Gorgeous views of the lake from cottage and front yard, private stairwell
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Enhanced cleaning practices
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
About Maria Donner
Mark & I are passionate about Lake Michigan! Our family (partially gathered in the beach photo) has years (generations) of cherished memories here. Family owned since the early 60s. We prioritize the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, maintaining high standards for cleaning, maintaining, and assisting them when needed.
Maria Donner purchased this Cottage in 1960
Why Maria Donner chose Lakeside
It's so beautiful and relaxing. Lake view and private beach access right in the front yard Summer weeks book up quickly with returning families . We also offer plenty of nicely groomed yard space for grilling, picnicking and playing. Large yard overlooking Lake Michigan is shady and cool with lake breezes, and the sounds of the waves crashing make for a slice of heaven. The Donner family has roots in Three Oaks and the cottage is multi generational. A pleasantly unique experience in a spotless, & comfy summer cottage. We often refer to it as "the cottage of content".
What makes this Cottage unique
Nature, art & music, family fun, or nightlife! take your pick! So very rare to stay in a cute, clean, comfy cottage with sunset, private stairs and soft sandy beach right in the front yard! Bedrooms face the lake. Fresh air and sounds of the waves lull you to sleep. Walking distance to Whistle stop deli, Red Arrow Roadhouse, and Skips European market (weekends). Peaceful retreat after visiting the nearby festivals, casinos, micro brews and wineries. Take a day trip into Chicago museums riding the nearby south shore line train or shop at boutiques in New Buffalo, and/or Lighthouse outlet mall, a short drive away. Family fun parks also nearby & multiplex cinemas in case of a rainy day. In the early morning deer have been spotted in the yard and driveway. Birds watchers enjoy the many species visiting our trees, flowerbeds and landscaping. On clear mornings and evenings you can see the Chicago skyline across the lake. Sunset can be viewed from the front yard, while you play yard games, grill out or just chill in one of our loungers. Perfect yard areas for reading, sketching, or journaling. Lakeshore drive is ideal for biking, jogging, and leisurely strolls to take in more of the shoreline sights. Beautiful and intriguing upscale homes in this area. Only a few miles to Union Pier's bakery, Pumpernickel cafe & ice cream shop, and party store. Short drives to everything you might need or want! Garage space is available to house bikes and beach toys. Space can be arranged for kayaks, paddle boards, or other watercraft if needed (launch nearby). Area rentals can deliver these to your doorstep! Onsite parking spaces provided and personal attention as needed throughout your stay.