Freshwater Vacation Rentals
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About Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Freshwater Vacation Rentals • Established in 2005 If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you. Our philosophy We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 13 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:13 (sleeps up to 13 adults)
The property was perfect for our party of six adults. The kitchen was well equipped and the location is excellent. Right in the heart of Union Pier. We would definitely come back.
Michael, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at Brandon Lake House. There is nothing better than being right on Lake Michigan, no matter what the season. Brandon Lake House has a wood burning fireplace and a washer and dryer for the guest's convenience. It sleeps 13 in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Perfection for larger groups!
Super property and nice managers.
Jane, we are really happy that the Brandon worked out so well for you. Staying in a cozy cottage overlooking the majestic Lake Michigan is pretty much perfection. We hope to see you back again.
We never wanted to leave!
The Brandon Lake House was perfect for our group of seven women celebrating our 45th high school reunion. We actually sighed the minute we opened the door and saw the huge, comfy living room and fireplace and couches. The kitchen was great and the dining room was perfect for staying in instead of eating out. Everything was clean and architecturally interesting. The beds were really comfortable--and we loved the heated floors in the bathrooms. We will definitely be back!
Jessica, it says a lot when our guest do not want to leave the house! Love it! Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Brandon Lake House is right on Lake Michigan. Beaches, sunsets and sunrises - perfection! We look forward to your return.
Beautiful Lakewiew Family Gathering Home
We were happy to arrive to this beautiful, well appointed home. With comfortable bedrooms, spacious gathering spaces, well equipped kitchen, on site laundry and lovely view of Lake Michigan, our family would certainly like to return. Beach access includes walking past The Sawyer deck then down quite a few steps to the lake, yet once you arrive on the marvelous beach it is worth the short walk! Nice beach on Lake Michigan with breathtaking sunsets! It is in very close proximity to two-three other cottages like an estate compound that would be fun for large groups wanting to be near each other. If I understood the property layout in advance, I would have encouraged more family members to rent the other three units. Added directional signage to get to the unit from parking area may have helped, as I noticed the guests staying next door re-routed our path to the parking spaces with a sitting bench so we wouldn’t walk by their patio. It made sense once we figured out how to get to the Brandon House. :-)
This was our first time to Union Pier and we loved our accommodations at The Brandon House as well as the surrounding area. We hope to be back soon!
Janice, thank you so very much for taking the time to write this enthusiastic review. We are so glad that you enjoyed The Brandon and the marvelous sunsets over Lake Michigan. We'll let the owners know you thoughts on the parking signage. We hope to see you again soon.
Perfect Lake Michigan location
We really loved the house and property. Linens and towels were plush and abundant; modern appliances and fully appointed kitchen were a nice bonus, as we love to cook. Our only complaint was the scarcity of beach due to erosion, which cannot be blamed on anyone other than mother nature. We watched the storm come in on Saturday from our 'front row' seats on the lake and it was very exciting! But on Sunday there was no beach left - the water was ice cold and very rough with tons of waves - by the following Thursday, most of the beach came back, thankfully.
Donna, watching storms come in on Lake Michigan is always an adventure, especially the one you watched. That was a biggie! One can really start appreciating the power of nature. The Brandon offers such wonderful Lake Michigan memory making: beach walks, sunrises and sunsets. We hope you come back again.
The pictures don't even do this house justice. It is truly a beautiful home with a lovely great room and kitchen, gorgeous deck looking over the lake, and several comfortable rooms to fit a large group. I would highly recommend this home for future rentals!
Caitlin, we love when our guests appreciate a property as much as we do! The Brandon is special indeed. Nothing beats being right on Lake Michigan with the fabulous beaches and the sunrises and sunsets. The deck is perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails. We hope that you come back again.
The corner grocery store, bakery, and gourmet restaurants are all only a 10-minute walk away through peaceful country roads. Public tennis courts are only a 15-minute drive to New Buffalo. There are golf courses in the area, and rainy-day shopping at the outlet mall in Michigan City is about a 20-minute drive away. Explore the local art communities, Three Oaks, New Buffalo, and Sawyer, MI. Or try your luck at Four Winds or Blue Chip Casino in nearby Michigan City. A perfect place for cycling, running, searching for antiques, or taking long walks on the beach or through the countryside.
Other Activities: Biking, running, taking long walks on the beach.