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One half block to the beach, 60 miles from Chicago, bikes and pet friendly!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Four bedroom, three bath home--great for families.

This house is one half block from a semi-private beach on Lake Michigan. There are four bedrooms, three full baths and bikes. There are two tables for up to 10, one inside and one on the screened in porch. There is an outdoor fire pit and outdoor shower. In addition to indoor and outdoor eating space for up to 10, there are three large common areas for games, conversation or just relaxing. Two of them have wood burning fire places and two of them have large screen t.v.s. Of the three full baths, two are recently updated. There are three bedrooms downstairs. One bedroom has a king sized bed, one is a queen with a futon for extra sleeping and the third has two twin beds. There is a fourth bedroom upstairs with a queen bed and a full sized bed. One of the common areas is upstairs which is great if part of your party needs a quiet place to get away or wants to watch t.v. There is also a full sized futon on a frame in the upstairs common area. There is Wi-Fi through out and also air conditioning, although you will likely not need it, since the house stays cool from the nearby lake breeze. The beach is semi-private, open only to the houses in the immediate area and is never crowded. There is a basketball hoop and there are plenty of basketballs and other toys. There is an outdoor shower and comfortable outdoor furniture. The house is full of windows and you will have plenty of pots, pans, dishes and cookware.

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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Owner/Manager

This has been our family summer home for many years. We own it with my parents and they and we have been coming here every summer for 30 years. My grown children also come a lot. However, as my parents have aged and my children are around less, there are many week ends we can't use it. We love to ride bikes in Michigan and swim in the lake.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 1985

Why Owner/Manager chose New Buffalo

This is a great area for a long week end getaway or a week of relaxation. The beach is so close and so unused. You can even take your dog down there early or late in the day.

What makes this house unique

This is a great house for families. There is lots of room to spread out both indoors and out. You will also have use of our bicycles which we use frequently.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in New Buffalo in New Buffalo Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • One King, one queen, one full and two twins. The upstairs bedroom that has the queen also has a full bed. It might be a great place to put kids.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
You will have access to approximately six bicycles--one is a tandem.


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One half block to the beach, 60 miles from Chicago, bikes and pet friendly!
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews

Great Family house! Close to beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family experience here. The owner was so helpful with an emergency situation. Because of the floor plan, there are plenty of opportunites for family and alone time.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach house w all you need to get away!

  • 5 of 5

Mary was a great host and her house was fantastic for weekend away! Steps to the beach, huge deck for playing bags or just lounging!

Will definitely recommend and stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect multi-family beach weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

We came with high expectations and they were surpassed- such a serene and comfortable place both indoors and out. Highly recommend and looking forward to returning one day!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable long weekend

  • 5 of 5

The owner communicated with us on a regular basis and answered all of our questions. The house and bathrooms were as advertised. The house was very comfortable and very well equipped. We would rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home and Nice Owners

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in the area and Mary Mikva was VERY helpful across the board. The house is very spacious and well appointed. Their use of lighting throughout was well done. Very clean, neat and well organized. About 100 yards from the beach making it walkable. The patio and fire pit felt like home and comfortable. I accept the fact that whenever I travel, I'm going to forget 'something'. No worries here, as everything was available !

The family consensus was to go back again. The town of New Buffalo and Whittaker Woods Golf Course were, maybe, 3 miles away. All in all...A Really Nice & Relaxing Time !!!

Thank You Mary Mikva......Joe Tardi

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Perfect for a weekend away with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Mary's home was an absolute delight! I have nothing negative to say about it. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with all the tools you may need. The space was great for a large group (we had 8 people) and it never felt cramped or crowded. Thank you so much to Mary and her family for letting us enjoy your wonderful vacation home!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £133.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35

Rates are subject to change without notice but will not affect a booking already made. Note that check in time is 4 p.m. central time and check out time is 11 a.m. central time, absent special arrangements with the owner. While we will try to be flexible, summer is very busy and we usually cannot accommodate late check out or early check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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