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Debra Simanski

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Lake Michigan, Indiana Beachfront Vacation Rental

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Porter Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Quaint and adorable beachfront cottage with a private beach. Enjoy beautiful sunrise walks and breathtaking sunsets along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Postcard view of the Chicago horizon. Activities include swimming, hiking, biking, volleyball, kayaking, body surfing, campfires, beach picnics, and other summer beach-time fun with friends and family.

The cottage is completely furnished with everything you need for a summer stay at the Indiana Dunes. Quiet community. The nearby Dunes State Park offers miles and miles of hiking and bike paths. A nature lovers paradise!

Keywords: Beachfront Cottage Rental

Lake Michigan Indiana Dunes

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Debra Simanski (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 4 traveler reviews

Lake Michigan, Indiana Beachfront Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

You Can Not find a better location on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

My 3 daughters, my mom and I spent a wonderful week at Sandy Nook! We were delighted and surprised at how perfect this lovely pink cottage was! From morning coffee on the deck with views of the lake, to lazy days on the beach, to barbecues, gorgeous sunsets, and family game night in the evenings---it was everything we had hoped for! All this and the sound of the waves as you fall asleep....just delightful! We can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, Illinois

A perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I spent the month of June at Sandy Nook, and it was amazing! The cottage was great - everything I needed was right there, and it's super cute. And, you really can't beat the location. I spent every day running & hiking at the Indiana Dunes State Park and then hanging out with my son at the beach which was just steps from the cottage. I wish we could've spent the entire summer there! We had no problems/concerns, but Deb & her husband were super friendly and right there if we would've needed anything.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake love

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to believe that you can find a spot that is so desirable as a vacation spot right here in Indiana. The spotless, fully equipped cottage welcomes you to a restful roost on the top of a dune, a few steps from the private beach. I have brought foreign visitors and Hoosiers alike to this spot and all agree it is an experience they will never forget. The views from the cottage showcase the mighty Great Lake, beautiful sunsets framed by the Chicago skyline are as relaxing as if you were seaside. Indeed, the surf lulls you to sleep and if you are a Lake Michigan lover, this is the spot for you.

Nearby are excellent shopping, great dining, lovely dune nature preserves inside both a state park and the National Lakeshore. The country's only remaining electric commuter train, the South Shore, is close, easily accessible, and ends at Randolph Street Station across from Millenial Park in Chicago. There's something for everybody in this neck of the woods, and this property is a perfect place to discover Harbor Country from.

I am a repeat renter, and it is always the highlight of my summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Genene for the great review. We try very hard to make sure that our guests enjoy their stay at Sandy Nook and leave feeling the exact way you expressed yourself in your review. We look forward to your visit every year! Take care--Deb
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Columbus, In


  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy Lakeviews, the sound of the waves against the shore and a private beach this is the place for you! Super cute with lots of character is the only way to describe this lakeside cottage! Everyone is super friendly-dogs and humans alike! Perfect vacation on the lake with your dog at your side!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Talisa for your wonderful review highlighting your stay and Sandy Nook. We pride ourselves on the fact that we welcome the family pet to come along and enjoy the shores of Lake Michigan. Hope to see you soon. Take care--Deb
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Summer Season
May 15 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay

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Pet Fee $50
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Porter Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Separate Vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 double , On the enclosed porch off the living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sailboats, kayaks, life jackets, floating chairs, paddle board and beach chairs and umbrellas available.

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