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A Quaint Country Cottage in Scenic Harbor Country!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths

The Country Cottage is fully furnished located on a 1/4 acre lot with parking available for up to 5 vehicles.

Our spacious accommodations will provide you with:

7 Wonderful rooms.

3 Bedrooms - (bed linens provided)

2 Full Baths (Bath towels provided)

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, basic utensils/cookware and coffee maker

Den with sofa sleeper

Dining Room

Living Room

Outdoor Shower (for those extra sandy beach days)

High Speed Internet

3 Color TV's, Cable and DVD Player

Washer And Dryer

Central Heating & Air Conditioning

Outdoor Grill

Lounge Chairs

Picnic table

Lighted Gazebo Tent

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Nancy Gusterine
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Nancy Gusterine

Our Great-grandfather purchase this property as a summer retreat for his family. We are the fifth generation of owning this property. We put a lot of love and care into our home and would love to share it with you.

Nancy Gusterine purchased this cottage in 1932

Why Nancy Gusterine chose Union Pier

This prime location has made this a getaway haven from the hustle & bustle of big city life. Surrounded by trees and the sounds of nature, you will soon find yourself relaxing like never before.

What makes this cottage unique

The Country Cottage has stood within walking distance of the Lake Michigan shore. Our family owned getaway has provided countless people with the ultimate in close to home relaxation. You will not be asking, “What time is it?” Rather, you will be asking, “What day is it?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a great time staying at The Country Cottage. It is a beautiful and cozy home away from home. We will be returning someday for another wonderful vacation
Jul 2015
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Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO campfires or fire pits are permitted on the property. You will be billed for damages or missing items. Bathroom towels are only for bathroom use.
  • Please leave all dishes, cooking utensils, pots, towels, linens, etc. in the home. Clean all dirty dishes and put them away after use.
  • No tents, parking of boats, boat trailers, camping trailers, or large RV/Mobile Homes are permitted on the property. See additional rule in home.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 has tub and shower. Bathroom 2 has shower stall
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) Pack and Play Crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Shower (for those extra sandy beach days), Lounge Chairs, Picnic tables, portable beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and beach toys. Don't Forget! You're less than 100 yards to the beach!


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A Quaint Country Cottage in Scenic Harbor Country!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 29 reviews

A very welcoming home and near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice week at the Country Cottage! It was perfect for our family and was well appointed with everything we needed. We especially loved the large yard with multiple seating areas and how close it was to the beach. The beach equipment provided such as chairs and toys makes packing easier. Most importantly, you can tell that the home is well cared for and very clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean. Well managed. Close to beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation 7/15 - 7/22/17

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with a beautiful yard in a quiet neighborhood. Easy walk to beach. Enjoyed using the cottage's outside shower after an afternoon at the beach. Biked to New Buffalo along shady roads with little traffic to the farmers market and ice cream shop with grandchildren. Our family really enjoyed a relaxing vacation together with something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at The Country Cottage! Very clean home with newer, tasteful furnishings. All the necessities and just a couple of blocks from a great, private association beach. Walking distance to great restaurants and The Whistle Stop! Owners were very friendly, attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back! Thanks for a great week!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palatine IL

Very comfortable and convenient cottage for our family and dogs!

  • 4 of 5

Location ideal - close to both beach and Whistle Stop Grocery and Red Arrow Roadhouse. Large fenced yard with both shade and sun with a variety of seating and a screen gazebo was ideal for hanging out for both people and our 2 dogs. Inside rooms were smaller as the cottage was built in the 30's but all were comfortable and furnished nicely. Kitchen appliances all were new or newer including the high efficiency washer dryer off the nice dining area with seating for 6.

Owners very responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to the beach, but...

  • 3 of 5

The owners of the Country Cottage are lovely, warm people. That said, they really need to put some money into this house. It is not as nice or as well maintained as it appears in the listing. The bathrooms are moldy with leaky showers. The outdoor shower is essentially useless, since it has no drainage of any kind, and you wind up standing in several inches of dirty water as soon as you turn it on. The stove is so lopsided I literally had to keep one hand on the skillet to keep it from sliding off the eye. At least one window doesn't lock because the frame is so rotten. It's just across Red Arrow from a set of train tracks with a railroad crossing nearby, which means every time a train goes by, it blows its whistle and the whole house shakes. (This happens frequently, including during the night.) The house does have a nice big, shady yard, although that yard is shared with another house. And the proximity to the beach is hard to beat. We had a good time while we were there, but I wish I'd had a clearer sense of the property's limitations. We've definitely stayed in nicer places for less money.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse- 1 block away
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Whittaker Woods, New Buffalo, MI
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New Buffalo, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse-1 block away
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Luna Gowdy Beach-less than a half a block away.
Nearest Point of Interest
Rambergs Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Bud & Elsies Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Redamak's Resturant
Nearest Point of Interest
Oskela's Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Oink's Dutch Treat
Nearest Point of Interest
Four Winds Casino
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Pet Fee $50

In the event a guest cancels a reservation at least 60 days prior to the arrival date, 100% of the deposit shall be refunded. If the guest cancels within 60 days of the arrival date, the deposit is non-refundable, and the full rental amount is due, and will be billed to the guest. All cancellations must be made in writing and mailed or emailed to The Country Cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.