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Prime Beach Time, New Buffalo, MI, 7 blocks from beach, Week of August 21-26."""

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Unexpected availability for August 21-26. Sun & sand await.

Lucky You! We've had a cancellation for a prime beach week in New Buffalo, the heart of Harbor Country, August 21-26, and you're in luck!!! Spend 5 perfect nights at the beach. Be spontaneous and plan a fun trip for yourself and those you love. Before school starts, whisk your little family or all-time love away for an end-of-summer getaway! MENTION THIS DESCRIPTION; PAY FOR 4 NIGHTS AND RECEIVE THE 5TH NIGHT FREE!!!

Beautiful, idyllic, year-round two-bedroom bungalow perfect for ROMANCE or SMALL FAMILY VACATION. Short walk to beach, shops, restaurants. No need to spend a lot of time packing. Fully stocked kitchen, fireplace, A/C, W/D, flat screen TV/DVD, WiFi, Netflix, grill, bicycles. Comfortably sleeps 4-5.

The Storybook Cottage is the perfect place to return to after a busy day out at the beach or the many other fun activities in New Buffalo, Michigan, and the surrounding Harbor Country.

From the glistening white sands of Lake Michigan's beaches to the lush, beautiful countryside in bloom, Harbor Country combines the best of two worlds. Rustic country charm coupled with highly sophisticated shops, restaurants, and galleries.

New Buffalo, Michigan has been described as the HEART of Harbor Country. While you are here, we invite you to stay at the Storybook Cottage and rest, refresh, and reconnect with those you love. In addition to sun and sand, enjoy morning coffee on the porch, concerts in the park, fine and casual dining, antique shops, theaters, vintage markets, farmers markets, art galleries, museums, state parks, nature trails, bike routes, water sports, boating, country fairs, festivals, 4 Winds Casino, Michigan strawberries, cherries, and blueberries, vineyards, wineries, and perhaps--most importantly--TIME to connect with those you love!

When it's time to turn in for the night, return to the Storybook Cottage to sit and talk, read a book, or hunker down by the fire. It's time to relax, refresh, and reconnect with those you love.

More Details

Rebecca Conway
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Rebecca Conway

Rebecca and her husband, Bill, were both raised in New Buffalo. They met when they were both in the sixth grade talent show but wonder--since they were in the same class starting in kindergarten--why it took them so long! After college, both moved away from the area but, after reconnecting, getting married, and birthing two baby girls, they were quick to return "home" in order to give their girls the same advantages they had growing up. It is true--every member of the Conway family knows he or she is fortunate to live in a one-stoplight town on a big lake with small town advantages and big city opportunities. The family resides just a few houses down from Rebecca's family home and enjoys sharing the Storybook Cottage with others.


New Buffalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 1 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Prime Beach Time, New Buffalo, MI, 7 blocks from beach, Week of August 21-26.
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Memories Made for our Storybook

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Storybook Cottage. We were able to write a perfect story in our New Buffalo, MI chapter.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just as advertised. Quiet, small-town appeal. Great space for our family of four.

  • 5 of 5

A good place to make memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place for resting, relaxing, and reconnecting with our little family of four.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect small-town vibe with "just enough" to do. We will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please return anytime!
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The cottage was cute and we enjoyed our time there!

  • 4 of 5

The kitchen was generally well stocked and adequate for our needs. The porch was lovely, private, and we spent every morning there enjoying our coffee and breakfast. The bedrooms and mattresses were very comfortable! We truly enjoyed our time reconnecting in Storybook Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, Charming, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week-long vacation with my mom. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We felt at home as soon as we walked in. Gorgeous front porch with sounds from fountain to add to the ambiance. Fully appointed and wanted for nothing. Close to the beach and downtown. Even went to Four Winds and enjoyed it.

Although not a huge issue, TV watching is very limited due to no cable and limited channel availability. Netflix helped.

Thank you for your hospitality and allowing us to enjoy your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Storybook Cottage. In our opinion, it is the perfect place to rest, relax, and reconnect with those you love. Thanks for your feedback on the TV service at the cottage. It is something we've considered changing but, just when we think we'll might invest in cable, our guests tell us that it was nice connect with family and not to have the distraction of the usual screen time. Some guests use their own devices to watch movies or they will watch our Netflix or rent movies next door and that seems to be adequate for an occasional movie night. If we can find a cable company that will offer service on a monthly basis, we might consider purchasing cable for the summer months only. Until then, we will continue to be upfront in our advertising with less focus on network TV and more emphasis on occasional movie nights. If network TV is a priority for you and you want to visit us again, please check back with us. We are always considering guest feedback and trying to respond in ways that improve our accommodations and satisfy our guests and their desires.
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a Beautiful, compfy home! Next time we will stay longer! Amenities were spot on! Just bring your food, drink & clothes! Everything else is there! Loved the screen front door when it slammed shut, reminded me and my husband of good times growing up! Decor was relaxing and that front porch, perfect for coffee, tea, wine, beer, conversation, quiet time, a good book......we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking care of our cottage as if it were your own, Paula. I'm so glad that your time away was everything you dreamed it would be and that you were able to truly relax at the Storybook. Please keep in mind that the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce and the New Buffalo Business Association are both being very intentional about enhancing the tourism opportunities of our local culture in the "off" seasons. If you get a chance, I think you might enjoy all that is offered in the fall season (I know I do!) Come back any time . . . and thanks for allowing us to be part of your story. Rebecca Conway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
One-time Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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