About the property
- Cottage950 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
A short stroll to a private beach entrance, sleeps 6 , 2 baths & more
The Porta Rossa - the Red Door is Located in the Turner Shores area of Lakeside, MI - A historic private beach community located in the popular "Harbor Country" area of MI . This past spring this cottage gem in the raw was purchased, gutted, extensively renovated and lovingly restored into a wonderful rental cottage with a two minute walk to one of the few "natural" passage ways to Lake Michigan.....this means no steps to the beach; just a gradual sandy path which you can easily pull wagons/coolers/strollers down to and up from the beach!
This is a : two baths, two bedrooms, plus a sleeping porch which can sleep two more and has its own entertainment area plus a washer and dryer, dishwasher, AC, outside beach shower, large flat screen TV with wifi & Apple TV, outside deck, outside charcoal grill and of course all new appliances (great carry-out in the area so don't need to use the stove much)!
....this is not a cookie cutter kind of rental. Last but not least, something else to consider for the future, is that the owner has also rennovated an adjacent cottage and two or more families may be able rent their own Lakeside compound! Can sleep 12!
A few facts for those who may not be familiar with the area: Lakeside is a 3 1/2 hour drive from the Detroit suburbs, a 90 minute drive from Western Springs, Illinois , There is daily Amtrak service to our big town of New Buffalo (ten minute drive from the cottage); numerous restaurants, shops, fruit markets, orchards ( blue berry picking in July ) wineries, breweries and distilleries populate the area. Harbor Country also offers golfing, Lake and river kayaking, fishing, boating, biking, horseback riding, casino gambling, antiquing, outlet mall shopping and spa days. Of course, the main attraction are the wonderful beaches and spectacular sunsets. This area is not only a great summer destination but a wonderful place to plan Fall girl's weekends or couple's retreats.
2016 Summer rental dates are available Now.This is a rare opportunity to get first dibs on renting a property in a prime location for the weeks you want . Normally after the first full rental season, returning renters lock up the best 10 weeks of the summer.... forever! Find out if this charming and functional cottage with the all important LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION factor is for you!
A renovated gem!
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 30, 2018
About Terri marra
I live in Michigan with a love for the outdoors, our amazing lakes, friends and family.
Terri marra purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Terri marra chose Lakeside
Prior to purchasing this cottage, I rented in this neighborhood for many years and so I am fully aware of what is necessary for a great summer vacation in this perfect location. This is a magical place and once you arrive you will never want to leave. Make sure you book Soon.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lake Michigan is the best there is for seasonal vacation and evening walks on the beach with the most glorious sunsets !
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Charming two bedroom cottage walking distance to Lake Michigan
We had a wonderfully relaxing adventure at Porta Rossa! We enjoyed walking on the sandy beach of Lake Michigan, watching the sunset. The cottage was charming and very nicely appointed. Fully furnished and very clean. We also loved the fact that there were good options close by for food and entertainment, with Greenbush Brewery just down the road. We did lots of antiquing and visiting local galleries - especially enjoyed the Judith Yacht gallery. We also enjoyed simply hanging out at the cottage - very comfortable and we cooked several meals there as well. We look forward to going back.
Thanks Michael for the nice review!
Peaceful Getaway Close To Lake Michigan
My husband and I spent three nights at Porta Rossa, and felt so at home! It is lovingly renovated with all the amenities you could desire. I love the cozy cottage feel with fresh vintage modern slip-covered furniture and plenty of table space for meals and crafts. Lake Michigan is gorgeous and just a short walk away through the Turner Shores neighborhood. We brought our bikes and enjoyed morning rides along Lakeshore Road, went to an Art show, did some antiquing, and enjoyed discovering all the quaint towns in Harbor Country. We hung out on the deck in the early evening and enjoyed the last of the summer sun. To many good restaurants to mention... Definitely check out Luisa's Harbert Swedish Bakery and Cafe for breakfast/brunch, it was awesome, go early! We look forward to returning next summer (for at least a week) with family and enjoy the peaceful cottage vibes.
Very Cool Cottage
We had a chance to spend a long weekend at Porta Rosa and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. For us it was the first time vacationing in that part of the state and we were pleasantly surprised. There is no need to head all the way Up North! The cottage has been recently renovated and tastefully decorated. It's located in a nicely wooded area and just a short walk to a beautiful beach on Lake Michigan. It really is the perfect combination of solitude and fun. It's a perfect place for families with kids as well as a terrific couples getaway. We can't wait to get back there this summer!
Thanks for the review . Looking forward to seeing you again!!
Porta Rosa: Perfect in every way!
I was looking for a place to relax. The cottage was spotless, well appointed and perfectly located. Steps away from a quiet beach and only a few blocks away from Three Oaks which provided all the things I needed. To listen to the birds and sleep with the windows open was a treat. I'll be coming back here with friends and family as long as I can! Thank you for a great gift of peace.
Thanks Jo, you are always welcome here!
Perfect vacation spot
This was our first time staying in this part of Lake Michigan and everything was perfect! The lake is gorgeous, the 5 minute walk to get there is serene and the cottage so inviting and welcoming. My favorite part was the outdoor shower. Terri was also the perfect host- so friendly and cool. Make sure you go to Oinks for ice cream. A perfect place to stay with young kiddos!
Beautiful Lake Michigan Getaway
Porta Rossa is a welcoming and freshly renovated cottage, with lovely, secluded grounds, that provided a perfect summer getaway for me, a friend and our two dogs. Lake Michigan was just a pleasant stroll through the quiet Turner Shores neighborhood to a clean, sprawling beach where we savored every sunset after romping on the sand and in the waves. We enjoyed the variety of spaces at Porta Rossa, indoors and out, with its lush lawn, wooden decks, gorgeous flower gardens, plenty of outside furniture, and sleeping porch. We especially loved the outside beach shower! The kitchen was recently updated and we readily found everything we needed to prepare meals. Each bedroom was furnished with comfy beds and crisp, fresh bedding. The artwork displayed throughout the cottage and grounds was extraordinarily intriguing and tasteful. We were glad to have a washer and dryer, and wifi! We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to get back to Porta Rossa this summer!
Thanks. You were both great Guests! Hope to see you this summer!!!
Additional information about rental rates
Please Note: Holiday Weekend Rates will be higher. Please contact owner for price quote. Weekly rentals are from Friday - Friday. Check-in is at 4 pm EST. Check-out is at 11 am EST. Sorry, no late check outs during summer rentals. Cancellations in writing made 60 days prior to check-in receives a refund of the prepaid rent less a 25% cancellation fee. No other refunds given. Contact owner via phone or email to provide credit card information. Rates and fees are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Visa, Master Card, Discover accepted. Sorry, no checks. Payment in full to book and hold weekly rental.
Payment in full to book. Contact owner via phone or email to provide credit card information. Rates and fees are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Visa, Master Card, Discover accepted. Sorry, no checks. Payment must be received. Cancellations in writing made 60 days prior to check-in receives a refund of the prepaid rent less a 25% cancellation fee. No other refunds given.