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Entire Compound, Spa-quality Amenities, dog Friendly, Close to Trails, IN Dunes Natl Park

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
6 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Marquette Park
    18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    East Branch
    13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Founders' Square Park
    18 min drive
  • Airport
    Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.)
    44 min drive

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  • Entire Compound, Spa-quality Amenities, dog Friendly, Close to Trails, IN Dunes Natl Park

    Room Amenities

    • 6000 sq ft
    • 6 bedrooms
    • 5 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 31
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About this area


This vacation home is located in Gary. Marquette Park and Bailly Homestead - American Indians and Fur Traders are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Marquette Park - 18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Indiana University Northwest - 12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    East Branch - 13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Buffington Harbor - 18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Founders' Square Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Gary Metro Center - 9 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 44 min drive

About this property

Entire Compound, Spa-quality Amenities, dog Friendly, Close to Trails, IN Dunes Natl Park

Delightful beach vacation home with a spa tub
The Dream Retreat ENTIRE COMPOUND is a well-appointed, beachside getaway right on the Indiana Dunes National Park (America’s 61st!) and only 40 minutes from Chicago. With an abundance of luxury amenities, there is something for everyone in the group to enjoy. Experience commanding views of the picturesque dunescape and Lake Michigan, with close proximity to hiking trails and the semi-private, sugar-sand beach--reachable by a short nature trail through the rolling dunes. Reunite with friends and family, host a corporate retreat, celebrate milestone birthdays and anniversaries, while making memories at this hidden gem. The Entire Compound sleeps up to 31 people and consists of a Main House and an attached Guesthouse. Additional guest fee applies over 21 people: $20/person per night (not including children less than two years of age on Arrival Date), regardless of length of stay or purpose of visit. Amenities include: * Gourmet kitchen with professional appliances and dual wine fridges in the Main House and an additional full kitchen in attached Guesthouse, each have complimentary Nespresso and Keurig coffee stations * Steam shower, cedar sauna, indoor jetted tub, wood burning stove (seasonal), game table, Rec Room w/ walk-in wet-bar and foosball table * 10 Smart TV’s, indoor Bluetooth-controlled speakers, high speed Wi-Fi * 2000 sq. ft. multi-level decks, 7-person hot tub, pro-sand volleyball court, outdoor dining, fire pit, grill, heated shower, and dog-friendly, gated patio (certain amenities are seasonal) * Parking for 8 cars in the driveway. Overflow parking (free, overnight) available 2 miles away. ……………………. WEDDINGS: * Small, intimate weddings at the Dream Retreat Entire Compound: Only 30 guests are allowed on the property at any given time, even if visiting for a few hours. Please note that an additional guest fee applies over 21 people: $20 /person per night (or the day, if only visiting for the wedding). * We do not permit tents and/or structures, DJ's, or large catering teams. Tours are not offered prior to booking, however we would be happy to answer specific questions about how previous guests have used our home for weddings. * Weddings on the beach: Ceremonies on the beach are only allowed in a section of the IN Dunes National Park beach and require a permit. If you wish to hold a ceremony on the beach, we recommend our Villa Santorini property, which is directly adjacent to this area. Please inquire. ……………………. SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: * Five (5) private, queen bedrooms, Bunk Room--one queen bed, one lower twin bunk, and two upper twin bunks, 4 pullout queen sofas * Sleeps an additional 10 people in five self-inflating high-rise Aerobeds. Bedding/pillows/towels are provided for additional sleeping areas. ……………………. HOUSE LAYOUT: From the driveway, approximately 6 stairs (with handrails on each side) lead up to the main entrance of the house on Level 3. There are six levels in the house with only 5-6 steps between each level. * Level 6: Master Suite with queen Stearns and Foster, en-suite master bath, large walk-in closet (8ft x 9ft) with skylight, window, and space for one Aerobed * Level 5: Entertainment loft, overlooks Great Room, game/poker table, surround sound HDTV * Level 4: Queen bedroom w/ twin fold down sofa, Bunkroom, full bath, and secure passage to attached Guesthouse * Level 3: Main Entrance Foyer, Great Room with pullout queen sofa, Kitchen, and access to outdoor patio with hot tub, firepit, grill, heated shower, etc. * Level 2: Queen bedroom, full bath, laundry, East door driveway entrance * Level 1: Rec Room with queen pullout sofa, walk-in wet bar, half bath, Foosball * Guesthouse: Kitchen, Great Room with pullout queen sofa, full bath, two queen bedrooms ……………………. MULTI LEVEL DECKS and Patio * Five multi-level decks overlook the beautiful National Park and it’s lush dunescape * Year-round 7-person hot tub with LED lighting * Year-round Napoleon gas grill * Seasonal dining and seating areas include a conversation fire pit, and cushioned lounge furniture * Seasonal heated outdoor shower * Seasonal pro sand volleyball court * Guesthouse deck includes a weber gas grill and bistro table. ……………………. Main House GOURMET KITCHEN * Jenn-Air professional appliances includes built-in microwave and convection oven, gas roasting oven with six-sealed burners, warming oven, chimney hood, built-in Fridge with auto ice-maker, and dishwasher * Custom wine center featuring two Marvel units: cold beverage center and red wine fridge, as well as specialty glassware cabinets * Double-bowl farm sink with Grohe pull-out faucet, all small appliances, cookware, bakeware, flatware, glassware, barware, and supplies. * Oversized island has a prep sink and seating for four guests. * Complimentary coffee station with Keurig and Nespresso ……………………. MAIN HOUSE GREAT ROOM * Experience the rustic-chic atmosphere of the 28 ft. beamed, cathedral wood ceiling with studio lighting and five skylights * Six large casement windows and patio doors open to the main deck * Wood burning stove (non-peak season only) provides cozy ambiance, dancing flames, and extra warmth on chilly nights * Dining table seats eight (multiple folding tables and chairs also available) * Seating group includes leather queen sleeper sofa and club chairs ……………………. Main House ENTERTAINMENT LOFT * Inviting wrap-around balcony overlooks the Great Room and an 18 ft. wall of windows showcases the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan * Enjoy panoramic views while perched in the parakeet chair * Seating group includes a leather queen sleeper sofa, club chairs, and a 50in HDTV with Blu-Ray player and surround sound * Professional poker and game table * Stream music with Yamaha/Jamo Bluetooth sound system in Great Room and Loft * Conveniently opens to the multi-level outdoor decks ……………………. Main House REC ROOM * Queen Anne-style Foosball table * Walk-in wet bar with counter space for ten, mini-fridge, Kohler sink and faucet, and back-lit bar shelves * TV viewing area has a coffee leather queen sofa-bed and reclining club chairs * 55in digital cable HDTV with Dolby 5.1 surround sound * Library of DVDs and CDs * 2nd full-size Fridge and freezer for bulk food convenience ……………………. Guesthouse KITCHEN * Opens to the Great Room and Dining area * Cherry cabinetry and Carrara Quartz counters * Island with a 60/40 double-bowl stainless steel sink and Grohe pull-out sprayer faucet * Fridge with auto-ice maker (seasonal), gas range and oven, Microhood, dishwasher, small appliances, cookware, bakeware, flatware, glassware, barware, and supplies * Coffee station with Keurig and Nespresso and complimentary K-cups and capsules * Built-in desk * Weber gas grill on Guesthouse deck—propane provided ……………………. Guesthouse GREAT ROOM * 16 ft vaulted ceilings with skylights * Table seating for 6 * Leather queen sleeper sofa * 50" Smart HDTV w/ digital cable, video streaming, and Blu-Ray player ……………………. ADDITIONAL Amenities * Three high-capacity laundry units which use pureWash Pro Activated Oxygen (Ozone) to clean and sanitize. They do not require detergent, bleach, fabric softener, or hot water. * Smart TVs with digital Comcast/Xfinity cable and video streaming, and DVD players * Complimentary K-Cups and Nespresso capsules * Supplies provided include: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryers, tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, dish soap, dish sponge, dishwasher detergent pods, dryer sheets, beach towels, propane, and firewood (seasonal for indoor wood burning stove) * Eleven Mitsubishi AC wall units and radiant heat boiler with six thermostatic zones for customized comfort. * High-speed Wi-Fi ……………………. ADDITIONAL Options * We are dog-friendly and allow up to five adult, house-trained dogs. Dog fees: $79/dog (2-night stay), $29/night/dog (3 or more nights) * Guests may request an Early Check-in (1:30 pm CST) for $188 during Peak Season and $99 during Non-Peak Season. Late Checkout (1 pm CST) may be available for $188 during Peak Season and $99 during Non-Peak Season. All requests are subject to Agent/staff availability. * Daily maid service available upon request for an additional fee * All requests are subject to Agent/staff availability. ……………………. Please note: A new home was built on the property adjacent to the Dream Retreat in the Spring (2019). We do not anticipate that your stay will be affected as the exterior work nears completion, however please understand we have no control over the contractor's work schedule. We help our guests celebrate some of the most important moments in their lives! Miller Beach Vacation Rentals has been in the memory-making business since 2007. We’ve hosted over 15,000 people and cater to multi-generational family reunions, friend’s getaways, corporate retreats, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, and intimate weddings. Miller Beach Vacation Rentals offers a seamless experience from booking through checkout and is dedicated to ensuring that we exceed your expectations. Upon booking, our Guidebook and Miller Beach Vacation Rentals app offer local recommendations, check-in/out details, house information, and more. We will be in touch prior to your stay with arrival instructions, parking details, and to confirm your arrival time. Someone is always available during your stay for any needs that may arise. Please also visit the Miller Beach Vacation Rentals FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions about what to expect during your stay and more. Our House Manager personally greets you upon arrival for a quick tour and to answer any questions. We are a keyless property, you will be given a unique door code for access to the house.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.
This vacation home features a spa tub and a sauna.
This vacation home is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub and a sauna.

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

property manager

Miller Beach Vacation Rentals



Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Parties and events are allowed on site. 

Property is also known as

  • Secluded Luxury Beachfront Compound Sleeps 31 IN Dunes Chicago
  • Ultimate Privacy Dunes hot Tub Firepit Sand Volleyball Game Room
  • Secluded Luxury Beachfront Compound Sleeps 31 IN Dunes Chicago
  • Secluded Luxury Beachfront Compound Sleeps 31 IN Dunes Chicago
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  • Secluded Luxury Beachfront Compound Sleeps 31 IN Dunes Chicago

Sleeping arrangements

Other sleeping area 1

3 bunk beds

Property amenities


  • Spa tub
  • Sauna


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking

Family friendly

  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board


  • Sleeps 31
  • Unit size: 6000 sq ft (557 sq m)

Nearby things to do


Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub and a sauna.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Great house, but a few misrepresentations...

      This property is lovely, especially the amazing master suite. And one can’t overstate how beautiful the setting is. The walk through the dunes to the amazing beach is positively stunning. Also, the manager, Tanya, was incredibly helpful and accessible. We needed extra bedding and she literally showed up in five minutes. Two things to note: two of the beds (in the bunk room) are limited to 75 pounds, so plan accordingly. Also, the volleyball court is DEFINITELY not a Women’s Olympic court. The net is the right width and height, but the court is bowl-shaped and immediately flanked by tall grass, including poison ivy, rendering it almost useless. This is an easy thing to overlook if you’re a casual volleyball player, but as we are serious players who mostly wanted to play volleyball all weekend, it was an unwelcome surprise. However, between the lake and the patio, we were still well entertained. DO be aware of poison ivy and chiggers. Wear long pants and shoes on your way to the lake! Also ask the owners for recs re: caterers and restaurants. We took their advice with delicious and gorgeous results.

      4/5 Good

        very beautiful and modern

        already shared on Home Away

        5/5 Excellent

          Wonderful place but expensive for this neighborhood

          Really nice place for enjoy with your family and friends:-)

          5/5 Excellent

            Stunning views, well maintained home, responsive owners

            As a group of 15 or so thirty somethings who get together once a year, we have stayed in many properties. This ranks among the best. We rented the entire house (including guest house) and had lots of room to spread. Hillary offered a quick response to any concerns we had and was very accessible. The house is clean, grounds are well managed, and quick access to trails is amazing. We had a great winter getaway, did some amazing cooking in the best stocked kitchen we've had, and spent a lot of time together in the warm, inviting spaces. The few issues we had were resolved quickly and effectively. One note: when sharing the entire house, the bunk room is not a private space (we ended up with one less private space than we had expected).

            5/5 Excellent

              This home was great for our group of 19.

              Hilary thought of everything, with plenty of dishes, coffee, games and puzzles, movies, bedding, towels, basic toiletries. It was so nice to just show up and enjoy spending time with our extended family. This home was better than we expected and we can't wait to stay again!

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