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Close to park! slp18, OUTdoor dining.FIREPIT.WiFi! Beautiful Wooded setting.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,720 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This Gorgeous home boasts all the amenities of home plus more. 5 bedroom/4.5bath


Nestled nicely on top of a sand dune with the nearby Sandcastle Playground just past the back yard.

Only a short golf cart ride to enjoy Lake Michigan.

Fully furnished with, games and movies to use at your leisure. This home boasts a cupola to enjoy a private moment with nature and the view. Located down the street from Lake Michigan with tree lined streets, colorful houses and white picket fences.

The community has its own private walkway to Lake Michigan, private Lake Kai, heated swimming pool, parks and playgrounds, fishing docks, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, putting greens, and planned family activities.

The house features 3 living and gathering spaces, a fully equipped state of the art kitchen. All linens and towels are provided. Master bedroom has a full en suite bathroom. All other bedrooms feature queen size bunk beds. The rear patio offers a large propane grill, comfortable seating, with a new large table and dining benches, sand toys, and a fire pit (wood is not included).

This home has been personally cared for by the home owners for years and is just this year being shared with vacation goers. Care and quality are top notch and not something easy to find in the vacation rental market. Don't pass this beautiful home by when you are considering a golden sands Lake Michigan vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Melissa McCoy
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Melissa McCoy

We have cared for this property since the year it was built! The homeowners decided their family life is at a point they can't come to enjoy the house as often as they want. So they have graciously opened this great house for vacationers to enjoy and make great memories in-at least for a few years. This house has been well maintained and loved. We enjoy keeping it updated and adding new fun things to make our guests' stays as comfortable as possible.

Why Melissa McCoy chose Michigan City

Quality hardwood floors, beautiful glass tile throughout, an amazing gourmet kitchen, a courtesy golf cart, great location. The better question would be, Why NOT this property!

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, off street parking


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Michigan City

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3720 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our cancellation policy is outlined in our Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , top floor, jack-n-jill
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , master, top floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bottom floor
  • 4 full bath and a powder room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master, en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , Queen bunkbed with attached jack-n-jill bathroom, top floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed , Queen bunkbed with attached jack-n-jill bathroom, top floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double bed , 2 single bed , Bottom level, attached bathroom. Full bunkbed and twin bunk
    Bedroom 5 - 2 large double bed , Queen bunkbed
  • Total of 5 bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Close to park! slp18, OUTdoor dining.FIREPIT.WiFi! Beautiful Wooded setting.
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 15 reviews

Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear. Thanks for choosing to stay at the Lemon Drop!
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Nice house, would would stay here again

  • 4 of 5

Lots of space

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review Lemon Drop. We hope to host your family in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Booked two nights for my daughters bachelorette weekend. We had a fabulous time. There were 14 of us and we had plenty of room. the house is amazing. All the ladies were very impressed. They has no idea that staying at beach walk was so similar to the Keys, Loved it and would definitely return. Thank you Melissa

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teresa. We were a bit nervous to have a group of ladies having a bash, but you guys were amazing and treated the house kindly. Best wishes on the upcoming marriage!
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Nice Family Vacation Spot

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Lemon Drop. We stayed with my siblings and their families (9 adults, 6 kids and 2 babies). The house was very nice, furnished beautifully, great location and the owner was wonderful at responding to our needs. When we asked for a few missing items, she responded and supplied them within hours.

I would like to point out to other large families considering this home that although this house slept everyone very comfortably with all the bunks, we felt a bit crammed. The dining area consists of a table with 6 chairs and a card table and 6 extra chairs are provided. We brought extra folding chairs for the patio. We used the kitchen chairs adjacent to the sectional couch in the main area to be together. We all have small children, so we did spend a considerable amount of time in the house and had the kids go to the basement to play or watch TV or the side living room.

The park out back is super to have so close. Just know that it is down a hill (with a cool slide from the house to the park) with foliage in between the house and the park, so you do need to actually go to the park with the kids if you want to watch them. Also, it draws many other people, so there will be noise from the park. The noise wasn't so close that it bothered us, I just had to question if it was our children or someone else's :)

If you sleep in the bedrooms in the basement, you will enjoy the coolest air (obviously), but you will be wakened by footsteps and noises from above. No surprise, normal in a home, but if you're figuring out who should sleep where, keep that in mind.

Lastly, this picture of the Lemon Drop is outdated--there are other homes on the street. Bring your bikes so that you can ride to the pool and beach. We used our vehicle to drop our items to the beach, then used the golf cart and bikes to get there. Bikes were best, as we had a child carrier that we hauled our stuff all the way down the long boardwalk to the beach.

Thanks lemon drop and Melissa!

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We stayed at lemon drop it was really well maintained and nicely arranged property.

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house in great resort town but management must be spread too thin

  • 3 of 5

The house was as described only with the added perk of newly installed internet! Space was ample but the layout posed an issue when eating with large groups.

The playground off the back was a huge plus but you'll be sharing it with more people as the street has seen recent development.

There were some minor issues with our stay. The house lacked kitchen towels and a coffee pot. There were no additional linens and some beds did not have a bed pad. Many bathrooms did not have the bath mats put out. The front and back porch lights were out. Some of these issues were addressed and management was nice in correspondence.

The larges issue was a non-working golf cart. Since road parking is nearly impossible, the golf cart would have provided much needed transportation to the beach and pool. Management did call out a mechanic but after that it appeared as though there was no effort to get it going during our stay. I can only assume it remained broken for the next renter as it sat in the same spot all week.

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Management is not spread too thin or I likely would not have been able to address your concerns within an hour of calling me. We absolutely have a coffee maker- a Kerig, just as described. You had plenty of bath mats and kitchen towels you guys just wanted more so I brought them to you along with changing the burnt bulbs I overlooked, my apologies. Every single bed has a mattress protector. The golf cart had a mechanical issue and was picked up during your stay so every attempt to address the issue was done. Thankfully there is a free trolley that was able to pick you up at the front door as many times as you guys requested.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Chicago Midway
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Michigan City Municipal golf coarse
Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bridges Waterfront Grille
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

Enjoy all the private amenities that Beachwalk has to offer, all while being only minutes from everything the city has to offer.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$352.69

Resort requires any person 3 years and older must have a wrist band for the pool. These must be paid in advance of arrival and are non refundable. $10 per guest over 3 yo. Good for the duration of your stay. The amount listed in just an estimate and will be adjusted based on # of guests. Guests 16 and older with a valid drivers license are the only person(s) allowed to drive the golf cart.
Cleaning fee- an additional $50.00 is charged for parties groups 16 and over.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made