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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

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!


Michigan City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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(12 traveler reviews)

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'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great time at How You Dune :-)

  • 5 of 5

Great and comfy house. It has everything you need and is well stocked with the essentials. The owner was very helpful!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary! We loved having you. Come back and stay with us again!
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As pictured!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were super to work with. House was clean. Fire pit was great. Kitchen was well stocked. Would come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Went with 10 guys and had a blast. House is great and so well equipped. Everything provided. Jen was great about communication and replying quickly. Would go back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We shared this house with a few families and kids and it couldn't have been better. The beach was right over the dune and the kids could play in the sand on top of the dune while the parents hung out on the deck. Cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ken! It was great having you all. Come back again soon!
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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: December 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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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: June 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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