The Sand House Harbert

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







SLEEPS: 8-10

*5 minute Walk to Private Lake Michigan Beach

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. If you bring music on your iPod or phone you can connect to the integrated sound system that plays upstairs and downstairs in your vacation treehouse. You will find movies on hand for the kids or books to read for any age. In addition to the upstairs living space, there is a family room and many games, bumper pool, toys and puzzles. Or, relax with a glass of wine on the screen porch.
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: 1 set of Twin Bunk Beds = 2 twin beds
2 Bathrooms:
Bathroom #1:
Toilet, shower, 2 sinks. (Main floor: two door entrace, common entry and bedroom entry)
Bathroom #2: Toilet, tub, shower, 1 sink. (Downstairs)


Greenbush Brewing Company: taproom, annex and beer garden in Sawyer, 3 miles away (7 minute drive)
Red Arrow Roadhouse: the classic, south on Red Arrow Highway in Lakeside; burgers, ribs
Captain Mike's Fun Park: 5.5 miles north on Red Arrow Highway; trampoline basketball, go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf, arcade games
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
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 I 94
Oink's Ice Cream and Yogurt: famous ice cream shop in New Buffalo.


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, and a cozy screen porch.
Family Room Area: Downstairs there is an additional family room with a bumper pool table; there are many games, toys, and puzzles for your use.
Fire pit/Firewood: No, there is not a fire pit on site. But there are fire rings available for your use at the beach if you bring your own firewood.
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.
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 center of upstairs space upstairs view able from big dining table
       3) As an aside kids can watch videos in the twin bedroom but the TV is not connected to cable and is not high quality. You can just watch a video there.
Washer and dryer:  Yes.

Winery Tours:   The closest starting point to the cottage is in New Buffalo, approximately 5-10 minutes 


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Central air conditioning
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Screened-in porch
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Washer & dryer
  • Heat type: furnace
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Patio chairs
  • grill-charcoal
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
Local Amenities
  • Winery
04/01/2019 - 05/27/20192$150.00
05/28/2019 - 06/14/20192$300.00
06/15/2019 - 09/05/20193$475.00
09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$225.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$200.00


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
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
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
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
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
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

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