Miller Beach Vacation Rentals newest offering, Sandhill Flat, is a modern mid-century ranch-style home loaded with amenities and perfect for a relaxing getaway to chill, entertain, or explore the beaches, dunes, and hiking trails of Lake Michigan and surrounding areas! Only 45min from Chicago, Sandhill Flat can accommodate up to 11 guests (seven in beds and another four on convertible furniture). This quaint, family-friendly, Smart Home has an enormous, fenced yard with a large patio—featuring a year-round 6 person hot tub, fire pit, and natural gas grill. Sandhill Flat is located at the end of a quiet, residential, cul-de-sac street, and is only two houses from the park access trail across the street. This sandy trail winds through a sliver of the Indiana Dunes National Park (America’s 61st!) and leads to a sugar-sand beach where one can view the Chicago Skyline and breathtaking sunsets. The walk to the beach is approximately 1/6 of a mile and takes the average person about ten to 12 minutes along a mostly sand, partially paved path that winds past Historic Chanute Hill, the location of the first manned glider flight in 1896 by Octave Chanute. Lake Street Beach, the closest public beach area, has a seasonal (Memorial Day through Labor Day) small vessel boat ramp and a paid parking lot for those who would prefer to drive to the beach. Due to the close proximity of our neighbors, we do not allow parties or events at this location. Visit our website or inquire about other properties more suited to these activities. Quiet hours, 9pm to 9am, must be observed and are strictly enforced. We allow parking for up to two (2) vehicles in the driveway. Note: street parking is strictly prohibited and vehicles will be ticketed and towed. If your group requires more than three parking spaces, overflow parking is available at the Miller Train Depot about two miles away. Sleeping arrangements: Queen bedroom (2 guests) Queen bedroom (2 guests) Bunk room with twin XL over queen bed (3 guests) Living Room: Queen pullout sofa-bed (2 guests) Family Room: convertible king sofa-bed (2 guests) Extra linens and bedding are provided Note: all five TVs throughout the home have live-streaming TV as well as Roku devices. ADDITIONAL Amenities * Washer/Dryer with pureWash Pro Activated Oxygen (Ozone) to clean and sanitize, does not require detergent, bleach, fabric softener, or hot water * Nespresso and Keurig coffee makers with complimentary coffee pods * 5 total Smart TVs with digital Comcast/Xfinity cable and video streaming * Supplies provided include soaps, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, etc. * Nest Thermostat * Free, high-speed Wi-Fi ............................ The well-equipped, open-plan kitchen at Sandhill Flat contains everything needed to prepare even the most elaborate meal for your group. There is a gas double oven with four sealed burners, dishwasher, fridge/freezer auto ice-maker, toaster oven, blender, island seating for four, and a double bowl sink with pullout faucet sprayer. Complimentary capsules and k-cups are provided for the Nespresso machine and Keurig coffee maker. All cookware, bakeware, glassware, utensils, plates, bowls, serving dishes, flatware, children’s plates/bowls/utensils, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, basic spices, and paper towels are provided. Adjacent to the kitchen is an inviting living area with a 65” Smart TV, Xfinity cable/Roku/etc., a sofa with a queen pull-out bed, and two recliners. The Family Room, also adjacent to the kitchen, features a banquette style sofa, and extendable dining table and chairs, accommodating 6-8 people, a wall-mounted 60” Smart TV, and sliding patio door access to the fully fenced yard. Additional folding chairs are available for the dining table and the sofa also extends to a king-size pullout bed. The main sleeping quarters consist of three private bedrooms: two queen bedrooms and a bunk room with twin XL over queen bed. All bedrooms are equipped with wall-mounted smart TVs, nightstands with USB ports and sleep machines, ceiling/wall fans, and closets with hangers. The full bathroom has a bathtub with a hand-held shower, toilet, and vanity. All linens, bedding, pillows, bath and beach towels as well as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are provided for your convenience. Books, games, and DVDs are provided for your enjoyment. The washing machine (conveniently located just off the kitchen) is equipped with an Ozonator which infuses the water with ozone and eliminates the need for bleach, detergent, fabric softener, and hot or warm water. Only cold water and ozone are needed to get items super clean and sanitized! The very large backyard has a 6ft gated, privacy fence, (perfect for dogs and little ones). The expansive patio features a hot tub, gas conversation firepit, gas grill, dining table with benches, hammock, café style lighting, as well as an outdoor seasonal heated shower. ............................ Add-on options (fees and taxes apply, invoiced separately after booking): * We are dog-friendly and allow up to three 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 (1 pm CST) and/or a Late Checkout (1 pm CST). Each is available for a fee of $149 if Peak Season and $79 if Non-Peak Season. Due to COVID restrictions and enhanced cleaning procedures, Early Check-in and Late Checkout may not be available.
Licensee must be at least 30 years of age. No bachelor or similar groups permitted. No high school, college, after-prom party, or any other underage groups allowed. Must 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) Additional Guest fee applies over 6 people: $25/person per night. This covers maintenance/replacement of aerobeds, pullout sofas, extra laundry, increased utility costs, wear and tear, and more. 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). Maximum Occupancy is 11 individuals total, not including children less than two years of age on Arrival Date 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. Outdoor Music is not permitted after 9PM. Small, wireless Bluetooth speakers are permitted except during Quiet Hours (9pm - 9am). Not permitted are party speakers, amps, subwoofers, stereo surround systems, or other high-powered audio equipment, etc. 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. 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 charge of $10.50/night applies for stays over 7 nights. Licensee agrees to identity verification and background check performed by SafelyStay, Inc. Total of two (2) cars are allowed in the designated private parking spots at ANY point in time. Including any visitors, loading and unloading, even if for a short time period. Street parking is not permitted. Overflow parking is 2 miles away