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Lakeshore property, paces to beach. No roads to cross!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 Southwest Michigan

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.

Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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
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
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • 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 -
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Lakeshore property, paces to beach. No roads to cross!
average rating of 4.881356 based on 59 reviews
Morton, IL
5

Great getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is adorable! Very clean, VERY well decorated and thought out - we were very comfortable here! Literally steps to the beach, even if we had all of our kids (4) and a bunch of stuff, it would be easy to walk to the beach...WE WILL BE BACK!! Thanks so much Joan, for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the cottage and the beach. Thank you for considering my Cottage and the positive review. Please consider me again if you want to visit Michigan!
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5

Great place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location! Would definitely stay here again!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the vote of confidence and the 5 star review. We are happy to keep our guests pleased! We work very hard at keeping Shorewinds a 5 star home. owner Joan Arquilla
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Park Ridge, Il
4

Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

The property is great., especially if you want to entertain as there is well done space outside conducive for talking, barbecue or sitting around the fire. It's also positioned to a short walk to a fantastic sandy beach. Really well appointed home.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

If you want to stay in Union Pier look no further

  • 4 of 5

CHARMING, TASTEFUL, IMMACULATE, EASY TO LIVE IN. WE LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for commenting on the Shorewinds Beach House. We loved having you. Joan Arquilla ,oner
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5

beautiful and cozy beach house with a great beach and a great host!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect and all of the reviews here are spot on. Everything was just as described. The property was very clean and plenty of amenities available for an easy and carefree stay. I got engaged here on the beach nearby with a beautiful sunset during my stay. Joan was extremely helpful and easy to work with, and was very kind and accommodating. The cottage had a great beach vibe and was perfect all around. It's also walking distance to a few restaurants (15 minutes or so) that we enjoyed later in the evening. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a great vacation or home away experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming marriage. Shorewinds cottage was very happy to have a memorial occassion take place at the home. Shorewinds has such good vibes from so many happy renters who have stayed at the beach house. Thank you for the kind review and taking time to share your experience with other future guests. Best Regards, Joan Arquilla owner
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Chicago, IL
5

Clean, landscaped, cozy cottage with all the amenities for a proper Michigan vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was exactly as described; perfect in every way. Whole property was freshly landscaped and inside of house was immaculately clean. Ample kitchen and beach-going amenities included with stay. Beach was gorgeous and unbelievably close to property; no roads to cross, just out the back gate and down the stairs. Outdoor shower and fire pit were such fantastic amenities and coffee on the porch or patio was picturesque. Joan is the best host and made sure we were wanting for nothing the entire trip. Can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for noticing our landscaping. We freshen up the property for each season as well as the interior is staged for each season. We enjoyed having such polite, young gentlemen at the house. You are all welcomed back to Shorewinds whenever you can get away from Chicago. Only a short 70 minute ride to escape the hustle bustle of city life! Hope to see you again, soon! Joan Arquilla
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Casual Chef ,, Frankie's,Tuscany,Road House R.A.H.
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

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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