USA Michigan Lake Michigan New Buffalo Listing #48447

A Happy Place - New Buffalo, MI

9 reviews
Max. occupancy: 12 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 6 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 10 comfortably  1 dog max 
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Lovely Home w/ Private Hot Tub, Firepit, Game Room - Less than 1 Mile From Beach

Welcome to A Happy Place! This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home sits on a lovely wooded lot, with a serene creek at the edge of its backyard, a private hot tub tucked away below the house and the Stop 41 beach within a mile of the home!

Walk home from a day on the Stop 41 beach, rinse off the sand in the outdoor shower, and slip into the hot tub to take off the chill of Lake Michigan's refreshing waters. Step inside to find a spacious open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a large island with granite countertops, and bar stools where you can grab a quick afternoon snack. The kitchen opens into a family room with a wood-burning fireplace and a dining room overlooking the back deck. There's also a screened-in porch with another dining space - a wonderful spot for card games on warm summer nights.

Spend your evenings in the basement game room, where you'll find a shuffleboard table, a cabinet full of board games, and a poker table for six. Light a fire in the backyard firepit, listen to the sounds of the creek trickling by the house, and keep an eye open for deer and other animals passing through. When it's time to turn in, you'll find a queen bedroom, a twin bedroom, a room with two sets of twin bunks, and an attached TV room on the second floor. The third floor holds the private master suite with a king-size bed, an en suite bathroom with a full bathroom and shower, and a private deck with beautiful views of the creek.

Things to know:
High-speed WiFi
Full kitchen (with a wine fridge)
Outdoor shower

If you are booking the home between the months of September and May, please verify that the hot tub will be accessible

This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan, LLC.

Parking Notes: Home has parking available in driveway for maximum of 5 vehicles.

Water Access: There are several beaches within walking distance but they are not all open at times due to the recent high water level in Lake Michigan. The plentiful beach at the dead-end near Tahoma Trail/Lake Shore Drive is reliably accessible and is a short ride away via golf cart or a 15-minute walk.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining









Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games

Ping-pong table


Gas grill : Private





9 reviews

Erin S. Sep 2021
The home was spacious and warm and was perfect for a family vacation. Loved that you were able to spread out and the amenities were great. We had trouble finding the nearest beach as the directions seemed off but otherwise great location.
Maura E. Aug 2021
Our family enjoyed our stay here tremendously. It’s a great area, access to beaches, gorgeous setting, quiet. The house was very comfortable, spacious and clean. Highly recommended!
Rae P. Jul 2021
The areas of the house worked out perfectly- the young adults hung in the screen porch and the hot tub, the teens hung out in the basement and the hot tub, the adults enjoyed the living room and the upper deck. We grilled, had bonfires, and just enjoyed the heck out of each other.
Paul J. Jun 2021
We loved 'A Happy Place'. Spacious, light, and comfortable. The kids loved having their own space to sleep, play, and watch tv. The adults enjoyed the kitchen and dining areas, and we all enjoyed the large games room (including a large wine/beer refrigerator!)The bedrooms and the bathrooms were great although the mattress in the queen-sized bed could do with being replaced. Outside was fabulous with plenty of room for the kids to play as well as a hot tub, hammock, and fire-pit. The private beach was very rocky but another beach close by was sandy and quiet. The house was everything we needed and wanted it to be, definitely a happy place.
Beata K. Feb 2021
Amazing art and personal collections of fun antiques throughout the house ! Lovely book collection - I borrowed one and snuggled up all day with snow falling outside to read it this weekend ! Hot tub is so cute with lights above it and kitchen and home is fully stocked !! Beautiful location with woods and lake nearby . Only improvement that needs to happen is that the master bedroom mattress is folding in like a taco ! Needs to be replaced ! And could use some warmer blankets . But the house is a big thumbs up . Plenty of space and so warm and inviting . Really A Happy Place ! ❤️
Manager response:
Hi Beata, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your feedback about the mattress and will review it further with the local staff. We hope you'll visit again very soon.
Tim . Aug 2019
We enjoyed the house and would like to rent again next year.
Loy . Jul 2019
Wonderful time!
Neil . May 2019
Everyone loved our stay.
Ann . Aug 2018
It was a wonderful house for a family reunion. Spacious place for sleeping and entertainment