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Pine Corners - Michiana Shores Vacation Rental - Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9 max)

This four bedroom home is located in the quiet, wooded village of Michiana Shores, just three blocks from private beach access at beautiful Stop 38. This "storybook" cabin, which comfortably sleeps 9, features 1 king, 2 queens, 3 twins and a sleeper sofa.

The house was recently renovated and furnished with all of the comforts of home including a washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, central air conditioning, Weber gas grill, and wireless Internet access. The home also has a Jacuzzi tub in the upstairs bath, three TV's and tons of videos/games for both children and adults.

The perfect vacation spot for groups and families looking for things to do, this cabin is located just a few blocks away from countless activities for the kids including the "Michiana Equestrian Center," which offers lessons and trail rides; a local playground; and the Dunes Summer Theater, which offers summer classes and entertainment for both adults and children. Looking for some time away from the kids? The home is also within walking distance of the Michiana Day Camp, a well-established day camp for children ages three and up.

Come enjoy the many amenities that this family home has to offer. Summer and fall weeks are booking fast!

More Details

Jen Truszkowski
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Jen Truszkowski

This is Jen, the manager of these lovely vacation homes in Michigan City, Long Beach, and Michiana Shores, Indiana. My husband, Bill, and I live near Chicago and we had been investing in local multi-family properties for some time. Bill wanted to invest in another 4-flat in the city and I told him I wanted to try something where we could start to enjoy some family time. We came to Harbor Country and immediately fell in love with the area. The people are friendly (random people talk to you in the grocery store), the beaches are beautiful, the restaurants are top-notch, and the pressures of Chicago-living seem to melt away the minute we cross the border into Indiana. Since we plan to eventually retire here, we put a lot of personal attention into these houses. We have furnished and maintained these houses as if we lived in each one so when you stay with us, you will find many of those creature-comforts of home. We are responsible and responsive to your inquiries, and the homes are well cared for in true vacation style.

If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to call or email us. or 847-275-2096. We hope to see you soon.

Jen and Bill

Jen Truszkowski purchased this house in 2004

Why Jen Truszkowski chose Michiana Shores

We chose this area because of its proximity to Chicago and the amenities the area had to offer. Not only is the area only an hour from Chicago, but it is close to South Bend and the other towns in Harbor Country. From the beach to water sports to casinos and golf, the area has it all. Michigan City's laid-back vibe, its new downtown artist community, and its easy access to beaches, stores, farmer's markets, and restaurant make this area ideal for a long weekend or a month long vacation.


Michiana Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Second floor bedroom
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom
    Sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa on first floor
  • King size beds (1), Queen size beds (2), Twin beds (3), Child beds (1), Pack n' play (1), Sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Pine Corners - Michiana Shores Vacation Rental - Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

A very quaint cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here for the 2017 Apple Cider Century weekend. We had such unexpected hot weather for the end of September that we were able to really take advantage of the close proximity to the beach. The house was very quaint and well supplied although we didn't spend a whole lot of time there except to sleep. We did enjoy the location and how close we were to many of the area wineries. Very comfortable and clean. Thank you for being able to accommodate our late booking.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, Julie! So glad you liked the house. Congrats on the Apple Cider Century, and glad you got to enjoy some of the great local attractions.
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We always enjoy Michiana Shores

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Michiana Shores and at Pine Corners. Jen was very accommodating as we weren't going to arrive until late Friday and she moved our check ou time on Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 p.m.; this was very nice and lowed us to enjoy the Sunday the way we were planning.

The home itself is cute and welcoming. The upstairs bedroom was, according to my son, a little creepy; but otherwise fine. I found it to be located a little further from the beach than anticipated but not a problem and a little pricier than expected for what it is.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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good getaway

  • 4 of 5

Had friend in from west coast. 4 guys for a weekend getaway, golf ,sitting around catching up, cooking and reminiscing on our 40 year friendship. House was great for us. Each with a bedroom, great gathering living room ,not to big so kept things intimate.Perfect setting for us.

Now if you are looking for high brow this isn't your place, needs a bit of an update.

Fit our low key style perfect

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Martin! Glad it worked out for you. We are getting a new suite of appliances in a couple weeks- sorry it wasn't there in time for your group to enjoy. Come back and stay with us again!
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Perfect Family Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Jen,

Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time! Your lake house was perfect! Beautiful, very comfortable and stocked with everything we could need. Great location too …. Our kiddos were able to go back and forth to their cousin’s house and to the beach with no problem. The week went by way too fast though, so I’m thinking that a two week stay is in order for next year!

Thank you for everything! We really enjoyed our stay! :)


  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had so much fun! Thanks again for staying with us, and definitely come back again next year!!
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Evansville IN

This lovely location is perfect for so many reasons....

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Northern IN. What a delight. Pine Corners is the ideal location for relaxing and enjoying life. This home is so spacious, adorable and great for all ages. My husband and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary here and it was a wonderfully romantic choice. The house is nicely decorated, the kitchen has every tool and convenience, the towells and linens are plentiful, the outside patio is so lovely and the location is close to restaurants, grocery, the magnificient Washington Park and the beauty of nature. Jen is available for any needed help ( it was nice to know she was a phone call or text away). The weather was splendid and the food was DELISH. We absolutely loved our stay and plan to return. There are so many things to do . We highly recommend this wonderful place to all. Pine Corners is a treasure.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! So happy to hear you had a great time. Please come back again and see us!
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Perfect Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a well appointed and fully equipped home to spend some time away. It is clean, comfortable and has all the amenities that are needed and then some.

We were four women up for the weekend so each of us had our own room, which were all stylish yet cozy. The kitchen had everything you could need from dishes to kitchen gadgets to small appliances as well as a thoughtful welcome gift.

The bed linens and towels were plentiful and good quality. The beach and lake was an easy walk and there were plenty of beach chairs with umbrella to make your beach party comfortable. We found that parking could get a little tight with more than three cars but I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thanks Jen for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Janel! So happy to hear the house worked out for your girls' weekend. Come back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Chicago Midway
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Stop 50 Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Private Beach on Lake Michigan
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + 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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