ผู้เข้าพัก 6 คน
Spacious, comfortable Indiana country home on three acres in secluded setting. Minutes from the Indiana Dunes, Lake Michigan, Michigan City, beaches, shopping, dining, horse stables, apple orchards, Purdue North Central campus and more. Just off 80/90 Toll Road, an hour's drive to Chicago's Loop; 35 minutes to Noter Dame/South Bend. Perfect get-a-way spot any time of year. Families with children over 12 years of age and couples or individual guests welcomed.
You have access to the entire house and all exterior areas around the house. Please respect neighboring property boundaries which will be explained by host upon arrival and in House Rules.
I am available to help in one way or another throughout your trip. Although I am reachable by phone I am unable to physically be at the house until after 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and on Monday. I am always eager to get to know my guests and enjoy spending time with guests when appropriate. However, I don't want to interfere with your get-a-way time or holiday. I'm happy to offer recommendations, and, for an additional fee can cater a meal or special dinner for guests.
The property is located just off the 80/90 Toll Road and 8 miles from I94. The town of Westville is roughly 8-12 miles from Valparaiso, Chesterton, Michigan City and LaPorte, IN. It is also a short drive to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore State Park, numerous beaches, towns and villages along Lake Michigan, and a 45 minute drive to South Bend and Notre Dame University. Michigan City has a vibrant arts community and is home to Artspace, a mixed- use live/work development for artists to encourage creativity. Also home to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts with its galleries and exhibitions as well as its annual Art & Artisan Festival. Michigan City also hosts the Shelf Ice Beer Festival, the Great Lakes Grand Prix boat races, a Blues festival, the Lighthouse Jazz Festival and many more such outdoor summer/fall events. The restaurants in Michigan City have really taken off in the past 3 years largely in response the the city's redevelopment efforts and the revitalization of the North End Arts' District. Every type of ethnic cuisine from Mexican, Japanese, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, and American can be found relatively close by. Valparaiso has great restaurants as well particularly in their downtown district. It's as if there were a Restaurant Row of various good eats, all centrally located. You could stroll from one place to another on a warm summer's night. New Buffalo, MI also highlights some good eateries. Each of the larger towns have a festival of one sort or another. Westville has its Pumpkin Festival in October. Valparaiso, home of Orville Redenbacher, has a Popcorn Festival along with a Chalk Art Festival in late summer. Wineries, breweries and distilleries have become the place to hang out and grab a great brew, glass of wine or a smooth tasting whiskey along with some good. Michigan City, Sawyer and Three Oaks, MI are the centers of this journey of wine and spirits. While you're in Three Oaks, check out the entertainment offerings at the Acorn Theater. Major bands and performers on tour appear in this small town gem. For theater there is the Dunes Summer Theater with a strong 2017 season of theatrical offerings. Of course the beaches and dunes are what the are is most famous for and with good reason. Many beaches from Michigan City to Sawyer are private but the public beaches in Michigan City's Washington Park and the Indiana Dunes State Part as well as New Buffalo's public beach are spectacular. The view of Chicago from the beach at sunset is magnificent. Fun activities also include parasailing (or paragliding), canoeing, sailing, jet skiing, and water skiing, golf, tennis, bowling and senior activities. Winter sports include snowmobiling, ice skating and cross country skiing. Great shopping is also available with everything from the Lighthouse Place discount mall in Michigan City to numerous boutiques up and down highway 12. Everything from interior design, women's clothing, high end consignment shops, specialty food shops, beach toys, sail boats, antiques, garden shops and nurseries and more.
-Guests 30+ years and older may book.
-Children 2yrs. and older welcomed.
- Small to medium sized dogs (ONLY, Pet Fee $25 (1-2 dogs)/per night.
-No loud music outside of the house.
-Please be respectful of property boundaries. Wandering into or playing in neighboring yards is unwelcome.
-No overnight guests.
-No events, parties or large gatherings.
-No fireworks or firecrackers, please!
-No postings on walls (nails, tacks, or other stick-on devices)
-See attached House Rules.
I've had the nickname Bunny since childhood and after seeing the number of rabbits that live on the property it was clear my home should be named Chez Lapin! I am friendly, outgoing and enjoy meeting new people. I love entertaining and hosting friends. I am a good cook and enjoy sharing my home with people who appreciate the beauty of the setting and its surroundings. As a host I am eager to please and see to it that my guests have everything they need to experience a comfortable, relaxing stay. I am an avid supporter of the arts: a performer myself. I'm a singer and an actor and for 7 years performed a one woman cabaret show at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks. Just completed a minor role in Marvin's Room at the Dunes Theater in Michiana Shores. I am represented by a Chicago talent agency and have two commercials currently running on television. I enjoy music, dance, travel, good food, good people and more. Had thought I might retire to Sint Maartin but family ties keep me closer to home. I am passionate about my volunteer work and my years on the Board of Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City. I have three adorable pets - Ben, Alfie and Katie. I love Chez Lapin and look forward to sharing it with you. Please be comfortable and welcome!