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Lisa Pratt

Member since: 2009
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Stunning Low Bluff 7500 sq. ft. Beachfront Home in Union Pier

5 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Union Pier House Rental Photos and Description

7500 sq ft 6 br 5.5 bath on the beach.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa Pratt (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.2
based on 5 traveler reviews

Stunning Low Bluff 7500 sq. ft. Beachfront Home in Union Pier
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
5

Absolutely fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible home and we spent a fantastic week here. Plenty of space, beautiful setting with lots of decks for viewing the lake from different levels. The home was wonderfully furnished with lots of comfortable places and nooks to relax. The kitchen and bathrooms were stunning. We loved it and plan on staying again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this home last month. It was our favorite home and we have been staying in this area every year for 7 years. There is space and privacy for everyone especially when there are adults who do not want to share a bath. The beach is very close and in good condition. Any issues we had were addressed immediately and they were very minor. I appreciate that the property is professionally managed and they were very nice and accommodating. The kitchen and dining space is great and we loved the outdoor areas.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Definitetly coming back!!

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to SW Michigan for quite some time (since the late 80s)and have rented many places. With that in mind, this by far is one of my favorites, if not THE favorite! It was a definite upgrade for our family, and worth every penny. We wanted a place close to the beach, clean, spacious, and convenient. Well, we got much more than that. First of all, the location is perfect. You'll get totally spoiled with your private beach access. (Trust me, this is important during the summer). As soon as you enter the house, you'll immediately see gorgeous lake views and blue skies. The house itself is beautiful ...high ceilings, pastel like colors, huge windows everywhere, (my fav) and a spacious floor plan. The rooms are very good sizes and clean. My favorite was the Master BR on the main level (incl huge en suite bathroom) and deck. The bedrooms upstairs are also very nice. There's another Bedroom (en suite) w its own deck area, and all of the beds were pretty comfortable which is a big deal for me.The gourmet kitchen was perfect for people who love to cook, or just chill w a glass of wine while someone else cooks!! There's also a large screened in porch area off the kitchen, in case you wanted to eat outside. Or you can just sit and chill, watch TV, read a book, and just lay around. By the way, if you have kids or teens, the lower level is ideal for them. They'll have their own personal space, while the adults have their own fun upstairs. But the best part after a long day at the beach, was coming back to the house and chilling some more by hanging out on the deck. I never knew Michigan sunsets were so beautiful!!!! The lake is so expansive, you sometimes feel like you're staring out at the ocean. Overall, we had a great time. We do plan on making this our yearly "close to home" vacation. Once you leave Chicago traffic and get to this place, you'll understand why it's worth the drive. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Huge Disappointment!

  • 1 of 5

Upon check-in we quickly noticed that the floors were covered with sand and dog hair! We were told 3 dogs had stayed there prior to our stay. The property was simply not cleaned properly after their departure. The stove had a gas leak and reeked of gas. We did bring this to their attention upon arrival, but nothing was ever done about it. At check-in we were informed of the non-working ovens and beverage refrigerator, but soon discovered the list of broken appliances went beyond these. You may want to consider bringing your own bath towels since the washing machine is stuck on "quick wash". Who knows how clean any of the linens could possibly be.

Throughout the entire home there are exposed wires of all sorts coming out of the walls and ceilings. The home is covered with blue painters tape. It is on top of switches, across outlets, marking door handles, and even x's on windows. Broken french doors at the master are held together by a child safety lock which prevents them from blowing open completely, but keep you up at night as they blow slightly open and closed repeatedly. The blinds stop 6" from the bottom of the windows of the 1st floor master and are completely missing from the french doors of the 2nd master, several faucets leaked, and there is missing trim, shelving, appliances, toilet paper holder......Truly, the list of issues goes on and on.

Most appalling of all the problems, was the day THE POWER WAS CUT. Yes, turned off because of lack of payment not a storm rolling in. We spent the day stressing over our food spoiling, calling around to resolve the issue, constantly running back up to the house for updates, searching the house for candles and flashlights.....A vacationer's dream, right!?

While the view is gorgeous and the home has potential, the owner and property manager are in over their heads. This home does not deliver what is shown in the listing or worth the price.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Huge Disappointment!! So many false allegations by an entitled guest, written months later The guest was upset that his party was unable to check in 3 hours early. Without authorization they used the outdoor premises and beach anyway. Upon check in an oral review of house procedures and rules was provided as well as a written copy RESPONSE TO ALLEGATIONS The floors were NOT “covered with sand and dog hair.” The housekeeping mgr. returned after check in and was told there were no issues other than some sand at the back entrance The stove did NOT have a gas leak. No smell of gas! The home has 4 ovens. The party was informed at check in that 1 oven wasn’t working. They said they'd be grilling outdoors or eating out The stackable washer and dryer were fully functional, a demonstration was given at check in There are 9 terrace doors, each with a locking stationary door and a swing door. When guests open the stationary door they have difficulty locking it down. Blue tape was put on all stationary door handles to remind guests not to use that door. If the stationary door isn't properly locked down, high winds can “blow open” both doors resulting in costly damage Blinds; All bedroom doors are fully covered The power outage occurred and was resolved during the day. Candles and flashlights would NOT have been necessary. Guests were updated hourly and responded “no worries, we are at the beach” BOTTOMLINE Other than the power outage, no other correspondence or complaint was made until the NIGHT PRIOR to departure. The owner apologized and offered monetary compensation and subsequently received a text from the renter saying "I find your offer less than acceptable and the next communication will be from my attorney” The guest checked out the following morning. Housekeeping arrived and found the following list of RULE INFRACTIONS and DAMAGES DIRTY DISHES in both sinks and both dishwashers. 1 sink was backed up with standing water and clogged with debris. Food and beverages left on counters and in refrigerators GARBAGE BAGS left IN home INDOOR furniture moved OUTSIDE, a 300 lb Bar dragged across floor RAIN SOAKED FURNITURE CUSHIONS and BROKEN deck chair BROKEN GARBAGE DISPOSAL filled with debris DOG HAIR AND PET STAINS on floor, rugs, and furniture Guest did NOT have authorization to bring a pet. Pets must be approved and a pet fee is required NOTE: GUEST DECLINED DAILY MAID SERVICE. IS IT ANY WONDER WHY? APPARENTLY, THE RULES DON'T APPLY TO THEM!
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Can't beat the views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and large home on a quiet lane. House is spacious and was clean when we arrived. We've been renting in Michigan for years and this is nicest place we've seen.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Chicago Midway International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Whittaker Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak of Michigan City, IN
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-94

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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Rates & Availability

Union Pier House Rental Rates

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Standard Rate
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates subject to 6% sales tax. Maid service included; no additional cleaning fees. Deposit Required.
25% Non- Refundable Deposit is required upon reservation.
Balance due 90 days prior to stay.
Cancellation within 90 days of stay is subject to full cost of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , on main floor off kitchen/ dining
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub & Walk-In Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub & Walk-In Shower, double vanity
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Walk-in Steam Shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Walk-in Steam Shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4 poster bed, private bath, private entrance to rear deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , private bath, opens onto private lakefront porch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , opens onto private lakefront deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , lower level with lake views
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • The 40' x 20 main floor master features a four poster king sized bed, French doors which open onto lakefront deck, walk-in closet, and private bath with Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. The 2nd master on the 2nd floor also has a king sized bed and opens onto its own large lakefront open air porch. This room has a private bath with walk-in steam shower. The other bedrooms on the second floor have queen sized beds and share a large bathroom with a double sink vanity, Jacuzzi tub, and walk-in shower. One of these rooms has a private lakefront deck. The lower level features a large suite with King sized bed and walk-in steam shower. French doors open onto the home's large backyard and walkout beach.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fireplace is not functional May through September.

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