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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bdrm/1 bath, sleeps 6 to 10 (29 w/Main House), deck, Weber grill, lake views
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, and furnishings. 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 two bedroom, one bath, full kitchen Guest House offers a private deck and entrance and comfortably accommodates 6 people in beds and has an occupancy limit of 10. The floorplan is functional with large gathering space 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 Main House only ID 181281. 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 cabinetry and Carrara Quartz counters. The island has a 60/40 double-bowl stainless steel sink, Grohe pull-out sprayer faucet, and seating for four guests. There is also a built-in quartz desk.
Kitchen has service for 10 and everything needed to make enticing meals and desserts. Kitchen offers major appliances including Fridge with auto-ice maker, 30in gas range, microhood, and dishwasher, all small appliances, cookware, bakeware, flatware, glassware, and supplies.
This comfortable and inviting space features 16ft tall vaulted skylighted ceilings, table seating for eight, a caramel leather queen sleeper sofa, 50in digital cable HD TV with Wi-Fi Blu-Ray player, and closet full of extra linens, supplies, games, etc.
Outdoor Living Area
Overlooking the beautiful National Lakeshore, its unspoiled beaches, lush dune-scape, and the Chicago Skyline, the most coveted space is the 2nd story deck. With the same attention to detail, the outdoor deck contains a Weber gas grill and dining table
Two well-appointed queen bedrooms comprise the Guest House. One queen sofa beds and one high-rise, self-inflating/deflating Aerobed with built-in headboards is available along with all linens and bedding. Guests love the convenience and simplicity of putting it 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.
One well-equipped marble tiled bathroom contains a jetted-tub and rain fall shower head, fluffy towels, bathmats, basic soaps, tissues, and hair dryers
Stackable gas dryer and washer with ozonators require no hot water, bleach, detergent, or fabric softener. It cleans better by infusing another oxygen molecule to create super-charged wash water.
We offer Wi-Fi at speeds at 50 Mbps, three HD TVs, driveway parking for two tandem vehicles, and all supplies including soaps, paper towels, tissue, trash bags, etc. Guest House is cooled by three Mitsubishi AC wall units and heated by a Buderus radiant heat boiler with independent thermostat 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
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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: Kitchen—serves 10, mixing bowls, bakeware, serving platters, pots, pans, and skillets, roasting pans, spatulas, serving spoons, spices, toaster oven, blender, crock pot, coffee makers, filters Towels, bath matts, shampoo, conditioner, body wash Extra pillows, sheets, beach towels Lanterns, flashlights, first-aid kits...moreless
- Books For Adults
- DVD Player:
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Bowling Center
- Disco Club
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Water Sports
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Security System
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Fully loaded Chef's kitchen with quartz counters, 60/40 stainless steel sink, grohe pull-out sprayer faucet, full-size range, Micro hood, dishwasher, fridge with auto-ice, maker, all soaps, towels,etc...moreless
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- 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
- Cleaning Fee $99 + tax
- Early/Late Check In/Out $0
- Add'l per Person Fee 6+ $0
- Holiday Premium $0
- Pet Fee $0
- Ask about Special Events $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 $1049 (begin on Fri or Sun)
• Weekend: $499
• Mid-Week Special: $419
• $129 for each add’l night over the first two nights
Peak Season 2017: 5/26/17-9/24/17
• Week: $2099 (begin on Fri or Sun)
• Weekend: $1149
• Mid-Week Special: $1099
• $259 for each add’l night over the first two nights
Non-Peak 2017/18: 9/25/17-5/24/18
• Week $1149 (begin on Fri or Sun)
• Weekend: $549
• Mid-Week Special: $479
• $139 for each add’l night over the first two nights
Peak Season 2018: 5/25/18-9/23/18
• Week: $2204 (begin on Fri or Sun)
• Weekend: $1206
• Mid-Week Special: $1154
• $272 for each add’l night over the first two nights
• Holiday Premiums (one-time fee). 3 night minimum
- $199: July 4th, South Shore Air Show, NYE
- $149: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Labor Day
- $ 99: Memorial Day
- $ 49: Easter Sunday
• Check-in: after 4pm CST. Checkout: before 10am CST.
- If available, Early Check-In: 1pm CST: $49 Peak, $29 Non-Peak Season
- If available, Late Checkout: 1pm CST: $49 Peak, $29 Non-Peak Season
• Dogs: Up to 2 adult, house-trained, crate-trained: $20/dog/night, $129/week/dog; minimum dog fee $49/dog. Must be treated for fleas/ticks
• Accommodates 6. Maximum Occupancy 10. Additional $50 per person (one-time fee) over 6 in number, regardless of length of stay or age.
• Security Deposit Credit Card Authorization $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). Closest neighbor is 350 feet away. Completely private compound (6' & 8' privacy fences). Pro-Sand Beach Volley ball court set to Womany's Olympic specifications (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 separates us (sand & asphalt trail) from the best semi-private sugar-sand beach on Lake Michigan. We are 1/3 mile from Lake St. Beach boat launch (seasonal) for all your water toys, jet-skis, boats, sailboats, etc.
We personally meet you at check-in to give keys, a brief tour, and binder full of fun and useful info and all the best attractions within a 45 minute drive or train ride.
Other Activities: Centrally located and something for everyone! All attractions are within a 45 minute drive or train ride. Shoppers and gamers paradise! grocery/liquor stores, factory Outlet malls (120 stores), West 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, harrah's, Horseshoe; 30 min to Blue Chip), Wells Street & West Side Beaches, golf, marinas, etc.
Golf: 19 courses withing a 30 mile radius--list and 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.
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2 bdrm, queen sofa bed, full kitchen, jetted-tub, laundry, AC, WiFi, deck, Weber
Captivating sunsets on the semi-private beach a short distance on a nature trail
Sunny vaulted South queen bdrm: 42in HDTV w/ DVD, separate AC, closet w/hangers
Miller Beach's pristine IN Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore is a short dune trail walk away
Great Room: fully equipped kitchen, laundry, linen closet...
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore near the trail head to the Dream Retreat
Fully-equipped luxury guest house has it all
Loaded kitchen with range, oven, microhood, all cookware, bakeware, flatware...
Aerial view of the 6000+ sqft Dream Retreat private compound
Marquette Park Lagoon, (100 yards from Dream Retreat) offers natural dune beauty
Private Guest House above garage with separate entrance, deck, parking, etc.
Miller Beach train depot decorated for the Christmas holidays
Private deck with Weber gas grill overlooks IN Dunes National Lakeshore
Great Room: dining for 6 + island seating, full kitchen, desk, 55in HDTV BluRay
Marble jetted-tub bathrm w/ all towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, tissues
Vaulted North queen bdrm: 42in HDTV with DVD, separate AC, closet w/ hangers...
Full kitchen: auto ice-maker, range, microhood, dishwasher, quartz counters...
Private deck with Weber gas grill overlooks amazing National Lakeshore Dunes
One of many scenic vistas as part of the hundred plus miles of nature trails...
Crest of the dune trail to the beach from the Dream Retreat
Queen sofa bed, 55in HDTV, smart blu-ray player, club chairs create cozy space
One of many nature trails close to Guest House part of the National Lakeshore
World famous IN Dunes National Lakeshore West Beach circuit deck trail
Even Winter has amazing views of dunes from the private deck of the Guest House
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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