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75 STEPS TO PRIVATE BEACH STAIRS! $1,395.00/WK--2015 SUMMER RATE

Mike and Rosemary Stelzner

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Mike and Rosemary Stelzner

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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75 STEPS TO PRIVATE BEACH STAIRS! $1,395.00/WK--2015 SUMMER RATE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Union Pier Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Yes, we really are that close to the beach and we took pictures to prove it. So be sure to check out the last three pictures in our photo album. These pictures, together with our owner's map of Union Pier say it all. (view map, then magnify a few times).

We have deeded access to our beach through the Luna Gowdy Beach Association. Our beach is private for the residents of our small subdivision of about 50 homes. The designated area is 300 feet of lake frontage, so there is plenty of room and our beach is seldom crowded.

Another nice feature regarding the beach is that our unit is located on the lake side of Lake Shore Road. You never have to cross that road or any other road to access the beach.

Our cozy condo (a little under 600 sq. ft.) is one of only nine units, surrounding a spacious courtyard. Recently renovated, we kept all of the 1930's charm, but added lots of contemporary comforts.

We loved all of our cottage's wooden,wrap-around casement windows, but we added plenty of skylights as well.

We couldn't part with the original, antique kitchen sink, but we also put in new custom cabinets and brand new appliances.

When it came to the bathroom, we looked for a simple vintage design for replacing the fixtures, but we couldn't resist installing

a Jacuzzi bath tub.

Even though it's cooler by the lake, we thought central air conditioning was a must for when the temperatures pushed too high.

Our unit includes two parking spaces, a huge backyard for picnicking and ball playing and of course, the use of our beach. We also have a gas grill right outside the back door of our unit.

Besides being so close to Lake Michigan, we are an easy walk to the Whistle Stop Grocery and Deli and the Red Arrow Road House Restaurant (3 to 3 1/2 blocks).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike and Rosemary Stelzner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Mike and Rosemary Stelzner

I am a general contractor and construction manager in Chicago. My wife and I have been enjoying this area for well over twenty years. We now reside in Riverside, but Union Pier will always be our first love.

Why Mike and Rosemary Stelzner chose Union Pier

We searched for a long time before we purchased our cottage.

Proximity to the lake and old world charm were the characteristics that we were looking for and our unit at Whispering Pines fulfilled both requirements.

What makes this cottage unique

Not only do we have a great location, but it has all of the vintage details that only an older cottage could have...the arched entryway into the kitchen, the old hand-sawn hardwood floors, 6 lite casement windows and that wonderful original, antique kitchen sink. Plus we are close to everything that Harbor Country has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"...I wanted to tell you again how lovely your home is and how nicely appointed. We've rented in Union Pier many times, and your home is far-and-away the nicest we've experienced. You've done a wonderful job

restoring it and retaining the charm and we hope to rent you cottage again in the future. There is really something special about Union Pier and I can't wait to get back up to see the sunsets.

Thanks!"
Aug 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! $1,395.00/wk--2015 summer rate
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! $1,395.00/wk--2015 summer rate
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
schaumburg il
5

fabulous

  • 5 of 5
This cottage could not have been more perfect for our cousin girls get away. Sparkling clean, warm, cozy, so beautifully furnished with everything we could ever need. Our hostess Rosemary greeted us as if we were old friends. Fresh flowers,super comfy beds, well stocked kitchen, we could not have asked for more. Cant wait for another reason to stay again.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very complimentary review. It is really gratifying
to have a guest who not only notices all our efforts, but writes a wonderful review afterwards. It makes us want to try even harder to please you and think of ways to make your stay even more
enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you and your cousins on a return visit!!!
business
75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! $1,395.00/wk--2015 summer rate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420297vb
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Plainfield, IL
5

Perfect Cottage & Accommodating/Professional Owners

Perfect Cottage & Accommodating/Professional Owners
  • 5 of 5
We cannot say enough about how perfect this cottage was for our girls weekend. The owners were extremely accommodating and professional prior to and during our stay. The condo was immaculate and beautifully decorated. We would highly recommend this cottage and will defiantly rent it in the future!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to make our guests' stay as comfortable and enjoyable as we possibly can. Thank you for highlighting our efforts! We look forward to your return visit.
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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! $1,395.00/wk--2015 summer rate
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We feel so lucky to have found an open weekend slot in the calendar. It is not surprising that people book well in advance and return year after year. Charming & immaculately clean cottage with many loving touches. We really enjoyed the proximity to the beach and look forward to staying here again!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. Thank you also for taking such wonderful care of our cottage. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you and your family as our guests again!
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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! $1,395.00/wk--2015 summer rate
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Pleasant Gap Pa
5

Our stay!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage felt so much like home, but we were missing our other family members. :) We were so relaxed. Our granddaughters loved it as well. The cottage offers everything you need, including the grandfather clock without hands! We did lose track of time and its so wonderful in today's times to completely forget and enjoy your vacation. The lake view was awesome, thanks for the memories! The Rockey's
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! $1,395.00/wk--2015 summer rate
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+1 -773-616-2200
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Relaxing Cottage

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was wonderful. Exactly what we were looking for. Very clean, quite and relaxing. Great location to all the wineries, a few hundred feet to the sand to walk in the morning and not far from good places to eat.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harbor Country's wineries are a real treasure, and we were so pleased that you were able to easily enjoy them from our cottage. Thank you for your great review.
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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! $1,395.00/wk--2015 summer rate
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+1 -773-616-2200
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
5

Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a wonderful week with our daughter, son-in-law and toddler grandson at this charming cottage. The owners were easy to work with and answered all of our questions before we rented. Location, location, location was superb right next to the beach! Central AC was nice on the humid days and ceiling fans throughout the cottage complimented the air circulation. The furnishings were quite clean & comfortable and the new appliances made meals easy to prepare. The pictures accurately depict this gem. It seems like the owners take pride in their cottage. We were most pleasantly surprised for the price and hope that we will be able to return again for future weeks of relaxation.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LOW SEASON
Nov 28 2014 - Apr 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,155
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping/Linen Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT.
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.
50% of the rental amount is required to make a reservation. The balance of the rental amount plus the housekeeping fee plus the security deposit are due 14 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) In the guest bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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