Freshwater Vacation Rentals
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About Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Freshwater Vacation Rentals • Established in 2005 If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you. Our philosophy We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 13 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
The entire place had a gross mildew smell. I have had to wash everything I had there because all my things picked up the smell. The very small window unit had mold on the inside that was probably contributing to the problem. The window unit only cooled properly when temperatures were low at night and in the morning. During the heat of the day it was very hot and humid, even with it set at 66. Also the window ac is right next to the couch in the living room so it’s very uncomfortable watching tv on the only tv in the place with it making noise and blowing air at you. The property is very old with just a coat of white paint covering everything. The WiFi was so bad we could not use it on two devices at once which was bad with only one tv with only basic cable. Beach was really nice and close.
I'm glad you enjoyed the beach and its proximity to the cottage.
I appreciate your feedback about the effects of the air conditioner, including the smell. I'm very sorry. We are going to have the air conditioner deeply cleaned, inside and out. Plus, reconsider the placement to see if we can find a better location for our current unit or perhaps purchase a new air conditioning unit. We have also added a dehumidifier to help with the
It is true that we only have basic wifi and basic TV at the cottage. I'm sorry that was not satisfactory. I will further clarify those points in our listing.
Quaint, comfortable cottage
Great experience from start to finish. Location is ideal, close to beach, quiet neighborhood, walk to restaurants and ice cream.
The cottage was very clean, comfortable and cozy for our family of four.
When we return to Union Pier, this cottage will be our #1 choice.
Catherine, we love that Alex Cottage is your #1 choice in Union-Pier! It is a great cottage and being right on Lake Michigan is the best. We look forward to your return.
Nice beach getaway
Nice property. Playground set was nice to have right next door. A little spendy, but we were very comfortable and had a great time.
Sara, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Alex Cottage. One can not beat staying at a cottage right on Lake Michigan. The sunsets and sunrises and the fabulous beach are simply the best. We hope to see you again soon
Quiet and Peaceful
Cozy little cottage set in wooded area but close enough to others to feel safe. Kid friendly area, they met new friends while there. Only problem was we didn't have a long enough stay. Bring what you need since there isn't a McDonalds or Walmart in sight. Loved the short walk out the back door to the beach.
Deana, we are so glad that you enjoyed the Alex. There is so much to do when you are right on Lake Michigan. The beaches are the best, and the grassy area with playground for small children gives children lots to do. We hope to see you back again for a longer stay!
Quaint cottage, attentive owner
When we arrived, the cottage was spotless, and there was a bouquet of fresh flowers and a bottle of local wine waiting for us. Our only complaint was that the hot water didn't last long enough to fill the bath tub, so I couldn't take a hot bath, and we encountered plumbing issues on day two of our stay. When we called the owner at 11pm when our toilet overflowed, she immediately answered and addressed the problem. She was very attentive and made sure we walked away happy. Overall, the cottage is cute, the beach is just steps away and is lovely, and cute restaurants and shops are just a mile away.
Mandie, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Alex Cottage. There is nothing better than having Lake Michigan at your doorstep! We are sorry that you had to deal with plumbing issues, and we appreciate your positive comments about how we handled the issue. Our guests' comfort is our #1 priority. We hope to work with you again in the near future.
A quaint little cottage with all the amenities you will need! Loved that the beach was so close!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Alex is a quaint little cottage with everything you need and just a short walk to enjoy the beach. So happy this gem did not need to be rented by the week and we were able to do a two night stay. We would love to come back!
Union Pier Alex cottage is a special place right on Lake Michigan, so you get the fabulous sunsets plus access to a private beach. It is a gem, as our guests noted.
Open ALL year! We own 4 cottages in this beautiful compound along Lake Michigan. Union Pier is a fantastic resort community, just 90 minutes from Chicago. 10% discount if you book all 4 cottages!