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Charming Summer Cottage

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Sheridan Beach - Sheridan Beach, 2 bedroom

House, 2 Bedrooms , sleeps 4.

This is a charming cottage ideal for your family, friends and pets. Only 100 yards from the largest beach along the Indiana shore, the cottage is perfect for your summer get away. You are walking distance to the zoo, Washington Park, marina, museum and one mile from great shopping at Lighthouse Place, a Prime Outlet mall.

The cottage is sunfilled and cozy, perfect for a beach setting. It has all the necessities you'll need with a fully outfitted kitchen, linens and towels, 2 tvs, (one in the living room and one bedroom)and videos, books for the kids. The deck extends along the house and is just right for afternoon naps and serving meals. There's a large yard for play, including fire pit for s'mores and conversation as well as a driveway, (major plus in the summer), and close enough to the beach, you can run back and forth for the toys you forgot. Spend the evening watching beautiful sunsets over Lake Michigan then head out to one of the 4 restaurants around the park, the Blue Chip Casino, or take in a movie at the multi-plex in town.

We welcome you to spend some time enjoying the beach and hope to help make your vacation a special one!

About the cottage:

We found that we were remiss in our write-up regarding the cottage and several reviews pointed this out to is. The cottage was built in 1920 with facelifts throughout the years. It's been a family getaway for our kids and their friends since birth (oldest is now 30). It's never been gutted but is updated, hence the rates are priced appropriately relative to the market. It is welcoming and cozy and we try to provide all the amenities you need. The location is good and it's quiet. If you're looking for new this isn't for you. But if you want comfort, a good price, and location, you'll enjoy your stay.


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Eileen McKnight
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016

About Eileen McKnight

Purchased this cute cottage when my 2 city bred kids were growing up so we'd have a place where they could be carefree. With the beach down the street, the park next door we've enjoyed many many years here during the summer. They are now in their 20s and busy with their lives.

Eileen McKnight purchased this house in 1986

Why Eileen McKnight chose Michigan City

Unlike most rentals the cottage is set up as if I lived there. I come out as often as possible. It's cozy, has all the amenities, cutely decorated. Has parking for 2 and just a brief walk down the street to the largest beach along the lake. The park is wonderful with tennis courts, a zoo and harbor side restaurant. Its a perfect location.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location, decorated as if it's your own home. Video, games, books for the kids. Dog friendly. A large yard with fire pit for s'mores in the evening. Everything you need to enjoy the summer.


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Summer Cottage
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews

Great get away location

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful property and a good location! Ms. McKnight was easy to deal with and we certainly hope to make a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, quaint and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

For those looking for a small cottage within a short walking distance of the beach, this is great! The cottage itself is a bit dated, but it has been nicely kept and renovated with current technology and comforts. Yes, the houses in this area are close together, but I never felt as if my privacy was being invaded. This is a nice property, as it sits off the road (giving it more privacy and quiet ambiance) and has a small yard with a fire pit and plenty of space for a pet. It also includes off-street parking, which is a major plus! The listing says that it is "parking for two," although I would question that depending on what type of vehicle you drive. Two sedans could fit in this space, but I'm not so sure about two vans.

Some things to consider when renting:

1. The cottage has a full kitchen with many tools, dishes and what-nots to help you prepare meals.

2. While there are plastic blinds on the bedroom windows, there are no curtains or shades. There are shades in the living and dining area, but they are shear. This is great for brightening up the room. However, for people like me who prefer a much darker room when sleeping, you may want to think about ways to help you avoid this problem.

3. Within walking distance of the property is a big park and the Michigan City Zoo. Also within the park is a nice splash water park for cooling off. (Please check operating times before going.)

4. The beach was wonderful. Our family visited in August and the water was cool and clean. Locals and vacationers in this area were very pleasant.

I would definitely recommend this property to renters.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, cozy, charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our week at this property. The location was perfect. Close to beach. The decor is lovely. The owner was great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

When we first arrived we where a little shocked at how close all the houses are to each other. Don't let that take anything away form this home. It is an older house but it makes you feel at home. It has a nice little fire pit and more yard than most homes around it. It is in the PERFECT LOCATION. It is in walking distance to Washington Park, The Zoo, The Marina, and the Beach. Eileen emailed to assure us we were able to use the beach chairs and beach umbrella that she has for guest use. We will defiantly contact her when we go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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The cottage was clean and all necessary amenities were available.

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The location was perfect....minutes from various activities and steps from the beach. Eileen was more than gracious. During our stay, she kindly reached out to let me know bad weather was expected and she told me where to find candles and such if needed. She truly went above and beyond to ensure my family had a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very close to the beach. Nice place.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a small group; great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sheridan Beach, Indiana

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £81
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellations within 30 days of visit will not be refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sheridan Beach in Indiana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please note, there is not a washer/dryer on premises

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