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Indiana Dunes Beach Retreat - Year-Round Natural Beauty

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Exterior in early spring. You can often spot deer from this window.

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Last updated: 08/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Beverly Shores house description

Discover 'twixt season. Not summer, not fall. Between Labor Dany and early October is when the lake is at its warmest, the beach is nearly deserted, the days are comfortably warm and the evenings cool enough to sleep with the windows open. Best of all, the rates are low! Peaceful, casual home just 1 block from Lake Michigan and spectacular sand beach. Located on wooded dune on a private double lot (easy access up driveway). Watch deer and other wildlife through floor-to-ceiling windows in living room and master bedroom. Patio and deck.

Walk or bike to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – 15,000 acres of sand dunes, marshes, hiking and skiing trails, prairies and forests.

Home is beautifully maintained and accessible year-round; no need to worry about autumn leaves or winter snow.

Close to Chesterton artist studios and upscale dining/shopping in New Buffalo. Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall in Michigan City (8 miles away) as well as an assortment of grocery stores, fast food, and fine dining restaurants.

Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos nearby.

An easy commuter train ride (South Shore RR) to Chicago.



Keywords: Hillside home, Indiana Dunes, walk to beach, Lake Michigan, Chicago area, woodland setting, private retreat, family vacation, outdoor activities, wildlife, National Park.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Rental occupants must be 25 yrs. or older, unless accompanied by a responsible adult. Strictly enforced--no prom or homecoming rentals....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                PLEASE NOTE: Just a heads-up if you have allergies: owner used to have a cat (though cat has not lived here for many years)....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Big family room has a full sleep sofa (comfy) and a twin bed...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2) A queen bed in each bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed/daybed in family room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full-size sleep sofa in family room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Pristine natural area, 1 block from lake and beach, wooded property with beautiful views, private double lot, driveway for easy access, city (not well) water, easy walk to park with pond and tennis courts, walk to National Park (Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore), peaceful and comfortable year-round....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys:

                    Some toys for younger children....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    New central air unit installed 2011....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage
                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    Shut off for summer...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    We now have wi-fi!...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Good-quality, all-cotton linens....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Light-filled living room with floor-to-ceiling windows....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Rustic garden featuring native, deer-hardy plantings....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 15 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall/Winter
                  Sep 3 - Nov 23, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,200 $3,600
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,800
                  Late Fall
                  Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,200
                  Christmas & New Years
                  Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,800
                  Spring
                  Jan 5 - May 22, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,200 $3,600
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,200
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  WE DO NOT OFFER WEEKEND RENTALS.

                  WE DO NOT OFFER PROM OR EVENT RENTALS.

                  Reservations require the refundable $600.00 security deposit. The rental fee plus a $125.00 cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to contract date. Payment by check or money order.


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                  Last updated: 08/16/2014
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                  Location

                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Chicago Ohare and Chicago Midway
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  South Shore Line Beverly Shores Station
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Indiana Rt 12
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern
                  0.15 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  quick walk to lakefront and beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  World-class birdwatching, blueberry picking, Mt. Baldy, close to artist studios (Chesterton) and upscale shopping (New Buffalo), easy train ride to Chicago.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  In two minutes you can walk to the beach, and at night it's so quiet. Listen for the deer--they make horse-like sounds and in the fall the leaves rustle as they move through the foliage. There are more stars in the sky than you see in Chicago. The Dunes Mart has some of the best soft serve you will ever taste. On a clear day, you can see the Chicago skyline across the lake--and if you feel like visiting the city, the South Shore will get you there in just over an hour. The train station and the Dunes Mart are located on the corner of Route 12 and Broadway, the main entrance to Beverly Shores. The town has one stoplight and that is where you'll find it. It's a very small town and sometimes strangers wave hello as they drive by. Fall colors can be breathtaking---you are surrounded, even inside the house. After the leaves are gone, there is a bittersweet beauty to the stark silhouettes of hundreds of trees surrounding the house. As the house is up on a dune, you see the bare treetops and below the bright blanket of fallen leaves.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Exterior in early spring. You can often spot deer from this window.

                    Exterior in early spring. You can often spot deer from this window.

                  • Trees nestle our dunetop house, as (barely) seen from the road.

                    Trees nestle our dunetop house, as (barely) seen from the road.

                  • Looking down into living room.Garage is in background, beyond patio.

                    Looking down into living room.Garage is in background, beyond patio.

                  • Spacious family room has a sleep sofa, twin bed, and an adjacent full bathroom.

                    Spacious family room has a sleep sofa, twin bed, and an adjacent full bathroom.

                  • Walking To The Beach

                    Walking To The Beach

                  • A Peaceful Afternoon.  Sometimes you can see Chicago's skyline in the distance.

                    A Peaceful Afternoon. Sometimes you can see Chicago's skyline in the distance.

                  • One of the breathtaking natural sights: the marshes, or bogs, of Beverly Shores.

                    One of the breathtaking natural sights: the marshes, or bogs, of Beverly Shores.

                  • June

                    June

                  • In warm weather, dine alfresco on the front patio.

                    In warm weather, dine alfresco on the front patio.

                  • Enjoy nature from inside the house, too. One view from the living room.

                    Enjoy nature from inside the house, too. One view from the living room.

                  • From LR, looking at dining area. Kitchen is at right, family room in distance.

                    From LR, looking at dining area. Kitchen is at right, family room in distance.

                  • View of the woods from the master bedroom.

                    View of the woods from the master bedroom.

                  • Stairs to the beach - just a block from the house.

                    Stairs to the beach - just a block from the house.

                  • On weekdays, you may be lucky enough to have the beach to yourself !

                    On weekdays, you may be lucky enough to have the beach to yourself !

                  • Second Bedroom

                    Second Bedroom

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

                  $1,200 - $1,800 per week (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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