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'How You Dune?'- Lake Michigan Beach House Perfect For Large Groups!

Michigan City, IN, USA
  • House2800 sqft
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

7 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Located on Lake Michigan's Most Beautiful Beach

This home, completely remodeled in 2011, has 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and features all the comforts of home. Located just 60 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from South Bend, this home is perfect for summer vacations, weekend winery tours, and Notre Dame sports weekends. Only a private sand dune separates this home from one of Lake Michigan's most gorgeous beaches so you can enjoy the privacy of your own yard while celebrating the tranquility of beach front living.

The home features a large open living, dining, and kitchen area offering sunny, sweeping views of the waterfront dune. Over 800 square feet of deck and 450 square feet of patio space with a large fire pit and plenty of seating offer tons of space for dining and enjoying the beach. The house also has an outdoor shower, extra den with a flat screen TV and foosball table for the kids, a large private back yard, and an indoor/outdoor speaker system.


Jen Truszkowski

Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Jen Truszkowski

We live in the suburbs of Chicago. I am an interior designer and my husband is in real estate. We have been renting properties to vacationers in Harbor Country for over 7 years and we enjoy offering well furnished homes to families for vacations they will cherish for a lifetime!

Jen Truszkowski purchased this House in 2010

Why Jen Truszkowski chose Michigan

We have been enjoying the NW Indiana/SW Michigan lakefront for years, but had been searching for a house close to the beach. When this house became available, we jumped on the chance to have a waterfront property. The house needed to be completely gutted and rebuilt including new plumbing, electric, HVAC, flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, etc., which gave us the opportunity to design and furnish the home so it is ideal for summer vacation rentals.

What makes this House unique

How You Dune is a great place for kids. Our large yard offers privacy for get togethers on the deck and lots of wide open space for kids to run and explore. It's easy to run back and forth from the water to the house, sunsets are at your fingertips every night, and the sounds of the waves crashing reminds us we are someplace special!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, First floor bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Second floor bedroom
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, First floor bedroom
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Second floor bedroom
      • Bedroom 5
        1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed, Second floor bedroom
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, Second floor bedroom
      • Bedroom 7
        1 queen, Second floor bedroom


        • 4 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, First floor
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, First floor
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Second floor
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Second floor
        • The home comes fully equipped with bath towels and separate beach towels for use on the sand.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Gorgeous sand dune offers a large, private yard between the home and the beach.
          • Beachfront
            Located directly on one of Lake Michigan's most beautiful beaches.
          • Lake View
            Lake Michigan is visible from 2nd floor.
          • Lakefront


              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Two brand new central HVAC systems to keep the upstairs and downstairs cool in the summer.
                      • Fireplace
                        Wood burning fireplace perfect for those cold winter nights.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Wireless high speed internet provided by Comcast.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                        All bed linens provided.
                      • Living Room
                        Comcast cable TV provided.
                      • Parking
                        Off-street parking available for 3 cars. Additional street parking is also available.
                      • Telephone
                        Unlimited local and long distance calls.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Separate bath and beach towels are provided.
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            20 sets of indoor dishes and 18 sets of outdoor (melamine) dishes perfect for dining on the deck.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped for entertaining large groups plus a hospitality area with coffee maker and mugs.
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                            Ice and water in the door.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Comcast cable, internet, and phone service
                                  • Stereo
                                    Speaker system inside and out with iPod docking station to allow digital music.
                                  • Television
                                    49' flat screen in living room, 36' flat screen in den, 24' flat screen in twin bedroom, 39' TV in master bedroom
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        800 sq ft deck, 450 sq ft patio with fire pit
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Brand new stainless Weber connected to natural gas is on the deck.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Kid toys, umbrellas


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility
                                            The home have a bedroom with a sit-down shower on the first floor but occupants must walk up 4 steps to get to the deck and an additional stoop to enter the home.


                                              • museums
                                              • churches
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • cinemas
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • water parks
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            12 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            As pictured!

                                                            Todd A.

                                                            Owners were super to work with. House was clean. Fire pit was great. Kitchen was well stocked. Would come back again!

                                                            Great time at How You Dune :-)

                                                            Mary G.

                                                            Great and comfy house. It has everything you need and is well stocked with the essentials. The owner was very helpful!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks Mary! We loved having you. Come back and stay with us again!

                                                            Great Place!!!

                                                            Michael T.

                                                            Went with 10 guys and had a blast. House is great and so well equipped. Everything provided. Jen was great about communication and replying quickly. Would go back for sure.

                                                            Great House on the Lake

                                                            Ken B.

                                                            We shared this house with a few families and kids and it couldn't have been better. The beach was right over the dune and the kids could play in the sand on top of the dune while the parents hung out on the deck. Cannot wait to come back!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks Ken! It was great having you all. Come back again soon!

                                                            I Am Dune Great!

                                                            David G.Chicago

                                                            What can I say, the place just works. We booked a quick winter getaway and the owner could not have been nicer. The place is stocked with all the appliances, even a waffle maker! Outdoor grill is natural gas and all ready to go and the wood burning fireplace made the place all cozy and romantic. All the living spaces and bedrooms are decorated beautifully with ample towels. Such a wondwerful home and delightful owners. We will definitely be back!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks Dave! We loved having you stay with us. Come back again soon!

                                                            Awesome place

                                                            RuthCicero, IN

                                                            I was afraid that the home would not be as nice as the photos. I was so happy that the home was spotless, well equipped with everything we needed and a perfect location. We are already looking at renting the home again next year. We had 10 adults and 5 kids under the age of 6. Plenty of room for all of us. Thank you, Jen, for providing a clean & safe environment for our family.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks again for staying with us! So glad you found the house to be as you'd hoped. We try to make it a clean, fun, convenient place for a great vacation. Please come back again and see us when your grandchildren (babies) get bigger!


                                                            Michigan City, IN, USA

                                                            This property, located just 60 minutes from Chicago and directly on one of Lake Michigan's finest beaches, offers water and beach fun at your fingertips including jet skis delivered to your beach. The house is walking distance to Washington Park which offers a zoo, small water park, restaurants, art museum, marina, fishing and more. Outlet mall, casinos, lots of antiquing and great restaurants in the very near vicinity.


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