Union Pier-Grace Cottage Union Pier
PARKING SPOTS AVAILABLE: 2 MAX
*STEPS FROM LAKEFRONT (Lake Michigan)
*One cabin is adjacent to Grace that is available to rent.
**WARNING: THE 2 LAKE HOUSES (BRANDON AND SAWYER LAKE HOUSES) IN FRONT OF THE GRACE COTTAGE WERE DESTROYED IN A HOUSE FIRE IN DECEMBER 2021.
THE PROPERTY OWNER'S FAMILY MEMBERS WERE STAYING AT THE COTTAGES WHEN THE CHIMNEY FIRE ERUPTED.
THANKFULY, EVERYONE MADE IT OUT SAFELY.
THE FIRE DAMAGE HAS CREATED AN EYE-SORE. OUR RENTAL RATE REFLECTS THIS REALITY.
WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN OUR TRANSPARENCY BEFORE YOU BOOK ANY OF OUR VACATION HOMES.
DEMOLITION WAS COMPLETED IN JULY 2022**
Stay steps away from the Michigan lakefront, Grace Cottage is a great family vacation spot or a romantic getaway for the weekend. Opened all year round, the cottage is comfortable, relaxing and will meet all your needs. Enjoy the walk-out deck and patio under a magnificent maple tree. Throw some dinner on the grill or wake-up to a cup of coffee connecting with nature. This cottage has an open kitchen, beautiful master bedroom, gas fireplace, & cable. There are 3 TVs in the cottage: one in living room, one in master bedroom and one upstairs.
Groceries, wine store, restaurants, and bakery are only a 10-minute walk along a peaceful tree-lined country road. Grab your loved ones and enjoy this peaceful and playful retreat.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Air Conditioning: There is central air conditioning in this cottage!
ATV's: None are allowed onsite.
Animals: You will see birds, deer, squirrels, raccoons, and of course fish.
Bathroom #1: main floor--Full bathroom with shower and tub
Bathroom #2: upstairs—Full bathroom with shower only
Beach/Swimming: You will walk through the children's play area toward the 26 steps leading toward the public beach access. Just to the left, in front of the large Brandon and Sawyer lake front cottages, you can enjoy the private access shared by our 4 Union Pier cottages. Swimming is divine on Lake Michigan. In 2019 the Lake Michigan water levels are high. The beach is not as wide as it has been in year's past. Nature changes each and every year.
**Please bring your own beach towels. **
Bedroom #1: main floor-- 1 Queen
Bedroom #2: upstairs-- 2 Twins (**can be converted to a King, just ask!)
Bedroom #3: upstairs—2 Twin beds
**Please request bed conversion a minimum of 48 hours prior to check in date***
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)
Click here to check out some of the options to explore in the Harbor Country area
Dock: No dock
Fireplace: Yes! There is a gas fireplace that is available for you to enjoy.
Grill: Yes! Fuel is provided.
Grocery Store:Union Pier Market: 9905 Town Line Ave, Union Pier, MI 49129 - 269-586-3775. A gourmet grocery store: Whistle Stop Grocery: 15700 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier, MI 49129 269-469-6700.
Internet: There is basic internet (wi-fi) service here (400bps). 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, pillowcases and bath towels.
Parking: Guests of the Grace will be provided two parking spaces 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 Grace. The only place to park an extra car would be at the Four Winds Casino, in New Buffalo. 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.
Pets: No pets are allowed at any of our Union Pier Cottages
Privacy: There are cottages right next door.
Snowmobiling: Not the ideal place for snowmobiling. Cannot ride from house to trails and there is no room for parking a trailer. Best to leave those home and enjoy the amazing views of Lake Michigan!
Space: Colonial style home (stairs).
Televisions: 3 Televisions: Living room, master bedroom, and 1 upstairs. All have basic Comcast Cable.
Towels: Yes, we provide basic, indoor bath towels. **Please bring your own beach towels. **
Washer and dryer: There is a washer/dryer for guests to use. Laundry soap is provided!
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.
- Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
- Cable- Satellite TV
- Central air conditioning
- Fireplace- Gas
- Internet/ WiFi
- Linens & Towels included
- Washer & dryer
- Coffee maker
- Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
- Patio Chairs
- Sandy Beach
- Swimming on Property
- Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
|09/06/2022 - 07/31/2023||2||$185.00|
Hi Caiti, thank you for taking the time to review your stay! As a last minute stay, it is definitely good to know that the home, and your interactions with our team provided you with a good experience! It's great that you were able to stay before things picked up more for the Labor Day weekend, and hopefully we get a chance to host you again for a future stay!
Hi Susan, thank you for sharing your review! It truly does break all of our hearts that Sawyer wasn't there for our return guests this year, but are happy to know you were able to still enjoy your time at Grace! I'm certain the owners also appreciate your thanks, and being able to provide guests with a continued stay in the area. We look forward to hosting you again in the future, as things continue to develop in the Union Pier area!
Bonnie, we love having you stay with us! Nothing is better than being right on Lake Michigan for relaxation. Thanks for your feedback - it is always appreciated. We look forward to your next visit.
FVR RESPONSEDavid, you are the best! You pretty much have said it all. Our returning guests are our best recommendations. A private beach on Lake Michigan, food and friends - it simply doesn't get any better than that. Welcome back and, hopefully, we'll see you next year!
Sameera, thank you for this wonderful review. We really appreciate your kind words for our staff. Our customers are our #1 priority. We would love to work with you again in the future
Jennifer, we were happy to have you as our guest! We're glad to hear that you had a great time, and we hope to see you back again.
David, thank you for this delightful review! We love hosting you and await your arrival next year!
Michelle, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Grace Cottage. We will send your suggestion for improvement to the owner. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you back again.
Kathleen, thank you for this great review and recommendation! We are so glad that you enjoyed Grace Cottage. We were happy to have you as our guest and look forward to your return.
Renee, we are glad that you love Grace Cottage as much as we do! Nothing beats being right on Lake Michigan, for the beach as well as the sunsets and sunrises. We hope to work with you again.
Jeanna, thanks for this wonderful review! We agree Grace Cottage is pretty special. Guest can't beat being right on Lake Michigan with a private beach. The cottage sleeps 6 and it has a wood burning fireplace for cool mornings and evenings. We look forward to your return!
Jackie, thank you for your kind words for the staff at FVR. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Grace Cottage. There is really nothing better than staying at a property right on Lake MIchigan. We hope to work with you again soon.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
John you made our day! Our #1 priority is to make certain that our guests have the best experience possible, so we appreciate hearing that we've been successful. We look forward to working with you again soon.
Carlos, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Grace Cottage. There is nothing better than looking out over Lake Michigan. The cottage sleeps 6 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It also has a natural wood-burning fireplace for the wintery days. We look forward to your return!
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
And we can't wait to see you all again next year, Jamie! We love that you had a girls' weekend at Grace Cottage. One can not beat being right on Lake Michigan to relax and have fun. Plus, on the cold evenings and mornings, the natural wood-burning fireplace is perfect.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Barbara, your review says it all! Returning guests are our best recommendation. We look forward to your return.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Shelley, thanks for your kind words about the staff of FVR. It is our #1 priority to make our guests' visit the very best possible. Steps from Lake Michigan, with a walk-out deck and patio under a magnificent maple tree, Grace Cottage is a perfect getaway spot. Everything you may need is within walking distance, plus there is a children's play area for the kids. We hope to see you back again!
David, what a wonderful review! We so love when our guest (especially our returning guests) love our properties as much as we do. the fact that you have come for 12 years now says everything. The allure of the Lake Michigan beaches is forever strong. We'll see you again next summer!
Jacqueline, we love that you had a great vacation! Grace Cottage is the perfect place to enjoy summer in Michigan. Nothing beats being right on Lake Michigan with the great sunrises and sunsets. Plus the beach! We'd love to see you come back and stay with us again
Meghan, it's heaven to stay a place right on Lake Michigan and Grace Cottage fits the bill. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We will take care of the grill issue - thanks for the heads up. We'd love to have you stay longer next time.
Rachelle, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Grace Cottage. Having Lake Michigan as your front yeard is pretty amazing! We hope to see you again.
Cathleen, we are so happy to hear that you and your sisters enjoyed your stay at Grace Cottage. Walking at the Lake Michigan beach can be so relaxing. Thanks for letting us know about the microwave - we will get that taken care of. We hope to work with you again soon!
Matthew, thanks for the great review. We love that you enjoyed Grace Cottage. It's a sweet property with all the advantages that you listed, plus being right on Lake Michigan is fabulous! The pine tree issue is a spring thing. We hope to work with you again soon.
Linda, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Union Pier Grace Cottage. Although you could not walk your pup on the beach, it's always great to find a vacation spot that allows our dogs to join us. We hope that you come back again!
Elizabeth, we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at Grace Cottage, and we hope to see you back again!
Coleen, we love that you used Grace Cottage as a ladies getaway weekend! It's so perfect for that. Being on Lake
Michigan, even when it's cold outside, is such a treat, plus shopping and access to the casino makes for a perfect t weekend. We hope that you come back for ladies weekend #2!
Brittany, we are so happy to hear that Union Pier-Grace Cottage worked out so well for your group. Getting away with friends is the best, and you can't beat being on Lake Michigan! We hope to work with you again
Janice, we're happy that you had an overall positive experience at Grace Cottage. Being on Lake Michigan is such a treasure. Thanks for the suggestions for additions to the kitchen. We'll get right on that
Nijika, we are so happy that you liked Grace Cottage as much as we do. Getting together with friends at a cottage is the best! We hope that you come back again
Annie, we are so happy that Grace Cottage worked out so well for you. Having access to Lake Michigan is a joy onto itself.
Lisa, we're really glad that Grace Cottage worked out so well for you and your family. Hoe cool to go there for your father's 94th birthday! We'll look for you again next year!
Cathy, we are so happy that Grace Cottage worked out so well for you all. It is such a great location on Lake Michigan, where you get the fabulous beach and the amazing sunsets. We hope to see you again!
Melissa, we're happy to hear that you like Grace Cottage as much as we do, and we'd love to have you come back!
So happy to hear that you liked Grace Cottage. Being right on Lake Michigan can't be beat. We hope that the weather allowed you to spend some time on that lovely patio. We'd love to work with you again in the future.
We are so glad you and your girlfriends had a wonderful time at the Grace cottage! We greatly appreciate your honest feedback! It is guests like yourself that we truly appreciate, we welcome ideas for how to improve the interior of our cottages. So thank you very much!
I do apologize that the batteries in the remote were not working! We will be sure to address batteries and furniture polish on floors with our cleaning staff. We are very happy to hear that no one in your group fell due to the slippery floor. We will look into that at once and correct whatever error may have been made from our staff.
Alexey, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. One can not beat being on Lake Michigan! Please keep in mind that have 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 hope to see you again soon.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Grace Cottage. Ther eis nothing like being on Lake Michigan! 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 hope to see you again soon.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your recommendations for the cottage. We will take care of 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 hope to see you again soon.
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Sunsets over the lake are the best ever! I'm glad that the bathroom issue was taken care of to your liking. Check out all 72 properties. We give returning guests a 10% discount when they book directly through us. We look forward to working with you in the future!
Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed Christmas here at the Grace Cottage! We hope to see you again in the future.
Freshwater response: Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. Many of our cottages do indeed provide board games, DVDs and books. We have not yet added those amenities at the Grace Cottage.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Please check out another one of our 66 Michigan properties for your next vacation! On Freshwatervacationrentals.com you will find deals and weekly specials. Hope to see you again soon!
Thank you for your positive feedback. We agree, the view is wonderful! Thank you for booking with Freshwater!
We are so happy you loved The Grace! Thank you for being such great guests. It is a quick jump over from Chicago, which makes for the perfect vacation spot! Remember we have 4 other places in Union Pier to check out for your next Michigan adventure! Thank you for your positive feedback!
THANK YOU! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your patronage. There's nothing like being steps away from Lake Michigan! We hope to see you next year!