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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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:
Porter County Fair (7/21-7/30)
Paddle the Lake MI Water Trail (7/30)
Pierogi Fest (7/29-7/31)

Lake County Fair (8/5-8/14)
Chesterton Art Fair (8/6-8/7)
Perseid Meteor Shower (8/12-8/13)
Glow: Art after Dark – nocturnal nature (8/12-8/13)

Crown Point Oktoberfest (10/1)
Portage Brewfest (10/15)

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Minimum Age for Renters is 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Highchair and portable play pen....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 8. Six foot and two foot folding tables and chairs are available at the house. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

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:

    Crock pot, casserole dishes, baking sheets, muffin pan, stainless steel and non-stick pots & pans, salad spinner, serving bowls, spice rack, cooking utensils and much more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 16 - Sep 7, 2016
3 night min stay
$325 $375
Fri, Sat
$1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 30 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$250
$1,200 $2,400

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter (Non-Holiday)
Nov 1 - Nov 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$225
$1,200 $2,400
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay
$300
$1,650

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter (Non-Holiday)
Nov 28 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$225
$1,100
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,650

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter of 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,100

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Mar 21 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,200 $2,100

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
4 night min stay
$325 $375
Fri, Sat
$1,800

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer (Peak Season)
Jun 24 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

*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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 08/22/2016
Check availability
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
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Location

  • West Beach

    "Long Lake Trail, Succession Trail, and Marquette Bike Trail. No parking fees in the off sea..."

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  • County Line Orchard

    "Great orchard with tons of family fun activities especially in the fall. There is an animal..."

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  • Gelsosomo's Pizzeria

    "Great Southside Chicago Style pizza for dine-in with kid friendly atmosphere. "

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  • Miller Beach Market

    "Carmella's Miller Beach Market Place is a centrally located market place providing healthy, ..."

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  • Vintage Kitchen (Coffee & Breakfast)

    "Great breakfast and coffee shop within walking distance. "

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  • 18th Street Brewery

    "Good restaurant and with good beer options. Children allowed on restaurant side. Limited m..."

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  • Miller Bakery Cafe

    "Good white table cloth restaurant that is open for lunch. My husband loves the Chopped Sala..."

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  • Starbucks

  • Starbucks

  • 444 Grill

    "Terrific wings with a kick! "

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  • Aquatorium

    "Recently renovated and on the National Historic Registry. Nice playground next door that ov..."

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  • Bass Pro Shops

  • Paul H. Douglass Center

    "Educational Nature Center that includes arts & crafts room for kids plus some local reptiles..."

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  • Three Floyd's Brewery

    "Excellent food coupled with world class beers. Tours on Saturday mornings."

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  • Flamingo Pizza of Miller

    "Great bar and food including breakfast. Note that this is a smoking restaurant/bar that doe..."

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  • The Beach Cafe

    "Solid restaurant with good bar and patio seating. "

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  • Indie Indie Bang Bang

    "Accessories and Gift Shop."

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  • Albanese Confectionery Group

  • Deep River Waterpark

  • 49ER Drive-In Theatre

  • Shoreline Brewery

  • Indiana Beach Amusement & Resort

  • Latitudes at Marina Shores

    "Waterfront Dining at the marina with good food. The french onion is one of the best I have ..."

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  • Pleasant House Bakery II

    "Pleasant House Three Oaks is a new family restaurant and microbrewery located in Three Oaks,..."

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  • Journeyman Distillery

    "Bill Welter started Journeyman Distillery on Oct. 7th 2011. He's producing small batch organ..."

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  • Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

    "Great discount shopping! Be sure to sign up for coupons online before you travel there, and ..."

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  • Thrive Acupuncture

  • seven peaks water park

    "Family and Budget Friendly Water park"

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  • Miller’s Marine Center

    "Canoe/Kayak, fishing and power boat rentals"

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  • Lake Street Gallery

    "Lake Street Gallery in Gary, Indiana has been proudly serving Northwest Indiana with origina..."

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  • Miller Beach's Farmer's Market

    "2015 Season -- Sundays, 10 AM to 3 PM May thru September Stop by for fresh veggies, coffee,..."

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  • Gary Shakespeare Theater

    "Check out our local artists perform a wide variety of shows at a budget friendly prices. ..."

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  • Fab 4 Restaurant & Yellow Submarine Lounge

    "Burger restaurant with bar upstairs. The decor is Beatles memorabilia throughout both floors. "

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

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Front of Home

    Front of Home

  • Welcome to The Blue Butterfly Beach Home!

    Welcome to The Blue Butterfly Beach Home!

  • Living Room with Flat Screen  T.V.

    Living Room with Flat Screen T.V.

  • Well Stocked Kitchen

    Well Stocked Kitchen

  • Back Room with Pull-Out Couch and Walk-Out Deck

    Back Room with Pull-Out Couch and Walk-Out Deck

  • First Floor Bathroom

    First Floor Bathroom

  • Aviation Room with New Memory Foam Mattress

    Aviation Room with New Memory Foam Mattress

  • Family/Game Room with Foosball, Catch Phrase, Twister, and Other Games

    Family/Game Room with Foosball, Catch Phrase, Twister, and Other Games

  • The Beach Escape Bedroom

    The Beach Escape Bedroom

  • Backyard with Swing Set and Fire Pit

    Backyard with Swing Set and Fire Pit

  • Visitor in Front Yard

    Visitor in Front Yard

  • Nearby Marquette Park Overlooking Lake Michigan

    Nearby Marquette Park Overlooking Lake Michigan

  • Side Driveway with Fenced Yard

    Side Driveway with Fenced Yard

  • Dining Room/ Living Room

    Dining Room/ Living Room

  • Dining Room with Library

    Dining Room with Library

  • 1st FL Master Bedroom with New King Size Memory Foam Mattress and Flat Screen TV

    1st FL Master Bedroom with New King Size Memory Foam Mattress and Flat Screen TV

  • Beach Towels and Toys in Back Room

    Beach Towels and Toys in Back Room

  • Captain Quarters with Two New Queen Mattresses and Futon

    Captain Quarters with Two New Queen Mattresses and Futon

  • Bathroom on Second Floor with Jetted Tub and Skylight

    Bathroom on Second Floor with Jetted Tub and Skylight

  • Family/Game Room with Flat Screen T.V. and Mini Fridge with Freezer

    Family/Game Room with Flat Screen T.V. and Mini Fridge with Freezer

  • Deck with Patio Set and Weber Charcoal Grill

    Deck with Patio Set and Weber Charcoal Grill

  • Bag Set and Soccer Ball

    Bag Set and Soccer Ball

  • Beach - See our property details below for a calendar of upcoming events

    Beach - See our property details below for a calendar of upcoming events

  • Driftwood at Dawn

    Driftwood at Dawn

VRBO #591042

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/22/2016
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