The Tree House Retreat is a stunning example of modern Lake Michigan living. Perched on a wooded dune this property exudes both privacy and stunning panoramic Lake Michigan views at the tree tops. Offering large expanses of glass, soaring natural river stone fireplaces, two story vaulted ceilings, multiple skylights, home theater, home gym, large entertainment kitchen, and a luxurious master suite. The property has 100 feet of Lake Michigan frontage offering a large sugar sand beach, guests have the option to take the private beach stairs down or to ride down on the private Tram. The setting of this stunning Beach House is unparalleled to most other Lake Michigan areas and is located in an exclusive gated development offering 150 acres of natural forested dunes shared by only 24 other lakefronts, each property has their own private beach frontage.
- House3794 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Offers wooded privacy and panoramic Lake Michigan views
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 19, 2018
About Christopher Miles
Managed by Sand Castles Rent the Unique, specializing in upscale Lake Michigan Beach House Vacation Rentals
Why Christopher Miles chose Van Buren County
Extreme privacy, quiet low density setting, located in an unparalleled upscale Lake Michigan area. The property has 100 feet of private and pristine Lake Michigan beach.
What makes this House unique
The property has a private Tram to ride down to the beach offering super easy access to the beach with no stairs to climb.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
House great, but tram didn't work
My family stayed in this beautiful house in July 2015. Very comfortable. However, the tram did not work for about 1.5 days of our 7-day stay. This made it very difficult for elderly guests to get to the beach, since there are about 200 steps. No refunds; in fact, we were charged for repairs.
One other issue: there is no telephone land line, and cell service was very weak. We had to go up the road to get service. (Wifi was fine.)
Guests staying at this beach house are required to sign an agreement on checkin that no guest under the age of 18 are allowed to operate the Tram for their safety and for proper use, the tenant on checkin signed the agreement and was aware of the age limit. During their stay they did not supervise their 12 and 15 year old children, who repeatedly used and played on the Tram without adult supervision, they eventually broke the Tram resulting in a $674.00 service repair call that was charged to tenant. The service technician that repaired the Tram reported it broke due to stopping and starting mid way on rail and excessive jumping why it was in operation. The neighbors and the property manager also confirmed to us of their observation of seeing the children playing on the Tram much like it was a carnival ride on multiple days.
The Treehouse is so much better than it seems in the photographs on the rental website. It is spacious and comfortable with amazing views over Lake Michigan. There is plenty of space for large group get together s - we were a party of 10 - and quiet corners to get away from everyone too. We LOVED the deck! It is difficult to describe just how beautiful it was watching the sun set over the lake from that vantage point. The beach is great and we enjoyed everything from early morning walks to late night bonfires. Would highly recommend this home for a great vacation. Nearby St. Joseph offers beautiful beaches, nice restaurants, and there are some nice vineyards to visit locally. Property manager, Chris, is professional, knowledgable, and available to answer questions. The Treehouse is a dream house!
property is under a 15 minute drive to Saint Joseph and South Haven