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Take the Sand Path to the Beach . . .

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Very close to the beach! Bright and sunny lake cottage - vacation rental!

This Lake Michigan Cottage, just 60 minutes from Chicago, has four bedrooms, two full baths, living room, dining room, a fully-equipped kitchen, patio, and lots of sunny windows. Walk out your front door and take the sand path to the world's most beautiful beach. Walking distance to Washington Park and the MC Zoo. And... only five minutes to the Lighthouse Outlet Mall!

Bed linens and towels provided. Sleeps eight comfortably - it is great for a large family OR for two smaller ones. Bring your sandals, suntan lotion, bathing suits, and a good book! It is a an easy vacation for 'young' families and it will create a wealth of memories.

Keywords: Beach Cottage

More Details

Owner
Donna Mueller
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Donna Mueller

We are 2 families who rented for years - taking our kids to this beautiful beach. We came so often that we decided to buy and enable others to share in our wonderful experiences.

Why Donna Mueller chose Michigan City

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, very close to the beach - what more could a beach lover want?

What makes this cottage unique

location, location, location

Amenities

Sheridan Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Take the Sand Path to the Beach . . .
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
2

Not my first choice

  • 2 of 5

This property I would rate as just ok. If you are coming with kids, this is a good place because there is nothing they can break or damage. But be forewarned, if anyone in your group has allergies to mold and mildew, we do not recommend this home. When we arrived, it had been closed up for quite a while and both of our husbands have mold allergies, so it took the first 8 hours with most of the windows open and the fans running to air it out enough so they could go inside. It was my mistake not to ask about the mold issue. There is no central air, just window air conditioners. We felt the photos are a bit deceitful as this cottage is older and more worn down than we realized. It was built in the 1930s and that is evident by the lack of upkeep especially on the outside. The inside has plenty of bed space and an adequate kitchen, but all of the furnishings are very dated. The linens and towels are worn so I suggest you bring your own and all of the mattress pads are stained from previous tenants. There were also many stains on the bedspreads, so bring your own bedding unless these issues don't bother you. They advertise an outdoor grill but it was so dirty from previous tenants, it was not usable. We also were required to do quite a bit of the cleaning at the end of our stay, which we did, but we didn't have time to clean the cobwebs off the walls, ceilings and behind the doors. We repaired the coffee pot which was not usable and we also repaired one of the toilets which was not usable until we plunged up a plastic toy from a previous tenant. We went the extra mile in our assigned cleaning duties and swept under the beds, finding old socks, toys, food wrappers etc left by previous tenants. This is the first VRBO rental that we have used that required this much cleaning, trash removal and bed stripping as they do, so hopefully the renters who come after us will appreciate that.

Please note that this cottage is off the street, and faces the public access path to the lake so depending on the time of year, expect to have people walking in front of the cottage to and from the beach.

The beach and the water were the BEST part of our stay; it is a bit of a walk up and down the dune to get there but well worth it. By the way, we did let the owners know about the issues I have discussed here but they did not respond. They probably guessed we will not return.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cottage Snopes Fact Checker responds: Tough to respond to a review like this. Nothing we could say will redeem us in the eyes of this guest, and any response we offer appears as ‘sour grapes’. Nonetheless, after 7 years of rental with no similar reviews, our family felt it was important to respond. Nothing to could damage the reputation of a rental more than this assessment provided by this guest. We were concerned and so, hired Mold Solutions, Inc., to inspect the house. There is certifiably, (as those of us in our family with mold allergies would have guessed), no mold. The official report is available upon request. There is central air. The sheets, linens, spreads are new, save 1. We did expect this client to leave the cottage as they found it. Clean. We also asked the client to let us know if they had any questions or problems encountered so that we could fix them. Three phone numbers were supplied with instructions to call for any reason. Worth noting: - It is most interesting that we felt we went beyond ‘the call of duty’ with this guest. They requested early check-in and late stay. We honored both requests with no additional fees – wanting them to enjoy their stay. They did not contact us with any of these complaints. The first we learned of the issues was when, we, like you, read them, - regrettably, here on our site where we advertise. Additional reviews given, before we joined VRBO, happily available upon request.
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5

Fun Place in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great place for a quick weekend getaway with friends. Despite the lake being frozen over, we had a great time. This would be a great summer vacation house. The lake is a two minute walk away. Thanks to Donna for being quick to respond to our questions and helping us get this set up.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Summer vacation on Lake Michigan

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with another family, it's good size for 2 families of 4. One thing I wish we had known before we booked this place was the size of the GIANT dune you had to go up and down to get to the beach. When you are carrying all your kids toys and coolers and chairs it's a bit much. As we adventured around we found other areas that were a flat enter to the beach but it was a bit of a walk.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Perfect beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought my 15-year-old-daughter and five of her friends. We had a wonderful time. The house was clean, just the right size and a perfect location. We enjoyed shopping at the Michigan City Outlet mall and hanging out at the beach. In the morning my husband and I enjoyed a quiet cup of coffee on the front patio. I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sheridan Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 January to mid June
Mar 5 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,500
 
 
2017 Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$1,900
 
 
2017 Fall
Sep 8 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%

All fees payable with credit card.
Cleaning is included in the rate.
Owner will consider pets.
We will consider summer weekend rentals after April 15

January - May rentals - Security Deposit & Payment in full required with contract to hold the date.

Summer - Fall Rentals - For agreements made prior to May 1st, security deposit is required with contract to reserve cottage. Payment in full due May 1. For agreements made after May 1st, security deposit and payment in full required with contract to hold the date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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