Union Pier-Alex Cottage Union Pier
PARKING SPOT: 1
*STEPS FROM LAKEFRONT (LAKE MICHIGAN)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY
*3 OTHER CABINS SURROUND THE ALEX COTTAGE THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO RENT
The Alex Cottage is located steps away from your private Lake Michigan beach, so scoop up the little ones and walk on down! The Alex Cottage is a cozy ranch, fully-renovated with all your major appliances and Wi-Fi. Sleeping 4, there are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in this home. In addition, there is a grill for your convenience on the patio. It is a peaceful and quiet place, away from the street and has a convenient parking. In addition, The Alex has 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.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Air Conditioning: There is a window air conditioning unit.
ATV's: None are allowed onsite.
Animals: You will see birds, deer, squirrels, racoons, and of course fish.
Bathroom #1: Full bathroom with shower
Beach/Swimming: You will walk around another cabin and down stairs in order to get to the private stretch of Lake Michigan beach used by our Union Pier Cottages. Swimming is divine on Lake Michigan. The 2019 Lake Michigan water level is very high. Therefore, the beach is not as wide has it has been in the recent past. Each year is slightly different when it comes to nature.
Bedroom #1: 1 Queen
Bedroom #2: 2 Twins which can be converted to a King upon request
Boats: There are no boats that come with this rental. However, if you are interested in Fishing for Steelhead (Trout) you can do so 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.
Bugs: Typical Michigan bugs
Cell phone service: Good!
* Notre Dame University: 35 minutes (28 miles)
* Chicago: 90 minutes (82 miles)
* Detroit: 3 hours (170 miles)
* Traverse City: 2 hours and 30 minutes (135 miles)
Dock: No dock
Grill: Yes and it is propane! Fuel is provided.
Grocery Store: In New Buffalo, just minutes away.
Handicap Friendly: Yes in terms of there is a very small step to enter the cottage and it is only one floor, however, it is an extremely cozy space and would not work well with wheelchairs. Also, you need to walk down steps in order to get to Lake Michigan.
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.
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: 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.
Pets: No pets are allowed at any of our Union Pier Cottages
Privacy: There are cottages right next door.
Snowmobiles: 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.
Space: Ranch style home, cozy.
Televisions: Living room has a TV with basic Comcast Cable.
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though.
Washer and dryer: There is not a washer/dryer onsite. However, there is a laundry mat in New Buffalo just 10 minutes away
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.
- 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
- Coffee maker
- Standard kitchenware & utensils
- Sandy Beach
- Swimming on property
- Patio chairs
- Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
- Playground on site
- AirBnB Rounding Adjustment
|11/02/2019 - 12/31/2020||2||$60.00|
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
John, renting all 4 cottages in Union Pier is such a great thing to do for large groups. We are so glad that you all enjoyed yourselves, and we look forward to seeing you again!
Phyllis, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Alex Cottage on Lake Michigan. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath sleeps 4 and includes a private Lake Michigan beach. It is peaceful and quiet. Thanks for your recommendations for improvement. We will get scissors, and we will make every attempt to keep the walks clear . We'd love to work with you again.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Erin, being right on Lake MIchigan is a big plus. There is nothing like Lake Michigan beaches and sunsets/sunrises. We apologize for the towel issue. Typically plenty of towels are left for the guests. We will speak with our cleaners about this. We have many properties throughout MIchigan, so we hope that we can find you the perfect place for next time.
Sara, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Alex Cottage. One can not beat staying at a cottage right on Lake Michigan. The sunsets and sunrises and the fabulous beach are simply the best. We hope to see you again soon
Cozy little cottage set in wooded area but close enough to others to feel safe. Kid friendly area, they met new friends while there. Only problem was we didn't have a long enough stay. Bring what you need since there isn't a McDonalds or Walmart in sight. Loved the short walk out the back door to the beach. Fun couple of days while the weather was nice. Loved the convenience of the beach. Would have liked to know more kid friendly restaurant options. All in all it was a lot of fun.
Deana, we are so glad that you enjoyed the Alex. There is so much to do when you are right on Lake Michigan. The beaches are the best, and the grassy area with playground for small children gives children lots to do. We hope to see you back again for a longer stay!
Catherine, we love that Alex Cottage is your #1 choice in Union-Pier! It is a great cottage and being right on Lake Michigan is the best. We look forward to your return.
Mandie, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Alex Cottage. There is nothing better than having Lake Michigan at your doorstep! We are sorry that you had to deal with plumbing issues, and we appreciate your positive comments about how we handled the issue. Our guests' comfort is our #1 priority. We hope to work with you again in the near future.
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.
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.
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!
The town is so convenient and quaint. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you next year!
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!