|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Michael, The shepherd boy of William Wordsworth's poetry, lived at his nook in the beautiful Lake District of England. Ours is in Sawyer, Michigan.
Those who have stayed here tell us there is no place in Harbor Country more charming than this wonderfully furnished secluded cottage on three acres surrounded by woods yet only a ten minute walk to our own private beach access.
Relax by the 40'x20' heated pool on resort style furniture. See if you can count and identify all of the birds that also come to visit. There are pool toys and floats for the kids and the kids at heart.
Don't be surprised if you awake in the morning to see a doe tending her fawns, a raccoon eating berries, a jackrabbit, or all of those red and gray squirrels looking for whatever they run around looking for.
You may want to read a book in either the English or Asian garden.(Those birds and other wild life may be there too. Maybe you want to stroll down to our gorgeous beach. (The bluffs will remind you of New England's Martha's Vineyard.) If you do, stay to watch one of our fabulous Southwestern Michigan sunsets.
The Chicago Tribune on June 9,2002 said: "Tour goers might want to save Vicki Michaels' 7 acres of gardens in Sawyer, Michigan for last. Walking on the fieldstone-lined paths through plantings that include hibiscus, daylilies, peonies, hostas, honeysuckle, hydrangeas, lilies of the valley, rhododendrons, roses and flowing trees and bushes has the same relaxing effect as a long massage." Two of those gardens are here for you.
Maybe you want to spend more time in the Cranny? If it's raining (which is rare) you can sit outside on the large screened porch. If you like to barbecue there is a large covered grill for you to use. You could spend the evening inside watching television or a rental movie from the local video store, but this activity is not recommended.
Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic setting - a group of friends wanting to get away - or a family with children - The Cranny is for you.
In addition to our beach, we are only a mile from Warren Dunes State Park where you can drive to the water and find facilities for children. And Green Bush Brewery is 1 in town.
WE ARE LOCATED 1/2 MILE WEST OF THE RED ARROW HIGHWAY NEAR SOME OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING AND ANTIQUING IN HARBOR COUNTRY
WE WELCOME YOUR VISIT!
My husband and I rented this cabin the day after our wedding for a "mini-moon." It was cozy, clean and beautiful. Sitting on the screened in porch felt like we were in a tree house. After the craziness of wedding planning, the private pool deck and hot tub were exactly what we needed. Stocked with everything we needed to cook a meal. When we did leave, the cottage was a short distance from yummy restaurants, vineyards, breweries and farms. The sunsets at the beach were perfect, we had the coast to ourselves. Vicki was always a phone call away for anything we had questions about. We can't wait to come back and we recommended it to all our friends.
What a fabulously relaxing vacation away from the big city! Marvelous location, wonderful stay. We had everything we needed and more. All the little touches and conveniences made our stay over and above what we imagined. Such a clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage decorated ever so lovely. I really loved that the linens were great quality and smelled wonderful.
We enjoyed the gorgeous beach & hiking the dunes at the state park with our dog! We visited the fruit and meat markets and got fresh local foods to grill for dinner. We took a scenic and beautiful drive to a winery. We stayed for 4 days and really could've stayed for more. Vicki was a the perfect host...very kind and available for anything we needed. She also had a bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival which was most appreciated! We definitely look forward to returning next season :)
My family and I stayed at this charming home the week following the 4th of July(2103)- The house itself is very nice and clean, as well as tastefully decorated. The owner Vicki is a very generous and gracious host, and even allowed us to bring our dog, which seemed to enjoy the property as much us we did. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained and are highlighted by an amazing pool and gardens. The property location is located close to a beautiful private beach and is close to the highway, which can easily take you to all the charming surrounding towns. Overall the vacation was extremely relaxing, fun, and beautiful. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a Michigan beach vacation.
Me and my boyfriend stayed here with another couple and had a great time. Our friends dogs were allowed to stay in the cottage and the host Vicki went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The hot tub was awesome while the snow fell on our heads and the less then a mile walk to the great restaurant "Soe cafe" was so good. The place was very clean and organized and we loved the wood burning stove. We will be back for sure!
I can't say enough good things about this lovely property and Vicki, the gracious owner. My husband and I and our dogs had the best time when we came to the Cranny to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. We got exactly what we were looking for -- peace, relaxation, and a chance to unwind. The Cranny is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and a prime location for fall colors. Vickie's beautiful English garden is an oasis of tranquility and a perfect place for an early morning walk. The property itself is wonderfully decorated and Vicki thought of everything to make our stay just perfect, from the welcoming fresh flowers and fruit to the fact that our dogs were welcome there as well. We all loved the comfortable, airy porch and spent several nights soaking up the sounds of nature. The chipmunks in the tree outside the porch were truly enteraining and kept our dogs busy with their antics. We're already talking about our next trip back. Don't pass up the chance to enjoy this treasure -- both the property and Vicki (and doggie Sebastian) are truly one of a kind.
I would highly recommend this gem of a property. It is tough to capture the beauty of the surroundings and quaintness of the cottage in the photos. It really is a wonderful place! The cottage is very clean, well maintained and fully stocked with everything you would need. My husband and I stayed over Labor Day weekend with our 18 month old daughter and Cocker Spaniel. There was plenty of space for all of us and my daughter especially loved the pool w/ all the great toys.
The owner, Vicki, is a real pleasure to work with. She was extremely responsive to our needs, even helping rearrange the second bedroom to house a crib.
I can't say enough nice things about this place. We certainly hope to stay again.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 26 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
In Season: $900 per weekend whether you rent 1, 2, or 3 weekend nights. Sunday checkouts do not have a strict check out time. Off Season: $650 per weekend whether you rent 1, 2, or 3 weekend nights. Sunday checkouts do not have a strict check out time. Year round: Preference is for 7 nights stay, but lesser nights stay will be considered. Contact owner for more information.In Season: $900 per week
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