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Lakeshore property, paces to beach. No roads to cross! Free Wi-Fi, Fire Pit.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 (with roll-away bed & couch)

An Invitation : Coastal Concepts, Inc., a design and development team, is excited to announce that its latest project, Shorewinds cottage, is now available to rent to discriminating guests. This stylish home is located on the beachside of Lakeshore Road in desirable Union Pier. The interior environment cleverly mixes the use of original artwork, artifacts and antiques in a playful way that captures the essence of coastal living. French doors lead from the kitchen to a side patio which is adjacent to the beach path. Fenced for privacy, you can enjoy outdoor dining while listening to the waves crashing onto the shore. Vintage style wicker furniture sits under the pergola covered deck and is a inviting spot to spend the late afternoon relaxing with a good book and a beverage. A seating is nestled by the firepit for late evening star gazing. This is a cottage that you'll be thrilled that you chose for sharing with your loved ones.

: Reservations are not secured until a 50% rental deposit and a signed contract are received. The balance is due 60 days before the scheduled arrival along with a security deposit and housekeeping fee. There is a 3 night minimum for holiday and Special Event Weekends, at the weekend rate. Payment in full is required with bookings made less than 30 days in advance. Summer rentals are booked as a 8 day/7 night package only. All rentals begin on Friday evening and end the following Friday Morning.

Check in at 4pm and check out at 10am on Fridays for weekly rentals. Cancellation fees may apply.

Special Events:Inquire about our WINTER WHITE Weekends ( includes, snowshoes.) .Call our office for a price quote. The owner will accept personal checks or money orders if given 40 days prior to arrival. Pay pal method is also acceptable.

More Details

Property Manager
Joan Arquilla
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Joan Arquilla

Interior Designer. Project manager and developer of residential home sites. .

Lives in Illinois. Illinois State university and University of Illinois for under grad. degree in art education. 4 year diploma from Harrington Institute of Design. Certified with the National Home Builders Assoc. in project management in Home construction.

Joan Arquilla purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Joan Arquilla chose Union Pier

While developing new home sites in Union Pier under the management of Coastal Concepts Inc.,I fell in love with this little site along the waterfront.

The first time I viewed the property I was so excited when I opened the garden gate and realized I could see the water from the property.

The house is on the shore side of the road and the lot is adjacent to the beach path. The location was unbelieveable, however, the little house had much to be desired. The home went through a major renovation and doubled its size overall.

The porch and pergola are architectural charmers and are very important to the outdoor living! A very private property site was achieved through landscape design. The old garden gate was utilizing and kept for a little bit of the old mixed with the new.

The beach house indeed has its own karma and soul! One feels it from the moment you pull up the pebble stone drive way and walk under the purple flowered pergola and turn the key in the door. The house and grounds exhibit love and care and Shorewinds has its own heart beat and soul.

What makes this cottage unique

A unique location . Approximately 150 paces to the beach platform! No roads to cross between you , the house and the beach! The location is what you would expect of a premium beach house rental.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Do not hesitate to book this charming cottage. It was immaculate, tastefully decorated, and nicely equipped. We rent often, and the difference between a good rental and a great one is the details. Things like large, fluffy towels, ample spices, salt, pepper, coffee and filters, quality bed linens, and good lighting. The firepit was a nice amenity as well. While not on the water, the home is mere steps from the beach, right out the back gate and down a short path. Joan was a very accommodating host and provided good communication regarding the rental. We would return in a heartbeat.
May 2018
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Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Our new hot cold beach shower is enjoyed equally by adults and children. Remove the sun tan location and sand while bathing under the skies. What a fun way to unwind after a hard day of fun at the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Shorewinds has 1 queen bed in the masterbedroom. Shorewinds has 2 twin beds in the second bedroom Shorewinds has a roll out bed which can be used anywhere. The sofa may be used for an overnight guest stay .
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Additional Equipment: We provide 3 sets of snow shoes for winter exercise on the beachfront. We provide all beach chairs, umbrella, picnic basket, cooler, ice.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

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Lakeshore property, paces to beach. No roads to cross! Free Wi-Fi, Fire Pit.
average rating of 4.8630137 based on 74 reviews
5

A small treasure

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The beach was perfect if a lot crowded because of the fabulous weather. The cottage was great with every amenity: pots, pans, an excellent stove and comfy places to sit for meals. There was charcoal at the ready for grilling (which I prefer over gas) and, although we didn't use it, the fire pit was ready to go. The Wifi was excellent and the TV kept the kiddos occupied before they fell asleep after the day at the beach. Your neighbors were very nice. We checked back into friends at the great Pumpernickle Inn and Roadhouse and all were excellent and well recommended. In the decades of summering at Union Pier this was the best cottage we've been to.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, What a great review. I am so very pleased that after Decades of summering in Union Pier, you have found Shorewinds to the BEST! Thank you for coming! We hope to see you again!
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5

So adorable!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage for a long weekend stay. Loved the close beach access.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to the beach house Samantha. We are very pleased you liked the home and we appreciate your 5 star review. Come again soon!
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5

Beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have a big family 4 little kiddos and this place was amazing. It was literally just a sort walk out of the fence gate to the beach. The house was homey and comfortable and so very beach house! My little ones loved the out door shower and the fire pit for s’mores! We absolutely loved our stay! The area is so cute with a great little grocery store right in new buffalo about 10 min away.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days with our teenage daughters and it was perfect. Joan was very helpful, even giving us ideas on a rainy day. The house is incredibly clean and well-stocked with everything you need for your stay. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. We were happy to host your family of 4. Come back any time. We are a 4 season home which favors all that the seasons have to offer. The autumn leaves, A Thanksgiving retreat, a Winter sleigh ride and Wine tour, the spring festivals or Sizzling Summer. All is good when you are at the Beach House. Joan Arquilla
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5

Great house and exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our family. The house was clean and filled with extras. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming .We were happy to have your family.
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Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Timothy's ,, Frankie's, Red Arrow Road House
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Enjoy the best of what Harbor Country has to offer. Shorewinds is ideally situated in the highly desirable lakeside community of quaint Union Pier. You can take a morning stroll for gourmet coffee and freshly baked pastries and then enjoy your treats sitting out on the porch before stepping down to the beach. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure sunning, swimming and sitting by the water. During your stay you can visit wineries and art galleries, go antiquing, and berry picking. Dine at restaurants such as the highly acclaimed Timothy's, a short walk down Lakeshore Road or the landmark Redamack's for a hamburger and shake. Or just kick off your shoes and leave your footprints in the sand, get lost in the glow of a fiery sunset, doze off with the warmth of the sun on your face. We invite you to begin a new tradition. To imagine having it all.

Come for Harvest Days and Octoberfests. Pick your pumpkins and fall decorations at Dinges Farms. Bike ride the back roads with marked trails by Three Oaks Spokes. Photograph flora and fauna.

Other Activities: snow shoeing, cross country skiing on the dunes and state parks.

Ski: Snow shoes are furnished at the cottage for our guests' use at no extra charge.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Housekeeping weekly $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79

Housekeeping rate is $175.00 weekly. $100.00 weekends depending on the size of party.
The cottage sleeps 6, which includes a roll-away twin bed and sofa..
All Holidays & Special Event Weekends are pro rated at higher seasonal nightly rate and will be quoted by party size. Holidays require a 3-night minimum stay.
Summer requires a 7 night/8 day min.stay.
Minimum age requirement is 25 years old. Copy of driver's license required, Names of all renters included on contract.
Damage protection required. Any damage to the premises must be reported prior to check out. Damage must be documented for Insurance purposeds.
No refunds for cancellation of reservation. 100% refund prior to 60 days before arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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