Harbor Haven Union Pier

HARBOR HAVEN (Union Pier, MI): Blocks from Lake Michigan, fireplace, Sleeps 4, Wi-Fi and Smart TVs







Perfect home for a family of 4 looking for a simple, clean, vacation spot. Harbor Haven is just a short 8 minute walk or 3 minute drive to a gorgeous beach on Lake Michigan! The home comes with wood planked ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 1 and ½ bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, and beautiful deck with patio furniture for guests to relax. On the back of the house is also a screened-in porch where you can enjoy nature bug-free!   A washer/dryer and electric grill are also present for guests to enjoy!

Union Pier is a fabulous summer city with wineries, casinos, and great restaurants nearby. With the Michigan City Outlet Mall only 20 minutes away, and golf courses galore, mom and daughter can enjoy shopping, while father and son hit the course!


Air Conditioning: Yes!

Animals: Typical squirrels & birds


           Bathroom 1= Full bath with stand up shower

           Bathroom 2 = ½ bath

Beach/Swimming: 8-minute walk to Lake Michigan. The public access beach is just down a few steps.

Bedroom Configuration:
          Bedroom 1= King

          Bedroom 2= Double
          Family Room= Blow up mattress

Cable/Satellite TVs:  2 Smart TVs. One is in the master bedroom and one in the main family room. Roku for one TV. Comcast basic on both. Feel free to bring your Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon accounts! If you don’t have any, no worries, just call us!

Cell phone service: Great!

              * Michigan City Outlet Mall: 20 minutes (14 miles)
              * Chicago: 1 hour 14 minutes (74 miles)
              * Detroit: 3 hours 18 minutes (210 miles)
              * Notre Dame University: 44 minutes (37 miles)               
              * Grand Rapids: 1 hour 41 minutes (107 miles) 
              * Toledo, OH: 3 hours 3 minutes (185 miles)

Firepit/Firewood: You are able to build bonfires on the beach, but there is not a firepit at the house. Whatever drift wood you find or purchase some firewood at the local grocer.

Grill: Electric grill.  


Grocery Store: 4 miles away. It is called Barney’s. A convenience store is within walking distance, which hosts basic supplies

Internet:  Free Wi-fi

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

Parking: 2 cars in driveway and 2 in- front if necessary

Pets are not allowed. Enjoy this allergen-free Lodge. 

Privacy: There is a home on the one side of the home that is visible. The backyard is semi-private. With mature trees on one side of the home and white picket fence, you will enjoy the comfort of the backyard.

Space:  ranch-style home

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring beach towels though.

Washer and dryer:  Yes! Laundry soap is provided.  


Snowmobile trails are open from New Buffalo to Galien. The trail from Galien also extends into Indiana. The trails are well marked with a trailhead in Three Oaks and one in Galien. Visit  www.fishweb.com/recreation/snowmobile/trails/swl.html for updates on trail conditions. Snowmobiles must be registered and display a 3 year registration decal as well as a current trail user permit decal. In the State of Michigan there is a $25 charge for a trail users fee. This permit is good from October 1- September 30. Permits may be purchased at Knoll Bros Gas Station or Captain Cook’s Sports in New Buffalo. The Featherbone Restaurant & Lounge in Three Oaks or the Bungalow Inn in Galien provide snowmobile trail information.  You may also purchase a permit by calling the Michigan Snowmobile Association at 269-361-2285.

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Property/indoor Amenities
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Linens & towels included
  • Screened-in porch
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Washer & dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
Local Amenities
  • Winery
09/06/2019 - 11/01/20192$125.00
11/02/2019 - 12/31/20202$100.00


Great Family getaway
This was a perfect location for our family getaway! The location is great, and this cute little cottage worked out perfect for us. The cottage was supplied with a good amount of essentials. We would come back again. Thank you!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Cassandra, thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review.  Staying at Harbor Haven is a great way to end the summer season.  There is nothing better than having access to Lake Michigan beaches.  We do hope to see you again.  
Sep 2019
Great place for a beach getaway
This house was a great beach getaway with family! Very clean and a nice place. The enclosed patio area was a nice & quiet place to relax at the end of the day. Walking distance to the beach - which is exactly what we were looking for. Easy check in process.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Michelle, thank you for this great review.  We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Harbor Haven.  It's in a nice neighborhood just a short walk to Lake Michigan.  We'd love to work with you again.  
Aug 2019
Week to Relax
Very clean and well equipped home. Located very close to Gordon Beach. Internet worked very well to keep us in touch with the outside world. Warren beach and Michigan City were only minutes away offering a multitude of choices for the wayward traveler. But for us, the beaches by day and comfortable house at night were all we needed.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Dennis, what a great review!  So glad to hear that you were not wayward!  Being walking distance to Lake Michigan beaches is such a joy and the patio and screened in porch are great areas for relaxing at home.  We'd love to have you back again.
Dennis E
Aug 2019
4 stars
We had a wonderful time. We lived the cottage and all it had to offer. The few problems we had were addressed immediately. Thank you for helping make our vacation awesome! I

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Laura, it's good to hear that you had a wonderful time at Harbor Haven.  Guests are a short walk from Lake MIchigan beaches, where you can build bonfires, swim or simply walk the beaches.  It has a great deck and a screened in porch.  We'd love to see you come back again.
Jul 2019
Great rental close to the beach
We enjoyed our time thoroughly at Harbor Haven- the home was in great condition just as described and as seen in the pictures. The beach is a quick 5 minute walk down a quiet street, which is the main reason we chose this rental. Since it's a one story house, the AC worked quite well and kept us cooled off during our hot vacation week. Only small issues were the outdoor shower not being usable, and the fridge is quite small- something to keep in mind for those of us who buy groceries and cook for ourselves on vacation! We would definitely use this rental again if visiting Union Pier.

Lexi, we are so glad that Harbor Haven worked out so well for your vacation.  It is great to have a place with AC when it is hot in Michigan!  Plus close access to Lake Michigan is so sweet.  Union Pier is a fabulous summer city with wineries, casinos, and great restaurants nearby. We'll let the owners know your thoughts about the fridge, and we hope to get the outdoor shower fixed soon.
Jul 2019
Nice place!
We had a nice time at this location! Sadly it rained 2 out of our 4 days there, but cannot control that. Wish there was more closer by for little kids on rainy days, but my husband and I had never been up there so were just searching on google. For those with kids, there are some beach toys in the closet and an umbrella and some chairs so you won't necessarily have to buy those. The property managers were fantastic! The house tends to run a little warm, but they were super helpful and were working to get it resolved for future guests. Enjoy!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Corrie, what a bummer about the weather.  You'll just need to come back again for some sun.  This property is just a short walk to Lake Michigan beaches, where you can build bonfires on the beach.  It's got a cute patio area and a screened in porch.
Jul 2019
Comfortable for a small family
Location is great, short walk to beach and to little shops. Close to New Buffalo and Redamaks for burgers (cash only)! Stray Dog is a great spot too. Close to Warren Dunes and short drive to St. Joseph Beach. Electricity went out the last night and management was quick to respond (didn't ruin our time). The outside needs a little TLC and we were not able to get the outdoor shower to work. Other than that, great time and would love to go back! Thanks much

Anne, we are so happy to hear that Harbor Haven worked out so well for you.  Being able to walk to Lake Michigan is such a joy.  There is nothing like Lake MIchigan beaches.  It's close proximity to Chicago is great for people that want to see the city but enjoy the lake as well.  We hope that you return.
Jul 2019
union pier
The lovely home was perfect for entertaining family in the area. A close walk to the market and the beach. Very clean. Loved our stay!

Lisandra, we are so happy that Harbor Haven pleased you.  It's in a great neighborhood, and having Lake Michigan so close is a real bonus.  Great shopping 20 minutes away, plus day trips to Chicago or Grand Rapids offer loads of things to do.  We hope you come back again.
Jun 2019
Cute house close to beach
The house was very nice, walking distance to the beach. St. Joseph is about 20mins away with lots of shops and cafes. Silver beach is there also and a lighthouse. We enjoyed our stay and will be back!

Diana, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Harbor Haven.  It's such a comfortable property with a great patio and a wonderful screened in porch, so there is no worry about bugs.  Being just blocks from Lake MIchigan, plus having a fireplace, adds to its charm.  We look forward to your return.
Jun 2019
Very clean cute place next to several beaches and places to go. Backyard is very nice at night . My husband and I and two kids stayed here and plenty of room for all of us. Thank you !

Bryn, we are happy to hear that Harbor Haven worked out so well for you and your family.  It is a sweet property, and being walking distance to Lake Michigan is a bonus.  We look forward to working with you again soon.
Mar 2019
Very nice vacation bungalow easy to find and comfortable for a little getaway.

Maggie, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Harbor Haven.  It is a sweet property, and as you said, it's the perfect getaway location.  We hope to see you again!
Jan 2019
Amazingly cute & family friendly
This place was absolutely charming from the moment you step out of the car! Beautiful inside! Comfortable beds! Even had a few treasures for the kiddos to play with while we got settled in. Loved everything about this place! Beach was a very short drive away (not even 3 minutes, could have walked, but I was on vacation). We can't wait to go back!

Karl, we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at Harbor Haven!  Having close access to wonderful Lake Michigan is such a treasure, plus the community of Union Pier is great. Comfortable beds are a must for a successful vacation!  We hope to see you back again.
Nov 2018
Happy Texas Travelers
Was a joy the arrive at this nice property after a long trip. Well maintained and you can tell that the owners take pride in ownership.

Dan, we  love when our out-of state guests appreciate our properties as much as we do!  Harbor Haven is such a sweet property.  We hope that y'all come back to visit again!
Nov 2018
Wonderful Escape
Beautiful location and wonderful home. We would love to come back again.


Belinda, knowing that you enjoyed Harbor Haven as much as you did simply makes our day!  We'll look for you again next year.
Sep 2018
Cute cottage
Close to beach Great size Great patio area


Ann, you're right, Harbor Haven really is a cute cottage with a great patio.  We're glad that you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again.
Aug 2018
Very simple VERY clean!
Property was fenced in, quiet and well stocked with necessities. The beach near by was smaller, but Michigan City has a public beach that was awesome. Would stay again!


Fred, we are so glad that Harbor Haven worked out so well for you.  Having access to fabulous Lake Michigan is such a treat.  The beaches, the sunsets and the sunrises make the heart sing!  We look forward to seeing you again.
Aug 2018

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