Dunes Duplex - 2 units in 1 - close to everything!

  • Lower Unit Living Area with pull-out couch: Sleeps 2.
    Lower Unit Living Area with pull-out couch: Sleeps 2.
  • Welcome to Dunes Duplex!
    Welcome to Dunes Duplex!
  • Parking (2 cars per unit) is along the right side of the house.
    Parking (2 cars per unit) is along the right side of the house.
  • Entryway
    Entryway
  • Lower Unit Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Lower Unit Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Lower Unit Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Lower Unit Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Lower Unit Living Area with Smart TV
    Lower Unit Living Area with Smart TV
  • Lower Unit Living Area with pull out couch: Sleeps 2.
    Lower Unit Living Area with pull out couch: Sleeps 2.
  • Lower Unit Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Lower Unit Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Fully updated lower unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
    Fully updated lower unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
  • Fully updated lower unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal!
    Fully updated lower unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal!
  • Fully updated lower unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal!
    Fully updated lower unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal!
  • Fully updated lower unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal!
    Fully updated lower unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal!
  • Lower Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
    Lower Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
  • Lower Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
    Lower Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
  • Lower Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
    Lower Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
  • Lower Unit Full Bathroom with tub.
    Lower Unit Full Bathroom with tub.
  • Upper Unit Living Area with pull out couch: Sleeps 2.
    Upper Unit Living Area with pull out couch: Sleeps 2.
  • Upper Unit Living Area with Smart TV
    Upper Unit Living Area with Smart TV
  • Upper Unit Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Upper Unit Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Upper Unit Bedroom 2: Two Single Beds
    Upper Unit Bedroom 2: Two Single Beds
  • Upper Unit Bedroom 2: Two Single Beds
    Upper Unit Bedroom 2: Two Single Beds
  • Fully updated upper unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
    Fully updated upper unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
  • Fully updated upper unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
    Fully updated upper unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
  • Fully updated upper unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
    Fully updated upper unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
  • Fully updated upper unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
    Fully updated upper unit kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal
  • Upper Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
    Upper Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
  • Upper Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
    Upper Unit Kitchen Dining: Table seating for four and breakfast bar for two.
  • Upper Unit Full Bathroom with tub.
    Upper Unit Full Bathroom with tub.
  • Adjust the temperature.
    Adjust the temperature.
  • Laundry Area (free of charge) shared by both units in basement.
    Laundry Area (free of charge) shared by both units in basement.
  • Ring cameras
    Ring cameras
  • Friendship Botanic Gardens is a four-minute drive away.
    Friendship Botanic Gardens is a four-minute drive away.
  • Heston Steam Museum is an 18-minute drive.
    Heston Steam Museum is an 18-minute drive.
  • Shady Creek winery is just an 8-minute drive from the Dunes Duplex.
    Shady Creek winery is just an 8-minute drive from the Dunes Duplex.
  • The Zoo, Oasis Splash Pad, and beach are all a 5-minute drive away.
    The Zoo, Oasis Splash Pad, and beach are all a 5-minute drive away.
  • The Zoo, Oasis Splash Pad, and beach are all a 5-minute drive away.
    The Zoo, Oasis Splash Pad, and beach are all a 5-minute drive away.
  • Michigan City East Pierhead Lighthouse
    Michigan City East Pierhead Lighthouse
  • Blue Chip Casino in the heart of downtown
    Blue Chip Casino in the heart of downtown
  • The skateboard park is local.
    The skateboard park is local.
  • Downtown Arts District with shops and restaurants
    Downtown Arts District with shops and restaurants
  • Indiana Dunes State Park
    Indiana Dunes State Park
$211-590/night
4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 7-12
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The perfect solution for two traveling families: two separate units in the same house, conveniently located near a variety of attractions! Recently renovated and decorated, these spaces are ready! Two miles from the sandy beaches, near tree-lined hiking trails in the nation's newest national park, casino, wineries, boat rentals, cafes, Michigan City Zoo, splash pad and park, outlet malls, & antique shops. This is the perfect little getaway for up to 12 people who want to relax or adventure!

To avoid any confusion, potential guests should thoroughly read ALL information below before requesting to book. (We promise that the info below will better prepare you for your trip and answer 99% of your questions!) Thank you!

UNIT PERKS:
--This rental includes TWO units within the same house: an upper unit and a lower unit. Each unit has its own kitchen with a fridge/freezer, sink, stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, blender & coffee maker. Essentials like plates, cups, cookware, utensils, & paper towels will be provided for your use.
--Along with coffee, creamer, and sweetener are provided.
--Cooking spray, olive oil, and salt/pepper are provided.
--Each unit has its own bathroom. A hairdryer and showering essentials/bath towels are available.
--All bedrooms have some form of dresser storage and hangers for clothing storage. There is also an iron and ironing board in each unit.
--Small beach toys for kids and a large woven beach towel is provided for each guest.
--A few board games are available for your use.
--Guests can park up to four cars (two per unit) in the gravel lot beside the home.

TECHNOLOGY:
--A large, flat-screen smart TV is hooked up in each living area, though we recommend the outdoors over the tube! ;)
--High-Speed Wifi is provided.
--A washer/dryer is available for your use in the basement. (Note: This area is shared between both units)

***Smoking is NOT allowed inside or around the property. If there is any evidence smoking occurred inside or within 50 feet of the property (smoke smell, ashes, paraphernalia, etc) there will be an additional $300 cleaning charge and/or loss of security deposit if one was collected.

***Note that the neighborhood itself is transitional, and while our guests have never had safety issues while staying with us, the area hosts an eclectic mix of people: both locals and tourists. The police station is less than a mile away, along with many other popular restaurants and attractions. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to read previous location ratings/reviews from other guests, and/or reach out prior to booking.
***Note that there are train tracks about one block away. When a train goes by, you will hear the whistle. Train schedules vary greatly so there is no telling how often you will hear it while vacationing—Many of our guests have said they never heard it, some say their kids love watching it out the window, and others say they were bothered by it. We've provided sound makers in each room (and beside the pull-out couch) for light sleepers. The vast majority of our guests do not complain about the train, but you are welcome to bring earplugs for nighttime if you’re a light sleeper or if you’re concerned.
***Note that if you are bringing infants/babies, the units are NOT baby-proofed. (Furniture is NOT secured to walls, outlet blockers are NOT included, cabinets/drawers are NOT locked, etc.) You assume responsibilities for all guests.
***Note that all guests will have to climb steps (not super steep) up the front porch. Please also note that the steps inside the foyer which lead to the UPPER dunes unit are incredibly steep. (The duplex is historic and was built in the late 1800s.) If all guests in your party are NOT able-bodied, it will be difficult to access the upper unit. If you have non-able-bodied guests staying with you, we recommend that they stay in the lower unit to avoid the steep steps.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
We welcome guests of all backgrounds! However, due to prior disrespectful renters and property damage, we will only be accepting booking requests from:
--Users who already have positive reviews.
--Users who have provided verified government ID.
--Renters that are above the age of 25.
--Renters who are not bringing pets.
We value our relationship with our neighbors, so events/gatherings/parties are not to be held by guests. In order to keep the home in excellent condition for future guests, we are firm on these rules. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
***Note that if you are bringing infants/babies, the house is NOT baby-proofed. (Furniture is not secured to walls, outlet blockers are not included, cabinets/drawers are not locked, etc.) We also do not have a pack-and-play/portable crib, so guests will need to bring their own.***
Other things to note
CHECK-IN INFO:
--Guests who book will receive detailed check-in instructions and a key code for entry on the morning of their scheduled arrival. All of this will be communicated through VRBO messenger.
--Please note that Michigan City is on Central Standard Time (CST). Check-in is between 4 and 7 p.m.; guests must check out by 10 a.m. so that we can clean/prepare for our next renters before they arrive.
--Our cancellation policy is moderate.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 5 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 5 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Michigan City, Indiana

Property Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Smart lock
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Beach
  • Lake
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Bathroom 1 – Combination Tub/Shower, Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Bathroom 2 – Combination Tub/Shower, Shower, Toilet, Tub
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 7-12
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom 1 – 1 King bed
  • 1st Floor Bedroom 2 – 1 King bed
  • 1st Floor Bedroom 1 – 1 King bed
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom 2 – 2 Twin beds
  • 2nd Floor Living Room – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
  • 1st Floor Living Room – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
Entertainment
  • Games/Board Games
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Children's Books & Toys
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
Attractions
  • Museums
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Shared Spaces
  • Cameras/Surveillance