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Terrapin Station – Sleeps 6-8

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Sheridan Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The name states it all – Slow down and enjoy a different pace of life on the easy side of the lake!

There are plenty of grander, newer homes at Beachwalk, but if you’re looking for a cozy, comfy, quirky little place that you can quickly call home, then Terrapin is the place for you!

At Stop 7 on Lake Shore Drive, turn right onto Beachwalk Lane, and about a half block down on the left is the green-toned Terrapin Station. Note all your neighbors’ inviting front porches. Beachwalk was designed with families in mind, and the community presents an inviting, nostalgic, hometown streetscape on Beachwalk Lane.

Walk up the front porch, but don’t rest in the old-time swing yet. Step inside the open living space: fireplace, queen-size sleeper sofa, chairs, SMART TV/Blue Ray/Stereo system, half-bath, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.

The porches and decks at Terrapin are what make it really special! Only a half-block from the beach, relax on the front porch with its swing and chairs to watch the daily parade of people to and from the beach; the sun deck with its chaise lounges, table, chairs and umbrella; the back deck with chairs and gas grill off the kitchen; and the adjoining screened-in porch with dining table and summer seating area.

There are four parking spaces: two in front and two in back.

Internet service is provided through Wi-Fi.

Activities abound at Beachwalk. In addition to Lake Michigan, there is the pool, Lake Kai and its small lake activities like kayaking and paddle boarding, a tennis court, a basketball court, a putting green, and several kid-friendly greens and parks throughout the development.

In the immediate area are: Mt. Baldy dunes, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Washington Park and its boat marina and zoological garden, several museums of local historic significance, the Blue Chip Casino, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet Mall, AMC movie complex, the Vickers and Featherbone theatres in Three Oaks, New Buffalo, Harbor Country and its many wineries, strawberry/blueberry picking…it’s all within 30 minutes of Terrapin Station!

Just bring your own sun screen; beach towels, chairs and toys; cooler; and sense of adventure.

'Where crickets and cicadas sing a rare and different tune, Terrapin Station!'

Keywords: Lake house near marina, Blue Chip Casino, Lighthouse Place outlet shopping. 75 minutes to Chicago. 45 minutes to South Bend.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Michigan City

Lake Michigan with all its beauty, fun and proximity to Chicago and South Bend.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Terrapin Station – Sleeps 6-8
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Great location, dumpy house

  • 2 of 5

The house was in a great location but the house is in a desperate need of a facelift. The kitchen floor was grimy and dingy looking. The kitchen sink was stained and gross looking. 1990's televisions, and upstairs 2nd bathroom was tiny and hard to move in while bathing kids. The Decour was that of a frat house and it had a funky smell even though it was cleaned by house keeping. When renting for a week you would expect more updated nicer house. I would not rev omens this house other than for location purposes only.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry the house did not meet your expectations. The house is clean, and is cleaned after every rental. This is the first negative review Terrapin Station has ever received. True. The televisions are older, but they work great, and the Comcast cable system operates well in the living room and bedroom. Unfortunately, when a house is put up for weekly rental with people moving in and out over the course of summer, wear and tear becomes normal on the property. However, Terrapin's fantastic location, terrific outdoor seating options, eclectic decor, and numerous other amenities are only a few features that make it a true vacation bargain, especially compared to similar houses in the Beachwalk community and surrounding area.
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Griffith, IN

Family Vacation Beachwalk Indiana

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house. It was spacious enough to give us room to spread out but not so huge we were lost in it. The front porch was very wide and had a great swing, great for morning coffee. The screen porch in the back, although detached from the house was awesome, a table and chairs to eat at and comfortable furniture to rest on. The house was very close to the beach which was great for the little kids. We had plenty of room to put all the food and snacks we brought as the kitchen is a good size. A minor drawback was there is no where in the yard for kids to play as the landscaping is very thick and tall. There are playgrounds nearby but sometimes it would have been nice for them to play right there. All in all it was a wonderful week. We grilled out most nights and had great weather. I would recommend this house highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishers, IN

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating. Clean. Convenient. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house and great location

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect location in the Beachwalk community. It was just 3 houses from the street to cross to Lake Michigan (very nice beach) and a 1-2 minute walk to trhe pool and office. Terrapin Station had everything you need for a comfortable stay including a well supplied kitchen, comfortable beds, comfortable family room, nice patios, grill. Would recommend starying there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Terrapin Station!

  • 5 of 5

The family room was comfortable for late night movies with the family, the bedrooms were spaciouse with very comfortable beds, more than enough room for us! The kitchen had everything we needed to cook and a nice grill for outdoor cooking. The house was very clean and comfortable. Location was great, 3 houses from the street to the beach and a 1-2 min walk to the pool.. Beachwalk resort was nice with a pool, kayaking, paddleboarding, bicycles for rent. It was just the right amount of things for my famlly. Thanks for sharing your home--we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind comments. Terrapin is a family place.
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New York City

Clean and extremely comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My family and I and some friends and their children stayed here over Labor Day Weekend. We had a great time. The house was terrific. It was clean, in great condition and was in an excelent location. We had a great time and would rent this house again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! I am extremely gratified by Mr. Koerner's review. Sure, Terrapin Station is my place; it's special to me. However, I know there are bigger and fancier houses at Beachwalk. To get such a glowing review amazes me. Terrapin is designed to be a nice, quiet, little, quirky place for smaller families and friends to gather and enjoy the beach. It sounds as if it fit the bill perfectly for Andrew and his crew!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Chip Casino
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Long Beach Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
South Shore Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 94, U.S. 20/12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Blue Chip Casino
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

Beachwalk resort community sits on Lake Michigan at Stop 7 in Michigan City. There is a community swimming pool and baby pool.

Lake Kai is also on the property, and as a small lake, you can paddle board, paddle boat, canoe, kayak, fish...

Through Beachwalk Vacation Rentals, you can rent bikes and golf carts and arrange for other activities.

Michigan City is a small city with all the local business and services you would need. There is a hospital, library, restaurants, super markets. Washington Park, its zoo and marina are within one mile of the property.

Harbor Country, Michigan is within a 30-minute drive. Berry picking, wineries, art galleries, breweries/distilleries and other leisure activities abound.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Resort fee per person $10
Reservation booking fee $50
Cleaning $150
Unrefundable damage waiv $40
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates and fees are subject to change. Terrapin Station only rents on a Friday to Friday weekly basis during the summer season. From Labor Day to Memorial Day, rental of Terrapin Station is negotiable.

50% deposit required at least 60 days in advance of reservation.
100% due if 59 or fewer days in advance of reservation.

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Sheridan Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master and Green bedrooms, Double Beds (1) Blue bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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