SHOREWINDS IS A RENOVATED COTTAGE ON LAKE SHORE RD., JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH

Jim VandeWerken

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SHOREWINDS IS A RENOVATED COTTAGE ON LAKE SHORE RD., JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH

Special Offer! 'FALL into a Real Deal!' September 29 - October 31

Union Pier Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 (with roll-away bed & couch) - See specials!

Shorewinds provides its guests with an unbeatable location as there are no streets to cross and just steps to reach the beach. Vintage wicker, antiques, original oil paintings and artwork mix with comfortable furniture to create a whimsical lakeside retreat. Among the many special features are a cathedral ceiling great room with skylights, hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and French doors leading to patios and deck.Wi-Fi, TV/VCR/CABLE/Stereo/CD, Central AC as well as ceiling fans are other amenities. A fully equipped kitchen with new appliances makes mealtime prep simple. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, private bath and a French door leading to pergola covered porch. The second bedroom has twin beds. Includes additional twin roll-away bed for 5th person and couch for 6th person. Linens and bath towels, a charcoal grill and gas propane both includes, and beach chairs are provided. NO SMOKING, NO PETS please.The rental cleaning fee ranges from $60.00/$75.00 per weekend rate to $150.00 per weekly rate depending on the size of the rental party.The state of Michigan requires a nightly lodging tax of .06% to be added to rental rates.

An Invitation: Coastal Concepts, Inc., a design and development team, is excited to announce that its latest project, 'Shorewinds,' is now available to rent to discriminating guests. This stylish home is located on the beachside of Lakeshore Road in desirable Union Pier. The interior environment cleverly mixes the use of original artwork, artifacts and antiques in a playful way that captures the essence of coastal living. French doors lead from the kitchen to a side patio which is adjacent to the beach path. Fenced for privacy, you can enjoy outdoor dining while listening to the waves crashing onto the shore. Vintage style wicker furniture sits under the pergola covered deck and is a inviting spot to spend the late afternoon relaxing with a good book and a beverage. A classic bench is nestled by the firepit for late evening star gazing. This is a cottage that you'll be thrilled that you chose for sharing with your loved ones.

Reservations: Reservations are not secured until a 50% rental deposit and a signed contract are received. The balance is due 30 days before the scheduled arrival along with a security deposit and housekeeping fee. There is a 3 night minimum for holiday and Special Event Weekends, at the weekend rate. Payment in full is required with bookings made less than 30 days in advance.

Check in at 4pm and check out at 10am on Fridays for weekly rentals. Cancellation fees may apply.

Special Events:Inquire about our WINTER WHITE PACKAGE ( includes, snowshoes.) Other seasonal promotions available.Call our office for a price quote. GIFT CERTIFICATES available for birthdays, anniversaries and family celebrations.

Shorewinds is a four season retreat, open 365 days a year and is decorated for each season and each holiday.Presently decorated for VALENTINE,S DAY! .

WE ARE DECORATED FOR VALENTINE'S DAY FOR YOUR SPECIAL LOVER! ASK FOR DETAILS!

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Jim VandeWerken (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Shorewinds is a renovated cottage on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
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Shorewinds is a renovated cottage on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p159832
708 423-5346
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5
I highly recommend this lovely vacation home. The house itself is bright, open, and cheerful with amazing decor and cleanliness. The easy access to the beach was great for getting out of the hot sun for lunch and returning to the beach at our leisure without having to pack up or drive. The adirondack chairs and fire pit made for great evening smores and morning coffee. My kids also enjoyed sitting outside and birdwatching . There was much time and thought put into the house design and landscaping. The owner and management team were great to work with and the intimate touches to make our stay special (it was my mom's and my daughter's bdays) were above and beyond. I would highly recommend this home to anyone and plan to return again soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased you enjoyed my home. Thank you for noticing and feeling all the joy and love that went into creating The Shorewinds. It is a little home with big soul!
I especially love the bird tree and watching the birds in the morning from the wicker settee. The pine trees a beach grasses carress you with privacy and make you feel like you are in the back woods rather than at the beach front.
Please do come back again during the fall and winter as the home takes on a different persona each season. Best Regards, Joan
business
Shorewinds is a renovated cottage on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p159832
708 423-5346
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Perfect for a Small Family Beach Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay at Shorewinds and it is well worth the rental price. In our six years of visiting Union Pier, this was easily the nicest 1 to 2 bedroom house we’ve stayed in. Upon our arrival, we found the cottage to be very clean, beautifully landscaped and well equipped for a beach vacation. It is right near the entry for a public beach access (which has pretty easy access for Union Pier standards), but any concerns about privacy are solved through the landscaping and a decorative fence. Some of the highlights include: the convenience of a second bathroom, washer/dryer and gas grill; a really nice fire pit that is well protected from wind; and extras like nice beach chairs and nice outdoor seating. The kitchen is fairly large and well equipped. We will certainly look to rent this property again.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee,
Thank you for your kind words. Shorewinds thanks you for a 5 star review! And, thank you for the notice of the landscaping. It is a passion of mine and I enjoy decorating not only the inside but having the outside reflect the beach environment, nature and having the variety of flowers, plants, grasses which keep blooming throughout each season of spring, summer and fall. The birds and bird santucary is my favorite spot to watch nature from the wicker chairs on the pergola.
Each quarter the house is staged both inside and out to reflect the season.
I have done my absolute best to use every square foot of house and property to achieve visual interest. I really enjoy reading the words that travelers post after visiting The Shore winds. It keeps me motivated to always give 100% dedication to the little baby house. Shorewinds is a little home but has BIG SOUL!
business
Shorewinds is a renovated cottage on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p159832
708 423-5346
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5
The lake house was amazing. I looked at houses in person and online for almost a year to find the perfect house, an this was it. A for sure winner. The location was awesome. Minutes to the beach right from the property! The house was clean and bright. So tastefully decorated. Plus the house was stocked with things you didn't know you would need! The laundry room and nice clean baths mad me feel at home. A big bonus was the landscaping. The outside landscape is so cute and clean also. From the outside shower to the front porch. What a relaxing week! We started and ended the day on the front porch watching the bird tree, chipmunks, and squirrels. My grand daughter ask me every day if we can go back. We will for sure go back also to visit during other seasons too!! Thank you Joan!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you found the perfect spot for your vacation. Thank you for your kind review of the gardens, landscaping and the house itself. We will welcome you back at any time! I thank you for sharing your thoughts about my home. Best Regards, Joan
business
Shorewinds is a renovated cottage on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p159832
708 423-5346
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Relaxing at the Shorewinds

  • 5 of 5
The home was perfect for our girls weekend. Very clean and artsy. Loved the landscaping, fire pit, and electronic start fireplace. The home is equipped with everything you need for the home and the beach. Jim and Joan were easy to be in contact with through emails or phone. We had the most relaxing weekend on the beach... would definitely return !!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your candid comments! The Beach House has been specifically designed for RELAXATION and creating good memories on the waterfront! Landscaping is executed with passion and a carefully trained eye!
Our Fall escapes are awesome for biking and experiencing the changing leaves while the Winter Solitude is amazingly tranquil for snow shoes on the beach, cross country trails in the dunes or doing nothing at all in front of a cozy fire place. Each season takes on its own persona and the home gracefully transitions itself as a four season retreat. Shorewinds awaits your return!
business
Shorewinds is a renovated cottage on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p159832
708 423-5346
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
morris illinois
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5
Perfect location for a sisters weekend! Nicely decorated, very comfortable beds. Very close to lake just a few hundred feet and minimal stairs. We had a beautiful warm spring weekend, got to lounge at the lake. Owner was friendly and quick to respond. We have rented numerous times in this area and will definitely be back to "Shorewinds"!
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased you had a positive experience at The Shorewinds. You had such beautiful weather also for your Sister Get together. I am delighted to share this location to such great guests. Come back any time! Joan
business
Shorewinds is a renovated cottage on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p159832
708 423-5346
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Awesome place!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Shorewinds yearly this February. The cottage was wonderful. Very clean, and cozy. The property was clean, owner was very friendly. Will defiantly recommend in the winter, and plan to return soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so very nice to have visitors who are awed with the beauty of winter. Our frozen water front is like being on another planet!
Shorewinds cottage is ready for 4 season of visitors and we feel it is very special during the white, pristine landscape and sea scape of winter. Thank you for returning and a special thanks for taking your time to talk about the beloved little house! Best Regards, The Shorewinds
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Lake Michigan
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Casual Chef ,, Frankie's,Tuscany,Road House R.A.H.
Car: recommended

Enjoy the best of what Harbor Country has to offer. Shorewinds is ideally situated in the highly desirable lakeside community of quaint Union Pier. You can take a morning stroll for gourmet coffee and freshly baked pastries and then enjoy your treats sitting out on the porch before stepping down to the beach. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure sunning, swimming and sitting by the water. During your stay you can visit wineries and art galleries, go antiquing, and berry picking. Dine at restaurants such as the highly acclaimed Timothy's, a short walk down Lakeshore Road or the landmark Redamack's for a hamburger and shake. Or just kick off your shoes and leave your footprints in the sand, get lost in the glow of a fiery sunset, doze off with the warmth of the sun on your face. We invite you to begin a new tradition. To imagine having it all.

Come for Harvest Days and Octoberfests. Pick your pumpkins and fall decorations at Dinges Farms. Bike ride the back roads with marked trails by Three Oaks Spokes. Photograph flora and fauna.

Other Activities: snow shoeing, cross country skiing on the dunes and state parks.

Ski: Snow shoes are furnished at the cottage for our guests' use at no extra charge.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Special Offer! 'FALL into a Real Deal!'

Special Offer From:
Dates Sep 29, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Harbor Country, Harvest Days! Book 2 nights and receive the 3rd night 1/2 off (50%)off the seasonal daily rate. Week ends must have a Fri. and Sat. at full price and may include an additional stay of a Thurs or Sun.night.

Week days may include 3 days ( Monday through Thursday) Book an additional 4th night stay at 75% off the seasonal daily rate. E mail us for a total quote with tax and fees.

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
post season
Sep 12 2014 - Sep 30 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,750
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,700
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 19 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Housekeeping rate is $150 weekly. $70-$85.00 weekends depending on the size of party.
The cottage sleeps 6, which includes a roll-away twin bed and sofa.. There is an Extra Person Charge of $10.00 per night per person over 4 people,
All Holidays & Special Event Weekends are charged at weekend Rates. Holidays require a 3-night minimum stay.
Summer requires a 7 night/8 day min.stay.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • The outdoor shower helps to remove oils, lotions, sand and dirt. Refresh yourself prior to entering the cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Roll-away Bed - 1 twin/ single
  • Sofa can be used for optional sleeping for a sixth guest.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Yard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • sledding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Additional Equipment: We provide 3 sets of snow shoes for winter exercise on the beachfront.

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