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Family Vacation House,Sleeps 8-10,Steps to Beach, Walk to Restaurants and Shops,

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Last updated: 03/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 bdrm 2 bath. kitchen with great rm, screened porch, patio, hot tub,

This beautiful cottage nestled among tall pine trees and landscaped shade gardens has character and unique design. One sees a friendly screened porch with table and benches for breakfast gatherings and a wicker sofa with two large wicker chairs upon entering the house. The great room is comprised of living room with gas fire place, large television cabinet, a dinning room and open kitchen. Twin comfortable sofas can be used for sleeping in addition to a sleeper sofa in adjoining room.
French doors from the dinning area lead to the very cheerful three season room where games and a small bar area may be of entertainment. Additional sofa and seating space add to living areas; white cabinets with shelves provide for storage. A small table for four is appropriate for intimate dining under a fashioned canopy candelabra.
A bedroom with queen-sized bed and master bedroom with desk space connect to a spa bath. Walk in shower and jacuzzi tub are accessible. A door connects the master bedroom and second bedroom so the two might share a walk-in closet. The idea originally housed an office and study area. The second bedroom opens to the three season room and is ideal for families with young children.
Outdoors, a family sized hot tub is set off of a patio and deck. The garden provides color and beauty, recreation space, a fire pit, and outdoor reading areas.
3rd bedroom has a queen bed and antique furniture, closet space.
17 foot Hallway connects the kitchen 3 bedrooms and laundry room. nice circular flow to the rooms.
There is a staircase built by a Czech craftsman with unique shelving and cabinets under the staircase leading up to a loft overlooking the great room. Board games, puzzles and DVD's, books and old magazines are stored in the units under the stairwell are available for guest enjoyment. The loft consists of a play area and a unique small slanted pink wall bedroom with skylight. A real sweet hideaway. A double bed is in the bedroom and a twin bed and a small child's bed are in the play area.
The house is well equipped for the best cooks. I love to cook.
Pots and pans and all baking equipment. Small food processor, coffee maker, carafe, strainers Fully stocked with dishes ( heavy plates in the credenza) and dish towels and Automatic dish washer soap. A change of bedding: sheets, pillow cases, and warm blankets are located in the big walk in closet for the master bedroom and adjoining bedroom on top shelves. Insect repellents and first aid kit are located in the master bath and guest bath. also leaving most used condiments...ketchup and mustard and spices as most guests have to spend a fortune if they like to cook. Most people like a clean home so I am leaving a vacuum cleaner,mops, brooms, and non toxic cleaning supplies for our guests.
Table napkins and Mats are on a wicker stand in the dinning room.
For the outdoors grill the cover must be over the grill when the grill is cooled down. Grilling equipment and insect spray are inside the outdoor storage box inside the pergola. There is
wood for the fire pit in the wood storage bin.
There is an umbrella and 3-4 beach chairs available for use on the beach.
Going to the beach:
In the back yard which is fenced in on three sides (one side by flowering shrubs and bushes) and very private there is a shed and rack for wood storage. Behind the shed along the fence there round wood cuts that make a walking path to the easements for walking along the sidewalk through the 5 small cottages. This was once one lot with the 5 little cottages and the big cottage on a double lot, between Nolan Ave and Lakeshore Rd. A walking and parking easement was given to the cottages which were 'landlocked' at the time this property was purchased. In other words I have an easement to walk through the cottages sidewalk and they have an easement to park and walk down the path along the split rail fence.
When you walk down the sidewalk past these 5 little cottages ( about 35 yards ) you will come to Lake shore Rd. Look right and you will see a white fence about 1/4 block down the road. THAT IS THE ENTRANCE TO MILLER BEACH! signs at the entrance state NO DOGS, FIRES, OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED ON THE BEACH.
The GARAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE for guest use!
Sand could be washed off from feet and body by a hose behind the hot tub or the side hose at the side of the house. Your beach items could be stored together along the fence near the shed as you return to the house.

Things to do and things to see:
There are 6 public beaches including Warren Dunes State park, Silver Beach in St Joseph which has a fantastic Carousel for kids and adults. Bring your bikes! and bike helmets!many biking trails. Wine tasting at the many vineyards and a wine trail for those who want to sample and drive through the lovely countryside and farm areas. There are many golf clubs private and public in the area so bring your golf clubs...local papers have discount coupons for golfing.
Captain Mikes in Bridgeman on Red arrow Hwy is great for kids who like go carts and other fun rides , many places for shopping and antique shopping along the highway and Three Oaks which also has Vicker's Movie Theater for Foreign and Independent Films and Acorn Live Theater which hosts many accomplished and famous musicians, actors, comedians etc. Also many art galleries in Three Oaks will nourish and satisfy your thirst for any kind of art.
I HAVE BROCHURES OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO AT THE COTTAGE.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, LlITHUANIAN
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No minimum age. Children must be age 7 to consider the hot tub. Fire pit use for guest and their friends....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    children are welcome...I encourage family vacations. High chair, crib/playpen and splash pool are available for guest use....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    pets must be well trained and listen to their master...no barking dogs, they are upsetting to others. Dogs could patiently wait for their family to come home from the beach or other places. While the family is gone, dog should be caged. Dogs that dig would not be allowed . Owner must pick up after the dog...extra charges for pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    double shower heads and deep soaking tub ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beach chairs, umbrella, large tube and noodle available for guest use. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    many board games and cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    250 Steps to the beautiful Lake Michigan beach. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Boating and fishing within a four mile radius....moreless

  • Resort:

    Yacht club and marina resort located in New Buffalo....moreless

  • Rural:

    Farmer's markets, orchards, horseback riding, farms, little shops in various small towns, near by art galleries....moreless

  • Village:

    Driving or biking distance to the village of Three Oaks for foreign films, featured movies, galleries, shops....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table has two additional leafs to expand the table to seat 10. 6 chairs to the set. other chairs can be brought to the table from other rooms ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace shut off months of July to Nov....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central gas heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    wi fi connection available is the home...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    comforters and pillows and sheets provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 comfortable sofas, 2 very comfortable chairs, small table , table lamp. television hutch. gas fireplace, large sofa table....moreless

  • Parking:

    parking for up to 3-4 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath, hand and face towels ...even beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    washing machine available for use....2 pods of laundry detergent for guest use..Please put used towels in machine with laundry detergent and start washing machine before checking out at 11 am....moreless

Kitchen

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

    Kitchen is modern with all GE appliances. Toaster oven, double toaster, microwave, aerator double sink, self cleaning oven, dishes for 10, pots, pans, cooking utensils, baking pans, pie pans etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new GE microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Self cleaning oven sets automatically for 2-3 hrs. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Food processor , salad spinner, extra large bowls etc in the pantry...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    GE profile refrigerator. side freezer ...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric flat burners...moreless

  • Toaster:

    new toaster,and toaster oven bakes, heats and toasts...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    New Buffalo Harbor has a Yacht Club with boat rentals and boat launches. Many visitors enjoy fishing from the pier ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    screened in deck/porch in front for breakfast or other use . picnic table and benches with wicker chairs on each end. wicker sofa and hanging lights above it for romantic atmosphere. Patio in back...moreless

  • Golf:

    many to chose from...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Galien River or St Joseph Rivers are popular places for kayaking or canoeing...also paddleboading...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nice yard with huge pine trees for shade on hot days. Attractive perennial and flowering garden surrounds the yard and lawn. Enough room for kids to play and run. fenced in on three sides. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill for large group and Weber charcoal grill for guest use....moreless

  • Tennis:

    New Buffalo High school newly resurfaced tennis courts are only a 5 minute drive away. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    several shops in New Buffalo sell water sports equipment ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Use it but do not abuse it. Be careful not to bring sand into the hot tub! Must shower or rinse off before using hot tub!...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 18 - Jun 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500
summer
Jun 18 - Sep 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$425
$2,800
Christmas Holiday
Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2021
4 night min stay

$1,500
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350
$1,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee $200
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $79

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Bend
150 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Frankies or Red Arrow Road House
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Muskegon, MI to Madison, WI
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pebblewood, Chickaming Country Club, Dunes
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrac/ New Buffalo, South Shore/ Michigan City
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US I 94
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Frankie's, Timothy's at Gordon Beach, Casual Chef
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cross country at Love Creek, Berrien Springs
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Union Pier - Miller Beach

Car: Necessary

Historic promenade on Lakeshore Road is open to daily walking, running and cycling. Popular attractions beyond town include Prime Outlets Shopping Mall, resale stores on Franklin St and events in Michigan City, St. Joseph, Downtown District in New Buffalo.

Restaurants, Golf, Tennis, Parks, Fishing, Kayaking, Theatre, Wineries, HorseBack riding, Sun Bathing, Beach Fossil and Glass Expeditions, public transportation.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: First time ...just newly listing my home on VRBO in 2014. My childhood was spent in the southwest side of Chicago. I graduated from Maria High School and University of Illinois at CC Campus. I worked in various social service agencies and would escape to Union Pier for relief from the very stressful work. This area was a place I could come to relax, read, walk the beach at sunrise and think, have a glass of wine and listen to the soothing waves at sunset. BIKING THE ROADS WAS ALWAYS A SHEAR DELIGHT ON WEEKDAYS WHEN THE ROADS WERE PRACTICALLY EMPTY. I was never a big shopper but for anyone who loves nature this was the place. I have a Kayak and one big enjoyment is kayaking on the Gallien River 5 minutes from my home. The Costa Rica river trip I recently took had monkeys and birds.The Gallien has no monkeys but about as much wildlife and so close to home. I enjoy the art scene here in' Harbor Country' Many great art happenings in this area, for foreign and independent films and live theater . I can take the South Shore Train into Chicago whenever I want to visit with friends or go to concerts . Can't beat the price senior rate $4.50 each way and no parking fees.

Why Union Pier, MI, USA:
Our family has vacationed on these lovely beaches for 40 years. Living in Chicago Beverly and then Palos Heights was a short 1-1/2 hour ride here. We rented vacation cottages for the first 10 yrs since the year I was pregnant with my first child. Memories of picnics on the beach with family and friends, Backyard BBQ's, smores and bonfires and sunsets and early morning jogs along the beach with our golden retriever has bound my heart and soul to this area. The kids loved to go to the local orchards to pick blueberries, peaches , cherries, apples and go for long hayrides in the countryside come fall. Memories of family fun, playing in the sand, building sandcastles and frolicking in the in whitecap waves as they crashed on the beach. I loved this area so much, I bought a business here 20 years ago so I could spend my summers on the beach, (or so I thought) and enjoy the beautiful clean white snow in the winter. This last winter was bitter cold and for the first time ever we had white sparkling roads throughout the winter. great for sledding, cross country skiing or even snowshoeing. Winters vary for snow conditions but the warm fireplace is great for lounging with a good book. I have lived in this house since I purchased it. I love this house. Together with my daughter, I created a beautiful shady garden as there was nothing here when it was purchased.... I planted over 200 plants, bushes and trees. Many of the plants were sun loving and now are in a shady area and need to be moved to my other place in the Harbor Country area 5 minute drive away. Since I am so close in proximity, you may call me if there is a problem of any kind and I will be there within the hour.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This house was very close to the beach and the price was right. It was rebuilt and remodeled with cathedral ceilings, skylights, three season room and loft. Later the front deck and back pergola were built and soon after a screened porch was put on the deck. Most guests love the screened porch. The cottage has a good flow, some say a round flow throughout the house. Good house to entertain. The kitchen is easy to work in with everything within reach. You can watch TV in the living room or have a conversation with family at the dining table or counter bar stools while preparing meals. Don't have to feel isolated in the kitchen because you are part of the happening already. The proximity to the beach is great. You can leave your ' stuff' on the beach and come back to the cottage for a break or lunch or nap and go back in the afternoon for more beach fun. The beach is generally safe and no one here is afraid to leave things like beach chairs and coolers, umbrellas should be taken down and laid on the sand. I would not leave personal items or things that could blow away on the beach because sudden wind or rain could surprise people without warning. The three season room is the room I like the best. So cozy, comfortable and bright with a gentle breeze blowing from the open windows. I rarely need the air conditioner on...the house is cool because of how it is built...double roof in some sections and high ceilings and good flow through the house. The patio is great for small group meals (6 chairs) at the umbrella table . The gas grill was purchased 3 years ago and can grill for 10 people easily! Have good meals, good wine, good laughs good weather and lots of fun on the beach or whatever you experience here in this lovely cottage, dear guests.


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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

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Photos

  • sunset on Lake Michigan

    sunset on Lake Michigan

  • Entrance to the cottage with screened porch on the side.

    Entrance to the cottage with screened porch on the side.

  • three season room leading to patio. in view is the bar area

    three season room leading to patio. in view is the bar area

  • Elegant master bedroom,  viewing windows, table and rocking chair for relaxation

    Elegant master bedroom, viewing windows, table and rocking chair for relaxation

  • Third bedroom with queen bed and antique furniture.

    Third bedroom with queen bed and antique furniture.

  • Master bath vanity area and shower entry.

    Master bath vanity area and shower entry.

  • Modern kitchen with appliances and cabinetry.

    Modern kitchen with appliances and cabinetry.

  • screened porch with long table, benches and  wicker furniture.

    screened porch with long table, benches and wicker furniture.

  • relax,  sit next to the bird feeders under the shade of a magnificent white pine

    relax, sit next to the bird feeders under the shade of a magnificent white pine

  • almost gone! looking for the flash the moment the sun goes down on the horizon

    almost gone! looking for the flash the moment the sun goes down on the horizon

  • View as you enter the cottage...skylight. Bar chairs French doors

    View as you enter the cottage...skylight. Bar chairs French doors

  • Dining area seating for 6 but has 2 leaves which extends the table to 10 seats

    Dining area seating for 6 but has 2 leaves which extends the table to 10 seats

  • another view of three season room with large sofa table to store games etc.

    another view of three season room with large sofa table to store games etc.

  • intimate breakfast nook
looks out onto pergola, patio, picnic table, fire pit

    intimate breakfast nook looks out onto pergola, patio, picnic table, fire pit

  • View between rooms: Master suite and second bedroom.

    View between rooms: Master suite and second bedroom.

  • Master bath  with spa-like tub and walk in shower. Antique child's  potty chair.

    Master bath with spa-like tub and walk in shower. Antique child's potty chair.

  • modern kitchen next to great room with skylights above dining area.

    modern kitchen next to great room with skylights above dining area.

  • patio among a floral surrounding back of house. Hot tub and grill not seen here

    patio among a floral surrounding back of house. Hot tub and grill not seen here

  • Red Colorado stone path  through shady 80 foot pines goes  to back patio /picnic

    Red Colorado stone path through shady 80 foot pines goes to back patio /picnic

  • campfire in a burn pit ...leaves the beach clean...pick it up in the morning.

    campfire in a burn pit ...leaves the beach clean...pick it up in the morning.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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