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

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ECO-Secluded- LAKEHOUSE *Featured in NY Times* -90 min from Chicago! Hot Tub,  Firepit,2 fireplaces.
Private and long driveway leading to Sanctuaire
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1 of 188ECO-Secluded- LAKEHOUSE *Featured in NY Times* -90 min from Chicago! Hot Tub, Firepit,2 fireplaces.
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 Ce...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! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Mona D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
Interaction with guests
We will send you Welcome package (with everything you need to know) after confirmation.
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Reviewed 4 October 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 away from it all. The...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank ChristineY610
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

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 describe all the goods in this house -- million dollar views...More

Date of stay: October 2016
3  Thank Omar1227
Reviewed 14 November 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, beautiful artwork and a large selection of books to peruse, simple but ample kitchen...More

Date of stay: September 2016
6  Thank AlexandraSchwartz
Reviewed 18 August 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 pictures, while lovely, do not do this place the justice...More

Date of stay: August 2016
5  Thank jeffreydinkha87
Reviewed 14 August 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 beautiful Singer Lake and had the whole...More

Date of stay: May 2016
6  Thank sfarchangel
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

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Date of stay: June 2016
Reviewed 14 August 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 is THE PERFECT cabin for a couple or small family....More

Date of stay: July 2016
4  Thank karenE1308FY
Reviewed 14 August 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 that overlook the trees and the beautiful and...More

Date of stay: August 2016
2  Thank MsAdventure137
Reviewed 18 October 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 windows make you feel like you are...More

Date of stay: September 2015
4  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 8 July 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 it. Balancing my life as a speech therapist, professional...More

Date of stay: April 2014
3  Thank 951ediea
ovid1, VR Owner at Eco-Secluded Lakefront House-Hot Tub-90 min from Chicago-Featured in NY Times!, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2015

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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fax
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
We bought this house many years ago as a quick 'retreat' from the grind of being a successful attorney with a big law firm in Chicago. It resembles our family vacation home in Aspen and much closer to our extended family who live in the Midwest and East Coast. Sanctuaire is 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, h...
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