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Kid Friendly House - 3 Houses from Lakeshore Drive

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Big Ten Bungalow is located on the beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. The house is located in the acclaimed community, as seen in Coastal Living March 2005.

Big Ten has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The master suite has a queen bed and a newly renovated bathroom with custom "spa shower." The guest bedroom also has a queen bed. These two front bedrooms have immediate access to the covered upper deck, which includes tables and chairs, and a large hammock for relaxing out of the sun. The third room is set up for kids, with bunk beds and a twin bed with trundle (good for 4 people) great for all ages. The house is child friendly with high chair, pack n' play, crib mattresses, and ample toys. Bikes, strollers, beach toys and a golf cart(needs to be rented).

On the first floor, the family room is equipped with a queen sleeper sofa, high cathedral ceilings, and a fireplace. This room has immediate access to the surrounding back deck, for dining al fresco. The first floor is an open plan, with eat in kitchen, island, living room, and dining room that comfortably seats 12. The house also has stereo with CD, DirecTV, VCR/DVD, extensive movie collection, video games, and outdoor speakers.

The front lower porch is screened in and has a dining table for six with surrounding rockers. The back porch has large Weber gas grill, and umbrella covered dining table that seats six. For outdoor dining, we have installed a fold down buffet.

The community added a new pool for 2005, and features various amenities unique to our community. Highlights are the new basketball court, tennis court, playground, cafe, and man made lake that is ideal for family fishing.

The house is located less than one and a half miles from the Michigan City Zoo, The Blue Chip Casino, and Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall.

Keywords: The house is located in the award winning resort community.

More Details

Liz Opie
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Liz Opie

We love to share our house when we are not using it. Our children have grown up in the house and we love the neighborhood in the summer. The fall is so pretty with the leaves turning and a much slower pace. Please make yourself at home and enjoy the house as much as we do.

Liz Opie purchased this house in 2000

Why Liz Opie chose Indiana

We wanted to have a place to get away from Chicago and just enjoy our family. We love to entertain and share it with family and friends. We have celebrated every holiday here over the years and look forward to spending time in Beachwalk and at our house every chance we can.

What makes this house unique

We have toys for all ages- bikes, strollers, beach toys, equipment for tennis, basketball, fishing, baseball. Beach coolers, chairs, towels, and tables. The back porch has a grill, table, and fold down table to entertain. We have extra space if needed.


Nearest Train
2 Miles
Southshore and Amtrak
Car: recommended


Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 2.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) In the bunk room with a trundle, Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play in the closet, crib mattress to use on the floor, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the family room, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk beds and twin trundle in the kids room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Kid Friendly House - 3 Houses from Lakeshore Drive
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Louisville, KY

Wonderful Girls Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous vacation house. It is fully stocked with everything you could ever need. We had fun riding the bikes and walking through the quiet neighborhood and the beach is so close. The owners were great people and the house was spotless. We are renting again this summer! Can't get enough of the lovely beach and the Big Ten Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monticello, Indiana

Perfect beach rental!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and have stayed at The Big Ten Bungalow 2 years in a row for a mom's get-a-way. We couldn't be happier with this house. It's very spacious, the kitchen is fully stocked, it's super clean and the owners are wonderful!! The house is fully furnished so there was plenty room for everyone to sit, lay and relax. Thanks Liz and hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monticello, Indiana

Girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Researching for this years girls getaway I realized I never wrote a review last year! This house was absolutely perfect! Super clean and plenty of room for everyone! Liz was great to work with while we were trying to figure out our plans and she even made some suggestions that were very helpful! The location of the house is awesome....just a short walk to the beach!! Thanks again Liz and hope to have another girls weekend in April ;)

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Spacious House, Great Location, Lots of Extras

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time here. The house is spacious, very clean and well-funished. Great for entertaining or just hanging out. What sets this rental apart is all the extras: bicycles, basketballs, footballs, boardgames, a kitchen with more dishes, pans, etc, than you'll ever use. A golf cart is available for rent. A fire pit is located in front of the house where you can relax in the evening. Liz, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. Pets are allowed - within reason, of course, - which is very rare at Beachwalk. Steps from the beach, but not on Lake Shore Drive. Close to Washington Park, too.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hinsdale, IL

Wonderful kid friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for two nights - it was our first time at the Beachwalk Resort and we had wonderful time! This house is perfect for any family with children and is beautifully decorated/well-maintained. We felt right at home. There were 4 adults, 2 infants, and 2 toddlers in our party. The house was stocked with toys, double stroller, beach items, high chairs/pack n plays, children's books, games, etc -- the kids had a blast! It was so nice to have everything already at the house - it made packing much easier. The location is perfect, just steps to the walking path to the beach. It is also just a short walk to the pool and Lake Kai. The owners were wonderful with answering any questions we had and were great to work with. Would definitely recommend to our family/friends and we hope to return for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AWESOME house and owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this house. Brett and Liz were so helpful. It has all stuff needed for the kids so I did not have to over pack! Also has a extra family room not pictured! SO many games movies and toys for kids. Great back area and close to the pool. Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Please Contact Liz for rates and dates if your are looking for a shorter stay. All weekly rates include taxes, cleaning and pool passes)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.