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What you will love about this home
Situated just 300 steps from the edge of Lake Michigan, La Terrazza is a fully renovated 110-year-old house in the original Sheridan Beach community of Michigan City, Indiana. Located just 60 minutes from downtown Chicago, you can stroll the miles of sandy Lake Michigan beach, have easy access to downtown attractions by train or highway, and have room for everyone to gather and be comfortable in a tastefully furnished and thoughtfully-updated home. Enjoy your morning or evening beach walks, barbecues on the oversized Weber grill, and gatherings on the private patio with gas fire pit--all with the perfect blend of convenience and elevated comfort for everyone.
As one of the original homes in old Sheridan Beach, this stately property has just undergone a complete renovation, inside and out. Unlike any other property in the area, you'll enjoy the perfect blend of a convenient walk to the water's edge of fresh water Lake Michigan, plentiful modern bathrooms and privacy for your extended family, along with a beautiful 800sf private "terrazza" framed by the 24 locally-sourced, mature arbor vitae trees, creating an inviting and private space that reminds us of our travels in Italy. You'll enjoy gathering around the convenient natural gas fire pit, and preparing meals on the Weber grill. The new kitchen features a 36” Bertazzoni gas range, quartz countertops, plentiful lighting, and is well-equipped with all the serving ware and tools needed to prepare great meals for your whole crew. Eight bedrooms, five of which are ensuite, allow you plenty of comfort and privacy. The living room and dining room flow nicely to the three outdoor spaces on the property.
What you will love about this neighborhood
The home is only 20 minutes by car from the Indiana Dunes National Park entrance, 60 minutes from downtown Chicago by car, or 90 minutes from Midway Airport. The South Shore commuter train line stops just 1.5 miles from this house, and is a 60 minute trip to the heart of downtown Chicago, where it stops in Millennium Park. (Home of "The Bean", but it's proper name is Cloud Gate by the international artist, Anish Kapoor.) The Sheridan Beach neighborhood we are situated in is a mixture of second homes and primary residences, with a variety of sizes. It was originally developed over 110 years ago to be a holiday destination for Chicagoans. The beach is one of the finest sand beaches in the world, and extends roughly 10 miles uninterrupted.
Walking Distance to:
- The spectacular Lake Michigan beach is 100 steps away, up a slight rise and down to the water
- Washington Park and Zoo
- The Michigan City pier and lighthouse
- Dune Billie’s Cafe - breakfast and lunch
- Fish Camp Restaurant and patio - lunch and dinner
- Michigan City Marina
- Lighthouse Museum
5-7 min drive or Uber to:
- Leeds Public House in Michigan City
- Blue Chip Casino
- Duneland Beach Inn and Farina's Supper Club
- Uptown Arts District shops and restaurants
- Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet Mall
- Zorn Brewery and patio
- Shoreline Brewery and beer garden
10-20 min drive or Uber to:
- Mt Baldy - part of Indiana Dunes National Park
- Trailhead for Calumet Trail, part of the extensive bike trails through the Dunes area
- Blind Pig Restaurant
- Swingbellies Restaurant
- Al’s Grocery
- Terrace Room in New Buffalo
- Hummingbird Cocktail Lounge in New Buffalo
- Ghost Isle Brewery in New Buffalo
- Beer Church in New Buffalo
- New Buffalo, Michigan shops and restaurants
- Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI
- Michigan City public golf course, plus numerous other public access courses in the area
The home is situated across one residential street from the beach path entrance - truly 100 steps from the front porch. Up a small rise, then down to the water. There are three bedrooms on the main level, two ensuite. If your group is just one family, then we can modify pricing to accommodate for non-usage of the second floor.
Minimum age of primary guest contact is 35 years old.
Valid drivers license or passport required.
No smoking or vaping allowed inside the house.
There are cameras outside the property, and in off-limits areas of the basement.
Cleaning fee of $450 (or $300 for first floor use only) is charged for stays, due prior to check-in, by Venmo or Zelle. Commercially laundered bed and bath linens are included, also paper products and toiletries.
All reservations are subject to a welcome phone call with the owner.
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