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Trees nestle our dunetop house, as (barely) seen from the road.

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

PLEASE NOTE: We do not do online booking! If you are interested in our house or have questions, please email an inquiry to us. We will respond. To book a reservation, email or phone us and we will send you our contract. This has worked for us for many years. Our guests have been happy (see reviews) and we prefer to do our own bookings and have personal contact with you. Thanks.

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Rental occupants must be 25 yrs. or older, unless accompanied by a responsible adult. Strictly enforced--no prom or homecoming rentals....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    PLEASE NOTE: Just a heads-up if you have allergies: owner used to have a cat (though cat has not lived here for many years)....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Family Rooim: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The second bath is off this area...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) A queen bed in each bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed/daybed in family room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full-size sleep sofa in family room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    1 in each bedroom (2) 1 in Family Room...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some toys for younger children....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    House is surrounded by woods even though the lake is a block away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New central air unit installed 2011....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Shut off for summer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We now have wi-fi!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Good-quality, all-cotton linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Light-filled living room with floor-to-ceiling windows....moreless

  • Parking:

    3 car maximum...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of nice linens supplied. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We supply paper products, basic spices, cleaning and food storage products....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Rustic garden featuring native, deer-hardy plantings....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 7 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$186
$1,300 $3,900
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$271
$1,900 $5,000
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$271
$1,900
Spring
Jan 3 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$186
$1,300 $3,600
Summer 2017
May 26 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$271
$1,900 $7,600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$271
$1,900 $7,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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:

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chicago Ohare and Chicago Midway
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Bar
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
South Shore Line Beverly Shores Station
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Indiana Rt 12
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Bar
0.15 Miles
Nearest Beach
quick walk to lakefront and beach

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Trees nestle our dunetop house, as (barely) seen from the road.

    Trees nestle our dunetop house, as (barely) seen from the road.

  • Enjoy nature from inside the house, too. One view from the living room.

    Enjoy nature from inside the house, too. One view from the living room.

  • BBQ and Lounge Area

    BBQ and Lounge Area

  • June

    June

  • Looking down into living room.Garage is in background, beyond patio.

    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.

    Spacious family room has a sleep sofa, twin bed, and an adjacent full bathroom.

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Walking To The Beach

    Walking To The Beach

  • A Peaceful Afternoon.  Sometimes you can see Chicago's skyline in the distance.

    A Peaceful Afternoon. Sometimes you can see Chicago's skyline in the distance.

  • In warm weather, dine alfresco on the front patio.

    In warm weather, dine alfresco on the front patio.

  • On weekdays, you may be lucky enough to have the beach to yourself !

    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.

    Exterior in early spring. You can often spot deer from this window.

  • Autumn Colors

    Autumn Colors

  • From LR, looking at dining area. Kitchen is at right, family room in distance.

    From LR, looking at dining area. Kitchen is at right, family room in distance.

  • View of the woods from the master bedroom.

    View of the woods from the master bedroom.

  • One of the breathtaking natural sights: the marshes, or bogs, of Beverly Shores.

    One of the breathtaking natural sights: the marshes, or bogs, of Beverly Shores.

  • Stairs to the beach - just a block from the house.

    Stairs to the beach - just a block from the house.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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