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Bright Beach-Community/Winter Wonderland Cottage

Bright Beach-Community/Winter Wonderland Cottage

7 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
7 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
Louise is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

Bright cottage in quiet, wooded, beach community. Relax outdoors, near Lake Michigan, have fun w/ family & friends. In winter enjoy cozy fires and deer. Easygoing lakeside lifestyle with sun, country walks, biking, grilling, star gazing and fire. Park & tennis 1 block; 10-minute tree-lined walk/4 minute bike ride to beach. Perfect for adults, yet with amenities for young: portable bassinet, pack & play, & beach toys. Full kitchen, wifi & expanded cable. 1.5 hrs Chicago/Indy. 45 min South Bend.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance


41 Reviews

Tristan User Profile
November 2017
This is a great place for a gettaway that is close to the beach but also in a quiet neighborhood. It definitely has the feeling of home! The only thing to note is that phone reception is really, really bad inside the house.
David User Profile
September 2017
The house is in a great neighborhood and the oak trees surround the propery in shade. It is quiet and you shouldnt be suprised to see deer walk through the property. We saw them 4 times during our weekend stay. The beds were comfortable and the screen porch was a great place to…
Louise User Profile
Response from Louise:
Thanks David. Yes this is a great place for deer and a wide range of bird watching. You are so right about biking. The nice ride along the lakeshore to Michigan City, and then lunch, is a favorite. It's about 8 miles of shoreline.
September 2017
Justin User Profile
August 2017
Louise's place was just what our family was looking for, for a family reunion trip. It's really close to Lake Michigan, is secluded, but is also really close to Michigan City and New Buffalo so you have everything you need in close proximity. Her communication was excellent, chec…
Steve User Profile
July 2017
Louse's home is comfortable and inviting, a great get away from the city. Four nice bedrooms, a great living room, and a fantastic big screened-in porch. Our weather was perfect and we didn't need the AC, but it was great to know it was there. The neighborhood is very wooded and …
Heather User Profile
July 2017
Great front AZ room to spend with nights. The neighbors are pretty close on the back side of the house, no issues just pretty close. Great communication and accurate description of the home. Thanks!
Pam User Profile
July 2017
This is a very quiet, calm place to stay. The wildlife was fun to watch from the screened porch. The kitchen had everything we needed. Although we bought our food, if we forgot something small, it was there. Having fans in every room made it perfect to have the windows open. We…
Sharon User Profile
July 2017
We so enjoyed our stay at Louise's home. I think the thing that most surprised me and was so cool was the fact that deer are just roaming all around. Early in the mornings, they are eating in the yards and walking through the neighborhoods and waterways. The deer and birds are…

Hosted by Louise

Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Louise User Profile
44 Reviews
Louise is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a published author and a professor at Marquette University. My husband works for the State of Illinois. We love nature and that is why we bought this home. All the stresses of work just melt away when we are there. We take walks, relax at the beach, read, grill, and enjoy th…
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Michigan City, IN, United States

Our cottage is in a serene, tree-lined beach community adjacent to the shores of Lake Michigan. You will find the uniqueness, charm, and respect for guests, grounds, space, and peace that characterize…

Getting around

We are a short 1.5 hour drive from Chicago or Indianapolis, or an easy train ride from Chicago on the South Shore Line from Millennium Park to Michigan City, Indiana or on Amtrak from Union Station to…

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