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Private beach is one of the most beautiful in Southwest Michigan

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

5 bedroom ranch home - walking distance to beautiful Lake Michigan

Marylil is located just blocks from Lake Michigan, just south of the Warren Dunes. It is a beautiful ranch style 5 bedroom, 3 bath [2 full, 1 half] home in a private and wooded beach association. Just last year the following improvements were made: refinished hardwood floors, freshly painted, new trim, new hardware, new doors, and a new bathroom. A wonderful screened-in porch with a huge private fenced-in backyard to relax or use it as a great space for the kids to run around. There is an outdoor shower to rinse off all that sand from the beach. Make use of the outdoor gas grill for your family barbeques. Marylil is equipped with central air conditioning and has a washer and dryer. The bedrooms include one king bed, three with queen beds, and one bunk room – one twin over twin and another twin over full, and even has a Thomas table, some Lego's, and Geo Tracks. There is a pack and play and a high-chair if needed. The home is perfect for a large family, a few families to share, or a group of friends. If you find you need to be connected, there is wifi. Bring your devices as you can cast to the TV.

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Elizabeth Foertsch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2016

About Elizabeth Foertsch

We have always loved traveling to Southwest Michigan and enjoying the beautiful beaches. We wanted to be able to have our children grow up with the beauty of Lake Michigan and the surrounding area. We would love to share our home with you and your family.

Elizabeth Foertsch purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

No matter what the season, Marylil and Sawyer have something to offer. During summer, spend the day on the beach with your feet in the sand, a warm breeze blowing, a good book, sounds of children playing, and your favorite beverage in your hand. As the day winds to an end, the different hues of orange and blue soar across Lake Michigan as the sun says its final farewell to the day. Then enjoy a bonfire on the beach ready to roast your marshmallow for the perfect s'more. Book a stay at Marylil in Sawyer. Our private beach is one of the most beautiful in Southwest Michigan. Besides the beach there are many other activities to enjoy. Bike through wine country, pick fresh blueberries, shoot a round of golf, have your own big year birding in Harbor Country, kayak on the Galien river. If shopping is more your style – there are plenty of boutiques and antique shops. There are many restaurants nearby including Fitzgerald's Bistro, Mesa Luna, and D'Agostino's are just a few. There are several microbreweries nearby including Sawyers own Greenbush Brewery.

Prefer Fall, then grab your sweater and head out for a wondrous walk with all the hiking trails nearby. Watch the leaves with their beautiful color fall ever so delicately to the ground. The deer are quite sneaky and are fun to watch. Go for a walk along the beach and come home to a fire inside or a bonfire in the backyard. In winter a quiet calm has come to Sawyer – enjoy the snow and frozen Lake Michigan. Take some time to yourself, some quality family time, or a great friends getaway to Marylil. There is a gas burning fireplace to keep you warm inside with a large window to view the serene winter landscape. Are you more the outdoors type during winter? There is lots to do in Southwest Michigan during the winter season. Ice skating, cross country skiing, tobogganing and tubing, downhill skiing and snowboarding. In Spring you can take a walk on the beach and start to imagine your return this summer.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Private beach is one of the most beautiful in Southwest Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect Michigan Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This review is overdue! We rented the home for my future sister-in-law's bachelorette party. The home is so cute and there was plenty of space for all of us. It is a great location for groups with a big back yard, close to the beach and in a quiet area. It is also a great place to stay if you want to tour the local wineries, which is what we did for the bachelorette party. We had so much fun during our stay, the house was perfect and I am sure I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palos Heights, Illinois

Great for Groups

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for my sisters bachelorette party. We had 16 people. The house was fantastic! All the comforts of home. Kitchen had everything we needed and then some. Lots of comfy beds and tons of extra space for our air mattresses. Great location for southwest Michigan wineries.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect place for our girls weekend/bachelorette party! There was more than enough room (in fact we each had our own bedroom), the finishes are beautiful, and there is tons of outdoor space.

It is close to restaraunts, breakfast cafes, winieries, the grocery store, beach, etc. Not to mention, the trip we made was an easy one with it only an hour and half commute from Chicago.

We truly enjoyed our stay and we hope to be back. We couldn't have asked for a more cozy, spacious, and perfect spot to spend a weekend with friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family (two sons and their families) all met at Marylil to spend a week at Lake Michigan. There were 12 of us all together, and this house worked perfectly! There were plenty of bedrooms, and our four granddaughters enjoyed sleeping in the bedroom with the two bunk beds. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen was well-equiped, which was very nice. The Meijers store (similar to WalMart/Target) had all of the food supplies we needed with very good quality and selection. We enjoyed the Sawyer fresh food market - good selection of fruits and vegetables. We enjoyed picking fresh blueberries at Mike's blueberry farm (where our sons picked blueberries when they were kids). The "wooded" neighborhood was nice for walks and bike rides, and the drive to the beach was quick. Beach "supplies" (chairs, umbrellas, toys, kayak) were greatly appreciated and enjoyed by all. I think our 10 year old grandson expressed all of our thoughts when he asked if we could move there permanently! The washer and dryer came in handy, and we all enjoyed evenings either on the beach watching the sun set or gathered in the sun room enjoying the cool breezes. Thanks, Elizabeth and family!! We can highly recommend Marylil to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Lovely house for a girls trip!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend at this beautiful house last summer for a girls trip and had a wonderful time! The house has everything you need and we especially loved the fire pit and hammock in the backyard, and the short walk to to beach! Can't wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

An amazing getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

I went to Elizabeth's beach house this September for a girl's weekend at the beach. Right away Elizabeth was super excited, communicative, and accommodating.

There were about 10 of us coming and that weekend (we each had a bed!!), from all over the Midwest including Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, and of course the Chicagoland area. We were able to barbecue, have mini dance parties, and head out to the beach only a five minute walk up the street. In town (within driving distance), there are many wonderful restaurants, wineries, breweries, and ice cream shops. I would definitely head up to Elizabeth's beach house again!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.56 Miles
Greenbush Brewery
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.71 Miles
Mesa Luna
Nearest Beach
0.55 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

Harbor Country has a wealth of year round activities. It is most famous for the beaches and the activities it provides. There are many wineries, restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, and microbreweries. Besides the beach there are many other activities to enjoy such as blueberry picking, golf, birding, kayaking on the Galien river and much more.


Rates & Availability

Sawyer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season - 2016 - 2017
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 / Spring 2018
Dec 1 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

Check in time is 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Check out time is 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

After an email with the approved rental period and rates is sent, a reservation deposit of half is required along with a signed contract to secure the dates requested. Final payment is due as indicated on the rental invoice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Sawyer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New bathroom with marble tile floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , half bath in basement
  • There is also an outdoor shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, dresser, and closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, dresser, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk room;1-twin over twin bunk,1-twin over full bunk,closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King bed, desk, dresser
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen bed, dresser, closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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