About the property
- Chateau / Country House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
3 BR 1.5 BA Sleeps 6
Nestled in the woods in the heart of Harbor Country is the historical Coach House at the Flynn Estate. The Coach House offers privacy and luxury just a short distance from downtown Sawyer & Lake Michigan. Relax on our acre yard with your family and friends around the fire, or explore the beauty of the surrounding woods. Just a short drive to Warren Dunes State Park, and Downtown Three Oaks, and only a quick bike ride to Greenbush Brewery, Infusco Coffee Cafe, Catherine Doll Designs, Go Fish, Scarlett Macaw Art Center, Fitzgeralds, and the Sawyer Garden Center in downtown Sawyer.
The Coach House is a fully renovated second story walk up over our main garage with it's own private entrance and large private deck. Designed with an updated Mid-Century modern theme, the Coach House has everything you need for a quick get away or a relaxing vacation.
The kitchen has been designed with the chef in mind. There is an induction cook top, built in oven, microwave, and all the accessories you will need to create the perfect feast. There is also a large grill on the deck for your quintessential summer time cookouts.
The master bedroom has a king bed with it's own private half bath. The second room has a comfortable queen, and the third bedroom is fitted with two twins.
The main room focus is our modern and inviting fireplace, with a large sectional sofa, and our custom made dining table. Everything ready for all your entertaining needs with a flat screen TV, free WiFi, and a vintage turntable fully stocked with records of the era. We also supply some vintage games and cards for fun.
The Flynn Estate was built in the 1920's by John Flynn. He was the treasurer of the Teamsters in Chicago and this was his summer & weekend getaway. There are stories of boot legging and gangster activity, including history of Al Capone.
The Coach House is a pet friendly and non smoking property.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Chandra Stubbs
We are a family of three and currently reside in the Bungalow at The Flynn Estate. I am the Executive Administrator at JohnsonRauhoff in St. Joseph, MI. My husband and I own an inventory business in Chicago, and our daughter is about to start her second year at CalArts in Character Animation . The Coach house is actually my former studio. For 12 years I created ceramic works that were shown nationally. We have a true passion for Mid Century antiques, and eclectic design. We also own a 1969 Airstream that we pull around the country exploring and creating memories. We relocated to Sawyer from Evanston in 2000, and have never been sorry.We love the small town feel and our ability to pull out of our drive on our bikes and disappear for miles on the back country roads.
Chandra Stubbs purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2000
Why Chandra Stubbs chose Chikaming Township
We love the fact that we fell upon a 'Chicago Bungalow' in the woods! We felt at home almost instantly, and it wasn't until after the fact that we learned the history of the property. Apparently we live in a home built by very characteristic people, who were involved in boot legging and other questionable activities of their time. We love the privacy and seclusion of the house and coach house, and it's connection to downtown Sawyer. We feel we are care takers, and we are trying to bring this marvelous home back to it's glory days.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The privacy of our acre surrounded by woods gives you the feel that you are alone and secluded. But in reality you are only a short drive to all the fun Harbor Country has to offer. Guests will love the abundance of wineries, breweries, Lake Michigan sunsets, antique malls, hiking trails, biking routes, kayaking, boating, festivals, casinos, and much more. We are also just a short distance to Notre Dame and Andrews Universities.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful modern yet rustic home which is surrounded by a wooded area. We felt at such peace the entire time we were there. The host was great and flexibe. We will definitely be making a return visit in the future. My wife loved the fireplace. It tied the whole place together.
Our NYE was was absolutely fantastic!. I was so plesantly surprised to see such a clean house. Chandra was super attentive and available whenever we needed something. We were hoping for a lot of snow and our wish came true! It literally snowed the whole time so we truly enjoyed the stay. The scenery was beautiful. We are hoping to come back in the summer when its a little warmer to enjoy to nearby beaches.
Beautiful, relaxing Holiday!
My family spent Thanksgiving at this lovely property and It was fantastic. Comfortable, roomy and very well appointed. You literally don’t need to bring anything. Will definitely return to this property.
Outstanding getaway and host!
My fiance and I could not have loved this place more - nor could our dog, who loved running around the large fenced in yard surrounded by woods. Chandra was fast to respond and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was perfectly clean and the interior decorating was amazing. We have now spent a few weekends in Michigan at different rentals, but this was by far our favorite. We loved the privacy and also the ability to cook and grill our own food on the large deck out back. Can't wait to go back!
The property was well-kept, lovely. For a second floor coach house everything was in good order
Our group of 4 loved our stay. Chandra was easily accessible by phone and very responsive. The inside was comfortable for eating, sleeping and the deck off the living room was a lovely alternative for convening as well as daytime privacy. There were plenty of modern dishes and cookware to allow us to cook a wonderful dinner. The wifi and tv was working well so we could easily communicate and chill. The area is great to relax in. We were blessed with great beach weather and not the beastly hot recent Chicago weather. We'd definitely come back
This was my 2nd visit to this property. It was just as good if not better than my first experience. Great location in the middle of Harbor Country. The home is super clean and wonderfully decorated. Chandra, the host, was very helpful with recommendations and communication. Looking forward to a return visit next summer!
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We are a no smoking property. Please respect this and know that there is a strict non smoking rule in the Coach House and on the deck of the coach house. We love pets, but please keep up after them, and remember if they run in the woods there are wild animals and predators about, beware of skunks, coyote, ticks, and all that other fun stuff!