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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 - 3 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

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
  • Wireless Internet
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! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Spacious, Fun and Family Friendly Beach Home
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews
5

Beautiful home right by very private beach!

  • 5 of 5

Well- stocked, beautifully decorated, perfect for a get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

blue Butterfly did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Bitterfly was perfectly located just a couple blocks from the beach. The inside is much larger than one would expect. With 4 bedrooms and plenty of beds, our entire family had a bed and plenty of space. When we were told we needed only sunscreen, bug spray and wood for the fire pit, I was sceptical. But it was true! The owner supplied plenty of shampoo and conditioner, soap and lotion if you chose to use theirs. The attention to detail in supplying what we needed was amazing down to the pass to get into the Indiana Dunes State Park! We used the Weber charcoal grill and the smoker. We hiked and swam and just enjoyed each other’s company.

A perfect get away not far from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house and host!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Blue Butterfly. It was spacious, clean, and well-stocked. Elizabeth was very responsive to our questions before and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute House, Close to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This home is older, but well kept. The home was clean and ready when we arrived. The code we were provided didn't work, but the owner gave me a new one and we were not misput at all.

It is 2.5ish blocks from the beach and the owner has beach toys, chairs, and an umbrella for guest use. We spent a couple days playing at the beach and it was fun (no salt, no sharks)!! If you are traveling by car, bring a sand wagon!!

There are so many beds in the home, so it would be great for large groups. The home is stocked with basic spices, shampoo, conditioner, soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and paper towels. The games provided are fun and there are a ton of books!! My kids read all the kids books several times.

The only things we found wrong were no bath mats in the bathrooms so we had to use towels and do more laundry and no kitchen towels so we went through a TON of paper towels.

I would highly suggest this home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The house is older, but well maintained. It’s close to the beach, which we loved!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time staying at the Blue Butterfly! The location is close to the beach and near a park. It is also near a train station for day trips to Chicago. Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable, beachy cottage has everything you need for fun and comfort.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the Blue Butterfly! Elizabeth was great at communicating and answering questions prior to our arrival. The home is adorably decorated and very comfortable. There are multiple common areas as well as enough private spaces (rooms and bathrooms) for our group of five to spread out and enjoy ourselves comfortably. Everything was extremely clean, the bathrooms and kitchen are well-stocked and Elizabeth has thoughtfully compiled lots of information about the area and where to eat/go out/spend an afternoon. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100 + Tax

*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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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