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FREE Ice/Soda/More -- Most Hi Tech -- Theater, Hot Tub, xBox, TVs, Massage Chair

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,178 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

We Provide Most Fun & Freebies - Soda, Ice, Lotions, Slippers, Luxury, Arcade

This is the most fun house in Beachwalk Resort neighborhood.

Book and pay for your 2017 Summer Week-Long Stay Now before it books up !!

NEW THIS 2017: Massage Chair 3D Kahuna -- experience the luxury of a high-end massage chair after a good hard swim in the lake (*please follow manufacturer's weight limit of 220 lbs. - machine is designed for that and costs several thousand $$$s).

We are only a short walk (400 yards) from the private Beachwalk Boardwalk. It's called Stop 7 (*Black Flag beach stop) for you old-timers.

We provide 1 golf cart to get you to the Boardwalk, if you don't feel like walking.


We have 3 bedrooms. We have a brand-new queen sleeper sofa for a 4th bedroom area with premium inflatable air mattress (all linens provided).

(2 bedrooms have queens...each of those queens also have an upper bunk or bunk-bed next to the queen. The 3rd bedroom is a 4 bunk room of extra long twins). The sleeper sofa is a premium leather couch with premium inflatable queen mattress to sleep upon, very luxurious. So, we sleep 12 easily and 14 in a pinch although the house is only 2100 square feet (feels bigger with over 400 square feet of covered porches and patios).

What makes this place special is the FREEBIES and the HI TECH items.

Lake Michigan Beach Cottage rental in Beachwalk, Indiana. Sheridan Beach. Stop 7, Lake Shore Drive and Beachwalk Lane. Michigan City, Indiana.

Giant 3D Theater 12 foot wide screen with movie chair seating in upstairs Theater Room.

Come see what 4K TV looks like. Netflix is pumping out 4K content and it looks amazing on our HDR TV downstairs.

65" 4K UHD TV with a dozen 4K movies downstairs with premium sound!

Full size Simpsons Pinball machine with FREE play !

NEW: Arcade Bubble Hockey (with the Blackhawks greats) in the Game Room ! Totally FREE to play.

NEW: Amazon Alexa to play your favorite songs upon demand.

And now, for the 1st time, a full size deck out back with new Weber grill and seating (starts Summer 2017) Pergola covering Hot Tub for additional privacy !

It just keeps getting better and better every year.

Old fashioned tavern bar upstairs. Like an old time movie house! With premium 5.1 speaker surround sound! Free popcorn and candy.

Bar complete with margarita machine and Heineken kegerator.

Sleeps 8-10 adults comfortably. Plus a few more kids in a pinch on a queen air inflated mattress/ sleeper couch.

Themed bedrooms:

The Jungle Room for kids sleeps 4 kids comfortably in 2 separate bunk beds.

The Hunting Lodge for adults has a Twin over Queen log style bed. Fun.

Downstairs main 3d bedroom with a queen bed and a separate Twin over Full bunk bed.

The theater room can be easily converted into a 4th bedroom with a queen sofa sleeper with luxury inflatable air mattress on sofa bed provided for an extra guest (no more painful metal bars poking your back).

Best cottage rental, famous Beachwalk Resort. Steps away is Sheridan Beach, best beach in U.S. known for its squeaky clean sand.

Private boardwalk to Lake Michigan Beach.

Can see City of Chicago skyscape across the lake.

House has it all: giant 3D Home Theater system with 3D glasses and theater seating for 6. Upstairs bar with Heineken beer kegerator (small keg you supply).

BEST THING FREE ICE! from 3 separate ice machines including a commercial 10 lbs.per day ice machine onsite. No more need to buy bags of ice for your beach coolers. We provide it.

We have a commercial ice-maker in the kitchen. U-Line variety makes 10 lbs of ice everyday. No more going to store to fill the cooler.

Want to exercise?

We provide 5 premium Elektra Bicycles. Famous glide style beach bikes just like the one Miley Cyrus rides.

Want to relax?

We have 2 covered porches and upstairs porch has patio style seating and a ceiling fan for those warm nights.

Want to relax further?

The backyard hot tub seats 8 people...yep, you can fit 8. Giant hot tub private for our guests only.

Also we supply 2 kayaks! Pink and Blue, of course. No need to rent from the office (save $$$$$) Life vests are provided, but bring your own if you have a special size.

A paddle boat for your lake activities is provided, too.

Dream the day away on the famous Lake Kai at your leisure. No more need to go to Beachwalk Office to secure a kayak.

We also provide a paddle boat in addition to the kayaks. Fits 2 people!! Save more $$$$$.

The paddle boat is new and for 2 people and a lot of fun.

Saturday to Saturday rental, so you don't have to use a vacation day on Friday.

Lake Michigan, Sheridan Beach.

Find out why vacationers have been coming to Long Beach for over 100+ years.

The sand is so clean, it squeaks when you walk on it.

You can see the city outline of Chicago across the lake.

One mile from the famous Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall with over 95+ stores like Nike, DKNY, Coach, Michael Kors, etc.

Blue Chip casino is 1 mile away. Great steak restaurant and buffet and gaming tables like blackjack, craps, roulette, etc. Also has a poker room.

Also less than 1 mile away is the Premium Outlet Mall called Lighthouse Mall. Outside shopping, premium stores, what more could a girl want?

The LG OLED 4K UHD TV has all the new apps, like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, etc.

We also supply an Amazon Echo for hours of fun and 1000s of free songs by voice command.

All thermostats are NEST controls for fun and extra scheduled comfort at your fingertips.

We also have Direct TV to the HDTVs! Don't like what's on TV? We have a library of over 200 movies on Blu Ray. Over 60 are 3D Blu Ray.

No bored kids.

We have the newest xBox console and 15 xBox games. Can sign in on your xBox Live, too.

Simpsons Pinball game upstairs. FREE play.

FREE Bubble Hockey...Blackhawks vs. Canadiens.

Also have the new, fun Amazon Echo to play any Amazon Prime free song (over 1,000,000 songs on an awesome speaker...Just say "Alexa, play "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac and it plays !).

Luxury heavyweight Turkish towels and robes provided! See what a thirsty 750 gram turkish towel feels like.

Relaxxxxzzzz in Jacuzzi upstairs.

Luxury towels and robes provided (we count them!). Feel what a 750-gram towel and robe feels like!

All linens provided.

5 beach chairs provided.

Also free continental breakfast and snacks provided FREE!!!!! Your favorite cereals, waffle mix, snack bars, oatmeal, cocoa mix, waffle maker, teas, Keurig Kcups and more, all provided free.

FREE soda. Yep, that's right. We provide a fountain machine with REAL Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Sprite. No more lugging pop cans to the house. If you run out, the syrup containers are easily replaced and provided in the closet downstairs.

Temperature control by Nest Thermostats.

Fire pit with seating for 8 outside.


New Xbox T2. Play all the latest games over 15 xBox One games included. Tune into the latest XBox online craze.

Did I mention ping pong table and pool table and poker table with chips? That's right, the dining table converts to all 3 of these game tables.

One Golf cart provided free. No need to rent from the office at $80 per day.

If you forget any toiletries, DON'T WORRY! We have fully stocked medicine cabinets with items for your convenience, like toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoos, deodorant, lotions, and more.

Save money.

FREE Breakfast goodies. Oatmeal, cereal bars, cereal boxes, pancake mixes (and waffle maker and griddle provided).

Also, FREE soda pop. That's right. We have a FREE soda machine in the house serving real Coke, Sprite and Diet Coke.

FREE real Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite. Fountain pop tastes best. You know that.

This house isn't the biggest....just the BEST.

2 covered porches add an additional 400 square feet to the 2100 square foot cottage. So, it feels bigger than it is.

We accept online payments and/or PayPal.

One-quarter 1/4 deposit at time of booking for week-long stays. Immediate payment for weekends in full.

WEEKENDS ARE BACK OFF-SEASON (Spring and Fall 2017 -- not Summer 2017) !!!!

Remaining fees due 90 days before stay on week-long rentals only, so anyone can afford this dream house!!!

More Details

Elle Shaw
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Elle Shaw

Texting number provided upon online reservation for your convenience. 219-561-1470

Elle Shaw purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Elle Shaw chose Indiana

This property is the most technologically advanced in Beachwalk.

Giant 3D theater, convenient free WiFi, 24 inch Asus touchscreen computer, newest xBox S console with 2 Terrabyte hard drive with games.

Also it's convenient Saturday to Saturday rentals. No more missing work.

Also FREE ice. Commercial icemaker on property.

Lake Michigan, Sheridan Beach.

Find out why vacationers have been coming to Long Beach for over 100+ years.

The sand is so clean, it squeaks when you walk on it.

You can see the city outline of Chicago across the lake.

One mile from the famous Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall with over 95+ stores like Nike, DKNY, Coach, Michael Kors, etc.

Blue Chip casino is 1 mile away. Great steak restaurant and buffet and gaming tables like blackjack, craps, roulette, etc. Also has a poker room.

Lighthouse Mall Premium Outlet shopping about 1 mile away. Outside shopping, premium stores (google it, it's fantastic) and sales. What more could a girl want?

What makes this cottage unique

Lake Michigan, Sheridan Beach.

Find out why vacationers have been coming to Long Beach for over 100+ years.

The sand is so clean, it squeaks when you walk on it.

You can see the city outline of Chicago across the lake.

One mile from the famous Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall with over 95+ stores like Nike, DKNY, Coach, Michael Kors, etc.

Blue Chip casino is 1 mile away. Great steak restaurant and buffet and gaming tables like blackjack, craps, roulette, etc. Also has a poker room.

A good zoo is less than 1 mile away.

We accept online payments of PayPal, Venmo and Square Cash.


Michigan City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2178 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Downstairs main bathroom
    Upstairs for Jungle/Hunting Rooms - toilet , tub , shower , Hallway bathroom for the Jungle Room and Hunting Lodge
    Theater Room Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Theater Room bathroom has 2 person shower and jacuzzi tub!
  • Bathrooms are not attached to bedrooms, but rather their own separate rooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Jungle Room - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 in a jungle setting that kids love. Has own HDTV !
    The Hunting Lodge - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The Hunting Lodge feels like a cabin at the beach w/HDTV !
    Grandma's Room - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Downstairs Main Floor. One queen. Also 1 bunk = Twin/Full
    Theater Room - 1 queen , Queen inflatable Sofa Mattress = Perfect. My fave bed here.
  • House can sleep a ton, up to 12, but the house itself is more comfortable with 8-10 guests. Three total queen beds (one is sofa inflatable queen, but super comfy). Fourth sleeping room is two bunk beds, extra long twins. One of the queen beds has a twin bunk over it. Additionally, there is a Twin over Full bunk in downstairs bedroom. House has 2 levels of covered/screened porches, so it feels like a 2500 sq. ft. house, but the main living room and kitchen accommodate a smaller number more comfortably. It's your choice. House is the most fun for kids. Has Xbox games and and Netflix and HDTV Plasma TV and Theater Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

FREE Ice/Soda/More -- Most Hi Tech -- Theater, Hot Tub, xBox, TVs, Massage Chair
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews

Ultimate getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for more from this house/owner. Beautiful home and furnishings, bright and sunny, super easy check in! Many, many extras are included. Free soda, cereal, pop tarts, granola bars, peanut butter, ice, candy, popcorn, pancake mix and syrup, hot chocolate, oatmeal, paper plates, napkins. Also shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, Tylenol, toothpaste and toothbrushes, laundry soap and fabric softener! I have never been to a home that was so generous with all the extra's!! We loved having use of the hot tub, golf cart and bikes. Cute playground close by and a short golf cart ride to the beach. I am in the market for an Amazon Echo now after trying it out at the house and LOVING it. Kids loved all the stuffed pets in the kids room and the massive theater screen, not to mention the massage chair. It was great having 3 restrooms and plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Took advantage of the roku and several of the hundreds of movies. Also, several board games and video games at this house. To sum it all up we had an amazing stay and the only thing I'm worried about is how future homes are going to stack up when we vacation in other towns, the kids are completely spoiled now!? You have definitely set the bar high. Thank you for letting us have a few peaceful, relaxing nights in your outstanding home :) Can't wait to come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Ultimate Fun House!

  • 5 of 5

We came for the 10-person hot tub and proximity to the lake, but got SO MUCH more! In every corner of the home, an exciting surprise awaited us. From the themed bedrooms, to the 3d movie theater, to the ping pong table and the never-ending snacks — the fun never stopped. Their care and attention to detail is unparalleled. I would recommend that you stay here at least a week, but I want it to stay open for whenever we want to book again— so don't! Thank you, Shaws. You made our 2017 New Years one we won't soon forget!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property! Great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Our family takes a little getaway over every Thanksgiving. We have a big family. This property was packed full of amenities! We cooked a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, played cards, poker, ping pong and pool, watched movies, and had a very relaxing three days in this awesome beach house. As soon as we arrived, the kids said "We need to come back again next year too!" Fun, clean house with ample room for a big family. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Please come back. We added Bubble Hockey to the game room and made some other big improvements to the patio and deck area. Glad you enjoyed the OLED 4K television. Just waiting for projectors to catch up to improve theater experience. The Shaws A Day in the Life Beach Cottage
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Every Guest Raved That This Was The Best Bachelorette Party They Had Ever Been To

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was accurate about the location, how many people it sleeps, and it came with so many amenities! The house is across the street from a beautiful lake, with room for many cars to park near by. The public beach for lake Michigan is also just a 5 min walk away (If you don't want to take the included two golf carts haha) The property was clean, in great condition, and beautiful. When I contacted the owner, they returned my message within a day, and answered all of my questions. The only things that the guests needed to bring were cloths, main dish food and drinks. The house included cooking utensils, a dining room table that easily fits 10-12 people, snacks, soda, bedding, bath robes, beach towels, video games, movies, and even an Amazon Echo for music.

This house provided all of the entertainment for ten 20-something year old women all weekend. When we arrived on Friday night the house was easy to get into, and everyone raced around the house for a tour of all of the amazing features (the heated toilet seats was a recurring amazement) followed by a dance party with the Amazon Echo as our DJ. I stepped outside for a phone call, and was amazed at the sound proofing of the house. Just outside the door I could not hear the music on sound level 10 or the singing and dancing. Saturday we watched cable, played games on the included Xbox One, played ping-pong, watched movies in the theater, and went down to the beach for a dare to see who would swim in Lake Michigan in late October! (only 5 out of 10 went though with it haha) Sunday morning everyone was sad to leave this gorgeous house, but cleaning up and locking the house was just as easy as getting into the house.

tldr: I 100% recommend this property for a weekend get away. Every guest was amazed by all of the thoughtful ways the owner made us feel at home. We had a great time, and I am trying to think of an excuse to come back here next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Over the top

  • 5 of 5

Once again it was a magical trip. All the new things were fantastic. The Alexa was over the top. Such a wonderful equipped kitchen. Bath towels are such a luxury. Hope we left it in good condition. Lynn Smitj

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Downers Grove, Il

Fun Week in Awesome House!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house several times and it is always wonderful! So much fun. The movie theater, ping pong/pool/poker table, jungle room and 2 golf carts are a few favorites. There are bikes for the whole family, paddle boat and kayaks, games, movies, XBox360 just to name a few excellent amenities. Jeff (the owner) thinks of everything and is constantly adding upgrades and new items - this year, the addition of the pinball machine was great. The house is stocked with breakfast food for the week, coffee, popcorn, candy, and a soda machine. All bathrooms are stocked with anything you might need - toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, mouthwash, tylenol . . . Jeff is extremely responsive and addressed all questions immediately. Thank you, Jeff, for always going above and beyond. Thank you for another great summer week in your awesome home!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Matey's Ocean Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Michigan City Public Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak and South Shore to Chicago
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US 12
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Blue Chip Casino Grand Buffet
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Sheridan Beach, Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

Blue Chip Casino (a Wynn property) less than 1 mile away. We are the nearest home to the casino in the famous Beachwalk Resort.

New Buffalo just 15 minutes away with its famous restaurants.

Blue Chip Casino for gambling and buffet and concerts.

Michigan City Zoo just 1 mile away.

The famous Lighthouse Outlet Mall with premium outlet outside shopping is less than 1 mile away.

A very good zoo, Washington Park Zoo, is less than 1 mile away.


Rates & Availability

Michigan City Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Sep 12 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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