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Woodland Michiana Retreat... 10 minute walk to Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm+loft, 2.5 baths, walk to beach

This 3 bedroom+loft cottage is located in the wooded, beach village of Michiana Shores, easy walk to private beach access at beautiful Stop 39. This stone/cedar cottage, which comfortably sleeps 6, features 1 queen, 3 twins and a sleeper sofa. There is a large screened in porch for napping, reading, dining and an outside deck off the kitchen for sunning and eating.

Our home is set in the woods which insures privacy, yet it’s an easy walk to the beach along winding wooded lanes. It is renovated, comfortably furnished and includes a washer and dryer, dishwasher, JennAire stove,microwave, central air conditioning, gas grill, and wireless DSL Internet. The home has an en suite master bath with Jacuzzi tub , two flat-screen TV's, DVD player, beach chairs and outside furniture to enjoy the natural setting.

A perfect vacation spot, Dreamwold Retreat is close to Chicago, in a serene setting , with things to do. Our cabin is located just a few blocks away from Stop 50 Pizza, the 'Michiana Equestrian Center,' which offers lessons and trail rides; and the 'Dunes Summer Theater', which offers summer classes and entertainment for both adults and children. The home is near the 'Michiana Day Camp,' a well-established day camp for children ages three and up.

Come enjoy the woods, beach, nature and the relaxation that our cottage has to offer. Summer and fall weeks are available!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy quaint antique stores, fifteen minutes from the Blue Chip and the Four Winds Casino; unique shops, art galleries, fruit farms & wineries close by; endless variety of restaurants, day spas, or shopping at the Prime Outlets Lighthouse Mall; Mt. Baldy in the Indiana Dunes National Park, historic Chellberg Farm and Living Museum, Arts & Crafts Fairs, Fishing Charters, and Children's playground nearby, Wildlife Viewing at the Washington Park Zoo, Coffee Shops, an Old-Fashioned Meat Market, Cinemas & Community Theatre, Museums (e, g, Art, Antique Cars, Lighthouse, Historical Mansion), and a public library.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Michiana Shores in Springfield

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master bath, two sinks, separate shower, newly remodeled
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Powder room, stone vessel sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Extra bath in basement for those emergencies!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master, en suite bath, private access to screened porch
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Cozy bedroom with antique furnishings
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Relaxing sitting room/ bedroom combined pull out sofa
  • Mater bedroom, pillow matress w/queen bed, desk, en suite bath with separate shower, private access to screened in porch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
Enjoy the open floor plan, casual furnishings, private screened in porch and deck set in the woods. Our cottage is comfortable and attractive ready for you to relax, walk winding wooded lanes to Lake Michigan, and create summer memories.


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Woodland Michiana Retreat... 10 minute walk to Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family wedding last week end. There were four adults and one child in our party and we were very comfortable in this house. It was stocked with every thing we could have needed . . . paper products, soaps for the bath, dishes, dishwasher

and washing machine. We did not do any cooking but there were plenty of pots, pans and

dishes had we needed them. We were disappointed that we could not park near the beach and 1 mile was a bit far for us to walk as we had a 3 year old with us but that

was not the fault of the house. I would highly recommend this house to rent.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Don't Hesitate!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to rent this charming cottage. We arrived, not knowing what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised beyond our expectations. (The photos do not do it justice). The house is nestled in a wooded area, with lush foliage and wildflowers, and deer abound. The deer seemed quite tame and unafraid, even as we approached them only a few feet away. The interior of the cottage is quite dramatic with an open floor plan, high angled ceiling, and loft space with a twin bed in it. The interior is immaculate, light-filled, and painted in soothing colors. The house is a 10-15 minute stroll to the beach....an enjoyable walk with curving lanes (no sidewalks), charming homes, and woodland. As well as deer and wild turkey!

The beach itself is quiet, landscaped with natural grasses and dunes, and comprised of very soft sand (slightly pebbly as you enter and exit the water but not a serious deterrent). It seems many local residents ride their bikes to the beach, bring chairs and umbrellas, and then stake their place in the sand. It's clear they feel comfortable enough to leave their belongings there as they come and go all day long.

Even though we had considered that Michiana Shores might be a bit isolated and/or boring, we have learned there are plenty of things to do in this area. In season, there is blueberry and apple picking; horseback riding; a water slide; wineries; antiquing; pizza at Stop 50 (great pizza / popular spot); Jackie's Cafe for breakfast and lunch (Jackie was a well known Chicago chef and a recent transplant to this area); Al's Market (good pre-made burgers); and the nearby towns of New Buffalo (10 minutes by car); and South Haven (just under an hour away). Having overnighted in this area for years, we feel Michiana Shores and this particular cottage represent a great opportunity. Michiana Shores itself is still small enough to be quaint and "real", but near enough to activities and restaurants to be enjoyable. Plus, the owners were a dream to work with.

Go....stay at Dreamwold Cottage and don't hesitate!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Il

Wonderful Porch!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home for enjoying Lake Michigan, nature and family fun. We enjoyed our week relaxing in a charming, comfortable, clean cottage with a screened in porch that can't be beat! A short walk to the lake, great bike riding and fantastic pizza a few blocks away. Hope to return again in the Fall to see the leaves change .

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fraser, co


  • 5 of 5

House was great for my family . 2 adults and a few kids. Great seclusion, beautiful family areas, great access to beach with our bikes, scooters, skateboards , walk... but you felt in the woods. We had fun and would stay again due to ease of dealing with owners.

Thanks for having us!!!!!!


  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Il

Great Spring Week

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time winding down at the Dreamwold Cottage. The weather was great, we enjoyed all the resturants in the area and spent time shopping,hiking and relaxing at the beautiful home. The home was clean, well maintained, in a beautiful setting, casual and comfortable. The surroundings were serene and we were able to enjoy nature from the screened in proch and deck. Several unseasonably warm days, we strolled to the lake and enjoyed walking along the shore. Plan to return again...thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Michiana Shores, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 May - 3 Sep
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep - 1 Nov
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Nov - 5 Jan
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable security deposit £144.42
exit cleaning £93.87

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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