Modern Retreat in Harbor Country's Most Historical & Private Setting.

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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We love our four legged family! Please keep it to a two pet maximum. There is an extra pet fee of $20/per night....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Walk in European shower, double vanity....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Full vanity...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV with HBO ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Vintage Zenith Solid State Stereo Phonic High Fidelity turntable with a collection of vintage albums for your enjoyment...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Inside Chikaming Forrest Preserve just a short distance from downtown Saywer...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Custom Oak table comfortably seats six. There are also four bar stools at the counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    KitchenAid coffee maker. We supply Infusco coffee, sugar, creamer packets, and filters. We love coffe!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Set of 12 dishes and utensils, set of six wine glasses, martini glasses, champagne glasses, tall boys, and rock glasses. All the spatulas, spoons, whisks, measuring cups, and rolling pins you need. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Induction cook top, built in oven, microwave, stainless Calphalon cookware, Blender, Toaster, Food Processor, Designer Mixer, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, and Complete Bar Ware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We have tin foil, paper towel, dish soap, dish washer soap, Pam cooking spray, salt & pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have two kayaks that can be used if you let us know ahead of time so we can have them out and ready for you. You will be responsible for transporting them to the put in....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Nov 1 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
Peak Season
May 27 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay
Harvest Season
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Off Season
Nov 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $80
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


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!

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Bend International Airport, IN
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Greenbush Brewing Co.
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lost Dunes, Whittaker Woods, Harbor Shores
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak New Buffalo Mi
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Greenbush Brewery, Mesa Luna, Fitzgerald's
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Warren Dunes State Park

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We are a family of three and currently reside in the Bungalow at The Flynn Estate. My husband and I own an inventory business in Chicago, and our daughter is a visual art student at Interlochen Arts Academy. 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.

Why the Owner Chose Sawyer:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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