About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
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.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
Why Chris chose New Buffalo Township
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!"
What makes this Cottage unique
A couple things you'll LOVE about the cottage are: The screened in front porch. You can easily seat 8 people. It's cozy day or night and we provide a soft-sided cooler on the porch so you won't have to go too far for 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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great vacation accommodations
Casual and nicely appointed, with a lot of thoughtful touches. Well equipped and spacious. Quiet neighborhood with little traffic. Enjoyed the beach, a short walk away. Comfortable place for families and pets.
Everything about the house was first class !
Chris was always prompt answering any questions and took care of any issues immediately!
Everything we needed was provided including very nice linens and towels and every thing you would need in the kitchen !!
Highly recommend this rental!
Perfectly relaxing week in Four Seasons Bungalow
We spent alot of time in the great room and the screen porch, both of which are super-comfortable, easily seated all six of us adults, and encouraged both togetherness and occasional napping. The massive dining table is perfect for a big meal with a big group. The kitchen is well-equipped and has a Viking stove. There is an impressive cookbook collection plus books of fiction and a binder of information about the area, such as bike route maps.
We slept well in our comfortable beds and my back feels better than it did at the beginning of our vacation. The location is close to the lake and a private beach, we met friendly neighbors, and our dog was welcomed by all. Our host, Chris, was friendly and helpful. Thanks, Chris, for the use of your beautiful home!
Everything is perfect about this place. We utilize every space inside and out. Huge Chef's kitchen for cooking meals. The front screened in porch for enjoying cocktails, reading a book or strumming a guitar.
Amazing Memories during Week Long Stay
Wonderful time at very well maintained property. Great atmosphere with open kitchen, living room, dining room. Overall home layout / unique features were well thought out as we have four small kids and a dog that needed to be supervised and this home made it easy. Beach was perfect as it had nice sand and was only two blocks away. Definitely planning on making a trip back!
We loved everything about the house!
We found this to be perfect for our needs. We loved the screened in porch, the beds were great, and the kitchen was fun to cook in! The space was excellent for 8 adults and 3 kids.We will definitely come back for the next time all our family is together.