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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 property reviews

  • Loved It!!!!!

    "Spent a week with family and friends. Way cool house, very authentic but updated beutifully. So much to see and do in the area, yet just as fun to come back to the house and relax by the pool. Didn't want to leave. Can;t wait to do it again next year."
    Guest: Kel Date of Stay: June 2011 Review Submitted: June 17, 2011
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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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  • Great Beach Fun

    "We had a lovely vacation at your beautiful home. It was a perfect space for our two young families. We enjoyed walking to the gorgeous beach with your wagon and playing in the sand and water; it felt like such a getaway. Everyone took a short walk on the wooded trail and then enjoyed the fireplace on the huge screened in porch. Thank you!"
    Guest: Anne M. Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: September 16, 2013
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  • Beautiful and serene

    "This is an absolutely beautiful property in a fabulous setting. The house is wonderful and welcoming, with plenty of room to mix and mingle while still offering lots of private space. The kitchen is a dream to cook in, and the huge screened porch is a completely perfect summertime spot to dine, hang out, relax. The ensuite bathrooms are luxurious and lovely, and the bedrooms are beautifully appointed. The whole place was meticulously maintained, which is not necessarily easy in a wooded setting like this! The location is wonderful. It's an easy walk to the beach, and many fun activities are a short drive away. We enjoyed a beautiful day at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, as well as a day of wine tasting in nearby southern Michigan. The owners have provided everything you could possibly want or need for a wonderful getaway. I highly recommend it!"
    Guest: SarahS Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: September 4, 2012
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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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