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Recent Indiana property reviews

  • Family Vacation

    "My husband, 6 children and 6 grandchildren had a great week staying in this nicely decorated and homey cottage! We loved the location, sandy beach for the kids, and lots of fun in the lake floating and talking. It brought back wonderful memories vacationing with my parents on the lake! The bunkbeds were an addes suprise! Thanks for the memories made!!!"
    Guest: Butler Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: July 31, 2011
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  • a true castle in the sand

    "A well laid out, roomie house. A well appointed kitchen, except the very old oven did not work. Could use an upgraded oven & dishwasher. Addition of a fire pit would be nice too. Loved the private deck off master & the roof top deck was a great spot for day/night gazing. Nice furnishings & beach decor. Huge beach towels provided (need hooks for drying tho) Close to beach. Have stayed in 10+ homes in BW, Would rent 'Castle' again."
    Guest: Sandy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Cozy, Quiet, and Close to the Beach

    "Dreamwold House is incredibly cozy and comfortable. We used every bit of the property - coffee on the patio, games & meals on the porch, visiting in the kitchen, and relaxing in the living room. There is plenty of sleeping room for six adults, and Mariya and Ian keep the place sparkling and inviting with lovely decor throughout. The beach themes in the bedrooms provide an extra coziness with four poster beds and antique furnishings throughout the house. The short walk to the beach was a great opportunity to see the deer and the lovely wooded properties of Michiana Shores. The private beach was extremely peaceful and quiet both during the day and at sunset each evening. The owners live close by and have truly thought of everything - from beach chairs to toys, to bicycle of all sizes. I highly recommend this property for adults, families with kids, or for a romantic getaway. Dreamwold House has it all!"
    Guest: Jane G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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  • Fantastic stay!

    "We would highly recommend this place. It is a beautiful place, well maintained, and the views are just gorgeous. The large deck held our big family for dinners each night while watching the sunset. The large kitchen with plenty of work stations accommodated a bunch of cooks and helpers at the same time. The large dining room table allowed us all to sit together. Clean up was easy with the two sinks and 2 dishwashers. The listing and photos were accurate except they didn't do the house justice. It's much bigger than it looks in the pictures. There was enough room that we weren't falling over each other and the adults had their privacy. The fact that every bedroom upstairs has their own bathroom was really nice - I loved not having to share a bathroom. The house was one of the cleanest we've ever stayed in. And the cousins enjoyed having their own floor downstairs with the big rec room and 2 bunk rooms. We enjoyed the local restaurants: Bridges, Tree House, and Sahara's. The younger kids enjoyed the zoo and the Heston Steam Museum. We all went for hikes in the dunes. Shops at Light House Outlet Mall and in nearby New Buffalo kept us busy on an overcast day. Some of us went golfing at the municipal golf course which was really decent. Sarah was great to work with during the booking process and helpful in answering our questions. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family."
    Guest: Joanne Date of Stay: June 2012 Review Submitted: September 21, 2012
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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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