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Charming Michiana Shores Vacation Getaway Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

We are accepting 7 nights or more, advance reservations now for summer 2017. The calendar is updated regularly as reservation deposit checks are received.

Thank you to all of our regular, and new guests for a great season last Summer and what is looking to be an early fill this year.

Fall and winter are lovely times to visit. Relax in a cozy country location with long beach walks and swimming into October. Color is beautiful and a dusting of snow brings all the second home weekenders up for a brisk, refreshing getaway; only an hour from Chicago. Spring, Fall, and mild winter days are best time to hike Indiana Dunes National Park and State Park.

Charming two bedroom cottage in Michiana Shores. Short stroll (2.5 blocks) to beautiful beach at stop 36 or 37.

Two king bedrooms with full bath upstairs with additional beds and 3/4bath in basement.

Bring a bottle of wine or ice cream cones...to enjoy spectacular sunsets from the covered gazebo at stop 37, with ez access, short term parking, bike rack, trash service, rinsing and drinking water and plenty of seating. Probably the nicest beach and stop for several miles; very lightly used compared to some southern beaches toward Long Beach. Walk miles of gorgeous shoreline in either direction...south to Long beach or up to Grand Beach and New Buffalo.

Perfect for relaxing getaways for a couple, couples; but can accommodate small families and small groups. Quaint knotty pine throughout the home. Super comfortable king beds with seasonal linens, new kitchen, remodeled full bath,big living room with sofa bed and big screen TV. Ceiling fans in each room, including screen porch.

Lovely screened in porch, great in three seasons. Full basement with extra beds, sofa sleeper and a 3/4 bath. Big backyard with wooded perimeter. Wrought iron table and 6 comfortable padded chairs for outdoor dining.

The cottage is off the beaten path on a quiet, non through street, but located in a great area close to plenty of restaurants and activities... the Blue Chip or Four Winds Casinos , Duneland summer theater, Light House Place Outlet Mall. Spectacular hiking at nearby Dunes National Park or State Park is best in Spring or Fall.

Nice walk to Dining room at Duneland Beach Inn or Stop 50 wood fired pizza, Beach is a 5 minute walk to either stop 36 or 37. A short walk in the other direction to a creekside nature trail and a fun vintage playground with a tennis court. Plenty of golfing nearby too, in Long Beach, Grand Beach and Three Oaks.

Fitness centers in nearby Long Beach and Michigan City offer basic or full amenity facilities; respectively, for daily, weekly, bi weekly or monthly rates.

Pets allowed with extra cleaning fee and at semi private stop 37 they are legally allowed on beach during off peak hours...before noon and after 6pm; though it's never been an issue at other times except holiday weekends. It's not an issue at all off season. It's really a super laid back, friendly community and beach scene...mostly second home weekenders.

Most of our guests are repeats each year. After Labor Day we accept advance reservations for shorter stays, but prime summer time we only advance reserve for 7 nights or more unless there is a last minute vacancy or few odd days between week long guests. This occurs mid week or even weekends when guests stay a few days longer than a week.

Beautiful Summer weather continues through September and often even into November some weeks.. Winter weekends can be a beautiful getaway too....very quiet and pretty.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

Why Marty chose Indiana

We grew up spending summers on this beach. My family has been coming here for 5 generations. My great grandmother's home is still as I remember it one stop south in Duneland Beach. The beach proximity and relative privacy were the biggest considerations, though it is a very attractive vintage property.

What makes this house unique

The open back yard is great for kids to play or for sunning. Backing up to 3 wooded lots offers more privacy. The neighborhood is mostly second home weekenders, so it's usually quiet and peaceful. I often say 'it's only an hour drive but feels like a million miles away once you are here'.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Michiana Shores in Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size bed (#1) Medium firmness with additional memory foam topper, King size Beds (#2) Medium soft pillow top mattress, Double Beds (1) Soft full size bed in the open basement shares a 4 drawer dresser with a (1)Queen bed and 3/4 bath Each bed has a utility screen behind it for hanging clothes and shelves for personal items ie; phones, reading glasses, computer mouse etc., Twin or Single Beds (1) Soft twin bed in open basement shares dresser and 3/4 bath. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One full sleeper in living room and one full sleeper sofa in the open basement along with one full and one twin bed and 3/4 bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
VCR/DVD, Fire Pit


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Charming Michiana Shores Vacation Getaway Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Oak Park, Il

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well maintained cottage in woodsy, accessible location. Charming knotty pine interior. Comfortable, cozy. Large backyard with fire pits. Washer, dryer in spotless bsmt. Easy walking access to beautiful beach (stop 37). Very manageable drive to numerous area restaurants in nearby Michigan City & New Buffalo. Great area biking, kayaking, hiking. The property mgr, Marty, was personable, knowledgeable & helpful. I recommend this cottage without reservation

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Imperial, Mo.

Charming, Clean, & Convenient Lake Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and our friends, another couple stayed 7 nights at this "cottage". It was actually larger than we thought. Spacious enough for a small family or 2 couples like us. The cottage/house was very clean, had all the amenities you can think of & need, and was 2 1/2 blocks (less than a 10min. walk) to the beach at stop 40. The wifi and cable tv was a bonus.

We especially enjoyed the four seasons room that faces the large and private backyard. That was my favorite coffee spot. At night, you could hear the waves from the lake which was very peaceful. A few evenings were cool enough to enjoy the outdoor fireplace too.

While we stayed on the go pretty often, it was nice to enjoy breakfast at the house, pack a lunch to take the beach, and a few nights we had dinner at the house and played board games. Most evenings we tried to make it back in time to enjoy the sunset. Such amazing sunsets on the beach!

We rented kayaks last year, but this year was a bit too unseasonably chilly. Hoping to do this again next year and try paddle boarding too. Most places will deliver to whatever beach stop you request.

Michiana Shores is close to Michigan City for shopping & dining, the Dunes for hiking, New Buffalo, Union Pier, and Sawyer-and more for dining, shopping, and exploring too.

We visited wineries, microbreweries, hiked Mt. Jackson (Mt. Baldy is still closed), shopped, dined, and took in the sights. Oh and Stop 50 pizza is very close and delicious.

The neighbors are friendly and so are the deer! :)

Marty the property manager was wonderful to work with and made our planning easy.

I would definitely recommend staying here and we plan on returning next year. Next year, we'll bring our bikes and tennis rackets. There's so much to do!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bryan, OH

Wonderful Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our get-a-way in this cozy cottage. Very clean, our dog loved the back yard, we really enjoyed walking on the beach after a short walk to the beach and we saw deer each morning on our walk! Close to Chicago and other entertainment as well. We will try to visit there again with our family!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warsaw, Indiana

Most Relaxing Getaway Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most relaxing rental I've found in a long time! The cottage is so cute & comfortable. From the moment you enter, you'll find nothing but comfort and calm. The owners are very accomodating and see to it that you want for nothing on your getaway. Everything is clean and well maintained. The sun porch and back yard provide that relaxed woodsy feeling that you long for on a vacation. Bedrooms are very comfortable and will leave you well rested for any planned activity. Stay once & you'll be hooked!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT


  • 5 of 5

This cottage is truly wonderful. The cottage itself is warm, inviting and feels like home. Daily visits by the family of deer in the area contribute to the serene surroundings. If you are looking for peace and quiet in a very lovely place, this is definitely the place for you. The beach is just a short walk away, and what a gorgeous beach it is! The owners and management company are delightful and easy to work with. They are very accomodating, helpful and genuinely warm. I highly recommend this cottage whether you're there for some fun in the sun or a quiet out of the way space for reconnecting with self! You can bet we'll be back! Thanks so much Marty for making our stay a memorable one!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect-Perfect-Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely cottage! When you walk through the front door, you are wrapped in a BIG warm hug. The knotty pine walls and comfy furniture, sunlight streaming in the windows, make you just want to sink in the big chair, relax and read a good book. The kitchen is very cozy and very functional. Everything you need is right there for any type of meal that you want to make. The bedrooms are very nice, and so are the bathrooms. My favorite room and the dogs too was the sun porch. Quiet and peaceful, all you needed was a cup of coffee and put your feet up and listen to the birds and squirrels. Everything was just as described in the listing. Perfect! And very clean, they do a very nice job. You would never know that just before you, kids and dogs were enjoying themselves too. The beach was very close, just a short peaceful walk through a very quaint neighborhood of lovely homes, nice people also walking their dogs and the deer population that would glance at you and not run away as you walked by. We love this area, lots to see and do. The property manager who was so helpful, before, during and after our stay, turned us in the direction of the Indiana Dunes National Park. WOW! Beautiful!!!!! Great hiking trails, and Lake Michigan. The dogs really loved this trip, great fun for them at the beach. We will be coming back to the cottage, in the near future. It was perfect in every way.Did I mention the property manager? He made our vacation the best. He answered all my crazy questions, made suggestions for day trips, restaurants and left brochures for things to do in the area. Just pack your clothes because that's all you need to bring because he thought of everything else-right down to a very cute basket full of things you might of forgot. He is the best. Thanks for everything, we really had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gambling, spas, theater, childrens playground and adventure park with bumper boats, batting, and mini putt. Pier fishing in Michigan City or New Buffalo. Several fitness centers offer daily/weekly rates. Walk to two restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Michiana Shores, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season non holiday
24 May 2017 - 3 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £54.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
standard cleaning £92.76

There is no reservation without a RECEIVED deposit check. Summer of 2013 was fully booked well in advance of the season, and Summer of 2014 was fully booked by mid February 2014. Online calendar does not reflect exact availability, as owners and family are usually using the cottage during unbooked time on weekends. There may be shorter stays available between full week rentals as they do not begin and end on specific days but we won't advance book them until the calendar has otherwise filled up.

One half of rent by check, secures reservations. Balance due, one wk prior. High Season ..$1400/week, May 24 to October 3rd by personal check. Holidays + $400. Low Season ..... $ 900/week by personal check. Holidays $1800/week:Memorial,4th,Labor Day by personal check min 4 night stays reservable Off Season or close to date during high season... multiple consecutive wk discount

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