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Gateway to the Dunes

Gateway to the Dunes

4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths

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. Our place is great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and especially families.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace

House Rules

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


Well-lit path to entrance

117 Reviews

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Latrice User Profile
April 2018
Everything shown in the photographs is accurate and the place is truly wonderful.

Patricia User Profile
April 2018
Tara's place was amazing and very accommodating. The location is beautiful if you like nature. I liked it so much I'm coming back with my husband. Tara made us some homemade banana bread that was very tasty. I have nothing but good things to say about Tara's place. I highly reco…

Tiffany User Profile
April 2018
Absolutely wonderful stay. Very cozy, felt just like home. Tara was very helpful and friendly. Can't wait to return.

Shawn User Profile
March 2018
This is a beautiful space. Amazing jetted tub, gas fireplace, and sky lights. Communication and hospitality were exceptional. The owner and family live on the property but there was still plenty of privacy. Very dog friendly. Nearby to the dunes and walking trails. Great getaway …

Alana User Profile
March 2018
Tara's place was incredible. It was such a perfect getaway! Her thoughtful touches went above and beyond our expectations. She's so close to the Dunes, so we were able to hike all morning, and have the most wonderful wind down at her place with the fireplace and gorgeous skylit b…

Katie User Profile
March 2018
Just perfect! The space itself was lovely, and the proximity to both the South Shore and the Dunes made this perfect for us. Tara and her husband were incredibly kind and outgoing, and they offered us tips on what trails to try. (Trail 9 is SO worth it!) Plus, Sunshine is the nic…
Tara User Profile
Response from Tara:
Thanks for your kind review! When we set up our airbnb you were just the guest we had in mind. We lived in the Chicago for a few years without a car and were always looking for a weekend nature escape. I'm really happy you got to check out Trail 9!
March 2018

Mallery User Profile
March 2018
My best friend and I met at Tara’s place for a girl’s night in. The place was very clean and quiet. She even left us a sweet little note with homemade chocolate chip cookies! The fireplace was so cozy. The couch and bed were very comfortable. 5 stars for sure! We hope to stay aga…

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Porter, Indiana, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Tara User Profile
119 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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