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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Indiana reviews

  • Couples Getaway

    "Every year we look forward to renting The Sandcastle. An easy ride from the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, this is an ideal and convenient getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The house itself is very clean and has plenty of room with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms along with a large kitchen, dining room and living room area. The backyard and deck are spacious and you can cook and grill out if you want. The surrounding area has many restaurants and points of interests nearby. We enjoyed Washington Park Zoo, the Marina and the Lighthouse. The park also has many concerts throughout the summer as well. It is only steps away to the beach that is very clean. From the beach, if you look to the west at sunset you can see downtown Chicago. So many activities to enjoy such as the brewery and wine tasting locations and the Blue Chip Casino. In the fall there are several festivals. We really love the place and every time we go we find new things to do!"
    Guest: Steve Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: March 1, 2015
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  • Needed more info

    "The description and photos do not really give enough information about this place. It is not clear from the photo but this is on the second floor with a unit below it and one next to it all in the same structure. It is also a hike down from the parking lot (stairs over dunes). The washer and dryer are coin operated and most people do not bring 10 quarters do do a load of laundry. There is satellite/cable on the tv but minimal channels and the wifi is unreliable and slow. Now for the good. The location is great as it is probably less than a half mile walk on the beach to the park, which otherwise charges for entry by car. Great views of the lake and sunset from the balcony. It would have been nice for us to know ahead of time that the owners provide with a TON of beach stuff - toys for children, chairs and two kayaks! You do not need to find a rental place as these are free for guests."
    Guest: jdthom Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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  • Excellent Cottage

    "Our stay at the cottage was better than expected! We had a great view of Lake James! The location was perfect as well! All the resturants around are within walking distance which is very convienant! My kids especially loved the sandy beach! We will be coming back and would recommand this cottage to everyone:)"
    Guest: Melissa Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 10, 2014
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  • Beach Getaway

    "We just returned from a weekend staying at this lovely rental. This beach property is right on the beach and photos here do not do it justice. This rental is part of a cluster of rentals (studio, 1 bdm, 2 bdm, 3 bdm, and 4 bdm (which is up on a higher dune)). One of the nights we had a beach camp fire with other rentals of their properties, had great conversations with new friends, and made s'mores for the kids. Also, the sunsets were beautiful. First, the beach. You are right on the beach. You walk down a few steps to the beach - which is private. The beach area in front of house and the surrounding houses is private for the community. It wasn't that crowded and the sand is clean. Second, property amenities. The owners to have 2 kayaks you can use, as well as some chairs and umbrellas. I would bring my own beach chairs and umbrellas - which we did. If you have kids, they do have sand toys to use, but you share with their other rentals. Third, the rental. The rental we stayed in is very bright, clean and airy. There is A/C in case you are there when it is very warm and humid. It sleeps five. They had all the utensils needed to cook. Besides bringing your bathing suits and food for cooking (and paper towel), you are set for the beach life. We woke up in the morning and had coffee on our private sand dune overlooking lake michigan. Since we are early risers the beach was empty except for those getting their morning walks. Because we made some great friends with the other rentals we were able to see the other rentals. Be advised that the rentals are two houses that were divided into rental units. All have their own private entrances and private decks/sitting areas attached to their rental. But unless you want to be friendly you really wouldn't know there were other people on this property. The beach is big and private enough that you don't have to share space. The Dunes. Yes you park up on top of the dunes and do have approx 50 stairs to walk down. The reason for this is that the house is on the beach and there is no way to get to the house except to come down the dune. As much as I dreaded this trip back up, I packed so that I used many handled bags to carry food and such to make is easier to come down in one trip. You are able to walk down to the Indiana Dunes State Park (5 minute walk) and have access to their trails and dunes. We plan on booking a fall weekend at this place for a quick weekend getaway."
    Guest: Judy H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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