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Modern Retreat in Harbor Country's most Historical & Private Setting.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BR 1.5 BA Sleeps 6

Nestled in the woods in the heart of Harbor Country is the historical Coach House at the Flynn Estate. The Coach House offers privacy and luxury just a short distance from downtown Sawyer & Lake Michigan. Relax on our acre yard with your family and friends around the fire, or explore the beauty of the surrounding woods. Just a short drive to Warren Dunes State Park, and Downtown Three Oaks, and only a quick bike ride to Greenbush Brewery, Infusco Coffee Cafe, Catherine Doll Designs, Go Fish, Scarlett Macaw Art Center, Fitzgeralds, and the Sawyer Garden Center in downtown Sawyer.

The Coach House is a fully renovated second story walk up over our main garage with it's own private entrance and large private deck. Designed with an updated Mid-Century modern theme, the Coach House has everything you need for a quick get away or a relaxing vacation.

The kitchen has been designed with the chef in mind. There is an induction cook top, built in oven, microwave, and all the accessories you will need to create the perfect feast. There is also a large grill on the deck for your quintessential summer time cookouts.

The master bedroom has a king bed with it's own private half bath. The second room has a comfortable queen, and the third bedroom is fitted with two twins.

The main room focus is our modern and inviting fireplace, with a large sectional sofa, and our custom made dining table. Everything ready for all your entertaining needs with a flat screen TV, free WiFi, and a vintage turntable fully stocked with records of the era. We also supply some vintage games and cards for fun.

The Flynn Estate was built in the 1920's by John Flynn. He was the treasurer of the Teamsters in Chicago and this was his summer & weekend getaway. There are stories of boot legging and gangster activity, including history of Al Capone.

The Coach House is a pet friendly and non smoking property.

More Details

Owner
Chandra Stubbs
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Chandra Stubbs

We are a family of three and currently reside in the Bungalow at The Flynn Estate. I am the Executive Administrator at JohnsonRauhoff in St. Joseph, MI. My husband and I own an inventory business in Chicago, and our daughter is about to start her second year at CalArts in Character Animation . The Coach house is actually my former studio. For 12 years I created ceramic works that were shown nationally. We have a true passion for Mid Century antiques, and eclectic design. We also own a 1969 Airstream that we pull around the country exploring and creating memories. We relocated to Sawyer from Evanston in 2000, and have never been sorry.We love the small town feel and our ability to pull out of our drive on our bikes and disappear for miles on the back country roads.

Chandra Stubbs purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Chandra Stubbs chose Southwest

We love the fact that we fell upon a 'Chicago Bungalow' in the woods! We felt at home almost instantly, and it wasn't until after the fact that we learned the history of the property. Apparently we live in a home built by very characteristic people, who were involved in boot legging and other questionable activities of their time. We love the privacy and seclusion of the house and coach house, and it's connection to downtown Sawyer. We feel we are care takers, and we are trying to bring this marvelous home back to it's glory days.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The privacy of our acre surrounded by woods gives you the feel that you are alone and secluded. But in reality you are only a short drive to all the fun Harbor Country has to offer. Guests will love the abundance of wineries, breweries, Lake Michigan sunsets, antique malls, hiking trails, biking routes, kayaking, boating, festivals, casinos, and much more.

We are also just a short distance to Notre Dame and Andrews Universities.

Amenities

Sawyer Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in European shower, double vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Full vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with 1/2 bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Modern Retreat in Harbor Country's most Historical & Private Setting.
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were just fabulous and a very generous host! Couldn't ask for more out of a rental!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Lovely get away in Sawyer

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the coachhouse on Flynn. It was perfect. Instructions were easy and Chandra left us a thoughtful New Years welcome basket. It was modern, perfect with the fireplace that made cooking and reading and relaxing so easy. We followed a walk around the neighborhood that Chandra left in the information book, stopped at Greenbush of course and found several hikes about 30 minutes away. We loved it and will definitely plan to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

This coach house was so inviting. All of the photos are exactly like the home. It's decorated beautifully and all of the colors are perfect for a calm retreat. Chandra, the owner, made sure we had everything we needed including board games, firewood, and an entire book with things to do in the area. The grounds are large and great for a dog to run around on. We had a fantastic time and would love to return again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy, lots of amenities

  • 5 of 5

The Coach house was perfect for three couples. Beautifully decorated, spacious,, homey, extremely clean, great location. Chandra was a delight to work with and provided all kinds of personal touches from a welcome s'mores basket to shampoos, soaps, hair dryers, blenders and even board games. I will recommend this location and Chandra to anyone coming to this area.

Melanie kachevas

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Getaway for adults

  • 5 of 5

The Coach House had everything you could think of in the kitchen, an abundance of linens/towels, modern/sleek, huge dining table, lots of natural light, privacy, lots of trees, full bar setup, new appliances, washer/dryer. Very nicely furnished, big bathroom, big master, awesome lighting in common area, pretty fireplace. Chandra provided a book with tons of details. Try the private Cherry Beach... beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful space and setting

  • 5 of 5

Spring weekend at the Flynn Estate. The coach house was beautiful and comfortable. The history of the property is fascinating. Three comfortable bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen and an awesome deck leading to a huge yard and fire pit. All the details were thought of and we were close to town and the lake. We are already planning our return. Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
South Bend International Airport, IN
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Greenbush Brewing Co.
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Lost Dunes, Whittaker Woods, Harbor Shores
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak New Buffalo Mi
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I94
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Greenbush Brewery, Mesa Luna, Fitzgerald's
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Warren Dunes State Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Sawyer Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Peak Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Harvest Season
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $80
Cleaning Fee $150

We are a no smoking property. Please respect this and know that there is a strict non smoking rule in the Coach House and on the deck of the coach house. We love pets, but please keep up after them, and remember if they run in the woods there are wild animals and predators about, beware of skunks, coyote, ticks, and all that other fun stuff!

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.

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