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Beachwalk Excellent Location Near Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Modern Luxury For A Large Group

A secret treasure, on a perfectly located, quiet street in the fabulous Beachwalk community, Ruby’s is the ultimate gathering place for a large family or group of friends that wants a beach get-away with modern luxury in a quaint, warm, inviting home. This house is a very popular rental in the area, due to the size and location of the home. This home is OWNER-MANAGED, and there are NO EXTRA RESORT or MANAGER FEES added on, as you will find with many other houses in the area. We personally tend to the house on a weekly basis, and make sure it is immaculately clean and stocked for you. You will love our Personal Touches. Please note: We do not allow PROM parties.

Ruby’s is surprisingly large, providing 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths in the main house. The main house sleeps 14+ people with a king bedroom, 3 queen bedrooms and a bunk room that sleeps 4. We have bonus sleeping spots, like a sleeper sofa and mattresses in the giant walk-in closets. You won’t believe the great room at the back of the house, boasting a full kitchen, dining and living room space. Enjoy modern amenities and a fully-loaded kitchen, laundry room, 4 flat screen TVs with Comcast, XBOX gaming system, free WIFI, and more. The unfinished basement provides an extra play room and a lounging area for the kids, and ping pong. Perfectly located, Ruby’s is only 1 block from the pool and the park, and a leisurely 5 minute walk to Lake Michigan on the pristine Indiana Dunes (national lakeshore) which is a top rated beach where you can see the Sears/Willis Tower on a clear day. Click for a link to an article about our beach at Stop 7:

Sleeping Quarters: Beds for 14 in main house (5 in coach house)

Main Floor Bedroom 1: Queen Bed sleeps 2, plus full bathroom

Main Floor Bedroom 2: Queen Bed sleeps 2

Main Floor Bedroom 3: Queen Bed sleeps 2

Main Floor Full Bathroom

2nd Floor Bedroom 4: King Bed sleeps 2, plus full bath

2nd Floor Bedroom 5: Bunk bed with a full bed and 2 twins

2nd Floor Loft area: Sleeper Sofa sleeps 2

2nd Floor Full Bath

note: there are some extra mattresses if needed.

Bonus! Coach house is for rent: Ruby’s has a coach house that may also be available to rent (depending on availability). Directly attached to the back deck of Ruby’s, above the garage, check out THE DOG HOUSE. It’s the perfect small house for 2-5 people to enjoy, like the grandparents, or a young couple with small children. Want a little privacy from the large group or family? This awesome little coach house has a full kitchen, laundry, cable tv and WIFI, and sleeps up to 5 people, with a King bed and a sleeper sofa. Contact owner directly to rent the coach house. Fees will be provided at that time.

Ruby’s is located in the award-winning Beachwalk Resort community in Michigan City, Indiana where there are activities aplenty right outside your doorstep. Free resort amenities include:


*tennis courts

*basketball courts

*and volleyball court

*Lake Kai (a small lake for swimming, fishing, and non-motorized watercraft use)

*2 Playgrounds

Additional options:

Golf cart included in rental fee for 2018

Dog-friendly with restrictions and additional fees (dog must be approved)

Other attractions in the area include:

*Washington Park


*Blue Chip Casino

*Premium Outlets Mall with over 120+ stores

*Lighthouse and Rag Tops car museum

*Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park

*Local Brewery and Wineries

More Details

Samantha Pond
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Samantha Pond

I've been vacationing in beachwalk for almost 20 years, and I have finally purchased a property here. I take great pride in making my home comfortable for my renters, and will provide you all the information and service needed to ensure your stay is amazing!

Samantha Pond purchased this house in 2015

Why Samantha Pond chose Michigan City

I purchased Ruby's because I found it to be an amazing home. Perfectly located, and appearing quaint at the front door, you will be surprised at how big and fabulous this home really is.

What makes this house unique

I am a one-home owner, who will provide personal customer service and excellent pricing for this location. All the benefits of Beachwalk, in a quiet location, with modern amenities, Ruby's is the place to rent for your group!


Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Photo ID is required upon booking
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor master queen
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , first floor full bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor master queen
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Second floor full bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk bed contains 1 full bed and 2 twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , with full bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The main house has bedrooms for 12 people and a pull out sleeper for 2 people. There are a few bonus sleeping spots, like some extra mattresses in the huge closets that kids love to sleep on. If your party is larger than 14-16, you may consider the coach house which is available to rent for an additional fee. The coach house has 1 large living space, including a king bed, and pull out sofa and a full kitchen. There is also a full bath and laundry.It is very spacious. Please call or text Samantha at (847) 494-7153 to inquire about renting and availability. Thank You


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Beachwalk Excellent Location Near Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to find this house very clean, beautiful and welcoming! We feel that the house looks even better than the pictures and video show. The kitchen is well stocked with plenty of dishes, pans, etc. With 4 bathrooms, we never had to wait- even with the maximum guests! We'd like to come back to enjoy the more of the ammenities - since our stay was for my daughter's wedding, we were very busy! I thoroughly enjoyed early morning coffees on the cheery screened-in front porch and the young adults enjoyed it in the evenings! Although parking was tight for a large group, it was manageable. I would gladly choose this property all over again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We do our best to accommodate big groups like yours. Thank you so much for the great review and we can't wait to host you again!
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Plenty of Roof for Everyone

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Michigan City! The house was clean and well equiped. We didn't have to worry about anything we needed for the beach(chairs, umbrellas, coolers etc.). It was all included! The owner Sam was also extremely nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

Recently spent 3 nights at Ruby’s beach house with 11 other girls, the space was more than accommodating! Beautiful and clean home with added little touches from the owner. Sam was wonderful with communication and made sure we were enjoying our stay. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your group of ladies was a pleasure to host. I'm so glad to hear you had fun. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer! Thanks, Sam
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Ruby's Was Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Recently our entire family had a mini vacation at Ruby's. Our time there was perfect. The house easily accommodated our large group. All the little "extras" made this house a wonderful place to stay. Ruby's was complete with activities to entertain our wide age ranges. Our little ones were delighted to find toys and all loved the golf cart! The screened in porch was a favorite "go to" place. The house was clean and stocked with supplies that we needed. Samantha did a great job of communicating with us, answering all of our questions. I highly recommend Ruby's as a great family getaway and am hoping that we can return in the future. Samantha, thanks for making our family time so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were an excellent guest. Thank you very much for the kind review. I would love to host your group again. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Beautiful house in a perfect spot.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend. Couldn't have picked a better place for a large group

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & Clean

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 plus a day visitor enjoyed Ruby's Lake House for two nights. It was very accessible, plenty of room for everyone and very clean! Sam was quick to answer my texts. Highly recommend renting this cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. You were an excellent guest. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Ruby's.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Rates are subject to change until reservation is reserved. Additional fees may apply for pets and/or guests exceeding capacity of home. Also, additional fees will be charged for rental of coach house. Please request a separate quote for rental of coach house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.