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Captivating dune views, hot tub, sauna, game room, huge kitchen!

Entire house hosted by Hilary
16+ guests4 bedrooms15 beds4 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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NOTE: The health, safety, and well-being of our guests and staff is of paramount importance.
We are closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following the recommended guidelines to effectively clean and sanitize our vacation rental properties. Miller Beach Vacation Rentals has high standards for cleanliness and we are taking the necessary measures to ensure our guests and staff remain healthy.
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The MAIN HOUSE at the Dream Retreat is a well-appointed, beachside getaway right on the Indiana Dunes National Park (America’s 61st!) and only 40 minutes from Chicago. With an abundance of luxury amenities, there is something for everyone in the group to enjoy. Experience commanding views of the picturesque dunescape and Lake Michigan, with close proximity to hiking trails and the semi-private, sugar-sand beach--reachable by a short nature trail through the rolling dunes. Reunite with friends and family, host a corporate retreat, celebrate milestone birthdays and anniversaries, while making memories at this hidden gem.

The MAIN HOUSE can accommodate up to 19 guests in 4 bedrooms/4 Bathrooms.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:
* Three (3) private, queen bedrooms, a Bunk Room with one queen bed, one lower twin bunk, and two upper twin bunks (75 lb weight limit), fould down sofa, and 3 pullout queen sofas
* Additional sleeping arrangements include two (2) self-inflating high-rise Aerobeds
* Bedding/pillows/towels are provided for additional sleeping areas.
* Additional guest fee applies over 9 people: $25/person per night (not including children less than two years of age on Arrival Date), regardless of length of stay or purpose of visit.

Please note, the MAIN HOUSE can be rented with an attached Guesthouse to create the "Entire Compound". The Entire Compound can accommodate up to 27 people in 6 bedrooms/5 bathrooms. When rented separately, the Main House and Guesthouse remain completely private with no shared amenities areas inside or out (aside from driveway). Main House amenities are not available to Guesthouse renters. If you are interested in renting the Entire Compound, please inquire.

MAIN HOUSE amenities include:
* Gourmet kitchen with professional appliances, dual wine fridges, and complimentary Nespresso and Keurig coffee station
* Steam shower, cedar sauna, indoor jetted tub, wood burning stove (seasonal), game table, rec room w/ built in wet-bar, and foosball table
* Smart TV’s, indoor/outdoor Bluetooth speakers, high speed Wi-Fi
* 2000 sq. ft. multi-level decks, 7-person hot tub, pro-sand volleyball court, outdoor dining, fire pit, grill, heated outdoor shower, and dog-friendly, gated patio (certain amenities are seasonal)
* All supplies provided (paper towels, toilet paper, hand/dish soap, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, and more)
* Parking for 6 cars in the driveway. Overflow parking (free, overnight) available nearby
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* Small, intimate weddings: rental of the Dream Retreat Entire Compound (Main House and attached Guesthouse) is required, which can accommodate a maximum of 27 guests even if only for a few hours.
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Main House LAYOUT:
From the driveway, approximately 6 stairs (with handrails on each side) lead up to the main entrance of the house on Level 3. There are six levels in the house with only 5-6 steps between each level.
* Level 6: Master Suite with queen Stearns and Foster, en-suite master bath, large walk-in closet (8ft x 9ft) with skylight, window, and space for one Aerobed
* Level 5: Entertainment loft with pullout queen sofa, overlooks Great Room, game/poker table, surround sound HDTV
* Level 4: Queen bedroom w/ twin fold down sofa, Bunkroom, and full bath
* Level 3: Main Entrance Foyer, Great Room with pullout queen sofa, Kitchen, and access to outdoor patio with hot tub, firepit, grill, heated shower, etc.
* Level 2: Queen bedroom, full bath, laundry, East door driveway entrance
* Level 1: Rec Room with queen pullout sofa, walk-in wet bar, half bath, Foosball
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MULTI LEVEL DECKS and Patio
* Five multi-level decks overlook the beautiful National Park and it’s lush dunescape
* Year-round 7-person hot tub with LED lighting
* Year-round Napoleon gas grill
* Seasonal dining and seating areas include a conversation fire pit, and cushioned lounge furniture
* Seasonal heated outdoor shower
* Seasonal pro sand volleyball court
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GOURMET KITCHEN
*Jenn-Air professional appliance suite includes built-in microwave and convection oven, gas roasting oven with six-sealed burners, warming oven, chimney hood, built-in Fridge with auto ice-maker, dishwasher
* Custom wine center featuring two Marvel units: cold beverage center and red wine fridge, as well as specialty glassware cabinets
* Double-bowl farm sink with Grohe pull-out faucet, all small appliances, cookware, bakeware, flatware, glassware, barware, and supplies.
* Oversized island has a prep sink and bar seating for four guests
* Complimentary coffee station with Keurig and Nespresso
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Main House ENTERTAINMENT LOFT
* Experience the rustic-chic atmosphere of the 28 ft. beamed, cathedral wood ceiling with studio lighting and five skylights
* Six large casement windows and patio doors open to the main deck
* Wood burning stove (non-peak season only) provides cozy ambiance, dancing flames, and extra warmth on chilly nights
* Dining table seats eight (multiple folding tables and chairs also available)
* Seating group includes leather queen sleeper sofa and club chairs
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Main House ENTERTAINMENT LOFT
* Inviting wrap-around balcony overlooks the Great Room and an 18 ft. wall of windows showcases the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan
* Enjoy panoramic views while perched in the parakeet chair
* Seating group includes a leather queen sleeper sofa, club chairs, and a 50in HDTV with Blu-Ray player and surround sound
* Professional poker and game table
* Stream music with Yamaha/Jamo Bluetooth sound system in Great Room and Loft
* Conveniently opens to the multi-level outdoor decks

Main House REC ROOM
* Queen Anne-style Foosball table
* Walk-in wet bar with counter space for ten, mini-fridge, Kohler sink and faucet, and back-lit bar shelves
* TV viewing area has a coffee leather queen sofa-bed and reclining club chairs
* 55in digital cable HDTV with Dolby 5.1 surround sound
* Library of DVDs and CDs
* 2nd full-size Fridge and freezer for bulk food convenience
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ADDITIONAL Amenities
* Two high-capacity laundry units which use pureWash Pro Activated Oxygen (Ozone) to clean and sanitize. They do not require detergent, bleach, fabric softener, or hot water.
* Smart TVs with digital Comcast/Xfinity cable and video streaming, and DVD players
* Complimentary K-Cups and Nespresso capsules
* Supplies provided include: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryers, tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, dish soap, dish sponge, dishwasher detergent pods, dryer sheets, beach towels, propane, and firewood (seasonal for indoor wood burning stove)
* Eight Mitsubishi AC wall units and radiant heat boiler with six thermostatic zones for customized comfort.
* High-speed Wi-Fi
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Reservation add-on options:
* We are dog-friendly and allow up to four adult, house-trained dogs. Per dog fees: $79 (2-night stay), $29/night (3+ night stay) or $200/week
* Early Check-in (1:30pm CST) for a fee of $149 in Peak Season and $89 in Non-Peak Season
* Late Checkout (1pm CST) for a fee of $149 in Peak Season and $89 in Non-Peak Season.
* Daily maid service available upon request for an additional fee
* All requests are subject to Agent/staff availability.
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The space
BEDROOMS:
1. Master Suite featuring a Queen size Stearns and Foster bed, full-height doors and windows with spectacular views of the IN Dunes Nat’l Park, Lake Michigan, and Chicago skyline, a wrap-around deck, vaulted ceilings, wall mounted 60 in Smart HDTV, and French doors that open to Juliette balcony overlooking the Entertainment Loft & Great Room below. The 8’x10' Master walk-in closet can be used as an overflow sleeping area and has a skylight, window, raised loft, and space for one Aerobed.
2. Queen bedroom with balcony and (bonus) fold down sofa
3. Lower level Queen bedroom, just a few steps down from the main level and great for guests with mobility issues
4. Bunk Room with one Twin over Queen bunk, one Twin over Twin bunk (4 beds total)
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BATHROOMS:
* En-suite Master Bath is a custom-designed spa sanctuary with Kohler steam, Dry-Cedar Sauna, jetted-tub, separate vanities, private toilet room, and dimmable chandelier lighting to set the perfect ambiance.
* Two (2) additional Full bathrooms in Main House with shower/bathtubs
* One (1) half bath in lower level Rec Room of Main House

All bathrooms feature rainfall shower heads, marble tile, Grohe faucets, Kohler sinks, fluffy towels, hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toilet paper, and tissues.
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Guest access
We are a keyless property, you will be given a unique door code for access to the house. Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, we are offering self check-in upon arrival. The House Manager can be reached anytime if you need anything during your stay.

Other things to note
We help our guests celebrate some of the most important moments in their lives! Miller Beach Vacation Rentals has been in the memory-making business since 2007. We’ve hosted over 15,000 people and cater to multi-generational family reunions, friend’s getaways, corporate retreats, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, and intimate weddings.
NOTE: The health, safety, and well-being of our guests and staff is of paramount importance.
We are closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following the recommended guidelines to effectively clean and sanitize our vacation rental properties. Miller Beach Vacation Rentals has high standards f…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 3 bunk beds
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Common spaces
3 sofa beds, 3 air mattresses

Amenities

Wifi
Bathtub
Private entrance
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Air conditioning
Cable TV
Essentials
Kitchen
Iron

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Miller Beach, Indiana, United States

MILLER BEACH, IN, is the closest beach-side community to Chicago, is a unique and growing artist community in NW Indiana with a lot to offer!
* Galleries
* Shopping Destinations
* Fine Dining
* Miles of pristine beaches and nature trails
* Hundreds of attractions are located within sixty minutes: Casinos, Amusement/Water Parks, Golf, Antiquing, Wineries, Outlet Malls
* Close proximity to Chicago’s rich culture
MILLER BEACH, IN, is the closest beach-side community to Chicago, is a unique and growing artist community in NW Indiana with a lot to offer!
* Galleries
* Shopping Destinations
* Fine Dini…
Getting around
8
Walk Score®
Almost all errands require a car.
21
Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Hilary

Joined in August 2017
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Jim and Hilary discovered Miller Beach, a lovely and hidden gem, in 2003 and fell in love with it immediately! We currently reside in town with our young daughter and Vizsla dog. In addition to our involvement in the day-to-day operations of our vacation rentals, Hilary runs a successful interior design and event planning company and Jim operates a commercial real estate development firm. Whenever we can, we travel the world, rent a car, and stay in vacation rentals. We appreciate the convenience, the privacy, and the exploration of other cultures by truly living like a local. We observe and take extensive notes on what other leading vacation rentals offer and how these ideas and strategies can be implemented in our properties. Some of our favorite places are the Algarve region of Southern Portugal, the Dutch side of St. Maarten, the Provence region of France, and Asheville, NC. We take great pride in what we do and strive for continuous improvement to continually offer our guests the best experience possible.
Jim and Hilary discovered Miller Beach, a lovely and hidden gem, in 2003 and fell in love with it immediately! We currently reside in town with our young daughter and Vizsla dog. I…
During your stay
Miller Beach Vacation Rentals offers a seamless experience from booking through checkout and is dedicated to ensuring that we exceed your expectations. Upon booking, our Guidebook and Miller Beach Vacation Rentals app offer local recommendations, check-in/out details, house information, and more.
We will be in touch prior to your stay with arrival instructions, parking details, and to confirm your arrival time. Someone is always available during your stay for any needs that may arise.
Please also visit the Miller Beach Vacation Rentals FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions about what to expect during your stay and more
Miller Beach Vacation Rentals offers a seamless experience from booking through checkout and is dedicated to ensuring that we exceed your expectations. Upon booking, our Guidebook…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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