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Beach Across the Street.

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Relax on the wraparound porch with a good book.

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Last updated: 11/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Union Pier house description

Unique house sits directly in front of beach access with a limited amount of steps to get to the beach. Surrounded by enormous pine trees, winding sidewalks, outdoor shower to wash off the sand from the beach, campfire pit, fish pond, 2 very large outside decks and another large screened porch on the inside.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Although all ages are welcome you must be at least 25 to be a signatory renter....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master bedroom with jacuzzi...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            private bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            private bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            views of koi pond and waterfall...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single

            This is an 800 square foot open loft, which also has a sofa....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • One of our favorite spots is the fire pit that was made with real old Chicago bricks. Telling spooky stories and roasting marshmallows are one of our families favorite night activities. There is seating for 8 people around this and a special metal cover that goes over it for safety. Beach combing. One of our favorite activities. We go hunting for crinoids. (fossilized vertebrae that look like round stones with holes in the center) These are said to only be found in union pier. You can buy them made up in boutiques near by. It seems that everyone loves to collect beach glass, bear claws and drift wood....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                There are some board games....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Video Library:

                We still have vcr with a long list of movies to enjoy....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Seats six with additional 6 seat eating in the kitchen....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Large capacity. There are also some beach chairs, coolers and beach toys....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Wood burning fireplace. Outside custom made fire pit seating for 8....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Dual heating forced air and electric....moreless

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided:

                All linens are provided for the 8 beds, including light blankets, comforters, and shams....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Enjoy this super large vaulted ceiling room that has 13 skylights running the length of the house and ceiling fans....moreless

              • Parking:

                car parking for at least 5 cars....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                There are towels provided for 13 guests including 13 beach towels, kitchen towels, and rags for clean ups. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Separate laundry room. Extra capacity for guests. We ask that guests wash all bed sheets and towels before leaving. Laundry soap, softener, and some cleaning products are provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Grind your own beans with this Cuisinart programable gold mesh basket....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                New cherry wood cabinets with granite countertops....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                We provide you with start up items such paper towels, dish soap, sponge, toilet paper....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Stainless steel with access to water and ice from front door....moreless

              • Stove:

                Stainless steel Kenmore. Glass cooktop heats up in seconds....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                The front wraparound deck has adirondack furniture to sit and enjoy the view. Another deck on the side of the house seats 8 with a gas grill to just sit and chill out....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Enjoy sitting, chatting, reading or snoozing on the screened in porch with ceiling fans adding to the mood of relaxing. We prefer you not to bring this furniture outside. It is not weatherproof....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Walk the winding sidewalks made with the bear claws rocks you can find on the beach. Listen to the waterfall, watch the fish in the pond. Wash the sand off your feet with the outdoor shower....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                In line natural gas grill, no charcoal needed....moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter
              Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $300 $300
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              Spring
              Mar 1 - May 28, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $352 $352
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              Summer
              May 29 - Sep 11, 2015
              7 night min stay
              $372 $372
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              Fall
              Sep 12 - Nov 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $352 $352
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay
              $372
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,604

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              During the Summer season we rent Friday to Friday only.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 11/11/2014
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              Location

              Your vacation worries are over when you come to Viltis Gardens or otherwise known as Gardens of Hope.

              Union Pier is one of the treasures hidden with close proximity to Chicago. With miles of beaches, dunes, state parks, orchards, sight-seeing, casinos, shopping and antiquing Harbor County has a lot to offer.

              With our hectic life styles we invite you to join us at our family retreat a place you can call home. There are sp,ay

              You will absolutely love how close you are to the beach. Just walk out the door, cross the street and walk down to the beach. This is the perfect house for extended families. With four of the bedrooms downstairs, 3 having their own private baths, grandparents with their adult children and grandchildren love this arrangement.

              The home was originally built as just a 13 bedroom rooming house. It was renovated with vaulted ceiling, 13 skylights, huge great room, and custom fireplace. The original transoms on the bedroom doors and wood work add charm to this home. The 3 season room with fans allows one to relax, read or chat. The front wraparound deck has hand carved spindles and is great for watching people walk and bike by. The side deck has 2 tables with umbrellas, an in-line gas grill and a gate so toddlers don't walk off. Included in the yard are a small koi pond with a waterfall and a custom fire pit with seating for 8. If you are there for the month of July and August there are 2 blueberry bushes you can pick from. We have also included a herb garden choose from 9 herbs to enhance your meals.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1995

              About the owner: We bought this home to make memories. We have a large family and we love nothing more than to share it with friends.

              Why the Owner Chose Union Pier:
              Union Pier is close enough to everything. The house is so unique, but what sold us was that the beach was so close. Just grab a beach towel, sunscreen and a drink and off you go. The fact that the steps were not numerous or steep was an added bonus with a landing right there to just sit and watch the sunset if you didn't want to get sand on your feet.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We have worked very hard to make this our home away from home. When our grown up children visit they love having their own bathrooms. The older grandchildren love to sleep upstairs and enjoy their private loft area. Whether listening to the waterfall, feeding the fish, making smores at the fire pit, this home will surely fit your lifestyle.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Relax on the wraparound porch with a good book.

                Relax on the wraparound porch with a good book.

              • Watch the fish, and wash the sand off your feet at the shower by the stairs

                Watch the fish, and wash the sand off your feet at the shower by the stairs

              • Hallway has doors on both ends for additional quiet from main room.

                Hallway has doors on both ends for additional quiet from main room.

              • Our new cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops and stainless appliances.

                Our new cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops and stainless appliances.

              • Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub.

                Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub.

              • First bedroom's bathroom includes shower/tub.

                First bedroom's bathroom includes shower/tub.

              • Enjoy the red bathroom too!

                Enjoy the red bathroom too!

              • The loft! this is the place we usually send our children.

                The loft! this is the place we usually send our children.

              • Looking from the beds you-see another daybed, sofa and table.

                Looking from the beds you-see another daybed, sofa and table.

              • Outdoor Hottub

                Outdoor Hottub

              • Our beautiful beach such a short distance away.

                Our beautiful beach such a short distance away.

              • A stroll on beautiful Lake Michigan is just steps away.

                A stroll on beautiful Lake Michigan is just steps away.

              • Walk along the winding sidewalk made with bear claw rocks found on the beach.

                Walk along the winding sidewalk made with bear claw rocks found on the beach.

              • A cozy place to put your feet up and relax.

                A cozy place to put your feet up and relax.

              • Enjoy the custom fireplace made with pebbles from the beach.

                Enjoy the custom fireplace made with pebbles from the beach.

              • Dining area sits 8. The back door leads to the laundry area with beach towels.

                Dining area sits 8. The back door leads to the laundry area with beach towels.

              • First bedroom on left when you enter house. All beachy colors.

                First bedroom on left when you enter house. All beachy colors.

              • Sleep in this 6 foot tall oak headboard bed.

                Sleep in this 6 foot tall oak headboard bed.

              • First bedroom on the right. Nice calming colors overlooks the waterfall and pond

                First bedroom on the right. Nice calming colors overlooks the waterfall and pond

              • A better view of the queen bed and these two twin beds.

                A better view of the queen bed and these two twin beds.

              • This is the view looking from the loft area.

                This is the view looking from the loft area.

              • One of our favorite photos taken in the fall.

                One of our favorite photos taken in the fall.

              VRBO #473257

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

              $300 - $372 per night (USD)
              12

              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 13

              View calendar: Updated 11/11/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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              Speaks: english
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