ULTRA-LUXURY BEACHFRONT - LAKE, DUNES NEAR CHICAGO & MICHIGAN CITY!

Jim Pappas

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Sleeps26
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ULTRA-LUXURY BEACHFRONT - LAKE, DUNES NEAR CHICAGO & MICHIGAN CITY!

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6 bedrooms+, 5 baths, sleeps up to 26 including guest house (6-10 people)

Custom built in 2008, the 5500+ SF, private & tranquil Dream Retreat is like no other! Our guests are mostly repeats & often book the same time year-after-year. They too seek the ultimate spa-like-experience, finest & numerous amenities, spacious outdoor living area, Jacuzzis, Gourmet, Pro-Chef Kitchen, Walk-in-wet-bar, Game Room, & Master Suite that rivals the Ritz!

Only 35 min from Chicago, Miller Beach, is the center of hundreds of attractions. Boat Launch (seasonal) for watercraft is (1/3 mile) away. Only a sliver of National Park & winding dune trails separates you from THE nicest, Semi-Private, sugar-sand beach in IN! Take the sand trail leading from our Pro Sand Volley Ball Court for a sunrise jog, catch some warm, afternoon rays on the soft beach, swim in cool Lake Michigan, or stroll in the surf at dusk & capture a snapshot of the setting sun or Chicago Skyline. No matter what the season or occasion, stay with us for the ultimate in relaxation!

See www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com for complete info, details, and photos: Six Queen-sized bdrms/5 baths (w/ Guest House), dog-friendly, credit cards, Pro-Chef's gourmet kitchen, Pro sand volleyball court (set to Olympic standards, peak season), home theater, Rec Room, nine flat screen TVs with digital cable, Loft, game & poker tables w/ cards/chips, kid/adult games, kids sand/outdoor toys, 6-person outdoor Jacuzzi (year round), wood-burning stove (seasonal), fire wood, pure sugar-sand, 'semi-Private' beach, 150’ sand bar, no rocks/muck/algae, outdoor shower (seasonal), Wi-Fi, binder full of useful info & local attractions, private parking for up to 15 vehicles, gas grills w/ extra propane tanks, remote-controlled A/C & ceiling fans, independently-controlled heat on each level/bdrm, linens, towels, coffee makers, blender, toaster oven, crock pots, steamer, wine cellars, cookware, bake ware, flatware, spices, paper towel, shampoo, soap, hairdryers. Bedrooms have dressers, night stands, lamps, flat-screen cable TV, DVD/VHS players, large closets, hangars, & fans. No hassle!

No one offers more amenities and value!: See www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com for more photos, our many unique features/amenities, availability, pricing/policies, & booking.

First-come, first served. We accept credit cards, Paypal, Chase Quick Pay, checks, etc.

To save time, please check rates & availability at www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com before contacting me...thank you!

Guest House (sleeps up to 8) www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com may be available for larger groups/families to add more space or for small groups/families requiring smaller facilities.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
Met with a bunch of girls who all Scrapbook. That's what we did from Thursday until Sunday in Nov. 2011. Beautiful home, beautiful location, beautiful times!! Would I do again? In a heartbeat!! Oh and did I mention the hot tub. This would be a great place for a small family reunion or maybe a New Years Eve party. Very lovely--hoping to make plans to do it again.
Nov 2011
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Jim Pappas

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An Engineer/Architect since 1995, my specialty and passion is designing, building, and managing luxury beachfront homes to accommodate very large families and groups to entertain, relax, and celebrate special occasions together.

Completed in 2009, the Miller Beach Dream Retreat and attached Guest House offer all the luxuries, premium fixtures, and custom amenities to truly have a spa-like experience. The layout and flow is functional with both large gathering spaces to entertain inside and out on a grand-scale as well as comfortable, cozy nooks for managed solitude.

I’ve been a commercial real estate investor since 2001 and have finally built a dream home for my family to call home. We always look forward to 'our private oasis on the beach” to escape from it all...

I truly hope you enjoy our home as much as we do. Please see www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com and call (773) 264-1000 to book your chosen dates. We fill up very fast, take credit cards, and are first come, first served.

Hope to see you soon!

Jim Pappas & Family

Jim Pappas purchased this house in 2009

We chose Miller Beach, IN for several reasons. It is THE closest beach side community to Chicago (35 minutes by car or train, 60 minutes from O’hare Airport, 30 minutes from Midway Airport), is right on the Indiana Dunes National Park, and has the BEST “semi-private” sugar-sand beach!

Our backyard and beach IS the IN Dunes National Park!

Unlike most beachfront rentals that are crowded, noisy, and offer little or no privacy, Dream Retreat is built on a quiet, cul-de-sac street, corner lot, the only house on the corner, and 350 feet from the closest neighbor!.

Your views to the North and East are Lake Michigan, the Dunes, and the Chicago skyline. We installed 6’ and 8’ privacy fences to further isolate the outdoor living spaces and Pro-sand volleyball court from the street.

Just follow our trail to the sugar-sand beach and enjoy the 150ft sand bar and crystal clear, warm water. Our beach has no rocks, no muck, and no algae. Also, because we are the Southern-most tip of Lake Michigan, the water gets the warmest fastest and stays the warmest the longest--even well into Autumn.

The choice is obvious...

become “one with nature”, have no noisy neighbors, enjoy the ultimate in luxury and privacy, and be only 35 minutes from Chicago--one of the largest and most culturally diverse cities in the world!

No other beachfront vacation rental offers this level of privacy, beauty, and luxury. Our guest list is confidential, but includes A-list celebrities on-site during filming of major movies, professional sports stars, and noted journalists.

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.8
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Ultra-Luxury Beachfront - Lake, Dunes near Chicago & Michigan City!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews
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Ultra-Luxury Beachfront - Lake, Dunes near Chicago & Michigan City!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181281
+1 773 264-1000
Miller Beach Indiana
St. Louis, MO
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, GRACIOUS HOSTS!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a weekend spent with 4 other couples at your home. We had such a great time together and really appreciated all the amenities and comfortable set up. The website was very accurate. The views of Lake Michigan and the dunes were beautiful. The beach would be wonderful to enjoy in the summer. Hilary greeted us, gave us a thorough tour and lots of good information. We had some concerns about the hot tub, but she assured us it was ok and we ended up enjoying it so much - even with the cold, windy weather. We can tell you put a lot of thought into the furnishings, both in function and design. Thanks for the opportunity to gather and enjoy a weekend of fun! A few small suggestions ( you said you wanted them): could have used a few more hangers in some of the bedrooms, there were no dish towels in the kitchen, noticed some cobwebs and dust bunnies/dog hair that was missed. I don't suppose you can do anything about the potholes in the surrounding streets! :)
These are small things and we loved our stay, hope to do it again!
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gail: Thank you for your compliments and suggestions! Hilary and I always strive for continuous improvement in making the Miller Beach Dream Retreat Indiana's Best Beachfront Vacation Rental!
Since your stay, we have made sure that each closet has at least 10 sturdy, matching hangers. We always provide six black dish towels in the Main House and Attached Guest House Kitchens (two near the large double-bowl, under-mount Farm Sink, two near the Island Prep Sink, two near the large double-bowl Island Sink).
Due to our increased popularity and bookings of the Dream Retreat, we now do a Deep Clean of the entire compound every three (3) months, instead of our usual six.
Thanks again and see you this Summer!
Jim & Hilary
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Miller Beach Indiana
5

SIMPLY PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Eight of us decided it was time for a girls weekend for movies, knitting, food and fun. Fortunately, we found the Dream Retreat! Jim and Hilary have a lovely, charming and comfortable home. They are gracious hosts, providing us with useful information at check in and a binder for reference. The layout of the house is perfect: four bathrooms and queen beds in every bedroom. The views are spectacular, the house is clean and amazingly well equipped. The information on the website is spot on. We enjoyed our time at the Dream Retreat VERY much. I recommend this property to anyone looking for a great vacation rental at a fair price with excellent service.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie: Thank you! It was our absolute pleasure hosting you and your friends on your "Girls weekend". As you know, Hilary and I are constantly updating our furnishings and fixtures and always strive to make the Dream Retreat an even better and more comfortable place to create lasting memories. We will most certainly have even more surprises on your next visit. Our calendar is almost full for Fall 2014, so be sure to call me to book soon. Thank you again!
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Miller Beach Indiana
Arkansas
5

DREAM RETREAT BETTER THAN EVER!!

  • 5 of 5
This is the third time staying at the DR, as we like to call it. This year, we were pleasantly surprised by all of the updates to the home. It’s always been lovely, but they just updated all of the bedding and added new furniture and tv’s. It seems like renovation is the air, there are new trails and a complete transformation of the lakefront, which wasn’t quite finished when we stayed last year. Very nice and we really enjoyed our daily walks through the dunes.
We always appreciate the personal service from Jim and Hilary—they take great pride in their home and we look forward to seeing them every time.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you Ginna! We love it when our repeat guests notice our upgrades. We are on a roll and updating many fixtures and amenities to make the Dream Retreat even more comfortable and relaxing for everyone. See you and your family next August!
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Miller Beach Indiana
5

GRANDMA’S 85TH WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AT DREAM RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
In honor of my mother-in-law’s 85th birthday, my family decided to gather everyone together for a celebration at the beach. We all did our part to research various locations in the Midwest. We wanted to meet centrally, since the family is divided on the East and West coasts and mom lives near Chicago. Miller Beach popped up on my radar and I was immediately intrigued.

*Closest beach town to Chicago-check.
*Quick train ride downtown-check.
*Quaint beach community with something for everyone-check.
*Quality beach-check

I never thought it was going to be possible to find a place that would accommodate all 25 of us. I was nervous at first to have everyone together under one roof, but it worked out perfectly. There was plenty of space for all of us to be together for dinner, etc. and to spread out to do our own thing when we wanted. Everyone got along too!

I found the Dream Retreat on vrbo, it looked (and was) perfect. Close to the beach, surrounded by the dunes, plenty of distractions for the kids (sand volleyball court, hot tub, game table, poker table, sand toys, games, movies, and more TV’s than I could count on one hand).

The owner, Jim, was responsive and took time to tell us a little history of Miller Beach and how he designed the house to be six half levels since his parents are older too and can’t navigate stairs that well. This was actually my main concern, given mom’s age. Jim personally checked us in on Sunday and made sure we knew where everything was—he seemed to really care about condition of the house and grounds. One of the TVs actually wasn’t working and he brought a new one that same day!

The house itself is perfectly secluded—on a dead-end street, with no neighbors on any sides. We barely heard a peep out of anyone the entire time we stayed, however, Jim did reassure us that we were in good company; apparently a police commissioner and a federal judge were our neighbors right across the street.
*Safety-check.

We had a great time, especially mom, and felt very comfortable in the house—hard to imagine given how many of us there were! With 6 bedrooms (there is a main and connected guest house, we rented both), sofas, sectionals, and the most impressive areo beds I’ve ever seen, we felt as if we all had plenty of space and privacy.

We’ve decided to plan a return next summer, since the kids (and grandma) had such a good time. We wish it could have been longer. Thank you for everything Jim!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah:
Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm glad everything worked out so well. See you next June!

Sincerely,
Jim
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Miller Beach Indiana
Illinois
4

NICE BEACH HOUSE IN GARY, IN

  • 4 of 5
The house is nice and well appointed. I would say that at the maximum suggested people the house would be tight. We had 20 at one point and it felt too crowded. For the price some things were disappointing....dishwasher was awful, bathroom repairs were needed (handles missing) and the main area was very hard to keep at the right temperature. The surrounding area other than the Dunes themselves is questionable at best.

Although we enjoyed the house we won't be making a return visit.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always welcome constructive, candid feedback, strive for continuous improvement, and try to be the best vacation rental on Lake Michigan, in Miller Beach, IN, “the Hamptons of the Midwest”!

Unfortunately, it wasn’t until we deducted $43 from her security deposit for ruined linens that she decided the very next day (even openly admitted this to me) to post an unfavorable review (still gave 4 out of 5 stars though). :)

We’ve had as many as 30 people stay with us to celebrate family reunions, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. and have always received positive feedback about the spaciousness and comfort of our accommodations. It is rare to find a 6000 sq ft home that sleeps 26 people right on the South Shore of beautiful Lake Michigan!

Yes, we finally had to replace one of our two dishwashers after years of continuous, everyday use.

Recently, one of our guests broke a little lever handle off one of our five showers. Things break; we fix or replace them ASAP. Shower still works, just grab the larger valve handle to use. Replacement part is en route from the factory now.

To keep the “main area” the right temperature, we have seven (7) independent, remote control, over-sized, A/C units to control the ambient temperature and humidity levels, new thermal, heat-blocking curtains on the West wall-of-windows, and custom radiant blinds on each of the eight (8) South-facing skylights. When guests leave the patio doors open, which likely happened here, the cold air escapes and no system can compensate for this, especially on scorching hot beach days. All seven (7) A/C units are topped off with Freon, filters cleaned weekly, and are adeqate.

As far as the neighborhood, the Dream Retreat is on a cul-de-sac street w/o traffic, corner lot, dunes and Lake to North & East. We share the cul-de-sac with a Judge, three professionals who commute to Chicago daily via train (free parking, museums, downtown Chicago), a Federal agent who is now the police commissioner, and a retired police officer. Being from small towns, we would never have built our dream home here to raise our kids if we were not completely comfortable with the area. We’ve been renting our home for years without incident.

We live life by and raise our children to act with honesty, integrity, and accountability. We are very proud of the Dream Retreat that we lovingly built to share with others and hope that you will too.
Sincerely,

Jim Pappas
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Miller Beach Indiana
5

2ND VISIT EVEN BETTER AT THE DREAM RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
My family first stayed about two years ago and had a blast! A group of friends of mine were looking for a weekend away and came back to stay again. The owner, as usual, was very helpful and gave us a little tour upon arrival. He also upgraded the living room furniture and several other kitchen items. We loved hiking on the new trails in the national park which were part of a large grant to beautify the area, drinking wine in the Jacuzzi, and cooking in the huge kitchen.

I suppose I speak for the group when I say we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and the time spent away was very well-deserved. We especially love the quiet neighborhood and the separation from the other houses worked out well since we stayed up listening to music and chatting around the fireplace until 3am!

Our dogs run free in the dunes and on the beach (and we do too on occasion;). The town of Miller Beach is so very quaint—recommend the renovated Miller Bakery Café for fabulous cocktails and meals, not to mention Marquette Perk for an early morning espresso and gluten free goodies;). On Saturday, we decided to do some shopping in Chicago and took the train from the cute little train depot nearby.
Thank you, Jim, for another great stay. We literally want to move in (can we?). Ha! Looking forward to the next time…
  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sandra! You're welcome back anytime.
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Miller Bakery Cafe
Thrive Acupuncture
Albanese Confectionery Group
Flamingo Pizza of Miller
Indiana Beach Amusement & Resort
West Beach
Aquatorium
Deep River Waterpark
Cabela's
County Line Orchard
Three Floyd's Brewery
Pleasant House Three Oaks
Journeyman Distillery
Shoreline Brewery
49ER Drive-In Theatre
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Chicago O'Hare Int'l, Chicago Midway
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Miller Beach Train Depot--SouthShore Line
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-65 & Highway US 12/US 20, 80/84
Nearest Beach
Lake St (0), Wells (3miles), West Side (4miles)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
18th Street Brewery, Flamingos Pub, Beach Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
FourLakes Apline Snowsports
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
19 courses within a 30 mile radius
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Miller Bakery Cafe, Flamingos, Beach Cafe
Car: necessary

Custom built in 2008, the secluded, Dream Retreat will help you escape from it all! Retreat is situated on a cul-de-sac street (no traffic) & corner lot (only house on the corner). Closest neighbor is 350 feet away! Completely private compound (6' & 8' privacy fences). Pro-Sand Beach Volley ball court set to Womany's Olympic specifications (Peak Season only). Entire North (lakeside) and East are all National Park land. Hear nothing except the songs of birds, breeze, and waves slapping against the Lake Michigan shoreline. See the Chicago Skyline from the upper decks!

Because of our unique location, only a tiny sliver of IN Dunes Nat'l Park separates us (sand & asphalt trail) from the best 'semi-private' sugar-sand beach on Lake Michigan. We are 1/3 mile from Lake St. Beach boat launch (seasonal) for all your water toys, jet-skis, boats, sailboats, etc.

I personally meet you at check-in to give keys, a brief tour, and binder full of fun and useful info and all the best attractions within a 45 minute drive or train ride.

Other Activities: Centrally located and something for everyone! All attractions are within a 45 minute drive or train ride. Shoppers and gamers paradise! grocery/liquor stores, factory Outlet malls (120 stores), West Lake two-story mall, candy factory tours, fine/casual Dining, EZ train to Chicago: (Loop, “Magnificent Mile” shopping, museums, convention center, airports), water parks, amusement parks, Amish Country, scenic drives, Fall foilage tours, flea markets, National Park hiking/biking trails and classroom discussions, winery tours, Casinos (10 min to Trump, Ameristar, Majestic, harrah's, Horseshoe; 30 min to Blue Chip), Wells Street & West Side Beaches, golf, marinas, etc.

Golf: 19 courses withing a 30 mile radius--list and contact information provided in binder at check-in.

Ski: FourLakes Apline Snowsports is in Lisle, IL approx 60 miles from the Retreat and offer a wide variety of terrain, slopes, lessons, and fun for people of all ages.

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Miller Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season 2014
May 23 2014 - Sep 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,253
$5,349
 
 
NonPeak 2014/15
Sep 22 2014 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$428
$2,018
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes **Rates generated above are INCORRECT-auto-system generated**
Please visit www.MillerBeachDreamRetreat.com for accurate pricing or call/email
Dogs accepted (up to 3, treated at least 7 days in advance) for add'l fee
Early check-in 1pm CST/late check out 1pm CST for add'l fees, subject to availability
Holiday premiums for July 4th, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Air Show, Easter
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Amenities

Miller Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Split-System Heating
  • Rumpus Room
  • Alarm System
  • Living Area
  • Secure Parking
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Exterior - outdoor shower
    Guest House - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Master Suite Bathroom: -Spa Quality! Luxury! Feature-rich! -Commercial-grade two-person Steam Shower with eucalyptus oil dispenser -Grohe downpour shower and pulsating massage jet shower heads -Extra-large two-person, peninsula-garden Jacuzzi Other Bathrooms: outdoor shower (Peak Season Only) Marble tiled baths with custom vanities (maple-glazed with hand-carved, claw feet) loaded with full towel sets and bath mats to make you feel like royalty! Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hair dryers provided in all bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
    2nd Master - 1 queen
    3rd Bedroom - 1 queen
    Fourth Bedroom - 1 queen
    Fifth Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sixth Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Top floor HUGE 1200 SF Master Suite: -Private, wrap-around decks--see Chicago Skyline, Lake, & North & East views of Nat'l Park and lagoon. Enjoy bistro table & built-in bench to catch the morning sun -Juliette balcony w/ French doors overlooks the loft & Great Room below -10'x8' walk-in-closet w/ windows/skylights, dresser, iron & board, hangars -Custom silk draperies and fine 800 Thread-count linens -Decorative travertine marble fire place En-suite bath: -Commercial-grade 2-person steam shower w/ eucalyptus oil dispenser -Grohe downpour shower head and pulsating massage jets -Extra-large, 2-person Peninsula-garden Jacuzzi -Private toilet rm Other Bedrooms: -All Queen-sized beds, custom-matched comforters, bed skirts, shams & comfy sheets will pamper you in luxury! Each bedroom equipped w/ dressers, flat screen digital cable TV, DVD player, ceiling & stand fans, closets w/ hangars, alarm clocks. Some have private balconies and decorative fireplaces
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Sailboat
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Sand Box
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 26 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • pond
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • ice skating
  • tennis
  • surf fishing
  • skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
Leave your worries behind & bring only your personal belongings... Think of the Dream Retreat as a 5-Star, luxury hotel, loaded with fine amenities, but private, secluded, and your very own... Our nearly endless list of amenities are second to none: Sound system creates the perfect atmosphere for entertaining or relaxing--remote control works everywhere on the grounds including from outdoor Jacuzzi Pro kitchen—serves 16, mixing bowls, bakeware, serving platters, pots, pans, and skillets, roasting pans, spatulas, serving spoons, spices, toaster oven, blender, steamer, crock pot, coffee makers, filters Towels, shampoo, conditioner, bodywash Extra pillows, sheets, beach towels (seasonal) Lanterns, flashlights, first-aid kits 4 Queen-sized, high-rise, luxury, self-inflating/deflating Aero-beds w/ pillow tops & Headboards! Pro-Sand Volleyball & outdoor toys (Peak Season only) Trash bags, plastic-ware, paper towel, detergent, fabric sheets, dish soap included
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