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Birchwood Cabin - Retreat Relax Revive-10 Minute Walk to Beach

30 Reviews
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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Michiana Shores Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Birchwood Cabin is nestled in the woods within walking distance to the beach (ten minute walk). Retreat, relax, and rejuvinate in the company of oaks, pines, and wandering deer.

The cabin is for adults only. You must be a minimum of 25 years of age to lease.

Birchwood Cabin is newly renovated retaining the charm of the original structure. The great room has knotty pine walls, cathedral ceiling, a loft, and stone fireplace. It is furnished with sofa, loveseat, large coffee table facing the fireplace. A maple trundle bed near the loft is perfect for stretching out with a good book or watching the deer in the woods.

A fully equipped new modern kitchen including washer/dryer opens to a sunny dining room surrounded by a woodland view.

The bedroom with a queen bed, large closets is next to a full bath with linen closet, tub, shower, vanity.

Birchwood Cabin is located next door to it's sister property Dreamwold Cottage a three bedroom home listed on VRBO as 15237. We have had families rent both to accommodate extended family.

Come visit and make vacation memories that last a lifetime!

Maximun 2 adults (minimum age 25). Minimum 2 night stay off season and 4 nights during summer.

Keywords: cabin in the woods ten minute walk to beach

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

Mariya Steele
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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based on 30 traveler reviews

Birchwood Cabin - Retreat Relax Revive-10 Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

The Best of Both Worlds

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful peaceful cabin for a couple days. We enjoyed the walk on the beach of Lake Michigan and the near by casinos in the evenings. Our next visit we would like to take the train into Chicago for the day! I have already highly recommended this rental to family & friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for the perfect, peaceful place to have a time of retreat. Birchwood Cabin was ideal. The cabin is a short walk to the beach and the walk there a pleasant one. The cabin has a feeling of serenity and is decorated in a charming and inviting style. Mariya and Ian are ideal hosts and very helpful, while also giving space and privacy to their guests. It has beautiful views of the woods surrounding it and wildlife such as deer can be seen often. I would highly recommend Birchwood Cabin as a getaway to anyone needing a time of rest and reflection.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

It was above expectations! We couldn't have asked for better. Suffice it to say, this will be go-to for I family gatherings in Michigsn City. Thank you, Mariya! Looking forward to visiting again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cabin in the wood - and near beach!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Birchwood Cabin over the Labor Day weekend. Our hosts were nearby and responsive when we needed information. The spacious, up-to-date cabin had everything we needed. We especially liked all the windows providing lots of light. We also enjoyed exploring Michiana Shores - a new area in Harbor Country for us. The only hitch was that the gas fireplace was temporarily out of order - would have been nice on that first chilly night. Otherwise it was a great choice. We definitely recommend the cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Birchwood Cabin is wonderful - Mariya and Ian are gracious hosts. The cabin is clean, cozy, comfortable and quiet. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking and dining in. There are plenty of linens as well as gear for the beach - chairs, an umbrella and a small cooler. I really enjoy walking to the beach - Stop 39 is an easy 15 minute walk from the cabin - which is seldom crowded. There's as much or as little to do as you want - sightseeing, shopping, visiting wineries, hiking, spending time at the beach, dining out. Deer are seen every day. The cabin is a wonderful respite from everyday life where you can unwind and recharge. This was my third visit to the cabin and I look forward to returning next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girls getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful. This was a little getaway for a mother and 2 adult daughters to reconnect. it was so perfect.

Our stay was during the off season so the whole neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful. the walk to the beach only takes about10-15 min. But the homes along the way are great eye candy. The beach is clean, and beautiful with all Its smooth rocks washed up on shore. We really enjoyed picking out heart shaped rocks for souvenirs. At sunset we walked to the beach to watch the sun go down behind the faded outline of the Chicago skyline. Michigan City, was great as well. Lots to do and see and eat and lots of great shopping.

The property is well represented on the website. The cabin was very clean, comfortable and well maintained with modern updates.....even the trundle and day bed were comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook dinner both nights and breakfast in the morning. Each morning you could see the deer walk past the windows and all day long the squirrels provide lots of entertainment. The cabin is well stocked with blankets pillows, towels and amminities. Having WiFi available was very convenient and there were lots of great DVD's available. Maryia (who lives close by) was a great hostess as well. We didn't need anything extra but I have no doubt that she would not have hesitated to provide us with whatever we might have forgotten. She even gave us a little history on the cabin itself which only helped us appreciate it even more.

The rates are extremely reasonable, considering you pay about the same for a good hotel room these days. I highly recommend this cabin for couples, or a girls getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Michiana Shores Cabin Rental Rates

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Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Long term rental please call owner. No children. Adults only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Michiana Shores Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with shower, vanity, toilet and linen closet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1),
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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