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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, Luxurious Home with 3 Bedrooms & 2 Full Baths

Lake Michigan Private Beach only steps away!

This contemporary beach home isa short walk to a private Lake Michigan beach and short drive to all the beaches of Harbor Country. Updated amenities include stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen counter tops, huge four season room with a queen sleeper sofa overlooking large yard with multi-tiered decks, three spacious bedrooms and two full bathrooms, plus a queen 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!

Catch the sunset every night from Sunset Point just a 3/4 block walk out our front door.

New Buffalo's public beach is available for our guests with complimentary parking and explore all the local beaches in Harbor Country.

The home is only blocks away from the marina and downtown New Buffalo which include fabulous shops, family friendly restaurants, art galleries, public beaches, boating, biking, kayaking, water sports and much much more.

Off Season special rates, contact owner.

More Details

Robert Martin
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Robert Martin

MGR Properties LLC. has over 30 years of rental property experience, with locations in New Buffalo, Mi., Lake Geneva, Wi. and Captiva Island, Florida as well as 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 4.5238094 based on 21 reviews

Excellent property to enjoy all New Buffalo has to offer

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with this property. It looked exactly like the photos and had all the comforts of home. We had 8-9 people and had plenty of room to relax and sleep. The home is less than a block from the lake and a short drive or walk to the downtown area. The property was very clean and comfortable to stay in. The owners were very easy to work with and I would recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure to hear your group enjoyed your stay at Beach Bum in New Buffalo. We always strive to provide a quality stay for all your guests.
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The Beach Bum was a great house for our relaxing get away!

  • 4 of 5

The Beach Bum is a well-equipped, spacious, comfortable house for a family to vacation. We appreciated that it is very child-friendly with toys that our toddler boys could use, a swing set in the backyard and even a wagon and stroller in the garage. The owners have just about everything to accommodate a family with small children - a pack n' play, bed rails, a high chair with a large living space for them to play. This was what was most important to us but I know may not be to others. The weather was beautiful when we were there so we didn't spend as much time at the house or cooking meals there as I had anticipated. Our beach time was too precious. The kitchen had what we needed for the most part but again, we didn't cook much. It's a short drive (5 minutes?) to the downtown area and the local large beach. There is a very small private beach within walking distance but it is still farther from the house than I thought. We were glad we loaded up the wagon to get there. Again, the beach is very small with lots of rocks so we didn't spend much time there but still nice to have. We did have trouble with the internet/wifi at this house. Not sure if others did as well. Unless you were 10 feet or less from the router the internet did not work well. We could not sit on the deck and listen to music through wifi -- too far from the router! One last nit-picky thing was that my husband and I did not think that the master bedroom bed was very comfortable. All in ones opinion though! All in all, we were very happy with our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week here. We had 7 adults, 2 children and an 8 week old infant. The house was very clean and comfortable with lots of natural light. We felt we had plenty of space to spread out. The outdoor areas were great to sit outside or play outdoor games. The wooden playset was great for the kids and there were many nice outdoor toys in the garage for them as well. The neighborhoood beach wasn't big but it was great to visit in the evening to watch the sunset or just to hang out near the water. Lake Michigan is clean and beautiful! We explored some other beaches in the area as well as parks, got a ride on a sailboat, shopped downtown and checked out some good local restaurants. There's plenty to do in the area. Wish we could have had more time!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed Beach Bum and the New Buffalo area. Look forward to having you as a guest in the near future. Bob
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Loved Lake Michigan

  • 3 of 5

The house was spacious and very amenable. We were not pleased with the "private beach". The homeowners along that stretch told us there had not been much of a beach there for quite awhile. The walkway to the beach was torn up and no longer there. That was a big reason we decided to stay there. Maybe should not be advertised. We did enjoy other local beaches and boating on Lake Michigan. The water was beautiful! We had great weather and an otherwise great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110

Summer 2018 weekly rentals start June 30, 2018. NO WEEKEND RENTALS JUNE 23 - Sept 1, 2018
Summer rentals: Check-In(3pm EST)/Out(11am EST) Sat. to Sat.
Weekly summer rates include 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 2018 holiday week $2400
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.