BEACH ACROSS THE STREET.

Dan & Jackie Minaghan

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEACH ACROSS THE STREET.

Union Pier House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13

Unique house sits directly in front of beach access with a limited amount of steps to get to the beach. Surrounded by enormous pine trees, winding sidewalks, outdoor shower to wash off the sand from the beach, campfire pit, fish pond, 2 very large outside decks and another large screened porch on the inside.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Dan & Jackie Minaghan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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We bought this home to make memories. We have a large family and we love nothing more than to share it with friends.

Dan & Jackie Minaghan purchased this house in 1995

Union Pier is close enough to everything. The house is so unique, but what sold us was that the beach was so close. Just grab a beach towel, sunscreen and a drink and off you go. The fact that the steps were not numerous or steep was an added bonus with a landing right there to just sit and watch the sunset if you didn't want to get sand on your feet.

We have worked very hard to make this our home away from home. When our grown up children visit they love having their own bathrooms. The older grandchildren love to sleep upstairs and enjoy their private loft area. Whether listening to the waterfall, feeding the fish, making smores at the fire pit, this home will surely fit your lifestyle.

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Beach Across The Street.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

UNION PIER STAY WITH FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
Great place for the entire family. Easy access to the beach - the sand was clean and beautiful. Good restaurants in area but had fun cooking and eating at the large table. Enjoyed the hot tub and making s'mores over the fire pit. Loved having four bedrooms and bath rooms and the loft was perfect for teenage boys! We had all the comforts of home but had plenty of places to see and really relax and feel on vacation. Would recommend this to anyone. It was our first rental send would definitely do it again.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

GREAT FAMILY TRIP

  • 5 of 5
We had an incredible stay at this property. Our entire family was able to fit comfortably in this house and each have their own bathroom!!! Everything you need is there including bikes and beach toys. The location could not be better - right across the street from a beautiful beach. It was early June and the water was still a bit chilly but it didn't keep us out of the lake. We rented a paddleboard and spent hours enjoying it. We also took one day to go to the Warren Dunes, a must! Climb the huge dune and get yourself in "survivor mode" to take a trek to the clay pits. We had great weather except for one day. We chose a trip to Union Pier over one to Florida. Shorter drive and no sharks!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for respecting my home and the beautiful review. I hope to have you as a guest again.
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

GREAT PLACE FOR MULTIPLE FAMILIES

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying at this house. We were two families, both with young kids, and it was a perfect setup for our group. The kids slept together in the loft and had plenty of room to play, the tv sitting area was great for everyone to watch the Blackhawks, and the house was right across the street from a lovely beach. The kitchen was well stocked with all the pans, utensils, plates and glasses we could need, and the hot tub was a perfect retreat during nap time. The pictures here are outdated - there is more seating for dining and updated living room furniture and TV. It was even nicer than expected!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

AWESOME HOUSE AND LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a weekend and it was a great place to stay. Across the street from the lake and hot tub. Everything was clean and had the feel of a beach house. Definitely stayin here again soon.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

WONDERFUL PLACE AND CARING HOSTS!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this property for New Year. This property is actually MUCH MUCH better then the pictures posted on this web site. Bigger part of the house is updated and the old part is well taking care for. It features small but nicely updated kitchen and BIG bar with granite top on the main floor. Kitchen had tons of spices, salts and any utensils or pots, pans you may need.
Plenty of towels too, because you will need them, since the Lake Michigan just across the road. Washer and dryer located in the enclosed porch along with any kind of detergents.
The open attic provided enough space needed for kids. Even some board games and books too.
The owner, Mr. Dan is wonderful host, who will make sure you will have everything for your enjoyable stay.
We all loved the house, and definitely recommend for anyone: families with kids, romantic gateway, girls night out or just friends.
Thank you, Mr. Dan! We would love to come back again!
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. That is correct I do need to update the pictures of the main room. This now has hard wood floor and marble tile a new dining room table and a granite island counter. I am glad you had a wonderful time and would love to have you back. You respected my home that is all I ask of my tenants. This is a great place for golfers as well many courses within minutes and great rates, Such as Harbor Shores. Wine lovers also can enjoy local winery's. And a great hot tub to just relax in and enjoy the time.

Dan & Jackie
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5

PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time! This house has recently changed ownership and we were the first group to stay under the new owners. I contacted the owner on Tuesday for a Friday rental, due to our other plans falling through. Dan was great, answered my inquiry within hours, and worked with our group with little notice. All information provided on this website is correct, and Dan gave us specific information on the town, grocery stores, etc. The kitchen seems brand new, and has all cooking utensils and pots and pans. The grill is an in-line grill, so no need to buy additional fuel. The hot tub is brand new, has a waterfall and its own light show! The beach is very close, you don't see it from the house, but is a short walk across the street and down the path. Go to the beach at night and watch the stars! The housekeeper, met us on arrival and showed us around the property, and also told us about the town. She also left her number for any questions, which was extremely nice, and we didn't have to use it! People in my group are already looking at renting this property with their families. The Warren Dunes are only 15 min away and the town of New Buffalo has cute shops, a wine tasting store and a grocery (Barney's) that has all the food you want, including gluten free! Casey's restaurant in New Buffalo has great food and a very nice patio! We were a group of adults, but this is also great for families. The house has both beach and bath towels, beach chairs and toys, a couple bicycles, and washer and dryer. We definitely plan on coming back with our families. This would be great not only for a vacation but also to host a holiday dinner/weekend.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a beautiful Review. I Hope to have as nice of people renting my place all the time. Like you said I am there if you need me(Dan & Jackie & Christine My House Keeper). I would also encourage Golfers. For the family I have a person that does Hay, carriage, and Sleigh rides that will come to the door and take you around 200.00 first Hour 55.0 additional hour. This spring their are golf packages I am looking into Several Golf courses in the area. Harbor Shores where the PGA has played it is 20-15 Minutes away just off the highway waiting on special pricing for my guests. After wards come back and relax in the HOT TUB its Heavenly or watch a Movie on 60 big screen HD or Go to the Lake or enjoy the stars around the outside Fire pit or just sleep . Pus for the night person or Gambler there is Four Wind Casino, so close you could ride the bikes but I would recommend calling for a ride. And for any that are worried about the inside I will update pictures as I make changes. I do need to do some picture updates on the loft because I add some more new furniture. Plus more updates in just a few days in the Great Room keep watching my Website things are changing to make your vacation or your three night Getaway wonderful. I will do my best to make you happy all I ask is you respect my Home.

Dan & Jackie
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Your vacation worries are over when you come to Viltis Gardens or otherwise known as Gardens of Hope.

Union Pier is one of the treasures hidden with close proximity to Chicago. With miles of beaches, dunes, state parks, orchards, sight-seeing, casinos, shopping and antiquing Harbor County has a lot to offer.

With our hectic life styles we invite you to join us at our family retreat a place you can call home. There are sp,ay

You will absolutely love how close you are to the beach. Just walk out the door, cross the street and walk down to the beach. This is the perfect house for extended families. With four of the bedrooms downstairs, 3 having their own private baths, grandparents with their adult children and grandchildren love this arrangement.

The home was originally built as just a 13 bedroom rooming house. It was renovated with vaulted ceiling, 13 skylights, huge great room, and custom fireplace. The original transoms on the bedroom doors and wood work add charm to this home. The 3 season room with fans allows one to relax, read or chat. The front wraparound deck has hand carved spindles and is great for watching people walk and bike by. The side deck has 2 tables with umbrellas, an in-line gas grill and a gate so toddlers don't walk off. Included in the yard are a small koi pond with a waterfall and a custom fire pit with seating for 8. If you are there for the month of July and August there are 2 blueberry bushes you can pick from. We have also included a herb garden choose from 9 herbs to enhance your meals.

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Availability & Rates

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Union Pier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 7 - Sep 6
3 night minimum stay
$372
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$372
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Fall
Sep 7 - Dec 6
3 night minimum stay
$352
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$352
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Winter
Dec 7 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
$300
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$300
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Spring
Mar 1 - Jun 6
3 night minimum stay
$352
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
From
$372
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,604
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 500
Notes During the Summer season we rent Friday to Friday only.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with jacuzzi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , private bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , views of koi pond and waterfall
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , This is an 800 square foot open loft, which also has a sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • zoo
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
One of our favorite spots is the fire pit that was made with real old Chicago bricks. Telling spooky stories and roasting marshmallows are one of our families favorite night activities. There is seating for 8 people around this and a special metal cover that goes over it for safety. Beach combing. One of our favorite activities. We go hunting for crinoids. (fossilized vertebrae that look like round stones with holes in the center) These are said to only be found in union pier. You can buy them made up in boutiques near by. It seems that everyone loves to collect beach glass, bear claws and drift wood.
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