LAKE MICHIGAN PRIVATE FAMILY COMPOUND WITH POOL

Michael OConnor

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LAKE MICHIGAN PRIVATE FAMILY COMPOUND WITH POOL

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5 Bedooms / 3 Bathrooms- Lake Michigan Beach & Private Pool

THE PERFECT BEACH VACATION RETREAT FOR A FAMILY - 2 HOUSES, THE BEACH, A POOL, PANORAMIC LAKE MICHIGAN VIEWS, JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH, LOTS OF SPACE FOR EATING, SLEEPING ,OR GATHERING INDOORS OR OUT AND JUST AN HOUR FROM CHICAGO.

We call it our secret hideaway!

The Main House:

An all glass jewel box on the top a sand dune overlooking Lake Michigan. An open floor plan includes a large galley-style kitchen, yards of open counter space for buffets, a large outdoor dining area with seating for 20, indoor dining area that can seat 20 with folding tables, living room with glass on all sides for lake and dune views, a master bedroom with queen size bed and a guest bedroom with two full size beds and two twin beds bunked over the top of them.

360 degree views bring Lake Michigan into all parts of the house and most rooms overlook the expansive pool deck, gazebo dining area and Lake Michigan. The house comes with 2 central a/c units but Lake Michigan breezes make it unnecessary most of days and nights. A paved circular driveway provides parking for up to 4 cars.

The Guest House:

Connected to the main house by a private walkway, the open floor plan includes a full kitchen, dining room with seating for 10, living room with glass on two sides for lake and dune views, a master bedroom with king size bed and two guest bedrooms each with two full size beds.

Abundant windows provide lake views from the living room, dining room and kitchen. A large deck runs the entire length of the house on the lake side with plenty of space for outdoor dining, sunning or watching sunsets. The cottage comes with central a/c but lake breezes make it unnecessary most of days and nights. Our paved driveway provides parking for up to 4 cars.

The Beach:

The stairway to the beach is right outside your door. Enjoy sunning on the sandy beach, swimming in the crystal clear water, or walking miles of serene shoreline away from the crowds of urban life. If you prefer a beach with lifeguards, the Indiana State Park Beach is only a 15 minute walk away. After a day on the beach you’ll enjoy incredible sunsets over the distant Chicago skyline and on many evenings you’ll encounter bonfires hosted by friendly “Dunies”

The Location:

The nearby Dunes State Park offers miles and miles of hiking, sand dunes and bike paths. Just 2 miles to the new Seven Peaks Water Park for kids. Bicyclers will also enjoy the National Lakeshore bike trail that is just a miles ride from the cottage and is free from motorized vehicles.

Nearby Valparaiso still operates a drive in movie theater for old fashioned family fun.

The houses are supplied with sheets and towels, dishes, glassware, and cooking supplies, as well as a gas grill. For those who prefer to bring their own bedding and or pillows, we have one king bed, one queen and 7 full size beds and two twins

Sorry, to protect our guests with allergies, we do not allow pets.

Lake Michigan Family Compound is the perfect beach vacation for an extended family - panoramic Lake Michigan views, just steps to the beach, lots of space for eating, sleeping, or gathering indoors or out and just an hour from Chicago. Immediately East of East Beach Dune Acres.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
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May 2010
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Michael OConnor

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Speaks english
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Lake Michigan Private Family Compound With Pool
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Dune Acres Indiana
4

GREAT SET UP FOR EXTENDED FAMILY VACATION

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at the family compound and it was a perfect setup for our family reunion. The lower house was perfect for the 8 teenage cousins. The view is beautiful and the lake is a stair climb to the beach. There is a lower level parking spot which was great to drive the grandparents and two infants to the beach. It was nice to have a pool when the beach got too hot. Plenty of outdoor seating for the family to sit down and eat together and we grilled every night. The owners checked in to make sure we had every thing we needed. Thanks Michael and Bruce!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Dune Acres Indiana
5

AWESOME HOUSE, AMAZING VIEW, BEACH

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I are actually from indiana and grew up in valparaiso, but when we lived right on the beach in this amazing house, we felt like we were on vacation very far way. It is hard to describe everything but lets talk about the house. It is a very cool and hip place, three bedrooms, the living room is huge and the kitchen is awesome for cooking. The view from the kicthen looking at the lake is stunning and on clear days you can see chicago far off in the distance. We would watch the sunset from the awesome balcony everynight. Everything in the house is great and it is loaded with everything you need. I forgot to mention the beds are super comfortable. The beach is super nice and no crowds at all. I would be the only one running most of the time. You are also a couple minutes drive from the many miles of hiking in Indiana dunes or you can hike from the house toget to the trails. A lot people go to the beach(public side) when the weather is perefect, but if it does get windy or a cool front comes thru, you feel as you are in califorina as huge waves crash on the dunes.We would just drink coffee and watch the waves break. Also it is 5 minutes from the south shore train to chicago It is a very cozy place and we were just thrilled with it. The owners are super nice.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Dune Acres Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
4

GREAT GETAWAY HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
Cute house close to lake MI near the IN dunes. Great view. Beach is close, down a flight of stairs. Look forward to returning!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Dune Acres Indiana
Zionsville IN
5

LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We had a very enjoyable time staying in this lake cottage over Labor Weekend. For our family of 5, it was nice staying in a house rather than a small hotel room. The house is on a hill overlooking the lake. The deck and view are awesome - on a clear day you can see downtown Chicago. It is a short walk to the beach which is very private. A parking space is provided right next to the beach for heavy loads or anyone having trouble going up and down the stairs. It is a short walk to the Indiana Dunes park. The kitchen has everything you need for meal preparation. The weather was bad on our last day so we went to the outlets only 15 minutes away. A train station is near by for a trip to Chicago. We did not have a chance to visit there - maybe next time.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dune Acres Indiana
Vienna, VA
5

VERY FUN PLACE

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I celebrated a high school reunion here for a weekend and had a great time. Great location and access to the beach with a view that can't be beat. Very nice!
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Dune Acres Indiana
Kankakee, IL
5

BEACHY, SANDY, FUN

  • 5 of 5
Our families had a wonderful time at this adorable cottage. The beach is great for children and adults alike--beautiful, soft, white sand; the lake the perfect temperature--both refreshing and relaxing!

Bruce was wonderful to work with and he and Michael were extremely responsive to all of my questions.

Thanks for everything! I highly recommend this cottage.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Train
1 Miles
South Shore Line to Chicago (NITCO)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-94

Located just 2 miles off I-94 at the Indiana Dunes exit, we are easy to reach by car in less than a one hour drive from Chicago. For those needing to dash back to Chicago or get to the airport during your vacation, the Chicago South Shore commuter train line is only 5 minutes away and runs West to downtown Chicago and East to the South Bend airport. Our area has many great resources for a family vacation. Supermarkets, K-Mart, and a number of family dining options are just 3 miles away in Chesterton. And for cooks, Chesterton's European Market provides an opportunity to find local produce, fresh baked goods, artisanal cheeses, and charcutare every Saturday. Local produce, gifts and antiques are also available at the charming Schoolhouse Shop.

The great variety of gourmet and family dining options are detailed below.

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes All rates subject to 7% Indiana Sales Tax.

$1,000 refundable security deposit required.
The rental week starts after 3:30pm on Fridays and runs until 10am the following Friday – that allows the housekeepers and us to prepare the house for the next family’s vacation.

A $1000 deposit is required to confirm your reservation and the full rent is due 6 weeks prior to check-in. Upon check in the depo
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Amenities

Dune Acres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest House - Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Lavatories
    Main House - Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Main House - Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Guest House -Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed
    Guest House -Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Guest House -Bedroom 3 - 3 double
    Main House - Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    Main House - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • water skiing
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