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Shorewinds Beach House on LakeShore – Home 7078555 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Shorewinds Beach House on LakeShore – Home 7078555

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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 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 beachfront as my family and friends do. I leave plenty of pots, pans, dishes, serving items, 2 grills ( gas/ weber), beach toys, beach chairs, an umbrella, outdoor 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 1400 square foot interior which includes the great room, the kitchen, 2 bathrooms 2 bedrooms, the laundry center, and the exterior property and private driveway. ( The gardens, the driveway, 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 3 family cars.

Interaction with Guests

Michigan lodging tax is .06%. It is a mandatory fee that goes to the State of Michigan. It is required for your lodging and housing costs.

We have strict cancellation guidelines.

The Neighborhood

A simple, beach town community. We have a local bakery, a local grocery store, a local post office. Several local restaurants of which some of 5 stars. We can walk to most of our favorite eating stops.

Biking and touring down Lake Shore road is a daily event. Morning coffee with bird watching sets the mood for the day.

Next, off to the beach for a day of play and listening to the water. Upon returning to the beach house enjoy a hot beach shower under the skies.

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 farmhouse/cottage style living.

Our maid service fees vary depending on whether you are a short weekend stay or a weekly rental.

We request that summer rentals be paid in full 60 days prior to arrival.

We are strict about cancellations. If there is a possibility of a cancellation of your vacation during the high season, we suggest taking 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 housekeeping rules, caretaking and expectations of our guests 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.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 3 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 2 Full baths, 1 Shower

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is the best way to explore Harbor Country, Union Pier and the sister towns. It is easily accessible via the interstates. There is also the train from downtown Chicago , Illinois to New Buffalo train station daily from the city. New Buffalo is our main street and shopping area.

Interaction with guest

After the guest books on line and the booking is secured. The guest will receive a welcome packet and a departure guideline. These attachments provide all background information that the guest will need to prepare for their vacation and then depart properly.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $1,500.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

All guests must provide a driver's license and proof of age.
All guests must be 25 years of age or older
All guests must provide the make, color and car license plate number
No greater than 3 cars are allowed on driveway.

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About the owner

Joan A.
Calendar last updated:
07 Feb 2023
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
4 reviews

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Very Good
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“Your search stops here!”

Reviewed 8 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 -- li… More

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Response from the owner 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 efforts in maintaining the home as well as creating a unique, coastal experience. Our mission was to create a little house which was delightful to the eye, happy and playful in decor and make you feel like you are away from home and at a Coastal Retreat. We are so pleased when our guests can feel the love and care put into the home. Owner Joan Arquilla

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Peaceful”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2018

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.

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Response from the owner 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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“Charming, inviting and comfortable!”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2017

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 inte… More

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Response from the owner 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 of the water. It is a short 150 paces to the landing and the beach steps. It makes it so very easy to walk back and forth to the house for potty breaks or refreshments. We are so fortunate to be on Lake Shore Rd and on the Shore side of the road. Our clients love the ease and access to the water. No lugging of beach carts and beach stuff down to the water with a long walk back to your rental. The Beauty of The Shorewinds is its location and old cottage charm. September is a fabulous time of year to stay. The days are bright, blue, less humidity and bugs and the evenings are crisp. The water in September is at its warmest as it has had June, July and August to build up its warmth. Come back again soon! Joan Arquilla , owner

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Family Place”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2016

Great location especially for family with small kids. Nice and quiet location to spend vacation time. The house is very well equipped and friendly. The owner is very nice and easy to communicate.

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.

Response from the owner Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Shorewinds cottage. We loved having you and your family. Shorewinds will await your return.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Joan (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Joan (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Joan (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Joan the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Joan (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Joan (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Joan (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Joan (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Joan (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Joan (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Joan (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Joan (the owner) a message.

If Joan (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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