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Great Reviews. Block 2 Lake MI. Private Beach. Golf Cart. Come stay for Fall!

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.

Summer '17 all booked. Stay for Fall or make your Summer '18 plans. We typically begin receiving reservations a year in advance for the following summer.

Welcome to TreeTops at Grand Beach! We appreciate you stopping by. Please inquire about anything you see or read on the site.

TreeTops is a classic Grand Beach home nestled in the trees of Old Grand Beach; a block from Lake Michigan, the park/tennis courts, a quick 1/4 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.

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:
June 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 town. 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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Amenities

Grand Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Great Reviews. Block 2 Lake MI. Private Beach. Golf Cart. Come stay for Fall!
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

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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5

The house was spotless, looked just like the listing photos and in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The owner could not have been nicer or more attentive - very thorough at communicating all the details of renting, check in and check out. We loved the adorable decor in the house and no detail was overlooked in preparing for the guest! Beds were comfy too! I was staying there with 5 girlfriends for a reunion getaway weekend and we had a marvelous time! All of us would return and rent this lovely house again!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

18th Bday Get Away

  • 5 of 5

To celebrate my daughters 18th bday and escape from the suburbs, we chose this spot and it far exceeded my expectations. We were greeted with celebratory cup cakes and a lovely welcome note on the chalk board. As we explored the house - we were delighted. Plenty of room for the group to sprawl out and enjoy in an open first floor with a great double sided fireplace that we kept going as it was a wintery weekend. All the beds, and there was plenty of sleeping options, were extremely comfortable, the bed, linens and comforters were all very soft and luxurious. The kitchen was extremely well stocked. I grew up summering in Union Pier and usually hit Union Pier or Lakeside for these weekend runaways, but we think we like Grand Beach even better. This house on top of the hill, only a block from the lake, was a great find. Keith is exceptionally attentive as well. You really can't go wrong renting this delightful home. If the opportunity arises - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Beachy vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10, including 5 kids under the age of 10, stayed at this beautifully set up large home in July. We enjoyed ourselves every minute we were there, with kayaking and playing on the beach every day, going to the casino and to town when it rained, bike riding and exploring, and a lot of time grilling and playing on the deck. Everything was every bit as convenient as being home, and the owner was most accommodating and so nice to communicate with. The area is beautiful and has a great private beach. We took two days to catch the train from town to Chicago. Everything you will need is there, perfect spaces and so much room for everyone. Loved the two large tables in the kitchen and dining room. One of my favorites!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Catherine. So great to hear. We hope to see you back in Grand Beach one of these summers.
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5

Great Visit

  • 5 of 5

A group of my friends and I stayed at Keith's property last year for a "Friendsgiving" celebration. We had an amazing weekend so decided to return again this year. Keith was great at communicating via Home Away and text messages. The house is beautifully maintained and perfect for large groups/families. We saw our first snow/hail storm of the year during our stay. Despite the weather, we made it down to the beach a bunch of times since it's only a few-minute walk from the house. The sky at sunset was beautiful! After braving the elements, we cozied up by the fireplace. We had a great weekend and will be back next year! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura. Glad to have you and the crew back and thanks for taking such good care of the house. Looking forward to having you back again next year.
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5

Great fall escape.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for a birthday party and sisters reunion. We all love to cook and the large kitchen was very spacious both for the "chefs" and the onlookers. There are a number of eating places on the first floor including a kitchen eating area, a bar, a large dining table and a large deck situated amidst the tree tops. Close walk to the lake. Very quiet during this off season period - which is what we wanted!

There was lots do to in the small surrounding towns: antiquing, a "wurst" festival, a local craft show, garage sales, distillery tour, pumpkin picking. Very clean. Welcoming owners. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear the sisters weekend was a success. Sure sounds like you took advantage of the area while you were at the house as well. Thanks for the kind words and please come back and see us....all of you.
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Grand Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
New Year's
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$295
Thu,Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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