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The Sparkle ART House - 10 min drive to the beach!

SuperhostGary, Indiana, United States
Entire house hosted by Jennifer
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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Due to Covid19 we take great care to disinfect the entire house with a 24 hour window between reservations.

Your private stay benefits the building of an adjacent sculpture garden. Enjoy FREE use of art supplies in the studio to create your own paintings! Two bedrooms, full kitchen, bath, large deck and backyard. One block to the Train to Chicago & to Shops on Lake Street. The Indiana Dunes National Park and beaches are minutes away. Pets welcome.
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The space
Due to Covid19 we’re taking care to disinfect the entire house with a 24 hour window between reservations.

In October of 2019 I began renovations on this once abandoned house for use as an artist studio.

Though located on a residential street it feels rural and secluded.

In the spring of 2020, most of the exterior has been decoratively painted and covered with SPARKLES. One of the rooms is my private art studio (currently its being used for storage) and the living/dining rooms have been combined to form a classroom art studio which you may use at your leisure. There is a full kitchen, bathroom, front porch and deck in addition to two Bedrooms. One has a queen bed and the other has two twin beds. The basement houses a soap-making studio where two artists work during the day. They do not stay over night.

So. Not gonna lie. The nearby trains are LOUD and they run day and night. You will find earplugs next to the beds.

Profits from AirBnB rentals will benefit the development of a sculpture garden next door where, eventually, anyone will be welcome to build a sculpture and/or relax in a soothing garden environment.

You will most likely see us working out there.

Guest access
You'll have access to the entire main floor, outside front deck and the back and side yard.

The Sparkle House is a work in progress. We may be painting/decorating the exterior during your visit or we may also be working in the garden.

Other things to note
The house is located between TWO train tracks so you will hear trains. We find it kind of nice - Like a throw back to the old days. But honestly, they are LOUD. You may hear a train at 3 am. Earplugs are by the beds:)
Due to Covid19 we take great care to disinfect the entire house with a 24 hour window between reservations.

Your private stay benefits the building of an adjacent sculpture garden. Enjoy FREE use of art supplies in the studio to create your own paintings! Two bedrooms, full kitchen, bath, large deck and backyard. One block to the Train to Chicago & to Shops on Lake Street. The Indiana Dunes National Park…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Air conditioning
First aid kit
Hair dryer
Free parking on premises
Heating
Essentials
Private entrance
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Fire extinguisher

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Gary, Indiana, United States

Miller Beach is a neighborhood within Gary, IN, which has a rich history as a Steel Mill town. Though it has suffered economically over the past several decades, the people here are working hard to turn it around. We moved to Miller six years ago from Chicgao because it's beautiful and diverse in ethnicity, religion, politics and gender identification. We are proud to live in a community that treasures individual freedom. We are steel workers, artists, political activists and beach-lovers. We welcome you to our eclectic little community.
Miller Beach is a neighborhood within Gary, IN, which has a rich history as a Steel Mill town. Though it has suffered economically over the past several decades, the people here are working hard to turn it arou…

Hosted by Jennifer

Joined in September 2013
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Miller Beach is laid back and so are we. You'll enjoy your privacy but we'll be there for you if you have any questions or concerns. My husband Garry and I have lived in Miller for five years and love it here! We're both in the arts and own a huge, friendly and well trained black lab named Arlo. We love eating out and exploring the beach. Come visit!
Miller Beach is laid back and so are we. You'll enjoy your privacy but we'll be there for you if you have any questions or concerns. My husband Garry and I have lived in Miller for…
During your stay
My husband and I live 5 minutes away and will be available if you need anything. Also, we may be painting the exterior of the house and/or working in the garden during your visit.

The basement art studio is private with its own entrance and there may be artists coming and going during the day hours but noise is minimal.

No one stays there overnight.
My husband and I live 5 minutes away and will be available if you need anything. Also, we may be painting the exterior of the house and/or working in the garden during your visit.…
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House rules
Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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