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Prime Beach Time, 7 blocks from beach, August 22-24

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Unexpected Availability: 2 Glorius Nights Near the Beach at Lake Michigan

Lucky You! IT'S OUR LAST AVAILABLE SUMMER GETAWAY AT THE STORYBOOK COTTAGE, NEW BUFFALO, MICHIGAN. Just across the lake, shining sun and sandy beach are waiting for you. Why not spontaneously plan a quick getaway for you and those you love? Whisk your family or special someone away and add an unforgettable chapter to YOUR story!

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 plus more! Fireplace, A/C, W/D, flat screen TV/DVD, WiFi, Netflix, gas grill, bicycles. Comfortably sleeps 4-5.

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. And the Storybook Cottage-- it's 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.

New Buffalo, Michigan has been described as the HEART of Harbor Country. While you are here, we invite you to be our guest 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, Four 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 hunker down for the night, come back "home" to the Storybook Cottage. Rest your head and awake, refreshed, and in a place where dreams really do come true.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Rebecca Conway

Rebecca and her husband, Bill met when they were both in the sixth grade talent show at New Buffalo Elementary School. They 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.

Rebecca Conway purchased this cottage in 1957


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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Prime Beach Time, 7 blocks from beach, August 22-24
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

This was a nice place to stay.

  • 3 of 5

The owners thought of everything as to all the local happenings. It is within walking distance to the beach but if you have a lot of items to bring with you, it’s better to drive. There were plenty of towels and dishes, not a lot of pots and pans if you need to cook a few things. The listing says sleeps five but the couch is worn and not really comfortable. The upside, both beds were very comfortable. Overall, I was very pletwoth the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Storybook Cottage with 3 of my best friends from high school. We were celebrating turning 50 this year and do not get to see each other very often. We had a wonderful time. The cottage was stocked with everything you need for weekend getaway. We did decide to drive to the beach as it was to far to walk with all of the beach stuff we had but that did not bother us. The 4 of us getting ready with 1 bathroom was tricky....but we worked it out. Would love to come back with my husband. The restaurants and shopping were very close by. It was nice just walking through town. Restaurants are very busy but that is to be expected in a town like this. Rebecca was great to work with! Hopefully we will be back at some point. Thanks for a great weekend with my girlfriends!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed time at the Storybook Cottage with your BFF's. The four of you are welcome to return again and again. Remember that the other seasons are also very nice, but in different ways. Fall is my favorite time--still warm but the air is crisp and everything runs at a slower pace. Suggest you whisk your husband away for a long weekend this September or October. He won't know what hit him :-)
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New Buffalo, MI

Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

It looks like we've found the BEST home-away-from-home for our little family and we will likely be making a stay at this cottage a yearly tradition. Just a little more than a hour away from our place in the city, the Storybook Cottage is all that it claims to be. The owners' attention to detail is unmatched. The entire family felt right at home with none of the stress that comes with daily responsibilities in the city. Everything we needed was provided for us so even packing for the trip was hassle-free. The kids had a blast playing together (peacefully!) with all the games, puzzles, and books provided for them. Returning to the Storybook Cottage for afternoon naps and for nightly rest provided us all with the respite we needed from our sunny days at the beach and all the other fun venues that we discovered in Harbor Country. We WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

The home was convenient to Downtown New Buffalo on a quiet street.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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New Buffalo, MI

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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $50

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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