RESTORED COTTAGE SURROUNDED BY NATURE, CLOSE TO LAKE MI. BEACH

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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RESTORED COTTAGE SURROUNDED BY NATURE, CLOSE TO LAKE MI. BEACH

Miller Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This lovingly restored and furnished 1930's knotty pine cottage has everything needed for an old-fashioned get-away. Situated on top of a hill, 1/2 block away from the white, sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, the home offers complete privacy while surrounding trees are full, with seasonal views of the lake in winter. The second floor deck and large ground level patio offer peaceful outdoor settings when not at the beach. A wood burning fireplace, books, games and puzzles offer old-fashioned entertainment for the family. The home is purposely without a television and computer.

The restored kitchen is furnished with all major appliances except a dishwasher. There is a large work island allowing more than one cook in the kitchen.

Two full baths, one upstairs and one down, have been fully restored to include new tile and fixtures, and the downstairs bath was modernized to include a walk-in shower and Jacuzzi tub. Baths are furnished with towels.

Two upstairs bedrooms are furnished with full-size beds. Two downstairs bedrooms offer a queen size bed in one, and two twin beds in the other. All beds have quality bedding.

There is a secondary living room downstairs with games and puzzles for guest use. A small kitchen downstairs provides convenient access to the patio and charcoal grille and is a great place to prep for dining on the patio.

During summer months an open-air, outdoor shower is available. There are some beach chairs and coolers for guest use.

Keywords: Private restored cottage is a perfect get away, situated on a large wooded lot, a few moments away from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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We have been enjoying the Indiana beaches for over 25 years. We bought this home in 1998 and underwent a major restoration. As an architect-interior designer team, we sought to maintain the 1930's character of the home while creating a gracious experience for our family and guests.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1998

Miller Beach is a perfect get away from Chicago, not only because of its close proximity, but because of its world's apart feeling from the hustle and bustle of an urban environment.

The unique privacy of the property, coupled with its purposeful absence of a television, computer, and day to day distractions, allows our guests to truly celebrate life's simple pleasures. Whether you stay a week or a weekend, you will leave feeling rested and refreshed.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Restored Cottage Surrounded by Nature, Close to Lake Mi. Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Restored Cottage Surrounded by Nature, Close to Lake Mi. Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350117vb
Miller Beach Indiana
Southern Ohio
5

Nice, quiet getaway from life's distractions.

Nice, quiet getaway from life's distractions.
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were looking for a nice, quiet place between Cleveland and Chicago to meet up with our 2 daughters in college in those cities. This fit the bill to a T. Lake house was clean, cozy and my art student daughter especially loved the mid-century decor. Girls grumbled at first to have no internet or TV but we did puzzles and played cards and laughed and enjoyed each other's company, just what we wanted to do together. Loved having such close access to quiet beach as well. My oldest daughter was tickled by the "love letters" on the wall in the front bedroom since she has the same name.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Restored Cottage Surrounded by Nature, Close to Lake Mi. Beach
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Miller Beach Indiana
Quad Cities, IL
5

PEACEFUL GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Our family found this cottage to be a very relaxing home away from home. My daughter-in-laws thanked me for the absence of a TV. This definitely gave us more time together interacting as a family...we played games (many are provided) and spent time at the beach (a short walk of 5 minutes). The Miller Beach is very nice and private. Don't be wary about the Gary address as this cottage is located in the Miller Beach Community. We even took a short trip to Chicago (it is only 35 minutes away) to visit the Navy Pier one afternoon. The owner was very helpful and it is very noticeable that she put a lot of time, money, and hard work into making this a very comfortable stay. The only problem was I wish we could have stayed longer...
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Restored Cottage Surrounded by Nature, Close to Lake Mi. Beach
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Miller Beach Indiana
5

A Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5
We just came back from a wonderful 5-night stay at this lovely house. We were two families, with 4 adults and three children, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the house.

Nestled in amongst beautiful trees and chirping birds, we felt like we were cozied up in a tree house. The accommodations are comfortable and a perfect mix of whimsy and design. There are wonderful toys (for small children and adults) and fabulous books, and a kitchen stocked will all the tools we could need.

The beach is just at the end of the street and we visited every afternoon. In the mornings we went for nice hikes in the nearby dunes and woods (just a short drive).

The owner is throughly communicative and made us feel incredibly welcome. We loved our stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Restored Cottage Surrounded by Nature, Close to Lake Mi. Beach
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Miller Beach Indiana
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5
A large group of us were staying in Gary in two houses for about 2 weeks. This house had fantastic decor - really a lot of attention to detail in the interior decorations - you can tell the owners have put a lot of care into making it a special place. It's just a short walk to the beach and a short drive into downtown Gary, which was very convenient for us. The owner was very communicative by email and got back to us right away with any questions we had. It is worth noting that the house isn't wired for internet (but does have cell service), so it would be great for people who want to get away from it all and relax. One of our group of a 7 year old, and he really enjoyed staying in the kids room and looking through some of the childrens books that were available.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Restored Cottage Surrounded by Nature, Close to Lake Mi. Beach
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Miller Beach Indiana
Rockford
5

A gem!

  • 5 of 5
I am so glad to have found this rental! I could not have known how perfect the cottage was going to be for our group(8 adults, no kids :) It far exceeded our expectations and we are already planning our trip for next year! The owner is a lovely person and was extremely helpful and communicative before, during, and after our stay. The home is enchanting and amazingly decorated; full of whimsy and character and charm. The pictures simply do not do it justice. You have to see it in person to fully appreciate all of the effort that has been put into making this home a real retreat. It was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything needed to prepare meals. The property is beautiful and also well maintained but not overly manicured, which I really appreciated and which lends well to the overall cottage feel. There is plenty of outdoor space for eating meals, or reading, or bird watching...even an outdoor shower! The walk to the beach is a short one, and so worth it. The beach was clean and semi-private as there is no public parking at the access point used by this neighborhood. We had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the sun and warm, clean water without being overwhelmed by other beach goers. There is also a fantastic view of the Chicago skyline.
I have to say, there were some reservations in our group about the fact that this home is located in Gary. They could not have been more wrong. This home, the neighborhood, the beach, and most importantly the lovely owner, are real treasures. I would HIGHLY recommend this rental. Thank you P!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Restored Cottage Surrounded by Nature, Close to Lake Mi. Beach
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Miller Beach Indiana
St. Louis
4

Family Memories

  • 4 of 5
The cottage is perfect for families with little ones because it has a rustic but charming decor. The owners went above and beyond in preparing the cottage for our family visit. They selected toys and games that were age appropriate for our grandchildren and placed them strategically throughout the cottage. We cooked all of our meals - so that means the kitchen tools were sufficient for our needs. The bedroom and bath linens were very nice - and I'm a bit of a linen snob. Having a washer and dryer on-site is a nice luxury when traveling with small children. Thanks to the owners for creating a family friendly environment!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Train
5 Miles
South Shore Line
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Miller Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 4 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Please note we have a 4-night minimum stay for holiday weekends.
A 50% Deposit is required to reserve the property.
The balance is due 14 days prior to occupancy.
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Amenities

Amenities

Miller Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • parasailing
Notes:
Close to white sandy beach on Lake Michigan (less than 5 minute walk), seasonal lake view, large private property with patio and second story deck facing a ravine offers birdwatching opportunities. Books, games and puzzles for children provide indoor entertainment.
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