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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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, movies, and an electric golf cart to use at your leisure. This home boasts a turret 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, 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

Why Melissa McCoy chose Indiana

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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.181818 based on 11 reviews

A bit run-down and dated

  • 2 of 5

While the house had adequate sleeping areas (for up to 14 or 15), the kitchen was small and the condition of the outside of the home was not well kept. The layout, especially of the upstairs master was a bit odd including a stairway to a 'bell-tower' viewing area that was not screened in. The Direct TV was not functional and the owner/manager had an attitude that the renters would / should act as on-site service personnel reporting to her all problems (otherwise the renters would be blamed) including poorly functioning plumbing and a golf cart with a loose/ broken back seat. In short, adquate but the attitude of the owner made it a less than ideal rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice house in great resort town but management must be spread too thin

  • 3 of 5

The house was as described only with the added perk of newly installed internet! Space was ample but the layout posed an issue when eating with large groups.

The playground off the back was a huge plus but you'll be sharing it with more people as the street has seen recent development.

There were some minor issues with our stay. The house lacked kitchen towels and a coffee pot. There were no additional linens and some beds did not have a bed pad. Many bathrooms did not have the bath mats put out. The front and back porch lights were out. Some of these issues were addressed and management was nice in correspondence.

The larges issue was a non-working golf cart. Since road parking is nearly impossible, the golf cart would have provided much needed transportation to the beach and pool. Management did call out a mechanic but after that it appeared as though there was no effort to get it going during our stay. I can only assume it remained broken for the next renter as it sat in the same spot all week.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Management is not spread too thin or I likely would not have been able to address your concerns within an hour of calling me. We absolutely have a coffee maker- a Kerig, just as described. You had plenty of bath mats and kitchen towels you guys just wanted more so I brought them to you along with changing the burnt bulbs I overlooked, my apologies. Every single bed has a mattress protector. The golf cart had a mechanical issue and was picked up during your stay so every attempt to address the issue was done. Thankfully there is a free trolley that was able to pick you up at the front door as many times as you guys requested.
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Lemondrop over Labor Day weekend and it was perfect for three families. We loved the fact that there are two bedrooms in the basement with lots of bunk beds so we were able to have all the kids sleep downstairs. There was plenty of space for everyone and the house was well appointed. You walk out the back door and there is a slide right down to the park which was great fun. The owners were very responsive and easy to work with. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for the great review! I truly love the slide off of the back deck as well (more so my son), but he has talked me into it a few times as well. Hope to have you stay at Lemon Drop in the future!
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Great stay for a family with kids

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Lemondrop. Property was clean and the owner was responsive whenever we had a question. We loved the pool and having a golfcart to take to the beach. It was really a perfect place for a family trip. We would definitely come back again and recommend to any prospective travelers!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your family was great and we would be glad to have you return again.
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Overall a nice place!

  • 3 of 5

Positives: The Lemon Drop was a nice place - roomy & nice location! We had a large group with several children under 10. Having the playground so near-right behind the house-was a nice feature. Having a golf cart with the place was great. The Beachwalk Resort area in all was nice-clean & kept up. We had enough dishes, silverware, etc. for our group in the house. Beds were comfortable.

Drawbacks: While the house accommodates 18 very comfortably for sleeping, the dining area table only had chairs, seating for 6--not very handy. The table could have easily sat two more & maybe four as is. The cleaning-mostly in the bathrooms was suspect. Looked like the floors were maybe swiped with a wet something--hair on floor and baseboards. Downstairs toilet for sure hadn't been cleaned in awhile--esp underside of seat (ugh). While there was suppose to be a minimal supply of paper towels (half roll), garbage bags (1), and toilet paper (an av. of half roll in each bathroom)--what was supplied was truly minimal so go prepared. The pull out couch was broken & couldn't be used for sleeping. A couple of toys rolled under the sectional couch which sat off the floor several inches-used broom to retrieve and ended up sweeping area under couch--harvested a large pile of dust bunnies.

All in all, this was a nice place--just more attention to cleaning detail might be needed and more seating for dining. The décor is cheerful & nice location. Thanks for a nice place for our family to get together.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Sorry about the misunderstanding on the sofa bed we DO NOT list that as sleeping accommodations for this home, we sleep 18 in BEDS. We supply toilet paper and a back up roll in each bathroom, we left you 4 trash bags, a FULL roll of paper towel. All of this is described if you read the description or the Welcome letter that was sent out in advance. The house is thoroughly cleaned after each stay most especially the bathrooms. We found lots of items you mention under the sofa, but as you mentioned those were from your group nothing from the prior stay. Its unfortunate to see all of this here after you never mentioned anything during your stay.
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Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

This house suited our group of seven adults and three children well. Having four bathrooms is a real plus. Even the fact that all but one bed were bunks was manageable. The location next to a playground worked for us and it isn't too far from the pool. The house is very well equipped and was very clean. It is a lovely house.

The downside -when we arrived the golf cart had one flat tire (we pumped it up and then it ran well, though the equipment to keep it charged is very heavy to carry back and forth ) and the dryer absolutely did not dry anything. Not having WIFI was inconvenient. And there is only room at the table for 6 people at a time.

Still, we had a great time and would rent again - knowing all the issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for leaving a review. The tire being flat is news to me so we will have that repaired. You may like to hear we will be replacing the dining table with a larger one that can seat a much larger group. We want to make sure that everyone who stays is as comfortable as can be.
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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

Michigan City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High summer
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $260 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
non ref damage waiver $60
pool wristbands $130
Tax Rate 12.75%

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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