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Spacious, Fun and Family Friendly Beach Home

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

About Miller Beach

Miller Beach is Lake Michigan’s hip but family friendly beach getaway, and the Blue Butterfly is its best bang for the buck at under 1.5 blocks from the beach. As one of only four beach communities nestled between the sandy shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park, Miller Beach is located only 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and has something for everyone. Miller Beach’s blue waters, towering dunes and diverse ecosystems are ideal for beach goers, families, hikers, nature enthusiasts and those looking for a couple’s getaway or even a brewery tour.

About the Blue Butterfly

The Blue Butterfly is a spacious home with three floors of living that features four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, granite countertops, a dishwasher, a washer & dryer, a walk out deck, Internet & cable, four flat screen televisions, a Weber charcoal grill, a high chair, playpen, foosball and other entertainment including bean bag toss (corn hole) and board games.

Floor one features bedroom one, The Master, with a new California King memory foam mattress, a 40-inch television and a walk-in closet. The first floor also includes a fully equipped kitchen, a full bathroom, a living room, a dining room and a family room with a sliding door that leads onto the deck.

Floor two features two large bedrooms and a full bathroom with a jetted tub and skylight. Bedroom two, The Captain’s Quarters, includes two new queen size beds, a full size futon, a 40 inch flat screen television with Blu-Ray and a walk in closet. Bedroom three, The Pilot’s Cabin, includes a new queen size memory foam bed and is ornately decorated in honor of aviation pioneer, Octave Chanute, who designed and tested gliders in the Indiana Dunes. His ideas and advice helped lead the Wright brothers in creating the first successful airplane.

The basement features bedroom four, a half bath, laundry and the family/game room. Bedroom four, The Beach Hut, includes a new queen size bed, and the game room includes foosball and other games.

The backyard and driveway are enfenced and feature a swing set, patio set, adirondack chairs, Weber charcoal smoker and Weber charcoal grill. The Blue Butterfly accommodates parking for six.

We are happy to discuss ideas for planning your trip. We provide all guests with a Guide to Planning Your Trip to Miller Beach. Below are some upcoming events in addition to the premium outlet malls, casinos, world-class breweries, fall colors and much more listed in our guide.

Select Upcoming Events:

Crown Point Oktoberfest (10/1)

Portage Brewfest (10/15)

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2017

Amenities

Miller Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Basement - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Captain Quaters - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Pilot's Cabin - 1 queen
    The Master - 1 king
    Beach Hut - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Spacious, Fun and Family Friendly Beach Home
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews
5

Fantastic house in a good location. I wish my home was as nice as this house.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 5 adults and 5 children and it felt like there was a ton of space. Elizabeth was extremely nice to work with and responsive. The house had board games, speakers for music, a fire put, a swing set, a TV in nearly every room and was very well kept. We were walking distance from the beach, a few blocks from a public park, and only 15 miles from Indiana National Dunes.

Lake Michigan had all the perks of the ocean without the saltwater, Jellyfish, sharks, etc. We had a great time and I hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was clean and very well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

My family was in town for a wedding and we used the house as a home base. Everything we needed was on hand or close by. The beach was simply stunning, and we flew kites at sunset. I will recommend the house to everyone I know.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, Clean, Well Kept

  • 5 of 5

I had my bachelorette party here and my friends and I enjoyed the spaciousness of the house! It was about 1.5 blocks from the beach. Great place!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place to get away!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and we are planning on coming back when the weather is warmer to take advantage of the back yard and the beautiful lake front!!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place for a base for our family.

  • 5 of 5

The blue butterfly was perfect for us. We really appreciated all of the different common spaces for different groups and generations of our family to unwind. Lots of beds, and well thought out locations of the beds in the various bedrooms. Well stocked kitchen was very useful for us. We will be back anytime we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful little house. We loved everything

  • 5 of 5

It was cozy, comfortable and had everything we needed. We had a small bridal shower there one night and we had plenty of room for 12-14 women! Our grandsons loved the Foosball table and we loved the warm and cozy beds.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
46.2 Miles
Midway International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Flamingo and the Beach Cafe
Nearest Ferry
151 Miles
Lake Express in Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
9.4 Miles
Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
Nearest Train
3.4 Miles
South Shore Line (Miller Stop)
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Dunes Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Vintage Kitchen, Flamingo, and Beach Cafe
Nearest Ski
84 Miles
Swiss Valley Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Miller Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Miller Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Remaining Availability Rates
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Autumn (Non-Holiday)
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
8 night minimum stay
$1,650
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

*Discounts available to returning guests, military and teachers.
*Check-in at 3 p.m. CST and check-out at 10 a.m. CST
*To secure your stay, 50% of your rental rate is due at booking with the remainder due 15 days prior to your stay
*Guests and pets permitted upon approval and disclosure prior to booking. Failure to disclose will result in cancellation and/or immediate eviction.
*Parking is limited to six spaces with no public street parking
*Quiet hours after 10pm
*Exterior video surveillance onsite

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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