Great House on Extra Wide Lot Directly on Lake Michigan!!!
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Come relax & rejuvenate your family like never before!! This house is ONE of the few houses that is fully equiped and furnished for a rental and RIGHT ON THE BEACH in the very private and unique community of Ogden Dunes, Indiana! Our 'Yellow House' (as we fondly call it) is directly on an extra WIDE lot of 75 feet of beautiful, pristine Lake Michigan beach in the heart of one of nature's miracles, the Indiana Sand Dunes. A variety of nature and beauty surround you with lots of activites to enjoy. This home is located in a charming, family oriented town which is only a 45 minute drive to or an hour South Shore train ride to Chicago!!
Our home, which is rich in history with the original foundations of the 'Yellow Brick House' being built in 1938 when Ogden Dunes first became a popular vacation spot for many Chicago residents, has been beautifully maintained, EXPANDED with close to 3000 square feet and comes with a VERY OPEN FLOOR PLAN that has just been recently professionally redecorated. EVERY room throughout the house has beautiful VIEWS of gorgeous Lake Michigan. Our furnishings are unique; some antiques and lots of art work and beauty throughout our home.
The main level has a HUGE, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, wood floors, new stainless appliances and a HUGE sliding glass door which leads to a deck & unbelievable views of Lake Michigan. This deck is fully equiped with a table & chairs for outdoor dining and two Adirondeck chairs. The kitchen has every possible dish, serving piece and utensil immaginable for family and guest entertaining. The kitchen leads into a lovely dining room with a large windows that view the lake as well. The main living room which is 14 by 28 feet long,and again views of the lake can be enjoyed from every angle of this room from oversized windows and from an expansive, three panelled, sliding glass door that leads out to another deck.
The 2nd level has a spacious master w/king bed. We have just added a new master bath to this room with an oversized jacuzzi tub, granite, a quaint makeup and styling area and vintage style tile, trim & fixtures. The 2nd bedroom also has a king sized bed with sounds and views of the lake. The 3rd bedroom can accommodate 6 kids as it comes with 2 sets of bunk beds with trundles and also has lake views. The bunk room and other master bedroom upstairs share a full bath that has been recently updated as well with new Silestone counter tops, a new sink, oversized tub and toilet. It still has its original vintage charm with bright yellow and teal subway tile but has been beautifully updated.
Although the house can accomodate up to 10-12 people, we are really only looking for small groups of one family or two at the most. This is for your comfort and for the well being or our beautiful home.
The basement level has a garage, a playroom equipped with new carpet, a new sofa that pulls out to a comfortable queen sized bed, a new flatt screened TV, a DVD player, video games, a standard sized refrigerator, a full bath, & a laundry room.
*Sleep late, take strolls on the miles of beach right in front of the house looking for treasures.
*Fish along the jetty,boat rentals available nearby.
*Shopping in Chicago,the Michigan City OUTLET Lighthouse Mall, Chesterton's Saturday 'European Market' and the absolutely charming Schoolhouse shop, all which are nearby are a must!!!
*The Town has 3 parks within walking distance of the house.
*5 Star dining and many family restaurants nearby.
*A great Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter rental for a Chicago professional.
*Grill out on the deck and watch the sun go down over Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline light up!
*Have a camp fire in your front yard on the beach, roast marshmellows and make family memories with treats, beautiful sights and ghost stories!!!!
*Climb the nearby Indiana Sand Dunes and see views and a variety of nature that will take your breath away!!!
*Winter activities are equally as delightful with snowboarding, sledding and cross country skiing to name a few.
*Our family has done all these things for generations. As a result, we have wonderful family memories of the 'Dunes'. You too can create your own family memories of the Dunes!! Come to the 'Yellow House'!
*SORRY, BUT NO PETS AND NO SMOKING!!
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- King size beds (2) Two of the 3 bedrooms have roomy king size beds!!, Queen size Beds (1) Brand new fold out couch in remodelled basement room with bath, laundry and TV and frig. Also have blow up bed, Baby Cribs (1) Porta crib available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a queen size aero bed available for use., Bunk Beds (1) Bunk beds come with trundles and linens. Total of 6 twin beds in two sets of bunks....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Fireplace
- Gas Fireplace
- Video Games:
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- Video Game Console:
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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Beautiful house, newly redone right on the beach--views of the Chicago skyline and wonderful sunsets. Nice grassy area on beach side for kids to play. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/19/08
- Review Submitted 07/19/08
*Monthly rentals are desired and available. *Peak season of June, July, August and September are $13,000 -$10,000 PER MONTH $175.00 cleaning fee is typical but may be more depending on length of stay *Please inquire about deposits as they are depend on the length of stay. *Please inquire about seasonal rates. After labor day, rates may go down. *Single monthly rentals AFTER AUGUST AND BEFORE MAY DROP TO $3500-$5000.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are self employed in Nashville, TN. We come to our home in Ogden Dunes, IN as often as possible. We feel like this is a slice of heaven.
Why the Owner Chose Ogden Dunes:
Our family is very tied to this 600 home community. We have vacationed here for four generations and have owned one of the first cottages on the beach. Having only one entrance and exit makes the town extremely safe along with a very strong sense of community and police protection that is beyond comparison. Chicago and other unique shopping and sites are nearby. The beach, sand dunes and sunsets make relaxing on the beach or at home the very best of everything.
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The front of the home. "The Yellow House". Has gorgeous gardens!!
Master Suite with king bed and brand new oversized attached master bath
2nd bedroom with king bed. Fall asleep to the sounds & views of the lake.
View of lake from HUGE 3 panel sliding glass door in living room. GORGEOUS..
Huge family room with fireplace & magnificent views of Lake Michigan & beach
Inviting, warm, HUGE kitchen. Great for family gatherings!!
Again, spectacular view of the lake from the formal dining room.
Bunk room which also has views & sounds of the lake from two windows. ENJOY
75 feet of white sandy beach directly in OUR backyard. VERY SPECIAL!!
New oversized master bath, with double sinks, jacuzzi & quaint make up area.
2nd bedroom. You will fight with friends over who gets this bedroom! Love it
View from living room deck. Now, that's beautiful!!!!!
Outside dining and seating on kitchen deck through double sliding glass door
Front foyer. Very inviting, colorful, happy and views of the lake, again!!!
The house smiles upon the gorgeous, large beach right in your backyard! Lovely.
Lower level media room. Extra bath & laundry attached. Very quiet & private.
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