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Awesome Harbor Country Cottage - Close To Everything!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Your Perfect Beach Getaway: Clean, Comfortable and a Great Value

This is a Lake Michigan cottage in every sense of the word, and a great place to unwind. Located just off Red Arrow Highway in the little town of Sawyer, you are just 5 minutes from Lake Michigan, in the middle of all that Harbor Country has to offer: antique stores, great restaurants, art galleries and boutique shopping. Sawyer is the perfect location: New Buffalo, Lakeside, Union Pier, Three Oaks and Lakeside are just minutes down the road. All the amenities you would expect in a quality rental including internet, washer/dryer, gas grill, screened in porch and more.

Fred Silha
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Fred Silha

I love this cottage, and have had a wonderful time updating it and making it cozy for my family, friends and guests.

Fred Silha purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Fred Silha chose Sawyer

Everyone who stays at my cottage has great things to say, and many of my renters come back again and again. It's ideal for a family (kids love the bunk room), but also a nice place for a family reunion or a gathering of friends. There's ample room both inside and out to relax and make memories. Sawyer is a great little town, and is becoming kind of a hip, local scene for wine and beer enthusiasts and foodies, We are right down the road from New Buffalo but far enough away from the rush of the tourist areas to feel relaxing.

The updated kitchen, screened three season room, everything about this place invites you to kick back and unwind!

What makes this cottage unique

Very economical for a family or group of friends. A great alternative to hotels and B+B's. Stock up the fridge, cook some amazing dinners and relax in your own backyard. enjoy the use of our washer and make yourself at home! Then head out to the beach, just a few minutes away, using your car or one of our complementary bikes. This is how vacations should be!


Sawyer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Giant 20x25' master suite with vaulted ceiling, skylights
    Guest room - 1 king
    Bunk room - 3 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Awesome Harbor Country Cottage - Close To Everything!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Great cott age to bring your family anytime of year.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Harbert Michigan what a surprise. The cottage was great. My husband and I invited our two sons, our daughter in law and three grandchildren. We had two sunny days at the beach and four rainy days at the cottage. How it turned out to be so much fun was the fact the owner thought of everything. I’m convinced our grandsons had as much fun playing games as they did being at the beach. The fire pit the last night brought us to the end of our trip. The owner responded to our text and phone calls quickly. Took care of all our needs. Can’t say enough good things about him and the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. Hope to have you as my guests again next summer!
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Would like to thank Fred for a great place to start a tradition. Sorry we used so much firewood...

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, beautiful indoors and out, CLEAN!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 adults had a wonderful weekend celebrating a special birthday at the wineries. The cabin was so charming. We loved the decorating and landscaping. Used the grill and well-appointed kitchen to prepare a few meals and enjoyed a bonfire in the evening. Perfect environment to relax and spend time with family and friends. We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family! Cottage had everything we needed with plenty of room for everyone-- grand kids and grown ups all enjoyed the stay. Would love to come back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review. We'll welcome you back when the weather is warmer!
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  • 5 of 5

Appreciate the place and chance to do homey things. Lots of back up options (spare LP tank). No worries. Played some corn hole and had a fire pit.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. The cornhole game is a new addition...a recommendation by previous guests. Please come back soon!
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Our Weekend at Fred's

  • 5 of 5

This is the 1st time we rented a cottage like this so didn't know what to expect. Awesome Harbor Country Cottage definitely exceeded our expectations. It literally rained over our entire 3 day weekend; but, the coziness and comfort of the cottage help make the weekend great. The owners were very accommodating; they provided fun ideas of outdoor (and indoor) things that we could actually do. We had our dogs so staying indoors the entire weekend wasn't an option; we did venture out to local towns and activities even in the rain. We were busy the entire weekend. "High-five" Awesome Harbor Country Cottage, thanks for a terrific weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, thanks so much for the kind review. Despite the rainy weather, I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed my hospitality. Although this is a beach cottage by definition, I love the cottage on rainy and snowy days just as much! I welcome your return soon.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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