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Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage 5min Walk along beach to Warren Dunes

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This 2300 square foot 3 generation beachfront cottage, known as 'Beachcliff', is used as a vacation destination during the summer months for family and friends. It’s located on quiet dead end road with 120 feet of Lake Michigan beach frontage surrounded by nature in an upscale ~primarily second home private association, Shorewood Hills Country Club that offers tennis courts, basketball court, children's play park and 24 hour caretaker. No stairs to climb to the private beach only a gentle, sloping path and a short 5-10 minute walk along the shore to Warren Dunes State Park!

This home is a unique, charming and imaginative get-away for family, friends and fun or rest and relaxation accommodate up to 8 people comfortably. There are 3 bedrooms ( king and queen beds/upstairs - twin bunk bed/upstairs - 1 trundle/day bed/main floor -one twin pull out/upstairs - one full pull out/main couches). There is an entire wall of sliding glass doors and a large deck overlooking Lake Michigan and the beautiful sun sets. The home is entirely furnished with cable TV, wi-fi, phone, stereo, dishwasher, pots, pans, dishes, utensils etc, linens, towels, washer/dryer, books, games, beach toys, park pass, beach toys towels chairs, grills, coolers, beach fire wood and more. It has an open main level living space, gas fireplace, dining/lounging, master bedroom with deck and bathroom, sitting areas and laundry room.

All conveniently located in the heart of Harbor Country, less than 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, offering shopping old & new, art fairs, festivals, galleries, wineries, fine dining, Trade Winds Casino, water recreational rentals shopping, restaurants, antique stores, go-carts, golf, U-pick fruit and just a short drive to quaint little towns south and north of Sawyer and all Michigan's wonderful attractions!

Keywords: Warren Dunes State Park, cabin, cottage, house, harbor country, Sawyer,

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Why The Owner chose Southwest

This 2300 square foot 3 generation beachfront cottage, known as 'Beachcliff', is used as a vacation destination during the summer months for family and friends was originally designed and built by an architect father in and remodeled and up kept by his architect son.

What makes this house unique

You are sure to experience relaxation and comfort alone or entertaining with family and friends while staying in this home.


Nearest Point of Interest
Warren Dunes State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Chikaming Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Mere State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Four Winds Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Shores Golf Club
Car: necessary

Property is surrounded on three sides by water - Lake Michigan in the front and Deer Creek along the side and rear.


Sawyer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage 5min Walk along beach to Warren Dunes
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous views - great beach

  • 4 of 5

The house was not fancy - but comfortable enough. The property does, however, have fantastic views overlooking a private beach. Spent hours on the deck. Also, we like to hike and were able to walk right into the Warren Dunes park with its trails and Old Baldy to climb.

The town of Sawyer has good restaurants - Luisa's (fabulous bakery too), Café Gulistan (we are now sold on Turkish food), and Green Bush brewery - all within a short drive. The wineries are also close and a great way to spend a couple of hours when not on the beach.

Overall very pleased with our mini-vacation. Owners John and Becca are very nice people.

Leslie K.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie and her family were delightful and we are so glad they enjoyed their visit to our paradise.We enjoy sharing our home and dune/beach/creek that has been in our family since 1950.A mid-century modern home my parents designed as a wood/glass/stone "cottage" melded into the dune.Simple,quiet and meditative.A great place to escape the everyday tensions of this old world. John Allegretti
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This house is sited on a unique spot with everything needed for a great stay. The view is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Beachcliff, as it's called, about 6 times, gathering our family there from

Texas and Arizona and South Bend. They love coming home for this. The beach is beautiful and the house is spacious with lots of windows. It's a special place and we always feel our week goes by too fast. Lots to do in the areas around Sawyer. Casinos, Galleries, resturants and trains to Chicago nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED this place!

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our family trip! There were 7 of us (four adults and three children) and the house could have easily hosted more. There was plenty of space for eating, playing and hanging out.

This house felt like home as soon as we arrived. The kids LOVED the bunk beds and treasure chest of games, us adults couldn't have asked for anything else. Fully stocked home!

And the beach. THE BEACH!!! "Amazing" can't even begin to describe it. The view, the sand, the weather, the community, this amazing home(!)...we loved every second of it. THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Aimee, we look forward to your return next year. John and Becca
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely cottage last weekend for a little weekend getaway and it was perfect! We have a 18month old son so I was anxious about how close beach would be, how kid-friendly everything would be and honestly everything was great. We would obviously carry him back and forth to the beach, bc of the hill, but it was within walking distance and and the beach was clean and safe, it was so great just walking back to the cottage and putting him down for naps. They even had beach chairs so we didn't have to bring/buy any. We went to the local grocery store and cooked dinners at the cottage each night and my son loved running around the cottage. Also the beach was a private beach so it's not super-cramped and crowded! I would highly recommend staying here! Owners were easy to contact & a pleasure talking to.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed the opportunity of having you and your family enjoy our piece of paradise. Look forward to seeing you again! Best Regards, The Owners of BeachCliff
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Lovely lake house

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect for a beach vacation - laid back, no stress, relaxing. We felt at home immediately, and have returned year after year. Best location!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, three children, and I just spend the most relaxing week enjoying the spectacular views, the wide beach, and the beautiful water. Each evening we sat on the deck surrounded by flower planters and watched the sunset together. The cottage is comfortable and airy; a great place to relax (but you can stay connected – there is high-speed Wi-Fi). Conveniently located within a few minutes – bakery, butcher, Warren Dunes with a kid-magnet waterslide. This is our third year renting this cottage and we will be renting here again in August. We cannot wait to return! We have recommended it to several of our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

If reservations are made 6-8 months or more in advance we would prefer a weekly rental reservation.

6/01-9/30 $500/night, $3,150/week; 10/01-5/31 $400/night; 3 nights min $2,550/week. Call for rates 2 weeks or more. #1-269-429-5960. 50% of rent plus $500 refundable security due for reservation. 50% of rent balance plus $125 non-refundable cleaning fee due two weeks prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.