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Dune Fine Is A Brand New Family Friendly Home Right On The Beach

Michigan City, IN, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Newly Remodeled 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Home Is Right On The Beach, Waiting For You

This home, completely remodeled in 2012, has all the comforts of home, plus every amenity you want for a fantastic vacation. 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 one house separates this home from one of Lake Michigan's most gorgeous beaches so you can enjoy the luxury of beach front living.

The home features a fully equipped kitchen, plus an open living and dining area. Vintage stained glass windows contribute to the hip cottage atmosphere. Over 500 square feet of patio space with a large fire pit and plenty of seating offer tons of space for dining and relaxing. The house also has an outdoor shower, a large private back yard, and an indoor/outdoor speaker system.


Jen Truszkowski

Member Since 2005
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Apr 18, 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 beautiful homes to families for vacations they will cherish for a lifetime!

Jen Truszkowski purchased this House in 2012

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 the house in front of this became available (VRBO#452281), 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. This home came on the market the next year. Although we were still recovering from the previous remodel, we knew having two neighboring homes would offer more space for reunions, large families and more. We gave this home the same overhaul and now can offer double the fun!

What makes this House unique

Dune Fine is a great place for kids. Our back yard offers privacy for get togethers on the patio 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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, First floor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, First floor
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 2nd Floor with attached bath
      • Bedroom 4
        4 twin/ single, 2nd Floor with attached bath/tub


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, 1st Floor
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, 2nd floor, attached to 4-twin bedroom
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, 2nd Floor, attached to master bedroom

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
              On Stop 1 of Sheridan Beach
            • Lakefront
              1 house from the lake, no streets to cross


                • Family
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central air
                        • Fireplace
                          Wood burning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          High speed wireless
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                          Unlimited local and long distance
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              12 sets of indoor and outdoor dinnerware and glasses.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped for indoor and outdoor entertaining. All stainless appliances and granite countertops.
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      Indoor/outdoor speakers
                                    • Television
                                      49 inch flat screen in living room, 24 inch flat screen in twin bedroom


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Dining table seats 8 comfortably, adirondaks around fire pit, plus lounge furniture
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Large yard- sand
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility


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

                                                  Leisure Activities

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

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              7 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful home and helpful ownders.

                                                              Rosie H.

                                                              Our family truly enjoyed our stay at Dune Fine. We have big and little kids, and loved being so very close to the beach. The owners have done a nice job to ensure everything you need is available, and were quick to help when we needed it! The home itself is clean, beautiful, and a relaxing place to vacation. My favorite amenity may have been the outdoor shower to wash the sand down the drain before even stepping foot in the house :) Oh, and the sand is amazingly clean and soft in this area of Lake Michigan. So thankful we found this spot, and we're all voting for a return visit someday!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice review, Rosie! We loved having you and your family. We hope you come back and stay again! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

                                                              Just Perfect

                                                              kelly b.Columbus

                                                              My family and I rented this property with another family to enjoy a short weekend on Lake Michigan. There were 4 adults and 4 children under the age of 6, and this house was absolutely perfect for us! The children's bedroom upstairs can sleep 4 with a fun and modern atmosphere. The furnishings were all in great condition, and loved the wood floors in the home. The bathrooms were lovely, and recently remodeled as the description states. Our weather wasn't the greatest for part of our time, but I know we would have used the back deck if it was better. What a great home, beach, and location. We will come back soon!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad the house worked so well for all of you! Thanks for the nice review. Come back again soon!

                                                              Great House, Beautiful Beach!

                                                              Sarah N.

                                                              I had never heard of Michigan City before booking our stay at Dune Fine, but was blown away by how beautiful the beach was! We headed over the dunes right when we pulled in the drive way to check it out and it was an awesome view! I am a VRBO vacation home owner and I was very pleased with this rental. The house was super cute and very spacious for our group of 7. We spent the majority of the weekend on the back patio or at the beach which was only a walk over the dunes. We had a great time and would definitely come back!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the great review. We try hard to make sure the house is above and beyond our renters' expectations. Come back again!

                                                              Great Home!

                                                              NAMFort Scott, KS 66701

                                                              My family just completed a week at Dune Fine and we had a ball! 4 adults and 7 grandkids--perfect size. The house is furnished beautifully and everything is very modern compared to the other properties my other family members were renting. Ours was the "go to" patio and house for gathering. Great kitchen and very well stocked with everything we needed to feed large groups. Washer and dryer in basement was well used with all the kids! We loved it!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice review, Nancy! So glad you enjoyed the house, and I love that our house was the go-to! Hope you got some good use out of that fire pit- my favorite way to end a vacation day!

                                                              Cute Beach Retreat

                                                              MarcelNaperville, Il

                                                              Dune Fine was a lovely and comfortable getaway. The home was well appointed and it was close to the lake. The patio and the fire pit added enjoyable living space for our group. We will definitely check availability in the future. One thing I would like to point out for future renters, there is a city parking area across from the house. You need a permit to park there and can check ahead of time for daily permits. They office where you would buy them are closed on weekends. There is street parking but it can fill up quickly because of the other units in the area. The owner of this unit was very responsive and helpful when we had questions.

                                                              Dune Fine is adorable!!


                                                              Dune Fine is great. Everything is new and really clean. It's steps from the beach. We had 6 adults and 6 kids and the house was perfect! The kids loved the upstairs bedroom with all the twin beds so they could sleep together. The house is very comfortable and has all the amenities we needed. It took us 1 hr and 10 minutes door to door from Chicago. We'll be back again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Nicolette! Come back again!


                                                              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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