COLOSSAL NEW BUFFALO HOME JUST STEPS TO LAKE MICHIGAN!

Light Harbor Rentals

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COLOSSAL NEW BUFFALO HOME JUST STEPS TO LAKE MICHIGAN!

New Buffalo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 4 full bathroom, sleeps 14

Welcome to the private beaches of Sunset Shores! This massive six bedroom home, four bath home is just a block to a private association beach and six blocks to downtown New Buffalo. The upstairs master suite has a fireplace and huge deck with lake views. Lower level walkout basement with a second kitchen. Lots of outdoor decking for basking in the sun with family and friends. Did I mention there is also an outdoor play gym for the kids? Immaculate and luxurious, this is the perfect summer retreat.

Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Light Harbor Rentals

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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3.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Colossal New Buffalo home just steps to Lake Michigan!
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
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Colossal New Buffalo home just steps to Lake Michigan!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193102
+1 7087681028
New Buffalo Southwest Michigan
3

HOT NIGHTS AND COLD SHOWERS

  • 3 of 5
The house was big enough to house 3 families. All the kids loved staying in the master bedroom which was huge.

The problem was the hot water heater did not work and everyone could only take cold showers. We followed instructions in the house information binder, we called Jason, my husband even went online to download the water heater manual. Jason was prompt and courteous in addressing the issue. He said the repair guys were out last week and had the water run for an hour without a problem. We tried to let the water run, but still got 5 seconds of warm water then ice cold water. Jason confirmed the the repair guys would not be able to come out to fix since there was a part that was required. Now why didn't they say that a week ago when they "fixed" it. Jason did make accommodations at the Holiday Inn 3 miles away for us to use a hot shower. But really?!?!? 13 guests in a single shower?!?!? We lost so much time trying to coordinate showers and not keep the kids up to late, we had to forego many of the evening activities. No s'mores cause the kids would smell like fire without taking a shower before bed. Thankfully, Jason was kind enough to refund a small portion of our rental fee.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately things can happen in any rental. We did everything we could to make their stay manageable without having to cancel entire trip. I could only get one hotel room as everything was completely booked out. For the record, everything is fixed now! I thank them again for being understanding!
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Colossal New Buffalo home just steps to Lake Michigan!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193102
+1 7087681028
New Buffalo Southwest Michigan
5

COZY VACATION HOME

  • 5 of 5
in response to an earlier review by someone else, I agree that the photo does not accurately portray the condition of outside of the home, but that's not a big deal. the minute I walked thru the front door into the sunroom and saw the child-size table and chairs, and toys, I knew we had chosen the right place to vacation with our family and young grandchildren. I worried that the home would be so pristine we'd feel uncomfortable - but the home is obviously lived in (in a good way), nicely furnished, and clean. we had plenty of room to spread out. in the evenings we gravitated to the lower level family room. because of our young grandchildren we enjoyed cooking and eating in the main floor kitchen and dining area. we all fit around the big table. there is also a swing set outdoors. and the walk to the beach is about a block and a half - easy! we enjoyed the beach and the lake. the wireless connection was strong. this place was perfect for us. I hope we are able to return. the manager answered all my emails promptly. it's a quick (car) trip to the grocery. and we drove a few miles to st joseph, where the kids rode the carousel and saw a nature show about bugs and reptiles. the shops are nice there, too.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful renters! Book today for 2014!
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Colossal New Buffalo home just steps to Lake Michigan!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193102
+1 7087681028
New Buffalo Southwest Michigan
Celina, OH
2

NOT AS IT APPEARS

  • 2 of 5
The house was disappointing. When you first see the front of the house, you're disappointed, since the picture posted on "Home Away" is of the back of the house. The front of the house is pictured on VRBO. But the landscaping in the VRBO picture is not there - - it has been replaced with weeds growing around and up through the front steps. The steps are also a hazard - the first step is cracked in half and loose to the point of it being a trip hazard, the top caps on the railing are not secure - when you use them to steady yourself, they fall off in your hand with the rusty nails exposed. The outside of the house is very depressing - the paint is peeling off of 70% of the house!!!

The interior of the house is actually nice for a rental and relatively clean. The pots and pans definately need replaced - the teflon is scratched so bad, it flakes off as you are cooking.

The access to the "private association beach" is a block away, then there is a dirt path between two private homes, and down two half flights of steps. The beach is very narrow and because of the "lake homes" there, you feel as if you are trespassing.

The are no lake views from the house on any of the decks.

There were some issues with appliances not working when we arrived. The refrigerator, upstairs, which at the time was the only refrigerator, was not working. Jason did have it repaired the next day and another refrigerator installed on the lower lever. The dishwasher would not shut off. Jason had a service company look at it - it needed a part that had to be ordered; therefore, it was not repaired during our stay. There was a leak in the ceiling of the front room, which was not addressed during our stay.

Overall: Luxurious is not a word I would use to describe this rental. The house needs a lot of attention. If it had a "Vacation Rental" sign in the front yard with a contact phone number, you would NOT stop and write the number.

The Niewahners
June 9-12, 2013
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: FIrst off, I am truly sorry they had a disappointing stay, This was the first rental of the season at that particular home and some unexpected things did come up. When their refrigerator broke I immediately ordered a brand new one and brought it the next day. When they told me about roof leak, I had a repairman out the next day to fix leak. They must not have been at property when he was there but problem was remedied. We pride ourselves on our service and our homes' cleanliness. We never advertised home as having lake views nor was informed of problems with stairs. I had met the family more than once during their stay to troubleshoot all issues, We represent over 25 properties and the majority of our renters are so happy they rented with us. There will always be exceptions to the rule.
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Colossal New Buffalo home just steps to Lake Michigan!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p193102
+1 7087681028
New Buffalo Southwest Michigan
5

AMAZING NEW YEAR WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The house was great. More than enough space for the 9 adults 5 children that were there. Jason was available anytime we had a question or concern even during the booking process. The only 2 things that I would suggest would be upgrading the TV's and changing the cleaning service that you use. The cleaners seem to only clean surface areas that can be seen at quick glance. Other than that we are strongly considering booking for next New Year as well and possibly for an employee retreat during the summer months.

Thanks for a much needed mini vacation......
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel bad about cleaning (which I am just hearing about now). We would have immediately sent a cleaner in to remedy any problem they had. This home had not been rented in a while being offseason so some things may have accumulated dust that would not normally have a chance to. We pride ourselves on our properties cleanliness and my ability to be in contact with renters anytime.

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

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New Buffalo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mar 1 2014 - Oct 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Cleaning $250

Amenities

New Buffalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • forests
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing