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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

  • Beautiful fall weekend with family

    "The house was very clean and nice. Great communication with owner The best part was the campfire on the beach Also the tub in master bath was huge. The only things we said were missing but not deal breakers was a hot tub on deck and a grill across the street at lakeside lot. Believe there use to be one there the path to the lake was a little overgrown We went to wineries which were really close, ate lunch at Tabor Hill it was great. Do not want to miss Brentwood Tavern in New Buffalo food and service wonderful and rooftop deck to wait for a table is beautiful. Would stay there again"
    Guest: Cheri H. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Perfect Family Retreat!

    "Hi Jen, Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time! Your lake house was perfect! Beautiful, very comfortable and stocked with everything we could need. Great location too …. Our kiddos were able to go back and forth to their cousin’s house and to the beach with no problem. The week went by way too fast though, so I’m thinking that a two week stay is in order for next year! Thank you for everything! We really enjoyed our stay! :) Yolanda"
    Guest: yolandacj Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 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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