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Enjoy a wonderful stay at this cottage located on Flint Lake! Lots of amenities including sauna, hot tub, fire pit, gas fireplace, tv, lake front, canoe, pontoon boat, private beach and more.
Fifteen minutes from Indiana Dunes State Park and Lake Michigan.
  • Perfect location for a relaxing weekend. Fishing and tubing great fun!

    Melissa2017-07-04T00:00:00Z
  • Kim was great to work with and was always available to answer questions when needed. The pontoon was old but hey it worked and we had a relaxing trip.

    Teresa2017-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended. The house was beautiful. Everything was so convenient and comfortable. We truly appreciated the level of attention to all the details- extra toilet paper, soap, hand lotion, dishes, etc. The host was quick to respond to contact. She left a personalized note for us with the wifi password and instructions for the boat which was very helpful. The location is a quick drive the dunes and downtown Valpo- if you even want to leave the lakeside.

    Jacqueline2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Kim’s cottage has amazing views of the lake and we highly recommend staying there! It was beautifully decorated and was cozy. Driveway has enough room for 3 large SUV’s. The pontoon boat & hot tub were a plus and we enjoyed using them. Her cottage is located only 45 miles from downtown Chicago which was great because we visited some of the museums there. Her place is only a few miles from the local retail/grocery stores & restaurants which was another plus. We highly recommend going to eat at the Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille. Fun for all ages! Our 4 year old loved the train they had running above our heads & the food was excellent too! Kim’s communication was phenomenal. She allowed us to have a late check out which was great. We had an issue with the TV once we arrived & she responded very quickly with how to fix it. This was not Kim’s fault at all but the 2nd night we stayed unfortunately a storm knocked out the power during the night and it didn’t go back on till the afternoon. Once again, Kim responded very quickly and confirmed she had city water vs a well. We had bought breakfast items to cook that morning and we had to improvise. We used the grill to cook since the stove was electric but we had fun doing that. :) Glad we had water though! The only small issue with Kim’s cottage was that the kitchen cabinets did not have handles & were hard to open. Other than that we had fun on our mini vacation & we would definitely stay here again!

    Jennifer2017-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot. Very relaxing.

    Rosemary2017-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • This was a wonderful place to stay! My husband and I recently got married and we wanted a nice place to get away without having to drive too far. The house is amazing and beautifully decorated. The view of the lake is breathtaking, and the use of the pontoon and canoe was wonderful. The neighbors were also extremely friendly and got to meet a few people while we stayed. The location is great because its a quick 15 minute drive to the dunes or 10 minutes to go downtown and check out the shops and restaurants. We were not ready to leave, but we definitely plan on going back!

    Brooke2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Tiffany2017-06-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay! The lake was very quiet and relaxing. The house was cozy and comfortable. We would love to visit this hidden gem again.

    Leslie2017-07-16T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

    Cozy Lake Front Cottage
    18 reviews
    This is a rustic cottage with old world charm. There are 2 fireplaces, a movie room /Bedroom with an 8 ft. screen. The home sits on a hill overlooking a lake. The lake can be accessed from the back yard. -Private beach and park access -Great access to city center and university -One hour from downtown Chicago -National Lakeshore and Dunes State Park is 20min. away -5 Local breweries and many award winning restaurants
    The cottage is in a very eclectic neighborhood and and historically rich area. The cottage culture goes back over 100 years in the area. When we remodeled this cottage we tried to Capture the beauty of the area as well as our memories from living in Spain. The location is splendid. We are about 6 minutes from downtown, 20 minutes from the dunes State Park, and about an hour from downtown Chicago. Downtown Valparaiso offers many award winning restaurants as well as three breweries 1 meaderie and a winery/cidery. There is always something going on in the plaza… Concerts, films, celebrations.
  • Flint Lake Cottage was absolutely charming! We had a wonderful, relaxing stay. The private beach down the street is walking distance--so convenient. Chriselle was a very helpful, accommodating host. Thank you!

    Lu2017-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely place, and Chriselle was vary helpful with anything we needed. The house was everything and more. The only downside was no wifi hook yet. Hopefully next time.

    Jeffrey2017-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful place to get away from the city for the weekend! The cottage has a charm that pictures can't fully capture. We really felt like we were home here. The scenery is idyllic, with two back decks that overlook a lake blanketed with lily pads. The interior is unique and welcoming. An easy drive to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and close to downtown Valparaiso with restaurants/shops. Would recommend!

    Samantha2017-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay for a short girls getaway! We enjoyed a canoe ride out on the lake as well as the public beach a short walk away. The home is very quaint, quirky, and charming - even better than the photos! Chriselle had lots of information with very clear directions about local attractions and all the home's amenities. We would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful getaway.

    Kaela2017-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • I had a fun weekend with some friends staying at Chriselle's rustic Spanish-style cottage. The home is charming and conveniently located about 20 min drive from the Indiana dunes beaches and trails. The cottage has two pretty large decks with tables and chairs, and we spent a lot of time relaxing there. Chriselle was easy to communicate with during our trip and answered all my questions.

    Shez2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • We had a small reunion of college friends here. We picked it because the property seemed nice and the location was Central to everybody and the activities we wanted to do. When we arrived the hosts were very friendly and the house exceeded every one of our expectations. We really could not have asked for a better trip.

    Jameson2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful and has such a warm feeling to it.

    Laura2017-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • The house was beautiful, rustic, and cozy. We had a wonderful time relaxing all weekend.

    Jessica2017-09-24T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

    Flint Lake Cottage.
    26 reviews
    Private room, with a double bed. Just a short stroll to beautiful Lake Michigan beaches, hiking trails in woods and dunes, and an active, artistic beach community with shops, galleries and restaurants.
  • We enjoyed our stay with George (and Suka and Dc). He was very helpful and informative as we wanted to go to the beach and look around town. We wanted to see the sun rise on Lake Michigan and were blessed to find coffee made. There is a nice close path between beaches and wildlife to see. Accommodations were clean and the breakfast was good. All around it was worth the price.

    Mark2017-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • My wife, baby and I had a great stay with George. He was so friendly, recommended a great restaurant for dinner, and has a location you can't beat right by the beach.

    Elliot2017-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great space! George is patient and accommodating. George goes above and beyond, and the neighborhood is very nice and quiet. His two hounds are great too!

    Daniel2017-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great location of you are wanting to spend the day at the beach George was very helpful and accommodating.

    Diana2017-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • George was a great host and the place was exactly what I needed. Minutes walk to Miller Beach and its trails. George was very easy going with my schedule and made coffee for me in the morning! Would love to stay again if I am in the area.

    Austin2017-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • I had a good night at Georges' place. Close to the beach, within walking distance, and not far from nice places to have dinner. Georges is very friendly.

    Steve2017-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • George was very welcoming and the bed was super comfortable. It was a great place to rest for the night after driving all day. There are fantasic places to eat near by and the lake is just steps away. I would stay again if ever in the area.

    Angela 2017-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful, clean and friendly. George was a great host and the dogs are incredible!

    Delaney2017-08-09T00:00:00Z
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    Gary, IN, United States

    Miller Beach
    36 reviews
    The entire finished daylight basement in a 1800 sq foot house. Very nice space. Private bathroom, bedroom, fridge, etc. There is also a couch to sleep on too.
    My basement is a mix of comic and sports stuff. But's huge and pretty private too. Also, just got a new bed/couch today!!!
  • Terry's home is quiet and lovely neighborhood. Terry was very welcoming and his space was very unique with his collection of action figures and memorabilia. Plenty of space and private area in basement .

    Kelly2017-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • Terry was a great host! Very quick to reapond and accommodate my schedule! He was actually at a baseball game and still managed to come by and welcome me. The space is great! If you are a baseball or comics/movies afficionado you are in for an unique experience. Neighborhood is safe, convenient to highways, shoping, etc.

    Atanas Nik2016-05-23T00:00:00Z
  • Terry was a great and friendly host, very accommodating, and the space was super cool and very clean. Highly recommended!

    Sebastian2017-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Terrycloth was a great host. Would absolutely recommend him.

    Jessica2016-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • Terry's basement was exactly like the previous reviews. Very spacious and cool memorabilia. We would stay here again for sure.

    Katarina2017-05-29T00:00:00Z
  • Terry is one of the best hosts! It was a pleasure staying at his place. He made sure we know and have everything we need. Very welcoming stay! Thank you!

    rita2016-07-04T00:00:00Z
  • Terry went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. His hospitality was exactly what we needed after a long day of road tripping!

    Molly2017-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • So this was the best airbnb we stayed so far. Terry was a perfect host, super nice person. Now to the house - the place is really huge basement (mancave). Full of action figures, baseball figures, posters, star trek memorabilia, doctor who action figures and all this stuff. I would recomend this just for that, Terry's collection is impressive. Also we leave out this aspect. For that amount of money - the place is insanely nice, safe, clean and very comfortable. I would love to come back again. Thanks Terry!

    David2016-06-26T00:00:00Z
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    Westville, IN, United States

    Clean artistic home located in a safe suburban neighborhood with plenty of parking. 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Griffith is a safe and charming town wherein the residents care about quality of life. The town has many festivals throughout the year and appeals to folks of all ages. Reservation includes use of: full bath; kitchen; living room; complete closet and dresser space; queen-size bed with linens; washer and dryer; groomed yard.
    This home is my private residence and in most instances I will be here. My home is happily situated in a lovely little town with regular activities and events. The locals are sure to make you comfortable and my neighbors and neighborhood is nothing short of class A. Places to walk, run or cycle are convenient as is great food and microbreweries.
    My home is situated in a small community that is safe and I am fortunate to have great respectful neighbors too.
  • Debbie was the most gracious host, gave us a super warm welcome and was very accommodating to our late arrival. We got to meet her adorable dog Nikki, who was also great to meet! Thanks Debbie for such a wonderful evening!!

    Veronica2016-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect amount of interaction and time to ourselves... The puppy was welcomed as well! Very clean and safe. Would definitely stay again.

    Holly2017-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay, Debbie is a great host! Would highly recommend. Debbie's place was comfortable, clean, and well kept.

    Syed2017-06-20T00:00:00Z
  • Debbie's place was a nice homey place. My sister and I stayed for the weekend for our cousins wedding. It was central to everything we had going on. It was very comfortable and very clean. She put out fresh towels for us, many pillows on the bed, coffee, and was always available through text if we needed anything. The area was quiet and relaxing with all the things we had going on for our short weekend. Great value!!!

    Lyndsey2017-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • Deborah was immensely kind and helped us rearrange our reservation when our car's clutch dropped out during a cross-country road trip. She communicated clearly and kindly that she would hold our reservation for the 2 days we need to get the car fixed, even while the Airbnb site itself had difficulty making the switch official due to spotty wifi. My husband and I both felt relieved and grateful that we had someone looking out for our wellbeing during a tricky time. Her home was lovely, neat, accurately portrayed, and included a charming little public book library in the front yard. The neighborhood felt safe and was quiet. It's Airbnb hosts like Deborah that make me feel really safe when traveling far from home. She gives humanity a good name. I would certainly stay with her again.

    Jennifer2017-07-11T00:00:00Z
  • Deborah was very communicative and the location was exceptionally convenient from the highway! Would recommend.

    Harper2016-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • Debbie is friendly and welcoming host. We used the kitchen for dinner and breakfast( & coffee was waiting ). The whole experience is warm& comfortable.

    John2016-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • We were in town for a wedding and left early in the am for another (URL HIDDEN) basically were barely there. The accomodations were clean and comfortable. The hostess seemed like a lovely person.

    Connie2016-06-12T00:00:00Z
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    Griffith, IN, United States

    Vaulted space, skylights allow natural light. Kingsize bed, w/ Futon opens into a sm. bed. Full kitchen, small private bathroom with a great shower. Parking on the pad in ft. of house, 1.5 miles from the Great Lake Michigan Shoreline, 2 blocks to 15th Street entry to Prairie-Dune Trail. European Market (May -Oct) each Saturday downtown. Fall season drives along U.S. Highway 12 & 20 to see beautiful foliage Winter day hikes, x-county skis trail, shopping trips to the Michigan City Outlet mall
    Studio apartment in a very quite neighborhood. The natural light and open area promote rest and relaxation. You are located close to many fun activities. Great birding area. Visit downtown Chesterton area, libraries, the Indiana Dunes, paved bike trails, Antique or the Re-sale shop(s), Hawthorn and Dogwood Park(s). Chesterton park has splash pad and get playground. Several specialty restaurants, coffee shop, wine cafe and small batch micro-brewery too. Take that short drive and you're in SW Michigan.
    Great neighborhood, alley parking on the north-side of "myhathouse"/ park on "parking pad" in front of main house, Flat walk-able area to downtown for morning walks, the library, trails, and nice small restaurants. Great bike riding streets all over town. Two blocks from the Dairy Queen for an ice cream treat.
  • The host canceled this reservation 33 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Chris2015-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • My fiancé and I enjoyed our stay very much. The hat house could not have been better pick. 10 minutes from the beach, 5 minutes from dining/shopping in a adorable lively downtown space. So many nice touches throughout the hat house that we, as fellow Airbnb hosts, were very impressed by! The homey touches like baked cookies and candies were great to walk in to. Ed's gone above and beyond to accommodate his guests and provide all the tools for a wonderful time. We enjoyed the hat house and our stay in the area very much! Ed provided great suggestions and an abundance of resources in the house for a nice time in the area. When we're back in the area, this house will be the first we look to!

    Allen + Lauren 2017-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • My girlfriend and I had a great weekend getaway at the hat house. Ed and Deb were very hospitable and welcoming. When we walked in there was a binder with information about the area, restaurant and entertainment recommendations and even a pocket full of coupons for us to use. There was a basket filled with chips and snacks for us and a pack of beer in the fridge. The bed was very comfortable, it was great having a full kitchen and bathroom and a bonus to have cable and wifi! On the second night we were even able to use their fire pit to roast smores. If we ever needed anything, Ed texted us back within minutes. We will definitely be returning in the near future!

    Andrew2016-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • Location was close to cute little shops and restaurants and only about a 5 to 10 minute drive to the Sand Dunes. The house had everything we needed to cook and save money and be comfortable to sleep. Would recommend to a friend!

    Lisa2017-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at "The Hat House". Ed replied quickly to our last minute request. The house was perfectly located for the purpose of our trip, which was to visit the Indiana Dunes State Park. You only have a 10 - minute drive, so you have more time to spend at the park. Ed was also spot on with his restaurant recommendations; we visited the Northside Diner and George's Gyros, and we had very good meals at both places. Finally, Ed welcomed us and we had a chance to talk. He let us know that he was going to give us privacy, but he was available if we needed him. We recommend "The Hat House" if you go to Chesterton.

    Jared2016-08-02T00:00:00Z
  • Ed's place was just right for our needs. It felt very private and was clean, quiet and very comfortable. It was also a location that was only a few miles from the places we wanted to visit, so made getting about easy. I have never been to this area before but intend to come again and would love to stay at Ed's when I do.

    Dinah2017-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our (EMAIL HIDDEN)fortable open concept space in a quiet neighborhood a short walk from Cheaterton's very nice downtown and easy drive to the dunes. Our family of four was comfortable and had a great time!

    Marc2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable and clean cottage close to Chicago trains and Dunes State Park for Nikita day walking trails.

    Diane2017-09-21T00:00:00Z
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    Chesterton, IN, United States

    My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.
  • This was my second Air BnB adventure and I couldn't have asked for more. My hosts Kerith and Jon were amazing. They have a beautiful home that is extremely clean and welcoming. I would recommend this stay to anyone within the Chicago area. Thank you so very much!

    Brian2017-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • Kerith and her husband were very welcoming. Their place is cozy and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again. One of the best AirBnBs I have found.

    Marshall2017-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Home away from home. :)

    Randall2017-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • The house was much better than expected. The pictures and description didn't do it justice. We wish we could have stayed longer. The hosts are friendly, kind and communicative. A+

    Jonathan2016-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed here on my way west into the United States, coming from Toronto and it was simply wonderful! Kerith was a friendly and attentive hostess, who made me and my partner feel right at home. It's been said before but the pictures don't do this cottage justice: it is really lovely and well appointed, comfortable and clean. I look forward to staying here again someday soon!

    Kieran2016-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful cottage in a almost rural area. The host was incredible. Highly recommend staying there!

    Kristen Paige2016-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Kerith and Jon were the absolute best hosts we could have wished for. They were very welcoming and helped us navigate through the cities to find places to eat and look at. Their home is beautiful and very clean. We had the best sleep we've had in a while! If we are ever up north again I know where we will stay.

    Jamilah2016-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • The best experience with two Of the sweetest people. The cottage is even more beautiful than the pictures show.

    Mary Beth2016-10-04T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

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    • Great place to stay if you are in town to visit family or friends at Valparaiso University, business or leisure. • Close to downtown Valparaiso, the Indiana Dunes lakeshore, Valparaiso University and Chicago or Southwest Michigan. • Minutes away from public transportation, shops, food and nightlife • Beautifully landscaped yard with backyard garden and fire pit offer a space to relax
    OUR HOUSE • 1970’s ranch home located on a corner lot in downtown Valparaiso • Peaceful family-friendly neighborhood • Drive-way and street parking available • Bohemian style screened-in porch • Play areas for children • Three playgrounds within walking/driving distance AMENITIES • Laundry room with washer and dryer available • Full use of kitchen • Wifi SLEEPING OPTIONS • Private bedroom in basement has a double bed with two windows for natural light, bedside table • Main floor has sofa bed to sleep 1 • Single bed located on screened-in porch for a more rustic stay LIVING ROOM • Large living room located in basement • Adjacent play area for kids • Television/Entertainment unit with Netflix and Amazon Prime • Reclining sofa and 3 reclining chairs • Gas fireplace BATHROOMS • Shared main floor full bath has tub/shower with multiple sprayer heads • Half bath in Master bedroom available for whole house rental only • Primitive bathroom with toilet and laundry sink in basement laundry room OUTDOOR SPACE • Front porch has comfy bench with side table perfect space to enjoy your morning coffee • Screened-in porch is a great space to relax on the pallet couch or hammock, or enjoy your meals at the 4-person table • Backyard beach with stumps and firepit perfect for s’mores and sandbox for the kids to play nearby
    Family-friendly neighborhood with easy access to public transportation. Minutes from shopping, eateries, Valparaiso University, and Indiana Dunes
  • Lyndsay and her family were amazing hosts. I highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for an Airbnb stay in Valparaiso.

    Bella2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • William and Lindsay were excellent hosts, passionate about the local people and the natural wonders just beyond their backyard. I recommend the stay.

    Nicholas2017-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lyndsay and her husband were very friendly and accommodating. They made their kitchen totally available to me with fridge, freezer and storage space even though they were there at the time. They spent part of the evening getting to know me which I really enjoyed and felt like I was staying with old friends even though we'd just met. However, I also felt like I had privacy and my room was secluded and removed from them and their family so I felt that I had my own space. I would definitely stay again as a good stop before or after chicago on my way across the country. It's definitely doable as a day trip to Chicago, although it's a little too far to be a home base for a multi-day trip to the city.

    Jourdan2017-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Warm and hospitable Christian family living in what's both a pleasant town independent of Chicago and on the other hand a distant bedroom community of Chicago. I took advantage of both, taking the train into Chicago and the bus back, and enjoying the friendliness, quaintness, and quiet of Valparaiso, Indiana. My arrival day was spent exploring Valparaiso on foot. I discovered a fantastic pub called Ironwood on the main street that brews its own beer. It's where many colorful locals hang out, and I highly recommend going there. The brewmaster told me that he has 2 passions in life - brewing beer and playing his guitar. Many beautiful homes were observed on my walk. My second day - Chicago! Lyndsay drove me to the the train station, which is about 12 miles away. There was a Cubs game on that day, so there were a lot of people going into the city. The conductor was announcing "If you see a seat, take a seat". I got a seat, fortunately. Some didn't. Later in the day I caught the Chicago Dash bus from downtown Chicago straight back to Valparaiso. It was a 2-mile walk back to the Ploehn Family home from where the bus dropped everyone off. Third day - Biking to Indiana Dunes! William lent me his bicycle and I made a day of it, biking up to Lake Michigan. The water was surprising clean there. Fourth day - The Ploehn Family showed me around the town a little bit, but mostly I rested. What a great place to rest - comfy bed, quiet, and private. What more could I ask for. My check-out day - Though I'd mostly done my own thing on this trip, I spent enough quality time with this lovely family to feel a mixture of elation - due to their good energy - and sadness - due to having to leave that good energy.

    Daniel2017-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • What a great first experiece it was for me on airbnb! Lyndsay and her family could not have been more welcoming. The home was clean, and even better then what I expected. They really paid attention to detail and allowed me to feel comfortable in their home. I will highly recommend staying with them and will do so again in the future

    Erik2017-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Beautifully manicured home, really lovely screen porch, fire pit and nice little garden. Family friendly; we had our baby with us and there were plenty of baby things and easy sleeping arrangements. Everything is well-labeled, extremely clean and very accommodating. You guys are really doing it right. Interesting company, too; we were exhausted and had bad headaches but we still had a good time talking around the fire. Thank you thank you thank you!

    Jade2017-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • This lovely couple welcomed my husband and I into their home for a wedding weekend trip. They accommodated with our many last minute changes and were very flexible and oh so caring! Lyndsay and William are ideal hosts with an ideal setup. We had a (very clean) room downstairs ((packed full of goodies)) which worked out perfectly when entering at late night hours. Thank you so much Lyndsay and William for your kind hearted hospitality and generosity!!!

    Ashley2017-09-24T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

    Enjoy the sounds of nature and a view of Lake Michigan from the top floor of our newly renovated triplex in Miller Beach. Less than 200 steps away from the water, this retreat sleeps 4 and is the perfect escape for a few days away.
    You'll love relaxing in this bright, airy top-floor home, full of rustic coastal charm and thoughtfully decorated with vintage finds and beachy accessories. You'll have everything you need to whip up a hot breakfast and a pot of coffee in our well-stocked kitchen, equipped with spices, cookware, silverware, dishes, and upgraded stainless steel appliances. The small, cozy bedroom features a brand new luxurious memory foam mattress, and we have a comfortable queen size air mattress for those coming with more than two guests. The kitchen and bedroom windows look out to the treetops and chirping birds. Spend your evenings relaxing with board games in our spacious living room, or enjoy the summer breeze with a glass of wine on our newly built deck. There's also a corner nook with desk space available for you to read, work, or write. Walk to the water in minutes with our mini cooler and fluffy beach towels in hand, or cruise down to the beach on the two bikes available for your use.
    Miller Beach is an under the radar beach community close to the dunes and hiking. The beaches in Miller feel secluded and have wonderfully soft sand. From our house, beach access is right across the street, and you're a 2-minute walk from the water.
  • The apartment was s good size for us, had everything we needed and was super close to the beach. If you're looking for a more secluded place, this is it! It was close to the train station, so we were able to go into Chicago easily. Also, close to the dunes and other great beaches. Overall, had a great stay!

    Stacey2017-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • My girlfriend and I had an awesome weekend getaway at Teresa's place. It was everything described and more. VERY clean and everything you would need in the kitchen. Short walk to the beach and quick bike ride to a few restaurants. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great getaway at great value.

    Luke2017-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Teresa was an amazing host. Her place was adorable. Everything was very nice and clean. It was just a very short walk to the beach and the kids loved it! We will definitely be back.

    Renee2017-07-19T00:00:00Z
  • Apartment is cute clean and packed with almost anything you could need. Great location for the Dunes, and relaxing by the lake. A lot of cute little towns nearby. We ventured out in the AM and hung out by the water in the afternoon. Chesterton had a great Sat farmers market!

    Abby2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing space and location. Really special.

    Mary2017-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • This place is as advertised, the location was much better than I expected. It's a very short walk to the beach and a quick drive to the Indiana dunes park. The place was super nice and clean.

    Taylor2017-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great place

    alex2017-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • What a great place! It was super cozy and close to the beach! I would definitely stay here again!

    Hayley2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
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    Gary, IN, United States

    Miller Beach House Escape
    17 reviews
    Come visit the best kept secret near Lake Michigan, Marina Shores at Dune Harbor in Portage, Indiana. We are conveniently located only 38 miles from Chicago. Only 26 nautical miles from Navy Pier. Our condo is right on the Marina with awesome views. Take the train to Chicago or South Bend. We are located directly across the street from the Portage/Ogden Dunes train station. Visit the Indiana Dunes State Park. We also have a fun restaurant/bar on site. Enjoy our in season heated outdoor swimming pool.
    Enjoy our spacious 1,300 square foot 2 bedroom condo on the marina at Marina Shores in Portage, Indiana.
    Marina Shores is across the street from the Ogden Dunes Lake Michigan community. The South Shore train is only a 2 minute walk away. Please visit our community website: Mari(URL HIDDEN) to learn more information.
  • Property clean. Great marina view. Upstairs bedroom with large sitting area and private bathroom. We slept good and enjoyed coffee in the morning on the balcony.

    Judy2017-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful condo. Great little neighborhood it's in. Pool was nice grounds were well kept. Took less than 10 minutes to get to the beautiful beaches, the local grocery store or any of the restaurants in the area. If youre planning on doing a lot of cooking, the kitchen was minimally equipped so plan accordingly. Downside was the train. It is across the street and very active. Was woken several times each night by the whistle and the rumble. But overall we were super happy and will come back next time we come to the area.

    Sarah2017-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • This place is in a great location. I highly recommend it and the owner is really reliable. I can in very short notice due to a family funeral. He was very accommodating and great to work with.

    Andrea2017-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, walk to train, close to beach.

    Martha2017-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay in the condo! The space was great and the view was just as great!

    Paige2017-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a really nice condo with a lot of space. I would stay here again if I am in the area again.

    Matt2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great place to stay. Easy, clean, affordable. Much to love. Just one note was the limited utensils/trays/knives etc for cooking--had to get creative to feed the kids. But it was still a great place. Highly recommended.

    Paul2017-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful condo, so much room, and it's in a great location. Dave is great at communication and his assistant, Angela was very helpful as well. Love this area!

    ELLIE2017-06-14T00:00:00Z
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    Portage, IN, United States

    1 bedroom in a unique mid-modern, post & beam architecture home. Your bedroom has a gorgeous view of the backyard pool area. Within walking distance of downtown Valpo. 15 miles from The Dunes National Lakeshore. About a 1 hr. drive or trainride to Chicago. In-ground pool is available to guest in the summer. Perfect for parents visiting VU students. Dogs(housebroke & up to date with shots) are welcome for a $15 upcharge. Back yard is fenced for your furry friends.
    Quiet, safe neighborhood. Great for walks/runs/biking. Downtown is just under 1 mile south on Washington St.(turn right leaving driveway)
  • Great host, great stay, Everything worked perfectly as expected, even with short notice.

    Al2017-08-02T00:00:00Z
  • Todd's place is great! It's in a beautiful neighbourhood, and very quiet. We were in the area for a wedding, and the location was perfect for us to get to the various locations. We also explored Indiana Dunes State Park, which is only 20 minutes away. The house is gorgeous, beautifully designed and built. The room is simple and clean, which is perfect for us. The bathroom is shared, but we hardly noticed, and it wasn't an issue. We did take advantage of the pool, which was a fantastic amenity on a hot day! We were in and out quite a bit, so we only met Todd briefly, be he is pleasant and friendly. We would absolutely stay again if we were in the area!

    Holly2017-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Cool house in a quiet neighborhood.

    Chad2017-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Bed was comfy. Pool was beautiful. Enjoyed our stay

    Andrea2017-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Todd was very friendly and accommodating. He played with my 9 month old puppy and helped us when we needed food recommendations. Lovely stay!!

    Bry2017-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Our travel plans kind of got mixed around but Todd was totally cool about everything. Awesome house and a killer pool! Would definitely recommend!

    Em2017-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Todd is a great host who has a warm smile and is easy get along with in conversations showcasing his passion for family and coaching skills. The quick reply via Airbnb built-in messaging was helpful and almost instant without delays. I would like to say despite his busy schedule there was room for a bit more cleanup in the shared bathrooms but I can't fault him since he has a demanding job and family schedule. Plenty of open space and access to simple amenities and pool with guest house room featuring a loft bed makes it quite cozy. If I stay in future I would like to sit near the outside grill area for a mini campfire and help to prepare and share a meal with the family and cleanup after my self of course! The laundry room was a big help for me to be in task with my volunteer opportunity the next afternoon. I appreciated a good chat with the host shortly after arriving to tour the home and describe our expectations during the visit and for possible future stay. I feel like Todd can be a great new acquaintance and share his experience in life with others as well as activity referrals ans why he chose to live in a quiet neighborhood with a scenic nature walk nearby the local church. I am grateful for the experience and recommend to use the space for more than one night for best experience! :) thank you I needed a well-deserved rest and reprieve!

    Elaine2017-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Todd is an amazing host, super friendly and welcoming, and his house is really cool. The pool is sweet, the shower is a total highlight in itself, and the room feels like a 4-star hotel. Todd went above and beyond with me and my stay especially. My boyfriend and I stayed with Todd on the second night of our driven move from Portland Maine to San Francisco. We have five cats, and Todd graciously allowed them to join us on our stay in his home, letting them stretch their legs and recoup for the night. The next morning Todd left early for work so he let us make coffee and show ourselves out with our cats all piled up in the car. We were two hours into our next day's drive when I realized I had left my MacBook right on the floor in the room. I called Todd and he instantly offered to mail it to me as soon as possible. He's a great guy with a great place in a beautiful neighborhood :)

    Beth2017-08-18T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

    Enjoy waterfront Marina living at Marina Shores. Walk the beautiful Boardwalk. Dine and drink at our Marina restaurant/bar. Get a workout in at our Fitness Center. Swim at our heated outdoor pool. Easy walks to the South Shore train station and Lake Michigan. Visit the Indiana Dunes State Park. Go fishing with one of our charters. Rent a boat and so much more.
    Enjoy beautiful waterfront, Marina views from this condo.
    Conveniently located within 45 min. to Chicago.
  • Clean and spacious. I slept on the available air mattress and sleepy well. The condo is great and includes everything you need. For less than the price of a hotel, I would definitely recommend it.

    Brian2017-05-22T00:00:00Z
  • Very polite and easy to work with. Nice, clean and spacious inside. Beautiful view on water.

    Art2017-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • The condo was very nice, clean and had everything we (URL HIDDEN) is right on the water and watching a beautiful sunset. Picking up the key was easy and plenty of parking. The train station across the street was very convenient for our kids who live in Chicago to visit. Angela was so helpful with suggestions of places to see and fun things to do while we were there. Thanks again for everything.

    Beth2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • this condo was lovely. we arrived late & left early due to plans, i wish we had more time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the marina!

    jane2017-06-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for visiting the Indiana Dunes, super clean place, easy check in and check out!

    Ken2017-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • Alwsys a great easy stay. Close drive to activities. No complaints.

    Faydra2017-05-13T00:00:00Z
  • The place was very clean and it was a perfect place for a chill night.

    Joe2017-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Surprisingly nice, especially considering the price!! Very clean, very comfortable. The marina being literally right there was a neat view too. Would stay again.

    Noah2017-04-24T00:00:00Z
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    Portage, IN, United States

    Waterfront luxury Condo.
    34 reviews
    Book your get away today. Make it a few days or a week. If you've ever thought of trying social nudity. This is the place to do it. Very private 200+ acre property. You can also USE GUESTHOUSE AS BASE FOR SHORT DAY TRIPS, to Indiana Dunes State Park, Michigan Wine Country, or Chicago. You won't find a more beautiful, cost effective setting for a get away. This listing is for Guest house only (see guest access below)...NUDITY IS NOT REQUIRED unless you use the lake, pool, hot tub or sauna!!
    Private guest house on private property fully furnished, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, King Size Bed, Cable TV, WIFI, Wood Burning Fireplace, large private deck with gas grill, ample closet space. refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot.
    This is a Gated Nudist Resort with numerous activities available, especially on weekends. This is your chance to check 'nude resort" off your bucket list. Just a short drive to Chicago attractions, Indiana Dunes State Park on Lake Michigan. Or visit wine country in Southwest Michigan just a short drive away.
  • I will make certain that I have the opportunity to stay here again.

    Daniel2016-10-23T00:00:00Z
  • Bill and Marie were very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. The house was stocked with anything you could need for a comfortable stay. The grounds and the house were clean, serene and well maintained. We enjoyed our stay very much and would consider their place for any future visits to that area.

    Jennifer2017-05-31T00:00:00Z
  • Such a neat little community! Valpo is a cute little town too, food is great and there are some local brewers. If you're into the outdoors I definitely recommend this spot, there are hiking trails & a lake in the community, and the Indiana dunes are a short drive away. Bill & Marie were busy the weekend we visited, but still did everything to make sure we were greeted and accommodated. Overall great experience, thinking about coming back in the summer!

    Lake2016-05-03T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks so much i love your cottage , i wish i did not had to leave so soon but i know i will be back asap, and would recommend this cottage to so many people i have been telling my co-workers about it ,. thanks so much Bill and wife

    Nini2016-04-11T00:00:00Z
  • Bill and Marie were very hospitable! I really enjoyed staying here. The gated nudest community was in a beautiful location in Valparaiso, IN and the rented property was wonderful. The house/cabin was way above the standard I was expecting. As I was staying rather long term, Bill and Marie were great. Very flexible and friendly! I hope to stay there again when I return to the area in the future! Overall a wonderful experience.

    cody2015-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Bill and Marie's place! The guest house was very comfortable and we had all the amenities we needed. Bill and Marie made us feel welcome, as did their neighbors. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. We spent some time hiking the trails and on the lake, and really enjoyed ourselves. We'll definitely be back!

    Elise2015-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • My spouse and I had a wonderful time at Bill and Marie's guest house over a weekend in August. The space was very clean and the perfect amount of room for a couple, and we had access to wonderful amenities that made our first trip to a nudist community very memorable! Access to a gas grill for dinner one night was a major plus, as was the golf cart that made transportation throughout the property that much easier (not to mention fun!). Bill and Marie were also very informative and welcoming, and the community itself was very inclusive. My wife and I look forward to making this an annual event (if not more frequent!). Thanks to Bill and Marie for a wonderful experience!

    Daniel2016-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time - the guest house was clean and comfy and Bill and Marie were excellent hosts. What a great find!

    Katie 2016-09-25T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

    This is a farm we bought and renovated 3 years ago to create a 501c3 Nonprofit Sanctuary for Abused, Handicapped and Senior dogs. We also have 5 cats. We are close to Chicago and Lake Michigan. Many hiking & biking trails nearby. Downtown Chesterton has several antique stores. You are welcome to read about this shelter on social media under Petite Trésors Rescue & Sanctuary and the Internet under 100muddypawsandsjogrens.
    All the bedrooms are on the second floor. There is a full bath upstairs and a full bath downstairs in the foyer. There is a large family room upstairs with the bedrooms as well as a balcony overlooking the farm. Guests may bring their dog(s) and smoking indoors is allowed. But in the interest of full discloser, this may not be your idea of heaven. You see, this farm is exactly what it says, a sanctuary. The dogs live in the house with us. They are not in kennels, or out in the barn, but with us every day for the rest of their lives. That being said, we can separate you from the dogs should that be your desire. But what we can't do is promise that you will never hear them or be confronted by an odor if one has an accident. We ask every guest to please let us know if there are any issues. We want every guest who loves dogs as much as we do to have the very best experience they can. And if we ask you when you are leaving if there were any issues, or suggestions, if you don't let us know, we can't very well make your experience better. Although we have only been doing this a very short time, we have been humbled by the positive feed back. We have been fortunate to have been given 5 stars by over 90% of our guests and we have had people who have only been passing through tell us that they would not only return but have our farm be their destination.
    Close to Chicago by car or train Close to Indiana Dunes Beaches Close to downtown Chesterton
  • I had a great stay. The hosts went out of the way to make sure I was comfortable and got a good night sleep. Their sanctuary is a real inspiration--wouldnt it be great if more Air B and B had a non-profit and humanitarian mission? I highly recommend this place to any traveller who is a true dog and cat lover.

    Nikuman2017-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • Mary and Rich were excellent hosts. They offered us water, ice, soft drinks, even food when we arrived though we had just eaten. Their home is beautiful. Everything has been renovated and it really looks like a house that could be featured on HGTV. The room we stayed in was huge and the bed was very comfortable. Their property is gorgeous. We love the pond, geese, and the gazebo. But the absolute best part was the animals. The cats and dogs have absolutely stolen our hearts. I wish we could have stayed much longer just to spend time loving on the fur babies. They're amazing!!! And please keep in mind that the animals will make noise, shed, etc. it's inevitable. But as animal lovers, we felt right at home. We'd love to stay here again. Thank you Mary & Rich!!

    Kelley And Dan2017-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • I have the honor of being the first guest to stay at this lovely home and welcome them to the Airbnb community. We do need more pet friendly places for travelers! This place is ideal for dog and cat lovers and is very pet friendly. The guest rooms were tastefully decorated and the whole house have beautiful stone flooring. Mary and Richard were amazing hosts and she also makes and sells honey from their bees, beeswax, olive oil from their organic herbs which I bought too.

    Serena2017-06-14T00:00:00Z
  • Mary's place is clean, comfortable, and homey. Wonderful bed, accommodations, and beautiful backyard with gazebo. Also, a short distance from Indiana Dunes.

    Michael2017-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • Very pleasant home and stay. The property is beautiful and the non-profit shelter operated here is being ran very well by Mary and her husband. The king size room was spacious and the host was very accommodating of any needs you may have. If you are a lover of dogs and cats, a stay here will indeed be a one of a kind experience.

    Lajay2017-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • This was such a unique experience! The house and property are gorgeous and uniquely decorated. The hosts are very kind and flexible. My only complaint is that the dogs are pretty loud even at night so it was a bit difficult to sleep, but all of group adjusted and slept well.

    Sam2017-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • I would highly recommend staying here if you are considering this area. Mary and Rich are great hosts and their rescue pets are delightful. Even with all of the dogs there we had no issues sleeping at night! Their property was amazing having an enclosed gazebo and land to walk around on. It was close to everything we wanted to from antique stores to the national dunes and shoreline. Highly recommended! If we are coming to the area again we will be staying here! We were able to bring our dog (60 lb shepherd mix) and had no issues with the other pets when she was around them when we chose to let her out with them. PLUS Mary and Rich rescue neglected older pets and the funds from staying here went all to helping with that!

    Chris2017-07-16T00:00:00Z
  • The dogs were great, cats were sweet. Thank you!

    andrew2017-08-12T00:00:00Z
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    Chesterton, IN, United States

    Private room in newer home. Tv, Internet , private bath and use of kitchen, w queen sized bed.
  • Terry was a fabulous host. Upon arrival he gave me a thorough briefing of premises and made some great recommendations for nearby dining. The house was immaculate and neighborhood was stunning AND safe.

    Matthew 2016-05-22T00:00:00Z
  • Terry was very accommodating as always. No complaints here, would highly recommend!

    Ross2016-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • This was s great way place to stay! Terry was very accommodating in every way! He also gave us some great travel tips for the area. I would highly recommend staying here.

    Stephanie2016-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay with great host.. Highly recommended..

    Bala BHARGAV2017-05-21T00:00:00Z
  • Terry is a great host I immediately felt welcome and comfortable like I was at home. His house is beautiful inside and out. I would stay again.

    Tom2016-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Terry's home is gorgeous and well kept and clean. Our room was very neat with a very comfortable bed perfect after a day of hiking the dunes. Ally you have to do is ask Terry for suggestions of sites to see he's knowledgeable and his directions are precise. His restaurant recommendations were perfect and he knows the area well. Terry is a wonderful host in the morning he had coffee ready for us to enjoy the bathroom had fresh linens as well as the bedroom. We wi definetly return again. We had a perfect relaxing weekend we cannot thank you enough. Danielle and Greg

    Danielle2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • One of the best airbnb experiences!! Has Parking lots! Must try!

    HwaPyeong2017-05-13T00:00:00Z
  • We only stayed one night at terry's place and slept really good in the comfortable bed. Terry was really friendly and easy to communicate with.

    Nik2016-08-09T00:00:00Z
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    Westville, IN, United States

    Nice Bedroom with a desk and full closet....internet access bathroom next to your room to use .....you could also use some space in Fridge and use microwave and stove to cook...just clean up after yourself ....washer and dryer use once a week
    *** just 20 min from the Dunes State Park and the National lake shore (Lake Michigan) gorgeous sunsets and :) sunrises from one of the only places in the world.... you can see sunsets and sunrises over Water the great Lake Michigan s southern point only 20 min drive! *** A short drive and a nice train ride to the Great City of Chicago...explained below :) Quite neighborhood close to parks, churches , schools, grocery, downtown with great restaurants outdoor seating, movies also
  • He is a nice guy. We had some great conversations which I enjoyed. But, some of the stuff he said about immigrants were just stereotyped and prejudiced. He likes to talk and some of

    Prabhat2017-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • Super easy place to stay for a night. Nice comfy bed, quiet space, and very affordable. I definitely recommend it if you are in the area.

    Paula2016-05-30T00:00:00Z
  • Listing is as described, priced right and served well for a quick overnight stay. I did not get to meet Steve but all went smoothly.

    Ming2017-05-14T00:00:00Z
  • His 17 years old son, Kyle is not living with him. It's not a place for a woman who is uncomfortable to stay with an unknown man alone in a house. Would never pick this listing if I knew this man is living alone. I felt deceived and very uncomfortable when I discovered he's living alone and I had to stay for 7 days with a stranger man in the same house. I was fearful and had to lock my room the moment I got back to the house. I am going to write a formal complaint with airBnd not about the host but incorrect and not up to dates informations. The informations on the host was four years old. Airbnb should make sure the informations are up to date.

    Linda2017-07-03T00:00:00Z
  • Steve's place is great for the price. I didn't have a chance to meet Steve in person. The house was clean and had everything you need. Steve was busy but I was able to contact him through mobile phone.

    Nat2017-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay! Steve was very good at communicating and very friendly when I arrived. Gave me everything I needed. Would highly recommend!

    Bill2016-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Steve's place is always neat and home has a relaxing atmosphere. Always enjoy my stay here.

    David2017-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • The description is very accurate. Steve is a good host. My room was very quiet and comfortable. Great value for good, basic accommodations.

    David2017-08-12T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

    We are one of the closest rentals to the Dunes State park and across the street from the Dunes National Lakeshore! Conveniently located between the Dunes State Park beach and the Dunes Visitor Center. You can walk to both. You can also walk to the train station for easy access to Chicago. Bring your own bikes, us ours, or rent some at the Dunes Visitor Center. Our place is great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and especially families.
    We have a small in-law suite/studio apartment with a full tiny kitchen on the back of our house. It has a king bed, queen air mattress, big jetted tub, and a gas fireplace. It's a completely separate space with no access to the main house but still connected to it. The main room shares 1 wall with the house. The tiny apartment is a cool hybrid of a bed and breakfast and a private vacation rental. A unique rental that is perfect for solo travelers, couples, or active families.
    There are four streets in the neighborhood. Main Street turns into a gravel road that begins the Dunes National Park. Most people have moved here to access the trail system and Dunes. Walk across the street to start a hike through the woods.
  • Our stay was really enjoyable! We had a warm and helpful welcome from Tara who gave us a lot of tips about the region. The apartment is exactly as described and really functional and it fit our needs. Would definitely recommend!

    Paul2016-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Tara and Mike are extremely welcoming hosts and we absolutely loved our stay with them. The place itself was immaculately clean and is a charming and comfortable place to stay. We had our two young children with us and made use of the walk in closet for an air mattress and put a pack n play crib for the baby in the main room with us. The shared pool and patio area are lovely and we spent a lot of time swimming, sometimes with their kids. The place is very close to Indiana Dunes State Park, and we really appreciated being given a park pass with the rental so we could easily come and go from the park and the beach. I can't recommend their place highly enough, you won't be disappointed!

    Courtney2017-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I took a weekend away from the city and stayed at Tara's place. It was a lovely setting and just as described. It was clean and cozy and we loved the fireplace. We went hiking both days. The apartment was very close to the Dunes State Park, The Lakeshore and downtown Chesterton. The vase of fresh flowers was also very nice! Thanks Tara!

    Katie2016-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Cannot recommend Tara Mike's place enough! If you are looking for a sweet semi secluded getaway surrounded by nature and an easy distance from Chicago, this is it! Tara was wonderful and communicative, offering to pick up my partner and I from the train station when a bit of rain started falling, even though the home is maybe a 12 minute walk from the station. We were prepared and brought our own food and drink for a homemade dinner and in the morning walked to the beach to watch the sunrise. When I asked Tara what the best way to get to the beach was, she responded quickly and thoroughly, even offering up bikes in the garage in case we wanted to do that. We only stayed one night but it was so relaxing. I had messaged Tara earlier wondering if she would have coffee filters since my partner and I are big coffee people and she switched out the keurig she normally has in the guest house for a drip machine so we would have our fill. Looking forward to going back!

    Ella2017-06-20T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place to stay if you want a location close to the park. The hosts are very friendly.

    Christy2017-06-10T00:00:00Z
  • My boyfriend and I both live in Chicago and wanted a quiet, but fun getaway. This is exactly what we got! So clean and so close to the dunes.

    Mallory2017-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • I can't speak highly enough about Tara and Mike and this beautiful space. It truly made our first family vacation a wonderful experience. Tara was incredibly responsive from booking through check out and even after we'd left. The space is adorable with beautiful furniture and one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. The walk-in closet is HUGE and perfectly accommodated (with room to spare) a queen-size mattress for our two year old to sleep on so that she could have her own space with a door that shuts so she wasn't woken up by our three-month old. All I had to do was send a quick text to Tara and she had the bed inflated and in the closet with fresh sheets on it ready for us when we arrived - much appreciated considering we got in at 11 pm with two babies and needed to get her RIGHT to bed! The room is around the back of the house and felt very private and secluded. We didn't notice any noise transfer from the kitchenette as long as the door was shut. In fact, our two-year-old slept until almost TEN AM every day we were there because it was so dark in the closet, which was a REAL treat for this work-from-home mama! The general area of Chesterton/Porter was just lovely, and we adored the small downtown area. We ate some place new every day and LOVED everything we ate. Third Coast Spice Cafe had incredible breakfast and pastries, Villa Nova Pizza was outstanding, and Ivy's Bohemia House was perhaps the best meal we've eaten in a long time - and their Mojitos are BY FAR the best I have EVER had. The perfect blend of mint/sour/sweet. Our first full day was rained out, so Tara suggested a new indoor playground, Fireflies. Our daughter LOVED it. She never wanted to leave. To the point where she wouldn't even stop playing long enough to eat ice cream! Fireflies also has a fully-functioning kitchen with pretty tasty food better than that sort of place would normally provide. Lastly, Tara and Mike themselves were welcoming, warm, friendly, and SO helpful. It truly felt like we were staying with friends. Our last night, Mike was around when we retired to the deck for a few beers after our kids were in bed, so we invited him to join us. We had a fantastic time telling stories and laughing. I can honestly say that I would invite them to any cookout I had if we lived close! Start to finish, everything about our stay was lovely and just perfect for our first family vacation. We will be back!

    Sarah2016-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful hosts. Tara and Mike were fantastic, welcoming, warm, and hospitable. The accommodations were great. Private, spacious, clean, and close to the beach...plus Tara offers the use of the family pool, bikes, and a beach access pass. Very happy with our stay!

    Jennifer2016-07-18T00:00:00Z
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    Chesterton, IN, United States

    Gateway to the Dunes
    108 reviews
    Right off us 421, near Purdue North Central Univ, Michigan City outlet mall 10 miles, Blue chip casino, Sand Dunes, Pine Lake, Norte Dam 30 min. Biking trails, hiking and walking 5 min away. Valpo 15 miles. Farm house setting. King Bed.
  • Janet was very helpful and welcoming during our stay! We had a small issue with the toilet not flushing so I sent a message to Janet hoping she could fix it, so she sent her husband over and it was fixed in no time! On our very last day, Janet offered us some bread and tea. She also offered to put our wet towels in the dryer before we headed off to the beach one last time. I definitely enjoyed staying here and would stay again in a heartbeat!

    Jessica2016-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • Janet was so nice and inviting. She did everything she could to help us and I would definitely stay here again. :)

    James2016-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Janet & her husband were great hosts and very welcoming. the apartment is lovely, very clean, large & comfortable, with everything you could ever need. And such a cosy bed. We would definitely stay here again.

    Sara2016-06-06T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved Janet and Wally's studio apartment! It was cute, cozy and full of anything we needed! Loved all the extras! They were so nice and helpful! The weather was nice and cool and the scenery was beautiful! They gave us directions on where to ride our bikes that was close. It was a beautiful wooded park and we loved the ride! We would most definitely stay again and recommend it to everyone!

    Mary2016-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Janet's place was perfect for us! It was more spacious than the pictures suggested and the surrounding area was gorgeous. Janet and her husband were friendly and accommodating. We would gladly stay again if we were in the area.

    Braden2017-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • It was a lovely experience Janet was a wonderful host she did everything to make us feel welcome. It was a holiday and things were very festive, quiet and relaxing. We would definitely come back.

    Jasmin2016-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean, quite quiet, comfortable. Warm welcome. What more is there to say?

    PETE 2017-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • Totally exceeded our expectations! Janet doesn't do herself justice in her photos or description of her space. It was super easy to find, extraordinarily clean, incredibly quiet, littered with assorted extras (coffee, tea, fruit, water, movies) that you did't even know you needed! Highly highly recommend staying here if you are in the area. Close enough to amazing restaurants and the water but far enough away to enjoy a motorcycle ride back. Thank you, Janet!

    Nikki2017-07-16T00:00:00Z
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    La Porte, IN, United States

    Country Setting
    66 reviews
    Our basement studio apartment has lake view, 1 bedroom with queen bed, a single day bed, bathroom with shower, kitchen, walk out to a patio and a short stroll to the beach. The apartment has a separate entrance from rest of house. Owners on site, live upstairs. About a one hour train ride to downtown Chicago on the South Shore Line. Miller beach has great hiking nearby in the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore, West Beach part of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes State Park.
    Apartment is cozy, quiet. Kitchen is efficiency, with cook top on island / chairs around counter connected to living room with day bed, chair, TV, WiFi.
    Burgers, Pizza and Lake Perch @ the Flamingo on Shelby St. Fine dining in an artsy space at Miller Bakery Cafe on Lake St. Vibrations also on Lake St. for great atmosphere and fantastic juices, smoothies. Community is active in the arts, nature, and environment.
  • Great location in Miller Beach. Apt is in a furnished semi- submerged basement which stays nice and cool even without air on. I loved the fact we had our own entrance (patio doors for an entry and our own little patio set). There are steps that lead straight down to the beach path. The apartment is beachy cool and nicely renovated with a little kitchenette. More importantly it was only a block away from my father. Catherine was a great host and very accommodating. I would suggest this place to anyone coming in for a wedding at the pavilion or Simply wanting to swim in the beautiful Lake Michigan

    shelene2017-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • The Airbnb was as described. Comfortable bed, kitchen stocked with all the necessities, short walk to the beach, nice patio area, clean, and well stocked with items you may have forgot to bring. Did not get to meet host personally but still had good communication and gave us several good recommendations on places to dine and to see. Really enjoyed the Miller Beach community. Great place to stay!

    Aileah2017-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Close to the shores of Lake Michigan, clean, good wi-fi. It's a lovely spot.

    Chrystal2017-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • This is a centrally location for many activities for the Indiana Dunes. Although you are not lakefront, you do have a restricted view of the lake. Access to the beach is relatively close, but you have a short uphill walk to the dunes then a short hike up the dunes to the beach itself. Not a difficult walk at all. The place was clean, and tastefully decorated. There are some nice restaurants at Miller Beach which is a short 10 minute drive. The Captains Table is one we visited twice. This place is definitely worth the price!

    lynn2017-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • The best, what a beautiful location, and a nice simple and fully equipped little apartment, couldn't have been better. Less than 5 minutes to the beach, lovely area, we had a great little vacation this weekend!

    Martin2017-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • Catherine & Brian were great host. I would stay here again. The space was neat, clean, & quiet. There concern for my comfort was nice. I appreciate this Airbnb. I recommend staying here.

    mark2017-05-14T00:00:00Z
  • The location is fantastic: right next to the beach. The hosts communicated well, responding to my messages quickly. There's a code-based entry, which is convenient, and they had coffee, shampoo, fresh towels, and just about everything I needed for a comfortable stay. They were super friendly but respected my privacy too. I definitely recommend staying at Catherine's place. :)

    Ben2017-06-10T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little apartment for an overnight stay. We came to see the dunes and the lake, and the location is perfect for that! About a block away from the lakefront, easy walk to two different National Parks, in an unpretentious and sweet little town. Lovely quiet neighborhood, nice little patio, easy little apartment. Definitely recommend this spot if you're looking for a place while checking out the dunes and beach. Our host was helpful and thoughtful, the apartment was spotless and the beds were comfortable.

    Mel2017-04-29T00:00:00Z
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    Gary, IN, United States

    Our quiet but convenient 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home is great for multi families or families with kids. Come for the weekend and relax, or come to get away and see other family members in the area. Our home is located about 40 minutes from downtown Chicago. Why stay at a hotel when you can have your own kitchen, fire pit grill, and fast internet! This home is tucked away, but it is very close to Southlake Mall, Route 30, and I 65. There is a basement, but it is NOT finished living space.
  • We had everything we'd needed at Tom's... Kuerig, coffee, dishes, cookware, washer:dryer, wifi, tv, towels, iron, closet space, etc. The decor inside is very well done; adorable, and made us feel good. Good vibes!! There's a huge backyard with a fire pit,BBQ, and patio furniture surrounded by lush green trees & unique local birds. We were in heaven sitting out back. Also, the lockbox and alarm were easy to use and made us feel secure. We'd stay again, for sure!

    Gina2017-05-15T00:00:00Z
  • Tom's home is nice, and worked well for our group of 6 adults and 2 young children. Would recommend most for families with young kids needing a homey space to enjoy. A bonus for us, aside from the close proximity the home has to restaurants and stores, was the swingset outdoors - the kids loved it.

    Lisa2017-04-24T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay. We had plenty of room for our little group of 4, including a 2yr old who slept very comfortably in the crib that was already set up. We'll definitely try to stay here again when we return to the area.

    Amanda2017-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great area. The house had everything we needed. Comfortable beds. Awesome kitchen. We had a great time!

    Max2016-11-16T00:00:00Z
  • The house was cute and cozy. Convenient to many places yet off the beaten track. Tom was very responsive and quick to answer any questions

    Kim2017-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great place for our family to stay during our visit to Chicago.

    David2017-05-28T00:00:00Z
  • Adorable, comfortable home that was spotlessly clean and had everything you could need. Very comfy beds, beautiful interior, a working grill, and even a swing set/slide/tiny rock wall set that my kid loved. Spacious, very pretty yard. We had a last-minute getaway from living in Chicago, and found the house was close to a lovely park (Deep River), and close-ish to the dunes. Very close to a huge mall, tons of stores. Tom was communicative, and you could tell lots of care was put into the place.

    Marla2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • This home is everything you need in a family stay. Spacious, inviting, clean, roomy, comfortable, and the host is amazing. Communication with the owner was timely and helpful and made our stay that much better. We will definitely stay here again!

    Andrew 2017-06-27T00:00:00Z
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    Merrillville, IN, United States

    The house is bright with spacious living in an open concept. A nice backyard with chairs and kids toys. Chesterton offers a number of things to do. A beach, downtown shopping, the European market, water park, a paved bike/walking trail, 5 local parks, access to the south shore train for a day in Chicago, Dunes State Park and much more.
  • Comfortable and cozy, close to a train station that will take you into Chicago. Close to Indiana dunes state park and national shore .

    Michele2017-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • We drove in from Ohio to meet friends from Chicago, with plans to visit the Indiana Sand Dunes and go blueberry picking in Michigan City. This location was perfect for that, and as a bonus, it's close to a bike trail that was perfect for a morning run. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. Joe was a great host, communicating well beforehand and leaving instructions for when we arrived. The space is relatively small but cute and clean. Plus, our friends have a 20 month old that was entertained by a playroom full of toys. :)

    Elaine2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • We loved this place! Very clean and spacious. We only had the two of us for this visit, so there was more than enough room. Not far from shops and restaurants in Chesterton and about a 15-20 minute drive to the Dunes. We would definitely come back! Joe is a great host and very communicative.

    Mandy2017-07-20T00:00:00Z
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    Chesterton, IN, United States

    Home away from home.
    3 reviews
    Large garden apt rooms with walk out to a sun room, yard and Calumet Lagoon. A short stroll over the dunes takes you to a beautiful beach on Lake Michigan. Private bathroom. Your own refrigerator and microwave. Shared kitchen and laundry. You can even use my canoe, with a signed waiver.
    Easy walk to the beach, trails, nature center. Less than a mile to the business district and South Shore trains.
    Quiet neighborhood on Lake Michigan's southern shore.
  • We didn't spend much time at George's place. It sits in a lovely spot and gave us all that we needed for the time we spent there.

    Sue2017-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • I was transporting a car across the country and needed a place to crash. The location was exactly what I needed and George was a great host. Comfy bed, hot shower, quiet setting. It was everything I was looking for. If I am ever back in Gary I will stay there again.

    Kevin2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place, comfortable and well located near the dunes. An easy walk to dunes with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Private and roomy having the entire basement to yourself and the yard and deck at your doorstep

    Chuck2017-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • George placed my 8 year old grandson and I in his finished basement (garden apt.) with access to the sunroom. The amount of space was perfect for a kiddo. There were two containers of wooden blocks that he loved playing with. It was a clutter free space, but surfaces were dusty. For me it wasn't a huge deal, but for someone with allergies it could be an issue. The futon was not comfortable. I considered the space to be a “beach camp” type space. For Airbnb travelers, you come across spaces that are equivalent to hotel standards and others that are less stringent. I would say this place is the latter and that was totally fine for my purposes. Proximity to the beach was the most important thing for me and this location nailed that. George is a darling man and generous with his upstairs space and breakfast offerings. We didn’t spend much time with his two dogs, but they were very sweet and unaffected by my grandson.

    Melody2017-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was great and George is very friendly

    Lucie2017-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • George is very welcoming and friendly.

    Ashleigh2017-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • We were passing through on our cross country drive and needed a place to sleep. It was the perfect place to stop! George was very friendly and the room was comfortable enough.

    Amanda2017-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • A soothing location if you want to get away from city madness with a brilliant down-to-earth and genuine host. Superb

    Siddique2017-09-14T00:00:00Z
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    Gary, IN, United States

    Miller Beach
    17 reviews
    This home is Located in Valparaiso Indiana. It is 10 minutes from Valparaiso University. 50 minutes from downtown Chicago. Located in Porter county just five minutes from Lake county. At the heart of Northwest Indiana, this location is going to give you the best "The Region" has to offer. It is 15 minutes away from the Indiana Dunes State park/beach. 15 minutes away from Chicago South Shore train which can take you to Millennium Station which is the last stop (where the famous Bean is).
    This space is unique because of its location in Northwest Indiana. It is close enough to the city of Chicago and beaches. It is next to a D-1 University and has great restaurants nearby which can be named upon request. I also know the times and stops of the South Shore train if you need any of the details.
    The neighborhood is a calm middle class community with mostly older retired people as neighbors.
  • Wonderful and accommodating hosts! They truly served us as, "mi casa es su casa." If you're looking for a quiet place to relax, this is the place. The room is clean, comfortable, is equipped with several gaming systems and 55 inch TV for viewing. Kitchen is clean and operational, and the bathroom is directly across from the room, total plus! We can't wait to stay again when we are in the neighborhood.

    Sarah2017-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Samuel and Andrew were awesome hosts! They were super friendly and helpful! The place was nice, cozy, clean. The location was excellent, close to the beach. I would definitely stay here again!

    betsy2017-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • The Hours was nice and the owners were great !! From the moment we got there they were so corteous. They offered to help with our bags, made us coffee in the morning and were very accommodating on such short notice. Definitely would go back!

    Julie2017-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • Good value at a central location in NWI. Nice hosts were flexible with check in times for me.

    Dallas2017-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • The house is very nice and comfortable. It was centrally located for what our travel plans was for. The host Samuel is totally amazing and very quick and accurate with his responses or questions if you have any. We will definitely stay here again.

    Dawn2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great people and everything went very well. We were able to check in at 1 in the morning with out an issue either. Definitely recommend.

    Cole2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • First time at an airbnb, left a very positive impression. Good location, images are accurate, nice host.

    Andrey2017-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Sam and Andrew are kindly friendly. The bed to be improved for resting better.

    Tony2017-08-23T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

    Valparaiso Home
    12 reviews
    This newly renovated 3 bedroom 1.5 bath fully furnished cozy home has everything you will need for a great relaxing getaway. Home includes all the comforts of home; washer, dryer, full-size kitchen appliances (coffee maker, dishwasher microwave, toaster) Conveniently located only 3.5 miles from Portage beach, 1 mile from bass pro shop, 2 miles from the Portage soccer complex less than 1 mile from toll road and I94. Plenty of dining, theater and shopping options within a few miles. Family Park across the street. These Features are sure to make your stay one that you will want to repeat!
  • The Portage house was fantastic. Clean and cute, with a nice yard and so easy to check in and out. Tom was great at communication and wonderfully accommodating. Thanks for a great stay!

    Krissy2017-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Tom's place is fantastic! Everything felt brand-new and spotlessly clean. All the furnishings are comfortable and look great. There is plenty of room to spread out and relax. The kitchen is nicely appointed and stocked with everything you need to make meals, sans food. The Keurig and dishwasher are handy. It was also a big help to have a washer and drier available since I was there for a week. The weather was warmer, and the air conditioners kept the house cool. Tom responded quickly to my inquiries and provided for my needs. I would gladly stay here again!

    Michael2017-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • My family really enjoyed our stay here. Check in was easy, and everything was clean, comfortable, and as described. When we had questions the host got back to us promptly. The house is close enough to main roads that you can get just about anywhere you want to go in the area pretty easily. We would definitely stay here again!

    Erin2017-06-13T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute place! Great space, with a nice size back yard, walkable to a dog park and playground. I loved how close it was to the grocery store and park.

    Kindra2017-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • The home was very comfortable! The furniture was new and tasteful! Good size for a family of four. The park across the street was convenient.

    Liz2017-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • Overall, this place was a great find! We were looking for a long weekend away from the city. We took advantage of being so close to the Indiana dunes. We chose this home because we loved the fenced in backyard. We were a little disappointed that there were no seating/eating options outside given the great weather we had during our stay. Would have loved a barbecue/grill option too! The hosts were very quick to reply to a question.

    Catherine2017-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice location for visiting the dunes and a day trip into Chicago. The beds were very comfortable and the large back yard was wonderful for the dogs.

    Kaitlyn2017-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Very good communication, quick to get back with us when we had a question. Really a great location, close to portage beach and only 25 minutes from Washington Park. The house was very clean and accommodating! Thank you for a great first Airbnb experience !

    Emily2017-08-18T00:00:00Z
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    Portage, IN, United States

    So close to Chicago and yet in a world of its own! This one bedroom spacious in-law apartment located on a quiet wooded lane is within walking distance to the beach. Relax in simple comfort. 10 minute stroll to Lake Michigan, private beach.
    A bright in-law attached apartment in a tranquil wooded setting of gardens, trees, and birds. Spacious bedroom with queen size bed and large open living room with two couches and brick fireplace. Attached large eat-in kitchen fully stocked with essentials, including coffee maker and microwave. Dining table with chairs and outside fire pit are provided. Full private bathroom. Michigan City drinking water, central heat & air conditioning. Beautiful gardens and trees to enjoy. Large private patio lets you enjoy the outdoor beauty. Tree-lined neighborhood invites peaceful walks and miles of beach-front bicycle riding. With so many things almost at your doorstep, this apartment is the Perfect Getaway any time of year. A cozy and peaceful apartment in a unique area with a short relaxing walk to a clean, sandy, and quiet Lake Michigan Beach. Sleeps 5 people comfortably with an air mattress available for additional guests upon request. The open, bright, and pleasing feel inside the apartment is appointed with elements connecting it with the surrounding woods and coastal atmosphere. When air conditioning is not desired, the large opened windows let in the fresh air as well as the soothing roar of the waves from the lake shore wafting through the trees. During the autumn and winter seasons, a roaring fire in the fireplace completes the wooded wonderland atmosphere.
    Peaceful, safe and easy to access all local sites whether by bike, by foot. or car. See above for extensive description.
  • Arthur's place is clean and well-stocked for an easy and enjoyable stay. The location is great with a short and pleasant walk to the beach. Arthur is a very helpful and communicative host!

    Tim2017-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely setting and delightful garden! The backyard was exceptional with relaxing natural open space. Being able to walk to the lake was wonderful. Home-baked banana bread was a nice touch!

    Ana2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • Good for overnight stops. Close to Lake Michigan beaches and Indiana Dunes State Park.

    Charles2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place in the woods... Quick walk to the beach.

    Bill2016-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • The listing was very accurate and Arthur gave good, specific directions. He was flexible when we told that we would be later than originally planned. The apartment, surroundings, fruit, and baked loaf were great. We just wish that we had had more time to enjoy.

    Daniele2016-06-14T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home in the woods and just a short walk to the beach. Very quiet and relaxing. Art is a great host - everything is as promised.

    Bill2016-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodations and the area were terrific! The beach, just five minutes away, was awesome. Love of all the nature, flowers, trees and hearing the birds. The host left us banana bread that we all enjoyed, also gave us directions to great local restaurants. It was a relaxing weekend and a great host and site!

    Gail2016-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great place if you want a quiet weekend. The lake is 5 minutes away walking, the dunes park is 15 minutes away. Cozy and relaxing atmosphere. It was great being there in the winter, I can only imagine how great it is in the summer!

    Roman2016-12-04T00:00:00Z
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    Beverly Shores, IN, United States

    Enjoy the marina lifestyle in the best kept secret on Lake Michigan at Marina Shores. Only 45 minutes from downtown Chicago. A short walk to the South Shore Line train station to Chicago, Michigan City or South Bend. This recently updated condo is the perfect place for your visit.
    Over 1,300 square feet of luxury Marina living. Walk the beautiful Boardwalk. Enjoy our Beach House restaurant/bar along the waterfront. Get a work out in the Fitness Center. Take the train to Chicago. Walk to Lake Michigan. Visit the Indiana Dunes.
    Where boating and living become one.
  • Hi Dave, we enjoyed staying at your condominium. You have wonderful taste and it was very spacious. Now we are back in Europe and it all seems like a dream. Thank you. Kind regards, Sandra, Werner and Philipp

    Sandra2016-04-15T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic spot for our trip home for Thanksgiving. The kitchen was well-stocked and everything was extremely clean. Super fantastic communication and really easy check in / check out.

    Stacy2016-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • Dave and Angela were very quick to respond and easy going. Everything in the listing displayed the living space very well. It was comfortable, clean, and I had an easy time communicating with throughout my stay.

    Wes2016-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean! Spacious living. Quite area...close to the beach (short drive).

    Lindsay2017-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • House was very nice and beautiful. Wifi and cable were available. Some supplies were there if needed. Very easy to get comfortable.

    Amburr2016-05-03T00:00:00Z
  • Daves place was as described and communication was prompt. I'd recommend

    Stephen2016-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • My family and I stayed at Marina Shores for a few days and we really enjoyed our time there. Dave and his staff communicated things very clearly and timely. The condo was very clean and welcoming. The atmosphere at Marina Shores is very relaxing, which fit our family's preferences for a vacation. We stayed here because we wanted to go to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan a lot and this location was perfect for that. We were able to access the Lake and the parks with no problem and easy travel. The property is also close enough to Portage, IN which has major grocery and retail stores so that we were able to pick up things that we forgot on our trip.

    Travis2017-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • The place was close located to Lake Michigan. Everything was super!

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    Portage, IN, United States

    This is a farm we bought and renovated 3 years ago to create a 501c3 Nonprofit Sanctuary for Abused, Handicapped and Senior dogs. We also have 5 cats, 3 indoor and 2 outdoor. We are close to Chicago and Lake Michigan. Many hiking & biking trails nearby. Downtown Chesterton has several antique stores. You are welcome to read about this shelter on social media under Petite Tresors Rescue & Sanctuary and the Internet under 100muddypawsandsjorgrens.
    All the bedrooms are on the second floor. There is a full bath upstairs and a full bath downstairs off the foyer. There is a large family room upstairs with the bedrooms as well as a balcony overlooking the farm. Guests may bring their dog(s) and smoking indoors is allowed. But in the interest of full discloser, this may not be your idea of heaven. You see, this farm is exactly what it says, a sanctuary. The dogs live in the house with us. They are not in kennels, or out in the barn, but with us every day for the rest of their lives. That being said, we can separate you from the dogs should that be your desire. But what we can't do is promise that you will never hear them or be confronted by an odor if one has an accident. We ask every guest to please let us know if there are any issues. We want every guest who loves dogs as much as we do to have the very best experience they can. And if we ask you when you are leaving if there were any issues, or suggestions, if you don't let us know, we can't very well make your experience better. Although we have only been doing this for about a month, we have been humbled by the positive feed back. We have been fortunate to have been given 5 stars by almost 90% of our guests and we have had people who have only been passing through tell us that they would not only return but have our farm be their destination.
    Close to Chicago by car or train, close to Indiana Dunes Beaches and downtown Chesterton.
  • (I'm loath to write such a positive review as I would rather have the place to myself!) Leaving aside the dogs, Mary & Rich run a fantastic homestay. The location is glorious: the gardens and pond are simply beautiful, and the gazebo is a great spot for me to write. It is also quiet and you can see stars at night. They are lovely people: communicative and friendly, and genuinely want you to get what you want out of your stay. Then on top of all of the that you add the fact that you are contributing towards them running their truly amazing charity: caring for dogs others are unwilling or able to. You should definitely be prepared to be around a seemingly impossible number of dogs!

    Laurence2017-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Mary and Rich's home was absolutely beautiful. They have a lovely piece of land and their pond and gazebo area was just perfect. This was the best place to stay with our dogs, they even took care of them while we were out during the day. They were also very accommodating of our late arrival. We will definitely be staying with them again and would recommend them to anyone! Also, what they are doing with their nonprofit organization is amazing, they are truly great and caring people.

    Rachel2017-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • I enjoyed my stay at Le Chien. Mary and Richard were very welcoming and accommodative. My room and bathroom were clean, tidy and comfortable. Their place is very nice with walking grounds, gazebo, pond /fountain to walk and fire pit. Mary and Richard are very kind, compassionate and loving caregivers to the rescue shelter dogs and cats. Their place is a beautiful refuge for their four footed residents.

    Taylor 2017-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • Best place to stay in Chesterton if you love animals!

    Morgan2017-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • Mary home is unique and lovely. From the her flare in decorating to the picturesque rural, historic setting, my stay was one of pleasure and comfort. I am an animal lover and enjoyed interacting with all her unique rescue dogs and cats. It was therapeutic for me in many ways. Mary and her husband, Rich, are gracious hosts and went out of their way to make me feel welcome.

    Lynn2017-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • Mary and Rich were gracious hosts. I immediately bonded to them and their furry family. I had a wonderful stay. I enjoyed meeting all of their rescue dogs and cats which made my stay very special. Thank you !

    Lynn2017-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Mary & Rich were very nice hosts! Mary made us a nice bouquet of flowers from her garden upon our arrival. Something to be noted is that the animals are very present and noticeable in the home. Know what you're getting yourself into. Lovely home and property.

    Cameron2017-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • Had a good stay with Mary. As long as you know what you are signing up for: a house full of friendly animals, it's a good place. Great grounds around the house. Enjoyed the friendly cats.

    Isaac2017-07-16T00:00:00Z
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    Chesterton, IN, United States

    Our home is welcome to travelers, families moving kids into college at Valparaiso University, International students or if you want a retreat for the weekend. We are close to the Indiana Dunes, Chicago, and Southwest Michigan if you choose to do day trips and have us as your home base. We have a family friendly home and neighborhood.
    Great location for moving in students, visiting or attending graduation at Valparaiso University
    Our neighborhood is full of kids and families. We are close to the popular Valplayso park. Downtown Valparaiso is a 5 minute drive and is full of boutiques, great restaurants. Central Park Plaza is the happening place with movies in the park, music, farmer's market, splash pad, and pavilion that is an ice rink in the winter.
  • Lyndsay was an awesome host. Her house was clean, the neighborhood was friendly and quiet, she provided toiletries, shampoo, soap, towels, tea, coffee, etc out of the kindness of her heart. The house and neighborhood was very kid friendly, two large parks and one small park within walking distance. The dunes is a short distance away. We loved our stay and would be willing to stay again! I recommend this house to anyone, children or not. Very relaxing and very fun.

    Emmi2017-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean. The kids enjoyed roasting s'more and hanging out on the screened in porch. It was nice having the extra space in the basement for the older kids to hang out.

    Erin2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • We had a blast! Thank you!

    Kai2017-08-13T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

    Located 1 hour from downtown Chicago and 45 minutes from South Bend, the Blue Jay Manor is settled on 6 acres of lawn and woods for walking and relaxing. A beautiful swimming pool will be enjoyed in season.
  • Lenore greeted my boyfriend and I with cocktails when we arrived and gave a tour of the beautiful bed and breakfast. The room we picked looks exactly like the pictures. Very spacious and large beautiful bathroom attached! Breakfasts were amazing-- so many options and all delicious. Lenore also made sure to make breakfasts that didn't include my allergens! In addition she gave great restaurant recommendations.

    Molly2015-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Lenore is a great host: we felt very welcome and the accommodations were pleasant.

    Cameron2016-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and quite. The house was clean and breakfast was very tasty, well served, and made with Lenore's love. It was very nice visiting with the both of them and sharing stories. Great Host Roger and Valerie Witt

    Valerie2016-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lenore made us feel very welcome at the Blue Jay Manor and the photos accurately portrayed the home. The location was quiet and peaceful and within easy driving distance of the National Lakeshore. Lenore served an outstanding breakfast each morning! It was certainly above and beyond our expectations.

    Anne2015-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • A very cute place to stay.

    Hanna2017-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Booked the night before and on our way from Detroit to Chicago received the confirmation. The Blue Jay Manor was easy to drive to and Lenore had some good restaurant suggestions. Me and my brother enjoyed the stay and with a delicious breakfast the next morning we were all set for visiting Chicago. For next time I wish to stay a second night to relax and enjoy the calmness of the Manor more.

    Hessel2016-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Breakfast was delicious! Rooms were clean and the family was great.

    Katie2017-04-09T00:00:00Z
  • A great experience. Good conversation and excellent breakfast in a charming home. The description of the property was accurate and the location serene.

    Dave2015-07-07T00:00:00Z
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    Michigan City, IN, United States

    Relax and enjoy your time in Valparaiso in this charming, fully furnished downtown home. Recently decorated with plenty of room for kids and a fenced-in backyard. Close to great downtown restaurants and VU activities.
    Comfort and charm. Wood floors, cedar 3 season room. Front porch with swing. 2 bedrooms, each with 2 twin beds that convert to a king. There is also a twin rollaway (fold up) bed, and a pack and play available. Central air, water softener, and fully appointed kitchen. We list as accommodating 5 people meaning adults. A child in the packandplay would be an additional. Every situation is different, so if you aren't sure about whether this house would accommodate your group, send me an email and we can discuss it.
    Tall trees and quiet streets. Local parks within walking distance. Valparaiso University also within walking distance. The ARC is visible from the back porch! Our beautiful downtown restaurants and cultural activities are also just a few blocks away
  • Charming Chicago-style bungalow in a great location. The hosts were very friendly and accessible. We really enjoyed our weekend and would definitely stay there again.

    Eric2016-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely staying here again!

    Liv Larson2017-04-27T00:00:00Z
  • This was an amazing experience. The home is adorable and the host is very friendly and helpful. The home had everything we needed and more! 0.5miles from downtown Valpo with sidewalks the entire way.

    Sarah2017-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and host!

    Ryan2016-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • The listing was accurate and clean. There was plenty of towels and dishes for use. The bed where highly comfortable and the house has a nice relaxing feel

    Michael2016-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • Denna's place was in a centrally located residential neighborhood within easy walking distance of an adorable downtown. There are numerous restaurants in close vicinity to satisfy a wide variety of culinary cravings. The home is a quaint, well appointed house with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The beds were large with many pillows and the mattresses perfect. There was an assortment of DVDs to entertain ourselves.

    Vikki2016-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful home and stay! Denna was so friendly and accommodating...we wanted for nothing! Close to shops and restaurants, grocery and cinema...great place to stay with your whole family...dogs and all!!!:)

    Chenoa2016-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time while staying at this house in Valpo. Lots of nearby places to walk for a meal. The house had everything we needed during our vacation.

    jennifer2017-08-20T00:00:00Z
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    Valparaiso, IN, United States

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