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Great Family Cottage Steps from Wide Lake Michigan Beach!

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Blue Hydrangea Cottage


Last updated: 06/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy our spacious, bright and airy three bedroom two bath cottage with large landscaped yard. A 2-3 minute walk will take you to the entrance to the wide, sandy Lake Michigan beach. Beach chairs and towels are provided.

Relax or read on the chaise, rocker or sofa on the sun porch which is nestled in the pines, and overlooks the sunny yard. Play croquet or badminton in the large yard. Or chill out in the living room with TV or a DVD. The living room has an L-shaped sofa and several chairs. On chilly nights you may want to build a fire and toast marshmallows in the wood-burning fire-place.

Eat your meals at the large table and cushioned chairs on the screened porch overlooking deck and yard or at the umbrella table and chairs on the deck, or at the table in the kitchen. The kitchen is modern and bright, with stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, plenty of counter-space and cooking utensils for your meals. The laundry room has a washer and dryer to keep up with the wet towels.

The master bedroom suite has a queen size bed and full private bath. In addition there is a door to the screened porch and deck. There are two additional bedrooms that share the hall bath. One bedroom has a double bed and the other has two twins. There is also a sofa bed on the sun porch. Linens are all provided.

Walk to the grocery/party store or deli for supplies, or eat at one of the many restaurants in the area. The Red Arrow road house, the Casual Chef and Tuscany are all walking distance, and many other wonderful restaurants are nearby. Art Galleries, boutiques, and antiquing opportunities abound. Visit farms and orchards. Picking your own fruit is always fun. Hike in the woods or Michigan City's large outlet center. Boat and kayak rental is nearby.

Blue Hydrangea Cottage is named for the many Hydrangea Plants whose Cheery Blue Flowers will bloom all summer. Feel free to cut some for the table!

Keywords: Vacation House, Villa, Beach House


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Screen porch with large table and cushioned chairs, Large landscaped yard, Shares park-like off street setting with other cottages in historic Paradise Villa resort, fourth house from Lake Michigan, walk past 5-6 cottages to beach entrance, Restored and modernized historic cottage with added master suite, All amenities including central air-conditioning. Walk to shops, restaurants, beach....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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May 23 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
  • Taxes Not included


Holiday weeks (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) $2500.+ taxes and cleaning fee.

Security/reservation deposit will secure your reservation. It is refundable after you leave the cottage in excellent condition. The cleaning fee will be deducted from the security deposit.

Payment for the cottage is due 6 weeks before your arrival.

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Last updated: 06/14/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I run a non-profit agency serving older adults and my wife is a former social worker and full time nursing student.

Why the Owner Chose Union Pier:
This cottage is very easy to drive to and yet seems to be in another world: calm, relaxing and so much fun with so many things to do nearby.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A get away to the country and beach is completely rejuvenating. We go for walks or bike rides, read or go to the beach, pick berries, go antiquing, go to good restaurants.

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Speaks: english



  • Blue Hydrangea Cottage

    Blue Hydrangea Cottage

  • Living room (partial view)

    Living room (partial view)

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Kitchen with eating area

    Kitchen with eating area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Middle bedroom

    Middle bedroom

VRBO #353953

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Date last modified - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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Union Pier #353953

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