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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The private Gowdy Shores beach is just 5 houses away from this Union Pier home. With a large screened in porch featuring generations old wicker furniture seating - including a chaise lounge perfect for reading a book and a long couch, great for afternoon naps! There is also a small table, great for small meals or serves perfectly as an outside office.

Step into the great room you are greeted by a recently refurbished home, features include an open post and beam floor plan, including a great room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and gourmet kitchen. The kitchen was renovated in 2012 and now includes a Viking cooktop with griddle, double oven, microwave, Cuisinart, stand up mixer and many kitchen utensils. The large kitchen island features a bi-level granite counter top and seating for four, stainless steel dishwasher, double basin stainless steel sink with a restaurant style sprayer faucet. In the dining area you will enjoy meals on the 12 foot long custom made cherry table. The living room has a fireplace, complete with granite surround, gas starter, ample wood storage. Enjoy a fire and great conversation in the oversized Restoration Hardware leather couch with matching ottomans. The room also has a 42' Samsung Smart TV complete with a Netflix subscription for your use. The house sound system has an axillary cable to allow you to plug in your music via your player.

Beyond the great room there are 4 bedrooms (three queen beds and a twin trundle bed), including a second floor sleeping loft with skylights. There are two bathrooms - one with a bathtub and the other with a walk-in shower.

Keywords: Cottage

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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 Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beach Chairs & umbrella, Fire Pit, screened in porch

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Chef's kitchen, granite counter, Viking Cooktop w/ griddle, double oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    double oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    viking cooktop with a griddle...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    screened in front porch - couch, chaise three chairs and a small table - perfect for relaxing or entertaining friends and family...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    featuring a fire pit surrounded by adirondack chairs and table - perfect for making s'mores!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    side patio also features a wood table and umbrella...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall, Winter Spring
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$400 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,175
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,975

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

Why the Owner Chose Union Pier, MI, USA:
We love the location, only 75 minutes from downtown Chicago, yet a world away from all that noise and hustle. The area has chosen to keep the immediate area less developed so we still have gravel roads. A 4-minute walk down a wooded path leads you to a semi- private beach where you can soak up the sun or enjoy a glass of wine at sunset. Another favorite is sitting on the screened in porch talking and laughing the night away. The architecture of this home is unique amongst all area homes. Its great to see a first timer enter the great room. Their 1st word is usually "Wow!"

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A couple things you'll LOVE about the cottage are: The screened in front porch. You can easily seat 8 people. Its cozy day or night and we provide a soft-sided cooler on the porch so you won't have to go to far fro your next beverage. At night the porch is lit with dimmable white italian ( christmas style) lights so it never too bright or too dark! Inside the architecture is one of a kind with true open bean construction. The beams are actually reclaimed wood from a Sears and Roebuck warehouse that was torn down decades ago. The 4'x6' skylight above the hallway and loft assures the interior never feels dark during the day and allows you to stargaze indoors at night. The kitchen is what makes the great room. Featuring a dark granite countertop and a "funky" corrugated metal front wall you and your guests will find yourselves gathering at the island constantly. The double basin stainless steel sink, restaurant kitchen style faucet along with a Viking 4 burner cooktop and griddle plus all the kitchen tools and gadgets you'd ever need make the kitchen a great place to have cheese, crackers and glass or wine or cook a full gourmet meal. The decor. From the kitchen island, the 14' natural edge cherry wood dining table, custom made fireplace, open beams and metal turnbuckles, unique artwork, natural stone bathroom floors, bedroom drapes and pillows made from antique dish towels, Huge leather sofa and antique tables and cabinets all come together perfectly to make an eclectic yet, warm & homey, environment. Plus the semi-private beach is only a 4-minute walk down a gravel road and wooded path. Perfect!


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Photos

  • Know you're at the right place by the sign in front.

    Know you're at the right place by the sign in front.

  • Screened in porch with classic wicker furniture.

    Screened in porch with classic wicker furniture.

  •  Open beam construction, loft bedroom and seating for 4 at the kitchen island.

    Open beam construction, loft bedroom and seating for 4 at the kitchen island.

  • Viking 4 burner cooktop w/ griddle, double oven.

    Viking 4 burner cooktop w/ griddle, double oven.

  • Bright and sunny!

    Bright and sunny!

  • The Dining Area - 10 foot long Cherry Wood Table

    The Dining Area - 10 foot long Cherry Wood Table

  • Heading to the bedrooms  and baths.

    Heading to the bedrooms and baths.

  • Game cabinet with cards & board games

    Game cabinet with cards & board games

  • Bedroom #2 with Queen Bed

    Bedroom #2 with Queen Bed

  • One of the 2 matching bathrooms

    One of the 2 matching bathrooms

  • Backyard with Fire pit and Adirondack chairs

    Backyard with Fire pit and Adirondack chairs

  • Walk past 4 houses then a wooded path to the beach.

    Walk past 4 houses then a wooded path to the beach.

  • Walk in through the screened in porch that seats 7.

    Walk in through the screened in porch that seats 7.

  • The cottages' great room and newly updated kitchen.

    The cottages' great room and newly updated kitchen.

  • The kitchen is fully stocked with al the pots, pans & 'gadgets' you'll need.

    The kitchen is fully stocked with al the pots, pans & 'gadgets' you'll need.

  • View of Great room from the loft.  Fireplace  and oversized leather couch.

    View of Great room from the loft. Fireplace and oversized leather couch.

  • A Great space for great fun.

    A Great space for great fun.

  • The table will easily seat 10.

    The table will easily seat 10.

  • Fun accents throughout

    Fun accents throughout

  • Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

    Bedroom #1 with Queen Bed

  • 'kids room' with trundle bed and VCR with dozens of Disney movies

    'kids room' with trundle bed and VCR with dozens of Disney movies

  • Full size, front loading washer and dryer.

    Full size, front loading washer and dryer.

  • S'Mores anyone?

    S'Mores anyone?

  • Enjoy the private beach and a GREAT Vacation on a GREAT lake.

    Enjoy the private beach and a GREAT Vacation on a GREAT lake.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Cottage
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/30/2016

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