HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Cozy and Charming Beach Getaway on Lovely Lake Michigan

People4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming Studio with nothing between you and the lake except a sandy beach.

This delightfully spacious Studio is nestled in the Indiana Dunes and just steps away from magnificent Lake Michigan. The only thing between you and the lake is a lovely sandy beach. There is sleeping for 4 with a queen bed and two twin beds. Ample seating in the living area includes a loveseat and a comfortable daybed. The dining room table can be expanded to meet you dining needs or the leaves can be easily hidden away for a more intimate dining experience. The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped with a full size refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven and 12 cup coffee maker. There are bar stools at the kitchen counter for casual dining or socializing with the chef. All linens (bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes and dish towels) are provided. This is the lower level of a 2 story guest house with a private entrance and no shared spaces. We have 350' of private beach for the exclusive use of our guests. Should you want to venture beyond the beach numerous nearby attractions include hiking, biking, dining, shopping, museums, art galleries, an arboretum, golfing, waterpark, farmers markets, live theatre, movie theatres,skating, bowling and much more.


Owner
Susan Brandstetter
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
25 August, 2017

About Susan Brandstetter

The cottages have been in our family since the 1920s. I grew up in Chicago but spent my summers, weekends and holidays here at the beach. I moved here permanently in 1990 to assume management of the properties.

Susan Brandstetter purchased this cottage in 1924

Location

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , There is a queen bed, a daybed, trundle bed and sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

75% Complete
25% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Cozy and Charming Beach Getaway on Lovely Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

This was a comfortable, charming place with a fantastic view of the lake

  • 5 of 5

My sister, Theresa and I loved our time at this adorable studio/cottage. Susan, who helped us with the booking was very helpful and patient with our many questions and requests. Her sister, Ericka, helped us find the place and settle in. Ericka checked on us to make sure things were going smoothly, and brought us extra things as we needed them, such as toilet paper and fire logs. Ericka also showed us some of the other cottages for another visit when we plan to bring more family members.

The studio was all we hoped it would be! First and foremost, it was very clean. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen fully equipped and the shower warm and hardy. There were several windows that looked right out to the lake that we enjoyed fully! They were fitted with very efficient roller/chain shades, that we could open and close with ease. The flow of the open area was much enhanced by the large kitchen with the standing counter for easy meals.

Ericka also told us how to find the places in the area that we needed like restaurants and the grocery store. She also brought by the schedule for the train to Chicago, which we decided not to take because we didn't want to leave the lake. We also met some of the other tourists who were staying in the cottages adjacent. Ericka told us many of them had been coming for years. They were very interesting and nice people.

One of the most important things for us was that we be on the beach without having to drive or cross a major highway. That aspect was true for this Studio, as well as the wonderful, soft, powdery sand that did not require 'shower-shoes' to walk upon. I enjoyed sitting on the beach in one of the chairs provided and just let the water lap up on my ankles! Saturday was our sunniest day and we finished off the evening with a great fire in the firepit with wood that was provided; Ericka even brought extra for us, in case we needed it.

Also, we found the list of rules easy to follow and very clear. We will definitely return to this place! Soon, I hope!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful vacation retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and it was perfectly wonderful again! The hosts Susan and Erica were readily available to help us with anything we needed.

The accommodations included steps to a private beach area with kayaks, chairs and crystal clear water! We were literally on the lake and could hear the sound of the waves and enjoy the Cozy quiet bluff area outside our doorstep, equipped with numerous chairs and tables and a fire pit. We were able to walk to the nearby dunes along the lake and explore the private beach area. At night we enjoyed local restaurants and Beautiful sunsets! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Charming!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean , great view, hoping to come back... loved loved loved it !!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

5 stars. For hospitality of owners, cleanliness of the property and beach access

  • 5 of 5

Our first girls weekend. Comfortable, immaculate and roomy for four with access to the beach for swimming, walking, kayaking watching sunrises and sunsets and star watching. Pack lighter for the stair access but don't let the stairs keep you from this treasure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

The owners Susan and Erika are so laid back and accomodating,they have made these cottages so comfortable! Being a local, I knew what to expect from the beach,but was so impressed with the amenities: great beach equipment including kayaks,standup board,paddle ball games,beach toys,beach chairs,great fire pit! I would definitely stay here again! Pack light,there are many stairs to get down to cottage,but it's well worth it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Cincinnati Ohio
5

Finally, a vacation spot so appealing , we will come back year after year.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this studio cottage! It is newly renovated, clean, lot's of closet space, comfortable bed and utterly charming. Add to that the sound of waves rolling in. The other renters were friendly and courteous. The owners are most helpful and available for any questions. We loved walking the beach in the morning, wandering through nearby towns in the afternoon and then back to our cottage on the beach for the evening. Sunsets are incredible. A nearby train station allows for a day trip to Chicago without any worries of traffic and parking. We would highly recommend this and any of the other cottages on this property. After 40 years of staying in different rentals, this one is perfect for us and we look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Porter Beach, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off Season 2017/2018
12 Sep 2017 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£231
for 2 nights
From
£87
£611
 
 
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 11 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£917
for 7 nights
£917
 
 
Off Season 2018/2019
12 Sep 2018 - 22 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
£231
for 2 nights
From
£87
£611
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.62
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Ask Owner a Question
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals