Beachwalk: Large Lakefront Beach House

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View of beachhouse from the shores of Lake Kai


Last updated: 07/29/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

BOOK FALL / INDIAN SUMMER GETAWAY NOW -- only few weekends left in Sept & Oct

NOT TOO EARLY for 2017 - SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES FOR JUNE, 2017 OPENINGS. (outdoor pool w b heated beginning Memorial Day.

OUR HOUSE (BEACH BALL) IS LOCATED IN BEACHWALK RESORT, a 160-acre family community nestled amid the Indiana National Dunes, directly across Lakeshore Drive from Lake Michigan's Pristine Sheridan Beach (and a 5-mile beach walk from New Buffalo, MI -- ha, ha, ha).

Distinguished by Coastal Living Magazine as 'a community of colorful cottages rising from Lake Michigan's golden sands,' Beachwalk's unique, charming properties--accented by picket fences and winding streets--create a picturesque, neighbor-friendly beach community set among the natural beauty of the sand dune landscape that offers 'a step back in time.' (See beachwalkresort com website for addl info and pix.)

Enjoy a day partaking of Beachwalk's many amenities (see list), and then--perhaps--pack a bottle of wine, and join the nightly pilgrimage down to Lake Michigan for a sunset of fun and friendship. Or, relax and watch the sun set from your own private deck on the shores of what we affectionately call the 'little lake' (Lake Kai). There is so much OR so little for you to do.

Our beach house ('BEACH BALL') is a spacious, two-and-a-half story 'cottage' located directly on the shores of Lake Kai.

During your stay you can choose to step outside your door onto the Lake Kai beach or fish Lake Kai off of Beachwalk's private fishing pier; jump in one of the kayaks or paddle-boats provided by Beachwalk; head over to the heated outdoor pool; or just relax on the deck while watching people and wildlife mix amidst the backdrop of the lake and tall dunes! The beach house is a short stroll from Lake Michigan (or, if you prefer, rent a golf cart from the Beachwalk office for the day or for your entire week's stay).

Next, let's summarize the layout of the house for you.

THE MAIN-FLOOR living area consists of an open, spacious living room, dining area, and kitchen--all of which share magnificent views of Lake Kai and the surrounding dunes (along with a new large flat screen tv). This soaring, two-story space has 2 walls of windows that seem to bring the lake, dunes, and sky indoors. French doors lead from this 'great room' onto the large (25' x 10') deck overlooking Lake Kai. The main floor also includes 3 bedrooms, each of which opens directly into 1 of 2 main-floor bathrooms--making each feel more like a mini-suite than a bedroom.

THE TOP-FLOOR master suite is spacious and private, with a king-sized bed and a soothing stone and sea-glass tile bathroom--with a double vanity, shower, and whirlpool tub. Adjacent to the master suite is a spacious getaway 'reading & relaxing nook' with a couple of cozy chairs. Down the hall from the master suite, a catwalk leads to what we call the 'tower room,' which provides unobstructed views of the lakeshore, dunes, and neighboring cottages. Sit down (table with 4 bar stools) and enjoy the view while playing a game of cards or just relaxing.

THE GROUND / WALK-OUT FLOOR offers a 2nd, larger family room, complete with a beautiful pool/ping pong table and large TV / DVD surrounded by a large, comfortable seating area (large sofa, love seat, and chairs for extra seating). This light-filled space includes French doors that open directly onto to a 25' x 10' patio, which leads out to the sandy front yard and the shores of Lake Kai. The 5th bedroom is also located on this level and includes a queen and double bed and opens directly into the 4th full bathroom (with tub/shower) and adjoining walk-in closet.



Keywords: Single Family Beach House

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Soooo many fun things on-campus for kids of all ages (from wading pool and playground for toddlers to putting green and casino (.5 mile away) for "big kids"...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    wheelchair-challenged due to wooden boardwalk and 3 steps up, into entrance...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    1st Flr Lime Gr BR, lots light (2 windows), bathroom connect...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    1st Flr Coral BR- lots of light (2 windows) connect J&J Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    1st Flr Sky Blue BR--lots of light, connect to J&J bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    2nd Flr Private Master Suite, shower and tub, sitting area)...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 double

    Kids Basement Den, large LR area, bathroom, pool/ping pong...moreless

  • King size beds (1) king in master br, Queen size Beds (3) queen beds in all main floor bedrooms, Double Beds (2) 2 doubles in ground floor bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 3


  • Bathroom 4


  • 2 full bathrooms on 1st floor (one accessible from hallway and Lime BR, wth walk in shower; one Jack&Jill between Coral and Sky Blue BR's with full tub/shower and double sinks); ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Linens and cleaning service included in rental fee along with resort amenities including sandy, 26-acre private Lake Kai (with a popular fishing pier; beautiful heated pool; Beach Cafe, food & dessert trucks; 2 kids' playgrounds; beach volleyball, 9-hole putting green, community park (with weekly live music); and, concierge services provided by Beachwalk Resort's rental office. BEACH HOUSE amenities include a wood-burning fireplace, washer/dryer, central air, beautiful, fully-equipped kitchen (with stainless steel appliances, microwave), two decks/patios, outdoor firepit, cable TV's/DVD's, games, movies, outdoor toys, and various sporting equipment,...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    movie library well-suited for families...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront:

    Best of Both Worlds--House is on little lake (Lake Kai) and a short walk or golf cart ride to the big lake (Lake Michigan)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all linens provided and included in rental price...moreless

  • Living Room:

    one on main floor and another ("kids living room" in walk-out basement on shores of Lake Kai)...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    parking for 2 cars in front of house; addl parking in adjacent lot...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washer and dryer in-house...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    wood burning fireplace in living room...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    catering available through Beachwalk or local restaurants...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    every imaginable pot, pan, dish, glass, and utensil provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen w large fridge and ice maker, dishwasher, oven, and all cooks untencils (grill on deck off of kitchen)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive deck on 2nd floor, overlooking Lake Kai with seating for 9. Lakefront patio on ground floor....moreless

  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    use of Beachwalk kayaks, paddleboats, and standing surf boards on little Lake Kai included ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    on large deck, off of kitchen and living room...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis:

    private tennis courts on Beachwalk grounds...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Heated Outdoor Association pool (w/separate toddler pool) 15 houses away--short walk along Lake Kai boardwalk (pool opens [heated] Memorial Day w/e and closes in late Sept)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Linens, Cleaning, Resort $400 + tax
  • Tax Rate 14%

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0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Chip Casino
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Carroll St Stop (Southshore Train S Bend to Chic)

Nearby activities include Washington Park (a 90-Acre public park with zoo, kids water/splash park and dunes--all on the shores of Lake Michigan, 2 Minutes), Blue Chip Casino (5 Minutes), Lighthouse Outlet Mall (now known as Prime Outlets Mall, 5 minutes), Harbor Country wineries (20-30 minutes), several private and public golf courses (20 minutes or less), children's museum, paint ball, art galleries, antique malls and shops, day spa, and boat launch/marina


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: Family of four from Chicago

Why Michigan City, IN, USA:
Beachwalk is a great family-friendly, beach community that offers a step back in time vacation every day of the year . Always something to do for the kids--outdoor pool, paddle boats and stand-up surfing on little Lake Kai, easy walk to big Lake Michigan beach, two playgrounds to accomodate all ages, putting green, pier fishing, tennis, basketball, volleyball, Or just relax and do nothing for awhile.

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  • View of beachhouse from the shores of Lake Kai

    View of beachhouse from the shores of Lake Kai

  • Living room, looking out onto 2nd floor lakefront deck (25 x 10)

    Living room, looking out onto 2nd floor lakefront deck (25 x 10)

  • Another sunset at the lake with dunes in background (viewed from the living room

    Another sunset at the lake with dunes in background (viewed from the living room

  • bedroom #2 (queen bed)

    bedroom #2 (queen bed)

  • Walk along the Lake Kai boardwalk to the fishing pier or heated pool

    Walk along the Lake Kai boardwalk to the fishing pier or heated pool

  • View from bedroom #2 doorway, with lakefront dining room in the background

    View from bedroom #2 doorway, with lakefront dining room in the background

  • View from the deck of Lake Kai with Lake Michigan dunes beyond

    View from the deck of Lake Kai with Lake Michigan dunes beyond

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Beachwalk: Large Lakefront Beach House

Michigan City, IN, USA #86229

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