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Miller Beach Retreat - Oak Street Entrance


Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Loon's Nest is a spacious, 3000SF, open concept 5br/3ba home with lake views from the garage-top deck, two houses away from beach access, pet friendly, and ample outdoor space. 5 bedrooms (3 queen, 2 full) bedrooms and 3 baths offer plenty of space to accommodate up to 10 adults, and a large open kitchen/living room complete with real wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the covered porch with swing perfect for morning coffee. The house is fully stocked with linens & bedsheets all made for your arrival, towels, dishes, pots & pans, and everything you need to whip up your meals. We have two HDTVs with DVRs in the two common areas and another TV in the Master bedroom. We have cable with HBO, local channels and many more.

WINTER MONTHLY RATES DO NOT INCLUDE GAS/ELECTRIC (We still pay for water, sewer, garbage collection, internet and cable)

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old minimum age to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs allowed. Guests responsible for any pet damage....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    No smoking indoors or on deck....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • If you have any questions about amenities or special requests please feel free to contact us....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    several dvds available for guest use...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Limited lake view year-round from the garage deck....moreless

  • Village:

    Short 5 minute walk to small town square with a coffee shop and 2 restaurants/bars....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Expandable dining table (that can seat 10), kitchen Island with bar stools, and dining table on covered porch (that can seat 6)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Two car garage....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 spots on pad in front of garage, two in garage and one on Pine Street side (park only parallel with street)....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pots, pans, roaster, baking sheets, etc. All stocked for guest use....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    small backyard and side yard...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 - Nov 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat
Winter (excluding holidays)
Nov 2 - Mar 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,050 $2,000
Mar 24 - May 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat
Summer 2017
May 22 - Sep 4, 2017
5 night min stay
$300 $400
Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $160
  • Tax Rate 12%


Any questions about rates, capacity, or availability? Please fee free to contact us! Last minute rates available especially during the slow winter season! Long term rentals encouraged, please call us for negotiated rates.

Sorry, but we do not rent to groups that are under 25 years of age.

Monthly rentals will be responsible for rental rate PLUS utilities.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Flamingo Pizza / Beach Cafe
3.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Miller South Shore Station
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Flamingo Pizza of Miller / Beach Cafe
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Miller Beach

Car: Recommended

Located just 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, Miller beach offers a quiet, clean, friendly getaway for Chicago area residents and others. Surrounded on three sides by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park, and by Lake Michigan, the area offers plenty of birdwatching, several nature trails, and quiet, sparsely occupied beaches.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: We purchased the house in 2013 after falling in love with the Miller Beach Area. As Chicago residents we appreciate both the proximity to the city, and the small beach community atmosphere.

Why Miller Beach, Gary, IN, USA:
This property offers the best of all worlds, a garage-top deck for enjoying the view, a fireplace for cooler nights, and plenty of communal space while still offering ample private bedrooms.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property's proximity to the beach is a definite attribute, as well as the small touches such as a porch swing, working fireplace, and modern layout and decor.

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Speaks: english



  • Miller Beach Retreat - Oak Street Entrance

    Miller Beach Retreat - Oak Street Entrance

  • Kitchen / Living Room

    Kitchen / Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Side Yard

    Side Yard

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bathroom sink

    Bathroom sink

  • Bathroom


  • Kitchen, with island - open to the living room

    Kitchen, with island - open to the living room

  • Side Yard

    Side Yard

  • Tub with Jets (Master Bath)

    Tub with Jets (Master Bath)

  • Bedroom


VRBO #489692

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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