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The Hideout Offers Lake Views Plus Complete Privacy

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath with Great Outdoor Spaces, Plus Steps From the Beach

The Hideout was recently remodeled; One flight of stairs takes you to our hillside home which offers four bedrooms and two full baths are on the second floor, one bedroom boasts a private deck. The main floor offers an open, sunny eat-in kitchen, half bath, large open family room, a lake view sitting room plus a cozy den. The expansive deck is directly off the kitchen with views of the lake, has an outdoor gas grill and is the perfect place for kids to play. The perfect vacation home for you and your family.

Property Manager
Kerry Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Kerry Brown

The owners are both in the entertainment industry and live in LA. He spent many years in Chicago, and his family owned the home next door. When presented with the opportunity to buy The Hideout for themselves, they jumped at the opportunity. They now own both homes and are now working on completely rehabbing the home next door (The Lookout- stay tuned...) to offer the opportunity for large groups to be able to stay close together.

Kerry Brown purchased this house in 2010

Why Kerry Brown chose Michigan City

The homeowners love the feeling of stepping back in time when they come back. Enjoying summer like they did in their childhood when the days lasted forever and every day offered new, magical adventures...

Homemade root beer at Carlson's, the intimate Michigan City Zoo, building the ultimate sand castle, the lighthouse framing Chicago's skyline during beautiful sunsets, plus endless new opportunities!


Sheridan Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Two full baths on the second floor, one with tub. Half bath on the first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Three queen bedrooms plus one bunk bed/twin all located on the second floor. Very sunny and bright, and very private.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This beautiful house nestled in the hillside provides great indoor and outdoor space for vacations. Plus Lake Michigan's beautiful beach is steps from the house.


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The Hideout Offers Lake Views Plus Complete Privacy
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews
Madison, WI

comfortable house near beach with great deck

  • 4 of 5

Newly renovated house just a block from the beach. We rented this along with the Lookout for overflow sleeping. The deck and hot tub were nice after a day at the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was neat and clean and very cute.

  • 4 of 5

The location is a block and a half to the beach area where you climb a sand dune to reach the gorgeous beach. The view of the water is very little but you can see the water. The inside of the house is beautiful, the bedrooms very clean and neat. The living areas were comfortable and beachy. In the kitchen you will find what you need to prepare meals but you need to bring every grocery to make your meals.

My biggest disappointment and the reason for 4 stars was the outdoor areas. They are not well kept or clean. I would expect that for a house in this price range.

The location is just a couple blocks from zoo, parks, lighthouse. We spent our evenings walking down to park area to enjoy the beautiful sunset. It was a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could easily have 5 stars if a few things were taken care of.

  • 4 of 5

First the good things: The house was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked, maybe add an extra roll of paper towels and toilet paper. Short easy walk to the beach. I love the "old house" feel with tasteful decor.

The things that could have been better:

1. Better communication. I had to email to ask for the code to get in when we were less than

24 hours away from being there.

2. The batteries were dead for the remotes for one of the t.v.s.

3. Only one of the outdoor lights worked. Bad bulbs? No lights at all on the patio. It's very

dark up there. Had to use phone lights when coming in and out.

4. Poison Ivy growing through the steps to the house.

5. Door to the patio is broken, or at least we couldn't make it work.

6. Patio (including table and chairs) had not been cleaned for quite some time.

7. Brush along drive needs trimmed back. Hard to get through without scratching the

vehicle. We got out and broke off some branches as we had a rental vehicle and couldn't

afford damage.

With all that being said, we did enjoy our stay. Like I said, it WAS very CLEAN and COMFORTABLE. We were there for my son's wedding and did not have time to call the property manager to get these things taken care of. It may of been quickly fixed, just didn't have time.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are currently looking into these issues and have reached out to our property manger to rectify the problems. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope you still enjoyed your stay!
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  • 5 of 5

A great location and wonderful homelike setting. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great summer weekend!

  • 4 of 5

The property itself is really great. We had 6 adults and a baby and felt there was lots of room. Great kitchen, with a large table that we used for eating and playing board games! Plenty of wide open spaces with a really large outdoor deck in the front and side of the house with a hot tub. Only problem was that the hot tub didn't really work. Besides that, everything was great! Perfect location with a short walk to the beach. Loved it and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax & get away!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint and cute. Lots of light and room. Very comfortable and clean. Also well maintained. The kitchen was well equipped. All bedrooms were comfortable and clean. Lots of bath and beach towels. Great deck for sitting, eating and relaxing. Close to the beach. We would highly recommend for a family getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Gary Chicago International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Shoreline Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pottawattomie Country Club
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sheridan Beach, Stop 1
Car: recommended

This beautiful, private property offers water and beach fun at your fingertips including jet skis delivered to your beach. The house is walking distance to Washington Park which offers a zoo, small water park, restaurants, art museum, marina, fishing and more. Outlet mall, casinos, lots of antiquing and great restaurants in the very near vicinity.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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