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Dreamwold House- Retreat Relax Revive- 10 Minute Walk to Beach

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Michiana Shores House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Kick off your shoes and prepare to retreat to your own personal sanctuary for a relaxing and memorable experience.

Dreamwold House is surrounded by trees on a large yard next to woods. This property allows for privacy, deer and bird watching,and best of all memory making.

The house is pure comfort. The living room has warm wooden floors, arched doorways, a comfortable sofa , wing back chairs and a leather lounger. A Regency gas fireplace warms the soul. There is a first-floor bedroom with wooden floor, a four-poster full-size mahogany bed, a writing table, reading chair, and a highboy.

On the second floor, there is a queen-size bed (with pillowtop mattress in bedroom two) that affords a lush wooded view, and two twins in bedroom three. Both bedrooms have plush carpeting. There are two modern baths both with a tub, shower, and a tubular skylight.

Beautiful large modern kitchen with vaulted ceiling is fully equipped for cooking and dining. A full basement has a washer/dryer for your laundry needs.

The12x26 screened and carpeted porch with beamed ceiling allows you to enjoy day or night porch dining in comfort. Read your favorite summer book or rock your cares away in rocking chairs to the sound of chirping birds or the night frogs croaking.

Walk just 10 minutes along winding wooded roads to experience our beaches and dunescapes on beautiful Lake Michigan. We have bikes, wagons, beach toys in the garage. Children love the wagon ride to the beach.

Dreamwold House is next door to Birchwood Cabin ( #373408) it's sister property located in the woods. Families rent both properties to accommodate extended family/friends.

Come on over for memory making year round!

Keywords: Cottage/House

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mariya Steele
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for providing such a warm and cozy environment to enjoy a weekend of family and friends. Your cottage was perfect to celebrate a bridal shower and create many wonderful memories. We enjoyed the amazing fall weather, beautiful views, and trips to the beach and dunes. Thanks again for a weekend of laughter, love and family. Many blessings to you!
Sep 2010
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based on 21 traveler reviews

Dreamwold House- Retreat Relax Revive- 10 Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 53 reviews

Believe everything you read, whether in the listing or the reviews!

  • 5 of 5

Friendly, responsive host. Reasonable rental cost. Nicely appointed cottage. I may have missed it in the write-up, but it's worth pointing out that this place was remodeled fairly recently. Everything was updated, and the back porch was extended and enclosed during the rehab, while still retaining the charm of the original.

Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City (10 miles) was a nice find. Also, the Fire and Water restaurant/bar/concession stand was a nice place to hang out while the kids were 150 yards away at the beach. Of course, the Michiana beach that's only a 10-minute walk from the cottage was special.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I have been going on a Mother/Daughter Weekend over Columbus Day for the past 22 years. When the little ones came along, we started taking them too. This year, one grandson is away at college, several of the others have "school and sports" commitments, etc. so we thought we would not go this year. Changed our minds and found Dreamwold House! The three of us had such a wonderful time. Dreamwold House was perfect! Had everything we could have wanted and more. We took long walks along the beach, even walked out in the water (little nippy), went for a bike ride, went into New Buffalo one day and St. Joe's another. Did some shopping, had lunch on the rooftop decks, sitting in the sunshine and sipping wine. At night, we talked, crocheted, watched movies, read magazines, etc. We were so sad to leave. Could have stayed awhile longer. I am so glad we decided to go, it was a special time for all of us. Mariya is a gracious hostess and Finn is adorable!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home sweet away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home that embraces you with every comfort. Mariya is an amazing hostess generally interested in making you feel at home. The grounds are stunning with beautiful landscaping that invite you to rest and enjoy time spent relaxing and resting. The beach is beautiful and the sunsets make you weep with the beauty painted across the skies horizon. The screened in back porch is a bonus! The home is very clean and lacks for nothing... just bring yourself, good friends and a high expectation of satisfaction! I would give this home 10 stars if I was able to! Thank you Mariya for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything to make for a relaxing time at the beach. If traveling with children it's a dream and you really don't have to bring anything for them. The house is fully stocked, incredibly clean, and 8-10 min walk to the beach or the park. Deer are all around to make for a pleasant surprise. We would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here four times and will be back next year! A cozy house nestled in the woods - and only a 10-minute walk to the beach. Perfect for families. The owners, Ian and Mariya are wonderful, and there are plently of cute areas nearby to explore. (St. Joe's and New Buffalo, for example.) Lots of bikes in the garage and a huge yard to play in. We love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for families

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property 2x now. It's great for families with plenty of room. Mariya has a red wagon and beach toys, and the house is a short walk to the beach. Very peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Mariya and Ian are wonderful hosts, and are always available for help or tips on the area when you need it. We hope to be back again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Car: necessary

Endless antique stores, fifteen minutes from both the Blue Chip and the New Four Winds Casino; unique shops, art galleries, fruit farms & wineries close by; endless variety of restaurants, day spas, or shopping at the Prime Outlets Lighthouse Mall; Mt. Baldy in the Indiana Dunes National Park, historic Chellberg Farm and Living Museum, Arts & Crafts Fairs, Fishing Charters, and Children's playground nearby, Wildlife Viewing at the Washington Park Zoo, Coffee Shops, an Old-Fashioned Meat Market, Cinemas & Community Theatre, Museums (e, g, Art, Antique Cars, Lighthouse, Historical Mansion), and a public library.


Rates & Availability

Michiana Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Michiana Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bath with tub, shower, vanity, toilet and light tube in ceiling.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Regency gas fireplace insert , Fully-equipped kitchen with vintage and picnic dinnerware, Cooking utensils, Sheets and bath towels provided, Washer/Dryer, High Chair, Toddler Rocker & Table, Wagon, Reading Material, and Games, Bring your own beach towels

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