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INDIANA DUNES BEACH RETREAT - YEAR-ROUND NATURAL BEAUTY

Linda

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Linda

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2014
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INDIANA DUNES BEACH RETREAT - YEAR-ROUND NATURAL BEAUTY

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Beverly Shores House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Peaceful, casual home just 1 block from Lake Michigan and spectacular sand beach. Located on wooded dune on a private double lot (easy access up driveway). Watch deer and other wildlife through floor-to-ceiling windows in living room and master bedroom. Patio and deck.

Walk or bike to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – 15,000 acres of sand dunes, marshes, hiking and skiing trails, prairies and forests.

Home is beautifully maintained and accessible year-round; no need to worry about autumn leaves or winter snow.

Close to Chesterton artist studios and upscale dining/shopping in New Buffalo. Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall in Michigan City (8 miles away) as well as an assortment of grocery stores, fast food, and fine dining restaurants.

Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos nearby.

An easy commuter train ride (South Shore RR) to Chicago.

Keywords: Hillside home, Indiana Dunes, walk to beach, Lake Michigan, Chicago area, woodland setting, private retreat, family vacation, outdoor activities, wildlife, National Park.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Linda (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2014

Why Linda chose Beverly Shores

This is our escape from the stresses of everyday life. With both the beach and the forest to choose from, it is easy to get away from our normally screeching world. Bright sunlight on the beach or dappled sunlight in the woods? After a thunderstorm, skip rough waves along the shore or watch the cranes return to the marsh. Or explore the art galleries in New Buffalo or the outlet mall in Michigan City. BBQ for dinner on the patio? Wine and cheese and a quick dip on the sunset beach? Take the kids to Culvers? Get dressed up for a romantic dinner in Valparaiso? It's all available.

What makes this house unique

In two minutes you can walk to the beach, and at night it's so quiet. Listen for the deer--they make horse-like sounds and in the fall the leaves rustle as they move through the foliage. There are more stars in the sky than you see in Chicago.

The Dunes Mart has some of the best soft serve you will ever taste. On a clear day, you can see the Chicago skyline across the lake--and if you feel like visiting the city, the South Shore will get you there in just over an hour. The train station and the Dunes Mart are located on the corner of Route 12 and Broadway, the main entrance to Beverly Shores. The town has one stoplight and that is where you'll find it.

It's a very small town and sometimes strangers wave hello as they drive by.

Fall colors can be breathtaking---you are surrounded, even inside the house. After the leaves are gone, there is a bittersweet beauty to the stark silhouettes of hundreds of trees surrounding the house. As the house is up on a dune, you see the bare treetops and below the bright blanket of fallen leaves.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Indiana Dunes Beach Retreat - Year-Round Natural Beauty
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
San Jose, Ca, USA
5

Beautiful secluded lakeshore house surrounded by nature.

  • 5 of 5

While attending A July retreat in the Chicago area, I had the good fortune to find a rental house on Lake Michigan , that also served as a wonderful lodging for me during my retreat. This beautiful three bedroom,split level, charming lake house,is surrounded by beautiful nature vistas,visible, thanks to the full length ceiling to floor windows in most rooms.This

enables the light to play beautifully on the warm, wooded paneled walls, as well as provide great illumination, even on a cloudy day. The house has the ambience of a secluded space, but the Michigan shore is a mere block away. A well stocked and organized kitchen adds to the pleasure of cooking,and makes dining in a real pleasure. At the rear of the house is a peaceful patio and barbeque area for good weather use. Artistic touches within the house invite the guest to enjoy the peace and calm within, or enjoy any of the electronics;phone, stereo, or TV, DVD,with thoughtfully provided instructions making it easy to use any of these devices. The ambience of this house in the forest setting makes one reluctant to depart.In the future, I look forward to sampling other seasons on this special property.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Orleans
5

Top notch rental property

  • 5 of 5

Our family had one of our most relaxing vacations to date, and this was due in large part to the carefully maintained property at Beverly Shores. The rental process was organized, friendly, and professional. The location is prefect and my four year old daughter made the short walk to the beach easily - even with the mild incline. In all my vacationing I have never come across such an organized rental. There were clear, easy to find, instructions for everything in the house - TV use and internet to name a few. It was wonderful to also have basic items to use once we got there - such as soap and cleaning sponges for dishes. So many rentals on past vacations have necessitated us buying an entire stock of cleaning supplies simply to stay at a rental for a day or two! The house was immaculate - I have no idea how the cleaning staff manages to keep sand out of that house! The beds were very comfortable and offer both a firm and a soft mattress. During our stay we had a question and the owners responded within the hour via email. We spent our mornings picking out interesting pebbles on the beach and our evenings watching the fireflies in the trees (my daughter's first time). Felt like staying at a friend's house.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Nice peaceful location for our family.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time my wife and I had been on vacation since our children were born (now ages 4 and 10 months). This property was a welcome retreat. Even our boys seemed to thoroughly enjoy the location and were very relaxed during our stay.

The property itself was clean, well-maintained and had all the standard comforts of home that we typically enjoy. While our weather wasn't the best (obviously by no fault of the owner); regardless of whether we were staying in to relax, heading out to enjoy the beach this location provided a great spot for us all.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Charlotte, NC
5

Repeat Renters for our Annual Family VIsit

  • 5 of 5

We have been at this house for two consecutive summers (2011 and 2012), while we visit family in Chesterton and Valparaiso, and this is a perfect "home base" for our family! We enjoy the proximity to the beach. We are getting to know Beverly Shores more each year, finding the local playground and Bartlett's restaurant on Rt 12. The kitchen is small but functional and we have used the grill to host extended family for a meal or two. It's really a home away from home and a fantastic living space! I can't wait to book it again for 2013! Two recommended (but minor) improvements would be a resident parking pass (for when hauling beach gear and smaller kids), and a non-stick pan!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tinley Park, IL
5

Familyof7

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, well-appointed, fully-stocked kitchen equipment, comfortable and user friendly! We just went for rest, relaxation and the beach. It is a very quiet and secluded from the neighbors. We really enjoyed the outdoor dining area. It meet and exceeded our expectations and we would definitely go back. The owners were very accomodating with our reservation and giving directions late at night :)

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, IN USA
5

A Naturalist's Delight

  • 5 of 5

Both the setting and the house are lovely. Photos don't do it justice. The house itself is smartly built and laid out; very functional and comfortable.

The first morning, we awoke to the sight of a large red fox that stood still for a few minutes, just 10 feet from the window. The next morning, I watched a doe grazing in silhouette against the sunrise over the hill. Yes, there's a very clean and private beach just a short stroll down the street and over a hill. But there are also old roads all over town that are closed to motor traffic and make for great running, biking and walking trails.

We rented bikes from My Bike, in nearby Michigan City. The owner, Jerry, provided us 7-speed crossover bikes *w/chain guards and comfort grips, along with delivery and pickup of the bikes. Beyond simply relaxing at the lovely house and grounds, the bikes were perfect for getting out and exploring along the many nooks and crannies of the town's old roads and fire trails. We stopped frequently at the various roadside wetlands full of water fowl: Canada geese, mallards, egrets, great blue herons, and more. Keep a sharp eye, and you'll spot various woodpeckers, wild turkeys and red-tailed hawks, just to name a few. We stopped twice while driving along the road near the house to let four or five wild turkeys cross the road.

It was simply a gorgeous, peaceful place to be -- so much so, that we cooked dinner and ate at home every night, instead of visiting the various great restaurants for which I'd printed directions and menus in advance! We reserved trips to town for rainy days as much as possible.

Recommended. Especially for visitors who value tranquility and natural beauty.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Chicago Ohare and Chicago Midway
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Bar
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
South Shore Line Beverly Shores Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Indiana Rt 12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Bar
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
quick walk to lakefront and beach
Car: recommended

World-class birdwatching, blueberry picking, Mt. Baldy, close to artist studios (Chesterton) and upscale shopping (New Buffalo), easy train ride to Chicago.

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Rates & Availability

From $171 Per night

Beverly Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Jan 5 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$3,600
 
 
Summer
May 23 2015 - Sep 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$7,200
 
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 9 2015 - Nov 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$3,600
 
 
thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
$1,800
$3,600
 
 
Late Fall
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$3,600
 
 
Christmas/New years
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Notes WE DO NOT OFFER WEEKEND RENTALS.

WE DO NOT OFFER PROM OR EVENT RENTALS.
Reservations require the refundable $600.00 security deposit. The rental fee plus a $125.00 cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to contract date. Payment by check or money order.
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Amenities

Beverly Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Big family room has a full sleep sofa (comfy) and a twin bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) A queen bed in each bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed/daybed in family room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full-size sleep sofa in family room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pristine natural area, 1 block from lake and beach, wooded property with beautiful views, private double lot, driveway for easy access, city (not well) water, easy walk to park with pond and tennis courts, walk to National Park (Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore), peaceful and comfortable year-round.

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