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Quintessential Classic Cottage - Memories Are Made Here

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8) Close to the beach

Enjoy a Quintessential Classic Cottage. Load up our wagon and walk just a block and half to the beach and beautiful Lake Michigan. Swim, sunbathe, and enjoy endless walks along Michigan’s clean beaches. Don’t miss the incredible sunsets and hang out at a bonfire, make s'mores and gaze at the stars. Walk three blocks to downtown for shopping , cafes, restaurants, art galleries and gourmet foods. That’s just the beginning because there is so much to do and it is all very close by. (Look at the list at activities below) Enjoy a quintessential classic Union Pier Cottage with all the modern updates to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. HDTV, Broadband Wi-Fi Internet, DVD/CD Player, Sound system with I-POD dock. X-Box 360 Video Games, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Jacuzzi bathtub, walk-in shower, Weber gas grill, hammock, outdoor heated shower, large dining area with deck, great for parties. Comfortable furnishings and beds. Three bedrooms, sleeps 6-8, 2 bathrooms, laundry room.

Why the Owner Chose Union Pier: We wanted a relaxing fun place so we could get away from our everyday surroundings yet still be close to Chicago. Very clean and safe area for our children. One block from great uncrowded beaches. Many things to see and do and all close by. Great galleries and restaurants. Could easily commute to Chicago if needed. Just the right balance of everything.

More Details

Property Manager
Howard Hirsch
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

About Howard Hirsch

We purchased our property so our family and friends could enjoy a great place to vacation with lots of things to see and do. Real easy to get to and only about an hour from Chicago. Our cottage has been updated and is perfect for vacationers who want to enjoy just about every aspect of their time in Union Pier. We can't say enough about how much you and your family and friends will enjoy the experience and develop great memories. We are dedicated owners who will do everything we can to make your stay totally enjoyable. We solicit suggestions from our renters so we can continually improve the experience.

Howard Hirsch purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Howard Hirsch chose Southwest Michigan

We wanted a relaxing fun place so we could get away from our everyday surroundings yet still be close to Chicago. Very clean and safe area for our children. Great uncrowded beaches. Many things to see and do and all close by. Great galleries and restaurants. Could commute to Chicago if needed.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Excellent location, great house with super ammenities. The owners are extremely pleasant to deal with and will do everything to make your stay like a home. Thank You!
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Heated Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Any Bedroom - 1 baby crib
    Bonus room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Hammock, High Speed Internet via provided Ethernet cable and wireless modem. Enjoy a quintessential classic Union Pier Cottage with all the modern updates to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. HDTV, Broadband Wi-Fi Internet, DVD, Video Games, Microwave, Cofee maker, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, Weber gas grill, hammock. large dining area with gated deck, great for parties. Comfortable furnishings and beds. Three bedrooms, sleeps 6-8, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, front enclosed porch, gated deck, Outdoor heated shower. Open parking. Close to New Buffalo and major shopping in Michigan City. 2 Casinos nearby. You’ll remember your stay with us and be back for more. The sweet breeze off the lake, the beautiful sunsets and fun at the cottage will last forever in your memory.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Quintessential Classic Cottage - Memories Are Made Here
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews
5

Fall Lake Michigan Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to spend a fall weekend! The house has everything we needed for a cozy family getaway. There were two separate bedroom areas that worked well for a two generation group. We enjoyed the nearby lake access, grocery store, restaurants, bakery and orchard. We'd like to do it again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderfully relaxing week we had with our adult children, my brothers and their wives and Buckley our grand dog ! The cottage is cozy and comfortable and very well equipped with everything we needed and more! We hope to return next year with our new grandson and his parents!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Great Cottage with Easy Walk to Beach

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week at Howard's cottage which was well stocked with everything we needed to live comfortably and have a great time at the beach. We made great use of the deck and outdoor shower and the beach was an easy walk, even for our young children. Howard was quick to respond to any questions and had great recommendations on where to go and what to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage near beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults and 2 preschool children spent a really wonderful week at this cottage. The beach was about 2 blocks away, and there were relatively few steps down to reach it! We especially liked the outdoor shower for washing off the sand, using the grill for cooking dinner, and eating outside on the deck. It was important for us that the deck was completely enclosed, making it a safe place for kids to play. The kids loved the little frog fountains and the hammock. The cottage was comfortable with enough space for all.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northbrook, Il
5

Love This Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just a great place for family. My wife and I, our two adult children & their spouses and our 2 grandchildren all were very comfortable. The cottage amenities were excellent and met our needs. We were also just a short easy walk to the beach. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fun time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family greatly enjoyed our week at the cottage. It was well stocked with everything you could possibly need from beach chairs to kitchen supplies. And plenty of nice bath towels. It was comfortable, clean and spacious. The washer and dryer were great to have. My granddaughters loved the beach, we had a hard time getting them out of the water. The adults enjoyed the wineries and shopping in New Buffalo. We stay in a different area on Lake Michigan every year, but would like to return to Howard's Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Train
6 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I94 exit 6
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Mini Golf

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Rates & Availability

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pre-Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,550
 
 
High Season
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Post Season
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$360
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $150

Contact owner howardhirsch70@comcast.net about weekdays, weekends, three day weekends and last minute specials.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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