Welcome to Phoenix in the Dunes, a luxury home completed in 2006 with all the amenities you seek, just 2.5 hours from Chicago and 3-ish hours from Detroit. It's perched on a wooded dune 700 feet from a quarter-mile of private Lake Michigan beach shared with just ten houses--easy to get away from it all, yet a short walk or ride from the center of Castle Park, a historic 19th century resort community. There's a pool, eight green-clay tennis courts, half-day 'play class' for the kids from July 4 to mid-August, and lots more.
Bedrooms: 5 (1 king, 1 queen, 2 with 2 twin beds each, 1 with bunk-beds, daybed and sleeping loft)
Sleeps: 12 in beds. Overflow guests can also be accommodated on 2 sleeper couches in the living room.
Bathrooms: 3 1/2. Master bath has two-person whirlpool tub. Downstairs bath (adjacent to queen bedroom) has walk-in shower with grab-bars, seat and hand-held shower, plus rain-head. Second upstairs bath has kid-depth bathtub with shower. Extra upstairs powder room, too!
Kitchen: State of the art gourmet kitchen and adjoining pantry with soapstone countertops, hickory cabinets. Kitchen window seat and farm table look out on deck and wooded ravine. With three places at the kitchen peninsula, nine people can breakfast comfortably--or squeeze in a few extra chairs at the table!
Dining room: Farm table seats up to 12.
Living room: Comfy couches, fireplace, TV with DVD player and gaming system.
Outdoor living: Back deck and patio put you in the treetops, with excellent morning sun and terrific bird-watching. Gas grill, charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs, and dining table and chairs. Another deck wraps around the house on the upper level, with a bump-out overhanging the hill--spectacular yet peaceful.
|Living Area||3200 Sqft|
|Check In||4PM - Flexible|
During the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day), check-in time is 4 pm on Saturday, and check-out time is 11 am on Saturday, to give our cleaning crew time to prepare the house for the next party. At other times, we can be flexible with check-in and check-out times, but they must be arranged in advance. We will mail a house key to the guest's address as specified on the rental agreement, after the rent payment clears, and will e-mail directions and a house guide at the same time.
|Children's books and toys||Game console|
|No Baby friendly||No Crib/Pack 'n Play|
|No High chair|
|Master||2||Tempur-Pedic mattress. Plenty of floor space for Pack-and-Plays!|
|Downstairs||2||French doors to outside, and threshold-free door to interior of house. We recommend this room for guests with mobility issues, and for dog-owners who want to go for an early morning walk without waking the rest of the house. Plenty of floorspace for a dog crate, or even two.|
|Twin #1||2||Cozy and quiet--excellent lights for reading in bed!|
|Twin #2||2||Almost identical to Twin #1, but with extra window.|
|Kids' room||4||Second twin bed is in a sleeping loft (accessed by climbing on the top bunk), which doubles as space to hang out and hide from grownups. Large collection of kids' books, small TV with DVD player, small lighted desk for doing art projects.|
|Per night||Weekend nights||Per week||Per month||Minimum stay|