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'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!

Bedrooms 7
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Jen Truszkowski
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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!


Sheridan Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

I Am Dune Great!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, the place just works. We booked a quick winter getaway and the owner could not have been nicer. The place is stocked with all the appliances, even a waffle maker! Outdoor grill is natural gas and all ready to go and the wood burning fireplace made the place all cozy and romantic. All the living spaces and bedrooms are decorated beautifully with ample towels. Such a wondwerful home and delightful owners. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dave! We loved having you stay with us. Come back again soon!
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Newburgh, IN

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there for recent family vacation. House worked out great. Very clean with all top grade appliances including the grill. Large deck worked perfect as place for family to gather and accommodated everyone for dinner when the weather was good. Just a short walk from the back deck down to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! So glad you all had a good time. Hope your barbecue turned out great- sounds like the group had high expectations for your cooking! Come back and see us again!
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Cicero, IN

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

I was afraid that the home would not be as nice as the photos. I was so happy that the home was spotless, well equipped with everything we needed and a perfect location. We are already looking at renting the home again next year. We had 10 adults and 5 kids under the age of 6. Plenty of room for all of us. Thank you, Jen, for providing a clean & safe environment for our family.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying with us! So glad you found the house to be as you'd hoped. We try to make it a clean, fun, convenient place for a great vacation. Please come back again and see us when your grandchildren (babies) get bigger!
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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
Owner's Response: So glad you and your group had a great time at How You Dune! Thanks for the great review!
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Cincinnati, OH

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
Owner's Response: So glad you had fun! Come back and stay with us again soon!
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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
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!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Chicago Midway
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Shoreline Brewery
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pottawattomie Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sheridan Beach
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.


Rates & Availability

Sheridan Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 20 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Exit cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

50% deposit required to hold date. Balance due in full 30 days prior to stay, plus separate $1,000 security deposit. Deposit check will be shredded within 30 days of stay if no damages are incurred.

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