Enjoy your the Gecko Cottage
Late fall/winter/spring weekend wine special. Free extra day and late check-out!
Five-minute to the bridge over th Galian River and another five to iour lovely Lake Michigan beach. Restaurants, shopping. Avoid the $12 beach parking fee. We provide out guests with a free pass for unlimited use.
Relaxing fun with the professional ping pong table and Big Ten Network and ESPN on the big screen TV.
You’ll love the comfort and beauty of the brand-new home: including high ceilings, lots of sunlight from windows and skylights, modern kitchen and bathrooms, spacious front and back porch, fireplace, and loft for children's play area. Relax at the private pool used only by Merchant Street Cottage residents and guests with grill and comfortable lounging furniture.
Linens, towels, and cooking needs are provided.
Easy 40 minute ride to Notre Dame.
The Gecko House - 4BR, Walk to Beach
Cozy, clean, comfortable & close to town & the beach.
Interaction with Guests
You'll have full private access to the cottage, but your hosts are a call or text away with help and suggestions as needed.
Lots to explore, uPick Bluberries, Canoeing, Local Artists. Walk for miles on the sandy beach.
Walk out the back door to the exclusive pool
One block away the new library is beautiful and amazing for kids. For adults, enjoy afternoon coffee with a book on the front porch or patio.
Take Amtrak from Chicago or from Ann Arbor and walk five minutes to your cottage. Wow! Free parking in front or back. Once you arrive, put away the car keys and walk to the beach, upscale grocery, shopping and a brand new library.
There is additional hourly commuting access to Chicago on the Shoreline Train from Michigan City ( 8 miles away)
Other Things to Note
Kids and teenagers love the loft.
Casino fun on rainy days. There is a fun, well supervised, area at the casino where they will watch, feed and entertain the kids for a reasonable charge. The buffet and resturant are great also.