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Reunion, Group and Family Home (Sleeps 16) Hot Tub, Firepit, Gardens, Large Yard

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Close to the beach, casino, dunes and an easy drive to Chicago, Michigan and Notre Dame! Walkable to the South Shore Train stop, just down the street.

New, expanded kitchen added in February of 2017! Very exciting!

Minimum rental amount is $700 at any time of the year. A 12% state/county lodging tax is added to all rental amounts, but included in the calculation online. Inquire for specific rates for specific time periods, just to confirm.

Deposits typically 1/4 of rental rate.

Cleaning fee of $145 is taken out of deposit after checkout. Credit cards accepted with an additional fee.

Outside. Imagine a two-acre Garden of Eden with a vacation home dropped in the middle, featured in the 2016 Beverly Shores Garden Walk. Each portion of this property is an outdoor room with its own character. The front "tranquility room" features gardens and waterfalls, with massive sweeping maples, oaks, evergreens and dozens of different perennial varieties. The outdoor "party room" to the east features the 9-person hot tub, fire pit, grill and outdoor shower. The south-facing outdoor "sun room" features chaise lounges and other outdoor seating on a curvilinear and massive deck that looks like a gentle sand dune facing a pine forest. The west-facing "game lawn" is perfect for corn hole and other outdoor games.

Inside. With five bedrooms (two of the bedrooms have two sets of bunkbeds each, so there are 8 bunks, two queen beds and a king bed, plus a queen-sized pull-out sofa) and four full bathrooms, as many as 16 (when using pullout sofa) can have a great time over the week or weekend, and all sleep onsite. Sorry, we are no longer allowing weddings, bachelor parties, high school or college groups, and any groups over 16 people (unless several are small children).

Features: Signature deck with outdoor gas grill, 9-person hot tub, outdoor shower and a luxury lower level with its own living area, tv, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a bar and laundry. Upstairs features a full bathroom with 4'x6' shower with dual shower heads and three bedrooms, brand new and expanded kitchen open to and combined with the dining/four-seasons room with gas fireplace and living room.

The pond and waterfalls make this 2-acre property a retreat for all types of groups. The home was featured in the 2016 Beverly Shores Garden Walk.

Spring and fall are my favorite times, but even winter is cozy in this getaway! Less than a mile to the beach, so you can walk, bike or drive. Bike rentals are available during summer just down the street. There are also food trucks in the same location.

What makes this different from most homes in Beverly Shores is the location and lot size. We are close enough to the lake to make it an easy walk, bike or drive, but unlike homes close to the lake, this lot is two acres, which gives you a feeling of privacy while still being able to spread out.

The driveway is large and circular, so can accommodate several cars. The post office parking lot is adjacent and can be used after business hours. The owner also owns the post office building/site.

If you like to eat and don't want to grill all the time on site, the best restaurant is Bartlett's, open just two doors down. It is a focal point of post-beach activity or a great place for Bloody Mary's anytime of day! Next door is Dunes Antiques. These are our neighbors and they are great! Go shop and meet them!

Excessive noise, yelling, playing loud music is not tolerated, so if this is your style, you may want to pass on us.

The goal is for you and your friends, family or significant other to have a fantastic time in a safe, calm environment. The stream, waterfall and shade garden help with the tranquil mood. If you want more information, just email me!

Close to: Blue Chip Casino & Hotel, Four Winds Casino & Resort, Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall, Indiana National Dunes Beaches, Trails and Bike Trails and newly vibrant downtown Michigan City.

Keywords: country, near beach, forest, camping, bonfire, bunk beds, pond, waterfall, party, campfire, Zen, grill, beach, restaurant, hot tub

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About The Owner

I am a business owner originally from Indiana. I completed nearly all the landscaping, pond and waterfalls. Creating a sense of retreat has been the goal here as my normal life is hectic with travel and deadlines.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Indiana

This is a great area: beaches, dunes, forest, hiking, not to mention great shopping and playing in Michigan City at the outlet mall and the Blue Chip casino. The best part for me was the ability of my dog to run around two acres and chase deer, squirrels, etc. The casual atmosphere here is great!

What makes this house unique

Everyone here is just here to relax or have fun -- or both! You can grab ice cream or coffee at the gas station (walkable), a full meal or drink at Bartlett's (walkable), mail a letter(!) at the town post office at the entrance to the property, and you can really utilize the property however you want to have a good time -- indoors or out. It's even beautiful in the winter b/c there is almost always a nice snow cover!

Amenities

Beverly Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Multi-head shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Dual-head showers designed for tall people (7 feet)
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (8), (1) Pull-out Queen Sofa Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outdoor shower, bonfire pit, hot tub next to Dunes Antiques and Bartlett's Restaurant. Very large signature deck.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Reunion, Group and Family Home (Sleeps 16) Hot Tub, Firepit, Gardens, Large Yard
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Beautifully maintained & perfect for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Easy to communicate with owner/manager. Outdoor landscaping is beautiful. Enjoyed the outdoor fire pit and hot tub. Beautiful new kitchen, too! Would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hershey, PA
5

Perfect for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for the week of Thanksgiving so that all our far flung family members could share time together. This was a most wonderful choice! Enough rooms for everyone to have some privacy, a beautifully decorated and well appointed two story home and a large dining room table that allowed for board games galore - what more could we ask for? As others noted, the kitchen is small, but that did not keep us from putting together the usual Thanksgiving feast. The younger family members ventured to the Indiana Dunes for some hiking while the rest of us cooked. All in all, it was a memorable week. When my Chicago area son was packing up the kids, my grandson did not want to leave! The owner was very accessible and communication was excellent. I would highly recommend this beautiful home! We would return in a heartbeat.. Thanks from my entire family.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joliet, IL
5

Loved our stay there!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a work retreat, it was a perfect atmosphere for it. The outdoor water display with the frog pond was beautiful, very relaxing. The house had plenty of space and bathrooms for all us to fit comfortably. The outdoor fire pit was great too, the fall scenery were beautiful as well. The actual house itself was fantastic, it was in great condition and the decorating was impeccable. Only one downside is that the kitchen is very very small so it made it a bit challenging having more than 1 person in there. We are looking forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We will be renovating and expanding the kitchen this winter (combining with the back room), so luckily that issue will be solved!
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5

Perfect for our girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here three times and each time, we are so sad to leave. This house is amazing and the continuing upgrades just make it better each time. The hot tub, fire pit and outside shower are such a treat! The landscaping is gorgeous! There were 12 of us that stayed and everyone had such a great time. Can't wait until next year! Thanks Rob!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! It's great to have so many repeat visitors who continue to enjoy the house, the location and the overall experience!
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5

Great family get away

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 7 adults and 7 children from ages 2 to 9. We had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful house! We spent time at the beach, shopping at the outlet mall, exploring nature and eating great food! I would go again. In fact our 9 year old granddaughter asked if we could stay a whole month! What a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice write-up! There is plenty to explore for kids in the area (and even on the property); lots of plants, flowers, waterfalls, hot tub...just a nice place to relax in nature!
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Prescott, AZ
5

July 2015

  • 5 of 5

The house worked great for 8 adults and 9 grandkids. The grounds are beautiful and the house well maintained.

Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bartlett's Bistro (Excellent Food)
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
South Shore Commuter Line
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bartlett's Bistro (Excellent Food)
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
Beverly Shores Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Beverly Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$1,325
Fri,Sat
$5,300
 
 
Sep-Oct
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
Nov 1 - Nov 24
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$700
Fri,Sat
$2,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
Flat fee
 
 
Nov 30 - Dec 22
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$1,350
Fri,Sat
$5,500
$18,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $145
Refundable damage deposit $595
Tax Rate 12.0%

Any stay on a weekend requires staying for the entire weekend (both Friday and Saturday nights). No partial weekends or partial weekend rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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