrooms 4
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


Centrally located one block off of Hwy 12 and just 8 blocks from the beach, The Surf House is walking distance to everything! Leading edge technology with nostalgic charm, The Surf House is ideal for everyone, this home is decorated in hues of blues, greens and tans reminiscent of the shores of Lake Michigan. Three spacious bedrooms, a charming loft with two twin beds, and two large bathrooms 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. Fourth bedroom loft offers two twin beds that may be converted to an additional king bed upon request and the living room has a queen-size sleeper sofa.

Located next door to Lookout Landing shops (with Song Asian Cuisine👍🏻)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. Beach chairs, towels, a children's wagon with two seats and a stroller are all provided for your convenience.

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 central heat and air conditioning, 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 +/- Blue Ray players in every room (the loft does not have a dvd player).

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
Pokorny Rentals
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Pokorny Rentals

The Surf House is managed by Pokorny Rentals. For information and reservations, call 1-405-420-2001.

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 Pokorny Rentals chose New Buffalo

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.


New Buffalo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 4 ft. shower, dual heads and temp controls.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two separate vanities with sinks & mirrored cabinet spaces
  • White subway tile and all new white fixtures! Includes another closet and two giant full length mirrors! Perfect for a wedding party or large family!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Beautiful king bedroom, wall mount flat TV, large closet
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to additional king bed upon request
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa
  • Now sleeps 10 adults!
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • wind-surfing
'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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Sleeps 11! 3 Bedrooms, a two twin bed LOFT, queen sleeper and 2 big bathrooms!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Very comfy and cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

Such a cute home and very comfortable stay. The beds were comfy and the bathrooms were very spacious and updated with 2 sinks in each so multiple people could get ready at the same time if needed. Tons of bath towels and the kitchen had everything you would need. There is no back yard, if you are looking for that. But we spent much of any extra time on the front porch anyways. There was a dual gas/charcoal grill as well with all of the necessary supplies. It's a bit of a trek to the beach, but a parking pass is supplied so it was easier to drive for us anyways. A wagon and beach chairs were provided if you needed them. Easy walk into town, just harder to lug all the beach stuff. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and well equipped. Great location. Would definitely recommend the Surf House for a visit to New Buffalo

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the Surf House! Come back soon:)
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Amazingly fast Wifi

  • 5 of 5

I spent 10 days at the surf house. The place was great. It was fully equipped and met all of my expectations. The house had extremely fast wifi. I checked the speed of the internet on my phone and it ran a little bit faster than 160 MB/Sec. I watched Netflix on the TVs every night. The TVs also have every single channel you could want. I watched many of the March Madness games. I am definitely coming back to this house during the summer and whenever I am back working in this area!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent visitors to the area and have found our new favorite place to stay. Our latest visit had us arriving in early February, so you can imagine how cold it was outside, the Surf House was warm and inviting. The house was a great fit for our young family, with plenty of room for our kids to play. Our kids really enjoyed all the house had to offer toys, games, multiple TVs, DVDs, DVD player and the Wifi. The whole family is looking forward to the next time we can book a stay at the Surf House.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: July 2015
  • Source: 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
0.1 Miles
Song Asian Cuisine
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!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fees $175
Tax Rate 6.0%

*Holidays billed at weekend nightly rates*
Pets are strictly prohibited.

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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