Classic Lake Cottage - 2 blks from Lake Michigan: 4br+loft,3ba - Sleeps 17
- english, spanish, Tagalog
About Todd Davis
We bought the entire Carter Manny compound from Carter in 2009 and have since set about trying to maintain (and even improve) the perfect balance of relaxed sophistication and ingenious simplicity that Carter infused it with over 60+ years of ownership. We spend most of our summers in Michigan City with our kids either in the sailing program, on the beach, or on the Michigan City Municipal golf course. We live in Elmhurst when we can't be in Michigan City and have to do stuff like go to work and school.
Todd Davis purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Todd Davis chose Michigan City
Alegria is a well-built classic Lake Michigan Summer Cottage newly remodeled with all the modern amenities in a unique, tranquil setting unusual for this close to the water. Much of Sheridan Beach is built very close together, so not much privacy - really none. Not so with Alegria - in the evening you can turn on the floodlights and have the whole wooded hillside behind lit up while you enjoy the peace and quiet.
What makes this Cottage unique
Alegria has a great location close to Lake Michigan but also has PRIVACY and PEACE & QUIET - the lots behind the cottage are still just woods (with trails if you like to explore). Sheridan Beach is close to Chicago (75 min drive), but feels a world away and has really the best beach on Lake Michigan. A burst pipe led to a complete down to the studs remodel, so the cottage is like new - modern kitchen, baths, etc. Loft will sleep up to five. Another bedroom up sleeps two. First floor master suite has it's own bath and laundry. Two bedrooms (each sleeps three) and a bath are in the basement. Outside shower on the back deck to rinse off the sand. Real wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Classic 1920's beach cottage with stone walled front yard and private back yard with all the modern conveniences - WIFI, Cable TV, Air Conditioning, granite countertops, etc. We have a list of places for good Pizza, Burgers, Fine Dining, things to do, places to go, etc. Come and explore the southern shore of Lake Michigan from this great base camp.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
We Love extended family groups!
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Parking - Allowed on street in front of house and to the south (till the 'No Parking Beyond Here' sign). Additional parking next block south.
Please don't park in front of the garbage cans (especially on Monday morning when the garbage is collected) or else it won't get picked up!! Smelly!!
The traveler must provide Photo ID and a guest list with name and age after booking. This house is family oriented. No Bachelor/ette parties, please.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Really enjoyed to short walk to the beach as well as the outdoor patio and grill
Great beach house!
We stayed at Todd’s house to celebrate by dads 60th birthday. We had 13 adults and 5 kids and we all fit very comfortably. The house was just as described. Cozy, very clean and spacious. Great location with a great sandy beach near by.
Close to the beach
If you are looking for a house with a yard, this doesn't have one. But there is a good size deck. The beach is nice and the area seemed safe.
We had 13 people in our party staying at the property. It was clean and comfortable. There was enough space for everyone. The outdoor deck was nice to relax on and catch up with family. We would definitely stay there again.
Cozy house, plenty of beds
The bedrooms matched the description, and met our needs, though one basement bedroom was close to the furnace, which disturbed the sleep of people in the room.
Kitchen and dining room was large enough for our group of 8, and could accommodate a couple more. We loved being able to have a fire in the living room! We also enjoyed sighting a possum and a family or deer coming down the hill.
House was clean and well kept, and had everything we needed.
Close to the beach.
We really enjoyed our time together.
The house was very nice and clean. We enjoyed the deck and the nice walk to the beach. The beds were comfortable. The one thing we didn’t like were the bedrooms downstairs. As I know this is a basement, there were way too many bigs and spiders! Going to bed knowing there are spiders and bugs crawling around made me uncomfortable. I killed quite a few of them.
Thanks for your review.
We have regular exterminator visits and I have asked the cleaning staff to sweep thoroughly.
I will have the exterminator out this Wednesday for a special visit to treat the basement (and the rest of the house).
Sorry for the inconvenience, but appreciate you letting us know so we can address the issue.
Hope to have you stay again soon,
Local farms closeby for picking strawberries,blueberries, raspberries, apples, cherries. Weekly farmers market from May through October. Weekly free concerts and family movies in the amphitheater walking distance from the property. Enjoy a scenic walk, run, or bike ride either on pthe beach or on Lake Shore Drive. New Buffalo, MI is only 15 minutes away. Sailboat charters available through Michigan City Sailboat Charters. Some local restaurant favorites are Swingbelly, Carlsons, Tree House, Hesston's Supper Club, Cool Runnings (Jamaican), Bubbles Ice Cream.