8 Best Vacation Rentals in Union Pier for Families

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We’ve enjoyed some of the best vacation rentals in Union Pier, Michigan. In this post, we’re sharing some of the best places that will suit your needs for a summer getaway.

In this guide, you’ll find our picks for rentals, why we love it, some things to know before you go, plus a location map of the rentals.

Where is Union Pier Michigan

Union Pier is located in the located in the picturesque Harbor Country of Southwestern Michigan and it’s just a short drive from Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Indianapolis.

The town is about an hour and a half drive from downtown Chicago and is a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

view of dunes and beach at union pier

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I recommend Beach Daze for families.

  • 3BD/2B home – Sleeps 10
  • Hot tub, firepit, and gas grill
  • Walk to the beach in 5 minutes
  • Parking for 4 cars

Best Rentals in Union Pier

These are our top 3 picks for where to stay in Union Pier!

#1 Pick

Spacious and clean home. Great for families, girl’s weekend, or friend’s getaway.

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Beach Daze

✔️ Private hot tub
✔️ 5-min walk to beach

#2 Pick

A beautiful property that is steps from the beach. A perfect getaway for couples.

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Inn at Union Pier

✔️ Bicycle rentals
✔️ 5-min walk to beach

#3 Pick

A lovely home with freshly made breakfasts for a stress-free vacation.

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Garden Grove Inn B&B

✔️ Free bike rentals
✔️ 5-min drive to beach

Beach Daze

⭐️ Rating: 9.2/10 |📍 Location: Union Pier | 🏩 Check Availability on Booking.com

Exterior of yellow house
bedroom with lamp and mirrors

This family home sleeps 8 and has a large open area that is great for family gatherings, a girl’s getaway, or spending time with a group of friends.

A straight path behind the house led to the sandy beach, while the downtown area brimming with restaurants, a market, cafe, bike rentals, and other attractions was conveniently located just around the corner.

Pets are not allowed, but there is a nice backyard and patio. In cooler temperatures, enjoy the indoor fireplace, the outdoor firepit. Relex and unwind in the hot tub.

Most everything you need is in this home. The beach is a 5-minute walk with stair access.


Liked · Cleanliness, check-in, communication, location, listing accuracy. Terrific location for the beach. Super clean property.

Disliked · Nothing

– MARK (see more reviews)


Outdoor patio | Firepit | Gas Grill | Hot Tub | Parking | Beach Equipment and Toys

With a wide selection of bedrooms and guest capacities, Union Pier’s diverse vacation rental options make it easy for families, friends, and groups from across the states to plan the ultimate Midwest getaway.

Check availability at Beach Daze

What I loved:

  • Great location
  • Short walk to town and beach
  • Hot tub

Know before you go:

  • Bedding varies and may not suit everyone’s comfort

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Inn at Union Pier

⭐️ Rating: 9.1/10 |📍 Location: 9708 Berrien St | 🏩 Check Availability on Booking.com

home with stone pavement in backyard
bedroom and bench

The Inn at Union Pier is the best-known lakeshore cottage of all the vacation rentals in Union Pier and is run as a bed and breakfast.

I’ve stayed here a couple of times throughout the years and loved the full breakfasts, afternoon snacks and beverages, evening wine and popcorn, as well as the proximity to the beach. All are included in the price of the stay.

I highly recommend this spot for a romantic getaway and if your budget allows, indulge yourself for a long week in the Captain’s Quarters.

Located nearby are hiking trails, dunes, beaches, wineries, ski resorts, antique stores, art galleries, and wine tasting. It is located in a quiet residential area.


Liked · Peaceful location, the staff were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. They had nice touches, like complimentary popcorn and homemade lemonade.

Disliked · Nothing, but this location wouldn’t suit party animals, it’s definitely an R&R location.

– DONNY (see more reviews)


Beach chairs | Board Games | Garden | Business Services | Outdoor Fireplace | Picnic Area | Hot Tub

Soak up the serene atmosphere of Union Pier’s pier vacation house rentals, where you can admire stunning sunsets, stroll along the beaches, and immerse yourself in the laid-back lakeside lifestyle.

Check availability at the Inn at Union Pier

What I loved:

  • Bicycle rentals are available to explore the area. The inn also has beach chairs that you can take to the lake
  • Each room has a wood-burning Swedish fireplace, called kakelugns They are operational and make for a nice romantic and cozy evening
  • Lovely gardens and places to relax on the property
  • Staff are attentive and hospitable

Know before you go:

  • Some updates are needed (pillows and mattress are soft)

Garden Grove Inn Bed and Breakfast

⭐️ Rating: 9.6/10 |📍 Location: 9549 Union Pier Rd | 🏩 View on Booking.com

exterior of bed and breakfast
bed in white decor

Now is the time to relax, recharge, and renew in one of these vacation rentals in Union Pier.

At the Garden Grove Inn Bed and Breakfast, you’ll enjoy wonderful sunsets on the beach, hiking trails, and several amenities that will melt the stress away.

You can also bring your furry friend! The staff is very polite and helpful to make your stay enjoyable. As long-time area residents, they give have a wealth of knowledge and recommendations.


Liked · Location, host, breakfast, adorable home, comfortable bed

Disliked · leaving!

– LAURA (see more reviews)


Baggage storage | Board Games | Garden | Outdoor Fireplace | Sun deck | Pet Friendly

Nestled between the lakefront and near the quaint communities of Three Oaks and New Buffalo, Union Pier vacation rentals provide guests with the ideal home base to explore the best of southwest Michigan’s coastal charm.

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What I loved:

  • No need to bring pack your life in a bag! The carriage house has a hair dryer, wine opener, and all the little necessities that you forgot or didn’t know you need
  • A 10-minute walk to the winery, and it’s close to breweries
  • Freshly made and delicious breakfasts and coffee
  • Free bike rentals

Know before you go:

  • Getting to the beach on foot is challenging. Take the car, it is a 5-minute drive 

Map of Vacation Rentals in Union Pier

Final Thoughts About Beach Rentals in Union Pier

Union Pier is a lovely town to explore if you love beach vacations, boutique shops, and a bit of antiquing.

It is a charming getaway for travelers in the Midwest (and a short trip from Chicago) when seeking relaxation and enjoyment amid natural beauty.

And don’t miss our recommended itinerary for Union Pier, Michigan. There you will find some great ideas for activities.

The area has a nice selection of private properties that are available for rent with nicely appointed accommodation.

You can choose from beach homes, or a cottage that is nestled in a woodsy area.

The proximity to Lake Michigan will make for a rejuvenating weekend or summer vacation.

Safe travels!

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