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PERFECT FOR TWO! A LITTLE HIDEAWAY IN THE WOODS.

Eileen

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PERFECT FOR TWO! A LITTLE HIDEAWAY IN THE WOODS.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Sawyer Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Eileen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Eileen

We 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

Why Eileen chose Sawyer

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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 one-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!

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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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 93 traveler reviews

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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
average rating of 4.795699 based on 94 reviews
business
Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322768vb
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5
Everything was exactly as described. Clean, plenty of firewood, great kitchen, and very comfortable bed. Owners were very helpful and everything was ready for our arrival. We would suggest this rental to friends and we plan on coming back.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and are very pleased with our stay at this super cute, cozy, and homey cottage. Our weekend there is exactly what the doctor ordered! It is very well-kept, clean and had everything we needed for our stay (coffee, filters etc ). The location was perfect, even though it is the winter season, we were surrounded by true beauty. I can imagine how the scenery looks in other seasons. This location is perfect for couples who want to get away from their busy lives even if it's for a few days. Will definitely try and come back:)
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hopefully you'll be able to come back in the summer... it's a great area to live in year 'round, but the summers provide for lasting memories as well.
business
Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322768vb
+1 -312-231-5709
Sawyer Southwest Michigan
5

Thanksgiving Tradition

  • 5 of 5
This is the second year in a row that my boyfriend and I have used the extra days off work for thanksgiving to treat ourselves to a little holiday.

The place is clean, firewood well stocked, and nature is all around you. It's the perfect size place for 2. The hot tub is my favourite part for sure, especially getting to use it on a cold winter night.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're glad you've decided to make this a tradition. Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. See you next year ;-)
business
Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322768vb
+1 -312-231-5709
Sawyer Southwest Michigan
Illinois
5

Beautiful cabin in a great location!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for two nights and loved the cabin unreservedly. It's cozy without being tiny, and between the wood-burning potbelly stove and the hot tub, it's perfect for cold-weather stays. It's close to all the great microbreweries, stores and restaurants in Harbor Country, and the owners of the cabin are a pleasure to work with. I'd recommend this cabin and the area in general.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322768vb
+1 -312-231-5709
Sawyer Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed our stay at the adorable cabin. All of the basics were provided and more! Kitchen is well equipped (enjoyed working so closely!). Loved the walk to the beach and park nearby. Fantastic time!!
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Hope to have you back again. :)
business
Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322768vb
+1 -312-231-5709
Sawyer Southwest Michigan
Indianapolis, IN
4

Get Away from it All

  • 4 of 5
My daughter and I stayed here for a mother-daughter getaway. The cottage was great! We loved the location and it was cute and warm when we arrived on a chilly night. The one drawback was the stairway going up to bed. My daughter is expecting and with the only bathroom being on the first floor it made me a little nervous to watch her going up and down the steep stairway. That's the only reason I didn't give this 5 stars. Nice restuarants nearby...especially Luna...and a relaxing day in St. Joseph made our trip wonderful. Thanks Eileen!!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and some quality time with your daughter before the baby comes. I had no idea she was expecting... I would have definitely made sure you had read some of our reviews and noted the picture of the stairs before you booked. They are quite unique stairs to the lofted bedroom, which is why we warn our guests beforehand, if we feel they may have some aversion to steep stairs. And that is also why we have a new pull out sofa in the living room.
Hopefully your comments will aid others in their final decision making process in the future.
Thanks! Come back anytime. :)

Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
South Bend Int. (39 minute drive)
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Greenbush Brewing Co.
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Whittaker Woods Golf Club in New Buffalo
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mesa Luna (now in Sawyer)
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Warren Dunes State Park
Car: necessary

Walk to fresh produce/flower market and butcher shop. The Dog Park is just minutes away in Harbert. Art Galleries, Wine Tasting, Greenbush Brewing Company, 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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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Sawyer Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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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
 
 
In Season and Holiday
May 27 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee per stay (well-behaved dog; no cats) $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
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

Sawyer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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

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