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100 feet private beach at your feet

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Last updated: 11/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lakefront home; 100 ft. Private beach; on Lake Michigan 3 weeks left; prices reduced



Lilly’s Paradise Cottage is a unique architecturally acclaimed lakefront home on the shore of Lake Michigan in Union Pier. It has 100 feet of private beach and a large landscaped yard of lawn and trees secluding the house from Lakeshore Road.



Lilly’s Paradise Cottage rents only by the week from Monday to Monday from June 22 to early September. $5,000. includes everything.
Dates available : Aug 1-8 (maybe) Aug 22-29, Aug 29-Sept 2 (Labor Day week)

The two-storied cottage has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths and It sleeps 8 (firm number, including babies and children.)

The first floor has one bedroom (queen) with direct access to a private bathroom. The second floor has three more bedrooms, two of them overlooking the lake, and one opening to the morning sun. There are two full bathrooms on the second floor.

The upstairs master bedroom (king) has a private bath with a walk-in shower and a separate bathtub on legs. Of the two upstairs guest rooms, one has two twin beds and the other has a queen bed. These guest rooms share a large bathroom with a walk-in shower.

There is an inviting reading nook outside of the guest bedrooms between them and their bath.

The charming kitchen has every pot and pan and utensil you will need. It has a walk-in pantry holding bowls and serving dishes and gives you room for your food and supplies. the owners Fiesta collection is yours to enjoy.

There are three eating areas: a pedestal table in the kitchen (seats 4), a dinning table on the adjacent dining porch (seats 8) and an outdoor deck table (seats 8).You can watch sunsets and the lake from three directions from the dining porch windows and from the deck.


The cottage, Lilly’s Paradise, is named after the owners 15 year old springer spaniel . The Michigan beach house was her absolute favorite place.


For those of you, who are interested in architecture read on.

The story of Lilly’s Paradise Lakefront Cottage is much about its architecture .


The story of Lilly’s Paradise Lakefront Cottage starts with its renovation in 1988. The owners hired Peter Landon, an architect, to transform their gabled, cedar-sided house from a 1920’s vintage cottage to what it is now, a stunning Arts & Craft house, opening it up to lakeside views but retaining its warm wood walls and ceilings.

Landon carved a notch of space out of the original vintage cottage, and installed floor to ceiling windows and transoms to carry sunlight reflecting off the beach into every room and permitting through-house views of the lake. He created a dining room with three sunlit exposures to the lake. He created a TV den and a three season porch over looking the beach as well as a deck for lounging and dining and sunset viewing.

“In remodeling the vacation cottage, the architect, Peter Landon opened up this gabled, cedar-sided house to lakeside views while keeping much of its vintage 1920’s character.” (Quoted from a newspaper story at the time of its building.)


The owners love their house on Lake Michigan and now you can also.


Peter Landon, the architect for Lilly’s Paradise Lakeside Cottage won The American Wood Councils Wood Design Award (1988). The wood award won by the architect, Peter Landon, was a Merit Award given by the American Wood Council's 1988 Wood Design Award Program. The house was one of 12 buildings chosen among 419 National entries.

The house was featured in Metropolitan Home (1990) and Inland Architect (1990) lauding its stunning renovation in the art’s & craft manner.

Metropolitan Home July 1990

Second article Inland Architect March/April 1989

Credit is given to Wayne Cable, photographer of the photo of the back of the house at night fall. Cable Studios. Inc. Chicago




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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/17/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children and babies are counted in the 8 person maximum...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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  • 1. Master Bed Room, king bed with private master bath. Shower in tub and two vanity sinks--upstairs 2. Guest Bed Room, Queen --upstairs 3. Guest Bed Room, 2 twin beds --upstairs 4. Guest Bed Room, Queen first floor...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    1 full Bathroom on first floor ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Giest bathroom on second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    Master bathroom on second floor ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    There are two TV's in the cottage. Comcast and wifi ...moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    100 feet of private beach right outside your back deck...moreless

  • Downtown:

    The nearest village that might be referred to as 'downtown' is New Buffalo, MI. It is 3 to 4 miles from Union Pier and this lakefront cottage...moreless

  • Lake View:

    All the rooms of the house facing west have lake views...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Stairs down to the lake...moreless

  • Village:

    Village of Union Pier, MI is 2 miles away. A convenience store and a breakfast muffin restaurant with great muffins and coffee!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Lake Michigan is right out your door down the beach stairs...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Cottage is right on Lake Michigan...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen: Round pedestal table (seats 4 or 5) Dining Porch surrounded by windows overlooking lake (seats 8) Deck Porch dining table (seats 8 more) ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacked in laundry closet off kitchen ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Not available for renters use. Liability issues. But it looks lovely. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electrical baseboard heating ...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi free ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets are provided. Beds are made up by cleaning service Bath towels and beach towels provided, but you wash these yourself before checking out. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Floor to ceiling windows have lake views. Transoms of glass bring light streaming through living room to all other rooms of the cottage...moreless

  • Parking:

    Maximum 4 cars ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No long distance. Bring your cell phones ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and Beach Towels are provided, but renters must wash, fold and put away before check-out or be charged $75.00 ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked in Laundry closet off kitchen ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Cabinets of colorful Fiesta table ware; all utensils you could use. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped; two refrigerators; full walk-in pantry; fiesta table ware, a Vitamix blender ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    It varies. Ask manager. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators, one in the kitchen; one on back porch ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Large chrome and cast iron stove with built in griddle ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The balcony off the master bedroom has views of the lake and chairs to enjoy the views from ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    With large table (seats 8) plus several seating and sunning areas...moreless

  • Golf:

    See list of golf courses in the area in the Renters' Handbook ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent kayaks on the Gailien River 2 miles away ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The front of the house is beautifully landscaped with lawn, trees and flowers secluding the house from Lakeshore Road...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on deck ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    High school 3 miles away has public tennis courts available...moreless

 

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Photos

  • 100 feet private beach at your feet

    100 feet private beach at your feet

  • Lilly's cottage on the lakefront

    Lilly's cottage on the lakefront

  • Stove in this picture is decorative, not the stove you use. Dinngroom thru doors

    Stove in this picture is decorative, not the stove you use. Dinngroom thru doors

  • Upstairs reading nook

    Upstairs reading nook

  • Dinning porch over looking lake on three sides

    Dinning porch over looking lake on three sides

  • From den to the 3-season porch looks out to the lake

    From den to the 3-season porch looks out to the lake

  • Guest bath  upstairs with
shower inside the tiled tub--looks out to morning sun

    Guest bath upstairs with shower inside the tiled tub--looks out to morning sun

  • Tiffany style lamp and antique table  just inside front door

    Tiffany style lamp and antique table just inside front door

  • 3 season porch for games, reading overlooking Lake Michigan open to the deck

    3 season porch for games, reading overlooking Lake Michigan open to the deck

  • Close up of wicker chairs on front porch looking into secluded front lawn

    Close up of wicker chairs on front porch looking into secluded front lawn

  • Lilly's Lakefront Cottage
(Increased pixels)

    Lilly's Lakefront Cottage (Increased pixels)

  • Front of cottage in the sunlight

    Front of cottage in the sunlight

  • Living Room over looking lake with fireplace floor to ceiling views of lake

    Living Room over looking lake with fireplace floor to ceiling views of lake

  • Master bed rom (King) upstairs with private bath

    Master bed rom (King) upstairs with private bath

  • 3rd guest room--two twin beds wake to morning sunlight

    3rd guest room--two twin beds wake to morning sunlight

  • 1st upstairs guest room (queen) lake side

    1st upstairs guest room (queen) lake side

  • Fireplace view of living room

    Fireplace view of living room

  • 1st floor bathroom private access to 1st floor guest bed and den

    1st floor bathroom private access to 1st floor guest bed and den

  • Piano in the living room, note high windows streaming light into the house

    Piano in the living room, note high windows streaming light into the house

  • View from the bluff looking down the stairs to the beach

    View from the bluff looking down the stairs to the beach

  • View of how floor plan flows from room through room

    View of how floor plan flows from room through room

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Union Pier, MI, USA #629960

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