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Gateway to the Dunes

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Gateway to the Dunes

4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean12 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

We are one of the closest rentals to the Dunes State park and across the street from the National Lakeshore! Conveniently located between the State Park beach and the Dunes Visitor Center, which is close enough to walk to. You can also walk to the train station for easy access to Chicago. The National Lakeshore forest is across the street, so walk out the door to start your hike. Our place is great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


Well-lit path to entrance


159 Reviews

Sandy User Profile
September 2018
Our visit was outstanding. Tara is a perfect host, and the space provided privacy and had everything we needed in a lovely setting. Highly recommended! Would love to have stayed longer.
Amanda User Profile
September 2018
Place was perfect location, clean, and private! Everyone including the children were kind and welcoming. We appreciated all of the amenities and our dog appreciated them as well. Would definitely recommend for a dunes vacation, central to everything as we didn't drive more then 1…
Shanna User Profile
September 2018
The apartment was just as Tara described and the pictures showed. It was very spacious and just perfect for myself, my spouse and our dog. We were able to utilize the full kitchen to cook a few meals and were able to find everything we needed. The tub with jets was great to rela…
Amanda User Profile
September 2018
This was our first Airbnb experience and it did not disappoint! Tara’s home is beautiful and close to all the dunes attractions we wanted to explore. It was a sweet surprise to be provided with a pass to the beach as well as delicious banana bread! We appreciated their flexibili…
Kaylie User Profile
August 2018
Love this place, inside and out! Location as well! Just perfect all the way around. Felt at home, cozy and accommodating
Misty User Profile
August 2018
Tara was a great host! Very easy-going and enthusiastic about ensuring our stay was enjoyable. Tara provided small touches like fresh banana bread, healthy snacks, and was available for any questions or needs. Our golden retriever had such a great time too with plenty of space to…
Nicole User Profile
August 2018
Tara's place was even better than expected. We walked in to fresh flowers on the nightstand and a bathroom stocked with bubble bath and candles to enjoy the oversized jet tub. There were a great selection of beverages in the fridge and a freezer full of ice. It was the perfect pl…

Hosted by Tara

Porter, Indiana, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Tara User Profile
162 Reviews
Tara is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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.
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