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THE CHEERFUL ROOM cute,cozy, close to everything!!

Enjoy a stay in your own stylish private bedroom in a humble little home. Beautiful accents, small desk, large closet, and comfy bed. Equipped with a new Roku powered smart TV. Log in to your favorite apps or watch Roku TV channels for free. Shared eat in kitchen includes a guest cart stocked with coffee & essentials. Shared living room has accent pillows, throws, and books to read & relax. You will be happy to be less than 5 minutes to everything, including Mount Baldy!!!

$106 per night
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Sugar Babe Beach Retreat with Hot Tub!

Walking distance to the beach with designer decor, hot tub, fire pit and all the amenities!

$168 per night
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Beautiful beach bungalow with hiking and hot tub!

Beautiful beach bungalow with hot tub! Across the street from 158 acres of hiking and just minutes from everything!

$131 per night

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Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa30 locals recommend
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Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets53 locals recommend
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Washington Park Beach23 locals recommend
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AMC CLASSIC Michigan City 144 locals recommend
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Washington Park Zoo37 locals recommend
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Meijer4 locals recommend

Michigan City guest house rentals

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Carriage House in the Woods
$117 per night
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Bro’s Place
$99 per night
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Charming Country Coach House - Just Listed
$275 per night
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Lagunitas Coach House in Beachwalk, Lake Michigan
$239 per night
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Bright, spacious Beachwalk Studio Loft - Sleeps 4!
$200 per night
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"Tiny House" Guest House Under the Oak Trees
$145 per night
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The "Pool Barn" near Indiana Dunes & Lake Michigan
$341 per night
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Porter Casita! Affordable weekend getaway!
$150 per night
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"myhathouse" detached studio downtown Chesterton
$91 per night
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New Buffs Ketchup: Sun-soaked Studio Suite
$215 per night
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Miss Eber Knight
$204 per night
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#3 "Tree Fairy" Room: Starlight Arthouse in 3 Oaks
$110 per night

Lakefront house rentals in Michigan City

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NEW! Beachwalk Waterfront Home on Lake Kai
$843 per night
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Picturesque beach home with pool table, view of La
$395 per night
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Elegance Meets Lake Kai in Beachwalk
$862 per night
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Costa del Sol - Lakefront Home in Beachwalk
$807 per night
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Lake Michigan Waterfront Rental in Grand Beach
$500 per night
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Leisure Lake Living - New home / listing! Come stay for the weekend! Brand new hot tub!
$496 per night
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Grand Beach Lakefront - Lakefront home with hot tub. Sleeps 14
$985 per night
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Rehabbed Modern Farmhouse - 2 min walk to beach
$721 per night
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Modern and Spacious Lake House - 7 bed, 5 bath
$300 per night
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Grand Adventure/4 bdrm 3 bath/Grand Beach/Pool
$800 per night
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On Lake Kai with Views and a Family Area with Pool
$499 per night
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Unparalleled views, massive decks, beautiful decor
$349 per night

Your guide to Michigan City

All About Michigan City

Windswept grasses over rolling, coastal dunes, sprawling beaches, and the lapping waters of Lake Michigan run to the edge of this small, northern Indiana community. Just east of the Chicago metropolitan area, Michigan City is a beachside community with a distinctive downtown. The Franklin Street Commercial Historic District is replete with 19th-century structures built in the Gothic Revival and Italianate traditions. The town also retains a strong maritime tradition with several historical lighthouses — including the oldest in the state — and a museum displaying the remnants of Lake Michigan shipwrecks.

Spend the day leisurely browsing the downtown boutiques and cafes before heading to the nearby Indian Dunes National Park for swimming, boating, and surfing. Chicago is just an hour away, making it easy for you to spend a day taking in the Windy City’s broader cultural offerings.


How do I get around Michigan City?

If you’re flying into the region, you will likely fly into the South Bend International Airport (SBN), a mid-sized regional airport 40 minutes east of town, or the larger Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), 75 minutes west by car. Taxis, shuttles, and ride-hailing services are available at both airports for transport into town, and you can rent a car there, too. You can also take the Amtrak directly to the Michigan City train station, or take the South Shore rail line directly into Chicago, making it easy to check out the broader region without needing a rental car. While in the town itself, walking or biking around is easy and enjoyable, and ride-hailing services and taxis are readily available for shorter jaunts between destinations. However, if you’re intending to explore nearby towns and the Lake Michigan shoreline, you’ll want to have a car.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Michigan City?

The lake-influenced climate surrounding Michigan City varies widely throughout the year. Summers in the region tend to be pleasantly hot, with mild winds and moderate to high humidity that make for excellent conditions for enjoying the water, lounging on the beach, or walking through the town. This is also when many of the area's festivals and events occur, such as the Taste of Michigan City food festival in August. On the other hand, the winters can be bitterly cold, with regular snowfall and below-freezing temperatures that often see the edge of Lake Michigan freeze over. For these reasons, the summer months and parts of the shoulder seasons — May through October — remain the most popular times for travelers booking house rentals in Michigan City.


What are the top things to do in Michigan City?

Indiana Dunes National Park

Just west of town, you’ll find the Indiana Dunes National Park, with its 15 miles of coastlines, 50 miles of trail systems, and 15,000 acres of parkland open for exploration. The inland forest ecosystems, along with the wetlands and grass-crowned sand dunes, provide plenty of opportunities to hike. Or you can simply lounge about on the sand and swim in one of the Midwest’s largest stretches of protected shoreline.

Michigan City East Lighthouse & Museum

This historic lighthouse, constructed in the early 20th century, remains the last remaining publicly run lighthouse in the state. Its red-and-white tower has become an iconic attraction, and the neighboring pier serves as a popular fishing spot for locals. You can also tour the Old Lighthouse Museum, a 19th-century structure that preceded the construction of the east tower. Its exhibits tell the story of the area's maritime history, including artifacts from shipwrecks and the old lighthouse lenses.

Friendship Botanic Gardens

The Friendship Botanic Gardens lie east of town along the edge of Pottawattamie Park. These sprawling grounds cover over 100 acres and include butterfly gardens, riverside old-growth forests, an Irish maze, and an English Tea House. Over two miles of hiking trails snake through the 37 unique gardens.