Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
About Susan Brandstetter
The cottages have been in our family for 3 generations and almost 100 years.
Susan Brandstetter purchased this Cottage in 1940
What makes this Cottage unique
Our cottages are right on the beach. There is nothing between you and the lake except beach. You can walk on the beach for miles in either direction. From the cottage or the beach you can watch the sun set behind the skyline of Chicago or watch a beautiful lightening storm cross the lake.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We enjoyed our time here - this was our second visit. The property is right on the beach, with just enough privacy but also close to activities for our kids. The owners were very responsive to our needs before and during our stay. Looking forward to coming back.
Mother-daughter long weekend
My third or fourth stay at this property. Right on the beach, can walk to the dunes, always very clean. Thanks for another great stay.
Wonderful cottage, right on beach!
Susan was very welcoming, even re-printing a voucher we had accidentally left at home for the Shedd Aquarium. The cottage was clean, and well-situated, almost directly on the beach! About 5 minutes from Dunes Park Station of the South Shore Line, super easy to get into the city for a day adventure. We’re coming back!
The sound of waves crashing and the 180 degree view of the water was very nice! The cabin we stayed in was on the bottom floor. Not sure that was obvious from the picture or description. Not a significant difference other than our imagination was the view may have been even more spectacular above. This rental has 55 stairs and a hill to circumnavigate. Pack light and limit the number of trips required to and from the parking lot. The space was clean but a little tired. Susan and her son were great hosts and even helped us make a trip to unload.
Beautiful property- Recommended!
We throughly enjoyed our long October break weekend at this property. It was a perfect space for my husband, me and our two kids (8/11). There are a ton of stairs as is mentioned in the description and other reviews. Pack light and in smaller bags. Kudos to the owners in keeping this property in fantastic and extremely clean condition.
There is a tv in the living room and master bedroom. Both have HDMI and USB inputs to use your streaming stick, and there is a dvd (not Blu Ray) player in the living room. Google Chromecast is in the living room, but we were never able to access it due to lower WiFi speeds. Download speeds jumped from 1.10 to 4.5 when testing. Assuming it was bogged down a bit once other folks jumped on the network.
There is little to no cell phone coverage (which we were ok with).
Kitchen is fully equipped for cooking meals. Hand wash dishes, no dishwasher.
Things to bring- paper towels, shower soap, firewood for the firepit.
Owners do everything they can to help when needed. They are close by and can be reached with questions during your stay. 100% recommended as long as you can do 50 stairs plus an uphill walk to the car.
Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting
This place comes as advertised. The views are amazing and the cottage itself is lovely. My wife and I enjoyed our time here immensely. My only caution would be the stairs heading down to the cottage. If you have a difficult time navigating stairs, this might not be the best place for you. But if stairs don't bother you, than you will not be disappointed with your stay here. Susan was wonderful to work with. If I had any questions or needed any recommendations, she would respond to my texts within minutes and provided some great help. We took the train into Chicago on one of our days and had a wonderful time enjoying the city. Hard to go wrong with a vacation spot that offers solitude on the Lake and yet is an hour train ride to Chicago! I would highly recommend that you consider booking your Indiana Dunes vacation here!
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