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Dune Fine Is A Brand New Family Friendly Home Right On The Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly Remodeled 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Home Is Right On The Beach, Waiting For You

This home, completely remodeled in 2012, has all the comforts of home, plus every amenity you want for a fantastic vacation. 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 one house separates this home from one of Lake Michigan's most gorgeous beaches so you can enjoy the luxury of beach front living.

The home features a fully equipped kitchen, plus an open living and dining area. Vintage stained glass windows contribute to the hip cottage atmosphere. Over 500 square feet of patio space with a large fire pit and plenty of seating offer tons of space for dining and relaxing. The house also has an outdoor shower, a large private back yard, and an indoor/outdoor speaker system.

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Jen Truszkowski
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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 beautiful homes to families for vacations they will cherish for a lifetime!

Jen Truszkowski purchased this house in 2012

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 the house in front of this became available (VRBO#452281), 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. This home came on the market the next year. Although we were still recovering from the previous remodel, we knew having two neighboring homes would offer more space for reunions, large families and more. We gave this home the same overhaul and now can offer double the fun!

What makes this house unique

Dune Fine is a great place for kids. Our back yard offers privacy for get togethers on the patio 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:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor, attached to 4-twin bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor, attached to master bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2nd Floor with attached bath/tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd Floor with attached bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Dune Fine Is A Brand New Family Friendly Home Right On The Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful home and helpful ownders.

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed our stay at Dune Fine. We have big and little kids, and loved being so very close to the beach. The owners have done a nice job to ensure everything you need is available, and were quick to help when we needed it! The home itself is clean, beautiful, and a relaxing place to vacation. My favorite amenity may have been the outdoor shower to wash the sand down the drain before even stepping foot in the house :) Oh, and the sand is amazingly clean and soft in this area of Lake Michigan. So thankful we found this spot, and we're all voting for a return visit someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, Rosie! We loved having you and your family. We hope you come back and stay again! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this property with another family to enjoy a short weekend on Lake Michigan. There were 4 adults and 4 children under the age of 6, and this house was absolutely perfect for us! The children's bedroom upstairs can sleep 4 with a fun and modern atmosphere. The furnishings were all in great condition, and loved the wood floors in the home. The bathrooms were lovely, and recently remodeled as the description states. Our weather wasn't the greatest for part of our time, but I know we would have used the back deck if it was better. What a great home, beach, and location. We will come back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the house worked so well for all of you! Thanks for the nice review. Come back again soon!
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Great House, Beautiful Beach!

  • 5 of 5

I had never heard of Michigan City before booking our stay at Dune Fine, but was blown away by how beautiful the beach was! We headed over the dunes right when we pulled in the drive way to check it out and it was an awesome view! I am a VRBO vacation home owner and I was very pleased with this rental. The house was super cute and very spacious for our group of 7. We spent the majority of the weekend on the back patio or at the beach which was only a walk over the dunes. We had a great time and would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We try hard to make sure the house is above and beyond our renters' expectations. Come back again!
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Fort Scott, KS 66701

Great Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family just completed a week at Dune Fine and we had a ball! 4 adults and 7 grandkids--perfect size. The house is furnished beautifully and everything is very modern compared to the other properties my other family members were renting. Ours was the "go to" patio and house for gathering. Great kitchen and very well stocked with everything we needed to feed large groups. Washer and dryer in basement was well used with all the kids! We loved it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, Nancy! So glad you enjoyed the house, and I love that our house was the go-to! Hope you got some good use out of that fire pit- my favorite way to end a vacation day!
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Naperville, Il

Cute Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Dune Fine was a lovely and comfortable getaway. The home was well appointed and it was close to the lake. The patio and the fire pit added enjoyable living space for our group. We will definitely check availability in the future. One thing I would like to point out for future renters, there is a city parking area across from the house. You need a permit to park there and can check ahead of time for daily permits. They office where you would buy them are closed on weekends. There is street parking but it can fill up quickly because of the other units in the area. The owner of this unit was very responsive and helpful when we had questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmette, IL


  • 5 of 5

Picture perfect house. Absolutely adorable and full of character. Great quality and thoughtful touches throughout. The house has everything you’d need. The kitchen was stocked better my own home kitchen. A real care for detail and for having a fabulous vacation. Easy to get to from Chicago and just a short walk over the dunes to a beautiful beach. I’d stay there over and over again. Great for kids of all ages.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Louisa! Hope you come back again!
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Midway International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Shoreline Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Exit cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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