'HOW YOU DUNE?'- LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH HOUSE PERFECT FOR LARGE GROUPS!

Jen Truszkowski

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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'HOW YOU DUNE?'- LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH HOUSE PERFECT FOR LARGE GROUPS!

Michigan City House Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Located on Lake Michigan's Most Beautiful Beach

This home, completely remodeled in 2011, has 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and features all the comforts of home. Located just 60 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from South Bend, this home is perfect for summer vacations, weekend winery tours, and Notre Dame sports weekends. Only a private sand dune separates this home from one of Lake Michigan's most gorgeous beaches so you can enjoy the privacy of your own yard while celebrating the tranquility of beach front living.

The home features a large open living, dining, and kitchen area offering sunny, sweeping views of the waterfront dune. Over 800 square feet of deck and 450 square feet of patio space with a large fire pit and plenty of seating offer tons of space for dining and enjoying the beach. The house also has an outdoor shower, extra den with a flat screen TV and foosball table for the kids, a large private back yard, and an indoor/outdoor speaker system.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
Jen Truszkowski (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Jen Truszkowski

We live in the suburbs of Chicago. I am an interior designer and my husband is in real estate. We have been renting properties to vacationers in Harbor Country for over 7 years and we enjoy offering well furnished homes to families for vacations they will cherish for a lifetime!

Jen Truszkowski purchased this house in 2010

Why Jen Truszkowski chose Michigan City

We have been enjoying the NW Indiana/SW Michigan lakefront for years, but had been searching for a house close to the beach. When this house became available, we jumped on the chance to have a waterfront property. The house needed to be completely gutted and rebuilt including new plumbing, electric, HVAC, flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, etc., which gave us the opportunity to design and furnish the home so it is ideal for summer vacation rentals.

What makes this house unique

How You Dune is a great place for kids. Our large yard offers privacy for get togethers on the deck and lots of wide open space for kids to run and explore. It's easy to run back and forth from the water to the house, sunsets are at your fingertips every night, and the sounds of the waves crashing reminds us we are someplace special!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452281vb
847-275-2096 (Illinois, USA)
Michigan City Indiana
5

Great time on the Dune.

  • 5 of 5
A very nice home that was nicely equipped. We have 16 people in our party and there was ample space at the house. It was very close to a nice beach area and good off-street parking available.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad you and your group had a great time at How You Dune! Thanks for the great review!
business
'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452281vb
847-275-2096 (Illinois, USA)
Michigan City Indiana
Cincinnati, OH
5

A fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
The accommodations are amazing!!! The house is adorable and decorated beautifully with bright colors and so well stocked with more things than I have in my own home! It was so nice not to have to pack beach chairs, towels, etc. I could move right in!!! We were so comfortable and didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad you had fun! Come back and stay with us again soon!
business
'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452281vb
847-275-2096 (Illinois, USA)
Michigan City Indiana
Lancaster, Ohio
5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5
The house is much nicer than the photos. The owner thought of everything having beach towels a
big plus, well stocked kitchen, great deck with chairs everywhere. The beach was great, beautiful
views. Many things around for a family, the zoo, parks and many good restaurants. We had ages
20 months to 72 ... 16 of us and we all had a great time!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, Sharon! So glad you all had a great week. Please come back and stay with us again!
business
'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452281vb
847-275-2096 (Illinois, USA)
Michigan City Indiana
Iowa
5

Wonderful multi family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from our 4 day 3 night stay. We had such a great time we are going to book for the same time next year! The owner is fabulous. She was always quick to respond to all emails prior to check in. We had a few questions while we were there and was always available on her cell. We had an issue with parking (it is a bit of a hassle) but was quick to handle the issue above and beyond what we expected.

The house is large. We had 11 adults and 8 kids (most in pack and plays). There was plenty of room. We had to move a few dressers to accomidate the pack and plays but not a big deal. The house was immaculate and well decorated. Plenty of cooking supplies in the kitchen. They also provide beach towels which is so nice.

We spent 90% of our time outside which is the best part. The deck is huge! We loved the firepit and all of the outdoor space. We stayed elsewhere in Michigan City last year and outdoor space is definitely hard to come by. It is a hike over the dune to the beach, but I doubt you could find a location with a shorter/easier hike.

We did a lot of research for a large vacation home and are confident this is a keeper! Can't wait for next year!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, Kristin! We hope you'll come back again next year. We installed a driveway so the house now has 4 parking spots to avoid the summer beachfront parking congestion!
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'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452281vb
847-275-2096 (Illinois, USA)
Michigan City Indiana
Wilmette, IL
5

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about our stay at "How You Dune?" The location was just perfect! It was a quick trip from Chicago, but it felt like another world. The home is nestled in the dunes with a stunning view of Lake Michigan just beyond. The house is beautifully decorated and well kept. The rooms were clean, bright and comfortable, and the kitchen had everything we needed for a large group. We comfortably slept, fed and entertained 15 people! We will definitely visit again.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Molly! Come back and stay with us again soon!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Chicago Midway
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I94
Nearest Beach
Sheridan Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Shoreline Brewery
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pottawattomie Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Swingbelly's
Car: recommended

This property, located just 60 minutes from Chicago and directly on one of Lake Michigan's finest beaches, offers water and beach fun at your fingertips including jet skis delivered to your beach. The house is walking distance to Washington Park which offers a zoo, small water park, restaurants, art museum, marina, fishing and more. Outlet mall, casinos, lots of antiquing and great restaurants in the very near vicinity.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Michigan City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 17 2014 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Christmas- 4 nights
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 27 2014
5 night minimum stay
$3,600
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve- 3 nights
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$3,200
Flat fee
 
 
Early Summer
May 26 2015 - Jun 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Summer
Jun 19 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$3,200
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes 50% deposit required to hold date. Balance due in full 30 days prior to stay, plus $500 security deposit. Deposit check will be shredded within 30 days of stay if no damages are incurred.
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Amenities

Amenities

Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
  • The home comes fully equipped with bath towels and separate beach towels for use on the sand.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , First floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Second floor bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
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