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Charming Michiana Shores Vacation Getaway Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

After an extended break, we are now accepting 7 night stays for summer 2018. Due to cleaning scheduling they run typically from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday..The calendar will be updated regularly as online reservations or deposit checks are received.

2 1/2 blocks to stop 37 beach access.

Holiday rate of $285 per night apply for

July 4th week; June 30 - July 7


Labor Day September 1 - 8

Reservation requests will be replied with the updated price.

Fall and winter are lovely times to visit. Relax in a cozy country location with long beach walks and swimming into October. Color is beautiful and a dusting of snow brings all the second home weekenders up for a brisk, refreshing getaway; only an hour from Chicago. Spring, Fall, and mild winter days are best time to hike Indiana Dunes National Park and State Park.

Charming two bedroom cottage in Michiana Shores. Short stroll (2.5 blocks) to beautiful beach at stop 36 or 37.

Two king bedrooms with full bath upstairs with additional beds and 3/4bath in basement.

Bring a bottle of wine or ice cream enjoy spectacular sunsets from the covered gazebo at stop 37, with ez access, short term parking, bike rack, trash service, rinsing and drinking water and plenty of seating. Very nice beach and stop is lightly used compared to some southern beaches toward Long Beach. Walk gorgeous shoreline in either direction.

Perfect for relaxing getaways for a couple, couples; but can accommodate small families and small groups. Quaint knotty pine throughout the home. Super comfortable king beds with seasonal linens, new kitchen, remodeled full bath,big living room with sofa bed and big screen TV. Ceiling fans in each room, including screen porch.

Lovely screened in porch, great in three seasons. Full basement with extra beds, sofa sleeper and a 3/4 bath. Big backyard with wooded perimeter. Wrought iron table and 6 comfortable padded chairs for outdoor dining.

The cottage is off the beaten path on a quiet, non through street, but located in a great area close to plenty of restaurants and activities... the Blue Chip or Four Winds Casinos , Duneland summer theater, Light House Place Outlet Mall. Spectacular hiking at nearby Dunes National Park or State Park.

Nice walk to Dining room at Duneland Beach Inn or Stop 50 wood fired pizza, Beach is a 5 minute walk to either stop 36 or 37. A short walk in the other direction to a creekside nature trail and a fun vintage playground with a tennis court. Plenty of golfing nearby too, in Long Beach, Grand Beach and Three Oaks.

Fitness centers in nearby Long Beach and Michigan City offer basic or full amenity facilities; respectively, for daily, weekly, bi weekly or monthly rates.

Pets allowed with extra cleaning fee and at semi private stop 37 they are legally allowed on beach during off peak hours...before noon and after 6pm; though it's never been an issue at other times except holiday weekends. It's not an issue at all off season. It's really a super laid back, friendly community and beach scene...mostly second home weekenders.

Most of our guests are repeats each year. After Labor Day we accept advance reservations for shorter stays, but prime summer time we only advance reserve for 7 nights or more unless there is a last minute vacancy or few odd days between week long guests. This occurs mid week or even weekends when guests stay a few days longer than a week.

Beautiful Summer weather continues through September and often even into November some weeks.. Winter weekends can be a beautiful getaway too....very quiet and pretty.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

Why Marty chose Michiana Shores

We grew up spending summers on this beach. My family has been coming here for 5 generations. My great grandmother's home is still as I remember it one stop south in Duneland Beach. The beach proximity and relative privacy were the biggest considerations, though it is a very attractive vintage property.

What makes this house unique

The open back yard is great for kids to play or for sunning. Backing up to 3 wooded lots offers more privacy. The neighborhood is mostly second home weekenders, so it's usually quiet and peaceful. I often say 'it's only an hour drive but feels like a million miles away once you are here'.


Michiana Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size bed (#1) Medium firmness with additional memory foam topper, King size Beds (#2) Medium soft pillow top mattress, Double Beds (1) Soft full size bed in the open basement shares a 4 drawer dresser with a (1)Queen bed and 3/4 bath Each bed has a utility screen behind it for hanging clothes and shelves for personal items ie; phones, reading glasses, computer mouse etc., Twin or Single Beds (1) Soft twin bed in open basement shares dresser and 3/4 bath. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One full sleeper in living room and one full sleeper sofa in the open basement along with one full and one twin bed and 3/4 bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
VCR/DVD, Fire Pit


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Charming Michiana Shores Vacation Getaway Cottage
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Sherwood, Wisconsin

Quiet location close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property close to Lake Michigan and Beach. Had some great times sitting in back yard with campfire, salmon fishing on Lake Michigan and then grilling out on the patio. House is very well stocked with everything you would need(even bug spray and beach towels). Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monticello Indiana

So cozy and felt like home

  • 5 of 5

Never thought of renting a home for a vacation but a friend of mine recommended doing this and we loved it. My husband and 8 year old son and my in laws stayed here and we truly enjoyed it! The house was so clean and cozy, it had everything that you needed..just buy your own food and your good to go! loved the wood everywhere made it very cozy and welcoming, my 8 year old son loved being downstairs with his own tv and bathroom, I was nervous about him being alone down there but he didn't want to leave lol there was many beds to sleep in, the house was so convenient to all the places we wanted to go. The beach was beautiful that was up the street and the beach near the lighthouse was even better! Saw some wildlife.. we didn't want to leave..Marty the host was terrific! Answered every question I needed answered..very patient lol it was a great first time with homeaway, would definitely recommend this home! May even go for a long weekend in the fall. I can only imagine the beautiful foliage up there.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is adorable. The neighborhood is quiet. Enjoyed bike riding, sitting in the backyard and walking on the beach.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Park, Il

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well maintained cottage in woodsy, accessible location. Charming knotty pine interior. Comfortable, cozy. Large backyard with fire pits. Washer, dryer in spotless bsmt. Easy walking access to beautiful beach (stop 37). Very manageable drive to numerous area restaurants in nearby Michigan City & New Buffalo. Great area biking, kayaking, hiking. The property mgr, Marty, was personable, knowledgeable & helpful. I recommend this cottage without reservation

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Imperial, Mo.

Charming, Clean, & Convenient Lake Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and our friends, another couple stayed 7 nights at this "cottage". It was actually larger than we thought. Spacious enough for a small family or 2 couples like us. The cottage/house was very clean, had all the amenities you can think of & need, and was 2 1/2 blocks (less than a 10min. walk) to the beach at stop 40. The wifi and cable tv was a bonus.

We especially enjoyed the four seasons room that faces the large and private backyard. That was my favorite coffee spot. At night, you could hear the waves from the lake which was very peaceful. A few evenings were cool enough to enjoy the outdoor fireplace too.

While we stayed on the go pretty often, it was nice to enjoy breakfast at the house, pack a lunch to take the beach, and a few nights we had dinner at the house and played board games. Most evenings we tried to make it back in time to enjoy the sunset. Such amazing sunsets on the beach!

We rented kayaks last year, but this year was a bit too unseasonably chilly. Hoping to do this again next year and try paddle boarding too. Most places will deliver to whatever beach stop you request.

Michiana Shores is close to Michigan City for shopping & dining, the Dunes for hiking, New Buffalo, Union Pier, and Sawyer-and more for dining, shopping, and exploring too.

We visited wineries, microbreweries, hiked Mt. Jackson (Mt. Baldy is still closed), shopped, dined, and took in the sights. Oh and Stop 50 pizza is very close and delicious.

The neighbors are friendly and so are the deer! :)

Marty the property manager was wonderful to work with and made our planning easy.

I would definitely recommend staying here and we plan on returning next year. Next year, we'll bring our bikes and tennis rackets. There's so much to do!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bryan, OH

Wonderful Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our get-a-way in this cozy cottage. Very clean, our dog loved the back yard, we really enjoyed walking on the beach after a short walk to the beach and we saw deer each morning on our walk! Close to Chicago and other entertainment as well. We will try to visit there again with our family!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gambling, spas, theater, childrens playground and adventure park with bumper boats, batting, and mini putt. Pier fishing in Michigan City or New Buffalo. Several fitness centers offer daily/weekly rates. Walk to two restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $70
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

7 Nights minimum stay; Saturday to Saturday due to cleaning schedule.

There is no reservation without a RECEIVED deposit check. Online calendar does not reflect exact availability, as owners and family are usually using the cottage during unbooked time on weekends. Rentals are for 7 night stays in summer months; Saturday to Saturday due to cleaning schedule. There may be shorter add on stays available between full week rentals as they do not begin and end on specific days but we won't advance book them until the calendar has otherwise filled up.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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