Union Pier-Alex Cottage Union Pier

ALEX COTTAGE (Union Pier) Great family fun just 15 minutes away! 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath cottage steps from Lake Michigan






*3 other cabins surround Alex that are available for rent. (NO Pets are allowed at any of our Union Pier Cottages)

Alex Cabin is located steps away from your private Lake Michigan beach. Alex Cabin is a cozy ranch, fully renovated with all major appliances and WiFi. In addition, there is a grill for your convenience on the patio. It is a peaceful and quiet place, away from the street with convenient parking and a grassy area with playground for small children. This is a good vacation spot for small families or couples.
Linens, beach towels and all supplies are on-hand. Enjoy the sunsets, stroll along Lakeshore Dr., visit galleries in New Buffalo, go shopping at Lighthouse Place, visit the Zoo in Michigan City or just simply soak your feet in the tranquil lake. 
**Parking is at a premium at our Union Pier location.  While we do not have an on-site parking attendant, please keep the neighbors in mind and park as close together, and as close to the cottages as possible. 
Rent all 4 cottages grouped closely together for a 10% discount.  (1 night stays do not apply.)
Bedroom Arrangement
Bedroom#1: Queen size bed
Bedroom #2: 2 twin size bed *Bed option: We have a king-sized bed bridge converter for the 2 twin beds, so if you would prefer that we make a king-sized bed out of the 2 twins, just let us now upon booking and we'll have that set for you upon arrival. 
Four Winds Casino: Just 5 miles from the cottage!
Blue Chip Casino: A larger casino. Located in Indiana, just 22 minutes away from Union Pier, try your luck at this exciting casino
Big 10 University-Notre Dame : Just a half-hour from this prestigious school
Fishing for Steelhead (Trout) Fish for Steelhead in the St. Joseph River (25 minutes from the cabin) in October, November (Kory at Boozer's Guide Service says that November is the best month), December, March and April.  Discounted weekend rates if book a guide in conjunction with your lodging. 
Wineries: Take a tour or visit a local winery
Winery Tours: The closest starting point to the cottage is in New Buffalo, approximately 5-10 minutes south. 
Round Barn Winery: A brewery/distillery and a winery all combined in one trip. Just 14 miles from the Union Pier Cottages, about a 20 minute drive.
Saint Julian Winery: Enjoy a great glass of wine at this local vineyard.


Beds: At the cabin we have 1 Queen-sized bed and 2-twin beds. 

           Bed option: We have a king-sized bed bridge converter for the 2 twin beds, so if you would prefer that we make a king-sized bed out of the

                            2 twins, just let us now upon booking and we'll have that set for you upon arrival. 

Cable: We have basic Comcast cable in the living room.

Fishing: Try your reel at fishing the gorgeous Lake Michigan for steelhead. Guided tours available in the area between late October, November, December, March and April. The St. Joseph River is a great fishing river as well, just 25 miles north of Union Pier.  Guided fishing trips are available.  

Future Dates: We will start working on 2019reservations in October 2018.  Guests who have currently reserved the weeks have priority. We try out best to accommodate everyone to the best of our ability.  You are welcome to let us know the dates you are interested in, and we'll put you on the list.  Thanks for your patience as we work through the many variables. We thank you for your business.

Internet:  There is basic internet (wi-fi) service here. Our Internet service is not high speed and does not normally do well with streaming or large files.

AC:  only 1 unit in main room.  None in bedrooms

Location:    90 minutes east of downtown Chicago

                  1/2 hour north Notre Dame

                  3 hours west of Detroit

                  2 1/2 hours south of Traverse City

Parking:Guests of the Alex will be provided one parking space next to the cottage. Parking is extremely tight.  There is not any street parking. Please be respectful the neighbors and not park in front of any other house but the Alex.  The only place to park an extra car would be at the Four Winds Casino, in New Buffalo.

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.



Property/indoor Amenities
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Firewood is provided.
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Heat type: furnace
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Sandy Beach
  • Swimming on property
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • grill-propane
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
  • Playground on site
Local Amenities
  • Winery
Special Features
  • AirBnB Rounding Adjustment
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01/09/2019 - 04/30/20192$50.00
05/01/2019 - 05/23/20192$75.00
05/24/2019 - 06/14/20192$100.00
06/15/2019 - 08/18/20192$200.00
08/19/2019 - 09/05/20192$150.00
09/06/2019 - 11/01/20192$125.00
11/02/2019 - 12/31/20202$60.00


Comfortable and Close to the Water
This was an excellent and cozy little cottage: very clean, very well maintained. It's also right on the water. My family and I had a wonderful stay. We intend to return!

P, we are happy that you and your family enjoyed staying at Union Pier-Alex Cottage.  Being right on Lake Michigan is pretty special.  We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Oct 2018
It was fantastic!! very quaint little place, great location would go back again.


Samantha, we are so glad that Alex Cottage worked out so well for you.  Having access to Lake Michigan during the summer is simply the best!  We do hope to see you again.
Aug 2018
Cute Cabin
This is a nice, cute cabin and very close to a wonderful beach. The owners were great about answering questions. We had a terrific time!


Anne, we're so glad that you enjoyed the Alex Cottage, and that you had a good time. Lake Michigan makes it easy to forget about everything except relaxing!
Jul 2018
Alex Cottage
We loved staying here and plan to come back next year. The cottage was clean, bright, cozy and it was so close to the beach! We enjoyed the big kitchen area and we cooked most of our meals there. It was very peaceful and relaxing We also enjoyed the short walk to the bakery and coffee shop.

The town is so convenient and quaint. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you next year!
Sep 2017
Alex Cottage in Union Pier
Alex Cottage is great. It is bright and airy, clean, comfortable, and a short walk to the beach. With air conditioning and wifi, it met all the needs of our family. We would use it again in the future.

  We are happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope you do reserve with us again. We have already opened up 2018 for the Union Pier properties...so let us know!
Jul 2017
Just Perfect for a little weekend away
I stayed in this house with 4 other girls and we all slept fine, even with one bathroom. Its so close to the beach (walking about 25 steps away), grocery and little restaurant nearby (Frankies for Martinis), we just had a blast. The owners are very easy to get ahold of no matter what time of day. Its close to the other houses we had no problem fitting our large party of 14 between the 2 houses (Grace cottage). I wish we had better weather, but we made the best of it. I would defiantly stay here again. The area is so cute, easy to get too and plenty of walking for us to look at. For a girls trip, this is the place!
May 2017
Perfect little getaway
I stayed here with 4 other ladies, no problem. The house is so cute, its just perfect to sleep, eat and hangout. Its literally 30 steps from the beach. The other rentals are on the same grounds to where you can just walk house to house, as we did. The couch pulled out and the owners were very helpful all times of the day to order pizza, get house codes and how to leave the house. Its located close to town for groceries, restaurants and markets. The kitchen is big enough to eat around with others and lots of kitchen counter space. The bathroom is large as there is only one but you can make it work. If your looking for a little place to just getaway thats on the beach this is your place. We loved this place and I hope to stay here again!
May 2017
Great Time
We have been staying at the Alex Cottage for our girls weekend for the past five years, and have enjoyed every minute of it. It's a nice cozy cottage that works well for us! We plan on going there for many years to come!
Mary Jo
Sep 2016
Great small family cottage
Being from Kentucky we do not get to visit Lake Michigan as much as we would like, so when we discovered the Alex Cottsge we were excited to bring the family up for an extended weekend visit. The beach access was a perfect proximity when making trips up and down from the cottage with a 9 week, 2 year old and 5 year old. The bedrooms were a decent size for our family of five and the bathroom was large enough to help our young kids get ready for bedtime. All of which you wouldn't expect from a smaller cottage. The eating area was fun for the kids and great way to eat as a family each night. Freshwater rentals were so great to work with that I would recommend this cottage to any family, so much that our extended family is already working to book the larger Brandon cottage for our 2017 summer vacation.
Jun 2016
Great Place
The only thing I would say that could use a little improvement is the cleaning of the place. Other that that is was a great location and has everything that you need. All of the people were great to deal with and very helpful.Thanks so much for the good time.
Apr 2016

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