|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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'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 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 best memory of your stay!
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!
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.
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.
Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Couples, retreat, hot tub, quiet, beach, dunes, cozy, quaint, charming, secluded
We love to travel; been all over the country. We consider ourselves to have a keen sense of what works. 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 one-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!
Thanks for the note. We had a wonderful time, thank you. The house was
great and exactly what we needed. We'd love to come back at some
Eileen and Rich were responsive and helpful and gave us the privacy we wanted.
We would definitely rent here again.
My wife and I went to the cottage for our anniversary and had a great time. It is the perfect size for 2 people. It is very centrally located to see all the great things on the west coast of MI. The use of the grill was a great feature, and the hot tub was a ton of fun. Couldn't recommend more.
This property was perfect for our small family of 3. Very cozy and clean. It was a quiet town, which was what we were looking for. I would recommend to anyone and would stay again in the future!!
We wanted to book a vacation last minute and found this amazing jewel!! We stayed here with our 2 bulldogs for 3 days and loved every minute of it! Sawyer itself is such a great time, but having this place to call home made it even better. The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed and then some. Loved the hot tub at night and the walk to the beach was picture perfect. The dogs loved running around on the property and we cooked on the fire pit every night and ate breakfast on the patio every morning. Honestly, we couldn't have asked for a better place to be. We can't stop talking about it and we can't wait to come back! Thank you Eileen and Rich for this beautiful jewel!
This was our second year at this perfect little getaway and we were so happy to see that everything was as perfect as our first stay. We had lots of fun at Greenbush (wings are awesome), Mesa Luna was very nice and yummy and we were pleasantly surprised with the Journeyman Distillery tour and food. Overall, we just loved our stay again and hope we can make it work next year! Eileen and Rich, thanks so much for sharing your gem in the woods, yet so close to everything!
My wife and i stayed here for the weekend with or 10 year old bulldog. The house perfect for the two of us and our pup. They home is small but very functional and we loved the in door and out door space. Great weekend and great space.
Walk to fresh produce/flower market and butcher shop. The Dog Park is just minutes away in Harbert. Art Galleries, Wine Tasting, Greenbush Brewing Company, Lake Michigan Beach, Warren Dunes State Park, all nearby. A baseball diamond, pond and playground at Harbert Park. Four Winds Casino and Hard Rock Café 10 min. drive. Acorn Theater in Three Oaks 10 min. drive south.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning/linens fee per stay||$99 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|