2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
About Monica McCarthy
We, Monica & Marty McCarthy, live on the north side of Chicago. Monica grew up in the suburbs of Chicago while Marty grew up in Indiana. We have 2 young girls.
Monica McCarthy purchased this House in 2014
Why Monica McCarthy chose Union Pier
We have each enjoyed vacations in Michigan since childhood. We had rented homes in Southwest Michigan for several years before we decided to purchase our own in Union Pier. We bought the cottage in July of 2014. Our 2 girls love the fact that we are adjacent to the association park. The short walk to Gordon Beach -- which is a large, gorgeous beach -- is what sold us on this property. Our plan is to use it frequently with family and friends, but when we can't be there, we will open it up to renters.
What makes this House unique
The home is just a short walk to a big, beautiful private beach. There is a park adjacent to the property where our kids love to play. Our home is very close to Timothy's Restaurant, which we really enjoy. There is so much to do in this area!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - No more than 2 dogs allowed at a timeNo more than 2 dogs allowed at a time
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Fabulous winter getaway!
The house and grounds were ideal for my husband and I and our dog. Anything we wanted was already in the home. The neighborhood was centrally located so it was easy to walk to the beach or town. Monica is a splendid host. We will be back when it snows so we can test the sleds!
Wonderful Winter Getaway
We had such a marvelous time in Union Pier! The home was perfect for my husband, myself and our doggos. Even with the cold and windy weather, walking to the beach was an absolute treat. Just close enough to New Buffalo and Warren Dunes, and just quiet enough for nature and reflection.
The home was incredibly comfortable and clean. Monica was excellent at communication, and there were zero issues during our visit. It was also a special touch to use the fireplace and have just great details on what to do in the area.
Would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice beach getaway, all 4 seasons!
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We hope you and your pups choose to return in the future. Thank you!
Like coming home--only better
This location has it all; close proximity to beach and store, beautiful fenced in yard and front and back screened in porches. What could be better? A fireplace and fully appointed home- everything you could want on vacation.
Thank you for returning to Songbird Park Cottage again - We are happy that you enjoyed our home and the area!
Great Snowy weekend
The house is lovely and cozy. My husband and I had a fabulous time. The hosts literally have thought of everything. Anything I though of I was able to find. It was a snowy weekend with high winds. We had a power outage but the hosts were great about it and the fireplace kept us cozy for the few hours we didn’t have power. I will definitely be back.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Union Pier is wonderful & relaxing in winter - Thanks for staying at Songbird Park Cottage!
Perfect winter getaway
This property is well appointed with thoughtful amenities. We were able to cook full meals, lounge, and use suggestions that Monica has stored in a binder for guests. The beds are comfy and everything is laid out in an easy to find manner. The location is ideal, we walked to the private beach daily, Monica even provided a picture of the entrance so we could find it easily, very thoughtful and kind. The location made it easy for us to explore the Southern Dunes, and other cities. We loved this property and had such a wonderful time, thank you for opening up your open Monica
We are so glad you enjoyed your winter getaway! It’s so peaceful in Union Pier in the off-season - we love it. Happy New Year!