Union Pier-Brandon Lake House Union Pier


THE BRANDON: Gorgeous, large lake Michigan vacation home facing the spectacular sunsets on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. 5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms/ 3 parking spaces total
Bedrooms

5

Baths

3

Sleeps

13

BRANDON LAKE HOUSE 


SLEEPS: 13 (3,500 sq ft)
BEDROOMS: 5
BATHROOMS: 3
PARKING SPOTS AVAILABLE: 3 MAX (NO room for trailers)
SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED
*LAKEFRONT (on Lake Michigan)
*3 other cabins surrounding Brandon are also available for rent! (None of our Union Pier Cottages accept pets.)


Stay at the gorgeous Brandon Cottage located right on Lakeshore Avenue in Lake Michigan. With access to the private beach, enjoy a great family or romantic getaway. Panoramic views through large windows, campfires on the beach and beautiful furnishings await your stay.  Enjoy the large walk-out deck that overlooks Lake Michigan, open kitchen, private beach, beautiful master bedroom with a soothing view of the lake & balcony. The bathroom has a heated floor, sunken tub and a shower. A TV with basic cable is in the master bedroom.


This gorgeous cottage has a wood-burning fireplace, TV, CD,DVD. The master bedroom has cable, WiFi throughout the home, and Ping-Pong table. Come relax, enjoy, and explore Michigan's natural beauty at your luxury vacation retreat.

The Brandon Lake House is next to the Sawyer Cottage (3 bedroom/2 bath) with separate deck sitting areas for each family to enjoy while facing Lake Michigan. There is an additional private deck off the upstairs master bedroom of the Brandon Lake House.  The cascading walkway toward the beach consists of a 72 steps total. This additional 2 level deck toward the beach is shared by both the Brandon Lake House and  Sawyer Cottage.  Yes, you are within earshot of each other, so it is fun to rent both places together. Since the walkway leading to the private beach area is in front of the Sawyer Cottage living room window, you may see Sawyer Cottage guests   While it isn't commonplace, you may see guests from the other 2 cottages (Grace (3 bed/2 bath) and Alex (2 bed/1 bath) as they use this direct walkway to the private beach area.  This private beach area is shared by all 4 cottages. There is a public access point (Miller Public Beach Access) adjacent to the Brandon Cottage. This entrance is accessible from the Brandon Lake House basement door, just 26 steps to the beach. More often than not, the Grace and Alex Cottages take the public access shortcut of just 26 steps to the beach. Both the Brandon Lake House and Sawyer Cottage next door have a private deck sitting space, with a shared walkway and an additional small shared sitting area on your down to the beach. 


** 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.  There is a maximum of 3 parking spaces for the Brandon Cottage. No trailer parking of any kind.


Rent all 4 cottages grouped closely together for a 10% discount.  (1 night stays do not apply.)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Beach/Swimming: Walk toward the left and down the stairs in order to get to the private stretch of Lake Michigan beach used by our 4 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. Normally, there are beach chairs at the bottom of the stairs for use for our 4 Union Pier Cottages.


Beds: Main floor: Bedroom 1: 2 Twin Beds


                           Bedroom 2: 2 Twin Beds


          Upstairs:    Bedroom 3: 5 Twin Beds


                           Bedroom 4: 1 Queen Bed


                           Bedroom 5: 1 King Bed (master bedroom with a private bathroom attached)


Bed option: We have 3 king-sized bed bridge converters for twin beds, so if you would prefer that we make a king-sized bed out of 2 of the twins, just let us now upon booking and we'll have that set for you upon arrival.

Deck/Outside Sitting Areas: The Brandon Lake House is next to the Sawyer Cottage (3 bedroom/2 bath) with separate deck sitting areas for each family to enjoy while facing Lake Michigan. There is an additional private deck off the upstairs master bedroom of the Brandon Lake House.  The cascading walkway toward the beach consists of a 72 steps total. This additional 2 level deck toward the beach is shared by both the Brandon Lake House and  Sawyer Cottage.  Yes, you are within earshot of each other, so it is fun to rent both places together. Since the walkway leading to the private beach area is in front of the Sawyer Cottage living room window, you may see Sawyer Cottage guests   While it isn't commonplace, you may see guests from the other 2 cottages (Grace (3 bed/2 bath) and Alex (2 bed/1 bath) as they use this direct walkway to the private beach area.  This private beach area is shared by all 4 cottages. There is a public access point (Miller Public Beach Access) adjacent to the Brandon Cottage. This entrance is accessible from the Brandon Lake House basement door, just 26 steps to the beach. More often than not, the Grace and Alex Cottages take the public access shortcut of just 26 steps to the beach. Both the Brandon Lake House and Sawyer Cottage next door have a private deck sitting space, with a shared walkway and an additional small shared sitting area on your down to the beach. 


Location:    90 minutes east of downtown Chicago


                  1/2 hour north Notre Dame


                  3 hours west of Detroit


                  4 hours south of Traverse City

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Casinos
Four Winds Casino: Just 5 miles from the cottage in New Buffalo, MI 
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

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

New Buffalo Rod & Gun Club (Archery, Gun/Rifle Ranges, Fishing): (269) 469-5990

Pizza: Mario's Pizza Union Pier https://www.mariospizzaunionpier.com/

Snowmobiling:
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.


Amenities

Property/indoor Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linens & towels included
  • Ping pong table
  • Firewood is provided.
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Washer & dryer
  • Telephone/Landline
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

SeasonPeriodMin.StayNightlyWeekly
11/02/2019 - 12/31/20202$700.00

Reviews

Great stay
It was great!  We really enjoyed the house. it was very comfortable and pretty. The beach was lovely.

FVR response:
Jane, we are really happy that the Brandon worked out so well for you.  Staying in a cozy cottage overlooking the majestic Lake Michigan is pretty much perfection.  We hope to see you back again.
Jane
Dec 2019
Great stay
Super property and nice managers.

FVR response:
Jane, we agree that the Brandon is a super property!  Overlooking Lake Michigan and sleeping 13, th4 Brandon s the perfect spot for a larger group.  It has a wood burning fireplace perfect for relaxing and reading a book in front of on the colder days.  We hope to see you back again!
Jane
Dec 2019
Beautiful & Cozy home.
My family and I absolutely loved this home. It's super comfortable. It's clean, beautiful and provides everything you need to cook. We cooked an early Thanksgiving dinner there. The home sleeps 13 perfectly. It feels like a home away from home. And the VIEW and sounds coming from the lake are phenomenal. It truly is an AMAZING house. The only complaint we have is that the internet does not work. Which is not good for me because I am a realtor, and need to be able to pop on my laptop to work if need be. This makes me sad because other than that the home is perfect, but I will not be able to ever go back unless the internet issue is resolved.

FVR response:
Natasha, thanks for this great review.  We could not have said it better.  Please accept our apologies about the internet.  We have not had problems with it before.  When you work with us in the future, if issues arise please let us know right away and we will remedy the situation immediately.  We do hope to see you again.
Natasha
Nov 2019
Beautiful Brandon House
What a great house for large group get togethers! This house is soooo beautiful and clean . Enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen , cozy couches, wood burning fireplace, heated bathroom floors, comfy beds and spacious decks with great views. Loved being steps away from the sandy beach of Lake Michigan. Freshwater vacation rentals were so accommodating to our needs. Will definitely stay here again. It is truly a treasure!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Gail, thank you for this fabulous review!  You've said it all,and we agree, Brandon Lake House is a treasure.  We look forward to your return.
Gail
Nov 2019
Outstaning Lakehouse, Excellent Customer Care
The Brandon Lake house was absolutely gorgeous with amazing views. The folks at Freshwater made the whole process easy.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
John, gorgeous is the perfect description of the Brandon Lake House!  You just can not beat being on Lake Michigan with the great sunsets and sunrises.  Thanks for the kudos  to FVR staff.  We make it our #1 priority to make sure that our guests are happy.  We hope that you come back again.
John
Oct 2019
Beautiful Lakeview Family Gathering Home
We were happy to arrive to this beautiful, well appointed home. With comfortable bedrooms, spacious gathering spaces, well equipped kitchen, on site laundry and lovely view of Lake Michigan, our family would certainly like to return. Beach access includes walking past The Sawyer deck then down quite a few steps to the lake, yet once you arrive on the marvelous beach it is worth the short walk! Nice beach on Lake Michigan with breathtaking sunsets! It is in very close proximity to two-three other cottages like an estate compound that would be fun for large groups wanting to be near each other. If I understood the property layout in advance, I would have encouraged more family members to rent the other three units. Added directional signage to get to the unit from parking area may have helped, as I noticed the guests staying next door re-routed our path to the parking spaces with a sitting bench so we wouldn’t walk by their patio. It made sense once we figured out how to get to the Brandon House. :-) This was our first time to Union Pier and we loved our accommodations at The Brandon House as well as the surrounding area. We hope to be back soon!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Janice, thank you so very much for taking the time to write this enthusiastic review.  We are so glad that you enjoyed The Brandon and the marvelous sunsets over Lake Michigan.  We'll let the owners know you thoughts on the parking signage.  We hope to see you again soon.
Janice
Sep 2019
Beautiful home
The pictures don’t even do this house justice. It is truly a beautiful home with a lovely great room and kitchen, gorgeous deck looking over the lake, and several comfortable rooms to fit a large group. I would highly recommend this home for future rentals!


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Caitlin, we love when our guests appreciate a property as much as we do!  The Brandon is special indeed.  Nothing beats being right on Lake Michigan with the fabulous beaches and the sunrises and sunsets.  The deck is perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails.  We hope that you come back again.
Caitlin
Jul 2019
Family Fun
The house was perfect for my husbands big family. The kids room was a great space for all the cousins to be together in one room The kitchen had lots of utensils, platters, and plates for meals at home. The home was beautiful and very functional for our big family gathering The property management was very professional and helpful with all our questions and needs We hope we can stay here again

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Lisa, we would love to have you back again!  Brandon Lake House is such a great property, and  there is nothing better than being right on Lake MIchigan - 26 steps to be exact.  Panoramic views through large windows, campfires on the beach and beautiful furnishings await your stay.  
Lisa
Jul 2019
5 stars - Fabulous vacation home
We had a fabulous vacation at the Brandon Lake House in Union Pier. The location was wonderful (right on the beach) and the house was huge and well appointed. We definitely want to come back again.


Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Donna, we hope that you come back also!  It is so wonderful to be right on Lake Michigan in order to walk those great beaches and watch the sun rises and sunsets.  Sleeping 13, the Brandon is the perfect spot for large groups.  The deck is an excellent place to look out over the water, plus there is a private deck off the upstairs master bedroom.  Perfection!
Donna
Jul 2019
Perfect Lake Michigan location
We really loved the house and property. Linens and towels were plush and abundant; modern appliances and fully appointed kitchen were a nice bonus, as we love to cook. Our only complaint was the scarcity of beach due to erosion, which cannot be blamed on anyone other than mother nature. We watched the storm come in on Saturday from our 'front row' seats on the lake and it was very exciting! But on Sunday there was no beach left - the water was ice cold and very rough with tons of waves - by the following Thursday, most of the beach came back, thankfully.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Donna, watching storms come in on Lake Michigan is always an adventure, especially the one you watched. That was a biggie! One can really start appreciating the power of nature. The Brandon offers such wonderful Lake Michigan memory making:  beach walks, sunrises and sunsets.    We hope you come back again.
Donna
Jul 2019
It was beautiful home and perfect for our 4 families of 13.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Tara, we are thrilled that Brandon Lake House worked out so well for your large group.  It is such a joy to be able to go down to the Lake MIchigan beach in front of the cottage, plus Union Pier has a lot of un activities to do also.  We hope to see you back again.
Tara
Jun 2019
People I dealt with were very accommodating, great space for our group, we have come for four years so obviously we love it

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Wendy, we love that you keep returning to Brandon Lake House.  It is a great property, plus one can not beat being right on Lake Michigan!  See you again soon.
Wendy
Apr 2019
Great location, lots of single beds
the location right on the water with an awesome deck overlooking the beach was really impressive. Beautiful spot for a sunset cocktail or a morning coffee. There are lots of single beds in this place-- making it great for 2-3 families (lots of kids) or a girls weekend / guys weekend kind of thing. In our case, we were doing a 2-day leadership retreat in March, and it was perfect. Nice big sitting room for our meeting, and modern large kitchen. Just one small comment- easily rectified by the owners. It appears that all the beach stuff -chairs, tubes, floats, etc -- weren't put away at the end of the summer in 2018. So, it had the effect of lots of weathered and half-burred equipment around the stairs and in the dunes that took away from the beauty of the beach. Seems to me, that just an hour of clean-up or organization at the end of the season would have left the place much nicer for the fall crowd or over the holidays. I'm sure it will get sorted out by next summer . . .


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Rich, we are so happy that The Brandon worked out so well for your leadership retreat.  It is a great property, and you are right about the fabulous deck!  Looking out over Lake Michigan can't be beat, no matter which season you are there.  Thanks for the suggestion about the beach gear - we'll get that taken care of.  We are hoping to see you again soon!
Rich
Mar 2019
Beautiful Comfort
This beautiful home is the perfect place for our group of friends to celebrate the new year. Plenty of space to gather, and plenty of space to spread out. Ping pong table is a big plus, to add a little competition to our vacation. We have probably rented this house 5 times and it is looking better cared for than ever. We love to walk on the beach and then sit in front of the fire and watch the waves from one of the comfy chairs or couches. We always cook big meals and the kitchen is large and well supplied and perfect for all cooking together. The management company is great - responsive, helpful, and accommodating I can’t think of one negative from our time here this year!



FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Patti, thank you for this lovely review.  The fact that your group has rented the Brandon Lake House 5 times already says a lot!  Aside from the spaciousness of the house, being right on Lake Michigan is a gift onto itself.  What a perfect way to start the new year.  We also appreciate your comments about FVR.  We make every attempt to create an environment where our guests can relax and enjoy themselves completely, so we appreciate getting your positive feedback.  See you again soon!
Patti
Jan 2019
We love the Brandon House
Thanks so much for a third fabulous year. We love the space to entertain, the multiple beds and the heated bathroom floors. :-) . Such a great venue for big groups to hang by the fire and relax. We will be returning again next year, for sure! Our only complaint was that it needs to be sprayed for bugs.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Stephanie,  I'm sure that the heated bathroom floors at the Brandon served you well during the cold weather this visit!  We are so glad that you returned for the 3rd year - that says a lot about the property.  We will make sure that the bug issue issue it taken care of.  We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Stephanie
Jan 2019
Union Pier Brandon house
Our family did a small reunion and we had a blast. We enjoyed the beach , use of kitchen for a great group meals and toured the local breweries. We also played Bacci ball at New buffalo town hall. The kiddos on the trip enjoyed the park and water park located at the town hall of New Buffalo as well - it was a great fun find.


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Annie, what great fun it sounds like you all had!   Love the bacci ball at the town hall.  We hope that you come back again.
Annie
Oct 2018
Great space for groups
We had 13 ladies staying for the weekend and the sleeping space is ideal for this. As well, the living space is a really nice for a group this size. With the large kitchen table and amount of island space, there was plenty of seating for meals and we just moved more of these chairs out into the living space after dinners. It was pretty chilly outside but we still sat on the deck and walked on the beach. Lovely views.


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Cheryl, thank you for this lovely review.  We think that the Brandon is a very special place also, especially for larger groups.  Walking on the Lake Michigan beach, even when is chilly out, soothes the soul.  We hope to see you all again!
Cheryl
Oct 2018
Girls' Weekend
We enjoyed staying at this beautiful, clean and well-equipped house: nice large kitchen, dining and living room area and beautiful view of the lake and sunset from either deck. It was so convenient to be close to the beach to enjoy the crystal clear water, nice sandy beach and fun activities.


Lisa, it's good to hear that your girls weekend at Brandon Lake House was such a success!  Thank you for the excellent review.  We hope to see you again.
Lisa
Sep 2018
A perfect trip - Brandon Lake House Exceeded Our Expectations!
We had a wonderful stay at the Brandon Lake House. The house far exceeded our expectations. The common gathering spaces and great room were spacious and wonderful for our family gatherings. The deck(s) were perfect for views and enjoying the outdoors. Everything about the house was great! We hope to come back again! Thank you!


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Scott, we love your review - your enthusiasm is delightful!  Those decks are pretty much prefect for morning coffee or tea.  We hope you do come back.
Scott
Aug 2018
Really nice house with plenty of space for a large group or family. Great location, beach access, and views! The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and entertaining. Our only issue was with the wifi and difficulty getting online and being able to stay online. Nice place!

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

Rebecca, We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Brandon.  Being right on Lake Michigan is such a joy.  We'll get the WIFI checked out.  We hope to work with you again!
Rebecca
Aug 2018
Trojan Golf Classic
AMAZING place

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

Rodney, we are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed your stay.  It's such a great house for large groups like yours to rent.
Rodney
Jul 2018
Great House
“The Brandon is a modern yet charming open family living space on the water. Great for entertaining. The beach is at the base of the house w zero entry for little kids. Never have to leave the property. The local outfitter on red arrow delivered all the beach toys imaginable and next thing you know all the neighbors are enjoying the water and the house w us for a great dinner. House is spectacular! Host is very responsive and accommodating! ”

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

Joy, we love that you had the local outfitter deliver beach toys that you shared with the neighbors!  What a good person you are.  Even more than that, we're so happy that you enjoyed the Brandon House. 
Joy
Jul 2018
Brandon House
The Brandon House is very beautiful and well maintained. The views are amazing. We will definitely rent this house again next year.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

Thanks Melissa.  We love that you rent both properties - they are each fantastic!   Remember that we have over 70 properties for you to choose from, and we give a 10% returning guest discount when you book directly through us.  We look forward to seeing you again soon.
 
Melissa
Mar 2018
Wonderful facility, perfect for our family. Well equipped, clean, welcoming.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:  
Thank you for the positive review! We are so excited to host you & your family year after year, here at the Brandon Cottage! We hope to see you again next year! 
Alan
Dec 2017
Amazing place and location. House is beautiful and perfect for a large group or a few families. Steps from Lake Michigan. Clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend the home. Great communications too. Hope to go back soon!

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! It truly is a great location! Please check out another one of our 66 Michigan properties for your next vacation! Hope to see you again soon!
Kelly
Nov 2017
Yoga Retreat
We had a great retreat.. the space was perfect!

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
We are so happy to year the Yoga Retreat was a great success!! 
Sharyn
Nov 2017
The Best Location in MI Wine Country
I have been staying at this location over the last 7 years and each visit has been wonderful! #myhomeawayfromhome

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
We are so happy that you consider the lake house as your home away from home as we strive for our guests to feel that way! We love having you and look forward to another 7 years hosting you!!! 
Desiree
Nov 2017
Wonderful beach home for large group
The Brandon House is very well laid out for a large group. The kitchen, family room and deck are great for hanging out and the bedrooms allow for many people given the large number of twins. The only downside is that this property is VERY close to two other rentals (and a 3rd in the parking lot). It seems like it was a compound at some point and now people in the rental next door can roam on your deck (which children did) and you have to walk right by the kitchen of another house to get to the parking lot. It's just not very private if that is what you are looking for in a house. I didn't give it 5 stars because for the price, some things need a refresh. The linens and especially the towels need to be replaced and maybe a fresh coat of paint or a little clean up on the deck, especially the upper deck. It's still a wonderful place to stay and the people we dealt with had excellent customer service! Having rented many homes in the past, these are just things I like to know about ahead of time.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
We are happy you overall enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your refresher suggestions, I have an order out to maintenance/cleaning for both ideas. Please consider renting one of our 54 other properties the next time you plan your Michigan adventure. We thank you for the compliments and appreciate your recommendation to others! Hope to see you soon!
Karla
Sep 2017
WONDERFUL!
Wonderful home for family get togethers! Our 4 adult children, spouses and 4 grandchildren joined us for 4 days at the beautiful Brandon Lake House, sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan. The large home with its beautiful great room and large kitchen was perfect for dining, board games and sitting by the fire. The kitchen was well outfitted and there was plenty of seating indoors and outdoors where we had family meals. The 6 bedrooms allowed each family private sleeping quarters and plenty of beds! Easy access to the beach and lake provided hours of fun in the sun - and plenty of beach towels for all! The house was clean and everything we needed for meals and fun was provided. We hope to return next year!

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
THANK YOU for you wonderful descriptions and positive comments about the Brandon Lake house. It is simply breathtaking, and the views ARE spectacular of Lake Michigan. We would love to host you again next year. Be sure to give us a call. 
 
Nathan- Nancy
Sep 2017
Perfect Large House Right on the Lake
This is the perfect house for a large family or multiple families. Right on the lake. Big deck to watch the sunsets. Lots of steps down to the beach but worth it. Everything is provided for a great trip. We had 2 families in this house and there was more then enough room. Great kitchen too. Would stay here again.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
WE LOVE THE BRANDON TOO! We are glad your families enjoyed the house. Please let us know your 2018 dates so we can reserve them! The Brandon books pretty fast as you can imagine! 
Patrick
Aug 2017
Great Place for a large group.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Great place for a big group. A large deck overlooking the lake which is awesome. Great beach but lots of stairs to get there. Highly recommend.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We love the bed configuration at the Brandon. It is able to host so many people! Agreed...great place for large group. Thank you for renting with Freshwater Vacation Rentals.
 
Patrick
Aug 2017
Family Vacation
Our extended family spent a wonderful week at the Brandon Lake House. It was very spacious and well appointed. The deck was a great place to watch the sunset. The path to the beach was very easy to maneuver and the sandy beach was enjoyed by all. I would highly recommend the house to other vacationers and we will hopefully stay there for many more family vacations.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Nothing like a sunset on Lake Michigan! We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our Brandon House. 
Joe
Jun 2017
Girls weekend
The Brandon house is spectacular. The views of Lake Michigan are phenomenal. The beach access via the stairway off the deck is perfect. The house is beautifully decorated and well maintained. The younger girls enjoyed sleeping in the large bedroom with five twin beds and had more than enough room for their things. The kitchen is well stocked including a large stove top griddle for pancakes. We enjoyed our stay and will be back again.
Annie
Apr 2017
Once again a lovely time was had by all!
Wendy Linda
Mar 2017
Friend Annual WInter Trip
As always, the accommodations were amazing - the heated floors are such a treat, and everything was so easy to set up. Thank you!
Carolyn
Feb 2017
Great Property!
Our group of 3 families (4 children and 6 adults) stayed for 3 days this winter. The house is very nice, right on the water, and we loved taking walks along the beach. Several of us are very good cooks and this kitchen is extremely well equipped, the best we've seen of any house we have ever rented. We really appreciated everything that was available to us. The grill outside worked very well. The living room is extremely cozy and inviting and we loved the layout of the house. Board games were available for our use. TV worked fine for our football watching. The kids enjoyed the ping pong table downstairs. Property management was extremely responsive - we had to call them twice on minor issues and had no problem resolving what we needed. Our bed was very comfortable and the shower worked very well. I highly recommend the Brandon Cottage!
Robin
Jan 2017
Had a wonderful stay. Told the rental agency about issues with water not draining well in showers. Apparently it is being attended to shortly. Would love to have Keurig coffee machine for next year if possible. Love the lake view, deck and rooms of the home. Makes it perfect for our 12 woman annual gathering.
Debra
Oct 2016
Best Time Ever!
We celebrated 13 girls who turned 50 this year at the Brandon Cottage! All of them want to make it an annual event! Perfect home, perfect location! ( Bummer parking since carpooling didn't go according to plan) Had a problem with the refrigerator and it was handled quickly and professionally. I'm hoping to book the same weekend next year! Can't thank you all enough!
Jackie
Sep 2016
june 2016
great location and roomy house
Holly
Jun 2016
Location Awesome!
My favorite location in Union pier Michigan! We come here every year to celebrate our anniversary. My onlyComplaint on this visit was the lack of cleanliness I don't know if they switched cleaning services but it was not good. We spent the evening making sure everything was clean. Make sure to bring your own towels Other than that, the house is beautiful, and the property management co is phenomenal FRESHWATER RESPONSE: We love having you in Union Pier each year! I'm so embarrassed that our cleaners did not meet your expectations, as they have in the past. We have since replaced the towels and have developed new training for the cleaners to make sure you are never disappointed again. We look forward to having you back next year where we promise not only to meet your expectations, yet to exceeded your expectations. Please accept my personal, sincere apologies. Thank you for your kudos for our Freshwater Vacation Rentals office team. We love working with you and your friends each year.Sincerely,Cara
Desiree
Jun 2016
Lovely open space and lake view!
Enjoyed our stay so much, we booked again for next year! Our reunion group has rented this property for 4 years and always has wonderful stay. The rental staff is excellent and very accommodating!Date of arrivalOctober 1, 2015
Mary
Apr 2016
So fun and relaxing!
Loved the house. Beautiful view. Heated floors and great living space. Girls weekend was perfect! Date of arrival January 29, 2016
Stephanie
Apr 2016


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