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Bryan Woodruff

Advertiser since 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Bryan Woodruff

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LAKE MICHIGAN GETAWAY

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Miller Beach

Sunny beach cottage, half block from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, 40 miles to Chicago. 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath plus outdoor shower. Lovely front porch perfect for summertime people watching.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Bryan Woodruff (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Bryan Woodruff

Growing pains forced us to move from this house but we stayed here in Miller Beach because we love it so much.

Bryan Woodruff purchased this house in 2003

Why Bryan Woodruff chose Miller Beach

This is a sunny, adorable cottage perfect for your beach vacation. After spending a day in the sun, rinse the sand off in our outdoor shower. Chicago is less than an hour away for those who like a break from the beach or an evening out in a world-class city.

What makes this house unique

A half block walk to the beach. Easy highway access. Close to South Shore Train to Chicago.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

4
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Lake Michigan Getaway
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews
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Lake Michigan Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421855vb
+1 -773-837-8237
Miller Beach Indiana
Ohio / Michigan / Chicago / Iowa ladies
4

Ultimate in Relaxation!

  • 4 out of 5
We had a girls reunion weekend at this lovely home, and enjoyed every moment. Just seconds to walk to the beach, and a few short minutes to the dunes / state park. We enjoyed walks (and runs!) along the beach, and explored many hiking trails along the dunes/ Lake Michigan.
The house was well stocked with paper products, and the kitchen offered a spacious and clean area for cooking and enjoying many meals together. The evenings were perfect for relaxing in the living room, and enjoying the view. The internet worked flawlessly.
Certainly the house is not fully updated, but we found it clean, comfortable, and enjoyed the quirkiness.
The owner was very responsive/prompt in answering all of our questions prior to the trip. Thank you!!!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you had a nice weekend and found the place comfortable and charming!
business
Lake Michigan Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421855vb
+1 -773-837-8237
Miller Beach Indiana
4

Great little home in a neat beach neighborhood

  • 4 out of 5
We recently rented this home while looking for houses in the area for our family's relocation to NW Indiana. It was a great location and good place to come back to each day and unwind or spend a little time on Lake Michigan. Since some of my time there was business related it would also be convenient to mention the house has wifi and my wife liked the washer and dryer (these were not listed as amenities when we rented...may be now though, lol). The owner, upon becoming aware we were relocating, was very helpful with giving us knowledge of the area and the home was in tip top shape upon arrival. Thanks and we'll recommend to family and friends that come for future visits.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a nice visit. Good luck with your house hunting and relocation. Hope to see you back again! Thanks for the tip about listing the washer and dryer.
business
Lake Michigan Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421855vb
+1 -773-837-8237
Miller Beach Indiana
5

Wonderful Place to Stay!!

  • 5 out of 5
This was a wonderful place to stay. Nice and clean and very close to the beach. We had 4 adults, 1 teen, and 3 children and this house accommodated us perfectly. Walked about 1/2 block to the beach. Beach was wonderful. Nice sand with very few rocks. Also within a very short drive from lots of nice hiking. Neighborhood feels very safe. Numerous people in our group jogged area and felt safe the entire time. Neighbors were all friendly. We had an issue with the Wifi not working, but the owner was very quick to respond to help try and remedy the problem (ended up not being his equipment, cable company modem was bad). All in all, this was an amazing house. We will be returning!!!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you and your family. I hope you return next season. I'm glad you has a nice stay!
business
Lake Michigan Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421855vb
+1 -773-837-8237
Miller Beach Indiana
West Suburbs-Chicago
4

Short Weekend Getaway

  • 4 out of 5
My girls and I had a great time. Facility was clean and ready to be used. I would definitely go back!
  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Lake Michigan Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421855vb
+1 -773-837-8237
Miller Beach Indiana
5

Cute getaway

  • 5 out of 5
7 of us stayed at this cute beach house. The kitchen is a great space for hanging out and eating, and the living room gets such lovely light in the morning. The kitchen is spare, so if you anticipate doing some cooking you might want to bring a few extra things. The walk to the beach was a minute away and the neighborhood is very residential. About a half mile down the road there's a pizza place and a cute grocery store in case you forgot something.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Lake Michigan Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421855vb
+1 -773-837-8237
Miller Beach Indiana
2

Not Ready for Prime Time!

  • 2 out of 5
The rental was a disappointment and it showed that pictures can be very misleading. Up close, the property is not well maintained. The kitchen cabinets are old and not in good condition. The range top was EXTREMELY greasy and had caked-on food; we definitely could not cook there. The only full bathroom has a shower surround that is very cracked and covered in mildew. The downstairs is air conditioned pretty well as long as the ceiling fans are running but the upstairs is VERY warm and uncomfortable. You must walk through one upstairs bedroom to enter the other. The stairs are very narrow and steep and sorely in need of a handrail. My sister fell down the stairs (no alcohol was consumed during the stay) but a rail possibly could have prevented the fall. The front stairs are very chipped concrete and the yard is an unusable jungle. When I approached the owner in an understanding manner (after the stay) he did not seem to react as if he really cared about correcting the problems. I got the impression that he is not really interested in repeat business. I have rented many houses and this house did not measure up to what could reasonably be expected in a rental. The owner made reference to the reasonable price of his property compared with others in the area and he is right, the price is lower, but who wants cheaper when the property is not up to expected standards.
In fairness, the house is VERY close to Lake Michigan, there were good restaurants nearby and everyone was friendly, even the owner was pleasant during our pre-rental contact.
I got the impression that the owner unwilling (or possibly unable) to do the necessary updating but in that case, he should not rent.
I rated the experience as fair because this was a girlfriend's getaway - my sister and three of us who attended high school together more than forty years ago. The good company carried the day
  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that the place did not meet your expectations. I'm glad that you at least enjoyed your company and the community. The property is a cottage from the forties and most people find it charming (perhaps quirky) and appreciate it for what it is. It may not be for everyone. However, the vast majority of renters have communicated to me that thoroughly enjoyed the place and they intend on returning. The photos are relatively recent and I believe they depict the property well. We offer a clean affordable getaway near the beach.
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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Miller Beach, Indiana

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2 night minimum stay
$487
for 2 nights
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$1,231
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%
Notes Taxes include 2.5% credit transaction fee. This does not apply if paying by check or cash. Cleaning fee is waived for rentals of 5 nights or longer.

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Miller Beach in Indiana

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Notes:
Outdoor shower.
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