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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 2 - 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).

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Steve Nichols

Avid traveler. Have stayed at other VRBO locations.

Steve Nichols purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Steve Nichols chose Southwest

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 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Harbor Country Cottage, Private Built-in Pool, Beach Access, Full Acre Lot!
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 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: Aug 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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West Lafayette, IN
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: Sep 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: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (including three small children 8 and under) recently spent five nights at the house and had a fantastic getaway. The owner's of the house literally provide everything a family needs to enjoy their time away from home including beach chairs, towels, kitchen equipment, etc. There wasn't a single item we could think of that wasn't provided. Additionally, the kids loved the heated pool and firepit area for smores!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great home, new upgrades!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here many years and always have a wonderful time. This year was no different!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely setting, lots of outdoor space, top-notch kitchen appliances!

  • 5 of 5

"Near the beach" appealed to the kids in our family, "heated pool" appealed to the adults. Overall a wonderful experience. Making Smores over the fire pit, dinner under the pergola, the close proximity to Sawyer (though driving, not walking, distance) were all great. We made good use of the chef's-quality kitchen and the grill. This was our first vrbo experience and we'll do it again, I assure you!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sawyer Garden Center
"Excellent selection of groceries, fresh fruits & vegetables, and beer & wine. Very nice off..."
Luisa's Cafe
"Wonderful option for breakfast and lunch."
Cafe Gulistan
"Great Mediterranean cuisine with really great staff. A very unique local option. "
Fitzgerald's -- CLOSED
"Very good place for lunch and dinner. The staff is really friendly. "
Blueberry Patch
"Awesome outdoor activity if you have kids. Picking blueberries at the height of the season ..."
Warren Dunes State Park
Mesa Luna Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Recently reopened, now in Sawyer. Great that it is back. Really great option for couples a..."
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

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.