Leo Cottage

3 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms 8 Guests Union Pier

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.

Home Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ Area
  • Dryer
  • Game Room
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi Tub (Indoor)
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Lock on Bedroom Door
  • Private Entrance
  • Private Living Room
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Desk
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dedicated Workspace
  • Woodburning Fireplace
  • Screened-in Porch
  • Washer

Cleaning Supplies & Toiletries

  • Bed Linens
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Bar Soap
  • Body Lotion
  • Body Wash
  • Conditioner
  • Cotton Pads/Balls
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Disinfectant Cleaner
  • Hand Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Makeup Remover Cloths
  • Paper Towels
  • Q-Tips
  • Toilet Paper

Home Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector

Kitchen

  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining table
  • Baking Sheet
  • BBQ Utensils
  • Bottle Opener
  • Wine Glasses

Special Services

  • Cleaning: Included
  • Concierge
  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
  • The 100 Collection™
  • Coffee Provided
  • Luxury

Local Attractions

  • Spa
  • Marina
  • Brewery/Winery Tours
  • Farmers Markets
  • Public Beach
  • U-Pick Farms

Car/Vehicle

  • Car Necessary
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Free Parking
  • Driveway Parking

Onsite Entertainment

  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Books for kids
  • Smart TV

Property Features

  • Garden or Backyard
  • Single Level Home
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Grill
  • Lanai/Gazebo Covered
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fire Pit

Local Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Casinos/Gambling
  • Shopping
  • Golf

Sports Equipment Provided At Home

  • Bicycle(s)

Pool & Hot Tub

  • Hot Tub

Themes

  • Family
  • Romantic

Family

  • Pack & Play / Travel Crib

Home Location

  • Neighborhood
LEAVE A REVIEW
December 4, 2023 - Airbnb

Perfect for weekend getaway

by Elizabeth H

The Leo Cottage made for the perfect weekend getaway. 10/10 would recommend.

November 12, 2023 - Airbnb

House was beautiful

by David L.

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

July 1, 2023 - Airbnb

Heart of Union Pier

by Katie

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.*

June 17, 2023 - Guestbook

Charming

by Houston M.

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.*

June 3, 2023 - Airbnb

Great Amenities

by Lisa

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.*

May 20, 2023 - Airbnb

Beautiful Cottage

by Clare

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.*

April 22, 2023 - Airbnb

Will Be Back

by Sarah

A lovely home! We cannot wait to come back.

*During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*

March 11, 2023 - Guestbook

Magical Place

by Brandi A.

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.*

February 18, 2023 - Airbnb

The Best

by Jenna

The very best! Perfect spot, perfect location, A+!

*During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*

August 13, 2022 - Guestbook

Romantic Getaway

by David F.

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.*

May 8, 2022 - Guestbook

Beautifully Decorated

by Kaari R.

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.*

April 3, 2022 - Guestbook

Adorable

by Shanna D.

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.*

February 6, 2022 - Airbnb

Perfect

by Jenna

Perfection - can't wait to visit again!

*During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.*

January 6, 2022 - Airbnb

Can’t Say Enough Good Things

by Alexandra

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.*

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