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Rare Lake Front Home in Michiana, Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-11)

Watch the sunset from your beautiful beach house deck overlooking Lake Michigan. Located on Lake Shore Drive in quiet Michiana (just 90 minutes from Chicago); ideal for long walks on the beach, biking for miles or playing in the surf. Short drive to New Buffalo, with great restaurants, shops, the Four Winds Casino and Michigan City with the MC Zoo, Lighthouse Shops (outlet mall), Blue Chip Casino, movie theaters, etc.

We have 4, 5 year old blueberry plants in the backyard. Also, you are a 10 minute drive to pick fresh blueberries at the Boys!

House is spacious and comfortable, with three bedrooms (one king, one queen, one full and one twin bed), two pull-out sofas (one full and one mini-twins), large dining room, large living room and huge deck (800 square feet). Two TV's with cable (one 53' flat screen), central air, linens and towels provided. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Laundry room with full size washer/dryer.

You are less than 250 feet from the steps to the beach at Stop 39 where you can enjoy the beach and bonfires at night! S'mores are waiting.

Keywords: Lake Front, Lakeside, Beach House, Lake Michigan, Cozy, Beach, Lake Shore Drive, Michiana, Michiana Shores, Grand Beach, Beach

More Details

Gary Roskin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Gary Roskin

This is our family's summer home. We have owned this house for the past 38 years and absolutely love it and love to share the happiness!

Gary Roskin purchased this house in 1973

Why Gary Roskin chose Southwest Michigan

Lake front views and 250 feet from the steps to the beach!

What makes this house unique

Sunsets, Sunsets, Sunsets, Sunsets, Sunsets, views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan, a quiet getaway, what more can I say!


Michiana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • smoking allowed ...
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New 53' Panasonic Flat Screen TV in Living Room


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Rare Lake Front Home in Michiana, Michigan
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Los Angeles, CA United States


  • 5 of 5

This rental was everything we wanted it to be. It was accessible from Chicago , yet it definitely felt "out of town". There were plenty of activities, but none of the crowds. The beach and water were clean, and again, uncrowded. The porch was perfect for being social and we loved watching the sunsets and thunderstorms. The house is comfortable and large enough to accommodate many in one room, yet had enough space to allow some to slip off and read by themselves. The daily sightings of deer and occasional fox were bonus. If we can manage to find a time to get all of us in one place again, this would definitely be our destination. Thank you Gary and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Ellyn, IL

Wonderful family vacation enjoyed by all!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I shared this lovely home, beautiful beach and view with our son, daughter, their souses and our 3 grandchildren and our pet dog. Truly a memorable vacation. The beach across the street was great because the little ones and the dog could venture in without fear of sudden deep water or strong tides. The sunsets were just SPECTACULAR! The house was clean, spacious and well kept. Nice kitchen and barbeque allowed us to cook in when we didn't feel like eating out. The owner/renter was very amicable and provided all that was promised. We would definitely consider renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Vacation! The Lake Views, House and Owners were Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation in this house. I grew up in this area in the 70's, and now live far away. We wanted to show the kids this area but wanted a house very close to the Lake, and this was perfect. The views from this deck are incredible! The owners were awesome; very good communication and we were pleasantly surprised when we walked inside.

The rooms were clean, bigger than we expected and the master bedroom with attached bath was much nicer than the pictures show online.

The view from the deck is clearly stated in other reviews... Incredible!

One morning as we were drinking our coffee, we saw a hummingbird feeding only a couple feet away from us! The beach was clean, and it felt like our own private beach. We had great campfires almost every night, the lake temperatures were pretty good and the short walk back to the house was extremely convenient.

The only two negatives were that the Kurig coffee machine didn't work and the doors and locks to enter the house were beyond "sticking". Other than that minor inconvenience, this house was incredible and we would love to return soon. Thanks for a great Family Vacation! I am sure we will remember it for years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orland Park, IL

Lake front vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at this lake front home. Beach access is readily available. The house was well stocked with many kinds of seasonings and condiments. Everything worked well in the kitchen and all electronics were easy to use. The front deck was very nice even though the weather did not cooperate during our stay as we only saw 2 sunsets.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Beautiful View of Lake Michigan!

  • 4 of 5

Home had all of the necessities that we were looking for. However, perhaps it should be updated. We spent most our time on the front deck which had a gorgeous view overlooking Lake Michigan. There was plenty of furniture on the deck . . . table, chairs, hammock . . and the porch was shaded most of the time. And, once again, you just can't beat that view!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding view from deck with fabulous lake breezes. House is very comfortable with nice mattresses, wifi and flat screen tvs. Not that you need that because the beach is so close you'll want to be there every minute!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Washington Park Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
Lighthouse Outlet Shoppes
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Chip Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
New Buffalo
Nearest Point of Interest
Michiana Stables
Nearest Point of Interest
Four Winds Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis Courts

Blue Chip in Michigan City and Four Winds casinos in New Buffalo. Lighhouse Outlet mall in Michigan City. Washington Park Zoo.


Rates & Availability

Michiana House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Season
May 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

During the summer season, we will give priority to weekly rentals over 3 day weekend rentals.

50% Deposit at time of Rental Agreement, 50% balance 21 Days prior to arrival date + $500 security deposit. If your stay is 3 nights, then 100% of the rental fee & $500 security deposit is due with the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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