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1930 vintage house in the middle of the woods

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Last updated: 10/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Spend some quality time at Atwater Beach Cottage this fall or winter. Our house is centered in the Indiana Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore. Get away from it all in style and comfort. Just short 3 block walk to the lake. Many great trails in the colorful fall wooded dunes. Cozy up to a beach or backyard bonfire this fall. Cross country ski in winter.
One bedroom has queen bed, the 2nd bedroom has a twin & a full size bed. Perfect for a family of 4 or 5.
Beverly Shores train station is 15 min walk from the cottage, just 1 hr drive from Chicago or 1.5hr train ride.
Full kitchen: range, fridge, microwave, blender, coffee maker, waffle iron. Yes wifi internet and dvd player/local tv too. Gas grill on back porch.
3 Adult bikes, tot bike trailer, and 3 kid bikes and a big wheel.
Beach toys, umbrellas & beach chairs
Washer/dryer.
By Mich City Zoo, outlet mall, Bartletts Gourmet Grill, Chesterton,
Park and tennis court, fishing or ice skating pond.

History of the area: In May 1927, Chicago real estate developer Frederick H. Bartlett purchased 3,000 acres of lake front lands from the estates of local owners. The development, which included five miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan, stretched from Michigan City to Dunes State Park. Bartlett's concept was to create an urban resort community. In 1933 Frederick H. Bartlett sold all of his northwest Indiana properties to his younger brother, Robert Bartlett. Robert touted the community and its attractions with the promotional flair of a born salesman. He constructed a school, a hotel with botanic gardens, a golf course, a beach front casino, a riding academy and a theater. In 1935, Robert Bartlett purchased 1933-34 “A Century of Progress”, Chicago World’s Fair and barged 4 homes to the beach front community. These 4 homes are still standing and they are in various states of renovation at this time. Our house was built in 1933 with a combined style we have named, 'Mediterranean Tudor'.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: We love this area because it is surrounded by a national park. There are many great trails to bike and hike on. Along the Lake Front Drive, and then meander through the swamp trails searching for birds, foxes and snakes on Beverly Drive. On the other side of Kemil Beach Rd is the Indiana State Park with more miles of trails, and quiet beach.

The Beach: The beach is sandy, stretching for about 10 miles from Indiana Dunes State park to Mt Baldy in Michigan City. One of my favorite things to do is bike along the lakefront in Bevelry Shores for about 3 miles without houses to block the view. I love swimming on a hot night while watching the sun set over Chicago.

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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 10/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • port-a-crib is available, also have a bed -rail for the twin bed for 2-5 year olds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    iPhone 4 stereo/ charger... Also cord for your iPod or iPhone......moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    5-10 videos... Some kids, youth and misc...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Lake Michigan sandy beach, bike for 2 miles along lakefront. Great hiking trails in the area, and next to the Indiana dunes state park....moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Yes , 1 yr old...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric top ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    3 adult bikes, 3 kid bikes, and bike trailer and trail bike for kids ages 4-7...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch with bench and back porch with table and chairs...moreless

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Tennis court at our town park...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Spring 2016
Nov 13 - May 14, 2017
30 night min stay

$2,500
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $75
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

cleaning fee included on rentals longer than 5 days. refundable damage deposit of $250


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Chicago Midway (MDW)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill
200 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington, Michigan
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sand Creek CC
0.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Beverly Shores Station: South Shore Line
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-94 and Rt 49
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Barlett's Gourmet Grill
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
cross-country trails
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beverly Shores town beach/ IN Dunes Nat'l Park

Car: Recommended

Nestled in the beautiful, wooded Indiana Dunes, just 3 blocks/5 minute walk to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, you can enjoy the calming affects nature. The town of Beverly Shores is bordered by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshores and connects to more trails in the Indiana Dunes State Park. The small town of Beverly Shores is between Chesterton & Michigan City, just 10 miles to the Michigan border.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are a family of 4

Why the Owner Chose Beverly Shores, IN, USA:
We instantly fell in love with this 1930s Mediterranean -revival Tudor like house. After a few years of renovations and projects, we are pleased with our hardwork. We love our small town that is surrounded by a national park including swamps and beaches.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is colorful, artsy, and has lots of windows. You can see deer sitting in front yard sometimes, you can swing on the hammock under the stars, you see the birds clamoring for bird feeder. On summer nights, we love to have a bonfire on the beach or in the backyard. In winter, we like to climb the icebergs, cross country ski, and hike on the frozen trails and beach.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 10/05/2016

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Photos

  • 1930 vintage house in the middle of the woods

    1930 vintage house in the middle of the woods

  • living room

    living room

  • sunroom with sofa and kids art table

    sunroom with sofa and kids art table

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • view from street

    view from street

  • Train station/art gallery on South Shore line, 2/3 mile to house. 1.5hrs to Chgo

    Train station/art gallery on South Shore line, 2/3 mile to house. 1.5hrs to Chgo

  • Trails for great mountain biking, hiking or cross country skiing

    Trails for great mountain biking, hiking or cross country skiing

  • Lake Michigan beach. Great for swimming, walking, sunsets.

    Lake Michigan beach. Great for swimming, walking, sunsets.

  • Sunny early spring windy day.View towards Michigan City, IN.

    Sunny early spring windy day.View towards Michigan City, IN.

  • Spring time plants on this climbable dune towards Central Beach. Easy bike ride

    Spring time plants on this climbable dune towards Central Beach. Easy bike ride

  • Tennis, anyone?  park is 10 minute walk from the house.

    Tennis, anyone? park is 10 minute walk from the house.

  • dining room

    dining room

  • living room

    living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • 2nd bedroom with full bed and a twin bed

    2nd bedroom with full bed and a twin bed

  • backyard with firepit, grill and hammock

    backyard with firepit, grill and hammock

  • winter cozy 1930 vintage house in the middle of the woods

    winter cozy 1930 vintage house in the middle of the woods

  • Sunset view of Chicago ( approx 40 miles if you were to boat, 60 mi. drive)

    Sunset view of Chicago ( approx 40 miles if you were to boat, 60 mi. drive)

  • Lake Shore road, great for biking and walking with views of lake

    Lake Shore road, great for biking and walking with views of lake

  • Skipping rocks at sunset

    Skipping rocks at sunset

  • View above Kemil Beach Rd in winter

    View above Kemil Beach Rd in winter

  • South Shore line from Chicago to South Bend.

    South Shore line from Chicago to South Bend.

  • view from Reborah Plaza, our local town's beach

    view from Reborah Plaza, our local town's beach

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