USA Michigan Lake Michigan Union Pier Listing #48518

The Leo Cottage - Union Pier, MI

28 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Stunning Cottage w/ Private Hot Tub, High-Speed WiFi, and Washer/Dryer

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 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. The main bedroom/bathroom features a stand-alone claw foot tub for the kids to bathe in after a day at the beach, or for enjoying some private time with a glass of wine. The main living area features vaulted ceilings and rustic exposed beams that lend a dramatic aspect to the space. 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 ample center prep island with bar stools for entertaining, plus a breakfast area with booth seating. The dining options extend to the outdoors with a large furnished patio and a well-appointed screened-in gazebo to keep the bugs away. Accents of rattan, rope, natural fiber, whitewash, and shiplap contribute to the home's Lake Michigan vacation themes. Guests will also have access to a private hot tub (a great place to unwind), and an outdoor shower to rinse away the sand after a long day at the beach. The Leo Cottage comes with two portable 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!

Returning guests will notice gorgeous updates that include a new metal roof, new backyard fence, new porches, new chairs for the firepit, and new windows for the garage sunroom.

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.

Things to know:
Free high-speed WiFi
Full kitchen (without a dishwasher)
Two beach chairs are available for guest use
Two adult bikes and two children's bikes are available for guest use
Netflix and streaming services are available with guest accounts
*Cancellation for this home must be 60 days prior to arrival
This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC.

City/town permit number: CR2023-0075

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining





Beach access


Internet : Comcast


Cable : Comcast

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Sound dock


Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Adult bikes

Ping-pong table

Children's bikes


Gas grill : Private


Beach chairs

Beach towels


28 reviews

Shelly F. Oct 2022
Second trip to the Leo Cottage. This time I brought a number of family members to share it with. It’s such a perfectly appointed, cozy haven. Owner didn’t forget any detail. What a wonderful weekend. Hope to be back again!
Jacob S. Oct 2022
Well apportioned home; close to the beach. Very comfortable surroundings. Only wish was for a dishwasher and higher quality knives :) had a wonderful stay with the family and enjoyed how close we were to the beach!
sarah v. Sep 2022
location is perfect. walkable to beach, market, coffee, restaurants. The house is adorable and cozy. we loved the hot tub!
Julie P. Jul 2022
I loved the details and design, the juxtaposition, the large garden (and its many inhabitants), the high-end everything…from bikes to linens. This property would be perfect for a girls’ getaway. While it has plenty of beds and seating areas, there wasn’t a lot of “play space” or storage for a long visit with my pre-schoolers. But I would highly recommend this property for a group of friends looking for design inspiration, luxury, and nature.
Leigh W. Jul 2022
A perfect cottage - beautiful inside and out - well equipped - Plenty of room to relax and reset - on a quiet street in a quiet neighborhood - a block from the beach and Lake Michigan sunsets - and a short distance to many great food options! A great home base to explore pure Michigan. 💙🌅🇺🇸 We will be back!!
Jill C. Jun 2022
We loved our stay in the Leo cottage. It was just as it appeared in the photos. The indoor and outdoor space was absolutely perfect for our family of 6 with plenty of places to gather and to grab a few quiet minutes with coffee or a good book. The location was great as well, a couple blocks to beach and 1/4 mile to coffee shops, markets and beach rentals. We would definitely stay here again.
Kaari R. May 2022
The Leo cottage is beautifully decorated and a fantastic place to relax and unwind. Not one detail was missed!!!!! Thank you!
David F. May 2022
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.
Shanna D. Apr 2022
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.
Collette K. Oct 2021
Beyond it's perfect location two minutes walk from a gorgeous stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline, this beautiful little cottage exceeds expectations on every level. So much character and warmth in its design, and countless thoughtful details. Much more than just a place to stay. We loved our time here.
Mya W. Sep 2021
Home was decorated beautifully as expected. Only disappointment is lack of storage space. There are no dressers or drawers or available closet space for your clothes and no where to put toiletries in bathroom. Otherwise a great space, good location.
Jacqueline L. Sep 2021
Every detail of this cottage is more thoughtful than the last. Not only is the property stunning, private and relaxing, the interior is charming beyond words. The rugs, lighting, wallpaper are all working in harmony to create the most beautiful and comfortable surroundings. We would love to return again and again.
Rachana Z. May 2021
Every detail of the home is beautiful furnished and accessorized. The outdoor space is gorgeous and I really enjoyed the hot tub! Can't wait to stay again. Walking distance to a beautiful beach.
Megan L. Apr 2021
The Leo Cottage is a great place to get away for some relaxation. It has several outdoor spaces to enjoy & it close to the beach.
Jennifer M. Jan 2021
Cottage and grounds are spectacular. Well designed and beautiful. Three bedrooms, very comfortable beds, three full bathrooms, cozy fireplaces, a clawfoot tub, a Hot Tub, close walk to Lake Michigan beach. We had a wonderful weekend.
Two items to note for future renters:
First--there is not a dishwasher. So be prepared to wash all items by hand. Bring extra dish soap and sponges. The kitchen faucet is European style--so the hot faucet is separate from the cold faucet, making it tricky to get the perfect temperature unless you fill the basin with water each time you wash. And, finally there is not a sprayer. The kitchen sink is beautiful--but not as functional as you might like as a renter.
Second: The house rules state that there are three parking spots for cars. One in the driveway and two in front of the house. We parked two cars in the driveway and two cars in a niche in front of the house. However, the Union Pier police placed parking tickets for $50 each on the two cars parked in front of the house--stating that street parking is not allowed at all. A phone call was placed to the police department and we were told that 'It doesn't matter what you were told by your rental company. No street parking in Union Pier'. So--try to carpool and just use the driveway.
Maggie . Mar 2020
Every time we come to the Leo Cottage, we never want to leave. It`s truly a magical cottage. You feel yourself relax as soon as you walk into the place! Every detail is a special little treasure. There are so many living spaces to enjoy from the breakfast nook to the kitchen to the game room. The master bedroom is a dream with the most comfortable bed and linens - makes it easy to stay in bed all morning!
Lydia . Oct 2019
We loved The Leo Cottage and made so many good memories there that we will treasure for many years to come!!
Amy . Oct 2019
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Leo Cottage. It was beautifully designed by Kate Marker and you can tell that every single detail was carefully crafted. The house was very clean and the bed was comfortable.
Jane . Sep 2019
Love the Leo cottage and cannot wait to go back!
Jane . Sep 2019
Love this place and cannot wait to come back
Michelle . Aug 2019
Cannot say enough - we just loved it!!
Karen . Aug 2019
Cozy cottage with most everything you`d need. Comfortable beds, lots of linens, adequate kitchen. We loved being able to use all of the various cottage gathering places at the same time; it kept everyone happy!
Chantal . Jul 2019
We were sad to have cut our long weekend short due to work commitments but we loved our two nights at Leo Cottage. It was a quick drive from Chicago and we really felt like it was a nice break. The yard is exceptional.. a quiet retreat with the birds and the gardens. The interiors were amazing. Bunk bed room for kids was fab. Thank you!