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2miles to Warren Dunes! Beaches, wineries, casino, antiques, art, brew pubs!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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About the property

Recently Remodeled, Eclectic Decor, Amidst Art Galleries And Antique Shops!

Enjoy a stay on the SWMI Wine Trail, just two miles from Greenbush Brewery and Warren Dunes! Four Winds Casino, antiques, galleries, nature preserves, farm fresh food and so much more! Beaches for every mood and snowmobile trail-head parking nearby!

***Ask for a discount if you want both houses. The guest house alone is 55% the price of main house. House is designed for 12, with extra fee for up to 16. Guest house upgrade sleeps 4. Prime summer, 3nt minimum, checking out on Sun. or Fri. = $1,200-$2,500. Best, Kristy***

Peacock Place Vacation Rental has the unique benefit of being a commercial property with a residential special use permit... meaning you can bring one car per guest to your temporary residence... and throw up a tent in the fully-fenced-in 4500sqft yard to host your event! (inquire about insurance and possible extra fee depending on head count). The house if fully stocked with families in mind: There is crib, pack n play, highchair, iron & board, blow-dryer...hybrid coffee kcup/loose, some catering equip, baking dishes, measuring spoons/cups, croc pot, elec griddle, etc. Inquire about specifics if you do not see item in photos.

*Spa room, with two-person Jacuzzi tub, marble shower and radiant floor heat and fire place w/ hypoallergenic gel fuel!

*Free access to off-site parking for your snowmobiles one mile from the nearby MI trails!!! (Last minute reservations welcome-- if there are any vacancies!)

*Giant private parking lot for 12 of your cars in front of house, with a privacy berm. (can squeeze 16 cars in one lot for additional daytime parking for your party guests, ask about additional private parking lot and overflow daylight parking)

*Four-thousand square foot side yard off back deck enclosed with privacy fence (blocks the neighbors driveway and GREAT for small children-- older children can enjoy the baseball field, fishing pond and playground across the street, or bike/walk one mile to the beach)!

*Fire pit with 12 chairs, yard (starter wood bundle provided, more for sale up n down the hwy $5). Kids can play under the Maple, or across the street at the Harbert Park (playground/baseball field/ fishing pond/dog park).


The Peacock Place Guest House sits off to the side behind the Main House, with it's own private parking lot and second driveway entrance. The outdoor patio garden is surrounded with privacy fence along two 20'+ building sides, including a 200 sq foot furnished slab patio with grill, plus gardens and fire pit.

As you walk under the grand Maple tree, past the white picket fence, across the front covered porch, through the front door, you enter the living room. To the right are four chairs that make a sleeping couch, wall-mounted cable HDTV, sliding-glass doors to side garden entrance. Behind the bookcase living room wall is a sleeping area with bunk beds. To the left is a queen bed. As you walk under the partial storage loft, to the left, you enter a room with radiant heat floor tiles with a dining table, fridge, dishes, etc. Passing through the pocket-door, you find the jacuzzi tub bathroom and back door opening onto the fenced-in patio, and gardens that wrap around to the living room sliding door.

Enjoy a stay on the SWMI Wine Trail, just two miles from the famous Greenbush Brewery, with nearby Tapistry Brewery and Four Winds Casino. (To ride the bus, facebook: Grape and Grain Tours) Arrive to freshly made beds, with bath towels, soaps, starter tp and napkins, some spices above the empty fridge. This completely remodeled cape cod style house sleeps 12 in 9 beds, )(plus foam and air mattresses if you are 12 single people who do not wish to double up) is two stories, has a spa room (with two person jacuzzi tub, separate threshold-free marble shower, radiant floor heat and fireplace) (sleeps 2 in hypoallergenic latex firm double-bed), laundry room, kitchen, dining room (seats 12 = 6 chairs, bench for 4, 2 chairs from nearby room), living room (seats 12 with three couches, (middle one a hide-a-bed), fire place, fenced-in back deck (with Propane grill (long lighter in kitchen), table and chairs), 4000 sq ft fenced in privacy yard for kids to play, a grandparents' bedroom (sleeps 2, twin day bed with pop-up twin trundle makes king) and half bath downstairs, and huge kids room (sleeps 6 in Queen+ 3 twins + single), master (with king iComfort (Serta's Tempur-Pedic), extra double and single floor mattresses and full bath upstairs.

Beaches for every mood:

-Walk to Harbert Beach 1mi... (kids wagon, bikes, beach umbrella and chair, small cooler).

-Free parking for one car at our town's hidden gem, Cherry Beach, 1.5 miles away.

-Famous Warren Dunes State Park is only a 2mi drive- highly recommended and well worth the $8 entrance fee!

-Weko Beach in Bridgman is fun at sunset and the best dog beach access (to the left from the parking lot).

-Silver Beach in St. Joseph, near the fishing pier (permits required).

-- (Silver Lake has Four-wheeler trails for those of you in the know.)

Check out my Guide to Harbor Country:

Comcast Blast wifi and cable hd tv (includes sports package) with streaming movies in the living room. Let me know if you have any requests, as I would be happy to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

The color theme is based on the name, 'Peacock Place', with landscape oil paintings and avian decor. The dishes are primarily solid color glass (with plastics for kids). Linens are provided, and also a washer/dryer upstairs (keep the laundry room door closed for climate control). The basement is reserved for storage. Baseball bats (for the park across the street) are available. Just bring balls and tackle!

Weekend, weekly, monthly, or spend the entire summer or winter. Security deposit is waived with damage protection insurance. Five night min rental prime summer, three night minimum on off season weekend, one night weekday. And, in the off-season, if you need sliding scale due to finance constraints, you may opt to have the cleaning fee reduced /refunded as an agreement to pick up after yourselves (if you do not require professional cleaning before your arrival, check in early to do laundry, empty dishwasher, etc.). If agreed before booking, pets welcome with $250 pet fee (partially refundable if you tell me now how you will restrict access and clean linens, upholstery, yard, etc. after, as we discuss beforehand--I, and others, are allergic). Be sure to ask for any of these options prior to booking. $50/hr for early check-in or check-out, depending on time requested, if extra cleaners are available. For any of these options, be sure to ask prior to booking.

Check-in time is 4pm and check-out is 11am, Eastern Time. Please remember Chicago is Central time, one hour behind. There are information binders near the TV, including township good neighbor policy, menus, maps, attractions...

Because my guests have followed the simple house rules, I continue to pay more for cleaning than I charge you, in gratitude for your compliance. Rather than remake your beds before check-out, I request that you strip the sheets you slept on (laundry baskets provided in three closets; please take to dining room).

Recycling is also requested. Sorting is easy as I pay extra for the service that commingles. There is one trash bin per week, and three for recycling! If you plan to fill more than one garbage can, there is an actual cost of $45 per each additional.

Also, if you move furniture, blankets, toys, games, please put back, and run dishwasher.

And, please turn climate controls back, close windows and return beach pass and grill lighter to kitchen. Enjoy!

Less than half a mile from Lake Michigan, across the street from Harbert Community Park, (offering play ground, dog park, fishing pond, picnic area, farmer's market, ice skating, and baseball)... Nearby local Harbert and Cherry Beaches, and Warren Dunes State Park with sand dunes to climb and waves to conquer... Warren Woods and Chickaming Park and Preserve, Fernwood Gardens, Captain Mike's Funpark... restaurants, art galleries, antiques, wineries, brew pubs, casino, nature trails and highway access. Check out 'My Guide to Harbor Country' to see maps of beaches and grocers, my favorite restaurants...the best of which is across the street!

Sled Warren Dunes state park! 2 miles from house + five sleds available for your use and parking for your snow mobile trailer with easy access to endless state trails!!!

The Michiana trail maps:,4570,7-153-10365_14824-31074--,00.html

Bring your ice skates for the ice rink in Harbert Park!

Love Creek rents cross country skis:

Warren Dunes State Park, offers cross country skiing, bring your own skis. Great slopes for tobogganing. Open normal park hours, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 269-426-4013 ................................

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Kristy Putnam
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

What makes this house unique

I can split payments into three requests to send to multiple payers.

Other discounts may be negotiated, especially if you want both houses or do not require a full cleaning prior to check-in in the off-season (I charge you less than actual cost of cleaning.)

Ask for a discount if you want both houses. The guest house alone is 55% the price of main house. House is designed for 12, with extra fee for up to 16. Guest house upgrade sleeps 4. Best, Kristy***

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kristy was very welcoming and had advice about surrounding activities and food. The studio was perfect for a long weekend with my husband, and was in a great location to visit beaches, restaurants, and other activities. Access to the beach in the listing's description was especially nice! We would definitely consider staying here again in the future. This was our first time using Airbnb and it was a great experience!
Aug 2015
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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2miles to Warren Dunes! Beaches, wineries, casino, antiques, art, brew pubs!
average rating of 4.521739 based on 40 reviews

Fantastic home to explore southern michigan

  • 4 of 5

We were well pleased with the home and the yard. My family of five and pets had a fantastic time and were very comfortable. We loved the yard and spent each night taking and playing games outside. We highly recommend this location and its accommodating owner to any looking for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great place for our family reunion

  • 4 of 5

3 families reunited from different states, and we visited other relatives in northern Indiana. The location was great. Even though it's on Red Arrow Hwy, it was still private and quiet. The fenced yard had plenty of room for 7 grandkids to play and 5 grownups to visit around the firepit. The rooms in the house were also big enough for different age-groups to congregate separately. The kitchen was small but had everything we needed. The downstairs bedrooms were a little different-funky but fun. We enjoyed the Dunes (although too cold to swim in June), Silver Beach and shopping in St. Joseph was fun, Cherry Beach was hard to find and had so many flies, we returned to Warren Dunes.

We would definitely rent here again. Thanks, Kristy!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Relaxing retreat convenient to everything Harbor Country

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a weekend away from Chicago with our dog. We love the craft beer movement, and my husband is a filmmaker. I found the Michigan Beer Film, which lead us to Sawyer, MI and Greenbush Brewing, only an hour and 15 minutes out of the city. We were delighted to find Peacock Place so close to everything we wanted to see and do, and found so much more to experience than we knew! The house is large, yet cozy. We love the style and decor, and the privacy the fenced back yard allowed. The spa room with heated floors was an excellent experience, even though we had mild 30 degree weather for our whole trip. The kitchen is well laid out with all the necessary equipment to do some great meals, although you are minutes away from several superb restaurants, many that are open during off season. We took a tour of Journeyman Distillery and their newly opened Staymaker restaurant, and highly recommend Mesa Luna. The dunes are great, and there is even a part of the beach that is dog friendly. We went out for a sunset that was beautiful. We enjoyed tastings at several wineries near by, and loved spending time at the house. Thank you Kristy, we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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great time for a new start

  • 5 of 5

spent 4 days with a group of students in the house, including the new years eve. The house is so nice and clean, made us warm and feel like home, especially for a bone-chilling, endless, depressing michigan-winter.

I really enjoyed the time there. It's so convenient to have a full set of kitchen ware, a large variety of seasoning, all kinds of games, towels, even shower gel and shampoo. we cooked a lot, ated a lot, set up a fire for marshmallows, took several walks to the beach, to celebrate the end of a successful semester and embrace the upcoming brand new year.

the owner of the house, Kristy, such a nice person who gave us a lot of help including rides since we didn't have a car.

we are looking forward to having our reunion in this house in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Grand Rapids, MI

Best vacation in a long time

  • 5 of 5

Kristy was awesome with communication. We had a ltitle confusion at first figuring out Guest House or Main House, in the end Squirrel Nutkin and Twinkleberry got into the Guest House so we had a free upgrade!! Anyway, any confusion was WELL worth the result of this weekend. She worked with me on price to help make our weekend getaway affordable, and I just can't say enough about how beautiful the house is. We had a hard time deciding whether to go explore the area or lounge around at the house! It was a perfect balance of fancy romantic weekend and rustic out-in-the-woods hiking/adventure.

The master bed is HEAVENLY. The spa room is amazingly romatic, especially with the fireplace and a few tea lights set around the tub. Love the fenced backyard, it was perfect for our dogs. Kristy's movies and games were great, especially some of the old Beatrix Potter story books. We enjoyed reading the guest book, especially the kids' reviews. We loved hiking in the woods and out to the beach, visiting the distillery, cooking in your amazing kitchen (way nicer than ours at least!), the antique furniture has great charm too!

The sweetest part was the message we recieved on departure day inviting us to stay another night for no cost since the cleaning ladies werent coming right away. We had work so we couldn't, but what a great gesture!

We're hoping to bring the whole family back sometime soon!

highly highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Ferndale, MI

Great spot, great home

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and everything was in working order. The host was easy to work with. Great location to some of the best west Michigan has to offer. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Benton Harbor, South Bend, Gary, Chicago
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
170 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chikaming Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-94 exit 12, Red Arrow Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cafe Gulistan
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Swiss Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harbert, Cherry, Warren Dunes State Park
Car: recommended

Located in magnificent Harbor Country SWMI!....Feel safe with the Chikaming Police Dept on the same block. Peacock Place is less than half a mile from Lake Michigan, across the street from Harbert Community Park, (offering fishing pond, dog area, picnic area, ice skating, and baseball)... Nearby local Harbert and Cherry Beaches, and Warren Dunes State Park with sand dunes to climb and waves to conquer... Weko, Silver and New Buffalo Beaches... Warren Woods and Chickaming Park and Preserve, Fernwood Gardens,... restaurants, art galleries, antiques, wineries, brew pubs, casino, nature trails and highway access.

Famous Greenbush Brew Pub is only two miles away! Ride the tour bus or pull out of the driveway and cruise the Wine Trail!


Rates & Availability

Sawyer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 18 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
cleaning $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Prime Summer is Sat-Sat. To receive the 30% off, full payment due before 12/30/2015. Bookings cancelled more than 90 days before will receive a credit. Check in 4pm check out 10am EST.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Sawyer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half-Bath downstairs off Grandparents Bedroom - toilet
    Upstairs, between Master and Kids Bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Spa Room - toilet , shower , jetted tub , jacuzzi bath can fit two, marble shower/toilet, radiant heat
  • Spa Room has radiant floor heat, open air jacuzzi tub that fits two (with view of fireplace), sink, marble-tiled shower/toilet wet room with curbless entry and grab bars, with ramp leading to living room and back deck a step down through sliding doors. Full bath upstairs with with tub/shower. Half bath downstairs accessed through smallest of the four bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Kids - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , beds for 6= queen, 3 twins and twin foam mattress on couch
    Grandparents - 2 twin/ single , the day bed with pop-up trundle makes king. HALF BATH ACCESS
    Master - 1 king , iComfort mattress-Serta's Tempurpedic lots of room for cribs
    Spa Room - 1 double , Soft Dixie Foam Mattress
  • Two bedrooms upstairs with full bath plus two bedrooms downstairs with spa room, half bath, living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Property Manager staffs the nearby art studio for convenience and local insights. Local masseuse makes house calls. Cook optional.

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