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.

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

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 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 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.

10 Guest Reviews

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"Great Location"

by Jane S.


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.


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

"Great place! Great vacation!"

by Jacquie W.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

"Great quirky little house"

by Kelly P.


Fantastic screened in porch and yard. Spacious and great location. Just wish it had been more thoroughly cleaned. We will come back!

"Nice get away"

by Chad D.


Really enjoyed property. Huge yard for games and screened porch was perfect place to sit at night

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