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Chateau New Buffalo - 5 BR 4 BA house - enjoy the beach in New Buffalo!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 BR 4 BA - Sleeps 13 - walk to the action in New Buffalo

This newly renovated architectural gem, located in the heart of downtown New Buffalo is available for rental - perfect for a get-away with your family or friends, this beautiful home will accommodate just about anyone's wants and needs!

Come stay just steps away from many fine dining options, boutiques, galleries, the public beach, the Amtrak stop & marinas. Visit our home away from home that you are sure to fall in love with and never want to leave!

This vacation home has an open floor plan on the main floor, perfect for entertaining, dining, & lounging together. There is a large kitchen for preparing meals overlooking the beautiful backyard. Everyone can eat together on the oversized kitchen table (made with love by the owner's father), or catch a game on the flat screen tv mounted above the lovely stoned fireplace.

The house has a full bathroom on every floor, 3 large bedrooms up stairs, one bedroom on the main floor, and a studio apartment downstairs (complete with its own bed, pull-out couch, mini fridge & counter area), and a large newly carpeted basement area. Relax as your kids play in the fully fenced in back yard, complete with chair and loungers. The total square footage of the house is about 3500 square feet.

Pack up your family and head to the beach, only blocks away down New Buffalo's main drive, Whittaker Street. Hungry for a meal? You are next door to Brewster's, one of the best restaurants in New Buffalo, and are only a stone's throw away from many other downtown favorite spots. Looking to shop? There are a variety of quaint stores, antique shops & boutiques located downtown. Looking to grab a drink? Walk a few blocks and sit on The Stray Dog's rooftop, overlooking the beautiful marina. If wine tasting is what you prefer, New Buffalo is in the heart of Southwest Michigan's finest wineries. There is also a full service day spa within blocks. Whittaker Golf Course, Four Winds Casino, & Indiana's Lighthouse Outlet Mall are all within a 5-10 minute drive of the home.

House is equipped with Direct TV and high speed internet.

Linens & towels are provided along with a fully equipped kitchen, to make you feel at home.

More Details

Yellow Bird Vacations
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About Yellow Bird Vacations

Yellow Bird Vacations - specializing in luxury lakefront and pool houses centered around New Buffalo, MI

Yellow Bird Vacations purchased this house in 2015

Why Yellow Bird Vacations chose New Buffalo

Owners' statement: We fell in love with Southwest Michigan & New Buffalo years ago and waited until we found a home we truly loved to make a purchase. We added many beachy & personal touches to make Chateau New Buffalo truly feel like a place where we felt like we were on vacation! Since we can't be there all of the time, we decided to open it up to other families who also want to experience a home away from home!


New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • 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 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom with combo shower/tub
    Main Floor Full Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full bathroom with stand-up shower
    Full Bathroom with Studio in Basement - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom attached to studio in basement
    Full Bathroom #2 in Basement - toilet , shower , Second full bathroom in basement
  • 4 Full Bathrooms in Home. Crisp clean white bath & hand towels are in every bathroom - extra bath towels, hand towels & wash clothes are in the upstairs hallway linen closet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Master bedroom with one queen bed & a crib, dresser & mirror
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd bedroom with one queen bed, desk, 2 dressers & TV w/ DVD
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds plus a dresser
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 double , 1 double bed plus private bathroom
    Basement Bedroom/Studio - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen bed in studio suite, plus pull out sleeper sofa also
    Basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Basement has 1 brand new twin sleeper sofa
  • 5 Bedrooms plus Basement, Sleeps 13 Comfortably. All bedrooms have extra sheets in either room or upstairs linen closet. Glass is on all wooden dressers & side tables so drinks do not need coasters (can place right on glass). Basement has comfortable slept 5 people if you need more sleeping quarters (room for 2 additional queen aero beds).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Chateau New Buffalo - 5 BR 4 BA house - enjoy the beach in New Buffalo!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Big, very nice inside, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families staying there- 10 of us plus 2 dogs. It couldn't have been a better place to stay! We were one street over from the main drag-very close to restaurants, grocery store, etc. and the beach was a pleasant walk.They have changed the house a little from the pictures- it's now blue; upstairs- the master bedroom has a king bed plus a crib, 2nd bedroom has a queen, 3rd has 2 twins; main floor has a full size bed; basement has 2 queens (or may have been full size, not sure). The basement could easily accommodate blow up mattresses- there is so much room down there plus 2 of the 4 bathrooms. The kids took over the basement while the adults had the first floor plus the outside chairs. Plus there is more seating in the living room than in the current pictures- I saw seats for about 10, comfortably, or 13 if you squeeze. Be sure to read the 'checkout procedures.' They are sent via email while you are there; a version of them is also in the 3 ring binder in the unit, along with lots of other info. There are a lot of procedures but if everyone chips in, it makes for little work. Also, fyi, we were able to fit 4 cars in the driveway, 2 by 2, if we pulled all the way up. Would LOVE to come back here in the future! Thank you Chateaux New Buffalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location of this house made our stay overall an exceptional experience!

  • 5 of 5

Location is AWESOME! It is within walking distance of everything, including restaurants(Brewster’s Italian right next door) shops, bars, ice cream shops(Oinks was a hit) grocery store (Barneys), marina, & the local beach. Parking passes for the beach are provided for 2 cars if you need to get all your “stuff” to the beach.

Thursday afternoons/evenings during the summer there is a Farmer’s Market on Whittaker Street, which is just around the corner from the house. Fun!

The open floor plan on the main level of the house was perfect for our group of 6 adults & 4 children. Plenty of room for kids to play or watch tv during downtime, & still room for adults to relax. We loved the large table for our in house meals.

The back yard was another great place to relax under the trees or let the kids run & play.

The amenities with all of the available furniture ( both inside & outside), kitchen appliances, dishes, outside grill, etc were above expectations.

We did not use the basement bedroom, but did use the bathrooms. Having 4 bathrooms for a group our size was great. Bathrooms were clean & updated.

Being an older house there were fewer power outlets available for charging stations.

Small problem with codes & keys not working.

Beautiful hardwood flooring throughout main floor & upstairs, but felt dirty to bare feet. Our family likes to leave shoes at the door, but felt the need to wear shoes or socks.Maybe could have used a deep cleaning.

Overall, we had a fantastic vacation. Loved New Buffalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall OK !!!!!!

  • 3 of 5

We had around 14 people in the house with 6 kids..The place is located very close to the lake.. It is actually 2 blocks of walking and it takes around 7-8 minutes. That is a plus part.

The house itself could have been in better shape... The beds were full size and they were not comfortable for two adults really. There were areas of the house where they were refurbishing so it was in middle of repair.. or at least things were sitting that way. One of the TV had nothing really (no cable and had a DVD player with just one DVD) so it was essentially useless.

The mattresses were in really bad shape.. It had stains and brown spots and were extremely dirty. Of course, it had covers on but still we could see the mattresses were really bad. During the course of our stay, any time we needed emergency service, they were very courteous and showed up right away. so that was really good part. They were attentive and always ready to help.

Overall, it was ok stay.. Next time, I would prefer to change the place of stay for sure.


  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, updates were not complete

  • 3 of 5

The mail floor was really nice but the downstairs was not finished. Walls needed painting, furniture in all the bedrooms were extremely outdated. The kitchen was nice but we struggled with ants the 3 days we were there. The location is perfect! If the company would complete the rest of the renovations I would reserve it again. The pictures in the site did not reflect what the actual bedrooms looked like.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to share your fair thoughts here. I apologize that the house was not 100% up to par when you arrived, no excuses. All of the updates to the property have since been completed and the Chateau is truly looking better than ever! We would love to have you back to take a look any time. Jon Darby Yellow Bird Vacations
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Excellent Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a Girl's Getaway and had a fabulous time. The house was perfect...Location, Location, Location! It was close to everything you would want to do in New Buffalo. The house had plenty of room for everyone. Enjoyed the beautiful sunsets on the beach Friday and Saturday night. Rented a limo and toured the winery's on Saturday. Shopped the downtown area on Sunday. We will be back...

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and Area

  • 5 of 5

This house was better than expected a lot of space and very nice interior/furniture. I was out there with a group of 10 guys and we had a perfect weekend. Walking distance from the beach and we were able to rent a boat. A lot of things to do in the area and a relaxing time at the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Midway in Chicago
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Stray Dog, Caseys, Brewsters: all walking distance
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Whittaker Woods
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Brewsters, Stray Dog, Bentwood, Timothys, Caseys
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
New Buffalo Public Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the heart of downtown New Buffalo, you are just a short walk to the New Buffalo Public Beach, many different restaurants & bar options and great local shopping! This is the best location you can get if you want to stay in Harbor Country!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $345
Pet Fee $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact rental manager for up to date rates.

Holiday rentals require a 3 night minimum(Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years)

Our damage waiver fee affords guests up to $1000 in protection against accidental damage - malicious or gross negligence not included.

We do have a cancellation policy - if you cancel then we will attempt to aggressively re-book the house. If we are able to rebook then we will retain a $300 re-booking fee and refund the rest of your deposit. Your deposit is forfeit if we are unsuccessful in our re-booking efforts.

Price does not include a 1.5% reservation fee as there is no way to add it here.

We ask for a 50% down payment at the time of booking, with the second 50% due 30 days before check-in, when booking is more than 30 days prior to your check-in day.

Please note that tax will be added to the quoted rental rate.

Please contact us with any questions. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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