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Property Details

Updated: May 28, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Completed in 2009, luxury, custom, private beachfront Guest House 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, your closest neighbor is 350 feet away!

See our website for more pictures, detailed info, rates, policies, availability (we fill up VERY fast!), and our many unique features & amenities.

Calling all nature lovers, family reunions, hikers, sun-seekers, runners, water-sport enthusiasts, beach goers, golfers, outlet mall shoppers, winery tourists, gamers, gamblers, slot machine player, amusement & water park lover, and entertainers seeking a large, ultra-luxury beachfront, private retreat...

-Only 35 min from/to Chicago; two miles from South Shore Miller Beach train station and offers free parking--very convenient and stress-free gateway to Chicago's culture, restaurants, museums, concerts, "Magnificent Mile" shopping, convention centers, etc.

-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.

-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

-Guest House is connected to Dream Retreat (see listing #37776) through a sealed passage and door for our larger groups, but is double locked and separate as its own stand-alone house with private entrance for our smaller groups. Two queen sized, private bedrooms, marble-Jacuzzi bath, pull-out queen sofa in Great Room, vaulted ceilings w/skylights, private deck with gas grill, parking, fully stocked kitchen with all major and minor appliances, dishes, cookware, etc.

-Spacious Great room & Chef’s Kitchen is the perfect gathering place for parties of any size! Dimmable light fixture set the perfect mood and ambiance!

Great Room:

-16 foot high vaulted ceilings with double skylights fill the room with sunshine!

-42" LCD Digital HDTV with DVD player for those days or nights when you want to kick back and relax with a fresh bowl of popcorn

-Remote controlled air conditioner and ceiling fans provide the perfect temperature no matter what the season

-Plush Memory Foam Queen size pull-out sofa with all the linens and pillows

-Comfortable swiveling barrel chairs

Chef's kitchen:

-Full semi-custom, cherry kitchen with 30" stove, range, and broiler, built-in microwave and range hood, large Fridge with automatic ice-maker (seasonal) perfect for a cold glass of lemonade or cocktail on a hot Summer day!

-Island with dishwasher, double bowl sink, garbage disposal, drying rack, dishwasher, and island seating

-Coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, and toaster

-Complete set of pots, pans, plates, flatware, knife block set, cutting boards, soap, dish detergent, place settings for 8, paper towel, dish towels, bake ware, etc.

-Maytag laundry center with detergent, bleach, and fabric softener

-All linens, extra blankets, pillows, sheets, towels, two large beach towels (peak season only)

-Several large windows to let the Southern sunshine in!

Dining Area:

-Table (with 2 leaves) comfortably seats 8 to 12 people--add the island seating and up to 14 people can gather for a holiday meal, reunion brunch, play games, or any type of get-together

-Six bulb chandelier with dimmer sets the perfect ambiance for any occasion

Two Large Bedrooms:

-Queen-sized beds, custom-matched comforters, bed skirts, shams and comfy sheets and pillows will pamper you in luxury!

-Each bedroom has a dresser, night stands with lamp, 36” LCD HDTV or 26” TV with Digital Cable TV, DVD player, ceiling fan, stand fans, light dimmers, etc.

-Even the bedroom ceilings are vaulted to add an air of spaciousness!

-Huge closets with sliding mirrored doors


-Italian marble tiled Jacuzzi bathtub will ease your mind and relieve you of all your stress

-Premium fixtures

-Soft towels and bath mats will make you feel like royalty!


-Outdoor deck/balcony with breathtaking views of Dunes-scape and Lake Michigan--includes gas BBQ grill, extra propane tank and utensils

-Ample driveway & overflow street parking & outdoor video surveillance

-Independent, oversized, remote-controlled air conditioner

-Antique Oak hardwood flooring

Best value for your dollar on Lake Michigan!

Many of our guests are repeats & often book the same time period year-after-year. They seek the luxury and convenience of a fully loaded, beach front house, numerous amenities, spacious outdoor living, Jacuzzi bath, Chef’s Kitchen, Vaulted, sky-lit Great Room, tranquility, sugar-sand beaches, crystal clear water, large sand bar, beautiful views, and privacy.

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!

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Met with a bunch of girls who all Scrapbook. Thats 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.
Nov 2011
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Luxury Beachfront-Lake Michigan, Dunes, Chicago
Miller Beach Indiana

Loved this Guest House in the Dunes!

  • 5 of 5
The Guest House is darling! Stayed here for a late summer trip to the beach and absolutely fell in love with the place. Short walk on the trail to the gorgeous beach, surrounded by nature and secluded on a quiet street—my friends and I had THE best time. There were 6 of us and even though 1 couple stayed on the pullout couch, it was no big deal. The kitchen was great—had everything we needed and open to the living area, which was perfect, cause everyone always ends up there anyway right? Also had an amazing view of the dunes!! Who knew this was SO close to Chicago! Seriously—we will be coming back many, many more times.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I completely agree. People always zoom right by Miller Beach to get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on there way to other less desirable destinations much further from Chicago with sub-standard beaches. For what? I don't know. The Guest House is LOADED with everything and is always priced right! Thank you very much for you stay and see you again in 6.5 months! Also, we are in the process of updating the furnishings in the Guest House as well.
Luxury Beachfront-Lake Michigan, Dunes, Chicago
Miller Beach Indiana

Great Family Staycation

  • 5 of 5
I decided to book a quick winter “stay-cation” for my family and was searching for a comfortable, relaxing place where we could also enjoy the outdoors. I found the Guest House and knew it would be the perfect getaway.
The owner responded to my inquiry immediately and thoroughly walked me through all of the amenities and highlights of the home. As it turns out, we were also allowed to bring our dog!
Our stay couldn’t have been better. The kids spent the days playing in the dunes while my husband and I caught up on our reading and even a nap or two!
The house is situated on a quiet cul de sac and was such a delightful respite from our everyday hectic lives in the city. We were able to cook all meals in the fully stocked, open kitchen (with everything from utensils/pots and pans to a toaster oven, coffee machine and a dishwasher) and enjoyed having the entire family in one cozy space. All five of us fit comfortably in the house, with one bedroom for my husband and I, a room for the girls and a pull out sofa in the main room for my son. The kids loved the big screen tv/dvd player, hubby was glued to overstuffed leather sofa and I adored having a washer/dryer. The indoor Jacuzzi tub was also a huge hit with eveyone!
The Guest House was truly a great value…more fun and in the end more cost effective than a hotel! We will be back again, hopefully when it is warmer!
~Kim L.
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim! I'm glad everything worked out so well. Hope to see you again soon!
Luxury Beachfront-Lake Michigan, Dunes, Chicago
Miller Beach Indiana

Great Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in the guest house for a much needed getaway in January. Very beautiful, comfortable and relaxing....just what we needed. He liked the well stocked kitchen, for he is the chef in the family ;) I especially enjoyed the comfy cozy bed and jacuzzi tub!!!! Great for couples needing to get away together and recharge the batteries.
Another great thing....they are pet friendly! Hard to come by.... Nice not having to worry about our dog when we go on vacation.....
Any questions or concerns we had were answered by the property owner who was waiting for us when we arrived (nice perk). We both highly recommend this property and are looking forward to our next escape!
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Luxury Beachfront-Lake Michigan, Dunes, Chicago
Miller Beach Indiana
Galveston, TX

Beautiful views, relaxing, quiet, great hiking

  • 5 of 5
My four sisters, I and 2 dogs met at the house in Mid-December and loved it! it was big enough for all of us. 2 of us are from Galveston, 1 from Detroit, and 2 from Rockford, IL. we do this sister's getaway once a year. The dunes and lake were very pretty. the location was convenient and somewhat centrall located for all of us to get to. we love to be outdoors and even though it was chilly, we enjoyed hiking the beach trails. the dogs (boxer and golden retriver) loved to romp all over the dunes and beach. The staff was pleasant and even met us on site to give a tour. We will definitely make this place our yearly sisters outing. thank you Jim and Marty!
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Luxury Beachfront-Lake Michigan, Dunes, Chicago
Miller Beach Indiana
Chicago, IL.

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented the Main House and Guest House for a family vacation this summer and had an incredible time. Wonderful management, impeccably clean, tons of amenities! We were really blown away by the size of the house and all it had to offer, but spent the majority of the time on the beach. The water clarity and temp. were perfect. When we weren't at the beach we spent the rest of the time on the padio cooking on the gas grill. Really an incredible place to spend time with the family!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Luxury Beachfront-Lake Michigan, Dunes, Chicago
Miller Beach Indiana
Chicago, IL.

What a get-away!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this "Guest House" for a weekend get-away from Chicago and had an absolutely wonderful time! My family really needed something last minute and close by and this was perfect. It only took us about 45 minutes to get there from the north side of Chicago!

The home was beautiful and well-appointed with two large bedrooms and an open concept main room. The plasma screen tv was an added bonus as well. The beach was peaceful and the swimming was perfect. Though the next time might be in the Winter so as to take full advantage of the whirlpool in the Master Bath.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

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!

-Grocery/liquor stores

-Factory Outlet malls (120 stores)

-West Lake two-story mall

-Candy factory tours

-Fine/casual Dining

-EZ train to Chicago: (Loop, “Magnificent Mile” shopping, museums, convention center, airports)

-Scenic drives

-Fall foliage tours

-Flea markets

-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

-Portage Marina




-Jet skiing


-Kite boarding


-Wildlife viewing (deer, foxes)

-Bird watching





-Live theater

-Live Concerts at Star Plaza



-Chesterton's "European Market"


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $229 - $452

    Weekly Rate: $1007 - $1864

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • 2 night minimum. 3 night minimum for holidays
    See www MillerBeachDreamRetreat. com for current pricing, availability, policies, up-to-date pictures, amenities, and other detailed information.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill


  • see our website for complete list: Free WiFi (Wireless Internet) Air Conditioning WasherDryer All Linens Provided 42" LCD HDTV with digital cable and DVD player in Great Room, 32" HDTV with digital cable and DVD player in master bedroom, 26" TV with digital cable and DVD player in other bedroom Marble Jacuzzi Bathroom with towels, bath matt, hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toilet paper, etc. Full Kitchen: all cookware, flat ware, bake ware, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, toaster microwave, range hood, dishwasher, double bowl sink, garbage disposal, wine/bar glasses Gas Grill with extra propane tank Free parking

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