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SAND HOUSE (Harbert Woods, MI): Sleeps 8, screened-in porch, walk to private Lake Michigan beach








*5 minute Walk to Private Lake Michigan Beach
 Harbert Woods is a private community of homeowners. Please respect their privacy and property. We ask that guests be respectful of our community by keeping quiet hours between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am EST while at the beach, out on the back deck or on the screen porch. You may not be able to see the neighbors but they will hear you. If you are outside past 10:00 pm (9:00 pm Chicago time) please be quiet and respectful to our neighbors. NO EXCEPTIONS-- Freshwater Vacation Rentals has other options if you need a space where you can be loud with your music, and voices.

The Sand House is an ideal spot for a vacation with your family. Located in southwestern Michigan's Harbor Country! Just 90 minutes from Chicago, this five-bedroom, two-bath summer house on two levels via spiral staircase will provide comfort, fun and memories for all. Just a one-block walk to the beautiful, sandy, private Harbert Woods beach, you can swim, build sandcastles, and watch spectacular sunsets. At the house, have your morning coffee out on the upstairs deck surrounded by trees. The combined kitchen, dining and living room area, with vaulted ceiling, allows everyone to be together, and there is a dining table for ten.

Property provides widescreen HD TV with cable and Blu-ray DVD as well as Wi-Fi. You will find movies on hand (mostly for adults and older kids) and lots of books to read for any age. In addition to the upstairs living space, there is a family room and many games, books, toys and puzzles. Or, relax with a glass of wine on the screen porch.

You must be at least 30 years old to rent The Sand House. Book your stay today at the Sand House in Harbert Woods!

5 Bedrooms:
Master bedroom: Queen Bed
Bedroom #2: Queen Bed
Bedroom #3: Queen Bed
Bedroom #4: 2 Twin Beds
Bedroom #5: 2 Twin Beds (this is a bunk bed) 
2 Bathrooms:
Bathroom #1:
Toilet, shower, 2 sinks. This main floor bathroom is accessible from the common area as well as directly from the master bedroom.
Bathroom #2: Toilet, tub, shower, sink. (downstairs)

(listed roughly north to south)

Grand Mere State Park: totally undeveloped dunes and Lake Michigan shoreline, often you are the only people on the beach, trails (beach is a two-mile walk from the parking lot, a one mile paved path and one mile dune trail); at Stevensville, a 16 minute drive north on Interstate 94
Warren Dunes State Park: 4 miles north on Red Arrow Highway, Sawyer (7 minute drive); requires fee to enter, 2000 acres, six miles of hiking trails, three miles of Lake Michigan coastline, beaches, rugged dune formation rises 260 feet above the lake
Beach Bucket Fudge & Popcorn: ice cream shop 4 miles north at 12021 Red Arrow Highway, Sawyer (7 minute drive)
Falatics Meat Market: incredible place, 12236 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman (269) 426-3224 (6 minute drive). Order ahead for curbside pick up. 

Greenbush Brewing Company: taproom, annex and beer garden (3 miles north / 7 minute drive; Sawyer Road)
Sawyer Home & Garden Center: myriad fresh produce, wine, flowers (3 mile drive; north side of Sawyer Road)
Sawyer Market & Deli: grocery store and ice cream shop with excellent pre-bake pies at the deli (finish baking them at home) (269) 426-4646 (3 mile drive; south side of Sawyer Road)
Cafe Gulistan: tasty Middle Eastern restaurant and wine bar, Harbert (1 mile)
Luisa’s Cafe & Harbert Swedish Bakery: coffee cake, pastry, donuts, bread etc. at the bakery; lovely fresh-cooked breakfast or lunch in attached restaurant (.8 mile / 15 minute walk)
Capozio's: Tasty pizza, south to 13982 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert (4 miles / 4 minute drive south) Thursday to Sunday (269) 469-4001
Red Arrow Roadhouse: the classic, south to 15710 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier (269) 469-3939 burgers, salads, whitefish, crab cakes, ribs, fun (9 minute drive south)
Union Pier Market: 9905 Town Line Ave, Union Pier (269) 586-3775 (10 minute drive south)

The Wine Sellers: lovely wine shop at the southern end of Union Pier, 16409 Red Arrow Hwy 
Ghost Isle Brewery: restaurant and brewery, views of sweeping marsh and wetlands, 17684 U.S. Highway 12, New Buffalo; sandwiches, BBQ, seafood; seasonal, ethnic flair
Barney’s Market: grocery store in New Buffalo
Oink’s Ice Cream and Yogurt: famous ice cream shop in New Buffalo
Stray Dog Bar & Grill: 245 N Whittaker Street, New Buffalo
Beer Church Brewing Company: wood fire pizza, small plates and small batch beer in re-purposed church 24 S Whittaker Street, New Buffalo
Acorn Theater: live music, comedy and drama 107 Generation Drive, Three Oaks
Vickers Theatre: historic movie house at 6 N Elm Street, Three Oaks
Three Oaks art galleries: along Elm Street — Studio B Gallery, art gallery at the Vickers Theatre, Judy Ferrara Gallery, Trilogy Antiques and Design (13 minute drive, take Three Oaks Road)
Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce: find out about road construction as well as Covid-19 "stay safe" and retail curbside pick up info as well as other events.  

Click here to check out some more options to explore in the Harbor Country area.


You must climb four steps to enter the main floor of the house. Once on the main floor, no further stairs exist to reach the master bedroom, adjacent bathroom, kitchen, dining area, living room and deck. The additional bedrooms, second bathroom, family room, screen porch and laundry room are downstairs.
Beach/Swimming: Private swimming beach is just a one-block walk from the house! Less than a 3-minute walk. Even my 8-year-old doesn't complain! 
Beach Chairs/Umbrellas: Please bring your own.
Cable: Yes, there is HD cable TV and a DVD player.
Dining Area: There is a dining room table for ten. There are additional chairs if more needed.
Deck: There is a deck on the main level with a small table and four chairs, as well as a cozy screen porch downstairs.
Family Room Area: There is a family room upstairs and a second family room downstairs. You will find many books, games, toys and puzzles for your use.
Fires: Sorry, no fires are allowed at the property. If the fire rings are on the Lake Michigan beach, you may bring your own firewood and have a fire. 
Grill: Yes, there is a charcoal grill.
Internet: Yes, there is Wi-Fi!
Kitchen Accessories:
     1. Coffee Maker: Yes (standard)
     2. Cooktop stove/oven: Yes
     3. Dishes: Yes
     4. Microwave: Yes
     5. Pots & Pans: Yes
     6. Refrigerator: Yes
Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. No Smoking: we are a No Smoking house. 
Parking: The driveway easily fits four cars. May fit five if some cars are compact. No parking is allowed on the roadside. It must be open for emergency vehicles (and non-emergency vehicles will be towed). 
Pets: At this time, pets are not welcome. Sorry!
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though, and please bring beach towels.
TV's: 1) Large flat screen HD smart TV with cable in downstairs family room
         2) Small flat screen TV with cable upstairs viewable from big dining table   
Washer and dryer: Yes.
Winery Tours: The nearest wineries for tastings and tours are a 20-minute drive.   


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Central air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Screened-in porch
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Grill-Charcoal
  • Patio Chairs
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
Local Amenities
  • Winery

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $399.00


Sand House
Spacious home with all the amenities. Plenty of toys and books for children. Love the quiet neighborhood with a short walk to a wonderful beach.

David, a quiet neighborhood and he beach makes for the start to a great vacation.  We're glad that you enjoyed your stay - and the books and toys for the children - and we hope that you ocem back again.
Aug 2023
Wonderful stay!
We gathered at the Sand House for a fall family getaway, and had a wonderful time. The Sand House is beautifully designed, clean, spacious, full of amenities and just a short walk to the beach. I highly recommend!


We are so delighted to know that you enjoyed you stay, Susan! I'm glad to know that you found the home to be a well equip getaway, and made great use of the amenities and easy access to the water! We would love to host you again!
Oct 2022
Sand House
Great place to stay with all the amenities for adults and children. Quick walk to Lake Michigan. 


Hi David, we are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay at Sand House, and found the home to have all amenities needed, including a quick walk to the lake! We'd love to have you back!
Sep 2022
Sand House in the Woods
This was the 4th or 5th time I've stayed at The Sand House in Harbert Woods. It's an annual trip of 50-something dudes that have been friends since Middle School. First, let me tell you about the setting. Both the Community of Harbert Woods and Harbert woods are special. Beautiful neighborhood of homes nestled among the pines with cute lanes and a shared beach. The place has history. We've made plenty of friends over the years and one boasted that his family has been coming to Harbert Woods for 80 years!! And the Sand House? We all have a very special attachment to the house. It has a feel...a sense of warmth and comfort. During the daytime, it is bright and comfortable. All of the lights are on dimmers so it's easy to create great mood in the evening. Loads of cool artwork and furnishings. I'd actually like to come here in the winter so that I can just hang around the house all day... This year they added some nice, comfy chairs for the rear deck. We spent almost all of our non-beach time out there. Sand House is special and we hope to continue coming for years and years.


Thank you for sharing such a phenomenal review of not just Sand House, but the Harbert Woods area itself! We are beyond delighted to know that you had another great year with us, and were able to make great memories while in the area. We always love getting a chance to host you, and look forward to having you back (hopefully in the winter)! 
Aug 2022
The Sand House
Our stay was perfect. We love the size of the home to accommodate our three generation family. Thank you for sharing the home with us.


Thank you for sharing your review Patricia and Scott! It's so great to know the home was able to comfortably accommodate 3 generations of family, and provide you all with a great stay! We would love to host you again!
Scott And Patricia
Aug 2022
Great rental company and nice house!
I rented The Sand House for a group over the past weekend. The communication and responsiveness of Freshwater was fantastic. They were extremely helpful and professional. The house itself was well stocked with everything we needed and clearly Freshwater put a lot of time into thinking about its guests. So 5 stars for Freshwater! 4 stars for the house, because it was outdated and could use a little more TLC. Also not much outdoor space besides a small deck. And most of the bedrooms on the lower level proved somewhat challenging to maneuver with all our stuff. Overall a great experience and I certainly recommend Freshwater! I'll be back to book more!


Thank you for taking the time to share your review, Emily. We truly appreciate the shout out to our team, and love knowing that you had a good time at the home, even though it wasn't always the easiest to maneuver. We would love to host another stay with you in the future, be it at Sand House, or any of our other many property options throughout Michigan! 
Jul 2022
Very well stocked home
The kitchen was very well stocked. The books and puzzles were so great! Beach items came in handy. Water was very cold but everyone had fun. Directions on how to get in were easy! Listening to the birds in the morning was nice. I even saw 2 deer!
Jul 2022
The Sand House
The Sand House was very clean and great for our family.


Thank you for sharing your review, Michelle! We love knowing that the home lived up to your expectations of cleanliness and made for a great stay with the family! 
Jul 2022
Delightful Getaway
Just finished up a wonderful trip at the Sandhouse. Amazing location and a very spacious house. The kitchen was very commodious and we had fun making taco and pasta dinners. The walk to the beach feels like nothing and the waterside was relaxing and very clean. We enjoyed perusing the various books in the house and did some light reading together. The town had a lot to offer food, drink, and shopping wise and the locals were so welcoming. Overall, a very wonderful experience; would recommend.
FVR RESPONSE: Sounds like a great time was had by all! So happy your were able to relax, read and enjoy the Union Pier/New Buffalo area! We hope to host you again in the future!
Tammy Bodzianowski
May 2022
5 stars
Spacious,lovely, well appointed home near gorgeous beach! We had a great time!

Maureen, we love hearing that you had such a good time at The Sand House.  We hope that you come back again.
Oct 2021
Wonderful Home
The Sand House is perfect for a three generation stay. Clean, bright, quiet. The beach was beautiful! Thank you. We look forward to another visit next summer.

Patricia, it's so wonderful when three generations within a family vacation together, and we're glad that The Sand House worked out well for you all.  We look forward to your 2022 stay.
Aug 2021
5 stars
Great house with a fabulous location so close to the lake

Kathleen, we're glad that you enjoyed the Sand House and hope that you come back again!
Aug 2021
I would not change one thing
This is my third visit to the Sandhouse for a long weekend getaway with a group of lifelong friends. This place is amazing. No it’s not on the beach. Yes you have to walk about 5 minutes to an enormous set of stairs down to the beach. But what it is is a kick ass house, tucked in the woods, with every little thing you need to relax, unwind, and enjoy the good life. Sandhouse is not flashy but it is well-appointed. If I could waive my magic wand and became owner of this place, I would not change one single thing. I’d insist that every picture, painting, doodad, Knick-knack, book, dish, cup remain…because it’s absolutely perfect. Harbert Woods beach is great - close knit community of people that love their enclave. If they know you love their place as much as they do, you will be accepted as one of them. I’ve met amazing people on that beach. As always, Freshwater made it all real easy. All the ladies in the office are kind and accommodating. Stay away from my week…but book it now!!!


Dave,  you made our day with this fabulous review!  I especially love that "it is is a kick ass house."  The fact that this was your 3rd visit says it all!  Thanks for your kind words for the staff at FVR, and we'll see you again in 2022.
Jul 2021
Great Trip
This was our first stay at the Sand House. Only 6 people stayed. My 3 kids didn't complain about the walk to the beach. Even our Aunt in her 70s was able to walk down the steps and enjoy the beach. The house had everything we needed and the kitchen was labeled nicely to find everything. The only part I would change was the bathroom faucets. They were hard for my 6 year old to turn on. My kids enjoyed the puzzles and games. We would stay again. The beach was plenty big enough for us to play. During the week only a few people were on the beach. Nice and quiet. Thanks for letting us stay at your house.


Tosha, you can stay at our cottages anytime that you'd like!  Knowing that your kids and Aunt had no problem walking to the beach is good to know, plus we're glad that your kids enjoyed the games and puzzles.  We'll let the owner know your comments about the faucets.  We do hope to work with you again.
Jul 2021
This is our 3rd Girls trip to The Sand House. Plenty of room, clean, great location for shopping, restaurants, etc. Enjoyed being secluded but close to the beach. Will absolutely return and recommend to anyone wanting to escape from everyday life!

Teresa, we love that this was your 3rd girl's trip to the Sand House!  Thanks for the recommendation, and we'll look for you again next year.
Sep 2020
Sand house in Harbert
We had a great time at the Sand House and the beach. Our 2 and six year old grandkids discovered many toys and games to enjoy indoors. The winding staircase was a concern, but they had child gates to block the entry. The walk to the private beach involves steps, so wear comfortable shoes. We are all physically healthy so the walk was no problem. You can leave the beach chairs near the beach step railing all week. That was super nice. The beach was just wonderful to us. Water shallow enough for young ones to enjoy. Great time.

Gordon, we love know that you had a great time!  Vacationing with the grandkids can be such fun.  We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again.
Aug 2020
5 stars
The Sand House exceeded our expectations and my wife and I had a wonderful time. We will be renting in the near future again. The customer service from Freshwater was first class.

David, we love when our properties exceed guests expectations!  We agree, The Sand House certainly is one of those properties.  Located in Harbert Woods, MI, it sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms.  It has a wonderful screened in porch and a deck, plus it is just a one-block walk to the beautiful, sandy, private Harbert Woods beach, you can swim, build sandcastles, and watch spectacular sunsets.  We look forward to working with you again soon.
May 2020
“Great location. Just steps from the beach. A house full of light and so comfortable A cute family of deer live in the woods behind the house greeted us each morning and evening”

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Jackie, thanks for this review.  The Sand House sleeps 8-10 and is only a 5 minute walk to a private Lake Michigan beach.  There is a deck on the main level with a small table and four chairs, as well as a cozy screen porch downstairs.  Plus, the family of deer!  We hope you come back again.
Oct 2019
Freshwater is a great place to relax in a quiet wooded setting. We loved the short walk to the beach.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Pam, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Sand House.  It is a lovely property in Harbert Woods, MI that sleeps 8.  Just a 3 minute walk to  a private Lake Michigan beach, guests can not go wrong staying here.  We hope to see you back again.
Oct 2019
Great place for family getaway
We really enjoyed our stay at the sand house. It worked really well for our family with 7 adults (including 2 married couples) and one small child. The wooded setting is beautiful, quiet, and feels secluded even though there are other homes nearby. The private beach was a little small due to high water levels but was still very nice. We also had a great time one day at the nearby Warren Dunes. There is also a nice supply of games, toys, and books to satisfy all ages as well as beach gear.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kevin, thanks for this great review.  Just a short 5 minute walk to Lake Michigan, the Sand House has both a balcony and a screened in porch.  Lake Michigan has been at record highs this year so the beach is smaller.  We hope to see you back again.
Sep 2019
Rest and relaxation
Two families shared this terrific property. We loved being able to walk to the beach. The many games and amenities in the home made the entire experience very relaxing.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Verna, we are so happy that you and your friends enjoyed the Sand House.  A short 5 minute walk to a Lake Michigan beach is pretty special.  A balcony and a screened  in porch give guests perfect places to sit back and relax.  There are great bakeries and restaurants nearby.  We'd love to have you back again!
Aug 2019
The Sand House was perfect for our family gathering! The home is clean and inviting, with a perfect large dining room table for meals or games. The beach is private and a quick walk from the house for grandparents and toddlers as well. There is much to do in the area (Warren Dunes, Hesston Steam Museum, restaurants, wineries) but our favorite moments were simply gathering in The Sand House or at the beach. The home is well-equipped with toys for the kids, books, games and puzzles. The design of the home provided privacy for quiet times, but several spaces to gather as family. We hope to return in the future!

Kathleen, we are so happy that The Sand House worked out so well for you and your family.  It is only 90 minutes from Chicago, and just a one-block walk to the beautiful, sandy, private Harbert Woods beach, where you can swim, build sandcastles, and watch spectacular sunsets.  The perfect place to relax and unwind.  We'll look for your return!
Jul 2019
Sandhouse is just right for eight
We just got back from a long weekend at Sand House and have already requested the same dates for next year. We were 8 middle school friends convening to celebrate our joint 50th birth years. Sand House was perfect. Long dining table, comfortable seating area, and plenty of beds and bedrooms made eating, relaxing, and sleeping quite comfortable. Though it’s nestled in the woods, Sandhouse is filled with light. Overall, the place is nice...but not so nice that you’re uptight about messing something up. There is cool art work...every board game you’ve ever heard’s everything a beach vacation house is supposed to be; it’s comfortable. Less than five minutes from the front door to toes-in-the-Sand. All of us knew that this time together was special. What became abundantly clear was the place was a special as the time.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
David, we love that The Sand House served as a reunion for you and your long time friends to celebrate your 50th birthdays!  Your review pretty much says it all as to why this is the place to stay.  We hope to see you back again.
Jul 2019
We had a perfect extended family vacation at the Sandhouse! The beach is a quick walk away, even for toddlers and grand parents. The beautiful home is full of toys and games and perfect for cooking family dinners. No one wanted to leave! We hope to stay at the Sandhouse again in future!

Kathleen, it sounds like the Sand House was absolutely perfect for your extended family's vacation.  That makes us happy! The very short walk to Lake Michigan beach, the screened in porch, and the upstairs deck surrounded by trees all makes this a fabulous vacation spot.  We do hope that you all come back again.
Jul 2019
Great stay in the peaceful woods and close to the beach
The home was lovely with all the necessary amenities. All the basics were there plus loads of games for the house and the beach for both kids and adults. It was a short walk down to the water.

Elizabeth, it is great to hear that the Sand House worked out so well for you.  The combination of beach and woods is a pretty amazing coupling.  The balcony and the screened in porch are fabulous places to read or take a nap!  We hope that you come back again.
Jun 2019
Sand House
Very comfortable for our girls' short retreat. Clean, well equipped with blankets and towels, and the kitchen had just about everything. We truly enjoyed our stay. The checkout instructions from the vacation rental place and the information in the house conflicted somewhat along with recycling information. Clearing this up would eliminate any confusion regarding the checkout procedure. All of my many questions were promptly answered. Parking is only available for 4 cars so additional parking concerns need to be addressed prior to arrival. I think suggestions of close by parking options would be appreciated by future renters.

Gail, we are so happy that The Sand House worked out so well for your group.  The spaciousness of the house, the screened in porch, the deck and the short walk to Lake Michigan make this an exceptional place to stay.  We apologize for the confusion with some of the instructions, and we'll get those matched up immediately.
Jun 2019
Great vacation spot for a woodsy weekend get-away. Very comfortable house with everything we needed to have a relaxing Southwest Michigan vacation retreat. Thank you!

Adam, we are happy that The Sand House was a good fit for your vacation needs.  The screened in porch, the deck and the bay of windows makes this a great place to spend your vacation.  We hope to see you again soon.
May 2019
Great Weekend
Beautiful home and very clean. Had a wonderful time. Will definitely book again. Highly recommended!!

Patti, we are so happy that you enjoyed your getaway at the Sand House.  The deck where you feel like you are in the trees, the close walk to a private beach on Lake Michigan and the comfortable open floor plan make it the perfect spot to vacation.  We look forward to working with you in the future!
May 2019
Nice open house by the beach
Plenty of room for two families to stay in and so close to a beautiful beach.

James, we are so happy that you enjoyed staying at The Sand House, and we hope to see you again.
Oct 2018
Awesome Getaway
Perfect weekend getaway! Very comfortable, and had everything you could use for a weekend away. Would stay again

Adrienne, we are so happy that the Sand House fit your needs so well.  It's proximity to Chicago is an added bonus.  We'd love to have you come back again!
Sep 2018
Follow the written directions!
The Sand House was the perfect getaway for our group of 7 women. Everything we needed was available, plus more. The place was very clean. Wasn't too keen on the spiders and webs, but what are you going to do about that when you are I such a beautiful wooded setting?. The decking needed cleaned, but the inside of the house was fantastic. Make sure you follow the written directions! DO NOT DEPEND ON GPS. We had an amazing experience and hope to be able to come back.

Selena, we are so happy that The Sand House fit your needs so well.  We love that 7 women friends were on this vacation - can't get better than that!  Spiders can be a problem in the woodlands, but we make every attempt to keep them outside.  We hope to see you again!
Sep 2018
Amazing beach access, with fire rings at the beach and a beautiful setting! Enjoyed our stay!


Tina, we are so happy that you enjoyed staying at The Sand House.  Fire pits on the beach can be so wonderful.  Please do come back again.

Aug 2018
sand house
beautiful place. deer walking around close walk to the lake. all of us slept very comfortably.had all amenities needed to be comfortable. would book it again.


Robert, we are so happy to hear that you want to come back to The Sand House.  Having nature so close is a treat, and then to have access to Lake Michigan and its wonderful beaches and sunsets, just adds another dimension of delight for a vacation
spot.  We look forward to working with you again
Aug 2018
Terrific location!! Steps to the beach.
The Sand House was the perfect getaway for my family. Just literally steps away from the private beach and close to everything you want to do in Harbor Country.


Jordan, there is nothing like being on Lake Michigan in the summer.  We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at The Sand House, and we hope to see you again!
Jul 2018
Perfect vacation home
We all loved this home. Perfect for the whole family and well appointed We didn’t need too many extra items. Short walk to the beach. Close to the dunes. A short drive to New Buffalo or Three Oaks. Would definitely stay again!


We so appreciate it when our cottages match our guests needs like The Sand House did yours.  We do hope to see you again soon.
Jul 2018
Place was lovely and clean. Beds were comfortable. Directions could have been a little clearer once you turn onto Harbert Road. For example: Go 2/10's of a mile and turn right onto Main Drive. Keep to the left, then turn right on Beach Path and then left on Pine. Thanks


Mary, thank you for the detailed directions for the Sand House.  We will incorporate them into our directions.  We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay.  I agree that it is a lovely place to get away.  The upper deck feels like a tree house!  We hope to see you again - check out our other properties also.
Jun 2018
Everyone enjoyed the weekend. Feedback from all our guests was very positive. Great location and very nice house. Thank you for your help with providing us a successful graduation weekend.


We are so glad that your graduation stay was such a success!  The Sand House is in such a great location and perfect for a party.  We hope that you come back again!
May 2018
Perfect for a Ladies' Weekend
The house was amazing! Very clean with a good amount of sleeping space, and provided the perfect amenities, Seven of us stayed here for a mom's weekend getaway and we had a lot of fun. The beach was beautiful and it took just a couple of minutes to walk there. It was also a good, close location to tour the wineries in the area. Communication between Freshwater was timely and friendly. I would definitely recommend the home and hope to go back with my family!


HI Brianna,  We are so glad that you and your friends had a fabulous mom's weekend!  What a great idea.  The Sand House is a pretty cool property.    Please keep in mind that have we have over 70 properties for you to choose from, and we give a 10% returning guest discount when you book directly through us.  We hope to see you again soon.
Apr 2018
The Sand House
This is our 3rd year staying at The Sand House. We have loved every year! What a wonderful location and wonderful amenities.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your loyalty to Freshwater Vacation Rentals! We appreciate you! Be sure to check out our 54 other waterfront properties for your next Michigan adventure if you feel like discovering something new!
Jul 2017
Excellent property!
The Sand House was a wonderful place to stay. It's so close to the beach yet so secluded - we saw three deer right off the deck one morning! The house was very clean and we found all the notes to be very helpful. Would definitely stay here again!
May 2017
The Sand House was a great place for 8 girls to visit, laugh, gab and catch up on family news. So relaxing! A nice stroll to the beach, it was cool but sunny. Nice places and towns close by to explore. The house was comfortable, and clean. Just needed a night light in the downstairs bedroom next to the porch. Other than that, it was just perfect and so was your friendly service. I thank you for a memorable weekend for us all!
Apr 2017
Great for a Girls Getaway
My Girlfriends and I loved our stay at the Sand House. We had an excellent stay, the house was close to downtown Sawyer which had cute shops and a great brewery. It was also very quick walk to the beach. We would definitely come back for another stay!
Jun 2016
Amazing weekend
We came to stay at the Sand House for a weekend this spring, and we had a phenomenal time. The house was fully stocked with towels, blankets, kitchenware--anything you could possibly need, the house had it! The beach was beautiful, and the house was very spacious and comfortable.
Apr 2016
Relaxing Summer Getaway
The house is very comfortable and has all the amenities. The location feels secluded without being remote and the beach is lovely. Sawyer is close by with Greenbush Brewery and Sawyer Market for gourmet treats, great farm stand produce, and a great gift shop. I just wish we could have stayed longer for more time to explore the area and enjoy the beach! Reviewer location:South Pasadena, California Date of arrival:September 5, 2015
Apr 2016
Lovely home in wooded neighborhood, near Lake Michigan
Lovely home in a beautiful wooded neighborhood. Five minute walk to private beach on Lake Michigan. Enjoyed sitting on beach even though it was a chilly fall day. The large house is decorated quite nicely with lots of room. Sleeps 10, 2 bathrooms, has a deck and a screened in porch on the lower level off the TV/game room.( we didn't use)The house was very clean and the beds were very comfy. Kitchen was large looked like it was well stocked with pans and stuff. (we didn't cook). Lots of awesome places to eat in the area and many awesome wineries to visit. Cant wait to return to this gem in the summer! Date of arrival October 2, 2015
Apr 2016
Fantastic Getaway!
The pictures don't do this house and it's location justice. The house was much roomier than it appeared in pictures and being in the woods gave it a very private and secluded feel without feeling like you were too far away from anything. We enjoyed that the beach was so close. On our first night we could hear the waves from the lake as we sat out on the deck. The inside the house was very clean and comfortable. We found everything we needed easily thanks to the labels and directions provided for us. There were even a few unexpected items available for our use (such askitchen utensils that tend to be over looked at other rentals we've used), which is a major plus. This was our first time staying in Harbert so we were unsure of its exact location in relation to where we wanted to be, which was the wineries Michigan is known for. We were surprised that to find out that the furthest winery we planned to visit (Karma Vista) was only about a half hour drive north. We were able to make a fantastic plan of starting there and make our way back. The last winery we went to ( Baroda Founders) was only about a 10-15 minute drive. I can't say enough things about how wonderful our trip was. We hope to be able to return in the future, hopefully for a longer stay to really enjoy all the amazing things this house and location has to offer. Date of arrival October 9, 2015
Apr 2016

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