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Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Porter Beach

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Susan Brandstetter
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2016
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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Urbana, Illinois

great location

  • 5 of 5

It is right on the lake, beautiful. The cottage was clean,appliances stainless steel. We would stay there again in a heart beat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Owners Who Care

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this rental. Plenty of beach toys for the kids to play on both in and out of the water. Cottage is right on the beach with amazing views of lake Michigan. Indiana dunes state park is within walking distance. For the shoppers in your crowd you can jump a train into Chicago. The owners really jumped in and helped us out with a boating mishap.(our first time on this large lake) I cannot say enough how great it is to find owners who care and are genuine in how they interact with guests. We will return to enjoy this rental location again!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Champaign, IL, USA

Comfy Clean Cottages on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

It's rare to find cottages in the midwest right on the beach. These cottages are totally equipped and they are nice and clean. Along the beach, you can walk and walk and walk (barefoot if you like)and then walk some more. There's a beautiful view and a gorgeous sunset almost every night. Small and large towns nearby for shopping and lots of nice restaurants. There's a really nice European Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Lots of hiking trails too - The State Park is closeby and has a lot to offer. You do have to walk down many stairs from the parking lot to the cottages - remember to pack light which is actually a plus. You mainly need your swimsuit/towel, sunscreen and a toothbrush! The owners are very nice and most helpful. The most relaxing vacation ever!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage is right on the beach and the views are wonderful. We slept to the sounds of the waves and enjoyed every minute of our stay. And the owners are close by and so helpful. We are already planning when we can come again!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, Kentucky

Needed more info

  • 4 of 5

The description and photos do not really give enough information about this place. It is not clear from the photo but this is on the second floor with a unit below it and one next to it all in the same structure. It is also a hike down from the parking lot (stairs over dunes). The washer and dryer are coin operated and most people do not bring 10 quarters do do a load of laundry. There is satellite/cable on the tv but minimal channels and the wifi is unreliable and slow.

Now for the good. The location is great as it is probably less than a half mile walk on the beach to the park, which otherwise charges for entry by car. Great views of the lake and sunset from the balcony. It would have been nice for us to know ahead of time that the owners provide with a TON of beach stuff - toys for children, chairs and two kayaks! You do not need to find a rental place as these are free for guests.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so pretty (pictures definitely do not do it justice), peaceful & quiet, immaculately clean and equipped with everything you might need. The view is incredible, and the owners are so helpful and sweet. I felt very safe and relaxed, even alone. I wished I could have stayed longer, and I hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore - Dunes Park Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 12 US 20 I94 and I90

Standup Paddle Boarding


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Porter Beach, Indiana

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off Season 2016/2017
22 Sep 2016 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £49
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.
There is a $25/night per guests fee over the maximum number allowed. If you have more than 4 guests (including adults and children) there is a charge of $25 per night per guest over the 4 allowed.

To make a reservation we require a $200 non-refundable deposit. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to your arrival and is refundable to the extent we can re-book your unit.
We accept credit cards over phone at our home/office 219-926-1999.
If you prefer to pay by check our address is:
Duneland Rentals LLC
2924 Glacier Trl
Porter IN 46304
Once your deposit is received I will email you a confirmation

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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