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YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Carla Schmiedeler

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Carla Schmiedeler

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

New Buffalo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 14)

Ross Chapin-designed cottage nestled in the woods, yet only a block from downtown, delivers all that New Buffalo has to offer. This beautiful new construction features wood floors, a stone gas fireplace, granite countertops, stainless appliances, an open front porch, a screened porch off the master, and skylights throughout delivering natural light. There are 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a 3rd floor loft with daybed & trundle. The cozy kitchen/living/dining space offers ample space for entertaining. Cozy and quaint with all the modern conveniences, our cottage in the woods is sure to feel like a second home for your vacation!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carla Schmiedeler (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Carla Schmiedeler

Our family is a collection of special blessings, made up of 7 kids, our sister and her 4 sons...14 of us in all. Thus why we needed this home and share this home with families/groups as special as ours.

Carla Schmiedeler purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Carla Schmiedeler chose New Buffalo

We loved New Buffalo so much that we bought this incredible home to share with others! Our goal is to rent to quality families and groups looking for memories that will last a lifetime. In addition, we are committed to providing the house for nonprofit organizations 20 times per year as a blessing for those less fortunate.

Each family and group that rent are part of giving back to those less fortunate. Thank you!

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful design with amazing access to New Buffalo's quaint downtown, the beach, and the AMTRAK for a trip into Chicago. New Buffalo is not a tourist destination...more like your 2nd hometown with friendly people, great food, and relaxing luxury. New Buffalo is often referred to as The Hamptons of Chicago because of the weekend getaways by Chicago families.

If you like a fun night out...2 casinos are within miles and the Stray Dog is always filled with action.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.

Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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New Buffalo Southwest Michigan
5

Perfect for a large group!

  • 5 of 5
This home was perfect! It comfortably slept 14 without feeling cramped. The pictures don't do this home justice, it's very spacious and great for a large group of people. Excellent location within a quick walk to the beach, train station, and grocery store. The train does come by about once a day however, was never a major disturbance.

Overall, this home provided a great spot for our college reunion and we are hopeful to be able to stay here again next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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New Buffalo Southwest Michigan
Ohio
4

Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful time with our family on this wonderful cottage. (6 adults, 5 kids) walked to the beach and into town. Easy walk even for the little ones. Went on bike rides, fishing and roasted smores in the fire pit. Minimal traffic near house and kids were able to play catch out front.

The trains were not really an issue. Not that loud or frequent. The kids loved watching them from the loft.

Thank you!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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An enjoyable long weekend!

  • 4 of 5
The house was adorable and perfect for myself and friends. There was plenty of room and the open kitchen, living room, and dining concept was helpful to accommodate all of the guests. There were a few issues during the stay but nothing that couldn't be overcome. And they were able to be resolved after talking with the owner. Very open communication from the owner. I would consider staying here again!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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New Buffalo Southwest Michigan
Oswego, Illinois
5

Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
This home was beautiful, comfortable, and accommodating for my family of eight! The week we spent was fun filled and relaxing! We barely drove because we were within a short walk to downtown, beach, and restaurants. The covered porch was so peaceful. My family sat enjoyed coffee and bird watching out there every morning. It was so peaceful. This home was stocked with everything we needed. We look forward to coming back next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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New Buffalo Southwest Michigan
5

Wonderful getaway from the city with friends

  • 5 of 5
We spent the weekend celebrating two birthdays in our group of friends in New Buffalo. We chose New Buffalo because of its proximity to Chicago. The house was the perfect place to hold our group! There are three floors so everyone was able to spread out. It's walking distance to the beach and downtown area so that was a huge plus. It was also really nice having a beach parking pass so we didn't have to pay each day to park with our gear. The house is located on a quiet part of the street and in a great wooded area complete with fire pit perfect for a bonfire. The house itself was just like in the photos, extremely well kept and beautiful!

The owners couldn't have been more responsive and helpful with our questions. They made it very easy for us. We would recommend this house, and our group loved it so much! We'd love to go back.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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New Buffalo Southwest Michigan
Louisville
5

First Anniversary - last minute get away couple

  • 5 of 5
It was an adorable house! The location was perfect! We loved the porches and the loft. Trains went by once or twice a day while we were there but we hardly noiced--the noise was minimal. I had to look outside to make sure that was what I was hearing, so being right by the train tracks was a non issue.
The skylights above the second floor beds made star gazing very easy. It was a short walk to the center of town and it was such a quaint little town with plenty to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend, it was a perfect retreat from busy life. I would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
New Buffalo Lakefront Park & Beach

We are a very short walk from downtown New Buffalo and the beach as well as the Amtrak station. If you plan a trip into Chicago, be sure to book your tickets on the Amtrak well in advance as it does sell out quickly in the summer.

Every visit in New Buffalo requires a trip to the Stray Dog (under reconstruction after the 2012 fire - completion expected in May 2013), as well as Oinks Dutch Treat ice cream shop. For an adult dinner, we strongly recommend the Brentwood Tavern (make reservations).

For outdoor activities other than the public beach, we recommend renting kayaks at the Galien River on Red Arrow Highway, hiking at the dunes or if you have younger kids check out the county water park and playground also on Red Arrow.

If you are up for shopping, it is as easy as strolling into downtown New Buffalo! There are many wonderful shops in town. If you are up for a short trip in the car, head to Michigan City for the outlets or head out on Red Arrow for antiques and other quaint shops.

Additional recommendations are available in our guest book.

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

New Buffalo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early 2015
Jan 9 2015 - Mar 6 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Apr 3 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$550
From
$665
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,200
$10,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
$8,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Non-peak season weekly rate $2,450; weekend rentals in non-peak season (October-May) $425/night, 2 night minimum.
Peak season weekly rate $2,975, Friday - Friday rental; Weekend Rentals available during peak @ $500/night, 3 night minimum.

A $49 damage insurance is required at time of contract.
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Rates do not include cleaning fee ($125 - my cost).

Cancellation Policy

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

New Buffalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In Master, 1st floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement
  • Towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom, 1st floor with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, access to full bath on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, access to full bath, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Basement, access to full bath in basement
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Basement w/access to bath; large private living area
  • Bedroom 1, 2, and 5 have TVs Linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are often asked about our proximity to the Amtrak rail. This has never been an issue for any of our guests. The latest train departs at 10:20 pm from the New Buffalo depot and the earliest train that comes through town is during the 9 o'clock hour. To ensure the most comfortable stay, we have added white noise machines in each bedroom for the rental season, although we have never had any complaints from our guests, we want to ensure the utmost satisfaction for everyone who stays at our home.

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