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Casita at The Farmhouse 1930

Bedrooms Studio
Space 250 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

Private guest bedroom suite for rent, by the night

Spend your vacation in a true laketown cottage Casita. This is a single guestroom, detached from the main house. Cozy high-quality bed and linens, couch, a/c and heat, and free wifi. The common areas of the property feature huge white-picket fenced yard, screened-in porches. Wake to the sounds of abundant birds, walk to the lake. Cook dinner in a fully-appointed kitchen, or on the charcoal grill. Enjoy the days in the hammocks, and nights by the bonfire pit, with a full ceiling of stars. Very quiet private road, so no streetlights to impede your stargazing! Owner lives on the property and all personal and beautiful artwork, objects, and decor, cookware and books for your comfort and enjoyment. This home has character and personality, which never fails to put guests instantly at ease.And isn't that the whole point? Room for rent is a detached guesthouse, with a queensize bed, and couch, and dresser. Washer/dryer also available for your use,

As is 24 hour access to the large and gorgeous bathroom, located in the main house, just a few steps from the private Casita.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Cristina

I have been a resident of Union Pier for 18 years, even while owning and operating my business in Chicago. I was born and raised in Southern Michigan, and I love it here.

Cristina purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Cristina chose Union Pier

It is often hard to find homes in this resort area that rent by the room, and by the night, so I wanted to offer the guest areas of my cottage for rent in that manner. It is less than a mile from Lake Michigan / Towneline Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is decorated, furnished and appointed as a fulltime yearound home. It has the unique combination of being a sophisticated and updated property, with a very private, quiet and spacious environment.


Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental Agreement to be signed upon checkin (see attached) outlines the House Rules.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is located on first floor of main house. private entrance to house from the Casita
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , The Casita is a detached guestsuite on the Farmhouse propert
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Casita at The Farmhouse 1930
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

MI Farmhouse is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Casita! Cristina and her pup, Frank, were hospitable, thoughtful, and friendly! Great place to stay while exploring SW MI. We loved Cristina's restoration hardware style mixed with rustic country chic. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peoria, Arizona

Beautiful home in quiet setting with towering oak and pine trees surrounding large yard

  • 5 of 5

We relaxed and enjoyed our weeks stay at Cristina's unique and cozy casita at the farmhouse. Everything was first class in every respect from coffee in the morning, naps in the hammock and the fire pit at night. Christina is a great host who has thought of everything to make our stay perfect. The casita and the home are filled with interesting historical items that all have stories behind them. It's a short walk to the beach/lake and minutes to some great places to eat. 5 stars for Cristina and her home.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was private

  • 4 of 5

Liked the area. Owner was very nice and helpful. Close to new buffalo restaurants. glad to have a fire pit

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical week in Union Pier

  • 5 of 5

The Bird House was absolutely perfect. From the fenced in yard to the hammocks to the victorian decor. The week we spent in Union Pier was perfect. We went to the beach everyday. We grilled for dinner. We had bonfires and made smores. We relaxed in the hammocks with my kids as my dog nipped at our fingers. I would absolutely recommend this home and town to anyone that is looking to have a magical week. We'll be back. In fact, we liked Union Pier so much we drove from La Grange on the following Sunday to spend the day at Townline Beach. Definitely stop at Red Arrow Ride and rent a Maui Mat to deploy at the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Lovely home and beautiful location! Would go back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in Union Pier in Christina's very cool 1930's home. The house is full of charm and character which is such a nice change from city life. She has a huge fenced in yard and my two dogs were in heaven! Christina made sure we had all the comforts of home. She has a chef's kitchen and she has amazing taste in bathroom ammedities! She has soaps and shampoos you see in a 5 star hotel. We were VERY comfortable and enjoyed it very much. We will go back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with antique decor and a large yard perfect for kids and pets.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Michigan, Townline Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. "Damages" includes damaged, lost or missing items or property. owner assumes no liability for injury or incident on premise or off. Undisclosed / unapproved use of property for any event other than stated vacation and number of occupants will result in additional fees, at owners discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.