Photo gallery

Featured Image
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Guest reviews

5.0/5 Exceptional
2 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationDuneland Beach8 min walk
Popular LocationInternational Friendship Gardens7 min drive
Popular LocationWhittaker Woods Golf Course8 min drive
AirportSouth Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.)45 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

    About this property

    Entire place

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

    Walk to Lake Michigan Beach From Cottage in the Woods - Seaside Fired Smores

    Family-friendly cottage in Michigan City
    So close to Chicago and yet in a world of its own! Adorable two bedroom cottage is located on a quiet wooded lane about a half-mile walking distance to the world class beach on Lake Michigan. Enjoy nearby park with playground, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, performing arts theatre, horseback riding stables, golf course, and more - all within a block or two of the cottage. We have hosted guests at the cottage for over 10 years and everyone loves it. Relax in simple comfort — you made a great choice to stay at the cottage. The space Adorable Beach Area Cottage for a Perfect Vacation Getaway. With so many things virtually at your doorstep, this cottage is the Perfect Getaway any time of year. A quiet cozy cottage in a unique area within a short relaxing walk to clean, sandy, and quiet Lake Michigan Beach. Sleeps 6-8 people comfortably. The open, bright, and pleasing feel inside the cottage is enriched with elements to tie it in with the surrounding woods and coastal atmosphere. When the air conditioning is not desired, the large opened windows let in the light as well as the soothing roar of the waves over the dunes on the lakeshore and the seabreezes wafting through the trees. During the Autumn and Winter seasons, a roaring fire in the fireplace completes the ambience of the wooded wonderland. WHAT'S PROVIDED The entire cottage space is included for our guests' use. Bed, bath, and kitchen linens are provided as well as kitchen dinnerware, cookware, silverware, coffee maker, toaster, and microwave oven. The only items guests really need to bring are their clothes, swimming and other sporting gear, and any food items they wish to consume during their stay. In addition to the newly remodeled bathroom inside, the outside shower provides guests the chance to rinse off al fresco upon returning from the beach. Speaking of the beach, this property comes with beach rights, so you will have access to the exclusive, beautiful beach that only neighborhood residents and guests enjoy. This beach also offers the option of having a beach fire to roast hot dogs and smores and enjoy a flickering flame under the twinkling stars at night (we will provide you with the simple directions to get a fire permit). Other things to note Rates vary depending on week, weekend, or week-night stay and holidays. You can enjoy discounts for various lengths of stay starting with 3-night stay discount, week stay discount, and month-long (28-day) stay discount, which are included automatically at booking. All rates are subject to change at any time without notice. The required local taxes (7% sales tax and 5% accommodation tax) are added at final check out. After a reservation is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation with check in details and specific driving directions.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

    Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

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

    Property amenities


    • Near the beach


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car recommended

    Family friendly

    • Highchair
    • Toys


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower only
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Video library
    • Books
    • Music library
    • Games
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • In the city center

    Things to do

    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Sledding nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby


    • Sleeps 10



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 25


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

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


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    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

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Vrbo Property

    About this area

    Michigan City

    Located in Michigan City, this cottage is in the city center and near the beach. Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes State Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include International Friendship Gardens and Washington Park Zoo. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.

    Visit our Michigan City travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Duneland Beach - 8 min walk
    • International Friendship Gardens - 7 min drive
    • Whittaker Woods Golf Course - 8 min drive
    • Sheridan Beach - 13 min drive
    • New Buffalo Public Beach - 16 min drive

    Getting around

    • New Buffalo Station - 10 min drive
    • South Bend Intl. Airport (SBN) - 45 min drive


    • Scartozzi's Trattoria - 6 min drive
    • Oink's Ice Cream and Yogurt Shop - 9 min drive
    • Pierre Anne - 9 min drive
    • David's Delicatessen - 9 min drive
    • Brewster's Italian Cafe - 9 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    This family-friendly Michigan City cottage is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Duneland Beach and Lake Michigan. International Friendship Gardens and Washington Park Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Walk to Lake Michigan Beach From Cottage in the Woods - Seaside Fired Smores

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Great time!

      Lovely little getaway in the woods. No crowds. Close to beach. Thanks to hosts!

      5/5 Excellent

        We needed a getaway from Michigan and this was the perfect place. Wonderful home and area.

        Quiet. Clean. Home owners were wonderful. Everything we needed was there for us.