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Quintessential Classic Cottage - Memories Are Made Here!

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Last updated: 04/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Union Pier cottage description

Load up the red 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, gourmet foods and Ramberg’s famous bakery. 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, Espresso maker, 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. Great uncrowded beaches. Many things to see and do and all close by. Great galleries and restaurants. Could easily commute to Chicago if needed.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Toys, Games, Beach toys, Disney library and DVDs Outdoor play fountain and Hammock. Side yard for playing...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                No one younger than 21 years may sign a rental agreement...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Yes, contact owner...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

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              • Portable Crib: Available

              Other Amenities

                  • 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, Espresso maker, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, Weber gas grill, hammock. large dining area with deck, great for parties. Comfortable furnishings and beds. Three bedrooms, sleeps 6-8, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, front enclosed porch, gated deck, 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....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Many childrens and very recent adult titles....moreless

                  • Games:

                    A variety of family and children's board games...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Bring Your Own iPod/iphone/itouch and Dock to Our Sound System....moreless

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Toys
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Comcast HD cable channels and high speed internet (wired and wireless)...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library:

                    age appropriate movies...moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    X BOX 360 ...moreless

                  • Video Games:

                    (2) 1 teen and 1 children's rated...moreless

                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Attractions

                      • Theme Parks
                      • Cinemas
                      • Zoo
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Forests

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Sledding
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Miniature Golf

                      local services and businesses

                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries

                      Location Type

                      • Beach
                      • Village

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Parasailing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Rafting
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              General

                              • Telephone:

                                No land line provided. Cell coverage is good...moreless

                              • Parking:

                                Unlimited on-street...moreless

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Washing Machine:

                                In Utility Room with laundry detergent and softener....moreless

                              • Wireless Internet:

                                Secure High Speed internet via provided Ethernet cable and wireless modem...moreless

                              • Parking On Street
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Heating
                              • Air Conditioning:

                                Central Air/ Central Heat/ Air Purifier...moreless

                              • Linens Provided
                              • Internet:

                                Secure High Speed internet via provided Ethernet cable and wireless modem...moreless

                              • Broadband Access:

                                Secure High Speed internet via provided Ethernet cable and wireless modem...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                In Utility Room...moreless

                              Kitchen

                              • Catering Available:

                                Contact Owner in Advance...moreless

                              • Kitchen
                              • Coffee Maker:

                                Also Nespresso maker...moreless

                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Grill
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Microwave
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Oven
                              • Stove
                              • Freezer
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Toaster

                              Outside

                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Outdoor heated shower Fun children's fountain Large Hammock extra chairs Glass table seats 6 under a large umbrella Gated ...moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Jetted Tub
                              • Jacuzzi
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Charming and quiet---just what we wanted!

                                Charming and quiet---just what we wanted!

                                • Guest Clarissa O. (Streamwood)
                                • Date of stay 07/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/22/13
                                This wonderful cottage had everything we wanted. It was close to the beach and ample beach supplies were provided including towels, chairs, toys, coolers and a wagon. The cottage itself was open and very comfortable. The master suite was lovely, especially the jacuzzi tub! The large deck included enough space for everyone to spread out, as well as, a clean grill for use. Also, the outdoor warm shower was very nice after a day getting sandy at the beach. The kitchen was clean and provided more than enough dishes and other necessary kitchen tools. The Nespresso coffee machine was a delight to use! Lastly, Union Pier is a quaint town and is close to several other lovely areas including St. Joseph which was a fun shopping experience. Also, very close-by was a blueberry farm for picking which was fun for the whole family. All in all, it was a relaxing and lovely vacation. Thank you, Howard for making us feel so welcome.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.

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                              • The perfect cottage!

                                The perfect cottage!

                                • Guest Amy L.
                                • Date of stay 09/08/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/25/13
                                Quintessential Classic Cottage was the perfect place for our family vacation! Our family of four (two adults, two young children) felt perfectly at home. It would work for larger families, as well. We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and short walk to the beach. Even our 2.5 year old could walk to and from the beach with us (it's that close). The house is decorated nicely and was supplied with all the basics and then some. The owner went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. We would definitely visit again!

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.

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                              • Comfortable and well-stocked, close to beach!

                                Comfortable and well-stocked, close to beach!

                                • Guest Leslie S.
                                • Date of stay 08/17/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/25/13
                                We had a great time in this well-stocked house. It was quiet, comfortable, and very close to the beach. We enjoyed walking to Red Arrow Roadhouse, grocery stores, and Nani's. Everything else we needed was a short drive away. The house has a nice master suite and two other comfortable bedrooms. This house provided us with the relaxing beach vacation we were looking for!

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                              • Great time at the cottage!

                                Great time at the cottage!

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 07/13/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/04/13
                                The cottage is in a great location. Close to the beach, biking trails, a restaurant or 2 and a couple of small markets. We used the beach chairs, cooler and wagon to go the beach. We used the deck everyday for morning coffee, grilling, etc. There is plenty of seating inside and out for dining. The washer and dryer came in handy as well. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. We had a great time!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Manager response: I'm happy to know you and your friends from childhood were able to share some reunion time and birthdays together. It is great know that you all took advantage of the Union Pier area and the cottage. You are all welcome back, anytime!

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                              • The "quintessential classic cottage" heading says it all

                                The "quintessential classic cottage" heading says it all

                                • Guest Ruth (Valparaiso, IN)
                                • Date of stay 07/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/15/13
                                The information about and pictures of this cottage are all accurate. In fact, there is more offered in terms of beach needs than is stated in the description. The cottage is very comfortable. We had eight adults and two babies and there was plenty of room. The cottage is a guaranteed easy walk to Miller Beach which is wide and wonderful. Even on Sunday, the most crowded day, we felt we had enough room to spread out. The cottage is an easy walk to "downtown" Union Pier and The Roadhouse restaurant which is one of our favorites. One of the best assets of this cottage is its owner who is very accommodating. He answered all of our questions in a timely and professional manner. The frog faucets are priceless! Memories are indeed made at this charming cottage!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                                Manager response: I'm so happy you had a great time at the cottage. We never stop trying to improve and fine tune the overall experience for our guests so your suggestions have been very helpful. You are always welcomed back!

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                              • Cottage on Center Avenue

                                Cottage on Center Avenue

                                • Guest Debbie and Steve (United States)
                                • Date of stay 05/31/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/03/13
                                Despite the weather we had a great time. The property was everything described and appearance and amenities was very nice. Would recommend this property to anyone who would just like to stay at the house or have a great time on the nice beach.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                              • Quintessential Classic Cottage

                                Quintessential Classic Cottage

                                • Guest Suzie (Indianapolis, IN)
                                • Date of stay 08/25/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/04/12
                                What a fabulous home to vacation in with your entire family! We had a total of 9 on one night and there was more than enough room!! Large rooms with plenty of lounging space, comfy chairs with reading lights, large indoor tub, comfy mattresses that made for a peaceful night's sleep. The large dining room was adequate to seat everyone for a meal or play games at night AND the home is professionally decorated. And should I mention the large outdoor deck with hammock? We also enjoyed having a washer and dryer at our disposal. The walk to the beach was quick! Our family is already talking about coming back for next year. The owner was very accommodating and even used green products after I told him I had an asthma attack prior to vacation. Oh yes one more thing, I was able to bring my dog on vacation, that made me very happy :) The listing description was accurate, photos were current, property was clean and maintained. We had much fun exploring towns located on Lake Michigan.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Ahhhhhh

                                Ahhhhhh

                                • Guest Gail (Kalamazoo, MI)
                                • Date of stay 07/28/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/24/12
                                The cottage is just like what's represented in the photos ... fantastic!. Appreciated the blend of period charm updated with just the right amount of the modern comforts: WiFi is speedy, more than enough supplied in the way of cable channels, games, ipod docking ...etc. Neighborhood was always quiet and felt very, very safe. Little in the way of traffic during the day and none at night. The property was well maintained and clean, and so is the neighborhood. Union Pier itself is a great place to stay. No large condo developments or roudy crowds - just small-town friendliness and a relaxing atmosphere. Beach is close by - everyone from toddlers to seniors and in between should be able to feel comfortable on it. We prefer to walk to restaurants while on vacation; there were a couple within 5 minutes walk that we enjoyed. Finally, working with the owner was stress free; no problems or surprises. Had the good fortune to chat a bit when checking in - he's a swell person. I highly recommend Quintessential Classic Cottage as a vacation rental.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                              • A long time coming !

                                A long time coming !

                                • Guest Dan (Germantown, Ohio)
                                • Date of stay 06/23/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/17/12
                                Well the kids have grown up and went their separate ways and for the last several years we have made half hearted attempts at everyone getting together for vacation. This year we finally did it ! We have never been to this part of Michigan and didn't know what to expect weather wise. We looked into it and it looked like it was perfect for us.It was also decided that it would work perfectly coming from Dayton, Ohio, and St. Louis. Upon arrival at cottage we were immediately impressed with our home away from home for the coming week. The house is kept in very nice condition and is equipped with everything needed for the home away from home. The kitchen has everything you will ever need and the bed linens was clean and plenty of them. This house is well equipped with cable tv and xbox 360, dish washer, and washer and dryer. There is a very clean Weber gas grill and a cozy hammock on the deck. Owner has also supplied chairs, a wagon, and kids toys for the beach.The weather was perfect and a great time was had by all. About the only negative I can think of is that parking is a little tight for 3 vehicles, but it worked out with no problems.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Manager response: We enjoyed having you all stay at our cottage and glad you could all get together. Over the years, the cottage has been an enjoyable place to connect with friends and our family. It is really great when schedules can work out. We remain committed to make every stay as great as it could possibly be and hope to see you and your family again, soon!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Great Place!

                                Great Place!

                                • Guest Steve & Clan (Indianapolis, IN)
                                • Date of stay 07/17/11
                                • Review Submitted 01/26/12
                                My family stayed here last year and we immediately signed up again for our third year in a row. Close to the beach, plenty of room for my adult children and my grandsons, nice layout. We enjoyed eating out on the porch, the hammock and the added outdoor cedar shower was a hit, too! Thanks for the personal touch and the way you helped make our vacation enjoyable. See you in a few months!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Spring
                              Apr 5 - May 3, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $350 $400
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,300
                              Pre-season
                              May 4 - Jun 6, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,570

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              High Season
                              Jun 7 - Jun 27, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,050
                              July Fourth Week
                              Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,170
                              High Season
                              Jul 5 - Sep 5, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,050
                              Post Season
                              Sep 6 - Sep 26, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $350 $450
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,570
                              Fall Season
                              Sep 27 - Nov 2, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $350 $400
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,300 $4,200
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $350 $450
                              Fri, Sat
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning fee $85 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 6%

                              Notes:

                              $400 reservation deposit, becomes security deposit upon arrival, returned a few days after departure


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                              Last updated: 04/03/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Train: New Buffalo at 6 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: I94 exit 6 at 3 Miles
                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 1996

                              About: 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.

                              Why 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. Great uncrowded beaches. Many things to see and do and all close by. Great galleries and restaurants. Could commute to Chicago if needed.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Bedroom #2

                                Bedroom #2

                              • Dining

                                Dining

                              • Gated Deck / Patio

                                Gated Deck / Patio

                              • Fantastic Union Pier sunsets

                                Fantastic Union Pier sunsets

                              • Master Bedroom Suite

                                Master Bedroom Suite

                              • Bedroom #3

                                Bedroom #3

                              • TV/Reading/Game room

                                TV/Reading/Game room

                              • Tots are mesmerized by the three frogs

                                Tots are mesmerized by the three frogs

                              $224 - $450 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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