CHARMING LAKEFRONT COTTAGE IN THE INDIANA DUNES

Susan Brandstetter

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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CHARMING LAKEFRONT COTTAGE IN THE INDIANA DUNES

Porter Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This charming lakefront cottage is located on three hundred feet of private beach. The gradual sandy beach is excellent for swimming and the sunsets from the south shore of Lake Michigan are incredible.

Porter Beach is a small beach community located on the borders of the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and just one hour from downtown Chicago. The beautiful beach stretches in either direction for miles and within minutes you can get to wonderful nature trails, excellent restaurants, quaint shops and many interesting cultural attractions.

The trails vary in length and difficulty but are all wonderful for both hiking and cross country skiing. There are also some excellent sledding hills nearby. Other close by sights include historic Chelberg Farm, Westchester Township History Museum, Zao Island Amusement Park, Taltree Arboretum, Calumet Bike Trail, Imagination Glen with a BMX race track and a 10 mile Outback Mountain Bike Trail and Broken Wagon Bison Farm and many more wonderful places to explore and activities to delight.

Keywords: Beach Front Bungalow Beach House Beach Cottage Indiana Dunes House Indiana Dunes Cabin Weekend Getaway Spot Vacation Rental Summer House Winter Cabin

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Susan Brandstetter

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Travel with confidence
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5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331446vb
(219) 926-1999 (Indiana, USA)
Porter Indiana
5

weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is so pretty (pictures definitely do not do it justice), peaceful & quiet, immaculately clean and equipped with everything you might need. The view is incredible, and the owners are so helpful and sweet. I felt very safe and relaxed, even alone. I wished I could have stayed longer, and I hope to return.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331446vb
(219) 926-1999 (Indiana, USA)
Porter Indiana
Indianapolis
5

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent 3 days in this cottage and it was just great. The cottage is nicely decorated and very cozy. We walked the beach, went to a great farmers market and hiked some of the park trails. Ericka and Susan are both very nice and helpful. I was looking for a relaxing weekend it this exactly fit the bill. We loved it!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
business
Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331446vb
(219) 926-1999 (Indiana, USA)
Porter Indiana
Seymour, Indiana
5

Anniversary Weekend

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a very relaxing weekend at the cottage. The cottage is located right on the beach, the photos do not do the cottage justice, looking out of the front room window feels like you are on the water, it is amazing. Erika was very helpful and friendly she even helped us carry our belonging down to the cottage. The cottage was very clean and we had everything we needed. I would recommend this cottage to friends and relatives and hopefully will be renting it again myself. We enjoyed the European Market in Chesterton, we bought the best cookies ever there! We watched a movie in Michigan City which was close. Mostly we just enjoyed the sound of the waves and watched the stars.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331446vb
(219) 926-1999 (Indiana, USA)
Porter Indiana
Lawrenceburg, IN
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
Just got back from a weekend stay and it was amazing. Pictures do not do this place justice. The house was everything you could want and perfect for a weekend getaway but would be even better for a week long stay or more. The kitchen was awesome, the view was spectacular, the bed was super comfortable and the owners were so nice and helpful.I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a place to get away. We were blessed with temps in the 70-80's in March so we were very lucky to be able to enjoy the beautiful beach. Would not list this as a downfall just a side note, long steep set of 50+ stairs to get down to your little piece of heaven so do your shopping before hand and make meals there. Trust me once you get there you won't want to leave anyway. Also I recommend bringing paper plates and plastic cups not because there were not enough dishes, because they had wonderful dishes, just because you won't want to waste your time washing dishes!!! Keep in mind downstairs unti has 2 bedrooms and is just as wonderful for larger parties!!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331446vb
(219) 926-1999 (Indiana, USA)
Porter Indiana
Chicago, Illinois
5

Diamond on the lake

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I and another couple (4 adults total) comfortably shared this cottage over the Labor Day weekend 2011. Very reasonable rates for the area, and incredible location right on the water. Wonderful access to the Dunes, and very close to other local amenities (Steam Power Musuem!). Kitchen was well situated and allowed us to bring in groceries and cook for ourselves. Days and nights on the beach, what could be better?
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Indiana Dunes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331446vb
(219) 926-1999 (Indiana, USA)
Porter Indiana
Aurora, IL
5

Can't wait to come back!

Can't wait to come back!
  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a weekend and it was great! We were comfortable, relaxed and so close to the beach and water! We cooked all of our meals here, the kitchen was well equipped, modern and spacious. The grill was great to have as well. Having the private beach was really nice too and the views are amazing- Very quiet area! Owners are very nice and willing to help with any questions- Their pride of ownership shows!
We can't wait to return with friends and before we even left we were talking about how we wanted to make this a yearly, or even twice a summer visit! Thank you for providing such a great place that brought back memories of growing up with family vacations on Lake Michigan-- we had a great time!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore - Dunes Park Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 12 US 20 I94 and I90

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Availability & Rates

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Porter Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $110/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Rates vary depending on number of guests, length of stay and time of year.
  • In Season $185/night for stays less than 6 nights. $180/night 6 or more nights.
  • Minimum stay in season: 4 nights
  • Off Season(Sept.23 to Mar.20) $125/night for stays less than 6 nights.
  • $110/night for stays 6 nights or more.
  • Minimum stay off season: 2 nights.
  • $60 cleaning fee for stays less than 6 nights.
  • Please call or email for further information.

Amenities

Amenities

Porter Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed in bedroom 2 Twin beds in the living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • museums
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • fishing