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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! Many Early Spring and Fall Dates Available!

Mike and Rosemary Stelzner

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

Mike and Rosemary Stelzner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! Many Early Spring and Fall Dates Available!

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)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

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
Book with confidence
Book 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

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! Many Early Spring and Fall Dates Available!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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
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!!!
Plainfield, IL
5

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.
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
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!
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
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.
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

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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
EARLY SPRING
Mar 20 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,125
 
 
MAY/LATE SPRING
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,225
 
 
MEMORIAL WKEND 8PM CHECK OUT!
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
LATE SPRING
May 26 2015 - Jun 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
SUMMER!!
Jun 19 2015 - Jul 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
4th of July Week
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
Flat fee
 
 
MID SUMMER!
Jul 10 2015 - Sep 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Labor Day Week
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 11 2015 - Oct 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
COLUMBUS DAY WKEND 8PM CHKOUT!
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
LATE FALL/WINTER HOLIDAYS
Oct 12 2015 - Jan 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
WINTER
Jan 5 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping/Linen Fee $65
Notes MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT.
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Notes:
We also provide four Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs, a beach umbrella and some beach toys for the kids (noodles, paddle board, pales and shovels for sand)

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2 - 7 night min stay
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3 night min stay
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