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Stylish Lakefront Home with a Furnished Deck, Free WiFi, & Fireplace - Dogs OK
Beautifully set off the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan, this comfortable lakefront home is a New Buffalo escape you're sure to return to year after year. The interior of this home is a showcase of its surroundings with a tasteful, modern aesthetic. Making the most of the property's premium location, this vacation rental provides a unique take on an open-concept plan with countless windows, abundant natural light, and sweeping views. Sunset Vista offers a spacious floor plan where the well-equipped, full kitchen (complete with a Sub-Zero Refrigerator and a Thermador Professional stove and oven), living area, and dining area are seamlessly combined to offer the best entertainment experience. The living space features a wood-burning fireplace perfect for those chilly evenings, while the dining area is furnished with a beautiful wood table that seats eight. While outside, relax on the patio or play with the kids or the dogs in the huge grassy yard. There is a private neighborhood beach just below the house.
Distance From Home
Galien River County Park
New Buffalo Beach & Boat Ramp
Hesston Steam Museum
Warren Dunes State Park
Washington Park Zoo
St. Julian Winery & Distillery Tasting Room
Michigan City Outlet Mall
Billy Goat 9 & Dine
Things to Know Free WiFi Beach towels provided Due to fluctuating water levels, the beach closes periodically. Please contact Vacasa to inquire about beach availability. The family dogs (40 lbs. max.) are welcome with a small nightly fee TV streaming services require guests' own accounts
This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC
1 dog welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: Parking for two cars in the driveway and one in the garage. No street parking is available and this is a firm number that we cannot negotiate.
You must be 28 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Comcast
Cable : Comcast
Gas grill : Private
Linda M.Sep 2022
The views!! The amenities! Amazing house!
Jack B.Apr 2022
Can’t beat the view of the lake. Loved the giant windows everywhere, the house was very beautiful and clean.
Mitchell R.Apr 2022
Open layout home with windows that take full advantage of the lakefront views! Plenty of room for multiple conversation areas around the home living room.
Fireplace is an interesting mix of wood, with a gas pilot underneath. Super easy to have a cozy reliable fire, even if you're short on kindling. There was a bundle of wood when we arrived (nice touch!)- we bought 1 extra bundle at the local grocery store to have extra as the mood struck.
There is indeed parking for 4 vehicles, if you squeeze them in. For a lake-front lot, that's an extravagant amount of parking!
Kitchen has impressive appliances and butcher-block countertops. Basic kitchen pans, etc are there. If you're planning on any serious cooking, you may consider bringing your own essentials.
Good internet service- but we tried not to use it, and enjoy the time away from it all.
Loved the home, we'd love to stay there again in the future!
John E.Mar 2022
Overall great experience. Yes, lots of light switches, but that makes setting the mood that much easier. Yes, lots of stairs and levels, but that makes the interior interesting. Beautiful floors, comfortable seating areas, great fireplace and great kitchen facilities. Neighborhood was very quiet in March, but might get busier in summer. And the view of Lake Michigan is priceless. 5 minute drive to downtown New Buffalo. No direct private beach access at this time.
Andy P.Jan 2022
This house is really remarkable- great architecture and lakefront views. Everything was clean and well prepared, and checking in and out went very smoothly. Happy to have had the chance to stay here!
Jessica B.Nov 2021
The home and neighborhood are really lovely. It appears the home was purchased recently and not much work has been done to it. If I had to guess, I'd say the owners are trying to recoup some costs before making improvements. The kitchen still had canned and packaged items from years past (that have been expired for quite a while!). But don't count on anything as simple as olive oils or salt and pepper.
Overall, the house is beautiful, with many wonderful features. Unfortunately, there's no guide to the home, so most of those features are left for you to figure out yourself (like the steam shower). Temperature control is also an issue (you have to figure out which thermostat is active and always put the fan on to make it work), and there are a seemingly infinite number of light switches that nearly drove us insane (partly because some of the bulbs are out).
Obviously, the lake is amazing and the views are spectacular, so if that's all you care about, you're in the right place. (There is no beach access at all since there's no beach below, just rocks.)
The layout is quite strange and definitely not somewhere you'd want to have small children or anyone with mobility issues (there are stairs you can't see in the photos that are impossible to explain but are both hard to see, even in daylight, and in awkward places).
The third floor is a total waste of space, which is unfortunate. The views up there are lovely, but unless you're having a cocktail party, there's really no point to it. There wasn't enough room for a yoga mat, and the only place to sit isn't in a place where you can see the lake (and it's a long bench, so not cozy at all). It needs some more thought (and furniture on the porch - same with the second-floor porch, which is devoid of a place to sit).
The entire second floor is a bedroom suite and the bathroom is amazing. However, there are 4 (!) rooms off the side that are entirely useless. 2 are walk-in closets (but one had stains on the carpet that made us want to close the doors and forget about it) and 2 are unfinished rooms that just seem like wasted space.
We had a hard time with Vacasa on this trip until we were finally put in touch with Maria, the local manager, who is wonderful. But it wasn't until the second-to-last day that we were told we didn't have access to a garage as the description says.
Also, you will have to bring firewood since none is provided (but a store nearby sells it). Just keep in mind that the fireplace is completely exposed and ashes fall beneath the open grate (a foot above the floor). Embers will pop out of the unit if you use the unseasoned firewood you can buy in town. There are no glass doors on the fireplace, no grate for protection, and no fireplace tools to move around wood. You don't want to have a child or animal anywhere near it. We had a log roll out and it was a scary moment.
All that said, I would go back now that I know what to expect. I just hope the owners take the time to set up a guide to the house and leave the number of the local manager so questions are answered in a more timely fashion.
Hi, Jessica! We are so glad you took a chance with us and appreciate your feedback. This is a brand new rental for us, so it will greatly help with improvements. We have discovered a backup battery for the thermostat that has been fixed so everything is functioning properly. Thank you!
Liz S.Nov 2021
Beautiful views and backyard. House is nice if you don’t have issues with steps. Steps up and down from main living space to kitchen and main entry to main living space. Strange layout but works fine for getaways without older folks or little ones.
Rose S.Oct 2021
The view from this home was breathtaking. The home was spacious and ideal to enjoy ! Walk to the private beach close to everything ! Will love to go back