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Warmer weather is on it's way!!!

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Warmer weather is on it's way!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Lovely house with charm and character

  • 5 of 5

The home is warm, comfy and is well supplied for all of your needs. The owner, Leslie, was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for these wonderful and kind words. I am so happy that the house was comfortable since we want people to feel relaxed and just enjoy their stay. And we pride ourselves on the house being well stocked! Thank you again. Leslie
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A Little Bit of Heaven Near the Shores of Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend with our pets at the Blue Bird Cottage. The cottage had all the amenities one could want. Nice open atmosphere, three cheery bedrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, towels, beach toys, kitchen appliances/utensils and washer/dryer. All we really needed to bring was some food, toiletries and clothing. We were there in the fall so the atmosphere was quiet, peaceful without many tourists and children running around. What joy! The cottage is within walking distance to Lake Michigan, where we walked along the beach while the dogs played fetch (we had the beach to ourselves!). A perfect location to enjoy all the surrounding towns/attractions - New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Baroda. Enjoy wine country, sample microbrews, visit eclectic shops, hike Warren Dunes and eat at the trendy restaurants. Return to the comfort of the Blue Bird Cottage for a little rest and relaxation before your next outing. We're sure to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vaca with the dogs

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation at the Blue Bird Cottage! We've stayed at other rentals over the years and the Blue Bird was our favorite! Thanks for the well appointed kitchen, beach supplies/ towels, dog friendly beach and cozy cottage! We hope to make a fall trip when the leaves are falling. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth! I am so glad that all of you enjoyed your stay -- and that you appreciated how well the house was appointed! I really want people to come and relax and not have to worry about too much! Hope you can return in the fall. Leslie
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  • 5 of 5

The Bluebird Cottage was perfect for our family. It was so inviting and provided a relaxing retreat for our Harbor Country adventures. Leslie was attentive to our reservation and easy to contact. We loved our visit and miss our little home away from home already.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Penny. I am so glad that you all enjoyed the house and the area. It is a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy life! Leslie
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

From the second my family and I turned into the wooded neighborhood, we grew excited! The house is even more adorable in person. It had everything we needed. Including beach toys, which we forgot. There was even a wagon for my 2 and 4 year old to ride in to the beach. Beach access was easy and close. We enjoyed the yard very much. We felt comfortable letting the kids play outside while we got dinner ready. The neighbors were friendly. The house is close enough to town should you need anything and far enough away to feel like you are getting away from it all. Our whole family loved it and recommend it! Leslie was great to deal with and let us book with very short notice. We will be booking again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Blue Bird Cottage for Memorial Day weekend. Our group of 6 adults was so thrilled with this home! We loved the quick walk to the beach, but appreciated being in the 'woods' as well- it truly provided both types of atmospheres! The yard and house are in great condition! We loved using the fire pit and both gas and charcoal grills! The kitchen easily fit our entire group (because we know this is where every always stands!)- and had everything we needed! We were planning on bringing our golden retriever and last minute changed our minds- but regretted our decision upon arriving, as she would have had a blast at this very dog-friendly home! Leslie was wonderful to work with, kind, patient, and thoughtful. We hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Lakeside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 25 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to the Owner's discretion.

VENMO is accepted.

Rates are subject to Owner's discretion and may change.
Owner accepts payments via VENMO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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