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Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french

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

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

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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, all-season porch with futon (can doubles 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Maggie (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french


based on 20 traveler reviews

Delightful Updated Home, Steps to Warren Dunes, 2 Porches & 1 Deck
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

family reunion was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We live in Florida but have family in Chicago and wanted a place where we could all meet and just relax for a few days over spring break... a friend told us about this cottage and we LOVED it... so warm and inviting.. with wonderful areas for all of us to be together... We particularly liked the screened back porch where we all met every morning for breakfast and coffee.. the beach is so close and we loved walking there to see the lake.... it was still chilly but warm enough to catch a few rays and then, we went home and had a bonfire IN OUR OWN BACKYARD.. loved that... this is a charming, updated home that folks have put alot of care into and made our stay fantastic... Claire and Pete Metz

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Claire and Pete. We truly appreciate your kind words and are so happy that the house was right for your family. Please visit us again when you are in the Chicagoland area! Tom & 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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Warren Dunes Treasure

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had in this lovely home within walking distance of the Lake Michigan dunes & beaches. We relaxed in the comforts this property afforded us, and the location allowed for an easy drive from the Chicago area. We enjoyed walking the beaches, building bonfires, and sitting on the porches while watching the seasons begin to change. Every detail in this home has been attended to with great care. Monica O'Callaghan

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a lovely stay with your family in Sawyer. It really is a great spot to relax and enjoy life. Thank you for your lovely thoughts, Monica. We hope you return to visit us again. Tom & Maggie
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charming and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented the cottage for New Years and had a ball.... since we organized, we got the gorgeous master suite and it was wonderful... even though it was chilly, we loved the deck outside our room. The other bedrooms were perfect too... The living room was warm and inviting with a cool wood stove but we loved the outdoor fire pit too! Their is a heated porch that's lovely and one that must be perfect in the summer because it's screened... we still hung there a bit. We couldn't swim, but we walked the lake front and it was fantastic... we plan to come back in the summer.... charming property, awesome surroundings.

Patrice Larkin

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Patrice! We are so glad you enjoyed spending the New Year's holiday at our home. It is a very special place winter or summer. We look forward to your next visit where you can swim and enjoy all the outdoor activity of the area. Maggie & Tom
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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


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Sawyer House Rental Rates

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May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
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Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
September - October
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

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Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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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