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Beachwalk's Best Kept Secret!

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Michigan City House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The Cozy Cottage is the perfect home for 2 couples or a family of four. Relaxing cottage charm is alive and well in this immaculate guest house. Some of the features of this home include hardwood floors, tumbled marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer and wireless internet access.

Rent the Cozy Cottage alone or bring a larger group and rent with the main house, 'The Cottage', which sleeps 10.

Close to all area amenities including the Michigan City Zoo, Washington Park playgrounds, and the marina. Feel like shopping? The outlet mall is less than a five minute drive. Feeling lucky? The Blue Chip Casino is just a three minute drive. Great dining options locally and in New Buffalo, Michigan which is a quick 15 minute drive. The Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo now includes The Hard Rock Cafe.

Feeling adventurous? There is a skate park just five minutes away, Jet Ski rental at Washington Park beach and fishing charters by the score. If you like your adventure on foot, try the many trails and beautiful grounds at the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore State Park. The list goes on and on. So much to do!

Resort Amenities: Swimming pool, tennis, basketball, putting green, park areas, swimming/ fishing lake, cafe, pond/fountain, and private boardwalk to Lake Michigan.

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

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2016

About Mike

We built The Cozy Cottage and the main house, 'The Cottage' after years of dreaming of owning our own vacation property. Being Chicago natives, we found Michigan City to be the perfect, quaint, yet thriving area to build our vacation properties.

Why Mike chose Indiana

Lake Michigan is one of the most pristine beaches in the United States. The proximity to Chicago makes it great location to vacation. The house is always clean and it has been well thought out. We have been vacationing for years together and we know exactly what it takes to have a perfect rental. We have put great detail in providing a home that has everything for you. We hope you enjoy our home and the Beachwalk area for your family vacation.

What makes this house unique

Clean, clean, clean! We promise our property will be clean and in mint condition when you arrive. We want our cottage to be your home away from home and your vacation to be a memorable one! We have a property manager on call 24 hours a day should a situation arise during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This house exceeded our expectations by far. It was clean, cozy and stocked with dishes/pots and pans. There were plenty of towels; blankets and the beds were soooo comfortable! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Jul 2012
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Beachwalk's Best Kept Secret!
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews
Columbia, IL

One of our favorite places!

  • 5 of 5

We picked Michigan City for our summer vacation so we could visit our daughter in nearby Chesterton. The accommodations were superb and just as pictured. Very family friendly yet could have adult time by the fire pit at night. We looked at a few other places in the resort and they were not decorated as nice as the Cozy Cottage. Plus everything was so well labeled that we had no trouble finding what we needed. I hope to go back for a scrapbooking weekend at the Croppin Cottage next door later this year!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love to have you as a guest at next time!! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Mokena, Illinois

Cozy stay at the Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a nice place to stay. The place was very clean, great layout, and cozy. You have two bedrooms, great for guests or kids. Beds were very comfortable. Having two bathrooms was a big plus too. The island in the kitchen made it easy to put food together and having a place to lay it out for guest. Outside grill was in great shape. You also get a portable fire pit, picnic table and a beach wagon for the beach. Will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We're glad you had a nice time and hope you visit again soon!
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Oak Park, IL

Nice property; good location in Beachwalk

  • 4 of 5

We booked this property while we were having floors refinished at home and had to vacate the premises. Good location within the Beachwalk community -- short walk to pool and lake. VERY CLEAN and nicely furnished. Stocking the home with board games/puzzles would be a nice add (have had that in some of the other homes), and also clarity on "who gets access to what" with main house (fire pit in back situated between both properties, but other family seemed to have claimed it for their entire stay). The VRBO review form asks if this would be a good property for pet owners -- we were told "no pets" (we boarded our small terrier for the week), but I could not find that restriction in the association by-laws, and an entry in the onsite guest book indicated that at least one family had brought theirs ("Zeke").

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! Dogs are most definitely not allowed anywhere on the Beachwalk property.
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  • 4 of 5

My review deals mostly with little things. We absolutely loved the community in which the cozy cottage is located....maybe a 9 1/2 out of 10. I wish that the cozy cottage would have had just a few more things that we weren't able to travel on the plane with. I know that people who drive there won't have the same issue, but it was not fun buying toilet paper, dishwasher soap, and other grocery items when we have been to other condos.....many other condos that already had those things.

Also this is a very "cozy" cottage. A family of four is all you would want to have stay here. We were five, with our 9 month old. The bedroom was very tight with our pack and play. Also there are only two doubles (not queens) so make sure people are comfortable sleeping close to one another. Again our week there was absolutely awesome....this is a positive review with a few suggestions is all.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! Both beds are Queen size.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Matey's Ocean Bar Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Michigan City Public Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak and South Shore to Chicago
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Tree House Lounge
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Sheridan Beach, Lake Michigan
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Sep 4 2016 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning and Resort Fees Included

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Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder Room First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom includes a built in dresser in the closet and Bedroom 1 includes a flat screen TV.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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