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Big Bear Lodge! Beautiful Log Home Close to Great Beach!

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Modern Log Home. Attached screened Porch

Modern Log Home. Attached screened Porch Large Great room w/beautiful furnishings Screened in Porch leads to outside deck 2 block walk leads to miles of beach 2nd floor BR with Queen bed View of Great room with stairs leading to 2nd floor, door leads to screen porch Dining table in great room seats 10 1st floor MBR with King and private bath Bar area off kitchen 2nd floor BR with Queen and day bed Partial View of great room 2nd floor BR with 3 twin beds Some bikes to choose from Pool table in garage Late Fall Winter shot of lake Michigan

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Long Beach house description

Located in Long Beach, Indiana, this home, that we call 'BIG BEAR LODGE' is less than a 5-minute walk to beautiful Lake Michigan private beach. Newer Log Home with master bedroom w/king size bed and futon with bath on 1st floor and 3 bedrooms (2 queen beds,3 twin beds and 1 trundle bed) on 2nd floor with bath. We have desk on 1st floor with Broadband Internet access for your lap top computer. We find this very useful for people who must stay in contact with their office. There is also an additional powder room on 1st floor. The kitchen adjoins large dining area with table that will seat 10-12. The great room and open floor plan are great for family gatherings. The 1st floor has an attached screened in porch that leads out to backyard deck equipped with patio furniture, table and gas grill. The 1st floor is approx 1500 sq. ft. There is an attached 4-car garage with a pool table,ping pong table and 10-12 bikes for your use.


Drive 10 minutes to the 'Lighthouse Prime Outlet Mall” or drive north 10 minutes to New Buffalo Michigan for all the great restaurants and shopping. You are able to rent boats at Marina in Michigan City or New Buffalo (both 10 minutes away).
Amenities: Fireplace, Air Conditioning zoned for each floor, Phone w/answer machine, Security system, Cable Large screen TV, DVD Player (with great selections) VCR, CD Stereo, Computer with High speed Broadband, Fax, Fully equipped Kitchen, Microwave, Compactor, Blenders, Washer and Dryer, Ice maker, Gas BBQ Grill,10-12 bikes,3 sets Golf Clubs, Misc. Beach Toys and Chairs. Sheets and towels are provided. BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS. NO PETS. NO SMOKING.
Activities: . Roast marshmallows at fire pit in backyard or have bon fire at beach. Bike the neighborhood or up and down LAKE SHORE DRIVE. Play golf at one of many courses nearby. ( there are some clubs at house for your use.)

Fishing, Swimming, Boating, Parasailing, Water Park nearby and Zoo. Indiana Dunes or Warren Dunes in Michigan 15-20 minutes away. Michigan City Blue Chip casino is 10 minutes away. Harbor Country from Michiana to Warren Dunes is 5 minutes to 20 minutes away.
Area: Chicago- Downtown 1 hour
Chicago Ohare Airport- 1 1/2 hours
Indianapolis- 2 hours
South Haven, Mi.- 1 hour
South Bend/Notre Dame- 1/2 hour
Detroit - 3 1/2 hours
St.

Louis - 5 1/2 hours
Louisville- 5 hours
Cedar Rapids- 5 hours
Toledo- 3 hours

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • VCR
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • Games
          • Games For Kids
          • Video Library:

            approx 50 movies...moreless

          • Pool Table
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Foosball

          Theme

              • Family

              Attractions

              • Live Theater
              • Water Parks
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Beachcombing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives

              Location Type

                  • Lake

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Saturday

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Garage:

                            4 car garage...moreless

                          • Telephone
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Computer Available
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            up to 6 additional cars...moreless

                          • Covered Parking
                          • Gas Fireplace
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Free Long Distance

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included

                              Kitchen

                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Kitchen

                              Outside

                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Golf Clubs
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Screen Porch / Veranda
                              • Bicycles
                              • Barbecue
                              • Deck / Patio
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Big Bear made Christmas merry!

                                Big Bear made Christmas merry!

                                • Guest Erin (Michigan)
                                • Date of stay 12/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/10/14
                                We stayed at Big Bear for a week over Christmas and the house really made our holiday. It is a beautiful, clean house with plenty of room for our family. The layout made it perfect for us to have our small baby in the master and allow for the younger crowd to enjoy the upstairs without having to worry about noise. They even had a Christmas tree up! We had everything we needed to relax and enjoy the holiday with the rest of our family in the area. Thanks, Big Bear. We would definitely stay again and hope to visit you in the summer one of these days!

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Fall Weekend

                                Fall Weekend

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 11/15/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/24/13
                                Thanks Bob for a great weekend. My sisters and nieces and I had a wonderful time sitting in the great room and enjoying the fire. We had planned on having a back yard fire but the weather did not permit. Instead we took a quick walk down to the beach (dodging rain drops) and marveled at the beauty of Lake Michigan. You have a great property and we will be back soon. P.B.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thanks much, glad you enjoyed the time.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Big Bear has it all!

                                Big Bear has it all!

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 10/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/22/13
                                Our 3rd stay at Big Bear and each time, we're blown away by Bob's generosity. He has bicycles, a regulation pool table, beach supplies, games galore and a GARAGE for your personal use. The kitchen/dining area is both huge and cozy at the same time. Living room so spacious you could throw a party (no worries, we didn't). Fireplace is a plus, as well as the fire pit in the back yard. And leaving the ingredients for smores was so sweet - pun intended. House was immaculate upon arrival. The beach is just a short stroll from the house; loved coming back after watching sunsets to find deer grazing on neighbor's lawns. I would recommend Big Bear to any and everyone.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Spacious and Lovely Lodge!

                                Spacious and Lovely Lodge!

                                • Guest Girl's from Michigan (Muskegon Michigan)
                                • Date of stay 09/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/03/13
                                Eleven of us stayed at Big Bear Lodge for our annual Girl's Weekend! Although we refer to ourselves as Girl's most of us are in our 60's! We loved the open floor plan, and spacious kitchen, the screened in porch was also nice and relaxing! Spent lots of time sitting around the dining room table playing Trivia and snacking. Took in the Light House Outlets and The Blue Chip Casino! The beach is a short walk and we encountered many friendly neighbors, a few deer and even a friendly fox! Skipped rocks at the beach and took lots of pictures. We were blessed with wonderful weather and had the best weekend! Thank you Bob for sharing your comfortable home, and we would love to come back!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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                              • BEST RENTAL IN LONG BEACH

                                BEST RENTAL IN LONG BEACH

                                • Guest Carol (United States)
                                • Date of stay 07/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/02/13
                                My family and I have been renting in Long Beach for the past several years and we all agreed last week that the Big Bear Lodge was the best rental experience we have ever had. The home is wonderful for families to bond and have fun together. The lodge has everything you need to have a great time. The screened porch, the deck, the kitchen, the dining area, the living area and the bedrooms are just perfect for a large family vacation. Also, the garage is a wonderful large area for a game of pool or foosball...yes there is a pool table and a foosball table along side several good bikes you can use for a bike ride. Stop 31 is one of the best beaches....it only had 5 steps down to the sand. I highly recommend the Big Bear Lodge for a wonderful family vacation! We hope to book again next year!!!!!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • New Years Eve Getaway

                                New Years Eve Getaway

                                • Guest WanderLust89 (United States)
                                • Date of stay 12/30/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/16/13
                                A few friends and I rented the place for change of pace on NYE. It was beautiful, such a great space to hang out, cook, and enjoy each others company. The owner is also such a great guy. He dealt so well with my paranoia of being scammed (because it happened with a vacation rental in the past) and he is a truly genuine guy. We all had a fantastic time there and would love to go back in the summer months because it is such a great location and has great outdoor space

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Friends Getaway

                                Friends Getaway

                                • Guest SFG (Oak Park)
                                • Date of stay 09/28/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/17/12
                                We have rented other homes but the 8 of us (4 couples) feel we have found our weekend getaway home! Beautiful accommodations, close to beach and just a lovely, relaxing area! We would recommend this property to others. In fact, others in our group are renting this house in November. Bob was so easy to work with and answered all questions! Thank you again for a wonderful weekend!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                              • Great Getaway Location

                                Great Getaway Location

                                • Guest Robin (Columbia, SC)
                                • Date of stay 09/06/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/03/12
                                This house is located in a very quiet neighborhood within an easy, 5-minute walk to a beautiful beach. As former Beach residents, it was a pleasure to experience the "singing sands" once again and watch the lake go from placid one day to thundering waves the next. Take your camera as the sunsets are spectacular on a clear day when you can see the Chicago skyline. Plan for a meal at Hammer's Restaurant (corner of 20 and Johnson Road).

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                              • Great family spot!

                                Great family spot!

                                • Guest Jaman (Wheaton, IL)
                                • Date of stay 08/30/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/13/12
                                Spent Labor Day weekend with our family of 14. Our grandchildren LOVED the beach. A short 5 minute walk away, you would think you're on the ocean. The house is beautiful, in a quiet neighborhood, and offers every amenity. The owner, Bob, was extremely helpful in accommodating our every need. We highly recommend this place.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                              • Thanks Bob Gibson, Loved Big Bear Lodge!

                                Thanks Bob Gibson, Loved Big Bear Lodge!

                                • Guest Rocko (Chicago, IL)
                                • Date of stay 06/08/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/07/12
                                We were looking for a family trip to take and a friend recommended to my mom, Big Bear Lodge! Hey we had a big group of 7 adults and 2 little kids.....this place looked perfect! My brother and mother made all the arrangements with Bob. I saw the pictures online, saw the distance from Chicago and the photos of the beach nearby......it was a no brainer, "book it brother!" I told my brother after seeing this place. Hopefully the photos weren't deceiving and the place lived up to the website. June 8th came and we were on our way! We loaded up the trucks and instantly became the "Griswolds" heading on a road trip! Once we arrived, I was impressed! Located on a nice quiet street and yes it is walking distance from the beach (I knew that because I missed the sign to turn on and ended up at the lake, so i knew i went to far!). Upon entering the house, it hits you at once. "wow".....look at the construction! Impressive winding staircase to the left stickes out (and also made for a funny recreation of the Brady Bunch Picture!) the wooden balcony and fireplace ahead and these beautiful "star" windows had the sun blazing in......very cool! The kitchen was very nice, very big...big dining table......the bedrooms were perfect! The bathrooms spacious! The only negative was the size of the "crib" which was a little too small for my niece, but we had to make use of it. Maybe guests should pack their own "pack and play" for young ones. The back enclosed porch was great, the back deck was good to grill out and hang out.....and the garage was huge with the extra fridge to store our beer! Lots of games and bikes for everyone! The front porch was awesome! Perfect to sit on, relax with a nice cold beer or even your morning cup of coffee watching the deer go by! Yes, I witness several deer walk around the neighbors lawns and walk the streets in the morning!! Cool! The beach was a close enough walk and a real nice beach! We took a ride down to the public beach one day and it didnt feel the same as our private beach! Our private beach was perfect for just relaxing in the sun and getting my tan on! We even road bikes down Lake Shore drive! Fun! When it came to driving to town, everything is just a few minutes away. Gas stations, The Supermarket (they wanted me to become a bagger there they loved me so much!) to even the popular burger joint!!! Overall, great time, great house, good price, just far enough away! Thanks again Bob!

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Base Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $350
                              Spring
                              Apr 1 - Jun 1
                              2 night min stay
                              $350
                              $1,050 $4,050
                              Late Spring
                              Jun 2 - Jun 15
                              2 night min stay
                              $400 $400
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,800
                              Early Summer
                              Jun 16 - Jun 29
                              2 night min stay
                              $750
                              $1,995
                              Prime Summer weeks
                              Jun 30 - Aug 17
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,625
                              Late Summer
                              Aug 18 - Sep 14
                              5 night min stay
                              $340

                              Discounts: 14 nights or more: $300 Nightly

                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                              Additional Fees and Taxes:

                              All Taxes are include in rates. There is a cleaning fee of approximately $150. depending on number of people.


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                              Last updated: 04/14/2014
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                              Year Purchased: 2003

                              About the owner: Please review guests comments on site, that will tell you a lot about me.


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                              Photos

                              • Modern Log Home. Attached screened Porch

                                Modern Log Home. Attached screened Porch

                              • Screened in Porch leads to outside deck

                                Screened in Porch leads to outside deck

                              • 2nd floor BR with Queen bed

                                2nd floor BR with Queen bed

                              • Dining table in great room seats 10

                                Dining table in great room seats 10

                              • Bar area off kitchen

                                Bar area off kitchen

                              • Partial View of great room

                                Partial View of great room

                              • Some bikes to choose from

                                Some bikes to choose from

                              • Late Fall

                                Late Fall

                              • Large Great room w/beautiful furnishings

                                Large Great room w/beautiful furnishings

                              • 2 block walk leads to miles of beach

                                2 block walk leads to miles of beach

                              • View of Great room with stairs leading to 2nd floor, door leads to screen porch

                                View of Great room with stairs leading to 2nd floor, door leads to screen porch

                              • 1st floor MBR with King and private bath

                                1st floor MBR with King and private bath

                              • 2nd floor BR with Queen and day bed

                                2nd floor BR with Queen and day bed

                              • 2nd floor BR with 3 twin beds

                                2nd floor BR with 3 twin beds

                              • Pool table in garage

                                Pool table in garage

                              • Winter shot of lake Michigan

                                Winter shot of lake Michigan

                              $340 - $750 per night (USD)
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                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

                              View calendar: Updated 04/14/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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