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Private Beach, Private Pool, Sun Drenched Soaring Ceilings!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Beautiful, Architecturally Significant House in Gordon Beach enclave - Private Heated Pool and Private Beach Access

Designed by architect Anthony Moss, this unique Gordon Beach house is an exquisite lakeside retreat providing a beautiful and comfortable getaway for up to seven adults and children, 75 minutes from downtown Chicago.

A stunning property featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 large full baths, a private heated pool, gourmet kitchen, a full compliment of outdoor accommodations including a screened in porch and plenty of space for a large family—all within a 3 minute walk to a private beach!

Interior amenities: Soaring ceilings with clerestory windows drench the great room with sunlight. Comfortable and casual overstuffed furniture provides the perfect nest for reading on a rare cloudy day. The huge master bathroom en suite includes a large tub, glass block shower with rain-flow head, and deliciously cool slate floors. The second bedroom is equipped with bunk beds and an additional twin trundle bed. The third bedroom features a queen-size convertible bed and full bath (double basin) en suite that also provides additional access to the private pool area.

Gleaming hardwood floors and high quality linens accentuate the clean crisp feel of a well-tended house. A chef’s dream industrial stove, butcher block breakfast bar and plenty of prep space might entice even a vacationing cook to have a go! A washer and dryer are also available for your convenience.

Exterior amenities: Beautiful private deck surrounding a very large heated in-ground swimming pool (36 x 18 ft) comes complete with lots of great pool toys and floats, comfortable lounging furniture, screened in porch, as well a large gas grill. Enjoy a late-night dip under the stars or a relaxing poolside supper after a sunny day at the beach.

A perfectly sophisticated retreat for adults as well as a very fun haven for kids.

Location, location, location makes this place truly wonderful. Within easy walking distance to downtown Union Pier. Bicycle to shops and snacks, amble along our quiet paths; this is lakeside living at its finest.

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Sarh Shillington
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Sarh Shillington

I have another home in the area but I reside in Oak Park, IL with my teenage girls and my spouse.

Sarh Shillington purchased this house in 1998

Why Sarh Shillington chose Union Pier

This house is well known in the Gordon Beach area because of the unique architecture. I have been coming to SW Michigan since I was a freshman in college and I haven't stopped. This house is perfect for a small family and I still enjoy using the house with my family a few weekends in the summer.

What makes this house unique

Private Heated Pool and Private Homeowners Beach


Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom and also has access to the back pool area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath is very large and has a walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Attached to master bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Attached to a guest bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 3 bunk bed , twin bunk beds with a trundle underneath = 3 twin beds total
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
I am almost always in the area at another house so please let me know if you need anything during your stay.


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Private Beach, Private Pool, Sun Drenched Soaring Ceilings!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Evanston, IL

Great vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay this summer. The location was great - a quiet, wooded, private feeling to the area, and the association beach was a short walk down the gravel road. The beach was fantastic - well maintained, accessible, not crowded and you could do bonfires in the evening. The pool was a great addition, especially for kids. The owners had all the beach and pool accessories you need. The house itself was great - there was plenty of space to spread out, our girls loved the bunk beds, and we loved having a fully stocked kitchen. Kayaking, the Warren Dunes, and plenty of restaurants are close by. The owners were wonderful to work with - extremely responsive to any questions and issues we had. Definitely recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Park, Illinois

Perfect house for a beach/pool family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two small kids and well-behaved dog stayed at this home for a week. The home had everything we could need to make our stay easy and fun. Having the clean, fabulous pool as an alternate option from the beach (a 7 minute walk away) was so wonderful. The fenced in yard was perfect for our dog. The house has every amenity you could need. The 2 minute walk to the kids playground was also a bonus. I would highly recommend this home! Thank you for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chicago, IL

Perfect house for a family

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a family with young kids. It has an amazing pool that is very clean and shallow enough at one end for little kids to play in. The house is very clean and nicely decorated. Its so close to the beach and the farmers market so it is the perfect location. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Beach House and More!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you could want in a vacation home. It has a wonderfully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need during your stay. It is very bright and cheerful and the master bathroom is terrific. Love the fact that there are double sinks in both bathrooms and a cute little powder room off the living room area. Another major plus is the outdoor pool where we spent so much time when not enjoying the wonderful association beach just minutes away. The owner is very accommodating great to deal with and it was a pleasure to stay in this home. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Find in Union Pier

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house in a great location. The house is a five minute walk to the beach at Lake Michigan as well as a table at Timothy's. The house is well appointed and decorated with a relaxed beach "feel" with an impressive kitchen. While we visited in late summer, would be a great place to stay in the Fall too. The private pool adds a nice touch and is in great shape. Would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been renting vacation homes in the area for the last 10 years. This house is TERRIFIC! So close to the beach and the pool is beautiful. The kitchen is a dream to cook meals and pack snacks for a day at the beach. CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN....I am a neat freak and this house is immaculate. Thank you to the owners who made the process so easy and worry-free. We will definately go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I love the house and so glad you and your family did as well.
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Nearest Train
4 Miles
New Bufallo
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Gordon Beach Homeowners Private Beach

6 houses from Lake Michigan on Apple Avenue.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

I charge $50 - $100 a week for a dog. email me.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.