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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Miller Beach house description
Sunny beach cottage, half block from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, 40 miles to Chicago. 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath plus outdoor shower. Lovely front porch perfect for summertime people watching.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1.75 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Outdoor shower.
- Deck / Patio
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7 of us stayed at this cute beach house. The kitchen is a great space for hanging out and eating, and the living room gets such lovely light in the morning. The kitchen is spare, so if you anticipate doing some cooking you might want to bring a few extra things. The walk to the beach was a minute away and the neighborhood is very residential. About a half mile down the road there's a pizza place and a cute grocery store in case you forgot something.
- Guest Natalie R.
- Date of stay 09/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/18/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Not Ready for Prime Time!
Not Ready for Prime Time!
The rental was a disappointment and it showed that pictures can be very misleading. Up close, the property is not well maintained. The kitchen cabinets are old and not in good condition. The range top was EXTREMELY greasy and had caked-on food; we definitely could not cook there. The only full bathroom has a shower surround that is very cracked and covered in mildew. The downstairs is air conditioned pretty well as long as the ceiling fans are running but the upstairs is VERY warm and uncomfortable. You must walk through one upstairs bedroom to enter the other. The stairs are very narrow and steep and sorely in need of a handrail. My sister fell down the stairs (no alcohol was consumed during the stay) but a rail possibly could have prevented the fall. The front stairs are very chipped concrete and the yard is an unusable jungle. When I approached the owner in an understanding manner (after the stay) he did not seem to react as if he really cared about correcting the problems. I got the impression that he is not really interested in repeat business. I have rented many houses and this house did not measure up to what could reasonably be expected in a rental. The owner made reference to the reasonable price of his property compared with others in the area and he is right, the price is lower, but who wants cheaper when the property is not up to expected standards. In fairness, the house is VERY close to Lake Michigan, there were good restaurants nearby and everyone was friendly, even the owner was pleasant during our pre-rental contact. I got the impression that the owner unwilling (or possibly unable) to do the necessary updating but in that case, he should not rent. I rated the experience as fair because this was a girlfriend's getaway - my sister and three of us who attended high school together more than forty years ago. The good company carried the day
- Guest Marienne P.
- Date of stay 08/21/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
Owner response: I'm sorry that the place did not meet your expectations. I'm glad that you at least enjoyed your company and the community. The property is a cottage from the forties and most people find it charming (perhaps quirky) and appreciate it for what it is. It may not be for everyone. However, the vast majority of renters have communicated to me that thoroughly enjoyed the place and they intend on returning. The photos are relatively recent and I believe they depict the property well. We offer a clean affordable getaway near the beach.
Great Chicago getaway
Great Chicago getaway
We stayed with our three girls, ages 9, 5 and 1. The house could have slept two families, very nicely laid out and very close to the beach. The pictures are a good indicator, though there is an additional bedroom upstairs that contains a queen size bed (very nice). The kitchen was great with a prep/eating island that we really enjoyed. We would highly recommend this rental, and will return in other seasons. Business owners like Carmella at the Miller Market are very friendly, carrying fresh local food.
- Guest Dawn G.
- Date of stay 08/18/13
- Review Submitted 08/26/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: I'm glad you enjoyed the place, the beach and the community. Hope to see you again soon!
Made the Best of it.
Made the Best of it.
Came for a girls weekend with 5 ladies. The positives of this rental, great location and price. The beach is a short walk away and is BEAUTIFUL. I feel like I need to write this review to prepare others who are might coming to stay and to give insight to the owners so that future renters can have a better experience. I was in contact several times with the owner to try to prepare for this weekend so that it would be nice. He assured me it had evrything and couldn't think of anything we really needed. However,there was 1 partial used paper towel role, 2 roles of toilet paper, we had to buy more. One garbage bag, no dish soap, the towels were wet and folded in the linen closet, also there is no microwave. Also we had plumbing issues, the tub did not drain, so we all stood in previous bath water. during showers. None of these were major issues, but would have been nice to know ahead of time. And I have to say the little money to spend as a landlord for dish soap and toilet paper would have made the overall experience better. Again, we had a nice weekend, and the price was really affordable.
- Guest Amy M.
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/04/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway.
Owner response: Given our prior communication, I wish you had let me know of your disappointment and we would have made an effort to accommodate you. Since you arrived two hours early and were eager to get in, we may have been a little hasty in restocking some supplies. Consumable items like soap and paper products are available upon arrival but not restocked during the visit. We were unaware of any issues with the bathtub draining (probably sand in the cleanout trap – a hazard of life at beach!), but we will address those right away. Finally, you made a good point about the microwave. We will purchase one for the place soon. I hope others will not be dissuaded by your review; overall it seems like you enjoyed the house and its location. We believe we provide a reasonably priced, comfortable and clean house close to the beach.
Great Beach house
Great Beach house
The house was perfect for our weekend away! The house was very clean and the perfect layout for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. The beautiful beach was a block away and we felt very safe the entire weekend. Highly recommend it!
- Guest Kim G.
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: We're glad you had a great visit!
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Jun 27 - Jul 6, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
- Tax Rate 12%
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Growing pains forced us to move from this house but we stayed here in Miller Beach because we love it so much.
Why the Owner Chose Miller Beach:
This is a sunny, adorable cottage perfect for your beach vacation. After spending a day in the sun, rinse the sand off in our outdoor shower. Chicago is less than an hour away for those who like a break from the beach or an evening out in a world-class city.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
A half block walk to the beach. Easy highway access. Close to South Shore Train to Chicago.
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Path to the beach - half block away.
Kitchen with island.
One of two upstairs bedrooms
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