Guest Testimonials

Hear What Our Guests Are Saying

Our commitment to excellence is evident in our selective inventory, ensuring unparalleled service for homeowners and guests. Our dedicated team takes pride in consistently delivering immaculate homes and promptly addressing any concerns without the need for multiple calls. As owners, we are deeply involved in every aspect, from maintenance to guest reception, we prioritize immediate response and are physically present within minutes for any issue. Communication is paramount to us, fostering enduring relationships with guests and establishing a trustworthy partnership with homeowners. Our local presence, combined with personalized attention, forms the foundation of our commitment to exceptional hospitality.

- Aqua Vacation Rentals

Guest Testimonials

We Loved the Details and Great Condition

"Enjoyed this lovely, cozy summer cottage with my daughter for a 3 day relaxing getaway. We loved the details and great condition of the cottage, its cleanliness and quick,efficient service in booking and arrival at this rental. Location is fabulous and were able to walk to everything we wanted to do. Will definitely plan on returning to Serendipity and aqua rentals." — M.A.

 Aqua Team Was Great to Work With

"The decor of the home is exquisite and distinctive -- adding to our overall experience. The house was spotless upon our arrival. The Aqua team was great to work worth and immediately answered any questions we had. We can't wait to book again.! ” — JP

Had a Great Time!

"Group of six ladies had a great time at this rental. Never felt crowded, plenty of comfy seating areas. Beds were all comfortable. Great outdoor space with seating. Friendly deer visits daily. Just a short walk to the beach. We would definitely rent again, added bonus, Aqua Rental Agency was very easy to deal with.” — K.M.        

We Always Feel at Home 

"My husband and I have been renting in this area for the last 10 years.  We used other companies but we were so excited when we found Aqua Vacation Rentals.  They always meet us at the house to welcome us back, let us know about what is new in the area, leave us treats or fresh flowers and are always very responsive if we need a new tank of propane or have an issue.  We have rented a few different homes from them and are always very impressed at how clean the houses are. The attention to detail from the housekeeping staff and little touches are noticed throughout the houses.  We know we can start our vacation the minute we walk through the door and not have to worry about cleaning. We always feel at home in Aqua Vacation Rental homes and Tonya and Henry’s love and passion for their business is very evident!  We look forward to staying again next year!"— P.K.


We Are Going Back!

"Rent so many times in the area an all their homes are always super clean, we can't rent from any one else.  We spend all our time in the pool and had wine on the beach to watch the spectacular sunsets!
aqua team is ready! we run out of propane and they delivery with in 3 minutes!  we are going back." — L.K.

Will Not Disappoint!

"All I can say is WOW! The house is pristine... Breath taking inside and out. To fall asleep with the windows open hearing the crashing waves of Lake Michigan in itself is something that will make me come stay here again. The house photos on the site do no justice for in person. Super new. Super clean. And perfect for a romantic get away or to party with friends and family. The pool is unreal! And you are literally 100 steps from the lake and a 3 minute walk from the private beach. Two minute drive from downtown new buffalo with so much to see we just re booked because we need more time to experience this diamond in the rough area. We will be back multiple times !

Do yourself a favor and check this property out. It will not disappoint!" — O.P.

 Couldn't Wait to Return Again

"We stayed at Plumb Cottage last August and couldn't wait to return again this summer. As we unloaded the car, we commented that it "feels like home." Plumb Cottage has the personality of an old friend -- comfortable, casual, friendly, and nurturing. It's the perfect place for family gatherings with enough room to spread out for sleeping, but great spaces for togetherness - especially the screened porch. We had the good fortune of sharing the cottage with four generations of family members.

The private beach is truly terrific; you can't beat the fun in the sun and sand. And, the sunsets...ahhh...each night is a different and amazingly beautiful show of nature, easily watched from the porch. The neighborhood is safe and lovely - perfect for walks or bike rides. The unique shops and great restaurants of New Buffalo, Harbert and Sawyer are very easily accessible. The grand kids' favorite, of course, was Oinks! If you have any questions or issues, Tonya is just a phone call away with immediate assistance.

Plumb Cottage at Lakeside is a "slice of heaven" not to be missed."

— V.S. Indianapolis

Has Everything You Need

“We stayed at this property for a weekend getaway, the place was really clean, had everything you'd need at an away place like this, location was ok too, close to Lake Michigan, a local river with kayak and paddle board rentals, bike rentals and a few minutes drive to new buffalo; we'd definitely be back there and we highly recommend this for anybody interested in renting in the area. And I wanna thank Tonya for her help after we got there, telling us everything there was to know about the area and attractions and everything we could need during our stay." — B.B.


Perfect Place for Everyone to Have a Good Time

"My family of 10 spent last week at this wonderful house...perfect setting...lovely home that was so clean and neat, something you do not always get in a rental....the linens were wonderful, the kitchen very well equipped , the beach lovely, the location perfect...close to New Buffalo, with its shops and restaurants, near to Three Oaks with its history and lovely shops, ten minutes from the casino, great farmers' market on the weekends,,,the perfect place for everyone to have a good time....and only a 90 minute train ride to Chicago...and for my eight year old granddaughter a trip to the American Girl Store...thanks to Aqua Vacation Rentals for a great week...I highly recommend the home, and this company for its service to its clients." — M.G.    

Anything We Needed was Taken Care of 

"This property was great. It had all the space we needed and more. The screened in porch was so peaceful and the 10 minute walk to the beach was perfect to work off the extra vacation calories. The beds were comfortable. Anything we needed was taken care of as Tonya was always quick to answer any issues. Weather was perfect and the Lake was just the right temp. Kids swam every day."  — C.P.

Will Certainly Be Back!

"We have been coming to this area of Michigan for more than 30 years and this is by far our best rental yet. We stayed at Plumb Cottage in early September and words just do not do the cottage justice. We had 8 adult family members (couples) and there was plenty of room. The cottage is equipped with everything you will need to have a lovely and relaxing stay. The bedrooms are spacious and clean with all the necessary linens and the beds are comfortable! The kitchen has all the necessary utensils to cook any meal so there was no need to bring anything. The screened-in porch made having breakfast overlooking the lake absolutely gorgeous. We used the fireplace just about every night, and what a cozy atmosphere this was. The beach is a short walk down the stairs and it seemed as if we owned it. Some days we went for long long walks along the shore and on others we just set our chairs in the sand and read. We made beach fires at night and just relaxed gazing at the stars. A short 6 minute ride puts you in New Buffalo or any number of great restaurants and shops along the way. Communication with the owners Tim & Cathy was easy and comfortable and manager Tonya was very helpful in making sure our stay was enjoyable. We will certainly be back to Plumb Cottage!"— D.W. Oak Park


Well-Stocked, Clean, and Inviting 

"This well stocked home was clean and inviting with a large backyard for our grandson to play and the dog to run after the Frisbee. The house had games, toys books and even a piano. The TV which we only used a couple times had all types of entertainment available. It was an easy walk to the private beach. It was the perfect getaway for our family. Plus Tonya at Aqua Vacation homes was great to work with!!" M. S.

Had a Great Vacation!

"We recently stayed at Howie's Place for 4 nights. It was the first time that we and my husband's parents, siblings and their children were all in the same house! We all had a wonderful time. Tonya, the representative from Aqua Vacation Rentals was awesome throughout the whole process, from booking, to arrival, to checkout! The house is older but has lots of updated areas and is very well stocked. There were plenty of dishes, silverware, cooking equipment, and utensils (even a Ninja blender!). There was also an abundance of towels, beach towels and bed sheets. There's no need to bring anything! We were also supplied with all the basics like toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap and laundry detergent. These supplies lasted awhile but if you're there longer than just a few days or are picky, bring some of your own. The location of the house is fantastic. The back yard is nice and big for the kids to run around, the neighborhood was nice to walk around, and the private association beach area is about a 5 minute walk. This beach is pretty rocky but there is some sand and our kids had a great time playing and swimming there. It can get pretty crowded but other guests were all very friendly. The public beach is within walking distance (probably 15-20 minutes) but only about a 5 minute drive. There were 2 parking passes available to us, otherwise it's $12 to park. The public beach gets very crowded and the sand for the most part is okay. It appears as if the beach area isn't for the duck and goose poop! There are some sand dunes to climb which offer great views of the lake and city.

Just want to mention two warnings: the stairs in the house are very narrow and steep and not carpeted so pay attention and hold the railing! Also, the hill to get to the private beach is very steep and rocky!

Overall, we were very pleased with the house and had a great vacation! We are looking forward to coming back!"— R.S.


We Would Definitely Rent Again

"What a wonderful rental property! We rented this house for my mother's 85th birthday celebration. The home is spacious and accommodated everyone very comfortably. The location is secluded , The garage has a ping-pong table, plenty of bedrooms and a hot tub. We would definitely rent this location again. Tonya was amazing and would get back to us immediately about all our questions. we even got complementary passes to the public beach and a local winery. Would highly recommend!" — D.M.


Looking Forward to a Repeat Trip

Tonya was sooo terrific! She helped with outing suggestions, grocery options and directions. The rental house was beautiful, clean, and had everything we could possibly need! Our group of 4 couples had a great time and couldn't have asked for a more perfect large group setting! We look forward to a repeat trip! The hot tub was fabulous! Thanks for a great get away! R.M.


We Hated to Leave

Best place ever rented, Tonya was great and so was the house. We all hated to leave, but brought back many pictures and memories. Thank you Tonya again. K.F.

Location Could Not Be Better!

"This is our favorite New Buffalo rental, and we've been coming to Harbor Country for 15 years. First of all the location could not be better. Once you park at the condo, you can actually have an entire vacation without using your car again. It is probably 100 steps to the Amtrak if you want to take the train to Chicago. If you're trying to get away from Chicago, the beach is probably a 4 minute walk and a 1 minute drive. Great restaurants are steps away, Our family particularly enjoyed Casey's, the Stray Dog, and the Bentwood Tavern at the Marina Grand.
But on to the condo. It is very nicely decorated, with art on the walls of cool old postcards of historic New Buffalo. The furniture is modern and more classy than you would expect of a rental. The beds were top notch and very comfortable. All the plates and glasses are high quality and there is enough to entertain, as well as all the cookware you could ever need.
There are great views of the Galien river and even Lake Michigan views from the balcony. They are very relaxing. There are even a bunch of puzzles, board games and DVDs, as well as Netflix, Google Chromecast, and Wii, if you happen to get a day of rain.
Tonya from Aqua was very thorough in explaining everything, from the cosmetic towels, to the electronic beach pass which saved us tons of money. We've spent a great deal of money staying at the Lakeside Inn, Harbor Grand, Marina Grand, and other homes away from the beach over the years, but this is definitely the way to go. Enjoy!" — J.Y.

close up of pebbles on a lakeshore