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Private Beach, plenty of sand.

Union Pier beachfront accommodation with kitchen

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Union Pier, MI, United States of America
10.0.Exceptional.
  • Everything was great - thank you!

    Aug 28, 2019

  • I liked the "bunks" in the master bedroom upstairs; parents and kids could sleep together…

    Aug 16, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 72 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • On a private beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Lake Michigan - 1 min walk
  • Townline Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Julian Winery - Union Pier Tasting Room - 30 min walk
  • Galien River County Park - 40 min walk
  • Warren Woods State Park - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

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About this cottage

The beaches are OPEN on this side of Lake Michigan with a soft Westerly breeze and rising lake water temperatures. Only a 75 minute drive from Chicago and a 90 minute drive from Naperville. This beach front cottage offers the beautiful sunsets of the summer and the clean sandy beaches of Eastern Shore of Lake Michigan. Our 3 bedroom 900 square foot cottage has been the owners weekend retreat until 2008, then they converted the cottage to a rental. Situated on 5/8 of an acre this heavily shaded property offers open space of lawn to play baseball or croquet, or to just sit on the front deck, drink a cold lemonade and enjoy the warm lakefront breeze. The stairs to the beach are fifty feet away where you can situate yourself on the expansive private beach area (patrolled on weekends to keep strangers off) or sit on the public community beach. The private beach is an association beach shared by Gordon Beach families. We have been using this site successfully for 13 years. When comparing properties in this site, check the property address on Google Earth (not Maps) to ensure that the owners description matches the proximity to the Beach or lake front. Most do not match up. Our kitchen was recently updated along with new living room furniture. The second floor has a built in Queen size bed and custom bunk beds with a master suite bathroom and shower. Our beach chairs and umbrellas are always new.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Lake Michigan - 1 min walk
  • Townline Beach - 2 min walk
  • St. Julian Winery - Union Pier Tasting Room - 30 min walk
  • Galien River County Park - 40 min walk
  • Warren Woods State Park - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • New Buffalo Public Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Cherry Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Four Winds Casino New Buffalo - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Vickers Theatre - 7 mi / 11.2 km
  • Whittaker Woods Golf Course - 7 mi / 11.3 km

Getting around

  • South Bend Intl. Airport (SBN) - 46 min drive
  • New Buffalo Station - 10 min drive
  • Michigan City Station - 21 min drive
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Union Pier, MI, United States of America

The manager

Summer McCall

Speaks: English

The cottage

Key facts

  • Cottage (900 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • On a private beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 3 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Lobster/crab pot

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Bicycle on site
  • Casino nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Outlet shopping nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Outside

  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Beach towels
  • Beach loungers
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*

Policies

  • For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between guest stays.

Also known as

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  • Private Beach, Plenty Of Sand
  • Private Beach plenty of sand.
  • Steps to Private Beach Really !!
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  • Private Beach, plenty of sand. Union Pier
  • Private Beach, plenty of sand. Cottage Union Pier

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Nani's Cafe & Beach Shop (12-min walk), Frankie's Place (13-min walk), and Roma Pizza (2.4 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming and hunting. Enjoy amenities like a private beach and a garden.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Updated Spot

    We loved the Gordon Beach house and had a wonderful time with our 2 children and my parents. The walk to the beach was close and we spent most of our meal times on the deck with a view of the water and my mom loved to people watch the others walking to the beach. The house was very clean and fresh with lots of towels, beach toys and chairs for our use. We loved the outdoor shower for getting sand off the littles after beach time. We enjoyed the local fish market, coffee shop and weekend farmer’s market as well. We would love to come back and had an excellent stay.

    Ryan B., Other trip, Aug 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location

    Very nice stay for our two small families. Out the door, down the 60 steps of the staircase and you’re on the sand.

    Dave W., Other trip, Aug 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Peaceful and safe

    We really enjoyed our stay at the property. The house was clean. The neighborhood quiet. The private beach was the exact family friendly, COVID safe vacation we have been looking for. Came with my husband and our two toddlers. They loved the bunk beds, the European shower was awesome! We enjoyed visiting the town nearby for ice cream. John’s restaurant recommendations were spot on. We forgot the flag the first time we went to the beach and had some questions from others residents on the beach but nothing out of the ordinary. I would recommend that if you’re bringing small kids to pack a portable baby gate as the stairs up and down to the upstairs bedroom is very very steep. We will definitely be staying here again.

    GAYATRI B., Other trip, Sep 7, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Michigan Cottage

    Had an amazing 5 days at this Michigan cottage. The house is adorable, clean, has everything you need, great view of the lake two porches to sit on , and the beach access could not be better. It’s literally right outside the front door which means you can spend all day and still go back out for the sunset. The second floor bedroom is perfect for kids of all ages. We will definitely be back!

    Sheridan A., Other trip, Aug 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fall Beach Weekend

    A perfect getaway! Great location and great home.

    Katie R., Other trip, Oct 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and great time at the beach!

    We had a great time at the house. Everything was clean and well appointed and location steps from stairs to beach can’t be beat. Access to private beach was key on weekend days when crowds were larger. Our daughter loved the huge side yard. Highly recommend this property.

    Amanda D., Other trip, Jul 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful property and stunning sunsets!!!

    This property delivered more than advertised, it is an amazing location!

    Steven B., Other trip, May 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and Wonderful hosts!

    The cottage is perfectly located with easy access to the beach. The home is well equipped with everything you'd need including beach towels, beach chairs & umbrellas, sand toys, bathroom amenities, WiFi, etc. The host, John, was quick to answer any questions or concerns and made the check-in/check-out process seamless. Thank you for a great stay!

    Kim L., Other trip, Aug 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect beach house location

    My husband and I stayed for a very relaxing and enjoyable week at this location. We were joined by our son and his family for a couple of nights. The house worked well for our group. We made use of the grill for our dinners - John even brought by a full propane tank to ensure we didn't run out before the meat was done! The kitchen is modern with enough space to prepare meals if you don't want to eat out. We made use of the living room for game nights which was great. There are two full baths - one upstairs, one down, two bedrooms downstairs and a newly remodelled bedroom upstairs with a platform bed and two built in bunk beds perfect for small children. A washer and dryer are located upstairs as well. Everything was perfect for our stay - a deck outside the kitchen door with a table for six. large side yard to set up volleyball or badminton and a short walk to the stairs leading down to the private beach which was great. There is a public beach also which was crowded but the private beach wasn't which was so nice. The beach was clean and the water was clear. Just a perfect place to enjoy and relax, meaning the beach AND the house. Thank you, John! We'll be back!

    Connie S., Other trip, Jul 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Escape to the beach

    It was terrific! Nothing was missing to make our stay wonderful! Everything was top-notch, super clean, exactly as advertised. The owners could not have been nicer and more accommodating. They even had croquet equipment for us to play with in their huge lawn as well as enough beach chairs for our group. You can see the Lake from the 2 large decks, the grill worked perfectly as did all the appliances. I can't say enough about it, if I could give it more than 5 stars I would!

    Susan, Zubair A., Other trip, Jun 1, 2020

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