We really loved sleepy Union Pier and this little cottage! My daughters adored the sleeping loft. The cottage is laid out very well to make use of the space - there were four of us and we didn't feel cramped at all, especially with the large and nicely furnished screened porch. The pictures and description are 100% accurate - it actually feels bigger than it looks in the photos. There's a skylight in the bathroom that makes the kitchen and bathroom very bright. The beach is beautiful, close, and not crowded. There is a restaurant you can walk to through the backyard that had very good food. Kitchen had plenty of functionality for us - fridge, microwave, coffee maker, an extra large toaster oven, and I think maybe an electric skillet, also a gas grill outside. I don't cook much on vacation, but you could if you wanted to. No dishwasher, stove or washer/dryer. The only thing I had a little trouble with was getting the beach towels dry overnight without a dryer or space to hang them in the sun - if you get your towels very wet like my girls do, you might want to bring two sets so one can dry while you use the other. Overall a very nice stay!