Castle, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)
About Denise Cardaris
Both my husband and I work full time but enjoy spending time at the castle when we are able to do so. We enjoy having horses, if you like riding this is a unique place or you can just enjoy their natural beauty. This home is very unique and grand. It is a great place to have a large party, special event or a family get together.
Denise Cardaris purchased this Castle in 2006
Why Denise Cardaris chose Deckerville
My husband and I decided that we would like to have a farm with horses. We never thought we would find a castle. When we discovered this home, we were totally in love with it. Now we would like to share this home for people who have special events.
What makes this Castle unique
Farm fresh eggs, beautiful gardens, Jacuzzi, pool, pond, running waterfalls and a wedding chapel are only a few items that make you fall in love with this property. The home surrounds itself with animal life and inside has a very in the nature feeling. Beautiful mounts are placed nicely thoroughout the home. It lends itself to the beautiful outside woodsy venue. This is a fabulous place for family reunions, large get togethers and weddings. Events are at a different rate. This rate is for family vacation and is guest size is limited.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 11:00 am
Check-out: 3:00 pm
Minimum age of primary renter:21
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Perfect remote getaway!
My daughter wanted somewhere different to have her “bachelorette” party! It was just her close friends that are like family, cousins, aunts and myself (her mom!) She wanted a relaxing weekend so when I found a castle with a pool in somewhat of a remote area (and it is quite remote!)I was thrilled! Although I was a little nervous that there were no photos of the inside of the castle it turned out to be pretty awesome-there was a lot of taxidermy in every room but it didn’t bother us or affect our stay in anyway! (The cleaning staff was there when we arrived and they surely didn’t do a very thorough job however that didn’t affect us either) It was a very hot weekend which was great as everyone just hung out in the pool and ate (and may have had a few cocktails as well!) The maintenance guy, Bryce, was very helpful and responded immediately when we contacted him with a question! Would stay here again if an occasion should come up again! Thank you-it was a perfect weekend!
Disappointed but enjoyable time
The gardens were overgrown but flowers were pretty, lots of overgrown or dead plants/trees. Lots of weeds in walk areas. The pictures misrepresented the property. The Amenities were not all available. The property was beautiful overall but looked tired and neglected. The inside was dusty, dirty, and barely surface clean. It was nicely decorated, lots of room, and kitchens had good cookware/service ware options. The air conditioning was very nice and adequate to our needs for the very high temperatures. They supplied lots of fans as well. The groundskeeper was very helpful but the property owner/manager needs to consider replacing the cleaning crew.
Family reunion in Deckerville
We had a family reunion at the Castle. We had about 35 people for the day and there was definitely plenty of room to spread out. The grounds and surroundings were perfect and everyone enjoyed the surroundings immensely. There was too much taxidermy for my taste but no one seemed to mind, in fact they all took plenty of pictures. After the reunion day, we spent the rest of the week just enjoying and relaxing. There isn't much to do around so we mostly stayed and just enjoyed the property and all the thing to do at the Castle. The horses were a big hit and we enjoyed feeding and patting them. Bryce, the property manager was extremely helpful and made the week we were there very restful. He is definitely an asset to have around and he couldn't do enough or be more helpful. The Castle is fortunate to have him around to take care of your every need. He had the answers to what to do and where to go. Over all the week was a success. We would definitely love to go back.
Beautiful house with incredible property
My friends and I loved the stay. Everything was incredibly clean and well kept.
We had a party of 12 adults for a get together weekend and we were more than accommodated. I was a little bit confused about the sleeping arrangements from the listing but the castle had easily more than enough beds to cover us. If I remember correctly there were 5 large beds that each fit 2 adults, one large pull out couch (in the game room) plus 3 single beds. A lot of these share various rooms together (i.e. 2 large beds and 2 single beds are in the same room) but it's great for a friendly group or family.
The inside of the house is incredibly well decorated and sprawling. There are high-end decorations everywhere and a lot of taxidermy (I'm talking full mountain lion and small bear lol). There is a massive taxidermy elk with smaller animals coming out of it (I nicknamed it Elk-nado). The kitchen had all the pots, pans and devices you need and there were board games for a rainy day.
The only negative I can think of is that we had to call the caretaker (Bryce) to turn on and off the heat in the hot tub. Bryce lives nearby and was incredibly friendly. He always jumped when we called but I felt kinda bad having to bother him. I completely understand he had to go into the pump room to change some valves and it's not guest accessible. You don't want guests messing that up, so I totally understand. That's the only thing I would probably change would be to upgrade the system so guests can control the temperature of the hot tub and the pool themselves.
There are horses at the property that are very friendly and a couple of chickens. The property is incredibly well kept and this place would be awesome for a small wedding.
Overall an awesome experience and we'll most likely be back!
Thank you for your kind review and we hope you will come back to stay!
The castle is a special place and we love when our clients appreciate the property and upscale home and furnishings. We hope that it truly has left great memories for you and your friends/family. When the home was built the small pool, water fall, and large pool are all connected. Although, we do seem to be able to manage this and provide attentive client service to get the jacuzzi on as desired. We hope to have a separate solution next year to avoid the turn on and off scenario. None the less, I know you have appreciate it and other clients do as well. We do want to make it even nicer if we can.
Enjoy your year, Best wishes and thank you again for your business.
Great weekend getaway
The property is beautiful. It made for an incredible weekend getaway. Denise was great at getting back to us when there were questions and Bryce was there to take care of anything we needed during our stay.
Thank you so much Rami, the greatest compliment of all is when are guests enjoy the castle like we have in the past. We apprecaite your business and hope you will think of us again in the future. Until then may you have a wonderful summer and year!
Denise, and the castle staff
Horseback riding, fishing, boating, and shopping are all within this area. Fine dining is located in Port Sanilac.
There is a live theatre in Port Sanilac, and Lexington.
In the fall, you can enjoy family get together and hayrides.