Lake Chapin Shores offers convenience, beauty, views, lakefront living

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Lake Chapin Shores offers views of a 600-acre all-sports lake, and the amenities to enjoy it. One option is a dock, while the community provides amenities such as a heated pool. | SUPPLIED PHOTOS

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If you have been dreaming about a place to get away on weekends you are part of a vast and growing group of people who seek a special kind of lifestyle, says the Investors Business Daily.

They report that the vacation-home buying trend continued to grow in 2012 after a 7 percent gain in 2011. And more and more Americans now own their weekend vacation homes. The number of recreational homes has risen roughly 25 percent since 1989 according to the National Association of Realtors. With interest rates at historic lows, the timing couldn’t be better for buying a second home.

Just 90 minutes from Chicago, for example, is a private lakeside hideaway called Lake Chapin Shores in southwest Michigan that continues to gain in popularity with families looking for a change in their lifestyles. This unique community offers indoor comfort and convenience, every kind of outdoor activity and scenic beauty on a 600-acre all-sports lake within an easy drive of Chicago and its suburbs.

Lake Chapin Shores is a family-friendly vacation haven with an available concierge service that ensures each spacious home is vacation-ready for every visit. Families waste no time unloading the car each weekend and getting into vacation mode. No other vacation spot offers such maximum leisure time, low maintenance, or community network.

The most popular vacation features for a weekend getaway at Lake Chapin Shores include scenic lakeside views and woodland privacy, heated pool overlooking the lake, screened porches and large decks, open floor plan with large windows, high-quality construction and appliances, lakefront dock and sports equipment storage options, waterskiing, boating, fishing on the lake.

The community also has a children’s playground and is located in quiet countryside surroundings.

Lake Chapin Shores features 21 homesites, each with a different elevation and panoramic view, direct lake access, a variety of floor plan choices with 12 flexible construction design options geared to convenient, hassle-free living. Each model includes open floor plans, with cherry or maple cabinetry, choice of natural granite countertops, energy efficient appliances, cozy gas or wood-burning fireplace and terrific views with screened porches and expansive decks. Models are adapted to fit the specific needs of individual owners, helping families create unique living space that meets their needs and requirements. Materials and equipment are high quality, selected for quiet efficiency, durability and the need for little or no maintenance.

Call 888-TO-MICHIGAN (888-866-4244) to make an appointment for a tour. Visit for a look at each of the 12 model home options, photos and video of Lake Chapin Shores living, and a complete list of materials and specifications.