About the property
- Cottage1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful property to rent, steps from Lake Michigan!
This is a lovely home to rent! Lake Michigan is just steps out the side gate! Wonderful location, semi secluded with the landscaping and fence, beautiful outside and inside! Outside shower is a great asset! Fire pit and grills are another added benefit with this rental! We cooked a lot of our meals and the kitchen has everything you need, just bring your own food. Thank you Joan!
Thank you for reviewing our Beach Cottage. You were great clients to have at the home, and thank you for noticing all our hard work on landscaping, privacy of site plan and our newest addition of our spa shower under the skies.
We love the little house and glad you felt the same.
Wonderful place to stay! Thank you for a delightful holiday by the beach. Cheers!
Such a charming cottage in an amazing location.
Great NYE Getaway
We really loved the Shorewinds Cottage. As frequent visitors to SW Michigan, it was a perfect home base for us to explore. We got to experience a beautiful lake-effect winter wonderland! The fireplace was an especially cozy spot to defrost and relax. The cottage was spotless and very well appointed. Joan has everything labeled and explained. We will be back in warmer weather!!
Thank you for your review! We do so love the Winter Wonderland of the Lake Effect snow. We have provided our guests with all the amenities for a cozy winter retreat.
We have snow shoes for your enjoyment to trek the waterfront. Come back to the house and enjoy a warm fire. Winter seems to be a little more friendly when you are enjoying clean , white snow, nature and birds in a peaceful retreat.
We work very hard at keeping the home clean, organized and stylish. Our theme is coastal and nautical with a bit of whimsical charm.
Thank you for coming and we hope to see you in Summer's high season.
Totally charming cottage next to public beach access
We spent 4 nites in mid October in this wonderful cottage. It easily met our expectations and needs. It was charmingly furnished and decorated and totally comfortable. Joan was easy to work with and has done an outstanding job with her instructions and notes throughout the cottage that made using the fixtures, appliances, TV, WiFi and the fireplace easy. Although our use of the porch and patio area was limited, we took advantage of the grill. Sunny skies and 60 degree temperatures allowed for 3 afternoons on the beach for walks and reading. We brought bikes and enjoyed biking in the area and to the quaint town of Three Oaks. We would love to come back in the summer to enjoy this cottage and all of its outdoor amenities. We certainly recommend Shorewinds Cottage.
How wonderful of you to take time out of your day to write a review about my beloved, little project called The Shorewinds , ( shore- winds ) ,as we consider ourselves on the Shore front.
It is a passion which I love sharing with my guests. Each year we try to improve as we earn our cash/flow.
The home is just right for a family of 4 or 5 and its location to our beach ( Chickaming township beach is about 150 paces outside of the garden gate. Our community beach is used only by our surrounding homes. ( No cars, no traffic, just folks within walking distance to the beach path. )
We would love to have such great folks return to The Shorewinds. Our beach house takes on a different look which each and every season. We welcome you to experience all four seasons of Michigan!
Joan Arquilla , owner
Great place to stay
Easy to get to
Steps from private beach out back gate
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you visited and took the time to write a review. You had terrible weather!! I hope you were able to stay in , enjoy a fire, drink some wine and catch up with your friends.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.