The Sunshine House: Scenic Skies Unit

  • Shared backyard with picnic table and fire pit
    Shared backyard with picnic table and fire pit
  • Stairway to Scenic Skies
    Stairway to Scenic Skies
  • King Bedroom
    King Bedroom
  • Queen Bedroom
    Queen Bedroom
  • Laundry room  -watch your head where the ceiling lowers!
    Laundry room -watch your head where the ceiling lowers!
  • The ceiling in the laundry room has a lower spot, so 'Mind Your Head'
    The ceiling in the laundry room has a lower spot, so 'Mind Your Head'
  • Open living room with kitchen bar area that seats six! Comfortable couch and 50" smart TV.
    Open living room with kitchen bar area that seats six! Comfortable couch and 50" smart TV.
  • Desk workspace area
    Desk workspace area
  • 50" Smart tv in open area living space.
    50" Smart tv in open area living space.
  • Fully remodeled bathroom with shower.
    Fully remodeled bathroom with shower.
  • Nest Thermostat controls a separate furnace/AC unit specifically for this unit.
    Nest Thermostat controls a separate furnace/AC unit specifically for this unit.
  • Front door main entrance to other unit in the building
    Front door main entrance to other unit in the building
  • Ring door cameras and smart locks
    Ring door cameras and smart locks
  • Front door
    Front door
  • Friendship Botanical Gardens
    Friendship Botanical Gardens
  • Blue Chip Casino
    Blue Chip Casino
  • Heston Steam Museum
    Heston Steam Museum
  • Michigan City East Pierhead Lighthouse
    Michigan City East Pierhead Lighthouse
  • Michigan City Skateboard Park
    Michigan City Skateboard Park
  • Shady Creek Winery
    Shady Creek Winery
  • Indiana Dunes
    Indiana Dunes
  • The Oasis Splash Pad
    The Oasis Splash Pad
  • Washington Park Zoo
    Washington Park Zoo
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-6
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To avoid any confusion, potential guests should thoroughly read ALL information below before requesting to book. (We promise that the info below will better prepare you for your trip and answer 99% of your questions!) Thank you!

--This rental includes a kitchen with a fridge/freezer, sink, stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, blender & coffee maker. Essentials like plates, cups, cookware, utensils, & paper towel will be provided for your use. Guests can gather around the large peninsula to enjoy each other’s company over a good meal! (Please note that there is not a dishwasher at this property.)
--Along with coffee, creamer and sweetener are provided.
--Cooking spray, olive oil, salt/pepper are provided.
--Small beach toys for kids and a large woven beach towel is provided for each guest.
--Free public parking surrounds this home.
--The bathroom includes a full tub. (Please note: Because this unit is historic, the ceilings are low in the bathroom and laundry area—Slightly over 6 feet. Tall guests will need to be mindful.) The irony of naming this unit “Scenic Skies” when it has a small portion of low ceilings is not lost upon us. ;)
--A hair dryer and showering essentials/bath towels are available. Each bedroom has clothing storage and hangers. There is also an iron and ironing board.

Scenic Skies sleeps max of 6 people: One bedroom (king bed), another bedroom (queen bed) and a living area large enough to lay down the additional 4” foam floor mattress (queen sized). Mattresses provided on the beds are Zinus Green Tea memory foam mattresses.

--A large, flat screen smart TV is hooked up in your living area, though we recommend the outdoors over the tube! ;)
--High Speed Wifi is provided.
--A washer/dryer is available for your use.

--The shared outdoor space in the backyard is accessible by going down the stairs from the back bedroom. Outdoor Edison bulb lights surround a heavy duty wooden picnic table (seats 8), as well as a firepit with benches surrounding it. Roast a s’more and enjoy! Note that this space is shared with guests in the other two units below the Scenic Skies Unit, so you may see them outside utilizing this area as well.

We welcome guests of all backgrounds! However, due to prior disrespectful renters and property damage, we will only be accepting booking requests from:
--AirBnB users who are "verified" and who already have positive reviews from other hosts.
--Renters that are above the age of 25.
--Renters who are not bringing pets.
--A maximum of six guests per reservation. Extra guests are not allowed. If you have more travelers and would like to rent more than one unit, feel free to click on our profile to see “The Sunshine House: Wild Woodlands Unit” and "The Sunshine House: Breezy Beach Unit.” This will allow you to rent the other private units within the house at the same time, sleeping up to 16 people total.
--We value our relationship with our neighbors, so events/gatherings/parties are not to be held by guests. In order to keep the unit in excellent condition for future guests, we are firm on these rules. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

***Smoking is NOT allowed inside or around the property. If there is any evidence smoking occurred inside or within 50 feet of the property (smoke smell, ashes, paraphernalia, etc) there will be an additional $300 cleaning charge and/or loss of security deposit if one was collected.

***Note that the neighborhood itself is transitional, and while our guests have never had safety issues while staying with us, the area hosts eclectic mix of people: both locals and tourists. The police station is less than a mile away, along with many other popular restaurants and attractions. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to read previous location ratings/reviews from other guests, and/or reach out prior to booking.
***Note that there are train tracks a few blocks away. When a train goes by, you may hear the whistle. Train schedules vary greatly so there is no telling how often you will hear it while vacationing—Many of our guests have said they never heard it, some others say they were bothered by it. We've provided sound makers in each room (and beside the futon) for light sleepers. The vast majority of our guests do not complain of the train, but you are welcome to bring ear plugs for nighttime if you’re a light sleeper or if you’re concerned.
***Note that if you are bringing infants/babies, the unit is NOT baby-proofed. (Furniture is not secured to walls, outlet blockers are not included, cabinets/drawers are not locked, etc.) You assume responsibilities for all guests.
***Note that the lower units may be rented out at the same time, (their ceilings are your floor) so there is potential for noise from other guests.
***Note that the steps to this upper unit are incredibly steep. (The unit is historic and was built in the late 1800s.) If all guests in your party are NOT able-bodied, it will be difficult to access the unit. If you have non able-bodied guests staying with you, we recommend looking at either of the units below this one as an alternative.: “The Sunshine House: Wild Woodlands Unit” or "The Sunshine House: Breezy Beach Unit.”

Other things to note
--Guests who book will receive detailed check-in instructions and a key code for entry on the morning of their scheduled arrival. All of this will be communicated through AirBnB messenger.
--Please note that Michigan City is on Central Standard Time (CST). Check-in is any time between 4-10 PM; you will likely have guests in the unit below you so if arriving late please be very mindful of noise levels; guests must check out by 10 a.m. so that we can clean/prepare for our next renters before they arrive.
--Our cancellation policy is moderate.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 5 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 5 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Michigan City, Indiana

Property Type Apartment in a house on the 2nd floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Smart lock
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • City
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Beach Access
  • Lake Access
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Clothes Drying Rack
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Full Bathroom – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-6
  • Bedroom #1 – 1 King bed, 1 Floor Mattress
  • Bedroom #2 – 1 Queen bed
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Smart TV
  • Children's Books & Toys
  • Beach Essentials
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Fire Pit
  • Fenced Yard
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Cleaning Products
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Shared Spaces
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night