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LARGE 4300 SQ FT HOME - CLOSEST TO THE BEACH - Sleeps 20 in BEDS + 6 COACH HOUSE

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

BEAUTIFUL BEACHWALK HOME - 6 BEDROOMS - 5.5 BATHS - MANY DECKS - SCREENED PORCH

The Houseofkells sleeps 20 in beds. The coach house can sleep 6 and has a view of Lake Michigan on the deck off the den. The rent for the coach house is separate from the main house, the Houseofkells.

DO NOT CONTACT ME ABOUT A PROM OR PARTY -

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND READ THE CONTRACT BEFORE MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS. THANK YOU!

THE BEACHWALK RESORT CHARGES A $10 RENTAL FEE PER PERSON OVER THE AGE OF THREE. YOU ARE ISSUED A WRISTBAND FOR THE USE OF THE POOL, TENNIS COURTS, BASKETBALL COURT, KAYAKS AND BOARDS ON LAKE KAI, FISHING OFF THE PIER, PLAYGROUNDS AND A SMALL PUTTING GREEN.

PAYMENT - THE EASIEST WAY TO PAY IS A BANK TRANSFER OR TO SEND ME A CHECK.

ONCE YOU HAVE RESERVED. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR MY BANKING INFORMATION . THE ADDRESS TO SEND A CHECK IS LISTED WITH THE PAYMENT INFORMATION IN THE CONTRACT.

THE HOUSEOFKELLS AND THE CELTICKNOT ARE ONE OF THE CLOSEST PROPERTIES TO LAKE MICHIGAN. THERE IS A VIEW OF THE LAKE FROM THE DECK OFF THE DEN OF THE COACH HOUSE.

SHERIDAN BEACH- CLOSEST TO MILES OF BEAUTIFUL BEACH - RENT HOUSEOFKELLS - MAIN HOUSE (6 BEDROOMS ) AND CELTICKNOT - COACH HOUSE ( 2 BEDROOMS ) FOR A TOTAL OF 8 BEDROOMS. The Celticknot has two bedrooms and beds for 6 people. EAT IN KITCHEN IN THE HOUSEOFKELLS WITH SEATING FOR 20 WITH TWO ADDITIONAL MINI REFRIGERATORS FOR ALL THE EXTRAS.

LIVING ROOM HAS TWO SEATING AREAS WITH TV AND FIREPLACE. FAMILY ROOM WITH TV/CABLE, PING PONG AND GAME/POKER TABLE AREA. GREAT HOME FOR REUNIONS, HOLIDAYS AND SCRAPBOOKING. MANY DECKS, PORCHES AND A SCREENED IN AREA.TWO MASTER BEDROOM SUITES WITH OWN BATH AND TV.

The HOUSEOFKELLS, the main house at 101 BEACHWALK Lane, is just off the wooden beach walk to beautiful Sheridan Beach. The home has six bedrooms and 5.5 baths - including two queen Master suites with T.V. and bath.

There is sleeping for 20 in beds. Adjacent to the family room is a game table area and the basement offers a ping pong table. Three levels of porches, decks and patios make outdoor living great in the summer. A screened porch is located off the living room. The floor plan is open with two large sitting areas with fireplace and T.V. The kitchen, with two built in mini refrigerators, has seating for 20.

The CELTIC KNOT, the coach house , has 1100 square feet, including two bedrooms, 1 with Queen bed and T.V, 1 with a set of bunkbeds and two twin beds, kitchen and living room with T.V. and fireplace. A small den with TV is just off the large deck offering a view of Lake Michigan. Another private deck with gas grill and seating is off the living room. THERE IS A SEPARATE ENTRANCE AND ALSO A CATWALK FROM THE CELTIC KNOT TO THE HOUSEOFKELLS. THE CELTICKNOT, THE COACH HOUSE, RENTS SEPARATELY AND IS $ 220-$260 A NIGHT, depending on the season.

More Details

Owner
kate kelley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About kate kelley

My husband., Mike, and I are the hosts of the beautiful Houseofkells and The Celticknot. The homes were designed and built by Mike and we live just up the hill. The homes were designed for family reunions with large open spaces and many decks and porches for some privacy. We have hosted reunions, scrap booking groups, weddings and retreats. DO NOT CONTACT ME ABOUT HOSTING A PROM OR PARTY WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THE GUESTS ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 25

kate kelley purchased this house in 2009

Why kate kelley chose Michigan City

We are located in the beautiful Indiana dunes wth miles and miles of beach to walk on Lake Michigan .

The Resort offers a pool, kayaks and boards on Lake Kai, a small lake in the resort, tennis courts, basketball court, snack shop, putting green and a playground.

OUR HOMES ARE THE CLOSEST TO LAKE MICHIGAN AND MILES OF SHERIDAN BEACH

THE ZOO AND WASHINGTON PARK ARE WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE HOME

What makes this house unique

JUST STEPS AWAY FROM THE WOODEN BEACHWALK TO MILES OF SHERIDAN BEACH ON LAKE MICHIGAN. ENJOY THE SWING ON THE FRONT PORCH AND ALL THE DECKS AND PORCHES. LARGE AREAS FOR GATHERING AND SMALL AREAS FOR PRIVACY

Amenities

Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not contact me for any prom or bachelor parties.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 6 - POWDER ROOM OFF THE KITCHEN
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , IN QUEEN SUITE
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #2 is in queen suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , on lower level - great indoor beach shower
  • There are six bathrooms in the main house, the Houseofkells .
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , QUEEN SUITE WITH BATH AND TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , QUEEN SUITE WITH BATHROOM AND TV
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , WITH TV...SHARES A FULL BATH WITH BEDROOM #6
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , BEDROOM 6 SHARE A FULL BATH WITH BEDROOM #5
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , BEDROOM 3 AND 4 SHARE A FULL BATH
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , BEDROOM 4 AND 5 SHARE A FULL BATH
  • There are two pac n plays in the main house, the Houseofkells.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A wagon is provided for carting things to the beach.

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LARGE 4300 SQ FT HOME - CLOSEST TO THE BEACH - Sleeps 20 in BEDS + 6 COACH HOUSE
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

A great house with a nice layout for big groups with kids! Kitchen was great with lots of storage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the House of Kells and Celtic knot. Our large group of 17 fit very comfortably in the bedrooms. We even had room to make 2 “kids” rooms so that they could have fun and be with friends overnight. The kitchen had great storage with the main fridge plus 2 mini fridges for beverages which was very helpful. Overall we were very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!
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5

Perfect for large gatherings

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a multi-generational family gathering. The house is very well-equipped. We cooked a full Christmas dinner here and had everything we needed in the kitchen. The decor is light and neutral, with everything in great shape. Lots of pillows, blankets and towels were available. You must cross the street to get to the beach, but there is a lovely boardwalk to the beach, it's extremely close, and the beach itself is flawless. There is a ping-pong table in the basement, but otherwise bring your own cards/games. Decent grocery shopping within a few miles (nothing w/in walking distance). A lovely park about a mile away is fun for the kids. Large, beautiful play structure 1/2 a block away. Owner very responsive and easy to get in touch with for pre-trip questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2009
  • Stayed: December 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great for large gatherings of family or friends!

  • 5 of 5

My group of friends from college rent the House of Kells and the Celtic Knot for a summer beach getaway every year, and we love everything about it! It is fantastic for large groups of people that want to stay together under a single roof. The main house has tons of bedrooms, and we have been able to sleep 20 people there in the past. Also, having the option to rent the additional coach house in back is great if you need to accommodate even more people.

The house is extremely well furnished and has tons of living space. My friends and I love hanging out on the large upstairs porch in the evenings, and there's a large indoor living room and an over-sized dining room table that works great for hanging out with friends or family. The kitchen is also very spacious, and we've never had a problem cooking meals for our large group.

One other nice benefit is that the house is much closer to the beach than most others in the Beachwalk community, since it is right across the street from the wooden beach walk. You can walk from the house to the beach in less than five minutes. Also, this is an especially great rental property for families with kids, since there's lots of other stuff for them to do in the nearby Beackwalk community, such as swimming at the pool, playing basketball, playing volleyball and playing tennis.

I've always had a great experience interacting with the Kate, who owns the house. She is very responsive, helpful and easy going. If you are looking to accommodate a large group of people for a beach vacation near Chicago, I highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

We had multiple family coming together and there was plenty of room to spread out. I particularly liked the huge kitchen where we could all sit down to eat together. Everything was as described. There were plenty of linens and dishes. A nice big grill is just off the kitchen. The decks are great for sitting out and watching the people and talking. The middle deck is screened so it felt safe for the little kids. Parking is very tight so I recommend getting the extra parking passes unless you will only have two cars.

Another great thing is the location. Right between the pool and the lake. It's a nice walk to either. It would be too far if you can't walk well. There is a golf cart shuttle available to the pool area. The kids loved the fishing too.

Kate is very responsive and answered every question we had in a very timely matter. We loved it so much we're going back this year!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

excellent home for families!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both homes for my mother's 90th birthday reunion and loved the spaciousness of the homes and all the decks that were available for people to use. My mother kept mentioning how pretty everything looked and there was plenty of room for all of us to gather in one large bunch, or to be in smaller groups. The best thing about this rental, however, is the service that Mike and Kate provided to us. They were very flexible to our particular needs and Mike came over to take care of a few issues as soon as we let him know of them. Their very responsive and friendly service is a huge plus when working with a lot of strong personalities! (i.e. my family!) We would definitely rent from them again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review, Janet. We loved having you.
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5

Fabulous Vacation Homes

  • 5 of 5

We rented both homes for a family vacation with our grown children, their spouses and our grandkids and had an absolutely fantastic week! The community of Beachwalk is very charming...colorful 3 story homes, very walkable, a small lake for fishing, kayaking, etc., a community pool, a small cafe and more. This home is a very short walk to a beautiful stretch of beach on Lake Michigan. Both homes are outstanding! Everything you would ever need is available, including a kids wagon to go back and forth to the beach and the pool. We enjoyed both the screened in porch and the open air porch every single day! We loved the fact that the kitchen was large enough to seat our whole family for meals and games. We used the second table in the kitchen to do a 1000 piece puzzle. There is a ping pong table in the basement that we used for a family ping pong tournament. The HouseofKells is very spacious and allowed for family members to spread out and have their own rooms and space for all sorts of activities. The CelticKnot was perfect for our son and daughter-in-law who have two very small children. They were able to put the babies down for a nap & early to bed without interruption from the rest of us. The two homes are connected, which made it very easy for them to go back and forth between homes. Kate was fabulous and was very quick to answer my questions before our stay. She was very easy to work with and very accessible. We LOVED our stay and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Susan. I loved having your family and you were the best guests. Kate
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Washington Park Zoo
Great children's zoo located in Washington Park, on Lake Shore Drive. Bird feeding area
Shoreline Brewery
Great beers and tastings...Dodd is good, too. One of three breweries in Michigan City
Hacienda Restaurant
The margarita's are good, the food is awful. There are many authentic Mexican restaurants i...
Tree House
Fun place to take kids....volleyball in the sand. Next door to swingbelly's
Scartozzi's Trattoria
Very good Italian...really a take out place
Galveston Steakhouse
Food is pretty good, Nice are around the fireplace. Tuesday is usually BOGO. Check with res...
International Friendship Gardens
Beautiful place for a walk. They host summer and fall events.
Bubbles Ice Cream Parlor & Pie Shoppe
Great ice cream
The Lighthouse Restaurant
Just ok...Greek restaurant with breakfast and everything else .
Panini Panini
Excellent food, pastries...serve beer and wine...self service
Little Giant Pizza
Pizza great....very much like Chicago pizza
Miller Pizza By The Beach
Excellent stuffed pizza
El Bracero
Good Mexican...much, much better than Hacienda
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern
Great food and service on Route 12 in Beverly Shores. Opening a location at the old Yacht c...
Al's Supermarket
Al's Supermarket
Fiddlehead
Good food, drinks, nice outside patio.
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Ohare or Midway
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
FISH CAMP at the marina
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrack and South Shore - to Chicago
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
94
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
FISH CAMP
Nearest Beach
Sheridan Beach
Car: necessary

Washington Park and the zoo are less than a mile from the house...very walkable. Great zoo for small children. The Lighthouse premium outlets are 1 mile, train to Chicago is readily available...Good restaurants and greatest beach.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.0%

I rent Sat-Sat during the busy summer season. I have a contract which you download and send the last signed page bacK to me with the $500 security deposit to Kate Kelley, ATTN: Max, 1029 Lake Shore Drive, Michigan City, IN 46360 I do not cash your security deposit. I will shred it or mail it back to you after your stay. I also have a four person golf cart available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.