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Kathleen Macarthur

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Special June and August Dates!!

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Southwest Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Your Perfect Beach House: Sleeps Six but Perfect for Two!

Steps to Beach Path on Lakeshore-1 block away from homes on the Lake.

Lake Breeze in Union Pier...Steps to the Sandy Beach Path. A master suite with Jacuzzi and beamed ceilings overlooks the 3/4 acre yard filled with pine trees. On the first floor there is another bedroom and a beautiful bathroom with a slate shower that is sky-high! Also, a sleeper sofa!

Beautiful outdoor patio that is full of flowers and a fire pit! Located on 3/4 acre

but still within walking distance of stores and restaurants!

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

I am a native Chicagoan who lived in Boston for most of the 80's and spent many weekends and vacations on Cape Cod and the Islands, especially Block Island off of Rhode Island. I moved home to Chicago to watch my nephews grow up in 1991 and Union Pier was the closest thing I found to that 'island' atmosphere. My home has brought me many happy memories

and the area is one of the most beautiful in the world!

Why Kathleen Macarthur chose Southwest Michigan

Beachy cottage but new interior and so close to the beach!

What makes this house unique

Steps to beach. Master Suite on second floor with Jacuzzi, Additional bedroom and sleeper sofa on main floor. Granite Shower on first floor. Lovely patio with flowers

and eating area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Family from St. Louis



Great beach cottage great space for 6 guests, also romantic! You could not get much closer to the beach unless you were directly on the lake since the lake path is steps away. So convenient for our childrens' beach toys, coolers, etc.

We could even hear the lake on one rough night.



The owner wanted to make sure we had a great week and even suggested the St,. Joseph Children's museum as well as some other unusual attractions.

The cottage is bright and well decorated, reminded us of southern CA.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.1
based on 9 traveler reviews

Special June and August Dates!!
average rating of 4.111111 based on 11 reviews
5

Cute place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here recently and loved it. Very cute and cozy! Also close to the beach. Easy to walk to which was very nice for my 4 year old son. Great outdoor patio!!! Had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent spot for a long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Union Pier is a gem--beautiful, quiet beaches less than two hours from Chicago. This property itself is a find as well. The master suite upstairs is roomy, and there's plenty of room downstairs for everyone else. The private patio is also quite nice. Just a short walk from the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Location, Location, Location!

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is within a short walking distance to the beach and a couple of really great places to eat. The beach was excellent! The best time was during the week--the beach was practically deserted all day. Sunsets were magnificent! The cottage is attached to a bigger house, but it still is very private. It is clean and roomy. We loved the upstairs suite. Having an upstairs and a downstairs was great. Most of our off lake time was spent on the patio--very comfortable. We would definitely rent again. At this price range, I don't think you will do much better than this.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Serene Family Vacation Spot -Enjoyed our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this guest House in Union Pier, MI. We brought our young Children (under the age of two) and found the space very accommodating for our needs. The interior was very light and airy, as desired for a summer escape. The separation of downstairs and upstairs allowed adequate space between guests. The bathrooms were clean and nice. The Kitchen included all the necessary items so we really didn’t have to bring much other than the food itself. In terms of the exterior, the patio with a fireplace offered a great retreat in the afternoon/evening. There were plenty of seating and tables to accommodate a number of people. The place had a nice expansive yard for the kids to play and was set back enough from the road. The location was very good, with a nice beach a few blocks away and local shops/grocery mart nearby as well. We found the guest house to be a very good value given the condition and living space of the unit. We had plenty of privacy from the main house guests and didn’t hear any noise during our stay. Union Pier close proximity to New Buffalo, and a nice little kids park on the way, make it all the more compelling to stay here; especially for families interested in serene family vacation with a healthy balance of activities to do (without being inundated with over commercialized tourist traps like other family vaca destinations). We spent a decent amount of time researching places and really were pleased with our experience. Also, the owner was very responsive to our needs and had replaced the DVD player within 24 hours so our kids could watch their favorite cartoons. We had a nice time, really hope you enjoy your stay too..

Paul

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Perfect for couples

  • 5 of 5

This is perfect for couples or even a small family. The patio was great. We had a little get together for our local friends and it worked out great. There is a great yard for kids. The upstairs master is very nice.

There were some things that need to be done and some things added to the kitchen if you like to cook. Owner was very receptive to my suggestions and I think she will take care of them. She is very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Wonderful, updated coach house

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, updated coach house. Friendly and helpful owner too.

The two most important criteria we had for deciding on which place to stay while in Union Pier were price and then being CLOSE to that great beach. Well, this achieved both. It is just steps to the beach path. The water and waves were absolutely beautiful.

Our three small kids just loved the upstairs master suite. Lots of room to jump around up there!

Before we arrived, the owner was kind enough to ask what we were looking

for in our vacation and recommend activities, restaurants, shopping, etc. She was

always responsive to our needs and even made sure we knew where to go

grocery shopping on our way from Chicago.

My family is now looking to purchase a summer home in the area. I can't wait! I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Lakeshore Road and Townline/McKinley

Other Activities: Great biking, Antiquing, Galleries, Wine Tours, Breweries, Warren Dunes, Dune Boarding, Hiking, Swimming, Wineries, Gourmet and Family Dining Or, just enjoy the beautiful house, yard, sunsets over the beach.

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Rates & Availability

Union Pier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 14 2016 - Sep 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Ceaning $90
Pet Fee $100

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
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Gym
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Full Bathrooms. Slate Shower Jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Pull out couch in living room! Master Suite on Second Floor! Sleeps six-8
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Out door Fire Pit and Gas Grill-All Brand New! Landscaped Seating Area outside like in a magazine!

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