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'The Ivy' - Renovated Beach Cottage/Steps from the Sand

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Situated right across the street from a white, sandy beach (the quietest beach in Harbor County), this renovated shabby chic cottage makes an ideal vacation spot. You enter this charming house into a large, spacious living area that includes a wood-burning fireplace, dining table and antique furniture which provide a cozy, comfortable feel. The windows, skylights and lofted ceilings throughout the house flood the space with light. This beach cottage sleeps six comfortably and includes 3 queen beds. Also included in the rental are free wireless internet, cable TV, an outdoor shower, and two outdoor grills (gas and charcoal) as well as table games for adults and kids alike.

Union Pier is just an hour and ten minutes from Chicago and five minutes from New Buffalo, MI. Union Pier has a seasonal farmer's market with fresh local fruit, vegatables, meats and treats, great restaurants and wonderful antique shopping, spas, art galleries, golfing and wineries nearby. Plenty of fun activities to do during your vacation including visiting Warren Dunes State Park.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2016
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based on 17 traveler reviews

'The Ivy' - Renovated Beach Cottage/Steps from the Sand
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Pretty Place

  • 4 of 5

Booked this for a sister and mother getaway. I ended up unable to attend due to illness but my four sisters and mom said the cottage was beautiful and decorated very well. Their only complaints were that there weren't enough washcloths and towels, no real view of the lake, too many steps to the beach and wished for better drapes for the windows for privacy. Otherwise they felt it was a nice place for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Chicago / il/

Fantastic getaway at The Ivy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at The Ivy What a beautiful home and location. We were walking distance to a nice quiet, secluded beach. We could walk to the corner restaurant for coffee and then the beach for the rest of the day. We could jump in the car and head to many local restaurants for dinner. Four Winds casino is also ten minutes away. We had the best of both worlds. The Ivy's decor, front porch and deck were beautiful. The Ivy had all the amenities and we used them everyday.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Libertyville, IL

Adorable shabby chic cottage close to beach

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at The Ivy. The house was a good size for 5 of us -- 2 kids and 3 adults -- although it would be tight for more than 4 adults. It's very close to the beach which wasn't as crowded as the Townline Rd beach. The kitchen & baths are new and beautiful. Lots of thought was put into decor from a reclaimed wood island with a pink painted antique bottle opener to the mason jar light fixture and chandeliers in just about every room -- maybe not the best for a guys weekend, but great for us. They had lots of games and beach toys. Everything worked well. The only reason we didn't give them 5 stars were that there were a few very minor maintenance issues; however the owner responded right away and would have sent someone to make repairs if we asked. We'll keep this on the top of our list for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best first family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to take our first family vacation with our 4 month old and so glad we did! This was the perfect cottage right across the street front the beach, close to restaurants and coffee shops. Jodi is super easy to work with and responds quickly. The house has towels, beach chairs, coffee (perfect to sit on the patio with) and laundry detergent. Nice to come home without dirty clothes! We are thinking about coming out again this summer whenever it is available. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend. Loved the accommodations! We enjoyed the binder filled with local recommendations and attractions. The owner got back to us quickly with the answers to my questions and very accommodating. The home is very clean and comfortable, however, we wished there was more comfy seating in the living area. The beech, just a short walk down the road, is fantastic.

We has a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland County/Michigan

The Ivy is a gem!!

  • 5 of 5

The Ivy is an idyllic gem of a house located within a very short walk of the most gorgeous Lake Michigan beach. The owners have perfected the art of the shabby chic style with added sophistication in the well appointed kitchen complete with temperature controlled wine fridge and almost anything one would need in a kitchen. We had fun staying in and cooking as well as sampling the local restaurants. There were so many clever decorating ideas in this adorable house that my daughter and I couldn't help but take lots of photos. The entire house was very clean and the comfy beds were outfitted with crisp, fresh clean linens. The newly remodeled bathroom is lovely. Our whole week was wonderful! I hope this can be my new home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Entrance


Rates & Availability

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

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Low Season
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $130
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500

Housekeeping fee - $130

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Flat-screen HDTV, brand new kitchen and appliances including dual-zone wine refrigerator, brand new air conditioning and tankless water heater, outdoor shower, includes outdoor furniture

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