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Indiana Dunes Beach Rental

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)


Amenities include hardwood floors, high speed internet, cable t.v., central air, charcoal grill, coffee maker, microwave, ceiling fans, and 350’ of private beach. Our cottage is right on the beach.

We are located within walking distance to the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore where there are miles of beautiful hiking, biking and cross country ski trails. Just a short ten minute drive away are the towns are Chesterton and Porter where there are a number of excellent restaurants, shops and cultural attractions. We are one hour from Chicago by car or the South Shore Railroad (the nearest stop to us is Dunes Park Station).

Our rates are $195-205 a night depending on length of stay, number of guests and number of bedrooms. Rates go down after Sept. 23. We have a 4 night minimum and I’m sorry but we do not allow pets or smoking. Maximum occupancy is 5 people (adults and children). Additional day guests and visitors not permitted.

For further information please email or call.

Keywords: Beach House, Cottage on the Beach

More Details

Susan Brandstetter
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017


Porter Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Indiana Dunes Beach Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a weekend staying at this lovely rental. This beach property is right on the beach and photos here do not do it justice. This rental is part of a cluster of rentals (studio, 1 bdm, 2 bdm, 3 bdm, and 4 bdm (which is up on a higher dune)). One of the nights we had a beach camp fire with other rentals of their properties, had great conversations with new friends, and made s'mores for the kids. Also, the sunsets were beautiful.

First, the beach. You are right on the beach. You walk down a few steps to the beach - which is private. The beach area in front of house and the surrounding houses is private for the community. It wasn't that crowded and the sand is clean.

Second, property amenities. The owners to have 2 kayaks you can use, as well as some chairs and umbrellas. I would bring my own beach chairs and umbrellas - which we did. If you have kids, they do have sand toys to use, but you share with their other rentals.

Third, the rental. The rental we stayed in is very bright, clean and airy. There is A/C in case you are there when it is very warm and humid. It sleeps five. They had all the utensils needed to cook. Besides bringing your bathing suits and food for cooking (and paper towel), you are set for the beach life. We woke up in the morning and had coffee on our private sand dune overlooking lake michigan. Since we are early risers the beach was empty except for those getting their morning walks. Because we made some great friends with the other rentals we were able to see the other rentals. Be advised that the rentals are two houses that were divided into rental units. All have their own private entrances and private decks/sitting areas attached to their rental. But unless you want to be friendly you really wouldn't know there were other people on this property. The beach is big and private enough that you don't have to share space.

The Dunes. Yes you park up on top of the dunes and do have approx 50 stairs to walk down. The reason for this is that the house is on the beach and there is no way to get to the house except to come down the dune. As much as I dreaded this trip back up, I packed so that I used many handled bags to carry food and such to make is easier to come down in one trip. You are able to walk down to the Indiana Dunes State Park (5 minute walk) and have access to their trails and dunes.

We plan on booking a fall weekend at this place for a quick weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 1

Wonderfully relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and the cottage is darling! The beach and water were great. Loved the kayaks that we could use on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0

Charming and perfect

  • 5 of 5

This nice place met all our expectations. The location is great and private. The beach front is beautiful. Everything about this retreat is as advertised. We will go back as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flrence, ky

A great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at the cottage. The sunsets were unbelievable, our hosts were so conscientious, and it was everything we needed. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

peace and serenity!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

best vacation ever! i couldn't believe we were so close to "civilization." the cottage itself was so beautiful, clean and full of natural light. it felt like a tropical paradise; stepping right out the door onto the sand, drinking coffee every morning at sunrise and building bonfires for smores at night. we never wanted to leave, but drove 30 minutes to miniature golf and go carts and 5 minutes to Diary Queen. then it was back to our oasis for rest and relaxation and a little hike through some trails. we can't wait to come back next year. thanks, Duneland Rentals.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsboro, IN

A little slice of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking to find a place to get away that was close to home. So we heard about the Dunes through our friends. We than googled the Dunes and found the Brandstetters cottage.

The prices were reasonable so we secured the cottage. They were in the middle of renovating their cottage but they said it would be ready by the time we would be there.

So we were the first to experience the beautiful cottage. They did a wonderful job. It looks like a 1940's beach house. Lots of windows to look out and see the lake. The scenery is divine. The water is invigorating. And the bed is VERY comfortable, Of course we had the masterbed room.

The Brandstetters were very accomodating. We really enjoyed getting to know Erica.

This cottage by the lake was undoubtable the most wonderfully suprising little slice of heaven here in Indiana. We will visit again. Can't wait.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
South Shore
Car: recommended

Standup Paddle Boarding


Rates & Availability

Porter Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season 2016/2017
Sep 13 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017/2018
Sep 12 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 13 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation has been confirmed. More than 5 guests are prohibited. The maximum occupancy is 5 people (adults and children). Additional 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. Monthly rate applies to renting for multiple months and tenant supplies their own linens and pays gas and electric.

To make a reservation we require a $200 non-refundable deposit. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to your arrival and is refundable to the extent we can re-book your unit.
We accept credit cards over phone at our home/office 219-926-1999.
If you prefer to pay by check our address is:
Duneland Rentals LLC
2924 Glacier Trl
Porter IN 46304
Once your deposit is received I will email you a confirmation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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