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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Michiana Shores reviews

  • Cozy Cottage

    "Very clean, well maintained cottage in woodsy, accessible location. Charming knotty pine interior. Comfortable, cozy. Large backyard with fire pits. Washer, dryer in spotless bsmt. Easy walking access to beautiful beach (stop 37). Very manageable drive to numerous area restaurants in nearby Michigan City & New Buffalo. Great area biking, kayaking, hiking. The property mgr, Marty, was personable, knowledgeable & helpful. I recommend this cottage without reservation"
    Guest: Tom M Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Great Gathering Place

    "Family from the Chicago and Grand Rapids area gathered in this lovely home for a post-Thanksgiving celebration. The views of Lake Michigan are good but I was surprised to see that the home is not ON the beach but across the street from it which is a bit misleading from the photos. You do see the tops of other houses, some cars and garbage cans when you look out the windows and then the water beyond that. We had some trouble with the stove the first night and the manager of the property was very responsive. When her husband was unable to fix it, they brought in a rental stove/oven, installed it and had the other hauled away. The fourth "bedroom" is really just a pass through area off the game room on your way to the stairs. It has two double beds and a twin....fine for teens and kids but not private. The game room was pretty chilly but would be a great spot to hang out in warmer weather. We were also not able to use the Tuscan room or any of the three decks because of the temperature but the outdoor space that goes with this home is varied and plentiful! I think you should be able to negotiate a better price in the winter months because you are realtively restricted to the indoors....other than great bundled up walks on the beautiful beach."
    Guest: Leigh Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 5, 2013
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  • Birchwood Cabin

    "Ian and Mariya, you are so are gracious! I fell in love with Birchwood Cabin the moment I saw it in the VRBO listing. As soon as I walked through the door I knew I was home. The cabin is comfortable, warm and cozy. The many windows provide a wonderful view to the surrounding woods and abundant wildlife. The historical information provided on the cabin and the area was very interesting. The furnishings in the living room are comfy and the Laura Ashley bed linens are an extra special touch. The kitchen is well-appointed and has everything you could possibly need for a week-long stay. The beach is an easy 10 minute walk. Al's grocery store is awesome and there are numerous restaurants between Michigan City and New Buffalo to satisfy any appetite. Birchwood Cabin was everything and more than I expected it would be. I can't wait to return!"
    Guest: At home in Michiana Shores Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • Cozy, Quiet, and Close to the Beach

    "Dreamwold House is incredibly cozy and comfortable. We used every bit of the property - coffee on the patio, games & meals on the porch, visiting in the kitchen, and relaxing in the living room. There is plenty of sleeping room for six adults, and Mariya and Ian keep the place sparkling and inviting with lovely decor throughout. The beach themes in the bedrooms provide an extra coziness with four poster beds and antique furnishings throughout the house. The short walk to the beach was a great opportunity to see the deer and the lovely wooded properties of Michiana Shores. The private beach was extremely peaceful and quiet both during the day and at sunset each evening. The owners live close by and have truly thought of everything - from beach chairs to toys, to bicycle of all sizes. I highly recommend this property for adults, families with kids, or for a romantic getaway. Dreamwold House has it all!"
    Guest: Jane G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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Michiana Shores Travel Tips

Best Time of Year to Visit Michiana Shores Vacation Rentals

Michiana Shores is a small lakeside community on Lake Michigan located just north of Michigan City. It is a popular summer vacation destination, although there is also a small community of permanent residents. Many families drive up from Chicago and Indianapolis to spend their summer vacations here in rental homes on the lake's shore. The peak holiday season includes July and August but the temperatures start to warm around May and only cool towards the end of September. Some people like to visit Michiana Shores in the cooler months simply because it provides a quiet and relaxing getaway.

Things to See and Do near Michiana Shores Lake Houses

The main attraction of Michiana Shores is naturally Lake Michigan and the related water sport activities. Fishing and boating are the most popular pastimes. There are several safe swimming beaches where the kids can play and you can enjoy a family picnic. If you don’t have your own boat, you can charter or hire one from the local marina. If you’re a keen fisherman, you may want to hire a fishing guide to take you out to the best fishing spots.

Take a trip into Michigan City and enjoy some shopping. While you are there, you can also visit the Great Lakes Museum of Military History. The museum contains a number of interesting military artifacts including old uniforms and weapons. You can also see early military vehicles and other military memorabilia.

Near Michiana Shores, you can explore the wine route and stop in at some of the wineries for tastings and cellar tours. The two wine farms closest to Michiana Shores are Round Barn Winery and Tabor Hill Winery.

In the summer months, there are often community fairs and farmers' markets. There you can browse the many stores, sample some delicious fresh produce and homecooked fare, and join in the festivities. This is also a great opportunity to get to know the local community. There is usually loads of entertainment for the kids, including pony rides, puppet shows and other activities.

Getting to Michiana Shores Lodging

Michiana Shores is located on the east coast of Lake Michigan just above Michigan City. The nearest international airport is in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago has regularly scheduled commercial flights from all parts of North America and Europe. On arrival in Chicago, you can hire a car to drive up the lake's shore to your vacation home at Michiana Shores. Because it is quite a small community, it is best to have your own vehicle to get around. This also gives you the freedom to explore more of the region.

Some of the Best Indiana Vacation Rentals Can Be Found at Michiana Shores

Imagine a spacious lakeside home that has its own private beach and panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Multiple bedrooms that can accommodate an extended family or group of friends mean that there is more than enough space for everyone. Homes are stylish and beautifully furnished and many have more than one living area. Some of the vacation homes have expansive outdoor decks with barbecue facilities. Parents can socialize and laze on the deck during the day while the kids enjoy splashing in the lake. The more luxurious home has fully equipped games rooms so that if the weather does turn foul, there are more than enough activities to keep the kids entertained. Well equipped kitchens and spacious dining areas make catering easy. Because many of the lakeside homes are west facing, you can enjoy magnificent sunsets over the lake which is perfect way to end a lazy summer’s day.

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