The Dakota

4 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms 9 Guests Union Pier

Exquisite 4BR-2.5BA vacation home on 1½ wooded acres, less than a mile from Lake MI beaches! Cathedral ceilings, Great Room, stone fireplace, hardwood floors and deluxe furnishings. Chef's kitchen has granite island, hi-end appliances. Large plush enclosed porch w/ dining table, great views! Huge yard, pool, hot tub, patio, grill, outdoor full BA. 4 stylish BRs, 3 w/ priv decks. 2 BAs have twin granite sinks, tiled showers. 5 mins to superb dining, wineries, boutiques, parks, trails + more!

THE SPACE
“Sumptuous”… “Elegant”… “Rich”… These words come to mind upon setting foot in The Dakota, an exquisitely designed 4BR-2.5BA home nestled on 1½ acres in the serene woods of Union Pier, less than one mile from Lake Michigan’s beaches. Completely renovated in 2014, this stunning property features cathedral ceilings, a Great Room with stone fireplace, Brazilian Cherry (espresso-stained) hardwood floors throughout—with white oak in the bedrooms—and luxurious, yet comfy furnishings in every room.

The spacious kitchen is highlighted by a large granite island, high-end appliances and a stylish bench-seat breakfast nook. A large cozy porch with wall-to-wall windows and fashionable couches, chairs and “picnic table” provides you with great views of the massive backyard and surrounding trees, making it a relaxing oasis to sip coffee or your favorite wine.

Speaking of the backyard, it’s perfect for entertaining, with a fenced, seasonal pool (with outdoor shower and bathroom), a covered wooden deck, outside patio (w/ patio set), eight-person hot tub, barbecue grill, huge lawn and a fire pit.

All 4 bedrooms are large, super-comfortable and professionally styled, and 3 have private decks. There are 2 king rooms, 1 queen room, and the 4th bedroom has a bunk bed w/ trundle to sleep 3 total. Two bathrooms feature granite-topped double-sinks and tiled showers.

Amenities? Within 5 minutes, you can enjoy superb dining, award-winning wineries, back-road bicycling and the hiking trails of Warren Dunes State Park, as well as New Buffalo’s “unique boutique” shopping and the Four Winds Casino. Nearby Three Oaks also offers classy antiques, the Journeyman Distillery and the Acorn Theater. Plus, you’re just over an hour’s drive from Chicago!

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
To abide by all legal requirements and property security rules, you may be asked to participate in a guest prescreening. All guests are required to review and sign Juniper Holiday + Home's Guest Occupancy Agreement prior to check-in. While we understand that events can affect your trip, it is our policy to stick to the agreed upon cancellation policy in the listing. We recommend purchasing a vacation travel insurance policy if you suspect that you will need to cancel your vacation.

The minimum age to rent this home is 25.

For guests that would like to bring pets we agree that pets are part of the family, and we welcome up to 2 dogs here. All pets must be authorized at time of booking - email us immediately for pet approval if you plan to bring your dog.

Out of respect for our staff and their families, we do not permit check-ins or outs on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Thank you for your understanding.

Home Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ Area
  • Dryer
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi Tub (Indoor)
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Lock on Bedroom Door
  • Private Entrance
  • Private Living Room
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Screened-in Porch
  • Washer
  • Sun Porch / 3-Season Room

Cleaning Supplies & Toiletries

  • Bed Linens
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Bar Soap
  • Body Lotion
  • Body Wash
  • Conditioner
  • Cotton Pads/Balls
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Disinfectant Cleaner
  • Hand Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Makeup Remover Cloths
  • Mop
  • Paper Towels
  • Q-Tips
  • Toilet Paper
  • Vacuum Cleaner

Home Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector

Family

  • Childrens' Dinnerware
  • High Chair
  • Pack & Play / Travel Crib
  • Outdoor Play Area

Special Services

  • Mid-Stay Cleaning Available
  • Cleaning: Included
  • Concierge
  • Long Term Stays Allowed
  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
  • The 100 Collection™
  • Coffee Provided
  • Luxury

Kitchen

  • Cooking Basics
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishes & utensils for kids
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining table
  • Keurig Machine (K-cup)
  • Baking Sheet
  • BBQ Utensils
  • Wine Glasses

Local Attractions

  • Spa
  • Marina
  • Brewery/Winery Tours
  • Farmers Markets
  • Public Beach
  • U-Pick Farms

Car/Vehicle

  • Car Necessary
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Free Parking
  • Driveway Parking

Property Features

  • Garden or Backyard
  • Pool
  • Single Level Home
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Grill
  • Lanai/Gazebo Covered
  • Fire Pit

Local Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Casinos/Gambling
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Golf

Home Location

  • Rural

Onsite Entertainment

  • Television
  • Smart TV

Pool & Hot Tub

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Local Sports

  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Themes

  • Family
LEAVE A REVIEW
November 26, 2023 - Airbnb

Lovely getaway

by Bruce Cunningham

We received a text message ahead of time with a link to their site, which contained all of the instructions and details needed for a comfortable and safe stay. Small details like, the perfect temperature, amenities and treats upon our arrival added a nice touch to our experience. The large backyard provided ample space for our entire family to do independent activities comfortably. We look forward to our next stay at this lovely getaway.

November 24, 2023 - Airbnb

Cozy place!

by Yuija T

Cozy place!

November 21, 2023 - Airbnb

Wonderful experience. Will be back.

by Michelle O

We really loved our time at the Dakota. The house is as gorgeous as it looks in the pictures, and very spacious. Theres's plenty of room to spread out, but plenty to gather in, as well. There's also plenty of throughtful touches like board games, laundry baskets and detergent, and and an excess of beach towels. I mentioned in an email that we were visiting for my sisters birthday, and when we arrived, there was a personalized cake waiting for us. It was such a thoughtful gesture that went far beyond anything I'd expect. A few things that I find helpful to know about a place: you'll find all the pots, bowls, and cooking utensils you could need. There were a few baking sheets and even a crock pot. And there's plenty of plates, silverware, and drinkware on hand. Salt, pepper, and olive oil were provided. We had such a nice stay and will definielty keep Juniper in mind for future visits to the area.

October 22, 2023 - Airbnb

Wonderful getaway

by Christine H.

Wonderful getaway! We hope to book here again!

October 15, 2023 - Airbnb

Loved our stay! Charming and comfortable home,

by Naomi W.

Loved our stay! Charming and comfortable home, great for our family. Great location near downtown union pier but still felt quiet and like a beautiful escape from the city

January 8, 2023 - VRBO

Thanks - it was great

This property was perfect for our family. Everything was as expected, and communication with the manager was quick and easy. We highly recommend this cottage!
November 1, 2022 - VRBO

It was fun

The property and home are amazing, very clean with high-end elements. We stayed in late-September and even though it was too cold to use the pool, the hot tub was great and the various patio spaces and fire pit, and fireplace in living room, were nice to enjoy as well. We loved our stay and highly recommend booking this place for a relaxing getaway!
July 31, 2022 - VRBO

The property was great. Very nice decor. The TV in the room with bunk beds was not working. thanks

Thank you.
July 23, 2022 - VRBO

Amazing Stay

Everything about this vacation house is exactly as listed and even better than we could have imagined. The house was beautiful, clean and has all the amenities you need. The heated pool , backyard , hot tub and fire pit all added to our amazing experience. The location was perfect and secluded, but easy access to beaches , restaurants, breweries etc.Communication was seamless and their follow up was very professional. I highly recommend this and you won’t be disappointed.
June 27, 2022 - VRBO

Such a great place!

We loved this beach house! Such a great location, clean, fully loaded, and the perfect place to host a girls weekend. We could not believe how great the set up was!
June 13, 2022 - VRBO

Fantastic property

We had a wonderful stay with 2 couples! Very comfortable and all the amenities! The outdoor amenities and 3 season room were fantastic! Thanks for a wonderful weekend!!
April 19, 2022 - VRBO

Lovely home and property

We have been renting for over 30 years in this area. This is a particularly lovely home if you don't mind being a little further from the beach. The property was gorgeous with a great patio and porch. It was wintery weather so we didn't get to take advantage of the pool. The interior was beautifully decorated with lots of thoughtful features, the kitchen was well stocked and functioned well, the beds are very comfortable, the linens throughout were very nice, there was plenty of shower and bathroom space for all. My only complaint is that the third and fourth bedrooms didn't accommodate adult couples well. One had a full size bed, and the other bunks. We had three adult couples. If that full-size bed was upgraded to a queen, that would make a difference. The owners have lots of lovely touches around that make it feel homey. Also, it is relatively new and so far it is being kept up nicely which can be hard to do in rental homes that get a lot of traffic. Communication was great with this team. We would definitely stay here again.
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