"Big Blue" Updated beach house with hot tub!

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Entire home hosted by Kirby & Taryn

  1. 10 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
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The ultimate friend/family vacation house! Fully updated & stocked with new kitchenware, appliances, beach toys/towels, & smart TVs; this rental has everything you need! Less than 2 miles from the beach & casino, & a short drive from tree-lined hiking trails in the nation's newest national park. Enjoy wineries, boat rentals, cafes, Michigan City Zoo, splash pad & park, outlet malls, & antique shops. The perfect getaway for up to 10 people! (Sofa bed + fold out couch sleep an additional 3.)

The space
To avoid any confusion, potential guests should thoroughly read ALL information below before requesting to book. (We promise that the info below will better prepare you for your trip and answer 99% of your questions!) Thank you!

This home has been completely renovated for the comfort of our guests! Five bedrooms sleep ten people. (Upstairs: one king bedroom and two queen bedrooms. Downstairs: one queen bedroom and one trundle bed (sleeps two). For an additional charge, up to three additional guests can join if they would like to use the queen pull out couch (two people), or a small/very firm futon (1 person). **Please note, however, that seating room/plates/serving wear/towels are equipped for 10.

New appliances, dishes, towels, and beach gear are all available for use. The backyard has plenty of room for a game of frisbee or relaxing on the deck.

HOUSE PERKS:
--This rental includes a kitchen with a fridge/freezer, sink, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, hand mixer, & coffee maker. Essentials like plates, cups, glass cookware, pots/pans, utensils, & paper towel will be provided for your use.
--Along with coffee, creamer and sweetener are provided.
--Cooking spray, olive oil, salt/pepper are provided.
--A hair dryer and showering essentials are provided. Bath towels/rags are available for each guest. Each bedroom has a designated closet with hanger storage and a set of plastic drawers for clothing. There is also an iron and ironing board in the laundry room.
--Small beach toys for kids and a large Turkish beach towel is provided for each guest.
--A few board games/books are available for your use.
--Guests can park in the one-lane driveway--There is enough room for 3 vehicles to park behind each other. Free public street parking is also available/always open in front the house.

TECHNOLOGY:
--Two flat screen smart televisions are hooked up in two living areas, though we recommend the outdoors over the tube! ;)
--Wifi is provided.
--A Smart Home Device is also in the house with instructions on how to use it. The device can play music/white noise, find local attractions, check the weather, etc. Guests who do not want to utilize the device can simply turn it off.
--A washer/dryer is available for your use in the basement.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
We welcome guests of all backgrounds! However, due to prior disrespectful renters and property damage, we will only be accepting booking requests from:
--AirBnB users who are "verified" and who already have positive reviews from other hosts.
--Renters that are above the age of 25.
--Renters who are not bringing pets.
--A maximum of ten guests per reservation. (Note: You may add up to three people for an additional charge.)
--Renters who are not throwing gatherings/events. (We do have a ring camera installed at the front door.)
We value our relationship with our neighbors, so events/gatherings/parties are not to be held by guests. In order to keep the home in excellent condition for future guests, we are firm on these rules. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

***Note that if you are bringing infants/babies, the house is NOT baby-proofed. (Furniture is not secured to walls, outlet blockers are not included, cabinets/drawers are not locked, etc.) We also do not have a pack and play/portable crib, so guests will need to bring their own and are solely responsible for keeping a close eye on children.***

Other things to note
CHECK-IN INFO:
--Guests who book will receive detailed check-in instructions and a key code for entry on the morning of their scheduled arrival. All of this will be communicated through AirBnB messenger.
--Check-in is between 4 and 7 p.m.; guests must check out by 10 a.m. so that we can clean/prepare for our next renters before they arrive. (Note: We will try to accommodate early arrival/late check out requests, but often times, the cleaning crew requires the full time between guests if we have back-to-back bookings.)
--Our cancellation policy is moderate.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
TV
Washer
Dryer
Central air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Michigan City, Indiana, United States

Michigan City is a great vacation spot. A variety of activities are available for everyone, regardless of age/ability/interests.

Favorite spots include restaurants/cafes:
--Shoreline Brewery
--Panini Panini
--The Goblin & The Grocer
--Lakeshore Coffee & Specialties
--Hokkaido Sushi

Grocery Stores nearby include:
--Nature's Cupboard
--Meijer
--Walmart
--Jewel (Chesterton)

Things to do:
--Michigan City Beaches
--Michigan City Zoo
--Michigan City splashpad park for kids
--Michigan City Skate Park
--Michigan City Outlet Malls
--Michigan City park (with weekly live music and jungle gym for kids)
--Blue Chip Casino
--The nation's newest national park includes tons of additional beaches along Lake Michigan, and fourteen hiking trail systems at the Indiana Dunes.
--Many guests also enjoy visiting wineries and breweries throughout the region, horseback riding, as well as antiquing.

*Please note that the neighborhoods throughout Michigan City are often transitional, and while our guests have not had any personal safety issues in the many years we’ve been hosting, Michigan City hosts an eclectic mix of people: both locals and tourists. The police station is typically less than a mile away from all of our rentals, along with many other popular restaurants and attractions. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please read previous location ratings and reviews from other guests for this specific property, and/or reach out with any specific questions prior to booking. Over the years we’ve been hosting, our rentals have averaged between 4.6 and 5 stars (out of 5) in the location category.

Hosted by Kirby & Taryn

  1. Joined in April 2016
  • 632 Reviews
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  • Superhost
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We love using AirBnB as a resource for better lodging options, as well as to host others in our hometown. We live in Northwest Indiana, love the outdoors, and aim to travel at least 4 times each year--even if that just means taking a weekend to enjoy a nearby city/town. Overall, we're low-key, friendly people who love to spend time with our kids, get away in nature, hike, travel, and explore more of the world. :) As hosts, we tend to be "hands off" so that you can enjoy your privacy while on vacation, but we provide a guide for activities and are always available to answer any questions or offer advice. Please feel free to message us if you have additional questions! We look forward to having you!
We love using AirBnB as a resource for better lodging options, as well as to host others in our hometown. We live in Northwest Indiana, love the outdoors, and aim to travel at leas…

Co-hosts

  • Kirby
  • Jennifer

During your stay

You will have the house to yourself (self check-in), but hosts will be just a short text/phone call/drive away should you need anything at all.

Kirby & Taryn is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy