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Luxury Beachfront - Lake, Dunes, Chicago, Shopping, a/C, Internet, Parking

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Custom built in 2009, this private & tranquil Guest House offers exceptional value! See our website (www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com). Our guests are mostly repeats & often book the same time year-after-year. They too seek the ultimate spa-like-experience, finest & numerous amenities, outdoor living, Jacuzzi bath, gourmet kitchen, large great room, vaulted skylight ceilings, beautiful dunes, & sugar-sand beaches.

Only 35 min from Chicago, Miller Beach, is the center of hundreds of attractions. Boat Launch (seasonal) for watercraft is just down the street. 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 from the yard 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 details & Pics: Two Queen-sized bdrms + Queen pull-out, marble Jacuzzi bath, dog-friendly, credit cards accepted, loaded Island kitchen, fridge w/auto-ice maker, range/oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, laundry center with detergent/fabric softener/bleach, island w/stools, 16' vaulted ceilings w/skylights let in the Southern sun!, private deck, parking, & entrance, large Great Room, 32' & 21” flat-screen Cable TVs, DVD & VHS players, beach murals, Sugar-Sand 'Semi-Private' beach, 150’ sand bar, no rocks/muck/algae, no under tows, free wireless internet, binder full of useful info & local attractions, gas grill w/ extra propane, remote-controlled A/C, ceiling fans, radiant heat, linens, towels, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, cookware, bake ware, flatware, 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 pics, our many unique features/amenities, availability, pricing/policies, & booking.

First-come, first served. We accept credit cards, Paypal, and personal checks

To save time, please check rates & availability at www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com before contacting us...thank you!

Main House/Dream Retreat (sleeps up to 16) www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com may be available.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary Licensee must be 25 years or older...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    we are kid-friendly!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside or withing 15' of any open window or door...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    up to two adult, house-trained dogs allowed. Must be treated with Frontline Plus, Advantix, or Advantage II at least 7 days prior to arrival...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3

    Sofabed...moreless

  • Bedrooms equipped with high, vaulted-ceilings, walk-in-closets, dressers, HD flat screen TVs, DVD players, alarm clocks, hangers, ceiling fans, stand fans, all linens, etc....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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  • Marble Jacuzzi bathroom includes bath matts, towels, hair dryers, tissue paper, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, night lights, etc....moreless

Other Amenities

  • please see www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com for complete list of amenities and attractions...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books provided on shelves...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Three DVD players: Great Room and each bedroom...moreless

  • Games:

    games and puzzles in linen closet...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Three HD digital Comcast cable TVs...moreless

  • Television:

    Three HD digital Comcast cable TVs...moreless

  • Toys:

    games and puzzles in linen closet...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling Center
  • Disco Club
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    only a tiny sliver of Indiana Dunes National Park separate you from a semi-private, pure sugar-sand beach--no rocks, no muck, no algae. sandbar out 150ft, crystal clear warm waters...moreless

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    only a tiny sliver of Indiana Dunes National Park separate you from a semi-private, pure sugar-sand beach--no rocks, no muck, no algae. sandbar out 150ft, crystal clear warm waters...moreless

  • Lake:

    only a tiny sliver of Indiana Dunes National Park separate you from a semi-private, pure sugar-sand beach--no rocks, no muck, no algae. sandbar out 150ft, crystal clear warm waters...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    1/3 mile from the Lake Street Beach Boat Ramp (Peak Season Only)--put all your water toys in the lake...moreless

  • Monument View:

    See Historic Chanute Hill right in back yard! Sight of first-manned glider ride in 1896...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large table with leaves seats up to ten; island seats up to three...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Super-sized, remote controlled wall-sleeve unit...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    free high-speed Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    includes fabric softener sheets...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heating systems with independent thermostat control...moreless

  • Internet:

    free high-speed Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding, pillows, and linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great Room has full size leather sofa and matching barrel chairs, 42in LCD HD TV w/ digital Comcast cable, DVD player, remotes, reading lamps, etc....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    two-tandem (bumper to bumper) spaces on driveway included...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    two-tandem (bumper to bumper) spaces on driveway included...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    call for specifics......moreless

  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Full sets of bathing towels and bath matt provided, beach towels (seasonal)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    includes detergents and bleach...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    free high-speed Wi-Fi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Several restaurants provide carry out services--Information Binder provided at check in...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker with filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All utensils including cutting boards, knife block set, mixing bowls, serving plates, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Loaded with place settings for ten...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    includes detergent and Jetdry...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully loaded Chef's kitchen includes full-size range, microwave/range hood, dishwasher, garbage disposal, full-fridge w/ ice-maker, soaps, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in with vented range hood...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    private deck with chairs, bistro table, and grill offer commanding view of Lake Michigan and beauty of National Park...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Lake St Beach boat and jet-ski launch is 1/3 mile from Retreat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    private deck with chairs, bistro table, and grill offer commanding view of Lake Michigan and beauty of National Park...moreless

  • Golf:

    20 courses within a 30 minute drive, including Aberdeen...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front grassy lawn groomed for outdoor games...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane grill with extra tank provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Marble Jacuzzi in bath room...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
NonPeak 2014/15
Sep 22 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$230
$1,007
Peak Season
May 22 - Sep 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$474
$1,957

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Thnksvng/Xmas/Labor Day $149 + tax
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Easter $49 + tax
  • Memorial Day $79 + tax
  • July 4/NYE $199 + tax
  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

*System-Generated Rates MAY NOT BE ACCURATE*

Please visit www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com for accurate pricing or call/email 773-209-5203

Dogs accepted (up to 2, treated at least 7 days in advance) CONFIRM FEES

Early check-in 1pm CST/late check out 1pm CST for add'l fees, subject to availability

Holiday premiums for July 4th, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Air Show, Easter


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

Custom built in 2009, this private Retreat will help you escape from it all! Retreat is situated on a cul-de-sac street & corner lot. No traffic! Completely private compound (6' & 8' privacy fences). Retreat is open to North (i.e., lakeside) and East (i.e. no neighbors, just rolling dune-scape). No noise except that of birds, breeze, and waves slapping against the shoreline.

Because of our unique location, only a tiny sliver of IN Dunes Nat'l Park separates us (stroll on natural sand trail) from the nicest semi-private, soft, white, sugar-sand beach on Lake Mich. 1/3 mile from Lake St. Beach boat launch (seasonal) for families, jet-skis, boats, sailboats, etc.

Welcome Binder provided of grocery stores, dining & all attractions.

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 foliage 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.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: Completed in 2009, I built the Dream Retreat and attached Guest House with all the luxuries, premium fixtures, and custom amenities in mind to truly make it a spa-like experience for relaxing as well as functional and comfortable enough for entertaining large groups of family and friends. I’ve been designing, building, and managing commercial real estate since 2001 and finally have built my dream home for my family to live in. My family and I always look forward to coming home 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 me at (773) 264-1000 to book your chosen dates before you lose them; we fill up very fast, take credit cards, and are first come, first served. Hope to see you soon! Jim Pappas & Family

Why Miller Beach:
We chose Miller Beach, IN for several reasons. It is THE closest beach side community to Chicago (35 minutes by vehicle or South Shore 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 around! Our backyard and beach IS the IN Dunes National Park! Unlike most beachfront rentals, they are crowded, noisy, and offer no privacy. There are usually neighbors right next to you on both sides which offer limited privacy and minimal relaxation. The Dream Retreat and attached Guest House are 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 only Lake Michigan, the Dunes, and the Chicago skyline. I also installed 6’ and 8’ privacy fences to further isolate the back yard and decks from the street. Follow the private sand trail to the best “semi-private” beach. Since we are a full mile from the public beach, even in the heat of Peak Summer Season, there are rarely more than a handful of other families near us. Our beach is pure sugar sand, has no rocks, no muck, no algae, nor erosion. There is a knee-high, sand bar out 150 feet. There are no under-tows or rip currents either. This is great for our little ones and we feel very safe letting them swim alone in the crystal-clear, warm waters. 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. Dream Retreat has an outdoor shower & Professional sand volley ball court (Peak Seasons only), set to Woman’s Olympic specs, in the back yard right off the main deck and additional privacy fencing. How much more “one with nature” can you get, have no neighbors, enjoy ultimate luxury and privacy, and still be only 35 minutes from Chicago, one of the largest and most culturally diverse cities in the world!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Photos

  • Guest House Great Room and Kitchen

    Guest House Great Room and Kitchen

  • Guest House Great Room

    Guest House Great Room

  • Main House (Dream Retreat) may also be available for rental

    Main House (Dream Retreat) may also be available for rental

  • Queen Bedroom with ceiling fan, new linens, TV/DVD

    Queen Bedroom with ceiling fan, new linens, TV/DVD

  • Marquette Park Lagoon-a quick, scenic walk from the Guest House/Dream Retreat

    Marquette Park Lagoon-a quick, scenic walk from the Guest House/Dream Retreat

  • Stroll on the semi-private, sugar-sand beach at dusk for Chicago skyline sunsets

    Stroll on the semi-private, sugar-sand beach at dusk for Chicago skyline sunsets

  • in the backyard, on top of Chanute's dune--first manned glider flight in history

    in the backyard, on top of Chanute's dune--first manned glider flight in history

  • Semi-private, sugar sand beach

    Semi-private, sugar sand beach

  • Breathtaking path to the beach over the dunes

    Breathtaking path to the beach over the dunes

  • Vibrant Sunset at the Beach

    Vibrant Sunset at the Beach

  • Historic structure in recently renovated Marquette Park

    Historic structure in recently renovated Marquette Park

  • Autumn view from private deck with full-size grill, bistro table, extra propane

    Autumn view from private deck with full-size grill, bistro table, extra propane

  • Guest House Kitchen

    Guest House Kitchen

  • Guest House on upper level of right hand side of compound

    Guest House on upper level of right hand side of compound

  • Queen Bedroom with ceiling fan, LCD HD TV/DVD

    Queen Bedroom with ceiling fan, LCD HD TV/DVD

  • Marble Bath with Jacuzzi tub

    Marble Bath with Jacuzzi tub

  • View of Lake Michigan and IN Dunes Nat'l Park from Private Entrance Deck

    View of Lake Michigan and IN Dunes Nat'l Park from Private Entrance Deck

  • Miller Beach Train Depot: 2 miles from home w/ Free Parking

    Miller Beach Train Depot: 2 miles from home w/ Free Parking

  • Sunsets are a magical experience in Miller Beach!

    Sunsets are a magical experience in Miller Beach!

  • Hike and explore local dunes and hidden pathways

    Hike and explore local dunes and hidden pathways

  • Incredible views of the Chicago Skyline through the waves!

    Incredible views of the Chicago Skyline through the waves!

  • Marquette Park Pavilion--a wonderful, historic venue for weddings and parties

    Marquette Park Pavilion--a wonderful, historic venue for weddings and parties

  • Semi-private beach on the shore of Lake Michigan, a 5-10 minute walk

    Semi-private beach on the shore of Lake Michigan, a 5-10 minute walk

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