21 reviews

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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4901246

About the area

Just a short drive leads you to Miller's Amish Market. Homemade doughnuts and mouth-watering turnovers and other sweet treats await you. Enjoy them there or bring some back with you. Or, you may prefer to visit world-famous Serpent Mound or Ft. Hill Indian Earth Works, don't forget the Barn Quilt trail, and the covered bridges,then head back to your home in the hardwoods and relax on the front porch. Or stay indoors and do nothing! Also nearby, you can enjoy boating and fishing at Rocky Fork Lake and Paint Creek State Park. Explore caves at Highlands Nature Center, then have dinner at Moyer's Winery overlooking the Ohio river. Long's Retreat offers a beach, swimming, paddle-boats, canoeing, water slides, game room, horseshoes - major family fun, at a very low cost! COOL waters await at Mineral Springs Resort all summer long. Fish, swim, relax. Call for details. Close by is Davis Memorial Forest Nature Preserve, home of the Ohio beaver and complete with nature trails.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $99.00
No smoking at this property
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 3 Full baths

Reviews (21)

Excellent – based on 21 reviews Excellent
21 reviews

“The sign 'Welcome to The Sanctuary' at the front gate could not be truer.”

Reviewed 19 Apr 2017

We rented 'The Sanctuary' because we had family visiting the area and could not accommodate them at our house. The cabin afforded plenty of room for everyone to spread out and the setting of quiet woods, bird song and babbling brook was a real balm to our 'city' kids. Because everything they could possibly need was at the house they could relax and enjoy their visit and they said they actually felt rested and renewed at the end of the long weekend - even with a busy 5 yr old running around. The fire pits were favorite places to pull up a chair in the evening and over a glass of wine reminisce, and our grandson tasted his first marshmallow toasted over a real open fire - the look on his face alone was worth the stay. We think 'The Sanctuary' not only solved our space problems but it will also mean the family is coming to visit a whole lot more often - and that is a very good thing. Thank you Giles'.

“Perfect place!”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2017

I recently booked the Sanctuary for a staff retreat, and it was perfect! The cabin was clean, comfortable, and full of everything we could need. The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were extremely comfortable, the place smelled amazing, and was decorated to make us feel right at home. We loved being out in the woods and the view was amazing! There was enough space for us to all meet together as well as space to get away and be alone individually. The owners were available for questions we had about how to work the fireplace and were gracious with extending our departure time - overall they were very flexible and friendly! I would definitely stay here again, and plan to in the future! I highly recommend it!!

“Best place ever”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2016

We were so impressed with everything, even when we suggested a new flat screen for the kitchen and a few upgrades, they listen, which proves they really care!! We never want to leave and it's amazing for family get togethers. Lee and Debbie are two beautiful, generous, amazing gems. Thanks for a wonderful place to get some peace and quiet from our three ring circus lives!! Will definitely come back.

“Paula I”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2016

A group of us just stayed at the sanctuary this past weekend and it was wonderful. From pulling up to the beautiful home and seeing the wonderful surrounding, how well stocked the house was we didn't need to go out for anything. Its so calming and peaceful from the back deck with the lovely Crete and the sound of the water to the peacefulness and fun that was enjoyed by the entire group. We all felt like we wish we were still there and plan on going back next year. I have to say this is one of my most favorite places that we have been to. Very impressive!

“I never wanted to leave!!!!!”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2016

Four couples rented this beautiful house for our first marriage retreat. I feel in love immediately. As soon as you walked into the house, you felt the warmth and love that has been put into this place. It was super, super clean. We were told that we only needed to bring food and drink and it was so true. The owner's Deb and Lee has placed so much time in making sure this place had everything!!!!!! We booked for two nights, by the start of the second day we knew that we would come back again and again. Everything was so neat. I'm so happy with staying here and I can not wait to return!!!!!

“Family Gataway”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2015

The Sanctuary was just what my family needed. My husband and I brought along both of our mothers and siblings and our children. It brought us all closer. Two years later and we are still talking about this trip. We enjoyed to beautiful fire pit. Of course we did s'mores. Woke up and enjoyed a nice morning hike. The front porch is every coffee drinkers dream. It was so nice to sit out and just listen to early morning nature. We enjoyed use of the fully equipped kitchen. Everyone was comfortable sleeping or just hanging in the house watching TV or playing games. Nothing but smiles the entire time. We are planning to return 2016. Thank you!!!

Owner's reply: Thank you, Megan for the excellent review... We always try our best to make it a great vacation getaway! Lee and Debbie

“Mother/Daughter Weekend 2015”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2015

This is our 2nd stay at this beautiful place. It is such a great fit for us. Plenty of space to move around, plenty of beds to sleep in. This year we even got to enjoy the fireplace. The place is so inviting, you feel like you are at home. Debbie the owner, allowed us early arrival and is so easy to work with. My group of ladies already said they want to stay here again next year !! Thank you for a great weekend !!

“Very relaxing”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2014

If you like seclusion, this vacation home is for you. Right in the middle of the woods--- nice and clean---we had a wonderful time. We had a total of 10 people. (6 adults and 4 children) All the rooms were good sized. It is far from home, but worth the trip.

Owner's reply: Thanks Bonnie, You are right.. What truly matters is Location,Location,Location. Debbie and Lee

“Lovely place!!!”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2014

We loved the Sanctuary!!! The peacefulness was wonderful. We even had our family come over one day for a picnic and there was plenty of room for everyone and all the kids stayed entertained. We utilized the firepit almost everynight and went fishing almost everyday as well. I loved the fact that all you need to bring is food and clothes and your set. Made for an easy pack and unpack. We will definitely be back again!

“Everything you need for a relaxing getaway”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2014

We picked this house as a nice halfway point between friends. The house is in a lovely, out-of-the way location in a beautiful wooded environment. Our two families found everything to be in great condition. The kitchen was fully stocked with all different sorts of dishes, pans, utensils, as well as things like Saran Wrap, foil, plastic bags, spices, and even popcorn kernels to pop in the movie theater style popper. The closets were also well stocked with towels, washcloths, and sheets. There are so many little extras that make this house a lot of fun. We especially liked the firepit outside, the foosball coffee table, the jacuzzi bathtub, the cornhole game, and of course our 11 year old son loved having a Wii there. Some of our group also enjoyed a nice walk down the path to the creek and pond. There was plenty of room for all 8 of us to be together, and there were also 3 private bedrooms if someone wanted to be alone for awhile. All in all we would highly recommend this house for a fun family getaway.

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