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Beautiful Lake View and Quiet Beach- Great Reunion House

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Spacious Screened Decks look out at the lake-small owner apartment on 3rd floor

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Last updated: 07/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Great house for reunions, family vacations, book clubs, woman groups. Enjoy amazing views from your two large front decks. The beach is clean white sand used only by the few families living on Lake Shore Drive. There is plenty of space on the three large decks, to spread out and find a quiet place to sit and read a book. Talk into the night with the crickets chirping and the sound of the waves with a glass of wine with family and friends or take a wonderful walk in the preserve in the back and return along the beach.

The beds are high end with plush towels and designer linens. Tall pines line the back of the property with woods across on the other side of the street. Our parking is off the back of the house so don’t worry about having to walk up all the front steps with your things. There is one set of steps down from the parking area. We have 90 gallons of hot water so you'll never run out. Our cleaners are wonderful. You will feel comfortable here the moment you walk in.

Safe outside place for the kids to play on large screened in decks and on the large deck in back with toddler pool, swings and ping pong table.

Summer, fall or spring-- it doesn't get better than on the beach and whether you're enjoying the fall foliage, the summer wild flower or the new spring shoots, the hiking is just outside your door. The sun setting over the lake is visible from most of the rooms in this beach home built in 1999. Come in August for blueberry picking and freeze what you can't eat.

People often think we are in Beach Walk. We are 3/10 of a mile down the beach in the less densely populated area. We do not have a pool or some of the other amenities Beach Walk offers and our rental does have a smaller kitchen and first floor then the more traditional houses in Beach Walk. All but a few homes in Beach Walk do not have views of the lake. So if you are looking for the amenities and larger kitchen and living area you might find a better fit there. If you are looking for a more private, residential area with a beach shared only by a few families and a home right on Lake Shore Drive with a terrific view then we will be a better fit. Check our reviews. The home was built for reunions and it works well.

Take a trip to the casino or catch the bargains at a great outlet mall--both minutes away by car. Run down the steep dune behind the house for a great one and a half hour walk through woods and dune land. Bike down the lake front bike path or to nearby New Buffalo, Michigan or the Indiana National Lake Shore reserve just ten minutes away. Play Ping pong on the back deck or watch the kids playing on the swings.

Great restaurants in town and in nearby Michigan along with great antiquing in Harbort County Michigan. Large gas grill on deck and full, but small kitchen. Take a day trip to Chicago by convenient train or car and enjoy fine dining and theater- just one hour travel time and come back home to the lake. Dansk dishes, merrimeko sheets, and comfy towels. Enjoy your vacation in comfort.

Owners have small apartment in upstairs. Truthfully we are not often there, but we do have someone who can come and help out if anything is needed. We can be reached by phone at any time.
Great house for reunions, family vacations, book clubs, woman groups. Enjoy amazing views from your two large front decks. The beach is clean white sand used only by the few families living on Lake Shore Drive. There is plenty of space on the three large decks, to spread out and find a quiet place to sit and read a book. Talk into the night with the crickets chirping and the sound of the waves with a glass of wine with family and friends or take a wonderful walk in the preserve in the back and return along the beach.

The beds are high end with plush towels and designer linens. Tall pines line the back of the property with woods across on the other side of the street. Our parking is off the back of the house so don’t worry about having to walk up all the front steps with your things. There is one set of steps down from the parking area. We have 90 gallons of hot water so you'll never run out. Our cleaners are wonderful. You will feel comfortable here the moment you walk in.

Safe outside place for the kids to play on large screened in decks and on the large deck in back with toddler pool, swings and ping pong table.

Summer, fall or spring-- it doesn't get better than on the beach and whether you're enjoying the fall foliage, the summer wild flower or the new spring shoots, the hiking is just outside your door. The sun setting over the lake is visible from most of the rooms in this beach home built in 1999. Come in August for blueberry picking and freeze what you can't eat.

People often think we are in Beach Walk. We are 3/10 of a mile down the beach in the less densely populated area. We do not have a pool or some of the other amenities Beach Walk offers and our rental does have a smaller kitchen and first floor then the more traditional houses in Beach Walk. So if you are looking for the amenities and larger kitchen and living area you might find a better fit there. If you are looking for a more private, residential area with a beach shared only by a few families and a home right on Lake Shore Drive with a terrific view then we will be a better fit. Check our reviews. The home was built for reunions and it works well.

Take a trip to the casino or catch the bargains at a great outlet mall--both minutes away by car. Run down the steep dune behind the house for a great one and a half hour walk through woods and dune land. Bike down the lake front bike path or to nearby New Buffalo, Michigan or the Indiana National Lake Shore reserve just ten minutes away. Play Ping pong on the back deck or watch the kids playing on the swings.

Great restaurants in town and in nearby Michigan along with great antiquing in Harbort County Michigan. Large gas grill on deck and full, but small kitchen. Take a day trip to Chicago by convenient train or car and enjoy fine dining and theater- just one hour travel time and come back home to the lake. Dansk dishes, merrimeko sheets, and comfy towels. Enjoy your vacation in comfort.

Owners have small apartment in upstairs. Truthfully we are not often there, but we do have someone who can come and help out if anything is needed. We can be reached by phone at any time.
Great house for reunions, family vacations, book clubs, woman groups. Enjoy amazing views from your two large front decks. The beach is clean white sand used only by the few families living on Lake Shore Drive. There is plenty of space on the three large decks, to spread out and find a quiet place to sit and read a book. Talk into the night with the crickets chirping and the sound of the waves with a glass of wine with family and friends or take a wonderful walk in the preserve in the back and return along the beach.

The beds are high end with plush towels and designer linens. Tall pines line the back of the property with woods across on the other side of the street. Our parking is off the back of the house so don’t worry about having to walk up all the front steps with your things. There is one set of steps down from the parking area. We have 9

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25-- no Proms or college week-ends. Children with families welcome....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Swings in yard-kids room- yard-ping pong table. One bedroom is set up for kids with colorful rug, kids books and 3-4 twins. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Our family is allergic to most animals even with air purifier. So sorry. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Has door to screened in deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Has door to screened in deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Can be split into two twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

    There is a trundle bed under a bed so can have 4 twins....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 3 twin/ single

    Also family room with washer/dryer. 2 day beds and trundle....moreless

  • King size beds (3) Can make up to 5 kings by coupling some twins, Twin or Single Beds (4) UP to 10 twins if you need only 2 Kings, Baby Cribs (1) We have a port-a-crib available, 1st floor den has two day beds with one trundle underneath. This can be used as a 5th King and twin or two-three twins. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Gas Grill (BBQ) with burners, Sub zero frig and high end 27' stove in kitchen, hard wood floors in bedrooms and top of line mattresses throughout, Marrimeko/crate and barrel sheets and Dansk dishes, One bedroom is set up for kids with three twins and 4th hide a bed (hide a bed not included in # of beds) although we often push beds together in kids room for fourth King...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Lots of videos and VHS movies. ...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Great view of lake and waves can be heard from house. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Great view of lake and waves (when its wavy) are easily heard. Views are better on the hill than what would be called Lakefront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air filter on AC and heat system...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer for renters only...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    USA only. CHarge for international calls....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Also include beach towels--all towels are of highest quality. Most are from Ralph Lauren....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    THere is a large parking pad in back for 6 cars plus two spot in front....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room for boat trailer or RV...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Not great cell phone reception so we've made calls in USA free. This does not include calling Information or *69 type calls. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer is for renters only...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of good stainless steel pots and pans....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    This has a subzero frig and deluxe apartment oven, but it is a small kitchen. Come to relax, bar-b-que,make breakfast,but not if you want to be doing lots of cooking....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave is also convection oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Large wood deck in back of house--great for catching morning sun, kiddy swim pool, and ping pong. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (2) 2 screened in 18 X 22' decks overlooking the lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 19 - Aug 20, 2015
3 night min stay
$500
$3,200
Post Season
Aug 21 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$350 $600
Fri, Sat
$2,200
Labor Day Week-end
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$600
Fall
Sep 8 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$300 $600
Fri, Sat
$1,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pass through Clean up $190
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Call for Winter rates. There is a minimum 3 day stay for week nights only. Security Deposit of 1/2 rent secures your reservation and is returned within a week after you leave minus any cost of damages. In 14 years we have not kept any part of anyone's deposit.

Payment is by Check. Security Deposit is the lesser of 1/2 the rent or $1000 and reserves your rental period. The Rent, Taxes and Clean-up fee are due 30 days before first day of your rental. Security Deposit will be returned within two weeks of the end of your rental period.

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Location

75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ohare (75ap) or Midway (65)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Matey's
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Michigan City
3 Miles
Nearest Train
South Shore or Amtrak
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
90 or 94
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Swingbellies
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sheridan

Car: Necessary

Hiking right behind the house and in Indiana Dunes Park ap 10 min away), on lake bike path, Horseback Riding within 10 minutes, Great Shopping in outlet mall (Gap, Liz Claibourne, Clavin Klein, Polo, Ann Taylor, Stride Right, OshKosh, Carters and more), Restaurants (many up the road in Michigan as well), Casino. Enjoy sun and water on white sand of Lake Michigan in Sheridan Beach

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: My husband and I love to travel. We love Costa Rica and China among other places. We also love to Kayak and bike ride which makes Michigan City perfect for us as we are on the bike path and the lake. We are a retired teacher and lawyer/small business owner and now enjoy quilting and reading and playing Boggle and we enjoy best of all our time when we are at the house on the lake.

Why the Owner Chose Michigan City:
When the next generation outgrew our family home down the beach from this house, the thought of leaving the lakeviews behind, of not biking on the bike path or hiking in the back or having reunions on the beach was not acceptable. I built our house for quiet time for me and most of all for family reunions with a balance of private space and lots of space for conversation, games and good eating. As travelors who also rents so we know how wonderful it is to walk into a space and find luxurious clean sheets and plush towels! We love it there and it is very satisfying to know that others get to enjoy it too!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The moment I walk in the house and hear the waves on the lake and see the beach, I feel calm. It is the ideal place to sit up late at night with a glass of wine and good friends. The beach and checking out the beach houses offers beautiful sights to make walks and bike rides feel effortless. Friends and family buy their duds at the lighthouse and it is a ritual to show the rest of the group and brag about our great deals. Husband can get his exercise walking along the lake to the Casino and partake in his favorite past time-poker. THe joy of finding a quiet spot to read on the middle deck when the rest of the house is abuzz with family and friends.


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Photos

  • Spacious Screened Decks look out at the lake-small owner apartment on 3rd floor

    Spacious Screened Decks look out at the lake-small owner apartment on 3rd floor

  • Living Room/Kitchen/Beautiful lake views throughout

    Living Room/Kitchen/Beautiful lake views throughout

  • View from the deck off the front two bedrooms- second floor

    View from the deck off the front two bedrooms- second floor

  • Kitchen area with sub zero frig and high end range

    Kitchen area with sub zero frig and high end range

  • Relax on screened in deck with amazing lake views- 1st floor

    Relax on screened in deck with amazing lake views- 1st floor

  • Second bedroom off of front deck with beautiful lake views

    Second bedroom off of front deck with beautiful lake views

  • Pristine Beach Path-- -

    Pristine Beach Path-- -

  • Steps from parking area

    Steps from parking area

  • Bedroom with Lake view and deck

    Bedroom with Lake view and deck

  • At the beach- beach chairs and towels supplied

    At the beach- beach chairs and towels supplied

  • Living and dining area with double door leading to screened deck

    Living and dining area with double door leading to screened deck

  • Hanging out in the yard

    Hanging out in the yard

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom

  • Dorm-- extra trundle  ready to make it a room for 4

    Dorm-- extra trundle ready to make it a room for 4

  • Set up for a big dinner (serving table available as needed)

    Set up for a big dinner (serving table available as needed)

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