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

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 Houses to Beach

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.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, Intermediate Spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 is minimum age for renters and tenants except for related parties; drivers license verification may be required....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Bedroom 1 (with bunk bed) has kids books and games and a TV that is set up for DVD only so that kids can chill while parents are relaxing. Some DVD's for kids are provided, but you may want to bring some along as well. We have a pack n play and a high chair....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is available outdoors only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    This will be on a case by case basis. Back yard is not for dogs to use as a bathroom. Dogs not allowed on furniture, etc. Additional fee of $100 for cleaning....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Only two steps down from the parking area to spend time on one level that includes three bedrooms and main living areas along with front porch. Back porch steps are steep, however....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 baby crib, 3 bunk bed

    crib is a pack n play...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Charcoal grill on back porch Three boogie boards and assorted water and beach toys...moreless


  • Books:

    Lending library of paperbacks downstairs in chill room. Take a book / leave a book....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    collection of oldies...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish network basic package....moreless

  • Stereo:

    small boom box in the chill room...moreless

  • Television:

    (5) Flat screen in the Chill Room downstairs, small Flat Screen in Kitchen, Flat screen in master bed, flat screen in upstairs bedroom and non-cable TV in bunk room just for DVD's. Three DVD players in total....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some beach toys and a few games....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We keep at least 10 kids DVD's on hand, just to help busy parents with keeping the kids busy - or bring your own....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table for 10 or 12 upstairs. Dining table for 6 downstairs. Bar height table for 4 in kitchen. High chair provided for babies and toddlers....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas forced air...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, bath towels and beach towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two sofas...moreless

  • Parking:

    Four cars may park directly in front of the cottage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for four cars is available directly in front of house. No double parking is allowed....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for four cars easily - could be used by other types of vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath towels and beach towels are included in the rental....moreless

  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet:

    Comcast wireless is very fast....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked with cooking utensils, plenty of pots and pans, collanders, and salad bowl and spinner....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils are provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All new appliances. Kitchen has a four person bar height breakfast table, which is also great for parties. Plenty of counter space....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Contains an automatic ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front deck is great for entertaining. Back porch has a table for four and a grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring - June
Mar 1 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$245 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $1,850
Summer 2017
Jun 30 - Sep 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$295 $325
Fri, Sat
$1,950 $3,700
Fall / Winter 2017
Sep 18 - Mar 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,200 $1,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 12%


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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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gary/Chicago International Airport
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
South Shore Line
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-90 - Indiana Toll Road
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Miller Bakery Cafe
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

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

Why the Owner Chose Miller Beach, Gary, IN, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Intermediate Spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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  • Maple Avenue Cottage - Front

    Maple Avenue Cottage - Front

  • Kitchen with Breakfast Table and View

    Kitchen with Breakfast Table and View

  • Living Room Upstairs

    Living Room Upstairs

  • Master Bath with Euro Tiles

    Master Bath with Euro Tiles

  • Bunk Room TV

    Bunk Room TV

  • Bedroom #3

    Bedroom #3

  • Chill Room - TV and Sofas

    Chill Room - TV and Sofas

  • Bedroom #4 - Off the Chill Room

    Bedroom #4 - Off the Chill Room

  • Back Porch Grilling Area

    Back Porch Grilling Area

  • Front Deck - West Side

    Front Deck - West Side

  • Kitchen Sink and Cabinets

    Kitchen Sink and Cabinets

  • Dining Table with Leaves for 10 with Vinyl Table Cloth

    Dining Table with Leaves for 10 with Vinyl Table Cloth

  • Master Bedroom Chair, Lamp and Flat Screen

    Master Bedroom Chair, Lamp and Flat Screen

  • Bunk Room

    Bunk Room

  • Bathroom #2 - Upstairs

    Bathroom #2 - Upstairs

  • Chill Room - Book Cases and Table - a little blurry

    Chill Room - Book Cases and Table - a little blurry

  • Bedroom #5 - Off the Chill Room Downstairs

    Bedroom #5 - Off the Chill Room Downstairs

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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