Family Retreat on 50 Acre Country Estate with Private Lake, Woods and Meadows

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Play loft, lots of room for children to roam the property. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    First floor including Robin bedroom and bath with wheel-in shower, as well as living room and wintergarden....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Raven: 1 king

    Private bath, with tub and shower...moreless

  • Owl Room: 1 king, 1 bunk bed

    private bath with tub and shower...moreless

  • Robin: 1 king

    Private bath, handicap accessible room and bath...moreless

  • Children's Loft: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 3 children or 3 young adults...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Robin Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Handicap Accessible...moreless

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


  • Owl Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower, shower



  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Dish reception in recreation room and wintergarden....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    A short walk across a meadow takes you to our private Lake Sans-Souci beach....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private beach on 12 acre private inland lake Also minutes to several Lake Michigan Beaches...moreless

  • Rural:

    Beautiful rural Michigan with well-known biking roads and Heston Steam Museum nearby, but minutes to downtown New Buffalo...moreless

  • Water View:

    Deck and Wintergarden overlooking private inland lake with wildlife galore...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining for 6 in living area, dining for 10 in wintergarden...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two wood-burning mason built fireplaces, seasonal use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    All rooms are individually controlled to set the temperature to your comfort zone....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Inside the property. Easy unloading. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator:

    with filter and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Endless lawns, 50 acres of meadows, lakes, streams and woods. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill....moreless



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from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 7 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
High Season
May 25 - Sep 7, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $180
  • Tax Rate 6%


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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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Bend Indiana
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Heston, FW-Casnio, Greenbush Brew,
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whittaker Woods and many others
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack New Buffalo Stop
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 94 and I 80 10 miles south
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Brewsters and many others in our Harborcountry.
New Buffalo, MI, USA
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1963

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose New Buffalo, MI, USA:
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?

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german



  • Wintergarden


  • Outdoor Terrace

    Outdoor Terrace

  • Beach


  • Beach and Firepit

    Beach and Firepit

  • Lake Michigan, 5 miles away

    Lake Michigan, 5 miles away

VRBO #663370

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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