BIG BEAR LODGE! BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME CLOSE TO GREAT BEACH!

Bob Gibson

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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BIG BEAR LODGE! BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME CLOSE TO GREAT BEACH!

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located in Long Beach, Indiana, this home, that we call 'BIG BEAR LODGE' is less than a 5-minute walk to beautiful Lake Michigan private beach. Newer Log Home with master bedroom w/king size bed and futon with bath on 1st floor and 3 bedrooms (2 queen beds,3 twin beds and 1 trundle bed) on 2nd floor with bath. We have desk on 1st floor with Broadband Internet access for your lap top computer. We find this very useful for people who must stay in contact with their office. There is also an additional powder room on 1st floor. The kitchen adjoins large dining area with table that will seat 10-12. The great room and open floor plan are great for family gatherings. The 1st floor has an attached screened in porch that leads out to backyard deck equipped with patio furniture, table and gas grill. The 1st floor is approx 1500 sq. ft. There is an attached 4-car garage with a pool table,ping pong table and 10-12 bikes for your use.

Drive 10 minutes to the 'Lighthouse Prime Outlet Mall” or drive north 10 minutes to New Buffalo Michigan for all the great restaurants and shopping. You are able to rent boats at Marina in Michigan City or New Buffalo (both 10 minutes away).

Amenities: Fireplace, Air Conditioning zoned for each floor, Phone w/answer machine, Security system, Cable Large screen TV, DVD Player (with great selections) VCR, CD Stereo, Computer with High speed Broadband, Fax, Fully equipped Kitchen, Microwave, Compactor, Blenders, Washer and Dryer, Ice maker, Gas BBQ Grill,10-12 bikes,3 sets Golf Clubs, Misc. Beach Toys and Chairs. Sheets and towels are provided. BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS. NO PETS. NO SMOKING.

Activities: . Roast marshmallows at fire pit in backyard or have bon fire at beach. Bike the neighborhood or up and down LAKE SHORE DRIVE. Play golf at one of many courses nearby. ( there are some clubs at house for your use.)

Fishing, Swimming, Boating, Parasailing, Water Park nearby and Zoo. Indiana Dunes or Warren Dunes in Michigan 15-20 minutes away. Michigan City Blue Chip casino is 10 minutes away. Harbor Country from Michiana to Warren Dunes is 5 minutes to 20 minutes away.

Area: Chicago- Downtown 1 hour

Chicago Ohare Airport- 1 1/2 hours

Indianapolis- 2 hours

South Haven, Mi.- 1 hour

South Bend/Notre Dame- 1/2 hour

Detroit - 3 1/2 hours

St.

Louis - 5 1/2 hours

Louisville- 5 hours

Cedar Rapids- 5 hours

Toledo- 3 hours

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Bob Gibson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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About Bob Gibson

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Bob Gibson purchased this house in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

Elzbieta 1/3/12 3:21 PM (4 hours ago)





Hi Bob , I put the house key in the mail today . We all want to thank you for renting us your beautiful house. We enjoyed the time we got to spend there , the "game room " in the garage was all the guys could ask for but all the ladies loved seating by the fireplace , watching movies and taking walks on the beach .We hope to have a chance to come back in the summer . We can only imagine how much fun it is to be there at that time of the year. We have rented so many houses in the past 7 - 8 years , but yours is the winner !

Thank you so much Bob and Have a Happy New Year !
Dec 2011
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

5
based on 66 traveler reviews

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Big Bear Lodge! Beautiful Log Home Close to Great Beach!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 66 reviews
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Big Bear Lodge! Beautiful Log Home Close to Great Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306119
847 999-8427
Michigan City Indiana
Chicago, IL USA
5

BIG BOB DOES IT AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5
I've been coming here for years!! Well, this was our 3rd year staying & boy was the family pumped!!! Driving up, the car stereo was playing "Holiday Rooooooooad" the whole way up as we anticipated a family fun vacation!
Big Bear Lodge......has now become an annual trip for our family for a little summer vacation! I already reviewed this lodge a few years ago, but thought it was due for a quick updated 2014 review. The lodge is very spacious and has lots of sleeping areas (please scroll thru the online photos for a better idea). Our family had 8 adults & 3 small kids.......so there was plenty of room. Heck if you want you could even crash on a couch if needed! or if the wife/girlfriend gets mad at you, you can sleep on the front porch or screen room!
The house looks the same with several couches to sit on, a flat screen tv, several chairs for the front porch, & big kitchen table for all your eating needs or even late night games of Uno!! The walk to the beach isn't that far away, but be careful when walking there as some drivers go kinda fast! The beach itself is very nice. Now please don't be fooled by the amount of rocks you may see down by the water. That my friends is because the water level in Lake Michigan is either rising or going down. It was rocky the first day we went down but then all sandy the next day! You are minutes away from several fun activities, such as going for a tasty burger, or to the grocery store, or to New Buffalo, or for ice cream and even to go golf! The Lighthouse Mall is probably the furthest we had to drive. Overall, everything is pretty close! The only negatives was the ice maker on the fridge wasn't working (luckily we bought some ice bags anyway) and the couches had a few holes in it. Couches may be in need of an upgrade, but over all everything else was great! One thing we learned, Indiana does NOT SELL ALCOHOL ON SUNDAY'S! So please plan according if you're looking to tie one on!
You can take the bikes out for a spin, or shoot some pool and the addtion of the huge beach umbrella to take to the beach was awseome! Just awesome! secret tip, the tv in the upstairs bedroom also plays PAC MAN! That came in handy after a few cold beers several nights! As always it was a good time had by all. I'd highly recommend this house to anyone who is looking to get away for a little R & R. Big Bob, we thank you again for letting us rent out the house for our 2014 Family vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Bear Lodge! Beautiful Log Home Close to Great Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306119
847 999-8427
Michigan City Indiana
Michigan
5

Big Bear made Christmas merry!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Big Bear for a week over Christmas and the house really made our holiday. It is a beautiful, clean house with plenty of room for our family. The layout made it perfect for us to have our small baby in the master and allow for the younger crowd to enjoy the upstairs without having to worry about noise. They even had a Christmas tree up! We had everything we needed to relax and enjoy the holiday with the rest of our family in the area. Thanks, Big Bear. We would definitely stay again and hope to visit you in the summer one of these days!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Big Bear Lodge! Beautiful Log Home Close to Great Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306119
847 999-8427
Michigan City Indiana
Chicago, Il
5

Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Thanks Bob for a great weekend. My sisters and nieces and I had a wonderful time sitting in the great room and enjoying the fire. We had planned on having a back yard fire but the weather did not permit. Instead we took a quick walk down to the beach (dodging rain drops) and marveled at the beauty of Lake Michigan. You have a great property and we will be back soon.
P.B.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks much, glad you enjoyed the time.
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Big Bear Lodge! Beautiful Log Home Close to Great Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306119
847 999-8427
Michigan City Indiana
Western Springs, IL
5

Big Bear has it all!

  • 5 of 5
Our 3rd stay at Big Bear and each time, we're blown away by Bob's generosity. He has bicycles, a regulation pool table, beach supplies, games galore and a GARAGE for your personal use. The kitchen/dining area is both huge and cozy at the same time. Living room so spacious you could throw a party (no worries, we didn't). Fireplace is a plus, as well as the fire pit in the back yard. And leaving the ingredients for smores was so sweet - pun intended. House was immaculate upon arrival. The beach is just a short stroll from the house; loved coming back after watching sunsets to find deer grazing on neighbor's lawns. I would recommend Big Bear to any and everyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Big Bear Lodge! Beautiful Log Home Close to Great Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306119
847 999-8427
Michigan City Indiana
Muskegon Michigan
5

Spacious and Lovely Lodge!

  • 5 of 5
Eleven of us stayed at Big Bear Lodge for our annual Girl's Weekend! Although we refer to ourselves as Girl's most of us are in our 60's! We loved the open floor plan, and spacious kitchen, the screened in porch was also nice and relaxing! Spent lots of time sitting around the dining room table playing Trivia and snacking. Took in the Light House Outlets and The Blue Chip Casino! The beach is a short walk and we encountered many friendly neighbors, a few deer and even a friendly fox! Skipped rocks at the beach and took lots of pictures. We were blessed with wonderful weather and had the best weekend! Thank you Bob for sharing your comfortable home, and we would love to come back!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Big Bear Lodge! Beautiful Log Home Close to Great Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306119
847 999-8427
Michigan City Indiana
United States
5

BEST RENTAL IN LONG BEACH

  • 5 of 5
My family and I have been renting in Long Beach for the past several years and we all agreed last week that the Big Bear Lodge was the best rental experience we have ever had. The home is wonderful for families to bond and have fun together. The lodge has everything you need to have a great time. The screened porch, the deck, the kitchen, the dining area, the living area and the bedrooms are just perfect for a large family vacation. Also, the garage is a wonderful large area for a game of pool or foosball...yes there is a pool table and a foosball table along side several good bikes you can use for a bike ride. Stop 31 is one of the best beaches....it only had 5 steps down to the sand. I highly recommend the Big Bear Lodge for a wonderful family vacation! We hope to book again next year!!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Less than a 1 hour drive to downtown Chicago and 10 minute drive to New Buffalo Michigan, Indiana Sand Dunes

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Availability & Rates

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Michigan City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 14 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Late summer/Fall
Aug 16 2015 - Oct 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 30 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Security Deposit $500
cleaning fee for 2- 8 $150
Notes All rates are subject to change depending on number of people occupying residence.
Cash,Check 30 days in advance or Pay Pay with an additional 2% fee.
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Amenities

Amenities

Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Computer Available
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 4
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , sleeps 3
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Foosball
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Clubs
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
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