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The Queen Bee--Beachwalk's Favorite Large Home Rental

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Buzz Inn in foreground, Queen Bee in background
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7 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
24 guests
1 night minimum
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At the doorstep to Indiana Dunes National Park, Queen Bee, along with its included coach house, Buzz Inn, are not to be missed. This massive property is perhaps Beachwalk’s largest and after undergoing a massive top to bottom rehab in 2016, has been transformed into its nicest. Seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread across six separate floors of living, with porches and balconies off nearly every room (8 total porches/balconies), including two that are screened in. With gorgeous tile-work and high end finishes throughout, and six flat screen TV's, Queen Bee was designed to accommodate a crowd in style. And now, new for 2019, the owners have added in a massive outdoor shower just steps from the lower level patio door and a new fire pit patio with cocktail lights. Main Floor: Enter t...At the doorstep to Indiana Dunes National Park, Queen Bee, along with its included coach house, Buzz Inn, are not to be missed. This massive property is perhaps Beachwalk’s largest and after undergoing a massive top to bottom rehab in 2016, has been transformed into its nicest. Seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread across six separate floors of living, with porches and balconies off nearly every room (8 total porches/balconies), including two that are screened in. With gorgeous tile-work and high end finishes throughout, and six flat screen TV's, Queen Bee was designed to accommodate a crowd in style. And now, new for 2019, the owners have added in a massive outdoor shower just steps from the lower level patio door and a new fire pit patio with cocktail lights. Main Floor: Enter the home through the front screen porch into a massive great room complete with fireplace and a custom made fifteen foot farmhouse table that easily seats 18 or more. The great room is open to a large updated kitchen, island with bar stools, and a separate seating area with flat screen TV. The main floor also has a massive king master suite with its own private porch, TV, and giant master bath with walk-in shower with double shower heads. There is a separate half bath with laundry also on the main floor. Second Floor: Take the stairs to the second floor where yet another king master suite awaits. This one has a private balcony, a large bathroom with jacuzzi tub, and its own flat screen TV. The second floor also has a queen with en suite bath with its own large private deck, a bunk room that sleeps six, and yet another full bath. Third Floor: Up the stairs to the third floor is a fabulous private top floor bedroom that sleeps two on a queen, has a futon for extra sleeping (not even counted in the sleeps 24 bed count), and has sun decks off of either side. Garden Level: That's not all! In our amazing family friendly ground level, you will find an enormous living room/rec room with room for all to gather with a fifty inch TV, pool/ping pong table, foosball table, kitchenette with full-size refrigerator, full bath, and seating for the masses. The ground level also includes a phenomenal brand new large bedroom with custom built-in twin bunk beds soaring over two built-in queen beds. All four beds have their own built-in reading lamps and USB charging ports for your gadgets. This bedroom can easily accommodate a family, or can comfortably sleep adults who want a queen bed. A truly unique and amazing space. Buzz Inn: The Queen Bee by itself sleeps 20+ more than comfortably. And the included two-story coach house, Buzz Inn, sleeps four more. Buzz has another 1,200 square feet of beautifully finished private living space with a huge second floor master with jacuzzi tub and a private fireplace. Enjoy your morning coffee on Buzz' private second floor balcony overlooking a wooded lot with partial views of Lake Kai. And the main floor of Buzz includes its own living room and TV with a pull-out couch, a full kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, and yet another bathroom with laundry. Wow. Exterior: That's just the inside of these beautiful houses--but you came here for a beach vacation, so don't forget the outdoor living. In addition to all of the decks and porches, The Queen Bee also includes a large grill, two picnic tables for gathering the family outside in the back yard dining patio, and a separate fire-pit area. The Queen Bee and Buzz Inn also have their own custom painted golf cart with rear seats that comes included with each rental. Beachwalk: And, of course, you will be able to enjoy all the amenities of the award winning Beachwalk Resort community, including interior Lake Kai with a sandy beach, fishing pier, free kayak and paddleboard rental, and frog-catching, a heated community pool and kid pool, a custom playground and park, hiking trails through the dunes, tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball courts, and, of course, a private entrance to one of Lake Michigan's most beautiful stretches of sandy beach. If you are planning a big family vacation, or a get-together with friends or colleagues, you would be making a mistake by passing up an opportunity to rent Queen Bee and Buzz Inn. Note: In summer there is a $10 per person per week charge for use of the resort amenities. This fee goes to the association to maintain the pool, etc.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Must be 25 years of age to rent. No prom parties.
Bathrooms
2 Half baths, 4 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Adam W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed 20 December 2018

My family and I rented this house for our early Christmas with the grands, they even put a tree up for us! Everyone loved this home, as there was plenty of space for everyone and even space for the kids to play hide and seek....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We have rented before from the same owners(Sun King) and this property too surmounted our expectations! The owners are very easy to work with and very accommodating! Amazing house which was beautifully decorated and very clean. The kitchen was well equipped with anything and everything...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2017
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Date of stay: February 2017
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wonderful place for a large group. The kitchen table was awesome to gather around for games and meals. Had everything we need and more. Would definitely return.

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This house was a fantastic weekend getaway. The whole neighborhood feels like you are secluded from the world. So peaceful and small town feeling. The house is massive. We had 12 adults and 9 kids. We were always occupied with the campfire, the pool/ping pong,...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank 739tasham
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I stayed here with a large group of families for an annual late summer get away. The house was clean and modern with ample amount of space for us and the kids. The Beachwalk resort is very family friendly. Our only wish for the house...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank carlahrn2016
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Queen Bee and Buzz Inn were exceptional in capacity, location, decor, and hospitality. There was nothing lacking!! We had an extended family of 21 which included 6 children under 4yo, several teens and college-aged adults. Everyone felt at home as the kitchen was truly fully...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Robert R
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We absolutely loved the Queen Bee! It is spacious, well appointed, and perfect for large families or groups. The guest house is great for the matriarch and patriarch or a small family. The beautiful dining table is wonderful for large family meals seating over 20...More

Date of stay: April 2016
1  Thank terhoads
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Queen Bee and it’s coach house Buzz Inn can’t be beat for families, extended families, and groups of friends. My experience, which included 9 adults and 10 lively kids under 10, was relaxing and enjoyable due to generous bed/bath suites spread out over several floors....More

Date of stay: April 2016
2  Thank Connie S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Internet Access
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Pool Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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