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Secluded Retreat with Private Beach and Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Get away to this 3BR/3BA lake house! Just a three to five minute walk through a wooded path to the gorgeous private beach. This lake house sits on an oversize wooded lot with abundant wildlife. Enjoy nature and the privacy of this home all while being just minutes from downtown Sawyer's breweries, shops, and wineries.


-All three bedrooms are on different levels and have separate full baths attached

-Private Beach access just a short three or five minute walk through the wooded path (week or longer renters have access to the "shortcut" easement over our neighbors property, while rental times less than a week, have beach access by using the road easement)

- 4 person hot tub

- Outdoor grill

- Fireplace

- HD Television, Cable, and HBO

- WiFi Internet

- Beach chairs and yard games

- Gas fire pit

- Dishwasher

- Washing machine and dryer


We are happy to accommodate special request and can assist in scheduling a private chef, yoga instructor, tee times, spa appointments, and boat and kayak rentals.


Our lake house nestled in the woods offers the privacy you want, but is still only minutes away from the Harbor Country's best attractions! In a short bike ride or walk you can be at Warren Dunes State Park, Mesa Luna farm-to-table restaurant, the Fritz Olsen fine art gallery, Greenbush Brewery, Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, and downtown Sawyer's restaurants, shops, and bars. Neighboring Warren Dunes hosts a number of great hiking, biking, and cross-country ski trails. In less than fifteen minutes by car you can be at the amazing Journeyman Distillery, several golf courses, U-Pick farms, markets, and New Buffalo's quaint shops, bars, spas, and restaurants. Be as active or relaxed as you want... it's your vacation!


The home is only an hour and fifteen minutes by car from Chicago without traffic. The Metra train from Chicago stops in nearby New Buffalo-- less than 15 minutes away.


Low season rates (Oct 1- May 14): $315 nightly (two night minimum stay), $2,000 weekly, and $7,000 monthly

Low season holiday rate (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years): $400 nightly and $2,500 weekly

High season rates (May 15-Sept 30): $3,000 weekly (week minimum stay, Friday-Friday) and $11,000 monthly. Shorter stays considered based on availability, contact owner

High season holiday rate (Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day): $3,500 weekly

CLEANING FEE: $200 per stay


Non smoking only. No pets. Plastic cups are available at the home as no glass is allowed in the hot tub. No wood can be burned in the gas burning fire pit or gas burning fireplace. Check-in 4:00 p.m., check-out 10:00 a.m.

More Details

Elizabeth Crites Chintapalli
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Elizabeth Crites Chintapalli

My husband and I are delighted to share our lake house with you! We know you will love it as much as we do.

I have always loved traveling, learning about different cultures, and meeting new people. I have lived in four different countries and four states and still treasure my friendships from each of these places. My very favorite spot in the world is this lake house in Sawyer, Michigan and I love to share it with others. I now split my time between Chicago where I practice law and Sawyer, where I simply relax!

My husband and I are available to assist you in any way. We hope to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!

Elizabeth Crites Chintapalli purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Elizabeth Crites Chintapalli chose Sawyer

While just an hour and a half from Chicago, this place couldn't feel any further away. We chose this property because we can really get away from everything, but still are close to great restaurants, breweries, shops, art galleries, distilleries, and amazing hiking, biking, and cross-country ski trails.


Sawyer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • For your comfort and convenience each bedroom is on a different floor and has a seperate full bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect home for a getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this property and it worked out perfectly for our annual getaway with 2 other couples, particularly because each bedroom has access to its own bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped for preparing meals and there are two areas in the home where the 6 of us could sit and chat comfortably. The home is also just a 5-7 minute walk to a quiet secluded beachfront, which is good for long walks (even when it's cold outside).

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice. The furnishings are beautiful and more importantly, comfortable! Everything you need for a wonderful weekend or longer is here! Surrounded by trees gives it a secluded feel. Saw several deer out the window. Close to everything. My husband, mom and I are already planning our next getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this home last year for our family's annual Girls Weekend. We absolutely loved this house! You truly are away from it all, while you still have visible neighbors, we never heard or saw them. The house is nice and open and had plenty of space for 8 women - including the 3 full bathrooms which was a huge plus! The home also had a great screened in porch and a hot tub in the back. The weather was pretty rainy while we were there so we spent most of our time inside but there was also a nice fire pit we wished we could have enjoyed. We were able to walk down to the beach for the sunset one night. The beach is beautiful over there! Not as crowded as others in the area. While we were there we also went to some wineries and went to Greenbush Brewery for dinner which is less than a 5 min drive from the house. The homeowner, Elizabeth, was super responsive and super helpful! Love this area & love this house! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodations for two families with three young kids. The house and setting were beautiful but also perfectly functional with three separate sleeping areas (each with own bath). Completely stocked with all necessities. The private beach was an easy 5-10 minute walk (if you're bringing small kids I'd recommend packing a wagon for an easier hike) and the beach did not disappoint with chairs available for use right at the shore. Also located convenient to St. Joseph and other area attractions. The owner was extremely responsive and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly how it was portrayed in the description.

  • 5 of 5

Place was clean, adequate everything, and the beach access was phenomenal.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lima OH

Loved everything about this property...

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful. The skylights and white/off white décor brighten it up and have a definite beachy feel. The house was stocked with everything you can think of. The wooded lot with the fire pit and hot tub was great for relaxing at the end of the day. Although it is not on the beach, a short walk is all it takes to enjoy the Lake Michigan private beach. We walked to the beach with ease, even with a baby and recent open heart surgery patient. I would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Chicago Midway
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Greenbush Brewery
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lost Dunes/Whittaker Woods
Nearest Train
11 Miles
New Buffalo (4 Amtrak trains from Chicago daily)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Mesa Luna
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Swiss Valley Ski
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Private Beach Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

Enjoy nature and the privacy of this home all while being just minutes from downtown Sawyer's breweries, shops, and wineries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

*Low season holiday rate (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years): $400 nightly and $2,500 weekly
**High season holiday rate (Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day): $3,500 weekly

Shorter summer stays considered based on availability, contact owner.

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival, except fees. Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest did not check in. Example: For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made seven full days prior to listing’s local check in time on the day of check in, otherwise no refund. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by Friday of the previous week before check in time. If the guest cancels less than 7 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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