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One week left in August 2018!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 plus bedrooms in wooded neighborhood close to the beach

Perfect family home in quiet Gowdy Shores. It's a short walk down our wooded path to the wide open private beach. Spend your days in the sun, the evenings by the fire in the spacious screen porch. Our quiet lanes are lovely for strolling, jogging and cycling.

Master bedroom with queen bed and en suite bathroom. Second and third bedrooms all on first floor with queen beds in each. Full bathroom with tub and shower on first floor. Additional beds ( 2 twins, one full) upstairs in the open family room are perfect for kids and teenagers. Open living/dining room and kitchen with big center island and harvest table for 10. Fully equipped open kitchen with everything you need for family meals, including high end appliances, microwave, blender and coffee maker. 4 burner gas grill on the back deck outside the kitchen and dining area. Large screen porch seating area by the fire place, and dining table and chairs for six. Deep comfy couches in living room and on the screen porch are perfect for napping. Central air conditioning, wifi, security system. 32 inch flat screen with DVR for movie nights at home.

Need a break from the beach? Head to nearby Warren Dunes State Park for a quiet walk through the woods. Pick blueberries, apples, peaches or pumpkins at local farms. Poke around the antique shops along Red Arrow Highway. Sample a pint of brew at Greenbush in Sawyer. Take the kids out for mini golf and go-carts. Our local farmer's market is a short walk away and filled with local produce, crafts and hand made goodies.

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Maureen Pettinato
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018


Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Master bath - toilet , shower , dual sinks, tiled shower stall
  • Master bath with over-sized tiled shower, dual sinks and tumbled marble tiled floor. Second bath, also on first floor, with tumbled marble tiled floor, jetted tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 queen , Full closet, dresser, peg rack and ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , ceiling fan, full closet, dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ceiling fan, full closet, dresser
  • Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, queen sized bed, full closet and dresser. All bedrooms have ceiling fan. Second and third bedrooms with queen sized beds, full closets, dressers. All bedrooms on the first floor. Additional beds in family room upstairs: 2 twin, one full sized.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
New York

Lovely beach house in the woods for couples or family

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful house near the water on Lake Michigan. We walked down to the beach every day. It’s a private beach shared among a few families, very clean and lovely (bonfires at night allowed too!).

We were two couples, so we didn’t use the third bedroom, or even go upstairs. You could easily have four couples or a large family with space to spread out: great room with super high ceilings, screened porch with fireplace, outdoor decks and cute garden table. The appliances are all new and the house is wonderfully decorated.

We bought delicious steaks locally (P&E Mullins) and used the brand new gas grill. There is a full bocci court—we played most evenings. The neighbors on both sides gave us friendly waves, you hardly see them, though, it’s so heavily wooded. The streets are very quiet, narrow gravel lanes through the trees. You’re really getting away from it all.

We will definitely repeat. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your group enjoyed your stay in Union Pier. You're welcome back any time!
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Holiday gathering

  • 5 of 5

We gathered from three different states for Thanksgiving - 9 total. The house was lovely, high cathedral ceiling, table sat us all. It met and exceeded all are needs. The neighborhood is wooded, lovely to stroll or walk to the beach. We loved the house and hope to be back some day!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deborah I'm glad your family had a happy Thanksgiving holiday!
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Stockholm, Chicago

A Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week and just loved it! It is a high quality, beautifully decorated, spacious home in a nice quiet location with a short walk to the beach. It is spotless! You obviously provide your own food but other than that the kitchen has everything you need to prepare large, family meals and plenty of space to sit around a big table or out on the screened porch. The owner also provided things for the beach (chairs, sand toys, small cooler, umbrella, boogie boards). The owner was also very easy to work with. She was very easy to communicate with and met us upon arrival and showed us around the house. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family. It was beautifully decorated. The open kitchen, dining, and living area was bright and comfortable. I liked that there was only one TV in the loft space so we spent more time on the large screen porch visiting and playing games. The walk to the beach was easy and the neighborhood was quaint. Union Pier is a great location because it's central to everything. The owners were very accommodating and easy to communicate with. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warren Dunes State Park
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Greenbush Brewery
This place just keeps getting better! They opened with just a handful of beers on tap- they...
Blueberry Patch
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Beachside Scoops
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P and E Mullin's Local
This should be your first stop! Pat and Ellie sell fresh, locally sourced meat and produce ...
Marco Polo Art an Antiques
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Sawyer Garden Center
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Round Barn Winery
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Nearest Train
3 Miles
New Buffalo, Mi


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.