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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


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:
February 27, 2017

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 Indiana

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Pine Corners - Michiana Shores Vacation Rental - Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

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: Jul 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: Sep 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: Aug 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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3 0
Western Springs Illinois

Relaxing Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 2 weeks at Pine Corners. Have vacationed in the area my whole life, so am very familiar with what is available. The house was exactly as shown in the pictures, inside and out. It was immaculately clean, nicely decorated, and very well-appointed. Only 3 of us plus our dog, so had much more space than necessary, but there was definitely room to sleep 9 in beds, plus another on a pull-out couch. The outdoor patio was nicely furnished and there was a new gas grill. Lots of beach toys in the garage as well. The owner was readily available when I couldn't figure out the lock box and when we had a brief problem with the WiFi. Since we were there for 2 weeks, the owner had the cleaning people come halfway through for a quick touch up, but made sure we were OK with the timing, etc. We prefer a totally leisurely schedule when in the area with lots of beach time, reading, and bike riding. There are a number of good places to eat and drink in the area. Our favorites are the Red Arrow Roadhouse, Bentwood Tavern. Stray Dog recently reopened after a fire, and is a very popular/crowded place, but fun and with good food. We also enjoyed having a beer in the new backyard patio of Casey's. The beaches are clean and long and I'm always amazed how uncrowded they are (except on weekends). There are multiple farmer's markets and orchards to enjoy as well, in addition to breweries and wineries. Overall this area of Harbor Country is an extremely relaxing place to vacation, and is so close to Chicago. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, Susan! It was great to have you stay with us. Come back and stay with us again!
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3 0
Glenview, IL

Lovely relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

The home is exactly as appears in pictures. Super clean, well supplied, cozy quiet bedrooms. Side yard perfect for croquet or bocci. Short walk to beach through winding neighborhood streets . Outdoor firepit was dreamy. Well supplied kitchen, and tastefully decorated. Wonderful vacation with only 90-minute drive from northern Chicago suburbs.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 1
St. Louis, MO

7 for Girl's Week (kids, moms, grandmothers) August 2010

  • 4 of 5

Pine Corners is just as charming as the photos. The patio/outdoor fire pit is great! Deep jacuzzi is a nice luxury touch. This is the best stocked VRBO home, with even wood in the garage! Beach is 7 minute walk; kids use the scooters/bikes/trikes, etc...Very safe here, we even met neighbors. Negatives are queen BR on 2nd floor is hot; must use fans to stay cool, because the central air in that room didn't work. Other 2nd floor BR w/3 twins is cooled by a loud window unit. Water/plumbing issues exist on 2nd floor. The street of El Portal is busy and a main thoroughfare into Michiana Shores, but with the tall trees and landscaping, it was not too much of an issue. The owners have been pleasant to work with and go out of their way to make the stay enjoyable, even leaving us a surprise gift. You only need to bring your clothes to stay here. The grocery store, CVS, are 5 minutes by car; the outlet mall is 10 minutes. We cooked almost every night on the gas grill; kitchen is large and well-stocked. Definetly this is a nice place and was perfect for our group.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback! The air conditioning on the second floor has been fixed and the second floor plumbing issue has been resolved. Feedback like your is very much appreciated and helps us to make Pine Corners one of the nicest rental homes in Harbor Country!
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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


Rates & Availability

Michiana Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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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 29 2017 - Jun 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
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

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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