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Great Reviews! Booking Summer 2019. Golf Cart. Private Beach. Secluded.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bd/2 Bath, 2,000 sqft private home one block from Lake MI. Very secluded.

One open week for summer remaining. Weekly bookings only in the Summer (Saturday to Saturday). Very private home on a sand dune set away from neighbors. Aptly decorated for your beach vacation. Block to Lake Michigan. Golf cart included (in season). As we run on multiple sites please know that we have 70+, 5-star reviews in total (and only 5 star) in under 3 seasons of owning/renting the property. Many reviews rave about the deck, the decorations, the serenity and/or privacy.

TreeTops is a classic Grand Beach home nestled in the trees of Old Grand Beach; a block from Lake Michigan, the park/tennis/basketball courts, a quick 1/4 mile golf cart ride to the golf course and includes all the trappings for a great week or weekend. The house is a very private property as evidenced by the pictures and many of the comments in the reviews. Both the house and adjoining deck are perched high off the street on a sand dune away from neighbors and their activities.

The house is 2,000 square feet with 3 bedrooms/2 baths and a monstrous deck (roughly 900 square feet) that winds down to a dead-end street that allows you to walk the block to the lake in a few minutes. As well, your rental (in season) comes with the use of our golf cart, that seats four, and can quickly transport you to the beach, golf course or anywhere within the Village. Grand Beach is a golf cart “approved” village. You must have drivers license to operate golf cart on the streets.

The kitchen is very large and comes with all kinds of necessities for cooking and baking. We keep the spice cabinet well stocked so leave your spices at home. Re: grilling, we have a new, large gas grill for the barbecue king or queen as well as an electric smoker (Masterbuilt 30"), There's a bar off the kitchen that allows for additional seating to the kitchen nook table. See pictures for better detail. We have both a Keurig coffee machine and traditional 12-cup brewer.

The main living area is very spacious and includes a large flat screen TV and a dual sided fireplace for fires in the off season. There's an additional 4 person, round table in the living room for added seating, working a puzzle and/or a great game of cards.

The three bedrooms upstairs are spacious with total bed sleeping accommodates for 9 (1 king, 2 queens, 1 twin bunk and one twin) and is ideally suited for two - three families with kids. This is not to say that some can't sleep downstairs but the house is really geared for six adults (max) and some children. Let me know if you have any questions about lodging.

For the summer vacationers, we have a surfboard, a kids kayak, 5+ boogie/wake boards, 2 cruiser bikes, 8+ beach chairs, a beach umbrella, four small-child life vests and tennis rackets/balls and basketball for the playground.

We’re excited to offer you a great, private retreat home in Old Grand Beach for whatever your week or weekend calls for. Mid-week rentals also available as we rent year 'round.

A little history: the house was purchased at the end of 2014 and we completed the renovation in the spring of 2015...just in time for the rental season. All pics are current to the property today. TreeTops is also owner-managed.

So come stay with us. Many others have. We really think you'll enjoy the house as much as we have so far. And please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions and thanks for giving us a look.


K, H, S & Z

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Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Keith

Family of four from Chicago and long time vacationers to the area that decided to take the plunge and buy a property in this great little area of Grand Beach

Keith purchased this house in 2014

Why Keith chose Grand Beach

Suited our family and rental prospects very well. Situated up on a sand dune, the house and deck are "away from it all". House has great bones and matched perfectly with our desire to create a "beach like" home near Lake MI. With its 2,000 square feet and large deck you never feel on top of each other.

What makes this house unique

Serenity. Very private. Great area of Grand Beach. Grand Beach is a quiet little beach village It's a throwback beach town. Lotta walking, golf cart travel and overall friendly folks. Re: the privacy, you can't just show up and park your car in the street and hit the beach...need to be a resident or guest so very little traffic. You'll visit once and come back for years...just like us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is a very comfortable one in beautiful Grand Beach. It is nestled in the middle of mature trees so it gives a great feeling of privacy. The house contains every utensil, pot, pan and bowl that you could possibly need for food prep and cooking. The house is very clean and tastefully decorated. Linen and towels are plentiful along with all kinds of beach toys. Our family had such a fun family vacation here. The golf cart made it so convenient to go to the beach with all supplies in tow. It was also fun to ride in the cart and see the other beautiful homes in Grand Beach. Located between Michigan City, IN and New Buffalo, M., there is always something to do close by should you want to outside Grand Beach. Take some water shoes because the beach and shoreline are very rocky. Beach and beautiful sunsets are only a short walk away. I would rent this property again. Keith Szanto is a wonderful host. The process of booking the house was easy and provided me with all the necessary information.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Grand Beach, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Min. requirement for half of the adults to be 30+. Signed rental agreement is required within 3 days of booking. No parties. Max parking of 4 cars.
  • Dog friendly but there is a $50 fee charge per stay. Please let us know beforehand if you plan to bring your pet to discuss requirements. No cats.
  • Respect our home as you would your favorite aunt's. If you don't have a favorite aunt then, well, I hope you get the message we're trying to convey.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 bunk bed , bunk is twin over twin
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Great Reviews! Booking Summer 2019. Golf Cart. Private Beach. Secluded.
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews

Excellent Stay Again!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at Tree Tops and booking with Keith. Every year we have stayed has been a pleasure. Keith is great and easy to work with. He is always on top of having the Home prepared for the best stay possible. The home is always neat, clean, and organized with everything needed for a nice relaxing stay. There is plenty of space inside and out for family dinners and get togethers. The deck is an amazing place to hang out and socialize or even sit back alone and read a book. There’s also so much to do around the area which is another reason I’ve been visiting Grand Beach for 30+ years. Between the things to do inside Gand Beach Village and the surrounding areas, you won’t want to leave! We just left last week and are already looking forward to booking Tree Tops again next year. It’s truly our favorite place to vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Tree Top!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six plus our dog stayed at Tree House over the Fourth. The house was perfect for our family and Keith could not have been more organized or helpful! The house was very well stocked and super clean. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maureen. Loved having you and Dan and the kids stay with us. Hope you'll come back down the road. Keith
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Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at tree tops at grand Beach! Everything about the house was perfect! Keith was awesome - very helpful- the house was equipped with everything you could possibly need. Private beach was so pleasant- we were the only ones on it. Can’t say enough good things about the time we spent there. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Amanda. Great to host you and the family. Hope to see you all next year.
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A Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I found Tree Tops while searching for options for a Memorial Day Weekend girls trip with 6 of my best friends, and I'm SO happy I did. Keith is amazing! He communicated with me thoroughly leading up to the weekend and upon arrival, he was there to show us around. The house lacked in nothing, we had everything we needed and wonderful grocery stores nearby. The best part about this place is the reason I booked it, and that is the huge and comfy deck! We had intentions of venturing but mostly just sat on the deck with our wine. It was the perfect girls weekend, and we're definitely coming back! It gets booked up quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot as early as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect stay by perfect guests. Thanks again for sharing your weekend with us. Come back please.
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Very clean and extremely well organized. Very detailed instructions for everything. Owner is awesome

  • 5 of 5

The owner was great. Super quick to respond. Proactive in everyway to make sure you enjoy your stay. House was very clean and well organized. Instructions for everything and lots of extras. Bikes, paddle boards, golf cart, fireplace etc. Everything was very clean and the owner was very flexible for us as we were traveling with grandparents, kids and pet. Close to lots of beaches and quick driving distamce to Michigan City as well.

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks James. Glad we fit the bill for your stay. Hope to see you again.
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We had a great time and perfect for 6 adults 2 young grandkids

  • 5 of 5

The weather didn’t really cooperate but we built a fire, relaxed and played games. Between rain drops, we walked to the lake. The little ones enjoyed the golf cart rides. We had nice weekend and thankful to owners for providing the great home to do so. We’re already looking to next year.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patrick. Yeah, the weather sure could have been better but I'm glad you enjoyed the stay at the house with the family. Please come back and see us.
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
South Bend Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Casey's and The Stray Dog
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Grand Beach Municipal
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak - New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Multiple in New Buffalo
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Grand Beach (1 block)

Near New Buffalo and Michigan City and its outlet malls.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$202.2
Pet Fee AU$67.4
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$539.2

Saturday to Saturday Bookings During Summer. Check-In 3 pm Eastern & Check-Out 11 am Eastern.

Refund of Deposit for Cancellations 60 Days or More Prior to Check-In Date.

A signed occupancy agreement is required within 4 days of booking.

Max of 4 cars for parking

Potential $25/adult additional for more than 6 adults.

A rental agreement specific to your stay will be issued to the traveler once your stay is agreed to. A signature to both the rental agreement and liability waiver for golf cart, bikes, kayak/surfboard is required for your stay. Legally, you are accepting both agreements upon the acceptance of your reservation and initial payment via website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.