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Beachwalk's Old South Masterpiece on Lake Shore Drive

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

This home could be out of the pages of Coastal Living Magazine. Wake up to views of Lake Michigan from just across the street. Step out onto the screened porch off the master bedroom and have a cup of coffee as you gear up for a great day at the beach or pool; shopping or gambling.

Gather with the family for delicious meals in the spacious kitchen and dining area. At the end of the day come back to the house and relax in the living area or spend some time in the more casual finished basement.

This beautiful home features a spacious, inviting design defined by crown molding & 10' ceilings. The main floor features a large kitchen with center island and separate dining area and is a great gathering place for those home cooked meals. The living area opens to a screened deck and features a gas fireplace, and Television, Bose Surround Sound Stereo, a Tivo system and a wet bar. Upstairs you will find a large master bedroom with a king size bed and a private bath and two other bedrooms with Queen size beds and a Jack and Jill bath.

The walk-out basement is completely finished and features a great family room with a full service wet bar. There are also two bedrooms in the basement; one with a king size bed and a bunk room with 2 sets of bunks. What a great setup for two or more families!

Keywords: House,Home,Beach Cottage, Cottage,Vacation home, Cottage at the beach, beach

More Details

Property Manager
Charles Cornelius
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About Charles Cornelius

The Owners are very family oriented people who enjoy traveling and spending time with good friends. They know the value of 'relaxation' and strive to keep this home is as good condition as possible. They know what guest's expectations are because they expect the same when they travel.

Why Charles Cornelius chose Michigan City

Short drive to Chicago, Easy access to Lake Michigan, lots to do in the area, many freinds nearby, feels like the Florida panhandle!

What makes this house unique

It is a luxurious well deisgned home for the beach. We feel very pampered being here. We each can slow down and enjoy our family. Quality of life and mental state improves dramatically!


Sheridan Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Beautiful Vintage Bath Room w/ Separate Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Located on second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Lower Level Master Bedroom Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , This is a 1/2 bath located on the main floor
  • All granite counter tops and beautiful faucets and fixtures!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom Suite w/Fireplace and Vintage Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very light...Nice windows
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lots of Light
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Master Suite in Lower Level w/Bath
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed , Great bunk room for kids or young adults
    Lower Level Sleeping - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Right in front of fireplace and big screen TV
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom and Basement Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) In Upper Level Bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1) Available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2) A Great Bunkroom for the Kids to Hang Out in.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Golf carts are available for rent from 'Carts on 12'. Special rate negotiated for our guests. Ask for details.


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Beachwalk's Old South Masterpiece on Lake Shore Drive
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Honeysuckle Cottage, Beachwalk, Indiana

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-equipped, spacious house and coach house with table seating 11 (a rarity) and lots bathrooms and areas for family to spread out in. Very short walk to beach, pool, lake. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Marys Oh


  • 4 of 5

Great family getaway. We'd never rented a home before. The Honeysuckle Cottage was perfect for our family of 14. We had a wonderful time. Nicely maintained home with great sized kitchen. We all loved the screened in front porch. It was a favorite gathering place for us in the evenings. Charles, the owner answered all our questions prior to our arrival. We will definitely consider the Honeysuckle Cottage for future get together so.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clinton, IN

We'll be back next year!

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed in the Beachwalk community for six years in five different homes and this is favorite by far. This well maintained home accommodated our four families well and we loved the close proximity to the beach. The owners are very helpful and were even able to rent the coach house space to friends of ours at the last minute. This home has a large kitchen, plenty of dining space for us and lots of peace and quiet for a good night's sleep. We also spent a lot of time on the deck and covered porches. Beachwalk community is a wonderful place to vacation for families with children, there is so much to do in addition to heading to the lake.

This home would work out well for just about any group I can imagine.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected, and expectations were high

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to Michigan City nor having rented a lake house I did a lot of research when deciding where to throw a surprise birthday gathering. My search led me to Honeysuckle Cottage and Charles, the proprietor, answered all of my questions. The house was amazing. Luxurious, had all of the modern features while maintaining a warm, cozy and comfortable feel. We had 14 guests and there was plenty of space for everyone both during the day and at night. The beach was just a few minutes walk away which provided plenty of space for the dog to frolic. We had an amazing time and were sad to leave but we now have a place to keep in mind for future gatherings. I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This house accommodated our large group with ease. The kitchen has plenty of space for several cooks and for feeding large groups. The basement entertainment area kept the kids out from under foot in the evenings while allowing the adults plenty of room on the first floor to pursue different activities. The screened in porches are wonderful extra areas to congregate. With beach access directly across the street, this house is a great choice for family fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys again for such a nice review! We appreciate that very much. It was great having you all as our guests and we hope you can join us next year! Charles Cornelius Honeysuckle Cottage
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Evergreen Park, IL USA

New Years

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for a weekend over New Years. We are experienced vacation renters and usually in large groups(4 - 6 couples) and this home was perfect.

We slept 6 couples with ease, this is hard to find as some of these "5 bedrooms" are really 3 with some pull out beds. With 4 bathrooms, no one had any issues with water or privacy.

Becuase it was winter we didn't leave the home much and really enjoyed the spacious, updated kitchen. This is actually where we spent most of our time despite the finished basement and comfortable living room. The ice machine was an added plus as we were not running out to buy ice for drinks!

The master bedroom is wonderful and if you were traveling w/ kids, except for a kitchen, you wouldn't need to leave. The room is extremely large and opens up to a screened in porch.

This is a high end home with great finishing touches, but you still feel comfortable.

We would rent again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
"We love the Lighthouse Mall! Great discount Shopping!"
Washington Park Zoo
"Great place to take the kids!"
Al's Supermarket
"The best Grocery Store at the beach!"
Galveston Steakhouse
"Great steaks...just a short trip from the house!"
It's Vegas Baby!
"Baby needs a new pair of shoes! Place your bets at the Blue Chip!"
Shoreline Brewery
Walmart Supercenter
Hacienda Restaurant
Al's Supermarket
Tree House
Red Lobster
Nearest Airport
60.94 Miles
Chicago Midway Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Matey's Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Southshore Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Swing Belly's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
35.78 Miles
Gary Airport
Car: recommended

'Honeysuckle Cottage' is located in the popular Northwest Indiana Dunes National Park area and is only an hour from Chicago. The Blue Chip Riverboat Casino is less than a mile from the home and The Lighthouse Discount Mall is nearby. There are many other activities in the area like, blueberry picking, museums, wine tasting vineyards, biking trails, various concert venues, and hiking. A beautiful quiet home in the Beachwalk Community neighborhood loaded with amenties such as pool, playground, water feature park, putting green, tennis courts and basketball courts and an inland lake perfect for fishing and kayaking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $250

Additional duplex loft style coach house for rent that sleeps 4. $1,500 per week in-season/wk and $750 per week fall/winter season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.