PERFECT FOR TWO! A LITTLE HIDEAWAY IN THE WOODS.

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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.

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 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.

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 the best memory of your stay!

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

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Eileen

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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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Property Reviews

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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
average rating of 4.816901 based on 72 reviews
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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
5

Adorable Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Me and my fiance were looking for a quick spring getaway and this place fit the bill perfectly! Very cute and comfortable. Great for a couple's getaway. Check out the Greenbush Brewery close by in Sawyer. Food and beer were excellent!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear that your stay was all you hoped it would be. Greenbush is a great brewery, and we'd suggest Tapistry in Bridgman next time you visit. :)
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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322768vbi
+1 312-231-5709
Sawyer Southwest Michigan
5

Clean, good location, well stocked and comfortable furniture, what more could you ask?!?

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
There are too many wonderful things to say about this rental, and most of them have been addressed in previous comments, so I'll just mention the things we really appreciated.

Cleanliness - the cabin is in great condition, and is kept impeccably clean. My husband and I are not dog owners, and we were wondering if the cabin would be obviously previously occupied by dogs, but the entire time there was not a stray hair found, or any smell other than clean. The owner must take great pride in the cleanliness of even the furniture, as the couches, beds etc had not even a trace of musty smell that can be prevalent in beach rentals.

Well stocked kitchen - We enjoy cooking, and every rental I've ever had has had items missing from the kitchen that I would find inconvenient. We were able to cook several meals, and never were in want for anything. Every utensil, appliance and cup needed was there, which is a feat as the kitchen is small with no cupboards. The only negative would be the size of the fridge, which could be difficult for a family staying for more than a couple days, however, we had no issues fitting everything we needed in there.

Comfort - Everything is very comfortable, the couches, kitchen chairs, and beds.

Tips for future travelers:

Bring your own movies and music, there was a small selection available, but we were happy we brought some

If you come in the summer, bring a cooler. Like I said the fridge is small

The pillows on the beds are firm, we loved them, but if you don't like firm pillows, you might want to bring your own.

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the stay, and are already planning for the summer. We even had the opportunity to see a family of deer in the yard one morning!

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for the praise.
I'm glad you mentioned about bringing your own movies... I would also add that the TV upstairs is a brand new Smart TV, so with the help of the Internet and a Netflix account (or PRIME Amazon), you can log in and watch your very own selections without actually bringing a single DVD. :)

We'll see you in the summer.
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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
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Sawyer Southwest Michigan
5

Lovely Weekend Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Charming, comfortable and quiet. Well stocked, we did not need anything for cooking, eating or tending the fire. Perfect escape. The entrance to the Dunes a quick drive away and a great place for a little winter hike with our dog. Thank you!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you found everything that you needed and were able to get a hike in, as well. This winter has been too long, so I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, despite the cold weather.
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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322768vbi
+1 312-231-5709
Sawyer Southwest Michigan
5

Blizzard Bliss

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My wife and I stayed in this wonderful cottage at the beginning of this year. It was the perfect respite from the city, cozy and quiet. Despite the lake effect snow and frosty temperatures, we defied logic and enjoyed the outdoor hot tub. The owners even came by to shovel the ever-accumulating snow. Downtown Sawyer has a great brewery - we took home a "growler" of the stuff. Upon our departure, a day when road conditions were inadvisable, the owners offered to have us stay another night at no extra charge. We would've gladly accepted their gracious offer if only I didn't have to work the next morning. Great cottage, great people. Highly recommended!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322768vbi
+1 312-231-5709
Sawyer Southwest Michigan
Darien, IL
4

Winter Weekend Getaway!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We needed a quick getaway from wedding planning that was affordable & dog-friendly. The house is adorably decorated and is stocked with all of the essentials. Wi-fi included! The hot tub was great and the dog loved the large yard to romp around in. It’s also just a short trip from town. Make sure to stop at Greenbush Brewery for a bite & beers!

As others have mentioned, the stairs to the loft are very steep.

Hope to make a trip back in the summer to enjoy the beach!!!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad you found Greenbush Brewing Co. - it's one of our favs!
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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
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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 10 min. drive.

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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 - May 24
2 night minimum stay
$149
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/linens fee per stay $99.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Pet Fee per stay (well-behaved dog; no cats) $50.00
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:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
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:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
1 acre wooded property, fire pit, outdoor hot tub, screened-in porch, couples swing
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