Charming house built into dunes, 3 short blocks from Lake Michigan beach in Miller Beach. Near Dunes State Park and National Lakeshore hiking trails. Rustic but comfortable, with trees out every window. Main house area is on second floor with screened in front porch off living room. Great wood stove in living-dining room. Central heat. See forest and trees on all sides. Wifi.
Two bedrooms on second floor have queen beds; living room has queen futon. Third bedroom on first floor has full-size futon bed. Sheets, towels, wood, also everything for the kitchen including drip coffee pot and microwave.
Beach has resident-only parking, so the beach is not crowded. A six-block walk will take you into West Beach, part of the National Lakeshore (you can drive -- big parking lot, beach house, showers, bathroom). Lots of hiking trails. 5 blocks to pizza, country bar and two restaurants. 10 minutes by car to spectacular dune walks at Dunes State Park, nature center. Many other hikes.
One hour by train or car takes you to downtown Chicago.