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Large Family Cottage Steps from Beautiful Lake Michigan!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Our large family cottage is the ideal Lake Michigan vacation retreat anytime of the year. Private beach access across the street offers nonstop beach play in sand and waves or watch beautiful nightly sunsets.'Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware' decorated home built in 2001, recently updated kitchen, flooring, soft goods refreshment Includes large screened in porch makes for great family fun and relaxation. BBQ or walk to the end of the road for gourmet food shop, the Whistle Stop or Roadhouse restaurant culinary delights.

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. 1 hour and 20 minutes from down town Chicago!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About The Owner

Our family has treasured Union Pier and its beautiful beach for 5 generations. Regardless of our travels, UP is our favorite spot and we delight in sharing it with others.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2001

What makes this cottage unique

Our house is ideally located on a large corner lot across from our private beach access, and walking distance to a great gourmet food shop, The Whistle Stop and The Red Arrow Roadhouse restaurant. There is amazing peace and tranquility-all within one block.


Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1, Master downstairs), Queen size Beds (2, 1 in each upstairs bedroom #1 & #2), Twin or Single Beds (2 twins, bedroom #3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1, in the upstairs TV room.)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private beach access via new boardwalk down to Union Pier's most beautiful private association beach, beach chairs, water toys, large screened in porch, front and rear decks with outdoor shower, large front and side yard, famous Whistle Stop coffee/deli/bakery and famous Red Arrow Road House restaurant one block away.


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Large Family Cottage Steps from Beautiful Lake Michigan!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

This is an amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a great house. This was my second time staying here and I will come back again, The location is great, the house is well kept, updated, spacious, and clean.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate your visiting Union Pier and that you enjoy our home. It's a very special place for us and we hope you will visit again.
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Very nice and clean

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean, spacious, well stocked and we really enjoyed the screened in porch. We would most definitely go back and recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house & Great location

  • 5 of 5

House is great and has every amenity. Worked well for our family and loved how close it was to the beach! Our kids are already asking when we can go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your family enjoyed our home!
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Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time! The house was beautiful and so clean. The house had everything that you could possibly need. The location was perfect. We loved walking to the beach. We had an incredible time! We highly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a lovely home! Spacious, with high-end finishes, clean, bright and airy. I'll stay again!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really beautiful, clean home with tons of natural light, a great floor plan and lovely decor. It is easy to find, in a very central location- within a few minutes of the beach by foot and a couple of miles to downtown New Buffalo by car. The only difficulty we had was deciding where to park, as there is no driveway or garage to orient you to the front of the house. Once we figured out you could park right across the street, it was easy. The home has every convenience, and is comfortable and well-kept. I would definitely stay here again. This time I stayed with my sister and a very longtime friend. Next time I'll bring my husband, adult children and their spouses. The owner was very responsive to my questions about restaurants and nearby attractions. I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

This house makes vacationing very easy! Kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, and we especially loved all the beach equipment. The house itself is very nice, with excellent outdoor space for kids. It is very convenient to the beach, and within walking distance of a few restaurants/shops. Both the owner and her assistant were very easy to reach and responsive with the few questions/issues we had.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $140

Please read rates carefully below:

Memorial Day-Labor Day
7 night (Fri to Fri) rental minimum required from Memorial Day Weekend 2018 until 08/03/2018-Check-in is Fri afternoon 4pm & check-out the following Fri 11am

$600/night+$140 cleaning fee

Off Season:
$500/night+$140 cleaning fee

Holiday Week Rate applies to week of holiday, TBD by day of holiday
$500 Deposit required to hold dates and remaining amount due 6 weeks prior to check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.