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Irish Eyes --7 bedrms, 5.5 baths, sleeps 20; Rates posted for main house only

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 5,553 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Huge 7 BR, 5.5 BA Main Home; 2 BR, 1 BA Optional BAILEYS Guest House

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

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

Guesthouse rates vary from $110/nt. in the offseason to $820/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 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.

Irish Eyes has 7 bedrooms, 5.5 baths (sleeps 20) and its Bailey’s Irish Cream coach house has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath (sleeps 5). They can be rented independently or together, depending on your needs. Together, they can sleep a total of 25 people, making them a great location for family reunions, weddings, football weekends, church or craft groups, or business retreats. Irish Eyes and Bailey’s offer your group a comfortable, spacious setting to relax and enjoy your time together.

Irish Eyes has a third floor screened observation tower which overlooks the beautiful Beachwalk Resort community and Lake Kai. Cook. Eat inside or cook outside on the gas grills with 2 picnic tables on the private deck or table for 6 on the screened porch.

The 1st floor fully equipped kitchen seats 20, offers two full size refrigerators, and is open to the huge 24’ x 27’ living room- perfect for craft groups and family gatherings. The living room offers a gas fireplace, 46' flat screen TV, couch, love seat and chaise lounge. The first floor also includes a screened porch off the living room, a sun room off the kitchen area and a handicapped accessible master bedroom suite with shower bath offering grip bars, built-in shower seat–perfect for older folks.

The 2nd floor has 5 bedrooms including 2 additional masters with private baths, one with a king bed and baby crib, a queen bedroom, and two child friendly rooms with double bunk beds close to tub/shower bath.

The 3rd floor loft room is perfect for a family unit with a queen bed, 2 single beds and 2 twin bunk beds.

The lower level is a gathering/sleeping area with two futons and a TV, perfect for the kids to bring their gaming systems and have their own private play area! The lower level also has a shower bath and a laundry area with full size washer and dryer.

The optional Bailey's Irish Cream coach house has two bedrooms and a shower bathroom. The main floor has a kitchen area and living space with a pull out sleeper sofa and private deck with table for 6.

Other home amenities include free WIFI, ESPN Enhanced Cable, two gas grills, and two wagons for transporting your beach toys or kids to the pool or beach.

HAVE A REALLY BIG GROUP? We also own Kathryn Rose (HomeAway #314355) which is only one vacant lot away and, with its Rose Bud guesthouse, can sleep 24. Ask about our 4 house rental discount! Rent all four homes and Rosebud is FREE. 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. Happy to email you floor plans for Irish Eyes and Baileys!

Our four homes are located in the award-winning Beachwalk Resort community where in summer, Beachwalk sponsors outdoor kid’s daytime activities and evening family events. 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 lake shore, 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.

Women love coming for get-away weekends to shop at the Light House Mall or spend the weekend relaxing.

Keywords: Home, Beachwalk

More Details

Carol or Jon Schroeder
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 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

Irish Eyes 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 thoroughfare.

What makes this house unique

Parking is at a real premium in Beachwalk, but Irish Eyes has parking for 7 Cars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been renting houses for family reunion many years and this is by far the best house and location. The responsiveness of owners to problems large and small can't be beat.
Jun 2015
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Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5553 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Beachwalk Summer Resort Fee $10/guest covers entire stay -- 5/15 through 9/15
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1-1st Floor - toilet , shower , 1st Floor Master Bath-Handicapped Accessible
    Bathroom 2-2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor Master Bath
    Bathroom 3-2nd Floor - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor Master Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , at deck mid-level landing
    Bathroom 5-2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6-Lower Level - toilet , shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
    Coach House-2nd Floor - toilet , shower
  • Main House-5.5: Coach House-1 shower bath
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1-1st Floor - 1 king , 1st Floor Master;adjoining private bath
    Bedroom 2-2nd Floor - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2nd Floor Master; private adjoining bath
    Bedroom 3-2nd Floor - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Master; private adjoining bath
    Bedroom 4-2nd Floor - Bunk-Double bottom, single top
    Bedroom 5-2nd Floor - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 6-2nd Floor - Bunk-double bottom, single top
    Lower Level game room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Full bath adjacent
    Coach House Bedroon 2-2nd Floor - Bunk-Double bottom, single top
    Coach House Bedroom 1-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Coach House living Room-1st Floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 7-3rd Floor Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Also twin bunk bed
  • Main House-King size beds (1), Queen size beds (4), Single beds (2), Baby crib (1), Futons (2), Bunk beds (3)/Coach House-queen size bed (1), Dble & single bunk Bed (1), Sleeper sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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


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Irish Eyes --7 bedrms, 5.5 baths, sleeps 20; Rates posted for main house only
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Great place for a big family!

  • 4 of 5

Our family met at Irish Eyes for a reunion following the memorial for our stepmother. We particularly enjoyed the main room, kitchen, dining and living room, which was big enough for all 23 of us to hang out in. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking a large meal. Two fridges made it very easy. Also loved the many surprising rooms hidden upstairs, particularly the "rumpus room," where all our kids were well accomodated. Crib and highchair were a plus also.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Jon and I are happy to hear that Irish Eyes and Baileys met your family's needs for your Sept. 8-10, 2017 gathering! We especially appreciated your comments on Irish Eyes' well stocked kitchen, two full size refrigerators, and our third floor bedroom with double bunk beds, two twin beds and queen bed for your younger family members; also that the crib and high chairs was a plus for your littlest ones. We are pleased that your group of 23 enjoyed Irish Eyes and Baileys -- we hope you will choose our vacation home again for future family events!
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for your family vacation or group getaway. Super spacious and clean! Owners are easy to work with! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heidi, So happy to hear the Novatney family enjoyed their stay at Irish Eyes & Baileys! As owners, we work hard to keep our vacation homes in pristine condition-- it's always heartwarming when a past guest comments on the cleanliness and spaciousness of our homes and our great location about 4 minutes walk from the heated pool, snack shop, tennis and baseketball courts. We also are glad that we made your booking process a smooth one. We look forward to your next visit! Carol and Jon Schroeder
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Amazing experience - everything you need for fun!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a great option for those looking for a beautiful, large space. We stayed here with six other families and there was plenty of space for all, including parking spots for all seven families. The residence was very clean and the owners were very accommodating and responsive. We had a blast as the location couldn't be better for those that like activities including swimming, tennis, basketball to name a few.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to provide a review for Irish Eyes & Baileys! It's always satisfying to hear our guests enjoyed staying at our vacation home. Our goal with every reservation is to make each group a repeat group -- that's why we reply to every inquiry within 12 hours with emailed floor plans, our Welcome Letter detailing what we provide, and a map of Beachwalk. Cleaning crew reported your group left home in great shape -- we look forward to hearing you will be back! Carol and Jon Schroeder
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Large Group Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had a multi-family group attending festivities at Notre Dame. The facilities at Irish Eyes and Baileys were perfect. Plenty of space for the adults and kids to spread out. Ample bathrooms and parking spaces and of course the loft area was a huge hit with the kids! We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Moncrief family, We so appreciate your positive and detailed review! Happy to read that Irish Eyes and Baileys amenities and space made your stay relaxing and enjoyable -- especially the the third floor dorm bedroom with queen, bunk beds and two single beds which, yes, is a kids and teens favorite. We look forward to having you back -- we welcome guests year round! Jon and Carol Schroeder
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Amazing beach home So many rooms! Well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Great home! So many bedrooms. Great condition and charming. Close walk to beach. Well equipped

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele, Thank you for taking time to submit comments on Irish Eyes & Baileys! Jon and I are pleased our vacation homes met your needs and exceeded your expectations -- We look forward to having you back -- our goal always is to make each group a repeat group. That's why we reply to inquiries and phone calls same day, send floor plans and Welcome Letter which details what we provide, and have a fantastic cleaning service and an amazing repairman who addresses any concerns same day. Carol and Jon Schroeder
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Chicago, IL

AMAZING house on premier location within Beachwalk

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family and the absolute best location within the Beachwalk property. It was a very short walk to the beach and the pool. My kids absolutely loved the house and from the second we walked in they began exploring all the different areas of the house including the cupola and all the rooms with bunk beds! The screened-in porch is perfect for late afternoon card game or casual dinner. We LOVED this house for our family get-away and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing your comments on Irish Eyes & Baileys! We are happy to know that your stay was relaxing and met your family's needs! Our location is convenient to the beach and heated pool. It's wonderful to read you enjoyed so many of the home's amenities: screened porch, the third floor screened in towel for views of Beachwalk, and the variety of beds (king, queens, bunk beds, single beds). We look forward to your family coming back again -- thank you! Carol and Jon Schroeder
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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

Fishing Charters, Zoo, Lighthouse Outlet Mall, Golf, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park, winery tours, Michigan City marina and the Blue Chip gambling casino


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $380
Damage Deposit $500

RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE ONLY. Guesthouse rates vary from $110/nt. in the offseason to $720/wk in summer. Email owner Carol Schroeder at or call my cell 414-861-5025 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