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.
- Cottage500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Charming Studio with nothing between you and the lake except a sandy beach.
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Oct 2018
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
Beautiful view..... right on the beach!
The view is beautiful! Cottage was clean and fairly well stocked. Within an easy drive to the Parks to hike, and to restaurants for dinner. Tip,,,,take a flashlight if you are going to be out at night. The walk from the parking area to the cottage is a challenge without one. Very dark and the 50 steps and walk thru the sand are a little treacherous in the dark. VRBO states washer and dryer. Did not see one. Overall, good for the price and location.
We had an amazing time. I can’t imagine renting this place and not enjoying your stay. The unit was clean and the perfect size for our small family (2 adults and 2 young kids). Ericka showed us to our place on arrival and was friendly and showed us where we could find everything. The unit had coffee filters! I have rented units in the past in other locations and my main annoyance is that they don’t have filters. It’s a pet peeve of mine. There were kayaks, life vests, chairs, umbrellas, and a Lilly pad that were there for renters to use. We took full advantage of it all. The beach was fantastic and so close. We spent our days in the sand and our nights with the windows open listening to the waves. We will be back for sure.
Refreshing and Beautiful
Wonderful place, magically immersed in lakes expanse which surrounds all your senses.
A delicious little spot, immaculately clean, comfortable and well suited for our family's every need. We would recommend this to anyone seeking both solitude and surrender to all the lake and cottage's many amenities. Thank you for a great experience.
Cozy studio that was perfect for our small family with a wonderful view of the lake! Used the fire pit every night and watched the sun set over the Chicago skyline. Thank you, Susan!
Perfect seclusion with lulling waves
We stayed a full week in the cozy little cottage and loved playing in the sand on the nearly empty beach. Off-season is the way to go. A walk up the beach brings you directly to the State Park with good dune hikes. Susan and Ericka are very accomodating and helpful in all respects. We managed to kayak, dash to Chicago with the local train, morning runs, easy grocery shopping and cooking. Overall a treat to enjoy the sunset and listen to the gentle waves as you fall asleep and awake for yet another day. In the summer you will be surrounded by other tenants/neighbors but off-season we had complete seclusion.
Wonderful weekend getaway
The location of this property is absolutely amazing!
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.