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Perfect for Two! A little hideaway in the woods. Tiny House / Romantic Getaway

Sawyer, MI, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Cottage, 1 Bedroom Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

'The cutest getaway cottage ever'

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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Calendar last updated:
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About Eileen

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.

Eileen purchased this Cottage in 1997

Why Eileen chose Sawyer

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.

What makes this Cottage unique

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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Loft
        1 queen, 1 double
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • 1


        • Away From It All
        • Romantic
        • Sports & Activities


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                • Air Conditioning
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Electric baseboard.
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Broadband Access
                • Parking Off Street
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  compact - perfect for small loads or a quick wash.
                • Wireless Internet
                • Wood Stove


                    • Coffee Maker
                      12 cup Mr. Coffee brewer
                    • Cooking Utensils
                      Assorted pots and pans, as well as cooking utensils.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Service for 4
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Pantry Items
                      Salt/pepper, olive oil, some spices, coffee, coffee filters, tea, sugar packets.
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                      Electric stove has 4 burners and an oven
                    • Toaster
                      2 slice toaster wide enough for bagels.


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                            • CD Player
                            • DVD Player
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              Flat screen TV in living room and flat screen SMART TV in bedroom. Digital Broadcasting in HD for both TVs.


                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  Screened-in porch
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Propane gas grill


                                    • alternative lifestyle

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Seats four. No children under the age of 16 allowed in the hot tub.


                                            • museums
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • miniature golf
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • 1 acre wooded property, fire pit, outdoor hot tub, screened-in porch, couples swing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              225 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Adorable, snug retreat.

                                                              Donna M.

                                                              We enjoyed every bit of this lovely cabin. Comfy bed, good shower pressure, great communication from the owner. No detail has been missed. We’d come back here in an instant.

                                                              Perfect for Two....

                                                              Tammy C.

                                                              The house was cozy and had everything we needed. The hot tub was a nice bonus, as well as the fireplace. It was a cold during my visit so it was nice to have the fireplace to stay warm by. No complaints at all....Fell in love with Sawyer. Loved the Winery's that were so close by as well. Fabulous trip...hated to leave.

                                                              Exactly what we were looking for. Quaint, quiet, and relaxing.

                                                              Charles P.

                                                              Had a wonderful time. The house was the perfect size for the two of us. The hot tub was relaxing, the bed comfortable, the wood stove was perfect for the chilly evenings. We went into town for lunch and really enjoyed the local brewery. Overall a wonderful weekend. We hope to come back and experience the different seasons!

                                                              Charming cottage

                                                              Joyce B.

                                                              We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was clean, comfortable, and private. We enjoyed the hot tub both days, even though it was chilly during our stay. It was close to Warrens Dunes State Park where we hiked during the day. They were quick to respond when the microwave didn’t work, and fixed it promptly. Great breakfast at Luisa’s Cafe! Thanks!

                                                              Relaxing getaway

                                                              patricia l.Inverness Illinois

                                                              We enjoyed your little cottage. Loved our hikes in the dunes even when it was misting rain one morning. Enjoyed some nice fires while we did some reading. Love the setting of the cottage. Hope we can return sometime


                                                              Christy Z.

                                                              We absolutely loved your cottage! We appreciated the firepit outside, and the abundance of firewood, along with the wood burning stove inside. It was peaceful and serene and just what we needed! The walk to the beach was wonderful, and due to the cold and windy day we had the whole place to ourselves to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us, we will definitely be back!


                                                              Sawyer, MI, USA

                                                              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.


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                                                              Parties, camping, fireworks, or extra guests are not allowed at this property.

                                                              225 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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