Completed in 2008, ultra-luxury, custom 5000 sq ft, private beachfront Dream Retreat offers exceptional value! Located on a quiet, cul-de-sac street, corner lot, and only house on the corner. Unlike so many other beachfront rentals that have a neighbor on each side and zero privacy, our closest neighbor is 350 feet away!
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Calling all nature lovers, family reunions, hikers, sun seekers, water-sport enthusiasts, beach goers, shoppers, gamers, and entertainers seeking a large, ultra-luxury beachfront, private retreat...
-Only 35 min from/to Chicogo; 5 min from South Shore train station
-Closest beach-side community to Chicago!
-Only a sliver of National Park Dunes and sand trail separates you from the best "semi-private", sugar-sand beach on Lake Michigan! No rocks, no muck, no algae, no undertows, no rip currents. Knee-high sand bar out 150’ is perfect for our little ones to swim safely in the crystal-clear, warm waters of Lake Michigan.
-Completely private (8' fence with privacy lattice) from street and neighbors. Hear only birds, wind, and waves...
-Lake Street Beach boat ramp (1/3 mile from home) for jet skis, sail/motor boats (Peak Season Only)
-Miles of hiking and mountain biking trails throughout Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
-Top floor 1200 sq. ft. master suite: steam room with rainfall & massage shower heads & Eucaplytus oil reservoir, huge jetted tub, 10'x8' closet, travertine marble fireplace (not operational), custom silk draperies, wrap-around decks, four skylights
-Juliette balcony overlooking Loft & Great Rooms
-1200 sq. ft. outdoor deck living space: 6-person Jacuzzi with waterfall & Chromatherapy LED lights, outdoor shower (Peak Season only), gas grill, & plenty of comfortable patio furniture and hammocks/swings (Peak Season only) to melt your stresses away...
-Premium Bose/Jamo sound system
-Fenced-in yard for our 4-legged friends
-Gourmet chef's kitchen: hand-made cherry cabinets, double farm sink, stainless steel double-door refrigerator w/auto-ice maker, double electric baking ovens, 36" Pro 6 sealed-burner range & gas roasting oven, Pro range hood, warming oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, red wine cellar (55 degrees), cold beverage Fridge for soda, white wine, champagne, etc. (39 degrees)
-Double island with Pietra Cardosa (Italian soapstone) countertops, prep sink, & seating
-Xenon under-cabinet & toe kick lighting
-Two-story Great Room/Loft with soaring (28') wood ceiling w/ studio lighting and huge 18-bulb, wrought-iron chandelier
-Five skylights & 16 huge patio doors/windows shower the rooms with sun & showcase the Lake & dunes
-Premium Bose Lifestyle music system with iPod dock and Jamo amplifiers fill the inside and out with music--remote control works through walls and outdoors (radio frequency not infra-red)
-Pro sand volleyball court (Peak Season only) is set to Woman’s Olympic specifications
-Lower Level Rec Room has huge walk-in wet bar with fridge for all your mixers, beer, etc. and large poker/game tables, home theater and dual reclining love seat
-Three other large bedrooms have queen-sized beds, dressers, Cable TV's, DVD/VHS players, ceiling fans, independently controlled remote A/C units, stand fans, hangars, alarm clocks & large closets. Some have private balconies & wood-burning fireplaces (not operational)
-Three & one half other marble tiled baths & custom vanities will pamper you like royalty!
-Maytag Neptune washer and dryer. Deep utility sink, cabinets, & Pietra Cardosa counters
-Ample driveway & overflow street parking & outdoor video surveillance
-Seven independent, remote-controlled A/C units
-Antique Oak hardwood flooring
-Attached/Separate Guest House (additional cost): Two queen sized, private bedrooms, marble-Jacuzzi bath, fully loaded & stocked kitchen w/semi-custom cherry cabinets, Fridge w/auto-ice maker (non winter) , range, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster, blender, washer & dryer (detergent, bleach, fabric softener provided), island w/seating, 16' vaulted ceilings w/skylights, private deck with propane grill & extra tank, large closets & remote-controlled A/C & ceiling fans
Best value for your dollar on Lake Michigan!
Our guests are mostly repeats & often book the same time year-after-year. Theyseek the ultimate spa-like-experience, finest & numerous amenities, spacious outdoor living, Jacuzzis, Gourmet Pro-Chef Kitchen, Walk-in-wet-bar, Game Room, Sand volley ball & Master Suite that rivals the Ritz!
Catch some warm, afternoon rays on the sugar-sand beach, swim in clear Lake Michigan waters, or stroll in the surf at dusk & capture a snapshot of the setting sun or Chicago Skyline. No matter what the season or occasion, stay with us for the ultimate in relaxation!
Met with a bunch of girls who all Scrapbook. That's what we did from Thursday until Sunday in Nov. 2011. Beautiful home, beautiful location, beautiful times!! Would I do again? In a heartbeat!! Oh and did I mention the hot tub. This would be a great place for a small family reunion or maybe a New Years Eve party. Very lovely--hoping to make plans to do it again.
Retreat is centrally located and has something nearby for everyone to do! All attractions are within a 45 minute drive or train ride. Shoppers and gamers paradise!
-Factory Outlet malls (120 stores)
-West Lake two-story mall
-Candy factory tours
-EZ train to Chicago: (Loop, “Magnificent Mile” shopping, museums, convention center, airports)
-Fall foliage tours
-National Park visitors center: hiking/biking trails and classroom discussions
-Casinos (10 min to Trump, Ameristar, Majestic, Harrah's, Horseshoe; 30 min to Blue Chip)
-Wells Street & West Side Beaches
-1/3 mile from Lake St. Beach boat ramp for jet skis, sailboats, motor boats, etc. (seasonal)
-5 minutes to Wells Street Beach and West Side Beach
-Ten minutes to Merrillville--retail hub-- restaurants, activities, boutiques, etc.
-Two-story Westlake shopping mall
-Five minutes to the best pizza this side of Chicago at Flamingo Pub
-Miles of hiking and mountain biking trails (Marquette Park trails and nature center)
-Plenty of dunes to climb, explore, and views that will take your breath away!
-Several Water Park and Amusement Parks (Deep River, Splashdown, etc.)
-Sightseeing (Amish Country, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)
- Saugatuck and Fennville Winery tours
-Twelve Golf courses
-Wildlife viewing (deer, foxes)
-Live Concerts at Star Plaza
-Chesterton's "European Market"
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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.