Beachwalk: Large Lakefront Beach House
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Michigan City house description
SUMMER WEEKS ARE BOOKING QUICKLY -- MAKE YOUR SUMMER VACATION PLANS NOW
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
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens and cleaning service included in rental fee. RESORT amenities include sandy, 26-acre private Lake Kai (with a popular fishing pier and kids splash pad/water feature); beautiful heated pool and Beach Cafe; 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, stereos, games, movies, outdoor toys, and various sporting equipment,...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Pool Table
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Freshwater Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Water Tubing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- 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...moreless
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Peak Summer Season Weekly (Mid-June thru Labor Day).... $3,400 -- $3,700 per week. (Plus 12% IN tax, Cleaning and Resort Fees) Shoulder (early June, Sept) & Off-Season Discounted Weekly and Week-End rates offered (two night minimum). Please email or call for details as rates vary depending on time of year.
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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
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View of beachhouse from the shores of Lake Kai
bedroom #2 (queen bed)
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
Living room, looking out onto 2nd floor lakefront deck (25 x 10)
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
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