'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect for Large Groups!
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Michigan City house description
This home, completely remodeled in 2011, has 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and features all the comforts of home. Located just 60 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from South Bend, this home is perfect for summer vacations, weekend winery tours, and Notre Dame sports weekends. Only a private sand dune separates this home from one of Lake Michigan's most gorgeous beaches so you can enjoy the privacy of your own yard while celebrating the tranquility of beach front living.
The home features a large open living, dining, and kitchen area offering sunny, sweeping views of the waterfront dune. Over 800 square feet of deck and 450 square feet of patio space with a large fire pit and plenty of seating offer tons of space for dining and enjoying the beach. The house also has an outdoor shower, extra den with a flat screen TV and foosball table for the kids, a large private back yard, and an indoor/outdoor speaker system.
- 2800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Home has plenty of beach toys, foosball table, and rooms with separate TV's perfect for kids' movie nights. The expansive sand dune located between the beach and the house is immediately adjacent to the deck and is perfect for kids to play on while parents relax with a cocktail....moreless
- Limited Accessibility:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 15-16
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided:
- Living Room seats 10:
- Linens Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Roller Blading
- Freshwater Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Water Tubing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- This property, located just 60 minutes from Chicago and directly on one of Lake Michigan's finest beaches, offers water and beach fun at your fingertips including jet skis delivered to your beach. The house is walking distance to Washington Park which offers a zoo, small water park, restaurants, art museum, marina, fishing and more. Outlet mall, casinos, lots of antiquing and great restaurants in the very near vicinity....moreless
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The house is much nicer than the photos. The owner thought of everything having beach towels a big plus, well stocked kitchen, great deck with chairs everywhere. The beach was great, beautiful views. Many things around for a family, the zoo, parks and many good restaurants. We had ages 20 months to 72 ... 16 of us and we all had a great time!
- Guest MamaCat (Lancaster, Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 08/04/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for the nice review, Sharon! So glad you all had a great week. Please come back and stay with us again!
Wonderful multi family vacation!
Wonderful multi family vacation!
We just got back from our 4 day 3 night stay. We had such a great time we are going to book for the same time next year! The owner is fabulous. She was always quick to respond to all emails prior to check in. We had a few questions while we were there and was always available on her cell. We had an issue with parking (it is a bit of a hassle) but was quick to handle the issue above and beyond what we expected. The house is large. We had 11 adults and 8 kids (most in pack and plays). There was plenty of room. We had to move a few dressers to accomidate the pack and plays but not a big deal. The house was immaculate and well decorated. Plenty of cooking supplies in the kitchen. They also provide beach towels which is so nice. We spent 90% of our time outside which is the best part. The deck is huge! We loved the firepit and all of the outdoor space. We stayed elsewhere in Michigan City last year and outdoor space is definitely hard to come by. It is a hike over the dune to the beach, but I doubt you could find a location with a shorter/easier hike. We did a lot of research for a large vacation home and are confident this is a keeper! Can't wait for next year!!!
- Guest Kristin (Iowa)
- Date of stay 06/20/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for the nice review, Kristin! We hope you'll come back again next year. We installed a driveway so the house now has 4 parking spots to avoid the summer beachfront parking congestion!
I can't say enough about our stay at "How You Dune?" The location was just perfect! It was a quick trip from Chicago, but it felt like another world. The home is nestled in the dunes with a stunning view of Lake Michigan just beyond. The house is beautifully decorated and well kept. The rooms were clean, bright and comfortable, and the kitchen had everything we needed for a large group. We comfortably slept, fed and entertained 15 people! We will definitely visit again.
- Guest MDR (Wilmette, IL)
- Date of stay 10/12/12
- Review Submitted 02/04/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Molly! Come back and stay with us again soon!
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 6 - May 23, 2014
2 night min stay
|Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 - May 25, 2014
3 night min stay
Jun 2 - Jun 19, 2014
4 night min stay
Jun 20 - Aug 29, 2014
7 night min stay
|Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
50% deposit required to hold date. Balance due in full 30 days prior to stay, plus $1000 security deposit. Deposit will be returned within 30 days of stay if no damages are incurred.
- Exit cleaning fee: $300 + tax
- Tax Rate 12%
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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- Nearest Airport: Chicago Midway at 60 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I94 at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Sheridan Beach at Michigan City
- Nearest Barpub: Shoreline Brewery at 0.75 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Pottawattomie Country Club at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Swingbelly's at 0.75 Miles
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We live in the suburbs of Chicago. I am an interior designer and my husband is in real estate. We have been renting properties to vacationers in Harbor Country for over 7 years and we enjoy offering well furnished homes to families for vacations they will cherish for a lifetime!
Why the Owner Chose Michigan City:
We have been enjoying the NW Indiana/SW Michigan lakefront for years, but had been searching for a house close to the beach. When this house became available, we jumped on the chance to have a waterfront property. The house needed to be completely gutted and rebuilt including new plumbing, electric, HVAC, flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, etc., which gave us the opportunity to design and furnish the home so it is ideal for summer vacation rentals.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
How You Dune is a great place for kids. Our large yard offers privacy for get togethers on the deck and lots of wide open space for kids to run and explore. It's easy to run back and forth from the water to the house, sunsets are at your fingertips every night, and the sounds of the waves crashing reminds us we are someplace special!
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Deck/Patio offers dining for 16 plus lounge area and fire pit.
Fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to entertain large groups
Den has flat screen TV, DVD and foosball
Huge private yard, and the lake is just over the dune!
1st floor queen bedroom has attached full bath
1st floor laundry
2nd floor bedroom has 2 twins and flat screen tv
2nd floor bath with shower/tub
2nd floor queen bedroom
Plenty of room to run and play!
Sun setting on the Sears (Willis) Tower
Open living, dining, kitchen offers beautiful views of the dune, plus a 49" HDTV
Dining room seats 10 comfortably
Plenty of outdoor seating on the 1,500 square foot deck.
1st floor bedroom- queen
1st floor bath
Master bedroom has king bed, lake view and walk-in closet
2nd floor bunk bed plus twin
2nd floor bathroom with shower/tub
2nd floor queen bedroom
Beautiful, deep beach with pristine sand
Only an hour from Chicago
Endless fun just a short walk over the sand dune!
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