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Steps to beach path. Fall and Winter are amazing!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Perfect for 2 or larger groups!

Perfect for 2 or 13!

Reserve now for Fall foliage, wineries beach walks and great dining.

Steps to beach path! Enjoy beach walks and day trips or relax in front of the fireplace with a view of beautiful trees.

In the evening roast marshmallows in your firepit and enjoy the deck and furnished

patio. Beautiful sunrise in the backyard and sunset on the beach,

Union Pier at its best without the crowds. Minutes to stores, wineries, farmers markets, and beautiful Fall countryside.

A sunny home where memories are made!

Lake Shore Breeze.

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Kathleen MacArthur
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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 2011

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

Steps to to beach path 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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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 94

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


Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon departure, gather dirty linens and place in garbage bags by front door. Dishes are clean or in dishwasher. Floors and showers free of sand.
  • Guests are asked to be inside by 1130 so not to disturb neighbors-please discuss if this is a problem -we can resolve!
  • $500 per night fee for additional guests we did not discuss. Please make owner aware of any problems immediately.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are newer and have beautiful linens, tiles and lighting.
  • 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!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • 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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • 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
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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Steps to beach path. Fall and Winter are amazing!
average rating of 4.681818 based on 24 reviews

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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The entire family enjoyed it!

  • 4 of 5

We have been coming to Union Pier for almost 20 years and it was great to find a place that can accommodate all of us. Plenty of room indoor & outdoor and the 3 1/2 bathrooms a definite plus! Enjoyed the walks to the beach during the day and after dinner.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Rates vary depending on number of guests and time period-holidays, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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