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Vintage Lake Michigan Beach Cottage: 4br+loft,3ba-Sleeps 17

Bedrooms 4
Space 204 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Classic Lake Cottage - 2 blks from Lake Michigan: 4br+loft,3ba - Sleeps 17

Alegria is a charming beach cottage located in Sheridan Beach. This adorable 4 bedroom + loft, 3 bath rental is perfect for your vacation getaway! Located just 2 blocks away from the best beach on Lake Michigan this little gem offers so much! Open the door to the comfortable living area drenched in sunlight welcoming you the moment you walk through the door! The master bedroom is on the main floor with full bath. The second story has a full bath, a big, bright loft (with TV/DVD) that sleeps five - great for the kids! Off the loft is another bedroom with queen bed and French Doors to a private deck. The updated kitchen is totally equipped along with a roomy dining area and seating for the whole gang. Basement features a separate Living Room, Two Bedrooms (together sleep 6 easily), and a Bathroom with Shower. But what is really most unique to Alegria is the outdoor space where you are completely surrounded by the trees and walking trails, providing privacy and serenity. You`ll love it so much that you`ll want to prepare your meals on the gas grill outside on the deck and dine under the star filled sky. Some nearby attractions include the Washington Park Zoo & Splash Pad, Michigan City Marina, Lighthouse Shopping Outlet and the Blue Chip Casino. All within minutes! Let the Alegria be your vacation destination!

Todd Davis
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish, Tagalog
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Todd Davis

We bought the entire Carter Manny compound from Carter in 2009 and have since set about trying to maintain (and even improve) the perfect balance of relaxed sophistication and ingenious simplicity that Carter infused it with over 60+ years of ownership. We spend most of our summers in Michigan City with our kids either in the sailing program, on the beach, or on the Michigan City Municipal golf course. We live in Elmhurst when we can't be in Michigan City and have to do stuff like go to work and school.

Todd Davis purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Todd Davis chose Indiana

Alegria is a well-built classic Lake Michigan Summer Cottage newly remodeled with all the modern amenities in a unique, tranquil setting unusual for this close to the water. Much of Sheridan Beach is built very close together, so not much privacy - really none. Not so with Alegria - in the evening you can turn on the floodlights and have the whole wooded hillside behind lit up while you enjoy the peace and quiet.

What makes this cottage unique

Alegria has a great location close to Lake Michigan but also has PRIVACY and PEACE & QUIET - the lots behind the cottage are still just woods (with trails if you like to explore). Sheridan Beach is close to Chicago (75 min drive), but feels a world away and has really the best beach on Lake Michigan. A burst pipe led to a complete down to the studs remodel, so the cottage is like new - modern kitchen, baths, etc. Loft will sleep up to five. Another bedroom up sleeps two. First floor master suite has it's own bath and laundry. Two bedrooms (each sleeps three) and a bath are in the basement. Outside shower on the back deck to rinse off the sand. Real wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Classic 1920's beach cottage with stone walled front yard and private back yard with all the modern conveniences - WIFI, Cable TV, Air Conditioning, granite countertops, etc. We have a list of places for good Pizza, Burgers, Fine Dining, things to do, places to go, etc. Come and explore the southern shore of Lake Michigan from this great base camp.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Michigan City

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking - Allowed on street in front of house and to the south (till the 'No Parking Beyond Here' sign). Additional parking next block south.
  • Please don't park in front of the garbage cans (especially on Monday morning when the garbage is collected) or else it won't get picked up!! Smelly!!
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , bath with shower , 2 sinks and separate toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , bath with shower , 2 sinks, separate toilet, Laundry in this bath
    Basement Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master (first floor) - 1 large double bed , en-suite full bath with separate toilet and laundry
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 1 large double bed , French doors to private deck and to the Loft
    Loft - 3 single bed , 1 bunk bed , Bunk beds w/Trundle and Twin w/Trundle - Sleeps 5
    Basement Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Sleeps 5
    Basement Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Sleeps 3
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Futon for one in the basement family room
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Vintage Lake Michigan Beach Cottage: 4br+loft,3ba-Sleeps 17
average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews

Great location for big family. Close to Lake

  • 4 of 5

Street parking was issue

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed the place!! You were a great group!! For those reading this review please understand this group brought multiple cars/minivans/trucks as well as trailers for their motorcycles (which they off-loaded and then also parked in front of the house). Just be mindful that we can accommodate 3-4 vehicles in front. After complaints from the neighbors, I did have to ask this group to move some vehicles to another block (1 block away) to allow the rest of those that live/use the block to have some street parking. Great renters this group, no problems at all, but I think the parking expectations they have are unrealistic within two blocks of Lake Michigan. Figure on 3-4 cars in front of the house - plenty of parking within a block or so if you bring more than that many vehicles. Just as a courtesy to the rest of the block, as street parking is all that is available on this particular block.
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Family weekend

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet location, close to beach.... zoo for the kids...

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Todd's home is a wonderful place to spend time with friends and family!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the weekend at Todd's home with three other couples, and we had a wonderful time. The house is as described, and the common areas are wonderful - from the outdoor table and comfortable chairs near the grill, to the long dining table, the well-equipped kitchen to the cozy living room area. We utilized every area of the house over the weekend. A surprisingly nice beach is only two blocks away, and shopping is a short drive. There is very little traffic in the area, and the neighborhood in clean and quiet. Todd was a good communicator, and we had no issues whatsover. When we go back for football weekends in the future, we are definitely going to contact Todd first.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay - Neat and clean

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience for me and my other friends. We stayed here for 2 nights and the house had enough rooms, linen to house a team of 10 adults and 6 kids. Kitchen was good and we did cook some good food. It is very close to the lake beach and to the park and zoo. Overall it was a great outing for the kids and all of us. Really enjoyed it, would love to come in Summer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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what a pleasent suprise, exceptionally clean, within walking distance to beach.

  • 4 of 5

slightly difficult to find with our gps, but once we arrived, wow! very, very clean! when family arrived, they were impressed with how modern this cottage had been updated. we loved the back deck and spent alot of time there laughing, eating, and just relaxing. a few of us took the trail out back of the deck and to our surprise a few deer passed by. yes, i spent hours trying to decide which cottage to rent, but we made the right decision when we chose this Vintage Cottage, thank you from all 15 of us....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious house fitting for a large group beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

I recently stayed in the house with a group of 8 people. The house was clean and modern, had plenty of room for all of us with beds to spare, and was a short walk from the beach. Other than needing to pick up a few essentials like laundry detergent and soap, we found it well-stocked, including plenty of supplies for the kitchen to allow us to make large group meals. I would highly recommend this house to anyone who is looking for a quiet beach getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mateys or Waters Edge
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Swingbellys or Waters Edge
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Michigan

Local farms closeby for picking strawberries,blueberries, raspberries, apples, cherries. Weekly farmers market from May through October. Weekly free concerts and family movies in the amphitheater walking distance from the property. Enjoy a scenic walk, run, or bike ride either on pthe beach or on Lake Shore Drive. New Buffalo, MI is only 15 minutes away. Sailboat charters available through Michigan City Sailboat Charters. Some local restaurant favorites are Swingbelly, Carlsons, Tree House, Hesston's Supper Club, Cool Runnings (Jamaican), Bubbles Ice Cream.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$252.4
Pet Fee A$252.4
Damage Deposit A$631

During the Summer High Season we prefer to rent Saturday to Saturday, but will try and accommodate some exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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