Meant to Beach

  • Cottage in Union Pier
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Meant to Beach

Cottage in Union Pier

Stay Information

  • From: $325 per night

Property Details

Union Pier Michigan Vacation Rental: Beach Access. Everything in Union Pier within walking distance. Sleeps 7 (4 Adults + 3 kids). Max occupancy: 7.

(5 Night Summer Stays! )

Charming, well-appointed 3 bedrooms, a 2-bath cottage on a secluded private lane one block from Lake Michigan and McKinley's Beach. A 5-minute walk to the heart of Union Pier's Market and shops/food/coffee. This bright and beautiful home also boasts a large flat and private yard with plenty of sunny and shaded areas and ample room for yard games and outdoor entertainment. Picnic table, two hammocks, and fire pit. Right in the heart of Harbor Country with a 5-minute drive to New Buffalo. Enjoy the beaches, restaurants, coffee, wineries, breweries, casino, gardens, antique shops, golfing, and so much more. Decorated with love for a welcoming feel, the home includes many signs and artwork designed to create a peaceful space and foster positivity. This is a perfect place to get away with your family and friends to make fun and everlasting memories. Look no further, this is Meant to Beach!!!

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, cable/satellite television, DVD players, and high-speed Internet service.

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 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 3

3 Single Beds



  • DVD
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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


  • Dishwasher


  • Beach


  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill




Cancellation Policy

The deposit will be fully refunded if the reservation is canceled 30 days before check-in; 50% refund 14-30 days before check-in. No refund will be provided for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the agreed-upon arrival date. Additionally, there will be no refund in the event of an early departure.

Deposit Policy

At time of booking a 25% deposit is required to secure reservations, calculated as 25% of the nightly rate, taxes, and cleaning fee, minus the damage insurance. Damage insurance is charged in full at time of booking, making the total deposit equal to 25% plus the damage insurance. These fees are automatically charged on our end to your card on file at time of booking. The final payment is due 35 days before your arrival date. Guests can pay the final payment using the credit card on file, Venmo, or Zelle. If paying with the credit card on file, an additional 3% Convenience Fee applies. Please be advised the card on file will be charged to include the 3% Convenience Fee if payment is not received 35 days prior to your arrival/due date. To avoid the convenience fee, guests may use Venmo or Zelle, as long as payment is received before the 30 day automatic billing date.

For Zelle payments,send to
For Venmo, use @wayarentals.

**Late payments will incur a $25 charge added to the balance.**

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

Guest Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 10 reviews

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Recent reviews

Great Place

by Jo R.


5 out of 5 stars

We enjoyed our time at Meant to Beach. It was clean, quiet, lots of different places to hang out and talk, 5 minute walk to a great beach, easy drive to great restaurants and the grocery store in New Buffalo and great communication with WAYA rentals. We hope to stay there again!


by Tonya W.


5 out of 5 stars

We loved MEANT TO BEACH! Perfect private setting, a close walk to the beach. The screened-in porch was a PERFECT setting for reading, morning coffee, or family game night. We would love to come back to this place again, as our family all gave it a HUGE TWO THUMBS up!

Great Location

by Jane S.


5 out of 5 stars

The house is located in a perfect spot. A lot of privacy, yet close to the beach. The house is roomy and has many places to relax both inside and out (large screen porch). The kitchen is in need of some updating, but it worked for us!

Great Location

by Jeff B.


5 out of 5 stars

Easy walk to the beach and quiet lot in Union Pier.

Great place! Great vacation!

by Jacquie W.


5 out of 5 stars

This home was perfect for our family with its many seating areas, comfortable bedrooms, beautiful yard, and screened-in porch. It was nicely furnished and decorated and very clean. It was located in a beautiful neighborhood, with a short, lovely walk to the beach. Management was very helpful and welcoming! We had a wonderful vacation and a great experience with this team!

Great for family

by Robert N


5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful place to stay for a beach vacation. Close to stores, shops and most importantly walking distance to the beach! Kids had a blast

Great Family Vacation!

by Sue D.


5 out of 5 stars

This trip exceeded our expectations! House is lovely, exactly like it looks in the photos. We enjoyed making s'mores in the firepit and lounging in the hammocks. The private beach was a short walk away and it was beautiful! White sandy beaches, very clean, not crowded. We were there every evening to watch the amazing sunset. We will definitely return!

Everything was great

by Mari B.


5 out of 5 stars

Everything was Great. Easy walk to the beach. Great yard for the kids to play in. Very nice house with lots of natural light and many places to sit. We have no complaints about this rental. Whenever I had a question, the person I emailed was quick to answer. We would LOVE to stay here again in the future.

Wonderful getaway spot

by Andrea B.


5 out of 5 stars

We loved the large yard and fire pit. The house was great for our needs. The walk to the beach is short (we were worried it would be longer than advertised, but it was great!). The house was well stocked for our needs other than the hand soaps were pretty much empty, which in the time of Covid-19 seems key. But the location, the home, and the overall experience was excellent!

Wonderful home, yard, location!

by Mike G.


5 out of 5 stars

Great house and outdoor space for us and our 2 adult kids. Relaxing screen porch, front deck and yard with lots to do. Fire pit, hammocks, beach sunsets. Loved it all.

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