House - Rating 5 (16)

Leo Cottage


Bedroom 3 bedrooms
Bathroom 3 baths
Guests 10 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Location: Union Pier
  • Type: House
  • State: MI

Location Location

Description Description
It's no surprise that this stunning cottage has been featured on HGTV, and in Lonny, Cottage Living, and Bungalows & Cottages magazines - with its stylishly rustic touches and comfy vibes, the Leo Cottage perfectly embodies Harbor Country’s curated, casual aesthetic. Designed and owned by the sought-after firm of Kate Marker Interiors (whose work has been recognized by Architectural Digest and Luxe Home, and touted as one of Domino’s “20 Designers to Watch”), this home offers the best combination of beauty and comfort in the heart of Union Pier.

THE SPACE
The cottage exterior greets guests with a charming wood picket gate and an award-winning garden featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Upon entering, patterned floors and a charming palette provide the utmost in cottage comfort. Two queen bedrooms are perfectly appointed, in addition to a generous bunk room that sleeps 4. The main bedroom/bathroom showcases a stand-alone clawfoot tub for the kids to bathe in after a day at the beach, or for enjoying some private time with a glass of wine. Vaulted ceilings and rustic exposed beams lend a dramatic aspect to the main living area, while accents of rattan, rope, natural fiber, whitewash, and shiplap contribute to the home's Lake Michigan vacation themes. Perhaps the greatest features of the home are its two wood-burning free-standing fireplaces, one in the front family room and the other in the main suite.

The Leo Cottage kitchen has been updated to include many modern amenities while still retaining a vintage lake house feel, with newly installed kitchen cabinets, appliances, lighting, and faucets. You'll love preparing tonight's vegetables in the generous farmhouse sink! The well-equipped kitchen includes an oversized center prep island with bar stools for entertaining, plus a breakfast area with booth seating. Serve in the gorgeous dining room or extend the options for gathering over meals to the outdoors with a large furnished patio and a well-appointed screened-in gazebo to keep the bugs away.

Guests will also have access to a private hot tub (a great place to unwind), fire pit area, and an outdoor shower to rinse away the sand after a long day at the beach. The Leo Cottage comes with 2 adult bikes and 2 children's bikes for guest use, along with beach chairs and a Ping-Pong table in the garage for some family entertainment. With so much to offer, this home is sure to provide your family with beautiful and lasting memories!

What's nearby:
Access to the beach is just a short trip away. The area is known for its mom-and-pop bakeries, destination design stores, woodsy gravel roads, and pristine Lake Michigan beach access. There are plenty of biking paths, vineyards, and distilleries within a short distance that draw families and couples throughout the Midwest.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
To abide by all legal requirements and property security rules, you may be asked to participate in a guest prescreening. All guests are required to review and sign Juniper Holiday + Home's Guest Occupancy Agreement prior to check-in. While we understand that events can affect your trip, it is our policy to stick to the agreed upon cancellation policy in the listing. We recommend purchasing a vacation travel insurance policy if you suspect that you will need to cancel your vacation.

The minimum age to rent this home is 25.

Pets are not allowed at this home.

Out of respect for our staff and their families, we do not permit check-ins or outs on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Thank you for your understanding.

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Amenities 85 Amenities
Car/Vehicle
  • Car Necessary
  • Driveway Parking
  • Free Parking
Family
  • Pack & Play / Travel Crib
Home Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ Area
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Dedicated Workspace
  • Desk
  • Dryer
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Private Living Room
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Screened-in Porch
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Woodburning Fireplace
Home Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
Kitchen
  • Baking Sheet
  • BBQ Utensils
  • Bottle Opener
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dining table
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen Island
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wine Glasses
Local Attractions
  • Brewery/Winery Tours
  • Marina
  • Public Beach
  • Spa
  • U-Pick Farms
Local Leisure Activities
  • Antiquing
  • Bicycle(s)
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Casinos/Gambling
  • Farmers Markets
  • Golf
  • Shopping
Onsite Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Books for kids
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Smart TV
  • Television
Pool & Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi Tub (Indoor)
Property Features
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Grill
  • Lanai/Gazebo Covered
  • Private Entrance
  • Single Level Home
Safety Features
  • Lock on Bedroom Door
Special Services
  • Cleaning: Included
  • Coffee Provided
  • Concierge
  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
  • Luxury
Themes
  • Family
  • Neighborhood
  • Romantic
  • The 100 Collection™

Reviews Rating 5 (16) Reviews
Rating 5
House was beautiful
Airbnb
The house was beautiful and a short walk to the beach in a very peaceful neighborhood. Gorgeous decor, and very comfortable. I'd love to come back again
David L. - Posted: 12/11/2023
Rating 5
The Leo Cottage made for the perfect weekend getaway. 10/10 would recommend.
Elizabeth - Posted: 12/3/2023
Thank you Elizabeth! We love the Leo Cottage too and are happy to hear you enjoyed your weekend!
Juniper Holiday + Home staff
Rating 5
The house was beautiful and a short walk to the beach in a very peaceful neighborhood. Gorgeous decor, and very comfortable. I'd love to come back again
David - Posted: 11/12/2023
Thank you David! We love the proximity to the beach as well and hope to host you again soon!
Juniper Holiday + Home staff
Rating 5
Magical Place
Guestbook
It is even more magical in person than it is in the photos. We loved our stay here! Everything was perfect. I would highly recommend and hope to return! *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Brandi A. - Posted: 11/3/2023
Rating 5
Charming
Guestbook
This house is even more charming than it looks online – had everything we needed! Bunk room for the kids, bikes for all of us, Ping-pong table, chairs for the beach! Everything was beautifully decorated, but still felt like we could use it. And we did! Thank you for a wonderful stay! *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Houston M. - Posted: 6/17/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful Cottage
Airbnb
Beautiful cottage - the pictures don't do it justice. Had a great stay and hope to come back again! *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Clare - Posted: 5/20/2023
Rating 5
Will Be Back
Airbnb
A lovely home! We cannot wait to come back. *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Sarah - Posted: 4/22/2023
Rating 5
Perfect for weekend getaway
Airbnb
The Leo Cottage made for the perfect weekend getaway. 10/10 would recommend.
Elizabeth H - Posted: 4/12/2023
Rating 5
Great Amenities
Airbnb
We have stayed in this part of the Michigan shore for many years and this is a fantastic location - a short walk to a small but lovely public beach area as well as the shops of Union Pier. The hot tub, ping pong table and fire pit amenities kept our sons entertained and the garden area is beautiful and peaceful. The bathrooms are quite tight, but the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable - the bunk room is great for kids of all ages. The cottage looks just like the pictures with lots of designer touches throughout. Thanks for an enjoyable stay! *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Lisa - Posted: 3/6/2023
Rating 5
The Best
Airbnb
The very best! Perfect spot, perfect location, A+! *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Jenna - Posted: 2/18/2023
Rating 5
Heart of Union Pier
Airbnb
Beautiful home in the heart of Union Pier. Close to the beach, local coffee shops, and short drive to New Buffalo. Gorgeous garden and impeccably decorated living space. *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Katie - Posted: 1/7/2023
Rating 5
Romantic Getaway
Guestbook
We had an anniversary weekend in the Leo Cottage. It's perfect for a very nice romantic getaway. A few more bedrooms than needed for just a couple, but the environment so nice it was worth every penny. Maybe a bit too nice if you have young kids (I would have been worried about messing it up) but certainly for adults and families with older kids or extended-family destination it would be nice. Great decor and comfort. *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
David F. - Posted: 8/13/2022
Rating 5
Beautifully Decorated
Guestbook
The Leo cottage is beautifully decorated and a fantastic place to relax and unwind. Not one detail was missed!!!!! Thank you! *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Kaari R. - Posted: 8/5/2022
Rating 5
Perfect
Airbnb
Perfection - can't wait to visit again! *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Jenna - Posted: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Can'tSay Enough Good Things
Airbnb
Fantastic experience at the Leo Cottage! It had been years since we visited the area and the cottage delivered a wonderful time. Absolutely stunning design throughout. We visited in winter time and would love to return in warmer weather to enjoy some of the outdoor amenities on property. Can't say enough good things about this place! *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Alexandra - Posted: 6/1/2022
Rating 5
Adorable
Guestbook
Unbelievably adorable! The home decorations were amazing. We loved the hot tub, fire pit, and spending time in the yard. Lots of blankets, cute places to sit, very cozy. Walking distance to the water and close to restaurants. Couldn't have asked for anything more! Was a great weekend and look forward to coming back. *During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*
Shanna D. - Posted: 3/4/2022
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