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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
5000sf 4 bdrm/4 ba, sleeps 13-19 (29 w/Guest House), 2000sf decks, volleyball ct
Nightly rate after 2nd night is significantly lower; please contact us.
**SPECIAL OFFER: 20% off new bookings for any 2016 dates
This 5-Star luxury oasis, only 40 minutes from Chicago, is a private, secluded, spa-quality, ultimate beachfront getaway right on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The Miller Beach Dream Retreat offers commanding views of Lake Michigan, unspoiled dunes, the Chicago skyline and is loaded with first-class amenities, top-of-the-line fixtures, appliances, furnishings, and a pro sand volleyball court. This year-round Beach Retreat is Indiana’s most luxurious vacation rental offering complete privacy.
Miller Beach, IN, the closest beach-side community to Chicago, is often referred to as the “Hampton's of the Midwest”. It is a unique and growing artist community in NW Indiana full of galleries, shopping, fine dining, and miles of pristine beaches and nature trails. Hundreds of attractions are located within 60 minutes: casinos, amusement/water parks, golf, antiquing, wineries, outlet malls as well as Chicago’s rich culture: Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile, museums, restaurants, sports, etc.
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The 5000 sqft four bedroom, four bath Retreat offers 2000 sqft of custom outdoor living space and comfortably accommodates 13 people in beds and has an occupancy limit of 19. The floorplan is functional with large gathering spaces for grand-scale entertaining and comfortable, cozy nooks for managed solitude. Unlike most rentals flanked on both sides by neighbors which offer no privacy, the Dream Retreat is 350 feet from our closest neighbor. It is located on a quiet, tree-lined, cul-de-sac street and corner lot. Daily maid service available upon request.
We have hosted thousands of guests since 2008 for family reunions, friend’s getaways, special events, and couples and corporate retreats. See all Guest Reviews for this property, the Entire Compound is this Main House plus the Attached Guest House ID 3892629 and Guest House Only ID 277802. Escape to the dunes of NW Indiana and experience all that the Miller Beach Dream Retreat has to offer.
Unique and Historic Location
Our backyard and beach IS the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Only a sliver of national park and nature trail separate the Retreat from an amazing semi-private, sugar-sand beach with a 150ft sand bar and crystal clear water with no muck, rocks, or algae. This little slice of paradise contains one of the most diverse ecosystems in the entire national park system. It is world famous for the Karner Blue butterfly and has over 369 species of flowering plants and cacti. The first manned-glider ride, preceding the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, occurred on historic Chanute Hill (200ft from our rear deck) in 1896 by Octave Chanute. The Aquatorium, a half-mile nature trail away, contains both the Chanute and Tuskegee Airmen Museums. Lake Street Beach, three blocks away, has a watercraft launch.
Perfect for guest chefs or families to make meals together, this full-service kitchen opens to the Great Room. The designer chose elegant custom-built cabinetry and Pietra Cardosa counters. The double-island has a prep sink and seating for four guests. There is also a walk-in pantry with custom shelving.
Kitchen has service for 20, all stainless steel appliances, and everything needed to make enticing meals and desserts. Jenn-Air professional appliance suite includes built-in Fridge with auto ice-maker, 36in gas range with six-sealed burners, chimney hood, and warming oven. Chef’s kitchen also offers 30in Bosch electric baking and convection microwave ovens, Electrolux dishwasher, and custom-built wine center that features two separate Marvel cooling units for red wine and cold-temperature beverages. Wine center has specialty glass wall cabinets and solid oak counters with oak bead board back splash, and under-cabinet and glass shelf lighting. Kitchen is well-equipped with a double-bowl farm sink with Grohe pull-out faucet, all small appliances, cookware, bakeware, flatware, glassware, and supplies.
Experience the rustic-chic atmosphere of 28ft cathedral oak ceilings with five skylights. Six large casement windows and patio doors open to the main deck. Wood burning stove provides cozy ambiance, dancing flames, and warmth on those chilly nights. Solid hickory dining table seats twelve and banquet tables and chairs are also available. Chocolate leather sofa and matching club chairs complete the space.
This inviting wrap-around balcony overlooks the Great Room and is one of the most comfortable gathering places. It conveniently opens to the multi-level decks and has an 18ft wall of windows to showcase panoramic views. Lounge on the eight-seat, leather sectional or perch in the parakeet chair while viewing the 50in digital cable HDTV with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Play poker or games on the double-sided table.
This space is designed for fun and features a Queen Anne Foosball table and walk-in wet bar with counter space for ten, refrigerator, Kohler sink and faucet, and back light shelves. TV viewing area has a coffee leather queen sofa-bed and club chairs, a 55in digital cable HD TV with Dolby 5.1 surround sound, and library with over 200 DVDs and 200 CDs.
Outdoor Living Areas
Overlooking the beautiful National Lakeshore, its unspoiled beaches, lush dune-scape, and the Chicago Skyline, the most coveted space is the multi-level decks. Privacy and seclusion were paramount in the design of this 2000 sqft outdoor wonderland. With the same attention to detail, the outdoor living space contain five multi-level decks and several seating and dining areas including a conversation fire pit, bistro tables, cushioned chairs, loungers, hammock and swing. Melt your stress away in the year-round, 8-person hot tub with 45 jets and color-changing LED ambient lighting. Rinse off or bathe in the private, outdoor heated shower. Grill your specialties on the professional Napoleon gas grill. Serve it up on Indiana’s ONLY professional sand volley ball court set to woman’s Olympic specifications.
Four well-appointed bedrooms comprise the compound, including a lavish Master Suite, two queen bedrooms and a Bunk Room which sleeps five persons and has one queen bed, one twin XL bed, and two twin beds. One queen sofa beds and several high-rise, self-inflating/deflating Aerobeds with built-in headboards are available. Guests love the convenience and simplicity of putting them wherever and whenever. Each bedroom has been carefully crafted with guests in mind. Tasteful features include soft wool rugs over antique oak flooring and touches of leather and custom upholstery throughout. All bedrooms offer high thread-count linens, comforters and pillows, ceiling fans or stand fans, digital cable HD TVs with DVD players, ample closet space with hangers, full length mirrors, dressers, and nightstands with lamps.
Occupying the entire top floor, this 1200 sqft over-the-top luxury spa suite is unlike any other. The loft style, open floor plan features skylighted cathedral ceilings, Juliette balcony with French doors that overlook the Loft and Great Rooms below. Double 9ft patio doors open to wrap-around decks with amazing lake views, table seating, and built-in bench which faces East to view spectacular sun rises over the dune-scape. A premium Stearns and Foster mattress bed is in the center of the room to maximum views of surrounding nature. For TV therapy, there is a 60in Smart HDTV with digital cable and Roku for movie and music streaming. Completing the space is the Master Closet which is 10ft by 8ft and also has a skylighted cathedral ceiling.
En suite spa is a custom-designed sanctuary with commercial-grade fixtures for professional relaxation therapy. With a clear glass entrance, the Kohler steam shower has seating for two persons, a eucalyptus oil reservoirs for steam-aroma therapy, and temperature-controlled, Grohe rain fall shower head and hand-held wand massager. The dry sauna has cedar benches for two persons to lie down, digital controls, and cedar enclosed walls and ceiling. The two-person peninsula jetted-tub has artic white tile and 12 air-controlled jets. Dimmable LED chandelier and other lighting sets the perfect ambiance for your break from reality. There are separate vanities with custom mirrors and Grohe faucets as well as a separate WC room. Natural stone flooring throughout and an auto-humidity sensing fan complete the spa.
Four well-equipped marble tiled bathrooms have custom vanities and mirrors, Kohler sinks, Grohe faucets, rain fall shower heads, fluffy towels, bathmats, basic soaps, tissues, and hair dryers.
The stackable gas dryer and washer with ozonator requires no hot water, bleach, detergent, or fabric softener. They clean better by infusing another oxygen molecule to create super-charged wash water.
We offer Wi-Fi at speeds at 50 Mbps, seven HD TVs, driveway parking for six vehicles, and all supplies including soaps, paper towels, tissue, trash bags, etc. Retreat is cooled by eight Mitsubishi AC wall units and heated by a Buderus radiant heat boiler with six thermostatic zones for customized comfort.
Please see www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com for up-to-date availability, pricing, photos, and amenities. Call or email us at (773) 209-5203, hilary@MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com
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Member since: 2007
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 13-19
- Top floor HUGE 1200 SF Master Suite: -Private, wrap-around decks--see Chicago Skyline, Lake, & North & East views of Nat'l Park and lagoon. Enjoy bistro table & built-in bench to catch the morning sun -Juliette balcony w/ French doors overlooks the loft & Great Room below -10'x8' walk-in-closet w/ windows/skylights, dresser, iron & board, hangars -Custom silk draperies and fine 800 Thread-count linens -Decorative travertine marble fire place En-suite bath: -Commercial-grade 2-person steam shower w/ eucalyptus oil dispenser -Grohe downpour shower head and pulsating massage jets -Extra-large, 2-person Peninsula-garden Jacuzzi -Private toilet rm Other Bedrooms: -All Queen-sized beds, custom-matched comforters, bed skirts, shams & comfy sheets will pamper you in luxury! Each bedroom equipped w/ dressers, flat screen digital cable TV, DVD player, ceiling & stand fans, closets w/ hangars, alarm clocks. Some have private balconies and decorative fireplaces...moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Master Suite Spa: -2-person dry Cedar Sauna -Commercial-grade two-person Steam Shower with eucalyptus oil reservoir -Grohe rain fall shower and handheld massager -2-person, peninsula jetted tub Other Bathrooms: outdoor shower (Peak Season Only) -Marble tiled baths with downpour shower heads, custom vanities (maple-glazed with hand-carved, claw feet) loaded with plush towel sets and bath mats. -Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryers, toilet paper provided in all bathrooms...moreless
- Leave your worries behind & bring only your personal belongings... Think of the Dream Retreat as a 5-Star, luxury hotel, loaded with fine amenities, but private, secluded, and your very own... Our nearly endless list of amenities are second to none: Indoor/outdoor sound system creates the perfect atmosphere for entertaining or relaxing Pro kitchen—serves 16, mixing bowls, bakeware, serving platters, pots, pans, and skillets, roasting pans, spatulas, serving spoons, spices, toaster oven, blender, steamer, crock pot, coffee makers, filters Towels, shampoo, conditioner, bodywash Extra pillows, sheets, beach towels (seasonal) Lanterns, flashlights, first-aid kits 4 Queen-sized, high-rise, luxury, self-inflating/deflating Aero-beds w/ pillow tops & Headboards. Linens and bedding provided. Pro-Sand Volleyball & outdoor toys (Peak Season only) Firewood, trash bags, plastic-ware, paper towel, laundry, fabric sheets, dish soap included...moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Lake View:
View Historic Chanute Hill and Museum right in the back yard--sight of the first manned glider-ride in 1896. Chanute Museum is in the Aquatorium and a 1/2 mile walk through the Dunes National Park....moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 20 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Alarm System
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Gas Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Area
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking On Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Rumpus Room
- Secure Parking
- Security System
- Sofa Bed
- Split-System Heating
- Study Room
- Tiled Stove
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
Everything to whip up gourmet delights and family meals: mixing bowls, serving platters, cook pots, skillets, bakeware, toaster oven, 3 coffee makers, steamer, blender, crock pot, spices, paper towel, trash bags, detergent, dish soap, etc....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Mini Refrigerator
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio:
- Fully Fenced Property
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Entertainment Area
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Sand Box
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Indoor Hot Tub
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Spa Whirlpool
- Steam Shower
- Jetted Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
SEE NOTES BELOW for Accuracy!
Sep 26 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
2017 Peak Season
May 26 - Sep 24, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
2017/2018 Non-Peak Season
Sep 25 - May 24, 2018
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
2018 Peak Season
May 25 - Sep 23, 2018
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
- Ask about Special Events $0
- Pet Fee $0
- Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
- Early/Late Check In/Out $0
- Add'l per Person Fee 13+ $0
- Holiday Premium $0
- Tax Rate 12%
If booking 3 to 6 nights, see below or email Hilary@MillerBeachVilla.com or call (773) 209-5203 for accurate quote.
DEEP DISCOUNTS after the 2 night minimum! System-generated quote will NOT reflect this.
Non-Peak 2016/17: 9/26/16-5/25/17
• Week $2149 (begin on Fri or Sun)
• Weekend: $949
• Mid-Week Special: $679
• $219 for each add’l night over the first two nights
Peak Season 2017: 5/26/17-9/24/17
• Week: $5849 (begin on Fri or Sun)
• Weekend: $2799
• Mid-Week Special: $2749
• $659 for each add’l night over the first two nights
Non-Peak 2017/18: 9/25/17-5/24/18
• Week $2199 (begin on Fri or Sun)
• Weekend: $999
• Mid-Week Special: $729
• $229 for each add’l night over the first two nights
Peak Season 2018: 5/25/18-9/23/18
• Week: $6141 (begin on Fri or Sun)
• Weekend: $2939
• Mid-Week Special: $2886
• $692 for each add’l night over the first two nights
• Holiday Premiums (one-time fee). 3 night minimum
- $299: July 4th, South Shore Air Show, NYE
- $249: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Labor Day
- $199: Memorial Day
- $ 99: Easter Sunday
• Check-in: after 4pm CST. Checkout: before 10am CST.
- If available, Early Check-In: 1pm CST: $89 Peak, $49 Non-Peak Season
- If available, Late Checkout: 1pm CST: $89 Peak, $49 Non-Peak Season
• Dogs: Up to 3 adult, house-trained, crate-trained: $25/dog/night, $149/week/dog; minimum dog fee $69/dog. Must be treated for fleas/ticks
• Accommodates 13: 11 adults 2 kids. Maximum Occupancy 19 including children. Additional $50 per person (one-time fee) over 13 in number, regardless of length of stay or age.
• Security Deposit Credit Card Authorization $1000
• Special Event fee $500
• Rates subject to change without notice and are final at time of booking
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Custom built in 2009, the secluded Dream Retreat will help you escape from it all. Retreat is situated on a cul-de-sac street (no traffic) and corner lot (only house on the corner) and the closest neighbor is 350 feet away. Completely private compound (6' & 8' privacy fences). Pro-Sand Beach Volley ball court set to Womany's Olympic specs. (Peak Season only).
Entire North (lakeside) and East are Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Hear nothing except the songs of birds, breeze, and waves slapping against the Lake Michigan shoreline. See the Chicago Skyline from the upper decks.
Because of our unique location, only a tiny sliver of National Park Dunes separates us (sand & asphalt trail) from the best semi-private sugar-sand beach on Lake Michigan. We are 3 blocks from Lake Street Beach boat launch (seasonal) for water toys, jet-skis, small boats, sailboats, etc.
We personally greet each guest at check-in, give a brief tour, answer questions, and provide a binder full of fun and useful info for attractions, dining, shopping, etc. in and around centrally-located Miller Beach, IN.
All attractions are within a 45 minute drive or train ride and offer something for everyone. Shoppers and gamers paradise. grocery stores, factory Outlet mall with 120 stores, South Lake two-story mall, candy factory tours, fine/casual Dining, EZ train to Chicago: (Loop, “Magnificent Mile” shopping, museums, convention center, airports), water parks, amusement parks, Amish Country, scenic drives, Fall foilage tours, flea markets, National Park hiking/biking trails and classroom discussions, winery tours, Casinos (10 min to Trump, Ameristar, Majestic, and Horseshoe; 30 min to Blue Chip), golf, marinas, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore world famous West Side Beach.
Golf: 19 courses withing a 30 mile radius--contact information provided in binder at check-in.
Ski: FourLakes Apline Snowsports is in Lisle, IL approx 60 miles from the Retreat and offer a wide variety of terrain, slopes, lessons, and fun for people of all ages.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: As an Engineer and General Contractor, I have a passion for designing and building luxury smart homes. Being from a large family, I create spaces to accommodate large families and groups who want to celebrate, entertain, and relax. My wife is an accomplished Interior Designer and Event Planner whose work has been published by Martha Stewart and Vogue Magazine and loves to furnish inviting spaces, ensuring that all the details and creature-comforts are attended to. We are proud to call the Dream Retreat home and enjoy our private oasis on the beach, in the Hampton's of the Mid-West, where we can escape from it all. We truly hope you like our home as much as we do.
Why the Owner Chose Miller Beach, Gary, IN, USA:
Dream Retreat was conceptualized in 2005 and meticulously designed, built, and furnished for the sole purpose of entertaining large groups and beachfront relaxation. We are in the memory-making business and have hosted thousands from all over. Completed in 2008, Miller Beach Dream Retreat is 6000 sq.ft., comprising six half-levels (Level 1 through 6 with six steps between each) and an Attached Guest House. 2000 sq.ft. of outdoor living space are multi-tiered decks with amazing views and amenities. The floorplan is functional and flowing with large gathering spaces for entertaining on a grand scale as well as comfortable, cozy nooks for managed solitude. After staying in many properties around the globe, we have defined luxury vacation rental. Miller Beach, Indiana is the closest beach side community to Chicago (40 minutes) and is often referred to as the Hampton's of the Mid-West. It is the epicenter of NW Indiana and a unique and growing artist community full of galleries, shopping, fine and casual dining, casinos, amusement parks, and miles of pristine beaches and trails. Everything is conveniently located within a 45 minute drive or train ride. Views from the Dream Retreat to the North and East are pure nature: Lake Michigan and rolling dunes. To the Northwest, see the unmistakable Chicago skyline. Follow the path to the semi-private, sugar-sand beach, wade onto the 150ft sand bar, swim in the crystal clear water. Enjoy no rocks, muck, or algae.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unlike most beachfront rentals that are flanked on both sides by noisy, nosy neighbors and offer little to no privacy, the Dream Retreat was built to be private and secluded. We are located on a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac street on a corner lot and 350 feet from our closest neighbor. Our backyard and beach IS the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This little slice of paradise contains one of the most diverse ecosystems in the entire national park system. It is world famous for the Karner Blue butterfly and has over 369 species of flowering plants and cacti. The first manned-glider ride, preceding the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, occurred on historic Chanute Hill (200ft from our rear deck) in 1896 by Octave Chanute. The Aquatorium, a half-mile walk on a nature trail, contains both the Chanute and Tuskegee Airmen Museums. Our guest list is confidential, but includes A-list celebrities, professional sports stars, and noted journalists.
- Primary: +1 7732095203 7737501630
- Fax: +1 3128951944 No cover page necessary
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Gourmet Kitchen with 4 ovens, 2 wine cellars, ice-maker, dbl-island w/ prep s
Private and hot outdoor shower (seasonal)
Sliver of Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore to semi-private, sugar-sand beach!
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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