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Lake Michigan Year-Round Home Sleeps 24 Near Warren Dunes Park, Sawyer,Michigan

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Dunehaven's back yard adjoins Warren Dunes State Park & 7 miles of sand beaches

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Sawyer house description

Plan now for a fall or winter holiday getaway! Call your friends or family to gather at Dunehaven with its crackling fire in the wood burning fireplace or hike the woods surrounding the house. Just minutes from downtown Chicago is our large vacation home named Dunehaven. Enjoy the year-round beauty of Harbor Country of southwest Michigan. This four season retreat nestles amidst towering pines just steps from the world's largest freshwater dunes located in Warren Dunes State Park, Sawyer, Michigan. The lovely white sands and family friendly waters of Lake Michigan are a short walk from our vacation home. Gather your family together to experience the best that Michigan has to offer with fun activities nearby, quaint towns, and a lovely home for a night time retreat.

Walk out the backyard right into the park and an adventure awaits! Cross country ski amidst moonlit skies, hike along a forest path, or enjoy the many shops, wineries, breweries and restaurants around and along Red Arrow Highway. Gather around the outdoor fire pit after an exhilarating hike through the woods.
At night, enjoy a movie on one of our four large TV screens with DVD players or watch a sporting event on cable TV. Free internet/wifi keep you connected to the outside world. in the surrounding area known as Harbor Country in southwest Michigan, enjoy shopping at boutiques, unique home furnishings stores, art galleries and antique shops along Red Arrow Highway.

This spacious home, known as Dunehaven, with over 5,400 square feet will pamper you and your family with quality furnishings, large screened porch, beds to sleep 24, a stone fireplace, a gourmet kitchen,plus a kitchen in the lower level, and all the fun of Harbor Country along Lake Michigan just 20 minutes from the Indiana border.

Enjoy the white sand beaches, fruit stands, fishing, 7 nearby wineries and 3 microbreweries within a 20 minute drive, pick your own blueberry patch, amusement park, golfing, bicycle trails and the antiques and unique shopping along Red Arrow Highway.

At night, gather together on the large screened in porch and play cards and games while listening to the night sounds of an owl hooting in the trees or enjoy a campfire beneath the starlit skies far from the urban noise and hassles of life. Life is always good at Dunehaven.

Whether you're a group of friends looking for a getaway weekend, or a family wanting to rent a large home for a reunion, Dunehaven will exceed your expectations.

Located a little over an hour from Chicago, this new home offers the flair of the city and the flavor of the country.

Keywords: Large, new,sleeps,24, Lake, Michigan,Harbor Country, Warren Dunes, Sawyer, vacation, home, winter, fall, Wooded, beach, getaway,
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Property Type

  • House
  • 5400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters under the age of 25 are not allowed....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Dunehaven is family friendly with games, toys, a big backyard and easy access to the beach and sand dunes to climb....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking on grounds, porch or in the house....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Absolutely no pets are allowed! ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 24

          • Lake Erie Room: 2 twin/ single

            Named after the five Great Lakes. On the first floor...moreless

          • Lake Ontario Room: 1 queen

            Bedrooms are named after the five Great Lakes. First floor...moreless

          • Lake Huron Room: 2 queen, 1 baby crib

            On the second floor adjacent to playroom with bunk beds...moreless

          • Lake Michigan Room: 2 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            On the second floor adjacent to playroom with bunk beds...moreless

          • Uncle Jean's Room: 2 queen

            In the lower level w/ large walk in closet...moreless

          • Aunt Toots' Room: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Trundle bed with pullout twin mattress in lower level...moreless

          • The Sandbox: 1 bunk bed

            On second floor in playroom with TV, sofa, toys & play area...moreless

          • Lake Superior Room : 1 king

            Named after the five Great Lakes.Master bedroom-1st floor...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (8), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) 2 sets of baby linens provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeps one adult or two children, Bunk Beds (2)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • First floor Master bath: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • First floor bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • First floor bath: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Second floor bath: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Lower level bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Walk from our backyard into Warren Dunes State Park with the world's largest freshwater sand dunes, 1900 acres of woods and trails, and 7 miles of white, sandy beaches. In the cooler months, enjoy hiking, biking,and exploring the many shops, restaurants, wineries and breweries within 20 minutes of Dunehaven. St. Joseph Michigan is 15 minutes north and offers a top ten family beach, interactive play water fountain, restored indoor carousel, children's museum, arts center, and quaint downtown with a chocolate cafe, fudge/ice cream shop, toy store, boutiques, and five and dime old fashioned variety store. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Enjoy our extensive book library....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                Three separate players...moreless

              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                Large playroom on the second floor has many toys for all ages plus a secret hide and seek closet...moreless

              • Games:

                Board games, puzzles, karaoke machine, cards, poker chips...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Bring your Ipod to plug into the Ipod player with speakers. Many music CD's available including holiday music...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Chicago area television stations...moreless

              • Stereo:

                IPod and IPhone player with speakers...moreless

              • Television
              • Toys:

                Play kitchen, robots, Lincoln logs, dolls, blocks...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games:

                Nintendo Game Cube and games are included...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Children's movies available...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                Picture a mountain of sand that is 220 feet high overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Michigan. Warren Dunes feature unique geography with sand dunes and woods for hiking adventures...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Explore 7 miles of white sand beach in Warren Dunes State Park along Lake Michigan. The expansive beaches with lots of parking feature concessions, a gift shop, changing areas,& a bouncy slide ...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Our backyard adjoins Warren Dunes State Park. The park's beautiful beaches are a short walk away from our vacation home. ...moreless

              • Rural:

                Dunehaven has the flair of the city and the flavor of the country with distinctive shopping and dining nearby yet it is nestled among tall pines in a quiet setting. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Two large dining areas - one seats 8 and the other 10 plus a pullout table for six. Additional seating on the screened in porch for 10. Card table and chairs. Two baby highchairs + toddler stool...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 24 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking:

                Two car garage...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Woodburning with wood provided. DO NOT bring in wood from outside the area as the state park is trying to control the spread of bugs. ...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                No extra charge or lock on phone for long distance...moreless

              • Garage:

                2 car garage is available for guest use during their stay....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Free high speed internet...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Linens are provided for every room in the house. Great for kids!...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                Park up to four cars in the driveway...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Up to four cars can park in the driveway...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Please call to discuss availability...moreless

              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided:

                Beach towels provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Separate utility room for washer/dryer with utility sink...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless high speed internet available throughout the house...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                2 large size coffee makers provided along with coffee filters...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Lots of tools and equipment available for the gourmet cook. Plates, dishes, glasses, even steak knives for 26! Two big pots to boil corn or cook soup or chili!...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything you could possibly need for baking, cooking, and top chef challenges!...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                One upstairs and one downstairs...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                (2) Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops Kitchen in lower level ...moreless

              • Microwave:

                (2) One microwave upstairs and one downstairs...moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, flour, sugar, initial coffee, tea, baking powder, soda, vanilla, etc. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                3 full-size refrigerator/freezers...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                One adult and one child's bike provided along with large red wagon....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Screened in porch...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Firepit with seating in the back yard...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Jacuzzi tub located in the master bath....moreless

                   

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                  2 night min stay
                  $700
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                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Cleaning fee $250
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  One week minimum rental from Memorial Day to Labor Day (summer rentals). Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Credit cards and personal checks are accepted.

                  After e-mail approval of the rental period and rates, a security/reservation deposit of $500 is required along with a signed contract. Payment is due as indicated on the rental invoice.


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                  Last updated: 12/17/2014
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                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  South Bend, Indiana (SBN)
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Fitzgeralds in Sawyer
                  110 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ludington, Michigan
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Lost Dunes, Bridgman, Michigan
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  New Buffalo, MI (south) or St. Joseph MI (north)
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 94 We're at Exit 12
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mesa Luna, Sawyer, Michigan Excellent local food
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Swiss Valley, in Jones, Michigan
                  Sawyer
                  Nearest Beach
                  Warren Dunes State Park - 10 minute walk

                  Car: Recommended

                  Book now for a fall weekend or winter holiday getaway. Twelve wineries within 40 minute drive, apples, pumpkins, cider, and fall decor at quaint farms, adventure hikes through the woods, art galleries, golf, biking, snowmobiles, skiing, hiking, art galleries, antiques, shopping, fine dining, and big sand dunes to climb, sledding (sleds and toboggan provided), and cross-country ski trails,and ice skating, marked nature trails, and Harbor Country small towns full of charm, shopping, and great restaurants. There is always something to see and do in this wonderful area of southwest Michigan. Warren Dunes State Park is Michigan's most popular park with seven miles of white sand beaches and clear water. Pure Michigan indeed!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: My husband and I love everything about Michigan and the special atmosphere that defines Harbor Country. Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Midwestern cities, our home known as Dunehaven has provided us with a relaxing getaway. This special home is a sanctuary for family fun partnered with quiet moments amidst the towering pines. The white clean beaches bordered by sparkling blue water, outstanding restaurants, antique stores, unique shopping, winery tours, and blueberry picking are just a few of the things we enjoy at Dunehaven. In the fall, we like to take hikes through the woods in our backyard amidst the colorful leaves. The sparkling snow of winter and the lure of a cozy night around the fireplace mark the days of winter. And spring means hundreds of wildflowers offering a carpet of color to our walk to the beach. Ah, Pure Michigan....we know you will love it as much as we do.

                  Why the Owner Chose Sawyer:
                  For years our family had vacationed in Harbor Country starting with tent camping in Warren Dunes State Park. We now can share our beautiful vacation home with other families and guests who enjoy the wooded land and beaches along Lake Michigan. All four seasons beckon you with a winter wonderland (we supply the sleds and toboggan!), walks in the woods to admire the fall splendor, exploring the spring with wildflowers, butterflies and golden sunsets, and celebrating summer with walks on the beach and building sand castles. At night, enjoy a marshmallow s'more around the fire pit in our backyard.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Enjoy the luxury of a new, quality-built, top of the line home with all the comforts of home including three flat screen tv's with cable tv and DVD/BluRay players, seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, 2 gourmet kitchens, wood burning fireplace and jacuzzi tub. Yet, just steps away, the adventure of a walk in the woods beckons you to peacefully step through the canopy of the forest out our back yard. With a five minute walk, you will see the magnificent Lake Michigan with its white, clean sandy beaches and inspiring sunsets. During the winter, snowshoe through the woods to the dunes to coast down the snow-topped peaks of frosty fun just a few feet away at the dunes. My favorite place is on the screened in porch listening to the waves, the birds and the peace and calm of the tall pines and wooded wonder. On a rainy or cool evening, we love to gather around the wood burning fireplace to tell stories, play games, or sing karaoke. (Board games and karaoke machine are in the house) Life is instantly calmer and more peaceful when you are spending time at Dunehaven. Explore the woods, hike the dunes or just enjoy nature at its best during the day. At night, gaze at the starlit sky amidst the glow of the moon. Our firepit is the perfect gathering place for your family and friends. We even supply the roasting sticks, firewood, benches and log seats around the fire in our back yard bordering the state park. Young children enjoy the wonder of nature right outside their back yard. Inside, Dunehaven is a chlld's delight with a large playroom, secret closet, video games, toys, a play kitchen, board games, puzzles, bicycles, and even a large red wooden wagon to take our sand buckets, toys and shovels to the beautiful white sand beach. The nearby attractions of Bridgman, New Buffalo and St. Joseph are wonderful tourist communities to explore. In downtown St. Joe, visit the chocolate cafe, old fashioned five & dime store, fudge/ice cream shop, toy store, bookstore & pet shop.


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                  • Dunehaven's back yard adjoins Warren Dunes State Park & 7 miles of sand beaches

                    Dunehaven's back yard adjoins Warren Dunes State Park & 7 miles of sand beaches

                  • Explore the clean beaches & wooded trails of nearby Warren Dunes State Park

                    Explore the clean beaches & wooded trails of nearby Warren Dunes State Park

                  • The light filled great room gathers everyone together for daily fun & food

                    The light filled great room gathers everyone together for daily fun & food

                  • The master bathroom includes shower,jacuzzi tub and 2 marble vanities

                    The master bathroom includes shower,jacuzzi tub and 2 marble vanities

                  • This bright & cheery bedroom features king size & trundle beds,& a large closet.

                    This bright & cheery bedroom features king size & trundle beds,& a large closet.

                  • Sweet dreams in this bedroom w/ 2 queen beds and a full size crib on 2nd floor

                    Sweet dreams in this bedroom w/ 2 queen beds and a full size crib on 2nd floor

                  • Snuggle into the peace & quiet of the country in this lovely 1st floor bedroom

                    Snuggle into the peace & quiet of the country in this lovely 1st floor bedroom

                  • Picture your family playing a board game with snacks from the adjacent kitchen.

                    Picture your family playing a board game with snacks from the adjacent kitchen.

                  • The big screened porch seats 10 for a meal or late night card game.

                    The big screened porch seats 10 for a meal or late night card game.

                  • A charming spacious bathroom features a shower-tub and large vanity sink

                    A charming spacious bathroom features a shower-tub and large vanity sink

                  • Picture yourself with a glass of lemonade listening to the birds in the forest

                    Picture yourself with a glass of lemonade listening to the birds in the forest

                  • Holidays are special in the large kitchen with lots of gourmet appliances

                    Holidays are special in the large kitchen with lots of gourmet appliances

                  • Enjoy the peace and quiet of this woodland retreat in Harbor Country, Michigan

                    Enjoy the peace and quiet of this woodland retreat in Harbor Country, Michigan

                  • The large, wood-burning fireplace invites you to gather & create new memories

                    The large, wood-burning fireplace invites you to gather & create new memories

                  • The master suite with a king bed is luxurious with its own flat screen TV

                    The master suite with a king bed is luxurious with its own flat screen TV

                  • The upstairs bedroom is perfect for a slumber party with beds for 7

                    The upstairs bedroom is perfect for a slumber party with beds for 7

                  • Enjoy the family room with lots of play space, toys, games, large kitchen & bar.

                    Enjoy the family room with lots of play space, toys, games, large kitchen & bar.

                  • 2 twin bedroom on the first floor is perfect for kids with adjacent bath

                    2 twin bedroom on the first floor is perfect for kids with adjacent bath

                  • The upstairs kids playroom has bunk beds, video games, toys and lots of space

                    The upstairs kids playroom has bunk beds, video games, toys and lots of space

                  • Enjoy a family feast or a game at the big wood trestle table in the dining room.

                    Enjoy a family feast or a game at the big wood trestle table in the dining room.

                  • This bedroom has 2 queen beds and a large walk in closet that fits a pack n play

                    This bedroom has 2 queen beds and a large walk in closet that fits a pack n play

                  • The family room is a great place for watching movies or just hanging out

                    The family room is a great place for watching movies or just hanging out

                  • Welcome to Dunehaven for stress free holidays with a fully decorated house

                    Welcome to Dunehaven for stress free holidays with a fully decorated house

                  • Snuggle in for the holidays at least 3 decorated trees & lots of greenery

                    Snuggle in for the holidays at least 3 decorated trees & lots of greenery

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                  7 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 24

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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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