BEACH ACROSS THE STREET.

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Dan & Jackie Minaghan

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

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

Dan & Jackie Minaghan

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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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Beach Across The Street.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Beach Across The Street.
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Wonderful place and caring hosts!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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!
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
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Beach Across The Street.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473257vb
+1 8477692850
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
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
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Beach Across The Street.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473257vb
+1 8477692850
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Great location and lots of space

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We vacationed here with two other families last week (6 adults and 7 kids (2-7 years old)). The upstairs loft was perfect for the older kids and the four bedrooms were great for the adults and the pack n plays. The kitchen table and dining room table held all of us for meals, the fire pit was great for making s'mores (you can pick up bundles of wood at the market a few blocks away), and the house had plenty of beach toys and towels for borrowing. Probably the best attribute of the house was how close it is to the beach. The beach is literally across the street from the house (down a path and some stairs). The lake's sandbars make the water level really shallow so it was perfect for our children. The kids loved hunting for rocks, playing in the sand and water. Three of the four bedrooms have bathrooms and there is a fourth bathroom off the living room.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Beach Across The Street.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473257vb
+1 8477692850
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

awsome

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
The property was perfect beautiful apliances, washer, dryer. The sunset was spectacular natuaral lighting from sky lights in the great room and loft. The fire pit was a great at night with the cool brezee from the lake. No need to bring anything moore than food to eat. basic staples were there. It was the perfect fit.Two hours door to door. The beach was perfect the sand white the skys were blue. Great place to have a famiely reuion my aunt came down and My 5 brothers and sister inlaw and childeren no problem putting them up for a couple days. Perfect for Golf had so many options less expensive to champion ship coarse within 15min. The wineries were just down the road a few miles the cacino was only 5 miles away which was ok by me just far enogh and close enough away if you know what I mean.. The walks along the beach was spectacular. The store and iccream shop and Breakfast was a beatifull walk aprox 4 blocks away the price was right we walked for jalato ice ceam that was to die for. There was a farmers market on Sundays just south on redarrow 2min away, that had so many great fruit and vegtables and inexpensive crafts like a beautiful carved bowl from a log that I have seen as much as 100 plus dollars was only 65 bucks, hand made soap and honey and fresh baked goods as you can see I went there hungry. There was a tandum bike to ride and a ten spead which me and my grand daughter road, I understand there may be a few more bikes after July. I think I could retire there and take in the view twenty four seven 365 days a year it was spectacular. Al and Rita set my worries aside and boy were they right. Don't mis the the diamond in the rough what a place. And no they didn't pay me to write this.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 9/9
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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

Union Pier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 - Jun 6
$352
$352
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 7 - Sep 6
$372
$372
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 - Dec 6
$352
$352
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Dec 7 - Feb 28
$300
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$372
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,604
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
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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