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Summer Special Three Night Minimums $800 a night

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

20 Acre Estate Close to Lake Michigan Prime Weeks open

Are you concerned because you don’t have a plan for your summer vacation yet?

Relax, we have the perfect solution for you! Welcome to the Bristol Beach Estate!

Impressive is just what you’ll be thinking as you enter through the gate winding down the drive to the sprawling home. This lovely five bedroom, four bath has everything you could possibly need to make your vacation memorable. The instant you enter the home it welcomes you with its open floor plan featuring high ceilings enhanced by floor to ceiling windows allowing for incredible views of all that nature has offer! Enjoy your morning coffee listening to the bird songs from the upstairs deck while you are planning your daily activities. This is exactly the type of place where the kids won’t have to ask ….. “What are we going to do today”? Simply because there is so much to do! Let’s start by shooting some hoops with the kids or playing a game of one on one with Dad and Grandpa in the driveway. Perhaps you like to take a bounce on the trampoline, secure with protective netting, perfect for letting children of all ages jump to their hearts delight. If you need a little time for quiet reflection and some upper body exercise, kayaks have been provided for your use to take on an adventure paddling on the lazy river behind the home. Basketballs,coolers, smoker, beach toys and various other toys have been provided for your use and enjoyment. Venture down to incredible Lake Michigan to build a sand castle and walk the shoreline of Lake Michigan or just take an afternoon nap. Bristol Beach has a walking path through the property that will lead you to the lake about ½ mile from the house! Prepare your summertime favorites in the full service kitchen or on the gas grill. Later in the day enjoy your desert from the comfort of the Adirondack chairs out on the deck. As the evening sets in, move to the screened in porch giving you the comfort to enjoy late night conversations and possibly a game of cards. After the sun has gone down, take a moment to gaze into the fire while sharing your stories of the day around the fire pit and under the Michiana moon. As the day turns into night challenge each other to a little friendly competition in the game room complete with ping pong table and pool table. There is even an arts & crafts area where the kids to get creative making keepsakes from the best vacation ever! There will not be a dull moment. The home also has a large entertainment room with a flat screen t.v., direct t.v., complete with surround sound and game table.

Sleeping accommodations include two bedrooms on the main floor: The master suite has an over sized king bed, sitting area and fire place with private bath and Jacuzzi tub. The guest bedroom also on the main floor, has a queen bed and private bath. There are three bedrooms upstairs with two baths. The guest suite upstairs features a queen bed and sitting room with two single pull out lounge chairs that can double for additional sleeping and full bath. This is terrific if you have young kids that want to be close to their parents. There is also a playroom upstairs and two bedrooms that share a full bathroom. Both bedrooms have a twin bunk on top with a full sized bed below. Perfectly decorated for younger family members! This home is nothing short of a spectacular vacation destination and really has something for everyone! It is ideal for families or small group.

More Details

Property Manager
Dune Grass Vacation Rentals (Vanessa Thun)
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Michigan City

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed / Twin upper bunk / Double lower bunk
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed / Twin upper bunk / Double lower bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Summer Special Three Night Minimums $800 a night
average rating of 1.0 based on 1 reviews

NO BEACH or POOL ACCESS - Not worth the premium cost

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We rented the Bristol Estate House for 1 week in mid July for a family reunion

The House and property are very nice and kid friendly. The house is well decorated and kept well. There is plenty of space on the property for children to play and the arts and crafts and play area in the loft is amazing.

What we didn't know when we booked was that the owner and management company would not have the proper Keys and Tags for us to get either Beach or Pool Access. The tell you to go to stop 33 for the beach access which is part of the Duneland Beach Association. The association clearly states that you need to have beach tags to have access. These tags are sent to the owner each year as they change color. We never received any tags so when we tried to go, we were refused entry by security which is stationed at the stops. We then tried to go to the association swimming pool. There is a lock at the gate and each owner is supposed to have a key. We never received a key. We notified the management company and they said that they were working on trying to get a solution but we received no answer for 5 days.

This owner is charging a premium for a "Beach" house. Why pay the premium if you ar not getting beach or pool access. We could have been 100 miles from the lake and had the same experience.

I notified the management company of our unhappiness and did not get any response. I finally was able to get a hold of them and they said they were trying to contact the owner. I have not heard anything back in 7 days.

I would NOT recommend this property to anyone at this moment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to all, We have just relisted this home after two years and are excited its back. As you can see in their statement it is a great home, well kept and great for families. When this family came to rent the home it was the first time we had rented and things were a bit confusing with the association and the beach. We did work it out for our future renters and we did give this family a substantial refund for their trouble. We have tags to stop 31 beach and we are not advertising the association pool this season. We are happy to discuss any concerns with future renters but the Bristol Beach Estate is an incredible home for a family getaway. We look forward to seeing you Vanessa Property Manager
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Lazy Perch
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grand Beach Public Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
South Shore
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Lazy Perch
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$314.95
Damage Deposit A$1,259.8

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.