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Lakefront, Great Sandy Beaches

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Great for large families, couples or for a family reunion. Located across the street from the beach with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan. The home is located at Stop 31 where you cannot build on the lakeside of the road. This home consists of totally remodeled kitchen and common areas. Large open spaces for entertaining with the best views of Lake Michigan. Very open spacious and airy. The home has three levels. The upper level has a queen bed and its own 1/2 bath. The main level is all common areas all open and total views of the sunsets and beach! There is also a full renovated bath on this level with a side den for the kids to play. The lower level which is walkout to the beach has three bedrooms and a front room. Two of the bedrooms each have bunk beds and the third bedroom on that level has a king bed with its own full bath. Main level has a deck facing the lake, the lower level walks out at the beach level. Home has everything cable, internet, central air, gas grill, washer and dryer. The home is fully equipped.


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Property Manager
Carie O'Donnell
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2016


3.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Lakefront, Great Sandy Beaches
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a great location! We had our own stairs down to the beach. It was a very sandy beach with tons of room for the kids to play. The sunsets are to die for. The home was in very nice shape. The home was much larger then we thought from the descriptions, and very clean open and airy. I had read the reviews before we rented the home and I totally disagree with them. Two of my friends have now booked the home for later in the season. I cant wait to go back up with them. We loved cooking on the grill and watching a storm come across the lake, it was so neat. We loved the home as it is set up for more then one family. I would tell anyone to stay here and see Lake Michigan at its best. Remember to bring your bikes, Lakeshore Drive is nice road to bike down.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Great Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. The home was great for 10 of us. The weather turned out to be great and the lake was pretty warm at this time of year. We loved the kitchen with the newer appliances and the owner had just brought up some new couches. The home being three levels worked perfect for our two families. We have booked this home for Summer 2016. I thought Lakeshore Drive would be extremely busy and it was not. Mostly walking traffic or bikes. The only thing we would have loved to have at the home was a couple bikes. Maybe the owners could put some there next year. Thank you we have a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"It'll due"

  • 2 of 5

The GOOD. The location is great. The kitchen is well equipped with with newer appliances. The interior common areas are clean enough. Laundry appliances are new. Lots of towels. There is a nice shady driveway area in the back with two working grills (one gas and one charcoal) and good parking. Biking is excellent for adults, but, I would not bother bringing children's bikes. This is a busy spot, so there is lots of people watching to be had right from the deck.

The BAD... at this place are three buildings sort of jammed together... and I am not sure who is responsible for cleaning what... but there is junk, weeds, gutters full of dirt, carpet stains, flimsy fixtures, tarp on the roof etc... Calling it the neighborhood eyesore would only be a slight exaggeration. Prepare your spouse to feel a little let down. A little intervention from the property manager and a clean up team (and a plumber) would make a huge difference. Regarding the management... on the good side a new gas grill was brought on to the property to replace a broken one. After this, things went bad. Water started draining down the wall and from the ceiling one Saturday night. As I spent the evening trying to prevent the basement carpet and wood paneled walls from getting ruined... the advice I got from the property manager was this text at 12:30 midnight "You can leave and we will refund you for the rest of the week. It doesn't seem like anything makes you happy". Fortunately, I had already contacted the maintenance man - who came right away - and he and I had managed the leak and got the water turned back on. I would advise that if you have issues, contact maintenance directly and avoid the manager. We are really let down, as we had used "Lake Effect" (same agent) via VRBO in the past without issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, but not a great rental

  • 2 of 5

We rented this home for a family get-together in mid-May and although it was a great location right across the beach, the home itself was not a great rental property. The furniture was all very stained and the house has not been well cleaned. All the cushions for the beach chairs were unusable and there were little to no items for the beach. I also did not feel that the lady handling the rental of this property was very professional. Very little to no communication prior to the date and a very bad experience with her following the rental of the property. She claimed that we broke a rail off of a bunk bed and that one of the dining room chair arms was broken due to us. When I explained that both items were in that condition when we arrived, she called me a liar and became extremely rude. $100 was held from our deposit to fix two items that were not items that we had broken. Sadly what could be a great property was not due to it not being well cared for and the unprofessional nature of the rental agent. I will not be renting from Lake Effect Vacation Rentals in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, TN; Indy and Michigan City, IN

MC, Lake Shore Drive

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for July vacation week. Fourteen of us and everyone's comments were positive about everything. The folks are great to work with. Accommodations great; bedrooms, baths, kitchen, appliances, living area, wi-fi, entertainment ctr. And ample off-road parking. Great access to the beach. Convenient to everything. Can't imagine a better set-up for our situation.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Great location! Located close to Michigan City Indiana and New Buffalo Michigan where you have the casino, outlet shopping, zoo, restaurants, movies and mini golf.


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Long Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom #1 King, Bedroom # 2 Queen Bedroom #3 bunk bed Bedroom #4 Bunk Bed there is also two single beds that are rollaways and there is a pull out couch in the lower level TV room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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