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Harbor Country Cottage, Private Built-in Pool, Beach Access, Full Acre Lot!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Screened In Porch, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Unique, charming home in beautiful Harbor Country (Sawyer), only 80 miles from Chicago. With its main house and guest residence, this property can accommodate up to 10 people. Just a short walk to the beaches of Lake Michigan; drive-in beach access also available. This one acre wooded lot offers plenty of space for privacy and has its own pond, fire pit, and outdoor dining area. Beautiful built-in pool with wood deck. If you have friends staying in the area, we have a huge poolside outdoor dining table that can seat up to 16 people! The large grounds are ideal for entertaining with great games like volleyball or horseshoes. Kitchen remodeled in 2017 with brand new appliances (Blue Star range, Sub Zero fridge, Bosch dishwasher). PLEASE NOTE: THE POOL IS NORMALLY CLOSED FROM MID SEPTEMBER UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

The main house has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms (one with an over-sized soaking tub); the guest house has its own bedroom and a full bathroom. Bedrooms lay out as follows:

- master bedroom: queen bed plus a day bed

- second bedroom: queen bed

- third bedroom (kids' bedroom): 2 twin beds

- guest house bedroom: queen bed plus single sleeper sofa

The main house has a spacious kitchen, breakfast nook and full dining area; cozy living room with fireplace and cable TV; and sizable screened-in porch. The guest house offers a bedroom, full bath, living room with convertible twin bed sofa, cable TV, kitchenette, and its own screened-in porch. WiFi available.

DURING THE SUMMER, FULL WEEKS RENT FROM FRIDAY TO FRIDAY AND PARTIAL WEEKS RENT SUNDAY TO FRIDAY. Please contact regarding details on weekend and weekly packages during the off-season.

CANCELLATIONS: A 100% refund of paid rental fees (exclusive of HomeAway/VRBO fees) will be provided for cancellations made by lessee at least sixty (60) days prior to lease start date. A 50% refund of paid rental fees (exclusive of HomeAway/VRBO fees) will be provided for cancellations made by lessee at least thirty (30) days prior to lease start date. Refunds will not be granted less than thirty (30) days from start date of lease.

Keywords: Main House and Guest House

More Details

Owner
Steve Nichols
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Steve Nichols

Avid traveler. Have stayed at other VRBO locations.

Steve Nichols purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Steve Nichols chose Sawyer

Proximity to my home.

Amenities

Sawyer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen bed plus twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , guest cottage, with queen bed and sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sleeping porch allows guests to enjoy sleeping outdoors.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Harbor Country Cottage, Private Built-in Pool, Beach Access, Full Acre Lot!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews
5

Idilic outdoor space with cozy house & guest house

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year at this property - and it won't be our last! We spend hours each day in the pool and around the spacious deck. We eat most of our meals outdoors under the beautiful pergola, and have at least one bonfire/s'mores night at the fire pit on the lower lawn. It's a summer outdoor paradise!

The cozy, shabby chic house is well-maintained, adorably comfortable and offers a pleasant indoor respite.

The owner is responsive and easy to deal with.

Put this property high on your list of options... But please don't take our week!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean, thank you so much for staying at our cottage again. You and your family have been wonderful guests over the years. We really appreciate the great care and appreciation that you show for our home, and we hope that you come back soon!
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5

Exactly What We Were Looking For.

  • 5 of 5

These were our first winter vacation outside our home - Christmas 2017.We chose Steve's cottage because he had a fireplace,fully equipped kitchen(we wanted to bake gingerbread cookies),and it was located in the woods.We were surprise that it even had a baking roller because we have forgotten ours,it had everything we needed.Very comfortable mattresses,and a fantastic large bathtub.Thank you Steve for quickly answering our questions and for a wonderful and magical and special white Christmas. We were surprised that so much snow has fallen and we had lots of fun.We climbed the biggest snow covered dune in Warren Dunes and our pictures on social media have a big applause.Hot coco outside in the chill tasted very delicious in this place .I recommend it every season.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanna, we are so glad that you and your family spent your holiday at our cottage. It's great that your were able to enjoy the winter wonderland that can happen in SW Michigan. We hope to have you all back again. Steve and Laurie
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5

Girls trip success at the Harbor Country Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

7 of us stayed at the cottage. We really enjoyed our stay. The place is exactly like the photos. The inside was very nice and made you feel like you were at home. Loved the kitchen! Very comfortable living space. Sonos sound system was awesome! The owner was very responsive to questions prior to our stay and during. The cottage was close to the wineries in the area and we also found some pretty good places to eat. The cottage was also close to the main road which was idea. Would definitely stay here again! We would like come back when it is warmer to really enjoy the outside of the property...pool etc. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our stay and used every inch of the facilities.

  • 5 of 5

The owner has a wonderful property with more amenities that anyone could imagine. Location was great and the entire experience there was enjoyable

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing outdoor spaces and comfy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 3 families (4 total children) who stayed at this property over an early September weekend. It was a great size for all 10 of us including the separate cabin. The interior spaces were as described and seen in the photos. Rooms were small and not very private but worked as we went to sleep and awoke at similar times. The outside is the true gem here with an incredible pool area. The heater let us enjoy it all weekend despite cool fall weather. The firepit area was also grear. The only thing missing, in my opinion, was a hot tub. It would be an ideal addition off the back porch heading toward the pool. Overall we'd be happy to return and highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stylish and serene getaway with everything you would need and want!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home tucked away on a quiet road, full of fun design books and interesting art pieces. The rooms were comfortable and the house was well equipped with towels and everything you may need in the kitchen. Best part was the pool, so nice- heated, lots of toys for the kids. Definitely a top notch spot for families. We loved the Sonos sound system too- great playlists, Nichols family! Thanks again. I would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200

Cleaning fees for the property are $200.

CANCELLATIONS: A 100% refund of paid rental fees (exclusive of HomeAway/VRBO fees) will be provided for cancellations made by lessee at least sixty (60) days prior to lease start date. A 50% refund of paid rental fees (exclusive of HomeAway/VRBO fees) will be provided for cancellations made by lessee at least thirty (30) days prior to lease start date. Refunds will not be granted less than thirty (30) days from start date of lease.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.