The Birdhouse – quiet luxury, walk everywhere


Entire cottage hosted by Weeks

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
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The Birdhouse is a private cottage on a wooded ravine just steps from restaurants, shopping and a lovely 0.7 mile walk to the beach. This home hosts 4 guests only, including infants. Enjoy a screened-in porch with views to the woods, an outdoor eating area with grill, firepit, open floor plan and a pristine laundry room. Both bedrooms are cozy and comfortable. The bathroom features a luxurious rain shower with hand shower for junior guests.

The space
The Birdhouse is a cozy getaway that's both private and within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and beach in New Buffalo.

Located a 90-minute drive from Chicago, the Birdhouse is also accessible via Amtrak from the New Buffalo Amtrak stop, an easy 4-block walk away. The Birdhouse is ideal for a private, quiet getaway where you can enjoy wooded views from every window yet walk everywhere.

We've carefully designed our 700 square-foot cottage to make every space beautiful, private and efficient. The bedrooms are small, yet comfortable. The occupancy is for four people, including infants. The dining area is comfortable and stylish, and the sofa, loveseat and recliner are perfect for reading or watching a movie. The Birdhouse has a Samsung Smart TV. It gets over-the-air reception of several networks and allows you to sign in to your Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and select other accounts. Our high-speed Xfinity internet has been very reliable and averages download speeds of 25Mbs+ with strong wifi coverage throughout the entire home, deck and yard.

There is a small set of stairs down to the home from the pebble driveway and there are outside stairs to the laundry room, however, the rest of the home is on one level.

The kitchen is equipped with space-saving, high-end appliances: refrigerator, electric range, toaster, blender, microwave and dishwasher. You'll find pots, pans and a Cuisinart coffee maker with a timer and insulated coffee pot for keeping that second cup of coffee warm. You’ll also find plenty of cookware, dinnerware and cutlery. Outside you'll enjoy using our Weber gas grill and the grilling tools provided. The cost of the propane is included in the cost of the rental but we ask that guests clean the grill after use with the provided brushes and grill cleaning spray.

Parents of little ones will appreciate the availability of a high chair and a toddler bed guardrail available upon request.

The house is situated on the side of a gentle ravine with a small, shallow stream. Under the deck, there's even an outdoor shower for a refreshing post-beach rinse.

Although we have taken every opportunity to create a safe space, parents should be mindful that our cottage is located in a wooded area filled with flora and fauna, so children should be supervised at all times and respectful of the wild turkeys, deer, rabbit, raccoons, hawks, woodpeckers and other woodland friends who live nearby. We are unable to host pets, regardless of size, breed or level of training. Please use Airbnb's filter to choose a pet-friendly rental that will work for your needs.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Public or shared beach access
Free parking on premises
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

New Buffalo, Michigan, United States

This quiet, residential area is ideally suited to visitors to New Buffalo who want to walk everywhere. Within a block you'll find the wonderful Barney's grocery store and the Beer Church microbrewery and restaurant. Within a few blocks you'll find David's coffee shop and delicatessen (which turns into the cozy False Front cocktail lounge most evenings), dozens of charming shops, restaurants including the famous Stray Dog and four ice cream shops.

You'll love being able to walk down Whittaker Street to the public beach and pick up snacks and drinks on the way. It's about a 13-minute walk to the beach. There is also paid public parking should you choose to drive.

From July to September you can pick your own blueberries at numerous farms within a 5-mile drive. You're also close to Warren Dunes, Warren Woods, antique shops and bakeries north along Red Arrow Highway, as well as Ghost Isle Microbrewery, and a host of charming Harbor Country towns home to great restaurants and destinations such as Journeyman Distillery and Four Winds Casino.

Hosted by Weeks

  1. Joined in December 2013
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My husband Bill and I are textile designers who travel a lot for business and have used Airbnb often since 2013. Japan was my home for 8 years and I travel back as often as possible. I love design, cooking, gardening, travel, the outdoors and gazing into the woods at The Birdhouse.
My husband Bill and I are textile designers who travel a lot for business and have used Airbnb often since 2013. Japan was my home for 8 years and I travel back as often as possibl…


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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