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

Jim VandeWerken

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Jim VandeWerken

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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SHOREWINDS IS A RENOVATED HOME ON LAKE SHORE RD., JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH

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

Overview

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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jim VandeWerken (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

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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:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Shorewinds is a renovated home on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews
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Shorewinds is a renovated home on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p159832
-708 423-5346
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Can't wait to return!

Can't wait to return!
  • 5 of 5
We loved Shorewinds! I've rented many, many condos and cottages over the years and this was hands-down the cleanest, most well-appointed place I've ever stayed. Joan, the owner, is easy to work with and has great suggestions for local restaurants and entertainment. All this and easy access to a beautiful Lake Michigan beach!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane,
Thank you for commenting on the cottage. My goal is to create the perfect cottage which offers you all the comforts of home, but more, as we have Lake Michigan for our back yard!
I am happy you got to some of my favorite restaurants and liked the suggestions. Warm regards, Joan
business
Shorewinds is a renovated home on Lake Shore Rd., Just Steps to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p159832
-708 423-5346
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this cottage for a last minute get-away to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The cottage is located in a great area with only a few steps to the beach. The inside is immaculate with great style and comfort. We highly recommend this rental for one or two couples or a small family. We can't wait to come back when it's warmer. Thanks Joan for leaving the champagne for our celebration - we had an awesome visit. K & T
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing The Shorewinds for your very special 40th Wedding anniversary. What an honor to make 40 years of marriage . I am happy to have had such great folks stay at my home. You are very welcome. A bit of Champagne is hardly enough to acknowledge 40 happy years together. Best Regards, Joan
business
Shorewinds is a renovated home 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

Close to beach cute comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5
My second stay at Shorewinds and won't be my last. Just steps to beach. Beautifully decorated and well appointed. Two full baths an added bonus! Great place for a quiet fall stay! Owner is great to deal with. We will return.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, thanks so much for coming back! I am so glad you found everything up to your liking! I know how much you need rest and quiet time from your work.
Shorewinds does a great job of giving you peace and quiet. Come back soon. Don't forget we have snowshoes for you to use this winter on the beach front. It is fun to get a brisk exercise in on the pristine, snow covered beach front. Then, return back to the cottage for some hot, mulled cider or wine and a big fire to curl up to. See you soon!
Best regards, Joan
business
Shorewinds is a renovated home 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 and beach grasses caress 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 home 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 sanctuary 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 home 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

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

From $200 Per night

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
November to Holiday
Nov 26 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,200
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
May/late spring
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
 
Early Summer
May 22 2015 - Jun 18 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 19 2015 - Sep 10 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2015
Sep 11 2015 - Oct 26 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Housekeeping rate is $150 weekly. $60-$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

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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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Additional Equipment: We provide 3 sets of snow shoes for winter exercise on the beachfront.

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