Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Comfortable Lake Michigan Cottage Beautiful Beach Reasonably Priced

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6 maximum)

Our comfortable cottage setting is situated one half block from the nicest beach along the Indiana shoreline. Our house is located in a small section of Sheridan Beach where there is no public parking. Our huge beach gives you that uncrowded beach feeling landscaped by Indiana's beautiful dune grass. Our three season porch on the front of the house offers fabulous views of Lake Michigan in a nice relaxed setting. We are on the bluff side of Lake Shore Drive. Since the house is on the bluff, it is up 32 stairs. There is parking for 1 car on our parking pad at the bottom of the stairs.

You are also walking distance to the zoo, maritime museum, and the marina at Washington Park. Great shopping is available at the Prime Outlet Mall one mile away. Added daytime activities include hiking at Indiana Dunes State Park as well as biking with scenic lake views.

Your night life includes the Blue Chip Casino, one mile away, Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Mi. a short 20 minute drive away, and our local movie cineplex. There are also numerous restaurants in Michigan City and New Buffalo for your enjoyment.

Fall is still a great time for relaxing on the beach, walks on the beach, apple picking, Harbor Country wine tasting and Notre Dame Football weekends.

Keywords: Summer Cottage, Beach House

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2018


Michigan City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Three Season Porch


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

76% Complete
23% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Comfortable Lake Michigan Cottage Beautiful Beach Reasonably Priced
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Private beach getaway...

  • 5 of 5

Very clean cottage lake house- with easy access across the road to a private path leading to the beach, great place to rest and read or walk the shoreline, enjoy the water. We brought in our own food, and found the kitchen nicely supplied with everything we needed for cooking our meals. We ate all our meals out on the porch- which was above the trees, like eating in a tree top house. Bedrooms provided a good night’s sleep, bathroom was large & clean. The owners were very professional and accommodating to work with -would definitely stay here again! Patty B.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I wanted a relaxing vacation and this place was perfect. The property was clean and well taken care of and just a short walk from the beach. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed our trip immensely.

Pros: 5 minute walk to the beach. Clean home and comfortable bed. The owner had a binder with local restaurant information that was very helpful. The community was very welcoming to visitors. Local shops, restaurants, drug stores and grocery stores were all just a short drive away. Had a gas stove with cooking utensils or a charcoal grill for the nights we wanted to stay in and make dinner. Also, the one day it was cloudy and rained a little, the outlet mall was only a few minutes away and we did some shopping.

Cons: You have to walk up several steps to get to the cottage - 32 maybe? That wasn't a problem for us and it's in the property description so we knew about it ahead of time. Very spotty cell reception and thus, no Wi-fi. Again, not a problem for us because we came there to relax and get away.

We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Met our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean and John was a great owner and host. We enjoyed the short walk to Lake Michigan. There were many activities and great restaurants in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Comfortable cottage for fun at the beach

  • 4 of 5

John and Pat were great. The house very very clean and comfortable. It is just a short walk from the beach. My girls loved playing the board games at the house in the morning and at night. The area is very quiet. We had a great vacation and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place for a summer beach vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and well laid out. The owners where very accommodating and helpful. The beach was a skip away and all Michigan city was just a bicycle ride away. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and close to the beach

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Check in time is 3:00 PM -- check out time is 10:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.