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Private beach is one of the most beautiful in Southwest Michigan

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 day
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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.


Sawyer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Private beach is one of the most beautiful in Southwest Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Chicago area

Memories Made Here!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that we have rented Marylil for our family - with grown children and grandchildren. The home is lovely and very comfortable. Elizabeth has thought of every detail to make your stay perfect. The yard is great for young children - fenced in and with plenty of space to run and play. We enjoyed most evenings just sitting on the patio, chatting, cooking and playing. But the beach is always everyone's favorite! Shorewood has wonderful beaches and they are easy to access for everyone. Lots of memories are made in this wonderful location!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Marylil is so well equipped for a large family! My children and grandchildren (11 of us) were all very comfortable in this spacious home! We loved the separate gathering spaces- living room, dining room, screened porch and basement playroom. The 5 bedrooms were all comfortable. The bunk beds and pack'n play made the children feel like they had their own special space. The well-equipped kitchen made it easy to eat in. The yard was large with a nice patio and outdoor shower to rinse off after the beach! We walked to the beautiful private beach each day and enjoyed the playground and tennis court that was also close by. Sawyer and the neighboring towns have so much to offer too. We loved the shops, restaurants, and breweries in the area. We hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: September 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: October 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: September 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: July 2015
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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