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Recent Porter reviews

  • Family Vacation

    "If you thought the listing photos were too good to be true....let us tell you that it was all that and more! The main home was as if someone said "Welcome to my Paradise!" Well maintained & expertly decorated with amenities for a crowd and scenic views like you've never seen in Indiana. Beautiful sunsets...more times than not when you looked out over Lake Michigan you could imagine yourself in the Caribbean with all the beautiful blue & green hues of the water. At night we could see Chicago lit up in the distance. Photo ops were endless. The guest house was very comfortable and a great place for the younger crowd that wanted to party a little later & sleep in. Seating for 20 or more inside & out. The pool was fabulous after an afternoon on the beach. No negatives about this property. Sleeping 16-18 may be more comfy than 20. Only suggestion...an outdoor rinse off station/hose at top of steps from beach to keep from tracking sand in pool and on patio area. Sweet memories were made and we hope to come back. By the way...did I mention that we loved it!"
    Guest: Jones Family Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • Great getaway on private beach!

    "I rented this place for a relaxing bachelorette party getaway. The house is beautiful and equipped with everything you need to cook, grill and even make a bonfire. It is on a private beach so there is nice quiet space to relax on the sand. The owners and neighbors were all very friendly. We also rented the owner's studio apartment below this cottage for extra space and privacy. Everything was clean and well-maintained. It is just a short ride from the busy city of Chicago where we live, but felt like a true vacation. We would absolutely rent again!"
    Guest: Marie D. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 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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  • 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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