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75 Paces to Beach Stairs---Walk to Whitle Stop Deli/Bakery & Road House Diner

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
In-room dining
TV, DVD player, books, video library
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of 75 Paces to Beach Stairs---Walk to Whitle Stop Deli/Bakery & Road House Diner

Entire homePrivate host

75 Paces to Beach Stairs---Walk to Whitle Stop Deli/Bakery & Road House Diner

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out
Union Pier, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTownline Beach14 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt. Julian Winery - Union Pier Tasting Room4 min drive
  • Popular LocationGalien River County Park5 min drive
  • AirportSouth Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.)45 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
585 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

75 Paces to Beach Stairs---Walk to Whitle Stop Deli/Bakery & Road House Diner

Family fun at the shore
YES, WE REALLY ARE THAT CLOSE TO THE BEACH AND WE TOOK PICTURES TO PROVE IT! So be sure to check out the pictures in our photo album. These pictures, together with our owner's map of Union Pier say it all--we are less than a two-minute walk to the beach. (view map, then magnify a few times).

We have DEEDED access to our beach through the Luna Gowdy Beach Association. Our beach is private for the residents of our small subdivision of about 50 homes. The designated beach area is about 300 feet of lake frontage, so there is plenty of room. Our beach is seldom crowded, although it is crowded for holiday weeks, like the 4th of July and Labor Day.

Another nice feature regarding the beach is that our unit is located on the lake side of Lakeshore Road. You never have to cross that road or any other road to access the beach.

Our cozy condo/cottage (585 sq. ft.) is one of only nine units, surrounding a spacious courtyard. Our cottage is attached to another cottage. We are a corner unit and we share a party wall on one side with our next-door neighbor.

When we renovated our unit, and we wanted to keep all of its 1930's charm, but we wanted to add some contemporary comforts too.

We loved all of our cottage's wooden, wrap-around casement windows, but we added plenty of skylights as well.

We couldn't part with the original, antique kitchen sink, but we also put in new custom cabinets and brand new appliances.

When it came to the bathroom, we looked for a simple vintage design for replacing the fixtures, but we couldn't resist installing a Jacuzzi bathtub.

We furnished our cottage with mostly beautiful antiques that we have collected over the years. Most are over a hundred years old.

Even though it's cooler by the lake, we thought central air conditioning was a must for when the temperatures pushed too high.

To eliminate those inconvenient trips to the laundromat, we installed a brand new LG combination washer/dryer (locating it in a bedroom closet, hiding it from view, but making it very, very handy). Doing laundry now is so much easier. However, we kept our outdoor clothes line up for those who still like to air-dry their wet bathing suits and beach towels.

We wanted fast WiFi, so we installed Comcast Internet along with Comcast Cable TV. We have a small DVD library, but we also encourage guests to bring their own DVDs for special movies and programs that they or their kids enjoy seeing.

We installed the TV in the bedroom, due to all of the glare and reflections coming from our wrap-around windows and skylights in the living area. The bedroom location makes TV viewing so much easier and enjoyable.

We also have a hooked-up, Weber gas grill right outside our back door---no propane needed! Now, how convenient is that?!

Our cottage rental includes TWO parking spaces (designated on-street parking) and a huge outdoor common area (it is actually to the side of our cottage, about 35 paces from our back door) for picnicking and ball-playing......and of course, our rental includes the use of our spectacular Lake Michigan Beach. Personally, we think our private Luna Gowdy Beach is one of the clearest, cleanest and best beaches in Union Pier!

Besides being so close to Lake Michigan, we are an easy walk to the Whistle Stop Grocery and Deli and the Red Arrow Road House Restaurant (3 to 3 1/2 blocks).

We think our cottage is wonderful, but please keep in mind that our cottage is not a party house. Our cottage is much too small for a wedding or family reunion or any kind of party with lots of people. Remember it's only 585 sq. ft.--- that's little! Also, keep in mind that we only have parking for TWO cars.

Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mike and Rosemary Stelzner
Speaks English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • High chair
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Coffee grinder


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Jetted bath
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Golf on site
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 585 sq ft (54 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 30


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

About this area

Union Pier

Located in Union Pier, this cottage is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Michigan and Warren Dunes State Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Hesston Steam Museum and International Friendship Gardens. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Townline Beach - 14 min walk
  • St. Julian Winery - Union Pier Tasting Room - 4 min drive
  • Galien River County Park - 5 min drive
  • Warren Woods State Park - 6 min drive
  • Cherry Beach - 6 min drive


  • Whistle Stop Grocery - 8 min walk
  • Red Arrow Roadhouse - 8 min walk
  • Redamak's - 7 min drive
  • David's Delicatessen - 8 min drive
  • Oink's Ice Cream and Yogurt Shop - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • New Buffalo Station - 9 min drive
  • South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.) - 45 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 94 out of 102 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 102 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 102 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 102 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 102 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

5/5 Excellent

Cozy Cottage on Lake
This was such a lovely place! The owner had so many nice touches! She even had a bottle of champagne, 3 chilled glasses and delicious chocolate covered pretzels in the fridge for us to help celebrate our friend’s birthday. Very thoughtful! The cottage was lovely and tastefully decorated. A very short walk to an incredible beach was a true highlight! Will definitely be back!!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfectly-equipped getaway
This is such a great cottage, stocked with everything you might need, great sunlight, a great set of hosts, and the beach only steps away. Beds and linens were comfy, and the soaking tubs with jets is just perfect after a long day. I can't wait to return to Rosemary and Mike's place.

5/5 Excellent

Joint birthday celebration
Comfortable, clean, close to the beach, all amenities taken care of, very friendly, responsive and hospitable host.

5/5 Excellent

Girls weekend
My friend and I met here for a weekend of hiking. The cottage was small but very clean and comfortable. I would recommend it.

5/5 Excellent

Quiet and cozy, close to the beach.
This sweet property was perfect for a friend vacation. Luxurious linens and everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Would recommend.