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Restored Cottage across the street from the Beach 5BR/3BA

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

This sunny 5 BR/ 2.5 Ba is great for all seasons! Just steps from Beach.

Miller Beach is a small beach front community less than 1 hour from Chicago. This accessibility and the fact that it borders the Indiana Dunes makes this a little hidden gem. This light and bright house is situated across the street from the beach with a pretty path right across from the house.

The house was completely updated in 2015 and now has a all the features of a great house for all seasons. The open layout of the first floor gives you a relaxing place to hang out with family or friends. There is ample space for multiple families. The house will sleep 12 people comfortably.

The house offers an open first floor and a warm and cozy wood burning fireplace. The open kitchen is beautiful with a gas stove, dishwasher, and large island. The open floor plan offers a large dining area, spacious sitting area around the fireplace and a separate game table. The first floor powder room has a penny floor- see if you can find the Indian Head or Steel penny!

The Master Bedroom is spacious, and has a queen bed with a sitting area and lake views. The 2nd Bedroom has a queen bed. The Master bathroom is large with a separate shower with a rain shower and Handheld, a separate soaking tub and a large vanity with 2 sinks. The second floor also has a cozy sitting area at the top of the stairs with lake views which is great for reading!

There are 3 additional bedrooms on the lower level. The lower level also has an additional sitting area, and laundry. The lower level bathroom has a shower and 2 separate sinks with pocket doors providing privacy allowing for more than one person use at the same time.

The back deck is large and has a gas grill and table and chairs. Parking for 3 cars.

Come back from the beach, cook your favorite meat on the grill or just hang out on the deck. All linens are provided.

More Details

Margaret Spaan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Margaret Spaan

Margaret is a realtor with @ properties in the Chicago area. She started Restore North Shore, a construction and design company in 2010. She discovered Miller Beach in 2013, and purchased this abandoned cottage in 2014 with the desire to breathe life back into it. It was a complete labor of love, and she hopes to purchase more homes in need of repair throughout Chicago and the Miller area.

Margaret Spaan purchased this house in 2014


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Restored Cottage across the street from the Beach 5BR/3BA
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Absolutely Perfect for our Team!!

  • 5 of 5

Our business needed to have a team of 7 adults in the Chicago area for 10 days but we didn't want to stay in the city. We chose Miller Beach knowing nothing about the area other than that it was about a 45-55 minute drive from McCormick Place. We made the right choice. Margaret was easy to work with and super responsive and the house was perfect for us. There are 5 generous bedrooms that potentially could sleep up to 13 people in beds. This meant that no one on our team had to deal with awkwardly sharing space with a coworker. The main floor great room has an ample table for group or family dining, plus a second table on the main level served as an ideal work space for our programmers so that they didn't have to tear down for the team to eat. The house is quality - the pictures really don't do it justice - quality construction, quality materials and a quality location! The beach was the unexpected gem for us. It is only a very short walk down the path and then the entire Lake Michigan is before you. The sunsets every night were the best stress relief at the end of each day. If we ever have a group this large again that needs to stay in the area, we would absolutely want to stay here. It made being away from home for 10 days not only tolerable but truly enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My family had a great time at this beach cottage. The location to the beach is fantastic...just walk out of the house and down the trail to the lake. The Miller beach area is a nicely kept secret. The area is nice an quite, so at night you can sit out on the deck and hear the sounds of the lake. You can tell a lot of care was put into this renovation. Everything is new and extremely well kept. Plenty of room to cook, eat and play games with the family. Karen and Margaret were quick to answer any questions. We would highly recommend and am sure we will be back for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a family vacation! I was looking for a location at the dunes that would serve as a wonderful reminder of family times spent growing up at the beach. This beach house and its location provided a relaxing vacation spot for all ages (from 25 to 85!). Margaret was very accommodating and wonderful to work with and Karen checked in with us on our first day to make sure everything was as we wished. The open floor plan and kitchen area allowed all of us to be together without feeling crowded and it was great to be able to play games and have conversations while we were using the kitchen. The large yard gave us the opportunity to reconnect by the fire pit while making S'mores. Memories that will last a lifetime for all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was perfect. The rental process was easy and the amenities at the house were excellent. Margaret was accessible and helpful for any questions I had.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Avon Lake

Gorgeous Home!! Simply heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family get away! We were looking for a place to reconnect with our children, one coming from Chicago on the train (less than an hour ride) and the other joining us from Notre Dame. We were able to recreate all of our favorite family pastimes in this gorgeously renovated home. The open floor plan of the first floor was a perfect setting for days filled with board games around the fireplace while creating our favorite foods in the beautiful kitchen. The beach walks were heavenly, with a short, majestic path leading from the property. The bedrooms and baths were not only grand and spectacular, but comfortable as well. Last, but not least, the owner, Margaret, could not have been more accommodating and helpful. She was so happy to assist us and excited about our family time as well! We didn't want to leave and will definitely be back sometime in the very near future!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice beach house

  • 5 of 5

Nice spacious house next to Miller beach. Plenty of room for families with kids. The beach is nice and clean, mostly residents from the neighbourhood. Margaret, the owner, was very helpful throughout the process. Chicago downtown is an hour away if you looking for activities other than the beach. Enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
4 Miles
Miller South Shore
Nearest Beach
Miller Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
Summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
18 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Dep. £386.51
Cleaning fee £212.58 + Tax
Pet Fee £96.63 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please call for Holiday rates and monthly rentals.

Owner'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.
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