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REUNIONS WITH A VIEW-3 DECKS SLEEPS 13- CHECK OUR REVIEWS & OFF SEASON RATE

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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REUNIONS WITH A VIEW-3 DECKS SLEEPS 13- CHECK OUR REVIEWS & OFF SEASON RATE

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Michigan City House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Great house for reunions, family vacations, book clubs, woman groups. Enjoy amazing views from your two large front decks. The beach is clean white sand used only by the few families living on Lake Shore Drive. There is plenty of space on the three large decks, to spread out and find a quiet place to sit and read a book. Talk into the night with the crickets chirping and the sound of the waves with a glass of wine with family and friends or take a wonderful walk in the preserve in the back and return along the beach.

The beds are high end with plush towels and designer linens. Tall pines line the back of the property with woods across on the other side of the street. Our parking is off the back of the house so don’t worry about having to walk up all the front steps with your things. There is one set of steps down from the parking area. We have 90 gallons of hot water so you'll never run out. Our cleaners are wonderful. You will feel comfortable here the moment you walk in.

Safe outside place for the kids to play on large screened in decks and on the large deck in back with toddler pool, swings and ping pong table.

Summer, fall or spring-- it doesn't get better than on the beach and whether you're enjoying the fall foliage, the summer wild flower or the new spring shoots, the hiking is just outside your door. The sun setting over the lake is visible from most of the rooms in this beach home built in 1999. Come in August for blueberry picking and freeze what you can't eat.

People often think we are in Beach Walk. We are 3/10 of a mile down the beach in the less densely populated area. We do not have a pool or some of the other amenities Beach Walk offers and our rental does have a smaller kitchen and first floor then the more traditional houses in Beach Walk. All but a few homes in Beach Walk do not have views of the lake. So if you are looking for the amenities and larger kitchen and living area you might find a better fit there. If you are looking for a more private, residential area with a beach shared only by a few families and a home right on Lake Shore Drive with a terrific view then we will be a better fit. Check our reviews. The home was built for reunions and it works well.

Take a trip to the casino or catch the bargains at a great outlet mall--both minutes away by car. Run down the steep dune behind the house for a great one and a half hour walk through woods and dune land. Bike down the lake front bike path or to nearby New Buffalo, Michigan or the Indiana National Lake Shore reserve just ten minutes away. Play Ping pong on the back deck or watch the kids playing on the swings.

Great restaurants in town and in nearby Michigan along with great antiquing in Harbort County Michigan. Large gas grill on deck and full, but small kitchen. Take a day trip to Chicago by convenient train or car and enjoy fine dining and theater- just one hour travel time and come back home to the lake. Dansk dishes, merrimeko sheets, and comfy towels. Enjoy your vacation in comfort.

Owners have small apartment in upstairs. Truthfully we are not often there, but we do have someone who can come and help out if anything is needed. We can be reached by phone at any time.

Great house for reunions, family vacations, book clubs, woman groups. Enjoy amazing views from your two large front decks. The beach is clean white sand used only by the few families living on Lake Shore Drive. There is plenty of space on the three large decks, to spread out and find a quiet place to sit and read a book. Talk into the night with the crickets chirping and the sound of the waves with a glass of wine with family and friends or take a wonderful walk in the preserve in the back and return along the beach.

The beds are high end with plush towels and designer linens. Tall pines line the back of the property with woods across on the other side of the street. Our parking is off the back of the house so don’t worry about having to walk up all the front steps with your things. There is one set of steps down from the parking area. We have 90 gallons of hot water so you'll never run out. Our cleaners are wonderful. You will feel comfortable here the moment you walk in.

Safe outside place for the kids to play on large screened in decks and on the large deck in back with toddler pool, swings and ping pong table.

Summer, fall or spring-- it doesn't get better than on the beach and whether you're enjoying the fall foliage, the summer wild flower or the new spring shoots, the hiking is just outside your door. The sun setting over the lake is visible from most of the rooms in this beach home built in 1999. Come in August for blueberry picking and freeze what you can't eat.

People often think we are in Beach Walk. We are 3/10 of a mile down the beach in the less densely populated area. We do not have a pool or some of the other amenities Beach Walk offers and our rental does have a smaller kitchen and first floor then the more traditional houses in Beach Walk. So if you are looking for the amenities and larger kitchen and living area you might find a better fit there. If you are looking for a more private, residential area with a beach shared only by a few families and a home right on Lake Shore Drive with a terrific view then we will be a better fit. Check our reviews. The home was built for reunions and it works well.

Take a trip to the casino or catch the bargains at a great outlet mall--both minutes away by car. Run down the steep dune behind the house for a great one and a half hour walk through woods and dune land. Bike down the lake front bike path or to nearby New Buffalo, Michigan or the Indiana National Lake Shore reserve just ten minutes away. Play Ping pong on the back deck or watch the kids playing on the swings.

Great restaurants in town and in nearby Michigan along with great antiquing in Harbort County Michigan. Large gas grill on deck and full, but small kitchen. Take a day trip to Chicago by convenient train or car and enjoy fine dining and theater- just one hour travel time and come back home to the lake. Dansk dishes, merrimeko sheets, and comfy towels. Enjoy your vacation in comfort.

Owners have small apartment in upstairs. Truthfully we are not often there, but we do have someone who can come and help out if anything is needed. We can be reached by phone at any time.

Great house for reunions, family vacations, book clubs, woman groups. Enjoy amazing views from your two large front decks. The beach is clean white sand used only by the few families living on Lake Shore Drive. There is plenty of space on the three large decks, to spread out and find a quiet place to sit and read a book. Talk into the night with the crickets chirping and the sound of the waves with a glass of wine with family and friends or take a wonderful walk in the preserve in the back and return along the beach.

The beds are high end with plush towels and designer linens. Tall pines line the back of the property with woods across on the other side of the street. Our parking is off the back of the house so don’t worry about having to walk up all the front steps with your things. There is one set of steps down from the parking area. We have 9

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

My husband and I love to travel. We love Costa Rica and China among other places. We also love to Kayak and bike ride which makes Michigan City perfect for us as we are on the bike path and the lake. We are a retired teacher and lawyer/small business owner and now enjoy quilting and reading and playing Boggle and we enjoy best of all our time when we are at the house on the lake.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Michigan City

When the next generation outgrew our family home down the beach from this house, the thought of leaving the lakeviews behind, of not biking on the bike path or hiking in the back or having reunions on the beach was not acceptable. I built our house for quiet time for me and most of all for family reunions with a balance of private space and lots of space for conversation, games and good eating. As travelors who also rents so we know how wonderful it is to walk into a space and find luxurious clean sheets and plush towels! We love it there and it is very satisfying to know that others get to enjoy it too!

What makes this house unique

The moment I walk in the house and hear the waves on the lake and see the beach, I feel calm.

It is the ideal place to sit up late at night with a glass of wine and good friends.

The beach and checking out the beach houses offers beautiful sights to make walks and bike rides feel effortless.

Friends and family buy their duds at the lighthouse and it is a ritual to show the rest of the group and brag about our great deals.

Husband can get his exercise walking along the lake to the Casino and partake in his favorite past time-poker.

THe joy of finding a quiet spot to read on the middle deck when the rest of the house is abuzz with family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the use of your beautiful house. We really enjoyed our time there for a much needed family vacation.
Aug 2010
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Reunions with a View-3 decks Sleeps 13- Check our reviews & Off Season Rate
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Michigan City Indiana
Oak Park, Illinois
5

A family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We rented this home in early August, 2013. This was our second experience in Michigan City having rented a different home last year.
Based on the description in the listing we had high expectations, all of which were met. The owners have great pride in their home, and the condition of the rooms, even at the end of the summer rental season, was excellent. The access to the beach is easy to walk and the house location is outstanding. the home is located in a quiet area with a great view of the lake and the sunsets. Even when there were clouds, the reflective colors are breathtaking. Bring your family or your friends for a time to remember.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Michigan City Indiana
Ohio
5

Loved listening to the Lake at night

  • 5 of 5
We are a group of women in our 60's (and daughters, and sometimes grand-daughters) who have held a "Princess" vacation every other year for the past 10 years. The last four vacations have been in the Michigan City, IN area. This house actually had the view and sounds of the lake we always look for. There was plenty of room and beds. The owners were helpful and friendly. We loved the screened-in decks and the views and sounds of the lake. Well, we could hear it once we all stopped cackling and the music was off for the night.We love the lake and Mich City and the area. Love eating at Duneland Inn, Southshore Brewery, Maxines, Sahara, and Mateys (we don't cook while Princessing)..Love the Farmers' Market at Chesterton. We will be back to Lake Michigan again! I recommend for people 55 and up only if they are physically active and able to do stairs and the walk across the dune.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: At our end of the beach, rather than streets going up to the lake, there is dune grass and sand. I think of a dune as a climb where as we have more of a rise. Check out the picture of my daughter with my granddaughter on her back on the beach path right at the rise. Judy makes a good point though. There is a flight of steps down from the cars in the back (you never have go up the front steps if you prefer not to) and the house is on two floors. I do warn anyone with physical limitations, that this is probably not the house for them.
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Michigan City Indiana
chicago
5

Great Family Week-end

  • 5 of 5
Marsha,
We had a lovely time at your beautiful beach home in Michigan City. It was a great family weekend. We spent many hours out on the deck off the kitchen. The views were wonderful. We ate all meals out on the deck and spent hours just talking with my mom, siblings, in-laws and nieces and nephews. There was something for everyone. We went to the beach. We did some hiking. The little ones did some fishing. Thanks again. We really enjoyed our weekend. Thanks again for the use of your lovely home and for being so accommodating for my mother. We just might come again.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Michigan City Indiana
Iowa
5

Wonderful House, wonderful view = relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5
The house was everything promised & more. It is even prettier in person, immaculate and very, very quiet. We esp loved the screened porches for reading, eating and even doing crafts with our 5 grandkids under 6 years old. Another bonus was wonderful cafes so near-by (Sahara & Maxine's & Panini, Panini and Oinks Ice Cream in New Buffalo, MI.)

We were ages 1-66 and everyone had a great time at the fabulous beach, only a 5 minute walk away.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: And the walk to the fabulous beach is on the beach path of dune grass and white sand.
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Michigan City Indiana
Elkhart IN
5

Extended Family Vacation in late May-Early June 2011

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful, clean and spacey rooms with enough bathrooms and bedrooms for all to be comfortable. The decks are so spacious, breezy, and screened-in with a grill that makes entertaining a delight. Washer and dryer also is included. And its just a quick walk to the spacious beach. The house is built for easy upkeep, well-insulated for quietness, and has an easy access kitchen and eating area. We had a wondertime there! Our family ages were from 4 years old to 70, including teenagers, young families, and grandmothers. A terrific get-away!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Ohare (75ap) or Midway (65)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Matey's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Michigan City
Nearest Train
3 Miles
South Shore or Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
90 or 94
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Swingbellies
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Sheridan
Car: necessary

Hiking right behind the house and in Indiana Dunes Park ap 10 min away), on lake bike path, Horseback Riding within 10 minutes, Great Shopping in outlet mall (Gap, Liz Claibourne, Clavin Klein, Polo, Ann Taylor, Stride Right, OshKosh, Carters and more), Restaurants (many up the road in Michigan as well), Casino. Enjoy sun and water on white sand of Lake Michigan in Sheridan Beach

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Michigan City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 17 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 
 
Pre-Season
May 29 2015 - Jun 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
 
High Season
Jun 26 2015 - Aug 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Post Season
Aug 21 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
 
Labor Day Week-end
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pass through Clean up $190
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes There is a minimum 3 day stay for week nights only. Security Deposit of 1/2 rent secures your reservation and is returned within a week after you leave minus any cost of damages. In 14 years we have not kept any part of anyone's deposit.
Payment is by Check. Reservation/Security Deposit of 1/2 rent (see below) holds your reservation. Rent, Taxes and Clean-up fee are due 30 days before first day of your rental.
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Amenities

Amenities

Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Has door to screened in deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has door to screened in deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be split into two twins
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , There is a trundle bed under a bed so can have 4 twins.
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Also family room with washer/dryer. 2 day beds and trundle.
  • King size beds (3) Can make up to 5 kings by coupling some twins, Twin or Single Beds (4) UP to 10 twins if you need only 2 Kings, Baby Cribs (1) We have a port-a-crib available, 1st floor den has two day beds with one trundle underneath. This can be used as a 5th King and twin or two-three twins.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gas Grill (BBQ) with burners, Sub zero frig and high end 27' stove in kitchen, hard wood floors in bedrooms and top of line mattresses throughout, Marrimeko/crate and barrel sheets and Dansk dishes, One bedroom is set up for kids with three twins and 4th hide a bed (hide a bed not included in # of beds) although we often push beds together in kids room for fourth King

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