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Lake Michigan Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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:
May 26, 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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Deck / Patio
Outdoor shower.


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

Lake Michigan Getaway
average rating of 4.1764708 based on 17 reviews

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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Great place in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Right near the beach, close to everything you need.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

It was a charming and pleasant home. Accommodations were clean. Sleeps 6 in beds, not 8. Kitchen, porch and living room were very inviting and comfortable. Great for relaxing and sharing. Lovely walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable house & kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

LOVE MILLER BEACH! Spent the first 20 yrs of my life there. Raised my 3 kids every summer on its shores. Now that my mom no longer lives in Miller, we rent. Very comfortable home, so close to the beach! Awesome, cozy bed when exhausted from sun, sand & fun!! Will book for a longer period in the future! GREAT landlord!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved staying here!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the variety of colors in the different rooms. Worked great for our family of 6. Kids enjoyed the air hockey table. WiFi and cable channels didn't work the best but when you ate taking a vacation that close to the beach to shouldn't need those anyway! Love the SHORT walk to the nice beach. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reunion Weekend

  • 4 of 5

30 plus years had passed since some of my high school friends and I got together. I live in Minnesota and they are still in Ohio so this location was a reasonable half way point for our group. The house really worked well for our needs. It was close to the beach, had everything we needed to cook, sleep, play at the beach and shower. House was clean and the neighborhood was extremely safe. Excellent customer service by the owners. They accommodated our early check-in needs and refilled the propane tank to the grill. The house rule book indicated a small grocery store a short walk away - we walked only to find the store was closed for business. No worries though because the grocery store 5 miles away provided everything we needed. Ordered pizza from the Flamingo the first night and service/food was good too. We were able to use the boogie boards and beach chairs during our stay which was very nice. Our group did not have one bad experience in working with the owners to rent or during our stay. The only thing I would note to future renters is to keep in mind that this is a residential home that has been lived in and not a hotel. Again, the accommodations were perfect and we would reserve again in the future. I cannot thank the owners enough for opening this house as a rental property so groups like ours have the opportunity to gather and enjoy a beautiful beach as a very reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Miller Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

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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