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Sleeps 22 for Meetings, Retreats and Gatherings!

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Union Pier House Rental Photos and Description

Book NOW for Summer 2017, Fall and Winter: Perfect for Reunion and Retreats

Your family reunion, or retreat will be a success in this beautiful home so close to the beach path! There are a total of 7 bedrooms (4 kings, 1 queen and 5 singles, also a futon bed and sleeper sofa) 5.5 bathrooms, three living room areas and two kitchens, one main and one smaller. Lots of privacy and lots of room for togetherness!

Summer 2016 was the first Summer I held family reunions. Everyone had a great time, the flow worked with the large groups and there is togetherness and privacy!

Two homes are connected to provide one large home for your vacation. Reviews are available on both of the homes since they have been rented separately in the past. You will enjoy the convenience of your group sharing one space, under one roof but with all the extra amenities of two homes. (Look at Review for Home 311247)

Your vacation home sits on a beautiful 3/4 acre yard but is within walking distance of all Union Pier has to offer.

There are two outdoor seating areas if teens or twenty-somethings want their own space!

Both homes are decorated in cottage beach style with colorful pottery

and art with a Caribbean or Greek Island feel. Both are airy and open

and have a joyful, vacation feeling. As the owner, I make sure you will have nice linens and all of the amenities of home.

The beach path is in front of the home next door !

You can walk a short way for muffins, spectacular sunsets/sunrise and a close drive to the dunes, wineries and casual or fine dining.

We are becoming well known for our wineries, breweries and other

artisan and home grown goods.

Many families are happy with the beautiful beach, the home and hanging out in the yard but if you are interested, the area boasts some wonderful art galleries, natural beauty, and is close to Chicago and Notre Dame.

On the weekends, Skip's European Market with the bounty of the nearby farms is only two blocks away!

Once you stay in Union Pier, you will see why they call this area the Hamptons of the Midwest!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Kathleen MacArthur
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Kathleen MacArthur

Originally from Chicago, I moved to New England in my thirties, when my I returned to be part of my nephews young lives.

I searched the Midwest trying to find a beach town reminiscent of Cape Code and finally found Union Pier. Both my family and many others have many fond family memories in this home.

I have been happy to share it with visitors from around the country.

You will love your stay!

Kathleen MacArthur purchased this house in 2008

Why Kathleen MacArthur chose Southwest Michigan

Because you can not find a wonderful large space that will still give you privacy so close to the beach. Beautiful but cozy decor, 3/4 acre yard. Just a beautiful, special space.

What makes this house unique

So close to the lake, yet you have a large back yard. Walk to get your morning coffee and muffins. Beautiful garden, dunegrasses, and Lakeshore Road is one of the most beautiful blocks around!


based on 3 traveler reviews

Sleeps 22 for Meetings, Retreats and Gatherings!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four families (8 adults, 8 girls, aged 3-13) had a fantastic time at Kathleen's house! Very relaxed and casual, yet comfortable with four king beds and ample space for children in the kids room and on futons. The outdoor space is excellent and spacious (3 grills!) and the interior is very comfortable. Not at all stuffy or pretentious.

The in-law apartment was perfect for the family with a three year old, who needed a little downtime and separation from the bigger kids. Do know though that the second bedroom of the in-law apt. looks out on the deck - so not a great choice for early-to-bed kids in parents are hanging out on the patio late in the evening.

Our big group has rented elsewhere in Union Pier, but I think we've finally found the perfect place for us! Thanks Kathleen - hope to see you again next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Family summer vacation

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the bedroom layout of the home - 3 bedrooms in the main house with king beds and a kids room with plenty of space for them all to be together. The coach house was perfect for other friends that came for part of the week. The backyard is spacious for games (bring your own). It's a short 5 minute walk to the beach with about 25 steps - bring your own wagon to haul your beach stuff. Also this house is dog-friendly, but the public beach you have access to does not allow dogs. There is a nice large farmers market with produce and crafts at the end of the street. Very enjoyable stay and homeowner was responsive during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great Family Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

Thanks so much for allowing us to use your home for our family vacation. We had a great time and found the houses to be very spacious and accommodating. Having the adjacent house provided the extra space we needed for our large group. We had plenty of room, the beds were very comfortable, and the patios were great. Enjoyed visiting the nearby wineries and breweries. The beach was very nice and clean and the sunsets were fantastic. We spent most evenings enjoying a fire on the patio after viewing the sunsets. Thanks again for your hospitality and checking in with us to make sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Downtown New Buffalo, 3 miles, Michigan City,
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Red Arrow, 2 blocks, I 94, 1 mile

Beautiful Harbor Country, the Hamptons of the Midwest.

Beaches lined with dunes, cottages as you would see on Cape Cod, wonderful restaurants, biking, hiking and antiquing. Just 'being.' Only 1 hour and fifteen minutes from downtown Chicago and 35 minutes from South Bend.


Rates & Availability

Union Pier House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Oct 22 2016 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
cleaning $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 5 twin/ single
  • There is a futon bed in the upstairs den that sleeps two and a pullout couch in the smaller cottage living room that sleeps two!! There is room in both the children's bedroom that has five singles and in the master suite for an air mattress. All bedrooms are large enough for pack and play or cribs.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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