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Kathleen MacArthur

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Monthly rentals available-Sept 15-May 31! Book NOW for Fall, Winter!

21 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Southwest Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Cozy for 2 or 12!

SPECIAL: Fall 3 day weekends and weeks!!!

Fall and Winter are some of the best months to visit Harbor Country. The natural beauty, restaurants, shops and activities, like the Breweries, Wineries and the Acorn are alive and less crowded.

Lake Shore Breeze is steps to one of the World's most beautiful beaches and to all the activity in Harbor Country. Whether you are a couple, a family of four or multi-generations, the home and property provide a memorable weekend getaway or vacation for all!

Enjoy many of your favorite restaurants and wineries or just sit in front of the fire and enjoy your 3/4 acre yard close to everything Union Pier has to offer.

Whether family time, a romantic vacation or Girl's Weekend away, the home is perfect for all groups!

The landscaped patio and deck for outdoor dining will make you feel like you are in Southern California!

When the day is done watch the sunset over Lake Michigan and see colors like you have never seen before. Winter is beautiful with the changing landscape of the lake and snow-touched pine trees! Make sure to bring your camera!

The decor is beach-island, Caribbean style. Vacationers love the pottery and prints and feel 'happy' in their surroundings. The home is very open and bright.

Decorated to make you feel comfortable but delight in your surroundings. A place where memories are made whether there are 2 or 16!

Enjoy two living areas with TVs, for children and adults to all have their space.

Whatever you do while visitig, you will return to a four bedroom and 3.5 bathroom 'Hampton' like home walking distance to many restaurants, bakeries and gourmet shops. The living room now has two couches for extra seating. There is seating for ten in the kitchen and eight in the dining room.

Enjoy privacy with two first floor bedrooms at opposite ends of the floor. Same with the second floor bedrooms. On the first floor there are 2.5 bathrooms.

Children love the bright children's room with four twins or three twins and a queen trundle pop-up that gives them five!

The special second floor living room space looks out over a beautiful oak tree and has a TV.

The kitchen has a bright tiled counter and windows on all sides. Plenty of room to try new recipes with your group or just grill a simple meal on the gas grill. Lots of seating indoors and out.

As the owner, I make sure there are quality linens and all the amenities of home.

Enjoy the large deck for al fresco dining and landscaped patio with furniture for entertaining. Bring the marshmallows for your evening fire in the fire pit !

Look out over your bucolic yard. No houses to obstruct your view.

The reviews tell you what a wonderful vacation the two of you or your family will have at Lake Shore Breeze!

Short Drive to Warren State Dunes Park. (also beautiful in Fall and Winter). Wonderful biking and bike museum nearby in Three Oaks Michigan-well known for its scenic biking. Hiking nearby. Also, kayaking, dune boarding, wind surfing.

Short Drive to miniature golf, movies, theater, shopping outlets, downtown shopping in New Buffalo-small boutiques. Boating, fishing and skiing.

If you want to explore Chicago and Notre Dame are both within driving distance.

Or, just enjoy the beautiful beach, lake and home!

Restaurants range from family style to fine dining.

You will feel like you are on Cape Cod or the Hamptons.

Our beaches are considered the best in the country, according to Outside Magazine.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Kathleen MacArthur (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kathleen MacArthur

Originally from Chicago, I moved to New England in my thirties. When I returned to watch my nephews grow up, I looked all around the Midwest and finally found Union Pier. Union Pier was the place with the closest feeling to Cape Cod or Marthas Vineyard I could find!.

Kathleen MacArthur purchased this house in 2009

Why Kathleen MacArthur chose Southwest Michigan

Spacious 4- Bedroom 3.5 bathroom home with 2 living room areas. Privacy for all with bedrooms at separate ends of hallways. 3/4 acre yard, close to everything but not right on top of adjacent homes-space!! About 30 steps to sandy beach path .

Once you are on the path, you can see the lake. Houses on the lake are one block away so on rough days you can hear the lake. Outdoor areas decorated with summer flowers and plenty of outdoor entertainment space. Home is airy and decorated in beach style with colorful paintings, bed linens, etc.

What makes this house unique

Close to beach with large yard. Spacious with privacy. Walking distance to grocery and liquor. Great biking and walking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Going to Lake Shore Breeze for the last five summers has become a eagerly

anticipated event for our family. The house itself is well maintained,

frequently updated, and stocked with anything you might need for a

vacation. With plenty of room, the house easily accommodates one or even

two families with plenty of bathrooms and sleeping areas. Our children

particularly enjoy the "kids' room" which has three beds to easily handle

a "sleepover." The pristine beach, only a five minute walk away, feels

as if it is your own with hardly any other visitors to spoil your picnic

or swim. The quaint shops, quality restaurants, and natural beauty of the

area has provided many memorable moments for our family. Strolling along

the beach during summer sunsets will undoubtedly produce many photos and

memories. We have also stayed at Lake Shore Breeze with friends in the

fall for a totally different, yet equally unique experience, witnessing

the changing colors of the trees that line the roads. We have forged many

traditions on our annual trip and highly recommend this property for a

family or friend getaway
Jul 2009
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Reviews

4.7
based on 21 traveler reviews

Monthly rentals available-Sept 15-May 31! Book NOW for Fall, Winter!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 23 reviews
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Nothing short of magnificent

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I searched long & hard for a weekend get-away, something within a 3-4 hour drive. Luckily we found this amazing rental. The owner was an absolute dream to work with and had many, many recommendations of things to do. We tried as many of her recommendations as time limits would allow and were pleasantly surprised with all of them. The house is beautiful & very well maintained - the location, absolutely PERFECT. Just a short walk to the beach - we had the window open in our bedroom at night and you could hear the waves gently lapping the shoreline. Strolling through the tranquil streets was a dream come true for our usually hectic lives. Everything we could have possibly needed was provided. We didn't even use the upstairs and we had more than enough room. A perfect weekend get-away! We cannot wait to go back with friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway for the family

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place for our large family (8 people total) to gather and wanted to be close to the beach. This house is on a peaceful street and has beautiful front and back yards as well as a comfy interior. One person in our group has accessibility needs. The house has a few steps up in front but once inside it was easy to navigate. The owner made sure we had everything we needed for all our family members. There are 3 married couples in our group, so it worked out perfectly to have three rooms with king beds. The dorm-style room on the second level was perfect for younger singles. The house is well-equipped and was very clean on our arrival. There is plenty of seating both inside and outside for meals and a huge deck with a grill and firepit. It is only a short walk to the beach, which is beautiful at any time of day. There is so much to do in Union Pier and the surrounding area, we did not have time to do it all! Check out Trip Advisor for all the many options. The owner also gave us information on everything from nearby grocery stores, restaurants and other things to do and the recommendations were great. The required clean up when you leave is minimal and comparable to other rentals our family has visited.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

One of the best in Union Pier

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a summer cottage for a vacation this place is hard to beat. Well equipped and maintained. Great place for a family vacation. Easy walk to beach even for 4 preschool grand children. Huge deck and backyard with fire pit and gas grill.

I first came to Union Pier as a child, we now come back frequently with daughters, son in laws and grandkids.

Union Pier is one of our favorite places to go when we can all get away. This rental is now our favorite place to stay

The owner was very easy to work with.

Would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Great place for Girls get-away

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for girls getaway and it was perfect! There was plenty of room, and bathrooms were very nice and clean. The owner was readily available for questions. We enjoyed visiting the Round Barn Tasting room, which was very close by. I was able to bring my dog, which was very much appreciated! It was just a short walk to the beach, which we enjoyed. Would definately consider renting here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Pet friendly, great location

  • 5 of 5

Well located and short distnce from beach. Excellent outside parking. Roomy and good accommodations for 5 people. Well stocked kitchen for cooking in. Owner easily reachable and pleasant to deal with.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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A Wonderful Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

this lovely home provided a great setting for a vacation with grandchildren, friends and canine companions. The house was bathed in light and had a perfect second story nook for morning coffee drinking while gazing out a picture window. The artwork enhanced the experience. The kitchen was extremely functional and a great place for a family meal, cutting down the expense of eating out. We had 4 adults, 4 small children and two dogs and could have comfortably slept several more. My 5 year old grand-daughter mastered the art of bike riding without training wheels on the quiet road adjacent to the beach. The beach was a several minute walk away and allowed us to put the children down for naps without much fuss or bother. Our host was gracious and helpful. I highly recommend this beautiful home as a vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles

Nearest railway station:

New Buffalo at 4 Miles

Direct to chicago

Nearest highway intersection:

Exit #6, I-94 at 2 Miles

The Harbor Country area of Southwest Michigan has been a popular tourist destination since the 1920's. Located only 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, Illinois, across Lake Michigan, the sandy dune beaches and woodsy areas have made this the 'Hampton's' of the mid-west. The area is home to great swimmable beaches, art galleries, antique shops, golf courses, wineries, cross country skiiing, romantic and a multitude of fine to cas

Other Activities: Winery Tours, Antique and other shopping, Art galleries, Sit in Front of Fireplace and look at Beautiful Pine Trees

Golf: Many courses nearby

Ski: Cross country nearby, downhill within hours

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Rates & Availability

Union Pier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring-Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Pet Fee $100

Contact owner for weekend ratesvsually 300 per night
Book by December 31 for discount for Summer 2013 Call on Winter and Fall specials.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are newer and have beautiful linens, tiles and lighting.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Den - 1 queen , futon
    Bedroom 6 - 5 twin/ single , Great Kid's Room! Grandma will also be comfortable.
  • Beautiful linens and furniture- Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel with some antiques. New Linens, wood floors, like staying at a first class bed and breakfast!Location Fireplace for cozy autumn and winter days and nights!! Quote from the Baffoe Family: 'Beaches! Beaches! What a wonderful family vacation! The Shaefer Families: 'We had a terrific time. The home was amazing. We really enjoyed ourselves. Sun, sand and shopping. Thanks for sharing your home!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Harbor Country area of Southwest Michigan has been a popular tourist destination since the 1920's. Located only 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, Illinois, across Lake Michigan, the sandy beaches, woodsy and verdant farmlands have made this the 'Hampton's' of the mid-west. Low keyed, yet sophisticated, the area is home to some of the countries most beautiful beaches and dunes, art galleries, antique shops, golf courses and a multitude of fine to casual dinning establishments. 45 minutes east of South Bend, Indiana and easily accessible from Interstate 94, Harbor Country is also home to numerous award winning wineries. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking. And, some of the most beautiful beaches and sunsets in the country!!!! Hamptons of the Midwest! This area will remind you of Cape Cod! Beautiful leaves in the Fall and Winter is cozy and romantic!!1

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