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Eco-Secluded Lakefront House-Hot Tub-90 min from Chicago-Featured in NY Times! – Home 2390706 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Eco-Secluded Lakefront House-Hot Tub-90 min from Chicago-Featured in NY Times! – Home 2390706

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

SECLUDED & PRIVATE LAKEFRONT Retreat. Award winning and Located 90 minutes from Chicago in the Heart of the Wine Country in SouthWest Michigan in Baroda.

• 2000 Square Feet

* LAKEFRONT with 200 feet of private lakefront footage

• New 25K Hot Tub- open year round and professionally serviced 3x week

• Gorgeous Lake Views Throughout- with two wood burning fireplaces

• Entry Level Den with Wood Fireplace and 40'' Flat-screen TV with 900 HD Chanels - Also, Wood Loft Fireplace near Master bedroom

• 2 full bedrooms, plus Loft, togetther 1 small exercise room and 2 full baths

• Private Floating Dock plus stationary pier off private shoreline

* Family Friendly- with cribs, crib bedding and highchairs (at no cost)

• Boats included

• Private Pier

• FREE HI Speed WIFI

• Easy Access to Apple Century BikePath

** Fully equipped kitchen with new appliances

• Conceirage servces ( extra charge)

• Wrap around decks both at house and separate around Hot Tub Floating Dock

• Private and Quiet

Lots of top of the line amenities and privacy-PLASMA TV with SURROUND Bose Sound, Multi-Leveled Exterior Decks, Professionally serviced PRIVATE HOT TUB with Panoramic Lake Views, GYM, 1 Private Pier with canoe, row boats and fishing gear ,Lifejackets, Private wooded Landscaped Grounds, BBQ, Patio Furniture with Umbrella, FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN- Oven and range, new dishwater, microwave, and fridge, 2 Sinks, Plasma TV, 2 Dining Tables Seating for 6 to name a few! This house offers all the amenities of home—all you need to bring is the desire to relax. The interior was designed to make you comfortable and avoid that “rental feeling.” You can’t pick a better place if privacy is important—the view from all sides is wooded. If you decide to venture out, you can enjoy the area by taking a 10 minute trip to downtown Weko Beach where the closes Lake Michigan beach is located. Visit the quaint stores, go antique shopping, or just enjoy the many restaurants, cafes, and wineries within minutes from the house. We also offer consierage services- professional chef, limo wine tours and masseues to the house ( for extra charges).

Come relish the breathtaking setting of this classic wine country- meets Aspen home less than 2 hours from Chicago! Absorb the stunning beauty of the lake while relaxing in the shade of the towering trees and Jeffrey Pines. Watch the kids fish, hike, boat or swim while lounging on the lake or take in the moonlight's glow while socializing in the private and stunning hot tub. Lake waters mirror these images, broken only by ripples of passing boats, swimmers, or paddle boarders.

Architecturally exciting and beautifully furnished the ultimate in privacy and luxury. 'Sanctuaire” offers a spectacular retreat with 2 BR, 2 BA, and a *loft* with a small third bedroom that has a small exercise room/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 television with a comfortable viewing area of the lake as well as the third sleeping space with two twin beds. The kitchen is modern, 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 sleeps 6 at capacity. Also- the house is childproofed, we have 2 and we have 2 highchairs and 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 6 that overlooks the lake. Smoking is prohibited inside the premises, INCLUDING the screened in porch.

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

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! Inquire today!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Sofa beds Bunk bed
  • 2 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There are two Amtrak stations nearby.

Interaction with guest

We will send you Welcome package (with everything you need to know) after confirmation.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $500.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We are so enthused you are reviewing our listing! The house is very well maintained and beautiful. All Guests must be over 25 years old unless accompanied by legal guardian or parent. Must obtain prior written approval for exceptional dog guest- with additional pet fee and pet security deposit for such approved dog guest. We look forward to having you stay at Sanctuaire! Thank you

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About the owner

Mona D.
Average reply time:
1 hour 0 minutes
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
04 Feb 2023
Years listed:
11
Based in:
United States
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Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

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“Great Cabin, Relaxing Getaway”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2020

We were very happy with our stay at Sanctuaire. First of all, the view of the lake from the deck is awesome, framed by a canopy of majestic trees. The setting is so tranquil, perfect for a trip to get… More

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“Beautiful retreat, super management and great deal!”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2017

All I have to say is this house is amazing, super clean, meticulously cared for, beautiful design layout with stunning architectural details on the lake! It will take me more than 10 pages to describ… More

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“Serene and thoughtfully appointed space”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2016

My husband, toddler and I stayed here for ten days to celebrate our anniversary and daughter's third birthday and we truly enjoyed Sanctuaire. Gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding trees, be… More

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“I Love this place so much, and i would come back again.”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2016

We searched through hundreds of different Vacation Rental properties, mostly in California, when a computer glitch brought me to this listing. When I saw it, I knew it was the right place for us. The … More

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“Relaxation Squared”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2016

My wife and I were recently married and one of our good friends booked us two nights at Sanctuaire as a wedding gift. It was probably the best gift we received. We went swimming and fishing at the bea… More

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“Amazing, tranquil, romantic retreat”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2016

I truly cannot think of a more romantic place as a getaway. Far enough from Lake Michigan and Chicago so I'm not freaking out about tsunamis & terrorists, but the views are amazing and this i… More

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“Relaxing, amazing stay”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2016

This was not my first stay at the Sanctuaire, and it will most certainly not be my last. It is true to its name, with hawk sightings through the amazing huge loft skylights and through the windows tha… More

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“Sanctuaire: The Ultimate Lake Retreat”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2016

We spent two weeks at Sanctuaire. Sanctuaire is a deceptively private cottage tucked in a valley facing the lake. Any apprehension this may give you when you first pull up, quickly disappears when you… More

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“Better than the Pictures!”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2015

This house right on the lake looked wonderful in the pictures, but we were pleasantly shocked when we saw the full view as we arrived that first day. It takes your breath away - the full bank of wind… More

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“The Sweet and Serene Sanctuary that I Had Been Searching For”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2015

Finding Sanctuaire online at nearly 2:00 in the morning was nothing less than a God-send. I was working in an extremely stressful situation at the time that had me wondering if I was starting to lose … More

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Response from the owner Thank you Edie. It was such a pleasure to have you and your friends stay at Sanctuaire. You were perfect guests adding to the magic, relaxation and positive energy of Sanctuaire. Warmest, Mona

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FAQs

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Send Mona (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Mona the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Mona (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Mona (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Mona (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Mona (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call Mona (the owner) before booking?

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Mona (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Mona (the owner) a message.

If Mona (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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