Lilly's Paradise Lakefront Cottage All Rented up for 2016
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Beach View
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Manager's cancellation policy:
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100 feet private beach at your feet
Lilly's cottage on the lakefront
Stove in this picture is decorative, not the stove you use. Dinngroom thru doors
Upstairs reading nook
Dinning porch over looking lake on three sides
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
Tiffany style lamp and antique table just inside front door
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
Lilly's Lakefront Cottage (Increased pixels)
Front of cottage in the sunlight
Living Room over looking lake with fireplace floor to ceiling views of lake
Master bed rom (King) upstairs with private bath
3rd guest room--two twin beds wake to morning sunlight
1st upstairs guest room (queen) lake side
Fireplace view of living room
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
View from the bluff looking down the stairs to the beach
View of how floor plan flows from room through room
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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