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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:
June 22, 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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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

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(42 traveler reviews)

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Quintessential Classic Cottage - Memories Are Made Here
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 43 reviews
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 + new baby had a wonderful stay at the cottage for a week. We loved the close location to the lake, shops, and fabulous bakeries. We were able to bring our two dogs and had a 5 month old baby with us and the house was plenty big. We loved the decks and outdoor spaces and each night took a walk on the lake. We'd highly recommend Howard's cottage for anyone look for an incredible Michigan trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Erin M.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at the cottage for a week and couldn't have been happier and more relaxed with this lovely setting! The cottage is charming, cozy and close to everything you need. Howard was wonderful to work with and was so kind and generous to us. We couldn't recommend this cottage more and look forward to another stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage - great location, three bedrooms, amazing deck, and frog sprinkler for tykes!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as two families of four, each with children younger than five who have interesting night time sleep habits. Two of our girls shared one room and each couple took a younger child in a crib in their room. The three bedrooms were perfect for our purposes. We made all of our meals in the kitchen and grilled outdoors. Our children loved the outdoor deck and ate "feasts" outdoors overnight. The froggie sprinklers and hammock were big hits. The cottage is surrounded by lush greenery - trees, wildflowers, and clematises abound. The beach was so close - we walked (and brought strollers, but note the beach has STAIRS!). We were just a short drive from a playground for the kids, from Downtown New Buffalo (another beach, another playground, and a nice strip of shops, ice cream, and food). We had a lovely time at a well-stocked home - towels, beach toys, games, TONs of kid's book, and the beds were comfy. A wonderful value for a really fantastic place.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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
 
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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