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Miller Beach welcomes you!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Just 2.5 short blocks from the sandy beaches complete with bike trails! In addition is also 3 wonderful and friendly restaurants / bars located at the intersection of Shelby St. and Locust. Enjoy relaxing summer fun or as quiet winter retreat!!!!!!

The 1000 sq ft space offers all the amenities of home. This unique renovated Hoosier home with an open concept design has a very warm, welcoming, and charming feel all throughout the house. The giant back deck boasts an additional 600 sq ft of entertaining space complete with pergola, grill w/propane, seating for 12, and two 100 watt outdoor speakers connected to the living room stereo. It is an excellent space for lounging with friends and family or simply as post beach fun!!!

WIFI is fast and accessible throughout the home!

The Master bedroom offers a very comfortable king size bed, empty closets for all your hanging items and a dresser for additional clothes and belongings. There is also a sliding door providing access to the back deck.

Spare Bedroom 1 offers a very comfortable full size bed complete with a large closet for hanging clothes and a chest at the foot of the bed for any other belongings.

Spare Bedroom 2 offers a bright and sunny morning sitting area. Complete with a custom office space closet with printer and paper. This room also has a sliding door out to the back deck and could provide additional sleeping space with the queen size air mattress that is provided.

The large bathroom offers a Kohler 8 jet jacuzzi tub, 4 towels, hand soap, and 2 - 100 watt speakers connected to the living room stereo!

The Kitchen offers great functionality with its L-shaped design and plenty of counter-top space. It has everything you need to cook your favorite meals. Feel free to open cabinets and use everything that is provided from pots, pans, utensils, spices, or food.

The basement has a small gym quality gym complete with squat rack, cable machine, flat / incline bench and dumb bells up to 60lbs. There is also a workbench, utility sink, washing machine, and dryer for your use.

I will always be available to answer questions via text or email, but a friend will be responsible for check-in and check-out along with anything that requires immediate attention.

4th of July in Miller Beach is one of the best shows I've seen nationwide. Randolph street beach puts on a professionally done firework show that is equivalent to any nearby towns grand finale! Sit on the beach with family or friends and enjoy a wonderful FREE of charge firework display complete with patriotic themed music. If the night is clear, also pay attention to the surrounding lakefront shows that can be seen as far away as Milwaukee. 100 yards and 5 miles to the east are two additional shows FREE of charge that rival ours on Randolph street beach!

Don't forget about the Gary airshow that takes place right over Miller Beach. For 2016, enjoy the US Navy Blue Angels, US Army Golden Knights, and many other attractions coming to you July 9h and 10th. Stay during the week prior to and enjoy the more private shows as they practice on the beach and over Lake Michigan. For the the thrill seeker or just great family fun, this is one of the highlights of the summer for Miller Beach!!!

The South Shore train station is a short 5 minute drive from the house. It is a 45 minute train ride to the heart of downtown Chicago or a 20 minute ride to down town Michigan City. See link for train schedules and additional information.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

About Adam

I currently reside in Houston, Texas and am an International Consultant in the Oil and Gas sector. I travel the world often for work and have found some great gems and am now happy to offer you mine! I hope you enjoy my house as much as I did in the several years that I resided there. Miller Beach is a wonderful, laid back, eccentric, artsy beach community with much to offer. It only takes one short stay to fall in Love! I hope you Enjoy!!!

Adam purchased this house in 2007

Why Adam chose Miller Beach

Just 2.5 short blocks from the sandy beaches complete with bike trails! In addition is also 3 wonderful and friendly restaurants / bars located at the intersection of Shelby St. and Locust. Enjoy relaxing summer fun or as quiet winter retreat!!!!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Miller Beach around the Gary

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Stereo
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming


3.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Miller Beach welcomes you!!!
average rating of 3.5 based on 6 reviews

nice home, still needs some updates and finish rehab

  • 2 of 5

the owner stated to me that this home was a 3 minute walk to beach, It was more like 12 min walk to beach! not to bad if not for the fact that you are transporting all needed beach gear(now 20 mins)- or like we did hauling back and forth by auto! No place to park by beach so auto must be returned to home. When visiting with people with minor disabilities the walk seems like a mountain climb--Please b honest with renters and let them know the truth! Need lighting outside for grill use! Also would b nice if outside was free of lumber and tree limbs scattered around in piles! would not recommend this property to friends-for the price could of stayed closer to beach(that's why you visit)A neighbor told me that in Michigan any home within 5 miles of beach is called a "BEACH HOUSE" so look carefully!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Not ready to be a rental

  • 2 of 5

This was somewhat of a last minute booking as we were traveling the midwest and wanted to have some beach time near Lake Michigan. We knew that it was further from the beach than we usually like but there was nothing much left to rent when we planned our stay. We also were aware of all the factories within sight of the beach but if you're not, this is important to be aware of before choosing Miller Beach. While not our favorite beach area on Lake Michigan, we wanted to be close for day trips to Chicago. Having said all that, our stay at this house was just ok. Our first impression of the house was that it had been remodeled recently but that it's not quite finished and ready to be rented. When we were ready to go to the beach the following day, we were surprised to find absolutely no beach chairs, towels, or sand toys. This was really a big disappointment. We have been renting beach houses on Lake Michigan every summer for years and have never rented a house that didn't provide these things. It really put a damper on our beach fun. It's also important to note that there are no sidewalks to walk to the beach from the house so you have to walk in the street. It is somewhat of a run down area but we never felt unsafe. (Not the owners fault, but be prepared for some aggressive and loud dogs to bark at you the whole time you walk down the street.)

The beds were very comfy and we slept well. The kitchen had most everything we needed although could use some attention as far as sorting through what's been left by others (there was moldy condiments and food in the fridge). The bathroom has an oversized tub and decent shower but the lighting is very dim. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck although it felt like it hadn't been used much and needed some husband had to take care of several wasp nest for us to use it. Also we couldn't really let our kids play in the yard as we saw some glass and strange rusty metal.

Overall, the house felt not ready to be rented and especially not at the price we paid. We have rented in similar price range for years and have stayed in much nicer homes closer to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little beach house!

  • 4 of 5

Great beach house! Neat, clean and tidy. We so enjoyed our stay. The sand of Lake Michigan is soft underfoot and the water temperature is delightful. Thanks to the property manager for being available and making it easy.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilo, Hawaii

Great for family gatherings & vacations

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were thrilled with this beach house! It had a welcoming feeling and you could tell that it was remodeled and well kept. Only a few blocks from the beach and restaurants it truly is a hidden gem. It came with all the amenities listed and all we really needed were groceries. It's large enough for family gatherings and great for kids with a fenced in backyard. The owner was easy to get a hold of and very hospitable. We used the deck for barbecues and loved the sound system that could be heard in every room including the deck. The bathroom was luxurious with a hot tub and well stocked with towels etc. The central ac helped on the hot days and we loved the open ceiling concept. The place had child safety locks everywhere which I loved (my son is 4). The pictures really doesn't do it justice! Great for families with kids or for a little getaway retreat near the beach... We will definitely book here again and would refer this place to our family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

comfortable beach house

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our short stay here! We walked the few blocks to the beach. We walked to a local restaurant (Miller's Vintage Kitchen) for a lovely breakfast. I would say this isn't really a house for small kids as the two smaller bedrooms didn't have blinds or drapes on the windows. The smallest "bedroom" doesn't have a door and would have been an air bed if we didn't put the youngest in the portable crib we brought. Our toddler also found that he could climb under the baby gate leading to the basement.

A great house if you have bigger kids or adult children getting together for a family trip.

The remodeling of the house looks gorgeous and the bathroom is luxurious!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My family spent 5 days at this house. It was recently updated and in good shape. I'm sort of particular so when I say it was clean, it was. The beds were comfortable and we had a great time on the deck in the evenings. The walk to the beach was acceptable. We had a couple of minor issues due to a storm but the local person was easily contacted and all was resolved. A few local places were within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.5
Property Damage Insurance £75.73
Refundable Damage Deposit £191.25

All areas of the house and yard are accessible except for a locked storage room in the basement. Entry to the house will be in the form of a key code. It will be unique to you, programmed prior to your arrival, and deleted after check-out. This is an added convenience option so there is no risk of losing a key on the beach!

Please be respectful of the neighbors, keep music and noise to a minimum after 10pm. No smoking in the house, no pets in the house.

By accepting a reservation for this house, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any injuries, accidents, illnesses, loss of personal belongings or valuables during their use of this house or its facilities or others whom they invite to use this house or its facilities.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.