Indiana Dunes Beach Retreat - Year-Round Natural Beauty(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Peaceful, casual home just 1 block from Lake Michigan and spectacular sand beach. Located on wooded dune on a private double lot (easy access up driveway). Watch deer and other wildlife through floor-to-ceiling windows in living room and master bedroom. Front and back patios and deck. Charcoal grill provided.
First floor living room, kitchen and family room with 1 3/4 bath. Fireplace in living room. Family room can be closed off for privacy. Two bedrooms with queen beds and full bath on second floor. Wi-Fi provided. Television in each bedroom(2) and in family room. Comcast service.
Walk or bike to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – 15,000 acres of sand dunes, marshes, hiking and skiing trails, prairies and forests.
Home is beautifully maintained and comfortable year round. Modern stainless kitchen appliances. No sagging mattresses! Season appropriate bedding. Basic kitchen supplies provided. Plenty of towels. Washer and dryer with ironing board in basement.
Close to Chesterton artist studios and upscale dining/shopping in New Buffalo. Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall in Michigan City (8 miles away) as well as an assortment of grocery stores, fast food, and fine dining restaurants.
Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos nearby.
An easy commuter train ride (South Shore RR) to Chicago.
Keywords: Hillside home, Indiana Dunes, walk to beach, Lake Michigan, Chicago area, woodland setting, private retreat, family vacation, outdoor activities, wildlife, National Park.
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Member since: 2011
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Pristine natural area, 1 block from lake and beach, wooded property with beautiful views, private double lot, driveway for easy access, city (not well) water, easy walk to park with pond and tennis courts, walk to National Park (Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore), peaceful and comfortable year-round....moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 3 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $600
- Cleaning Fee $125
- Taxes Not included
We do not do online rentals. You need to email or call us to place a reservation. We will send you our contract. Thanks
WE DO NOT OFFER PROM OR EVENT RENTALS.
Reservations require the refundable $600.00 security deposit. The rental fee plus a $125.00 cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to contract date. Payment by check or money order. There is no lodging tax.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Two minute walk to beach. World-class birdwatching, blueberry picking,, close to artist studios (Chesterton) and upscale shopping (New Buffalo), easy train ride to Chicago. Lithuanica Park with pond, tennis courts and more a five minute walk away.
Year Purchased: 2006
Why the Owner Chose Beverly Shores, IN, USA:
This is our escape from the stresses of everyday life. As kids it was a special treat to go visit our resident relative and spend a Sunday at the beach. While in college our parents moved to Beverly Shores ! We have many fond memories of the whole family with boyfriends, and husbands and later nephews sharing summer weekends and all the holidays here. Today, we have our own little escape from the stresses of our everyday lives and jobs and responsibilities. Our house is bathed in peaceful dappled sunlight of the woods filled with birds. We can watch deer and raccoons walk across the patio from floor to ceiling windows.. And the beach is just a block away. Most people come for the summer sun, sand and water. Lesser known is the water's fury after a storm and the quiet stillness of a fall afternoon. September is the most underappreciated month--the water is at its warmest, the days are warm, and the crowds are gone. If you like snow, it is a winter wonderland here. Bring a good book or some nice wine and sit by the fireplace and watch the snow fall. We keep the house stocked with everyday necessities. 10 minutes away is Michigan City. Grocery stores, Walgreens, Walmart, fast food and fine dining can all be easily found. The Blue Chip Casino and the Lighthouse outlet Mall are also popular destinations. Upscale shopping and dining are easy to reach in New Buffalo. Chesterton is filled with quaint diners and Antique shops. Valparaiso offers even more dining choices.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
In two minutes you can walk to the beach, and at night it's so quiet. Listen for the deer--they make horse-like sounds and in the fall the leaves rustle as they move through the foliage. There are more stars in the sky than you see in Chicago. The Dunes Mart has some of the best soft serve you will ever taste. On a clear day, you can see the Chicago skyline across the lake--and if you feel like visiting the city, the South Shore will get you there in just over an hour. The train station and the Dunes Mart are located on the corner of Route 12 and Broadway, the main entrance to Beverly Shores. The town has one stoplight and that is where you'll find it. It's a very small town and sometimes strangers wave hello as they drive by. Fall colors can be breathtaking---you are surrounded, even inside the house. After the leaves are gone, there is a bittersweet beauty to the stark silhouettes of hundreds of trees surrounding the house. As the house is up on a dune, you see the bare treetops and below the bright blanket of fallen leaves.
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Trees nestle our dunetop house, as (barely) seen from the road.
Enjoy nature from inside the house, too. One view from the living room.
BBQ and Lounge Area
Looking down into living room.Garage is in background, beyond patio.
Spacious family room has a sleep sofa, twin bed, and an adjacent full bathroom.
Walking To The Beach
A Peaceful Afternoon. Sometimes you can see Chicago's skyline in the distance.
In warm weather, dine alfresco on the front patio.
On weekdays, you may be lucky enough to have the beach to yourself !
Exterior in early spring. You can often spot deer from this window.
From LR, looking at dining area. Kitchen is at right, family room in distance.
View of the woods from the master bedroom.
One of the breathtaking natural sights: the marshes, or bogs, of Beverly Shores.
Stairs to the beach - just a block from the house.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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