Wake up to breathtaking views of the lake, spend the day on the white sand beach in your backyard, and watch the sun set over the water from one of numerous private outdoor decks or porches. This newly constructed, immaculate 7,500 sq ft home is situated directly on Lake Michigan atop one of the area's lowest bluffs. Guests are greeted on the main floor by a spacious, contemporary living room with wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and a 2-story wall of windows overlooking the lake. The living room opens onto the furnished outdoor deck, a massive master bedroom, state-of-the-art kitchen, and dining room each with unrivaled lake views. Gourmet chef’s kitchen features Wolf 6-burner gas stove, double oven, 2 oversized sinks, 2 dishwashers, Subzero refrigerator, & wine cooler. Dining room has seating for 8-10. The den with cozy sectional sofa and satellite TV opens into huge lakefront screened porch. Upstairs, guests will find 3 additional bedrooms, sitting room, and 2 bathrooms.
Nearby the Property:: The Beach House is situated directly on the beach atop one of the lowest bluffs in all of Southwest Michigan. The white, sandy shoreline is just steps from your back door & deck. This beach is shared only by residents and guests of Frankliln Rd & the nearby Streed Street. Our property is nestled along the lake shore on a quiet, country road among majestic old trees and lush greenery. The home is within walking distance (or a very short drive) of fine dining, a casual cafe, grocery & convenience store, bakery, deli, and cocktail lounge. We're more than happy to accommodate guests with information on local dining, parks, wineries, shopping, activities, and special events.
Things to do in the Area:: Award winning dining in the area includes American, French, Middle Eastern, and Italian restaurants. St. Julian & Round Barn Wineries both have tasting rooms approximately 1 mi. from the home. Wine trail maps provide an excellent guide for a scenic drive to local wineries or schedule a chauffeured tour for your group. Both Lake Michigan & the nearby Galien River are excellent waterways for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. Just 5 miles away, in the harbor town of New Buffalo, you'll find the newly constructed, beautifully landscaped Four Winds Casino with its 3,000+ slot machines, World Poker Tour room, steakhouse, and immense buffet. Also Warren Dunes State Park, with its impressive sand dunes along 3 miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, offers hiking, swimming, & hunting is just a 10 min drive away. Visitors have access to miles of bicycle/ ATV/ snowmobile trails, boat/ watercraft rentals, u-pick produce farms, chartered fishing, and numerous organized festivals throughout the year.
Things to do: Award winning dining in the area includes American, French, Middle Eastern, and Italian restaurants. Tabor Hill and Round Barn Wineries both have tasting rooms approximately 1.5 miles from our property. Wine trail maps provide an excellent guide for a scenic drive to local wineries or schedule a tour for your group with a local chauffeur service. Just 5 miles away, in the harbor town of New Buffalo, you'll find the newly constructed, beautifully landscaped Four Winds Casino with its 3,000+ slot machines, World Poker Tour room, steakhouse, and immense buffet. Also Warren Dunes State Park, with its impressive sand dunes along 3 miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, is just a 10 minute drive away. Numerous art galleries and antique stores in the area showcase work from local artisans and national collectors. Visitors have access to miles of bicycling & hiking trails, boat & watercraft rentals, chartered fishing, and numerous organized festivals throughout the seasons.
Union Pier is located in the center of eight quaint lakeside towns that make up an area known as Harbor Country. Often referred to as the 'Hamptons of the Midwest', Harbor Country is a highly acclaimed tourist destination and second home market which in recent years has been a direct target of the hightly visible 'Pure Michigan' multimedia advertising campaign.
Harbor Country is romantic and picturesque with miles of sandy unspoiled beaches, majestic sand dunes, pristine forests and acres of vineyards. The towns are quaint and family friendly and are populated year round by a mix of locals, second home owners and visitors. Local shops, art galleries and antique stores appeal to the sophisticated collector and the casual shopper alike.
Union Pier is approximately 75 minutes from downtown Chicago, 40 minutes from South Bend, IN and 3 1/2 hours from Detroit.
Other Activities: Harbor Country is home to numerous award winning wineries and restaurants which regularly offer tours and taskings. Outdoor activities include golf, boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, bicycling, hiking, antiquing, white tail deer hunting, cross country skiing, ice skating and snowmobiling. Everyday in Harbor Country is a vacation!
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