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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'A BLUE MOON' in Union Pier, Michigan...better known as Harbor Country. Approximately 2 hours from Chicago O'Hare Airport. Secluded and 350 steps to the entrance of Lake Michigan's beautiful, clean, sandy beach. 3 Bedroom/2 Bath 2-story sleeps 6 comfortably. 2 Large screened porches surrounded by woods. Large Balcony/Deck, accessed from 2 Bedrooms. Upscale decor and amenities. NEW Flat-Screen TV! DISH TV! Full Kitchen with everything you'd find in your full time home, plus Breakfast Bar and Large Dining Room. 'Ultra-Bath-Spa' 2nd Floor Bath has double sinks, and Garden-Tub Jacuzzi. Comfortable Beds through-out.

1st Floor Great Room has LARGE SCREEN HD TV with large selection of movies, including kids movies.. Master Bedroom, and Kids Bedroom each have a TV. All linens are provided...but, bring your own beach towels. Gas Grill. Washer and Dryer.

I keep an information book for guest's use, with restaurant info, wine tasting routes, kids museum info, local golf courses, shopping, art gallery info, and so much more!

Harbor Country offers soooo much...go to the web for lots of general information.

The ideal, perfect place for your next beach vacation!

Keywords: beach house,walk to beach,walk to shops,private,upgraded,upscale,secluded

More Details

Laura Weaver
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Laura Weaver

Contact the owner, Laura Lee Weaver. I am a licensed Realtor in Illinois, and own this as a second home.

Laura Weaver purchased this house in 2002

Why Laura Weaver chose Southwest

I have been coming to Harbor Country for 30 years. It is my very favorite place, and Lake Michigan is my favorite body of water, from all of my travels. Lake Michigan has an interesting coastal line, with clean, sandy beaches. There's a huge state park...Warren Dunes State Park...within 10 minutes...great for many reasons, especially hiking, and adventure walks. The art galleries are numerous and fantastic. There are a variety of restaurants. Most of all, it is an extremely relaxing's like going back in time.

What makes this house unique

The new FOUR WINDS Casino is a combination of Wisconsin Dells meets Las Vegas (10 minutes away). Plus, there BLUE CHIP Casino, which is approx 15 min away. Most visitors spend hours on the beach (best to bring your own beach chairs and beach towels). The sunsets are fabulous and not to be missed. This area of Michigan has a lot of vineyards, so it's fun to take a wine tour in your car...just don't drink too much!! When you go right from my driveway, you are 350 steps from the beach entrance...if you go left from my driveway, you are 500 steps from cute shops with ice cream, liquor, sandwiches, coffee, everyday items, bakery, restaurant, bike/beach gear rental, and more... I have the perfect location because, even though you're close to all that great stuff, my home has a very private, secluded, quiet location. I love my house, and I know you will too!! (P.S. I personally clean every room from top-to-bottom, every year, and have a very 'particular' cleaning team, that keeps everything tip-top!!)


Union Pier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There are two Screened Porches, one large 2nd floor Deck (great for morning coffee and reading the paper), and two patios. Four Winds Casino is 10 minutes away. EZ walk to ice cream shop, restaurants, bakery, upscale convenience store (great wine selection), deli/sandwich/coffee shop.


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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at Blue Moon. It was a great week and we were all sad when we had to leave!

The owner (Laura) was very responsive when we had questions before booking and she also stayed in touch in the weeks leading up to our trip. Even after the trip, our security deposit was returned immediately. While we had no issues the entire week, I'm sure we would have gotten prompt attention if we would have needed it.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well equipped the property was for our stay. The kitchen was fully stocked with not only pots, pans, utensils, etc., but also with all sorts of spices that came in handy as we cooked for everyone. Similarly, the bathrooms were spacious, plenty of towels. The beds were all comfortable and the house had plenty of space. We were even able to have some family who were staying nearby over for dinner a couple nights and there was plenty of room for all.

The beach is a very short walk from the property. We didn't feel like we had a long trek to haul all of our beach gear to and from the beach each day. Unfortunately, the beach is not as wide this year as it has been in some previous years, but there was still plenty of room for our entire family to have fun in the sun and surf all week.

Overall it was a great week and the property just made it that much more enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, for the detailed review! It gives me great pleasure when renters enjoy our home, and most importantly, have a really great time during their stay!
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Would stay again..

  • 5 of 5

The property was mostly well kept and very clean. From the moment we arrived, there were deer and woodchucks roaming the year; my three year old loved watching them. We used the tiled screened in porch a bit, it was very relaxing and inviting when it was raining.

A little explicit clarification for the beach walk; it's a fifth-mile walk and then about 50 wooden stairs to the sand. It was fun and easy for the younger crowd, not as enjoyable for those over 60. The house provided a red wagon for hauling stuff there, but you can't walk the wagon to the sand.

There's 5 mbit WiFi and a chromecast on the main TV, so the creature-comforts of home were easy after the kids went to sleep.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time! Yes...all the Union Pier, Lakeside, etc. beaches have least ours are newer and in great condition, plus, there are two landings, on the way up or down, or older folks to rest, without blocking stair traffic.
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Delightful stay at A Blue Moon

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time....The house had everything we needed and was a very comfortable place to stay and enjoy Lake Michigan. Great location and so much to do in the area. It was affordable and comfortable....a great place for a family to stay.

Jill Priebe

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you! I'm so glad you had a great time. Thank you too, for leaving our home in such good condition.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful! Loved all the extras and beautiful furnishings. Just need to be more specific about distance to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just came back from a wonderfully restful and fun week at 'A BLUE MOON.' The home is so comfortable, with plenty of space and yet a cozy, warm feel with relaxing touches all around. Extremely CLEAN!. Our family enjoyed the area beach life ( 1/2 block away, as well as Warren Dunes, St. Joe, New Buffalo and Michigan City).Since we like to cook, we had a complete kitchen with everything we needed for preparing and serving our meals. Coffee shops, restaurants all close by. The home is very PRIVATE, with a beautiful appreciation of the wooded landscape, wildlife, many birds and an overall peaceful setting. Beautiful area to go on long, interesting walks with a variety of historic homes and newer properties as well. You can also easily walk to the beach, and just relax. The owner has a great collection of books, games and movies as well. She is quick to respond to any questions and delivers on everything promised in the description. Highly recommend !! Will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Union Pier....a Michigan Vacation Made of Lifelong Memories

  • 5 of 5

My first observation of this Charming Home was the ease and closeness of putting my Toes in the Magnificent Lake Michigan.The Home if located in the Mountains or on a Golf Course would be equally inviting but with the proximity to Lake Michigan makes it the more enticing.The homes ementities such as the full service kitchen and romantic bedrooms on the upper floor are designed for peaceful and relaxing moments to be forever remembered as Once in a Lifetime Vacation Experience.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

UNION PIER is ideally located! Short drive to downtown New Buffalo (the largest town in the area); walking distance to ice cream shop, restaurants, beach equipment/bike rentals, wine shop, deli, convenience store. You can hear the Lake Michigan waves (when they are large) from our house, since we are only 350 paces to the Lake entrance.

Those 21 and older, can follow the "wine trail", as there are approximately 23 wineries in the general area, and 2 casinos...FOUR WINDS (The Dells meets Vegas), and BLUE CHIP (smaller but powerful! in Michigan City).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $700

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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