6 Beds4 Baths6000 Sq. ft
( Owner Manager )
Indiana's first and ONLY Luxury Elite Property as recognized by Andrew Harper, LLC.
Completed in June, 2016, Villa Santorini, only 40 minutes from Chicago, sits atop a 60ft private dune, borders the IN Dunes National Lakeshore, and has direct beach access. This year-round vacation rental is a custom-designed Smart Home built for indoor/outdoor beachfront entertaining. No other vacation rental in this market offers as many luxury features, spa-like quality, and amenities for the whole group or showcases 270 degree views of Lake Michigan's pristine beaches, unspoiled National Lakeshore, and the Chicago Skyline.
Miller Beach, IN, the closest beach-side community to Chicago, is often referred to as the “Hampton's of the Midwest”. It is a unique and growing artist community in NW Indiana full of galleries, shopping, fine dining, and miles of pristine beaches and nature trails. Hundreds of attractions are located within 60 minutes: casinos, amusement/water parks, golf, antiquing, wineries, outlet malls as well as Chicago’s rich culture: Millennium Park, museums, restaurants, sports, etc.
Villa Santorini is nautically-themed and professionally designed by Estera Style. It seamlessly blends beach-chic, the timeless style of Ralph Lauren, and old-world, architectural elements found in idyllic Greek island villas. Villa is loaded with every luxury amenity and premium furnishing under the Grecian Sun. Daily maid service available upon request.
Perfect for guest chefs or groups to make meals together, this full-service kitchen has an 8 ft. sliding glass door which opens to the Sunset Dining Terrace. The designer chose elegant painted custom-built cabinetry in a mix of white and grays finishes, Arctic White Quartz counters, a stacked marble backsplash, and under-cabinet lighting. The 10ft by 5ft island has seating for eight on Italian leather stools. There is also a walk-in pantry with custom shelving.
Kitchen has service for 30, all stainless steel appliances, and everything needed to make enticing meals and desserts. Professional appliances include a Marvel Fridge with auto ice-maker, Verona EuroChef gas range, AGA Chimney Hood, Maytag convection baking ovens, Marvel ice-machine, two Whirlpool dishwashers, and two double-bowl sinks with Grohe pull-out faucets. A custom cabinet features two Jenn-Air cooling units for wine and cold-temperature beverages loaded with specialty glassware.
The Historic Round Room at Villa Santorini is truly one of a kind. Built in 1938, it is the original structure of the compound and features a 36 ft diameter space reminiscent of an idyllic Greek island villa with its 12 in thick white plaster walls, cast iron wood-burning stove, radial beamed ceiling, and filament bulb lantern sconces. Two propeller ceiling fans add to the nautical theme. Enjoy not-to-miss 270 degree views of nature through six teak wood casement windows and a triple patio door which opens to the North Terrace. Finally, a wrought-iron spiral staircase leads to the Gallery and Master Suite.
This expansive room has four seating areas that are perfect for dining, entertaining, and relaxing. The dining area accommodates up to 12 guests with a casual yet elegant feel and features an original Herman Miller Eames table (circa 1950s) and Eames-inspired chairs. A 1950s credenza which once graced the offices of the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago now serves as a buffet along with a modern rustic chandelier with rope detail and a vintage inspired oriental rug seamlessly create a memorable dining experience. The TV viewing area features a rich coffee leather queen sofa-bed, Plasma TV with sound bar, sub-woofer, and Smart Blu-Ray player. Intimate conversation seating around the wood burning stove is on tufted espresso leather lounge chairs. There is also a round game table with seating for six guests that can double as additional dining space. The centerpiece of the Round Room is an arched, Mediterranean-style daybed.
Media Room and Theater
Ascending the sky-lighted Grand Foyer staircase, the cozy, warm Media Room and Theater awaits. It provides an inviting atmosphere for many activities. Lounge on the six-seat, caramel leather sectional or Eames recliner for some TV therapy on a 75 inch LED with 5.1 Dolby sound and Blu-Ray player. Warm up with the natural slate surround wood-burning stove. Step out onto the Sunrise Deck to gaze at the lush dune-scape of the National Lakeshore. Quench your thirst from the custom cherry wet bar which features a built-in Marvel beverage center, specialty glassware cabinets, quartz counters, and chevron marble backsplash. Curl up with a good book or use the 20in Mac PC in the tucked-away nook which overlooks the Sunrise Deck.
The elegant and light-filled Sunroom was inspired by the timeless style of Ralph Lauren with its deep blue walls, dark wood floors, rich leather furniture, vintage-style ceiling fan and luxurious drapes that frame the full height walls of glass casement windows on the South and West. Because of its South-Western exposure, this appealing room is the perfect respite year round. It has a 4k Smart TV, unique solid-glass pocket door, queen sofa bed, and floor-to-ceiling drapes to make a cozy and inviting private sleeping area.
Outdoor Living Areas
Overlooking the beautiful Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake Michigan's sugar-sand beaches, lush dune-scape, and the Chicago Skyline, this dune-top home's most coveted space is its terraces and decks. With the same attention to detail as the rest of the Villa, the outdoor living areas, comprising approximately 4500 sqft, are complete with cushioned seating groups, 8-person waterfall hot tub, fire place, heated shower, granite kitchen with Napoleon grill, dining tables, serving buffet, fire pit, bistro tables, chaise lounges, and swings. All decks and terraces have full glass panel railings for unobstructed views.
Six well-appointed bedrooms comprise the compound, including two king-size master suites, three queen-size bedrooms and a 4-twin bunk room. Two queen sofa beds, one day-bed conversion, and several high-rise, self-inflating Aerobeds with headboards are available. Guests love the convenience of putting them wherever and whenever.
Each guest room has been carefully crafted with guests in mind. Tasteful features include soft wool rugs over cherry flooring, touches of leather and custom upholstery throughout.
Master Suite's en suite bathroom features the Water Room, private Ships Bow Deck, wet bar, and full dressing room. A 40 foot wall of glass opens to the Ships Bow Deck. This uniquely shaped engineering marvel is designed to minimize viewing obstructions of the crashing waves on the beach while lying in bed. Wrap-around deck is shaped like the bow of a ship and is pointing out to Sea! It overhangs a 40ft cliff and uses all glass panel railings. Glass doors at the far ends of the suite illuminate the entire room at sunrise and sunset.
Water Room is a custom-designed sanctuary for ultimate relaxation therapy. With a clear glass entrance, the Water Room's steam generator has Eucalyptus oil reservoirs for steam-aroma therapy. Jetted tub has an Artic White granite deck surround and bench seating. There are two 12in ceiling-mounted Grohe rainfall heads and one hand-held massager. Dimmable LED lighting sets the perfect ambiance for your break from reality. Sloped ceilings prevent cold water droplets from falling on you.
Bathroom features a wall-mounted espresso vanity with black granite counters, double white porcelain vessel sinks, Grohe faucets and under-cabinet LED lighting which showcase the heated natural stone floors. For your viewing pleasure, there is a 24in LED Smart TV. Heated towel bars, custom mirrors, vintage filament LED pendants, and auto-humidity sensing quiet fans complete the space.
Master Suite also has a custom cherry wet bar which features a built-in Marvel beverage center, solid quartz counters, and chevron marble backsplash.
Nautical Suite is a top-floor haven with panoramic views from its six large box seat windows complete with en suite bathroom and wine-cellar wet bar. Pillow-top king size bed, two mirrored closets and large LED TV are provided. Bathroom is equipped with heated natural stone floors, dual vanities, skylight, auto-humidity sensing fan, and heated towel bars.
Skyline Bedroom features a private cantilevered deck for viewing the spectacular Chicago skyline. Bedroom boasts 15ft tall beamed ceilings, queen-size bed, Smart TV, ceiling fan, and an ample closet.
Skylight Bedroom features an en suite bathroom, queen bed, deep closet, LED TV, and large skylight for moon gazing.
Sunset Bedroom has a large West facing window perfect for viewing the Sunset Terrace. It has a queen-size bed, generous closet, Smart TV, and ceiling fan.
Bunk Room has four-twin beds, Smart TV, large closet and is adjacent to the Media Room.
Four well-equipped natural stone bathrooms have fluffy towels, bathmats, basic soaps, tissues, and hair dryers. All have wall mounted, dual vanity sinks, auto-humidity sensing fans, Kohler fixtures, and Grohe faucets.
World-class Nuvo Grande Concerto brings stereo high fidelity sound throughout the compound. LED touch panels allow you to listen to your favorite music from six different sources in eight locations simultaneously. Party Mode controls everything.
Electrolux washer and dryer for guest use.
Provides an art-filled passage from Media Room to Master Suite and Round Room.
(Rates in US Dollars)
Jan 2018 - Dec 2018