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Charming Beach Front Cottages

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom cottage on the beach.

Our cottage is nestled on 350' of private beach between the amazing Indiana Dunes and breathtaking Lake Michigan. There are 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, the 2nd bedroom has a double bed and the bright and cheerful 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds.

Susan Brandstetter
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Susan Brandstetter

My sister, Ericka, and I manage our beach cottages which have been in our family since the 1920’s. It is our goal to create an environment in each cottage that is as unique and beautiful as the Indiana Dunes are themselves. And, when you are ready to step beyond the beach and magnificent Lake Michigan, whether you are interested in birding, hiking, theme parks, fairs, antiquing, shopping or museums we will gladly point you in the direction of any one of our areas numerous natural and cultural treasures.

What makes this cottage unique

The Indiana Dunes region is known for its beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan (the fifth largest fresh water lake in the world). Just beyond those beaches lie some of the world's largest sand dunes, created by glacial deposits, lake currents and wind. This is an area rich in history, ecological diversity, outdoor fun and family friendly small-town charm. When you are ready to take a break from swimming, playing on the beach and climbing the sand dunes there are many excellent restaurants, cafes, shops, museums and other inland charms to discover and enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Susan,

Just wanted to tell you that we very much enjoyed staying at your lake front cabin. I will highly recommend it to anyone looking for a water front retreat. It was clean, homey and very comfortable. Thank you.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Porter Beach, Indiana

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
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  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This rental is on the second floor of a 2 story cottage. There is rental below that sleeps 4. All guests 18 years and older are required to sign a Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A very pleasant experience. A new view of lake Michigan for me and my family. Accommodation we're cl

  • 5 of 5

I would gladly return.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This little place was the perfect way to enjoy the Indiana Dunes. The house is nicely renovated and immaculate inside. It has all the comforts of home. The kitchen is completely furnished so you can prepare all meals at the house if you choose. You can see the state park down the beach and it just a couple minute walk to the trails and big dunes. We especially liked the deck overlooking the lake and the beach right outside the door. The owners are excellent to work with!!! You can't go wrong.

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend in early May and while the weather didn't provide much fun (windy, cold, rainy!) the cottage was absolutely perfect. Windows which allowed great views of the lake, just a 10 minute walk on the beach to the Dunes State Park and all the amenities you would need. Will definitely be making our way back here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From Southwestern Illinois

Clean, right on the beach, walking distance to Indiana dunes, and beautiful sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

The owners make renting easy and are trustworthy. There are no hidden fees.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage with Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little vacation getaway and couldn't believe how close it was to the water! When we first arrived, the weather was cold and windy, but the views out the windows were so amazing I could have just sat by the windows and watched the water all day. My three young children did get a little antsy inside though, so we took the owners suggestion of visiting some of the local libraries and they had a ton of great kids activities. The following day warmed up and we spent hours playing in the sand on the beach, just steps below. The sunsets were beautiful every night, and the owners were great to work with!


• GREAT location! Literally ON the beach-- and just a short walk to the Indiana Dunes State Park lakeshore

• Clean, well maintained living areas. Kind of a beach/cabin feel that worked. Plenty of towels and kitchen items. Also lots of beach toys for the kids and other outdoor items (bbq, fire pit, canoe, kayak) We just didn't get to use most of those due to the cooler weather, but I'm sure they would be great to have around during the warmer months!

• Very helpful owners! Gave us plenty of good ideas of where to go when the weather wasn't the greatest, and were very responsive if we needed anything!

• Close driving proximity to local restaurants and other things-- but easy enough to just stay at the cottage your whole stay too-- every thing you need is there! (cable tv, wifi, full kitchen to make your own meals, etc)


• Long walk down stairs to cabin from parking (this is how you get so close to the water! But nice to be aware about in advance so that you can plan your packing accordingly and have to take as few trips up/down as possible)

• We weren't huge fans of the drinking water. Totally drinkable/useable, but I think we are spoiled with our more filtered water at home, so will just plan to bring some of our own next time.

• Off season felt more private, but you do have possible neighbors below and in close proximity next door to you on both sides, so may not be AS private as you want. Our kids liked it as they are always making new "friends" but several times I had to remind them not to bang around so loudly in the mornings as we didn't want to disturb the guests below us.

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mansfield, Ohio

Lovely cottage, fantastic views, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our two small children, and we had a wonderful time! The cottage itself is charming...modern, well-equipped, and clean with original woodwork and doors throughout. Wonderful open layout in the common areas, but it was easy to find areas of privacy as well. We've stayed in beachfront homes before, but this is literally the closest we've ever been. Walk right down the stairs from the deck to a private beach that has a ton of beach toys as well as paddle boards and kayaks to experience the lake. The location can't be beat. The neighborhood is private, and it's only a short walk down the beach to dunes and the state park. It's also a short drive to other attractions, grocery stores, etc. We enjoyed watching sunsets from the deck and seeing the Chicago skyline across the lake. We'd recommend it and would love to come back ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore Line - Dunes Park Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
80/94 and 90 (toll road)
Nearest Beach
Porter Beach
Car: necessary

Our cottages are situated on the borders of the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, two of this regions greatest natural treasures. Here you will find outdoor recreation of all kinds. The Dunes region also offers many cultural attractions as well, such as museums and historic sites. There are also many excellent dining and shopping establishments near by.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Porter Beach, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
24 May 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
18 Sep 2018 - 22 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
23 May 2019 - 23 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$235.87

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 6 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 an additional reservation change fee. The is a $200 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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