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Bedrooms 5
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 5 bedroom / 3 bath. Lake-view vacation rental in Miller Beach.

3 or 4 NIGHT MIDWEEK SPECIAL * $125/night (plus fees) $25 off weekends through March 15! Please mention this special with your booking inquiry.

The Loon's Nest is a spacious - 3,000SF - open concept 5br/3ba home with lake views from the garage-top deck, two houses away from beach access, pet friendly, and ample outdoor space. 5 bedrooms (3 queen, 2 full) bedrooms and 3 baths offer plenty of space to accommodate up to 10 adults, and a large open kitchen/living room complete with real wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the covered porch with swing, perfect for morning coffee. The house is fully stocked with linens & bedsheets all made for your arrival, towels, dishes, pots & pans, and everything you need to whip up your meals. We have two HDTVs with DVRs in the two common areas and another TV in the Master bedroom. We have cable with HBO, local channels and many more.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Miller Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
If you have any questions about amenities or special requests please feel free to contact us.


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average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

This broke records for the most amazing winter holiday ever.

  • 5 of 5

In search of a white Christmas we found love and it's true meaning. We to got share the New Year’s Day with long-distance relatives that live up north near the Chicago area. For once in a lifetime we experience temperatures below zero - 12° but there is no comparison to the warmth we found in one another as we came together in unity.

Due to the weather, I would recommend that you keep a mind set that there is not much to do at the lake. However, if you enjoy building a snowman and drinking hot coco near a fire place this is the home rental for you.

Ray the owner was ver responsive to all of our needs. He pretty much walked us through everything since this was our first time experiencing snow.

We absolutely had a fabulous time and look forward to renting in the summer so that we can enjoy the lake!

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You were an amazing group to host and we’re so happy you enjoyed your stay and your holiday. Absolutely, we would love to have you back in the summer, and we hope you do come back to really get to experience the lake!
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Olathe, Ks

A great Christmas Getaway89'];:??

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at several VRBO homes and this is one of the best I've been in. Being able to bring our dog is a plus. Having a beach within walking distance, very nice. Within an hour of downtown Chicago makes a nice day trip. But the house. was the best part. Pictures of this place do not do it justice! Way bigger than we thought it would be. Ten of us met there and we never got in each others way. The kitchen had every gadget, pot, pan, etc you might need to prepare a gourmet meal. Very interesting pictures throughout the home. Was great for a winter retreat but would be super fun in the summer. Ray was very responsive and helpful. Thank you for making our Christmas memorable and one of the best ever!

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Indiana Duness

  • 5 of 5

This is a great spacious home - Everything you need is there - Owners really take care of their guests - Recommend it highly

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Tomahawk, WI

Just what we were looking for!

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a house to accommodate a large family gathering and the Loon's Nest was perfect. The large open living, dining and kitchen area was inviting and kept us from being on top of each other. With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms everyone had privacy when they wanted it. The house is painted in bold colors and filled with a very eclectic collection of artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary, and professional to amateur. I had fun looking at the artwork themes hanging in the rooms, which are scattered over 3 levels. The screened porch was great for game nights. The roof top deck provided a glimpse of the lake over the roof of the house across the street. The house is very close to the beach entrance, a quick 5 minutes walk to get your feet wet. It was a quiet and clean neighborhood and beach. We stayed 7 nights and never had a noise complaint.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Superb location, great space and well equipped. Very clean and comfortable. Seconds from the beach. Great outside entertaining area with views of the lake. Would definitely come back again!!

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of space, great beach location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ray's for a large family gathering and had a wonderful time. The house is just steps away from a very clean, family-friendly beach. We're hoping we can do it again next year!

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Ray Reiss
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Ray Reiss

We purchased the house in 2013 after falling in love with the Miller Beach Area. As Chicago residents we appreciate both the proximity to the city, and the small beach community atmosphere.

Ray Reiss purchased this house in 2013

Why Ray Reiss chose Miller Beach

This property offers the best of all worlds, a garage-top deck for enjoying the view, a fireplace for cooler nights, and plenty of communal space while still offering ample private bedrooms.

What makes this house unique

This property's proximity to the beach is a definite attribute, as well as the small touches such as a porch swing, working fireplace, and modern layout and decor.


Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Flamingo Pizza / Beach Cafe
Nearest Train
3.1 Miles
Miller South Shore Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Flamingo Pizza of Miller / Beach Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Miller Beach
Car: recommended

Located just 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, Miller beach offers a quiet, clean, friendly getaway for Chicago area residents and others. Surrounded on three sides by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park, and by Lake Michigan, the area offers plenty of birdwatching, several nature trails, and quiet, sparsely occupied beaches.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Miller Beach

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 2 2018 - May 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 18 2018 - Sep 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter (exclud. Thanks/X-Mas)
Nov 4 2018 - Dec 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$202.4
Tax Rate 12.0%

Any questions about rates, capacity, or availability? Please fee free to contact us! Last minute rates available especially during the slow winter season! Long term rentals encouraged, please call us for negotiated rates.

Sorry, but we do not rent to groups that are under 25 years of age.

Monthly rentals will be responsible for rental rate PLUS utilities.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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