About the property
- House2800 sqft
- 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.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- 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!
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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 :-)
Great and comfy house. It has everything you need and is well stocked with the essentials. The owner was very helpful!
Thanks Mary! We loved having you. Come back and stay with us again!
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
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!
Thanks Ken! It was great having you all. Come back again soon!
I Am Dune Great!
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!
Thanks Dave! We loved having you stay with us. Come back again soon!
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.
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!
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.