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Irish Eyes & Bailey's -- Beachwalk's Finest!

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 4,220 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Main House-7 Bdrms, 5.5 Baths (Slps 20);Bailey's -2 Bdrms,1Bat,1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

NO PROM GROUPS. Irish Eyes is a spacious newer home in the award winning Beachwalk Resort community and the resort's largest and grandest home! Irish Eyes has 7 bedrooms, 5.5 baths (sleeps 20) and its Bailey’s Irish Cream coach house has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath (sleeps 5). Available year round.

These two homes can be rented independently or together, depending on your needs. Together, they can sleep a total of 25 people, making them a great location for family reunions, weddings, football weekends, church or scrap booking groups or business retreats. Irish Eyes and Bailey’s offer your group a comfortable, spacious setting to relax and enjoy your time together.

Irish Eyes has a screened observation tower which overlooks the beautiful Beachwalk Resort community and its private Lake Kai. Cook and eat inside or cook outside on the gas grills with 2 picnic tables on the private deck or table for 6 on the screened porch.

The 1st floor fully equipped kitchen seats 20 and open to the huge 24’ x 27’ living room- perfect for scrap booking and group gatherings. The living room has a gas fireplace, 46' flat screen TV, couch, love seat and chaise lounge. The first floor also includes a screened porch off the living room, a sun room off the kitchen area and a handicapped accessible master bedroom suite with full bath–perfect for older folks.

The 2nd floor has 5 bedrooms including 2 additional masters with private baths, one with a king bed and baby crib, a queen bedroom, and two child friendly rooms with double bunk beds, so it is perfect for families traveling together.

The 3rd floor loft room is perfect for a family unit with a queen bed, twin bunks and a double futon.

The lower level is a gathering/sleeping area with two futons and a TV, perfect for the kids to bring their gaming systems and have their own private play area! The lower level also has a full bath and a laundry area with washer and dryer.

The optional Bailey's Irish Cream coach house has two bedrooms and a full bathroom. The main floor has a kitchen area and living space with a pull out sleeper sofa and private deck with table for 6.

Other home amenities include free WIFI, gas grills and wagons for transporting your beach toys or kids to the pool or beach.

HAVE A REALLY BIG GROUP? We also own Kathryn Rose (VRBO #3267) which is only one vacant lot away and with its Rose Bud coach house, can sleep 24. Ask about our 4 house discount! Rent all four homes and you can house 49 people in comfort -- or rent each home or any combination that best suits your group--the perfect setting for your family reunion.

Our four homes are located in the award-winning Beachwalk Resort community where there are activities a plenty right outside your doorstep: tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a heated pool and wading pool, a playground and park, putting green, snack shop and Lake Kai, a small private lake for swimming, fishing (no license required), and non-motorized watercraft use. In the summer, Beachwalk sponsors outdoor kid’s daytime activities and evening family movies. The homes are located next to a school which has a great play ground and wonderful sledding hill in the winter. Ice skating is also available on Lake Kai-only 1 block away!

Also within easy walking distance is Beachwalk’s private entrance to the beautiful Lake Michigan Sheridan Beach where you can enjoy swimming, jet skiing, fishing, sailing and water skiing.

Other attractions in the area include Washington Park, the Zoo, the Blue Chip Gambling Casino, the Lighthouse shopping mall, 3 museums, winery tours and a host of fine restaurants. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park boasts 8500 acres of lakeshore, bogs, forests, and enormous sand dunes and is only minutes away. Activities there include swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

Come join us in the off-season for a Notre Dame football weekend-only about 40 minutes from South Bend.

Women love coming for get-away weekends to shop at the Light House Mall or spend the weekend scrap booking!

Please note that Irish eyes maintains a smoke-free and pet-free environment. Beachwalk is family-focused resort with nightly 10 p.m. Noise Curfew. WE DON'T RENT TO PROM GROUPS.

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More Details

Jon or Carol
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

Why Jon or Carol chose Indiana

Irish Eyes is ideally located in the center of the Beachwalk community, only one block from the community pool and away from the busy and noisy main Beachwalk lane thorough fare.

What makes this house unique

Parking is at a real premium in Beachwalk, but not at Irish Eyes which boasts parking for 7 Cars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been renting houses for family reunion many years and this is by far the best house and location. The responsiveness of owners to problems large and small can't be beat.
Jun 2015
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Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4220 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1-1st Floor - toilet , shower , 1st Floor Master Bath-Handicapped Accessible
    Bathroom 2-2nd Floor - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor master Bath
    Bathroom 3-2nd Floor - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor Master Bath
    Bathroom 4- Powder Room - toilet , At deck mid-level landing
    Bathroom 5-2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6-Lower Level - toilet , shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
    Coach House-2nd Floor - toilet , shower
  • Main House-5.5; Coach House-1 full
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1-1st Floor - 1 king , 1st Floor Master: adjoining private bath
    Bedroom 2-2nd Floor - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2nd floor master; private adjoining bath
    Bedroom 3-2nd Floor - 1 queen , 2nd floor master; private adjoining bath
    Bedroom 4-2nd Floor - 1 bunk bed , Bunk-Double bottom,single top
    Bedroom 5-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6-2nd Floor - 1 bunk bed , Bunk-double bottom,single top
    Bedroom 7-3rd Floor Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Lower Level Game Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Full bath adjacent
    Coach House Bedroom 2-2nd Floor - 1 bunk bed , Bunk-Double bottom, single top
    Coach House Bedroom 1-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Coach House Living Room-1st Floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa
  • Main House-King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Crib (1), Futons (3), Bunk Beds (3)/Coach House-queen size bed (1), Bunk Bed (1), Sleeper sofa (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
2 picnic tables, coaster wagons (2) for transporting beach items to Lake Michigan or Beachwalk private lake and pool, Located next to public school with playground and lots of green space for the kids, ample parking-7 cars, putting green, private pool and lake, No pets or smoking allowed, no prom groups


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Irish Eyes & Bailey's -- Beachwalk's Finest!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 25 stayed at Irish Eyes and Bailey's for the New Years weekend as a combined, Birthday, Christmas and New Years Celebration. The house (s) were perfect. Everything we needed. The layout of the house worked out extremely well. We would highly recommend the house. John and Carol were great answering all of my questions and made us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, Thank you for taking time to review your 2016-2017 holiday stay at Irish Eyes & Baileys! Jon and I are pleased to read that our vacation homes and our attention to your questions met your needs. Your group left the homes in great shape -- we hope you will stay with us again! Carol Schroeder
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  • 5 of 5

We have been renting homes for our large family of 23 for many years. Irish Eyes and Baileys is without a doubt the best home and community we have visited over the years. In fact, before we left on the last day, we reserved the property for next year. The property and location is exactly as described, but the most impressive thing was the responsiveness of the owners to the few problems we had. As an example, we called at 9 one morning to report that the oven wasn't heating properly. Within 4 hours the repairman was here. He determined that the problem could not be fixed so he left and in no time was back and installing a brand new stove--right out of the box. We used the new oven for dinner. I joked that if they had been any more proactive, they would have been here to fix the problem before it occurred.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati OH

Great summer vacation spot for family

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 adults and 10 children on this vacation. Irish Eyes is amazingly clean and well cared for. The rooms were great -- each family had a place of their own. Location was perfect -- at the end of the street and right next to a school playground. Used the heated pool and took several trips to Sheridan Beach -- so beautiful! The community was quiet and peaceful -- we enjoyed just walking the streets. Visited the zoo, the lighthouse and Washington Park. Wish we could have stayed another week! Wonderful, relaxing family vacation spot. This was our first time renting a vacation home and Jon and Carol made the process very easy and uncomplicated. We plan to stay at Irish Eyes again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thanks much for your feedback on Irish Eyes! Jon and I are happy that you enjoyed our vacation home as well as the many amenities in Beachwalk, Sheridan Beach and nearby family activities. We're glad to hear our reservation process met your needs - we do our best to reply to requests the same day with emailed floor plans and a detailed Welcome Letter of what we provide our guests. We look forward to having your family back! Carol Schroeder
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Fort Wayne, IN, United States

Perfect--Will be back next year!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we found this place. We've been coming to Michigan City for 6 years for an annual cousin's weekend and this was by far the best place we stayed at. It was new, with 9 private bedrooms (Irish Eyes & Bailey's) and everything was just in great shape. We will be back again next year for sure! Working with John & Carol was so easy! We give this place an A++!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leah, Thanks for your wonderful review. Jon and I are happy to hear you enjoyed staying at Irish Eyes and we look forward to having your family stay at our home again. Our goal is to make every new guest a repeat guest -- glad our responsiveness and the home's amenities met your needs! Carol Schroeder
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Bettendorf, Iowa, USA

Family gathering for mom's 80th birthday

  • 5 of 5

Our Irish mother turned 80 on Ocotober 14, 2012. We asked her what she wanted to do to celebrate, and her response was to have her children and grandchildren together in Michigan City. When we saw Irish Eyes, we knew this was where we needed to be. The age span was from 2 years to 80 years old and we could not have found better accomodations. There is a main floor bedroom which has a bathroom which is handicap accessible. It was perfect for our mother. We had planned on eating out some of our meals, but the kitchen was so well equipped that we had a blast cooking all of our meals at Irish Eyes! We even baked and decorated the birthday cake there. The dining room table was great for meals as well as being utilized as a game table for all of us. There was even a high chair for our two year old grandson. There are two gas grills that definitely got a work-out. There was plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms so we didn't feel we were on top of each other. We used the separate game room and played several of the board games that were available. Another unique feature of Irish Eyes is the Crow's Nest. We loved this vantage point to watch a storm come in as well as to view the beautiful community. The proximity to the lake and beach was wonderful as we took advantage of early morning and sunset walks as well as the short drive to the Notre Dame campus. Our mother said at the end of our stay, that it was her best vacation and best birthday ever!!! Thank you to Jon and Carol for helping us to create such a lasting memory for our family.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Irish Eyes a Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Just a promised, the house is a wonderful get-away! Owners Carol and Jon made the stay comfortable. Timely responses to email and phone calls, on-site help with a tripped breaker and an abundant supplies made for a great family vacation. Clean and well maintained. Plenty of room to gather and plenty of room for privacy. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking and baking utensils, we had very little need to eat out and enjoyed lots of family time around the table for 12. Home offers Wi-Fi and a television in each bedroom, for those who simply can't unplug for too long. Neighborhood noise ordinance effective at 10 pm each night makes for peaceful sleeping with the lake breeze cooling the bedrooms.

The neighborhood is geared for kids. Places to play, swim, fish and streets and trails for walking. Great access to the beautiful public beach on Lake Michigan, unless you are afraid of a little walking. :)

We enjoyed touring Barker Mansion in town for an inexpensive history lesson. Al's grocery is convenient and Meijer or Walmart are only a few miles if you need more than food items. Want some time in the big city? Take a train from the Carroll Ave station to Chicago, just about 3 miles away. The fare is about $9.00 each way and there are multiple departure times daily. There is also a local zoo, small water park and Indiana Dunes for more family activities.

We hope to be back next Summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Metra/Amtrak-Downtown Michigan City
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sheridan Beach-Indiana Dunes
Car: necessary

Fishing Charters, Zoo, Lighthouse Outlet Mall, Golf, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park, winery tours, Michigan City marina and the Blue Chip gambling casino


Rates & Availability

Michigan City House Rental Rates


  • $275-$1400/wknd - $400-$6400/wk
  • US Dollars
  • SUMMER RENTALS FRI-FRI ONLY -rates vary-Irish Eyes $2150-$6400; Bailey's $400-$850
  • Off season-Irish Eyes $1050-$1400; Bailey's $275-$350

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