Lakeside Summer Cottage Union Pier
Lakeside Summer Cottage
*Within walking distance of private access Lake Michigan beach!
A peaceful beach getaway is right around the corner-- just down the street from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan! The fact that this home is pet friendly is a true bonus for this area! While close to a popular road, the deck backs up to a forested backyard. This immediately brings out a feeling of getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Lakeside Summer Cottage is more vintage than modern, yet has a great flow for that simple Union Pier family gathering, near the beach. The kitchen is the hub which provides has ample space to prepare your meals, plus eat around the table together. The kitchen table doubles as the host for family game night.
This ranch home is all on one level. The master bedroom, with a queen bed, has an en suite bathroom with a large, deep tub and separate shower. The other two (2) bedrooms have a queen bed, and two (2) beds, respectfully. The additional full bathroom can be easily shared by the two (2) bedrooms.
We look forward to your visit to Union Pier where privacy, ease and your furry family member are welcome!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Air Conditioning: Yes. Central air.
ATV's: Not nearby. Not ideal for this area.
Master bathroom- Separate tub and stand up shower, sink, toilet
Bathroom #2- Shower/tub combo, sink, toilet
Beach/Swimming: Private community Lake Michigan beach access. One block away. 136 stair steps to the beach
Master- Queen bed
Second- Queen bed
Third- Two twin beds
Boats: We do not provide any boats.
Boat Launch: Public Boat launch approximately 5 miles in New Buffalo, MI
Bugs: Typical Michigan bugs. Mosquitos. Please bring bug spray.
Cable: Not traditional cable. Its ROKU.
Cell Phone Service: Most major cell providers work well.
Coffee Maker: Keurig and drip
* Just steps away from historic Lakeside Inn 5 min walk (.2 miles)
* Private access Lake Michigan beach 6 min walk (.25 miles)
* Notre Dame University: 35 minutes (28 miles)
* Chicago: 90 minutes (82 miles)
* Detroit: 3 hours (170 miles)
Drinking Water: City water
Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.
Fireplace: No fireplace
Fire-pit: There is not a classic fire-pit. There is an area where you can have a fire on the beach. Wood not provided, but wood scattered around the property. Wood is also sold across the parking lot at the store. Chairs on the deck can be brought down to sit around the fire. Please make sure to bring them back up when done.
Golf: Woodlands Course at Whittaker 10 mins( 7.6 mi)
Union Pier Market - 3 min (1.3 mi)
Whistle Stop Grocery- 1 min (.7 mi)
Heat: Propane, forced heat
Internet: Comcast/Xfinity. Great streaming and video calls.
Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and bath towels.
Parking: Six parking spaces. Can easily fit a trailer and have room for 3-4 cars.
Pets: 1 dog allowed. Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on. Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.
Privacy: There is more privacy here than at most places in the Union Pier area. While the store is next to the property, it provides great buffer.
Space: Single level home
Seniors: Welcome! There are three (3) stairs at the entry door to the property, but the home is on one level inside.
Televisions: Two TV’s-- main area- 40 inch with ROKU. 32 with ROKU in master bedroom.
Towels: All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay. Please bring beach towels with you!
Washer and Dryer: Yes.
Wood: Not provided. You can purchase wood at the store across the street.
- Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
- Beach Towels
- Blow Dryer
- Board Games
- Box Fans
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Ceiling fans
- Central air conditioning
- Heat - Forced Air Furnace
- Heat - Propane Forced Air
- Internet/ WiFi
- Iron & Ironing board
- Linens & Towels included
- Pets allowed
- Smart TV w/ streaming
- Smoke Detectors
- TV with Roku
- Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
- Antibacterial Hand-Sanitizer
- Cleaning Supplies
- Coffee Makers: Drip and Keurig (some K-cups provided)
- Cooking and Baking Pans
- Dishwasher (plus Detergent)
- Keurig--some K-cups provided
- Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
- Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
- Toaster Oven
- Fire Pit
- Patio Chairs
- Sandy Beach
- Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
- Pack and Play
|January 2022 - December 2023||01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023||2||$149.00|
|January - December 2024||01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024||2||$0.00|
Hi Debbie! We're so happy to know you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate you letting us know that mention of the step count would be helpful, so we can get that information updated, and continue to improve. It's great to know you found the home to be comfortable, clean, and that the beach was worth the walk! Hopefully we will get a chance to host you again.
Hi Laura! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay, and time in the area! It's so great to know that you were able to enjoy and appreciate the amenities provided as well! Hopefully we get a chance to host you again next time you're in the area!
Thank you for review your stay Wendy! We are happy to know you enjoyed your time at the house, and apologize for the inconvenience regarding the fence being left open! We will make sure to get this addressed so it isn't a continuous issue. I'm glad the trains didn't pose too much issue, though we do apologize for any inconvenience. We would love to have you back in the future!
Jenny, thank you for this lovely review. Lakeside Summer Cottage is one of our newer properties, so it's great to get a thorough review. Being able to take our pups on vacation with us is so special, and we're glad that you did it with us. We hope you and your pup come back again to recharge!
Julie, thank you for this extensive review. Wow, we love it! We're glad that you and your pup had such a great stay, and we look forward to your return.