About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
4 Houses to Beach path
Fully renovated 3,000 SF five bedroom 1926 Beach Cottage – Sleeps 11 in historic and charming Miller Beach, just 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and five minutes from South Shore Train's Miller Station.
Large single family home on quiet Maple Street one short block from beach, features an expansive front porch area perfect for family entertaining or quiet reading. Back porch and fenced back yard give more opportunities for outdoor living. Well equipped kitchen has breakfast seating for five, looking out into the back yard. Living/dining combination on main floor provides an ideal area for guests to relax, with long dining table for 12.
Second living room (the 'chill room') downstairs is set up for movies on a flat screen TV and hanging around. Off street parking for four vehicles. Bathrooms all redone with Euro style tiling. All linens, including beach towels, are provided.
Stainless steel appliances in fully stocked kitchen with large microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker and tea pot – all you need is the food! Each bedroom has a SMART TV or cable connection and DVD player. TV in kitchen and in the "Chill Room" downstairs.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, Intermediate Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Phoebe Selden
I am a fun loving but busy Chicago professional who loves life in the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of Miller Beach. I especially love to spend time hiking, biking and boating in Miller Beach and the surrounding area.
Phoebe Selden purchased this House in 2012
Why Phoebe Selden chose Gary
The Maple Avenue Cottage is ideally located on a quiet street just a short walk to the beach. Beach is clean and not crowded. Low street traffic even during the summer months proves a peaceful atmosphere. The house itself is well built with plenty of space for your extended family and friends to spread out. The bedrooms are surprisingly quiet and spacious.
What makes this House unique
Miller Beach is ideal due to its close proximity to Chicago, relaxed atmosphere and many activities in the area. Coffee shop, pizza and a restaurant are all clustered just over half a mile away - perfect distance for an early morning or evening stroll. This is truly a low stress vacation opportunity.
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Lots of space in Gary
This was a great spot for our film crew to rest in between shoot days! We actually caught a beautiful sunset just a few blocks away, with Chicago in the background. It was a bit chilly during our stay, but I can imagine it's quite nice during the summer when people are at the beach. Thanks for hosting us in Gary!
Our 1st experience with vacation homes, and was really impressed. Quick to reply, get communication. Lovely area and home. Very spacious and had everything we needed and then some. Will definitely return when in area. Highly recommend to others.
This House Is Huge :-)
Do not be fooled by the small frame of this home. It is really large and just as described. The place is clean and has everything you need. Everything has been upgraded and Phoebe is a premier host. She is very accommodating and goes out of her way to make sure you're taken car of. Quiet block ... Great stay!!
Great home nestled in Miller Beach
Huge vacation home with all you need to enjoy a beach vacation on Lake Michigan. A two minute walk to beach, quiet neighborhood, and pet friendly. Perfect for large families seeking a getaway or a large group of friends. Owner is overly accommodating - you are sure to have a great time. Great for kids too!
Very nice with a lot of room
The house is well stocked with all you need to enjoy your time away from home. The owner was quick to respond to all my questions and/or concerns. The beach is just a short walk away. We had a bonus of the Gary air show the first weekend. Not the owners fault but Gary could clean up the beach after the airshow a little quicker. For you boaters, I did find out that you can park a boat inside the swim bouys, you just have to pull straight in and at idle (one of the owners unknown questions). Portage has a great launch ramp and if you have jet skiis, Miller beach has a ramp also and it is only 5 minutes away.
The front porch was a great place to sit and talk with plenty of room and chairs for everybody. Our group grew from 6 to 10 and there was room for everybody! The AC was good and cold when we wanted to be inside. There is plenty of parking and its easy to get in and out of the neighborhood. We are already thinking about staying again next year! Oh, and the dogs had a great time too! They love the beach!
Overall this is a great place!
A community of hope, rest, relaxation and beauty.
Miller Beach, Indiana was just what the doctor ordered!!
My husband and myself throughly enjoyed our time away at Miller Beach, Indiana! Vacations are always wonderful for recharging our batteries. We loved our time away and absolutely fell in love with "the vibe" and "the rhythm" of life in the neatly tucked away community of Miller's Beach, Indiana. Their community, spirit and diversity affected my soul and heart by quieting my own inner restlessness and longings. Thank you so much for God's people and beauty in Miller Beach, Indiana! You are a hopeful community!
And the property owner was fabulous, wonderful, comfortable accommodations all with a few extra touches that makes a person feel right at home. Plan your next trip to Miller and enjoy their beauty like we did!!
Located less than an hour from downtown Chicago, Miller Beach is the closest beach community to the City, offering a peaceful enclave atmosphere, beach fun along over six miles of quiet Lake Michigan Shore, dunes hiking and educational opportunities, biking and many other recreational options.
The South Shore Line train stop in Miller is a five minute drive from the cottage and offers free parking, providing easy access to downtown Chicago (at Millennium Park), CTA, Metra and Amtrak.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please call for Thanksgiving rates. Monthly rentals require security deposit. Dogs require approval.