Tucked away in the wooded Walden cottage enclave sits Tallgrass Cottage, a healing sanctuary for you and your family for a week or weekend. Surrounded by nature, but within walking distance of the quaint downtown of New Buffalo, and less than a mile from the New Buffalo beach, Tallgrass is a short 70 miles from Chicago. Once here, you'll immediately notice how the sweet, fragrant air will begin to relax you. Stepping inside Tallgrass, you'll be struck by the openness and abundance of natural Michigan light streaming in from all sides, including the multiple skylights. You won't come for the granite counter tops, stainless sinks and appliances, nuanced lighting or vaulted ceilings in the great room, but each will make your stay more comfortable and distraction free as you use our home as a base for your daily excursions around southwest Michigan.
Wine tastings at the multiple nearby wineries, seasonal festivals, world-class antiquing, kayaking, fishing, golf on challenging and pristine courses, and cycling are just some of the activities you and your family or friends can enjoy during your visit. At night, kick back on the open deck, or read that novel you've been meaning to get to on the screened-in porch. Plan a dinner at one of the nearby, one-of-a-kind restaurants, or grill out under the brightest stars you never get to see in the city. With three bedrooms, three full baths, and an activity loft for you and the kids, Tallgrass accommodates four to six people comfortably. Don't wait. Reserve your vacation time with us today. If you do, we promise you'll want to come back to see us again and again.
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, dishwashers, central heat and air conditioning, cable/satellite television, DVD-players, high-speed Internet service, and outdoor gas or charcoal grills.
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 supply fire wood for homes which have wood-fueled amenities like a fire pit or a wood-burning fireplace. We do not resupply anything during the stay. We provide two rolls of toilet paper for each bathroom, 2 rolls of paper towels, 4 garbage bags, and hand soap in each bathroom -- so plan according to your needs.
Peak Season Rentals: This property rents from Sunday to Sunday.
Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 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.
Sleeping Accommodation Details
This property has 2 Queen(s), 2 Twin(s), 1 Full(s).
It was comfortable, felt right at home
by Mary H.
It was a wonderful place for a week with family and friends. Everything we needed was there. It was very clean and close to everything. I would definitely return. Thank you
Very nice accommodations
by Jessie S.
My family of 4--spouse & 2 teenage boys stayed for a week. We were very pleased. All the beach gear that was provided was unexpected but great! Rafts, beach chairs & umbrella, etc. My husband loved reading on the screened porch. Plenty of room to spread out & feel relaxed. We will definitely rent from WayaRentals in the future.
by Andrew S.
Great floor plan for family of 4-5...lots of room to spread out. The deck and screened in porch were an unexpected bonus as it allowed us to enjoy the outdoors, even after a long day at the beach. Property is about 5 minutes from town and the beach and an easy enough jumping off point to the interstate for day trips. Would highly recommend this property if wanting to stay in the New Buffalo area..clean, nicely decorated, modern amenitieis, and extras such as beach chairs and kitchen dishes and accessories.
Perfect home away from home
by Ann H.
This is a great home! Cozy and charming, but yet large enough to accommodate everyone. Since we did have some rainy weather, we felt fortunate to be staying in this well equipped home. The kids were able to play and watch movies in their own lofted space, while the adults were able to stay dry by hanging out on the lovely screened in porch. Location was ideal - peaceful and wooded, but close to town and the lake. We will definitely be back!
great home, quiet location
by Kellie B.
I loved this home's screened-in porch. The space was plenty big enough for four adults and four children.
by Cynthia G.
We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was perfect for a quiet get-away. The cottage was nicely decorated and had everything a person would need. It was clean and very well keep. We enjoyed the quiet town of New Buffalo and would defiantly stay there again if we where in the area. I would highly recommend. Thanks you for such a nice relaxing week.
We would choose the Tallgrass again and again!
by Chris & Brian - Glen Ellyn, IL
We have stayed at the Tallgrass Cottage twice, and look forward to many more visits in the future. The Tallgrass Cottage is our new found home away from home. We have very high standards and are extremely picky. Waya Rentals has exceeded them. This is not your typical "cottage in the woods". My mother used to say her idea of camping is the Holiday Inn. My idea of camping is the Tallgrass Cottage. Set your expectations high - this is no tent in the woods. It's a marvelous gem of a getaway luxury cottage with all of the amenities of home. The location is perfect, close to everything to do in Harbor County, yet it feels secluded and quiet. We really like the open and spacious floorplan. The entire front of the house is a two story great room with tons of light and windows, with plenty of space to spread out and read, watch TV, and enjoy viewing the outdoors (and there is actually tallgrass all around!). The owner has taken time to put special touches into the home, like an old antique desk in one of the bedrooms, the window seats in the front room, or the game table in the loft, that make this place feel super inviting. The home is nicely decorated, comfortable, clean, and the pictures are extremely accurate. It has all of the modern conveniences of home, we enjoy the fully equipped kitchen (we love the large amount of counter space to prepare meals together), and the nice big flat screen TV in living room - a necessity for us to keep up with our favorite shows. The furniture is very comfortable. The screened porch is another plus and we find it to be quite relaxing. Also, having two of the bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor is wonderful, and makes it easy for loading/unloading luggage. For a nice dinner out, we always go to Tabor Hill Winery. We have stayed in many places, and this is by far one of the best. Working with Waya Rentals is always a postive experience, and we would highly recommend it.
by Sheila - Lake Forest, IL
We stayed at Tallgrass Cottage with another family and loved it! The house was cozy, comfortable, nicely decorated and clean with all the amenities included. Our kids had their own space in the loft where they played, watched tv and slept in their own separate room. We loved the screened in porch along with outside porch. It was also so close to town. We highly recommend and will be back soon!
Charming, Peaceful Home
by Kara H. - Kansas City
The house is well-equipped with anything you could want on a vacation, from the gas cook top range to sand toys for the kids to take to the beach. It was clean and well-appointed. We loved relaxing on the screened-in porch in the mornings and evenings. My kids loved ringing the bell at the front door and the kids' toys there were such a nice touch - both the ones in the house and the ones for sand play. It made for a peaceful, quiet trip away. We found the walk to the beach to be more than we could manage, especially with beach chairs and little ones, but it was a quick drive to the New Buffalo beach. All in all, a great spot for a relaxing family vacation.
by go_blue Ohio
We visited Tallgrass for a dual couple weekend retreat and were very satisfied with our stay. The house was very clean, comfortable, and just an overall relaxing place. The owner was helpful and available for questions. I would suggest the Stray Dog cafe for a casual dining experience. Try the fish tacos, they are delicious, and there are lots of local brews on tap. The Tallgrass cottage is a perfect place to unwind, worked well for our party of 4 to stay there. We had plenty of room, but was the right size to still be a cozy atmosphere. We really enjoyed sitting by the fire and visiting (with beers in hand made it even better!) We would not hesitate to stay here again in the future.