From the moment you drive up, you'll be in love! This spacious 3+ bedroom cottage offers everything you could possibly want for your special getaway, including 2 gorgeous living spaces. Completely remodeled, the cottage offers fully updated kitchen/baths/windows/wide plank floors throughout/cathedral ceilings/beautiful light filled spaces, and laundry. Perfectly furnished rooms combine cottage chic with modern amenities including a beautiful wood burning fireplace. Lush outdoor gardens and decks provide the ultimate in private relaxing & entertaining. Conveniently located just minutes from New Buffalo, you'll find the very best of the Harbor Country coastline including: vineyards, breweries, restaurants, boating and shopping. And you're just a 5 minute walk to your very own private association beach, featuring beautiful sand and incredible sunsets.
Completely renovated vintage cottage has LR, FR, Open Kitchen,3+ bedrooms
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 11, 2018
About Gigi Carroll
I was born on Long Island, NY and spent many a summer on the North Shore of the island, including Montauk Point. Imagine my joy when I found the Hamptons of the Midwest just 75 minutes from Chicago! Beautiful beaches. Great dining. Romantic evenings. Long sunsets. Peace. Quiet. Perfection. And so began the story of creating the most amazing storybook cottage and the ideal place to enjoy the easy breezy life Harbor Country offers. I am thrilled to offer you that same experience.
Gigi Carroll purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Gigi Carroll chose Lakeside
To me the house is the intersection of all the places I love. . . a little bit of New Orleans, Key West, and Long Island. The front porch surrounded by lush greenery and flowers is reminiscent of a Tennessee Williams play. And that is what drew me here first. . That moody front porch I spotted from the road. Serendipitously, It happened to be for sale. That experience inspired the name: Serendipity's Garden and sealed the decision to buy it.To me it was the quintessential summer cottage. At the time, the property contained two small vintage cottages. I joined them a year later, updated ..well everything, and added a large kitchen/family room addition.
What makes this Cottage unique
I love everything about this house. The hydrangeas that greet your when you drive up. .the rooms filled with light that make you wonder if you are inside or out. . . .the cathedral beamed ceilings in almost every room that provide the most airy experience. The private deck that is the most awesome room in the house. I am truly a lover of beautiful things. And wanted a place the housed them all. I hope my home reflects that. Oh and did I mention how awesome it is to watch a thunderstorm roll in from the beach?? The best entertainment ever:)
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent cottage and very cozy.
Great place to stay!!!
We had a wonderful trip to Michigan. The house was perfect for our group of 6.
Spacious with a Great Location
We have been coming to the Union Pier/Lakeside area for 15 years and have rented a variety of different cottages. This one is definitely one of the more well equipped. Beds were comfortable, and the cottage was quite spacious. The walk to the beach was short. The only negative I can come up with is that this year the beach seemed shallow and small, but that is no fault of the owners. I think it has to do with the water level of Lake Michigan this year. We visited in October during the week, so there were no issues with crowding at the beach but I could see it maybe being an issue in the middle of summer. The private beach association, though, has installed a key card locked gate which probably helps during peak times.
Gigi's place was exactly as described. We had a fabulous girls' weekend there, and we can't say enough good things about the place. The beach is lovely, the location is convenient, the house is charming, and the host was very easy to communicate with throughout the rental process. We had a lovely time!
The Perfect Lake Cottage!
Beautiful Cottage with everything you need to feel at home!! The inside is as charming as the outside! Lots of space for 8 people. The two living areas are separated by the kitchen, so there is plenty of room to have private time if you want it!
Labor Day weekend getaway
Adorable cottage close to beach was perfect for our Labor Day getaway. House is welcoming and comfortable, we enjoyed spending time there and in Lakeside. Gigi was always great with replying to inquiries. A great spot for two families to share.
Situated between New Buffalo, Sawyer and Three Oaks, the cottage is perfectly located in Harbor Country. Just 2 short blocks to Lake Michigan, the neighborhood offers the best of beaching, hiking, biking, dining and shopping. There are also a host of vineyards and micro-breweries within the area.
Additional information about rental rates
A non-refundable cleaning fee of $150 will be applied at checkout.