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Amazing Lakeviews- for couples (winter rates) to large family gatherings

People17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
17
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday home in Michigan City - Panoramic Lake View

White sand Beach with 180 views of lake--7 bdrms and decks for everyone

Enjoy beautiful white sand beach, great outlet shopping or the casino while staying in our Arts and Crafts home perched on a dune with a 180 degree view of the lake. Hang out at the beach just across the street and down the path in summer and in winter, listen to the noises of the lake and enjoy the lake views while sipping wine in warmth and comfort. During the off season, we rent the whole house, or the bottom two floors that sleep 13 or the top two for a luxurious stay for 2. Rates are in additional notes in rate section.

We built this 6/7 bedroom Arts and Crafts home with interior woodwork by Michigan artist, an imported tile surround on wood burning fireplace, granite counter tops and large soaking tub in 1999.

The beach is clean white sand used only by the few families living on Lake Shore Drive. This is a residential area and you won't have party houses next door (look for houses from Stop 1-7 if you are coming to party into the night). Enjoy the large deck overlooking the beach and the sunset and the sound of the waves with a glass of wine.

The bed is high end with plush towels and fine linens. There is a second room on the second floor with a washer and dryer and a queen size futon. Tall pines line the back of the property with woods across on the other side of the street. Our parking is off the back of the house so don’t worry about having to walk up all the front steps with your things. We have 140 gallons of hot water so you'll never run out. Our cleaners are wonderful. You will feel comfortable here the moment you walk in.

Summer, fall or spring-- it doesn't get better than boy the lake and whether you're enjoying the fall foliage, the summer wild flower or the new spring shoots, the hiking is just outside your door. The sun setting over the lake is visible from most of the rooms in this beach home built in 1999. Come in August for blueberry picking and freeze what you can't eat.

People often think we are in Beach Walk. We are 3/10 of a mile down the beach in the less densely populated area. We do not have a pool. If you are looking for a more private, residential area with a beach shared only by a few families and a home right on Lake Shore Drive with a terrific view then we will be a better fit. Check our reviews.

Take a trip to the casino or catch the bargains at a great outlet mall--both minutes away by car. Run down the steep dune behind the house for a great one and a half hour walk through woods and dune land. Bike down the lake front bike path or to nearby New Buffalo, Michigan or the Indiana National Lake Shore reserve just ten minutes away. Play Ping pong on the back deck or watch the kids playing on the swings.

Great restaurants in town and in nearby Michigan along with great antiquing in Harbort County Michigan. 2 large gas grill on decks and full. Take a day trip to Chicago by convenient train or car and enjoy fine dining and theater- just one hour travel time and come back home to the lake. Enjoy your vacation in comfort.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Marsha Dymzarov
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
31 October, 2016
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About Marsha Dymzarov

My husband and I love to travel. We love Costa Rica and China among other places. We also love to Kayak and bike ride which makes Michigan City perfect for us as we are on the bike path and the lake. We are a retired teacher and lawyer/small business owner and now enjoy quilting and reading and playing Boggle and we enjoy best of all our time when we are at the house on the lake.

Marsha Dymzarov purchased this house in 1998

Why Marsha Dymzarov chose Indiana

We picked this lot for the beautiful view. The building and design became a second job. We found a beautiful Arts and Crafts door in an artisan's shop in Michigan and the rest of was easy. The wood burning fireplace is perfect on a cold winter's night. The views are just spectacular and we can hear the wave lapping on the shore from the deck. The property is in a quieter less populated area of the beach and we can spread out and enjoy our family with the few other families who live nearby.

What makes this house unique

The moment I walk in the house and hear the waves on the lake and see the beach, I feel calm. The beach and checking out the beach houses offers beautiful sights to make walks and bike rides feel effortless. The Lighthouse Mall is as a wonderful distraction as are walking along the lake and the Casino..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved Listening to the Lake at night We are a group of women in our 60's (and daughters, and sometimes grand-daughters) who have held a "Princess" vacation every other year for the past 10 years. The last four vacations have been in the Michigan City, IN area. This house actually had the view and sounds of the lake we always look for. There was plenty of room and beds. The owners were helpful and friendly. We loved the screened-in decks and the views and sounds of the lake. Well, we could hear it once we all stopped cackling and the music was off for the night.We love the lake and Mich City and the area. Love eating at Duneland Inn, Southshore Brewery, Maxines, Sahara, and Mateys (we don't cook while Princessing)..Love the Farmers' Market at Chesterton. We will be back to Lake Michigan again! I recommend for people 55 and up only if they are physically active and able to do stairs and the walk across the dune. This was posted in 2012.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Jul 2015
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Amazing Lakeviews- for couples (winter rates) to large family gatherings
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We were all extremely impressed with the property, the cleanliness, location and décor. I can not say enough about how helpful Marsh and her husband were. We would highly recommend this rental to families or larger groups. We ranged in age from 4months to 70 with several teenagers and everyone had a great time. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home, what a hidden jem in the cliffs. The entire house was prestinley cleaned upon our arrival, the kitchen and amenities of this home could not be beat! We had a group of couples that came for a long weekend from Chicago, and two of the men were chefs, they were in heaven with Marsha's kitchen! We had wonderfully cooked breakfasts and dinners with the most amazing views of lake Michigan. We spent our Saturday on the beach with perfect weather, it was such a close walk, and like our own private beach! They had all of the chairs we could have needed waiting for us on the beach, making the walk down to the beach a breeze! It being a four story home made it so nice and remote, when you were on the bottom floor, you had no idea what the floors above you were doing, it was so quiet and relaxing! We would love to make this a yearly tradition, it was truly wonderful, and such a quick hour trip from Chicago! Thanks for making everything so easy Marsha!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. I put my heart into designing the house. Our family has been on the beach since 1936 down the block and I wanted our house to serve not only as a place my husband and I would treasure as our home, but also serve as the old house did, as a place where the extended family could get together. When we started renting the downstairs, we were delighted that others could share also. With the birth of a grandson in Wisconsin, this year we opened up the whole house. It is really affirming to know that you and your friends enjoyed the house as much as we do. Thank-you again for your kind words.
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The perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home and the location. With three decks overlooking Lake Michigan and a perfect view of the sunset what else could you ask for? The home has been very nicely appointed and decorated. This rental is everything the listing claims! The beach is VERY nice; we were not expecting it to be so nice.

Keep in mind that this is a four story home. So older folks with some mobility issues may struggle with all the stairs. But the stairs are very wide with good lighting. The only modest disappointment was the state of the outdoor areas. The lower two decks and some other outdoor areas could use a good power washing. But with mere hours between renters, I'm not sure when they would do that! There were a few more weeds and straggly grass than I would expect for this price point. But these issues are very minor and are far outweighed by the location and the beautiful and spacious interior. We are definitely thinking of coming again next year!

Marsha was VERY easy to work with, PROMPT, and ACCOMODATING. All-in-all an excellent property and an excellent experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. Yes, there are steps. My husband and I just leave the bottom floor to the kids and spend our time on two floors-bedroom and main floor. There's still getting to the beach. If we're feeling lazy we take the car to the lake side of the house and drive back up to avoid the steps. I think about doing it often, but usually end up walking anyway. I admit, the yard is a challenge. We try to get folks out to keep it up, but it is an ongoing struggle. Someone was there right after you left. Wish it was before. Thanks again for your lovely review and taking such good care of our house.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Matey's
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Caroll street
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Across the Street

People travel from Chicago for day trips to the outlet mall. Casino is 3 miles away. Antiquing is great on Red Arrow Highway in Michigan- about 15-20 minute drive away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Michigan City, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Off season except Holidays
20 Aug 2016 - 15 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,681
for 2 nights
From
£397
From
£574
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,889
 
 
Thanksg/Xmas/New Years
29 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£3,006
 
 
High season-Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£5,213
for 7 nights
£5,213
 
 
Fall
19 Aug 2017 - 14 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,681
for 2 nights
From
£397
From
£574
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,889
£5,301
 

Additional pricing information

Security Deposit £591
Pass through to Cleaners £296
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rent any three week-end nights (Thursday-Sunday night) and get the 4th for a week night rate. Minimum of 2 months for off season monthly rental rate.

In the off season (spring, fall and winter except holidays), the luxury upstairs apartment for 2-3 is available for 200 a night and 1000 a week and the downstairs (sleeps 13) two floors is available for 400 a night and 2500 for the week. Contact Owner for more info.

Pass through to cleaners for whole house is 375. 190 for bottom two floors and 185 for top two floors. Linens included in cleaning fee. Indiana taxes of 12%.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Michigan City, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Tub is large soaking tub.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Also outsider hot and cold running water shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Expansive Lake views in luxury upper floors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Part of luxury apt on top floor next to master bedrm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has door to screened in deck with expansive lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has door to screened in deck with expansive lake view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Two twins with King padding and sheets/can be twins
    Bedroom 6/ Dorm - 5 Single Bed , Set up as 3 twins with 2 trundle beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Can be three twins/off 1st floor family rm/washer in closet
  • Large Master Bedroom with beautiful view is part of luxury apartment for 2-4 people. Master bath has soaking tub and shower. There is an additional room on the top floor with a washer and dryer and Queen size futon.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming

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