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We are accepting 7 nights or more, advance reservations now for summer 2015. The calendar is updated regularly as reservation deposit checks are received.
Thank you to all of our regular, and new guests for a great season last Summer and what is looking to be an early fill this year.
Fall and winter are lovely times to visit. Relax in a cozy country location with long beach walks and swimming into October. Color is beautiful and a dusting of snow brings all the second home weekenders up for a brisk, refreshing getaway; only an hour from Chicago. Spring, Fall, and mild winter days are best time to hike Indiana Dunes National Park and State Park.
Charming two bedroom cottage in Michiana Shores. Short stroll (2.5 blocks) to beautiful beach at stop 36 or 37. One king and one queen bedroom with full bath upstairs with additional beds and 3/4bath in basement.
Bring a bottle of wine or ice cream cones...to enjoy spectacular sunsets from the covered gazebo at stop 37, with ez access, short term parking, bike rack, trash service, rinsing and drinking water and plenty of seating. Probably the nicest beach and stop for several miles; very lightly used compared to some southern beaches toward Long Beach. Walk miles of gorgeous shoreline in either direction...south to Long beach or up to Grand Beach and New Buffalo.
Perfect for relaxing getaways for a couple, couples; but can accomodate small families and small groups. Quaint knotty pine throughout the home. Super comfortable king and queen bedrooms with seasonal linens, new kitchen, remodeled full bath,big living room with sofa bed and big screen TV. Ceiling fans in each room, including screen porch.
Lovely screened in porch, great in three seasons. Full basement with extra beds, sofa sleeper and a 3/4 bath. Big backyard with wooded perimeter. Wrought iron table and 6 comfortable padded chairs for outdoor dining.
The cottage is off the beaten path on a quiet, non through street, but located in a great area close to plenty of restaurants and activities... the Blue Chip or Four Winds Casinos , Duneland summer theater, Light House Place Outlet Mall. Spectacular hiking at nearby Dunes National Park or State Park is best in Spring or Fall.
Nice walk to Dining room at Duneland Beach Inn or Stop 50 wood fired pizza, Beach is a 5 minute walk to either stop 36 or 37. A short walk in the other direction to a creekside nature trail and a fun vintage playground with a tennis court. Plenty of golfing nearby too, in Long Beach and elsewhere.
Fitness centers in nearby Long Beach and Michigan City offer basic or full amenity facilities; respectively, for daily, weekly, bi weekly or monthly rates.
Pets allowed with extra cleaning fee and at semi private stop 37 they are legally allowed on beach during off peak hours...before noon and after 6pm; though it's never been an issue at other times except holiday weekends. It's not an issue at all off season. It's really a super laid back, friendly community and beach scene...mostly second home weekenders.
Most of our guests are repeats each year. After Labor Day we accept advance reservations for shorter stays, but prime summer time we only advance reserve for 7 nights or more unless there is a last minute vacancy or few odd days between week long guests. This occurs mid week or even weekends when guests stay a few days longer than a week.
Beautiful Summer weather continues through September and often even into November some weeks.. Winter weekends can be a beautiful getaway too....very quiet and pretty.
Kids love it here. Between the beach, access to kid attractions; walking distance to the vintage playground and nature trail and lightly used neighborhood roads for cycling....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
OUTDOOR smoking is permitted if cigarette butts are disposed of properly....out doors. Just be as courteous as our smoking friends and family are; please.
We suggest a pop can or bottle half filled with water to accumulate butts outdoors and then disposed of in the curb side trash can. Please don't bring them indoors as the smell lingers. For the enjoyment of the next guests, additional cleaning charges may be incurred for careless disposal in foliage or planter boxes. Our cleaners are thorough and charge for actual time to restore the home to standards....moreless
Well behaved pets considered. Our beach is one of the few that allow pets. Additional cleaning fee applies as it takes considerably longer to detail clean the house after a pet stay to get it show ready for next guest. Outdoor cleanup is guests responsibility. Tools and disposal provided. For the enjoyment of the next guests, additional cleaning charges may be incurred for significant disregard, but not for a minor oversight. Our cleaners are thorough and charge for actual time to restore the home to standards.Pets may use back woods without cleanup...moreless
King size beds (1) Medium firmness with additional memory foam topper, Queen size Beds (1) Medium firm pillow top mattress, Double Beds (1) Soft full size bed in the open basement shares a 4 drawer dresser with a twin bed and 3/4 bath
Each bed has a utility screen behind it for hanging clothes and shelves for personal items ie; phones, reading glasses, computer mouse etc., Twin or Single Beds (1) Soft twin bed in open basement shares dresser and 3/4 bath.
Each bed has separately controlled, overhead reading lamp, Child Beds (1) Rail available for side of one bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One full sleeper in living room and one full sleeper sofa in the open basement along with one full and one twin bed and 3/4 bath...moreless
There is no reservation without a RECEIVED deposit check. Summer of 2013 was fully booked well in advance of the season, and Summer of 2014 was fully booked by mid February 2014. Online calendar does not reflect exact availability, as owners and family are usually using the cottage during unbooked time on weekends. There may be shorter stays available between full week rentals as they do not begin and end on specific days but we won't advance book them until the calendar has otherwise filled up.
One half of rent by check, secures reservations. Balance due, one wk prior. High Season ..$1350/week, Memorial Day to October 1st by personal check Low Season ..... $ 900/week by personal check. Holidays $1750/week:Memorial,4th,Labor Day by personal check Weekends & shorter stays reservable Off Season or close to date during high season... Monthly Rates Available + multiple consecutive wk discount
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Gambling, spas, theater, childrens playground and adventure park with bumper boats, batting, and mini putt. Pier fishing in Michigan City or New Buffalo. Several fitness centers offer daily/weekly rates. Walk to two restaurants.
Why the Owner Chose Michiana Shores: We grew up spending summers on this beach. My family has been coming here for 5 generations. My great grandmother's home is still as I remember it one stop south in Duneland Beach. The beach proximity and relative privacy were the biggest considerations, though it is a very attractive vintage property.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The open back yard is great for kids to play or for sunning. Backing up to 3 wooded lots offers more privacy. The neighborhood is mostly second home weekenders, so it's usually quiet and peaceful. I often say 'it's only an hour drive but feels like a million miles away once you are here'.