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Custom built in 2009, the 5000 sq.ft., private & tranquil Dream Retreat is like no other! Our guests are mostly repeats & often book the same time year-after-year. They too seek the ultimate spa-like-experience, finest & numerous amenities, spacious outdoor living area, Jacuzzis, Gourmet, Pro-Chef Kitchen, Walk-in-wet-bar, Game Room, & Master Suite that rivals the Ritz!
Only 35 min from Chicago, Miller Beach, is the center of hundreds of attractions. Boat Launch (seasonal) for watercraft is (1/3 mile) away. Only a sliver of National Park & winding dune trails separates you from THE nicest, Semi-Private, sugar-sand beach in IN! Take the sand trail leading from our Pro Sand Volley Ball Court for a sunrise jog, catch some warm, afternoon rays on the soft beach, swim in cool Lake Michigan, or stroll in the surf at dusk & capture a snapshot of the setting sun or Chicago Skyline. No matter what the season or occasion, stay with us for the ultimate in relaxation!
See www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com for complete info, details, and photos: Four Queen-sized bdrms/4 baths, dog-friendly, credit cards, Pro-Chef's gourmet kitchen, Pro sand volleyball court (set to Olympic standards, peak season), home theater, Rec Room, nine flat screen TVs with digital cable, Loft, game & poker tables w/ cards/chips, kid/adult games, kids sand/outdoor toys, 6-person outdoor Jacuzzi (year round), wood-burning stove (seasonal), fire wood, pure sugar-sand, 'semi-Private' beach, 150’ sand bar, no rocks/muck/algae, outdoor shower (seasonal), Wi-Fi, binder full of useful info & local attractions, private parking, gas grills w/ extra propane tanks, remote-controlled A/C & ceiling fans, independently-controlled heat on each level/bdrm, linens, towels, coffee makers, blender, toaster oven, crock pots, steamer, wine cellars, cookware, bake ware, flatware, spices, paper towel, shampoo, soap, hairdryers. Bedrooms have dressers, night stands, lamps, flat-screen cable TV, DVD/VHS players, large closets, hangars, & fans. No hassle!
No one offers more amenities and value!: See www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com for more photos, our many unique features/amenities, availability, pricing/policies, & booking.
First-come, first served. We accept credit cards, Paypal, Chase Quick Pay, checks, etc.
To save time, please check rates & availability at www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com before contacting me...thank you!
Guest House (sleeps up to 8) www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com may be available for larger groups/families to add more space or for small groups/families requiring smaller facilities.
High efficiency, ultra-cozy, heats 60% of the retreat; excellent for Fall, Spring, & Winter. Well stocked cords of seasoned oak and maple hardwood! Log dolly, hand carrier, & fire-starter logs...moreless
Everything to whip up gourmet delights and family meals: mixing bowls, serving platters, cook pots, skillets, bakeware, toaster oven, 3 coffee makers, steamer, blender, crock pot, spices, paper towel, trash bags, detergent, dish soap, etc....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2015 Peak Season
May 22 - Sep 20, 2015
2 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $802 Nightly
2015/16 Non Peak Season
Sep 21 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $303 Nightly
2016 Peak Season
May 27 - Sep 18, 2016
2 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $842 Nightly
2016/17 Non Peak Season
Oct 19 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $318 Nightly
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $303 Nightly
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Dogs accepted (up to 3, treated at least 7 days in advance)--CONFIRM FEE
Early check-in 1pm CST/late check out 1pm CST for add'l fees, subject to availability
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Custom built in 2009, the secluded, Dream Retreat will help you escape from it all! Retreat is situated on a cul-de-sac street (no traffic) & corner lot (only house on the corner). Closest neighbor is 350 feet away! Completely private compound (6' & 8' privacy fences). Pro-Sand Beach Volley ball court set to Womany's Olympic specifications (Peak Season only). Entire North (lakeside) and East are all National Park land. Hear nothing except the songs of birds, breeze, and waves slapping against the Lake Michigan shoreline. See the Chicago Skyline from the upper decks!
Because of our unique location, only a tiny sliver of IN Dunes Nat'l Park separates us (sand & asphalt trail) from the best 'semi-private' sugar-sand beach on Lake Michigan. We are 1/3 mile from Lake St. Beach boat launch (seasonal) for all your water toys, jet-skis, boats, sailboats, etc.
We personally meet you at check-in to give keys, a brief tour, and binder full of fun and useful info and all the best attractions within a 45 minute drive or train ride.
Other Activities: Centrally located and something for everyone! All attractions are within a 45 minute drive or train ride. Shoppers and gamers paradise! grocery/liquor stores, factory Outlet malls (120 stores), West Lake two-story mall, candy factory tours, fine/casual Dining, EZ train to Chicago: (Loop, “Magnificent Mile” shopping, museums, convention center, airports), water parks, amusement parks, Amish Country, scenic drives, Fall foilage tours, flea markets, National Park hiking/biking trails and classroom discussions, winery tours, Casinos (10 min to Trump, Ameristar, Majestic, harrah's, Horseshoe; 30 min to Blue Chip), Wells Street & West Side Beaches, golf, marinas, etc.
Golf: 19 courses withing a 30 mile radius--list and contact information provided in binder at check-in.
Ski: FourLakes Apline Snowsports is in Lisle, IL approx 60 miles from the Retreat and offer a wide variety of terrain, slopes, lessons, and fun for people of all ages.
Year Purchased: 2009
About: An Engineer/Architect since 1995, my specialty and passion is designing, building, and managing luxury beachfront homes to accommodate very large families and groups to entertain, relax, and celebrate special occasions together. Completed in 2009, the Miller Beach Dream Retreat and attached Guest House offer all the luxuries, premium fixtures, and custom amenities to truly have a spa-like experience. The layout and flow is functional with both large gathering spaces to entertain inside and out on a grand-scale as well as comfortable, cozy nooks for managed solitude. I’ve been a commercial real estate investor since 2001 and have finally built a dream home for my family to call home. We always look forward to 'our private oasis on the beach” to escape from it all... I truly hope you enjoy our home as much as we do. Please see www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com and call (773) 264-1000 to book your chosen dates. We fill up very fast, take credit cards, and are first come, first served. Hope to see you soon! Jim and Hilary
Why Miller Beach:
We chose Miller Beach, IN for several reasons. It is THE closest beach side community to Chicago (35 minutes by car or train, 60 minutes from O’hare Airport, 30 minutes from Midway Airport), is right on the Indiana Dunes National Park, and has the BEST “semi-private” sugar-sand beach! Our backyard and beach IS the IN Dunes National Park! Unlike most beachfront rentals that are crowded, noisy, and offer little or no privacy, Dream Retreat is built on a quiet, cul-de-sac street, corner lot, the only house on the corner, and 350 feet from the closest neighbor!. Your views to the North and East are Lake Michigan, the Dunes, and the Chicago skyline. We installed 6’ and 8’ privacy fences to further isolate the outdoor living spaces and Pro-sand volleyball court from the street. Just follow our trail to the sugar-sand beach and enjoy the 150ft sand bar and crystal clear, warm water. Our beach has no rocks, no muck, and no algae. Also, because we are the Southern-most tip of Lake Michigan, the water gets the warmest fastest and stays the warmest the longest--even well into Autumn. The choice is obvious... become “one with nature”, have no noisy neighbors, enjoy the ultimate in luxury and privacy, and be only 35 minutes from Chicago--one of the largest and most culturally diverse cities in the world!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
No other beachfront vacation rental offers this level of privacy, beauty, and luxury. Our guest list is confidential, but includes A-list celebrities on-site during filming of major movies, professional sports stars, and noted journalists.
..your private beachfront oasis away from it all...on the IN Dunes National Park
Two-story Great Room with Dream Kitchen, Living, Dining and Loft above
One of many beautiful Miller Beach sunsets!
Master suite Jacuzzi, separate, dual vanities, Steam Shower
Master Suite Commercial 2-person Steam Room w/ rainfall & massage showers
Cappuccino marble tiled bathroom with oil rubbed bronze fixtures
Queen Bedroom with fireplace and private bathroom
Sunset walk on the semi-private, sugar sand beach
Shower outdoors (Peak Season) in the private spendor of the Dunes Nat'l Park
Outdoor living at its best!
Marquette Park Lagoon--a quick and scenic walk from the Dream Retreat!
Level 1 Rec Room Bar
Professional Gourmet Kitchen-fully stocked, including red/white wine fridges
1200 sq ft Master Suite
Great Room with cozy wood-burning fireplace
Loft has large sectional sofa, flat screen TV, game/poker table, reading library
Queen Bedroom with 42in HD LCD TV
Queen Bedroom with private deck and LCD HD TV/DVD Player
Pamper yourself in luxury with custom claw-foot vanity & Italian marble floors
corner of pro-sand volleyball court...hammock, Jacuzzi, swing
6-person Jacuzzi, large propane grill, swing, shower, hose for sandy feet
Chicago Skyline at Dusk from Semi-Private, Sugar-Sand Beach & Nat'l Lakeshore
Level 1 Rec Room
Level 1 Rec Room Game Table
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