Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Two charming country cottages less than a block from a
private homeowners' association beach in the small town of Lakeside
near Union Pier--less than an hour and a half from Chicago's Loop!
Each cottage sleeps up to six people--there is one bedroom with a
king size bed, one bedroom with two twin beds and there is a queen
size sleeper sofa in the living room. Each cottage has one bathroom
with a combination shower/one-person whirlpool tub. Dining for six
indoors or out on the huge screened porch. Enjoy our lovely gardens.
Cottages are fully heated and
airconditioned and also feature skylights and ceiling fans. Please
visit our website for complete photos. No smoking please.
Great Memorial Day weekend
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is our fourth time in the yellow cottage and it certainly feels like home to us and the pups. Very relaxing! We built a fire each cool evening and enjoyed our morning walks along the beach. Thank you for the long weekend--we will certainly be back!
4.9 based on 10 traveler reviews
Great Memorial Day weekend
CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK!!!!CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK!!!!
Couldn't wipe the smile off my face!Couldn't wipe the smile off my face!
Chicago Deb- Best Place in Lakeside
The house is spotless, fully equipped, lovely, well decorated and SO COMFORTABLE! You walk in the front door and sigh saying to yourself-- "yes, this is going to be great!" Beach is literally 2 minutes away and is what you would expect on Lake Michigan-- pristine, quiet, clean, relaxing.
There are lots of things to do (or not do!) including antiquing , wine tasting and more. I love going to Sawyer to the market and getting the most amazing steaks and produce which then you can grill in the back yard and eat an amazing meal on the patio. And of course, if you love breakfast, walk down the road to Blue Plate and pig out on eggs and bacon!
As an east coast transplant to Chicago, this is better than the Hamptons. A quick drive from downtown takes you to what I consider one of the best places ever. And of course, this house is part of the amazing, relaxing and welcoming and integral part of the trip.
Kudos and can't wait to go back!!!!
Activity and Interests
Walk less than a block to the wide sandy shore of Lake Michigan to
swim, sun, snooze, play in the sand or enjoy fantastic sunsets.
Stroll along the beach for miles! There is hiking in nearby Warren
Dunes State Park, wineries to visit and many antiques shops to
explore. Cook out on the charcoal grill (get your produce from the
farmstand and meat from the local butcher) or eat at any of the
local restaurants--the cottages are just minutes from cafes, casual
and fine dining restaurants. Visit the pumpkin farms, enjoy
beautiful fall color or snuggle
up by the fire as lake effect snow dusts the cottage--Harbor Country
Cottages are available all year round. The following are some
excerpts from our guest books:
Great Escape!!!This was our first trip to this area from Chicago. So
quiet and beautiful it enchanted us. The locals and other visitors
were warm and welcoming. Lots of dogs frolicing at the beach. The
sunset was breathtaking. The Cotswold is perfect-Shawn has really
thought of everything.
I can't imagine a better place to have spent my birthday with all of
my friends and family surrounding me here at the cottage that is so
close to home, but once you're here it's a thousand miles away.
Thanks so much for the perfect getaway.
Our family of five, plus puppy, had a great week; Berry picking,
Timbertown playground and coffee at the Whistle Stop. What a
We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary for a week. The food was
superb-from the Blue Plate (banana French toast & watermelon
lemonade)to Miller's, (everything's great there). The antique
stores, golfing and winery tours kept us busy. The little blue
cottage was always welcoming us back each evening after returning
from our day's adventures.
Absolutely wonderful little getaway! Winter at the beach was
breathtaking. My husband and I will be back for a romantic weekend.
Thank you again for a wonderful week. We will be back soon.
- Weekly Rate: $500 - $1600
Weekend getaways $350. Full weeks $500 (off season)-$1,600 (summer).
Full weeks only from
the end of June through August (Check in 5 pm EDT on Friday, check
out the following Friday by 11am EDT). Memorial Day and Labor Day
weekends $800. Pet fee $50. Add 6% Michigan tax to all rates.
- pets considered
- 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom 1
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- FREE WiFi! The cottage has a wood burning fireplace (wood provided) as well as a washer/dryer. The kitchens are fully equipped with dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker etc and pots/pans, utensils and dishes/glassware. Phone, cable tv, vcr, cd player are also included. Huge screened porch has outdoor dining furniture as well as adirondack style chairs for enjoying morning coffee, evening cocktails or a summer dinner. Beautiful linens, including down comforters, as well as towels, including beach towels, are included. Beach chairs are also provided. Well behaved pets are permitted with a $50 pet fee.