House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We enjoyed renting this property and will recommend to our friends
This is a beautiful property only minutes away from the lake. We had 10 adults in our party and there was more than enough room for us. We rarely stay inside the house, only to retire for bed. The house was clean and was fully supplied with towels and cookware/dishes. Make sure to bring hand soap and detergent as we did not find any. The deck/pool is huge and the hot tub was great. We will definitely book again!
Had a great time, but a little disappointed with the house
Let me just say we are not upset in anyway and we know the property manager can respond. This house is really cute and has SO much potential but could really use a deep clean and some minor repairs.
Received absolutely no communication after booking with the property manager on check in process so 2 days before the trip I reached out to her on the whole process. She answered me quickly and answered questions. I just thought she would give me instructions after booking, but no biggie.
I arrived to the property 15 minutes before check in and found the cleaning team still there. Popped my head in to ask how long she would be because I could take my kids and do something else. She assured me she only had "3 minutes left" so we decided to wait.
When we first entered the house we were surprised that the condition was considered "clean". Cobwebs in every corner (complete with spiderwebs and lots of living spiders, dirty floors, dead bugs everywhere, hair from previous renters and dust all over bathroom floors. The fridge was left with food from the previous renters (contacted property manager and she said it was due to us arriving 45 mins early according to the cleaning crew and she didn't have time to do it. We were only 15 mins early and said she could take her time and finish while we went and did another activity, but she assured us she was almost done. Property manager brought a bottle of wine to apologize so that was a nice gesture), there was garbage all over the backyard, a cigar cutter left by the hot tub (glad I found that before my kids), hot tub is missing a face plate so you don't know what buttons do what when pressing them. Top step by hot tub is broken. Deck by the pool has seen better days. Gate latches are loose and not functioning well. There are a few small holes in kitchen walls, at least all of the bathrooms have lightbulbs that don't work. Upstairs bathroom fan doesn't work so there's a lot of mold/mildew around the tub. Don't look under beds!!! TONS of dust and hair. The fan in master bedroom has thick dust coating the blades. Lamps in rooms don't plug into outlets, cabinets that don't close all the way in the kitchen. Garage door doesn't close all the way. Lots of chipmunks running out of there!
We decided not to contact VBRO and just make the best of our visit because we did get an amazing deal on the place. We loved the area but would not stay in this particular house again. The kids had a blast and that's all that matters.
Great weekend getaway!
House was perfect. Great location. Short walk to beach, town restaurants and shopping.
The backyard is fabulous with pool, hot tub, fire pit, and plenty of yard
. Such a treat to be dog friendly.
The kitchen was fully equipped. Manager even left fresh floers, snacks and beach toys for the kids.
I would definitely stay again!
This house was amazing with plenty of room!
This rental was perfect! Upon arrival I was able to get into the property with no problems. The location was great, close enough to walk downtown but quiet enough to relax and not have all the noise and traffic. The beach access was great and I was able to watch a beautiful sunset. The house was very clean and comfortable and will definitely stay here again! Thanks for the perfect little get away!
Not Feeling It
The beds were crappy, creaky and old especially downstairs. The lighting was awful, no place to read. The downstairs had one weak overhead light in the entire room. I reached to turn on a lamp in the Peace Sign bedroom and the lamp was not plugged in. Why? Because there was no outlet on that wall. And the description of seeing the Lake from the deck, not when there are trees blocking the view. The large sectional was so old that even my young adults had trouble standing up. The home has possibilities but really could use new furniture and lighting. The frying pans were awful, we hopefully didn't get poisoned by teflon. The town is cute, we would return to the area.
Located in the City of New Buffalo. The city has many festivals, restaurants, shopping, casino, wine tours and many other things to offer. The home is within in walking distance of the marina, restaurants, ice cream and shopping. The bus for the four winds casino picks up and drops off every hour two blocks from the home. If you like wine tasting there are many wineries in the area. There are transportation services for this. If you feel being on the water there are kayak rentals, Paddle boards, boats and Jet Ski rentals.