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Lake Michigan - Private Family Compound with Pool

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The pool and Lake Michigan beyond.

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Last updated: 11/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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THE PERFECT BEACH VACATION RETREAT FOR A FAMILY - 2 HOUSES, THE BEACH, A POOL, PANORAMIC LAKE MICHIGAN VIEWS, JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH, LOTS OF SPACE FOR EATING, SLEEPING ,OR GATHERING INDOORS OR OUT AND JUST AN HOUR FROM CHICAGO.

We call it our secret hideaway!

The Main House:

An all glass jewel box on the top a sand dune overlooking Lake Michigan. An open floor plan includes a large galley-style kitchen, yards of open counter space for buffets, a large outdoor dining area with seating for 20, indoor dining area that can seat 20 with folding tables, living room with glass on all sides for lake and dune views, a master bedroom with queen size bed and a guest bedroom with two full size beds and two twin beds bunked over the top of them.

360 degree views bring Lake Michigan into all parts of the house and most rooms overlook the expansive pool deck, gazebo dining area and Lake Michigan. The house comes with 2 central a/c units but Lake Michigan breezes make it unnecessary most of days and nights. A paved circular driveway provides parking for up to 4 cars.

The Guest House:

Connected to the main house by a private walkway, the open floor plan includes a full kitchen, dining room with seating for 10, living room with glass on two sides for lake and dune views, a master bedroom with king size bed and two guest bedrooms each with two full size beds.

Abundant windows provide lake views from the living room, dining room and kitchen. A large deck runs the entire length of the house on the lake side with plenty of space for outdoor dining, sunning or watching sunsets. The cottage comes with central a/c but lake breezes make it unnecessary most of days and nights. Our paved driveway provides parking for up to 4 cars.

The Beach:

The stairway to the beach is right outside your door. Enjoy sunning on the sandy beach, swimming in the crystal clear water, or walking miles of serene shoreline away from the crowds of urban life. If you prefer a beach with lifeguards, the Indiana State Park Beach is only a 15 minute walk away. After a day on the beach you’ll enjoy incredible sunsets over the distant Chicago skyline and on many evenings you’ll encounter bonfires hosted by friendly “Dunies”

The Location:

The nearby Dunes State Park offers miles and miles of hiking, sand dunes and bike paths. Just 2 miles to the new Seven Peaks Water Park for kids. Bicyclers will also enjoy the National Lakeshore bike trail that is just a miles ride from the cottage and is free from motorized vehicles.

Nearby Valparaiso still operates a drive in movie theater for old fashioned family fun.

The houses are supplied with sheets and towels, dishes, glassware, and cooking supplies, as well as a gas grill. For those who prefer to bring their own bedding and or pillows, we have one king bed, one queen and 7 full size beds and two twins

Sorry, to protect our guests with allergies, we do not allow pets.

Lake Michigan Family Compound is the perfect beach vacation for an extended family - panoramic Lake Michigan views, just steps to the beach, lots of space for eating, sleeping, or gathering indoors or out and just an hour from Chicago. Immediately East of East Beach Dune Acres.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Beachfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Outdoor dining for 20 at a single table located at the main house. Each house has an indoor dining area and the indoor dining room at the Main House can seat 20 with banquet tables....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 20 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Fireplace
              • Internet:

                Optional Comcast Internet WiFi available at Guest House only for $35/week....moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street
              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Two full kitchens, one in the Main House, one in the Guest House...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool
                   

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                  7 night min stay

                  $6,875

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                  • Tax Rate 7%

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 11/16/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  NITCO South Shore Line
                  0.1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lake Michigan Waterfront

                  The Location:

                  Located just 3 miles off I-94 at the Chesterton exit, we are easy to reach by car in less than an hour drive from Chicago. For those needing to dash back to Chicago or get to the airport during your vacation, the Chicago South Shore commuter train line is only 5 minutes away and runs from the South Bend airport to Chesterton and then on to downtown Chicago.

                  Our area has many great resources for a family vacation. Supermarkets, K-Mart, and a number of family dining options are just 3 miles away in Chesterton. Several fine dining options are available within a 15 minute drive. And for cooks, Chesterton's European Market provides an opportunity to find local produce, fresh baked goods, artisanal cheeses, and charcautare every Saturday. Local produce, gifts and antiques are also available at the charming Schoolhouse Shop.

                  The nearby Dunes State Park offers miles and miles of hiking, sand dunes and bike paths. We are just 2 miles from the new Seven Peaks Water Park for kids ! Bicyclers will also enjoy the National Lakeshore bike trail that is just a miles ride from the cottage and is free from motorized vehicles.

                  And nearby Valparaiso still operates a drive in movie theater, mini golf and a water park for old fashioned family fun.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: We are vacation pros. We have owned and managed a lakefront vacation rental in Michigan for 10 years and now have this great place on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Indiana. In addition we operate RV resorts in Michigan and Florida.


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                  Photos

                  • The pool and Lake Michigan beyond.

                    The pool and Lake Michigan beyond.

                  • Main House Living / Dining

                    Main House Living / Dining

                  • Main House Bedroom 1

                    Main House Bedroom 1

                  • Main House Kitchen

                    Main House Kitchen

                  • Guest House Exterior

                    Guest House Exterior

                  • Guest House Living Room

                    Guest House Living Room

                  • Guest House Bedroom 1 - King

                    Guest House Bedroom 1 - King

                  • Guest House Bedroom 3 - Three Fulls

                    Guest House Bedroom 3 - Three Fulls

                  • Main House Exterior

                    Main House Exterior

                  • Main House Living

                    Main House Living

                  • Main House Bedroom 2

                    Main House Bedroom 2

                  • Main House Bathroom 1

                    Main House Bathroom 1

                  • Guest House View

                    Guest House View

                  • Guest House Kitchen & Dining

                    Guest House Kitchen & Dining

                  • Guest House Bedroom 2 - Two Fulls

                    Guest House Bedroom 2 - Two Fulls

                  VRBO #277794

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 28, 2014

                  $6,875 per week (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 20

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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