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Cool Beach House- August Weeks Available!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

• Steps from the sandy, beach dunes of Lake Michigan (1 house from beach)

2 bedrooms:

o 1 - Queen bed - 1 daybed

o 2 – 1 Double bed, 3 single beds

• 1 Bathroom

• Large enclosed yard

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Linens and towels provided

This is our family retreat in a family neighborhood. It is very comfortable all year round. We have games, books and music for you to enjoy.

Keywords: Cottage, Beach House


Owner
Marian Garrigan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Why Marian Garrigan chose Indiana

It's close proximity to Chicago. The extraordinary beauty of Lake Michigan steps from our door. Reachable by the South Shore Line (1 hr ride to downtown Chicago). A short drive to the stations (Miller or Ogden Dunes) with free parking at both South Shore stations.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, the beautiful lakefront, good neighbors. Two yards, shaded front yard in the afternoon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I don't even know where to begin! We were looking for a place to stay for two nights on our way from NE to NY with our family of 7. It was very last minute (we called from the road and gave only 6 hours advance notice!) Marian was so friendly and wiling to help me in my moment of desperation. Our whole family was amazed when we walked into her lovely home. We have kids ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years and this house was absolutely perfect (and clean!). The moment we walked in the door the kids went straight for the bookshelves where they found the best types of toys, very neat and organized (and easy to put back away when they were done playing). The pictures don't do this home justice. The decor was so much fun and looked like it was done by a professional. It had a fun retro feel. The whole home was so bright and airy, including the basement which was perfect for our kids! It was full of beds on wheels so they had fun pushing them all together for their movie night. We took advantage of the beach chairs and the walk to the beach couldn't have been easier. We had the entire private beach to ourselves and the kids had a blast! I enjoyed lounging in my chair and watching the fun. We enjoyed hotdogs at Depot Hot Dogs (which is surrounded by a lovely park like yard) and my husband and I enjoyed take out from the Miller Bakery Cafe. We look forward to our next stay at the Cool Beach House!
May 2016
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Amenities

Miller Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • 1 full bath 2nd shower downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 daybed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Short distance to newly renovated Marquette Park, part of the Indiana Dunes National Park.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Cool Beach House- August Weeks Available!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
5

Warm, inviting stay near a peaceful beach

  • 5 of 5

We visited "Cool Beach House" for the last week of the cool spring season. No swimming (too cold with a strong North wind), but lots of great walks through Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visits to the nearby beach to watch the white breakers of Lake Michigan, and day trips into Chicago to check out the Museum of Science and Industry and the Field Museum. Ample room for two adults and four kids. Responsive help from Marian when we had questions. Loved this trip to the South Shore.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to accommodate families visiting the Indiana Dunes.
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West Point, NY USA
5

Incredible family friendly home for our last minute accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin! We were looking for a place to stay for two nights on our way from NE to NY with our family of 7. It was very last minute (we called from the road and gave only 6 hours advance notice!) Marian was so friendly and wiling to help me in my moment of desperation. Our whole family was amazed when we walked into her lovely home. We have kids ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years and this house was absolutely perfect (and clean!). The moment we walked in the door the kids went straight for the bookshelves where they found the best types of toys, very neat and organized (and easy to put back away when they were done playing). The pictures don't do this home justice. The decor was so much fun and looked like it was done by a professional. It had a fun retro feel. The whole home was so bright and airy, including the basement which was perfect for our kids! It was full of beds on wheels so they had fun pushing them all together for their movie night. We took advantage of the beach chairs and the walk to the beach couldn't have been easier. We had the entire private beach to ourselves and the kids had a blast! I enjoyed lounging in my chair and watching the fun. We enjoyed hotdogs at Depot Hot Dogs (which is surrounded by a lovely park like yard) and my husband and I enjoyed take out from the Miller Bakery Cafe. We look forward to our next stay at the Cool Beach House!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

excellent place

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 3 children and I had a wonderful time staying at the Cool Beach House! the beach is just steps from the beach. The neighbourhood is very quiet and not touristic at all. The beach is perfect, with the skyline of Chicago within sight. The owners are very attentive and helpful. Frans, The Netherlands

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we love to host families from oversees! We think Miller is a good place for peace and quiet and still withing reach of the big city attractions.
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Mishawaka, In.
5

Suzanne

  • 5 of 5

What a darling cottage. Tastefully decorated, clean, clean, clean. A large fenced in back yard for our two dogs. Just a nice walk to a beautiful sandy beach. Lower level so quiet for sleeping. The beach was all that we needed for our entertainment. Can't wait to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We especially like to accommodate extended families. Access to the beach is easy for all ages.
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Gypsum, CO
4

summer stay

  • 4 of 5

Location was great. A few things didn't work as they should have - some lights and fans. The house smelled like smoke until we got it aired out. Overall, though, we enjoyed our stay and loved the proximity to the beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and liked our location. We have since fixed all the lights and the new ceiling fan and removed the old non-functioning fan.
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Peterborough,Cambs,Uk
5

We didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is a gem . Steps from the beach and lovely setting .

Everything you need is provided . We had a bad storm and a tree came down in the garden the owners sorted as quickly as possible .

You sleep like a dream and forget life exists anywhere else

Thank you from2 very happy Brits

Edwina and Kevan Towning

Peterborough

UK

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flamingo Pizza of Miller
"This is the hub of the neighborhood. Great place to gather for a meal, a game or some dancin..."
West Beach
"Great for hiking. Well tended trails make for wonderful family outings."
18th Street Brewery
"Great new place to gather to eat and try new beers."
Aquatorium
"Beautiful historic building. History Museum inside. Great venue for parties."
Marquette Park
Latitudes at Marina Shores
"Nice upscale restaurant lounge close to Miller Beach."
Vintage Kitchen (Coffee & Breakfast) -- CLOSED
"Great close place to get coffee and meet the neighbors."
Lake Street Gallery
"Interesting Gallery, near other good spots to visit."
The Beach Cafe -- CLOSED
"Good restaurant, walking distance from beach. Kids welcome."
444 Grill
"Great place."
Marquette Park Pavilion
"Beautifully restored park pavilion. Surrounded by a lagoon. Great for family strolls. "
Bass Pro Shops
"Everything you need for an outdoor experience. Restaurant is good, too. Beautiful fish tanks..."
Miller Beach Market -- CLOSED
Miller Beach's Farmer's Market
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Midway
Car: necessary

Hiking in the Indiana Dunes National Park

Photos

Rates & Availability

Miller Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Air Show
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 14 2017
8 night minimum stay
$1,700
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

CANCELLATION: Should you wish to shorten this reservation, notice of change MUST BE IN WRITING AND RECEIVED MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR change IN DATE. We will refund the sums you have paid, less a $100 cancellation fee. If your notice of cancellation is RECEIVED LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK IN DATE, you will forfeit all sums paid, except your security deposit, unless we are able to re-rent the property to someone else, at the same rate, for the same period. If the property is rented we will only charge the $25 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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