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Cozy and Charming Beach Getaway on Lovely Lake Michigan

Bedrooms Studio
Space 46 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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.

Susan Brandstetter
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 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


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , There is a queen bed, a daybed, trundle bed and sofa bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Cozy and Charming Beach Getaway on Lovely Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews


  • 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
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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
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  • 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
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Cincinnati Ohio

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
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Loving the outdoors at any age and time of year

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful stay each and every time. I stay with family and friends at one of the few cottages available at Duneland Rentals. Ericka and Susan are very accommodating hosts. Their location is actually on the beach, transportation via South Shore train is a stones throw from their location, views of Chicago are within eyesight of the cottages. Michigan City has an outdoor mall for the serious, value minded shopper. Numerous mom and pop shops are in Chesterton too. You will get your exercise coming up and down the stairs to the properties. My family and I always look forward to our stay at Duneland Rentals. In fact, for us, it's the only place to stay! :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terre Haute, IN-USA

Stunning Views! Right on the Beach!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is cozy, well maintained and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is well stocked with all the equipment one might need. The pictures adequately depict the interior of the cottage. The pictures of the steps leading to the cottage are a bit deceptive. They are not for the faint of heart and are a challenge when carrying luggage and supplies up and down with small children. The view and proximity to the beach are amazing. The windows were wide open during our stay and listening to the waves provided a restful sleeping environment. We enjoyed our stay very much. The owners are very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 2017
26 May 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017/2018
12 Sep 2017 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 11 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2018/2019
12 Sep 2018 - 22 May 2019
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$94.79

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.
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