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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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Rewind, Unwind and Make Memories at Nana's Lake Cottage
average rating of 4.3913045 based on 24 reviews

Great location but needs updating inside.

  • 3 of 5

Great location. Home needs multiple improvements for my liking. Beach is beautiful. Constructive criticism- work on the kitchen, fix kitchen lights, fix faucet in the bathroom. Said that it slept 8 but it really sleeps 6 with two couches. There are no window coverings in the living area if people sleep on the couches. Overall, great experience and beautiful beach, just needs a bit of fixing up.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay here with our 3 young boys and dog. House was clean and in a great, quiet location. We had the beach to ourselves each morning up until around 10am and again in the evening. Only thing I would recommend is putting a sign or number on the house so we knew which one it was. We just ended up double checking with a neighbor who was lovely!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great Stay in Union Pier

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Union Pier! Nana's Cottage is the PERFECT location and was great for our group of friends. I've stayed in Union Pier many times and this is one of my favorite spots. I'd would definitely book this again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely stay

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 4
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 10 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 4
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 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%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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