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Beautiful House Steps to Lake Michigan Beach, sleeps 6-7

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


About the property

4+ Bedrooms across the street from beach. Sleeps 6-7).

Comfortable, sunny, wood-panelled 4 bedroom open concept home, furnished with art deco rattan furniture, and plenty of books and art, all of it kid friendly. A path to the uncrowded beach is across the street. The house backs up on a large wooded dune and has a side yard. Great for kids!

The main level contains the living room, dining area, bar, and kitchen. There are also four bedrooms and one full bath on the main level. The master bedroom contains a queen sized bed and there are singles in each of the other bedrooms. A bright porch/morning room with an additional dining table and wicker furniture is off the kitchen. The street level contains a full bath, two single beds, a couch, TV, and washer/dryer.

The house has central heating and air conditioning, and a wood burning fireplace in the living room.

Keywords: All season house with side yard and wooded dune in back

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About The Owner

My wife and I purchased this house almost 40 years ago and it has been a wonderful getaway for four generations of our famiy. Hopefully, our future grandchildren will enjoy the house as much as we have.

The house was built in 1912 by the parents of a child suffering from lung problems. They were told by their doctor to get the kid out of the City so she could spend time running around on the hot sand, swimming in Lake Michigan, and breathing fresh air. We actually met one of the siblings about twenty years ago and he left us photos showing what the place looked like when it was first built - miles of sand, dune grass, and no neighbors. Of course, the house has been renovated many times but it has always retained the sunny, open, rustic character of the original.

We are sure that you will enjoy the house as much as we have!

Alex & Claire.

The Owner purchased this house in 1976


Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • street level open space - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed in master bedroom. A twin bed in each of the other three main level bedrooms. Two more twin beds in open space on street level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 season back porch, open concept LR/DR/kitchen flooded with light, large windows, wood panelling, side yard, large back wooded dune.


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Beautiful House Steps to Lake Michigan Beach, sleeps 6-7
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Burr Ridge, Illinois

Satisfied Renters

  • 5 of 5

We rented in July 2014 and then came back for 2015. We really like the close access to the beach across LSD, the many places to relax including the bright and spacious 3 season room, deck, patio with yard, and the big living room with plenty of windows and fresh air! We have a small dog, so its perfect with the yard for him to wander. Owners are delightful. 3 of the bedrooms are small with single beds and 1 with a queen. Kids used the basement as a dorm to hang out do their thing. It has a 3 single beds too. Great place to entertain since we had a few friends visit for a cook out. Parking easily holds 4 cars. More if you want to butter them them up tight next to each other. Meets all our needs as a vacation destination and close to Chicago.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great family beach vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, immaculately kept home just steps from the beach. Sleeps 7 comfortably with plenty of open living space. Nice kitchen with every utensil you can imagine. Yard and patio with large, new grill. Enclosed porch was well kept and "beachy". Best of all we were able to have our golden retriever with us, and the owners made us feel very welcome in their home. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park Ridge, IL

Michigan City rental

  • 5 of 5

This is a very charming home just minutes away from the beach. Very bright with lot's of windows and plenty of places to sit and relax. The house had everything needed for a nice vacation. Off street parking was excellent as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $100
cleaning $150

If the days you wish to rent appear unavailable, please contact the owner anyway. VRBO availability information is sometimes not updated on a timely basis.

50% of rent is due 60 days prior to rental start date
Remainder + pet fee + cleaning fee is due 2 weeks prior to rental start date.
Security deposit is due with signed contract.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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