Walk out the front door and splash in Lake Michigan, play on the beach, sink your toes into the sand and soak up the sun's rays. Or, if you're feeling more energetic, hit the lovely wooded trails to run, hike, bike or cross country ski. If you want to just stay at home, use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare a quick snack or a gourmet meal. Or choose a deep read or light fiction from our library. The choices are endless here at the beach house we call Captains Quarters.
Four Bedroom, 1.5 Bath On The Beach
- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Nov. 2018
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Family Gathering for 10 on the Lake!
Can't say enough awesome things about this rental! Located just steps from beach, the beautiful bay windows and spacious deck allow for unbelievable views of Lake Michigan with the city of Chicago visible on the horizon. Three individual rooms, with a loft (for the kids!), provide enough separation for large groups when needed. The living room flows right into the dining area, with an additional seating area near an old wood stove. Lots of space for everyone in our group of 10, and even more when you consider the attached deck. The deck has a table and bench seating along the perimeter, with two options for grilling (charcoal or gas grill). We bought all the food we needed at a grocery store just a handful of miles down the road and ate in for the majority of our stay. A full kitchen with just about everything you need to prepare meals (pots, pans, dishes, silverwear, etc.), including a gas stove, a full sized refrigerator/freezer, as well as a microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, and toaster.
We unplugged while we were here, but there is WiFi available if needed. Lots of games, books, puzzles, and decks of cards were provided, which we used every day. The house was warm, even on one of the chillier days we were there. However, there are individual heaters/A/C units in each room, including the loft. The loft has several beds, with huge windows looking out over the lake, and a large curtain that separates it from the rest of the house for privacy.
Walks on the beach were a joy. We say nary a handful of people, spending most of our time relaxing at the edge of the lake on provided chairs. While we didn't use the kayak's and other watercraft, there were a few on hand to use.
We stayed over a course of 4 days and wish we were still there. There's nothing better than falling asleep to the sounds of soft waves hitting the shore. A storm came through on one of the days, and provided us with the most fantastic light show.
Susan, her sister, and everyone else on hand servicing the property were extremely helpful and kind. Thank you and hope to see you again soon!
Just what we were looking for!
Private, quiet, and gorgeous views gave us the respite we needed from our hectic city lives. Although we had no one that needed access considerations, the “no stairs” flat entry was great. If someone was in a walker or wheelchair, this would accommodate! Stairs to the beach are steep but doable for others. Front room, including dining, has full window panoramic views....so whatever the weather, you still feel part of the lake! Kitchen had amenities needed... bring paper towels though. We used the fire stove in front room 3 evenings and one morning! We purchased wood in Chesterton. We never turned on the tv and We plan to return!
Amazing views. Enjoyed the sup board, kayaks, & floating pad. Comfortable house. The proprietors are on site, availiable & helpful without being intrusive.
Narrow,but adequate beach. Bring bug spray if you want to be out after dark.
Amazing property right next to Lake Michigan
It was more than perfect place to spend time with your loved ones especially when you meeting some of your old mates after 8-9 years. It was kind of a reunion and this place was the perfect treat. Our host Susan was really nice and very well coming. We also meet her sister who stays next to the house. She didn't took much time in going through the house and answered our questions to detail. The house is located right next to Lake Michigan and provided a breathtaking view of the Chicago city. You can see the silver lining over the city as the sun starts to get down.
We took the stairs to get down to the beach when the sun also starts to set in with little clouds. It was a divine experience walking next to the beach onto the white sand across the beautiful beach houses. One can also walk up to the Indiana Sand Dunes Park.
Susan mentioned not to light the main fireplace in the common area. There is another wood pit that can be used. The house was quiet warm so we didn't feel any need to light the fireplace inside. This house has comfortable three bedrooms with queen beds plus upper loft having three more beds overlooking the lake.
The bonfire was situated between two houses to contain the effect of stronger winds. We gathered around the bonfire with our glasses of wine and chatted all night while gazing at the stars visible so clearly. The wind was little on the strong side on the front deck where the charcoal pit and gas grill were located. We were expecting this because of the location next to the lake. Grill was well cleaned.
The Kitchen was well equipped with utensils and dishes. The house was overall clean. Only problem was the door lock not working for the bathroom with no shower. Hope Susan will fix that soon after reading this review. This house can accommodate 9 people easily. We don't have to worry about the check out time as Susan was quiet relaxed on it.
Also one needs to pay $25 extra per night for each extra guest over 8. Overall it is one of the best places we have been too. We will visit this place in the future during summer time.
We had built a lot of beautiful memories. I hope someone visiting will have a great time. Nobody will bother you during your stay. So enjoy your time. Good Luck!
Thank you for leaving a review and mentioning many of the highlights that make duneland rentals here in Northwest Indiana a lovely place to visit - even in chilly November. You are right the sunsets over Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline in the distance are incredible. And, I'm so glad you got to enjoy a lovely walk on the beach and the bonfire pit in the yard. We are pleased you found the rooms comfortable and clean and the kitchen well equipped. Thank you for letting us know about the powder room door lock not working. We have had it fixed. It was a pleasure having you and your mates stay in our beach house and we hope you can come back and enjoy some of the other things that make renting a cottage in the Indiana dunes special like kayaking on the lake or cross-country skiing on the nearby trails. Thanks again and best wishes for the new year.
Love staying here every year. The house is great. The view is amazing. The beach and water and toys are perfect!
An Awesome Week on the Hoosier Riviera
The location relative to the beach and lake are spectacular. Nothing better anywhere. The lodging is quaint, comfortable, "beachy". The owners are very accommodating and helpful. Plenty of room for 5-6 adults, plus a couple of kids. We hope we can go back again next year.
Northwest Indiana is known for it's beautiful beaches and shoreline. But, there are also beautiful trails in the Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for biking, cross country skiing and hiking.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Additional day or overnight guests are not permitted without written consent. All adult guests must sign a Duneland Rentals, LLC Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement. There is a fee of $25/night per guests over 8 guests. In other words, if you have more than 8 guests (including adults and children) there is a charge of $25 per night per guest up to 10. The maximum occupancy is 10 people (adults and children). Additional day and/or overnight guests are NOT permitted. Additional day guests and visitors are not permitted without express written consent. There is a $25 a day fee per guest/visitor. Renters must be at least 25yo. 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.