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

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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!

Michigan City House Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Bob Gibson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2002
Speaks english
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Bob Gibson purchased this house in 2003
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

66 Reviews Write a Review
Big Bear Lodge! Beautiful Log Home Close to Great Beach!
average rating of 4.9692307 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
Michigan
5

Big Bear made Christmas merry!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
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
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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.
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
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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!
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
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!!!!!
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

Michigan City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$350
2 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 1
$350
$1,050
$4,050
2 nights
 
 
Late Spring
Jun 2 - Jun 15
$400
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
2 nights
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 16 - Jun 29
$750
$1,995
2 nights
 
 
Prime Summer weeks
Jun 30 - Aug 17
$2,625
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 18 - Sep 14
$340
5 nights
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $300 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes All Taxes are include in rates. There is a cleaning fee of approximately $150. depending on number of people.
Cash,Check 30 days in advance or Pay Pay with an additional 2% fee.
Notes All rates are subject to change depending on number of people occupying residence.
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Amenities

Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

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