Vintage Lake Michigan Beach Cottage: 4BR+Loft,3BA-Sleeps 15(30 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Classic Lake Cottage - 2 blks from Lake Michigan: 4br+loft,3ba - Sleeps 15
Alegria is a charming beach cottage located in Sheridan Beach. This adorable 4 bedroom + loft, 3 bath rental is perfect for your vacation getaway! Located just 2 blocks away from the best beach on Lake Michigan this little gem offers so much! Open the door to the comfortable living area drenched in sunlight welcoming you the moment you walk through the door! The master bedroom is on the main floor with full bath. The second story has a full bath, a big, bright loft (with TV/DVD) that sleeps five - great for the kids! Off the loft is another bedroom with queen bed and French Doors to a private deck. The updated kitchen is totally equipped along with a roomy dining area and seating for the whole gang. Basement features a separate Living Room, Two Bedrooms (together sleep 6 easily), and a Bathroom with Shower. But what is really most unique to Alegria is the outdoor space where you are completely surrounded by the trees and walking trails, providing privacy and serenity. You`ll love it so much that you`ll want to prepare your meals on the gas grill outside on the deck and dine under the star filled sky. Some nearby attractions include the Washington Park Zoo & Splash Pad, Michigan City Marina, Lighthouse Shopping Outlet and the Blue Chip Casino. All within minutes! Let the Alegria be your vacation destination!
Member since: 2015
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 17-18
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017 High Season
Jun 17 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $200
- Pet Fee $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 5%
During the Summer High Season we prefer to rent Saturday to Saturday, but will try and accommodate some exceptions.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Local farms closeby for picking strawberries,blueberries, raspberries, apples, cherries. Weekly farmers market from May through October. Weekly free concerts and family movies in the amphitheater walking distance from the property. Enjoy a scenic walk, run, or bike ride either on pthe beach or on Lake Shore Drive. New Buffalo, MI is only 15 minutes away. Sailboat charters available through Michigan City Sailboat Charters. Some local restaurant favorites are Swingbelly, Carlsons, Tree House, Hesston's Supper Club, Cool Runnings (Jamaican), Bubbles Ice Cream.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We bought the entire Carter Manny compound from Carter in 2009 and have since set about trying to maintain (and even improve) the perfect balance of relaxed sophistication and ingenious simplicity that Carter infused it with over 60+ years of ownership. We spend most of our summers in Michigan City with our kids either in the sailing program, on the beach, or on the Michigan City Municipal golf course. We live in Elmhurst when we can't be in Michigan City and have to do stuff like go to work and school.
Why the Owner Chose Michigan City, IN, USA:
Alegria is a well-built classic Lake Michigan Summer Cottage newly remodeled with all the modern amenities in a unique, tranquil setting unusual for this close to the water. Much of Sheridan Beach is built very close together, so not much privacy - really none. Not so with Alegria - in the evening you can turn on the floodlights and have the whole wooded hillside behind lit up while you enjoy the peace and quiet.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Alegria has a great location close to Lake Michigan but also has PRIVACY and PEACE & QUIET - the lots behind the cottage are still just woods (with trails if you like to explore). Sheridan Beach is close to Chicago (75 min drive), but feels a world away and has really the best beach on Lake Michigan. A burst pipe led to a complete down to the studs remodel, so the cottage is like new - modern kitchen, baths, etc. Loft will sleep up to five. Another bedroom up sleeps two. First floor master suite has it's own bath and laundry. Two bedrooms (each sleeps three) and a bath are in the basement. Outside shower on the back deck to rinse off the sand. Real wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Classic 1920's beach cottage with stone walled front yard and private back yard with all the modern conveniences - WIFI, Cable TV, Air Conditioning, granite countertops, etc. We have a list of places for good Pizza, Burgers, Fine Dining, things to do, places to go, etc. Come and explore the southern shore of Lake Michigan from this great base camp.
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View from the street
Dining Room with French Doors to Deck/Backyard
Dining Room - Looking Back to Front Door/Living Room
Master Bedroom (First Floor)
Loft with tandem and bunk beds with tandem - door to bath by the TV
Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed and French Doors to Private Deck
Basement Living Room (stairs up thru the door)
Basement Bedroom 1 view from Basement LIving Room
Basement Bedroom 1 - Looking back into Basement Living Room
Basement Bath - Shower, Sink, and Toilet (all NEW!)
Basement Bedroom 2 (Queen Bed)
Back Deck at night (with lights on the trail/woods/hillside behind)
Living Room with Fireplace, Couch, Loveseat, and Chair (view from Front Door)
Dining Room (view from Kitchen) - two benches and four chairs - seats 10 or more
Newly redone kitchen, new appliances, cabinets, floor. All the tools stocked.
Master Bath - 2 sinks, Laundry behind mirror/wall, Tub to Left, Separate Toilet
View into upstairs Bedroom from Loft
Bath off Loft - full tub with shower, separate toilet.
Basement Living Room (view from stairs) doors to BR1, Bath, and BR2 are seen.
Basement Bedroom 1 - Twin over Full Bunk Beds
Basement Bath - View From Basement Living Room
Basement Bedroom 2 - Twin over Full Bunk Beds and Closet
Back Deck During the Day (looking at back of cottage), Outside Shower by door
Best beach on Lake Michigan - if you can sail - bring your Hobie.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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