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Family Retreat On 50 Acre Country Estate With Private Lake, Woods And Meadows

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Two Wood Fireplaces, Wintergarden, Deck And Grill Area

Your vacation home is on Sans Souci, a 50 acre nature preserve privately owned. The Michigan House is the largest of the homes on the property. It is a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home with all king size beds, an additional sleeping loft for children, two mason-built wood-burning fireplaces and a cedarwood wintergarden with panoramic property views and plenty of fireside seating. French doors open onto a grill patio and an elevated deck with wildlife views. Exclusively Sans Souci guests and the owner family have access to fifty protected acres of streams, woods, meadows and a private 12 acre lake with Lake Michigan beach sand. Amenities include TV, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Wifi, two wood-burning fireplaces. Towels and bed linens supplied.

You are just 2 miles from the Four Winds Casino, just 5 miles to Lake Michigan beaches, bars, restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and all the amenities that Harbor Country has to offer. See for more information.

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Angelika Siewert
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Angelika Siewert

The Siewert Family has taken care of this private gem of a country estate for over 50 years. Angelika and her 5 adult children welcome you to rest and relaxation on this nature preserve.

Angelika Siewert purchased this chateau / country house in 1963

Why Angelika Siewert chose Southwest

Swimming, walking trails, hiking, birdwatching, cross country skiing, bonfires at the lake, ball games, room to run, outdoor terrace with open fireplace, close to everything in Harbor Country, what more could you want?

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The only private 50 acre nature preserve in Harbor Country with a private lake and endless space to stretch out in. The Michigan House has lots of living space including a play loft for children and a panoramic view wintergarden with fireside seating and grill patio. Minutes from everything you want in Harbor Country, Southwest Michigan's Vacationland.


New Buffalo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Robin Bathroom - toilet , shower , Handicap Accessible
    Raven Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Owl Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Raven - 1 king , Private bath, with tub and shower
    Owl Room - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , private bath with tub and shower
    Robin - 1 king , Private bath, handicap accessible room and bath
    Children's Loft - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3 children or 3 young adults
  • An additional bedroom with private bath is added if the party exceeds more than 8 members. A charge per bedroom/night is added equal to the charge per bedroom/night in the package.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A country vacation

  • 5 of 5

We went as a family, grandparents, children and their spouses and teenage and four year old children. Everyone had a wonderful time with enough personal space and shared space for television (the tour de France was a must), puzzles, board games, swims in the pond,,nature walks and hikes both on the property, and nearby, visits to Lake Michigan and the sand dunes, and very good restaurants on two nights. Cooking for twelve was easy the rest of the time, and the two family dogs would have preferred to remain there forever!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurel, Your review went right to my heart. I sent a copy to all my children who will continue to manage this property upon my retirement after 30 years of inn-keeping. You met some of them while here and I speak for all of us sending our heartfelt thanks to you and your wonderful family. angie
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing- Angelika was very accommodating! The property is well kept with amazing views.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing retreat in a natural setting.

  • 5 of 5

The property was private, expansive, and well-kept. Excellent place to relax and unwind. Angie was a wonderful and attentive hostess. We would highly recommend this property and owner. We will definitely be returning to this vacation retreat! The kitchen has all the amenities, and the first floor is handicap-accessible. We saw a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keaau, HI

Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family gathered from afar to spend Christmas together at this beautiful property. The Michigan House was just perfect for our adult children, several spouses and our 4 grandchildren (ages 1-8). We were pleased to also book an additional 1st floor room for the great grandparents, and also booked one of the suites -just around the corner so we could accommodate the entire family.

The space was just wonderful and there were many delightful special touches which made our stay even more enjoyable-- such as soft music playing when we arrived, a stocked coffee and tea cart, holiday runners and candles on the tables in the winter garden, fireplaces full of wood and ready to light, a lit Christmas tree (inside and out), outdoor lights decorating the structure of the outdoor fireplace ---rockers and extra chairs just where you would want them. The kids loved having an upstairs play/TV room they could retreat to and there were plenty of spaces for other family members to retreat to-- if togetherness was getting too intense! :) The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils to make any meal, and the winter garden was the perfect place for everyone to get together to eat or do puzzles/play games--- with a spectacular view.

The property is gorgeous and we enjoyed hiking around the lake -- especially in the evening when the moon and stars were out. The kids were delighted to find fire pits at several locations--(depending where you stay on the property) and enjoyed s'mores and hot chocolate many times. Angie has really created an incredibly restful and peaceful environment where you can recharge and experience togetherness. We could not have had a better time and our children and grandchildren have not stopped asking when we can all return there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverside, IL

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were joined by our adult children, their spouses and the family dog. Having three rooms with king beds and three bathrooms made everyone feel special and no one slighted. Angie and her staff were incredibly helpful, but never overbearing or involved. We just knew we could ask if we needed anything. Everything is provided including shampoo & conditioner and hairdryers! AC, Wifi, Direct TV and a lovely very clean home complete with good appliances and plenty of kitchen supplies made our long family weekend easy and comfortable. If you have young children, there were plenty of accommodations for them as well. Wish our dog was as friendly as theirs but she had a great time too.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a secluded, tranquil place to have a family reunion then San-souci is the place. It is away from all the congestion and traffic but very close to many sites and activities. We had about 13 family members ranging in age from 2-74 and we all slept comfortably in nice beds. You feel like you are at a camp with the spacious grounds, private lake for swimming and fishing and the outdoor covered gathering spot with a stone fireplace that is ideal for roasting marshmallows and storytelling. Angie is a wonderful hostess and there to help in any way.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
South Bend Indiana
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Heston, FW-Casnio, Greenbush Brew,
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Whittaker Woods and many others
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack New Buffalo Stop
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 94 and I 80 10 miles south
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Brewsters and many others in our Harborcountry.
Nearest Beach
On Property and Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

You're on fifty private acre country estate and nature preserve of lakes woods and meadows in the heart of Harbor Country. Aside from the gently sloping private Lake Michigan sand beach on your own 12 acre private lake you are just three miles from New Buffalo, Three Oaks and miles of white sand Lake Michigan shoreline. You are surrounded by endless idyllic Berrien County cycling trails, Galien River canoeing and kayaking, and a bird watcher's paradise. Don't forget the two casinos, Greenbush Brewery, Jouneyman Distillery, Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery, many wineries, restaurants, shops, antiquing, golf courses, horseback riding, full service day spas, local live theater, an independent art movie theater, and much more. The property is home to the owners, the Siewert Family, year around and some other guests on accommodated in a second home and a cottage duplex at the lake. See also listing VRBO 694659.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180

Holiday weekends require three- or four-night reservations, please inquire. Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Deposits for special discount packages are non-refundable. We return a deposit if the cancellation is made at least 30 days before the arrival date. A cancellation fee of $ 150.00 applies. Unregistered guests that plan to visit your party must be pre-confirmed by the host. Smoking indoors is not allowed. The property is owner occupied. Pets must be pre-approved, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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