About the property
- Cottage2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Classic Lake Cottage - 2 blks from Lake Michigan: 4br+loft,3ba - Sleeps 17
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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Todd Davis
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.
Todd Davis purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Todd Davis chose Michigan
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This property is updated and the bedrooms are well distributed to accommodate multiple families
We had a wonderful time here! The house easily accommodated the 6 adults and 4 kiddos in our group! We were able to tackle making a whole Thanksgiving feast in the kitchen! The beach was only a quick walk away and the beautiful weather made exploring possible! Thanks for letting us stay!
Perfect location and size!
The house is as pictured, but seems bigger when you are there. It is a perfect location and quiet area. The house was clean and the neighbors were thoughtful. They brought us chocolates and thanked us for our service. Our Women Veteran Retreat was a success and I recommend this place to all!
An Enjoyable Weekend Retreat at Alegria
"Alegria" was just as pictured! All of us enjoyed the location, the house, its coziness, the layout, the accommodations, and the proximity to the lake (we even saw the Chicago skyline in the distance). Personally, as the coordinator for our family's women's retreat, I didn't want others to be disappointed with the site I selected for our 2017 retreat, and they weren't! Having the task of renting a site, I appreciate how easy it was to rent Alegria; it was a completely online process - no mailings necessary. Thanks for the details and info about Alegria; that was helpful when considering our needs. The reference manual at the house was a good guide on "what to do" and "how to do it." I enjoyed having an access code; no key(s) to misplace or lose. Didn't get to enjoy the outer deck; it was too chilly. Didn't get to enjoy the fireplace; it wasn't chilly enough! Even so, everyone had a great time, and we had a successful 2017 Women's Retreat!
Great Weekend Stay
Enjoyed a long weekend at this great cottage house just minutes from the beach in Michigan City. Plenty of room for our group of 10
Great house, good location
We had a sibling reunion with my sister and 2 brothers. 2 younger children stayed with us while our 20 somethings came in for visits.
We cooked dinner there and enough seating.... the benches at the table were nice, kitchen well stocked to cook for a bigger group. House was clean and a short walk from the beach.
Great location for big family. Close to Lake
Street parking was issue
Glad to hear you enjoyed the place!! You were a great group!! For those reading this review please understand this group brought multiple cars/minivans/trucks as well as trailers for their motorcycles (which they off-loaded and then also parked in front of the house). Just be mindful that we can accommodate 3-4 vehicles in front. After complaints from the neighbors, I did have to ask this group to move some vehicles to another block (1 block away) to allow the rest of those that live/use the block to have some street parking. Great renters this group, no problems at all, but I think the parking expectations they have are unrealistic within two blocks of Lake Michigan. Figure on 3-4 cars in front of the house - plenty of parking within a block or so if you bring more than that many vehicles. Just as a courtesy to the rest of the block, as street parking is all that is available on this particular block.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During the Summer High Season we prefer to rent Saturday to Saturday, but will try and accommodate some exceptions.