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Short Walk to Lake Michigan Shoreline and Downtown New Buffalo

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 full bathroom, sleeps 17

6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 17

Welcome to Harbor Country! This sprawling six bedroom, four bathroom home is just a short walk to the Sunset Shores private association beach and only two blocks away from the waterside fine dining of the Bentwood Restaurant. From our home you'll enjoy the picturesque six-block, harbor-side walk to downtown New Buffalo.

Whether you are planning an all-adult trip or a family getaway this home is the perfect complement to any of your planned activities. Applaud the sunset like a local from one of our two well-appointed decks or curl up next to one of three fireplaces with a glass of red wine from a favorite local winery. The master suite offers it own deck with partial lake views. Close to everything Harbor Country has to offer. Booking now for 2018!

All Guests required to sign our Guest Occupancy Agreement as well.

**Sunset Shores beaches have been impacted by storms and a couple years of harsh winters. We hope they will be back to normal by the time of your rental. This has always been a smaller beach, there will be some, but we are hoping more of the beach to come back this Spring and early Summer!

More Details

Property Manager
Light Harbor Rentals
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Two pull out sofas as well.
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Short Walk to Lake Michigan Shoreline and Downtown New Buffalo
average rating of 4.36 based on 25 reviews

Great location and Great Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this home in November as a place we could all gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. We have little kids and rather than having to split up into multiple locations, we wanted to all stay together so that we would be able to spend more time together. This property was perfect. There were 15 of us and it slept us all very comfortably, admittedly New Buffalo is not the greatest destination in November for exploring outdoors, but the ample space inside the home made for a great experience. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to vacation in New Buffalo.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great house any time of the year. Booking now for 2018!
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Great place to stay and have a family get together

  • 4 of 5

It is a great house for family of 5 or 6 stay, enjoy and have funtime. We did not goto lake (about 10 minutes walk from the house). You can see the lake from the house but being winter we never went to lake or used backyard just stayed indoor and had family fun time.

Everything was as described and no issue except the tv was not working. Although DirectTV box was setup we never were able to get direct TV. Being NFL week and no way to watch the matches was a disappointment. Informed Jason, he could not get hold of owner to get it fixed and it was one of the major disappointment. Other than that everything was fine and we all had great time.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately the cable was out during their stay. There was a problem in the area.
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Comfortable, convenient, great deck

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful four nights here with family for a wedding weekend. The home was attractive and clean. Our group was 15-17 people, depending on the night, and ranged from ages 8-80. There were no issues with stairs, hot water or anything else. If you have kids who wish to play video games, do bring some games. But the younger ones had a great time with the shuffle board table. The sofa beds were easily pulled out and put back each night and no one said they weren't comfortable. The lower level kitchenette was a brilliant idea when the addition was added to the house.

The decks were lovely, with the large main floor deck being perfect when other family and friends stopped by to visit.

We met the owner, who is a very gracious fellow. Thanks for the lemonade!

Thank you too, to Jason or the owner, for the thoughtful welcome gift on the dining room. We enjoyed it.

Great stay! Thanks so much. Thank you, Jason, for answering questions so promptly and completely. You have a good company!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy they enjoyed their stay! Booking now for 2018!
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nice house, friendly owner, unsure about mgmt company

  • 4 of 5

The house is very spacious, there's a shuffle board table and two big TVs. It's not brand new but it's clean and in good condition. It's an easy walk to the beach, about a half mile. We bumped into the owner on the way in and out, and he was very friendly and helpful.

I've had less of a great experience with the property management company "light harbor rentals" I had to deal with. The payment process was awkward (why can't I just pay once through Home Away?), they make you sign a lengthy contract including all of the names of all of the guests that will be staying (14 in my case...). Their website is awkward, it tries to show me the lock keycode at the time of my check in, but it did not function properly. I called several times, they never picked up. But when I left a message they got back to me promptly. Additionally, I made a $500 security deposit that hasn't been refunded with no word of why. We closely followed the checkout procedure. I am disputing the charge on my credit card.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad they enjoyed their stay. I wish they had contacted me about security deposit instead of disputing as I'm sure it has been refunded already. And yes, it helps to leave a message for us to know we need to call you.
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Not the same as description and pictures

  • 3 of 5

The company I work for rented the space for a team retreat. The pictures of the home looked great and described it as a 6 bedroom and 4 1/2 bath. There was no half bath. One of the rooms had a broken futon. The west facing windows had no blinds and was extremely hot in the room all afternoon, this was the main living space.

The back deck was very nice with a large table where we could all eat our meals. It would have been nice if the grill had been with the table (as pictured) instead on the driveway.

Beach access was confusing and not as close as thought.

Overall the place fit our needs and the shuffleboard table was a hit.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry they had issues at house. I was not aware of broken futon but we will be replacing immediately. We moved the grill from second floor deck to driveway for greater ease for renter.
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We were disappointed in this property and feel Owner and Prop Mgr are not representing it accurately

  • 2 of 5

See HomeAway for first part of review; what follows is a bullet list, since you are limited in characters.

House key - 1 provided, to front door only. Difficult with 14 people. Could install keyless entries or at the least, have lower level door rekeyed so that one key opens both doors.

Don't count on garage to store bikes, golf clubs etc. Prop Mgr suggested we leave them out, but that seemed risky, so we brought in to lower level. Carpet down there is awful - full of stains from people doing the same thing we did - bringing garage items inside to store.

Front porch in 2 pics looks nice but is useless - no heated or cooled - no fan. If you open windows, bees fly in from the lavender planted under windows. Sign on door to living room asks to keep it closed. Could put screens in windows and it would be functional.

Full glass door to living room had broken pane of glass, repaired by putting clear packing tape over it. Dangerous for little ones.

4 atrium doors in family room have no coverings. They need blinds or shades to help keep this room more comfortable, be able to see tv and not need sunglasses at dinner table.

Closets were a mess with all kinds of misc. furniture, holiday décor and junk in them. Usually in a vacation rental, they are clean and empty for renters to use.

Advertised as sleeping 17. That is if 2 adults don't mind sharing the Full size beds in the 4 bedrooms. We didn't find them comfortable. Futon in bunk room is broken.

The entire house needs to be painted inside. The walls are scratched and marked up and there was some sort of wall repair done in bunk room but never finished.

Bathrooms - somewhat misrepresented. Master is an ensuite and most people don't want to go all the way upstairs to use that. Two lower level have hall access. One on main floor is an ensuite, so you have to go thru someone's bedroom to use it, which was odd.

That bathroom needs new vanity top - the original is wood and has rotted, peeled and splintered. Bad choice for something that gets wet. No bathrooms had towel bars to hang towels on, only 2 had toilet paper holders. We tend to think of these as standard amenities in any house.

Kitchen has a lot of flaws.

Had to call for smoke detectors to be put in bedrooms!

Warning - the beach they advertise DOESN'T EXIST anymore! It seems everyone involved is either too busy laughing all the way to the bank with renter's money to take time to update listing, but then, rentals would drop off if people knew.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Let me begin by saying I am sorry this renter did not enjoy their stay at our property. This has been a successful rental in New Buffalo for over a decade. I spoke to renter at the beginning of their stay and asked her to give me a list of everything she thought the house needed or was wrong. After receiving the list I took care of everything she asked for. That still was not enough. She called everyday to point out flaws in the house rather than enjoy their stay and relax. We only give one key to a property as we provide a keybox for home to keep the key. That enables EVERYONE in the group to have access to home rather than give out a bunch of keys that get lost. The lake DOES exist, it is smaller for sure but to say it is not there is false. She was upset with beds however it is listed exactly what type of beds are in every room. She was upset that one of the four full bathrooms was in a bedroom and felt that should not count as a bathroom. We also do not advertise as the garage being a part of this rental. The owner uses it for his personal items. Although we have smoke detectors throughout the house this renter felt they should be in every bedroom as well, so I had them put in that day. I am sure there are scratches or scuffs on the walls as this is an extremely successful rental that holds 17 people all summer long. At the end of season we assess what needs to be improved and take care of it. We represent over 40 properties in the area and work very hard to try and please all of our clients. Sometimes no matter what we do we can't please everyone.
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