|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
East of Eden is the perfect cottage for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation--in all seasons. The cottage has been impeccably restored and has it own private yard. It is a large one-bedroom, with well-equipped kitchen, full bathroom, and a beautiful open air living room with vaulted ceiling and skylights. After a beautiful sunset over Lake Michigan, come back and snuggle up with a good book next to the fireplace.
Inside and out, our cottage is the perfect retreat. Nestled amoung 100-foot tall Norway Spruce pines, it is only a block to your own private 'singing sands' beach of Lake Michigan. Union Pier beaches are the softest and widest in SW Michigan! And, it is only a block and a half to great little bakery and breakfast places, coffee and latte shops, unique restaurants and even fine dining. Or you can just stay at the cottage, sit on the front deck, grill your own favorite fare and watch the passer's by.
We are centrally located in the heart of Union Pier just off of the main road into town. Easy to get to, and easy to go to other attractions such as the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, various seasonal Art Fairs, Fruit Farms, Antiquing, or just 'Heading up the Red Arrow Highway'.
We spent a very nice long weekend at Union Pier, with East of Eden as our home base. The cottage is just the right size for two adults. With a single bathroom I would not recommend it for more than a family with very small children if at all. We had our 55# Lab with us and he was quite comfortable, although the nearest dog friendly beach was some drive away. The cottage is very clean, nicely updated and thoughtfully equipped for an extended stay. You can get peace and quiet prior to the end of May but we suspect after that it's going to be a lively place. The owners were especially nice and we felt as if they are loaning us their cottage for the weekend.
Our family of four stayed at East of Eden the first week of August, had a great time. Cottage was cozy and clean, nice short walk to the beach. Parking in front of house was full the afternoon we arrived but we never had a problem after that. Owners were great to work with, would stay here again.
We loved East of Eden! Everything was well maintained and decorated nicely. The beach was wonderful and our kids loved it. Lots to see and do. We thought the kitchen was easy to work in and larger than it looked in the pictures. The owners were very easy to deal with. We hope to come back again next year.
We stayed here over Labor Day weekend and had such a wonderful time! The house was great for our family and dog. Everything was clean and the house was well taken care of and perfect for our 9 month old crawling daughter, nothing for her to get into once we blocked the tv. The room was really big with plenty of space to set up a pack and play. We loved eating out on the deck and watching all the people go by. The house was stocked with everything we needed to cook. The walk to the beach was like 5 minutes. I would recommend taking the street way if you have a stroller as the pebble path can be bumpy. We walked to the ice cream shop at the end of the street every night. Our dog Gotham was very happy too being able to look out the front doors since they were all glass, especially when we didn't lower the shades all the way the first night and a critter came up on the deck! Owners are very nice and easy to deal with. We loved it and will be back for sure.
During the high season months of June through mid-September one week rentals from Saturday to Saturday only. Less than one week rentals will be considered if the full weeks are not rented. We do our best to accommodate. Thank you.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
During the high season months of June - mid-September, rentals are for one week increments from Saturday to Saturday only. We will do our best to accommodate less than one week increments if the weeks during those months do not rent. We make those considerations as the time gets closer to the actual week. Please check back to calendar periodically to see if the dates have been booked. Thank you for your understanding.