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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cute cabin for girls get away
Great communication and a little slice of heaven!
Thanks Karen! Happy to have you!
Maria & Mark
Just what we needed
Perfect spot for our moms get away weekend. Owners are very nice. Excellent view, easy beach access, clean and comfortable accommodations. Easy access to awesome food and antique shopping. Hope to return someday!
Thanks Mallory! We enjoyed having you and friends! Would be very happy for a return visit from you.
Maria & Mark
A very nice property with a nice private staircase down to the beach!
Thanks Scott! So glad to hear you enjoyed it. Super having you!
Maria & Mark
This home is a great location. My mother and I got away from families to celebrate her 60th birthday. The home is cozy and comfortable. Right on the beach. Close to shops and wineries. All around wonderful
Thanks Jared! So happy that you had a great getaway! We were so impressed at how nice the cottage looked after you left. Hope to have you again sometime!
Great Lake Cabin
We had a perfect girls weekend enjoying the beautiful lake front at this cabin and also exploring the surrounding towns of southwest Michigan. Maria was an attentive and wonderful host. We look forward to renting here in the future!
Thank you Margo! We enjoyed meeting you and friends! So glad you stayed and had a nice time. Hope to see you for a future visit!
Maria & Mark
I have no idea where to start...
Our little family vacation to Lake Michigan this year was nothing short of amazing. The owners of our cottage were the most sincere and hospitable property owners. The stay was nothing short of perfect. The location was just WOW... perfection. Although the sun wasn't out the whole time, we still found the property owners so willing to suggest entertainment for our almost 2 year old. I really hope to stay here again next summer. Hopefully for a longer stay! I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this place. The cottage was perfect, was in a perfect location, and had amazing owners. Great communication and just overall great people. 10000% a must stay place! Can't wait to come back!
Thank you Katelyn! We enjoyed getting to know your beautiful family and you were perfect guests! Hope it works out for a return stay!
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