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Best Block in the Best PRIVATE Association Beach in Harbor Country!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Union Pier House Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious, designer-furnished, fully-stocked home with first quality amenities.

NEWLY LISTED! SOME PRIME DATES STILL AVAILABLE!

NOTE: NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON OUR PROPERTY. ALSO, PER ASSOCIATION RULES, NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON GORDON BEACH AND, PER MICHIGAN STATE LAW, PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE PUBLIC BEACH EITHER.

Located across the street from sought-after Gordon Beach, this designer-furnished, fully stocked home will embrace you in comfort, relaxation and renewal.

Gordon Beach is a private, security-patrolled (on summer weekends) homeowners association-only beach of which this property is a member. Your beach access is only steps, not blocks, away (see photos). Come back upstairs for a break from the sun and fun to have lunch or freshen up, then head back down later to roast s'mores over your beach campfire!

The home is furnished with a mix of comfortable transitional furniture and genuine antique pieces. Original artwork and signed prints decorate the walls. The bedrooms contain premium mattresses and linens.

Fully Stocked Kitchen: Stainless gas range and oven. Stainless refrigerator with external chilled Pur filtered water and icemaker. Miele Futura Dimension dishwasher, Insinkerator 1.0 HP disposal, Calphalon and All-Clad stainless steel cookware, a full line of assorted cooking implements, some spices, seasonings, cooking oils. Braun drip coffee maker. Plates, glasses, bowls, Henkels flatware, Cuisinart popcorn maker, Henkels chef knives, Le Crueset dutch oven, Alessi Teak Kettle, rice cooker, wine glasses, cocktail glasses.

Technology: The family room features a state of the art Samsung SUHD 4K LED flat panel television, paired with an audiophile-grade 5.1 surround sound system, Tivo Roamio (Xfinity Cable TV HD Extended package with HBO, plus OTA Chicago HD stations streamed from the master bedroom Tivo), Apple TV (must have own account), Netflix (must have own account), Amazon Prime Video (must have own account), and an Oppo Blu-Ray DVD player. There are many DVDs (including kids features) at the property for you to enjoy. Movie and TV time has never looked better, sounded better, or been more comfortable. There are 2 wireless routers covering the property, with cable modem speeds of up to 89Mbps (achieved with wired connection in upstairs office). There are additional music zones for the back deck as well as front living room. The bonus room has a Samsung LED HDTV with Tivo Mini, Blu Ray DVD player, and hi fidelity soundbar with subwoofer. The master bedroom has a Samsung LED HDTV with Tivo Premiere that also accesses the Roamio in the family room. We have a 2-zone HVAC gas heat forced air system with electrostatic air filters on each zone, plus a whole-house humidifier as well as basement dehumidifier with HEPA filter.

Linens: Bath towels, bed linens, beach towels provided.

Beach Supplies: Adult and child beach chairs, large beach wagon with big tires, beach towels, various flotation devices (air mattress, inner tubes, boogie boards), UV block beach umbrellas.

The Time and Tide Beach House is best suited for adult couples or one small family. Time and Tide sleeps a maximum of 6 people. No pets whatsoever are allowed at any time. The house is non smoking. Time and Tide emphasizes quality, not quantity of experience, and as such, is not suited for large groups.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Tina
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2016

About Tina

We are a small family who lives in downtown Chicago. We purchased and furnished this home so that we could take respite from city life and enjoy all the natural delights Harbor Country has to offer-- to feel the grass and sand under our feet, enjoy a natural lakefront where beautiful trees take the place of glass, steel and concrete skyscrapers, and generally reboot into a more natural pace of beach/country life. An unexpected discovery for us was that fall, winter and spring are every bit, and sometimes more, enjoyable than summers at Time and Tide Cottage.

Tina purchased this house in 2011

Why Tina chose Southwest Michigan

We are steps, not blocks, from your private access to the best beach in Harbor Country, and just down the road from the quaint hamlet of Union Pier.

What makes this house unique

Time and Tide Cottage was decorated by an award-winning designer in a style that is , first and foremost, comfortable and apropos to the Cottage and its surroundings, while sacrificing none of the technological conveniences of modern living. There are genuine antique pieces and original artwork throughout the home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house and private beach is excellent, especially on those crowded summer weekends.
Jun 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Best Block in the Best PRIVATE Association Beach in Harbor Country!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Well-appointed home; quick walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

I hosted a ladies' weekend at the Gordon Beach house. The kitchen is well equipped with good quality cookware and all the dishes you'll ever need. High-end kitchen appliances. Plenty of indoor entertainment with multiple HD TVs and nice stereo equipment. There's a screened porch as well as private outdoor seating on the deck. Absolutely everything you need for the beach is provided, including a wagon to haul it there. It's barely a two-minute walk from house to beach. My group spent time on the beach, visited local antique stores, had a fun meal at the Roadhouse Restaurant (a five-minute drive) and visited the Whistle Shop Grocery a couple of times. Only four miles or so to New Buffalo if you want a bigger grocery story. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This house is beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our four-year-old daughter said it best when we arrived...."this house is beautiful!" She LOVED her princess room and the play room, and the rest of us were happy too!

I absolutely agree with all the other reviewers. This is the nicest house we have ever rented and we felt right at home. It was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed - from high quality sheets and towels to tons of beach gear.

The size worked well for us - my husband and me, 2 children (room for everyone to sleep downstairs) and 2 grandparents (slept upstairs) - but I think it would feel a little crowded with more.

In addition to being close the beach, it's also within walking distance of Timothy's restaurant. We ate there twice and the food was amazing!

I would absolutely recommend this property and hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Union Pier Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 enjoyed a nice week in Union Pier at this home. The home was spacious, well maintained, kitchen equipped with everything you want and lots of TVs / technology if you happen to want it. The beach is close and I would certainly return to this property in the future. I should also add that the owners of the home were helpful and pleasant before, during and after our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we'd love to have your family back anytime.
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5

Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! This house is a great place for a family vacation. It's in a fantastic location and the house had everything we could ever need. We have stayed in many homes in this area in the past and this is the first house that truly exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you returning in the future!
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Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great vacation home for our family. It was a very clean and up to date home with lots of great features. There was a great wagon that we could cart our beach supplies with us. Beach is right across the street (about 2 houses down). We love Union Pier, and this home was a great find! We would definitely recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and hope you'll return in the future, we'd love to have you!
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5

Beautiful home on a beautiful beach.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at this gorgeous home. Plenty of space but also very cozy. Steps away from a peaceful, private beach. Spotlessly clean and packed with amenities. Loved relaxing in the beautiful backyard. Hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back soon!
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Map

Nearest Beach
Gordon Beach (Lake Michigan)

Rates & Availability

Union Pier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$449
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $1,249
Tax Rate 6.0%

The Time and Tide Beach House is best suited for adult couples or one small family. Time and Tide sleeps a maximum of 6 people. No pets whatsoever are allowed at any time. The house is non smoking. Time and Tide emphasizes quality, not quantity of experience, and as such, is not suited for large groups. Breach of any of these terms will result in security deposit forfeiture.

Use only provided dishwasher tablets and laundry detergents.

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Amenities

Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Child's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Upstairs Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Small bedroom good for 1 child.
    Downstairs Child's Bedroom - 1 double , Larger child's bedroom with full size canopy bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...

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