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Historic 5 BR/3BA Cottage - Spring Rentals Starting May 1

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Houses to Beach path

Fully renovated 3,000 SF five bedroom 1926 Beach Cottage – Sleeps 11. Single family home on quiet Maple Street one block from the beach, features an expansive front patio area perfect for quiet reading or entertaining. Back porch and fenced back yard give more opportunities for outdoor living. Well equipped kitchen has breakfast seating for four, 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. Kitchen has new appliances and is fully stocked with microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker and tea pot – all you need is the food! Four TV's with dish network and DVD players.

Phoebe Selden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Intermediate Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

About Phoebe Selden

I am a busy but attentive Chicago professional who loves life in the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of Miller Beach.

Phoebe Selden purchased this house in 2012

Why Phoebe Selden chose Miller Beach

The Maple Street 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.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Gary/Chicago International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
South Shore Line - Miller Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-90 - Indiana Toll Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Flamingo Bar and Beach Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Miller Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Miller Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 bathrooms with Euro style tiles.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib , 3 bunk bed , crib is a pack n play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold down sofa / futon in separate DVD watching room.
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom (Bedroom 2), Queen size Beds (2) Bedroom 3 (upstairs) and 4 (downstairs), Double Beds (1) Futon in bedroom 5 (downstairs), Bunk Beds (1) Bedroom 1 (upstairs) has bunk with twin above, double below
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Charcoal grill on back porch Three boogie boards and assorted water and beach toys


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic 5 BR/3BA Cottage - Spring Rentals Starting May 1
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Great home nestled in Miller Beach

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice with a lot of room

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rensselaer, Indiana

A community of hope, rest, relaxation and beauty.

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We rented 3 houses at Miller Beach for a family reunion. Everyone loved our place! We had 9 adults and 2 teens in our group and there was plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen was perfect! They even had a salad spinner...

I enjoyed my coffee on the back deck every morning. Later in the morning, as more of us woke up, we moved to the front deck. We found both the front and back to be lovely seating depending on the position of the sun, however, there is room for more people to sit in the front.

I loved that there was no TV in the front room! I'm not certain, but, I think there was a TV in every bedroom. We played cards every night at the big dinning room table and took lots of long walks on the beach.

This was our first time at Miller beach. We will return. The walk to the beach is just a couple of blocks. They have a stack of beach chairs inside the front door with a big umbrella. We never used them because we were always walking to the reunion site at Dream Retreat. This was about a one mile walk along the beach.

We loved our little house at Miller Beach and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of space!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Cute house lots of space, we were very comfortable there! Would be nice if there were two king beds in the house and a tv in the living room above the fire place as we only used the basement for laundry. Back yard needed some TLC. Overall great experience I would definitely stay again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 3 nights at the cottage and had a wonderful time! We had 8 adults and 6 kids and had plenty of space to be comfortable. The kitchen was fabulous and had everything and anything you need for cooking! We enjoyed using the grill in the backyard and relaxing on the shaded front porch. The neighborhood is nice and quiet. We loved being close to the beach and also enjoyed the nice walking trails at Marquette park. We also spent the day at the Indiana Dunes State park, which was an easy 15-20 minute drive. Very nice cottage in a great location that offers a wide variety of activities for all to enjoy! And if you like pizza, Miller Pizza Co is a must! Yum!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all were great tenants and I'll vouch for you any time - our cleaning service was REALLY happy!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please call for Thanksgiving rates. Monthly rentals require security deposit. Dogs require approval.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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