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Charming vintage house in the woods, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5 comfortably

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.

More Details

Tricia Llewellyn
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017

About Tricia Llewellyn

We are a family of 4

Tricia Llewellyn purchased this house in 2005

Why Tricia Llewellyn chose Indiana

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Beverly Shores, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • lake ...
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • port-a-crib is available, also have a bed -rail for the twin bed for 2-5 year olds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Charming vintage house in the woods, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long term rental

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Fall is very peaceful in the area and quite pretty, if I may say so myself! thanks
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Good Karma in the Storybook House

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and your visit with your family. I also love the sunroom to take in all the trees. I am glad you got to use the bikes! I think it is a fabulous way to see the area. There are about 3 miles along Lake Front Drive where you can bike without houses blocking your view of Lake Michigan.
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit to our house. I agree, the bikes, with trail bike and bike trailer are perfect for loading up your chairs, umbrellas, towels, and small cooler and carting your family further down the beach to a quiet spot you can call yours for the afternoon. That is one of my favorite activities with our children as well!
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Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Chicago Midway (MDW)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bartlett's Gourmet Grill
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Ludington, Michigan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sand Creek CC
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Beverly Shores Station: South Shore Line
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-94 and Rt 49
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Barlett's Gourmet Grill
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
cross-country trails
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Beverly Shores town beach/ IN Dunes Nat'l Park
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Beverly Shores, Indiana

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Spring 2016
13 Nov 2016 - 14 May 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £60
Pet Fee £40

cleaning fee included on rentals longer than 5 days. refundable damage deposit of $250

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