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Lovely Lake Michigan Beach Rental

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Four Bedroom, 1.5 Bath On The Beach

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.

Susan Brandstetter
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Porter Beach, Indiana

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Green Bedroom - 1 queen
    Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , Gets morning Light.
    Back Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Gets lots of light through out the day.
    Loft Bedroom - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Lake Michigan Beach Rental
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Amazing property right next to Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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  • 5 of 5

Love staying here every year. The house is great. The view is amazing. The beach and water and toys are perfect!

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Wayne, IN 46804

An Awesome Week on the Hoosier Riviera

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis Indiana

Right on the beach. Great place for a little family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely house with lots of character. Very flexible sleeping options. There is a gas AND a charcoal grill. I thought I would hate the steps going down to the lovely silky sand beach, but it was much less bothersome than I thought. The access to 2 kayaks, standing paddle board and a Lilypad float (and the life jackets supplied with them) really added so much to our fun at the beach. I would rent this again in a minute!

  • Submitted: 1-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our rental was equipped with great kitchen appliances. Beds very comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Best of all was the view of Lake Michigan with Chicago @ the horizon. Can't beat the sunset. There was a variety of beach supplies. We took our own life vests & swim floats for younger children. Not up to kyyaks yet! Lots to do in area at Indiana State Park too! Crowds were there Sat & Sunday so avoid RT 49 @ State Park Road on those days. Use Waverly to Rt 12 to get to stores on those days! Or just stock up and stay at the private beach!! Complex of cottages even has coin washer & dryer for those staying longer! Sisters who manage the rentals were great!

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barrington, IL


  • 5 of 5

The Porter Beach property was perfect. We are a family of 6, kids age 13 through 20. Plenty of space for all, and we didn't need the 4th bedroom. Everything we needed was provided, and the beach toys (kayaks, paddle board) were a hit for all. The views are priceless, with the Chicago sky line in view. The beach was perfect with the Dune challenge within walking distance. We were able to completely unwind, relax and play board games that were provided. Gas and charcoal grills. We didn't need to leave the house! Thanks for a great weekend!!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Chicago O'Hare and Midway
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Brassie Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
South Shore - Dunes Park Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 12
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Cross Counrty Skiing - out your back door
Nearest Beach
Porter Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Porter Beach, Indiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
May 24 2018 - Sep 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2018-2019
Sep 24 2018 - May 22 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$240

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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