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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 3,264 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property



~Location and luxury define this gracious, 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom privately owned beach estate. Local amenities include world class cuisine, golf, yachts, vineyards, shopping & childcare. Trained in the art of service, the SPYGLASS staff complete the experience : by being simultaneously invisible & available.

~The home itself is gorgeously and generously outfitted with luxe appliances, fresh linens and a wonderful service staff. Enjoy the beach area, lavish 6-person jacuzzi, 2 outdoor showers, 6 flat-screen televisions, a fully integrated media system (iPad-controlled, fully wired indoor/outdoor zoned speakers/Sonos/Apple TV/Wifi/Cable ) and parking for 8 vehicles. This property is a haven for those looking for it all!

~For those looking for dining, recreation and discovery, SPYGLASS provides full and partial concierge services based on your needs and wants. From private yacht charters to onsite dinners with world renowned chefs...if you can dream it up, we will do our best to produce it!

~If you are interested in renting this breathtaking residence, and having a escape like no other please contact the Owner to coordinate rental specifics and arrange for a site visit.

~Katie Neuman, property manager, 630-901-1748~

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Katie Neuman
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Katie Neuman

Greetings from the Vogelzang Family (Caylei, Nick & Chase),

We absolutely love our place Grand Beach and after many renovations are thrilled to share it with you and your family! I am originally from Oregon and Nick from Western Springs, Illinois. We enjoy sports of all kinds and adore the outdoors. When we are not working, we love to hunt adventure all over the world, from Nepal to Burma, Iceland to Africa, we enjoy it all!

Katie Neuman purchased this estate in 2013

Why Katie Neuman chose Grand Beach

My husband and I purchased this property in 2013 for its superb location~60 miles from our home in downtown Chicago and right on the beach. The community of Grand Beach is tight-knit, quiet and very safe for young children. Once you enter the community be prepared to find troops of both children and adults zipping around on bicycles and golf carts or playing soccer in the street.

What makes this estate unique


We believe that paradise is found in fresh air and among gorgeous gardens by the water. Instead of over-building the Spyglass property with stone, steel and concrete, we have left most of the outside areas for swaying trees and blooming bushes. Tranquility and privacy are important to any vacation home and embracing nature is how we get there.

~Main Level: Located right off the kitchen, this area is perfect for alfresco dining

~Lower Level: Fantastic for lounging, enjoying the jacuzzi and pristine outdoor shower, and most importantly... the magnificent views

~The Third Level: Just above the public beach is a private "beach lounge" area. Protected by a wall of pilings for privacy, this lounge boasts a full outdoor dining set, lounge chairs, card tables, a shower and impressive views.


~ 6' Garden Ornaments forged by ornaments that flank the private beach patio, concrete sea serpents that flank the driveway and antique steamer trunk collection (50+ trunks originally procured in upstate NY).

~Worldly Flare~ Unique items from around the world like the floor to ceiling hand carved Chinese screen in the living room, oversized storm lanterns and whimsical nautical details make this property unique and unmistakably elegant.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Every detail was thought of and perfect. The stocked fridge and welcome basket was a welcomed surprise! This house was perfect for our extended family vacation. Even toys for the kids
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Grand Beach, Michigan

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3264 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , This bathroom also has a gorgeous, walk-in steam shower.
    The Captain's Nest - toilet , bath with shower
    Jack's Powder Room - toilet , Also has a sink and vanity.
    Jill's Powder Room - toilet , Also has sink and vanity.
    Lower Level Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Main Powder Room - toilet , Located just off the kitchen and main living room.
    Outdoor Shower-Main Patio - outdoor shower , Offers both hot and cold water.
    Beach Shower - outdoor shower , Located on the lower patio~Cold Water Only~
    Jack & Jill's Shower - toilet , shower enclosure , Shower is shared by Jack and Jill bedrooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom ~ 14' floor to ceiling windows with pano view - 1 extra lg. double bed
    The Captain's Nest - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed , Plush window seat~may be used as a bed~
    South East Corner Guest Room (Jack) - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed , Plush window seat~may be also be used as a bed~
    The Viewing Room - 1 large double bed , This room is fabulous as it opens up to the patio.
    South West Corner Guest Room (Jill) - 1 single bed
    The Flag Room - 2 bunk bed , two bunk beds with trundles, sleeps six
  • ~For additional photographs of this property and its stunning bedrooms, please visit:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have an on-call caretaker who can also provide transportation services at a fee.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Chicago, Illinois

Gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space, beautiful decorated, managed brilliantly

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Grand Rapids, MI

Beach House Standard

  • 5 of 5

This beach house has it all. So much room to spread out for our large group. Literally right on the water with plenty of areas to relax overlooking Lake Michigan. The house is nicely decorated and has a cozy feel for such a large amount of space. Highly recommend for families or groups of all sizes.

  • Review Submitted: 23/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Chicago Midway (MDW)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Many bars are located in New Buffalo, MI
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Located in Grand Beach gold community
Nearest Train
4 Miles
New Buffalo, Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
New Buffalo offers a wide selection of restaurants
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Swiss Valley
Nearest Beach
Property is located on the beach.
Car: recommended

This spectacular residence is located in the private community of Grand Beach, just south of the quaint town of New Buffalo, MI. In addition to its fabulous beach front, the community of Grand Beach boasts its own 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, basketball court and playground. There are also miles of zigzagging paths which are great for zipping around in golf cart , or walking, jogging or biking.

The area is aptly named "Harbor Country" for a reason. Visitors can enjoy any number of water sports: sailing, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking etc. Lying between the Michigan City, IN and New Buffalo, Michigan makes access to water sports very easy. Boat, jet ski and board rentals can be secured at any number of spots in New Buffalo.

Visitors looking to explore the local vineyards and farms have hundreds of options.

I am a fan of Journeyman Distillery, located just 10 miles away in Three Oaks, MI which offers handcrafted, artisan spirits and simple, yet delicious fare in an fantastic setting. If you catch this place on the weekend, you may even have the pleasure of jamming to a local band.

Restaurants abound. Some of my favorites include: Brewsters, a great Italian joint in New Buffalo. Brentwood Tavern at the Marina Grand for high-end American fare and Duneland Inn.

For more information and tailored suggestions, you will find a comprehensive guide at the rental property.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$399.51
Damage Insurance AU$131.84
Damage Deposit AU$2,929.74, Due to a severe storm and extensive damage we will not be renting Spyglass for the 2017 season. Please stay posted for complete upgrade and photos of our progress. Please feel free to reach out with any inquires for 2018 or any other questions about Spyglass. Have a wonderful 2017!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made