75 STEPS TO PRIVATE BEACH STAIRS! TAKING AUTUMN RESERVATIONS

Mike and Rosemary Stelzner

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

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75 STEPS TO PRIVATE BEACH STAIRS! TAKING AUTUMN RESERVATIONS

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 (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).

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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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Mike and Rosemary Stelzner

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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.

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.

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.

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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! Taking Autumn Reservations
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! Taking Autumn Reservations
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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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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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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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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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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
tolono, il
5

The Whole Package!!!

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this location was just as we had hoped. A quick walk to the cleanest beach we've ever seen. Lake Michigan was crystal clear, and once past 3 feet of the shoreline the bottom was perfect sand with plenty of room to walk out from the beach. Being a private beach there was no crowd to fight. The cottage was so comfortable (and clean!) we had to force ourselves just to go out the door. A mere 5 minute ride to New Buffalo, and the numerous cozy and tasty restaurants, and cute shops. Only a short drive from Illinois. Would't change a thing!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and thank you for your wonderful review. For us, our cottage is not just a rental, rather an extension of our own home. We strive to make it as attractive and comfortable as possible. Having guests like you and your family make our job as host and hostess very rewarding.
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
Palatine,IL
5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I enjoyed a very pleasant and quiet stay at this cottage. It was great to take a morning walk along the lake, read a fun novel during the day, and take a swim in the afternoon. The highlight to finish a wonderful relaxing day was having a glass of wine on the beach while watching a beautiful sunset across the lake. When you tire of the beach,there's plenty of other things to do like antiquing or golfing in the area. The condo is like new and all the facilities were in fine working order. We were able to cook or make use of many great restaurants in the area.We will definitely go back for another visit.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Availability & Rates

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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
 
HI SEASON
May 23 2014 - Sep 11 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
FALL SEASON
Sep 12 2014 - Nov 27 2014
2 night minimum stay
$190
$1,295
 
 
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 $60
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

Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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