Hi! I'm from Chicago and run a non-profit organization that reclaims building materials and provides job training programs to people coming out of incarceration. I speak French.
My colleagues and I were in the area for three weeks for work, and we were delighted to find such a gem in the Gary area. Elise has a beautiful place in a nice, tranquil area, and it has all the comfortable furnishings and privacy to make it feel like home. Elise was very friendly and helpful - she even checked in with us occasionally during our three week stay to make sure things were going well. There is a well-stocked kitchen, a great little collection of vinyl records, and bookshelf with plenty of interesting and eclectic titles. I would highly recommend staying here, and if I find myself in the area again I'll definitely contact Elise!
Elise's house is super great. Her little kitchen is amazingly efficient (three adults cooking at once miraculously worked!), the furnishings and overall style are so on point, and the trees and deck are ideal. The house is a five minute walk to the lake and a short drive to amazing sand dune hikes. We dream of going again!
The Treehouse, and Miller Beach, is a gem. Close to Chicago, beautiful beach just blocks away, adorable decorations, EXCELLENT record selection, a great deck and close to the Market and coffee shop (with delicious bagels and lox!). It's perfect for an intimate weekend with friends without any trouble. Elise is very responsive and left great instructions. The little kitchen works just fine, even for preparing meals for 5! I hope we can return again soon.
We had a great stay at Elise's place, which has a cozy and warm feeling to it. The deck was great to eat out on and the beach was easy walking distance away. Elise made our stay really smooth - she left us clear instructions and information about the spot. We had all that we needed!
Elise's Treehouse is a gem! The mid-century modern furnishings and decor are fabulous and the newly remodeled bathroom is a real treat. If you're ever in Miller Beach, I would highly recommending staying at the Treehouse.
Super quaint cottage like home that was in an EXCELLENT location for going to the beach. Very comfy.
We had some cute friends visit the property while we were staying - some deer and a family of raccoons. There were birds, squirrels, and butterflies all over the property and that lent to the ambiance for my family.
I would highly recommend staying in the tree house if you have the opportunity. We loved it!
Elise's cottage in the trees is lovely and laid back. 2 full sized beds. Everything worked well.
Elise's house was a real boon and a bargain in the Miller Beach area of Gary, Indiana. The house was exactly as Elise had presented it. The waves on Lake Michigan during and after a storm, a block and a half away, were awesome.
My only suggestion is that a microwave be provided. They're very helpful when one is lodged away from home.
Elise's place was a really great Airbnb stay. Elise was easy to communicate with, and she made the check-in process simple because she laid out all the rules of the house in a document that she mailed to me right when I booked the place.
Her house is in a really cute location in an area of Gary, Indiana called Miller Beach. From Chicago, it's only about a 40 minute drive (or you can take the Metra) so it's nice for city dwellers to easily enjoy the outdoors without trekking a long distance. Her place is a block from the beach and a couple more from the beautiful Indiana Dunes. If you like to relax and cook, or walk along the beach and go bike riding, this place is perfect.
As for the house itself, she has everything you need to have a great weekend with either a significant other or friends. There's no TV which is great, so a stay here gives you a chance to enjoy the wooded area surrounding the house, cool decor and the company of those you're with.
Also, added bonus, if you're a Michael Jackson fan, Mj's childhood home is only a 20 minute drive into Gary. TOTALLY WORTH IT.
We were sad to leave and enjoyed every minute of the stay! A++
Elise and Tony were wonderful guests, staying on the houseboat for a week. Their stay was a combination of work and relaxation/sightseeing, and they combined it beautifully, enjoying both. They are very friendly, clean, easygoing, and appreciative. I would highly recommend them to other hosts.
Great guest, easy to accomate, clean, and responsible. We enjoyed hosting Elise and would highly recommend her as a guest.
Elise was a perfect guest. She was easy to communicate with and she took care of our house like her own. We would lo host her again.
Elise was wonderful! Welcome back any time!
Elise is fantastic, intelligent, engaged, interesting and fun. I wish she could have stayed a week - or better yet, the summer. A joy to have around.
Elise is wonderful. She has excellent taste and this house is amazing. It's just a short walk to the beach and has a great porch.