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Kathryn Rose & Rose Bud- Beachwalk's Best!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bdrms, 4.5 Baths (Slps 20-24)

NO PROM GROUPS. Summer rentals Fri-Fri only. The 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath Kathryn Rose (sleeps 20) and its 1 bedroom, 1 bath Rose Bud coach house (sleeps 4), have been totally redecorated! New wall colors, bedding, additional furniture and updated kitchen.

These two homes can be rented independently or together, depending on your needs. Together, they can sleep a total of 24 people, making them a great location for family reunions, football weekends, church or scrap booking groups or business retreats. The Kathryn Rose and Rose bud offer your group a comfortable, spacious setting to relax and enjoy your time together.

The Kathryn Rose overlooks the community park which makes it ideal for sitting on the wrap-a-round screen porch and relaxing with a glass of wine and watching the kids play. Cook and eat inside or cook outside on the gas grills with 3 picnic tables on the concrete driveway.

The 1st floor fully equipped eat-in kitchen seats 20 and is perfect for group gatherings. Amenities include 2 dishwashers and a second sink in the center island. The living room has a fireplace, flat screen TV and privacy doors for when the queen-size sleeper sofa is used. A powder room is conveniently located right across the hall as is the washer and dryer. Also on the first floor is a master bedroom with queen bed and its own private full bath…ideal for older parents.

The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms, one with a king bed and baby crib, the other 3 with queen beds along with 2 complete bathrooms with combination tub/showers.

The 3rd floor has a 1000 sf bunk room with 6 twin beds, a full bath and a sitting area with a queen sleeper sofa and TV-- perfect for the kids!

The Rose Bud coach house has a king-size bed in the master bedroom, a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, a full kitchen and bath and washer and dryer. Enjoy the evening breeze or your morning coffee on the private screen porch.

HAVE A REALLY BIG GROUP? We also own Irish Eyes (VRBO #54503) which is only one vacant lot away and with its Bailey's Irish Cream coach house, can sleep 25. Ask about our 4 house discount! Rent all four homes and you can house 49 people in comfort -- or rent each home or any combination that best suits your group--the perfect setting for your family reunion.

Our four homes are located in the award-winning Beachwalk Resort community where there are activities a plenty right outside your doorstep: tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a heated pool and wading pool, a playground and park, putting green, snack shop and Lake Kai, a small private lake for swimming, fishing (no license required), and non-motorized watercraft use. In the summer, Beachwalk sponsors outdoor kid’s daytime activities and evening family movies. The homes are located next to a school which has a great play ground and wonderful sledding hill in the winter. Ice skating is also available on lake Kai-only 1 block away!

Also within easy walking distance is Beachwalk’s private entrance to the beautiful Lake Michigan Sheridan Beach where you can enjoy swimming, jet skiing, fishing, sailing and water skiing.

Other attractions in the area include Washington Park, the Zoo, the Blue Chip Gambling Casino, the Lighthouse shopping mall, 3 museums, winery tours and a host of fine restaurants. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park boasts 8500 acres of lakeshore, bogs, forests, and enormous sand dunes and is only minutes away. Activities there include swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

Come join us in the off-season for a Notre Dame football weekend-only about 40 minutes from South Bend.

Please note that Kathryn Rose maintains a smoke-free and pet-free environment. Also, because Beachwalk is family-focused (Nightly 10 p.m. Noise Curfew), we do not rent to prom groups.

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Jon or Carol
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Jon or Carol

Our goal is to make every guest a repeat guest, and we work year round to maintain our home and its furnishings. Our cleaning crew, repairman and yard crew are thorough and keep us informed re: repairs, replacements needed.

Jon or Carol purchased this house in 2005

Why Jon or Carol chose Indiana

Kathryn Rose is ideally located in the center of the Beachwalk community, only one block from the community pool and away from the busy and noisy main Beachwalk lane thorough fare.

What makes this house unique

Parking is at a real premium in Beachwalk, but not at Kathryn Rose which boasts parking for 8 Cars.


Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private bath off 1st floor master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Loft Bathroom
    outside - outdoor shower
    Coach house bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1/2 Bathroom - toilet , 1st floor powder room
  • Main house 4.5/Coach house 1
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1-1st Floor - 1 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 2-2nd Floor Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6-Loft - 6 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd floor loft
    Bedroom 7-Coach House-2nd Floor - 1 king
    living Room-1st Floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room doubles as an additional bedroom
  • Main House-King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (6), sleeper sofa's (2), Baby Cribs (1) /Guest house-King size beds (1), sleeper sofa (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
3 picnic tables, coaster wagons for transporting beach items to Lake Michigan or Beachwalk private lake and pool, Located next to a large park for lots of green space for the kids and ample parking, putting green, private pool and lake. No pets or smoking allowed


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Kathryn Rose & Rose Bud- Beachwalk's Best!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Excellent for several families, reunions, etc

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed there last week of July 2014. I was nervous taking 24 people to one house and coach house but the combination of the two accommodated our family reunion perfectly. Everyone had a comfortable place to sleep and all of the rooms were fairly equal in size and surprisingly private with the way the second floor is laid out. Bathrooms were large enough that sharing one with two couples didn't feel cramped. Enough plates/cups/silverware/cooking utensils for everyone and all good quality. Two double toasters, two coffee makers in main house. But the best part about this property, in my opinion, is the huge grassy park right out front. We played soccer in the park, bags, ladder toss, and enjoyed apps and wine on the picnic table there. You can also sit on the house's screen porch and comfortably watch the little kids in the park. There are only a few properties next to the park so it felt like our huge private yard. We had kids ages 3-15. The beach is of course amazing, and it's a few minutes to walk there but little kids were fine. We'll book the house again the next time the reunion is in the Midwest.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything expected and more!!

  • 5 of 5

Every year all the Sisters, Aunts, Nieces and Cousins (ages 11 and older) get together for a time of relaxation and bonding. We have been doing this for the last 17 years and we finally found a house that fits all of our needs. We started out with 14 of us and grew to 20 women and in the past, some of us had to sleep on couches or an air mattress. In this house we all had comfortable beds. There was enough seating so we could all eat at the same time, in the same room. The kitchen is well stocked. The porch was great for breakfast and puzzles. Lake Michigan was only a 5-10 minute walk. This house had everything we could have hoped for. The owners were very nice and answered all of my questions promptly. We already have planned to come back next year! Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Celine, We look forward to having your Hens and Chicks group back at Kathryn Rose -- you left our home in great shape! Happy to hear you enjoyed time on the screened porch at the patio table having coffee or doing puzzles. It's a great place for families to gather and build memories!
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South Holland, IL

Even in the winter, a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

You made our first home renting experience easy! The house was great for our 20somethings winter retreat! After years of sleeping in bunkbeds at retreat centers, the group was excited to be in a real house! The kitchen allowed for enough room for all our budding chefs to cook and also sit for our discussions. The bedrooms were warm and snuggly, and the living room had more than enough room for us to play our favorite games. Thanks so much for a great experience from beginning inquiries to the end of our too-short stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, Thanks so much for taking the time to post this review! Glad you chose Kathryn Rose-- We hope your group will come back -- left home in great shape! Carol Schroeder
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Downers Grove IL

We keep coming back!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (all 24 of us!) have been renting Kathryn Rose and Rosebud for the past 5 years and will be returning again in July 2012. We choose Beachwalk due to it's location and have looked at many different rentals within the community. Kathryn Rose and Rose Bud are, by far, the best homes to accomodate a large group. With 5 bedrooms, as well as the 3rd floor, it can easily fit our whole family. Many of the other homes we've toured did not offer nearly the number of bedrooms and, instead, included common area sleeper sofas as "beds". We've so enjoyed the large wrap around porch every year as well. It is always clean when we arrive and the owners handle answer any questions very quickly. We love it!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cold Spring, KY

Relax and let the good times roll !

  • 5 of 5

Kathryn Rose was a great place to stay. All nine of us enjoyed the spacious living area especially the large porch. We enjoyed the large kitchen area for preparing meals, playing cards and just hanging out. Every room was very clean and well maintained. Very roomy bedrooms and baths. The top floor with the six twin beds was like a suite. Very private, large and bright. We enjoyed the short walk to the pool, fishing dock and small beach. We did it all and some. The owners were very helpful and a pleasure to communicate with. The area is very convenient to restaurants such as 12 on the lake the pierside grill. Sat outside and enjoyed the view of the water and light house. Good food! Also Redamaks restaurant very casual and large menu. We drove to Saugatuck, Michigan and rode the Dune Schooner Rides. This was a lot of fun for all ages. Went into Saugatuck had a good lunch, shopping etc. Also went wine tasting at Lemon Creek Fruit Farm and Winery, St.Julian Winery etc. Had fun at Blue Chip Casino and Outlet Center. We got our groceries at Al's. Not far away from house. This community was so nice to stay in and we definitely will come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goshen, Kentucky

Fun in the Sun

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the Kathryn Rose. We enjoyed sitting out on the screened in wrap around porch. We played games at the park across the street. There is plenty of room, clean, and is decorated beautifully. The large kitchen is equipped with everything you need to make meals. We'd grill out everyday. The pool is close and the beach is a 5 min walk away. Lots to do. We'd come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Metra/Amtrak-Downtown Michigan City
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sheridan Beach-Indiana Dunes

Fishing Charters, Zoo, Lighthouse Outlet Mall, Golf, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park, winery tours, Michigan City marina and the Blue Chip gambling casino


Rates & Availability

Michigan City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $500
Resort Fees 5/15-9/15 $10
Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

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