Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beach Cottage --- Very short walk to the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

2 bedrooms,1 full bath, fully equipped kitchen, sleeps 4 adults maximim

For those who know and love relaxing on the beaches of Southwestern Michigan, this is a great destination at Luna-Gowdy-Streed Beach. Access to this spectacular stretch of Lake Michigan beach is a short walk of about half a block, and you don't even have to cross a street to reach the stairs leading down to the lake. The cottage is located in what is known as Harbor Country, where many recreational activities are very close by, some within walking distance. Biking, shopping, theater, golf, fine dining and winery tours are available within minutes by car.

Parking is available for 2 vehicles only. You must supply your own linens, including bath and beach towels, bed linens, and kitchen linens. (Pillows and mattress pads are supplied). Rental agreement and association rules must be signed before payment is accepted.

More Details

Steve Simms
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Steve Simms

My wife and I have rented around the Union Pier area for 32 years. We actually rented one of these places back in 1982 and fell in love with the location (nearest the beach) of these cottage. We decided to buy one in 1992. when one was for sale

Steve Simms purchased this condo in 1992

Why Steve Simms chose Southwest Michigan

This is one of closest to the beach. Actual only about 80 steps to the stairs leading down to the beach. You do not have to cross any roads to get to the beach.

What makes this condo unique

Our place is a corner unit and you don't have anybody on one side of you also it has a lot more window for a cool breeze at night.Real close to the beach


Union Pier Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Whispering Pines Cottage Association rules must be read and abide to before booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • You must bring your own bath and beach towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master and twin beds have high quality mattresses. You must bring your own bed linens. Mattress pads and pillows are supplied.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You have complete use of our beach locker located directly behind the condo. It has 6 beach chairs,umbrellas, boogie boards,some beach toys and an extra cooler.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beach Cottage --- Very short walk to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect family get-a-away

  • 5 of 5

We spent our family vacation here in July and had a wonderful time. Location to beach was much closer than expected. Size and amenities of the cottage was perfect for our family of 4 (including 2 teenage daughters). Steve was great at communicating all details and went above and beyond to make our stay most enjoyable. We will look forward to returning next year and hopefully years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Old school style with updated amenities

  • 5 of 5

I spent a great, long weekend at this cottage. Steve did a great job arranging my stay. I really appreciated that I didn't have to rent for the whole week, I was just up there for a family event on Saturday. While I was there, it was quiet and neighbors were friendly. It was very close to the beach, I watched a few sunsets from the stairs. I was hoping to come back for a 2-4 week stay, this place suits me. But it's not going to work out for me. Maybe next summer!?!?!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

great little cottage close to a quiet beach!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cute, quiet, not fancy but very well appointed. The kitchen had all kinds of useful gadgets, and fresh water was waiting for us in the fridge. Great shower, DVD player, ceiling fans. Our host Steve was very responsive and happy to answer any questions, offer restaurant reccos, and was so helpful and nice- We plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wish we were still there!

  • 5 of 5

What a find. We'd stayed at two other popular Union Pier spots, and in another nearby town, but this charming, affordable, uber convenient property provided all of the conveniences and comforts we needed to really enjoy our recent vacation. Comfortable beds, a fully stocked kitchen and gas grill, beach chairs, and off-street parking, all mere steps from the beach in a quiet, quaint spot for a fraction of the cost of other places with similar amenities. Very responsive owners, too, who made sure we enjoyed our stay. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

Property was wonderful, property owners were kind and helpful, beach was absolutely amazing; it was definitely one of our best vacations ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
tolono, il

We loved it...again!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Beach Cottage and loved it just as much as the first time!! The owners are so helpful and wanted to make sure we have a wonderful time. This cottage has everything we needed and is so clean and uncluttered. We made all of our meals at the cottage and enjoyed having that family time with our 14 and 17 year old boys. There is so much to see and do in this area. Everything is just a short drive. You can not beat what you get and how close you are to the very clean beach. We will forever be grateful and always remember our time at the beach cottage!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Red Arrow Roadhouse
Oink's Dutch Treat
The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
Redamak's Tavern
"Good place to bring the kids for a hamburger. I would not call this a Tavern but they do sel..."
Greenbush Brewing Co.
Rios Mexican Food
Car: recommended

Four Winds Casino located approximately 5 miles away


Rates & Availability

Union Pier Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
4th Of July Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50

cleaning fee of 50.00 Dollars

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message Send a Message

Special HomeAway Offers