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75 Steps to Private Beach Stairs! Some Spring and Many Fall Dates Available!

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Sky lit Living Rm w/ eclectic mix of Arts & Crafts, MidCentury & Comfy furniture

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Last updated: 05/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 (a little under 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).

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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

Other Amenities

  • We also provide four Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs, a beach umbrella and some beach toys for the kids (noodles, paddle board, pales and shovels for sand)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    DVD is built into the TV...moreless

  • Video Library

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    brand new LG combination washer/dryer...moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    Pillows, sheets, blankets, comforter and bath towels and beach 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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    brand new LG combination washer/dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MEMORIAL WKEND 8PM CHECK OUT!
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$185
LATE SPRING
May 26 - Jun 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$185
SUMMER!!
Jun 19 - Jul 2, 2015
2 night min stay
$199
4th of July Week
Jul 3 - Jul 9, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,495
flat fee
MID SUMMER!
Jul 10 - Sep 4, 2015
2 night min stay
$199
Labor Day Week
Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,495
flat fee
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 11 - Oct 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$185
COLUMBUS DAY WKEND 8PM CHKOUT!
Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$185
LATE FALL/WINTER HOLIDAYS
Oct 12 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat
$1,100
WINTER
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$149
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,395

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT.

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED.

ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/17/2015
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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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Sky lit Living Rm w/ eclectic mix of Arts & Crafts, MidCentury & Comfy furniture

    Sky lit Living Rm w/ eclectic mix of Arts & Crafts, MidCentury & Comfy furniture

  • Compact kitchen with custom cabinets and original cottage sink

    Compact kitchen with custom cabinets and original cottage sink

  • Antique storage in  cottage bathroom

    Antique storage in cottage bathroom

  • King size bed with new Stearns & Foster mattress and memory foam pillow top.

    King size bed with new Stearns & Foster mattress and memory foam pillow top.

  • 2nd bedroom with queen size bed

    2nd bedroom with queen size bed

  • Cottage with wrap around original casement windows

    Cottage with wrap around original casement windows

  • Big back yard with Adirondack chairs and picnic tables

    Big back yard with Adirondack chairs and picnic tables

  • The edge of our property with 75 more steps to beach stairs

    The edge of our property with 75 more steps to beach stairs

  • Dining area with antique Arts & Crafts dining set that seats 4

    Dining area with antique Arts & Crafts dining set that seats 4

  • Microwave and refrigerator in vaulted kitchen area

    Microwave and refrigerator in vaulted kitchen area

  • Jacuzzi tub with shower - tub jets cleaned weekly

    Jacuzzi tub with shower - tub jets cleaned weekly

  • Master Bedroom with antique dresser and chair

    Master Bedroom with antique dresser and chair

  • 2nd Bedroom with antique Bird's eye Maple Dresser

    2nd Bedroom with antique Bird's eye Maple Dresser

  • Welcoming hydrangeas in full bloom at our cottage front door

    Welcoming hydrangeas in full bloom at our cottage front door

  • Our front courtyard with Lake Michigan immediately beyond

    Our front courtyard with Lake Michigan immediately beyond

  • 50 enjoyable stairs with bench stops on the way down to the beach

    50 enjoyable stairs with bench stops on the way down to the beach

VRBO #420297

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/17/2015
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