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TreeTops at Grand Beach! Block 2 Lake MI. Golf Cart. Secluded.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Entering our 3rd rental season. Please read description for more info.

Stay for Fall or make your Summer '18 plans. We receive bookings a year in advance and currently have five weeks booked for next summer as we have many returning guests.

Welcome to TreeTops at Grand Beach! We appreciate you stopping by.

TreeTops is a classic Grand Beach home nestled in the trees of Old Grand Beach; a block from Lake Michigan, the park/tennis/basketball courts, a quick 1/4 mile golf cart ride to the golf course and includes all the trappings for a great week or weekend. It's a very private property as evidenced by the pictures and many of the comments in the reviews. Both the house and adjoining deck are perched high off the street on a sand dune away from neighbors and their activities.

The home is 2,000 square feet with 3 bedrooms/2 baths and a monstrous deck that winds down to a dead-end street that allows you to walk the block to the beach in a few minutes. As well, your rental (in season) comes with the use of our golf cart, that seats four, and can quickly transport you to the beach, golf course or anywhere within the Village. Grand Beach is a golf cart “approved” village. You must have drivers license to operate golf cart on the streets.

The kitchen is very large and comes with all kinds of necessities for cooking and baking. We keep the spice cabinet well stocked so leave your spices at home. Re: grilling, we have a new, large gas grill for the barbecue king or queen. There's a bar off the kitchen that allows for additional seating to the kitchen nook table. See pictures for better detail. We have a Keurig coffee machine for your K-Cups as well as a traditional coffee maker too.

The main living area is very spacious and includes a large flat screen TV and a dual sided fireplace for fires in the off season. There's an additional 4 person, round table in the living room for added seating, working a puzzle and/or a great game of cards.

The three bedrooms upstairs bedrooms are spacious and all have newly acquired beds and linens. Total bed sleeping accommodates 9 (1 king, 2 queens, 1 twin bunk and one twin) and is ideally suited for three families with kids. This is not to say that some can't sleep downstairs but the house is really geared for six adults (max) and some children. Let me know if you have any questions about lodging.

For the summer vacationers, we have a surfboard, a kids kayak, 5+ boogie/wake boards, a half dozen beach chairs, four small child life vests and an umbrella for the beach.

We’re excited to offer you a great, private retreat home in Old Grand Beach for whatever your week or weekend calls for. Mid-week rentals also available and we rent year round.

A little history: the house was purchased at the end of 2014 and we completed the renovation in the spring of 2015...just in time for the rental season. All pics are current to the property today. TreeTops is also owner-managed.

So come stay with us. Many others have. We really think you'll enjoy the house as much as we have so far. And please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions and thanks for giving us a look.

Thanks,

K, H, S & Z

More Details

Owner
Keith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Keith

Family of four from Chicago and long time vacationers to the area that decided to take the plunge and buy a property in this great little area of Grand Beach

Keith purchased this house in 2014

Why Keith chose Southwest

Suited our family and rental prospects very well. Situated up on a sand dune, the house and deck are "away from it all". House has great bones and matched perfectly with our desire to create a "beach like" home near Lake MI. With its 2,000 square feet and large deck you never feel on top of each other.

What makes this house unique

Serenity. Very private. Great area of Grand Beach. Grand Beach is a quiet little beach village It's a throwback beach town. Lotta walking, golf cart travel and overall friendly folks. Re: the privacy, you can't just show up and park your car in the street and hit the beach...need to be a resident or guest so very little traffic. You'll visit once and come back for years...just like us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is a very comfortable one in beautiful Grand Beach. It is nestled in the middle of mature trees so it gives a great feeling of privacy. The house contains every utensil, pot, pan and bowl that you could possibly need for food prep and cooking. The house is very clean and tastefully decorated. Linen and towels are plentiful along with all kinds of beach toys. Our family had such a fun family vacation here. The golf cart made it so convenient to go to the beach with all supplies in tow. It was also fun to ride in the cart and see the other beautiful homes in Grand Beach. Located between Michigan City, IN and New Buffalo, M., there is always something to do close by should you want to outside Grand Beach. Take some water shoes because the beach and shoreline are very rocky. Beach and beautiful sunsets are only a short walk away. I would rent this property again. Keith Szanto is a wonderful host. The process of booking the house was easy and provided me with all the necessary information.
Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
South Bend Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Casey's and The Stray Dog
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Grand Beach Municipal
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak - New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Multiple in New Buffalo
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Grand Beach (1 block)

Near New Buffalo and Michigan City and its outlet malls.

Amenities

Grand Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Min. requirement for half of the adults to be 30+. A signed rental agreement is required within 7 days of booking. No parties.
  • Dog friendly but there is a $50 fee charge per stay. Please let us know beforehand if you plan to bring your pet to discuss requirements. No cats.
  • Respect our home as you would your favorite aunt's. If you don't have a favorite aunt then, well, I hope you get the message we're trying to convey.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , bunk is twin over twin
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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TreeTops at Grand Beach! Block 2 Lake MI. Golf Cart. Secluded.
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Getaway Vacation with Friends

  • 5 of 5

What can we say except "Wonderful"! We planned this trip months ago with two other couples who have been friends of ours for years. We all hoped to relax, enjoy the outdoors, lake Michigan, and chill in a house that looked beautiful on line...our stay at TreeTops at Grand Beach was everything we'd all hoped for and more. Really! TreeTops is a beautiful house, there isn't anything any of us could think of that wasn't already thought about. The house sits in the trees, and whether you are inside or out, you're never disappointed. The men loved the smoker and all the outdoor amenities - they were able to move from inside watching the ballgames to outside watching the deer. The "girls" loved taking off on the golf cart exploring the neighborhood and beaches. And there is no shortage of beauty. If you want a place to stay with all the bells and whistles, don't think twice. This is the place to go...and we can't say enough about the owner, Keith. He is a hands on person who wants you to enjoy your stay and the entire house is full of modern comfort. All you really need is your suitcase. We did not take any kids with us, but I would not hesitate to take the whole family and make this a favorite vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a treasure!

  • 5 of 5

What a treasure! Beautiful home in an amazing location. We had such a wonderful week! It was very nice and relaxing, yet still close to town for restaurants and shopping.

The owner, Keith, was wonderful to work with and went above and beyond! The house was immaculate and had everything we needed. The golf cart was a definite plus and made trips to the beach a breeze.

The beach was wonderful! We were there in August and the water temp was perfect! Our daughter spent all day in the lake and really enjoyed all of the water accessories provided with the house (body board, kayak and paddle board) along with the sand toys. It was a nice private beach and never too crowded.

Can't say enough about this property and the location!

Thanks Keith for a wonderful week! Lots of fun family memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa. Glad you and the family enjoyed the house and Grand Beach. It's a little slice of heaven isn't it? Look forward to having you back next year.
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5

Pefect for relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We just had the ideal family vacation at Tree Tops! The home is stocked with EVERYTHING you could need- plenty of towels (bath and beach), linens, dishes, glasses, paper goods, beach chairs, beach toys, I could go on! Having all these supplies is really the icing on the cake, we have rented in the area many times and found other homes lacking, so it truly was a pleasure to not run to the store for TP & paper towels. The WIFI was the best my teens ever had and there was even Chromecast so we could Netflix. The golf cart was a fun treat- it made going to the beach so easy but we also took it out for a few joy rides! The home was clean and very comfortable. Keith was very helpful from the moment we first inquired about renting and stayed in touch through the night we checked out. We have already made plans to come back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Liza for the great review. Really happy to hear that you and the family enjoyed your stay at TreeTops and in Grand Beach. We try and make it as easy on the guests as possible. Hope to see you next year.
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Returning Renter

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year in a row that we stayed at Tree Tops and have already started the booking process for a third year. This property is a wonderful place to rent for a relaxing getaway. The owner is super friendly and helpful. The property sits atop a hill above other properties which gives you a feeling of privacy. The beach is a short walk down the back steps and a golf cart is included to help you get everything to the beach in one trip. There is also a golf course inside the community which is great too! Everything is included with your stay at Tree Tops. There is a great grill available for meals and this year the owner even added an electric smoker for guests to use! We smoked a brisket for dinner one night and I was so impressed by the ease of the smoker that I bought one for myself at home. There is plenty of room for large families in this home and the back deck is a great place for entertaining guests or even laying back on the couch with a book for a quiet reading adventure. The hospitality of the owner is wonderful as he is always available if you have questions and he truly wants to make sure you are enjoying your stay. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks TJ. Glad you enjoyed your return trip and I look forward to having you and the family back next year.
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5

Great Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at the house for Memorial day and were so grateful to have chosen this location! It's a quick walk away from the beach (even though the weather did not cooperate for us) and in a very quiet neighborhood. Keith was extremely helpful with any questions we had, but so much was already set when we got to the house that we didn't need much from him. The house was fully stocked with things you would need in the kitchen and decorated nicely. We are so glad we decided on this house and have talked about going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: response from allison via email from her memorial day stay.
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this wonderful home for a 3 night annual getaway with a very old friend. Of all the properties I've rented through VRBO, this was clearly the most well equipped and overall perfect of any of them. The owner, Keith, was easily accessible via text (or phone I imagine) before, during and after we stayed there. While we were in touch several times, the communication was never about anything lacking, not working, problems etc. However, should that have been the case, Keith would have been in touch almost immediately to respond to any issues or questions. The home was immaculate and truly a place where all you would need to bring would be personal items and food. The beds were extremely comfortable, there was excellent internet coverage, the kitchen was more than well equipped with everything you could need and more. The deck was absolutely amazing and we spent almost all of our time when on the property out there. Had the weather not cooperated, there were plenty of indoor things to do: puzzles, VCR, games etc. It was a very short drive to either New Buffalo or Michigan City for supplies, and New Buffalo has many attractive places should you want to go out. We took day trips to St. Joseph and Holland and the interstate was easily accessible from the home.

In summary, I cannot give a higher rating to this wonderful home. My sincere thanks to Keith for his outstanding attention to detail regarding what his guests would need and enjoy. Schedule permitting, I would come back here in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol for choosing our home for your annual getaway weekend with Sally and thank you for your kind remarks. It was a pleasure hosting you two, I'm pleased to hear you so enjoyed the house and please come back another time.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $350

Saturday to Saturday Bookings During Summer. Check-In 3 pm Eastern & Check-Out 11 am Eastern.

Refund of Deposit for Cancellations 60 Days or More Prior to Check-In Date.

A signed rental agreement is required.

Potential $25/adult additional for more than 6 adults.

A rental agreement specific to your stay will be issued to the traveler once your stay is agreed to. A signature to both the rental agreement and liability waiver for golf cart is required for your stay. Legally, you are accepting both agreements upon the acceptance of your reservation and initial payment via website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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