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Spacious, Fun and Family Friendly Beach Home

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

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:
January 20, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Spacious, Fun and Family Friendly Beach Home
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews
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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5

Perfect place to jangout with friends for a weekend

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, everything was clean and neat.

No words to tell the awesome experience

Five starts, will come back next time

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Bailey

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the BlueButterfly and it was as Great at the 1st time we were there. We stayed for 6 weeks and felt like we were at our own home. The neighbors already knew us, What a Great vacation house, it has everything you would need for a short stay or for an extended stay. The location of the home is an easy 1 block walk to the beach. The neighborhood is very quiet and the people are very friendly. We plan to return and we would Highly recommend the BlueButterfly as a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! With bedrooms on three floors, we were able to separate when we wanted and be together when we wanted. Well stocked kitchen. Comfortable furnishings. Great beds. Loved the location and proximity to the beach. Three generations of women had a great weekend at the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Everything that we asked for and more! Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

The family had a ball. Clean, spacious, and packed with more amenities than I expected. Our teenage girls loved the beach and we were lucky to stay there during the air & water show festivities. Definitely recommended, great place for families! We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Lovely beach house with plenty of room

  • 4 of 5

A cute and well kept house with a gracious host. The place is especially fun for kids with the big bedroom and foozball table. And good proximity to the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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
 
Winter of 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 21 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,200
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer (Peak Season)
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + 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

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Amenities

Miller Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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

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