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Rewind, Unwind and Make Memories at Nana's Lake Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full bath, Sleeps 6 in beds or 8 comfortably

Tucked away from the road in Charming Union Pier, you'll find a small cottage community that shares a nostalgic ideal of Simple Lake Living. This is Edgewater Villa. This vintage cottage has produced cherished family memories for decades and is now available for you to make memories of your own. Listen to waves of Lake Michigan as you sleep, grill on the large open deck, play Frisbee or catch in the large back yard, and of course, walk that tree lined path down the dune to a beautiful private beach. This is a charming and modest vintage cottage. If you're looking for stainless appliances and Pottery Barn furniture, this is not for you. If you want to trade in the Game boy for a board game and prefer Conversation to TV Welcome to your Beach Cottage! Window units in bedrooms only.

Steps to the beach- Literally!: This community is build up on a hill above the beach. There are 63 stairs, a combination of old steep concrete and wood. It very close, but may offer some issues for those with mobility challenges.

Vintage Charm: This is a charming old home, with very few updates since it has been built. It's very comfortable. It is clean and freshly painted, but all the same it is older.

More Details

Property Manager
Cottage Craze Team
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The cottage was just adorable. Ryan couldn't have been any nicer. We loved going down to

the beach - we saw Mayor Ron Emanual as he walked by with his daughters. I feel bad for you that those rude neighbors put evergreens right

in your lake view but everything was just as it was described - cute, clean and right on the lake. Great place for a friends' get away. Would recommend it.

Thanks again,

Sep 2014
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Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd twin is a trundle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Day bed style sofas are comfortable for overflow
  • AC Window Units in all bedrooms
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Rewind, Unwind and Make Memories at Nana's Lake Cottage
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 20 reviews

Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Nana's Cottage this past weekend. We were two families that fit cozy in this charmingly rustic beach side cottage. The weather was perfect for beach play for the entire family. Great time and great location for the cost. We'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very appropriate for the quaint beach surroundings...

  • 5 of 5

So this year we opted to stay a week instead of just a long weekend, and now I wish it had been 2 weeks...

Union Pier is a very relaxing quiet little beach community and staying at Nana's Cottage fits in great with the area. We were all very happy with the cottage, again, as we were last year. This year, 2 families shared the week and it worked out very well with everyone's different work schedules - so we weren't overloaded with people. The parking lot was much appreciated. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable with great outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with 2 girlfriends for a long weekend escape. Very clean and well kept with everything you could ask for to relax. We were all very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed the wrap around deck, and terrific layout with a big kitchen/dining area and comfortable living area with the glorious wall of windows. A bit rustic in the one bathroom (improvements were in the making) but excellent showers. Beds were very comfy and the place just felt like coming home. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Nana's Cottage was the highlight of our family's summer. When we pulled up, we knew we were in for a few days of privacy and pure relaxation.

The cottage itself was as cute as ever with some recent upgrades (new windows, larger bathrooms, new deck). With lots of windows, the sun was always shining in to provide tons of light and a wonderful shot of the lake from the main living room.

We had more than enough room for our family of four and a very content golden retriever. It was a treat to sit and enjoy coffee & muffins from nearby Nani's Cafe at the large breakfast table in the kitchen.

The walk to the private beach was a quick jaunt down a private path and stairs. Once you walked down, it opened-up to a very peaceful setting.

We cannot thank the team at Cottage Craze enough for all their help and responsiveness. We look forward to coming back next summer to enjoy more happy memories at Nana's Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very welcoming and cozy with its mid-century, vintage furniture. It has everything you need to cook, plenty of towels, blankets etc... We noticed the DVD player wasn't working but we're avid readers and weren't much bothered by that at all.

The location is very quiet and rather sleepy. Not much in the way of restaurants or other venues. The main attraction is the beautiful beach and a few great antique stores nearby. We loved being so close to the lake, but most of all we really appreciated being able to bring our little Jack Russell with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leaning towards 4 stars

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was nice but they seem to be in the middle or tail end of some remodeling (missing window molding, bathtub missing its water handle and some tile, main bathroom light not working). Once they get it all completed it is a sweet place to stay. We were at the private beach every day and grilled out ever night. Very relaxing! We will be back next year if remodeling is complete. It is a nice quiet place to spend a week! The area is close to many things. Some of the group biked to New Buffalo, we ate breakfast at Nani's cafe (great breakfast sandwiches), And just soaked up the sun at the beach (caution there is another set of stairs to go up that aren't shown in the pics). It was just a good place to relax. Thank you for letting us rent it out, Kyle was super to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 1
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

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