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Gorgeous Log Cabin With Views of Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, large screened in porch close to private beach.

Beautiful single family log cabin home located on top of a Dune with spectacular views of Lake Michigan and private beach. House has comfortable master bedroom, three additional bedrooms. Sleeps 8-10 Beautiful 2nd Floor Family room, master BR, screened in porch and another outdoor deck all with views of Lake Michigan. Stone patio in back with views of ravine. Newer kitchen, bath, laundry. comfortable home with 2 fireplaces. Steps to private beach.

Property Manager
Mary Brown
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Mary Brown

Home is owned by Chicago area family.

Mary Brown purchased this house in 1988

Why Mary Brown chose Indiana

Second generation family home in beautiful surroundings.

What makes this house unique

View from the screened in porch offers the most beautiful sunset views over Chicago. Very secluded yet steps to the beach and a short drive to quaint downtown area.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Midway Airport Chicago, IL
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chesterton Indiana
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
3 minutes
Car: necessary

Located in a private residential community with tennis courts, playground, private beach, hiking trails. 10 Minute drive to quaint downtown Chesterton with antique shops, farmers market, restaurants. 20 Minute drive to Lighthouse outlet mall.


Dune Acres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom has one king sized bed - views of Lake Michigan, Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located in downstairs study, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed plus one additional twin bed in a guest room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Log Cabin With Views of Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we have stayed and it was wonderful. The stairs were a welcome fit bit challenge, but the screen porch was the highlight. Loved sitting enjoying. Beach was beautiful. Property is well maintained. All three generations had a great time. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is beautifully located for sunsets over Lake Michigan. Thoroughly enjoyed our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting the cottage - so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Amazing Family Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views atop a bluff over looking Lake Michigan and even the Chicago skyline in the distance. Besides the beach, screened in porch is where we spent most of our time. the owner has all that you need for the beach - wagons with floats, umbrellas, chairs, sun canopy and even two kayaks made all day beach activities non stop. We often packed a lunch and snacks in our cooler and didn't return until evening. We are an active family so the many stairs and very short walk to the beach was no problem . The stairs are worth every step when relaxing in the evening to the sounds of nature and breathtaking sunset views.

Our children, 5 and 7, enjoyed the vacation so much we have booked two years in a row. Mary, the owner, was extremely responsive, friendly and accommodating to our needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Noblesville, IN

Priceless Views

  • 5 of 5

The house and the views are AMAZING! The pictures on the website do not do it justice. The front steps up to the house are not for the faint at heart. But once the front porch is reached, the views are breathtaking. The large windows downstairs and upstairs allow you to gaze on Lake Michigan throughout the day, whether watching TV, lounging or playing games/puzzles with friends and family. On a clear day, you can see the Chicago skyline and the sunsets were picturesque. The beach was secluded and we swam a lot. The sand was white and clean and the lake clear and blue. The weather was cool for summer, so we got to enjoy the fire pit and s'mores. It was a great time with family and kids for r&r! I highly recommend this gem atop the dunes of Indiana!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicholas - thank you so much for the nice review! I Really appreciate it and hope you come back!
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Homewood, Illinois

Great family get away

  • 5 of 5

Three generations enjoyed this beautiful home. The 64 steps up and the log cabin made us feel like the Robinson family. The view of the Chicago skyline at sunset! Mary was wonderful to work with. She has added several amenities. I felt like we were in a multi-star resort. The screened in porch was perfect. I think the adults spent most evenings on the porch. (easily could have been romantic with candles on site) The kids played board games, watched movies or used the WIFI with their I-touch or DS. Old cast iron tub with bubble bath. Short walk to the beach which had a volley ball net & fire pit. The weather did not play nice for the entire time we were there, but it was close enough to other activities. I have an adventurous son, who loved exploring the bog and dunes. An added bonus - the ER is only 7 min away. We hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - we would love to have you back!
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Toledo, Ohio

Superb home on the dunes

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodations for the entire month of June! Families had ample space and weather was great. Stellar views of lake and sunsets. Washer went on the fritz but Mary got it back into action in no time at all!! Saw a deer in the front lawn as we left the premises. Very secure location as a guard must let you into the community and out again.Small climb of stairs to get into the cabin but not too outrageous. Mary the owner was a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend this property to friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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