HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

20%OFF the rest of MARCH! Family friendly, pet friendly, 2 doors from the beach!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 5 bedroom / 3 bath. Lake-view vacation rental in Miller Beach.

The Loon's Nest is a spacious - 3,000SF - open concept 5br/3ba home with lake views from the garage-top deck, two houses away from beach access, pet friendly, and ample outdoor space. 5 bedrooms (3 queen, 2 full) bedrooms and 3 baths offer plenty of space to accommodate up to 10 adults, and a large open kitchen/living room complete with real wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the covered porch with swing, perfect for morning coffee. The house is fully stocked with linens & bedsheets all made for your arrival, towels, dishes, pots & pans, and everything you need to whip up your meals. We have two HDTVs with DVRs in the two common areas and another TV in the Master bedroom. We have cable with HBO, local channels and many more.

WINTER MONTHLY RATES DO NOT INCLUDE GAS/ELECTRIC (We still pay for water, sewer, garbage collection, internet and cable)

More Details

Property Manager
Ray Reiss
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Ray Reiss

We purchased the house in 2013 after falling in love with the Miller Beach Area. As Chicago residents we appreciate both the proximity to the city, and the small beach community atmosphere.

Ray Reiss purchased this house in 2013

Why Ray Reiss chose Indiana

This property offers the best of all worlds, a garage-top deck for enjoying the view, a fireplace for cooler nights, and plenty of communal space while still offering ample private bedrooms.

What makes this house unique

This property's proximity to the beach is a definite attribute, as well as the small touches such as a porch swing, working fireplace, and modern layout and decor.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
If you have any questions about amenities or special requests please feel free to contact us.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

20%OFF the rest of MARCH! Family friendly, pet friendly, 2 doors from the beach!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
SoCal. (Southern California)

Once Again

  • 5 of 5

well, now that we are comfortable wearing shoes and presentable attire (although how presentable do you have to be in SoCal?) again, I can submit my review.

From California, Texas, and Germany we gathered to do the most precious, priceless thing in the world-spend time with family-cousins , grandchildren, brothers and sisters, grandparents.

we cannot express our pleasure of spending all that time at the Loon s Nest. Thank you for providing a great house with plenty of room and all we needed. This was our third stay that started with 3 days, then one month the next year, and 6 weeks in 2016. See you in July 2017!

Bermudez Family from SoCal , Houston, Texas, Meynen Family from Vaterstetten, Germany, DelToral from Chicago, Bermudez Family from St, Joseph,Michigan.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

We were just there for my son's wedding. We came up from Kentucky and were very pleased. My Daughter-in-law had worked very hard on her wedding, ran into a major snag at the last minute, but was able to find this place. Truely was a blessing. We plan to make another trip when we can stay a little longer and enjoy the Dunes. Denise

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
SoCal. (Southern California)

Great times at the loon s nest!

  • 5 of 5

This was second time here and everything was great. We took turns on each side of the family visiting and we had plenty of room whenever we got tired of each other. Everyone that cooked always said"I want this kitchen at home" it is a beauty! The beach time was unforgettable, every day-early morning quiet walks; the rest of the day on the sand or in the water and of course those terrific sunsets. Thank you Ray and Sara for all your help. Familias Bermudez,DelToral,Hinojosa,Zuniga, and Yzaguirre.

Hope to be back Summer 2016

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Mandeville, LA

We loved this place

  • 5 of 5

We were here at the end of July and really enjoyed your house. We have been renting houses for family reunions for the past 15 years all over the mid-west. Never have we stayed in a house that was so well stocked with the necessary supplies. The house was very comfortable and well laid out for our crowd. We had a baby sleeping in one of the downstairs bedrooms where our talking and laughing wouldn't wake him and my 86 year old mother only had a half flight of stairs to get to her bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Vacation review

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our adult children and grandchildren there for a 4 day vacation. There are 9 of us. We had plenty of room. The house is great with nice view of the lake, and short walk to the beach. We had added bonus...The Gary air show with the Thunderbirds was going on when we checked in. Husband and sons loved the perculator. Ray and Sarah were so nice to us! We hope to return sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Peoria, IL

Room to spread and location great.

  • 4 of 5

We just left today. Our grown children and grandchildren were there four nights. We were there nine nights. Now where to start? The house is laid out great for everyone to spread out. We had the master bedroom with the jet tub. Nice. Our one son and wife had the room across from it. Said the bed was one of the nicest they have ever been in. Our daughter and grandson took the room across from the main bathroom. This room had a tv but no cable connection. Good for just watching movies. Oh, in our room we had a big wooden headboard and footboard and a box type tv (whatever you call those). The tv does need to be raised up a bit so you can see it while laying in bed. Now onto the downstairs area. I would call it a family room with a soft chair and sofa and tv. There is a good size room with a double bed on one side and a smaller room with another double bed. My one daughter took one side and granddaughter took the other side. There is a small bathroom on that level along with a washing machine and dryer. She said it was cold down there with the air on (and she is usually warm) so if you are hot blooded, there you go. The sink in the bathroom was clogged when we got there but had a repairman there the next day. We loved the deck on the top of the garage. Great gathering place (in good weather) for a bigger group of people. We found lots of things that we didn't know was included such as: shampoo, baby shampoo, pink hair dryer in main bathroom, first aid kit, condiments in frig and such, beach chairs in the garage, lawn mower (had to use it once) and I am sure I am forgetting a lot of things. Oh yes, games and videos to watch. I also found a book on the history of Miller Beach.

Location-awesome. We had looked at a couple other properties before deciding on this one and I am glad we picked this one. The location was a lot better than the other two places. You could go out the door (onto Lake Shore Drive) and turn left and walk two houses and there is the path to the beach. We made that route lots of times. If you wanted to walk a little farther, you could go right and walk maybe three houses and turn left and there you are at another path to the beach.

There is a bike in the garage for maybe a third grader and a "what a call a heavy duty trike" for a little one. Wish we would have noticed the trike before my granddaughter left.

There are a few things that could use some attention to but nothing serious.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Flamingo Pizza / Beach Cafe
Nearest Train
3.1 Miles
Miller South Shore Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Flamingo Pizza of Miller / Beach Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Miller Beach
Car: recommended

Located just 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, Miller beach offers a quiet, clean, friendly getaway for Chicago area residents and others. Surrounded on three sides by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park, and by Lake Michigan, the area offers plenty of birdwatching, several nature trails, and quiet, sparsely occupied beaches.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Miller Beach, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
24 Mar 2017 - 21 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
22 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter (excluding Thanksgiving
2 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £124.14
Tax Rate 12.0%

Any questions about rates, capacity, or availability? Please fee free to contact us! Last minute rates available especially during the slow winter season! Long term rentals encouraged, please call us for negotiated rates.

Sorry, but we do not rent to groups that are under 25 years of age.

Monthly rentals will be responsible for rental rate PLUS utilities.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

You might like these similar holiday rentals