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WAYA's DEN: Riverfront - Hot tub - Fire Pit - Private Setting - Close to Town

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Log cabin on six beautiful acres of land with over 500 feet of Galien River wrapping around the property. The house offers almost 3000 square feet of living space spread out over three floors with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. An 850 square foot deck sits off the back of the house facing the Galien River. A newly added outdoor hot tub helps you to enjoy the winter months outside while taking in the views from the deck. Why not spend some time finding yourself again.

This house offers all the amenities of home—all you need to bring is the desire to relax. The interior was designed to make you comfortable and avoid that “rental feeling.” You can’t pick a better place if privacy is important—there are no neighbors within sight and the view from all sides is wooded. If you decide to venture out, you can enjoy the area by taking a five minute trip to downtown New Buffalo where the beach is located. Visit the quaint stores, go antique shopping, or just enjoy the many restaurants, cafes, and wineries within minutes from the house. There is even a full service day spa in the downtown area.

If you are looking for active things to do, the area offers kayak and bike rentals. Take a nice run by the lake or enjoy some of the best rolling hills for bike rides. The new Four Winds Casino is located five minutes away and Whittaker Golf coarse is ten minutes from the house. You are also close to Indiana’s Lighthouse Outlet Mall.

All beds are high quality. Three of the four queen beds have pillow top mattresses, Double Beds (1) Located in the lower level. Lower level is a great space for the kids to hang out with a TV, DVD player and a full bathroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) One twin bed in each of the upstairs bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Spacious day bed sits in great room next to wood burning fireplace. Additional sleeper sofa in the lower level. Lower level also has a full bathroom, TV, DVD player, and a pellet fireplace.

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. Please be advised home rents Sat.-Sat. during the summer months.

This property is Dog-friendly. A non-refundable fee of $100.00 per stay, per dog ( 2 dog max) is assessed during the booking process.

More Details

Waya Rentals
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Waya Rentals

Professionally managed by WAYA Rentals, a company founded on the idea that what makes a vacation great is not just having a place to go, but having a place that feels like your second home. That’s our mission and that’s our commitment. Let us help you discover the beauty of Southwest Michigan’s Harbor Country and find the “second home” vacation of your dreams! We’re confident that it will give you as much joy as it gives us..

Waya Rentals purchased this cabin in 2006

What makes this cabin unique

New Buffalo Michigan Vacation Rental: Log cabin on 6 secluded acres with breathtaking views of the Galien River, fire pit and outdoor hot tub. Sleeps up to 10 adults and 4 children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stay at a truely rare find in New Buffalo Michigan. This cabin is nearly 2400 sq.ft. with a queen bed in each of the three bedrooms and a bathroom on every floor. The house sits on six wooded acres of land with your closest home about a football stadium away. The house is located five minutes from Downtown New Buffalo where you have the lake Michigan beach and many great restaurants and stores. The area also has a great day spa and a place to rent kayaks and bikes. Come stay at a beautiful home located just minutes away from a little bit of everything. Please do not hesitate to call even if it is just to ask questions.

Thanks, Ron 312-952-8361
Jun 2006
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in New Buffalo, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Check-in Time: 4:00PM (MI Time) Check-out Time: 10
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • The home is equipped with 3.5 bathrooms. One Full bathroom can be found on each floor of the home. The additional half bath is located off the living room space for ease of use. Master Bedroom shower is oversized !!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1 Day Bed, 1 Full, 2 Twin, 4 Queen, 1 Pull Out Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
House sits on six acres allowing privacy and room for outside activities. Enjoy 500ft of Galien River frontage. The views from this house can not be matched. Enjoy privacy while still being just a five minute drive from downtown New Buffalo and Lake Michigan. Do not forget Waya is the only company that offers a BOAT RENTAL to their clients.


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WAYA's DEN: Riverfront - Hot tub - Fire Pit - Private Setting - Close to Town
average rating of 4.857143 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, great location, only an hour from Chicago. The hot tub is amazing and just pure nature surrounding the house.

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for the kind words and for choosing Waya Rentals as your Vacation Rental Company. We hope you will consider us in the future for your next trip to Mi. or possibly a second home purchase. Waya
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Perfect winter weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

I organized a trip here with group of friends this past weekend, and the place was beautiful even buried in snow after a blizzard the day we arrived. So much charm, comfortable beds, lots of space and supplies, great hot tub - everything was wonderful. The owner Ron was incredibly helpful, making sure that the driveway was plowed before we got there Friday and again before we had to leave Sunday. The house has a few quirks, but Ron was very responsive and helpful regarding any of our questions or issues that came up during our stay and it was a phenomenal value for the quality and location. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From all of us at Waya Rentals we would like to thank you for being a great guest, and for the positive feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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Beautiful property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Property was very clean. Nice linens and comfortable beds. Very comfortable furniture also. The only downside is the well water. I'm sure it's safe, however it tastes and smells like sulfur. Not a big deal just bring drinking water. Excellent experience overall. Would stay again, and would recommend.

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again for a great review. The owners of this home take great care of the property and always are making updates to make it even better for the renters every year. For 2017 they added a beautiful 850 sq. ft. screened in area and had the kitchen redone. As far as the well water goes it is perfectly safe for use but I like city water better as well.
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Pros and cons

  • 3 of 5

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Location - nice and close to New Buffalo and all of the attractions

Comfortable - beds were comfortable, showers were good

Spacious - kids had plenty of space to stretch out

Pretty - nice deck, nice grill, pretty view from above river


Location - right off busy highway 12; traffic and train noise; not easy access to/descent down to river

Some maintenance would be helpful - fix dishwasher, fridge freezer, please--consider stocking with new knives; current ones extremely old/dull. Also, consider purchasing new towels (in our opinion, it's time) and include more of them on property. Had to be persistent to have additional towels delivered.

Maintenance - During our stay, hot tub fix-it person and landscapers with mowers and leaf blowers descended unannounced. It would be polite to let renters know who will be coming/going for safety and security purposes.

Access - Only one key was provided, which was inconvenient for our family and our split schedules. Also, it looked like there's a lock box on property, but we were required to pick up/drop off key in busy New Buffalo where parking is scarce. This was also inconvenient.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all thank you for the positive review and feedback. Sorry about the lawn guys and mosquito service stopping by, we have these services done to make your stay more enjoyable and to keep our place held to a higher standard then most. Not sure what can be done about the town of New Buffalo being to busy and not having enough parking for you. Keys are picked up at our office to allow us to provide a personal touch to our guests by meeting them and allowing them to ask questions. This also prevents guests from arriving early and not allowing our cleaners to finish their jobs. Customer service and cleanliness are two things we take seriously.
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Great place for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, wonderful location and features! Just enough room for our 9 adults and 4 kids. My only complaint is we could not have family dinners really together because none of the tables fit all of us. Would be perfect with a larger table on top deck or second table on bottom deck. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with my parents and our two kids at this great cabin. The cabin is very nice. The kitchen is full of dishes, pots, pans, and any kitchen utensil you could need. There is a great deck with a hot tube and grill off the back off the house that overlooks a river. It's a great place to spend some time. There is also a big yard with a nice fire pit and some playground stuff which is on the small side but works well enough. The beds and furniture are nice too. The downsides are that the water has a sulfur smell to it so we only drank bottled water, the dishwasher always falls off the tracks (a minor nuisance really), and you can always hear cars on the highway (also not that big a deal). There's also a train going by every few hours which I liked, but it might bother some people. If they fixed the water smell thing it would be as close to perfect as makes no difference.

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: William, I am glad overall you had a great stay !! We will take your comment Close to Perfect as a plus any day. Sorry but the entire area has well water. We do have a water softener and a system that eliminates most of the well taste but I agree city water is best. I would advise anyone that is a big water drinker to bring water. Well water is not harmful but does have a different taste compared to city water. Ron Morales( Owner)
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Car: necessary

The property is located just five minutes away from downtown New Buffalo. New Buffalo offers a full service day spa, a professional yoga studio and gym, as well as several great restaurants, ice cream shops, and the New Buffalo public beach. You are also five minutes away from the new Four Winds Casino. If interested in shopping try the Indiana Outlet Mall located less then 30 minutes from the home. Waya (rental agency for this home) also offers their clients a BOAT rental to enjoy while staying at one of their homes.


Rates & Availability


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