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Attached Guest House Great Room: full kitchen, queen pull-out, laundry, etc.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

After 2 nights, the nightly rate decreases!
We also offer DISCOUNTED weeknight pricing!

Miller Beach Dream Retreat is Indiana Dunes MOST Luxurious Vacation Rental!
Steps from the best "semi-private", sugar-sand beach on Lake Michigan
Often referred to as the "Hampton's of the Midwest"

5-Star Luxury Oasis: private, secluded, spa-like quality, ultimate beach-front getaway on Indiana Dunes National Park.

Charming Guest House sleeps 6-8: 2-Queen bedrooms, leather sofa with queen-sized pullout, marble Jacuzzi bath, gourmet kitchen, Wi-Fi, HD TVs, Smart blu-ray player, washer/dryer, outdoor deck with gas grill and seating area

Location:
Miller Beach, IN is the closest beach-side community to Chicago (45 minutes by train or car) and recently received a $28 million grant from the state to revamp its beach concessions, museums, parking, streets, hiking trails, and infrastructure.
Miller Beach, is the center of hundreds of attractions. Boat Launch (seasonal) for watercraft is (1/3 mile) away. Only a sliver of National Park & winding dune trails separates you from THE nicest, Semi-Private, sugar-sand beach in IN! Take the sand trail leading from our Pro Sand Volley Ball Court for a sunrise jog, catch some warm, afternoon rays on the soft beach, swim in cool Lake Michigan, or stroll in the surf at dusk & capture a snapshot of the setting sun or Chicago Skyline. No matter what the season or occasion, stay with us for the ultimate in relaxation!

Rooms and Amenities:
-16' vaulted ceilings w/skylights let in the Southern sun!, private deck with propane grill
-Gourmet kitchen: fridge w/auto-ice maker, range/oven, micro-hood, dishwasher, garbage disposal, island w/stools, small appliances including coffee maker, cookware, bake ware, dishes, flatware, etc.,
-Two large Queen-sized bedrooms with dressers, night stands, flat-screen digital cable TVs, DVD players, ceiling fans, stand fans, alarm clocks, closets with hangers, reading lamps, etc.
-Marble Bathroom with Jacuzzis, towels, bath mat, hair dryer, hand soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, etc.
-Laundry center with detergent/fabric softener/bleach
-Fastest ATT Uverse Wi-Fi available
-Dog-friendly
-Free parking for 2 vehicles in the driveway
-Personal tour at check-in and binder full of useful info & local attractions provided

Terms:
2 night minimum, Credit Cards/PayPal/Chase QuickPay accepted, 50% due at booking, remainder due 30 days prior to arrival

Our Main House at the Dream Retreat (sleeps up to 16) may also be available! #181281

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary Licensee must be 25 years or older...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    we are kid-friendly!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside or withing 15' of any open window or door...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    up to two adult, house-trained dogs allowed. Must be treated with Frontline Plus, Advantix, or Advantage II at least 7 days prior to arrival...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedrooms equipped with high, vaulted-ceilings, walk-in-closets, dressers, HD flat screen TVs, DVD players, alarm clocks, hangers, ceiling fans, stand fans, all linens, etc....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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  • Marble Jacuzzi bathroom includes bath matts, towels, hair dryers, tissue paper, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, night lights, etc....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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: Multi-room, multi-source 1200 watt sound system creates the perfect atmosphere for entertaining or relaxing Pro kitchen—serves 30, 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, bath matts, shampoo, conditioner, body wash Extra pillows, sheets, beach towels (seasonal) Lanterns, flashlights, first-aid kits Queen-sized, high-rise, luxury, self-inflating/deflating Aero-beds w/ pillow tops & Headboards. Linens and bedding provided Firewood, trash bags, plastic-ware, paper towel, laundry, fabric sheets, dish soap included ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books provided on shelves...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Three DVD players: Great Room and each bedroom...moreless

  • Games:

    games and puzzles in linen closet...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Three HD digital Comcast cable TVs...moreless

  • Television:

    Three HD digital Comcast cable TVs...moreless

  • Toys:

    games and puzzles in linen closet...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling Center
  • Disco Club
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    only a tiny sliver of Indiana Dunes National Park separate you from a semi-private, pure sugar-sand beach--no rocks, no muck, no algae. sandbar out 150ft, crystal clear warm waters...moreless

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    only a tiny sliver of Indiana Dunes National Park separate you from a semi-private, pure sugar-sand beach--no rocks, no muck, no algae. sandbar out 150ft, crystal clear warm waters...moreless

  • Lake:

    only a tiny sliver of Indiana Dunes National Park separate you from a semi-private, pure sugar-sand beach--no rocks, no muck, no algae. sandbar out 150ft, crystal clear warm waters...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    1/3 mile from the Lake Street Beach Boat Ramp (Peak Season Only)--put all your water toys in the lake...moreless

  • Monument View:

    See Historic Chanute Hill right in back yard! Sight of first-manned glider ride in 1896...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large table with leaves seats up to ten; island seats up to three...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Super-sized, remote controlled wall-sleeve unit...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    free high-speed Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    includes fabric softener sheets...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heating systems with independent thermostat control...moreless

  • Internet:

    free high-speed Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding, pillows, and linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great Room has full size leather sofa and matching barrel chairs, 42in LCD HD TV w/ digital Comcast cable, DVD player, remotes, reading lamps, etc....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    two-tandem (bumper to bumper) spaces on driveway included...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    two-tandem (bumper to bumper) spaces on driveway included...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    call for specifics......moreless

  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Full sets of bathing towels and bath matt provided, beach towels (seasonal)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    includes detergents and bleach...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    free high-speed Wi-Fi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Several restaurants provide carry out services--Information Binder provided at check in...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker with filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All utensils including cutting boards, knife block set, mixing bowls, serving plates, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Loaded with place settings for ten...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    includes detergent and Jetdry...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully loaded Chef's kitchen includes full-size range, microwave/range hood, dishwasher, garbage disposal, full-fridge w/ ice-maker, soaps, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in with vented range hood...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    private deck with chairs, bistro table, and grill offer commanding view of Lake Michigan and beauty of National Park...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Lake St Beach boat and jet-ski launch is 1/3 mile from Retreat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    private deck with chairs, bistro table, and grill offer commanding view of Lake Michigan and beauty of National Park...moreless

  • Golf:

    20 courses within a 30 minute drive, including Aberdeen...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front grassy lawn groomed for outdoor games...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane grill with extra tank provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Marble Jacuzzi in bath room...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016/17 NON Peak Season
Sep 26 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$210 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,049
2017 PEAK Season
May 26 - Sep 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$550 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,099
2017/2018 NON Peak Season
Sep 25 - May 24, 2018
2 night min stay
$240 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,149
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $240
Thu, Fri, Sat
$989

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $99 + tax
  • Holiday Fees may apply $0
  • Pet Fee $0
  • Ask-Early/Late Check out $0
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Contact us directly for accurate pricing!!

*Discount* rate after 2 nights!

We are DOG friendly (up to 2, treated at least 7 days in advance) ask about our fees

Early check-in 1pm CST/late check out 1pm CST for add'l fees, subject to availability

Holiday premiums for July 4th, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Air Show, Easter


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chicago Ohare Int'l and Chicago Midway
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
18th St Brewery, Brasserie, Flamingos Pub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
19 courses within a 30 mile radius
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Miller Beach Train Depot--SouthShore Line
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-65 & Highway US 12/US 20, 80/84
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Miller Bakery Cafe, Flamingos, Miller Beach Cafe
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
FourLakes Alpine Snowsports
Miller Beach, Gary, IN, USA
Nearest Beach
Lake St Beach (0), Wells (3), West Side (4)

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: An Engineer and General Contractor since 1995, Jim (Hilary’s husband) has a passion for designing, building, and managing large, luxury beachfront homes to accommodate large families and groups for celebrating, entertaining, and relaxing. Hilary is an accomplished Interior Designer and loves to create inviting spaces, ensuring that all the details are attended to. Jim has been a commercial real estate investor since 2001 and built this dream home for his family to call home. We always look forward to 'our private oasis on the beach” to escape from it all... Completed in 2009, the Miller Beach Dream Retreat and attached Guest House offer all the luxuries, premium fixtures, and custom amenities to truly have a spa-like experience. The 6 half-level floor plan layout and flow is functional, offering both large gathering spaces to entertain on a grand scale both indoors and out as well as comfortable, cozy nooks in unique spaces for solitude. We truly hope you enjoy our home as much as we do. sWe fill up very fast, take all forms of payment, and operate on a first come, first served basis See you soon! Jim and Hilary

Why Miller Beach, Gary, IN, USA:
Miller Beach, Indiana is THE closest beach side community to Chicago (approx 45 minutes by car or train, 60 minutes from O’hare Airport, 30 minutes from Midway Airport), is right on the Indiana Dunes National Park, and has the BEST “semi-private” sugar-sand beach! Miller Beach is the epicenter of NW Indiana, a unique 'artist' community full of galleries, shopping, fine & casual dining, miles of pristine beaches and hiking/biking trails. All are within a 45 minute drive or train ride. Our backyard and beach IS the Indiana Dunes National Park! This slice of heaven contains one of the most diverse ecosystems in the entire National Park system. It is world famous for the Karner Blue butterfly and over 369 species of flowering plants, and cacti. The first manned-glider ride occurred 200ft from our rear deck in 1896 by Octave Chanute. Unlike most beachfront home rentals that are crowded, noisy, and offer little privacy, the Dream Retreat was built with solitude in mind--quiet, tree-lined, cul-de-sac street, corner lot, 350 feet from the closest neighbor! Your views to the North and East are pure Lake Michigan, rolling dunes, and the Chicago skyline. Privacy fences enclose the 2000 sq.ft. of prime outdoor living space, jacuzzi, and pro-sand volleyball court. Follow the path to our sugar-sand beach to enjoy the 150ft sand bar and crystal clear, warm waters of Lake Michigan. Our 'Semi-Private' beach has no rocks, no muck, and no algae. Also, because we are the Southern-most tip of Lake Michigan, the water gets warm fast and remains well into Autumn. Become “one with nature”, enjoy the ultimate in luxury and privacy, all while staying only 35 minutes from Chicago--one of the largest and most culturally diverse cities in the world!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
No other beachfront vacation rental offers this level of privacy, beauty, and luxury. Our guest list is confidential, but includes A-list celebrities on-site during filming of major movies, professional sports stars, and noted journalists.


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  • Attached Guest House Great Room:  full kitchen, queen pull-out, laundry, etc.

    Attached Guest House Great Room: full kitchen, queen pull-out, laundry, etc.

  • Attached Guest House North Vaulted Queen Bedroom

    Attached Guest House North Vaulted Queen Bedroom

  • Attached Guest House Marble Bath with jetted tub

    Attached Guest House Marble Bath with jetted tub

  • View of Lake Michigan and IN Dunes Nat'l Park from Private Entrance Deck

    View of Lake Michigan and IN Dunes Nat'l Park from Private Entrance Deck

  • In the backyard, on top of Chanute's dune--first manned glider flight in history

    In the backyard, on top of Chanute's dune--first manned glider flight in history

  • Sunsets are a magical experience in Miller Beach!

    Sunsets are a magical experience in Miller Beach!

  • Hike and explore local dunes and hidden pathways

    Hike and explore local dunes and hidden pathways

  • Incredible views of the Chicago Skyline through the waves!

    Incredible views of the Chicago Skyline through the waves!

  • Marquette Park Pavilion--a wonderful, historic venue for weddings and parties

    Marquette Park Pavilion--a wonderful, historic venue for weddings and parties

  • Semi-private beach on the shore of Lake Michigan, a 5-10 minute walk

    Semi-private beach on the shore of Lake Michigan, a 5-10 minute walk

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

  • Attached Guest House Great Room:  full kitchen, queen pull-out, laundry, etc.

    Attached Guest House Great Room: full kitchen, queen pull-out, laundry, etc.

  • Attached Guest House Vaulted South Queen Bedroom with Tempur-pedic mattress

    Attached Guest House Vaulted South Queen Bedroom with Tempur-pedic mattress

  • Marquette Park Lagoon-a quick, scenic walk from the Guest House/Dream Retreat

    Marquette Park Lagoon-a quick, scenic walk from the Guest House/Dream Retreat

  • Stroll on the semi-private, sugar-sand beach at dusk for Chicago skyline sunsets

    Stroll on the semi-private, sugar-sand beach at dusk for Chicago skyline sunsets

  • Miller Beach Train Depot: 2 miles from home w/ Free Parking

    Miller Beach Train Depot: 2 miles from home w/ Free Parking

  • Breathtaking path to the beach over the dunes

    Breathtaking path to the beach over the dunes

  • Vibrant Sunset at the Beach

    Vibrant Sunset at the Beach

  • Historic structure in recently renovated Marquette Park

    Historic structure in recently renovated Marquette Park

  • Autumn view from private deck with full-size grill, bistro table, extra propane

    Autumn view from private deck with full-size grill, bistro table, extra propane

  • Fully stocked Attached Guest House kitchen seats eight

    Fully stocked Attached Guest House kitchen seats eight

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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