2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths ~ Sleeps 6 (With Roll-Away Bed & Couch)
About Joan Arquilla
Interior Designer. Project manager and developer of residential home sites. . Lives in Illinois. Illinois State university and University of Illinois for under grad. degree in art education. 4 year diploma from Harrington Institute of Design. Certified with the National Home Builders Assoc. in project management in Home construction.
Joan Arquilla purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Joan Arquilla chose Union Pier
While developing new home sites in Union Pier under the management of Coastal Concepts Inc.,I fell in love with this little site along the waterfront. The first time I viewed the property I was so excited when I opened the garden gate and realized I could see the water from the property. The house is on the shore side of the road and the lot is adjacent to the beach path. The location was unbelieveable, however, the little house had much to be desired. The home went through a major renovation and doubled its size overall. The porch and pergola are architectural charmers and are very important to the outdoor living! A very private property site was achieved through landscape design. The old garden gate was utilizing and kept for a little bit of the old mixed with the new. The beach house indeed has its own karma and soul! One feels it from the moment you pull up the pebble stone drive way and walk under the purple flowered pergola and turn the key in the door. The house and grounds exhibit love and care and Shorewinds has its own heart beat and soul.
What makes this Cottage unique
A unique location . Approximately 150 paces to the beach platform! No roads to cross between you , the house and the beach! The location is what you would expect of a premium beach house rental.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Private yard to play in.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The owner was very helpful.
Thank you for sharing your Holiday at Shorewinds . We were happy to have you.
Second visit as good as the first
Clean, well-appointed and easy access to the lake - a winning combination!
Thank you for coming for another visit to Shorewinds beach house.
Mother nature gave you bad weather, I'm glad we could provide you with a clean, decorated, nicely appointed cottage. Come again,
Happy to have you good folks.
Comfort and ease
House was equipped with everything you need. It was cozy and comfortable. Home decor was tasteful and pure Michigan. Very clean and neat.
Great Getaway for Small Family
We were looking for an easy getaway from Chicago with our 10 month old. This cottage was perfect. It had everything we needed and was so close to the beach, restaurants and wineries. It also had very clear directions for how to make the most of the home while you were there. Makes you feel right at home.
Perfect Labor Day escape
The house was just as described and perfect for us and our 5 year olds for a long weekend. Being steps from the beach was a game changer with them and we all loved it. House was very clean and communication excellent. My one and only constructive feedback would be replacing the bed pillows (or bring your own if driving!) Other than that minor point, a perfect stay. Thank you!
Thank you for coming and I am glad you found the home to meet your needs and close to the beach as described.
Yes, pillows are always a personal choice so we have supplied from very soft to very firm which vary per bed and room. I personally like the very soft, feather one which I always hunt for and retrieve each time I am there.
Thank you for taking time to write your review. We are happy you where able to visit with us.
Wonderful beach vacation
We just finished a wonderful week at the Shorewinds Cottage. The cottage was extremely clean and well decorated, with the beach path right out the back gate. We enjoyed the bags game and fire pit for s’mores, as well as the well-stocked kitchen to cook in. The birds and landscaping were amazing, too. The owner, Joan, was lovely and checked in to make sure everything was to our liking. She also provided local recommendations which we enjoyed very much. We look forward to our next visit. This place was a little piece of paradise!
Enjoy the best of what Harbor Country has to offer. Shorewinds is ideally situated in the highly desirable lakeside community of quaint Union Pier. You can take a morning stroll for gourmet coffee and freshly baked pastries and then enjoy your treats sitting out on the porch before stepping down to the beach. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure sunning, swimming and sitting by the water. During your stay you can visit wineries and art galleries, go antiquing, and berry picking. Dine at restaurants such as the highly acclaimed Timothy's, a short walk down Lakeshore Road or the landmark Redamack's for a hamburger and shake. Or just kick off your shoes and leave your footprints in the sand, get lost in the glow of a fiery sunset, doze off with the warmth of the sun on your face. We invite you to begin a new tradition. To imagine having it all.
Come for Harvest Days and Octoberfests. Pick your pumpkins and fall decorations at Dinges Farms. Bike ride the back roads with marked trails by Three Oaks Spokes. Photograph flora and fauna.
Other Activities: snow shoeing, cross country skiing on the dunes and state parks.
Ski: Snow shoes are furnished at the cottage for our guests' use at no extra charge.