Beach House - Lake Michigan - Long Beach - Summer!

Sunsets on the beach - forget about work - live in the moment and make memories!
Sunsets on the beach - forget about work - live in the moment and make memories!
“ Very Good ”
4 Reviews
126 Maplewood Trail, Michigan City, IN 46360



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 12
Per week $1,850
Type: Home
Description of the Michigan City vacation home rental

About the Rental:
Visit this Artsy Cottage Retreat for a great time with your family and friends! Enjoy the sandy beaches or go to the Lighthouse Mall, Bluechip or Four winds Casino's, Hard Rock Cafe, Theaters, Wineries, Breweries, Whiskey Distilleries, Antique Shopping, Farmers Markets, Golfing, Boating, Water park, Miniature Golf, Zoo, Museums, Restaurants or just a simple BBQ! This Lake Michigan beach home has 2 baths, one containing a huge private whirlpool tub. Walking into the home you can hangout downstairs in the finished cedar family room complete with bar, glass top dining area for 6, sleeper sofa, wrap around couch, portable fireplace, big screen TV, twin bed and Jacuzzi tub or walk up the short set of stairs into the knotty pine dining and living area containing cozy fireplace. Dining table for 6 upstairs too...but don't fret... there is a great big screened in porch for your meals... seating 12+ right off of the kitchen with a couch area and bar - in relaxing bohemian style! Walk out to the sunny brick patio and four separate sitting areas connected to the screened in porch - seating several more guest for parties! 3 Bedrooms with 1st containing a king bed, 2nd containing a queen and the 3rd containing a double. There is also a 2nd sleeper sofa if needed in the upstairs living room. Outside you will find a BBQ grill, fire-pit, wild flower gardens decorated for family fun!
It's just short walk to private beach within one of the areas' favorite beaches with very spacious parking for 6 cars. We are conveniently located an hour from Chicago, 45 minutes from South bend, and a couple minutes from Michigan!
This home will book fast because of it's value based pricing. Call today!
Bottom Line: Great Value, Super Cozy and Great Beach!

Susan McDonnell

Area Information
Area Information
Less than an hour from downtown Chicago and all its attractions, but with fun things to do, history, and a beauty all its own--that's Michigan City! We are Smack Dab in the middle of: Bluechip Casino and Entertainment Venue, Art Galleries, Farmers Markets, Lighthouse Outlet Shops, Marina and Restaurants, Breweries, Museums, Zoo and Washington Park (with several summer events scheduled)
New Buffalo, Union Pier, Four winds Casino, Wineries, Art Galleries, Quaint Tourist Shops, Marina and several Restaurants, Farmers Markets and Festivals!
Not to mention just blocks from: Horses Stables, Blue Berry farm, Area Newest Winery, and Family Fun Park complete with go carting, batting cages and miniature golf for the kiddies! Grown-up golfers love the variety of courses too!!
About our Area...
Tucked away, just 60 miles outside of Chicago is the Midwest's best-kept secret. Nestled between massive sand dunes, the small beach towns of Michiana offer the very best a vacation has to offer. Once the premier summer destination for wealthy Chicagoan's escaping the summer heat in the early 20th century, the area has a rich history, with many families vacationing here for generations. In the quiet and peaceful rental homes of Michiana Beach Rentals, the secret is now yours to discover. Our pristine beaches are made of soft, smooth sand found only three places in the world. This dune land area constitutes the largest group of freshwater dunes on earth. Carl Sandburg once wrote that they were "to the Midwest what the Grand Canyon is to Arizona and the Yosemite to California". Visit the Indiana Dunes National Lake shore or just take a walk down our beach. You will be fascinated by the squeaking sound of the sand along the water's edge. This is often referred to as "singing sands." The phenomenon only occurs in a band of beach about 25-100 feet wide parallel to the water's edge. The singing noise is caused by the vibration between the tiny sand particles as they rub against each other when you walk along the top of the sand. It only happens near the water because the sound is produced when a thin film of water created by wave spray coats the sand. Perfect for a family day of fun, strolling for beach glass, or escaping with a good book. Clear, warm water roll ashore inviting swimming, fishing, boating, and all water sports, while the private beaches are the perfect place for your late night bonfire!


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 01 2016 Sep 15 2016 - - $1,850 - 2 Nights
Check In: 5 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Deposits: $300
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: included


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Michigan City, Indiana

Cyler Hancock

Cyler Hancock

Frankfort, IN USA

We had fun

July 21, 2015

It was a very nice beach house, perfect for our family. Other than a few things, it was a perfect weekend. We ran out of toilet paper first off and the place could have used better nonstick pans. We didn't like that we had to pay a $150 cleaning fee but most of the cleanup had to be done before we could check out

Heather Laurence

Heather Laurence


great weekend!

June 18, 2015

We didn't get to stay at Richie's Retreat due to some issues with previous renters, but the property owner was very accommodating and updated us to a luxury beach house for the inconvenience! We had a great weekend.

Jennifer Sipulski Nagel

Jennifer Sipulski Nagel

Tampa, FL

Not what was advertised.

August 6, 2014

I want to begin by saying that the homeowner was very pleasant and nice to work with. She allowed us to check in early which was helpful. Our family had a good time being with one another on the patio, a nice space. That is the end of the positives. The house was filthy and in disrepair. There are three bedrooms. None of the beds are what would be considered comfortable. One bed was broken in half. The master bed had a previous renters lacy black thong underneath it. The queen bed room is passable. There are at least three sofa beds but all are slip covered and sporting dog hair. There is a twin bed in the rec room downstairs that I was told wasn't horrible if you could get past the spider webs, dead bugs, and water damaged, sagging ceiling tiles. There is only one shower in the house. The jacuzzi tub downstairs was not used due to fear of cleanliness. The can light over the sink in that bathroom has a constant drip, making make up application a challenge. The kitchen is covered in a film of grease. Counter tops, cabinet doors, and dishes were sticky. Most of the shelves and drawers in the refrigerator were broken. All of the floors were dirty. On the first evening there a bottle of seltzer water exploded on the floor and when wiped up, the paper towels were literally black. Toilets needed to be closely monitored. We were warned not to "overstuff" them and to use nothing but toilet paper but despite our best efforts the upstairs toilet continually stopped itself. I could go on but I want to say again that the host was gracious and I don't want to be mean. I simply want others to avoid the same mistake we made. The pictures on this site have to be at least ten years old. We expected a place that was cozy and lived in but CLEAN. There is too much clutter throughout the house and it is obvious it hasn't had a deep cleaning in quite a long time. The beach (a 15 minute walk away) was nice but not close enough to consider it a BEACH house. It was quite a walk hauling beach chairs, blankets, towels, umbrella, etc. I was very confused when pulling up after the headline for the house and picture of the sun setting on the water. Very misleading. If time and effort were to be put into proper cleaning, a fresh coat of bright paint, updating old battered furniture and beds, and general maintenance issues, this place could be a great little vacation home. As it is, I recommend continuing your search! It was not worth what we paid.

Pinkey Patel

Pinkey Patel

Chicago, IL

Last minute rental - good home!

August 7, 2012

All rooms were great! Perfect accessibility to a BEAUTIFUL private beach. Plenty of sheets/towels for use. A little on the older side, but it was overall good. Needs some cleaning up, lots of "stuff" in the home. There were 2 bathrooms, but only 1 shower between 12 people. I would stay here again in the future..

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Our stay at Susan's house was great. Lots of room inside in cool a/c and out on the screened porch and multiple patios, and just a short walk to the beach, we couldn't have asked for a better vacation or a better host! We'll definitely be back.

Laura W., Champaign, Il.

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