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Call for New Rates: Kathryn Rose 6/22-29/18; 7/13-20/18

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Kathryn Rose & Rose Bud- 7 Bdrms, 5.5 Baths -- RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE ONLY


Only two open weeks: 6/22-29/18 7/13-20/18

Call today for full details & rates for guesthouse Rosebud - 414-861-5025 Or email me at

NO PROM/TEEN GROUPS. In summer we book Fri-Fri only.

RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE ONLY. For guesthouse rates, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT or CALL MY CELL: 414-861-5025.

Guesthouse rates vary from $75/nt. in the off season to $675/wk in summer.

NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Beachwalk is family-focused resort with nightly 10 pm Noise Curfew.

Beachwalk Resort Fees of $10/guest age 4 and older in effect Memorial Day Wkend through Labor Day Wkend. The $10 covers entire stay and free use of heated wading and main pool, tennis/basketball/volleyball courts; pier fishing (no license needed), kayaking and paddle boarding on private Lake Kai; well equipped playgrounds, putting green.

The three-story 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath Kathryn Rose (sleeps 20) and its 1 bedroom, 1 bath Rose Bud guest house (sleeps 4) can be rented independently or together, depending on your needs. Together, they can sleep a total of 24 people, making them a great location for family reunions, weddings, football weekends, church or scrap booking groups or business retreats. With 4592 sq. ft., the Kathryn Rose and Rose bud offer your group a comfortable, spacious setting to relax and enjoy your time together.

The Kathryn Rose's huge wrap-around screen porch overlooks a small grassy park and is ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine and watching the kids play olaying board games or cards. Two gas grills and 3 picnic tables on the concrete driveway make outdoor dining convenient and comfortable.

The 1st floor fully equipped eat-in kitchen seats 20 and is perfect for group gatherings. Amenities include 2 dishwashers and a second sink in the center island. The living room has a fireplace, flat screen TV and privacy doors for when the queen-size sleeper sofa is used. A powder room is conveniently located right across the hall as is the washer and dryer. Also on the first floor is a master bedroom with queen bed and its own private full bath…ideal for older parents.

The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms, one with a king bed and baby crib, the other 3 with queen beds along with 2 complete bathrooms with combination tub/showers.

The 3rd floor has a 1000 sf bunk room with 6 twin beds, a full bath and a sitting area with a queen sleeper sofa and TV-- perfect for the kids!

The Rose Bud coach house has a king-size bed in the master bedroom, a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, a full kitchen and bath and washer and dryer. Enjoy the evening breeze or your morning coffee on the private screen porch.

HAVE A REALLY BIG GROUP? We also own Irish Eyes (HomeAway #314356) which is only one vacant lot away and with its Bailey's Irish Cream coach house, can sleep 25. Ask about our 4 house discount! Rent all four homes and you can house 49 people in comfort -- or rent each home or any combination that best suits your group--the perfect setting for your family reunion.

Our four homes are located in the award-winning Beachwalk Resort community where there are activities a plenty right outside your doorstep: tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a heated pool and wading pool, a playground and park, putting green, snack shop and Lake Kai, a small private lake for swimming, fishing (no license required), and non-motorized watercraft use. In the summer, Beachwalk sponsors outdoor kid’s daytime activities and evening family movies. The homes are located next to a school which has a great play ground and wonderful sledding hill in the winter. Ice skating is also available on lake Kai-only 1 block away!

Also within easy walking distance is Beachwalk’s private entrance to the beautiful Lake Michigan Sheridan Beach where you can enjoy swimming, jet skiing, fishing, sailing and water skiing.

Other attractions in the area include Washington Park, the Zoo, the Blue Chip Gambling Casino, the Lighthouse shopping mall, 3 museums, winery tours and a host of fine restaurants. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park boasts 8500 acres of lakeshore, bogs, forests, and enormous sand dunes and is only minutes away. Activities there include swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

Come join us in the off-season for a Notre Dame football weekend-only about 40 minutes from South Bend.

Please note that Kathryn Rose maintains a smoke-free and pet-free environment. Beachwalk is family-focused resort with nightly 10 p.m. Noise Curfew. WE DON'T RENT TO PROM GROUPS.

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Carol or Jon Schroeder
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Carol or Jon Schroeder

My husband Jon and I have been providing vacation rentals to families since 2001. We own two homes in Beachwalk, Irish Eyes & Baileys and nearby Kathryn Rose & Rosebud. Our goal is to make every group who chooses one or both of our homes to be a repeat group. We hope you will read our Guest Reviews.

Carol or Jon Schroeder purchased this house in 2005

Why Carol or Jon Schroeder chose Michigan City

Kathryn Rose is ideally located in the center of the Beachwalk community, only one block from the community pool and away from the busy and noisy main Beachwalk lane thorough fare.

What makes this house unique

Parking is at a real premium in Beachwalk, but not at Kathryn Rose which boasts parking for 8 Cars.


Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Kathryn Rose max. capacity: 20 Rosebud max. capacity: 4
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor master Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , loft full bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 1st floor powder room
    outside - shower
    Guest House - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1-1st Floor - 1 queen , Adjacent private full bath
    Bedroom 2-2nd Floor - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6-3rd Floor - 6 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft dorm with full bath
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The living room closes off to be a bedroom
    Bedroom 7-Guest House - 1 king
    Living room-Guest House 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Rosebud guest house also has a sleeper sofa in the living area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
3 picnic tables, coaster wagons for transporting beach items to Lake Michigan or Beachwalk private lake and pool, Located next to a large park for lots of green space for the kids and ample parking, putting green, private pool and lake, No pets or smoking allowed


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We did a multi-generational family gathering for 15 ranging in age from 5 to 81. We had difficulty identifying a property that was suitable not only in size but bedding, room arrangement, location and amenities. The property could not have been more perfect for our group as all adults had at least a queen-size bed and access to a full bathroom while the kids had a huge loft, sitting area and bathroom to themselves on the 3rd floor. We put Grandma and Grandpa in the first floor bedroom with full bath so they didn't have to climb the stairs. All of the adult children took the second floor bedrooms and bathrooms while we put all the grandchildren on the 3rd floor. All with room to spare.

The kitchen was well stocked and we were able to find the equipment necessary to cook 3 meals a day for all. We enjoyed time at the beach (about 2 1/2 blocks) as well as the pool (less than a block away) and on the one day it rained, we were able to spread out onto the huge screened porch.

We made use of many of the Beachwalk amenities such as the paddleboat and kayaks, basketball and volleyball courts and the putting green. The kids have all asked if we can do this again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, wonderful house for our 4 generation birthday celebration! We will be back for sure:)

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janmarie, Jon and I are happy to hear your Nov. 2017 family gathering at Kathryn Rose was a great one! A four generation birthday certainly is worth celebrating -- we are proud that you chose our Beachwalk vacation home Kathryn Rose. Thanks too for taking great care of our home during your stay -- cleaning crew reported all was well after you departed. We look forward to having your family back -- we rent year round and our number one goal is to make every guest a repeat guest. We look forward to your contacting us with another date, another wonderful family celebration! Carol Schroeder
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Huntertown, Indiana

Beautiful place and surrounding. Friendly people.

  • 5 of 5

The grass around the property was long. Maybe that is what the look of the area but I personally prefer mowed grass as it gives the houses an abandoned feel.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam Thank you for choosing Kathryn Rose for your September 2017 family gathering-- we are happy to receive your five-star review! We appreciate that your group left home in great shape -- jon and I hope you will stay at Kathryn Rose again! Carol Schroeder
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West Bloomfield, MI

Nice-sized house with large kitchen - good for large groups.

  • 4 of 5

A group of friends stayed here for a short weekend getaway. It's a nice large property with lots of room for guests to stay and lots of parking. If you have a larger group, this is a nice place to stay in to get everyone in one house. There also is a park right across the street that provides some nice outdoor social areas.

If you're looking to remain indoors in this property the kitchen is a large area to do so, and can house plenty of people. There's not a lot of other rooms to socialize in, however.

Overall, the property was in acceptable condition and it fit the size of house we were looking for, and we'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Nick, Thank you for choosing Kathryn Rose for your golf weekend and for providing a review of the home. Jon and I are happy to hear it met your needs and you would consider coming back -- our goal is to make every guest a repeat guest and are pleased that you might come back again. I would appreciate your recommendations of the golf courses you played. Also your comments on the large screened porch for gathering and hanging out. Hope you will bookmark our HomeAway listing and share with others -- Many thanks, Carol Schroeder
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Perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

In a word, "perfect". This accommodated our family of 20 for a week and we still love each other! It is the absolute perfect property for us. We woke up each morning and either rode bikes, went for a stroll, or just hung around for a big family breakfast. In the late mornings, we would walk/ride down to the beach or pool to splash around for a bit. Afternoons were spent across the street in the grassy lot playing Frisbee or baseball. We had all of the necessary kitchen supplies to make great family dinners (we brought a crockpot) and spent the evenings putting together puzzles, watching the Cubs, or playing cards on the screened in porch. We typically went down to the beach each evening to watch an absolutely beautiful sunset, with the Chicago skyline visible in the background. Other days we spent endless hours playing tennis and basketball down at the main pool area. We took turns taking the little ones the 4 blocks down to the playground and they loved the tire swing, the American Ninja Warrior course, and the giant green slide. Jon and Carol were super responsive any time we had an inquiry and made the instructions super easy to follow. One day we rented paddle boats and boards and explored the "little lake", which was a cool alternative. Close to the home was a supermarket for picking up quick items that we forgot. We also shot over a few miles to play golf at the par 3 course, a great value. A small group visited the Casino multiple times. The kids loved the day we went to the zoo (walking distance) and bowling. I could go on forever. We can't wait to come back next year!!! Thanks guys!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Jon and I are so happy to hear how relaxing and memory-building your family vacation was at Kathryn Rose and Rosebud. Sounds as if you hit all the great places and spent quality time with each other. Your sunset visits to Sheridan Beach was something we haven't done and will have to do next time we are there -- thanks for sharing that! We love your family visits -- you take great care of the houses and we are thrilled you have rebooked again for the next summer! Carol Schroeder
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Excellent for several families, reunions, etc

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed there last week of July 2014. I was nervous taking 24 people to one house and coach house but the combination of the two accommodated our family reunion perfectly. Everyone had a comfortable place to sleep and all of the rooms were fairly equal in size and surprisingly private with the way the second floor is laid out. Bathrooms were large enough that sharing one with two couples didn't feel cramped. Enough plates/cups/silverware/cooking utensils for everyone and all good quality. Two double toasters, two coffee makers in main house. But the best part about this property, in my opinion, is the huge grassy park right out front. We played soccer in the park, bags, ladder toss, and enjoyed apps and wine on the picnic table there. You can also sit on the house's screen porch and comfortably watch the little kids in the park. There are only a few properties next to the park so it felt like our huge private yard. We had kids ages 3-15. The beach is of course amazing, and it's a few minutes to walk there but little kids were fine. We'll book the house again the next time the reunion is in the Midwest.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington Park Zoo
Family- focused zoo -- clean, kids' activities
Shoreline Brewery
Great casual dining!
Al's Supermarket
New store location on Franklin -- larger, super clean, well stocked.
Tree House
Fun family-focused restaurant -- casual, kid-pleasing decor.
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Metra/Amtrak-Downtown Michigan City
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sheridan Beach-Indiana Dunes
Car: necessary

We are located in the Beachwalk resort, across the street from Sheridan Beach/Dunes. There is a private Beachwalk lake for fishing, swimming, kayaking and paddle boats. Also, a heated community pool and kiddie pool, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, playground, deli/coffee shop, putting green all within the resort. The house is about a .1 mile walk to the boardwalk leading to Sheridan public beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE ONLY. Guesthouse rates vary from $75/nt. in the offseason to $625/wk in summer. Email for specific rates.
There is a separate $500 security deposit.
From mid-May till mid-Sept, Beachwalk Resort has resort fees of $10/guest age 4 and older-- $10 fee covers entire stay for each guest.
Summer rentals are weekly only-Friday-Friday.
Please call Carol@414/861-5025 for off season week day booking rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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