Driftwood Inn - FAQs

Check these answers to commonly asked questions

General reservation rules:

  • Your reservation (half of total amount) is guaranteed with your deposit. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

  • Check-in is 4:00pmEST and check-out is 10:00amEST

  • Our quiet time is from 10:00 pm until 8:00 am. We are in a residential area and ask our guests to respect this time in deference to our other guests and neighbors.

  • Driftwood Inn is a smoke-free facility. 


How do I make a reservation?

Please email us to make a reservation.  We will then email you a rental lease and payment document that lists payment due dates and house rules.  We will hold your reservation for three days while you sign the lease and provide the first 50% of payment.  As your reservation nears, we will be back in touch with reminders about your final payment (due 30 days prior to check-in) as well as give you more detailed directions for your stay.

What is your cancellation policy?

Full refund if you cancel up to 60 days prior to your stay.  If you cancel between 30-60 days before your stay, we will refund you 50% of your deposit unless we find replacement renters in which case we'll refund you fully.  If you cancel within 30 days prior to your stay, you forfeit your deposit unless we find replacement renters in which case we'll refund you fully.

What does your rental agreement look like?

Click here for the rental agreement terms.  

The following items are included in your rental:

  • linens for beds (sheets, pillows, comforters) and bath (bath and hand towels and washcloths)

  • kitchen is fully stocked (including toaster, coffee maker, blender, mixer, food processor, serving platters and utensils, bar ware, large pot for lobsters, Pyrex glass dishes, muffin tins, roasting pan, cookbooks)

  • cleaning supplies include mop and broom and Windex and 409

  • 4 beach chairs, beach umbrella 

  • washer/dryer

  • pack and play

  • high chair that clips onto a normal dining chair 

  • board games, puzzles, books (to use while staying, not to take/trade)

  • iron and ironing board 

  • hair dryers in bathrooms

  • outdoor gas grill w propane

  • Wii play system and games

  • DVD player and video library

  • step stool

  • 3 adult, 2 kids bikes

The following includes items you may want to bring:

  • paper goods (plates, paper towels, napkins)

  • beach towels

  • beach chairs (if you prefer your own)

  • coffee, #4 filters

  • tupperware, foil, saran wrap

  • toilet paper (we provide starter roll)

  • garbage bags (regular sized white bags)

  • dishwasher detergent 

  • laundry detergent 

  • beach towels and sunscreen

  • toiletries including soap, shampoo, lotions, etc

  • spices incl salt and ppr in case our supply runs low

  • cooking oil/butter

  • bike helmets

  • firewood and outdoor fire starters/bricks (you can purchase this at most convenient stores up here including Milda’s which is a 2 block walk from the house, but we usually have cut firewood on the property for you to use)

  • s’more sticks and a long lighter for lighting the fire pit

Tell me about the beach

The beach is located only 1 1/2 blocks away. To get there from our property, you walk down the shared front yards of the Paradise Villa neighborhood.  The pebbled path leads to a gravel street called Lake Street.  Turn right on Lake Street and the beach will be on your left.  You may also walk down Lakeshore Road to McKinley and walk to the beach on the street if you prefer to push a stroller/pull a wagon.  For rules about what you can and can't do on the public beaches in the area, click here.

Where do we park?

There is ample parking available on Lakeshore Road.

Are there any stores or restaurants nearby?

We are located 1/2 block to Townline Road, the center drive of Union Pier, that has Black Currant Bakery (great breakfast), Union Pier Market (convenient store), and Milda's (great lunches).  There are many other restaurants, convenient stores, grocery stores, farmer's markets, etc. in both walking and short driving distance to Driftwood Inn.  

What about Internet usage?

Driftwood Inn has free, secured wi-fi available to guests.

What kind of TV/stereo service is there?

We have DirectTV for your use at Driftwood Inn.  We also have the capability to plug in your phone into a receiver for music, and we have a DVD player and Wii game system.

How do I get there?

The address of Driftwood Inn is 16032A Lakeshore Road.  The closest cross street is Townline.  To access the Google map, click here.

Our Address

16032A Lakeshore Road

Union Pier, MI  49129

Contact Us

TEL: 773-879-8686

E-MAIL: elephantwalkresort@gmail.com

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