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Family Friendly- Sanctuaire for the Fall!

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

- - Featured in New York Times' Escape Section - -

Fabulous Year Round LakeFront Retreat located outside of Union Pier in in the Heart of the Southwest Michigan's Wine Country.

Sanctuiare is a Secluded Year-Round luxury Lakefront Get-Away with incredibly pristine natural surroundings, large wrap around decks, 47 inch plasma TV, Bose surround sound, BBQ and deluxe lakefront near Union Pier. Spectacular 25k Hot tub.....childproofed with crib and highchairs...
The location of this cabin in the valley on top of a small knoll overlooking a lake, will take your breath away. The home sits on a full acre providing lots of privacy and quiet. Sit back, relax and enjoy the lake views from the expansive living room windows or on a lounge on the sunny deck. Sanctuaire encompasses the home inviting you to enjoy hiking, biking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing right out the front door. The yard is large (not fenced), landscaped with native plants and in the heart of wine country.

Inside this home all the walls are cedar and there is a striking stone fireplace making the ambiance warm and cozy. The kitchen is open to the living and dining area and is fully equipped for any family meal.

Architecturally exciting and beautifully furnished the ultimate in privacy and luxury. 'Sanctuaire” offers a spectacular retreat with 2 BR, 2 BA, a *loft, and 3rd small bedroom that has a small gym.

The loft is a partial second floor, reached by a staircase, with a wood-burning fireplace, all leading to an incredible view of the lake. This area provides a comfortable viewing area of the lake as well as the third sleeping space with two twin beds. The kitchen has with every convenience. The house is replete with wood paneling, hardwood floors, oriental rugs, and original art.

One Queen floor futon and Queen roll out bed in the loft allow sleeping for an additional two people, so the house can sleep 10 at capacity ( with extra charges). Also- the house is childproofed with two high chairs and a crib!

'Sanctuaire' with approx. 2000 square feet of living space provides for an open and airy retreat, three skylights, and a panoramic view through walls of glass, all giving a tree house ambiance. This exceptional home also features wool carpeting, a beautiful stone fireplace in the living room, and a variety of first class amenities. Be surrounded by fine bed linens.

The master bedroom, with wall-to-wall windows overlooking the lake, has a King-sized bed with Sterling and Foster mattress, and a magnificent master bath with a deep tub Jacuzzi. There is a separate guest room with a queen bed and its own bathroom.

A secret path from the house to the lake leads to your use of own pier (and the use of your own 2 boats) and the lake frontage.

On more than a forested acre surrounded on two sides by the bohemian groves, with extensive decks, and landscaping designed for year-round beauty. This unique retreat features a spectacular hot tub/spa for 8 that overlooks the lake. This hot tub is state-of-the-art with fiber optic lights surrounding the entire spa that light up the steam and the water in a variety of different colors for your complete relaxation and enjoyment.

The ideal place is for four-season fun as we are close to several mountains for ski weekends and winter retreats. The lake, when frozen, can be wonderful for snow shoeing and/or skating.

Canoe and rowboat are available, free of charge. FREE WIFI, LONG/Local Calls, and Laundry are FREE (includes laundry soap and fabric softner) for all our guests. This beautiful home is secluded, yet only minutes drive to the local wineries, Lake Michigan, Union Pier, St. Joseph, Warren Dunes, Grand Mere State Park, Public Golf courses and bicycle and hiking trails and 45 minutes to Saugatuck! The decks have an abundance of outdoor furniture, an outdoor fireplace, and lots of sunshine.

'Sanctuaire' is spectacular in its variety of landscapes and recreational opportunities. Enjoy the breathtaking lakefront views with your own private sanctuary away from the traffic, stress, noise, safety problems, and the noisy tourists..

We invite you to visit and share in the historic magic. Be captivated by the warmth of 'Sanctuaire'!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 Years Old or accompanied by a parent/guardian if younger than 25....moreless

  • Singles
  • Children Welcome:

    House is Child-proofed with cribs, highchairs and toys, books and games. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love dogs but only allow one exceptional dog with prior written approval and additional pet fee and pet security deposit. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Loft: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    loft...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1 Queen Futon plus Crib ( if needed)...moreless

  • Gym

    Small Gym with weights and equipment...moreless

  • Master Bedroom overlooks lake with floor to ceiling french doors. Luxury Stern & Foster KIng Mattress. Master bathroom has indoor Jacuzzi Bath. Second Bedroom has Queen Bed with full bath Loft space has 2 single beds with Queen Sofa Bed plus queen futon for extra sleeping spaces. Third Bedroom is used as GYM ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • 2 full bathrooms. Master Bedroom Bathroom has indoor Jacquzzi.

Other Amenities

  • Rate is based on number of people and specific dates. We accept an exceptional dog guest upon prior written approval. Pet rental agreement, Dog fee together with Pet Security deposit required. Inquire with age, breed, and other relevant information. Also note that the 'Book it Now' feature does not capture accurate quotes so we encourage you to call with specific dates and occupancy for entire time. Thank you...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    With DVD Library...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Lakeviews from all east facing windows...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    200 feet of private lakefront frontage on the propert...moreless

  • Rural:

    In a small rural wine country town-Baroda...moreless

  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room tables both inside the house and in 3 season room with high chairs and cribs. Sits 6 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Full A/C...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    FREE Highspeed WIFI INTERNET...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dedicated dryer With Free Fabric Softner...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful Stone wood burning Fireplace in family room and upstairs fireplace/ wood burning overn...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Gym with free weights and Pilates/yoga ball...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet:

    Free HIghspeed Internet WIFI provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All 600-1200 Linens...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    FREE Local and Long Distance calls...moreless

  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Beach Towels provided for up to 6...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Dedicated washer and dryer With Free Laundry Soap...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Romantic Wood Stove Fireplace upstairs near master Suite...moreless

  • Fax

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker plus coffee grinder ( we include coffee). Sugar and sugar substitute provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All good quality cooking utensils. Owner was a professional chef!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils- serves 8 ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new GE DIshwasher...moreless

  • Freezer:

    New and Standard...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with excellent quality appliances, dishes, pots, pans and accessories. Not shared with other units or properties....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked-Free of charge. Condiments, spices, pancake mix, olive oil, etc. Everything you need so you don't need to run out to the store...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New & Standard...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    2 boats included in rental fee...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio:

    Extensive decking...moreless

  • Golf:

    One set of Golf Clubs...moreless

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We provide Canoe, Rowboat, life jackets and fishing/swimming gear...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Super Clean Gas Grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Nearby...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private and spectacular state- of- the art Hot Tub that overlooks the lake. Professionally maintained and serviced. Private Hot Tub. ...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 6, 2016
4 night min stay
$329

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$299
$1,799

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $125 + tax
  • Cleaning & Spa cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date. Otherwise, based on best efforts to relet with administrative fee.

Rates are based on occupancy and specific dates. Seven night minimum stay from mid-June to the 3rd week in August. If partial week is available due to previous customer taking more than 7 nights, the reservation must be book for the remainder of the week. Saturday to Saturday booking encouraged during the high sesasons.The "Book it Now" feature may not capture all fees and occupancy rates so we encourage you to call or email before you book. Also- note that Rates are higher for holidays. We're very proud to offer a travel discount to active military, police/firemen, nurses and teachers subject to certain restrictions.We'd love to welcome you to Sanctuaire!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Southwest Michigan Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tabor Hill Winery restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Weko Beach

Car: Necessary

Amenities: Whisper soft Central Air conditioning, DIRECT TV (satellite), Large Plasma 47 inch TV, 1-mid size TV upstairs, 2 DVD/VCRs, work-out gym, canoe, row boat, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, blender, 2-door refrigerator, outdoor hot tub, indoor Jacuzzi tub, outdoor furnishings, (Maytag, new) washer/dryer, electric air heat, outdoor gas BBQ, telephone, dishes/utensils, 3 Ceiling-Fans, 3 skylights, 1 Wood-burning Stove Fireplace, 1 stone fireplace, 1 outdoor fireplace, 3 season room, fully equipped Kitchen, iron/ironing board, bath-linens, bed-linens, alarm-clock, radio, stereo, fax-machine, with Exceptional Views!

Activities: Fishing, swimming in the lake!, White water kayaking, Antique shopping, Theme parks, Outlet Shopping, Boating, Wine-Tasting, Winery Tours, skiing, Bike Tours, Outlet Shopping, Sight-seeing, Golf, Tennis, swimming, hiking and more!

Area: Less than 5 miles to the the local wineries and Lake Michigan, quick car ride to Union Pier, St. Joseph, Warren Dunes, Grand Mere State Park and Public Golf courses, bicycle and hiking trails on site, 45 minutes to Saugatuck.

Ski: Minutes to Union Pier, St. Joseph, Warren Dunes, Grand Mere State Park and Public Golf courses, bicycle and hiking trails on site, 45 minutes to Saugatuck.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Hello and thank you for looking at our property! Over the years we have used this house for our family and extended family so it feels like our HOME away Home. We give you, our guests, the personal touch from the moment you make your reservation. Renting our vacation home has been a fantastic experience—largely because of all the interesting guests we’ve hosted! How else would we have met famous authors, sommeliers, not to mention the dozens of other families and friends who have made 'Sanctuaire' their home away from home for many years? We bought the property many years ago as a 'retreat' from the grind of being big-law lawyer in Chicago. We extensively renovated the house to feel like our family home in Aspen, Colorado- yet closer to Chicago. We are blessed with the property and has been a direct positive correlation between our personal and professional lives. Our family of four lives in Chicago and your contact, Mona, works as an attorney (the nice kind). We enjoy renting vacation homes ourselves. We’re avid outdoor family of hikers, swimmers, sailors,snowboarders, skiers and kayakers! Mona, a former Chef in France, loves to cook and invite family and friends to share in her fresh farm to table food and wine pairings! Over the many years, our family and friends simply cherish, love and enjoy 'Sanctuaire' and we offer it to select guests. It has very positive energy. We are meticulous about its maintenance, appearance, and appeal. We have both legal and business experience representing hotels all over the world. Through our commitment, legal & business experience, Sanctuaire has established a business relationship with our guests that will last a lifetime.

Why the Owner Chose Union Pier, MI, USA:
We love the location- very close to Chicago and our extended families in Michigan! Its quiet, secluded and private. Away from the tourists in Union Pier and New Buffalo. There is a cleansing energy about the place. Simple, So peaceful and in connection with nature. Feels far away from urban life. We live in the city of Chicago- a concrete jungle with little privacy and small yards. We fell in love with Sanctuaire since it is blessed with magnificent natural beauty and located in the one most popular and desirable locations in Southwest Michigan, Sanctuaire is surrounded by clear spring waters with towering dunes and wineries are a sight to behold! Sanctuire is nestled in the heart of the Michigan's wine country . Sanctuaire is home to some of America’s favorite vacation and recreation locations. Enjoy world-famous beaches, wineries, hiking, biking trails, water sports, skiing, dining, shopping, and more! With so many activities to choose from, there is something to keep everyone in your group entertained! At Sanctuaire, we recommend fun things to do with your days and to arrange special ventures (from dinner reservations to personal helicopter rides). Whatever you desire, we are here to assist you!We want to make sure that you have everything you need to fully enjoy your dream vacation. One of things that sets us apart is our Concierge Services. If you are interested in any of these added amenities, please reach out to us prior to your stay.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We truly want our guests to love Sanctuaire and the surrounding Southwest Michigan area as much as we do! As we are both skilled chefs, we equipped the kitchen to feature everything you would need to prepare a great meal. We even offer wonderful recipes, easy meals that will delight your taste buds and give you energy for days' activities!. We also love our private and clean hot tub overlooking the lake!We have guests who have never traveled to Southwest Michigan and are sometimes a little nervous and so I try to make them familiar before they arrive by knowing what to expect. Also- When you book with us, you will receive more than just a great house however, you will receive customized service tailored to your specific desires. Lastly, please know all utilities, TVs, the hot tub, etc. will be checked-in 24 hrs prior to your arrival; and the porch light will be turned on so you will be welcomed by a warm and inviting environment. So, we welcome your inquiry and invite you to ask us all your questions and express all your vacation wishes so we can make your experience in Sanctuaire perfection! Also know that Mona is a big law attorney with many years experience in renting luxury vacation rental properties. You can trust that Sanctuaire will be exceptionally clean, welcoming, with top of the line accommodations. You do get what you Pay for!


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Speaks: english, french

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  • Family Friendly- Sanctuaire for the Fall!

    Family Friendly- Sanctuaire for the Fall!

  • Sanctuaire's beautiful and secluded Driveway

    Sanctuaire's beautiful and secluded Driveway

  • All Log Stairs to the loft and Master bedroom. Made in Aspen, Colorado

    All Log Stairs to the loft and Master bedroom. Made in Aspen, Colorado

  • Downstairs with arts and crafts furniture

    Downstairs with arts and crafts furniture

  • Master bedroom- Cal King,freplace, 600 +linens overlooks lake, large bathroom

    Master bedroom- Cal King,freplace, 600 +linens overlooks lake, large bathroom

  • Partial loft area with 2 single beds.

    Partial loft area with 2 single beds.

  • Professionally serviced Hot Tub. Pristine. Filled only with mineral water.

    Professionally serviced Hot Tub. Pristine. Filled only with mineral water.

  • Sanctuaire has 2 indoor fireplaces and 1 fancy firepit outside for cozy nights!

    Sanctuaire has 2 indoor fireplaces and 1 fancy firepit outside for cozy nights!

  • Firepit next to the lake...for ghost stories and smores!

    Firepit next to the lake...for ghost stories and smores!

  • Winter Family Fun at Sanctuaire!

    Winter Family Fun at Sanctuaire!

  • Beautiful memories

    Beautiful memories

  • Year round Secluded/Private lakefront Luxurious Lakehouse-90 min from Chicago

    Year round Secluded/Private lakefront Luxurious Lakehouse-90 min from Chicago

  • Priceless moment with Grandpa

    Priceless moment with Grandpa

  • Front Entrance with sitting area

    Front Entrance with sitting area

  • One of two wood burning fireplace -we include an assortment of aged firewood

    One of two wood burning fireplace -we include an assortment of aged firewood

  • Second bedroom\Queen Bed with Duvet, pillows and luxurious linens

    Second bedroom\Queen Bed with Duvet, pillows and luxurious linens

  • 3 season room eating area- with sofa and new 2 large stuff chairs facing the lak

    3 season room eating area- with sofa and new 2 large stuff chairs facing the lak

  • Your private hot tub at night!

    Your private hot tub at night!

  • Stunning fall colors

    Stunning fall colors

  • Relax in the beautiful fall leaves

    Relax in the beautiful fall leaves

  • Winter on the Lake

    Winter on the Lake

  • Morning Daybreak-Privacy and nature- something for everyone

    Morning Daybreak-Privacy and nature- something for everyone

  • Contact Mona today!

    Contact Mona today!

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