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Delightful Updated Home, Steps to Warren Dunes, 2 Porches & 1 Deck

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming and Comfy 3BR 2.5BA, Skylights

Linden House is nestled in the woods behind The Warren Dunes State Park. It features 3 bedrooms upstairs. The newly renovated Master bedroom/bath has one king bed, full futon, skylights, sundeck, mini fridge, in a beautiful forest setting. Second bedroom has a queen bed, desk, large closet space. The third bedroom has a full-size bed w/desk, closet, woodsy view. The queen and full bedrooms share 2nd full bath on second floor. First floor has comfy living with wood-burning stove, three-season porch with futon (can double as a 4th bedroom) with entertainment center. Fully equipped kitchen has dining space for eight. Half bath on first floor. The screen porch off the kitchen also has dining space for 8 or more. It's the most popular room in the house! Large yard features fire pit and swing for the kids.

Activities:: Swimming at Warren Dunes or other great beaches in the area. Hiking at the Dunes, Grand Mere State Park, lots of other venues. Cross-country ski out the door to the park. Captain Mike's fun park is minutes from the cottage. Four great wineries are within 10 miles (Little Sonoma Valley). Fan-tas-tic biking on little-traveled country roads. Great restaurants, antique shops, outlet mall, casinos and Heston Steam Museum.. the list goes on.

Area:: Sawyer is between New Buffalo and St. Joe and close to other great towns, but only 90 minutes from Chicago. Close to Saugatauk and Holland. You can make an easy day trip to Notre Dame for football and back. Lots of options.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017


Sawyer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • Both upstairs full baths have been fully updated in 2005/2006.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , en-suite bath, skylights, deck and mini fridge!
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , comfy
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , dreamy
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen
  • The master suite is gorgeous!!! You'll never want to leave. Al l bedrooms are very comfortable with all linens. Set in the woods, all views are pretty from the rooms.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The driveway is stone, therefore not very accessible for wheelchairs, but those with some mobility can get into the home. Three season porch on the first floor doubles as a fourth bedroom. Fully furnished kitchen, portable dishwasher, blender, coffee maker/grinder, microwave, toaster, all glassware, dishes, etc. Stereo, CD, cable TV with DVD/VHS, high-speed internet, washer/dryer, wood-burning stove, fire pit, tree swing, clubhouse, beach chairs, three-season porch, screen porch, sun deck, mini fridge, games, books.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Delightful Updated Home, Steps to Warren Dunes, 2 Porches & 1 Deck
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We only had a few days to spend with our friends and were so happy to see that such a beautiful house was ready and waiting for us! Very relaxing, great area recommendations, quick walk to the beach, and a lovely home all made for a very happy us. Thanks for such a great stay and experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you! Lovely guests... Please come back and visit us again. ~ Maggie and Tom ~
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Missing Bedroom, and Soap

  • 3 of 5

How a host/owner handles challenges that arise during a guest stay factors into a fair review. When sink pipes disassembled, creating a messy flood and preventing use of the kitchen, our host did what she could to rectify the problem. What was far more disappointing was the utterly unusable futon in the uncomfortably cold uninsulated porch, which the host had proposed as a 4th bedroom. We managed, by pulling a stained mattress from a bedroom and placing it on the floor of the master. This wasn't an ideal solution for 65 year old women. If its a three bedroom cottage, let's call it that. Also, it would also have been nice to find a bar of soap in the showers, if not shampoo and conditioner. Instead, we used the hand liquid soap until we got to the store. Small, gracious elements make a big difference in an overall experience, and memory.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, naturally we are disappointed that your stay was not perfect. We appreciate your understanding that we did everything within our power to fix the sink immediately. Luckily, it happened late on your last night. It didn't bar use of the entire kitchen, but since having use of the sink for breakfast in the morning before checkout was the main concern, we offered to buy breakfast for the whole group at a lovely nearby restaurant. The three-season porch has heaters. If there were questions about the heat, we could have helped with that. This is the first time we have been told the futon is unusable. My friends have used it and we are just shy of 60. It clearly states in our description that the three-season porch can be used as a fourth bedroom, but it isn't listed as a four-bedroom house. The porch is delightful in summer with all the windows open. Also, there is another futon already in the master bedroom, so the mattress was not necessary. We offered an early check-in, which was taken advantage of six hours prior to the usual arrival time. We also offered a late check-out. We responded immediately when we were apprised of the sink. If we had been told of these other issues, we could have suggested some alternatives. We do provide many amenities at the house including all paper products, dish and hand soap, laundry soap, linens, towels, kitchen ware, appliances, yard chairs, beach chairs, Weber grill, etc. We have always assumed our guests would prefer their own personal hygiene products, but will take your suggestion and add shampoo and conditioner for the upcoming season. Thank you for your feedback, as we will use it to make our home more comfortable for the next guests. ~ Tom and Maggie ~
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Perfect home for families

  • 4 of 5

We loved the large yard which was perfect for games of catch and campfires with s'mores. We found the kitchen well stocked and plenty of room to cook large family dinners. The extra fridge in the garage really helped with the adult beverages.

The screened in porch was great for eating and for sitting and reading the papering in the early morning when the deer came to visit outside the yard. This is very wood area and so nice and quiet. Flashlights at night are helpful for navigating to the beach or outside.

I was concerned when we arrived and the a/c was not on. I did not need to worry because when it did get hot the window units did a great job. My only suggestion was to have a little step stool in the main bedroom to turn on the a/c since it is over the wardrobe.

Next year I will not lug dish soap, paper towels and TP since the house was so well supplied. Move in ready just bring your food.

If I must give a negative it was that the kitchen needed a sharper paring knife or a sharper. If this is my only negative I would say it was a great vacation home.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We will sharpen our knives... we appreciate the feedback. Please come back and see us again! ~ Tom and Maggie ~
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage ! Clean , comfortable, great indoor and outdoor areas. Close to beach and great bike rides. Roadhouse really good place to eat and the Sawyer Market has great fresh produce, garden and gifts.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quick getaway for my girlfriends 50th birthday, Maggie's house was just perfect! Four couples, beautiful fall weather, fire pit outside, awesome master bedroom ...the list goes on and on! It's a quick trip from Chicago, and less than a 10 minute walk to the beach, even in November!! Sure to be a place I will continue to enjoy over and over again! Thanks MAGGIE!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so is the perfect girls getaway. I do it often myself! Please come back and see us again! Thanks, Tom & Maggie
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Beautiful home on a quiet street!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home that was walking distance to the Warren Dunes. Plenty of room and very clean. Nice big screened-in porch area for everybody to sit in. I would definitely recommend it to my family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We love to hear that our guests are happy and enjoying a well-earned vacation! Come back and see us again...Tom & Maggie
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Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Warren Dunes

Linden House is situated next the Warren Dunes State Park. We are centrally located between New Buffalo and St. Joseph. Just a short drive to several beaches, casinos, outlet mall shopping and wineries. This is cycling country! Little-traveled roads provide a great cycling day from 10-100 miles. In winter cross-country skiing right outside the door into the state park... hiking... swimming... fun in the sun! Art festivals, concerts in the park and at the beach!

Other Activities: go carts


Rates & Availability

Sawyer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250

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