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.
- Cottage2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
Completely renovated vintage cottage has LR, FR, Open Kitchen,3+ bedrooms
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 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:)
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Sports & Adventure Activities
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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
First, I want to say what a joy it was to work with Gigi. Her response time was amazing and she was kind enough to offer many personal recommendations and ideas for the area.
The home is truly out of a magazine and the location is close to everything. We spent time at the beach, downtown New Buffalo and Round Barn Winery, but far and away, the most memorable moments were sitting outside and enjoying friends and family.
We have rented many homes in the area and while each was fantastic, this is the one home we would come back to in a heartbeat.
Thank you again, Gigi, you are a wonderful host!!!
You are sooooo welcome. Thrilled you had such a wonderful time!!! Please come back anytime at all! Would love to have you.
Gigi’s house absolutely perfect! We enjoyed every minute. I recommend highly, and Gigi the perfect hostess!
We took a girls trip here last weekend and it was a blast!! The house is incredible! The pictures do not do it justice!! Plenty of room and storage and Gigi makes sure her guests want for nothing. She was so sweet, way to work with and had quick response time. Super close to anything and everything you would want and need for a fun stay! Thanks Gigi!!!
Perfect wedding weekend
Lovely cottage housed seven members of our family attending wedding in Lakeside. There was plenty of room for all to relax during the days. Fun porch to watch the squirrels and birds. Short walk to a lovely private beach. Gigi was prompt in returning any questions we had. Highly recommend.
Such a darling place! The beach was perfect! Thank you Gigi!
Location is perfect for beach or winery jumping! You will love this place!
We couldn't have picked a better vacation home!
We spent our girls weekend at this Lakeside Cottage which is only a few blocks from the beach (we loved soaking up the sun during the day and watching the sunset at night). In addition, the house is only about 20 minutes from the Michigan wineries, so we scheduled a winery tour during our stay.
If we had any questions, Gigi was only a phone call away. She had the place picture perfect when we arrived and made our VRBO rental process seamless and easy.
Thank you, Gigi!
I'm so glad you guys had such a good time! And thank you so very much for your glowing review! Please come back anytime! You were wonderful guests!
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.