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BREEZY LANE-FAMILY BEACH COTTAGE, SHORT WALK TO PRIVATE LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 6 Bedroom cottage + Sleeping sun room, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14-15)

6 BR private cottage, on wooded and secluded 1.5 acres in Union Pier, Michigan, just 90 minutes from Chicago in the heart of Harbor Country. Breezy Lane cottage is across from a private wide sandy beach on the shore of lake Michigan, privately accessed for the use of Breezy Lane cottage residents and their guests. The cottage has central air conditioning and features a large light-filled great room, with beautiful views, modern kitchen including dishwasher, washer/dryer, six bedrooms, each with private views overlooking the lawn and woods. The cottage has a deck, a sun room, and screened gazebo. There is plenty of outside furniture, with outside dining tables, and a gas barbeque. The lawn and yard are large enough for multiple activities occurring at the same time, group games in one area, play set in another, dining and private outside lounging in yet another, all on beautiful private grounds. Swim, sun and walk for miles on the sugar sand beach, rinse off in the outside shower, enjoy evening bonfires and stargazing. Includes TV, cable, and wireless. Breezy Lane cottage is perfect for groups of friends or family, plenty of space to spend time together or privately for reading, sun bathing, or other peaceful pleasures.

Located in the heart of Harbor Country, Breezy Lane cottage is just minutes from local restaurants, or visit nearby butcher ships, bakeries, farm stands, and farmers' markets --to create your own feast. Check out the local brews at Greenbush Brewery in Sawyer or local whiskey at the Journeymen in Three Oaks. Hunt for treasures at Harbor Country antique shops, rent bikes, kayaks, canoes for the lake or nearby rivers, enjoy movies or acclaimed local theater in Three Oaks. Or just relax in the yard or on the beach. There's always many ways to enjoy your vacation at Breezy Lane Cottage.

We rent Friday to Friday during the summer months.

Keywords: cottage, cabin, private beach and lake access, group and family

More Details

Owner
Peg Dublin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2017

About Peg Dublin

Three generations of us have enjoyed using this great vacation property for over 30 years.

Peg Dublin purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Peg Dublin chose Union Pier

Its location is perfect, easily accessible from Chicago, as well as other Michigan and Indiana towns and cities. We have private access to one of Lake Michigan's most beautiful sand beaches and the surrounding area provides opportunities for any interest, active, cultural, nature. Its six bedrooms allows all generations to enjoy it together.

What makes this cottage unique

private beach access, large yard and lawn for multiple activities, six bedrooms, room enough for large groups and gatherings, beautiful views, privacy.

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Chicago
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
across the street

Enjoy Breezy Lane in the 'Heart of Harbor Country'. Go across the street to a private beach and swim in the pristine waters of Lake Michigan. Or enjoy the immense tree lined back yard by reading a book or playing baseball. Want a change- go to art galleries, antique stores, wineries, rivers with canoes, or an incredible bike ride in the countryside of Michigan. Or maybe it's a day for shopping at the mall, eating at one of many incredible restaurants, checking out a jazz concert, a play or whatever you heart desires. Breezy Lane has it all!!!

Golf: There are nearby golf courses including access to a public course

Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • East Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large bedroom overlooking back yard; large closets; 5 window
    North Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lovely view looking north, over yard and woods
    South Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Beautiful view of side yard and woods
    Blue Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Good size with room to put extra cot or other bedding.
    Green Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Sleeping Porch/sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Windows on three sides;
    Peach Bedroom 5 - 1 double , charming room, overlooks yard and woods
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3), futon (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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BREEZY LANE-FAMILY BEACH COTTAGE, SHORT WALK TO PRIVATE LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
5

Secluded property with beach access

  • 5 of 5

The secluded property offers great privacy being outside grilling or by the fire. The beach is only a short walk across the street and down some stairs. Easy check in and check out with good communication from owner. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luke was a great guest. He was a great communicator, flexible, left our home very clean and tidy, and was a pleasure to host. We hope he and his party will come back soon. Peg
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5

Great Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Breezy Lane and it was great for our needs. The living space was large and perfect for hanging out, and the bedrooms were a great place to lay down your head and rest each night - don't expect the Hyatt, but in my opinion exactly what you're looking for in a beach cottage. It had a fantastic yard, with multiple sitting areas, and a great swingset.

For us, probably the most important feature was the ease of the beach access. If you've never stayed on a beach in Michigan...there will be stairs almost everywhere you look, even beachfront properties. What breezy lane offers is a private beach access and low traffic, but at the price of not being "on the beach." There is a private easement across the street that takes you to the private beach. Given miscommunication in the past about ease of beach access, this may sound too detailed, but it's what I wish every MI beach review provided....this is the step count (adult) from the front door to the private beach:

~130 flat steps from the front door to the gate of the easement

~130 more flat steps through a little pathway - very flat, and pretty well maintained, but not paved or boardwalked

69 stairs (looks like more than it is....some places in MI are more like 120-150)

~15 steps on a boardwalk

~80 steps down the sand dune

All in all, this is incredibly easy access, and is close enough you can run back up if you forget something, run out of beverages, or need to take a kid up for a nap without everyone leaving. Lastly, the provided beach chairs and umbrellas are stored ON THE BEACH, so you don't have to schlep everything down the stairs. Cooler, beach toys for the kids, some sunscreen and snacks and you are good to go!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The house was huge, clean, and completely awesome! There were 7 adults and 7 kids (1-11yo) and the property ground was great for play! The private beach access was PERFECT (a lot of stairs) and so beautiful. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review! We hope to see you again and again!
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5

Beautiful, large home with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We housed the bridal party here for a wedding nearby. They all loved the open floor plan in the common area for gathering together. The yard is large and accommodated many of their friends. The Lake Michigan beach is lovely. Everyone had a terrific time.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Charming cottage with secluded backyard and access to private beach

  • 5 of 5

The Breezy Lane cottage is an ideal place to unwind. It has a large secluded backyard for relaxing and access to a beautiful private beach just across the street. The cottage is near shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York
5

Awesome Cottage with Awesome Swing Set

  • 5 of 5

My family rented Breezy Lane this year for a week and it was a great experience all around. There was six bed rooms and two bathrooms so everyone felt like they had ample space. There is a huge backyard with a swing set and slide which was great for the 3 year old. We would go down to the beach most days then when the kids couldn't take it anymore we would head back upstairs to the backyard and relax. Dinners we would hit the grill and hang out in the backyard along the long tables till the sky turned a hazy pink. Then we would back inside to put the kids to sleep, watch a movie on the screen and turn in to do it all again. It was a great week and we spend some time exploring the coast line by car to a great state park about 30 mins away called Warren Dunes. Looking forward to renting Breezy Lane again next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $200

In the summer, we have a weekly minimum and rent Fridays to Fridays.
For off season availability and rates, contact the owner directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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