Hidden Gem in Union Pier

  • Cottage in Union Pier
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Hidden Gem in Union Pier

Cottage in Union Pier

Stay Information

  • From: $325 per night

Property Details

Union Pier Michigan Vacation Rental: Firepit, Fireplace, walk to Lake Michigan Beach. Sleeps 6. Max occupancy: 6

(Peak season rentals: Saturday - Saturday with one-week minimum stay, Mid June-Mid Aug.)

Delightful, cedar-sided 3BR/2BA Union Pier cottage located just 3 blocks from beautiful Lake Michigan in the heart of Harbor Country. Single-level living with open concept floor plan. Fully appointed kitchen with beautiful cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, carrion countertops, large breakfast island, and dining table with seating for up to 8. Vaulted ceilings with transom windows bring in natural light any time of day. In the evening, relax in the spacious living room in front of the fireplace. The master bed/bath features a king bed, separate shower, tub, double sinks, and walk-in closet. French doors open up to the screened-in back porch which runs nearly the length of the house. Two guest bedrooms with queen beds share a large bath. No need to pack – this house comes with everything you need for a day at the beach, including beach chairs, towels, and a wagon to carry it all. You also have an outdoor shower to rinse off after a day of sun and sand. The central location provides a short walk to the beach down a private road and neighborhood streets, as well as Whistle Stop Deli and Grocery Store, and nearby restaurants. Harbor Country sights and activities include numerous restaurants, shops, nature trails, kayaking, Warren Dunes state park, wineries, and local craft breweries, and the Journeyman Distillery.

We kindly request that guests refrain from hosting large parties or family gatherings out of respect for the neighboring homeowners, many of whom reside here year-round. By fostering a sense of harmony and consideration, we can ensure that everyone enjoys a peaceful and rejuvenating stay.

Bring food, drinks, personal items, and the good times.

This property is well-maintained and equipped for the comfort and convenience of our guests. Our vacation rentals include well-equipped kitchens, living, and dining areas. Linens and towels are provided. Homes have washers and dryers, a dishwasher, central heat and air conditioning, DVD players, and high-speed Internet service. THIS HOME IS ONLY SET UP FOR STREAMING CHANNELS, WITH NO BASIC CABLE.

We ask that renters bring condiments, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, extra toilet paper, and convenience items like plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and zip-lock bags. We do not resupply anything during the stay. We provide two rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom, 2 rolls of paper towels, 4 garbage bags, and hand soap in each bathroom so plan according to your needs.

Minimum Age Limit for Renters: The guest signing the rental agreement/contract must be 30 years of age or older (ID at check-in required) and must be responsible for the group during the entire time of the stay.

Maximum occupancy restrictions: The number of guests at any WAYA-managed property can not exceed the maximum occupancy number (or sleeps number). This includes invited guests, friends, or additional family members. Events, parties, or family gatherings are not permitted without express written permission prior to booking.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed



  • DVD
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher


  • Gas Grill




Cancellation Policy

The deposit is fully refundable if canceled at least 60 days prior to the agreed-upon arrival date. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days but more than 30 days prior to the agreed-upon arrival date, a 50% charge is applied. If the cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the agreed-upon arrival date no refund is given. There is no refund for early departure.

Deposit Policy

A 25% booking deposit is required to hold all reservations. This fee is charged automatically to the credit card on file at the time of booking. Complete payment must be made for the total rental amount 30 days prior to the arrival date. Guests have the option of making the final payment via credit card, Venmo, or Zelle. If paying the final payment (balance due) using the credit card on file, there will be a 3% credit card processing fee added to the amount due. To avoid this administrative fee, the final payment may be made by Venmo or Zelle. Payment via Venmo or Zelle must be received prior to the automatic billing date or the credit card on file will be charged automatically to include the additional 3% processing fee. Once payment is made by credit card, no other form of payment can be accepted. To use Zelle, send payment to quickpay@wayarentals.com. For Venmo payments use @wayarentals ** Late payments will have an additional $25 charge added to the balance owed. **

Rental rates vary based on seasonality – please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

7 Guest Reviews

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"Perfect getaway for a family of 4"

by Stephanie L.


Hidden Gem was such a great find. The property is very clean, in great condition, and has all the amenities needed and expected for a beach getaway. It was very easy to feel at home. The porch and backyard are wonderful. Short walk to the beach and having the wagon and beach gear provided for us was amazing. Despite being right off the main road, you can't hear too much noise. In fact, walking to dining and stores is so convenient. Will definitely come back. Great for families who want an escape and get off the grid - wifi and streaming does not work well. Plan for other activities instead and enjoy!

"The house was wonderful!"

by Karen


Everything was beautifully decorated with high-end furnishings , art, and linens. The kitchen was stocked better than my kitchen at home. My only disappointment was the location. It was right next to a highway but I didn’t realize the amount of traffic noise there would be. They said it was a 3 block walk to the beach but did not say it was pretty inaccessible for older folks with bad knees. But all in all, it was a beautiful, comfortable home. (The beds were fabulous!) I would highly recommend it with the caveat that the noise was disappointing.

"Perfect Family Getaway"

by Lorri G.


The house set-up was perfect for our family getaway (3 couples). Beautiful decor and very comfortable beds. Well-stocked kitchen made meal prep easy. Nice size dining table for meals and playing games. Comfy living room for just hanging out. Very weak internet so don't plan on streaming any TV...bring DVDs. Was a little difficult to find so Hidden Gem is the perfect name.

"Loved the house and property"

by Greg K.


Loved the house and property, although noise from the highway and trains was less than ideal. (That is location specific and nothing against the house or amenities provided.). The layout and size of the house was ideal for 6 adults and one infant. Would rent that house again if it wasn't located so close to the highway and trains.

"Great House"

by Ashley S.


We loved the location! It was walkable to the beach with our 3 young kiddos. The kitchen was beautiful and well stocked. We loved the screened-in porch and beautiful yard. We would definitely recommend.

"Great location!"

by Nina U.


Great location! Walking distance to town and the beach. The house and backyard were lovely!

"Cozy Place"

by Vic S.


This is a beautiful place inside and out. Inside is totally updated, including the bathrooms. Plenty of room to stretch out and a great kitchen for entertaining. Front porch is great for hanging out it’s closeness to the lake , restaurants, and shops makes it a great location.

from $325 / night


Oct 9-14