PERFECT FOR TWO! A LITTLE HIDEAWAY IN THE WOODS.

Eileen

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PERFECT FOR TWO! A LITTLE HIDEAWAY IN THE WOODS.

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

'The cutest getaway cottage ever'

That's what Better Homes and Gardens magazine called this little retreat when it was featured a few years back.

We call it the the perfect place for TWO Lovers, TWO Friends, Couples, Sisters, Brothers... Rediscover the bond that brought you close in the first place, connect like you've always wanted to, gain a new perspective with that special person in your life.

Celebrate? Escape? No matter where you are in life, some alone-time away can make all the difference in the world. Intrigued? read on...

TWO is located on a secluded 1 acre wooded property, on the northern end of Harbor Country in the town of Sawyer. The Warren Dunes 1900 acres is right next door, and the beach is about a four block walk. A produce market and butcher shop are on each corner, so fresh provisions are never far away. Oh, and the incredible sunsets... It might just be the best memory of your stay!

TWO is a special little place. It has a soulful feeling. Maybe it's the 100 year old trees surrounding the house, perhaps it's the original pine floors and architectural details that date back to the 1920's. Charm yes, but this is not your typical 'cottage.' The house had a complete architect-designed remodel in 1997 and has been kept true to its principles ever since. Private hot tub, screened porch, it's all here for you to enjoy. The moment you walk through the door, you'll be reminded of what a great little hideaway you have found!

History

Known as 'LePin Cottage' (cottage in the pines) this humble abode was built in the 1920's and was used as a grape pickers' shack for the seasonal harvest. The home had no running water or electricity, and occupants were resolved to use the (still on property) outhouse when nature called. As the area developed and the vineyards moved inland, the house was abandoned and remained an empty shell for many years. In 1995 the house was purchased by an architect and his wife, and they set out to make the 'Cottage in the Pines' their family retreat. The renovation was nothing short of amazing. The house was put up on stilts and a new foundation was installed. The entire roof and joists were removed to make way for the new second floor, and an accompanying shed was located in nearby Indiana and transported to the property. The original windows and pine floors were saved, as was the footprint of the structure. The results were stunning. So much so that the home caught the attention of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, which paid homage to the renovation with a six page feature in the July of 1998 issue. Today the story continues. Each and every weekend, new memories and stories are created, as couples, and friends relax and enjoy this special place.

Area

Your heart will long for Harbor Country once you discover all her beauty. Breathtaking sunsets, pristine beaches, outstanding restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find refuge from the day-to-day grind. Each of the towns of Harbor Country feature unique qualities that create a carefree, relaxed lifestyle with a sophistication that cultivates culture and small town charm.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Couples, retreat, hot tub, quiet, beach, dunes, cozy, quaint, charming, secluded

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thanks for the note. We had a wonderful time, thank you. The house was

great and exactly what we needed. We'd love to come back at some

point.



Take care!

-Tina
Mar 2011
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Eileen

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
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Love to travel, been all over the country. We consider ourselves to have a keen sense of what works and what doesn't. Also we often travel with our dog. While we have been to many places, we always love to come back to this this little cottage. It is a calming sanctuary, and we're sure after a stay here you will feel the same way.

Eileen purchased this cottage in 1997

Sawyer is one of those great destinations, that once you find it, you hope not too many others follow suit. The restaurants, shops, beaches, culture and all around vibe are unmatched. This little place in the woods has been described as being a storybook cottage, and we couldn't agree more. It oozes with cuteness and is the ultimate escape from the everyday.

The house is super clean and updated, not your typical musty cottage. The place is compact and efficient, but does not feel cramped. The property is a gorgeous 1 acre secluded, wooded, property that is a very short walk to the Warren Dunes. It is the real deal when it comes to the Michigan cottage experience. The house has an antique wood burning stove that is perfect on those cool and winter evenings. To sum it up, the cottage is romantic, the perfect place for two! A great little hideaway!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 82 traveler reviews

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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
average rating of 4.792683 based on 82 reviews
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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
Chicago
4

Great hide way for small family

  • 4 of 5
The Two cottage worked well for my family of three plus our old pooch who happily laid in the soft grass and shade while we grilled and enjoyed the screened in patio and he loves the sand, so the dog beach at Warren which was perfect for us and close by so we did not have to go far and could easily get back to the cottage for our dog or so the LO could nap

We chose to drive over to Warren as the walk on the path was a bit much with our senior pooch and a child in stroller, but is really easy for anyone with no stroller.

Two is a short drive up to St Joseph beachfront, which I highly recommend for small kids. Our DD LOVED the splash pad, play equipment on the beach, and horse carousel at St. Joseph. There's also a children's museum.

Green bush brewing, the Sawyer garden market, infusco coffee and hello donuts all in Sawyer are just a few minutes drive from the cottage and all really great!

Additionally, Tapistry brewing and round barn winery/brewing were any easy short drive and enjoyable places to stop! Tapistry had an entire corner dedicated to kids games and coloring books!

If you are looking for a quaint getaway with some local stops in harbor country this cottage is located close to all of this and is a short drive from Chicago.

The hot tub was a nice bonus for mom and dad after the tot was asleep & it was clean.

The stairs to the loft are a bit steep but the cottage offers a pull out couch to accomadate this on the first level for sleeping and the sky lights in the loft make it feel like a treehouse which was really neat. There is also a Smart tv in the loft and wifi access so while you feel like you are secluded and in a camping type environment you still have the modern amenities, which is a plus for people who have transitioned from camping to cabin and cottage rental like ourselves given the addition to our family and our senior dog

The wall Unit air conditioner kept the cottage very cool too for an August stay which can get humid and the washer and dryer is a nice perk as well along with a clean bathroom

Overall, I would recommend this cottage
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're glad you loved it... we do too! We've actually carved out a bit of time for ourselves this year, which we haven't done in awhile.
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5
The name says it all - this really is the perfect cottage for two. My husband and I enjoyed this little cottage for a week. We loved how the house is set back from the road and away from the neighboring houses. The back yard was so tranquil and we spent a lot of time there watching birds at the picnic table, on the swing, in the hot tub, etc.

The location is absolutely perfect. We walked down to the beach at the Warren Dunes every day. The proximity to nearby towns was also wonderful. We enjoyed day trips on our bicycles to Three Oaks, Union Pier and New Buffalo. There are excellent and well-marked bicycle trails around the area. Some of our favorite places to visit were Greenbush Brewery and Nani's for hot dogs. Delicious!

Thanks so much Eileen for sharing your lovely cottage. It was nice to escape to the beach for a week!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm soooo glad to hear how much fun you had at our little hideaway in the woods. It's funny how the cottage can feel so remote, yet it's minutes away from great food, superb breweries/wineries, and the BEACH!
Come back anytime... you should see this area in the Fall :)
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
5

Great Family Adventure from Hot Arizona

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the Cabin. It was so cute and relaxing. I enjoyed all the little touches that made us feel like we are staying at a family friends place. The walk to the lake entrance was easy and cool to see all the people playing in the “therapy mud” along the walk. We went that way the first day and the second day we drove less than 5 minutes to the Warren Park entrance. We went to a bar/grill in the next town that was Cubs Themed and had a great home cooked meal the first night and the next day found the mom and pop grocery store in Sawyer where the staff was friendly in the meat counter and tried some homemade sausage and got local wine for an evening cookout. Again all the items needed for grilling were at the cabin…just show up with a bathing suit and food and you are set for a great weekend. One evening we built a fire pit and kids roasted marshmallows. We would defiantly do this again. They owners were great and the place was ready and waiting for us when we arrived.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The “therapy mud” is so much fun. I forget about that until I make my first Hot, Summer walk to the beach then see all the kids cooling off! Now that's a treasure, to sure. I'm glad you were able to witness that, being from Arizona where the climate and landscape is much different. Come back anytime!
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
Bloomington, IN
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
“Two” is a charming little rental on a shady wooded lot with tons of privacy. Everything is as advertised in the description. 5 to 20 minutes from: New Buffalo, Three Oaks, St. Joe, 8 winery’s, at least 2 breweries, fresh blueberries, and most importantly the beach! A 20 minute walk gets you from the Cottage to the beach, or drive via Warren Dunes, or hit one of the many public access beaches nearby. Try Lydia’s for breakfast and Meza Luna for dinner. I would definitely recommend this place to friends. The Cottage has everything you’ll need for a week’s stay, so pack light, chill out, and go dig your toes in the sand.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Love your last line, "so pack light, chill out, and go dig your toes in the sand!"
You're so right and we're so glad to share this special little cottage with folks like you who need a break from it all.
Thanks!!!
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
5

Perfect Relaxing Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in this cute little cottage for a long weekend, and we loved everything about it. It was a great location -- close to the dunes, restaurants, fresh produce and meat markets, but quiet and hidden away at the same time. The kitchen was well stocked with the basics, so we took advantage of that and cooked some great meals with delicious local meat and veggies. The hot tub was perfect, because it was still a bit chilly at night, and our dog loved running around the yard. It was a perfect little getaway from Chicago, and we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you were able to find the fresh local produce and meat. We LOVE the butcher on the corner (a mainstay for this area for many years now).
Fall is also a beautiful season here, be sure to let us know if you're planning a fall weekend. :)
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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
Cincinnati
4

Fantastic Fourth!

  • 4 of 5
My fiancé and I stayed here over Fourth of July weekend and it was a wonderful stay. The house is so perfect, comfy bed, well stocked. The setting, the beach, the town all created the most relaxing time. My fiancé is a soccer lover so we had to go into town quite a bit to find the World Cup games (no cable at the house) but it was a great excuse to explore Sawyer and New Buffalo. All in all we loved our first visit to Michigan and will definitely be back! One note about beach access- it is definitely walkable to the little trail mentioned in other reviews and takes about 20 min- but seems nearly impossible to walk with beach chairs, umbrella, coolers, etc. Much easier to pay the entry fee and drive to the park if you like to pack heavily for an entire day at the beach :]. Also if you plan to go on a holiday weekend- make sure to account for traffic to and from Harbor County- we were stuck on the highway very close to there for at least 40 min each way!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and kind words. I know what you mean about that traffic during the summer holidays. :(
It's totally worth a trip between holidays, as 4th of July is the busiest time of year.
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Map

Map

Sawyer Garden Center
"Shopping for local produce, fresh foods, beer/wine/spirits, or anything housewares and garde..."
Cafe Gulistan
"Delicious food, local fare."
Fitzgerald's of Sawyer
"Pub and restaurant with eclectic menu and outdoor patio in summer."
Blueberry Patch
"You pick, or already picked. "
Falatic's Meat Market
"Our favorite local butcher with American and Swedish sausages, as well as prime cuts of beef..."
Dora Jane Clothing
"Nearby in Harbert, dorajane boutique offers the latest in women's fashion."
Harbert Park
"Perfect park for the kids. Also, the only Dog Park in the area, with 2 sections for differen..."
Marco Polo Art an Antiques
"One of the best antique shops around, located in Harbert."
Greenbush Brewing Co
"Good Beer Wins! That's the slogan at this local brew pub. Try a lab beer, or one of their tr..."
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-94
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Warren Dunes State Park
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Greenbush Brewing Co.
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Whittaker Woods Golf Club in New Buffalo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mesa Luna (now in Sawyer)
Car: necessary

Walk to fresh produce/flower market and butcher shop. The Dog Park is just minutes away in Harbert. Art Galleries, Wine Tasting, Lake Michigan Beach, Warren Dunes State Park, all nearby. A baseball diamond, pond and playground at Harbert Park. Four Winds Casino and Hard Rock Café 10 min. drive. Acorn Theater in Three Oaks 10 min. drive south.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sawyer Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2014 - May 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee per stay (well-behaved dog; no cats) $50
Cleaning/linens fee per stay $99
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sawyer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Futon/sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • wind-surfing
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
1 acre wooded property, fire pit, outdoor hot tub, screened-in porch, couples swing
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