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Spacious, Fun and Family Friendly Beach Home

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


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

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Second Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Basement - Toilet
  • 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
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Spacious, Fun and Family Friendly Beach Home
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews

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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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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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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Wonderful little house. We loved everything

  • 5 of 5

It was cozy, comfortable and had everything we needed. We had a small bridal shower there one night and we had plenty of room for 12-14 women! Our grandsons loved the Foosball table and we loved the warm and cozy beds.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to jangout with friends for a weekend

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, everything was clean and neat.

No words to tell the awesome experience

Five starts, will come back next time

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the BlueButterfly and it was as Great at the 1st time we were there. We stayed for 6 weeks and felt like we were at our own home. The neighbors already knew us, What a Great vacation house, it has everything you would need for a short stay or for an extended stay. The location of the home is an easy 1 block walk to the beach. The neighborhood is very quiet and the people are very friendly. We plan to return and we would Highly recommend the BlueButterfly as a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vintage Kitchen (Coffee & Breakfast) -- CLOSED
"Great breakfast and coffee shop within walking distance. "
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"Terrific wings with a kick! "
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"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
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"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
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"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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Miller Beach, 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
21 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Summer (Peak Season)
24 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.95 + Tax
Pet Fee £77.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

*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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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot