Secluded-Luxe Lakefront- 90 min from Chicago
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 8
Description from the owner
SECLUDED and PRIVATE Lakefront Retreat. ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES! Hi-Speed wireless Internet & Unlimited Long Distance together with surround in stereo adds entertainment value to the great inside spaces. Parking for 3 cars.Private Pier, Private outdoor professionally maintained Hot Tub, WIFI, high speed internet, gorgeous furnishings, small gym, Fully equipped kitchen, skylights, Concierage services, huge relaxing decks, tons of privacy and “Old Wine Country” charm to boot. We also offer Conceirage services (see below).
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Secluded-Luxe Lakefront- 90 min from Chicago
Union Pier, Michigan
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Blessed with magnificent natural beauty and located in the one most popular and desirable locations in Southwest Michigan, Sanctuaire is is considered a jewel of Michigan. Its clear spring waters surrounded by the towering dunes and wineries are a sight to behold! Sanctuaire is truly a treasure, hopefully to be visited by all at some point! 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, hiking, biking trails, watersports, 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 have a concierge to 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! Secluded Lakefront GetAway with Incredibly Pristine Natural Surroundings Nestled in the heart of Southwest Michigan, Sanctuaire is home to some of America’s favorite vacation and recreation locations. Enjoy world-famous beaches, hiking, biking trails, watersports, 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 can also 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!
The Unique Benefits at this House
Hello! We are so enthused to have you viewing our home. Please know, When you book with Sanctuaire, you will receive more than just a great house however, you will receive customized service tailored to your specific desires. One item which sets us apart is our concierge services designed to make your stay particularly fabulous. Let us arrange for personal chefs to dazzle you with their culinary ability, babysitters to entertain your kids, or masseuses to revive you! Lastly, please know all utilities, TVs, hot tubs, etc. will be checked-in 24 hrs prior to your arrival; the heater will be set to 65 degrees 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 at Sanctuaire perfection!
Location Type Away from it all, Lake, Waterfront
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 06, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Sep 11, 2013 - Oct 21, 2013 |
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Oct 24, 2013 - May 05, 2014 |
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|May 06, 2014 - Jun 13, 2014 |
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Jun 14, 2014 - Aug 25, 2014 |
|7 night min stay | Saturday check-in|
|All other dates ||$229||$249|
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in | $50 per person for more than 2 guests|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit | $400
- Security/Damage Deposit | 35% of rent
- Cleaning fee | $150 per stay
- Tax rate | 6% of rent
- Pet | $49
Additional notes from owner
Hello and thank you for viewing Sanctuaire ! Rates above are based on double occupancy and specific dates. 2 night minimum during low season, 7 nights during high season and holidays are 3 or 4 night minimum depending on specific holidays. Rates are higher for holidays due to high demand. During the High Season (summer)- we only rent weekly- starting and ending on Saturdays. Please call or email for a specific rate quote based on your dates, occupancy and duration . Damage deposit and other fees are extra. We would love to hear from you! Warmest, Mona
- Concierge [?]
- Firewood Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Concierge Service [?]
- Air Conditioning
- Paper Towels Provided
- Housekeeping Optional [?]
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Private Chef [?]
- Towels Provided
- Central Heating
- Fitness Room
- Sofabed [?]
- Central Air Conditioning
- Local Guides/Maps
- Ceiling Fans [?]
- Linens Provided [?]
- Security System [?]
- Housekeeping Included
- Wood Stove
- Pet friendly - Yes
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
- Away from it all
- 2000 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
Afghanistan (on military leave)
My 30 day Military Leave from afghanistan at Sanctuaire
Hi Mona- I'm back in afghanistan. Thank you for a wonderful stay at Sanctuaire. My family loved it! The house was wonderful, a dream come true. I set up the camera one morning in the rain and pointed it at the lake to capture the peace and serenity of Sanctuaire, just so I could have a piece of it to take back here with me. Thank you for allowing my family and I to share your little piece of heaven!
Best Kept Secret in Southwest Michigan-Heart of Wine Country
As a fairly well known celebrity, I was looking for privacy, seclusion and beauty. Away from it all but still close to many friends/family in Chicago. I have traveled to many places in my life and have been to Union Pier/Southwest Michigan a number of times in the past six years, but I have never expierienced an ambience so perfect that one has to experience it to believe it. No matter what I say, it will not do this wonderful property justice. I will try. Secluded and Private. The beautiful and quiet lake. The smell of the flowers and trees, the beautiful natural light, attention to detail, beautiful wood work, art, a beautiful kitchen with appliances and flatware, silverware, and glassware that are beautiful as much as they are functional, comfortable beds, a beautiful 3 season room overlooking the lake all create a very special environment. I dare to say that had it rained my entire stay, I would have been content to stay in the cottage and enjoy a property that the owner obviously holds dear.
The property was clean, the amenities were beyond what one would find in a four or five star hotel, and all claims by the owner in the listing were accurate and truthful. The pictures accurately portrayed the layout and beauty of the cottage.
I must say, I was as surprised to find that Sanctuaire is on a dead end in a quiet residential street with a wonderful neighborhood to stay and I found a number of excellent eating options although I must admit, I did cook one meal in the cottage due to the fact that there are wonderful market on Chemery Street. For those who like it, I found the French Restaurant an excellent choice. The Thai restaurant was also a great place to enjoy other ethnic cuisine.
The cottage is conveninent and very close to Lake Michigan. And yes, it is minutes from the house.
I hope to stay at the cottage again this fall.
Thank you Mona. I will be sure to come again if your cottage is available.
Truly amazing- You will win back your life! Fully Recharged and
We stayed at Sanctuaire twice, each for one week. This cabin is truly a treat, and you will do yourself a big favor staying at Sanctuaire, as it is amazing. Having traveled all over the world, and being very familiar with all sorts of lake houses in Southwest Michigan as well as mountain resorts and cabins, this home stands out as being the best.
Travel reviews are always difficult to compare, what is great for one person is not so great for another. In this case however, it is different. This home is absolutely amazing, and I dare to say that most peoples' own homes are not as nice as this exquisite retreat. To call it a cabin is an understatement as it is fantastic, with everything perfectly fitting, from the views, to the location, decor, cleanliness all the way to a beautiful welcome basket, down to cooking dishes, plates, herbs and anything you might not even have thought of in your own home during a well-planned Holiday. Do yourself a favor, and if you are looking for a great escape, stay at Sanctuaire. I haven't had time to write this review earlier, but nevertheless, with the upcoming Holidays, as much as I would like to keep it as "my best-kept travel secret", this cabin (I would rather call it a Chalet, as they are so gorgeous) will provide for an unforgettable vacation. I know, words come easy, but this comes from a seasoned traveler and it is very sincere. Feel free to contact me for further questions, and Mona, thanks again for everything! It was certainly one of the best Christmas Holidays I ever had. One last note, having all the outdoor privacy and expensive Outdoor Hot tub at Sanctuiare, sitting in it at night when it snows, is the best. You will win back your life. This review is the result of an amazing experience, and it should reflect it, I hope I was able to find the right words.
Relaxing, perfect vacation - we hope to come back!
We stayed 2 weeks at Sanctuaire. We were 6 people, extended family: 4 adults and 2 children, all hoping for what the property promised, a sanctuary. Even though our expectations were high after looking at photos on the website, we were thrilled on our arrival. The owner, has painstakingly thought through every detail of what you might need or want for a perfect holiday, from modern, fully stocked kitchen and comfortable beds to the extravaganza of a gorgeous hot tub, boats, out door grill, and of course, the Plasma TV with Surround Sound and lots of Dvds(!) We all used the gym which made eating the beautiful croissants and pain de chocolat from the local bakery (thank you Sandra Kays;-) The owner and the local contacts were very easy to get in touch with, and helpful, had we any queries. Our children learned to swim in the lake during our stay and we enjoyed visiting the beautiful farmer markets that were held in different villages in the vicinity. We would warmly recommend Sanctuaire to anyone who wants to enjoy a hasslefree, relaxing holiday. We have nothing to complain about, and our standards and expectations were very high. I just hope it won´t be impossible to book again!
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Sanctuaire: An Exceptional Vacation
I have been staying at Sanctuaire nearly every summer since 2000. My last stay was in august 2011. Sanctuaire is secluded and private, yet, close to everything you might want to explore in the area. The home is very comfortable and clean. It is obvious that the owners take great pride in their property. Amenities include very comfortable beds, a washer and dryer, beautiful fireplace, Wifi, satellite TV, DVD player, high-end sound system, and an incredible outside hot tub with a view of the lake. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare and serve a meal. The 3 season room is perfect for sharing meals, reading, or playing board games. The lake is great for swimming, canoeing, or fishing. You can have your morning coffee out on the dock and toast marshmallows at the outside fire pit. The view from the loft will blow you away! The hosts are wonderful people and go out of their way to ensure your visit is relaxing. I highly recommend that you book Sanctuaire for your next vacation, retreat, family gathering, or romantic weekend with that special person. You'll be glad that you did!
Response from Mona Dajani - 06/07/2012
Thank you for staying at Sanctuaire for over a decade! We look forward to having you stay at Sanctuaire and treating it as your cherished vacation every year from California. Thank you so much !
Stay 3 nights, get 1 night free
"Couple"s Special" for 2 adults - get 1 night free
Couples special- 2 adults only. Stay 3 nights and get one night FREE. Subject to availability and other restrictions. Not available on Holidays.Please email or call for specific rate quote and more information!