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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 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

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 Southwest Michigan

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Union Pier in New Buffalo Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom is located on first floor of main house. private entrance to house from the Casita
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , The Casita is a detached guestsuite on the Farmhouse propert
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Casita at The Farmhouse 1930
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Chicago retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. Cristina was very accommodating and extremely responsive.

It's just a quick drive from Chicago but feels a world away. My sister and her kids drove up from Ohio to meet us and we found the house to be extremely comfortable, spacious and relaxing. The yard was so great for playing with the kids (bonfires, hammocks, patio) that it even competed with the beach. I was kicking myself for not bringing our dog...the yard is fully fenced and he would have love it.

I definitely suggest bringing your bikes to get around because the antique stores and beach are just minutes away. I also found Union Pier Beach to be more relaxing and less crowded than my previous stays in New Buffalo.

With a fully stocked kitchen and outdoor grill we were able to cook every meal here which was great with early bedtimes for the kids. One of the biggest perks of this house is that there is a detached guest house with a full bed which allowed my husband and I to avoid the 5:30am wake-up call of 2 and 4 year old nieces :)

Highly suggest for families, 3 couples or a girls get away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Near the beach, but still quiet and great yard. Excellent property for a dog, grilling out, and hanging outside! Would definitely come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Michigan, Townline Beach
Car: recommended

For more information on this area, including merchant listings, restaurant guide and the calendar of local events, go to www.harborcountry.org


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Union Pier, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.26
Damage Insurance £76.9

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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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