9 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Union Pier, Michigan - Updated 2023

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
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Union Pier is a charming lakeshore town in Michigan’s Harbor County, around an hour away by car from Chicago’s downtown and 5 miles (8.04 kilometers) away from Northern Indiana. Flanked by Galien River and Lake Michigan, it started out as a shipping pier transporting lumber from its bountiful land. During 1871’s Chicago Fire, demand for timber grew. The community turned to fish in the beautiful lake waters when wood became rare. It became a popular vacation destination earning the name “United Nations of Tourism” because of its awesome lake and natural landscape and ease of traveling via railway. There’s antique shops, wine tours, cafes serving the best brunches, country resorts, and the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Union Pier, Michigan. Book one from our list below.

1. Home-style bungalow just steps from the beach (from USD 236)

This country cottage is in private subdivision minutes from the beach. The bungalow has high cathedral ceilings with skylights, white-and-beige interiors, wooden flooring, and wrap-around casement windows. Two spacious bedrooms and a private bathroom with a tub host four guests comfortably for a least two to seven nights. It’s designed with a living room adjacent to the dining area that is separate from the kitchen. Though furnished with antiques, it has modern conveniences like cable TV, laundry equipment, fast Wi-Fi, barbecue grill, and air conditioning. The courtyard surrounded by other cottage units has a private walkway to the beach. Parties are prohibited.

Union Pier, Michigan, United States
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The place is immaculate and comfortable with incredibly comfy beds and super nice sheets
right at the kitchen door Note
The cottage is SO CUTE and stocked with everything you need including items for the beach: towels umbrella chairs etc
so it was somewhat of a challenge to get down to the water
The beds and bedding are very comfortable and we loved the charming decor and appreciated all of the natural light from the windows
This property is everything as described and more
The cottage was adorable and very clean
The cottage was clean and very cozy
The property was great and had everything we needed for our stay
Our cottage was beautiful Rosemary & Mike were wonderful from beginning to end
Everyone we met on the beach was very friendly
Mike and Rosemary are so welcoming helpful and kind
Being so close was a gift
Rosemary provided a great quick tour of the property upon arrival
and Rosemary is a gracious host and very helpful
The location is very convenient to restaurants state parks for hiking and vineyards for imbibing
Such a joy to stay in this beautiful cottage
Just minutes from New Buffalo local eateries nearby
Even with my severely restricted dies I found a mayo-less chicken salad at Whistle
dunes hikes wineries and breweries
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2. Dream cottage with private path to the beach (from USD 267)

This cottage is a cozy blue-and-white home near the lakeshore. It has stylish interiors decorated with antiques, objet d’ art, and local artwork with rattan and wicker furniture exuding a resort-like vibe. This two-bedroom and two-bathroom home hosts six guests. The modest space features a living room warmed by a fireplace, dining area, and open kitchen. French doors open to a side patio with bistro chairs connecting to the outdoor shower and pergola. The trellis-covered pergola has seating areas overlooking the garden with a fire pit. Lounge all day reading a book or enjoying the scenery. A path through the lush garden leads to the beach.

Union Pier, Michigan, United States
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

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Amenities & Room:
we loved out little retreat the fireplace made our evenings extra cozy
beds very comfortable for a good night's sleep
the house is lovely--clean and charmingly decorated
it was very clean and had comfortable beds the fireplace added to the coziness
loved this cottage in union pier very clean nicely decorated and great use of space throughout the cottage
the host joan waa kind and generous and very helpful
the property is nicely maintained and is close to lake michigan
and so close to the beach very happy guest here
what a wonderful cottage great place to stay close to everything
so many great places to eat
wonderful place to spend the thanksgiving holiday
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3. Luxurious five-star home with a hot tub (from USD 493)

Book this luxurious cottage for one to four nights. It’s at the back of a property surrounded by lush foliage and trees near a bakery, shops, and the beach. The remodeled two-level home has interiors decorated with a mix of contemporary and vintage furniture and accents. The three large bedrooms, fitted with king and queen beds and two big bathrooms and spread on two floors, can host seven guests and their pets comfortably. The ground floor features a lounge with TV, a dining area with a fireplace, and a fully kitted kitchen. Hang out in the screened-in porch with your morning coffee enjoying an excellent view of the woods and the hot tub. The second-floor third bedroom has a terrace overlooking the lush garden with a fire pit.

202 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
the beds were like climbing into a cloud
everything was very well appointed with comfortable amenities
we loved the kitchen and all the porches and balcony
the bathrooms were beautiful the kitchen upgraded and well appointed
clean and well decorated
the property was clean well stocked and comfortable
the home is beautiful clean and the setting is wonderful
the owner gave us great directions and ideas of what to do in union pier
paul was very helpful during our stay as well
the owners have given every attention to detail the koi pond is a sheer delight
can’t compliment the host enough on how cute their place is
we loved the location and the quiet neighborhood
it has a great location and we can't wait to return
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4. Pet-friendly cottage by the beach (from USD 300)

This accommodation requires a minimum stay of two to seven nights. It’s 90 minutes from Chicago, walking distance to Town Line public beach, 2 blocks from Private Association Beach, and 10 minutes away from Four Winds Casino and restaurants. This single level two-bedroom and one-bathroom home hosts five guests comfortably. After a day of frolicking in the beach, the kids can play with their pets on the vast tree-shaded lawn or sit and relax in the screened-in porch admiring the surrounding scenery. Roast marshmallows on the fire pit while keeping warm at night. Guests are provided with modern conveniences like flat-screen TV, air conditioning, internet, heating, laundry facilities, and free parking.

131 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
extremely comfortable bed and bedding
songbird cottage was the perfect t get away for our family of 5 comfortable accommodations- wonderful screened in porches
it's cozy but perfect for our small family
nice clean comfortable and well stocked
the cottage is so clean and cozy
very clean great layout tastefully decorated
clean comfortable and prime for making great family memories
monica is a splendid host
monica is a wonderful and friendly host
owner is super responsive and helpful
monica the owner made sure that we had everything we needed
provides clear directions and is super responsive to questions
the neighborhood was centrally located so it was easy to walk to the beach or town
the location is great as it’s close to restaurants bakeries and grocery
the location is about 2 blocks from the private beach which was perfect
the park/basketball court in the back was a huge bonus
the location made it easy for us to explore the southern dunes and other cities
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5. Rustic dwelling in the woods 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the beach (from USD 214)

This rustic cottage is your perfect hideaway in the woods near the beach and four blocks to Nani’s restaurant. It has cozy wooden interiors, bay windows, and vaulted ceilings with skylights. To sleep six guests, there are three spacious bedrooms with two bunk beds, two single beds, and a queen bed. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with an island; a cozy living room with a fireplace, cable TV, and pull-out sofa bed for two; a dining table set for six; two private bathrooms with an enclosed shower and laundry facilities; and a screened-in porch for dining outdoors with a garden view. Enjoy warm nights around the fire pit. Play basketball with the kids in the one-hoop court in the garden during the daytime.

97 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable chairs and couch to watch tv
we played games nice table and chairs
had everything we needed--kitchen supplies comfortable bedding fans games smart tv etc
the house was clean and charming
the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and spacious
it was clean well-equipped and spacious
the cottage was very clean and inviting
everything is meticulously cared for cleaned and stocked
owner was very responsive
the owners were very easy to work with
the owners were very accommodating and so easy to work with
the cabin was great and the hosts were very available and helpful
karen is a gracious host and maintains excellent communication
the location was perfect
beautiful place close to everything but secluded at the same time
the property was in a great location very cozy in the woods with a short walk to the beach
private yet close to the beach and great gelato
very relaxing quiet and lots of things nearby
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6. Cute cottage a block from the beach (from USD 336)

This cute cottage is a-block-and-a-half away from Lake Michigan and three blocks away from the village. With all the comforts of a modern home, you’ll want to stay for two to seven nights. Three spacious bedrooms plus two rooms with enough thick-cushioned beds can sleep eight guests including a baby. The sitting room is surrounded by bay windows offering great outdoor views while having coffee. Relax while watching cable TV in the living room or whip up a family meal in the fully stocked kitchen. Enjoy dining indoors or outdoors on the wide deck. There’s a hammock for taking siestas and an outdoor shower for rinsing the sand off when returning from the beach. The property is surrounded by a lush garden where kids and pets can safely play. Air conditioning, heating, internet, and parking are provided.

78 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast and lunch on the deck is quiet and relaxing
the games books and beach chairs are a nice touch and the kitchen has the basics you need
the house was clean and stocked as far as plates glasses utensils laundry items towels etc
the property was well maintained and clean and so is the neighborhood
the kitchen has everything you will ever need and the bed linens was clean and plenty of them
mr hirsch is very pleasant to deal with and again house was clean and well stocked
there is a very clean weber gas grill and a cozy hammock on the deck
owner was extremely thoughtful and accommodating which makes all the difference
the owner was most helpful in answering all of our questions and providing a crib for the youngest
howard was a great host and we had a blast
the location is family friendly and great for walking biking and close to the lake
comfortable and in a great location very close to beach and local town
close to the beach plenty of room for my adult children and my grandsons nice layout
neighborhood was always quiet and felt very very safe
sunday morning was fun with a short walk to town and a great bakery for donuts and cookies
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7. Elegant creekside abode on a vast property (from USD 479)

The property is 30 acres (12.14 hectares) of secluded woodland in Harbor Country center 1 mile (1.61 kilometers) away from Lake Michigan beach. It’s surrounded by hiking trails, a stream, Galien river, an organic farm, and an orchard. Ideal for reunions, weddings, group events, or large families on vacation, this 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom cottage can host 10 guests and their pets. The elegant interiors feature large bay windows and warm, pastel-colored walls decorated with chic furniture. There’s a fully kitted kitchen with a breakfast counter, a formal dining area, and a cozy living room with cable TV and fireplace. A screened-in porch allows outdoor dining with garden views and access to the outdoor pool, hot tub, and greenhouse. There’s a modern play area for kids and a fire pit for al fresco dining. Rent kayaks to go paddling on the river or go hiking through the woods.

23 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
clean and like home
the cottage is clean and the owners are very friendly
clean adorable and my retreat guests loved the bedrooms with jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces
owners and staff were very friendly
hosts are very friendly
the home owners were very sweet and very welcoming upon our welcoming
julie and eric have a a very special place and are very kind and helpful
everything from the location to the owners was perfect
just a nice place to stay
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8. Lakefront cottage for romantic getaways (from USD 305)

This is the perfect choice for a romantic or family getaway! It’s a stately home with cosmopolitan furnishings built on a vast lakefront property with three other cottages. It has all the conveniences of a modern home near the beach that you’d want to stay for at least two nights. It features three bedrooms with different color themes and enough thick-cushioned beds to sleep six guests. There’s a full bathroom on the two floors. Aside from the open kitchen, living room, and dining area, there is an open-air patio and deck where you can grill barbecues or have your tea or coffee. Guests enjoy luxuries like central air conditioning, internet, cable TV, and free parking. It’s minutes away from a grocery, bakery, wine store, restaurants, Chicago, and Notre Dame University.

34 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
No gate for the steep stairs or fireplace
It was also difficult to settle in the living room without some type of coffee table
The kitchen was very disappointing
so there was plenty of room to sleep Two of my friends slept in the larger room upstairs; another friend slept in the smaller room upstairs
the cleanliness and everything that was provided within the home
everything was very clean and comfortable
The bath towels were very nice quality and a lot of beach towels were available
There were 4 of us
vineyards restaurants & more
Nice property clean inside very close to beach
We all would definitely book again
On the positive side the fireplace was awesome
We were also pleased with finding many amenities we didn't expect like dish soap dish washer detergent hand soap and shower
The bakery and market were a few blocks away
It's in a great location near the lake
The beach is really steps away
(First week of April )
Very comfortable cottage in a great location
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9. Delightful abode with a courtyard

On the lakeshores of Red Arrow Highway is a delightful, modest-sized, and air-conditioned studio that can fit four guests comfortably. The open plan features a double bed, a queen-sized sofa sleeper, and a dining table that seats four guests. A narrow wall separates the kitchen which is fully equipped to cook simple meals. There are restaurants five minutes away if you want take-out food. You can ride a bike around town to go shopping or sightseeing. The beach is one-and-a-half blocks away and accessible through a path in the garden. There’s a courtyard where kids can play. Internet, cable TV, heating, and parking are provided.

139 reviews   Wifi Available
studio 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
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this was a charming cottage with plenty of room for the two of us
the house was very clean and put together
clean cute space with everything we needed
nice clean condo with a lot more room than i expected
the property was welcoming and clean
tricia the owner was simply fantastic to deal with
this was our first trip to the area and this rental/owner did not disappoint
the location was excellent as you can walk to a private beach
great location in union pier close to the beach and little grocery shop
the location worked out perfect for us
the location is great easy walk to beach and great food (whistle stop/red arrow roadhouse)
easy walk to the beach and a short drive to new buffalo or michigan city
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Lovely lakeshore getaways

You’ll definitely look forward to booking these rentals on your trip! These places provide a relaxing environment you need after a stressful event. These homes have a lovely natural landscape and all the modern amenities you need for a soothing getaway. The best Vrbo vacation rentals in Union Pier awaits you on your next visit to Michigan!

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