OAR-Chard House

Colorful Summer Home Moments from Lake Michigan | Private Beach Access | Endless Activities | Lush Yard Space and Firepit | Outdoor Playspace

  9 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3 full bathrooms
  1640 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Main Level Master Queen Suite
1 Queen
Main Level Kid's Suite
1 Pyramid Bunk, 1 Trundle Bed
Upper Level Guest Queen Suite
1 Queen
Upper Level Guest Loft
1 Twin, 1 Double / Full


Featured Amenities:
  • Private Beach Access for Dreamlike Summer Memories
  • Thoughtfully-designed Summer Home for a Whole Family Vacation
  • Mere Moments Away from Local Attractions such as Vineyards and Breweries
  • Playset with Swing for Outdoor Fun with the Kiddos
  • Outdoor Fire Pit with Adirondack Chairs for Endless Summer Nights Under the Stars
  • Countless Outdoor Games and Activities like Cornhole for Spirited Competition
  • Fully Enclosed Outdoor Shower to Keep the Sand Outside

Conveniently nestled near the picturesque Lake Michigan shoreline, The OAR-Chard House offers easy access to the best the area has to offer. Vineyards, breweries, and Virtue Cider are just moments away, providing ample opportunities for delightful outings. And, of course, the Lake Michigan shoreline, the greatest of the Great Lakes, is only steps away. Take the tram down to the shoreline and immerse yourself in the lake life, enjoying stunning sunsets over the water each evening.

Stepping into The OAR-Chard House you'll be immediately welcomed by this home's lake-themed charm. Complemented with soothing blues, the living room showcases refinished original wood floors, adding a touch of timeless elegance in a way that invites you to unwind. The perfect spot for a morning read by the fireplace or family movie nights inside, memories are sure to be made in this space.

The brand-new kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring high-end cabinetry and beautiful granite countertops that add a touch of style. The spacious island seats four, making it perfect for casual meals or hanging out with family and friends. This well-stocked kitchen has almost anything you could need to embark on culinary adventures - with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, silverware, and cooking utensils that make whipping up anything from a quick snack to a gourmet meal effortless and enjoyable.

The master bedroom is a luxurious retreat, featuring an en suite bathroom for ultimate privacy and convenience. You'll love the spacious walk-in closet, perfect for keeping your belongings organized. To top it off, a flat-screen TV is included, ensuring you can unwind with your favorite shows right from the comfort of your bed.

The second bedroom on the first floor is designed with kids in mind, featuring a fun and functional twin-over-full bunk bed with a trundle that pulls out for an extra twin bed. This room is a playful haven, stocked with a variety of toys, a TV/DVD combo, and a collection of books to keep the little ones entertained for hours. For added convenience, a full bathroom with a tub-shower unit is located right next door, making it easy for kids to clean up after a day of adventure.

The second floor houses two delightful coastal-themed bedrooms, each designed to provide comfort and relaxation. The back bedroom offers a serene oasis, complete with a plush queen bed, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player for entertainment, and an attached bath that it shares with the front bedroom. 

The front bedroom is a charming nautical getaway, featuring a cozy full bed and a whimsical twin loft bed that adds a touch of adventure. The room is accentuated by a soaring cathedral ceiling, creating an airy and spacious ambiance. For entertainment, a DVD-only TV is included, making it the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying a good movie after a day of lakeside fun.

For your convenience, there's ample space for all your gear in the entryway/mudroom, which also features an attached screened-in porch. After a day at the beach, rinse off the sand and salt in the refreshing outdoor shower. Kids will love the swing set just steps from the porch, and the newly added fire pit area is perfect for roasting marshmallows and enjoying cozy evenings under the stars. A gas grill, with propane provided, is also available for your use, making it easy to prepare delicious outdoor meals.

A personal note from the owners:

This is our beloved vacation home, where we frequently stay as a family and love to host our friends. We sleep in the beds and cook in the kitchen, ensuring that the beds are comfortable and the kitchen is fully equipped for preparing delicious meals.

This charming home, over a century old, has been lovingly moved to its current site and meticulously refurbished from top to bottom.

Choosing our home for your vacation means your group can spread out and enjoy the spacious accommodations with a total of four showers, four bedrooms, and three baths. "OAR-Chard House" is well-stocked with plenty of items to make your visit easier, including bath towels, washcloths, hand towels, dish towels, dish cloths, and hot pads. Just remember to bring your own beach towels!

For cozy nights in, we have DVDs, games, puzzles, and even an oversized Connect 4 for some serious competitions. The kitchen is well-equipped with saran wrap, aluminum foil, coffee filters, paper towels, and basic condiments like salt and pepper. You'll also find dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, and dryer sheets provided for your convenience.

Welcome to The OAR-Chard House, where comfort, convenience, and charm come together to create unforgettable vacation memories.

Parking: 3 Vehicles in Driveway
Pets: None Allowed
Beach Access: Miami Park Offers Guests Access to a Private Community Beach
*Miami Park Shoreline:  The shoreline at Miami Park can change from season to season. As of late August, the trams bring you down to an sandy area above the waterline, with stairs & steps into the lake at either end of the sandy area. The most recent photos are shared in the listing. 
Tram Access: Electric trams are available along the bluff to traverse the 90 foot bluff. The trams are maintained by the neighborhood association, and Shores cannot guarantee that trams will be fully functional every day of your stay. The association may need to close the trams to address repairs, routine maintenance or recharging the batteries that provide the power to move the platforms. Guests are asked to follow the tram operating instructions so the trams stay operational for everyone in the neighborhood



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Write a Review
Reviewed: May 24, 2023
Property Manager
The property was quaint, cozy and very welcoming. We liked how it was in a quiet setting. The property had comfortable beds, was clean, had so many small nice touches at the property - coffee pot, coffee provided, washer/dryer at the property, suggestions on things to do in the area written on a chalkboard, lots of space, 3 bathrooms.
Spearfish, US
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2022
Property Manager
We loved the property and it was perfect for our family and friends. Lots of kitchen space to prepare meals. Beds were super comfortable. Loved the firepit and yard big enough to play games.
Saint Louis, US
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2022
Property Manager
Dawn was very prompt returning phone calls. Very helpful.
Would probably not stay in this area again due to the fact there is no longer a beach to enjoy.
New Lenox, US
Reviewed: Jul 14, 2022
Property Manager
The staff was very easy to communicate with both by email and on the phone. They were friendly, informative and answered all our questions. The whole process of finding and renting the property was simple. I found everything to be just as they said. There were no unpleasant surprises, only good ones.
My husband and I rented this home for a family vacation. It was our Christmas gift to them. We were all very comfortable in the home. There was plenty of room to spread out but gathering spaces were accommodating too. The home was well cared for and had everything we needed. It was on a nice street with an easy walk to the lake at the end of the block. We thought the tram down to the beach was fun, but we mostly took the stairs for exercise. Although the beach was not a great sandy beach, I liked taking a walk in the morning and then cooling off with a swim before returning home. The entire week was good family fun!
Bloomington, US
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2022
Property Manager
100% satisfied! Thank you, we will be back!
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2022
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Beech Grove, US
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2021
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Arlington heights, US
Reviewed: Jul 12, 2021
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Danville, US
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2021
Property Manager
No problems and friendly staff.
It was a wonderful getaway. All the extra amenities certainly helped. Thank you!
Reviewed: Apr 27, 2021
Property Manager
Fabulous!!!! five stars- would highly recommend to anyone!
Rotonda, US
Reviewed: Oct 31, 2020
Property Manager
Carmel, US
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2020
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