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
Speaks english
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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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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beach Across The Street.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Beach Across The Street.
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a great family vacation at the home. We had 8 adults and 8 kids ages 2-9 and all fit perfectly. The loft upstairs was perfect for all the kids. After long days at the beach it was nice to have the space for the kids to play and watch movies at night. They especially loved playing music on the stereo and having their own version of a dance party up there! We had all the amenities of home from coolers to towels to soap to cable tv. There is plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors. It was great each room having our own bathrooms. The beach is literally right across the street. It was never too crowded. We had fun skipping rocks on the lake. The location is easy to get to and we enjoyed the restaurants in UP and new buffalo. We spent one day at Warren Dunes and would recommend that. We would definitely like to come back again.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beach Across The Street.
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Union Pier Southwest Michigan
5

Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5
A great vacation home and location for our family of eleven including four small grandchildren. This home is nicer than described/pictured . . . plenty of space. Spent everyday at the beach. Dan & Jackie are great hosts. Already planning for next summer!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beach Across The Street.
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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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+1 8477692850
Union Pier Southwest Michigan
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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Map

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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

Availability & Rates

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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
 
Summer
Jun 7 - Sep 6
3 night minimum stay
$372
From
$372
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Fall
Sep 7 - Dec 6
3 night minimum stay
$352
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$352
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
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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$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

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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