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Perfect Cottage, Perfect Location, Perfect Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

East of Eden is the perfect cottage for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation--in all seasons. The cottage has been impeccably restored and has it own private yard. It is a large one-bedroom, with well-equipped kitchen, full bathroom, and a beautiful open air living room with vaulted ceiling and skylights. After a beautiful sunset over Lake Michigan, come back and snuggle up with a good book next to the fireplace.

Inside and out, our cottage is the perfect retreat. Nestled amoung 100-foot tall Norway Spruce pines, it is only a block to your own private 'singing sands' beach of Lake Michigan. Union Pier beaches are the softest and widest in SW Michigan! And, it is only a block and a half to great little bakery and breakfast places, coffee and latte shops, unique restaurants and even fine dining. Or you can just stay at the cottage, sit on the front deck, grill your own favorite fare and watch the passer's by.

We are centrally located in the heart of Union Pier just off of the main road into town. Easy to get to, and easy to go to other attractions such as the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, various seasonal Art Fairs, Fruit Farms, Antiquing, or just 'Heading up the Red Arrow Highway'.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath and Shower, vanity sink and toilet. Great water pressure.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1), Baby Crib (1), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1), Queen Murphy Bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Perfect Cottage, Perfect Location, Perfect Beach!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
St. Louis

Cozy retreat with easy walk to beach

  • 4 of 5

Had an enjoyable stay here for a family beach vacation. The cottage has a roomy great room with a comfy Murphy bed and a nice bedroom as well. Kitchen was a tad outdated but had all the necessities to keep us comfortable. I recommend staying clear of the pull out Sofa bed, as it is very uncomfortable, but there is plenty of room for an air mattress. Despite this being a fairly rural area, there are several very good restaurants, coffee shops, a grocery, and breweries a quick drive (or, in the case of the grocery, coffee shop, and a couple of restaurants, a quick walk) away. Would definitely recommend this place for a beach getaway and we may well come back ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved East of Eden!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at East of Eden! The cottage was perfect for our family of 4. The location was great for the beach, walking to breakfast and the shops. Can’t wait to get back there!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope you'll be back very soon! It is wonderful to be so close to the beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Its a perfect summer respite. Union Pier is a wonderful place to rest and relax and reconnect with your family. Thank you again.
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Hoffman Estates

Adorable and perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

The East of Eden cottage was clean and cute and the beds were so comfy! The ease of renting was a breeze and inexpensive! Great value!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was perfect for the two of us and our dog.

  • 4 of 5

It was well equipped with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The owners were friendly and easy to contact if we had any questions.

The location was great for walking to the beach or around the area.

The porch faces the street which doesn’t have too much road traffic, but the parking gets a bit too crowded. It would be better if the property could have a designated space.

We loved our time at the cottage, exploring all the area has to offer: beautiful beaches, vineyards, and quaint harbor towns.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable cottage a short walk from the beach. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Ended up not bringing our dog, though pets are welcome.... Maybe next time? Owners gave us all the necessary information before we arrived. Still waiting to hear about final charges, especially since we didn't bring a pet. Best thing about this place: user-friendly and close to the beach. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a small family getaway!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great cottage for the small family getaway. You will find hospitable owners and it is very close to a nice beach, Townline Road Beach. All the things you'll ever need for a SW MI getaway are here.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tony and Family! Thank you for such a wonderfully kind review! You and your family were so wonderful to work with! Your communication and honesty was absolutely wonderful! We hope you be back again many times - at all different times of the year! Thank you again!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
South Bend Regional Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Chicago South Shore
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-94 Highway
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
McKinley Street Beach

During the high season months of June through mid-September one week rentals from Saturday to Saturday only. Less than one week rentals will be considered if the full weeks are not rented. We do our best to accommodate. Thank you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $75

During the high season months of June - mid-September, rentals are for one week increments from Saturday to Saturday only. We will do our best to accommodate less than one week increments if the weeks during those months do not rent. We make those considerations as the time gets closer to the actual week. Please check back to calendar periodically to see if the dates have been booked. Thank you for your understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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