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The Surf House is a Charming Bungalow Steps Away from Downtown New Buffalo.

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Welcome to your home away from home- the perfect blend of serenity & convenience

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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Nothing is more beautiful than the joy and laughter of children. The Surf House welcomes them with a play closet of board games, puzzles, books and activities for all ages, a children's wagon with seats, and a stroller for those leisurely strolls. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Two separate vanities with sink & mirrored cabinet space...moreless

Other Amenities

  • '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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Yes...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast extended channel package STARZ movie Package Sports entertainment package...moreless

  • Television:

    51'' TV/DVD in dining/living area 32'' TV/DVD's in each bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    Yes...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small assortment of family videos....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    3 Blocks from the main street of downtown New Buffalo with shops, restaurants and attractions. The New Buffalo Beach area is approx 4 more blocks through the quaint shopping district of New Buffalo....moreless

  • Village:

    Lookout Landing shops include Song Asian Cuisine, Evolve Spa, A Cut Above Hair Salon, Mutual Bank and Chicago Title Co. Oink's Ice cream, Post Office and City Hall are our closest neighbors....moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Comcast high speed internet 75MBPS...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for 10 vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with large pantry stocked with a full array of cooking and grilling supplies....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Rentals are available in New Buffalo....moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals are available in New Buffalo....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Totally awesome covered front porch with swing. Relax, eat, drink, watch the sun rise, play games, visit, enjoy the stars, or even remain outdoors and dry during a summer rain shower! ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several golf courses are available in the Michiana area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals are available in New Buffalo....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front landscaping of beach grasses, ferns, flowers and sand transport you to the lakefront while you relax at home on your own front porch!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Back deck and charcoal grill with supplies and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis court available outdoors at New Buffalo High School. Take your own equipment....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals are available in New Buffalo...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rate
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225 $325
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

*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:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Bend Airport, South Bend, IN
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Stray Dog
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whittaker Woods
0.6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 12
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Song Asian Cuisine, El Rancho Grande
0.8 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!

 

Manager info

About: 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 New Buffalo, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

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  • Welcome to your home away from home- the perfect blend of serenity & convenience

    Welcome to your home away from home- the perfect blend of serenity & convenience

  • Don't forget to enjoy, rest, relax, and renew while you are here!

    Don't forget to enjoy, rest, relax, and renew while you are here!

  • Dining table with leaf can seat 10 guests.

    Dining table with leaf can seat 10 guests.

  • Luxurious bedding.

    Luxurious bedding.

  • This bedroom has a private entrance to a spacious, ceramic-tile bathroom.

    This bedroom has a private entrance to a spacious, ceramic-tile bathroom.

  • King bedroom will calm your spirits and provide a haven for 32'' TV/DVD viewing.

    King bedroom will calm your spirits and provide a haven for 32'' TV/DVD viewing.

  • Bath opens to front bedroom and back bathroom hall.

    Bath opens to front bedroom and back bathroom hall.

  • Kitchen is bright, clean, with everything you need and ample room for your items

    Kitchen is bright, clean, with everything you need and ample room for your items

  • Washer and dryer for your convenience.

    Washer and dryer for your convenience.

  • Relax on the newly renovated porch complete with a fan and comfy seating.

    Relax on the newly renovated porch complete with a fan and comfy seating.

  • Open concept living and dining, with that beachy flavor.

    Open concept living and dining, with that beachy flavor.

  • Decor includes stained glass, french doors, stacking end tables, and 51'' T.V.

    Decor includes stained glass, french doors, stacking end tables, and 51'' T.V.

  • Beautiful french doors with cellular, pull-down shades for complete privacy.

    Beautiful french doors with cellular, pull-down shades for complete privacy.

  • Closet has hanging rod, towel hooks, extra bedding and games for all ages.

    Closet has hanging rod, towel hooks, extra bedding and games for all ages.

  • Spacious bathroom with generous towel storage and mirror space.

    Spacious bathroom with generous towel storage and mirror space.

  • Two elevated windows add lots of light in this squeeky clean, modern bathroom

    Two elevated windows add lots of light in this squeeky clean, modern bathroom

  • Pantry stores everything in one easy spot, leaving cabinets for your items.

    Pantry stores everything in one easy spot, leaving cabinets for your items.

  • Back deck area with charcoal grill.

    Back deck area with charcoal grill.

VRBO #599792

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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