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The Dune Abides/Beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath home, short walk to beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Welcome to the Dune Abides! Situated just 3 blocks from one of Indiana's largest beaches. This home has everything you need to relax, unwind and create unforgettable memories with family and friends all year long.

The Dune Abides is the perfect place to get away from it all. Fill your days with the sand between your toes and at night share your day's adventures around the fire pit. Cozy up with your favorite book or sip your favorite drink on the large wraparound deck. Let your kids be kids as they takeover the newly finished lower level of this home.

If you need a break from the sand and water, there's always an afternoon at Washington Park Zoo, a trip to Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall or try your luck at the Blue Chip Casino. These are just some of the many things to do during your stay here at the Dune Abides.

This home offers full concierge service to our renters. Whatever your needs are we are happy to assist. We can grocery shop prior to your arrival (there is an extra charge for this), rent paddle boards, kayaks or maui mats. We can make dinner reservations at one of the nearby restaurants, book a winery/brewery tour, even hire a photographer to capture that perfect family photo.

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Property Manager
Gina O'Halloran
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Gina O'Halloran

My name is Gina O'Halloran and I am the owner of Lake Concierge, the property management company for The Dune Abides. I spent more than a decade working as a concierge for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and I bring a certain level of experience to my rentals that I believe sets us apart from other rentals. Give us a chance to make your vacation unforgettable!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Michigan City in Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We ask that our guests kindly strip the beds that have been slept in and leave those sheets in that particular room.
  • We ask that our guests empty the refrigerator and take the garbage out prior to their departure.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , This room has 2 twin beds, one with a trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower level bunk room - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The Dune Abides/Beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath home, short walk to beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Loved the Family House

  • 4 of 5

Our entire family enjoyed a week in Michigan City. My three-year grandson dubbed it the Family House. The location of the house was great - we could walk to the beach, the playground, several restaurants and the zoo. The house had plenty of beds for everyone. All the bathrooms were very clean as well as the kitchen. We could have used more forks and baking dishes otherwise the kitchen had everything. Our favorite part was the fire pit which we used almost every night. The weather was cool so a nice fire and a glass of wine was the perfect ending to each day. The furniture on the wraparound porch is in pretty bad shape. Our family hopes to return next summer. Thanks to Gina for all her help She was great.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Big house

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice four days at the house. Gina was great to work with and very responsive. She let us have an early check in. Great living area and kitchen (only missing was a pizza cutter :) ) basement was great for the kids so they could have their area. It was nice to have Riki and Netflix. Bedrooms upstairs were spacious. The beds were not that comfy but we survived. Nice to have shampoo and wash in all the bathrooms. Garage was full of everything we needed for the beach. The walk to the beach was kind of hard with little kids. The walk up the sand dune was hot especially with the wagon. We ended up driving to the park and going $8 for each day. Beach was clean except for the beach flies! After reviewing the bill for the house, kind of discounted in the $200 cleaning fee after having to strip all beds and towels. And the carpets and floors looked like they weren’t vacuumed.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dunes Abides house was wonderful for us.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for us 8 golfers, for a 4 day stay. There is plenty of room on the first floor. The kitchen space had every thing and served all we needed to cook and eat at the big table. There is plenty of comfy beds and 3 clean bathrooms. In the front of the house there's lots of chairs on the wrap around porch and the patio in the back was great. We had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We found the property spacious and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described, so we had no surprises. I would return to 'Shore 2 Please'.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay it is a great home close to Lake Michigan! Come back anytime we hope to see you soon! Thanks Kathy At The Beach Vacation Rental
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Wonderful home for our family to stay in while spending time together at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven adults and two children chose Michigan City as a central location for us to get together for Memorial Day weekend. This home was the perfect place for us to stay! Our married son and his two young children stayed in the newly refinished basement, while the rest of us stayed in the three comfortable bedrooms upstairs. That meant we could sleep in when the children woke up early! The main floor was open concept and spacious. There was plenty of room at the table and in the living area for us to be together. We also enjoyed being on the wrap around porch and the enclosed deck and fire pit area in the back. The hosts supplied almost everything we needed, including chairs and towels for the beach. The house was very clean and well-decorated. The TVs were updated and included the use of Roku and access to Nexflix, children's channels and many other options. The house was within walking distance of the beach, which the adults chose to do, but also very close driving distance for bringing children and beach supplies. We didn't opt to visit the zoo, but it was also very close. There was a small park about a half block away that the children enjoyed visiting to have a little more space to run around. We ate at Galveston Steakhouse nearby which was also very good. For those who like to shop the house is also close to the outlet mall, or if gambling is your style, it was close to the casino. There was some traffic noise when we sat in the enclosed area in the back, and we could hear trains whistles from the tracks that were a couple of blocks away, but neither were loud enough to keep us from having fun. We could park in the garage, and our three small cars could also fit in the driveway in the back. It was much easier to unload our supplies from there than to use the street parking and front steps. The instructions from the owner were very clear and helpful. I would highly recommend this home for families visiting in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of fun

  • 5 of 5

The house was bigger than expected and was a blast. I loved the big comfy couches and the very large kitchen table. We drove to the public beach everyday it was a blast. The house had everything we needed. It had lots of games that the adults and kids enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy your family enjoyed their stay at Shore To Please. It is very convenient to drive over to Washington Park and park to go to the beach. I hope you had time to visit the Zoo right there on Lake Shore Dr. I am glad you found my home was comfy and bigger than you expected it is a roomy home! We hope to see you again some time soon Thank You At The Beach Vacation Rental
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £152.28
Property Damage Insurance £44.92
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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