Ignite your SOUL. Let's bring Sanctuaire wanderlust to you at home.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Crib, highchairs and toys, books and games. Crib, highchairs and toys, books and games.
Pets allowed - Prior written approval with pet fee for one pet. Prior written approval with pet fee for one pet.
No smoking - Absolutely no smoking !Absolutely no smoking !
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- 1. Prior written approval for exceptional dog guest with extra pet charge and pet security. 2. 25 yr min age. of lead guest-proof of Gov. ID 3. Noise
- Check in is at 4 pm and Check out is by 10 am Eastern Time. Check out list should be followed to avoid additional charges.
- We are strict about occupancy set forth in the contract. We are also strict about pets. Prior written approval plus pet agreement/fee is Required.
Minimum three-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Enhanced cleaning practices
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Mona Dajani- Owner
- English, French
About Mona Dajani- Owner
Hello and thank you for looking at our property! Over the years we have used this house for our family and extended family so it feels like our HOME away Home. We give you, our guests, the personal touch from the moment you make your reservation. Renting our vacation home has been a fantastic experience—largely because of all the interesting guests we’ve hosted! How else would we have met famous authors, sommeliers, not to mention the dozens of other families and friends who have made 'Sanctuaire' their home away from home for many years? We bought the property many years ago as a 'retreat' from the grind of being big-law lawyer in New York City. We extensively renovated the house to feel like our family home in Aspen, Colorado- yet closer to Chicago. We are blessed with the property and has been a direct positive correlation between our personal and professional lives. We’re avid outdoor family of hikers, swimmers, sailors,snowboarders, skiers and kayakers! Mona, a former Chef in France, loves to cook and invite family and friends to share in her fresh farm to table food and wine pairings! Over the many years, our family and friends simply cherish, love and enjoy 'Sanctuaire' and we offer it to select guests. It has very positive energy. We are meticulous about its maintenance, appearance, and appeal. We have both legal and business experience representing hotels all over the world. Through our commitment, legal & business experience, Sanctuaire has established a business relationship with our guests that will last a lifetime.
Mona Dajani- Owner purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Mona Dajani- Owner chose Union Pier
We love the location- very close to Chicago and our extended families in Michigan! Its quiet, secluded and private on a wooded 1 acre. Away from the tourists in Union Pier and New Buffalo. There is a cleansing and wellness energy about the place. Simple, So peaceful and in connection with nature. Feels far away from urban life.. We fell in love with Sanctuaire since it is blessed with magnificent natural beauty and located in the one most popular and desirable locations in Southwest Michigan, Sanctuaire is surrounded by clear, natural spring waters with towering dunes and numerous wineries! 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, wineries, hiking, biking trails, water sports, 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 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!We want to make sure that you have everything you need to fully enjoy your dream vacation. One of things that sets us apart is our Concierge Services. If you are interested in any of these added amenities, please reach out to us prior to your stay.
What makes this Cottage unique
We truly want our guests to love Sanctuaire and the surrounding Southwest Michigan area as much as we do! As we are both skilled chefs, we equipped the kitchen to feature everything you would need to prepare a great meal. We even offer wonderful recipes, easy meals that will delight your taste buds and give you energy for days' activities!. We also love our private and clean hot tub overlooking the lake!We have guests who have never traveled to Southwest Michigan and are sometimes a little nervous and so I try to make them familiar before they arrive by knowing what to expect. Also- When you book with us, you will receive more than just a great house however, you will receive customized service tailored to your specific desires. Lastly, please know all utilities, TVs, the hot tub, etc. will be checked-in 24 hrs prior to your arrival; 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 Sanctuaire perfection! Also know that Mona is a big law attorney with many years experience in renting luxury vacation rental properties. You can trust that Sanctuaire will be exceptionally clean, welcoming, with top of the line accommodations. You do get what you Pay for!