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Maple Avenue Cottage - Front

Maple Avenue Cottage - Front Front Deck - West Side Kitchen with Breakfast Table and View Kitchen Sink and Cabinets Living Room Upstairs Dining Table with Leaves for 10 with Vinyl Table Cloth Master Bedroom Chair, Lamp and Flat Screen Master Bath with Euro Tiles Bunk Room Bunk Room TV Bathroom #2 - Upstairs Bedroom #3 Chill Room - TV and Sofas Chill Room - Book Cases and Table - a little blurry Bedroom #4 - Off the Chill Room Bedroom #5 - Off the Chill Room Downstairs Back Porch Grilling Area

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Miller Beach house description

Fully renovated 3,000 SF five bedroom 1926 Beach Cottage – Sleeps 11. Single family home on quiet Maple Street one block from the beach, features an expansive front patio area perfect for quiet reading or entertaining. Back porch and fenced back yard give more opportunities for outdoor living. Well equipped kitchen has breakfast seating for four, looking out into the back yard. Living/dining combination on main floor provides an ideal area for guests to relax, with long dining table for 12. Second living room (the 'chill room') downstairs is set up for movies on a flat screen TV and hanging around. Off street parking for four vehicles. Bathrooms all redone with Euro style tiling. All linens, including beach towels, are provided. Kitchen has new appliances and is fully stocked with microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker and tea pot – all you need is the food! Four TV's with dish network and DVD players.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Bedroom 1 (with bunk bed) has kids books and games and a TV that is set up for DVD only so that kids can chill while parents are relaxing. Some DVD's for kids are provided, but you may want to bring some along as well....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                Only two steps down from the parking area to spend time on one level that includes three bedrooms and main living areas along with front porch. Back porch steps are steep, however....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                This will be on a case by case basis. Back yard is not for dogs to use as a bathroom. Dogs not allowed on furniture, etc. Additional fee of $50 for cleaning....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 is minimum age for renters and tenants except for related parties; drivers license verification may be required....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is available outdoors only....moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • Bedroom 5

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              • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom (Bedroom 2), Queen size Beds (2) Bedroom 3 (upstairs) and 4 (downstairs), Double Beds (1) Futon in bedroom 5 (downstairs), Bunk Beds (1) Bedroom 1 (upstairs) has bunk with twin above, double below...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                All new appliances. Kitchen has a four person bar height breakfast table, which is also great for parties. Plenty of counter space....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully stocked with cooking utensils, plenty of pots and pans, collanders, and salad bowl and spinner....moreless

              • Dining:

                Dining table for 10 or 12 upstairs. Dining table for 6 downstairs. Bar height table for 4 in kitchen....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking for at least four cars is available directly in front of house. No double parking is allowed....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Parking for four cars easily - could be used by other types of vehicles...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Bed linens, bath towels and beach towels are provided...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central AC...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Charcoal grill on back porch Three boogie boards and assorted water and beach toys...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    (5) Flat screen in the Chill Room downstairs, small Flat Screen in Kitchen, Flat screen in master bed, flat screen in upstairs bedroom and non-cable TV in bunk room just for DVD's. Three DVD players in total....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    We keep at least 10 kids DVD's on hand, just to help busy parents with keeping the kids busy - or bring your own....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Lending library of paperbacks downstairs in chill room. Take a book / leave a book....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    collection of oldies...moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Comcast wireless is very fast....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large front deck is great for entertaining. Back porch has a table for four and a grill....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Family
                      • Away From It All

                      Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Marina
                      • Restaurants
                      • Antiquing
                      • Live Theater
                      • Library
                      • Water Parks
                      • Churches
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Gambling Casinos

                      Other Activities

                          • Located less than an hour from downtown Chicago, Miller Beach is the closest beach community to the City, offering a peaceful enclave atmosphere, beach fun along over six miles of quiet Lake Michigan Shore, dunes hiking and educational opportunities, biking and many other recreational options. The South Shore Line train stop in Miller is a five minute drive from the cottage and offers free parking, providing easy access to downtown Chicago (at Millennium Park), CTA, Metra and Amtrak. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Perfect beach home for the beach wedding weekend

                            Perfect beach home for the beach wedding weekend

                            • Guest K8 (Las Vegas, NV)
                            • Date of stay 07/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                            We got married at the Aquatorium on july 5 and extended our stay at this house. We absolutely loved our stay at Miller Beach and at the wonderfully large renovated home. Very close walking to the beach. The neighbor was very helpful and kind. We had the house full in each bedroom and on the couch with 12 adults and 3 babies. All were comfortable. Keep a quiet eye on the backyard as we saw a deer passing through daily. I would highly recommend the area and this house.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Fantastic stay

                            Fantastic stay

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 06/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/09/13
                            My sister recently got married in the Lansing, IL area and this home was our home base during the wedding weekend. It was a fantastic retreat where the whole family could comfortably stay together. The beach was just a walk down the block and my kids loved the beach area. The home itself was spacious and we felt like we could really spread out and have both alone and family time. Phoebe was so pleasant to work with and we appreciate her efforts to make our stay a great one.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Welcoming beach house

                            Welcoming beach house

                            • Guest Lurah H.
                            • Date of stay 11/25/12
                            • Review Submitted 12/19/12
                            I enjoyed a six week early winter stay while working in the area. The house was very clean & modern. I especially liked all the tile throughout the kitchen & bathrooms. All the amenities one could need to call a place home were provided. The street view reveals a cute little house, however it is a little misleading as there is a lot of space inside (5 generously sized bedrooms & 3 baths) - the upstairs & downstairs feel separate from one another which creates a nice space for a group/family to spread out. Lake Michigan is barely a block away with views of Chicago & an expansive beach that one can spend hours walking & skipping rocks in the winter when the water is too cold for a swim. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is minutes away by car (or ~30 mins on foot) & feels a world away from the city & traffic of Chicago. A MUCH better experience than staying at a hotel.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Wonderful home, excellant location, and very nice owner. Perfect experience.

                            Wonderful home, excellant location, and very nice owner. Perfect experience.

                            • Guest Nate Olson (Crete, IL)
                            • Date of stay 09/09/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/18/12
                            My mom and I rented this home for a month and were extremely happy with everything. First off the owner is very responsive, very accommodating, and excellent to deal with. Any questions we had prior to the rental were answered promptly and any requests we had during our stay were attended to right away. Location: Literally 1 block from the beach head. You can sit on the front porch and hear the waves crashing. The walk to the beach is up 1 block then down the beach path to the beach. The beach here is excellent, lots of sand, and shallow for a good ways, perfect for kids. It was never super busy either which was great. If you are apprehensive about Gary, don't be. Miller Beach is a wonderful community and we felt very safe and all the neighbors are awesome. We shopped at the local grocery, Walgreens, and restaurants and everyone was super nice. Flamingos bar/restaurant is blocks away and has great food and also great people. We didn't go to the beach cafe or the coffee shop but both are right there as well so plenty of options. The House: It's all recently remodeled and feels new, even though it retains the charm of an older home. Laminate floors and tile throughout, gorgeous modern baths and a nice new kitchen with stainless appliances. The bedrooms are all huge and nicely appointed. The beds are nice as well. The basement is also beautifully remodeled with 2 bedrooms and a 3rd bath, and the "chill" room is great for hanging out and relaxing watching TV or playing games etc. There is a nice back deck for cooking out as well right off the kitchen. I can't recommend this home enough. It was a great experience from start to finish, and is a great affordable option for a beach house close to Chicago with all the amenities. You will not be disappointed with this home.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                          • Excellent

                            Excellent

                            • Guest Maria (Champaign)
                            • Date of stay 07/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/29/12
                            Excellent property in excellent location. Clean, well-maintained. Internet works very well. The becah access is easy and pleasant. we had great time!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/3

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Late Spring/Summer
                          May 26 - Sep 14, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $295
                          $1,595 $6,500
                          Fall Shoulder
                          Sep 15 - Oct 26, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $225
                          $1,100 $2,100
                          Winter - Pre Holiday
                          Oct 27 - Dec 19, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $195
                          $1,025 $1,700
                          Christmas/New Years
                          Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,600
                          Winter - Post Holidays
                          Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $195
                          $1,025 $1,700
                          Spring Shoulder
                          Mar 21 - May 20, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $225
                          $1,100 $2,100
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Pet Fee $100
                          • Tax Rate 12%

                          Notes:

                          Please call for Thanksgiving rates. Monthly rentals require security deposit. Dogs require approval.

                          Rental deposit of $250 required to confirm rental. Payment in full due 10 days prior to start of rental.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Gary/Chicago International Airport at 10 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: South Shore Line at 2.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: I-90 - Indiana Toll Road at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Miller Beach at 0.05 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Flamingo at 0.6 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2012

                          About the owner: I am a busy but attentive Chicago professional who loves life in the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of Miller Beach.

                          Why the Owner Chose Miller Beach:
                          The Maple Street Cottage is ideally located on a quiet street just a short walk to the beach. Beach is clean and not crowded. Low street traffic even during the summer months proves a peaceful atmosphere. The house itself is well built with plenty of space for your extended family and friends to spread out. The bedrooms are surprisingly quiet and spacious.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Miller Beach is ideal due to its close proximity to Chicago, relaxed atmosphere and many activities in the area. Coffee shop, pizza and a restaurant are all clustered just over half a mile away - perfect distance for an early morning or evening stroll. This is truly a low stress vacation opportunity.


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                          Photos

                          • Maple Avenue Cottage - Front

                            Maple Avenue Cottage - Front

                          • Kitchen with Breakfast Table and View

                            Kitchen with Breakfast Table and View

                          • Living Room Upstairs

                            Living Room Upstairs

                          • Master Bath with Euro Tiles

                            Master Bath with Euro Tiles

                          • Bunk Room TV

                            Bunk Room TV

                          • Bedroom #3

                            Bedroom #3

                          • Chill Room - TV and Sofas

                            Chill Room - TV and Sofas

                          • Bedroom #4 - Off the Chill Room

                            Bedroom #4 - Off the Chill Room

                          • Back Porch Grilling Area

                            Back Porch Grilling Area

                          • Front Deck - West Side

                            Front Deck - West Side

                          • Kitchen Sink and Cabinets

                            Kitchen Sink and Cabinets

                          • Dining Table with Leaves for 10 with Vinyl Table Cloth

                            Dining Table with Leaves for 10 with Vinyl Table Cloth

                          • Master Bedroom Chair, Lamp and Flat Screen

                            Master Bedroom Chair, Lamp and Flat Screen

                          • Bunk Room

                            Bunk Room

                          • Bathroom #2 - Upstairs

                            Bathroom #2 - Upstairs

                          • Chill Room - Book Cases and Table - a little blurry

                            Chill Room - Book Cases and Table - a little blurry

                          • Bedroom #5 - Off the Chill Room Downstairs

                            Bedroom #5 - Off the Chill Room Downstairs

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Monday, January 06, 2014

                          $195 - $295 per night (USD)
                          5

                          5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 04/16/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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