About Mark Wilke
I currently live in Chicago but very much love getting away from the fast paced city life to enjoy the peace and quiet of Sawyer. We bought this home in 2016 when it was a distressed, unlivable 2 bedroom mess...it took us over a year to rehab it to what you see today.
Mark Wilke purchased this House in 2016
Why Mark Wilke chose Sawyer
We wanted to design and renovate a home that not only would offer the seclusion and privacy needed to truly get away from the busy city life, but also offer a lot of fun and enjoyment for our young kids.
What makes this House unique
The location is super private and quiet, however located minutes from fun restaurants and bars.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Favorite vacation spot
The May Chalet has become our family’s favorite spot to get away, unplug, and relax. This was our 3rd stay in a year, and we are already looking forward to our next stay!
A terrific week in Michigan
Our family of 11 - 5 adults and 6 children - spent a week at the May Chalet in August 2019. It was pretty amazing.
We were worried that the wooded location would make us a mosquito buffet but I didn’t see a single mosquito and there were only a few bites amongst our entire party all week.
The screened in porch was awesome and it allowed a night of ‘camping’ for the kids while the adults rested indoors in comfort.
The house had more or less everything that we could need. It was our first trip to Michigan but the location was terrific and was close to several beaches, restaurants, shopping and, most importantly, breweries.
We really enjoyed our trip and would certainly return again. And, sadly for me and my pocketbook, I am now on the hook for replicating this place for my wife when we retire.
I can't recommend this property highly enough. Everything about it is top notch. There was plenty of space for our group of 6 (two kids, ages 3 and 5, my folks, and my wife and I) and the location (near Warren Dunes) was ideal. We had a great time relaxing in what our girls termed the "hammock room", making smores in the fire pit, cooking together in the beautiful kitchen, and cooling off at the lake. It really was perfect -- and Mark, the owner, was always super responsive and helpful. Honestly, my only reservation in giving such a positive review is that it'll make it harder for us to re-book next year!
The Tree House
This is our second visit to “The Tree House” a name our kids (ages 8, 6, and 2) gave the property. We love the house, the forested property, and especially the covered “tree house” off the patio. We spent our days at the beach and our nights around the campfire. We are thankful for the memories we were able to make this summer with our family. The May Chalet is amazing. Thanks for a great time!
Nice little get a way
A unique property that provided a great way to reconnect as family!!! Loved the screened in porch and sleeping areas for the kids.
Beautiful new house
Well appointed home with all the amenities. The back deck and screened room were also very lovely. Highly recommend.