The Story of a Truly Premium Grand Bend Lakefront Property
Welcome to 10086 Huron Drive – an exceptionally generous Grand Bend Lakefront property located in the privately gated Beach O’ Pines subdivision, arguably, the most exclusive private lakefront subdivision on Ontario’s West Coast of Lake Huron. And upon this property, sits a gorgeous winterized cottage boasting 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths and dressed in that true Georgian Bay charm circa 1937! This extremely well kept & updated beach House is simply oozing pristine character, but before get into the details on the house, let’s chat a bit more about this location.
As you will see in the virtual tour, this is a sizable property. Out of the 40 lakefront properties in Beach O’ Pines, this one is in the top 5 in terms of frontage, with 140 feet of premium private beach and breathtaking lakefront vistas. Unlike the neighboring beach access subdivisions where the beach is owned collectively by an association, the beach in this subdivision is indeed PRIVATELY OWNED by the lakefront properties owners adjacent to it. This quality makes this property unique when compared to the other Grand Bend Lakefront offerings. With the lot line going right into the water, the buyer of this extremely rare Grand Bend Lakefront property need not be concerned about reserving space on the beach, especially given the property’s distance from any of the subdivision beach paths.
Additionally, the beach in this subdivision is known to be less crowded than the neighboring subdivision, with miles of deserted shoreline in the Pinery park just steps from your lakefront door. Interesting fact – the original developer of this subdivision also owned the first several miles of beach at the end of Beach O’ Pines that is now part of the Pinery’s beach. In exchange for donating this land to the Ontario government, it was written into the dead that no road shall ever provide access to those beaches, fostering an almost deserted section of Pinery beach, even in the middle of the summer literally a 4 to 5 minute stroll from this property. One unique quality after another, nothing can beat Beach O’ Pines. Just look at that spectacular sunset – in the top 10 in the world according to National Geographic. This is a truly premium Grand Bend lakefront property. If you can afford this level of exclusivity, you cannot afford to pass this up!
Now that you understand that this location is second to none, let’s discuss the 5 bedroom 3 bathroom beach house – a spectacular piece of Lake Huron history in move-in condition. The Great Room features a soaring post and beam ceiling with cherry stained wood veneer. That room leads to a 4 season lakefront sun room surrounded by lakeview windows. The windows throughout this home were actually custom built in recent time to match the original finishing of the home.
Throughout the rest of the home, with the exception of the kitchen that was renovated in recent years, you will see the majority of the original finishings and fixtures beautifully maintained. Below the surface, all of the wiring, plumbing & water system, furnace, and insulation, have been updated. Back on the surface however, it’s hard to miss the beauty of that original hardwood flooring and the various other stained wood features – all incredibly well-preserved. And given that this home sits upon a large concrete foundation, whose to stop a buyer from eventually doing something new? But there’d be no need to rush into that. This place is a 4 season home that is completely livable as-is.
With recent sales for Grand Bend Lakefront properties in Beach O’ Pines coming in well over 2 million dollars, it’s almost as if this outstanding cottage isn’t even included in this price despite the considerable value that it lends to the property, especially when the vast 140’ of private frontage is taken into account. Note the frontage on these two recent sales. The first only had 100′, but a solid house. The next one had comparable frontage, but it came with a run down cottage that had to be torn down. 10086 Huron Drive has BIG frontage and a solid home. Yet, the price per front foot is still coming in well below the average and very close to the price per foot for properties without a strong home. Bottom line, this is a very good buy in Beach O’ Pines!
In closing, it might be worth mentioning that as an avid kiteboarder and Great Lakes Surfer, I’ve hit every beach from Sarnia to the Bruce and in my true beach bum opinion, nothing beats this spot when it comes to rock free beach quality, safe shorelines with friendly sand bars, and of course PRIVACY. All of these benefits, and you’re still just minutes from the plethora of convenient city-like amenities that Grand Bend has to offer. In recent years, buyers from the Greater Toronto area plus American buyers looking to capitalize on the stronger US dollar have chosen Grand Bend over the Muskokas. Why? Because you spend less time in your car and more time at the cottage with everything you need just a few kilometers away. Give me a call today at 519-870-7650 to book a private showing before it’s too late. This property is the quintessential example of why Grand Bend Lakefront property is so valuable!
Room Measurements & Location for this Grand Bend Lakefront Property (in feet)