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Cozy Beach Cottage BIG YARD 1 Blk to Private Beach. 3 NIGHT MINIMUM Stay for 2BR

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 or 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Cozy beach home just 1 block to dog friendly Lake Michigan private beach access in Union Pier, MI. Large oak, maple, mulberry, and pine trees surround a large fully fenced in yard with a large fire pit circle in yard. A cottage vacation rental for small and large groups alike. 2 bedroom rental for you and yours or for a larger family/friend grouping option to rent 2 side by side units. The advantageous layout of side by side cottages which are separated by a common wall with a lockable inside access door. This allows for together but SEPARATE living spaces for the large groups so all of the personalities in your vacation party don't get on each others last nerve! Your early risers and late night TV watchers can coexist without drama! Each cottage unit has it's own bathroom, kitchen, dining and living room, and with 2 bedrooms in each. One unit also has 2 sofa beds.

Great big fenced in yard with jungle gym swing set /slide for the kids, expansive fire pit circle, picnic table seating and grill separate patio, and a huge central oak tree that your doggie would love.

Enjoy beautiful Michigan sunsets at the end of each day with a glass of wine, barbeque a fantastic dinner, then relax around the fire pit toasting marshmallows, drinking hot cider or hot cocoa and making memories by the glow of tiki torches and the moonlit/starlit sky!

One unit is traditional MI cottage with 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, and 2 sofa beds. The other is a charming adjoining unit with vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace, and a queen bed in each of the 2 bedrooms.

Keywords: Side by side duplex cottages rented only by your group, a 1 block short walk to your private beach access (with new stairs), AC, jungle gym, full amenities, fire pit, dog friendly beach and fenced in yard

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Dawn

Fun loving and honest. Work in healthcare. Enjoy my Cubs, relaxing in Michigan, and travelling to interesting locations.

Dawn purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Dawn chose Union Pier

It is a traditional cottage, lovely large yard, and the kids love to play in the yard and jungle gym. It is so close to the beach and when accessing Red Arrow Highway to travel to Sawyer for a craft beverage or to New Buffalo to shop and dine. Dogs really enjoy the yard and do not escape as it is completely fenced in. Lastly, the evening hours spent around the fire pit are so special....not to mention the night sky and stars. Fireworks are often lit off on the beach at night so you may get a nice free show!

For those who like, the casinos are close and offer concerts too!


Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 (Owner's Unit) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , PRIMARY RENTAL UNIT
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Primary Rental Unit: Queen size Bed (1) , Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (2) Owner's Unit: Only rented out to large groups in combination with above. Queen Beds 1 Bed each BR (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large cement firepit with lots of seating; slide, swing, jungle jim for kids, additional adjoining unit available-please inquire!


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Cozy Beach Cottage BIG YARD 1 Blk to Private Beach. 3 NIGHT MINIMUM Stay for 2BR
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Chicago Illinois

Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the July 4rth weekend and we have wonderful time. My Mother is so picky but she loved the cottage so much that she wanted to stay. The cottage is well equipped, the yard is huge and beautiful!!! The beds are so comfortable, the beddings are high end. My Dog Buddy loved it also, he felt so comfortable!! Definetly will come back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank YOU for selecting my cottage for your holiday getaway not to mention your taking the time to review my cottage. Your complimentary words about my home/yard and your stay are very much warmed my heart. Come back soon! Thanks again!! Dawn
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Quaint, Clean & Close to Beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is cute and well-appointed and it's just a short walk from the lake and a beautiful beach. I wish I were going back this weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cary, IL

Jason H.

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this property for a family reunion and it was a blast. We went with the option of renting both units which was an attractive and affordable option. If we all had to pay for hotels and to eat out all the time, I'm sure less people from my family could have shown up. Having the ability to sleep so many people, have two bathrooms, two kitchens, and two grills made this an affordable and fantastic experience. There is even a huge stainless steal table outside with the grills so we could prep, cook, and serve buffet style which is great with so many mouths to feed. The jungle gym is so cute and was like having a babysitter. The kids ran straight for it when we got there and it kept them busy till we could get to the beach. The fenced yard was great for our dogs, and helps make sure the younglings don't wander off too. Using the dryers at night on our towels and swimsuits at night was awesome also, instead of having stuff hanging all over the place. We had a ton of fun and it will be hard for us to beat this experience next year! Thanks to and the owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage Experience with Classy Touches

  • 5 of 5

I brought my mother up to the cottage for Mother’s Day weekend. It is always a challenge to make sure she is comfortable in a new environment. All I can say is that my mother didn’t want to leave. She talks about coming back all of the time. What is so great about this place? Where do I start? You can’t beat the location. It is very close to the lake and the stairs that take you down are perfect. There are even sitting benches so you can just look at the lake if you don’t want to go all the way down to the water. The yard is large with tons of flowers and decorative items that give it a fun personality. There is a gas and a charcoal grill. The fire pit is excellent. It is surrounded by tiki torches. I love it.

The cottage itself is just perfect. The beds are comfortable. The bedding is high end. The full kitchen is very functional and there is nice sized bathroom. There is also a washer and dryer. Everything in the cottage is set up perfectly. I could see a larger group feeling just as comfortable as my mom and I felt. The owner Dawn has table games at the ready. There is even a great big screen TV. I highly recommend this rental. It is a cottage in the true sense of the word with great high end touches. You can tell the owner cares about your stay. My mom and I will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for Memorial Day weekend and had a wonderful time. What a charming cottage. It is easy to see that a lot of thought and care was taken to make us feel welcome and right at home. The yard is hugh and beautifully manicured. There is a fire pit which we enjoyed every night after returning from watching the sunset on Lake Michigan. The Lake and private beach is less than a 5 minute walk from cottage. This is the perfect spot for a beach vacation and if you listen closely you can even hear the waves at night!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barrington Illinois

Pam and Tom Frech

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful cottage at the beginning of August, 2011 and loved it.Dawn, the owner,has made sure everything you need for a beach vacation is at your fingertips. The cottage was clean and well equipped.It truly is one block to the best beach and even more importantly a great beach access.The huge yard and firepit were fun in the evening.While the kitchen counter space is a bit of a challenge, the kitchen has everything you need! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Green Bush Brewery
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Metra New Buffalo
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Red Arrow Road House
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan in Union Pier
Car: necessary

Large circular cement area with central firepit. Large professional grade 'jungle gym' swing/slide/climb play set.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Housekeeping 2 BR Rental $100

Rates apply to 2 BR rental only.

Double rate for 4 bedroom rental option which is a 2 units rental. Renting two units (4 BR) is only available if renting for a minimum of 6 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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