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Woodsy Relaxing Escape

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House with large deck 3 bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Walk to the lake, bike through the dunes, golf on the links and then enjoy the woodland view from the deck or the enclosed porch. The closest area to the lake has had the beach eroded. Walking to the shore is still available. The charming cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus a futon in a separate room. Several large tables provide space for family dining and playing games.

Neighboring areas provide a plethoria of activities -- bike trails, antiquing, shopping -- both unique shops & discount mall, blueberry picking, museums, gardens, and the 4 Winds casino (3 mi.) and Blue Chip casino (6 mi.). Everyone can find several fun vistas.

Keywords: Charming cottage, close to beach,large fenced yard, outdoors beckons, mature trees, golf, playground & tennis nearby

More Details

Anne Boyd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Anne Boyd

My family purchased this home in order to provide more space for the family as it grew. (The home next door has been in the family for years.) Folks learned to golf, swim & appreciate each other while maturing here. We love to take advantage of the large deck for relaxing or dining.

Anne Boyd purchased this house in 1975

Why Anne Boyd chose Grand Beach

This village of Grand Beach offers a quiet spirit in a hectic world. A residential area! Select your recreation -- or decide to relax & soak up the delights. The spacious woodsy yard offers a relaxed vista. Whatever your choice, do not miss seeing the ever-changing sunsets over the Chicago skyline.

What makes this house unique

The country feel of this summer property is a reminder of a less harried time. The large deck is super for enjoying the woodsy hugh side yard. Watching the deer munching on the mulberries was a surprise.


Grand Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On 2nd floor
  • Separate tub & shower on first floor. Shower on 2nd floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s)futon - 2 sleep sofa /futon , on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , on first floor
  • Double Beds (1) On 1st floor; Full bath w/tub, separate shower on 1st floor, Twin or Single Beds (1) 4 twin beds on 2nd floor; Bath with shower stall; Large area for sitting on 2nd floor, New futon on 1st floor in separate room near living room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Enclosed porch, Large deck overlooking naturalized woods with mature trees, short walk to lake , dogs allowed in evening on lakefront, golf, tennis, and playground nearby. Upstairs sitting area.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great family experience

  • 5 of 5

The deck was fantastic!

The spotted deer were a fun surprise!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach gateway

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. We (5 adults, 1 infant) stayed here over the Labor Day holiday. It was everything we expected and more. This property is located within the village of Grand Beach which has a lot to offer including golf (9 holes), tennis, basketball, playground and more. The property is a 1 minute walk to the beach, 8 minute walk to tennis, basketball, playground and a 10 minute walk to golf. The property is only 4 miles from downtown New Buffalo where most of the nearby restaurants are located and 9 miles from the Michigan City outlet mall which convenient during a rainy day. We were concerned that the house did not come with A/C but it had plenty of windows in all rooms and the owner supplied a lot of fans so it never was an issue. The property itself, although vintage had everything you would need for a beach vacation. Plenty of comfortable seating throughout multiple rooms for both lounging and dining. All guests were very satisfied with the mattresses including the futon. The spacious deck and large yard were an added bonus. The yard is fenced which was great since we brought our dog. Everything noted on the rental description online were included/available at the property. The charcoal grill appeared to be small but were we able to fit everything on it when we grilled. We would definitely stay here again or at the property next door which has the same owner and we received a tour of while checking out. The owner was very responsive during the booking process and called us during our stay to see if we needed anything which was appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westlake, OH

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We've used this house for a vacation for several years. Across the street from the beach, a quick walk to the playground, the patio is great for catching up with friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How great that the teens enjoyed the casual sporty environs. Toddlers & young ones loved being so close to the playground. Yes, deer & birds & wildlife creatures kept reminding you that you stayed in the woods!
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Michigan City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
many in New Buffalo
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Grand Beach....9 holes
Nearest Train
3 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lazy Perch
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Grand Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf course
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis Courts
Car: necessary

Village of Grand Beach is non-commercial No bus stops! 2 Casinos nearby. Many fruit & vegetable farms nearby, unique shops and festivals in New Buffalo (3 mi.), relax on the supersized deck & enjoy the birds, butterflies & wildlife. Property # 405229 is next door. Using both suitable for multi-family gatherings. Local wineries & wine tours in area also.

New brew pubs & distillery near by if you wish.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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