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Charming Michiana Shores Vacation Getaway Cottage

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Charming vintage knotty pine interiors. Comfortable seating for 6. Breakfast bar

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Last updated: 12/06/2009

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Michiana Shores house description

Please note availability below and disregard online calendar. We choose not to post rental activity for security reasons.

We are fully booked now for summer 2014. May, June, July, August, and September are fully booked.

Thank you to all of our regular, and new guests for a great season last Summer and an early fill this year.

We may...have some shorter stays reservable in advance leading up to Memorial Day and again beginning in October. In these off seasons we require ample time to have the cottage freshly prepped and for funds to clear.

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.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Pets Considered:

                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

              • Children Welcome:

                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

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • 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

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                Minimal disposables are provided..dish soap and new sponge pad, one roll of paper towels, coffee -filters only, trash bags...moreless

              • Dining:

                Kitchen table seats 4, or 6 with additional folding chairs, plus adjacent breakfast bar with 2 stools. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Full dining set for 8...moreless

              • Stove:

                gas convection...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Seasonal weight linens. Four unique towel sets help individuals in a group, identify their own. All bed and bath linens washed with H E hypoallergenic detergetnt...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Please note: Living room fireplace is non functional, but we do have an OUTDOOR portable fireplace ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                H E washer. Uses H E detergent only. Linens washed in hypoallergenic detergent....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Including garage there is parking for 4 vehicles with unimpeded access....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air plus ceiling fans throughout...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                One car garage...moreless

              • Garage
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • VCR/DVD, Fire Pit

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    Dozens of popular kids, family, and mature titles...drama to comedy....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Extra large screen tv featured in main photo...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Most cell carriers provide 85-98% coverage at the house and beach with verizon being most reliable...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    comcast wireless router carries out to back yard, and throughout the house, including basement....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    comcast cable service and most individual wireless service works well also...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Comcast ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    features flower boxes, multiple oil lamps and torches, and comfortable padded seating for 6 (up to 8) outdoor dining. Two chaise lounges in yard for sunning....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Zoo
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shelling
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Roller Blading
                   

                  Reviews

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                  High Season .... $1350/week, Memorial Day to Labor Day by personal check
                  Low Season ..... $ 700/week by personal check
                  Holidays $1700/week:Memorial,4th,Labor Day by personal check
                  Weekends & shorter stays available Off Season or Last Minute during high season...
                  Monthly Rates Available + multiple consecutive week discounts. Inquire for Rate.
                  Standard security Deposit of $500 is required by check to owner or VRBO insurance 
                  Cleaning fee is $80, regardless of length of stay. Reasonabl cleaning fee for pets
                  Reservation deposit is one half of rental amount by check to owner. 
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 56 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

                   

                  Location

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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'.


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Charming vintage knotty pine interiors. Comfortable seating for 6. Breakfast bar

                    Charming vintage knotty pine interiors. Comfortable seating for 6. Breakfast bar

                  • Charming country kitchen seats 4-6 + 2 more at breakfast bar ..Leads to sunporch

                    Charming country kitchen seats 4-6 + 2 more at breakfast bar ..Leads to sunporch

                  • Yard backs up to 3 wooded lots. Mixed sun and shade all day in a private setting

                    Yard backs up to 3 wooded lots. Mixed sun and shade all day in a private setting

                  • Beautiful wooded lot Hear the waves 2 blks away but enjoy the quiet microclimate

                    Beautiful wooded lot Hear the waves 2 blks away but enjoy the quiet microclimate

                  • Remodeled full bath btwn king + queen br. 4 uniq towel sets for separate users

                    Remodeled full bath btwn king + queen br. 4 uniq towel sets for separate users

                  • Quiet takes on a whole new meaning in the winter, when it is sometimes prettier.

                    Quiet takes on a whole new meaning in the winter, when it is sometimes prettier.

                  • Watch for fresh fox and deer tracks. Many birds stay through the winter

                    Watch for fresh fox and deer tracks. Many birds stay through the winter

                  • Ceiling fans in each room. Big screen tv features xfinity tv and high speed wifi

                    Ceiling fans in each room. Big screen tv features xfinity tv and high speed wifi

                  • Comfy seating and the view make the breezy sunporch a great spot to relax

                    Comfy seating and the view make the breezy sunporch a great spot to relax

                  • Very comfortable outdoor dining for 6 in a beautiful, natural setting.

                    Very comfortable outdoor dining for 6 in a beautiful, natural setting.

                  • Awake to nature from queen bedroom.1car garg + gasgrill steps from porch +kit

                    Awake to nature from queen bedroom.1car garg + gasgrill steps from porch +kit

                  • Room with a view Awake to the private setting with deer and fox passing through

                    Room with a view Awake to the private setting with deer and fox passing through

                  • Many undvlpd lots give residents a real country feel like these 3 behind cottage

                    Many undvlpd lots give residents a real country feel like these 3 behind cottage

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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