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Lake Michigan Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sunny beach cottage, half block from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, 40 miles to Chicago. 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath plus outdoor shower. Lovely front porch perfect for summertime people watching.

Bryan Woodruff
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Bryan Woodruff

Growing pains forced us to move from this house but we stayed here in Miller Beach because we love it so much.

Bryan Woodruff purchased this house in 2003

Why Bryan Woodruff chose Gary

This is a sunny, adorable cottage perfect for your beach vacation. After spending a day in the sun, rinse the sand off in our outdoor shower. Chicago is less than an hour away for those who like a break from the beach or an evening out in a world-class city.

What makes this house unique

A half block walk to the beach. Easy highway access. Close to South Shore Train to Chicago.


Miller Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking limited to three vehicles. No parking for RVs or anything in two, such as boats.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Full size bed (1) Twin Bed (1)
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Outdoor shower.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan Getaway
average rating of 4.181818 based on 22 reviews

Needs Updates

  • 3 of 5

Overall WONDERFUL! Absolutely LOVE the beach! The house & yard needs safety updates & better cleaning. Second time renting from Bryan and would do it a 3rd.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Beach house in Gary

  • 4 of 5

8 adults enjoyed our stay at Brian's home. It is mostly what is described in his explanation, with the addition that his driveway fits 3 cars comfortably, and four cars very tightly. It is a residential area, so there are neighbors quite adjacent to this home, though we had pleasant exchanges when our paths crossed. The proximity to the beach is lovely, and exactly as described. All beds and bedrooms were comfortable and perfect for our party size, and I regret we didn't even have time to use the air hockey in the basement. Overall, I would return to this home even with a much smaller party. Thanks Brian!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, spacious house on quiet street! Short walk to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here! Great for a beach vacation, and was perfect for our family of five. Owner was easy to contact and gracious. We loved the location!! Thank you Bryan!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very close to the lake and can accommodate up to 4 cars! The owner allowed us to get in early and to stay late. Very simple process for check-in and out. AC worked great for a 90+ degree weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint older house with lots of charm. Nice and clean.

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed it. We loved walking to the lake. It was so close. The whole neighborhood was friendly.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and cozy, close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Visited with my adult children and we loved it! Plenty of space, clean and charming. We chose a cold weekend for the beach but we took pictures there, great access to sand and waves, and we'll return in the summer months for sure. Very responsive owner and we felt at home, cooking and enjoying the big porch. Highly recommend this destination.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Taxes include 2.5% credit transaction fee. This does not apply if paying by check or cash. Cleaning fee is waived for rentals of 5 nights or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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