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1 / 181 ECO-Secluded-Wooded- Private LakeHOUSE -90 min from Chicago! Hot Tub, 2 Freplaces, Firepit,etc

From $269 / night help
Total guests, approx:

Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 8  Type: House

2 Full baths

Eco-LuxeYear-Round Secluded Lakefront House-Hotub,2 Fireplcs-90 min from Chicago
TripAdvisor property ID 2390706

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Book this 2 bedroom house in Union Pier today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 17 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1799 to as high as $3574, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 91% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 23, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Mona D.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
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Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Union-pier Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Fax machine
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Secure parking
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Tennis in town

Onsite Equipment

  • Boat available


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (17)

Excellent – based on 17 reviews Excellent
17 reviews

Very Good

“My son would rather stay here than go to DisneyWorld!”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2014

This house was absolutely perfect for our needs, as well as being over the top beautiful. There was more than ample space for everyone, everyone had a bed room, all of such were lovely and comfortable, and there were many cozy sitting areas to share or find privacy in. Our 10 yr old son and his best friend loved swimming, fishing, cycling, boating and all the activities onsite- which made our job easier... There is a fabulous kitchen which is a joy to cook in, which works out well since there are truly food to table markets and roadstands minutes away.The home is in the heart of the wine country and lots of local sustainable produce markets and farms. This house has a great location yet private, quiet and secluded. The house was spotless and the beautiful Hot tub overlooking the lake was sparkling, well maintained and very relaxing. This house would be great any time of year, for a family or a couple, a great alternative to expensive hotels. We even stayed an extra night it was so relaxing! Kudos to you, Mona. Randy and Lillian.

“My 30 day Military Leave from afghanistan at Sanctuaire”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2013

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”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2013

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”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2013

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!”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2013

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!

“Sanctuaire: An Exceptional Vacation”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2012

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 the owner 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 !

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