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Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This charming lakefront cottage is located on three hundred feet of private beach. The gradual sandy beach is excellent for swimming and the sunsets from the south shore of Lake Michigan are incredible.

Porter Beach is a small beach community located on the borders of the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and just one hour from downtown Chicago. The beautiful beach stretches in either direction for miles and within minutes you can get to wonderful nature trails, excellent restaurants, quaint shops and many interesting cultural attractions.

The trails vary in length and difficulty but are all wonderful for both hiking and cross country skiing. There are also some excellent sledding hills nearby. Other close by sights include historic Chelberg Farm, Westchester Township History Museum, Zao Island Amusement Park, Taltree Arboretum, Calumet Bike Trail, Imagination Glen with a BMX race track and a 10 mile Outback Mountain Bike Trail and Broken Wagon Bison Farm and many more wonderful places to explore and activities to delight.

Keywords: Beach Front Bungalow Beach House Beach Cottage Indiana Dunes House Indiana Dunes Cabin Weekend Getaway Spot Vacation Rental Summer House Winter Cabin

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Brandstetter
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porter Beach in Porter

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed in bedroom 2 Twin beds in the living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

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Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Michigan, USA

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property was a great place to start and end our days! It's comfortable, spacious, conveniently located, and very well equipped with not a single amenity overlooked. We'd definitely stay here again. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place on the beach

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great, especially the kayaks and other beach equipment. The twin beds in front room are not good, especially for someone with a bad back. Also, those stairs are killer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Birdseye Views!

  • 5 of 5

Even though the weather was at times stormy, breezy, rainy, sunny, bracing, we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Charming Lake Front Cottage nestled in the Indiana Dunes. Being on the 2nd story we had a great view of Lake Michigan's mood, and sometimes could see a faint outline of the Chicago skyline. We enjoyed watching boats and gulls sail past our window. Please not that in order to get the best views, you need to be standing or sitting on a bar stool as the windows are a bit high. We placed the daybed mattress onto the couch and that enabled us to see more while resting on the couch. :) The cottage was clean, neat, had everything we needed plus a nice kitchen area and little porch for enjoying outside when it wasn't raining. If you have trouble walking up/down stairs and hills, this is not the place for you. We are in our mid-sixties and it was a little bit of hike, especially with luggage. There may be a little over 60 stair steps involved, but it is well worth the effort. We walked the beach and saw the Dunes, and also walked the surrounding neighborhoods. We really enjoyed the 3 dinners we had out: Burgers at Octave, ribs at Wagner's and amazing Italian at Lucretia's. Our host, Susan, was very nice and responsive when making arrangements and upon our arrival, even helping us carry our first load into the cottage! We will definitely be back, hopefully when the weather is a bit better! We already miss the sound of the waves ever present during the day and lulling us to sleep at night!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little cottage on the beach! It was everything we thought it would be and more. Although it was a little chilly during our stay, that didn't stop us from enjoying the view, the sand, and dipping our toes in the cold water of Lake Michigan.

The cottage was SUPER clean and smelled really good. I'm weird about smells, so that was a big plus for me. Even the bath towels smelled super good! Nothing like that bleach smell you get on hotel bath towels. Check in was super easy and quick. Check out was even easier. Super affordable rates, convenient location, awesome all around! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable and quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay! The house was very clean and equipped with everything I could possibly need. It was comfortable and safe and truly felt like a home away from home. The owner was so incredibly accommodating as my flight was delayed, rerouted and all botched up.

I really needed a place to relax and get away for a few days and this beachfront cottage was exactly what I was looking for! I stayed in and cooked for myself in the ample kitchen, but there were plenty of places to eat in town.

I was lulled to sleep each night to the sound of crashing waves and slept like a baby. The view was so beautiful. I could just look out over the water and get lost in the sunrises and sunsets for hours.... even on cloudy, rainy days! The whole beach was clean and I could walk as far as I wanted and was able to "recharge" and not have to think or worry about work, unless I wanted to.

I definitely will try to make another trip and stay again.

I highly recommend this beach front cottage to anyone who wants to get away from it all or to bring the kids to play in the sun and the sand.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, cozy, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect get-a-way! The sounds of the lake, walking the beach, fire pit, freindly people...pure relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
The Brassie Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore - Dunes Park Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 12 US 20 I94 and I90
Car: necessary

Standup Paddle Boarding


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Porter Beach, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Off Season 2017/2018
12 Sep 2017 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
24 May 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.75
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
All adult guests must sign a Duneland Rentals, LLC Waiver and Release of Liability Form.
The maximum occupancy is 4 people (adults and children). Additional day guests and visitors are not permitted without expressed written consent.
There is a charge to change reservation dates. Guests wanting to change reservation dates or reduce the number of nights staying are subject to a reservation change fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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