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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.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Sawyer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We expect dishes to be cleaned and put away before you leave. Linen/towels are provided but should be cleaned per house instructions.
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.


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Delightful Updated Home, Steps to Warren Dunes, 2 Porches & 1 Deck
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews
Iowa City, Iowa

Perfect vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our three-day stay at the Linden House. It is very spacious and has lots of interesting architectural features that contribute to the character of the neighborhood. The house is accurately described by the hosts, well-maintained and clean, with comfortable beds and excellent bathrooms. Our seven-year old son wanted to be as close to Warren Dunes as possible, and we couldn't have wished for a better location -- it is only a 15-minute walk through the woods, along the creek, to the lake and the dunes (probably a 3-minute drive if you choose to drive -- we didn't). The living room also has a wood-burning stove that works very well, and we enjoyed reading by the fire in the evening (our stay was in late November). There are lots of attractions near-by but we mainly come to Harbor Country for the lake, the sand, and its beautiful nature. I also make a regular visit to Evolve Spa in New Buffalo --- one of the massage therapists there helped me resolve my back pain issues.

The owners of the Linden House have been a pleasure to deal with, very responsive and gracious. We look forward to coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Elena.... You were a joy to host. We are so happy that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving getaway. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Tom and Maggie ~
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Great family time.

  • 5 of 5

Fun surprises of a tire swing and fun outdoor toys kept our young grandkids busy and happy. Roomy and comfortable. Great owners who are very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, your family was a joy to host. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again! Tom and Maggie
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Great time again! Thanks Maggie

  • 5 of 5

Clean, great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Will...we always love having your group. You are so easy to communicate with. Enjoy the rest of your summer! ~ Maggie and Tom ~
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Had the best time!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our time with family, so nice to be together without Christmas holiday travel and everyone rushed and exhausted. Linden House had everything we needed, did bring extra Kleenex because of allergies. It is such a comfortable house and everyone felt at home and relaxed. So much to do in the area, we enjoyed wineries, breweries, Saturday Farmers Market on the bluffs in St. Jo, downtown shops like the Olive Cart and South Bend Chocolate Co., Greenbush Brewery and Sawyer Market in Sawyer and REALLY enjoyed Gravity Winery! Also really loved the beautiful Cliffords Coffee Canal. Next time I would not pack beach towels, there are plenty there and easy to forget in the laundry that we started when leaving :( The Cimms' are easy to work with and would definitely do it all over again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for Sister's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was clean and roomy for our Sister's Weekend. Communication was great with the owner. Wi-Fi worked well. The kitchen is well stocked. The AC worked great. Plenty of bathrooms for four females! Only small drawback was we had to bring our own towels to use on our last night and had to wash the ones available at the cottage. (I was traveling beforehand and not coming from my own home and this may have been a problem since I only found out closer to our arrival date but was able to use my sister's.) However, this would not keep me from renting this cottage again as I did give it a 5-star rating. Enjoyed our time at this cute rental cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, glad you enjoyed your stay. It is such a wonderful place to enjoy with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you the next time! Tom and Maggie...
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Great house to gather your friends in

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house. Great location. Easy to find. Beautiful property that felt private yet accessible to grocery store, beach and other area. Maggie went above and beyond to accommodate. The futon was broken in the sun room before our stay. Maggie & Tom drove up from chicago late in the evening our first night to come replace it before other guest were to arrive. Only wish for the house is some non-stick pans to make clean up easier after cooking. We loved our stay and planning to rebook for next year. Highly recommend. Thank you Maggie & Tom.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Amy... We appreciate the feedback. Non-stick pans it is! It was lovely to have you guys visit and be so patient with the futon escapade. We look forward to seeing you again next year! ~ Tom and 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




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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