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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 8 1.5 Blocks to beach

Featured in Better Homes and Gardens, this special cottage is located just 80 minutes from downtown Chicago and is a short 5 minute walk to a beautiful beach on Lake Michigan. Situated on 3/4 of an acre, the property includes a potting shed, lush English Gardens, brick patio with gas grill, and a gazebo. This 2 bedroom 2.5 bath cottage includes two twin beds with trundle pop-ups, one double bed, a queen sleep sofa in the front living room and a queen size sleeper sofa in the private great room. House features two fireplaces, large kitchen with breakfast nook, great room, living room and a four season room. High speed internet access, washer/dryer, and air conditioning included. Short walk to many local haunts and the town of Union Pier. A perfect destination for a family, several couples, or a 'girl's getaway'.

More Details

Kim Brennan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018


Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , both twin bed have a trundle pop-up
  • Great Room includes queen sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Martinsville, IN

Wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying in Serendipity. It was centrally located for the things to do, we had ample room and it was a quaint place. I would refer this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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was very charming and clean, we enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

see above

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
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United States, FL, Tampa

delightful place for a long weekend

  • 4 of 5

very quaint. cottage is very quirky but that really gives it charm. very well kept; very clean. the grounds are spectacular. would stay there again in a minute.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
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Great for that special Occasion ......

  • 5 of 5

There is no Negatives about this great get away cottage....I have visited it a few time and each time it gets more enjoyable.....I actually Miss it and try to find reasons to stay there again.... From going to Notre Damn

games to Family holidays.... I would really recommend this vacation rental for anyone who just wants daily rest on the beach to great small unique shopping or even my favorite, long exploration drive to see the site and maybe a quick trip up the coast to visit st. joseph, douglas, or Saugatuck...

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
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Wonderful Autumn Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed a wonderfully romantic three-day weekend at Serendipity House and my husband and I loved every minute of it! I was a little skeptical about all the high praise of the other review but have to say, it was completely accurate.

John and I had a lovely, lovely time. The house was very clean, spacious and comfortable. It's close to restaurants, shops and galleries, and the beautiful beach. Yet with the large gardens, the house is also very private.

The window seat in the breakfast nook, the large (but still very cozy) family room, and the dinner table in the garden were my three favorite places at this perfect cottage.

We would highly recommend this Serendipity House for either a getaway weekend for adults or for a family vacation. There's lots to see and explore in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, Cozy, Roomy and Gardenlishous

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well attended to property. With gardens surrounding the front entrances, walkways and large back patio. It was hard to count the varities of flowers in bloom.

Nice front room with fireplace unit for lounging and relaxing, spacious dining room and quite adaquatly sized kitchen. The kitchen also has a breakfast nook on one side surrounded by windows overlooking the gardens. The kitchen's back side has a pass through window exposing a large screaned in porch which will accomodate up to 8-10 for dining or family fun.

Two bedrooms master with queen and full but rather small bath, and bedroom with three trundle beds and full sm bath.

Our favorite room is the vaulted window surrounded back room. Perfect for relaxing under the fan with you favorite book or just enjoying a glowing fire. (pull -out couch and desk too)

We bar-b-que often and found the candle lit back porch a great place for hanging out with friends and family over a cold beer.

It is approx two blocks to the beach up the road and across the street. Just a stones throw, not a problem but wear your flip flops you will cross the road.

Local eateries are not far and offer a good variety.

All in all if you looking for the perverbial cozy cabin spot near the lake, "serendipity" fits the bill well.

Better Homes and Gardens did a piece on this house a while back for good reason. The gardens are plentyfull and the home is better than most.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2007
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Other Activities: Kayaking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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