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CHARMING VINTAGE HOUSE IN THE WOODS, 3 BLOCKS TO LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH.

Tricia Llewellyn

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Tricia Llewellyn

Advertiser since: 2011
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Calendar last updated:
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CHARMING VINTAGE HOUSE IN THE WOODS, 3 BLOCKS TO LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

Overview

Beverly Shores House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5 comfortably

We are taking month long rentals. Spend some quality time at Atwater Beach Cottage this fall or winter. Our house is centered in the

Indiana Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore. Get away from it all in style and comfort. Just short 3 block walk to the lake. Many great trails in the colorful fall wooded dunes. Cozy up to a beach bonfire this fall. Cross country ski in winter.

One bedroom has queen bed, the 2nd bedroom has a twin & a full size bed. Perfect for a family.

Beverly Shores train station is 15 min walk from the cottage, just 1 hr drive from Chicago or 1.5hr train ride.

Full kitchen: range, fridge, microwave, blender, coffee maker, waffle iron. Yes wifi internet and dvd player/local tv too. Gas grill on back porch.

3 Adult bikes, tot bike trailer, a trail bike (ages 4-7) , and 3 kid bikes and a big wheel.

Beach toys, umbrellas & beach chairs

Washer/dryer. Extra queen mattress for extra guests

By Mich City Zoo, outlet mall, Bartletts Gourmet Grill, Chesterton,

Park and tennis court, fishing or ice skating pond.

History of the area: In May 1927, Chicago real estate developer Frederick H. Bartlett purchased 3,000 acres of lake front lands from the estates of local owners. The development, which included five miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan, stretched from Michigan City to Dunes State Park. Bartlett's concept was to create an urban resort community. In 1933 Frederick H. Bartlett sold all of his northwest Indiana properties to his younger brother, Robert Bartlett. Robert touted the community and its attractions with the promotional flair of a born salesman. He constructed a school, a hotel with botanic gardens, a golf course, a beach front casino, a riding academy and a theater. In 1935, Robert Bartlett purchased 1933-34 “A Century of Progress”, Chicago World’s Fair and barged 4 homes to the beach front community. These 4 homes are still standing and they are in various states of renovation at this time. Our house was built in 1933 with a combined style we have named, 'Mediterranean Tudor'.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: We love this area because it is surrounded by a national park. There are many great trails to bike and hike on. Along the Lake Front Drive, and then meander through the swamp trails searching for birds, foxes and snakes on Beverly Drive. On the other side of Kemil Beach Rd is the Indiana State Park with more miles of trails, and quiet beach.

The Beach: The beach is sandy, stretching for about 10 miles from Indiana Dunes State park to Mt Baldy in Michigan City. One of my favorite things to do is bike along the lakefront in Bevelry Shores for about 3 miles without houses to block the view. I love swimming on a hot night while watching the sun set over Chicago.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tricia Llewellyn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Why Tricia Llewellyn chose Beverly Shores

We instantly fell in love with this 1930s Mediterranean -revival Tudor like house. After a few years of renovations and projects, we are pleased with our hardwork. We love the area, with th natural swamps and the long beaches.

What makes this house unique

The house is colorful, and lots of windows. You can see deer sitting in front yard sometimes, you can swing on the hammock under the stars, you see the birds clamoring for bird feeder. On summer nights, we love to have a bonfire on the each or in the backyard. In winter, we like to climb the icebergs, or go cross country skiing.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Charming vintage house in the woods, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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Charming vintage house in the woods, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364089
-+1 7738483265
Beverly Shores Indiana
4

Long term rental

  • 4 of 5
It's a very charming home, very close to the Dunes National Park trails and the main beach in Beverly Shores. We actually live in Beverly Shores, and needed a home while extensive work was done to our house. This was home away from home for almost 3 months! We have 2 dogs and a toddler, and it was immediately cozy and comfortable. John and Tricia were very responsive to the (very few) issues that came up, and it was a great opportunity to stay in a Bartlett home (one of the original homes in the area). They had lots of great toys for my little one, and the nearby trails were heaven for the dogs. It's also walking distance to Lithuanica Park, where my child loves to play. I can imagine in summer it would be grand to be so close to the beach! Thanks to the owners for really making our time there so pleasant.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming vintage house in the woods, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364089
-+1 7738483265
Beverly Shores Indiana
5

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful home with lots of character. We truly enjoyed our stay here. It is a beautiful home and a beautiful area. Tricia was great to work with and answered all our questions. She even sent us a list of things to do around the area. We really enjoyed the beautiful fall scenery. The home has everything a person could want to make their stay a great one. We loved the sunroom to set and read in.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Fall is very peaceful in the area and quite pretty, if I may say so myself! thanks
business
Charming vintage house in the woods, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364089
-+1 7738483265
Beverly Shores Indiana
5

Good Karma in the Storybook House

  • 5 of 5
Our adventurous week in Atwater was a celebration of our childhood, 50+ years ago for my brother, sister and I. The house was the perfect storybook haven for us to temporarily pretend ownership and enjoy the unique features of an old house with personality. I particularly loved the creaking of the floors, reminding me of my grandmother's house.

We took advantage of the fully equipped kitchen and BBQ to enjoy family meals at the table and the homey alcove off the living room with its comfy sofa. Downstairs, we played ping pong just like teenagers. We only imagined what the attic was like.
Bike tires were pumped up and we tooled around the lakeshore together, exploring rocks and driftwood collections. On the walks down to the beach, we absorbed the Indiana dune grasses, landscapes and ambiance. It was a treat to open up the doors and windows and take in the vibe.

Everything was as promised. My dealings with Tricia were straightforward, honest and prompt. If you are looking for a quiet place to transcend to, this is the one. This house will take you in like an old friend.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and your visit with your family. I also love the sunroom to take in all the trees. I am glad you got to use the bikes! I think it is a fabulous way to see the area. There are about 3 miles along Lake Front Drive where you can bike without houses blocking your view of Lake Michigan.
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Charming vintage house in the woods, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364089
-+1 7738483265
Beverly Shores Indiana
5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 had a wonderful time. It was a quiet neighborhood with just a minute walk to the beach. The bikes and trailor in the garage got us easily to a beach of our own and the house was packed with fun things for the kids to do before and after the beach. We watched the sun set right over Chicago each night and enjoyed an "adventure" to the huge park just a few blocks away. We will definitely try to made this an annual event for our family - it was the perfect getaway!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit to our house. I agree, the bikes, with trail bike and bike trailer are perfect for loading up your chairs, umbrellas, towels, and small cooler and carting your family further down the beach to a quiet spot you can call yours for the afternoon. That is one of my favorite activities with our children as well!
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Charming vintage house in the woods, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364089
-+1 7738483265
Beverly Shores Indiana
Chicago, IN USA
5

Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
This was a lovely place to stay. We have stayed in other places in the area, and found this house is our new favorite. The layout is smart for both function and comfort. And there is plenty to keep one occupied indoors or out -- with games, toys, bicycles, beach nearby, backyard fire pit, etc.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming vintage house in the woods, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364089
-+1 7738483265
Beverly Shores Indiana
5

An easy escape

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was the perfect place to bring the family for a easy escape.

The house was adorable and had a real cozy vibe. The decor had an artistic touch with lots of collected art adorning the walls and cool furniture throughout. The kitchen looked like it had been recently rehabbed and had just enough supplies to be comfortable without clutter. My kids also loved the board games and the art supplies in the sunroom. Overall the house was clean and well-maintained but still had a lot of soul.

During the day the kids were busy catching dragonflies and exploring. In the evening we sat around the firepit in the backyard and made smores. It was real simple stuff that you never take time to do, ya know?

I had never been to Beverly Shores before and didn't realize what a cool place it is. We took the bikes out for hours of exploring and never saw more than a handful of cars all weekend. We were able to bike down through the marsh to go bird watching and saw lots of deer, raccoons, ducks and even a turkey.

We also found a working farm (Gladstone's?) where we could pick apples, peppers, tomatoes, and pumpkins. There were horses and tractors and all the stuff my city kids are fascinated with. I was happy they could see where real food comes from! It was about a 30 minute drive but well worth it.

We went on a windy weekend so the beach was not usable for us but I can't wait to plan another trip when it is warmer. With the beach only two blocks away I think that could be an entirely different vacation.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Chicago Midway (MDW)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Ludington, Michigan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sand Creek CC
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Beverly Shores Station: South Shore Line
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-94 and Rt 49
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Barlett's Gourmet Grill
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
cross-country trails
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Beverly Shores town beach/ IN Dunes Nat'l Park
Car: recommended

Nestled in the beautiful, wooded Indiana Dunes, just 3 blocks/5 minute walk to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, you can enjoy the calming affects nature. The town of Beverly Shores is bordered by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshores and connects to more trails in the Indiana Dunes State Park. The small town of Beverly Shores is between Chesterton & Michigan City, just 10 miles to the Michigan border.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $583 Per week

Beverly Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Early Spring 2015
Jan 1 2015 - May 1 2015
30 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Spring 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,000
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes cleaning fee included on rentals longer than 5 days. refundable damage deposit of $250
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Amenities

Amenities

Beverly Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • port-a-crib is available, also have a bed -rail for the twin bed for 2-5 year olds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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