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Summer House with pool sleeps 10 people

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Summer House with pool Lakeshore Rd Union Pier

You can walk the beach for countless miles in either direction. Or never move from your beach towel except to turn over. After a long sun filled day on the beach, shower in the outdoor gazebo shower; return to the beach for a glass of wine and a toast to the spectacular sunsets every evening. See the green flash some nights. See the mirage of the City of Chicago across the lake on special nights.

Address: 15915 Lakeshore Road, Union PIer, MI 49129

The Summer House has sky lights and cathedral ceilings. The open floor plan makes it perfect for family gatherings. The large kitchen invites everyone to help with the chopping, searing, mixing and dressing of the salads for dinner.

The deck holds the large outdoor table and chairs, gas grill and a bar and wicker chairs. All of this overlooks the swimming pool, the very large and deep back yard.

There is a children's jungle gym and fort on the back lawn.

In June of 2016, one of The Summer Houses renters who returns year after year wrote such a good description of the house that I asked his permisson to quote him. Here is how our renter John B. described The Summer House:

"Our family has stayed in several homes along lake michigan but it seems like we always come back to our favorite... "The SummerHouse." Colleen the property manager is wonderful to work with and could not be more accomodating. She is always available for any questions about the home or area and very quick to address any concerns there may be.

" The two story home (first level / walkout basement to pool) is perfect for families with a wide range of ages. Two bedrooms upstairs, and one bedroom downstairs in addition to 4th bed/sleeping quarters makes it possible to seperate those who may go to bed early and those who stay up late. There is a large fully stocked kitchen that has everything you need to make family dinners at home with plenty of seating around the kitchen island or dining room table. There is a deck that spans that entire back of the home and very large concrete patio with ample furniture to lounge around the pool has an automatic cover for the parents convenience and piece of mind. The backyard is great for the kids to blow off energy on the swing set or a game of whiffle ball and has a fire pit at the rear of the property for snacks and stories as the night winds down. The home is a very short walk to a large nicely maintained beach area. The SummerHouse located in Union Pier is only a 5 minute drive away from restaurants and some nightlife in downtown New Buffalo, but far enough away in a quite neighborhood for some relaxing vacation time. There is a small market and a wonderful deli a short walk away for those who would prefer not to leave Union Pier. Must do area activites include visiting the Galien River County Park where there is a fishing dock and a sky platform that overlooks the river and wildlife area. The New Buffalo Township Office has a splash park for kids, a nature trail, and full court basketball court as well. Just a short drive up the road you can rent kayaks and spend an hour or two paddling on the Galien River. We will return to the SummerHouse without a doubt!" - John B. and Family - Indianapolis, IN

Thank you, John, from Colleen.

More details.

1. Bedrooms: Master King;

2. 1st Guest room-- 2 twins can be pushed side by side to make 1 King;

3. 2nd Guest room-lower level- king bed

4, 4th bedroom lower level is called 'playroom. It has 2 twin beds plus another trundle twin that can be pulled out. Plus the Queen sofa bed in the picture is going to be replaced for the summer of 2017 with a queen bed.

4. Also 1 Queen sofa bed in family room and another Queen sofa bed in living room.

Keywords: The Summer House

More Details

Property Manager
Colleen Ruddy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

There are four public beaches very close by:

McKinley Beach 1 1/2 block away. Center Beach 2 blocks the other direction away. And Berrian Beach, the only one without stairs about 1/2 mile away. Cherry Beach you can drive to and park at. 3 miles away.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Summer House with pool sleeps 10 people
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual girls get-together and were fortunate the Summer House was available. The home is everything you see in the photos and more. Very lovely with all amenities. The pool and backyard are fabulous. It's very hard to tear yourself away to visit the beach which is (basically) across Lakeshore with access within walking distance. The location could not be better. I would say this is a perfect rental for anyone who wants to have a great vacation in "Harbor Country".

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in several homes along lake michigan but it seems like we always come back to our favorite... "The SummerHouse." Colleen the property manager is wonderful to work with and could not be more accomodating. She is always available for any questions about the home or area and very quick to address any concerns there may be. The two story home (first level / walkout basement to pool) is perfect for families with a wide range of ages. Two bedrooms upstairs, and one bedroom downstairs in addition to 4th bed/sleeping quarters makes it possible to seperate those who may go to bed early and those who stay up late. There is a large fully stocked kitchen that has everything you need to make family dinners at home with plenty of seating around the kitchen island or dining room table. There is a deck that spans that entire back of the home and very large concrete patio with ample furniture to lounge around the pool. The pool has a diving board for the kids and automatic cover for the parents convience and piece of mind. The backyard is great for the kids to blow off energy on the swing set or a game of whiffle ball and has a fire pit at the rear of the property for snacks and stories as the night winds down. The home is a very short walk to a large nicely maintained private beach area. The SummerHouse located in Union Pier is only a 5 minute drive away from restaurants and some nightlife in downtown New Buffalo, but far enough away in a quite neighborhood for some relaxing vacation time. There is a small market and a wonderful deli a short walk away for those who would prefer not to leave Union Pier. Must do area activites include visiting the Galien River County Park where there is a fishing dock and a sky platform that overlooks the river and wildlife area. The New Buffalo Township Office has a splash park for kids, a nature trail, and full court basketball court as well. Just a short drive up the road you can rent kayaks and spend an hour or two paddling on the Galien River. We will return to the SummerHouse without a doubt! - John B. and Family - Indianapolis, IN

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Review #14959439 “Summer House with pool sleeps 8-9 people” Family Vacation ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Our family has stayed in several homes along lLake Michigan but it seems like we always come back to our favorite... "The Summe rHouse.” Colleen the property manager is wonderful to work with and could not be more accommodating. She is always available for any questions about the home or area and very quick to address any concerns there may be. The two story home (first level / walkout basement to pool) is perfect for families with a wide range of ages. Two bedrooms upstairs, and one bedroom downstairs in addition to 4th bed/sleeping quarters makes it possible to separate those who may go to bed early and those who stay up late. There is a large fully stocked kitchen that has everything you need to make family dinners at home with plenty of seating around the kitchen island or dining room table. There is a deck that spans that entire back of the home and very large concrete patio with ample furniture to lounge around the pool. The pool has a diving board for the kids and automatic cover for the parents connivance and piece of mind. The backyard is great for the kids to blow off energy on the swing set or a game of waffle ball and has a fire pit at the rear of the property for snacks and stories as the night winds down. The home is a very short walk to a large nicely maintained private beach area. The Summer House located in Union Pier is only a 5 minute drive away from restaurants and some nightlife in downtown New Buffalo, but far enough away in a quite neighborhood for some relaxing vacation time. There is a small market and a wonderful deli a short walk away for those who would prefer not to leave Union Pier. Must do area activities include visiting the Galien River County Park where there is a fishing dock and a sky platform that overlooks the river and wildlife area. The New Buffalo Township Office has a splash park for kids, a nature trail, and full court basketball court as well. Just a short drive up the road you can rent kayaks and spend an hour or two paddling on the Galien River. We will return to the Summer House without a doubt! – John B. and Family – Indianapolis, IN Date of arrival June 10, 2016 ________________________________________ Click the button below to write a response that will be posted with this review. Write a response > I edited 7 misspellings and took out the word "private" beach" It is not.
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5

Best MI House We've Rented

  • 5 of 5

For the past several years, my family and I (including my husband, two young kids and my parents) have rented a house in the Union Pier/New Buffalo area. We always look for a clean, large, nicely appointed place that allows us both to have space to all gather together (along with other friends and family members who come up to visit) but also spend time apart. We've stayed in a lot of nice houses, but the Summer House has become our favorite. The house is big, the layout works well for multiple families, the kitchen had everything we needed, and best of all, the yard and pool were amazing! Colleen, the property manager, answered all our questions and was very responsive. The Union Pier location was an easy walk to the beach and a short car trip to everywhere else we wanted to go locally. We are looking forward to returning again this coming summer and would absolutely recommend Summer House to anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 adults and 3 children ages 4 and under. We have stayed at 4 different homes in the Michiana/Union Pier area for the past 4 years. Three out of four of them have had pools. This was by far the best! The best outside space we have ever had! Tons of comfortable seating, outdoor shower w hot water for after a day at the beach, large outdoor table for dining. We also enjoyed building a fire in pool area. They have a pit in the middle of a table with comfortable seating around it. This was a great, safe place to do smores with the smaller grandchildren! Largest pool we have had plus a diving board, fenced in yard, swing set with fort for the little kids. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need and the kitchen island can seat 8. During the daytime, we are outdoor people. The beach was beautiful and very close and most of our time was spent in the yard. However, my husband and I love to unwind at the end of the day with TV. They have ALL of the Comcast premium Xfinity channels! I loved the landscaping in the front of the house. Very inviting and private. The largest gorgeous pines line the back yard. The property manager, Colleen, lives right next door and was very quick and knowledgeable with any questions we had. You might worry that having the property manager next door might feel intrusive but that is not the case at all. She was terrific! Don't bother packing beach towels...they have tons! We really loved our time at this home and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a relaxing great week-long stay at Robin's Summer House. When we arrived, the house was immaculate and ready for our stay. We spent most of the week lounging in the large, heated pool. As guests, we were very happy with the maintenance of the home and the available amenities. Everything from kitchen to bathroom to entertainment options were provided for a perfect stay. Also, the property manager, Colleen, was very kind and helpful from the beginning to the end of the process. Having the beach a block away was a big plus as it is really lovely for an early morning walk or to go see the sunset. Would definitely recommend this this home and looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have great renters. Thank you all!
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Lake in the Hills, IL
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from spending a week at this beautiful home with my family which included a group from age 3-55 years, and we ALL had an amazing time. The property was extremely comfortable inside and out! We loved the location which was quite and conveniently located to the beach. The deep backyard had a playset for the kids and lots of room for games outside. The firepit was a great feature .. far from the home and private, but not too far for the little ones (they loved the smores, I loved that I didn't have to buy wood, it was provided). The kids had an amazing time in the pool, and the short walk to the huge and uncrowded beach provided the most beautiful sunsets and family photos you could imagine! The kitchen has a great island surrounded by stools so that many hands could be involved in preparing meals and talking together. The family room was spacious and comfortable for everyone with a huge coffee table where we played games. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, we had lots of pillows and towels provided. The deck on the front and back of the home gave lots of room to spread out, enjoy morning coffee, or sit in the sun. We didn't need to bring towels, toiletries or laundry supplies, as everything was easy to find with nothing missing! Even hand soap and laundry detergent. How convenient! Colleen was very helpful and easily accessible. We had amazing weather, amazing accommodations, and a very good stay and would definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

The Summer Place has a private swiming pool. It is on that treasured 'spit of land' between Lakeshore Road and the Red Arrow Highway in Union Pier. The closest Lake Michigan beach is 1 block down McKinley Beach.

The village of Union Pier is about 3 blocks away: grocery store, delicatessens, bakery, art galleries, and clothing store.

Local Activities: antiquing, swimming, cycling, fishing, horseback riding, golf, hiking, restaurants, winery tours, berry picking

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Rates & Availability

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early June
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
June 9-15
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
June 16-22, 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,050
 
 
June 23-June 29, 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,200
 

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Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main floor: Master King bed 1st guest room: two twin beds Lower level: 2nd guest room: King bed Playroom: two twin beds and one queen pull out sofa bed Living room: one queen sofa bed Family room: one queen sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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