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5* Rated. Great Reviews. Golf Cart. Block to Lake MI. Summer Discount!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bd/2 Bath, 2,000 sqft home one block from Lake MI.

*** 3/12 - Please Note - The water levels in Lake Michigan are high this year and the beach in Grand Beach has been greatly reduced. We believe the house and village offerings sell themselves (please see reviews) however we have discounted our pricing accordingly for the summer season and can not guarantee a beach at this point. The nearest public beaches are in New Buffalo (4 miles), Michigan City (10 miles) and Warren Dunes State Park (14 miles). ***

Four weeks remain open for the summer season. Weekly bookings only in the Summer (Saturday to Saturday). Very private home on a sand dune set away from neighbors. Aptly decorated for your beach vacation. Block to Lake Michigan. Golf cart included (in season). As we run on multiple sites please know that we have 60+, 5-star reviews in total (and only 5 star) in under 3 seasons of owning/renting the property. Many reviews rave about the deck, the decorations, the serenity and/or privacy.

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. Snow shoe or cross country ski in the winter on the golf course. The house is 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, 2 beach cruiser bikes, a half dozen beach chairs, four small-child life vests, tennis rackets/balls 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 as 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.


K, H, S & Z

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Grand Beach

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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Grand Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Min. requirement for half of the adults to be 30+. Signed rental agreement is required within 3 days of booking. No parties. Max parking of 4 cars.
  • 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.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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5* Rated. Great Reviews. Golf Cart. Block to Lake MI. Summer Discount!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Perfect place for any season, treehouse views with the best fireplace! Functional and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this house for a weekend getaway. Kieth the owner and his family have thought of everything to make the house feel cozy and functional. Everything is easy to figure out, from the wifi to the fireplace... and what a fireplace!! Our visit was during a snow storm but we still had a blast in front of the fire and walking around the neighborhood, dipping into town, etc. The beds were comfortable, everything was clean, the house was stocked with what we needed to settle right in. Kieth even left us a bottle of wine for my wife's birthday! I can't recommend this home more, we've stayed in the area at several homes and this is now our favorite... we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautifully decorated and stocked with all the amenities from home and more! It is nestled in the treetops with an ideal location to the beach. The living area is cozy with ample comfortable seating, good views of the outside, and a large woodburning fireplace. The bedrooms are equally cozy with comfortable beds and plenty of sleeping options. The home is clean, well maintained, and ideal for multi-families. We would definitely return if staying in the Grand Beach/New Buffalo area.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gwyn. Really happy to hear the three of you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks again for choosing our home.
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  • 5 of 5

If I had to use one word to summarize the property, it would be SPECTACULAR! The house is immaculate, and the owners thought of every detail to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There are plenty of towels, sheets, and beach toys. The house has an amazing deck, which makes you feel like you are in a treehouse. It is a short walk to the beach, and the golf cart is a great addition. The house is decorated impeccably, and it has a warm ambiance. The photos do not do the house and deck justice; it is even more beautiful in person. While it is close to the beach and restaurants and breweries, it is nestled in a quiet and secluded area with friendly neighbors. Keith, the owner, is a gem. He goes out of his way to thoroughly answer each and every question and responds quickly to all correspondence. He is warm, friendly, and welcoming. He made us feel like we were a part of his family instead of guests. I cannot say enough good things about this property, and I can certainly see why it books quickly! Thanks, Keith, for an amazing stay!! We cannot wait until our next visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laurie for choosing our home. Very much appreciate the kind words in your review. Please come back and see us.
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a true home away

  • 5 of 5

Our family -- 6 adults, 3 kids and a dog -- had a great long weekend at TreeTops, only a 1.5 hour drive from our homes in the western suburbs of Chicago. Since it was late September we were lucky the weather was like mid-summer so we split our time around and away from the house.

Around the house... Comfortable, relaxing and roomy without being too roomy or ostentatious. Very well stocked, e.g. not just an abundance of glasses, cups, utensils, pots/pans, towels and the like but also useful things like separate beach towels for each of us, beach toys and gear, gas grill and smoker. There were only 2 showers/baths (for 9 of us) but that never caused a problem at all as we naturally seemed to take showers at different times. The large, very private deck was our favorite place especially at night as we sat around under the subtle lighting, tiki lamps and tall oak trees which added a measure of excitement as they were shedding acorns on the deck but missed us.

Away from the house... since the weather was hot we spent a good amount of time at the beach, private to Grand Beach residents and guests. It was rocky except at the shoreline but was good for us and the dog (allowed in the morning and evening); the kids and the dog loved it. Also, every house in GB has a golf cart including TreeTops so that made it easy to shuttle people and gear back and forth to the beach; plus the kids loved just riding around GB (as passengers) in them.

Further away from the house... even though we only had a long weekend the good weather allowed us to make trips to Warren Dunes (15 miles away) to climb the dunes and spend time at the dog end of the beach, beautiful Galien River Park for short walk and New Buffalo (4 miles) for 2 very nice meals -- a lunch at quiet Pierre Anne Creperie (without the kids) and a dinner at noisy Stray Dog (with the kids).

We packed a lot into a short time in this home away from home.

P.S. I must add that the owner Keith was very helpful and communicative and we knew that if we ever had a problem or question (which we didn't) he would have been very responsive.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Doug. Glad to hear you and the family enjoyed the place and the area. Tough to beat the weather while you were there. Appreciate your review and hope you and the family come back again.
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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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carrie. Glad to see you and the group enjoyed your time at the house and in the area. Please come back and see us again soon.
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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: August 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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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $400

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 occupancy agreement is required within 4 days of booking.

Max of 4 cars for parking

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, bikes, kayak/surfboard 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.