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Fun Cottages Sleep 2-10-20 People. Pool and Hot Tub. Steps to Beach plus More

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Two 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottages (Sleeps 2-20) Kids and adults love staying here..

Guests who stay at the Beach House at Lakeside, Mi. have their choice of 4 or 8 bedroom accommodations depending on the size of your group. Our rental rate structure will suit groups of 2 to 10 in one cottage and up to 20 people in both cottages. Our tastefully decorated, fully furnished, cottage homes are located just off the shores of Lake Michigan. The property offers alternatives to the beach with a heated swimming pool (for summer guests) and an outdoor hot tub (for Spring, Winter, and Fall guests) with decks, lounge chairs, and beautifully landscaped grounds featuring two outdoor patios. Available parking will accommodate 8 cars.

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A short 200 yard walk takes you from the front door to the beautiful ocean-like sandy beach where you can walk for miles along the shoreline. Visit our Website for complete detailed information including Photos, Floor Plans, Area Maps, Rates, and Current Availability.

Note that we do not update the calendar on this website regularly. You must inquire or go to our website for current rates and availability.

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The Beach House at Lakeside, Michigan has been a popular vacation Rental for hundreds of Families for over 30 years. Just a 90 minute drive from Chicago and you and your family or friends will have arrived to a place not just on the other side of the Great Lake but a world away from what you encounter every day. In Lakeside Michigan, you are in a small town that is part of family of beach town communities known as Harbor Country. New Buffalo, Union Pier and Grand Beach are among the neighboring towns.

While frequented for decades by Chicagoans who both vacation here and own second homes, thousands from all over the Midwest and other parts of the country make this area part of their summer every year. Yet when you are in Lakeside, you would never know that others travel many miles to come here too. Now, you too can partake in the laid back beach town experience when you stay a summer week at the Beach House at Lakeside, Michigan.

At the beach House, you have a choice of renting one or two fully furnished units. Each unit will comfortably accommodate up to 10 people and has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and Sunroom.

After you have arrived and settled in, you will no doubt take the short 200 yard walk to the private beach to witness to one of the most impressive sunsets found anywhere on the planet. It is the main attraction of this vacation destination. And on a day when you need a break from the sun and the waves, you can still enjoy a refreshing swim in a heated pool or pedal a bike along the miles of trails that meander through the neighboring towns, forests, farmlands and wine country.

With outdoor patios in the front garden, and back yard, you also have ample seating around the pool for sunbathing or having lunch. At meal time, you have many options to explore. In addition to grilling on the Weber, you will discover the areas many first rate restaurants, a famous burger joint, ice cream shops and cafes.

When you seek some variety, there are the many antique shops along Red Arrow Highway, Golf courses, Fruit picking, art galleries, shopping, the Warren Dunes State park and even a first class Casino in nearby New Buffalo.

When the summer season winds down, the fun continues. With the Fall Season, the area becomes flush with color and beauty. After the pool gets closed for another year, we open our outdoor hot tub for our fall and Winter Guests. Some of you might come for a girls Only weekend or cheer on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in nearby South Bend.

Regardless of whether you come for a summer week, or a Spring, Fall or Winter Weekend, you will leave having just experienced some unforgettable memories along the shores of Lake Michigan when you’ve stayed at the Beach House at Lakeside.

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Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom A2 - toilet , shower , Full bath on 2nd floor in Cot A
    Bathroom B1 - toilet , shower , Full bath on 1st floor of Cot B
    Bathroom B2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath on 2nd floor in Cot B
    Bathroom A1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath on 1st Floor Cot A
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom A1 - 1 queen , Queen bed in cottage A 1st floor bedroom
    Bedroom A2 - 1 bunk bed , 2 bunk twin beds in 1st floor bedroom 2 of cottage A
    Bedroom A3 - 1 queen , Queen bed in 2nd floor bedroom with window overlooking pool
    Bedroom A4 - 2nd Floor bedroom cottage A with queen bed
    Bedroom B1 - 1 queen , 1st Floor bedroom in cottage B with queen bed
    Bedroom B2 - 2 twin/ single , 1st floor bedroom in cottage B with 2 twin beds
    Bedroom B4 - 1 queen , Cottage B 2nd Floor Bedroom w/queen. Seasonal peek of lake.
    Sleeper Sofas - 4 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Sleeper/sofas in cottage A and B
    Bedroom B3 - 1 bunk bed , Bedroom with trundle (2 twin beds)
  • There are 2 queen beds on the 2nd floor and 1 on the 1st in Cot A. There is 1 queen bed on the 2nd floor and 1 on the 1st in Cot B. See for photos. Twin or Single Beds B has 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds on the 1st floor See our website for photos, Baby Cribs (1) There is 1 pack-n-play, 1 high chair /Cot. Let us know if you need these. Unit A has 1 bunk (2 twins) Unit B has 1 bunk (2 twins) Sleep Sofas A has 2 sleeper/sofas B has 2 sleeper/sofas See for photos
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fully furnished Kitchen with Microwave, Refrigerator with Ice Maker. Color TV, WiFi, DVD Player, Swimming Pool (Seasonal, Hot Tub (Seasonal), Patios. Steps to the Beach.


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Fun Cottages Sleep 2-10-20 People. Pool and Hot Tub. Steps to Beach plus More
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic & Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

I rented the property for a weekend for 20 people. The units easily slept that many individuals comfortably (we had 10 in each cottage). When we arrived the property was clean, and all of the tips/guide provided by Frank came in handy! Everything was where it was supposed to be and everything in the description was 100% accurate. The beach was a short walk away, and it was very nice to have a private beach. I would definitely stay at this property again!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented both cottages for a group of 20. There was plenty of space for everyone. I wish we would have been able to use the backyard, but unfortunately, we had bad weather! It was a short walk to a breathtaking beach! This house would be great for large families gathering together. Overall, we had a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely amazing. We had both houses full including 4 children under the age of 5 and at no time felt crowded. The pool was great and it was made even better by all the pool toys included with the rental. The private beach was beautiful and only a short walk away. We loved that were fire rings on the beach and got some good use out of those. We loved everything about the cabins and Frank was very helpful with any questions or concerns we had. Will definitely be returning. Highly Recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Veteran Michigan cottage renter

  • 5 of 5

The Lakeside Beach House is a precious gem! The floor plan created space for 2 families with different needs. Located in a cottage community the natural landscaping and location of the pool lent itself to privacy and serenity. The pool area is an invaluable amenity for the days when the water is rough on Lake Michigan or other elements come into play. On a perfect pure Michigan day you can still enjoy the beach, come back to the cottage and have a wonderful evening barbecuing, swimming in the pool and enjoying a breathtaking sunset over Lake Michigan to culminate the day. I have relatives further north in the Holland area and their beach ended at the dunes. Let alone the circuitous and traffic dependent route to the Lake. Lakeside's beach extended at least 35 feet to the shoreline and is a 5 minute drive to your destination off the I94 exit . The owner Frank has a gracious and fair pet policy. Isn't it refreshing to deal with someone who respects responsible pet owners? Too often we're faced with the policy that "one bad apple" spoils it for the rest of us. Frank the owner was very attentive and responsive to our needs. Really? In this day and age? But true!!! Take it from a long time Lake Michigan cottage renter, this place wins hands down!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guest explains the experience of staying at our cottages better than we can and she captured many of the attributes that we work very hard to keep in order. It is interesting to note that this family has stayed at several other Michigan properties and pointed out several of our distinguishing features. We look forward to having them return again in the future.
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Great Week at Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We (grandparents, children, and young ones) rented both cottages for a week in June. We enjoyed having the eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, two separate living areas, and two kitchens. The pool was a big plus for young and old and we spent a lot of time there. The private beach was quite and pleasant, and we had plenty of chairs and umbrellas to take with us from the cottages. The sunsets at the beach (and we made them all) were magnificent, as good as the ones in Key West.

Another big plus is the number of locally owned restaurants and shops. Also, the weather is fantastic with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Finally, we experienced great fishing.

Recommend that you try this place out; Frank will take care of you.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couples weekend

  • 4 of 5

Aside from receiving the wrong code, which the owner quickly fixed, and having a hard time locating dry fire wood on the first night everything went very well! The cabin was perfect and very accommodating. The hot tub was perfect to relax in after a long day of walking and drinking! (Altho it did smell a little bit) . The kitchen has everything we needed to cook a perfect meal and by the end of the weekend conversation quickly turned to planning the next trip out there!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments about our accommodations. We are always happy to hear about what guests did and what they enjoyed about their stay. We look forward to having you back in the future and will provide the correct door code next time. We did mistakenly provide the incorrect door code but gave the guest the correct code within minutes. Every guest receives check-in information a few days prior to arrival and is asked to share all cottage information with all persons in their group. When this happens, problems like this are usually resolved prior to the guests arrival. We do not provide fire wood but make this known in our future correspondence.
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Frank K
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Frank K

Frank and his wife Mary Ann live with their two children Amanda and Brett in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Frank is an architect and runs a residential remodeling business. After selling a 2 flat that the couple owned in Chicago, they decided to reinvest in a property they could rent and also enjoy themselves. The property has undergone many changes through the different owners with numerous additions and remodels. After the first summer of ownership in 2001 the couple decided to make better use of the yard space surrounding the cottages. Where previously you could drive almost right up to the front door, it was felt that the cars should be closer to Schaffner St. This allowed the the remaining yard space to be laid out better for the pool, decks, spa, brick patios and landscaping improvements.

More changes are in the works and are usually done in the off season. Our goal has been to provide a clean, comfortable and properly maintained home and outdoor spaces with modern necessities like flat screen TV's, internet access, heated pool and A/C while not over improving the house to the point it looses it's by-gone era nostalgic charm. We focus on some not so obvious things like quality beds and linens, outdoor showers, preventative treatments for insects, easy maintenance of Weber grills, maintaining good relationships and membership with the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce and our own Orchard Beach Homeowners Association. We have used the same cleaning service for the past several years due to their attentive, timely and excellent service. Almost 1/3rd of our summer rentals are repeat guests, We have one family that has stayed with us for 6 consecutive years.

Frank K purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Frank K chose Lakeside

The beach. It is all about the beach. The texture of the sand. The clear lake Michigan water. The sounds of the waves. and the most incredible sunsets. I have been to allot of beaches in allot of places from Florida to California and I can tell you all things considered, ours is the best. The water is clean, no salt, no rocks, no dead sea life. Just great sand, sun and water warm enough for a refreshing swim. It is amazing how much pleasure you can experience from something so simple. The laid back atmosphere and the fact that the house is such a short walk to the beach (200 yards, yes I walked it off) only made it more appealing. A business client had talked about how much she enjoyed her summer getaways to New Buffalo and how nice it was to have a place in such a peaceful setting yet within a reasonable drive. We had no idea that we would become one of her neighbors. We did not find this out until a few years later.

What makes this cottage unique

Exploring new restaurants and visiting the ones we like (Skip's, Capozios, Red Arrow Roadhouse, Timothy's, Oinks). Antiquing (rarely buy anything). Kids love the pool, everyone loves the beach, and when it gets too cold for the beach or pool, we have the outdoor hot tub. Gas can be up to 35 cents cheaper than Chicago at certain stations in Indiana off I-94. When we need to do any major shopping, Michigan City, Indiana and Benton Harbor, Mi. have huge shopping centers and are each within 20 minutes. Go to Michigan City if you are running late due to the time change.


Nearest Airport
99 Miles
Chicago O'Hare
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lakeside Golf course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-94/ Exit 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Plue Plate Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lake Michigan - Orchard Beach - Private.
Car: recommended

Numerous Antique shops, Art Galleries, Specialty Shops, Plenty of Restaurants with very good food, a couple of Wineries, 45 minutes from South Bend and Notre Dame. 10 minute drive to Four Winds Casino. 5 miles from Warren Dunes State Park, 5 miles north of New Buffalo, Mi. and marina


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $350
Housekeeping/cottage-min $100

Summer Season Rates are based on rental of both cottages and include the housekeeping fee for one cottage ($100). There will be an additional fee of $100 for housekeeping of the 2nd cottage included in the reservation quote request.

Pets are an additional $10/pet/day. Pet fees for longer than 2 night stays will be an additional charge payable directly to the owner.

Spring and Fall rates are per cottage and based on number of guests per cottage not exceeding 10 people per cottage. Groups of 11-20 need 2 cottages. See our website for more details. Holidays have special rates and are not indicated here. See for complete listing of rates and availability. Rental Payments made with a credit card are subject to a 3% convenience fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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