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Lakeside Beach House, Private beach ; sleeps 10-12 . The 4th July week availabl

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beach House, on Private Beach, 6 Bedrm incl sofa beds, 3 Full Baths Sleeps

The Lakeside Beach House sits on a bluff right on Lake Michigan. It boasts of stunning lake views from almost every room and a100 feet of private beach at the bottom of the stair case.

The Beach House sleeps 10 to 12 people. It has 6 bedrooms, if you count the family room with a queen sofa bed as #6. It has 3 full baths—two on the main level, 1 on the lower level, all have showers. There is no bathtub.

The house is built into the dune so that from the front it looks like a one-story ranch house, and from the back it is revealed to be a two-story house with window looking out to the lake and beach from both levels.

The 6 bedrooms (including family room) need some explanation.

II recently had an email from a renter who joined the property owners after her own stay in August of 2017. I thought she expressed the ambiance of the house very well. I will let her speak.

"I had the opportunity to have cocktails at this property with the owners, and I can only say the pictures can only go so far to do it justice. The house is spacious, graciously appointed and comfortable, with lots of room for lots of people to get together, as well as lots of cozy corners to get away from everyone as well. The lawn overlooking the beach is lovely and the beach is directly accessible and feels private. I have stayed at another property of the owners and I can assure you that anything you might possible want or need is available, and there will be no surprises. Everything is well maintained, clean, and equipped for active engagement with lakeside living."

On the main level

1. The master bedroom (queen) has a private full bath with shower

2. The 2nd bedroom (2 twin beds) has a full bath, with shower inside of tub


On lower level: overlooking the lake

3. The 3rd bedroom (queen)

4. The family room, serving as the 4th bedroom has a sofa bed (queen)

5. The 5th bedroom, referred to as “the children’s spaces” looks out into the family room

6. The 6th bedroom is the same, one of “the children’s spaces”, also looking out into the family room.

Both of these “children’s spaces have curtains over the door ways, not doors at all—they are small bedrooms, without windows They are open to the family room. The family room looks out to the lake.

Also on the lower level are these additional rooms:

• The 3rd is a ' beach bathroom' with shower

• Laundry room with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board

• Door to back patio and stairs down to the 100 foot private beach

Rooms on the upper level include:

• Dining/library room

• Screened-in porch

• Living room

• Second dining table

• Two bedrooms: master—(queen) guest (2 twin)

• Two full baths (master-with shower) and (guest with shower only--no tub)

Rooms on the upper level most with full lake views

• Dining room (with library wall)

• Screened-in-porch

• Kitchen-- completely renovated, all new appliances in 2010

• Second dining area and entrance hall

• Two car garage

More Details

Property Manager
Colleen Ruddy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018


Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you cancel after you paid deposit, deposit is refundable only if a new renter is found to replace you.
  • If you cancel after you paid rent in full, it is refundable only if a new renter is found to replace you. Not likely at late date.
  • A check for the refundable security deposit of $500.00 is required 30 days before arrival. Made payable to property manager Colleen Ruddy and returned
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , The third bathroom is on the lower level serving 4 bedrooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is on the lower level and serves as a "beach shower" when coming up from the beach as well as for the bedrooms on the lower level. Bathroom 1 Master bath is private with in the master bedroom Bathroom 2 is a full bath with shower serving guest room and main floor of the cottage.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    6th bedroom is family room - 3 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has private attached bath. Second bath available to twin guest room on main level; with shower stall. Third bath shared by bedrooms on lower level Two of the bedrooms look into the family room and are called 'children's spaces' as they are open to the family room, no doors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Pure Michigan Heaven !

  • 5 of 5

This house will make all your dreams come true. A true family - -or large group - home right on the lake that will provide you with plenty of space and gorgeous views of Lake Michigan. The cheery blue and white kitchen makes it fun and easy to prepare summer meals. You can grill off the screen porch or on the front side of the house, while visiting with friends and family. The large dining room adjoins a screen porch, nestled in the trees but with a wide expansive view of the lake and the beach. It just doesn't get more beautiful than this.

The house has plenty of bedrooms and the master has its' own private bath. Large pictures windows look out to the lake. The lower walk out level has a large family room with bedrooms off of this space.

The house is air conditioned but most nights cool off and there can be nice breezes from the lake.

Walk out to the flagstone patio and grass leading to steps to the beach. Halfway down, there is another large deck that is the perfect place to watch the sunset. The beach is extremely private . The lake is wonderful for swimming and boating. Some days it's flat and glasslike and other days there can be waves. Each day brings a new beach adventure.

The house is situated at the end of a private road and there is ample parking. Grocery stores and necessities are a short drive away and there are many great restaurants nearby.

Summer memories are here for the making. Book your stay at this house and you will be guaranteed a wonderful beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful escape for a week on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This house is a comfortable place for families and groups of friends. It sleeps 10 comfortably and up to 14. It has a private stairway to the Lake Michigan beach, a screened porch, a deck 1/3 of the way down the bluff in front, and nice gardens. While the beach is not "private" it is at the end of the Turner Shores property and no one else uses it.

The house is well equipped for large groups with a dining table that can easily seat 12 and a living room with two picture windows, which have a stunning view of the lake to the west (sunsets galore) and front garden.

Try it, you'll like it!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Absolutely the PERFECT home for a large family directly on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough good things about this property! I got married in Harbor Country and needed the perfect home to host our extended family who had never experienced Lake Michigan before. Upon entering the house the first thing that greets you is the most phenomenal, tree framed view of the lake from the home's perch on a wooded dune. Be careful, it is so spectacular I bet it would knock one over if they walked in during sunset. Since much of our family had never seen the lake before, the first thing they did was kick off their shoes and race to the back of the house where there is a magical, private pathway with well built stairs leading directly to the waters edge. The interior provides several options for large gathering areas. A beautiful screened in porch, a grand dinning room that feels especially cozy in the evenings, and a massive basement space that was perfect for the kids to make their own. The linen closets were a never ending supply of fresh towels for our niece's many adventures to the beach. The bedrooms were plush and comfortable leaving nothing to be desired. The kitchen cupboards provided everything we needed to entertain large homemade family dinners. We had a few questions about local entertainment and the property manager, Colleen, went above and beyond to offer her vast expertise. She has lived in the area for quite sometime and was able to tell us absolutely everything we needed to know. For those who are looking for activities other than the beach, antique shops, restaurants, a brewery, and vineyards are all nearby. If you are in need of the perfect local to make everlasting family memories - this is it!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bolingbrook, Il

Lakeside Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year my family has rented this house. We love the space it provides us. It overlooks the lake with a beautiful view of the sunset every day. We can easily see the lake from the huge picture window in the living room, as well as the master bedroom, the lower bedroom and family sitting area. There is a large screened in porch that we sat in every morning to have our coffee and look out on the lake and listen to the waves and the birds. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything we need. Parking is very generous. The beach is beautiful and private. The house is very child friendly. The property manager, Colleen is so very accommodating and met our every need. We have been working with her for many years and I am so happy for the opportunity for my family to enjoy this beautiful beach house! This house is for anyone who loves the lake and loves the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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