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Hike up, to Sanctuary on the Top of Indiana Dune! Wood-Burning Fireplace.

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View from the top of a tall dune at West Beach state park. 5 minutes drive away.

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Miller Beach house description

VERY SPECIAL home, but NOT FOR EVERYONE.

Almost 3 acres surrounded by oak forest.
An unusual private getaway. Only accessible by hiking up 75-foot rustic old driveway.

The house is a hidden hideaway at the end of a cul-du-sac. Yet it is a-few-block walking distance to restaurants, local-favorite coffee house, and the sandy Lake Michigan. 5 minute drive to West Beach and trails in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Custom-built by a brick mason for his father some 40 years ago. Current owner, a prominent Chicago stone importer, remodeled with exotic natural stones and intentionally leave the driveway in original condition. Top-of-the-line modern amenities (Viking cooktop, Bosch washer/dryer, BainUltra jacuzzi, etc...) Central heat. Central a/c. Dishwasher.

If you rent this house you agree that it's a rustic hike-up house. This means it's at your own risk and you will not hold the owner responsible for you and/or your guests physical injury from an accidental slipping/falling within our private dune heaven, etc :)

NOTE:
- The view is so great and the house is surrounded by forest, we don't have any blinds or draperies, even in the bathrooms.

- TV. WIFI. CD player. Cell phone signals, although hit and miss.

- There is a house next door, but it is boarded up -- no one living there.

- Lots of deers, squarrels, racoons, birds, and wild animals.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Children Welcome
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  Other Amenities

                      • It's a hike-up house. The trail up is an old drive way. -- At your own risk... The house is to be left in the same condition as when you found it. (I take care of detailed cleaning and laundry.) All garbage down to the trash bin at the bottom of the hill. However, if you don't want to spend your precious vacation weekend on household chores, I completely understand. Let me know, I can add $125 and we will be very happy to handle the cleaning for you ;)...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books
                      • DVD Player

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Spa
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet:

                        WIFI (50mbsp)...moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking:

                        Street parking at the bottom of the dune...moreless

                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Very basic pot and pan. Plates, glasses. Utensils....moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          New Year
                          Dec 27 - Dec 2, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $395
                          $1,795
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $350 $395
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,595 $1,995

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Deposit $500
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          The house is to be returned in the same condition as when you found it. Host will take care of laundry and detailed cleaning. Host can take care of cleaning for you, please inquire for $100 cleaning service before booking. Rental fee is not refundable. By booking, you agree that you are responsible for damages/repair/replacement/cleaning costs that cause by you and/or your guests.


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                          Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About: A graphic designer. Outdoors. Easy-going. I have a hobby renovating houses, and hold a real estate broker license in Illinois.

                          Why Miller Beach:
                          Weekend sanctuary within an hour drive from downtown Chicago. Walk to coffee house and lake Michigan, yet privately hidden at the end of a cul-du-sac.


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                          Speaks: english, Thai

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                          Photos

                          • View from the top of a tall dune at West Beach state park. 5 minutes drive away.

                            View from the top of a tall dune at West Beach state park. 5 minutes drive away.

                          • Hike-up trail to the house. 75'. Old, rustic, slippery, dirt driveway. Becareful

                            Hike-up trail to the house. 75'. Old, rustic, slippery, dirt driveway. Becareful

                          • Jumbo wood deck at the top of the dune. Charcoal BBQ. We have folding table.

                            Jumbo wood deck at the top of the dune. Charcoal BBQ. We have folding table.

                          • Dinning table on the deck.

                            Dinning table on the deck.

                          • King Bed. Overlook forest.

                            King Bed. Overlook forest.

                          • Glass mosaic shower in lower-level bathroom.

                            Glass mosaic shower in lower-level bathroom.

                          • Full Bed. Made from a real player piano.

                            Full Bed. Made from a real player piano.

                          • Bathtub in upper-floor bathroom. No shower.

                            Bathtub in upper-floor bathroom. No shower.

                          • Aquatorium -- National registered historic bath house, Marquette Park.

                            Aquatorium -- National registered historic bath house, Marquette Park.

                          • Camilla's Cafe, Marquette Beach. 5 minute drive from the dune house.

                            Camilla's Cafe, Marquette Beach. 5 minute drive from the dune house.

                          • Marquette Park grilling facilities along the beach.

                            Marquette Park grilling facilities along the beach.

                          • Autumn view from living room. Reflect wood-burning fireplace on the glass.

                            Autumn view from living room. Reflect wood-burning fireplace on the glass.

                          • West Beach, 5 minutes drive from the house.

                            West Beach, 5 minutes drive from the house.

                          • At the end of hike trail, stairs up to wood deck and entrance door.

                            At the end of hike trail, stairs up to wood deck and entrance door.

                          • Kitchen. Great Viking gas cook-top.

                            Kitchen. Great Viking gas cook-top.

                          • Power Room. Pre-historic fossil sandstone. The sink is original and need a littl

                            Power Room. Pre-historic fossil sandstone. The sink is original and need a littl

                          • Living room on upper-level.

                            Living room on upper-level.

                          • Lower-level living room

                            Lower-level living room

                          • Queen Bed. Crafted Log.

                            Queen Bed. Crafted Log.

                          • Street MAp.

                            Street MAp.

                          • Bicycle trail in Marquette Park.

                            Bicycle trail in Marquette Park.

                          • Patterson Island and Calumet Lagoon.

                            Patterson Island and Calumet Lagoon.

                          • Sunset on Lake Michigan

                            Sunset on Lake Michigan

                          • Large wood-burning fireplace in main living room.

                            Large wood-burning fireplace in main living room.

                          VRBO #599771

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                          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                          $350 - $395 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

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                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                          Speaks: english, Thai
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