|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Spend some quality time at Atwater Beach Cottage this fall or winter. Our house is centered in the Indiana Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore. Get away from it all in style and comfort. Just short 3 block walk to the lake. Many great trails in the colorful fall wooded dunes. Cozy up to a beach or backyard bonfire this fall. Cross country ski in winter.
One bedroom has queen bed, the 2nd bedroom has a twin & a full size bed. Perfect for a family of 4 or 5.
Beverly Shores train station is 15 min walk from the cottage, just 1 hr drive from Chicago or 1.5hr train ride.
Full kitchen: range, fridge, microwave, blender, coffee maker, waffle iron. Yes wifi internet and dvd player/local tv too. Gas grill on back porch.
3 Adult bikes, tot bike trailer, and 3 kid bikes and a big wheel.
Beach toys, umbrellas & beach chairs
By Mich City Zoo, outlet mall, Bartletts Gourmet Grill, Chesterton,
Park and tennis court, fishing or ice skating pond.
History of the area: In May 1927, Chicago real estate developer Frederick H. Bartlett purchased 3,000 acres of lake front lands from the estates of local owners. The development, which included five miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan, stretched from Michigan City to Dunes State Park. Bartlett's concept was to create an urban resort community. In 1933 Frederick H. Bartlett sold all of his northwest Indiana properties to his younger brother, Robert Bartlett. Robert touted the community and its attractions with the promotional flair of a born salesman. He constructed a school, a hotel with botanic gardens, a golf course, a beach front casino, a riding academy and a theater. In 1935, Robert Bartlett purchased 1933-34 “A Century of Progress”, Chicago World’s Fair and barged 4 homes to the beach front community. These 4 homes are still standing and they are in various states of renovation at this time. Our house was built in 1933 with a combined style we have named, 'Mediterranean Tudor'.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: We love this area because it is surrounded by a national park. There are many great trails to bike and hike on. Along the Lake Front Drive, and then meander through the swamp trails searching for birds, foxes and snakes on Beverly Drive. On the other side of Kemil Beach Rd is the Indiana State Park with more miles of trails, and quiet beach.
The Beach: The beach is sandy, stretching for about 10 miles from Indiana Dunes State park to Mt Baldy in Michigan City. One of my favorite things to do is bike along the lakefront in Bevelry Shores for about 3 miles without houses to block the view. I love swimming on a hot night while watching the sun set over Chicago.
We are a family of 4
Tricia Llewellyn purchased this house in 2005
We instantly fell in love with this 1930s Mediterranean -revival Tudor like house. After a few years of renovations and projects, we are pleased with our hardwork. We love our small town that is surrounded by a national park including swamps and beaches.
The house is colorful, artsy, and has lots of windows. You can see deer sitting in front yard sometimes, you can swing on the hammock under the stars, you see the birds clamoring for bird feeder. On summer nights, we love to have a bonfire on the beach or in the backyard. In winter, we like to climb the icebergs, cross country ski, and hike on the frozen trails and beach.
We stayed at this house for a month in February 2015. Beverly Shores is a magical place, even in the dead of winter. We went skiing and snoeshoeing and hiking in the woods. The house is comfortable, warm, and filled with beautiful photographs and art work. The house is a short walk to the beach or to the South Shore Train line. Bike and hike and ski trails abound. The owners are very accommodating and responsive. We hope to return to experience another season here.
It's a very charming home, very close to the Dunes National Park trails and the main beach in Beverly Shores. We actually live in Beverly Shores, and needed a home while extensive work was done to our house. This was home away from home for almost 3 months! We have 2 dogs and a toddler, and it was immediately cozy and comfortable. John and Tricia were very responsive to the (very few) issues that came up, and it was a great opportunity to stay in a Bartlett home (one of the original homes in the area). They had lots of great toys for my little one, and the nearby trails were heaven for the dogs. It's also walking distance to Lithuanica Park, where my child loves to play. I can imagine in summer it would be grand to be so close to the beach! Thanks to the owners for really making our time there so pleasant.
This is a wonderful home with lots of character. We truly enjoyed our stay here. It is a beautiful home and a beautiful area. Tricia was great to work with and answered all our questions. She even sent us a list of things to do around the area. We really enjoyed the beautiful fall scenery. The home has everything a person could want to make their stay a great one. We loved the sunroom to set and read in.
Our adventurous week in Atwater was a celebration of our childhood, 50+ years ago for my brother, sister and I. The house was the perfect storybook haven for us to temporarily pretend ownership and enjoy the unique features of an old house with personality. I particularly loved the creaking of the floors, reminding me of my grandmother's house.
We took advantage of the fully equipped kitchen and BBQ to enjoy family meals at the table and the homey alcove off the living room with its comfy sofa. Downstairs, we played ping pong just like teenagers. We only imagined what the attic was like.
Bike tires were pumped up and we tooled around the lakeshore together, exploring rocks and driftwood collections. On the walks down to the beach, we absorbed the Indiana dune grasses, landscapes and ambiance. It was a treat to open up the doors and windows and take in the vibe.
Everything was as promised. My dealings with Tricia were straightforward, honest and prompt. If you are looking for a quiet place to transcend to, this is the one. This house will take you in like an old friend.
Our family of 6 had a wonderful time. It was a quiet neighborhood with just a minute walk to the beach. The bikes and trailor in the garage got us easily to a beach of our own and the house was packed with fun things for the kids to do before and after the beach. We watched the sun set right over Chicago each night and enjoyed an "adventure" to the huge park just a few blocks away. We will definitely try to made this an annual event for our family - it was the perfect getaway!
This was a lovely place to stay. We have stayed in other places in the area, and found this house is our new favorite. The layout is smart for both function and comfort. And there is plenty to keep one occupied indoors or out -- with games, toys, bicycles, beach nearby, backyard fire pit, etc.
Nestled in the beautiful, wooded Indiana Dunes, just 3 blocks/5 minute walk to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, you can enjoy the calming affects nature. The town of Beverly Shores is bordered by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshores and connects to more trails in the Indiana Dunes State Park. The small town of Beverly Shores is between Chesterton & Michigan City, just 10 miles to the Michigan border.
cleaning fee included on rentals longer than 5 days. refundable damage deposit of $250
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.