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Wooded & Secluded Lakefront House-Hotub, 2 Fireplces, fp -90min frm Chicgo!

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2 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds
Smart TV, fireplace, video games, DVD player
Smart TV, fireplace, video games, DVD player
2 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds
Smart TV, fireplace, video games, DVD player

Overview of Wooded & Secluded Lakefront House-Hotub, 2 Fireplces, fp -90min frm Chicgo!

Entire home

Wooded & Secluded Lakefront House-Hotub, 2 Fireplces, fp -90min frm Chicgo!

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4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Union Pier, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTownline Beach12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt. Julian Winery - Union Pier Tasting Room4 min drive
  • Popular LocationGalien River County Park5 min drive
  • AirportSouth Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.)46 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
2000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 queen bed
    2 single beds
    1 sofa bed
    1 queen bed
    2 single beds
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
    Bath
Bathroom 2
    Shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Wooded & Secluded Lakefront House-Hotub, 2 Fireplces, fp -90min frm Chicgo!

Family-friendly cottage with water park and fitness centre
*Featured in New York Times' Escape Section *

Weave magical memories with your loved one or family. As the festive season approaches, its the perfect time to reunite with friends and family in a gorgeous holiday setting. This property is ideal for the discriminating guest that values privacy, security and perfect seclusion. Mindful rustic luxury- organic,elemental in a cabin like house. All natural surroundings- wood, stone, glass - all local- plus the majestic quiet lake with over 200 feet of private lakefront frontage the house sits on.

We take the safety and health of everyone at our homes very seriously and we will do everything that we can to ensure that our guests have a safe, comfortable, and pleasant stay at our properties. We adhere to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to ensure that all of our homes are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized using EPA-approved disinfectants for hard (non-porous) surfaces, soft (porous) surfaces, and electronics. All linens, towels, bed sheets, etc. are washed according to manufacturers' guidelines. In addition, we leave the properties unoccupied for at least 24 hours after guests’ departure and 24 hours before guests’ arrival. Our cleaning crew has temperature checks every morning before arriving at the property, wear PPE throughout the cleaning service, and work in small units. We also stock our home with essential disinfectants and cleaning supplies to help you follow the CDC’s guidelines during your stay. If you have any specific questions about our cleaning protocol, we’re happy to answer them. Subject to certain restrictions, blackout dates and other requirements- certain discounts may be available to active nurses, teachers and first responders. Inquire.

Super CLEAN, COVID FREE, Secluded, private Year Round LakeFront House. Unplug And Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body & Soul. In Immense Beauty & Quiet In the heart of Southwest Michigan's wine country- 90 Minutes from Chicago. Please note, like a hotel, rate is based on occupancy.



• 2000 Square Feet
* LAKEFRONT with 200 feet of private lakefront footage
• New 25K Hot Tub- open year round and professionally serviced 3x week
• Gorgeous Singer Lake Views Throughout- with two wood burning fireplaces
• Entry Level Den with Stunning Wood Fireplace and 40'' Flat-screen TV with 900 HD Channels - Also, 2nd Wood Loft Fireplace
• 3 bedrooms, plus Loft, together with 1 small exercise room (counts as a bedroom) and 2 full baths
• Private Floating Dock plus private stationary pier off shoreline
• Boats- - Canoe and Flat Bottom Boat
• Private Pier
• FREE HI Speed WIFI and local landline calls
* CRIBS, crib bedding, and High chairs (at no extra cost if made at time of booking)
• Easy Access to Apple Century BikePath - house is right off trail
** Fully equipped kitchen with new appliances
• Concierge services (extra charge)
* Dog guest with prior written approval plus pet fee and pet security deposit added when approved
• 2 Wrap around decks both at house and separate around Hot Tub Floating Dock
• Private and Quiet With your own private lakefront, beautiful spacious interior and breathtaking 180º views.

It is the perfect place for your next getaway!

Looking for a storybook cabin, outfitted with all the modern conveniences? Look no further than this three bedroom vacation rental. This home has private lakefront frontage , in a very quiet neighborhood, ideally located near hiking and biking trails.

Sanctuaire is a Secluded Year-Round luxury Lakefront Get-Away with incredibly pristine natural surroundings, large wrap around decks, 47 inch plasma TV, Bose surround sound, BBQ and lakefront House.
The location of this house in the valley on top of a small knoll overlooking a lake, will take your breath away. The home sits on a full acre providing lots of privacy and quiet. Sit back, relax and enjoy the lake views from the expansive living room windows or on a lounge on the sunny deck. Sanctuaire encompasses the home inviting you to enjoy hiking, biking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing right out the front door. The yard is large (not fenced), landscaped with native plants and in the heart of wine country.

Inside this home all the walls are cedar and there is a striking stone fireplace making the ambiance warm and cozy. The kitchen is open to the living and dining area and is fully equipped for any family meal.

Architecturally exciting and beautifully furnished the ultimate in privacy and luxury. 'Sanctuaire” offers a spectacular retreat with 2 BR, 2 BA, a *loft, with a 3rd small bedroom that contains a small gym/exercise room.

The loft is a partial second floor, reached by the staircase, with a wood-burning fireplace, all leading to an incredible view of the lake. This area provides a comfortable viewing area of the lake as well as the third sleeping space with two twin beds. The kitchen has with every convenience. The house is replete with cedar 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 can sleep 8 at capacity ( with extra charges). Also- the house comes with two high chairs and a 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 tub. 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 8 that overlooks the lake. This hot tub is state-of-the-art with fiber optic lights surrounding the entire spa that light up the steam and the water in a variety of different colors for your complete relaxation and enjoyment. The lake, when frozen, can be wonderful for ice fishing, snow shoeing and/or skating.

Canoe and rowboat are available, free of charge. FREE WIFI, LONG/Local Calls, and Laundry are FREE (includes laundry soap) for all our guests. 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! The decks have an abundance of outdoor furniture, an outdoor fireplace, and lots of sunshine.

'Sanctuaire' is spectacular in its variety of landscapes and recreational opportunities. Enjoy the breathtaking lakefront views with your own private sanctuary away from the traffic, stress, noise, safety problems, and the noisy tourists.

We invite you to visit and share in the historic magic. Be captivated by the warmth of 'Sanctuaire'!

Please note: Rate is based on occupancy and dates. Maximum occupancy is 8 persons at all times (infants/toddlers excluded). Vacation Rental Property may NOT be used for weddings or unlawful large parties by statute. No Parties. Occupancy and Noise restrictions. Please note pet fee are not included in the quote and will be an additional charge.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds, dining tables and kitchen islands. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park, a spa tub and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mona Dajani- Owner
Speaks English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of SG Clean (Singapore)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers

Ski

  • Close to skiing

Pool/Spa

  • Hot tub
  • Massages

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Limo/town car service
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Cot/infant bed available
  • Childcare services available
  • Stair gate
  • Children's toys
  • Children's books
  • Travel cot
  • Children's dinnerware
  • High chair
  • Children's games
  • Cabinet locks

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Paper towels
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Coffee grinder

Dining

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Jetted bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games room
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Chef
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Local meal delivery service

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness centre
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Golf privileges
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Golf on site
  • Boating on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

About this area

Union Pier

This cottage is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Michigan and Warren Dunes State Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Hesston Steam Museum and International Friendship Gardens. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Townline Beach - 12 min walk
  • St. Julian Winery - Union Pier Tasting Room - 4 min drive
  • Galien River County Park - 5 min drive
  • Cherry Beach - 6 min drive
  • Warren Woods State Park - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • Whistle Stop Grocery - 2 min walk
  • Red Arrow Roadhouse - 4 min walk
  • Nani's Cafe & Beach Shop - 16 min walk
  • Redamak's - 7 min drive
  • David's Delicatessen - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • New Buffalo Station - 8 min drive
  • South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.) - 46 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 55 out of 61 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 61 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 61 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 61 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 61 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

5/5 Excellent

Great
Great experience all around and will be staying again. Love the area and the small town shops near by. Thanks Mona for the top notch hospitality and communication.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful getaway
The setting was beautiful and peaceful. The home was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked with cookware and dishes. The three main things that I would like to suggest. First instructions, preferably detailed, on how to operate the television. There were 5 remotes and we could not get any reception. Second, at least one soft mattress and/or a mattress foam topper that can be placed on the bed for guests that prefer a softer mattress. Third, some type of air freshener such as potpourri. There was a bit of a musty odor in the home.

5/5 Excellent

Weekend Getaway
Our children had a Friday off from school so we decided to spend the three-day weekend away in Michigan. This rental met all of our needs and we felt right at home when we arrived. This property is quiet, relaxing and simply stunning. We look forward to another weekend here soon!

5/5 Excellent

Sanctuaire is exactly what we needed!
Seclusion, piece and tranquility... are just a few words to describe our stay. After 2 years of being separated due to the Pandemic, we had a small family gathering over Labor Day week end. Sanctuaire was the perfect set up for good times, relaxation, good food and spending time together. There is plenty to do between the hot tub, the lake, the boats provided, the fire pit (Hello Smores and Ghost stories). The cabin is rustic yet very comfortable and cozy (though we didn't spend much time indoors) and just a short drive from wineries, Grocery stores and Lake Michigan. Mona was very responsive and the package provided is very helpful (even includes a bunch of dog friendly activities)... Just one thing: it is in the middle of beautiful mature trees, greenery and is on the water... so don't forget the Bug spray! Thank you Mona for welcoming us to Sanctuaire!

4/5 Good

Great location, great house
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Sanctuaire. The house itself is beautiful and clean. The beds and furniture were comfortable. The kitchen was stocked and worked for a week long of cooking. Really appreciated the grill (and that they had a back up tank). It was also nice that they supplied some of the necessities like toilet paper, sandwich bags, etc. The sheet thread count and towels were a nice touch. The location was great as it was a remote "get away from it all" feeling in a forest with a nice view of the lake, but 15 minutes from Lake Michigan and town to do things. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for the fire pit and hot tub (it was way too warm), but nothing in anyone's control. I read in other reviews a lot of criticism about the notes / instructions, but I find that criticism unwarranted. I did not think there were not that many, and all of them were helpful, meant to make your stay easier and keep the house functioning well. Additionally, the owner makes it clear before you book, that you cannot have any additional guests during your stay. If you don't like that rule, then don't stay here. I know other houses may not have the rule, but she clearly communicates it and you agree to it when you sign the contract. My criticism is around the lake. I didn't realize it would be such a long, steep walk down to the lake. The steps were very steep (even for my tall husband) and there was no railing. Additionally, the lake, even though it said it was a swimming lake, really just seem meant for boating / canoeing / kayaking. The depth, lack of beach and vegetation didn't make it inviting to swim in. My family is spoiled with swimming in Lake Michigan, so I realize that this might not bother others. It was also a little disappointing that you could not go out on the upstairs balcony. It is understandable given that it causes issues, but think it would be a greater asset if the owner can address it to make it accessible again. Overall, it was a nice, clean house in a great location.