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Close to park! slp18, OUTdoor dining.FIREPIT.WiFi! Beautiful Wooded setting.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,720 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This Gorgeous home boasts all the amenities of home plus more. 5 bedroom/4.5bath


Nestled nicely on top of a sand dune with the nearby Sandcastle Playground just past the back yard.

Only a short golf cart ride to enjoy Lake Michigan.

Fully furnished with, games and movies to use at your leisure. This home boasts a cupola to enjoy a private moment with nature and the view. Located down the street from Lake Michigan with tree lined streets, colorful houses and white picket fences.

The community has its own private walkway to Lake Michigan, private Lake Kai, heated swimming pool, parks and playgrounds, fishing docks, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, putting greens, and planned family activities.

The house features 3 living and gathering spaces, a fully equipped state of the art kitchen. All linens and towels are provided. Master bedroom has a full en suite bathroom. All other bedrooms feature queen size bunk beds. The rear patio offers a large propane grill, comfortable seating, with a new large table and dining benches, sand toys, and a fire pit (wood is not included).

This home has been personally cared for by the home owners for years and is just this year being shared with vacation goers. Care and quality are top notch and not something easy to find in the vacation rental market. Don't pass this beautiful home by when you are considering a golden sands Lake Michigan vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Melissa McCoy
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Melissa McCoy

We have cared for this property since the year it was built! The homeowners decided their family life is at a point they can't come to enjoy the house as often as they want. So they have graciously opened this great house for vacationers to enjoy and make great memories in-at least for a few years. This house has been well maintained and loved. We enjoy keeping it updated and adding new fun things to make our guests' stays as comfortable as possible.

Why Melissa McCoy chose Michigan City

Quality hardwood floors, beautiful glass tile throughout, an amazing gourmet kitchen, a courtesy golf cart, great location. The better question would be, Why NOT this property!

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, off street parking


Michigan City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3720 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our cancellation policy is outlined in our Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , top floor, jack-n-jill
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , master, top floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bottom floor
  • 4 full bath and a powder room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master, en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Queen bunkbed with attached jack-n-jill bathroom, top floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Queen bunkbed with attached jack-n-jill bathroom, top floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Bottom level, attached bathroom. Full bunkbed and twin bunk
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , Queen bunkbed
  • Total of 5 bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Close to park! slp18, OUTdoor dining.FIREPIT.WiFi! Beautiful Wooded setting.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 21 reviews

Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear. Thanks for choosing to stay at the Lemon Drop!
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Lots of Issues, dirty not clean, beds not made, inadequate A/C units not working properly.

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately my stay at the Lemon Drop property was very disappointing and not enjoyable at all! The location is good the property and contents has issues. As a guest I experienced several issues which some were never addressed by the owner. Firstly, the TV's didn't work, even with repeated requests it still took the owner 24 plus hours to correct and address the problem, Even though she apparently lives on site! The toaster didn't work which took an additional day to be replaced by a tiny, inadequate 2 slice toaster for a group of 12 people. The outside grill was filthy with food on it from the previous guests, absolutely unacceptable. The outside seating consisted of two wooden backless benches and a small dirty table, very disappointing. NONE of the top bunkbeds were made, sheets placed in a ball under the duvets, why? However, my worst experience was the house was really hot, the air conditioner was inadequate for the size of the property especially the top floor. My husband and I were assigned the top floor front bedroom and it was so uncomfortable (hot) we could not sleep in that room. Evidentially there was a big problem with the system as it was not working properly through out my entire visit or perhaps it's not adequate for the size of the property? It was very hot and uncomfortable as a result we were forced to sleep on the couch, horrible experience! Parking is a nightmare. I would consider returning to the area however, I would never stay at this property again.

August Stay


  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firstly, No Paula is on record for staying in this home. It is amazing that VRBO will allow complete fictitious reviews. There is nothing wrong with the TV's I had a maintenance guy over within hours and this group couldn't operate a basic TV remote and were trying to have the DIsh operate on a DVD player. The toaster was replaced at 8:45 that morning- that is 45 minutes after her text that they broke our existing toaster. We had to go over a third time and request that everyone remove their car from the dune grass. If you travel with 8 vehicle in a beach resort- that makes parking your issue. The AC works great! When you place the AC on both systems to 52 degrees and lock out the system -once again that makes you the problem. When the house keeper arrived the house was freezing and thankfully she took pictures to prove all of these accusations. It is wrong to make such false lies about a beautiful beach home who has made dozens of other groups extremely happy and eager to return. I caution any potential guests to look past this fictitious review and see the other reviews for face value.
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It was a nice place

  • 4 of 5

Had a good time - enjoyed the pool and Lake Michigan

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lemon Drop property July 2018 and had a lovely weekend. This is a pretty home in a great location. The property owner is helpful and easy to reach. We would stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with plenty of space for 5 families. The house is in great shape and ideally located next to a playground that all the kids loved! It is a little walk to the beach but the golf cart and the Beachwalk shuttle makes everything so easy. Our families also loved the bbq and fire pit. Melissa was great in communicating and responded almost instantly. We were even able to use the pool before the house was ready.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for large families

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Melissa! We loved the house and location. The park was close for the kids to play on, awesome having a golf cart to drive to the lake and pool, and house was clean and well stocked for us! Also thank you for restaurant suggestions!

Rufener family

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Chicago Midway
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Michigan City Municipal golf coarse
Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bridges Waterfront Grille
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

Enjoy all the private amenities that Beachwalk has to offer, all while being only minutes from everything the city has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $260

Resort requires any person 3 years and older must have a wrist band for the pool. These must be paid in advance of arrival and are non refundable. $10 per guest over 3 yo. Good for the duration of your stay. The amount listed in just an estimate and will be adjusted based on # of guests. Guests 16 and older with a valid drivers license are the only person(s) allowed to drive the golf cart.
Cleaning fee- an additional $50.00 is charged for parties groups 16 and over.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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