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Spacious Sawyer Cottage; Walk to Warren Dunes State Park Beach

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Sawyer Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Ranch cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, Basement play area (Sleeps 8-10)

***Please note that our cottage rents on a weekly basis in the summer. Monday to Monday transfer date.***

Welcome to Dunestar Cottage! Nestled among the pines you'll find our ranch cottage next to Warren Dunes State Park. Enjoy 7 miles of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline, just a 15 minute walk (1/4 mile) down a country road to the Warren Dunes beach. Only 90 miles from Chicago, our 3 bedroom, 3 bath cottage comfortably sleeps 8-10 people. Completely renovated and updated with luxury amenities including granite kitchen, stainless appliances, new furniture, carpets, and floors. New furnace and central A/C system installed in 2011.

Enjoy summer meals on the screened-in porch while the kids play on the backyard swing set. After splashing in the surf, wash away the sand in our relaxing outdoor shower. Play catch or have a campfire in the backyard. Rainy day? No problem! Our home has a finished carpeted basement complete with air hockey and toys. So much to do in Harbor Country and nearby St. Joseph, no matter what your interests, you'll find a way to relax and have fun at Dunestar Cottage.

Please note: No pets, No smoking at this home. Minimum age 35 or families welcome.

Keywords: house, cottage, ranch, harbor country, beach, warren dunes, sawyer, golf, wine country, walking distance, walk, hiking, beach house, vacation, family, private, wooded, three bedroom, three bath, play set, kid-friendly, yard, brewery.

New in 2015: Brand new sleeper sectional in the sunroom with air top mattress. The entire interior was freshly painted May 2015.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2016
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About Ramona

We are an active family who loves the outdoors. Generations of our families have enjoyed southwest Michigan and we decided to buy a home there in 2005. Some of our favorite things to do are go for walks on the beach, hike the Tower Hill sand dune, go fruit picking, browse antique stores on Red Arrow Highway and find joy in the simple pleasures of life. We hope you enjoy our home and create your own memories there.

Ramona purchased this cottage in 2005

What makes this cottage unique

Walk right into Warren Dunes State Park and enjoy miles of beaches and hiking trails.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Spacious Sawyer Cottage; Walk to Warren Dunes State Park Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Awesome family time

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway place, a home away from home for our party of 8. Lovely cottage feeling, close to the dunes that our older teenage kids loved to climb and play at the beach during day time. Evenings we just chilled and relaxed in their screened porch over dinner and wine. The kids had the option of making smores over the cute firepit in the backyard. Very well organized and equipped home and kitchen too!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reva, glad you enjoyed it as much as we do! We are happy to share our home. Thanks for the review.
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Loved our week at Dunestar!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time staying at Dunestar! The house was immaculate, kitchen had everything we needed, plenty of room to spread out, grandsons loved the bunk beds and toys. Enjoyed drinking coffee every morning on screened porch..a great place to stay, we will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Darling Dunestar!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the Dunestar! It was clean & comfortable, decorated just darling and nothing was forgotten - beach toys, games, blow up beds - everything you needed was there! We will definitely come back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great week at Dunestar! Thank you for the feedback.
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Welcoming home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic week at Dunestar. The home is spotlessly clean, comfortable, and includes everything we needed to enjoy a week at the beach and exploring the Red Arrow Highway. Our kids loved the basement toys, the books, games, and the beach toys. With several sitting spaces, everyone in our large group was able to find a place to relax and read or catch up with each other. Thank you for such a great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That basement is a fun place to play on rainy days and even a nice cool break after a hot beach day. Glad you enjoyed all our home has to offer!
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Beautiful Week at the Dunes!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a great week in Sawyer. We're from Michigan and had never stayed this far south on Lake Michigan before and we loved the area. Our daughter was able to take the train from Chicago into New Buffalo (only 15 minutes away) and join us. We golfed, hiked, rode bikes, swam, hung out on the beach, and watched breathtaking sunsets from Warren Dunes (only a short walk or short drive).

The cottage is spotlessly clean and well decorated. My mother and sisters came out at the end of the week for a girls get-together and couldn't stop raving about Dunestar. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Sounds like you really had a fun week filled with relaxation and outdoor activities. Thanks for choosing Dunestar!
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Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I had a wonderful weekend at the cottage. We've spent a fair bit of time in Michigan, and this was by far the nicest house we've rented. The location to Warren Dunes is excellent. The house is thoughtfully and wonderfully equipped - the pictures do NOT do it justice! We have 2 young kids and the owners have provided everything you would need for young children - down to kid sized silverware and a booster seat. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had a great weekend away! Those kiddos grow up so fast, so thanks for choosing Dunestar to enjoy some family time.
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Refundable deposit $500
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Sawyer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in basement
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot & cold water in the summer months.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Includes private master bathroom.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming

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