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WINTER SPECIAL 40% OFF 2Br with FP Formerly Pine Garth, beach across the street "

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Pull Out Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps Maximum of 4-6

Directly across the street from Sugar Sand Beach on Lake Michigan, Tesi's Folly is a spacious, romantic getaway on a lush, wooded lot perfect for beach loving families & couples. This recently renovated cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a queen sized pull-out sleeper sofa, wood-burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchen custom built-in bar, and a private deck with 4-person jacuzzi hot tub.(Seasonal)

The 1,100 square foot open floor plan lets in lots of sun with large windows and skylights. The cottage features an air conditioning, on-site parking, cable TV, a BBQ grill, dishwasher, ceiling fans, a newly renovated bathroom, eclectic antique furniture & artwork, and separate dining area with a table for 6. All linens and towels are provided. A deli, bakery, grocery store, cafes, and exceptional dining venues are within walking distance.

Area Activities: Award winning dining in the area includes American, French, Middle Eastern, and Italian restaurants. Tabor Hill and Round Barn Wineries both have tasting rooms approximately 2 miles from our property. Wine trail maps provide an excellent guide for a scenic drive to local wineries or schedule a tour for your group with a local chauffeur service. Just 5 miles away, in the harbor town of New Buffalo, you'll find the newly constructed, beautifully landscaped Four Winds Casino with its 3,000+ slot machines, World Poker Tour room, steakhouse, and immense buffet. Also Warren Dunes State Park, with its impressive sand dunes along 3 miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, is just a 10 minute drive away. Prime Outlets Mall of Michigan City is a shopper's paradise and just 15-20 minutes away. Visitors have access to miles of bicycling trails, boat & watercraft rentals, chartered fishing, and numerous organized festivals throughout the seasons.

More Details

Lisa Pratt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , opens onto enclosed deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room has Queen pull out sleeper sofa
  • Both Bedrooms feature 1 Queen Sized Beds each. One bedroom features sliding glass doors which open onto private, enclosed deck with Hot Tub & BBQ grill. There is a Queen sized Pull-Out Sleeper Sofa in the living room for which additional linens, pillows, & blankets are provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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WINTER SPECIAL 40% OFF 2Br with FP Formerly Pine Garth, beach across the street
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
Cleveland, OH

Somewhat deceptive

  • 3 of 5

The cottage itself is cute and clean. The beach, however, consists of 2 very small public accesses, approximately 50 yards wide only each. There are huge signs at both ends that warn against "trespassing on private property" beyond the tiny public beach areas. Although dogs are welcome at the cottage, they are NOT allowed on the beaches. Get up early to even secure a small spot on the beach for the day and you have to leave your dog alone in the cottage all day. You can drive about 20 minutes to Warren Dunes that has a dog beach. Disappointing especially when I inquired about the property I specifically mentioned a "water loving dog" and not a word was said about the "no dogs on the beach" rule. Also better bring extra TP since they give you only one extra roll for 3 people for 3 days. Not a terrible weekend, just not at all what I expected as far as daily activities for my family and our dog.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tessi's Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We booked this cottage last minute because there wasn't anything else available for a a family of 4. I was a little worried it would be too small. It was a wonderful surprise. Tessi's cottage was clean, nicely decorated, and bigger then the photos show. Plenty of room for us. We were 1/2 block to 2 beach accesses and walking distance to groceries, cafes and restaurants. The sunsets were amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Pretty little cottage, very nicely laid-out and furnished; spacious, open and well-outfitted kitchen. Clean and well-maintained, comfortable beds, plenty of extra towels and linens. Systems (heating, air conditioning, plumbing) work well. Private patio, functioning fireplace, hot tub, reliable wireless as advertised. A couple of downsides: (1) the listing and photo do not make clear that this is not a stand-alone cottage but rather the end unit a "triplex" whose sound insulation could be better: guests in the master bedroom could hear the crying baby in the middle unit and the yapping dog in the other end unit through the night; (2) location is great on a quiet street paralleling the lakefront: easy walk to 2 nice public beaches and a couple of restaurants, good bicycling - but the view and "front porch" experience are marred right now by major development/renovations on the properties across the street: denuded landscape, large trucks, piles of materials (bricks, paving slabs), lots of dust, sometimes noisy. All in all, though, it's a charming place, clean, comfortable and well-maintained, in a (mostly) great location, at a reasonable rate, and we'd certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
South Bend Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Frankie's Lounge within walking distance
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chikaming Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak in New Buffalo, MI
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-94 at Exit 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Timothy's within walking distance
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
water skiing on Lake MI or CC ski at Warren Dunes
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Across the street from Lake Michigan.
Car: recommended

Harbor country is an eight community enclave along Lake Michigan's Southwest shoreline. Rated among the best & warmest in the state, our local beaches provide 2,000+ acres of unspoiled, sandy shores. Union Pier is approximately 1.5 hrs from Chicago and 3 hrs from Detroit. Harbor Country is romantic and picturesque with its lazily winding roads, majestic sand dunes, pristine forests, and acres of vineyards. The towns are quaint & family-friendly, populated year round by a mix of locals & visitors. Local shops, art galleries, and antique stores appeal to the sophisticated collector and casual shopper alike. Harbor Country is home to numerous award-winning wineries which regularly offer tours and tastings. Outdoor activities include golf, kayaking, fishing, swimming, boating, bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, ice skating, hunting, and snowmobiling. Everything here is casual, even dining in one of our famous restaurants; you'll find that every day in Harbor Country is a vacation.

Other Activities: kayaking, CC skiing, snowshoeing, whitetail deer hunting, chartered fishing, boat rentals, dune surfing, wine tasting & winery/ distillery tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75

Rates for 3 nights or more = $325.00/night
All fees & taxes included

Balance due 90 days prior to stay.
Cancellation within 90 days of stay subject to full cost of stay.

Full amount of stay due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellations 61+ days prior to arrival subject to $100 service fee. Cancellations within 60 days of stay responsi

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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