Blue Fish Vacation Rentals and Sales, owned by John Natsis and Tom Hemingway, is a company that specializes in vacation rentals and home sales in southwest Michigan in an area known as Harbor Country. Harbor Country includes the communities of Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert and Sawyer along a scenic 15 mile stretch of white beaches on Lake Michigan. The area offers a wide variety of activities from museums, art galleries, a casino, shops and restaurants, to charter fishing, bike trails, golf courses and Warren Dunes State Park.
The company currently has 49 vacation rentals. These range from 1 bedroom cottages that sleep 1-2, up to larger 4+ bedroom homes that sleep up to 12. There are several lakefront properties available as well. Each rental has unique amenities, and detailed descriptions and pictures of each are available on the website www.bluefishvacations.com. There are options to narrow your search based on specific amenities you are looking for, such as number of bedrooms, lakefront properties, pools, hot tubs, fireplaces, or pet-friendly rentals.
Basic amenities at each location include linens, TV, DVD player, grill, and kitchens equipped with microwaves, dishes and cookware. See the website for a full list of amenities. Each renter is also supplied with a "Bluefish Starter Kit," including items such as toilet paper, paper towel, garbage bags and basic cleaning supplies. Items not supplied include dish soap, laundry soap, fire wood, charcoal and beach items, such as chairs or towels. Housekeeping is included in the cost of the rental.
A calendar of availability is shown on each listing, as well a calendar that shows availability for all properties combined. Those interested in making a reservation should contact the company using the "I Am Interested" button located on each listing. Fill out the required contact information along with which rentals/dates you are interested in and the company will respond to your inquiry. Once this step is completed, reservations can be made.
Make reservations online, by email or by phone. Reservations during peak season are weekly only. All communication regarding the rentals is directly with Blue Fish Vacation Rentals. A deposit of 50% down is required at time of reservation, with the balance due the date of arrival. The company accepts cash, check or credit card. Deposits must be made with credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover) by phone or online, using secure checkout. Deposits are refundable only if the reservation can be re-booked.
The website has a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions for any additional areas of concern.
Office is located in Union Pier, MI and the company is affiliated with Vacation Rental Managers Association, West Michigan Tourist Association, Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce, Re/Max of Michigan, Inc., Michigan Hotel Motel Association, among others. If you wish to list your home with the company, contact information is shown on the website's homepage. They also offer home realty services in the Harbor Country area.
Booking a vacation rental is never an easy thing to do. There is a lot of research that goes into each and every decision that you make with regards to vacation. Often times the larger vacation rental sites might not have some of the local properties that you might be searching for. Using a local company in an area like this can make finding the perfect vacation rental so much easier.