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Susan Brandstetter

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Charming Beach Front Cottages

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Porter Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom cottage on the beach.

Our cottage is nestled on 350' of private beach between the amazing Indiana Dunes and breathtaking Lake Michigan. There are 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, the 2nd bedroom has a double bed and the bright and cheerful 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Brandstetter (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Susan Brandstetter

My sister, Ericka, and I manage our beach cottages which have been in our family since the 1920’s. It is our goal to create an environment in each cottage that is as unique and beautiful as the Indiana Dunes are themselves. And, when you are ready to step beyond the beach and magnificent Lake Michigan, whether you are interested in birding, hiking, theme parks, fairs, antiquing, shopping or museums we will gladly point you in the direction of any one of our areas numerous natural and cultural treasures.

What makes this cottage unique

The Indiana Dunes region is known for its beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan (the fifth largest fresh water lake in the world). Just beyond those beaches lie some of the world's largest sand dunes, created by glacial deposits, lake currents and wind. This is an area rich in history, ecological diversity, outdoor fun and family friendly small-town charm. When you are ready to take a break from swimming, playing on the beach and climbing the sand dunes there are many excellent restaurants, cafes, shops, museums and other inland charms to discover and enjoy.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Charming Beach Front Cottages
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect short getaway. Love the location. Best cottage on the lakeshore. Very accommodating and weather was perfect for us. Will definitely be back and already recommended it!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway on private beach!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this place for a relaxing bachelorette party getaway. The house is beautiful and equipped with everything you need to cook, grill and even make a bonfire. It is on a private beach so there is nice quiet space to relax on the sand. The owners and neighbors were all very friendly. We also rented the owner's studio apartment below this cottage for extra space and privacy. Everything was clean and well-maintained. It is just a short ride from the busy city of Chicago where we live, but felt like a true vacation. We would absolutely rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely Porter beach front cottage for the weekend for a 50th birthday celebration! It was an absolutely fabulous weekend at the beach, by the dunes! Property managers very helpful. Very well equipped cottage, great view of the lake, comfortable beds, wonderfully clean! Highly recommend and we will definitely be back. Curt & Family

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore Line - Dunes Park Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
80/94 and 90 (toll road)
Nearest Beach
Porter Beach
Car: necessary

Our cottages are situated on the borders of the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, two of this regions greatest natural treasures. Here you will find outdoor recreation of all kinds. The Dunes region also offers many cultural attractions as well, such as museums and historic sites. There are also many excellent dining and shopping establishments near by.


Rates & Availability

La Porte Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Sep 15 2015 - May 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2016
May 26 2016 - Sep 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
Off Season 2016/2017
Sep 13 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
All adult guests must sign a Duneland Rentals, LLC Waiver and Release of Liability Form.
There is a $25/night per guests fee over the maximum number allowed. If you have more than 6 guests (including adults and children) there is a charge of $25 per night per guest over the 6 allowed.

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

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Porter Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This rental is on the second floor of a 2 story cottage. There is rental below that sleeps 4.

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