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Beachwalk: Large Lakefront Beach House

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View of beachhouse from the shores of Lake Kai

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Last updated: 07/29/2013

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, ONE WEEK-END AND A FEW MID-WEEK DAYS HAVE OPENED FOR RENTAL IN JULY and AUGUST. SEPTEMBER WEEKS AND/OR W/E's OPEN TOO.

OUR HOUSE (BEACH BALL) IS LOCATED IN BEACHWALK RESORT, a 160-acre family community nestled amid the Indiana National Dunes, directly across Lakeshore Drive from Lake Michigan's Pristine Sheridan Beach (and a 5-mile beach walk from New Buffalo, MI -- ha, ha, ha).

Distinguished by Coastal Living Magazine as 'a community of colorful cottages rising from Lake Michigan's golden sands,' Beachwalk's unique, charming properties--accented by picket fences and winding streets--create a picturesque, neighbor-friendly beach community set among the natural beauty of the sand dune landscape that offers 'a step back in time.' (See beachwalkresort com website for addl info and pix.)

Enjoy a day partaking of Beachwalk's many amenities (see list), and then--perhaps--pack a bottle of wine, and join the nightly pilgrimage down to Lake Michigan for a sunset of fun and friendship. Or, relax and watch the sun set from your own private deck on the shores of what we affectionately call the 'little lake' (Lake Kai). There is so much OR so little for you to do.

Our beach house ('BEACH BALL') is a spacious, two-and-a-half story 'cottage' located directly on the shores of Lake Kai.

During your stay you can choose to step outside your door onto the Lake Kai beach or fish Lake Kai off of Beachwalk's private fishing pier; jump in one of the kayaks or paddle-boats provided by Beachwalk; head over to the heated outdoor pool; or just relax on the deck while watching people and wildlife mix amidst the backdrop of the lake and tall dunes! The beach house is a short stroll from Lake Michigan (or, if you prefer, rent a golf cart from the Beachwalk office for the day or for your entire week's stay).

Next, let's summarize the layout of the house for you.

THE MAIN-FLOOR living area consists of an open, spacious living room, dining area, and kitchen--all of which share magnificent views of Lake Kai and the surrounding dunes (along with a new large flat screen tv). This soaring, two-story space has 2 walls of windows that seem to bring the lake, dunes, and sky indoors. French doors lead from this 'great room' onto the large (25' x 10') deck overlooking Lake Kai. The main floor also includes 3 bedrooms, each of which opens directly into 1 of 2 main-floor bathrooms--making each feel more like a mini-suite than a bedroom.

THE TOP-FLOOR master suite is spacious and private, with a king-sized bed and a soothing stone and sea-glass tile bathroom--with a double vanity, shower, and whirlpool tub. Adjacent to the master suite is a spacious getaway 'reading & relaxing nook' with a couple of cozy chairs. Down the hall from the master suite, a catwalk leads to what we call the 'tower room,' which provides unobstructed views of the lakeshore, dunes, and neighboring cottages. Sit down (table with 4 bar stools) and enjoy the view while playing a game of cards or just relaxing.

THE GROUND / WALK-OUT FLOOR offers a 2nd, larger family room, complete with a beautiful pool/ping pong table and large TV / DVD surrounded by a large, comfortable seating area (large sofa, love seat, and chairs for extra seating). This light-filled space includes French doors that open directly onto to a 25' x 10' patio, which leads out to the sandy front yard and the shores of Lake Kai. The 5th bedroom is also located on this level and includes a queen and double bed and opens directly into the 4th full bathroom (with tub/shower) and adjoining walk-in closet.

DUE TO CHILDREN'S ALLERGIES, NO PETS AND NO SMOKING PLEASE

FEEL LIKE VACATIONING OCEANFRONT IN NORTH CAROLINA? PLEASE SEE OUR VRBO LISTING # 21250.

Keywords: Single Family Beach House

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    wheelchair-challenged due to wooden boardwalk and 3 steps up, into entrance...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Linens and cleaning service included in rental fee along with resort amenities including sandy, 26-acre private Lake Kai (with a popular fishing pier; beautiful heated pool; Beach Cafe, food & dessert trucks; 2 kids' playgrounds; beach volleyball, 9-hole putting green, community park (with weekly live music); and, concierge services provided by Beachwalk Resort's rental office. BEACH HOUSE amenities include a wood-burning fireplace, washer/dryer, central air, beautiful, fully-equipped kitchen (with stainless steel appliances, microwave), two decks/patios, outdoor firepit, cable TV's/DVD's, games, movies, outdoor toys, and various sporting equipment,...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    movie library well-suited for families...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront:

    Best of Both Worlds--House is on little lake (Lake Kai) and a short walk or golf cart ride to the big lake (Lake Michigan)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all linens provided and included in rental price...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    parking for 2 cars in front of house; addl parking in adjacent lot...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washer and dryer in-house...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    wood burning fireplace with gas starter in living room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    catering available through Beachwalk or local restaurants...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    every imaginable pot, pan, dish, glass, and utensil provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive deck on 2nd floor, overlooking Lake Kai with seating for 9. Lakefront patio on ground floor....moreless

  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    use of Beachwalk kayaks, paddleboats, and standing surf boards on little Lake Kai included ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis:

    private tennis courts on Beachwalk grounds...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Association pool (w/separate toddler pool) 15 houses away--short walk along Lake Kai boardwalk (pool closes in late Sept)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER
Jul 16 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$700
$3,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $514 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$550
$3,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $514 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

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Location

Nearby activities include Washington Park (a 90-Acre public park with zoo, kids water/splash park and dunes--all on the shores of Lake Michigan, 2 Minutes), Blue Chip Casino (5 Minutes), Lighthouse Outlet Mall (now known as Prime Outlets Mall, 5 minutes), Harbor Country wineries (20-30 minutes), several private and public golf courses (20 minutes or less), children's museum, paint ball, art galleries, antique malls and shops, day spa, and boat launch/marina

 

Manager info

About: Family of four from Chicago

Why Michigan City:
Beachwalk is a great family-friendly, true community that offers a step back in time vacation every day of the year


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • View of beachhouse from the shores of Lake Kai

    View of beachhouse from the shores of Lake Kai

  • bedroom #2 (queen bed)

    bedroom #2 (queen bed)

  • Another sunset at the lake with dunes in background (viewed from the living room

    Another sunset at the lake with dunes in background (viewed from the living room

  • View from the deck of Lake Kai with Lake Michigan dunes beyond

    View from the deck of Lake Kai with Lake Michigan dunes beyond

  • Living room, looking out onto 2nd floor lakefront deck (25 x 10)

    Living room, looking out onto 2nd floor lakefront deck (25 x 10)

  • View from bedroom #2 doorway, with lakefront dining room in the background

    View from bedroom #2 doorway, with lakefront dining room in the background

  • Walk along the Lake Kai boardwalk to the fishing pier or heated pool

    Walk along the Lake Kai boardwalk to the fishing pier or heated pool

VRBO #86229

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