4 Bedrooms with queen beds and full size futons (sleeps 12 total) or rent half!
About Maria Donner
Family owned since the 60s. This is our special place! We are very particular about cleaning, maintaining, and assisting guests when needed.
Maria Donner purchased this Cottage in 1960
Why Maria Donner chose Lakeside
It's so beautiful and relaxing. Lake view and private beach access right in the front yard Summer weeks book up quickly with returning families . We also offer plenty of nicely groomed yard space for grilling, picnicking and playing. Large yard overlooking Lake Michigan is shady and cool with lake breezes, and the sounds of the waves crashing make for a slice of heaven. The Donner family has roots in Three Oaks and the cottage is multi generational. A pleasantly unique experience in a spotless, & comfy summer cottage. We often refer to it as "the cottage of content".
What makes this Cottage unique
Nature, art & music, family fun, or nightlife! take your pick! So very rare to stay in a cute, clean, comfy cottage with sunset, private stairs and soft sandy beach right in the front yard! Bedrooms face the lake. Fresh air and sounds of the waves lull you to sleep. Walking distance to Whistle stop deli, Red Arrow Roadhouse, and Skips European market (weekends). Peaceful retreat after visiting the nearby festivals, casinos, micro brews and wineries. Take a day trip into Chicago museums riding the nearby south shore line train or shop at boutiques in New Buffalo, and/or Lighthouse outlet mall, a short drive away. Family fun parks also nearby & multiplex cinemas in case of a rainy day. In the early morning deer have been spotted in the yard and driveway. Birds watchers enjoy the many species visiting our trees, flowerbeds and landscaping. On clear mornings and evenings you can see the Chicago skyline across the lake. Sunset can be viewed from the front yard, while you play yard games, grill out or just chill in one of our loungers. Perfect yard areas for reading, sketching, or journaling. Lakeshore drive is ideal for biking, jogging, and leisurely strolls to take in more of the shoreline sights. Beautiful and intriguing upscale homes in this area. Only a few miles to Union Pier's bakery, Pumpernickel cafe & ice cream shop, and party store. Short drives to everything you might need or want! Garage space is available to house bikes and beach toys. Space can be arranged for kayaks, paddle boards, or other watercraft if needed (launch nearby). Area rentals can deliver these to your doorstep! Onsite parking spaces provided and personal attention as needed throughout your stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place to enjoy Lake Michigan!!!
This was a wonderful place to stay with family and enjoy Lake Michigan! We loved the views. Everything was wonderful!!
For a change away from the relaxing "beach bum" life, the following are available:
Located a short bike ride or drive to Groceries, Bakery, & great restaurants. Close to Marina and boat launch or fishing charter. Short drive to New Buffalo, Public Golf Course, Gambling Casinos, Lighthouse Outlet Mall, Warren Dunes State Park, Warren Woods. Wineries, fruit markets art galleries, spas, and quaint shops within 5-10 mile radius. Bike, kayak, surfboard, and canoe rentals. Daily train to Chicago Union Station from New Buffalo for a trip to the museum(s). 15-20 mins. to multiplex Cinemas