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Kathryn Rose & Rose Bud- 7 Bedrms, 5.5 Baths, sleeps 24 Including Guest House

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


About the property

6 BR, 4.5 BA main house; 1 BR, 1 BA optional guest house.


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

RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE ONLY. For guesthouse rates, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT or call me at 414-861-5025.

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

Beachwalk Resort Fees of $10/guest age 4 and older in effect from 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:
August 17, 2017

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 Indiana

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
  • 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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Kathryn Rose & Rose Bud- 7 Bedrms, 5.5 Baths, sleeps 24 Including Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Indianapolis, IN

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: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything expected and more!!

  • 5 of 5

Every year all the Sisters, Aunts, Nieces and Cousins (ages 11 and older) get together for a time of relaxation and bonding. We have been doing this for the last 17 years and we finally found a house that fits all of our needs. We started out with 14 of us and grew to 20 women and in the past, some of us had to sleep on couches or an air mattress. In this house we all had comfortable beds. There was enough seating so we could all eat at the same time, in the same room. The kitchen is well stocked. The porch was great for breakfast and puzzles. Lake Michigan was only a 5-10 minute walk. This house had everything we could have hoped for. The owners were very nice and answered all of my questions promptly. We already have planned to come back next year! Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Celine, We look forward to having your Hens and Chicks group back at Kathryn Rose -- you left our home in great shape! Happy to hear you enjoyed time on the screened porch at the patio table having coffee or doing puzzles. It's a great place for families to gather and build memories!
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South Holland, IL

Even in the winter, a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

You made our first home renting experience easy! The house was great for our 20somethings winter retreat! After years of sleeping in bunkbeds at retreat centers, the group was excited to be in a real house! The kitchen allowed for enough room for all our budding chefs to cook and also sit for our discussions. The bedrooms were warm and snuggly, and the living room had more than enough room for us to play our favorite games. Thanks so much for a great experience from beginning inquiries to the end of our too-short stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, Thanks so much for taking the time to post this review! Glad you chose Kathryn Rose-- We hope your group will come back -- left home in great shape! Carol Schroeder
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Downers Grove IL

We keep coming back!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (all 24 of us!) have been renting Kathryn Rose and Rosebud for the past 5 years and will be returning again in July 2012. We choose Beachwalk due to it's location and have looked at many different rentals within the community. Kathryn Rose and Rose Bud are, by far, the best homes to accomodate a large group. With 5 bedrooms, as well as the 3rd floor, it can easily fit our whole family. Many of the other homes we've toured did not offer nearly the number of bedrooms and, instead, included common area sleeper sofas as "beds". We've so enjoyed the large wrap around porch every year as well. It is always clean when we arrive and the owners handle answer any questions very quickly. We love it!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Michigan City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 25 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Sept Weekends
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
October Weekends
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
November Weekends
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
December Weekends
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Weekends
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 25 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
April Weekends
Apr 6 2018 - Apr 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
May Weekends
May 4 2018 - May 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Wkend
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
September Weekends
Sep 7 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Weekend
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
October Weekends
Oct 12 2018 - Nov 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
November Weekends
Nov 9 2018 - Nov 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
December Weekends
Nov 30 2018 - Dec 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2018 - Dec 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New years
Dec 30 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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