Skyline Views, Hot Tub, Beachfront, Lavish Kitchen at Dunetop Villa

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6 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, travel crib
On the beach
On the beach

Overview of Skyline Views, Hot Tub, Beachfront, Lavish Kitchen at Dunetop Villa

Entire home

Skyline Views, Hot Tub, Beachfront, Lavish Kitchen at Dunetop Villa

4.3/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Gary, IN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationIndiana Dunes National Park9 min walk
  • Popular LocationMarquette Beach3 min drive
  • Popular LocationOgden Dunes Beach10 min drive
  • AirportChicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.)50 min drive

Space details

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 26
6028 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
    1 king bed
Bedroom 6
    1 bunk bed
Common area
    5 twin/single beds
    3 sleep sofas/futons

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About this area


Located in Gary, this villa is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Indiana Dunes National Park - 9 min walk
  • Marquette Beach - 3 min drive
  • Marquette Park - 5 min drive
  • Portage Lakefront Beach - 9 min drive
  • Ogden Dunes Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Portage - Ogden Dunes Train to Chicago - 6 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 50 min drive


  • The Beach Café — 19 min walk
  • Flamingo Pizza of Miller — 19 min walk
  • Miller Bakery Cafe — 7 min drive
  • Starbucks & Corner Bakery — 8 min drive
  • Quaker Steak & Lube — 8 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Skyline Views, Hot Tub, Beachfront, Lavish Kitchen at Dunetop Villa

Delightful beach villa with a spa tub
Villa Santorini is a Greek-inspired, nautically themed Smart Home, perched atop a 60 ft private dune, custom-designed for indoor/outdoor beachfront entertaining right on the Indiana Dunes National Park and only forty minutes from Chicago. Enjoy direct beach access and commanding 270-degree views of Lake Michigan, unspoiled dunes, and the Chicago skyline.

Amenities you can look forward to during your stay:
* 6000 sq. ft., 6 bedroom and 4 bathrooms
* Gourmet kitchen with 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, 2 wine fridges, separate ice maker, refrigerator/freezer with filtered water, a massive island, fully stocked with cookware, bakeware, serving dishes, plates, bowls, glasses, utensils, silverware, knives, etc.
* 33' diameter Round Room with dining for 18 (extra folding chairs tables/chairs available to accommodate up to 30), 60" Smart TV, wood-burning stove (seasonal), and 270-degree views of Lake Michigan's pristine beaches, unspoiled dunes, and the Chicago Skyline
* 4000 sq. ft of custom outdoor living space with outdoor fireplace, year-round 8-person hot tub, gas grill, seasonal outdoor furniture, seasonal outdoor shower, cafe lighting
* Master suite features a private deck, steam shower, jetted tub, downpour shower heads, heated floor and towel warmer, wet bar with under-counter wine fridge, large walk-in closet, and unobstructed views of Lake Michigan
* Media room features with 75" Smart TV, wet bar with built-in beverage fridge, wood-burning stove, sectional sofa, and sliding patio door to East Deck
* Direct beach access via private stairs to a sand path, approximately 75 yards to the water
* Nuvo Grande Concerto sound system in Villa Santorini features world-class stereo high-fidelity sound. Controlled via Bluetooth from the Nuvo Music Port app or LED touch panels
* Nespresso and Keurig coffee makers with complimentary coffee pods
* Washer/Dryer with pureWash Pro Activated Oxygen (Ozone) to clean and sanitize, no need for detergent, bleach, fabric softener, or hot water
* 11 Smart TVs with digital Comcast/Xfinity cable and video streaming
* Nest Thermostats
* All supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, hand/dish soap, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, firewood, and more)
* Parking for 4 cars in the driveway. Free, overnight parking for additional cars is available nearby
* Free, high-speed Wi-Fi

* This property can also be rented with the adjacent property (The Addition) to offer a total of 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. When rented separately, each function as an independent, private home and offer complete privacy with zero shared spaces, inside or out.

* Level One: Kitchen, Round Room (pullout queen sofa, space for two Aerobeds), Sunroom (pullout queen sofa), one full bathroom, laundry room, doors to all ground-level terraces, entry to the house
* Level Two: Media Room (space for up to two Aerobeds) with door to East Deck, Master Suite bedroom/bath (king bed and space for up to two Aerobeds) with doors to Ships Bow deck, Skyline bedroom (queen bed) with door to private Skyline deck, Sunset bedroom (queen bed), bunk room (one twin over queen bunk bed), one full bathroom
* Level Three: Nautical Suite (king bed and space for two Aerobeds), Skylight bedroom (queen bed), shared en suite full bath

The GOURMET KITCHEN features a 10 ft by 5 ft island with seating for eight, professional appliances including a Marvel Fridge with auto ice-maker, Verona EuroChef gas range, AGA Chimney Hood, Maytag convection baking ovens, Marvel ice-machine, two Whirlpool dishwashers, and two double-bowl sinks with Grohe pull-out faucets, and a custom wine bar with two Jenn-Air cooling units for wine and cold-temperature beverages and glass front cabinets above, loaded with specialty glassware. An 8 ft. sliding door in the Kitchen provides breathtaking views of the Lake and Chicago Skyline and opens onto the North Terrace.

The HISTORIC ROUND ROOM (located on the first level) was built in 1938 and is the original structure of the compound. This 33 ft diameter space is reminiscent of an idyllic Greek island villa with twelve-inch thick white plaster walls, Filament bulb lantern sconces, multiple dining and conversation areas, and a radial beamed ceiling with two propeller ceiling fans, adding to the nautical theme. Enjoy not-to-miss 270-degree views of nature through six teak wood casement windows and a triple patio door that opens to the North Terrace.
The dining area accommodates up to twelve guests with a casual yet elegant feel and features an original Herman Miller Eames table (circa 1950s), Eames-inspired chairs, a modern rustic chandelier with rope detail, and a vintage-inspired oriental rug. A 1950s credenza that once graced the offices of the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago now serves as a buffet nearby. There is also a round game table with seating for six guests that can double as additional dining space. The TV viewing area features a rich coffee leather queen sofa-bed, Smart TV with digital Comcast/Xfinity cable and video streaming, soundbar, sub-woofer, and Smart Blu-Ray player. Intimate conversation seating around the wood-burning stove features tufted espresso leather lounge chairs.
A wrought-iron spiral staircase leads up to the 2nd floor Gallery hallway and Master Suite, the main staircase is in the foyer.

The MEDIA ROOM is located on the second level and features a six-seat, caramel leather sectional for watching the 75-inch Smart TV, Dolby soundbar, and Blu-Ray player, a wood-burning stove with natural slate surround, custom cherry wet bar with built-in Marvel beverage center, quartz countertop, under-mount sink, and chevron marble backsplash. From the Media Room, step out onto the East Sunrise Deck to gaze at the lush dune-scape of the National Park.

The SUNROOM was inspired by the timeless style of Ralph Lauren with its deep blue walls, dark wood floors, rich leather furniture, vintage-style ceiling fan, and luxurious drapes that frame the full-height windows. This room is located on the first level and can serve as a sleeping area for additional guests, or those who prefer not to climb stairs. The Sunroom offers a queen sofa bed, 42-inch Smart TV, and a unique solid-glass, lockable pocket door,

This dune-top villa’s most coveted spaces are the Terraces and Decks which include over 4000 sq. ft of outdoor living areas with glass panel railings that overlook the beautiful Indiana Dunes National Park, Lake Michigan’s sugar-sand beaches, lush dune-scape, and the Chicago Skyline. The North Terrace features an outdoor Fireplace (firewood is provided), a twelve ft. long granite serving buffet with built-in Napoleon grill, two rectangular dining tables that each seat eight people, and cushioned seating groups, with direct access to the kitchen. The East Portico is a covered outdoor space directly off the Foyer and features an eight-person waterfall Hot Tub, outdoor seasonal shower, hose for rinsing sandy feet (or toys, dogs, etc.), cushioned swing, small table, and chairs. Outdoor chandeliers and string lights illuminate the East Portico at night. The expansive, East Sunrise Deck is situated off the second floor Media Room, has unobstructed views of the National Park, and is perfect for yoga, shaded afternoon lounging, or night stargazing.

MASTER SUITE (located on the second level) offers a King bed, custom cherry Wet Bar with built-in Marvel beverage center, solid quartz counters, and chevron marble backsplash, tufted leather lounge, double dressers, Smart TV, and walk-in dressing room/closet. The Master Suite features a 40-ft wall of glass doors that open to the Ships Bow Deck. This uniquely shaped engineering marvel is designed so you can view the waves crashing on the beach while lying in bed. The wrap-around deck is shaped like the bow of a ship and overhangs a 40 ft dune.
The MASTER BATH features a custom-designed Water Room sanctuary for ultimate relaxation therapy featuring two 12 inch ceiling-mounted Grohe rainfall showers, one hand-held shower, a jetted tub with quartz stone deck surround, two steam generators, bench seating, and sloped ceilings to prevent cold water droplets from falling on you. Dimmable LED lighting sets the perfect ambiance for your break from reality. Wall-mounted espresso vanity with black granite counters, double white porcelain vessel sinks, Grohe faucets, and under-cabinet LED lighting which showcases the heated floor. A 24-inch Smart TV, heated towel bars, and auto-humidity-sensing quiet fans complete the space.

NAUTICAL SUITE (located on the third level) features a King size bed, Panoramic views from six large box seat windows, Wet bar with beverage fridge, Two mirrored closets, Smart TV, en-suite bathroom equipped with heated floor, dual vanities, skylight, auto-humidity sensing fan, and heated towel bars, and plenty of space for two aero beds (provided).

SKYLIGHT BEDROOM (Queen size bed, located on the third level, shares an en-suite bathroom with Nautical Suite)

SKYLINE BEDROOM (Queen size bed, located on the second level, with private cantilevered deck with views of the Chicago skyline)

SUNSET BEDROOM (Queen-size bed, located on the second level)

BUNK ROOM (Twin over Queen bunk bed, located on the second level)

Four well-equipped BATHROOMS include Hand Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash, Bathmats, Tissues, Hairdryers

Add-on options (fees and taxes apply, invoiced separately after booking):
* 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
* Guests may request an Early Check-in (2pm CST) and/or a Late Checkout (1pm CST). Each are $199 if Peak Season and $109 if Non-Peak Season
Due to COVID restrictions and enhanced cleaning procedures, Early Check-in and Late Checkout may not be available.
2 night minimum (observed Holidays require a 3 night minimum)

Licensee must be at least 30 years of age.

No high school, college, after-prom party, or any other underage groups allowed.

No bachelor or similar groups permitted.

Abide by all Terms and Conditions of the signed vacation rental agreement required for rental of any Miller Beach Vacation Rentals property, regardless of booking method (direct or via a third party)
Excessive cleaning (if required)is billed at $35/hr. Repairs due to damages are $45/hour. If anything becomes ruined or missing, you will be charged accordingly.

No illegal, dangerous, or non-family oriented activities or items are permitted including, but not limited to, underage drinking, illegal narcotics, strippers, beach fires, kegs, deep fryers, fireworks, other flammable items, etc.

No commercial or retail entities or third-party service providers (e.g., catering companies, DJ’s, VJ’s, rental equipment companies, etc.).
No smoking inside or anywhere within 15 feet of any open door or window ($1000 fine).

Care for the Premises with all due care, leave it undamaged, clean, and keep conditions safe throughout your stay.

Only four (4) cars are allowed at ANY point in time. Including any visitors, loading and unloading, even if for a short time period. Do not block neighbor’s garage OR park anywhere on the sloped driveway OR anywhere below. Overflow parking is 2 miles away

Licencees agrees to identity verification and background check preformed by SafelyStay, Inc.
Safely Trust and Safety Damage Waiver Fee provides up to $10,000 of accidental coverage for contents damage and up to $100,000 coverage for accidental property damage and bodily injury during your stay. Full terms provided upon booking.

Additional Guest fee applies over 12 people: $25/person per night. This covers maintenance/replacement of aerobeds, pullout sofas, extra laundry, increased utility costs, wear and tear, and more.
Neighborhood quiet hours are strictly enforced from 9PM-9AM; Parties / events, lack of decorum and disruptive noise will not be tolerated; If the neighbors are disturbed, Miller Beach Vacation Rentals reserves the right to ask the tenant to vacate the premises with no refund.

We use smart home technology to measure noise decibel levels throughout the property and you will be notified immediately if a noise event has been triggered. Tampering with monitoring devices is strictly prohibited and will result in a $350 fine.

Speakers/Outside music not permitted anytime. This includes: party speakers, amps, subwoofers, stereo surround systems, or other high-powered audio equipment, etc.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this villa offer fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds, desks, dining tables, and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with jetted bathtubs and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions come with digital channels and DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the villa include a water park and a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Spa tub


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Free offsite parking
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Highchair
  • Toys
  • Children's books
  • Travel crib
  • Children's dinnerware


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Ice maker
  • Freezer


  • Dining table


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Free firewood


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 26
  • Unit size: 6028 sq ft (560 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 30


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 18 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 18 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 18 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 18 reviews
1 - Terrible 11%

4/5 Good

Beautiful views
This house was great for a holiday getaway with friends. There were 8 of us and we all had plenty of space. The hot tub was great for the chilly weather that we were having. The views of Lake Michigan we're AMAZING. Overall it was a great stay. There were a few things that bothered us for how much money you spend per night: 1. The floors were not clean. After walking around barefoot for 5 min our feet were so dirty that we had to wash them. We wore shoes the rest of the time. (The kitchen floor grout should be white and it is black!) 2. The check in time is extremely late for a rental. We rent pretty frequently and this is the latest we've ever had. And the check out time is too early. You loose a lot of time on your stay with this being this way. 3. Shelves in the bathrooms were broken and the heated towel bar in the master bath did not work. 4. The hot tub cover was falling apart and on it's last leg. Due to it's condition it was hard to get on and off efficiently. Like I said, we had a great time and the house was just fine. However, for paying as much money as we did we were expecting a 5 star experience.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Family reunion
Place is very cute , perfect for weekend getaway for a big family .
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Good not great
To start with the good - the views from the house are incredible. The sunset photos in the listing are completely accurate. The patio setup is absolutely beautiful. It was nice having direct access to the beach, although it's a bit of a hike. The house manager was quick to respond which we really appreciated. The house itself was okay - it's nicely decorated and the photos are somewhat accurate. However, the rooms themselves were smaller than we expected. There's no way we could have slept 25 people comfortably. We had 15 adults and 2 infants and that was pushing it, with the bathroom situation alone. The house also needs a deep clean. The floors are completely dirty and I wasn't comfortable walking barefoot in the house. Things were broken throughout the house - the heated towel bar didn't work, there was a broken shelf in the master bath, and the hot tub cover was broken. The shower pressure was pretty awful. The ceiling in the round living room was leaking water at one point. We were hoping for more of a 5-star experience from the house for the price we paid. Overall, it was a wonderful stay but it had more to do with the company and the views rather than the house itself.

1/5 Terrible

Not as advertised! Poor experience! Save your money!!!
After reviewing the listing, we were looking forward to our listing. Upon arrival, we were quite disappointed. We had expected much much better for the amount we paid. At the time of our search, there were better beach front properties at half the cost. Reasons for this are: - the photos were misleading. All the rooms were smaller than depicted in the photos. - the listing for the kids room said 2 twin bunks with a pic showing that but it’s actually a full with a twin upper bunk. - the place was not cleaned properly. The kids walked barefoot and their feet were black/dirty within minutes. - the knob of the shower next to the jacuzzi popped off and scared the children. Water was rushing out until the manager could come and shut the valve. I reached out to the owner prior leaving this review. She apologized for the poor experience. She said they will update the listing/photos and that they did a thorough cleaning after we left. She then started ignoring subsequent attempts to reconcile. My recommendation for those considering this property is that it is way overpriced for what you get. And keep your expectations low.

5/5 Excellent

Quick getaway
The property was absolutely perfect for our quick friends get together. Space and ambience was exactly as advertised. Property management was super accommodating and friendly making sure we enjoyed our stay.