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Beach Bum in New Buffalo Michigan, Spring & Summer at the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach Bum II, Luxurious Home with 3 Bedrooms & 2 Full Baths

Lake Michigan Private Beach only steps away!

This contemporary beach home is only a 3/4 block walk to a private Lake Michigan beach. Updated amenities include stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen counter tops, huge four season room with sleeper sofa overlooking large yard with multi-tiered decks, three spacious bedrooms and two full bathrooms, plus 1 sleeper sofa in master suite. To further enhance your time away from home, the home boasts a beautiful wood burning fireplace, three(3) TVs with cable, wi-fi, dvd and tons of beach cottage charm. Hardwood Floors.

Don't forget to bring your Beach towels and flip flops!

Private Beach conditions change yearly, please check in for current conditions.

New Buffalo's public beach is available for our guests with complimentary parking.

The home is only blocks away from the marina and downtown New Buffalo including fabulous shops, family friendly restaurants, art galleries, public beach, boating and much much more.

Off Season special rates.

More Details

Robert Martin
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Robert Martin

MGR Properties LLC. has over 29 years of rental property experience, with locations in New Buffalo, Mi., Lake Geneva, Wi. and Captiva Island, Florida and the Chicagoland area.

Why Robert Martin chose Southwest Michigan

Beach Bum II offers all the modern conveniences and amenities you deserve when away from home.

What makes this house unique

Family friendly, comfortable charm and conveniences, full amenities, jungle gym and swing for our younger guests.


New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Suite
  • Bathrooms are stocked with bath towels, wash rags, hand towels and 3 toilet tissue.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Roll Away
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , four season room
  • Bedroom 1 is a spacious/private Master Suite with its own bathroom. This room also features a queen sleeper sofa & Cable TV. Four Season room also features a pullout queen sleeper sofa.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The four season Sun Room also offers a queen sleeper sofa & Cable TV. Beach conditions vary depending on Lake Michigan conditions.


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Beach Bum in New Buffalo Michigan, Spring & Summer at the Beach
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews

Great house. Family loved it. Lots of shade great for chilly and the grandkids loved the swing set.

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located for our family. Loved the house. Yard great for grandkids. Wish we booked another day.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grat to hear your family enjoyed Beach Bum in New Buffalo, Michigan. We look forward to you coming back again soon. Bob
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Great place to stay and a successful weekend

  • 5 of 5

Everything with rental was as promised from original listing. Owner was great to work with. Zero complaints.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romeoville, Il

Surprise with bad review

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house back in April/ May of 2016. After a awesome dinner with friends yesterday we talked about another trip in the New Buffalo Area. One of my friends said she'd like to stay at the same house we were at last year because it was just so perfect for our group of friends. I went to VRBO this morning to check to see if the house was still up for Rental. I am surprised with the bad review that Lindsey made and couldn't disagree any more. The manager was super friendly, actually- let us check in a little earlier then expected and check out a bit later on Sunday. The house had more then enough supplies and I did not see any towels that were bleached stained. I don't know the home owners at all; but I felt the need to write this review to tell everyone not to base your review on one individual. This house was perfect for our needs. So perfect, we are looking to stay again this coming year. The only thing I could say about our stay was that there were a very few amount of ants in the kitchen area by garbage can that were huge. I notified the property manager and I received a prompt response re: having the kitchen sprayed. Other then that we loved the house tremendously. Now let me check out what dates are available for this summer so we can lock in a perfect girls weekend. Oh and by the way, we are well in our 40's not some 20 year old whipper snappers.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback and addressing the previous review. We take pride in our rentals and respond to any issue in a prompt manner. Look forward to seeing your group again in 2017!
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Beach Bum II

  • 2 of 5

The location of the house is nice, and it is spacious - although it is obvious that it is a lower quality rental property, used primarily for groups of younger people. This was seen in the bleached/stained bathroom towels, cheap kitchenware, covered old couches, etc. There were few amenities in the house - only a few rolls of toilet paper and one roll of paper towels, in a house that claims it can hold 10+ people. We ended up having to go out and purchase things for the house. When these issues were brought up to the property manager after the stay, he was defensive and refused to make the situation right in any way. I would not stay here again, work with this management company, or recommend the house to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It became evident from the moment the booking process started that this guest was going to be a handful. Attempting to get payment from the guest was the first sign things were not going to go well. At no time during their stay was management contacted on any of the issues mentioned, normally when you check in to any hotel or home, if there are issues that need to be addressed you contact mgmt. - right away (as we are available 24/7). After discussing issues with the guest that she brought up, I had asked if there were any pictures taken of the bleached & stained towels, or dirty oven and utensils, there were none. The property was inspected the same day after guests had left and it was in disarray and housekeeping was also disenfranchised with the condition the house was left in. It was also conveyed to the guest that left this review that if there were only 2 rolls of toilet tissue she could have called, as those items are in storage in garage but she would have none of that, all she was interested in was getting her money back, that she was slow to pay on. It became evident that this guest was just looking for a 'freebie' and that would not happen. I would recommend to all property owners and guests to due your due diligence when renting. This property as well as all our other homes shy away from larger immature groups as this one was. I will let my other reviews speak for themselves.
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rented Beach Bum II for a girls weekend and it was perfect. Plenty of room for the 10 of us. House is clean, spacious and has everything you need. Great location. Owner kept in great contact with me throughout booking. Hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to hear our guests find the home clean, spacious and well stocked. We strive to provide a home that will bring our guests back year after year.
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Chicago, IL

Very nice, well maintained home

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 plus 1 stayed here and we were very happy with the accommodations and amenities. We were very comfortable, the home was clean, and the location was great. The private beach was very small but I did not expect much. It is extremely rocky getting to the water so I would highly recommend water shoes to navigate the rocks. The public beach is primarily where we hung out and it was very close, although we did drive and park. The parking pass was nice to have as there is a $10 fee to park, which we did not have to pay. Robert, the owner, was very easy to work with. Upon our arrival home, I received a message from the owner saying the cleaning lady found a wallet, which happened to belong to us. I was pleased that he has someone honest working for him, and that he was willing to mail it back to us. This was a great getaway place for our family. I would return; however, the only other amenity I would have liked is a hot tub outside:)

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
O'hare International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.08 Miles
Stray Dog, Casey's, Bentwood
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Various please check internet
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Redamaks, Timothy's, Red Arrow Roadhouse
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Sunset Shores
Car: recommended

Lake Michigan / New Buffalo / Harbor Country / Southwest Michigan


Rates & Availability

New Buffalo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017 Starts June 24th
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110

Summer 2017 weekly rentals start June 24, 2017. NO WEEKEND RENTALS JUNE 24th - AUG. 26th
Summer rentals: Check-In(3pm EST)/Out(11am EST) Sat. to Sat.
Weekly summer rate includes cleaning fee and taxes.
50% deposit required upon booking, remainder due 30 days prior to arrival.
Full refund less 20% for cancellations prior to 30 days
(if rebooked).
4th of July 2017 holiday week $2350
Wkly rentals only in summer
Labor Day Weekend Minimum 3 - please inquire for rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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