Entrance to room1/2 bathroom (connected to the bedroom space)
Gateway to the Dunes
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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We are one of the closest rentals to the Dunes State park and across the street from the Dunes National Lakeshore! Conveniently located between the Dunes State Park beach and the Dunes Visitor Center. You can walk to both. You can also walk to the train station for easy access to Chicago. Bring your own bikes, us ours, or rent some at the Dunes Visitor Center. Our place is great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and especially families.


Cleaning Fee $140 NZD
Security Deposit $420 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $224 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 queen bed

House Rules

- Not really a hard rule but I always appreciate knowing a rough check in time. It helps tremendously when scheduling the cleaning. I love hosting and often bake a small welcome treat and have a full time job so understanding when to expect people really helps juggling the different schedules.
- Please park in the driveway that is detached from the house.
The detached garage and driveway are designated for guests.

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Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Tara and her husband, Michael, we're so kind and hospitable. Their place is clean, comfortable, and spacious, and is the perfect location for a weekend getaway to Indiana Dunes. Highly recommend!

Elizabeth User Profile
September 2017
Great location between Chicago and West Michigan. Tara was very responsive and the place is quite spacious, clean and she even left some very tasty donuts for a snack when we arrived. Dunes are easy to get to from this location which is a bonus!

Ann User Profile
September 2017
This was our first time visiting Indiana Dunes State Park. We brought our dog and were thrilled to be able to take her with us to Tara's. They have a friendly golden retriever and our dogs had fun playing together. We were also happy to walk with her on the trails, dunes and beaches of the park. Tara's place was a short drive to the Indiana Dunes State Park, so location was good. We tried walking there the first night but found we could not access it on foot without walking much further than we'd planned. The studio apartment was clean and comfortable, as described and pictured in photos. There is a small, separate kitchen. Coffee and a coffee maker are provided but if you want anything in your coffee (milk/cream) or anything to eat for breakfast, come prepared. The king-sized bed and cotton bedding were comfortable for two, tall adults. There is no other place to sleep, other than a short couch near the bed with no bedding so if you are two adults who don't want to sleep together, plan accordingly. We were there on Labor Day night and found many restaurants closed that evening when we tried to go out to dinner. After driving around and consulting our phone repeatedly, we eventually found an Italian restaurant, Giovanni's, that served hearty, good food and was open for business. Did not realize until the next day when I got on a laptop (not my phone) that there was a full list of restaurant recommendations on Tara's airbnb listing. Would be helpful to have that list, a local map and "house rules" printed out and on display in the apt. upon arrival for those of us who are unable to access complete information on our phones or who do not get great cellphone reception in the area.

Celeste User Profile
September 2017
The location couldn't have been better- so close to the park and very close to town. We loved the unit - private, comfortable and just what we needed. Tub was wonderful, bed was very comfortable and we'd definitely recommend.

Carolyn User Profile
September 2017
We loved Tara's place. Located conveniently to the beautiful Indiana Dunes State Park, I'm so happy we made the trek from ORD to stay in her luxurious abode. The bed is as comfortable as you would hope it to be from the pictures! We had a lovely bath as well. Tara's place is perfect for a romantic, refreshing getaway! If we're ever back this way we'll definitely stay for longer!

Lynn User Profile
August 2017
Tara, her husband and boys were perfect hosts. Her location is very convenient to the Dunes. Chesterton is a nice little town with all of the necessities. We hope to visit again!

Joses User Profile
August 2017
This was such a cute place, pretty luxurious actually. This was our first Airbnb stay and Tara and family were wonderful hosts. We had privacy, but her kids also joined our kid in the pool so it was nice for him to have a playmate on our mini-vacation. The yard is beautiful too, and you may catch a glimpse of hummingbirds. The hot tub was really nice after a long walk to the dunes. We would love to stay here again.

Porter, Indiana, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Tara User ProfileTara is a superhost.

My husband and I are raising 2 boys and a golden retriever. We love the Dunes and are happy to host anyone who wants to visit.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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