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

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Dunes inspired deck surrounds the house on two sides and faces the pine forest.

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least two adults minimum of 30 years old required....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Multi-head shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Dual-head showers designed for tall people (7 feet)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor shower, bonfire pit, hot tub next to Dunes Antiques and Bartlett's Restaurant. Very large signature deck....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some board games available in lower level coffee table. ...moreless

Theme

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

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Circular Driveway plus overflow at nearby post office. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Up to six cars in driveway. Up to eight cars in Post Office lot during off hours....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    With permission only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    (2)...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful brand new, expanded kitchen completed in 2017, opens to the back room, which is surrounded by windows and includes a gas fireplace....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Available to rent within walking distance. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Very very large deck surrounding the east and south sides of the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large Lawn and waterfall/garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March
Mar 3 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $600
Fri, Sat
$2,400
April
Mar 31 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$325 $650
Fri, Sat
$2,600
May
May 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$375 $800
Fri, Sat
$3,200
Summer
May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$625 $1,325
Fri, Sat
$5,300
Sep-Oct
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$450 $1,000
Fri, Sat
$3,800
Nov 1 - Nov 24
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $700
Fri, Sat
$2,600
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,950
flat fee
Nov 30 - Dec 22
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,000
Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800
flat fee
New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay

$1,800
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$650 $1,350
Fri, Sat
$5,500 $18,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $550
  • Cleaning Fee $145
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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Location

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

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

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.

Why the Owner Chose Beverly Shores, IN, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • Dunes inspired deck surrounds the house on two sides and faces the pine forest.

    Dunes inspired deck surrounds the house on two sides and faces the pine forest.

  • 9-person hot tub, brill and deck area

    9-person hot tub, brill and deck area

  • facing the pine and deciduous woods fro the hot tub, deck grill and fire pit

    facing the pine and deciduous woods fro the hot tub, deck grill and fire pit

  • New, expanded kitchen as of 2017! Completely stocked w/ dishes and utensils

    New, expanded kitchen as of 2017! Completely stocked w/ dishes and utensils

  • Dining/Party Room with Fireplace surrounded by doors and windows on 3 sides.

    Dining/Party Room with Fireplace surrounded by doors and windows on 3 sides.

  • Lower level, including wet bar, dishwasher, washer/dryer, mini-fridge

    Lower level, including wet bar, dishwasher, washer/dryer, mini-fridge

  • Upstairs shower (4'x6') w/ two shower heads 7 feet high, perfect for tall people

    Upstairs shower (4'x6') w/ two shower heads 7 feet high, perfect for tall people

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • Each queen bed room has its own full bathroom

    Each queen bed room has its own full bathroom

  • Tranquility room w pools, creek and waterfalls cascading through gardens

    Tranquility room w pools, creek and waterfalls cascading through gardens

  • Looking up from the bottom of the waterfall toward the house.

    Looking up from the bottom of the waterfall toward the house.

  • Looking up to the house from the long, winding driveway

    Looking up to the house from the long, winding driveway

  • A view of the outdoor "party room" w/ hot tub, fire pit, grill & outdoor showe

    A view of the outdoor "party room" w/ hot tub, fire pit, grill & outdoor showe

  • Outdoor fire pit area

    Outdoor fire pit area

  • Outdoor shower, great for rinsing off after the beach and before the hot tub

    Outdoor shower, great for rinsing off after the beach and before the hot tub

  • Breakfast bar with two coffee makers, inset microwave and large fridge/ice maker

    Breakfast bar with two coffee makers, inset microwave and large fridge/ice maker

  • Living room open to glass encased lower level stairs

    Living room open to glass encased lower level stairs

  • Lower level wet bar with dishwasher, washer/dryer and full bathroom + 2 BR/2BA

    Lower level wet bar with dishwasher, washer/dryer and full bathroom + 2 BR/2BA

  • Main level new bathroom with dual shower.

    Main level new bathroom with dual shower.

  • Each queen bed room has its own full bathroom

    Each queen bed room has its own full bathroom

  • Looking at the deck at dusk from the pine forest.

    Looking at the deck at dusk from the pine forest.

  • Stone stairway alongside waterfall and gardens, under a massive maple tree

    Stone stairway alongside waterfall and gardens, under a massive maple tree

  • Looking down to the Asian Zen Garden at the base of the garden waterfalls.

    Looking down to the Asian Zen Garden at the base of the garden waterfalls.

  • A short drive, bike or moderate walk to the beach, less than one mile.

    A short drive, bike or moderate walk to the beach, less than one mile.

VRBO #295696

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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