Newly Updated 3 Bedroom Cabin Close to the Beach!
Our family of five lives in the western suburbs of Chicago. We have been looking for a vacation home for several years and feel that we have found the perfect spot!
Tricia purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Tricia chose Michiana Shores
Our family rented a cabin in the neighborhood and simply loved the area! We simply could not believe that we could be just over an hour away from home and feel as if we were in another world! When we get into the woods we relax and walking to the gorgeous beach we feel renewed!
What makes this Cabin unique
We found this particular cabin to be unique in that it is so cozy and charming and yet we could host a large number of people. Honestly, it has everything that our family needed! A big stone fireplace, cozy spaces to enjoy each other, a short walk to the beach, tons to do and yet also time and space to relax! It is a little slice of heaven!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
This cabin is perfect for children!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
The Cabin is on a septic system. It is very important that nothing other than water and human waste is flushed or goes down the drains.
All items must be returned to their original locations prior to departure.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We loved the property, house and location and would stay here again in an instant. My husband and I and our three kids (ages six, four and almost-two) and my sister and her daughter and son (ages almost sixteen and fourteen). It felt secluded, but it was nice that there was still a grocery store a quick drive away. we used the two wagons a lot because we went to the beach every day but one.
A wooded haven
Had a wonderful stay at the cabin with my family. We had the best time! Owner answered all my questions very quickly. We would definitely come back but I do have a few bits of feedback.
The lofted third bedroom can get very hot when temps higher than 85. Although higher temps are rare, we were there during a heat wave. After it cooled off, it was very comfrotable to sleep and hangout in the loft area. Also, the mattresses in loft area were not extremely comfortable.
We loved hanging out on the deck which is a perfect extension of the living room. The living room/dining room area is small so if you have a group hanging out, be prepared to make use of the outdoor space at all times.
The walk to the nearest beach is .5 miles. This is not far but when you are hauling kids and all their stuff, it can be difficult. We would drop off our beach stuff by car and then walk/bike to the beach. FYI, no parking near beaches.
We had a great time over our week here! The neighborhood was great with tons of shade, perfect for bike riding and exploring. The kids all loved thr playground just down the road and the beach was the perfect walk amount, even for our 6 yr olds. We also found this to be a great launching site to visit the nearby areas, including Michigan City, New Buffalo, Indiana dunes state park and even St. Joes. Our kids were 14,13,10,9,6 and 6 and they all had a wondderful time!
I am so glad that you had such a great week! Hope to see you again soon!
Our vacation was fantastic from the sweet little cottage to the short walk to the beach and darling community. Everything was attended to at the cabin and comfortably kept our children 11, 9, 5, and newborn. The children loved searching for the beautiful stones and playing in Lake Michigan and we loved just being together as a family and relaxing. Tricia has everything you need to unwind and just be. My children played and we enjoyed their laughter. It was the way a vacation should be. We hope to visit this little gem again.
This cabin is cute and a great base for an active week with kids - my sister and I got together with our four kids ages 12,11, 10, and 9 as well as our elderly mother (80). The kids loved running around the yard, riding bikes, having campfires and going to the beach. Our mom,80, had a hard time with the steep stairs to the front and side doors but was easily able to walk through the yard and step up on the deck to come in and out through the side door. She enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching the wildlife in the neighborhood. We had easy access to restaurants shopping salons etc in Michigan City and New Buffalo-we went Warren Dunes for the day and some of us also took the South Shore line into Chicago to see the Bean and have brunch. We walked to the beach everyday through the charming neighborhood and people were very friendly and helpful. Great trip!
Beautiful cabin, beautiful beach, relaxing week for family to enjoy!
We enjoyed a wonderful week at this beautiful cabin. It was charming, very clean, and owner Tricia has thought of every detail which made our stay even more enjoyable. The cabin has everything you could possibly need. It is in a peaceful, wooded area, a nice change from city life. Deer roam freely, lots of birds and other wildlife, too. All of our grandchildren loved being together, with so much for them to do. They enjoyed making s’mores around the fire pit, playing at the 3 parks we found in the area, showering in the outdoor shower, and most of all the beautiful beach! It’s about a 10-15 min. walk to the beach, but Tricia has provided for that as well with wagons, beach chairs, and even beach towels. There is much to see and do in the area. We also enjoyed just sitting on the deck, relaxing, and enjoying the peace and tranquility. We had one rainy day, and the kids even enjoyed just playing indoors. I cannot say enough about this place and highly recommend it . . . you will not be disappointed!
Thank you so much for your kind words! You were wonderful guests and I hope that you come back and visit us often! Enjoy the rest of your summer!!
Walking distance to beautiful private beach, live theater, a great restaurant, horseback riding, playgrounds, a well established children's day camp, bike trails, charming small towns, outlet mall, and two casinos.