Restored Cottage Surrounded by Nature, Close to Lake Mi. Beach

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Last updated: 08/10/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This lovingly restored and furnished 1930's knotty pine cottage has everything needed for an old-fashioned get-away. Situated on top of a hill, 1/2 block away from the white, sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, the home offers complete privacy while surrounding trees are full, with seasonal views of the lake in winter. The second floor deck and large ground level patio offer peaceful outdoor settings when not at the beach. A wood burning fireplace, books, games and puzzles offer old-fashioned entertainment for the family. The home is purposely without a television and computer.

The restored kitchen is furnished with all major appliances except a dishwasher. There is a large work island allowing more than one cook in the kitchen.

Two full baths, one upstairs and one down, have been fully restored to include new tile and fixtures, and the downstairs bath was modernized to include a walk-in shower and Jacuzzi tub. Baths are furnished with towels.

Two upstairs bedrooms are furnished with full-size beds. Two downstairs bedrooms offer a queen size bed in one, and two twin beds in the other. All beds have quality bedding.

There is a secondary living room downstairs with games and puzzles for guest use. A small kitchen downstairs provides convenient access to the patio and charcoal grille and is a great place to prep for dining on the patio.

During summer months an open-air, outdoor shower is available. There are some beach chairs and coolers for guest use.

Keywords: Private restored cottage is a perfect get away, situated on a large wooded lot, a few moments away from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum Age of 25 Please...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Cool Private Master Bedroom Downstairs: 1 queen


  • Sunny Private Kids Room Downstairs: 2 twin/ single


  • Sunny Master Bedroom Upstairs: 1 double


  • Sunny Second Bedroom Upstairs: 1 double


  • Quality Linens Provided

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Master: toilet, tub

    Original Tub, New Tile and Fixtures, Quality Linens Provided...moreless

  • Downstairs Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Large Walk in Shower, Separate Jacuzzi Tub, Quality Linens...moreless

  • 2 Full Size

Other Amenities

  • Close to white sandy beach on Lake Michigan (less than 5 minute walk), seasonal lake view, large private property with patio and second story deck facing a ravine offers birdwatching opportunities. Books, games and puzzles for children provide indoor entertainment....moreless


  • Books:

    Large selection of books for all ages...moreless

  • Toys:

    Wooden toys for young children including castle, knights and horses, pull toys, camp-stove, puzzles...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality Sheets and Towels Provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Restored Knotty Pine Interior...moreless

  • Parking:

    3 car maximum...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Very private, overlooks ravine, great for birdwatching...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%


Please note we have a 4-night minimum stay for Memorial and Labor Day weekends, and a week long for Independence Day. Priority given to week long stays.

A 50% Deposit is required to reserve the property.

The balance is due 14 days prior to occupancy.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We have been enjoying the Indiana beaches for over 25 years. We bought this home in 1998 and underwent a major restoration. As an architect-interior designer team, we sought to maintain the 1930's character of the home while creating a gracious experience for our family and guests.

Why the Owner Chose Miller Beach, Gary, IN, USA:
Miller Beach is a perfect get away from Chicago, not only because of its close proximity, but because of its world's apart feeling from the hustle and bustle of an urban environment.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The unique privacy of the property, coupled with its purposeful absence of a television, computer, and day to day distractions, allows our guests to truly celebrate life's simple pleasures. Whether you stay a week or a weekend, you will leave feeling rested and refreshed.

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  • Cottage Exterior from Patio

    Cottage Exterior from Patio

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Kids Room with Two Twin Beds

    Kids Room with Two Twin Beds

  • Very Private Deck Overlooking Ravine

    Very Private Deck Overlooking Ravine

  • Deck from Patio

    Deck from Patio

  • Visitor in Garden

    Visitor in Garden

  • Road to Lake (1/2 block to beach path)

    Road to Lake (1/2 block to beach path)

  • Chicago Skyline Across the Lake

    Chicago Skyline Across the Lake

  • Great Breezes for kites or parasailing

    Great Breezes for kites or parasailing

  • Upstairs Living Room

    Upstairs Living Room

  • Dining


  • Sunny Master Bedroom with Full Size Bed

    Sunny Master Bedroom with Full Size Bed

  • Second Upstairs Bedroom

    Second Upstairs Bedroom

  • Downstairs Living Room

    Downstairs Living Room

  • Downstairs Master with Queen Size Bed

    Downstairs Master with Queen Size Bed

  • Semi-Private Open Air Shower

    Semi-Private Open Air Shower

  • Cottage Exterior with Foliage

    Cottage Exterior with Foliage

  • Path to Beach 1/2 Block from Cottage

    Path to Beach 1/2 Block from Cottage

  • Typical Summer Day

    Typical Summer Day

  • Sunset on Lake Michigan

    Sunset on Lake Michigan

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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