Castle, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)
About Denise Cardaris
Both my husband and I work full time but enjoy spending time at the castle when we are able to do so. We enjoy having horses, if you like riding this is a unique place or you can just enjoy their natural beauty. This home is very unique and grand. It is a great place to have a large party, special event or a family get together.
Denise Cardaris purchased this Castle in 2006
Why Denise Cardaris chose Deckerville
My husband and I decided that we would like to have a farm with horses. We never thought we would find a castle. When we discovered this home, we were totally in love with it. Now we would like to share this home for people who have special events.
What makes this Castle unique
Farm fresh eggs, beautiful gardens, Jacuzzi, pool, pond, running waterfalls and a wedding chapel are only a few items that make you fall in love with this property. The home surrounds itself with animal life and inside has a very in the nature feeling. Beautiful mounts are placed nicely thoroughout the home. It lends itself to the beautiful outside woodsy venue. This is a fabulous place for family reunions, large get togethers and weddings. Events are at a different rate. This rate is for family vacation and is guest size is limited.
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Beautiful house with incredible property
My friends and I loved the stay. Everything was incredibly clean and well kept.
We had a party of 12 adults for a get together weekend and we were more than accommodated. I was a little bit confused about the sleeping arrangements from the listing but the castle had easily more than enough beds to cover us. If I remember correctly there were 5 large beds that each fit 2 adults, one large pull out couch (in the game room) plus 3 single beds. A lot of these share various rooms together (i.e. 2 large beds and 2 single beds are in the same room) but it's great for a friendly group or family.
The inside of the house is incredibly well decorated and sprawling. There are high-end decorations everywhere and a lot of taxidermy (I'm talking full mountain lion and small bear lol). There is a massive taxidermy elk with smaller animals coming out of it (I nicknamed it Elk-nado). The kitchen had all the pots, pans and devices you need and there were board games for a rainy day.
The only negative I can think of is that we had to call the caretaker (Bryce) to turn on and off the heat in the hot tub. Bryce lives nearby and was incredibly friendly. He always jumped when we called but I felt kinda bad having to bother him. I completely understand he had to go into the pump room to change some valves and it's not guest accessible. You don't want guests messing that up, so I totally understand. That's the only thing I would probably change would be to upgrade the system so guests can control the temperature of the hot tub and the pool themselves.
There are horses at the property that are very friendly and a couple of chickens. The property is incredibly well kept and this place would be awesome for a small wedding.
Overall an awesome experience and we'll most likely be back!
Thank you for your kind review and we hope you will come back to stay!
The castle is a special place and we love when our clients appreciate the property and upscale home and furnishings. We hope that it truly has left great memories for you and your friends/family. When the home was built the small pool, water fall, and large pool are all connected. Although, we do seem to be able to manage this and provide attentive client service to get the jacuzzi on as desired. We hope to have a separate solution next year to avoid the turn on and off scenario. None the less, I know you have appreciate it and other clients do as well. We do want to make it even nicer if we can.
Enjoy your year, Best wishes and thank you again for your business.
Great weekend getaway
The property is beautiful. It made for an incredible weekend getaway. Denise was great at getting back to us when there were questions and Bryce was there to take care of anything we needed during our stay.
Thank you so much Rami, the greatest compliment of all is when are guests enjoy the castle like we have in the past. We apprecaite your business and hope you will think of us again in the future. Until then may you have a wonderful summer and year!
Denise, and the castle staff
Staying in the castle was amazing ! We had so much fun !
Thank you so much! That is what it is all about... having fun and making memories.
We appreciate your business and hope you will be back. Until then have a wonderful summer.
Think about going there during hot days!
We chose this house for our 4th of July getaway. Whole area is amazing. House in the middle of the forest with pool and jacuzzi is everything we were dreaming of. This could have been perfect vacation, but... it happened that those two days we were staying at the Castle were one of the hottest. Temperature was in the 90s. We found out really quickly that there was no central air conditioner in the house. I did ask Denise few days before if there would be air conditioners due to hot weather, and she said that the house is cool by itself and that there should be no problem. Well, it was hell. It was near 90 during the day and 84 during the night. Only one master bedroom was cool enough for sleep because it was the only bedroom to have ac in. I had my 4 month old infant with me and because it was so hot we all didn't have a choice but to sleep under fan, which led to few members of our family getting sick. Nobody slept well, and few of our friends left us in the morning due to lack of sleep and hot house. Even at night when it was cool outside, it was still so hot inside. We came home tired because of two sleepless nights, and were disappointed in this choice.
Thank you for your compliments on the property and the home being beautiful. It is a beautiful area and surroundings are tranquil. Throughout the summer is normally on the cooler side so we do not have many issues with the heat. We did have sweltering hot days during your stay which were record high. We haven't had an issue with this home in the past and the temperatures in this area are cooler than the city typically. The weekend of your stay was a record high for heat. The construction of the home with concrete walls and floor keep the home cool and the nights are very cool. Our guests enjoy the pool and being out doors. Since your stay
we have added air to the rooms to make our guests sleep comfortably. We appreciate your input and have put changes in place for our customers to enjoy the home and their stay.
Beautiful Fall Wedding
I'm not sure how to put into words how lucky I feel to have stumbled upon this beautiful property. This is the only venue we checked out, we didn't need to see anything else. My husband and I were married here on 9/26/15 and we spent the weekend here. Denise and her team are absolutely amazing. Denise was always quick to respond, incredibly personable, and never made me feel like a burden. Julie was incredibly attentive and made sure everything looked great every day. Julie met us at the castle when we went to check it out and between her and the setting we were blown away. Their helpers for the day of along with DJ Steve, Kurt, and Faulkner's Catering (what I saw as the Inner Circle team) all came together and helped us make the day better than I could have ever imagined.
The home is beautiful inside and made a gorgeous backdrop for the rehearsal, rehearsal meal, getting ready the day of, and reflecting on the wedding on Sunday morning. I woke up Saturday morning with my team of girls and walked the property to 'visit' the horses up front and the goats and chickens and Mr. Pea in the back all while enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
The pool was great and the hot tub was even better. I'm pretty sure we were up until 5am the night of the wedding just relaxing with drinks and the few leftover guests we allowed to stay and relax with us. Julie keeps it extremely clean and the temperature was perfect. She was a silent helper as we didn't even realize she was there to turn on the hot tub and turn it off.
Denise, Julie, and their helpers were awesome at helping us set everything up on Saturday. I set up one table with a centerpiece and they put out the rest and it looked perfect. They made sure all candles and LED lights were lit once it started to get dark out and helped to clean them all up at the end of the night. They helped keep the day running smoothly and without a hitch! At least none that I was aware of.
My guests were all impressed and in awe. The girls in the bridal party and the hairdressers loved the opportunity to stay in the castle and get ready there.
We hate to admit that it's all over, and I think that's the reason for delay in my review. I hope we get the opportunity to return soon. I know some of my family is excited to return and spend some time there with us as well.
The short of it? Fairy-tale setting, gorgeous photos, incredible atmosphere, amazing down to earth staff... 10/10 I'd do it all over again.
Weekend getaway with friends
Wonderful place to unwind with friends and family. This is a beautifully decorated house, with an even better exterior, with plenty of hang-out places. Denise is wonderfully accomodating and is prompt in her replies and Julie is always available to help out in any situation, being just minutes away, if needed.
Parents and teenage kids - all of us had a great time.
Horseback riding, fishing, boating, and shopping are all within this area. Fine dining is located in Port Sanilac.
There is a live theatre in Port Sanilac, and Lexington.
In the fall, you can enjoy family get together and hayrides.