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Spacious, Fun and Family Friendly Beach Home

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

About Miller Beach

Miller Beach is Lake Michigan’s hip but family friendly beach getaway, and the Blue Butterfly is its best bang for the buck at under 1.5 blocks from the beach. As one of only four beach communities nestled between the sandy shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park, Miller Beach is located only 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and has something for everyone. Miller Beach’s blue waters, towering dunes and diverse ecosystems are ideal for beach goers, families, hikers, nature enthusiasts and those looking for a couple’s getaway or even a brewery tour.

About the Blue Butterfly

The Blue Butterfly is a spacious home with three floors of living that features four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, granite countertops, a dishwasher, a washer & dryer, a walk out deck, Internet & cable, four flat screen televisions, a Weber charcoal grill, a high chair, playpen, foosball and other entertainment including bean bag toss (corn hole) and board games.

Floor one features bedroom one, The Master, with a new California King memory foam mattress, a 40-inch television and a walk-in closet. The first floor also includes a fully equipped kitchen, a full bathroom, a living room, a dining room and a family room with a sliding door that leads onto the deck.

Floor two features two large bedrooms and a full bathroom with a jetted tub and skylight. Bedroom two, The Captain’s Quarters, includes two new queen size beds, a full size futon, a 40 inch flat screen television with Blu-Ray and a walk in closet. Bedroom three, The Pilot’s Cabin, includes a new queen size memory foam bed and is ornately decorated in honor of aviation pioneer, Octave Chanute, who designed and tested gliders in the Indiana Dunes. His ideas and advice helped lead the Wright brothers in creating the first successful airplane.

The basement features bedroom four, a half bath, laundry and the family/game room. Bedroom four, The Beach Hut, includes a new queen size bed, and the game room includes foosball and other games.

The backyard and driveway are enfenced and feature a swing set, patio set, adirondack chairs, Weber charcoal smoker and Weber charcoal grill. The Blue Butterfly accommodates parking for six.

We are happy to discuss ideas for planning your trip. We provide all guests with a Guide to Planning Your Trip to Miller Beach. Below are some upcoming events in addition to the premium outlet malls, casinos, world-class breweries, fall colors and much more listed in our guide.

Select Upcoming Events:

Crown Point Oktoberfest (10/1)

Portage Brewfest (10/15)

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 July, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Second Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Basement - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Captain Quaters - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Pilot's Cabin - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Beach Hut - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
5

Beautiful, well-kept vacation home - perfect for a family trip to the Dunes

  • 5 of 5

We cannot speak highly enough of our week at the Blue Butterfly. The home is perfect for a family with elementary school & up children - foosball & games are inside; cornhole & a swing set out back - plus a garage for keeping your bikes, scooters, etc. and a big driveway for playing. That allowed the adults to have some downtime and the kids to have plenty to do. Also, just 2 miles to Marquette Park, which has both the beach & a great playground.

Inside, the house is well-furnished, clean and well-maintained with plenty of room for large families to enjoy time together...or separately. The table fits 8 and there are 3 sitting rooms. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots & pans, serving dishes - everything you need for a week away from your own kitchen.

The house is just 2 blocks from the beach and walking distance to a few restaurants in Miller Beach, including Miller Beach Cafe & a BBQ place which we unfortunately didn't get to. The house is also a short drive to the West Beach entrance to the Indiana Dunes National Seashore which are great for both swimming & walking on trails through the magnificent dunes.

I hope we have the opportunity to come back to the Dunes - and if we do, we'll be back at the Butterfly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house in a good location. I wish my home was as nice as this house.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 5 adults and 5 children and it felt like there was a ton of space. Elizabeth was extremely nice to work with and responsive. The house had board games, speakers for music, a fire put, a swing set, a TV in nearly every room and was very well kept. We were walking distance from the beach, a few blocks from a public park, and only 15 miles from Indiana National Dunes.

Lake Michigan had all the perks of the ocean without the saltwater, Jellyfish, sharks, etc. We had a great time and I hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was clean and very well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

My family was in town for a wedding and we used the house as a home base. Everything we needed was on hand or close by. The beach was simply stunning, and we flew kites at sunset. I will recommend the house to everyone I know.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, Clean, Well Kept

  • 5 of 5

I had my bachelorette party here and my friends and I enjoyed the spaciousness of the house! It was about 1.5 blocks from the beach. Great place!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place to get away!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and we are planning on coming back when the weather is warmer to take advantage of the back yard and the beautiful lake front!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place for a base for our family.

  • 5 of 5

The blue butterfly was perfect for us. We really appreciated all of the different common spaces for different groups and generations of our family to unwind. Lots of beds, and well thought out locations of the beds in the various bedrooms. Well stocked kitchen was very useful for us. We will be back anytime we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

West Beach
"Long Lake Trail, Succession Trail, and Marquette Bike Trail. No parking fees in the off sea..."
County Line Orchard
"Great orchard with tons of family fun activities especially in the fall. There is an animal..."
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria
"Great Southside Chicago Style pizza for dine-in with kid friendly atmosphere. "
Miller Beach Market -- CLOSED
"Carmella's Miller Beach Market Place is a centrally located market place providing healthy, ..."
Vintage Kitchen (Coffee & Breakfast) -- CLOSED
"Great breakfast and coffee shop within walking distance. "
18th Street Brewery
"Good restaurant and with good beer options. Children allowed on restaurant side. Limited m..."
Miller Bakery Cafe
"Good white table cloth restaurant that is open for lunch. My husband loves the Chopped Sala..."
Starbucks
Starbucks
444 Grill -- CLOSED
"Terrific wings with a kick! "
Aquatorium
"Recently renovated and on the National Historic Registry. Nice playground next door that ov..."
Bass Pro Shops
Paul H. Douglass Center
"Educational Nature Center that includes arts & crafts room for kids plus some local reptiles..."
Three Floyd's Brewery
"Excellent food coupled with world class beers. Tours on Saturday mornings."
Flamingo Pizza of Miller
"Great bar and food including breakfast. Note that this is a smoking restaurant/bar that doe..."
The Beach Cafe -- CLOSED
"Solid restaurant with good bar and patio seating. "
Indie Indie Bang Bang
"Accessories and Gift Shop."
Albanese Confectionery Group
Deep River Waterpark
49ER Drive-In Theatre
Shoreline Brewery
Indiana Beach Amusement & Resort
Latitudes at Marina Shores
"Waterfront Dining at the marina with good food. The french onion is one of the best I have ..."
Pleasant House Bakery II -- CLOSED
"Pleasant House Three Oaks is a new family restaurant and microbrewery located in Three Oaks,..."
Journeyman Distillery
"Bill Welter started Journeyman Distillery on Oct. 7th 2011. He's producing small batch organ..."
Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
"Great discount shopping! Be sure to sign up for coupons online before you travel there, and ..."
Thrive Acupuncture
seven peaks water park
"Family and Budget Friendly Water park"
Miller’s Marine Center
"Canoe/Kayak, fishing and power boat rentals"
Lake Street Gallery
"Lake Street Gallery in Gary, Indiana has been proudly serving Northwest Indiana with origina..."
Miller Beach's Farmer's Market
"2015 Season -- Sundays, 10 AM to 3 PM May thru September Stop by for fresh veggies, coffee,..."
Gary Shakespeare Theater
"Check out our local artists perform a wide variety of shows at a budget friendly prices. ..."
Fab 4 Restaurant & Yellow Submarine Lounge -- CLOSED
"Burger restaurant with bar upstairs. The decor is Beatles memorabilia throughout both floors. "
Nearest Airport
46.2 Miles
Midway International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Flamingo and the Beach Cafe
Nearest Ferry
151 Miles
Lake Express in Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
9.4 Miles
Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
Nearest Train
3.4 Miles
South Shore Line (Miller Stop)
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Dunes Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Vintage Kitchen, Flamingo, and Beach Cafe
Nearest Ski
84 Miles
Swiss Valley Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Miller Beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Miller Beach, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Remaining Availability Rates
6 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£835
for 3 nights
From
£236
From
£257
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£557
for 2 nights
From
£214
£1,157
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Autumn (Non-Holiday)
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£514
for 2 nights
From
£193
£1,071
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
8 night minimum stay
£1,542
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£257
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.75
Additional Guest Fee £11.47 per person per night
Pet Fee £76.5

*Discounts available to returning guests, military and teachers.
*Check-in at 3 p.m. CST and check-out at 10 a.m. CST
*To secure your stay, 50% of your rental rate is due at booking with the remainder due 15 days prior to your stay
*Guests and pets permitted upon approval and disclosure prior to booking. Failure to disclose will result in cancellation and/or immediate eviction.
*Parking is limited to six spaces with no public street parking
*Quiet hours after 10pm
*Exterior video surveillance onsite

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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