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Family Cottage Steps from the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our 1300 square foot cottage is the ideal Lake Michigan vacation retreat. Enjoy the landscaped yard from the front deck or the relaxing hammock. Enjoy family barbecue's on the rear deck. Stroll down to the end of the street, down the beautiful boardwalk to our gorgeous white sand beach. Frolic in the waves by day and enjoy spectacular evening sunsets.

A gourmet food shop and popular family restaurant are a quick stroll around the corner. Downtown New Buffalo and it's harbor complex are four miles down the road. Explore the local antiquing, farmers markets and fruit orchards, wineries, nature centers and Warren Dunes state park. After a day of fun in the sun, relax at one of the many local eateries.

$1750.00 per week, plus a $150.00 for cleaning.

Keywords: Cottage

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Family Cottage Steps from the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Chicago, IL

Great summer get away less then 2 hours from Chicago

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at this cottage and in Union Pier and we loved both. The cottage is rustic and very cozy and just minutes walking distance from the beach. We enjoyed the gazebo on the premises and our kids loved running around in the large yard and play in the hammock. The kitchen had plenty of amenities, including pots and pans, plenty of plates and glasses and silverware. The cottage is comfortable enough to live in the entire summer, and happens to be minutes from a number of good restaurants, as well as wineries, upicks and New Buffalo. We would love to be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad you enjoyed the cottage. Hope to see you soon. Lori and Brian
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Thumbs UP

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time experience utilizing the cottage and the family gives it a solid thumbs up. The listing description is accurate and would recommend the cottage to friends and family. We especially liked the location to the private beach, WI FI access, and local access to restaurant and attractions. Thoroughly enjoyed visits to the local wineries, distillery, Chicago Cubs game, St. Joseph Farmer's Market and the numerous variety of restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the 5 star rating. I am glad that you could appreciate our family cottage as much as we do! Hope to see you next summer. Lori
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North Aurora, il

Great Family Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the area and we will go back. The cottage was perfect! It was clean and there was a small play structure in the yard for the kids. There were also beach toys and chairs available. My kids loved rinsing off in the outdoor shower after the beach. The decks were great for relaxing on and it was a short walk to the beach.

We had a great time and thank you for sharing your cottage with us!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for the review . We are so glad you amd your family had a great time! Regards, Lori and Brian
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Elkhart, Indiana

Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Brian and Lori for a lovely place. We rented the house the week of July 23, 2011. The cottage was exactly what we had hoped for and expected - clean and comfortable, with everything precisely as advertised on VRBO. Our only surprise was a good one: we had forgotten how close the house was the to beach! We recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a comfortable, affordable place in Union Pier.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I rented this cottage together with our children, and it was fantastic! The house is beautifully maintained, inside and out. Every room was well decorated and very clean; the kitchen and the bathrooms were especially nice. The yard was full of lovely flowers; the front and back decks were very inviting, and the kids enjoyed the play structure. I would definitely recommend this cottage, and I hope that we can return.

The listing and the photos were accurate: this is a charming family cottage within easy walking distance to a great beach. What you can't tell from the listing, though, is how personable and helpful the owners are. They are very available, and they seem to have thought of anything we could need, for the house and for the beach. Thank you, Lori and Brian--we hope to see you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you Lori and Brian ...

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Lori and Brian for a lovely stay in Union Pier. The house was wonderful, the location was perfect! All was super clean and quaint. It was the perfect size for our group of 4 adults and 4 kids. We loved being able to walk to the private beach and the playscape and fenced yard were a HUGE bonus. We would recommend the house to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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summer rental season
May 25 - Sep 7
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee is now $150.00 per stay.

$300.00 to reserve. $1600.00 30 days prior to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Landscaped front and side yard. Front and rear decks. Steps from new boardwalk down to Union Pier's most beautiful private association beach.

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