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Indiana Dunes Beach Retreat - Year-Round Natural Beauty

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

PLEASE NOTE: We do not do online booking! If you are interested in our house or have questions, please email an inquiry to us. We will respond. To book a reservation, email or phone us and we will send you our contract. This has worked for us for many years. Our guests have been happy (see reviews) and we prefer to do our own bookings and have personal contact with you. Thanks.

Peaceful, casual home just 1 block from Lake Michigan and spectacular sand beach. Located on wooded dune on a private double lot (easy access up driveway). Watch deer and other wildlife through floor-to-ceiling windows in living room and master bedroom. Front and back patios and deck. Charcoal grill provided.

First floor living room, kitchen and family room with 1 3/4 bath. Fireplace in living room. Family room can be closed off for privacy. Two bedrooms with queen beds and full bath on second floor. Wi-Fi provided. Television in each bedroom(2) and in family room. Comcast service.

Walk or bike to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – 15,000 acres of sand dunes, marshes, hiking and skiing trails, prairies and forests.

Home is beautifully maintained and comfortable year round. Modern stainless kitchen appliances. No sagging mattresses! Season appropriate bedding. Basic kitchen supplies provided. Plenty of towels. Washer and dryer with ironing board in basement.

Close to Chesterton artist studios and upscale dining/shopping in New Buffalo. Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall in Michigan City (8 miles away) as well as an assortment of grocery stores, fast food, and fine dining restaurants.

Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos nearby.

An easy commuter train ride (South Shore RR) to Chicago.

Keywords: Hillside home, Indiana Dunes, walk to beach, Lake Michigan, Chicago area, woodland setting, private retreat, family vacation, outdoor activities, wildlife, National Park.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

Why Linda chose Indiana

This is our escape from the stresses of everyday life. As kids it was a special treat to go visit our resident relative and spend a Sunday at the beach. While in college our parents moved to Beverly Shores ! We have many fond memories of the whole family with boyfriends, and husbands and later nephews sharing summer weekends and all the holidays here.

Today, we have our own little escape from the stresses of our everyday lives and jobs and responsibilities. Our house is bathed in peaceful dappled sunlight of the woods filled with birds. We can watch deer and raccoons walk across the patio from floor to ceiling windows.. And the beach is just a block away. Most people come for the summer sun, sand and water. Lesser known is the water's fury after a storm and the quiet stillness of a fall afternoon. September is the most underappreciated month--the water is at its warmest, the days are warm, and the crowds are gone. If you like snow, it is a winter wonderland here. Bring a good book or some nice wine and sit by the fireplace and watch the snow fall.

We keep the house stocked with everyday necessities. 10 minutes away is Michigan City. Grocery stores, Walgreens, Walmart, fast food and fine dining can all be easily found. The Blue Chip Casino and the Lighthouse outlet Mall are also popular destinations. Upscale shopping and dining are easy to reach in New Buffalo. Chesterton is filled with quaint diners and Antique shops. Valparaiso offers even more dining choices.

What makes this house unique

In two minutes you can walk to the beach, and at night it's so quiet. Listen for the deer--they make horse-like sounds and in the fall the leaves rustle as they move through the foliage. There are more stars in the sky than you see in Chicago.

The Dunes Mart has some of the best soft serve you will ever taste. On a clear day, you can see the Chicago skyline across the lake--and if you feel like visiting the city, the South Shore will get you there in just over an hour. The train station and the Dunes Mart are located on the corner of Route 12 and Broadway, the main entrance to Beverly Shores. The town has one stoplight and that is where you'll find it.

It's a very small town and sometimes strangers wave hello as they drive by.

Fall colors can be breathtaking---you are surrounded, even inside the house. After the leaves are gone, there is a bittersweet beauty to the stark silhouettes of hundreds of trees surrounding the house. As the house is up on a dune, you see the bare treetops and below the bright blanket of fallen leaves.


Beverly Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Family Rooim - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The second bath is off this area
  • Queen size Beds (2) A queen bed in each bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed/daybed in family room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full-size sleep sofa in family room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pristine natural area, 1 block from lake and beach, wooded property with beautiful views, private double lot, driveway for easy access, city (not well) water, easy walk to park with pond and tennis courts, walk to National Park (Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore), peaceful and comfortable year-round.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Indiana Dunes Beach Retreat - Year-Round Natural Beauty
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Lovely home and property, quiet and retreat like.

  • 5 of 5

We were worried about booking in the middle of February as we were coming from a distance. Weather was great, and accordingly we had a fabulous time! I can see that the seasons must all be beautiful there... rhododendrons for the Spring , we wished we could spend time in the outside areas, so inviting. But we were very happy with the inside spaces.... the cedar walls and ample windows gave a great feel.

The kitchen is well stocked with necessary tools, good equipment and appliances, albeit counter space is small for multiple cooks ( 3 of us, girlfriends reunion).

Linda, the owner was very good to work with....responsive and respectful.

All three of us loved our stay there and would look forward to a repeat!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review and hope to hear from you again. It was a pleasure to work with you!
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Secluded Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely and secluded. Perfect for a romantic getaway but also plenty of room for a small family vacation. Not only is it a short walk away from the closest beach access but it's also a very short drive to two separate public access areas with parking and restrooms. If you have umbrellas and a lot of other stuff to haul to the beach that might be a better option. We loved the beautiful town Beverly Shores and couldn't ask for a nicer location. A trip to the Dunes Mart for ice cream (and early morning donuts) is a must!! We also enjoyed roaming around the area looking at the beautiful wildflowers and bogs.

Linda was an absolute dream to work with for my last minute trip. Very timely communication and I felt more like I was talking to an old friend. She has also thought of everything for the renter's comfort. The house is just as described and I have already recommended it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review. I couldn't wish for a nicer one!
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Peaceful beach retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful beach retreat for a summer weekend. The house had all the amenities listed, so all we needed to do was to bring groceries, clothing, and beach towels! It was quiet, clean, and comfortable, and when it got warm, the a/c brought the temperature down quickly. Large windows let you see all the trees, and zero traffic. You can't beat the block walk to the uncrowded beach, either.

Linda made booking this house on short notice very easy. She answered all my questions promptly, and accessing the house was simple.

I recommend the Third Coast Spice Cafe in Chesterton for delicious breakfasts and lunches (when you don't want to cook yourself) and the annual Necktie Run in Beverly Shores for any runner who wants a friendly, well-organized 5k race.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review and I plan to go to your café soon!
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Three Oaks, Michigan

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Rented this place for a long weekend to spend time with the girls. It was perfect in every way....clean, spacious, well stocked kitchen, great instructions on how to use/find things and the location was just lovely! About a block from the beach. We were lucky to have good weather in November to stroll along the lakeshore. Communication with Linda, the owner, the top notch! We talked about renting again when the weather is warmer. I woke one morning to spy a deer right outside the bedroom window casually grazing! I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to review us! Hope to see you in the summer!
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Savoy, IL

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This rental house met all of our criteria to have a fun, comfortable vacation with family. The location was very peaceful, surrounded by trees. We saw deer while out on a walk. The beach was uncrowded and a very short walk. There is a hill but even our young grandchildren were able to navigate it easily. The kitchen was very well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, small appliances and utensils. We had everything we needed to make family dinners. We appreciated the instructions for how to use tv, etc. and the labels on the light switches were helpful. The house was very clean and had a nice floor plan. We also were happy to be able to park our car in the garage. When we had questions, the owner was very quick to get back to us in email and by phone. Great place.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your feedback. It means a lot to us!
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San Jose, Ca, USA

Beautiful secluded lakeshore house surrounded by nature.

  • 5 of 5

While attending A July retreat in the Chicago area, I had the good fortune to find a rental house on Lake Michigan , that also served as a wonderful lodging for me during my retreat. This beautiful three bedroom,split level, charming lake house,is surrounded by beautiful nature vistas,visible, thanks to the full length ceiling to floor windows in most rooms.This

enables the light to play beautifully on the warm, wooded paneled walls, as well as provide great illumination, even on a cloudy day. The house has the ambience of a secluded space, but the Michigan shore is a mere block away. A well stocked and organized kitchen adds to the pleasure of cooking,and makes dining in a real pleasure. At the rear of the house is a peaceful patio and barbeque area for good weather use. Artistic touches within the house invite the guest to enjoy the peace and calm within, or enjoy any of the electronics;phone, stereo, or TV, DVD,with thoughtfully provided instructions making it easy to use any of these devices. The ambience of this house in the forest setting makes one reluctant to depart.In the future, I look forward to sampling other seasons on this special property.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Chicago Ohare and Chicago Midway
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Bar
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
South Shore Line Beverly Shores Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Indiana Rt 12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Bar
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
quick walk to lakefront and beach
Car: recommended

Two minute walk to beach. World-class birdwatching, blueberry picking,, close to artist studios (Chesterton) and upscale shopping (New Buffalo), easy train ride to Chicago. Lithuanica Park with pond, tennis courts and more a five minute walk away.


Rates & Availability

Beverly Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $125

We do not do online rentals. You need to email or call us to place a reservation. We will send you our contract. Thanks


Reservations require the refundable $600.00 security deposit. The rental fee plus a $125.00 cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to contract date. Payment by check or money order. There is no lodging tax.

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