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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Cozy Home Away From Home!

Pristine Condition! New Gated Pool, Fire Pit and Pool House. Approximately 300 ft. from House. Pool will be Shared by other Guests within Merchant Street Cottages.

Step Outside your Door and Within Walking Distance to Fine Restaurants, Galleries, Boutiques, Public Beach, Amtrak Stop and Marinas.

Equipped with High Speed Internet and Cable TV. Linens and Full Service Kitchen! Convenient and easy!

Lori and Philip Simon
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Lori and Philip Simon

Mr. Philip and Mrs. Lori Simon are the owners of this slice of heaven. We live 30 minutes from our Merchant Street Cottage and love spending time here, even if for an evening to get away from the busy lives we lead.

Lori and Philip Simon purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Lori and Philip Simon chose New Buffalo

We spent many years coming up to New Buffalo and the surrounding area for vacationing in the summers and holidays. We found ourselves coming back to this cottage in particular year after year - perfect fit for a carefree getaway so close to home. When the loving owners and developers of Merchant Street Cottages decided to sell this home to us in fall of 2015, we were absolutely thrilled to make it our own and share it with many others! Enjoy it as if it is your own and please come back again and again!

What makes this cottage unique

The beach is a short 5-8 minute walk away and offers a beautiful view of the marina along the way. New Buffalo has a quaint feeling about it and even the Amtrak train stop seems to be a backdrop that only adds to the charm of it all. Bike rides to the beach, Stray Dog Bar and Grill and down to the Bentwood Tavern for a happy hour with friends on the rooftop are simply the best! We could go on and on, but hope you'll come and see what all the buzz is about experiencing a getaway to New Buffalo, Michigan!


New Buffalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Beautiful bathroom on main fl. just steps from living space
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom with walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This is in the basement steps from the rec room and bedroom
  • All bathrooms have beautifully tiled showers and gorgeous sink basins with lovely cottage appointments. We pride ourselves in having fluffy bath towels for the comforts of home and provide all the amenities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Floor Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Basement Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs Bedroom
  • Three Bedrooms, one of which is upstairs with a skylight and pitched ceiling, large closet and dressers with a bathroom and shower also upstairs. Main Floor has a beautiful bedroom with a queen bed, dresser, night stand and large closet. Basement bedroom has a queen bed, dresser, large closet and bathroom just steps from bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Great location, Cute inside!

  • 5 of 5

The stay was a great time by all involved. The house is very cute and well supplied. We loved sitting on the front porch and hanging out just talking. The pool was very close though we didn't get to use it due to the weather.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home — very clean and well kept! Lots of extras — bikes, kayaks, beach parking pass, etc

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with 5 couples (10 adults). Ideal size for 3-4 couples (6-8 adults), kinda tight for 10 of us. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms were perfect, pull out couch in basement was fine. “Pull out couch” on first floor (to make room for 10 people) was difficult — not a true pull-out, but air mattress provided was okay for floor sleeping.

Would DEFINITELY stay again, but only up to 8 adults to be comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time. Loved the community.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were attending the Notre Dame game on Saturday and stayed here for the weekend. The house was clean and in great shape! The internet and TV both worked without issue and the front porch was nice to sit on at night. The home is less than a 5 minute walk to downtown. Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in the heart of New Buffalo

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples stay comfortably in this lovely cottage. The owners are very responsive and the home was clean when we arrived (even the dishes!)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Birthday Get-Together

  • 5 of 5

Our week in New Buffalo was great, thanks in no small measure to this cottage. During the week we had 5 sons, 4 grand kids, 3 daughters-in-law visiting and the cottage was so flexible, it was easy to accommodate everyone. The cottage includes all the amenities you could want and then some. Among the highlights for us were the front porch and the fire bowl, both ideal spots for conversation. The cottage location is convenient making walks to downtown and the beach quick and easy. Overall, we highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Pet Fee $100

Refunds for held bookings (1/2 down deposits already in place), will be fully returned if cancellation occurs 60 days or more prior to arrival of booking. After the 60 days prior, only 1/2 of deposit will be returned, and none will be refunded if cancellation occurs 30 days or less before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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