UNION PIER COTTAGE, STEPS TO THE PRIVATE BEACH

John R Staib

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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UNION PIER COTTAGE, STEPS TO THE PRIVATE BEACH

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3 bedrooms, single bathroom, sleeps 8 with open air family shower

This beach front cottage offers the beautiful sunsets of the summer and the clean sandy beaches of Western Lake Michigan. Our 3 bedroom 900 square foot cottage has been the owners residence for the past 15 years and 2008 is the first year offered to our guests. Situated on 5/8 of an acre this heavily shaded property offers open space of lawn to play baseball or croquet, or to just sit in the arbor, drink a cold lemonade and enjoy the fabulous country wild flower gardens. The stairs to the beach are fifty feet away where you can situate yourself on the expansive private beach area (patrolled on weekends to keep strangers off), or just place your beach chairs on the public beach side. If you need a break from the kids, we offer a babysitting service so you can enjoy one of the fine local restaurants, or have a Certified Red Cross Life Guard watch your children at the beach while you enjoy a nap on our hammock in the shaded, breezy back yard. Both services available at a nominal charge.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

John R Staib

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, greek, polish
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

4.9
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Union Pier Cottage, Steps to the Private Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Union Pier Cottage, Steps to the Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167162
312 523-3535
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Kokomo, IN
5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
We had a terrific week's stay at the Union Pier Cottage. The grounds were beautiful, the cottage was very clean and in great shape, the stairs to the beach were a few yards away! It was hot the week we stayed - in the 90's - but the breeze off the lake and the ceiling fans kept it comfortable. John was very helpful, and provided us with beach chairs and a beach umbrella, as well as firewood, tinder, and matches for a bonfire at the beach. The kitchen was well stocked with everything from pots and pans to saran wrap and aluminum foil. All we needed to bring was food! The loft was a really neat space - and the washer and dryer in the closet was really helpful! There was a gas grill and a charcoal grill and we grilled almost every night. The sunsets were beautiful. I would recommend this property very highly! We absolutely loved it.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Union Pier Cottage, Steps to the Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167162
312 523-3535
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

GREAT LOCATION, GREAT OWNER !

  • 5 of 5
Had agreat time. Cottage clean and a fantastic location as promised. Cottage is first thing you see at the top of the steps coming back from the beatiful private beach. Watch the sunsets from the front porch, living room or back deck, you choose ! Huge side yard, worked out great for the dog. Everything you need is there as promised.
Owner couldn't be more helpfull .
I forgot my Ipod in the pocket of one of the Tommy Bahama beach chairs that he provides, he not only went to the cottage to check for it when we called, he brought it to me in Chicago !! John, THANKS AGAIN ! ! !
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Union Pier Cottage, Steps to the Private Beach
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312 523-3535
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Strongsville, Ohio
5

FABULOUS TIME!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay and the beach was fabulous! In years past we packed up and drove to different beaches then walked lugging our junk...no need to go anywhere else once you are at this cottage! We walked on the beach one night and enjoyed the stars above and the far off lightening and rolling thunder over the lake. When we got back to the cottage there were 3 deer in the flower garden that didn't seem to mind as we walked by.
The major conveniences:the place is very clean, has good clean tap water to drink, plenty of hot water for our clan of 6 (which included 3 teens), very efficient air-conditioning, WiFi, LOCATION!LOCATION!LOCATION! Truly just steps to the beach! Love it!

Personal suggestions include:
* pantry storage and somewhere for personal items in the bathroom.
* the biggest thing for us would be another sleeping area...maybe a daybed upstairs? We did have a party of 6 including 3 teenagers. Being close for a week wasn't bad.

We had a great time and would consider returning. There is so much in the area we didn't get to do. And only 1-1/2 hrs from Chicago. We will surely recommend this cottage to anyone inquiring. John was an attentive host and even brought firewood so we could enjoy a campfire on the beach! Thanks for the personal attention.

from STRONGSVILLE, Ohio
Laurie and Dave, Joshua-11, Aaron-16, Hannah-19, Jordan-21 and kitty!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Union Pier Cottage, Steps to the Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167162
312 523-3535
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Charming cottage with great finished upstairs. Very clean and has been updated. Just a skip to the public beach access which is connected to the private beach. Really great to have internet access and free long distance on house phone. Bad reception for AT&T cell phone due to the lake.

Only suggestion is perhaps put in a closet rod or two in the upstairs bedroom. Or perhaps a portable coat rack where one can hang up clothes. Another dresser in the front bedroom would be great also.

John was a wonderful host and is only a phone call away if you need him.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Union Pier Cottage, Steps to the Private Beach
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312 523-3535
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Watertown, Tennessee
5

PEACEFUL COTTAGE ON THE LAKE

  • 5 of 5
My family and I rented the cottage for a week. On Labor Day we invited some others in our family for a picnic. We truly enjoyed the atmosphere. The treed area with the lake steps away. Of course Lake Michagan is wonderful. The sand is soft with many beautiful stones/shells to gather. The owner is most courteous and helpful and everything he has written about the cottage is true. All you need to bring are your personal items, clothes, and food. You can take long walks on the beach, or in the neighborhoods (which are awesome!) We rode the bikes to New Buffalo Harbor and Public beach and the shopping area (3 1/2 mi.) The shops in New Buffalo are unique and done tastefully. There are many restaurants to choose from drive-up, to gourmet. The bike ride is just about car-free in the lakefront area. If you want to relax, read books, watch the beautiful sunsets, and meet friendly people this is for you. The cottage is decorated with comfortable furniture. The mattresses were excellant. The only thing that I would add is I would put up curtains or blinds in the kitchen and I would put some sort of open shelf in the bathroom for renters to set their toiletries.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Union Pier Cottage, Steps to the Private Beach
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312 523-3535
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Plymouth, IN, US
5

OUR GET-AWAY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
This was our third time renting the cottage because it's an awesome place to be beach bums and still have all the amenities of home -- a full kitchen, central air, wi-fi, washer/dryer, cable TV, etc. that is all very clean and well kept.
The cottage is literally a stone's throw from sand dunes and shoreline, so it's easy to get to the private beach and easy to come back to when we're done. The owner is always updating/changing/adding things to improve our time here, and is quick to accommodate anything we need.
You can read, nap, or relax indoors or out. If you want some exercise besides beach-type fun, you can walk, jog, or bicycle (three are provided) around the area which is very friendly to non-automobiles. The yard is big enough for outdoor/yard games, and the hammock give a nice vantage point if you just want to watch.
There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, some walking distance and most just a short drive away. This is Michigan's wine country, so there are plenty of wine tasting rooms and wineries to tour also.
For us, staying here is a week of pure, enjoyable, summer R & R.
Hmmmmm. Wonder what it would be like in the fall....
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Gary (private jets only), O'Hare & Midway
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New Buffalo Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Exit 6 Union Pier, I - 94
Car: necessary

If you have stayed in Union Pier before, we are located at the public beach access! There are 2 small cottages between us and the beach. It is all about the beach in Union Pier. The beaches never close on this side of the Lake because of pollution or high bacteria count. Many Chicagoans make their way to Union Pier to train for The Chicago Triathlon, where it is easy to swim a mile without bumping into anyone and bike one of the designated bike routes through Three Oaks and cycle 25 miles without navigating around automobiles or roller bladers...Additionally it is worth making the drive to Warren Dunes State Park and Mt Baldy to view some of the nicest and largest sand dunes in the United States.

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Availability & Rates

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Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • Dogs are welcome, no additional fee.
  • Unlike most properties rented in this area, we do not charge extra to clean the unit upon your departure nor are you required to wash the bed linens and towels prior to your departure. During the summer months we only rent on a weekly basis from Friday to Friday. Weekend rentals in the Spring are $600 per weekend and are based on a three night stay.
    The week of Jun 29th thru Friday July 6th rents for a weekly rate of $2600.00
  • - During the Spring & Fall months you may check in as early as you would like and can stay til dusk on your last day.

Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower
  • The bathroom has a walkin European style shower installed in 2008 and is very nice. During the summer months most guests use the family size (100square feet) outdoor shower that offers plenty of seclusion to shower in the buff. The shower is constructed of redwood, soft to the feet and absolutely no harsh chemicals to stand in as compared to treated lumber, and is surrounded in fragrant smelling flowering clematis and has a nice bench to sit on. Of course the shower has hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The upstairs bedroom has a beautiful view of the beach and lake. There is also a game size table in the bedroom. The upstairs bedroom is large enough to accommodate sleeping bags or air mattress if 2 or 3 children wanted to sleep in a bedroom with adults. Additionally there is a washer and dryer located in the closet in the upstairs bedroom. The two first floor bedrooms have a mens size dresser to store your clothes. We also stock the bedrooms with two terry cloth bath robes so you can lounge in them in the morning or use them to go to the outdoor showers. Our bedroom linens, bathroom towels and beach towels are new and fresh...we have not stocked this unit with our 'old stuff', and want your visit to be of the same experience as finer hotel.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
Notes:
The kitchen and bathroom is fully stocked and equipped to cook indoors or outdoors. All the linens, bath towels and beach towels and beach chairs are supplied. We also have a beach umbrella with SPF50 factor. Additionally the home is equipped with Comcast Cable and High speed Internet access with a wireless router. We also have an Home Ipod so you can listen to and charge your Ipod in the house, or just listen to AM/FM radio. There is a flat panel LCD television with DVD player in the living room. You do not need a telephone calling card to make outgoing telephone calls - Any local or continental USA long distance calls are free. As far as outdoor cooking, we have a Weber Grill and a larger propane grill. The propane and charcoal briquettes, lighter fluid is available for your stay. We also supply firewood for two campfires, but due to local ordinances we ask that you have your campfires after sunset and at the beach, not in the backyard.