Perfect for Two! a Little Hideaway in the Woods. Tiny House / Romantic Getaway(179 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
That's what Better Homes and Gardens magazine called this little retreat when it was featured a few years back.
We call it the the perfect place for TWO Lovers, TWO Friends, Couples, Sisters, Brothers... Rediscover the bond that brought you close in the first place, connect like you've always wanted to, gain a new perspective with that special person in your life.
Celebrate? Escape? No matter where you are in life, some alone-time away can make all the difference in the world. Intrigued? read on...
TWO is located on a secluded 1 acre wooded property, on the northern end of Harbor Country in the town of Sawyer. The Warren Dunes 1900 acres is right next door, and the beach is about a four block walk. A produce market and butcher shop are on each corner, so fresh provisions are never far away. Oh, and the incredible sunsets... It might just be the best memory of your stay!
TWO is a special little place. It has a soulful feeling. Maybe it's the 100 year old trees surrounding the house, perhaps it's the original pine floors and architectural details that date back to the 1920's. Charm yes, but this is not your typical 'cottage.' The house had a complete architect-designed remodel in 1997 and has been kept true to its principles ever since. Private hot tub, screened porch, it's all here for you to enjoy. The moment you walk through the door, you'll be reminded of what a great little hideaway you have found!
Known as 'LePin Cottage' (cottage in the pines) this humble abode was built in the 1920's and was used as a grape pickers' shack for the seasonal harvest. The home had no running water or electricity, and occupants were resolved to use the (still on property) outhouse when nature called. As the area developed and the vineyards moved inland, the house was abandoned and remained an empty shell for many years. In 1995 the house was purchased by an architect and his wife, and they set out to make the 'Cottage in the Pines' their family retreat. The renovation was nothing short of amazing. The house was put up on stilts and a new foundation was installed. The entire roof and joists were removed to make way for the new second floor, and an accompanying shed was located in nearby Indiana and transported to the property. The original windows and pine floors were saved, as was the footprint of the structure. The results were stunning. So much so that the home caught the attention of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, which paid homage to the renovation with a six page feature in the July of 1998 issue. Today the story continues. Each and every weekend, new memories and stories are created, as couples, and friends relax and enjoy this special place.
Your heart will long for Harbor Country once you discover all her beauty. Breathtaking sunsets, pristine beaches, outstanding restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find refuge from the day-to-day grind. Each of the towns of Harbor Country feature unique qualities that create a carefree, relaxed lifestyle with a sophistication that cultivates culture and small town charm.
Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Couples, retreat, hot tub, quiet, beach, dunes, cozy, quaint, charming, secluded
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 31 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - Oct 29, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Cleaning/linens fee per stay $99 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
Parties, camping, fireworks, or extra guests are not allowed at this property.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Walk to fresh produce/flower market (summertime) and butcher shop. The Dog Park is just minutes away in Harbert. Art Galleries, Wine Tasting, Greenbush Brewing Company, Lake Michigan Beach, Warren Dunes State Park, all nearby. A baseball diamond, pond and playground at Harbert Park; in winter there's an ice rink, too. Four Winds Casino and Hard Rock Café 10 min. drive. Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and Journeyman Distillery/Staymaker in Three Oaks 9 min. drive south.
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: We love to travel; been all over the country. We consider ourselves to have a keen sense of what works. Also we often travel with our dog. While we have been to many places, we always love to come back to this this little cottage. It is a calming sanctuary, and we're sure after a stay here you will feel the same way.
Why the Owner Chose Sawyer, MI, USA:
Sawyer is one of those great destinations, that once you find it, you hope not too many others follow suit. The restaurants, shops, beaches, culture and all around vibe are unmatched. This little place in the woods has been described as being a storybook cottage, and we couldn't agree more. It oozes with cuteness and is the ultimate escape from the everyday.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house is super clean and updated, not your typical musty cottage. The place is compact and efficient, but does not feel cramped. The property is a gorgeous one-acre secluded, wooded, property that is a very short walk to the Warren Dunes. It is the real deal when it comes to the Michigan cottage experience. The house has an antique wood burning stove that is perfect on those cool and winter evenings. To sum it up, the cottage is romantic, the perfect place for two! A great little hideaway!
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a great little hideaway!
Great private backyard
Just a few blocks away, the beach and breathtaking sunsets!
Connect with nature, not the bugs in our great screen porch.
Relax by the fire or watch the flat screen TV
Stairs to the sleeping loft
Sky view from the yard
Warren Dunes are steps away. Hike up high for this view!
Private hot tub makes it perfect for TWO!
Did we mention private?
Cozy little cubby areas for sleeping.
Kitchen dining and more!
Cozy evenings by the fire are the best!
Swing in the yard
Private fire pit
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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