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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! Weekend of 10/24-10/26 Available

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Last updated: 09/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Union Pier cottage description

Yes, we really are that close to the beach and we took pictures to prove it. So be sure to check out the last three pictures in our photo album. These pictures, together with our owner's map of Union Pier say it all. (view map, then magnify a few times).


We have deeded access to our beach through the Luna Gowdy Beach Association. Our beach is private for the residents of our small subdivision of about 50 homes. The designated area is 300 feet of lake frontage, so there is plenty of room and our beach is seldom crowded.

Another nice feature regarding the beach is that our unit is located on the lake side of Lake Shore Road. You never have to cross that road or any other road to access the beach.



Our cozy condo (600 sq. ft.) is one of only nine units, surrounding a spacious courtyard. Recently renovated, we kept all of the 1930's charm, but added lots of contemporary comforts.

We loved all of our cottage's wooden,wrap-around casement windows, but we added plenty of skylights as well.

We couldn't part with the original, antique kitchen sink, but we also put in new custom cabinets and brand new appliances.

When it came to the bathroom, we looked for a simple vintage design for replacing the fixtures, but we couldn't resist installing
a Jacuzzi bath tub.

Even though it's cooler by the lake, we thought central air conditioning was a must for when the temperatures pushed too high.

Our unit includes two parking spaces, a huge backyard for picnicking and ball playing and of course, the use of our beach. We also have a gas grill right outside the back door of our unit.

Besides being so close to Lake Michigan, we are an easy walk to the Whistle Stop Grocery and Deli and the Red Arrow Road House Restaurant (3 to 3 1/2 blocks).

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                DVD is built into the TV...moreless

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Pillows, sheets, blankets and towels provided....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Two designated spaces are located on the street for 2 automobiles. No parking is available for boats or wave runners or boat transport trailers....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We will provide the access code upon request....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      FALL SEASON
                      Sep 12 - Nov 27, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $190
                      $1,295
                      LOW SEASON
                      Nov 28 - Apr 2, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,155
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,395

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Housekeeping/Linen Fee $65
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT.

                      ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED.

                      ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.

                      50% of the rental amount is required to make a reservation. The balance of the rental amount plus the housekeeping fee plus the security deposit are due 14 days prior to arrival.


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                      Owner info

                      About the owner: I am a general contractor and construction manager in Chicago. My wife and I have been enjoying this area for well over twenty years. We now reside in Riverside, but Union Pier will always be our first love.

                      Why the Owner Chose Union Pier:
                      We searched for a long time before we purchased our cottage. Proximity to the lake and old world charm were the characteristics that we were looking for and our unit at Whispering Pines fulfilled both requirements.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Not only do we have a great location, but it has all of the vintage details that only an older cottage could have...the arched entryway into the kitchen, the old hand-sawn hardwood floors, 6 lite casement windows and that wonderful original, antique kitchen sink. Plus we are close to everything that Harbor Country has to offer.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      VRBO #420297

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                      $175 - $199 per night (USD)
                      7

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 09/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                      75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! Weekend of 10/24-10/26 available

                      Union Pier #420297

                      2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

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