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Fall is beautiful in Harbor Country

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

A Perfect Get Away on a peaceful lane!

Blue Bird Cottage in Lakeside, Michigan.

RATES: May and June 2016 - $300/night

taxes and cleaning fee included

RATES: July - Sept 2016 - $325/night

taxes and cleaning fee included

NOTE: 3 night minimum for Memorial Day holiday weekend, and July through Labor Day holiday weekend.

RATES: Oct. 2016 - $280/night

taxes and cleaning fee included

**Holiday rates will be higher than $275/night**

**Additional charges may apply, up to owner discretion.

**Prices may change due to Owner discretion.



Located on a very peaceful, wooded lot-- Wake up and maybe see a deer in the woods behind the house and the sound of the birds singing. On a windy day, you can hear the waves from Lake Michigan!

A charming and relaxing home in Lakeside, MI, only ten minutes to the shops/dining/entertainment of New Buffalo!

A short 5 minute walk to the quiet/private Association beach of Lake Michigan. Only for owners and guests.

Plenty of trails for hiking, bird watching and biking within minutes from the property. This area is gorgeous in spring, summer, fall, and winter!

Location from Chicago is only 1 hour and 30 minutes from downtown - an ideal weekend escape to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city!





The home is irresistably charming and newly redecorated. All linens and towels are provided, as well as all cooking utensils for great at-home family meals and barbecues! Includes charcoal, firewood for the fire pit, coffee and filters!

Free Wi-FI, Satellite TV, VCR/DVD, washer/dryer.

The home also has a large private yard (fenced in at the front of the yard, the remaining yard is surrounded by woods and landscaping) perfect for children & pets. The neighborhood is very child safe and pet friendly. The house has games, books, puzzles, and satellite TV.

Don't leave your dog at home! We DO Allow DOGS, but no cats.(Pets are considered on an individual basis). So, if you are averse or allergic to animals, this is NOT the home for you.


We do not rent to anyone under 25.

ALSO-most all of the homes in the area access the beach via 50-60 stairs, as we are located above the dune. If you are elderly or disabled, this home is probably not going to work for you due to the stairs down to the beach (but, the house is all on one level).

Keywords: Modern Country Vacation Home

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About The Owner

We have owned a home on this lane for over 20 years and love the peaceful nature of the area. We take pride on keeping the integrity of the area as natural as possible while enjoying the amenities of a cottage. And in the summer, we spend most of our time on the private lane owned beach!

Why The Owner chose Southwest

We love the location of this house because it backs up to a wooded area that will never be built upon. A little stream runs way back there and the animal and bird viewing can be exciting. And the proximity to the beautiful Lake Michigan beach is an extra added bonus!

What makes this cottage unique

Peaceful surroundings, occassionally seeing deer in the lot across the way, bird watching, being the only one walking on the beach.......It's beautiful! Close to New Buffalo and Three Oaks Michigan. Just sitting outside and enjoying the fresh air!


Lakeside 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: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *Maximum of 3 cars permitted on property. *No tents or mobile homes allowed on property or for sleeping in.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Maximum six(6) guests. If more than six(6) guests, you may be asked to leave. But an additional $50/person/day will be deducted from your Security Deposit.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Fall is beautiful in Harbor Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great family vaca with dogs

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family get away before school started. Cottage is fully equipped so easy to show up and just have fun. Beach was great and dog friendly. Easy drive to New Buffalo and other local places for dinners and summer ice cream. We were 2nd time renters and will be back. Thanks Leslie!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning to the house and enjoying it again! I really appreciate your kind words -- and that is my goal, for guests to just show up and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the house! Thank you again.
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Bluebird cottage is a lovely home with every amenity you could ever want. Leslie has thought of everything, including beach toys, chairs, games, music, and movies. So, a rainy day inside would be quite enjoyable. The lake is beautiful with easy access just down the road. There is also lots to do nearby with places to eat and shop. Overall, we loved our stay and would definitely go back. My husband now wants to redo our kitchen like the Bluebird! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for the wonderful review! It is always nice to hear that the your stay was good and that the house had all the amenities that you needed. And feel free to copy anything from our house...happy to supply what we used! Leslie
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Clean, cozy and very well stocked with kitchen appliances, china and utensils! We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We will certainly plan to come back! Had a great time! Beach was beautiful, cottage was very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed in the kitchen as well as beach chairs, umbrellas, board games! We loved our experience at the blue bird cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy you enjoyed yourself....hope you can make it back next year!
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Perfect escape from the city

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Blue Bird Cottage for a long weekend. It was the perfect escape and provided the relaxing atmosphere we were hoping for. Leslie has stocked the cottage with every amenity you could want - beach chairs, sand toys, kitchen gadgets, etc. The neighborhood is very quiet and the beach is not a far walk. It is hard to find a place that accepts dogs so we were so lucky to come across the Blue Bird Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for noticing all the "stuff" we have for our guests. I don't want you to have to run to the store looking for something, when you would rather relax! Thanks again.
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Wonderful stay at the quaint clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family and dog had an incredible time. The cottage is amazing. We loved the beach chairs and toys as well as the relaxing atmosphere of the house. Thank you for the wonderful stay! The private beach access to the association beach is an easy walk from the cottage and the beach is clean and GORGEOUS. That is worth the stay at the cottage just for the beach alone, although there are other amenities we enjoyed too.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am so happy that all of you (dog included) had a good time at the house! The secret is out....the beach is gorgeous!
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The cottage had everything we needed and was a short, easy walk to a beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

Great! Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming all the way to Blue Bird Cottage! I am so happy that you enjoyed your time. Please come back!
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Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack - in downtown New Buffalo
Car: necessary

And local favoriates such as the Lighthouse Outlet Mall & Blue Chip Casino just Minutes Away!, *Check out the Harbor Country Link below for area guides, maps, attractions, etc


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $425

Rates are subject to the Owner's discretion.

VENMO is accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.