Welcome to Family Tides Pool House in Union Pier, where you can walk the beach along Lake Michigan for countless miles in either direction or never move from your beach towel except to turn over.
After a long sun filled day on the beach, shower in the outdoor gazebo shower; return to the beach for a glass of wine and a toast to the spectacular sunsets every evening. See the green flash some nights. See the mirage of the City of Chicago across the lake on special nights.
Family Tides Pool House is bright and open, with sky lights and cathedral ceilings. The open floor plan makes it perfect for family gatherings. The large kitchen invites everyone to help with meals and allows all to spend some quality time together. The deck holds the large outdoor table and chairs, gas grill and a bar and wicker chairs. All of this overlooks the swimming pool and the very large back yard. There is a children's jungle gym and fort on the back lawn.
In June of 2016, one of the Family Tides Pool House renters who returns year after year wrote such a good description of the house that we asked for his permission to quote him, so here is how our renter John B. described The Summer House: "Our family has stayed in several homes along Lake Michigan but it seems like we always come back to our favorite... Family Tides Pool House. The two-story home (first level / walkout basement to pool) is perfect for families with a wide range of ages. Two bedrooms upstairs, and one bedroom downstairs in addition to the 4th bed/sleeping quarters makes it possible to separate those who may go to bed early and those who stay up late.
There is a large fully stocked kitchen that has everything you need to make family dinners at home with plenty of seating around the kitchen island or dining room table. There is a deck that spans that entire back of the home and very large concrete patio with ample furniture to lounge around the pool. The pool has an automatic cover for the parent’s convenience and peace of mind. The backyard is great for the kids to blow off energy on the swing set or a game of whiffle ball and has a fire pit at the rear of the property for snacks and stories as the night winds down. The home is a very short walk to a large nicely maintained beach area. Family Tides Pool House located in Union Pier is only a five minute drive away from restaurants and some nightlife in downtown New Buffalo, but far enough away in a quiet neighborhood for some relaxing vacation time. There is a small market and a wonderful deli a short walk away for those who would prefer not to leave Union Pier.
Must do area activities include visiting the Galien River County Park where there is a fishing dock and a sky platform that overlooks the river and wildlife area. The New Buffalo Township Office has a splash park for kids, a nature trail, and full court basketball court as well. Just a short drive up the road you can rent kayaks and spend an hour or two paddling on the Galien River. We will return to Family Tides Pool House without a doubt!" - John B. and Family - Indianapolis, IN Thank you, John!
Pool is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day