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Beach-Bike-Wine (BBW) Cottage | Walking distance to restaurant & sandy beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3BR and 2BA, walking distance to the sandy beach and local faves

Beach-Bike-Wine (BBW) Cottage: 3 Beds and 2 baths sleeps 9 comfortably (up to 11 with queen-sized sleeper sofa) in downtown New Buffalo, an easy walk to the sandy beach and restaurants.

So close yet a world apart – BBW nests in a quiet neighborhood in downtown New Buffalo. Just 80 minutes away from the “hustle and bustle” of the urban living, this beautiful cottage offers a chance to unwind and recharge in the quaint “Gold Coast” of Lake Michigan. After vacationing 30 years in this area, my family discovered: “THE SECRET IS IN THE AIR!”

Beach, Bike, Wine and more – BBW Cottage offers a comfortable and distraction-free base for your next retreat.

Thinking about kicking back and staying in? The cottage is thoughtfully decorated in a country chic style and comes with the modern conveniences: a well-stocked kitchen (waffle maker, coffee maker, griddle…), large deck – home of the grill master, and rec room where you can enjoy Ping-Pong tournament with the whole family!

Time to take a stroll? The cottage is an easy walk to the beach & local favorites – just over 0.5 mile away from the New Buffalo downtown and 1mile to the beach. On the way there, stop by some of the local favorites, like Redamak’s, Stray Dog, David’s Coffeeshop, or shop at the local boutique stores.

Feel like experiencing more of New Buffalo & SW Michigan? Enjoy wine tasting at 10+ nearby wineries, cycle along the Harbor Country Trails, kayak, fish, you name it, it's here. There is also world-class antiquing and golfing! Be sure to check out the many seasonal festivals that you and your family and friends can enjoy year-around.

Are you ready to uncover SECRET in the AIR and unwind at the BBW Cottage? You may just find your new home away from home!

Key Features of our home:

- Dishwasher & Disposal

- Central A/C

- Netflix and cable on 55 in. flat screen TV to catch up on movies and TV series

- Free high speed Wi-Fi

- Beach tools: beach chairs, noodles and boogie boards

- Well equipped Kitchen: rice cooker, microwave, coffee maker, waffle maker, griddle, dishwasher, and disposal

- Brand new Washer & Dryer

- Recreation room: Ping-Pong table, dart board, and cards

- Free beach parking included to New Buffalo city beach

Keywords: Harbor country, Kid friendly, Beach getaway, Home away from home, Union Pier, Sawyer, Warren Dunes, Girls retreat, Biking

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom (Wine): Queens-size bed with full master bathroom

- Bedroom2 (Bike): Queen-sized bed

- Bedroom3 (Beach): Queen-sized bed, Bunk bed with a twin-sized bed over a full-sized bed

Additional Sleeping:

- A Queen-sized Ethan Allen sleeper sofa in the Living Room can accommodate 2 extra guests


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- No party, no loud music and noise from 10pm to 8am

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional taxes and fees may apply

More Details

Jenny Xu
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Why Jenny Xu chose Southwest Michigan

Welcome the Beach-Bike-Wine cottage! We hope you will enjoy the stay at our cherished little getaway and a place we call “Family Home”. For work and leisure, Adam and Jenny moved many times and traveled around the world. We fully expect that the move and travel will continue. After both our mothers passed away, we decided to find a permanent “Family Home” that will keep us connected with our family wherever we live at the moment. BBW cottage was born after 12 months of searching...continued tender love care, thoughtful improvements.


New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Common Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bike - 1 queen
    Wine (master) - 1 queen
    Beach - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 Bunk bed with Twin over Full Beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Beach-Bike-Wine (BBW) Cottage | Walking distance to restaurant & sandy beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

BBW was a perfect place for us to stay on our long weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We came to New Buffalo for a wedding that was held during the week a the Marina Grand Resort. BBW was a perfect place for our families (3 families with 3 kids under 3!) The bedrooms were perfect for all of us and the common area was great for all of the toys the little girls brought along. Everything in the home was clean and very welcoming. We grilled out two nights and enjoyed big breakfasts in the mornings. The clouds broke for us and we were able to explore the beach. The little girls loved it! The beach supplies at the house were a great perk! We all had a great meal out together in Sawyer at the Clean Plate Club! YUM! We feel so lucky that we got to spend our family vacations at the BBW. We are already talking about coming back again! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This "home away from home" was perfect for our families. We arrived with four adults and 6 children and stayed comfortably for four nights. The BBW cottage kitchen had all the cookware and serving ware needed for breakfast, lunches, and dinners. The children enjoyed the backyard and we felt safe letting them play in the secluded area. My gal pal and I walked morning around a local middle school walking trail and our families were able to enjoy 4 local beaches, including Indiana Dunes, New Buffalo (thanks for the passes), St Joe and South Haven. The 4th of July orchestra music and fireworks in New Buffalo were a hit will all. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect! We had three kids aged 10-15 and four adults. The rooms were nice, great dining area, well stocked kitchen, and beach chairs in the closet! The passes to the beach came in handy too. We would definitely stay here again. Jenny was very quick to answer all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip & great house!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful And comfortable. definitely an amazing home away from home, great for family and friends! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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comfortable, relaxing, and has everything you need :)

  • 5 of 5

I loved taking a girls trip and renting Jenny's house. We enjoyed lounging on the back deck and we were happy there were enough chairs for everyone. Everything was very clean and useful. Jenny was great and easy to communicate with. She really made everything seamless. Thanks and we will definitely be back at her place in New Buffalo next year!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, I'm always delighted to share our little getaway with others while we are away ;) we'd love to have you back.
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Restful and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

To celebrate our parents' birthdays which are just 5 days apart, my sister and I planned this weekend at the Beach-Bike-Wine Cottage. The house was comfortable, clean, and fit 6 adults and a almost-2 year old very nicely. The kitchen met our needs as we cooked several meals, there was plenty of gathering space in the great room, and darts and ping pong for the guys to play while us women slaved away in the kitchen! Haha! Even though it was a weekend in April, we woke up to SNOW on Saturday morning. It made fun memories, however. We were cozy inside and warm. Thank you for a wonderful time!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always warms my heart to hear that our family cottage can be part of fun memory for another family. Thank you for sharing!
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Rates & Availability

New Buffalo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season 3
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial 2017
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Independence 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change per Owner's discretion prior to signed rental form.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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