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Recent Indiana property reviews

  • Cozy getaway

    "Very nice clean and cozy get away..would use again"
    Guest: Jayhawk Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Perfect Family Gathering Place

    "This spacious, vintage cottage with cool nooks and crannies, is perfect for family gatherings. Easy access to nearby shopping, park, and beach allows independent activities. The kids enjoyed evening s'mores at the firepit and plenty of driveway space to make chalk pictures. Lots of table seating and places to spread out. The cottage is charmingly decorated, using smart South Shore posters available in closeby downtown. Owners are friendly and responsive. We went back a second year, even without a dishwasher!!!, because of the comfort and charm."
    Guest: MJ Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: August 30, 2012
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  • Family Reunion

    "Our family of 19 ranging in age from 1 to 80 spent an enjoyable week in this property. The house served our needs very well. We appreciated having a dining area that would seat us all at the same time. About a block to a beautiful sand beach was a major attraction. The house is old and spread out. This gave each family their own private space."
    Guest: LMC Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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  • Birthday Weekend Getaway

    "We stayed at this lovely Porter beach front cottage for the weekend for a 50th birthday celebration! It was an absolutely fabulous weekend at the beach, by the dunes! Property managers very helpful. Very well equipped cottage, great view of the lake, comfortable beds, wonderfully clean! Highly recommend and we will definitely be back. Curt & Family"
    Guest: Curt Date of Stay: October 2012 Review Submitted: August 21, 2013
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Indiana Travel Tips

Getting to Indiana Vacation Rentals

There are two main travel hubs to Indiana. If you are traveling to the central or southern regions of the state, you will fly to Indianapolis International Airport. The airport hosts all major North American carriers and has regular commercial flight connections. If you are traveling to the far southern parts of Indiana, the most convenient access point would be Louisville International Airport in Kentucky. The airport is located just across the Ohio River which forms the state border with Indiana. For travelers who will be spending their vacations on Lake Michigan and in the northern parts of Indiana, the best airport to travel to would be either Chicago O'Hare International Airport or Chicago Midway International Airport. Technically, this area falls into the greater Chicago Metropolitan area even though it is part of Indiana. From all these airports, there are good public transport links into the cities and surrounding areas. There is an extensive rail network which provides easy access to the major cities. If you prefer, you can also hire a car and drive to your vacation destination.

Attractions and Activities at Indiana Lake Homes

One of the most popular vacation destinations in Indiana is Lake Michigan. The state borders only a small portion of the lakeshore but it is where many of the vacation homes are concentrated. Because Indiana is on the southeastern shoreline, visitors can benefit from magnificent sunsets over the lake. Favorite pastimes include fishing and boating. Many of the lakeside communities are quite seasonal and become hives of activity during the summer months. There are often fishing tournaments and other fun-filled events that take place in season.

If you want to explore some of the lakeshore, you can hire a canoe or kayak and go for a leisurely paddle. There are several State Parks where you can enjoy nature trails, go for hikes and spend the early morning birdwatching. The Dunes State Park is a section of land along the Lake Michigan shoreline which is ideal for wildlife viewing. There are many other state parks in Indiana where you can go hiking or mountain biking. In the south central part of Indiana, you can visit the Bluespring Caverns in Bedford where you take a boat ride through the caves. Indiana has a rich cultural heritage and this is evidenced by the many museums dotted throughout the state. Several are dedicated specifically to the artistic heritage of Indiana.

Visitors to Indiana Cottages

Indiana is a great family vacation destination. Whether you are fishing along the shore of Lake Michigan or hiking a nature trail, there are many different outdoor activities that you can enjoy as a family. There are also several fun amusement parks that offer rides and entertainment for kids of all ages. For those who have an interest in art and culture, there are many art galleries and museums in the major towns and cities in Indiana. If you are an outdoor-type person and want to explore nature, there are many state parks where you can go mountain biking or hiking along the nature trails.

Seasons to Visit Indiana

Indiana has attractions that can be enjoyed throughout the year. For those who want to enjoy the lakes and parks, the best time of year to visit would be during the summer months. The temperatures are generally hot with the occasional thunderstorms. The peak travel season is during the months of July and August which coincide with the summer vacation season. Many families choose this time of year to have an extended family vacation.

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