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Moodance--Huge Open Concept Beachwalk Home

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 16

Located in the acclaimed Beachwalk resort community in the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan, just one hour from Chicago, this house ("Moondance") and its perfect central location is a Beachwalk favorite.

Unique among Beachwalk homes, Moondance has an open floor plan with a stunning cathedral ceiling perfect for hosting large family gatherings. Moondance has a large fully stocked kitchen with granite counters and glass tile back-splash along with all new stainless steel appliances. A large great room has seating for everyone, and porches and decks galore mean gathering spaces for the whole family, plus privacy when you want it. Indoor dining space for 16. Outdoor dining for another 16, plus a special outdoor kids table that seats 8. Bedrooms (including both ground floor and second floor masters) with all the right touches will suit couples, children, grandparents and last minute visitors. Moondance even comes complete with its own custom painted house golf cart (except in winter) for your use and enjoyment! Recently, Moondance' owners worked hard to finish the 1,000 square foot basement, which is now a playful rec room complete with 46 inch flat panel DVD player, and DirecTV with whole house DVR (there are five total in the house), and a multi-colored striped floor that kids love. (NOTE: The basement has 6 foot ceilings, and thus is ideal for kids or for watching movies, but it is not habitable space by code and thus it cannot be used for sleeping.)

In addition, Moondance is steps to everything Beachwalk has to offer: community private pool, private tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball courts, a short walk to Beachwalk's own Lake Kai complete with free kayaks and stand up paddle boards during the summer, custom sand castle playground and, of course, Lake Michigan's most beautiful beach. Unlike many rental homes, the owners of Moondance put much of the rental income they receive into upgrading and improving the property each year.

Most recently, for 2017, the owners invested in all new furniture for the great room, including three new couches, and added a second full refrigerator (if you are like us, you arrive with a week's worth of food and need somewhere to put it!), and replaced all the deck handrails for increased safety. This house has everything you could possibly want. You will not regret it.

Peak Season (June-August) Friday-Friday rentals only.

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Property Manager
Christy, Julia or Odessa
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Christy, Julia or Odessa

The owners, Adam and Jessica, are a young professional couple from Chicago with toddler twins, a boy and a girl. Adam grew up in Chicago and his family would spend at least one week every summer renting a house on Lake Michigan, either in the Indiana Dunes or, more often, somewhere in Michigan. Some of Adam's greatest childhood memories are from times spent on the beaches of Lake Michigan and he has long dreamed of owning his own beachhouse one day. Jessica grew up in South Dakota, where the lakes are nothing like Lake Michigan. She soon learned to share Adam's love of Lake Michigan and his dream of owning a beachhouse. A few years ago, Adam's family rented a home in Beachwalk, and both Adam and Jessica knew they has found the perfect place for them. Beachwalk is close to Chicago, on one of the most beautiful stretches of Lake Michigan beach anywhere, with the additional charms and activities available with interior Lake Kai. And Beachwalk is super family friendly. Adam, Jessica, and their twins absolutely love spending weeks or weekends at the beachhouse, which they named Moondance, driving around on the golf cart, making sand castles, throwing the frisbee in Lake Michigan or in the pool, searching for turtles in Lake Kai, kayaking, playing at the amazing custom playground, watching the most gorgeous sunsets known to man, or just relaxing on one of the many decks. Adam and Jessica have come to especially love Beachwalk in the quieter off-season, with beautiful foliage, apple picking, sledding in the dunes, or enjoying a quiet spring morning. Truly a paradise just an hour drive from home.

Why Christy, Julia or Odessa chose Indiana

Before they purchased Moondance (then called Pleasant Palm), Adam and Jessica looked at many homes in Beachwalk, but knew this was the perfect home for them the moment they stepped in the door. Unlike many homes in Beachwalk, Moondance has an entirely open first floor, perfect for entertaining and hosting large groups. The enormous vaulted ceilings provide a charm unmatched in Beachwalk. Add to that the four large decks and an absolutely prime central location, and Adam and Jessica were soon collecting their pennies to try to put together an offer.

What makes this house unique

Moondance, is managed by Beachwalk Vacation Rentals, benefits of which include on-site staff to welcome you at check-in, answer questions, 24 hour maintenance, and provides the security of the afterhours answering service for emergencies. Additional benefits include access to Rentals including Golf Carts, bicycles and the beach wheelchair. DVD's located in the gift shop free for all of our guests to check out during your stay.

Amenities

Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 7 Twin beds, 1 Full bed
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Moodance--Huge Open Concept Beachwalk Home
average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had plenty of room for our group of 10. Loved the house, but could use a new couch. We loved the location and had a great weekend in Michigan City!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback! The Owners just purchased 3 new couches for the home. We hope you come back and enjoy another great weekend at Beachwalk Resort.
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Oak Lawn, IL
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Everything was great. Awesome location, clean, spacious. Could not have picked a better place.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Beachwalk Vacation Rentals
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5

Beautiful Beachwalk Home

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved the Moondance house! It was in a great location...close to the pool and close the beach. The golf cart was an added bonus. We had 9 children under the age of 13 and there was plenty for them to do in the area without ever leaving the beachwalk community. We would definitely consider coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful safe family time

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My family came in to Indiana from 4 states for a gathering(originally from the area). Beach walk community was pleasant ,quaint and close to everything. We felt safe and secure, kids played hard adults relaxed well and the price was good. Be aware that their is a $10 fee per person a $40 non refundable deposit but the area is beautiful. Kayaking, fishing, pools and lake access. We wanted to take the kids into Chicago but instead stayed at the house due to the charm and atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great stay at this wonderful rental. This property is well stocked with anything you might need, very clean, and had lots of space for our group of 16. The location is convenient to the pool, pond and other amenities Beachwalk has to offer. Wish we could have stayed longer! The staff at Beachwalk was very helpful. Will definitely add this to our favorites when coming back to the area!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

House at Beachwalk - Moondance

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Wonderful and spacious home. Close to the beach. Several decks, porches and loads of light. Owners are the best! Accomodating and easy to work with. Your stay will be relaxing and fun.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Beachwalk Vacation Rentals
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