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Autumn leaves.wineries.breweries.steps to beach path. Home where memories made!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Home is walking distance to bakeries and stores but lots of privacy.

Steps to the beach path!!

Perfect for a romantic weekend but also

large enough for 6.

Master Suite with Jacuzzi on 2nd floor and

bedroom, sleeper sofa and full bath on 1st floor,

Enjoy evening fires in your fire pit or morning coffee on the lovely patio with

a view of beautiful sky high trees. Autumn is amazing.

In the evening catch the beautiful sunsets and roast marshmallows in the fire pit

Privacy but walk to bakery and restaurants!

You will want to return to Lake Breeze.


Kathleen Macarthur
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Kathleen Macarthur

I am a native Chicagoan who lived in Boston for most of the 80's and spent many weekends and vacations on Cape Cod and the Islands, especially Block Island off of Rhode Island. I moved home to Chicago to watch my nephews grow up in 1991 and Union Pier was the closest thing I found to that 'island' atmosphere. My home has brought me many happy memories

and the area is one of the most beautiful in the world!

Why Kathleen Macarthur chose Southwest Michigan

Beachy cottage but new interior and so close to the beach!

What makes this house unique

Steps to beach. Master Suite on second floor with Jacuzzi, Additional bedroom and sleeper sofa on main floor. Granite Shower on first floor. Lovely patio with flowers

and eating area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Family from St. Louis

Great beach cottage great space for 6 guests, also romantic! You could not get much closer to the beach unless you were directly on the lake since the lake path is steps away. So convenient for our childrens' beach toys, coolers, etc.

We could even hear the lake on one rough night.

The owner wanted to make sure we had a great week and even suggested the St,. Joseph Children's museum as well as some other unusual attractions.

The cottage is bright and well decorated, reminded us of southern CA.
Aug 2012
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Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon departure, gather dirty linens and place in garbage bags by front door. Dishes are clean or in dishwasher. Floors and showers free of sand.
  • Guests are asked to be inside by 1130 so not to disturb neighbors-please discuss if this is a problem -we can resolve!
  • 500 per night charge for any guests that are not discussed prior.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Full Bathrooms. Slate Shower Jacuzzi
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • LR - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeps six
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Out door Fire Pit and Gas Grill-All Brand New! Landscaped Seating Area outside like in a magazine!


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Autumn leaves.wineries.breweries.steps to beach path. Home where memories made!
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 13 reviews

Cute place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here recently and loved it. Very cute and cozy! Also close to the beach. Easy to walk to which was very nice for my 4 year old son. Great outdoor patio!!! Had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for kids and pets

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this location especially since we have a dog. The only downside, which we weren't aware of until we went to the lake, is that dogs are not allowed on the beach access areas. Other than that, we had a great time. The house was clean and just as it was described.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! We highly recommend the area and this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent spot for a long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Union Pier is a gem--beautiful, quiet beaches less than two hours from Chicago. This property itself is a find as well. The master suite upstairs is roomy, and there's plenty of room downstairs for everyone else. The private patio is also quite nice. Just a short walk from the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is within a short walking distance to the beach and a couple of really great places to eat. The beach was excellent! The best time was during the week--the beach was practically deserted all day. Sunsets were magnificent! The cottage is attached to a bigger house, but it still is very private. It is clean and roomy. We loved the upstairs suite. Having an upstairs and a downstairs was great. Most of our off lake time was spent on the patio--very comfortable. We would definitely rent again. At this price range, I don't think you will do much better than this.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene Family Vacation Spot -Enjoyed our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this guest House in Union Pier, MI. We brought our young Children (under the age of two) and found the space very accommodating for our needs. The interior was very light and airy, as desired for a summer escape. The separation of downstairs and upstairs allowed adequate space between guests. The bathrooms were clean and nice. The Kitchen included all the necessary items so we really didn’t have to bring much other than the food itself. In terms of the exterior, the patio with a fireplace offered a great retreat in the afternoon/evening. There were plenty of seating and tables to accommodate a number of people. The place had a nice expansive yard for the kids to play and was set back enough from the road. The location was very good, with a nice beach a few blocks away and local shops/grocery mart nearby as well. We found the guest house to be a very good value given the condition and living space of the unit. We had plenty of privacy from the main house guests and didn’t hear any noise during our stay. Union Pier close proximity to New Buffalo, and a nice little kids park on the way, make it all the more compelling to stay here; especially for families interested in serene family vacation with a healthy balance of activities to do (without being inundated with over commercialized tourist traps like other family vaca destinations). We spent a decent amount of time researching places and really were pleased with our experience. Also, the owner was very responsive to our needs and had replaced the DVD player within 24 hours so our kids could watch their favorite cartoons. We had a nice time, really hope you enjoy your stay too..


  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Lakeshore Road and Townline/McKinley

Other Activities: Great biking, Antiquing, Galleries, Wine Tours, Breweries, Warren Dunes, Dune Boarding, Hiking, Swimming, Wineries, Gourmet and Family Dining Or, just enjoy the beautiful house, yard, sunsets over the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to amount of time rented, number of renters and holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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