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Front - You are sure to love this beautiful beach home located right in the heart of Beachwalk.

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Last updated: 04/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Michigan City house description

Located in the acclaimed Beachwalk resort community in the Indiana Dunes off of Lake Michigan, this house ("Moondance") and its perfect central location is a Beachwalk favorite. Unique among Beachwalk homes, Moondance has an open floor plan with massive cathedral ceilings perfect for hosting large family gatherings. The house was beautifully refurnished and has fabulous new touches. The home has a fully stocked kitchen with granite counters and glass tile backsplash along with all new stainless steel appliances. A large, yet cozy great room with seating for everyone, porches and decks galore mean gathering spaces for the whole family. Indoor dining space for 16. Outdoor dining for another 16, plus a special outdoor kids table that seats 8. Bedrooms with all the right touches will suit couples, children, grandparents and last minute visitors. Moondance even comes complete with its own house golf cart (except in winter) for your use and enjoyment! And now, new for Fall 2014 and Summer 2015, Moondance' owners worked hard to finish the 1,000 square foot basement, which is now a playful rec room complete with 46 inch flat panel dvd player, and DirecTV with whole house DVR, and a multi-colored striped floor that kids love. (NOTE: The basement has 6 foot ceilings, and thus is ideal for kids or for watching movies, but it is not habitable space by code and thus it cannot be used for sleeping.) Moondance is steps to everything Beachwalk has to offer: pool, tennis, basketball, a short walk to Beachwalk's own Lake Kai complete with free kayaks and stand up paddle boards during the summer, custom sand castle playground and, of course, Lake Michigan's most beautiful beach. This house has everything you could possibly want. You will not regret it. Peak Season (June-August) Friday-Friday rentals only. No Smoking and No pets

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Bird Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Resort:

    Located inside Beachwalk Resort Moondance is just steps away from all the ammenaties we have to offer. Heated pool, snack shop, resort office gift shop and much more! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Dining

  • Seating for 16 people
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Seasonal Rate
Jan 6 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$495 $495
$2,400 $10,286
Seasonal Rate
May 22 - May 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$500 $500
Seasonal Rate
May 26 - Jun 19, 2015
2 night min stay
$495 $495
$2,750
Seasonal Rate
Jul 3 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,250
Seasonal Rate
Jul 24 - Aug 7, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,250
Seasonal Rate
Aug 14 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$495 $495
$2,200
Seasonal Rate
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$500
Seasonal Rate
Sep 8 - Sep 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$495 $495
$2,200
Seasonal Rate
Dec 25 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
$500 $500
$2,500

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Last updated: 04/19/2015
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Location

59 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chicago International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Matey's Bar and Grill
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Michigan City Golf Course, public -18 holes
1.6 Miles
Nearest Train
South Shore
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Swingbelly's, Galveston Steak, Tree House Cafe
 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: The owners, Adam and Jessica, are a young professional couple from Chicago with toddler twins, a boy and a girl. Adam grew up in Chicago and his family would spend at least one week every summer renting a house on Lake Michigan, either in the Indiana Dunes or, more often, somewhere in Michigan. Some of Adam's greatest childhood memories are from times spent on the beaches of Lake Michigan and he has long dreamed of owning his own beachhouse one day. Jessica grew up in South Dakota, where the lakes are nothing like Lake Michigan. She soon learned to share Adam's love of Lake Michigan and his dream of owning a beachhouse. A few years ago, Adam's family rented a home in Beachwalk, and both Adam and Jessica knew they has found the perfect place for them. Beachwalk is close to Chicago, on one of the most beautiful stretches of Lake Michigan beach anywhere, with the additional charms and activities available with interior Lake Kai. And Beachwalk is super family friendly. Adam, Jessica, and their twins absolutely love spending weeks or weekends at the beachhouse, which they named Moondance, driving around on the golf cart, making sand castles, throwing the frisbee in Lake Michigan or in the pool, searching for turtles in Lake Kai, kayaking, playing at the amazing custom playground, watching the most gorgeous sunsets known to man, or just relaxing on one of the many decks. Adam and Jessica have come to especially love Beachwalk in the quieter off-season, with beautiful foliage, apple picking, sledding in the dunes, or enjoying a quiet spring morning. Truly a paradise just an hour drive from home.

Why Michigan City:
Before they purchased Moondance (then called Pleasant Palm), Adam and Jessica looked at many homes in Beachwalk, but knew this was the perfect home for them the moment they stepped in the door. Unlike many homes in Beachwalk, Moondance has an entirely open first floor, perfect for entertaining and hosting large groups. The enormous vaulted ceilings provide a charm unmatched in Beachwalk. Add to that the four large decks and an absolutely prime central location, and Adam and Jessica were soon collecting their pennies to try to put together an offer.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Moondance, is managed by Beachwalk Vacation Rentals, benefits of which include on-site staff to welcome you at check-in, answer questions, 24 hour maintenance, and provides the security of the afterhours answering service for emergencies. Additional benefits include access to Rentals including Golf Carts, bicycles and the beach wheelchair. DVD's located in the gift shop free for all of our guests to check out during your stay.


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Photos

  • Front - You are sure to love this beautiful beach home located right in the heart of Beachwalk.

    Front - You are sure to love this beautiful beach home located right in the heart of Beachwalk.

  • Ride around in style!

    Ride around in style!

  • View the open living area from the top of the stairs in this beautiful home.

    View the open living area from the top of the stairs in this beautiful home.

  • Main Level Queen

    Main Level Queen

  • The personal touches begin before you enter the gate.

    The personal touches begin before you enter the gate.

  • Enjoy the views from the upper deck of Moondance.

    Enjoy the views from the upper deck of Moondance.

  • Enjoy dining in the back screened in porch great for the whole family.

    Enjoy dining in the back screened in porch great for the whole family.

  • View from the 2nd floor deck.

    View from the 2nd floor deck.

  • Relax on the back 2nd floor porch. Great for sipping coffee and reading in the morning.

    Relax on the back 2nd floor porch. Great for sipping coffee and reading in the morning.

  • Upper Twin

    Upper Twin

  • Huge King Master bedroom on the upper level, opens to a private deck and shares a bathroom with a roomy pyramid bunk room.  This room has a tv.

    Huge King Master bedroom on the upper level, opens to a private deck and shares a bathroom with a roomy pyramid bunk room. This room has a tv.

  • Golf Cart

    Golf Cart

  • Walk into this two-story vaulted great room with fireplace. This room is open to the kitchen and dining room. Great to spread out and play games or watch TV on the flat screen.

    Walk into this two-story vaulted great room with fireplace. This room is open to the kitchen and dining room. Great to spread out and play games or watch TV on the flat screen.

  • This trendy room has 2 day beds with trundles, access to the front porch, and flat screen TV.

    This trendy room has 2 day beds with trundles, access to the front porch, and flat screen TV.

  • Gather outside with the family on the front porch.

    Gather outside with the family on the front porch.

  • Grill out and relax.

    Grill out and relax.

  • Need to step away? The 2nd floor porch is a perfect spot to bring your ice cold lemonade, sink into a chair and soak up some sunshine.

    Need to step away? The 2nd floor porch is a perfect spot to bring your ice cold lemonade, sink into a chair and soak up some sunshine.

  • Main Level Queen

    Main Level Queen

  • 2nd floor Queen bedroom shares a Jack and Jill bathroom with the twin bedroom. This room opens up to an upper level sun deck.

    2nd floor Queen bedroom shares a Jack and Jill bathroom with the twin bedroom. This room opens up to an upper level sun deck.

VRBO #500412

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Date last modified - Sunday, April 19, 2015

$495 - $500 per night
View calendar: Updated 04/19/15
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    16
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    House
Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 04/19/2015
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