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Shorewinds Beach House on LakeShore

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
1 night minimum
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Shorewinds is a delightful beach house on the Lake Shore of Lake Michigan. The property site is unique. It has its own garden gate which leads one down the beach path to the steps of the beach. There are no roads to cross between the home and beach. You are approximately 150 paces to the beach steps. It is an ideal location for the guest who wants to be next to the beach while having the luxury of going back and forth to the home for lunch, refreshments or bathroom needs. The Space Shorewinds is a second home , therefore, it has many amenities that normal rentals would not have. The guests experience the beach front as my family and friends do. I leave plenty of pots, pans, dishes, serving items, 2 grills ( gas/ weber) , beach toys, beach chairs and umbrella, out door seating. Extra tow...Shorewinds is a delightful beach house on the Lake Shore of Lake Michigan. The property site is unique. It has its own garden gate which leads one down the beach path to the steps of the beach. There are no roads to cross between the home and beach. You are approximately 150 paces to the beach steps. It is an ideal location for the guest who wants to be next to the beach while having the luxury of going back and forth to the home for lunch, refreshments or bathroom needs. The Space Shorewinds is a second home , therefore, it has many amenities that normal rentals would not have. The guests experience the beach front as my family and friends do. I leave plenty of pots, pans, dishes, serving items, 2 grills ( gas/ weber) , beach toys, beach chairs and umbrella, out door seating. Extra towels and linen for your use. A washer and dryer and most amenities of home. Family games and books are left for your pleasure. Guest Access My guests get to use the total 1300 square foot interior which encludes the great room, the kitchen, the 2 bathrooms, the 2 bedrooms, the laundry center, and the exterior property and private driveway. ( The gardens, the drive way, the fire pit, the outdoor seating area and the private gate access to the beach.) The dedicated parking is very much a plus along the water front as there is' No Parking' on Lake Shore Rd. Shorewinds can hold up to 4 family cars. Interaction with Guests Michigan lodging tax is .06%. It is a manditory fee which goes to the State of Michigan. It is required for your lodging and housing costs. We have very strict cancellation guidelines. The client will lose 50% of their lodging and fees if canceled. The Neighborhood We are a simple, beach town community. We have a local bakery, a local grocery store, a local post office. Several local star restaurants of which some of 5 star. We can walk to most of our favorite stops. Biking and touring down Lake Shore road is a daily event as well as feeding the birds and making nector for the Hummingbirds. Then off to the beach for the day. Upon returning to the house, shower up under the beach shower and once again prepare yourself a seat on the porch in front of the bird santuary for yet another featured entertainment. The day goes by quickly when you have so much nature around you. We like the silent nights, the whistle blow of the local train and the piece and tranquility of small town living. It is an easier pace of living. The skies are clear, the midnight skies twinkle with brillant patterns of stars and the far off distanct glow of the big city to the west (Chicago). Getting Around A car is the best way to get to Union Pier, however, there is a daily train that comes from Chicago to New Buffalo. ( Am Trak as well as the South Shore Train.) Once at Shorewinds, walking and biking are the preferred means of transportation. Other Things to Note Shorewinds is a four season home recently remodeled with central H.V.A.C. Upgrades were made in appliances and bathrooms from the old farm house/cottage style living. We rent all four seasons and our rates vary from low season, middle sesons and high seasons. Our maid service fees vary depending on whether you are a short week end stay or a weekly rental. Our rental fees are broken down by Rent, Maid service and house keeping, state lodging tax and a security deposit. We request that summer rentals are paid in full 60 days prior to arrival. We are very strict about cancellation. If there is a possibility of a cancellation of your vacation, we advise taking a trip insurance of your choice to cover your vacation package. See various trip insurance packages online. House Rules We require our guests to be 25 years of age or greater. We have, as with any home, normal house keeping rules, care taking and expectations of our guest while at Shorewinds. These house rules are sent with your Guest packet once your reservation has been 100% secured. We ask you to respect the home and treat it as you would treat your own home. We are an allergy free/ pet free zone. NO PETS ALLOWED. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Secure Parking
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Private Garden
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Do not hesitate to book this charming cottage. It is immaculate, tastefully decorated, and nicely equipped. We rent often, and the difference between a good rental and a great one is the details -- like large, fluffy towels, ample spices, salt, pepper, coffee and filters,...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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shorewindscottage, VR Owner at Shorewinds Beach House on LakeShore, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for your glowing review. We are so very pleased that you noticed our attention to details and our good house keeping. We have a passion for the little beach house and we appreciate that our guests can feel and see all are hard...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay. The home was cozy and decorated tastefully yet fun. It was incredibly clean. We would definitely book this home again.

Date of stay: March 2018
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shorewindscottage, VR Owner at Shorewinds Beach House on LakeShore, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you very much for staying with us on your spring break. We are happy you found us clean with pleasant decor. We are a four season retreat with amenities and points of internet for every season. Come back soon. Joan Arquilla owner

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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had the best time in this quaint, cozy, wonderful cottage! From the nicely landscaped yard that camouflaged the road, to having coffee in the morning on the deck, to the nautically decorated interior. Everything we needed was thought of and provided for. The lake...More

Date of stay: September 2016
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shorewindscottage, VR Owner at Shorewinds Beach House on LakeShore, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review. We work very hard at keeping the cottage charming. We think we have the best little piece of property as our garden gate opens up to the beach path. Once outside of the garden gate, you have views...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2016
Management response:Responded 19 September 2016

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About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2016
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