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The Good Life! Now Booking for 2017!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Come and experience THE GOOD LIFE in this spacious four-bedroom, three bath home. Just a short walk to the beach in beautiful Union Pier, Michigan, this home is ideal for entertaining, accommodating large families, couples or a group of your closest friends.

Enjoy the spacious back deck equipped with grill and bar or opt for the comfortable screened-in front porch- ideal for drinks on a warm summer evening. Hammock, beach chairs and great front and back yard provided- you bring the fun!

Experience Harbor Country as it is meant to be enjoyed, with great restaurants for all tastes and budgets, wineries and orchards with tasting rooms and vineyard tours, hiking and biking in Warren Dunes State Park, and of course- the beautiful BEACH!

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Matt Gossen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Matt Gossen

Although we rent our home for much of the summer season, we also enjoy it ourselves a great deal. Our favorite times are definitely in the spring and fall when we get to enjoy the changing seasons. Even in the winter, we are in Union Pier at least twice every month. We simply cannot get enough of this amazing community and all the friends we have made there!

Matt Gossen purchased this house in 2007

Why Matt Gossen chose Southwest

Our home is very centrally located in Harbor Country and we love the easy access to the beach, the dunes, to restaurants, wineries, golf courses, antique stores; really everything that the area has to offer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

The Good Life! Now Booking for 2017!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Relaxing week with family at a lovely beach cottage

  • 4 of 5

well we did not pick the best weather week for the beach (rained 4 of the six days) but we had a relaxing time. We had plenty to do and the house was conveniently located, making it a short drive to practically everything. Be sure to go to the Farmer's market in Skip's parking lot. It was small but had everything and we picked up some great gift items. The Good Life house was very comfortable and had all the amenities one would need for a week's stay with teenagers.... The kids each had their own room and the kitchen was very well stocked...plenty of pots and pans to cook and the cabinets were stocked with all the spices and condiments one would need. The kids walked to the market each night for Gelato and we all enjoyed the local restaurants, the Red Arrow Road House being the favorite! I would definitely come back but I hope we get better weather.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home to Nashville, TN after spending another fun filled, peaceful, welcoming week at The Good Life cottage in Union Pier. Everything about the home says "glad you are here". Thanks, Matt, once again for making our annual trek to Michigan a glorious experience. Hope to see your place again in 2017.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago IL

Great home for family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of 8 adults and 4 children had a wonderful week at Matt's home. It was our first visit to the area, and Matt was very helpful answering my many questions prior and during the trip. (He's probably the most responsive VRBO owner we've ever dealt with!) The home was clean, large, and well stocked with cooking essentials, towels, board games, books etc. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch in the front of the house. I would recommend staying at this home in Union Pier.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, Iowa

Charming and well-kept home -- perfect for our summer family reunion

  • 5 of 5

My family and I gathered at this charming home for a family reunion in September. We were there to celebrate my mom's 70th Birthday. It was perfect for us. It had plenty of bedrooms for our group of 11, and the three bathrooms added extra convenience for our large group. The screened in porch was the perfect place for a long-running Monopoly game or a morning cup of coffee, we spent hours sitting on the outdoor deck talking, and we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful beach, which was a short and easy walk away. The home was extremely clean and well-kept, and the owner was very accommodating and responsive to our needs. The kitchen was well-equipped and perfect for the family meals we prepared there. I should also add that Harbor Country in general is an idyllic place to vacation, with many wonderful restaurants, antique stores, shopping, canoeing, golf, and of course the beach. It felt like we were at the ocean! Our entire family will treasure this vacation for years, and we highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MI

cozy, warm, comfortable, relaxing and...

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Cozy, warm, comfortable, relaxing and clean! Great family getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wheaton, Illinois

Family & Graduate Fun!

  • 5 of 5

We just 'got home' from "The Good Life" and could not be more refreshed from the week! The house is perfect for a large group and good for all ages. We celebrated the first 1/2 of the week with 10 recent HS graduates. They LOVED all the spaces to hang out, play games, and relax together. We cooked out on the deck (which has gobs of seating). Adults found spaces to chill, sip, and read a good book. The lake access is several blocks east, a 10 min. walk but an easy drive with plenty of parking! And it's a beautiful beach! Walked 1 block for coffee each morning and ice cream in the evening @ the Pumpernickle Inn.

The second 1/2 of our week was a small group of family and we were able to enjoy each other over some movies, walking the beach, and cooking together! Plus, beds were comfy, plenty of bathrooms, everything you need is in the kitchen! We will definitely be heading for "The Good Life" again next summer. Matt, the owner, is very responsive! Very thankful for the memories :)

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Large screened in front porch, large rear deck with dining table, umbrella, bar, hammock, beach toys and chairs, large front and back yard

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