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Close to park! slp18, FREE golf cart upgrade.FIREPIT. WiFi!

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, 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:
September 20, 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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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


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average rating of 4.3125 based on 16 reviews

Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 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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Nice house, would would stay here again

  • 4 of 5

Lots of space

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Booked two nights for my daughters bachelorette weekend. We had a fabulous time. There were 14 of us and we had plenty of room. the house is amazing. All the ladies were very impressed. They has no idea that staying at beach walk was so similar to the Keys, Loved it and would definitely return. Thank you Melissa

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Family Vacation Spot

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Lemon Drop. We stayed with my siblings and their families (9 adults, 6 kids and 2 babies). The house was very nice, furnished beautifully, great location and the owner was wonderful at responding to our needs. When we asked for a few missing items, she responded and supplied them within hours.

I would like to point out to other large families considering this home that although this house slept everyone very comfortably with all the bunks, we felt a bit crammed. The dining area consists of a table with 6 chairs and a card table and 6 extra chairs are provided. We brought extra folding chairs for the patio. We used the kitchen chairs adjacent to the sectional couch in the main area to be together. We all have small children, so we did spend a considerable amount of time in the house and had the kids go to the basement to play or watch TV or the side living room.

The park out back is super to have so close. Just know that it is down a hill (with a cool slide from the house to the park) with foliage in between the house and the park, so you do need to actually go to the park with the kids if you want to watch them. Also, it draws many other people, so there will be noise from the park. The noise wasn't so close that it bothered us, I just had to question if it was our children or someone else's :)

If you sleep in the bedrooms in the basement, you will enjoy the coolest air (obviously), but you will be wakened by footsteps and noises from above. No surprise, normal in a home, but if you're figuring out who should sleep where, keep that in mind.

Lastly, this picture of the Lemon Drop is outdated--there are other homes on the street. Bring your bikes so that you can ride to the pool and beach. We used our vehicle to drop our items to the beach, then used the golf cart and bikes to get there. Bikes were best, as we had a child carrier that we hauled our stuff all the way down the long boardwalk to the beach.

Thanks lemon drop and Melissa!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We stayed at lemon drop it was really well maintained and nicely arranged property.

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Its unfortunate this review is still posted as the Guest promised this would be removed after a discussion with his brother that this was posted in the spirit of ill intent and that they were having an issue within their family that I unfortunately have been the brunt of the emotions. The house was in fact damaged and left in terrible condition. After being placed responsible for damages this review surfaced as his means of retribution for my holding him accountable for damages.
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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
Damage Deposit $560

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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