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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.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2015/16 Non Peak Season
Sep 21 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
2016 Peak Season
May 27 - Sep 18, 2016
2 night min stay
2016/17 Non Peak Season
Sep 19 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
*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
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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.
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.
Guest House Great Room and Kitchen
Guest House Great Room
Main House (Dream Retreat) may also be available for rental
Queen Bedroom with ceiling fan, new linens, TV/DVD
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
in the backyard, on top of Chanute's dune--first manned glider flight in history
Semi-private, sugar sand beach
Breathtaking path to the beach over the dunes
Vibrant Sunset at the Beach
Historic structure in recently renovated Marquette Park
Autumn view from private deck with full-size grill, bistro table, extra propane
Guest House Kitchen
Guest House on upper level of right hand side of compound
Queen Bedroom with ceiling fan, LCD HD TV/DVD
Marble Bath with Jacuzzi tub
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
Sunsets are a magical experience in Miller Beach!
Hike and explore local dunes and hidden pathways
Incredible views of the Chicago Skyline through the waves!
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
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