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, books, toys and puzzles. Or, relax with a glass of wine on the screen porch.

You must be at least 25 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)

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
Captain Mike’s Fun Park: 5.5 miles north on Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman; 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
Beach Bucket Fudge & Popcorn: ice cream shop 4 miles north at 12021 Red Arrow Highway, Sawyer (7 minute drive)
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) 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)
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 special events and unique activities like U-pick farms


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 house or the beach (2019)
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 (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
       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
06/15/2019 - 09/05/20192$475.00
09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$225.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$200.00


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
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
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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

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