Michiana Cottage Perfect for Four

  • Cottage in Michiana Shores
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Michiana Cottage Perfect for Four

Cottage in Michiana Shores

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  • From: $250 per night

Property Details

Indiana Beaches Vacation Rental: Exceptionally maintained vintage cottage. Fireplace. Fire pit. Conveniently located between Michigan City Indiana and New Buffalo Michigan. Sleeps 4. Max occupancy: 4.

DURING PEAK SEASON(MID. JUNE-MID. AUG.) SUNDAY-SUNDAY RENTALS ONLY

This charming vintage 1940s cottage is one of the original homes built in the beach community that would become Michiana Shores. Attracted by a beautiful combination of woods and lake, residents from Chicago, Indiana, and Michigan have made their way to this serene spot for rest and relaxation for many years. Today, the cottage has been updated to provide the cozy comforts you desire, while maintaining the knotty pine interior and welcoming feeling of a traditional cabin in the woods. Curl up in the main room by the two-story fieldstone fireplace with a lofted ceiling. Enjoy drinks on the screened patio or by the backyard fire pit table. Take a stroll on the gentle trails to watch the sunset on the lakefront, possibly spotting families of deer foraging among the trees or drinking from the creek. Experience the calm, quiet breeze of a warm summer night in the woods, or turn on the central air conditioning and relax in total comfort. The Indiana Dunes and all the wonderful offerings of Michigan's Harbor Country are close by, making this your ideal getaway.

We kindly request that guests refrain from hosting large parties or family gatherings out of respect for the neighboring homeowners, many of whom reside here year-round. By fostering a sense of harmony and consideration, we can ensure that everyone enjoys a peaceful and rejuvenating stay.

Bring food, drinks, personal items, and the good times.

This property is well-maintained and equipped for the comfort and convenience of our guests. Our vacation rentals include well-equipped kitchens, living, and dining areas. Linens and towels are provided. Homes have washers and dryers, a dishwasher, central heat and air conditioning, cable/satellite television, DVD players, and high-speed Internet service.

We ask that renters bring condiments, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, extra toilet paper, and convenience items like plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and zip-lock bags. We do not resupply anything during the stay. We provide two rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom, 2 rolls of paper towels, 4 garbage bags, and hand soap in each bathroom so plan according to your needs.

This property is Dog-friendly. A non-refundable fee per stay, per dog ( 2 dog max) is assessed during the booking process.

Minimum Age Limit for Renters: The guest signing the rental agreement/contract must be 30 years of age or older (ID at check-in required) and must be responsible for the group during the entire time of the stay.

Maximum occupancy restrictions: The number of guests at any WAYA-managed property can not exceed the maximum occupancy number (or sleeps number). This includes invited guests, friends, or additional family members. Events, parties, or family gatherings are not permitted without express written permission prior to booking.

Michiana Shores, Indiana - Short Term Rental Permit Number 2021-08

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed, 1 Toddler Bed

Amenities

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave

Location

  • Village

Outdoor

  • Charcoal Grill
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Availability

Location

Policies

Cancellation Policy

The deposit will be fully refunded if the reservation is canceled at least 60 days prior to the agreed-upon arrival date. If the cancellation is received between 60 and 30 days before the agreed-upon arrival date, an amount equal to 50% of the total rental fee will be charged. No refund will be provided for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the agreed-upon arrival date. Additionally, there will be no refund in the event of an early departure.

Deposit Policy

A 25% booking deposit is required to hold all reservations. This fee is charged automatically to the credit card on file at the time of booking. Complete payment must be made for the total rental amount 30 days prior to the arrival date. Guests have the option of making the final payment via credit card, Venmo, or Zelle. If paying the final payment (balance due) using the credit card on file, there will be a 3% credit card processing fee added to the amount due. To avoid this administrative fee, the final payment may be made by Venmo or Zelle. Payment via Venmo or Zelle must be received prior to the automatic billing date or the credit card on file will be charged automatically to include the additional 3% processing fee. Once payment is made by credit card, no other form of payment can be accepted. To use Zelle, send payment to quickpay@wayarentals.com. For Venmo payments use @wayarentals ** Late payments will have an additional $25 charge added to the balance owed. **

Rental rates vary based on seasonality – please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

8 Guest Reviews

5 star

88%

4 star

13%

3 star

0%

2 star

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1 star

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"Great Get Away"

by Chad & Kim P.

08/31/2023

The cottage was so comfortable and had everything we needed. We especially liked the screened-in back porch, it was lots of fun watching the hummingbirds, chickadees, tufted titmice and nut hatches at the feeders. All the deer in the neighborhood were also a joy. Even had one at the feeder one morning. Very peaceful area with lots of areas to walk and enjoy. About a 10-minute walk to the beach. Highly recommend!

"Coziest Cottage Ever"

by Lori H.

10/27/2022

This sweet log-cabin style cottage is sure to please. It has the vibes of a 1950s lake home in a quiet neighborhood. We celebrated our 20 year anniversary there and were pleasantly surprised at how charming it was. We especially loved the loft and screened-in porch. The fireplace was cool too! (You have to find your own logs if you intend to use the fireplace).

"Our trip to Indiana Dunes"

by Debra R.

10/13/2022

This cottage home was perfect for the two of us. All the amenities we needed were provided, the furnishings comfortable and location was the best. This cottage and the surrounding neighborhood was a peaceful, reflective place to return to from our day outings. We loved it!

"Will book again!!"

by Nora D.

08/11/2022

The cottage was so comfortable with a fully stocked kitchen and many places to hang out and relax. We loved that it is pet friendly and had many great beach days and bike rides!

"Perfect getaway for our family of 5"

by Ann V.

08/11/2021

Our family of 5 (kids are 5, 4, and 2 yo) had a wonderful time at the fantastic cabin. The location provides a perfect launch point for exploring the area. We were able to visit both Indiana and Warren Dunes, the fantastic beaches of Lake Michigan, and many fantastic restaurants in New Buffalo and the surrounding area. The cabin itself is a fantastic respite from a long day of play. It was clean and well-appointed with a lovely screened-in back porch for a quiet cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. We loved snuggling with the kids in the loft TV room. We'd love to come back again! Thank you so much!

"Very Nice House"

by Robert V.

09/22/2020

For a pet friendly house, this was the best we've stayed at. Great location and a very cozy house. Fully stocked kitchen and great fireplace! We'll be back.

"Great COVID Escape for Two!"

by Kristine S.

09/20/2020

This rental was a great place to get away from home, be safe, and enjoy the numerous outdoor options during this time of being socially and physically distanced. We found this lovely Michiana cottage exceptionally clean and comfortable, well stocked, and a perfect location to enjoy this quiet neighborhood on foot, or wonderful biking ride along the lakeshore. It was a short drive to the Indiana Dunes State & National Parks where we spent a few day trips, and also easy access to the New Buffalo area just over the Michigan line. Sad that the private beach access is closed due to efforts to contain the erosion, but still wonderful had views! Highly Recommend!

"Cute Cabin"

by Elma J.

07/02/2020

This cabin was cute, clean and had all of the amenities we needed. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of linens, beach towels, etc. I also give the owner kudos for having a nice collection of games and DVDs for us to watch, we spent a lot of time hanging out in the loft. The property manager was responsive to all questions that we had. It is a few blocks from the beach and we rode our bikes there almost daily. The cabin is a bit small, I think it would get crowded if your family is larger than 3. But if you are going to be out and about most of the time, I don't think it is a big deal.

from $250 / night

4.9

Oct 9-14

Main Floor

Second Floor

Beach Access

Lake Michigan Beaches

Lake Michigan Sunsets

Main Floor

Second Floor

Beach Access

Lake Michigan Beaches

Lake Michigan Sunsets