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Greg Michaels

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Harbor Country Cottage

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Sawyer Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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. There are pool toys and floats for the kids.

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.

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. Green Bush Brewery is half a mile away.



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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Greg Michaels (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english


based on 14 traveler reviews

Beautiful Harbor Country Cottage
average rating of 4.428571 based on 14 reviews

They double booked The Cranny!!

  • 1 of 5

Arrived to find 2 ladies at The Cranny. We had booked and emailed Greg 3 or 4 times in the last 6 weeks. Got a confirmation and he sent us the Homeaway app to use for driving directions, etc. The 2 ladies had booked it for 1 week, and we had booked for 4 nights. They had driven in from Chicago. We had driven 4.5 hours from south central Illinois. Needless to say , we were pretty upset. It was late on a Friday and we couldn't just drive home! The 2 ladies indicated they hadn't spoken to owners, but tried to call 3 times that day. Also, they had been emailing , but had no response.

I had asked Greg if he needed a deposit, but he indicated no, that we could pay in full upon arrival. Thank goodness, we were not out any money! The place looked clean, but somewhat rundown. The pool was detached from the yard...a quick walk next door. Many reviews had indicated awesome owners who had wine, cheese, flowers waiting your arrival. Didn't see any of this.

Luckily, we were able to get a hotel in New Buffalo.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The vacation that NEVER WAS...

  • 1 of 5

My GF and I had been looking forward to our 4 night stay at this property for over 5 months from the day we booked it back at the end of February, 2016... or should I say THOUGHT we booked it!! The owner double booked us with a family of 6, even after we spoke over the phone and receiving two confirmation emails. He said he had no record of this! We got a simple apology from the owner and nothing more. We were crushed, as you can imagine!!

Be careful this does not happen to you! PAY UP FRONT. Don't let this owner talk you into not paying until you arrive, saying "this is how I like to do things". This is what happened to us! When you take your hard earned vacation time from work, you don't want to have to sit at home... Good luck!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical and Cozy Mini-Moon for 2

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful getaway for two and a dog!

  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Streamwood, IL

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter cozy, cottage

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
south Bend Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Green Bush Brewery, Fitz Bar and Grill, Cafe Luna
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Southshore Line
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cafe Luna
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles

Sawyer is home to Green Bush Brewery, and Sawyer Garden Center. Also features a coffee shop "Infusco" that roasts the coffee on sight.


Rates & Availability

Sawyer Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring to Fall
May 27 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

In Season: $1100 per weekend whether you rent 1, 2, or 3 weekend nights. Sunday checkouts do not have a strict check out time. Off Season: $750 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: $2275 per week

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Sawyer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Private Beach Access. Gardens.

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