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Bright, Colorful Cottage Close To Beach And Activities.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2- Bed Loft, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Everything you need to relax and enjoy your vacation:

MI Retreat features...

Master bedroom with king bed and master bath

Bedroom with queen bed and adjacent bath

Loft with two twin beds

Pull-out full sofa bed

New fully-equipped kitchen

Central A/C and heat

Screened-in porch

New outdoor deck with BBQ grill

New flat screen TV, cable, DVD movies

WiFi internet

Washer and dryer

Wood-burning fireplace

High ceilings, skylights, many windows and natural light

Colorful artwork throughout home

Note for people with severe pet allergies: Renters are not allowed to have pets, per association rules. However, i do have dogs that stay once or twice a year.

More Details

Jena Hollensteiner Armistead
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Jena Hollensteiner Armistead

I bought the house in 2009. I renovated the kitchen, guest bathroom, added an outdoor deck and made other improvements in 2013. I cherish the place but am not able to use it as often as I'd like. I enjoy sharing it with family and friends.

Jena Hollensteiner Armistead purchased this house in 2009

Why Jena Hollensteiner Armistead chose Union Pier

I looked for two years before buying MI Retreat. I loved the open floor plan, skylights, and creating a colorful/relaxing space.

What makes this house unique

Abundant natural light. Screened-in porch. Outdoor deck. Modern kitchen. All the comforts of home. Colorful artwork. The place is unique and unlike most rentals. Furnished not like a rental property, but like a real home! MI Retreat is Your Retreat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jena! I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know about our AWESOME time really was as close to perfect as it could possibly be... We loved everything - I actually cried real tears when I realized it was time to go! Thank you so much for everything!!!
Apr 2015
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Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large soaking tub with shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New tile on floor and in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king , Master bath attached.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Large loft with two twin beds and sitting area. No closet.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full pull-out bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Mi Retreat offers all you need for a relaxing or adventure filled vacation. Beach toys, umbrella, chairs, blankets, towels provided. Outdoor shower.


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Bright, Colorful Cottage Close To Beach And Activities.
average rating of 4.96875 based on 33 reviews
Glen Ellyn, IL

Colorful cheerful, and creative home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is far from your usual rental property!It is so thoughtfully and carefully decorated and cared for that you can truly feel the happy vibe as you walk in. Not a stone left unturned, down to a cord of firewood left for us, shampoo on the shower, extra blankets, bicycles, and other touches that let you know that this owner really is vested in your vacation experience. Cannot rave about it enough!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Gina. Hope you and your family come back soon! Jena
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Fun in the sun

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous home for a get away. We had five ladies staying here and it was very comfortable. The home is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need for a great stay. We will definitely be renting this home again. The owner was terrific to work with. It is also a very short walk to the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Mi Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great place in a great part of MI

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable. Fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook. Lovely screen porch. The property is in great condition. This property is perfect for two or four people....nice size bedrooms on the first floor. The location is very good, in the middle of many of our destinations. We greatly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a really nice week - the cottage is lovely and extremely well equipped in all areas from kitchen to beach items. Great open living and dining areas as well as very nice porch and deck. Beach is an easy walk. The owner was super nice and helpful and I would highly recommend this cottage - it comfortably accommodated our family of 6.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week at MI Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this open and bright cottage. The screened porch in the evenings was always a great place to gather. We had everything we needed and the beds were comfy. Jena was a great host and returned texts if we had a question.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Chicago-Midway Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Frankie's, Timothy's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Whittaker Woods Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Timothy's, Frankies, Nana's, Pumpernickel Inn
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Union Pier
Car: recommended

MI Retreat is situated a just few blocks from the beaches of Lake Michigan. Although it provides a relaxing, serene environment, you can also choose to ride bikes to Stray Dog in New Buffalo, shop the local boutiques, go wine tasting, ride go-carts, or hit the nearby casinos. MI Retreat offers a great location with many activity options or simply a comfortable place to relax, play games and enjoy yourself on the couch, outdoor deck or screened-in porch.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Insurance $59

If you have any special requests or considerations, please let me know. I'm flexible and want you to enjoy your stay at MI Retreat. Pricing is inclusive of a one-time cleaning fee after your departure. Please, no parties or loud noises that may disturb the neighbors. Reservations are not confirmed until payment has been made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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