Union Pier-Sawyer Lake House Union Pier
SAWYER COTTAGE--on Lake Michigan
PARKING SPOTS AVAILABLE: 2 MAX
SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED
*LAKEFRONT (on Lake Michigan)
*3 cottages surround Sawyer that are also available for rent (None of our Union Pier Cottages accept pets.)
Come stay at a beautiful home on Lake Michigan. Enjoy the open floor plan, 2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, comfortable furniture, fireplace, large windows and a master bedroom with views of the lake, The Master bedroom has cable tv. The main bathroom has a fabulous jetted tub to take away the stress of the city. The screened in porch is attached to the master bedroom and is easily accessible from the living room. It's an ideal place to enjoy an evening glass of wine and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan.
Enjoy the spectacular sunset views from inside and out. It is great for family vacations, romantic getaways for the weekend or family reunions. Whether you are coming to enjoy the fresh air, star-shooting sky or bonfire on the beach, the Sawyer Cottage has a lot to offer. Come and create water-filled memories that will last a lifetime.
The Sawyer Cottage is next door to the Brandon Cottage, with separate sitting areas and decks for each family to enjoy. Yes, you are within earshot of each other, so it is fun to rent both places together. Since the walkway leading to the private beach area is in front of the Sawyer Cottage living room window, it is easy to see the walkway entryway. While it isn't commonplace, you may see guests from the other 3 cottages as they use the walkway to the beach. There is a public access point on the opposite side of the Brandon Cottage, so often the other cottage's take that shortcut of just 26 steps to the beach. The Sawyer Cottage is situated with a private deck sitting space, with 72 steps down to the water.
The "private" beach is actually shared by 4 cottages (Brandon, Grace and Alex) with a shared walkway to the beach area. This one-story home has the closest access to the walk-out 2-level deck (shared by the Brandon, Grace and Alex Cottages) that will guide you down to your Lake Michigan beach area. ("Private beach" in Michigan means that anyone outside these 4 cottages are not supposed to stop, sit, set up their beach gear and/or have a campfire, etc. on this private beach space. Still, with Michigan Beach Walker laws, anyone can walk through the private beach area, even though it is deemed "private.") . This private" beach area is situated on the shoreline between the Sawyer and Brandon Cottages, directly on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Sawyer Cottage at Union Pier is open all-year round. From the beautiful fall colors in late September to the sounds of the various birds mid-spring, the cottage is perfect for tranquility, rest and rejuvenation.
There are also 3 other cottages that surround the Sawyer Cottage, which makes vacationing with guests or extended family perfect. Come reunite at Union Pier.
** Parking is at a premium at our Union Pier location. While we do not have an on-site parking attendant, please keep the neighbors in mind and park as close together, and as close to the cottages as possible. 2 spaces have been allocated to the Sawyer Cottage.
Rent all 4 cottages grouped closely together for a 10% discount. (1 night stays do not apply.
Bedroom organization: All bedrooms are on the main floor
Bedroom 1: 1 Queen Beds
Bedroom 2: 2 Twin Beds
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin Beds
Bathroom #1--Full bathroom with shower only
Bathroom #2--Full bathroom with tub/shower
Bed option: We have a king-sized bed bridge converter for one (1) set of the 2 twin beds, so if you would prefer that we make a king-sized bed out of the 2 twins, just let us now upon booking and we'll have that set for you upon arrival. (The other set of twin beds are not matched perfectly in order to make the king conversion work.)
Location: 90 minutes east of downtown Chicago, Illinois
1/2 hour north Notre Dame, Indiana
3 hours west of Detroit, Michigan
4 hours south of Traverse City, Michigan
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Beach/Swimming: Walk toward the right and down the stairs (shared with the next door Brandon Lake House) in order to get to the private stretch of Lake Michigan beach used by our 4 Union Pier Cottages. Swimming is divine on Lake Michigan. The 2019 Lake Michigan water level is very high. Therefore, the beach is not as wide has it has been in the recent past. Each year is slightly different when it comes to nature. Normally, there are beach chairs at the bottom of the stairs for use for our 4 Union Pier Cottages.
Coffee Pot: Keurig
Firewood: Yes! We have firewood provided for you under the blue tarp across from the kids play area.
Privacy: While our guests have traditionally been very respectful of each other, the cottages are very close together with shared walkways to the cottages and to the beach.
Outdoor ice-skating rink & sledding hill: Bring your skates and sleds! Less than 5 miles away! Oselka Park: 601 E. Indiana St. New Buffalo, MI 49117
Four Winds Casino: Just 5 miles from the cottage!
Blue Chip Casino: A larger casino. Located in Indiana, just 22 minutes away from Union Pier, try your luck at this exciting casino!
Big 10 University-Notre Dame! Just a half-hour from this prestigious school in Indiana.
Wineries: Take a tour or visit a local winery:
Winery Tours: http://www.harborcountry.org/winerytour/ The closest starting point to the cottage is in New Buffalo, approximately 5-10 minutes south. For more winery tours check these out: http://miwinetrail.com http://www.fruitfulvinetours.com
Round Barn Winery: A brewery/distillery and a winery all combined in one trip. http://www.roundbarnwinery.com/ Just 14 miles from the Union Pier Cottages, about a 20 minute drive.
Saint Julian Winery: Enjoy a great glass of wine at this local vineyard.
Snowmobile trails are open from New Buffalo to Galien. The trail from Galien also extends into Indiana. The trails are well marked with a trailhead in Three Oaks and one in Galien. Visit www.fishweb.com/recreation/snowmobile/trails/swl.html for updates on trail conditions. Snowmobiles must be registered and display a 3 year registration decal as well as a current trail user permit decal. In the State of Michigan there is a $25 charge for a trail users fee. This permit is good from October 1- September 30. Permits may be purchased at Knoll Bros Gas Station or Captain Cook’s Sports in New Buffalo. The Featherbone Restaurant & Lounge in Three Oaks or the Bungalow Inn in Galien provide snowmobile trail information. You may also purchase a permit by calling the Michigan Snowmobile Association at 269-361-2285.
- Central air conditioning
- Basic paper products included.
- Cable- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Screened-in porch
- Firewood is provided.
- Iron & Ironing board
- Internet/ WI FI
- Washer & dryer
- Blow Dryer
- Standard kitchenware & utensils
- Keurig--some K-cups provided
- Sandy Beach
- Swimming on property
- Patio chairs
- Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
|08/19/2019 - 09/05/2019||2||$600.00|
|09/06/2019 - 11/01/2019||2||$325.00|
|11/02/2019 - 12/31/2020||2||$275.00|
We are thrilled you ladies had a wonderful time. Inspiration to say the least. We wish more would come to exercise their creative minds! You'll have to send us a picture of your crafts! Thanks for choosing Freshwater!
We are happy you enjoyed the sand bar and wonderful Lake Michigan beach, and deck. I have a work order our for maintenance for a complete table and chairs set and the internet is being looked into. That is unusual for it not to work as it is new. Thank you for your suggestions. We pride ourselves on giving our guests a wonderful experience and will update what we can in order for them to have a great vacation. We hope you consider booking with us in the future. We have 54 properties to choose from.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the positive review and for your suggestions. We will see how we can accommodate. We hope you do book again in the future. Remember, we have 60 properties stacked around Michigan; please check out our website to see the newest homes and special deals.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We love, love, love the colors in the fall at Peter White. Thank you for the great, positive review! We pride ourselves on great customer service and appreciate your compliments. We hope you do book again in the future. Remember, we have 60 properties stacked around Michigan; please check out our website to see the newest homes and special deals.
We are so happy you had a great success and loved the house and location!
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanksgiving on Lake Michigan is the best! Check out all 72 properties. We give returning guests a 10% discount when they book directly through us. We look forward to working with you in the future!
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanksgiving getaways are the best! Check out all of our 72 properties. We give returning guests a 10% discount when they book directly through us. We look forward to working with you in the future!
Wer are happy you enjoyed your girls weekend! It's always nice to get away along Lake Michigan! We hope to see you again in the future!
We are so happy that you enjoyed your weekend at Sawyer House. It is a great property. We hope to see you again soon.
Hi Melissa, Wea re so happy that you like the Sawyer House. It is a great property. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Remember that we have over 70 properties for you to choose from, and we give a 10% returning guest discount when you book directly through us.
Pam we are so happy that you enjoyed the cottage! Also, thank you for alerting us to the pan and coffee maker situation Remember that 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.
Lucas, we are so happy that your parents enjoyed the Sawyer House. Magic happens when you stay right on Lake Michigan, and the Sawyer House is no exception. You are a pretty special person to set this up for your parents, which makes it even better that they enjoyed it as much as they did. We hope that you all come back again or try one of our many other Michigan properties.
Hi Marilyn, we love that you have returned to Sawyer Lake House and plan to do so again. How cool to do a crafting weekend with your sister - love it! We're happy that it works out so well for you both.
Hi Beverly, we are so glad that you enjoyed SawyerLake House again this year. Thanks for the wonderful review. We love that you and Beverly will be coming back again next year for your crafting time together. What a perfect "sister" thing to do.
Ryan, so happy to hear that the Sawyer House fit your needs. The sounds of waves from Lake Michigan can be so mesmerizing, a great way to be lulled to sleep! We hope that you come back again.
Anne, we are thrilled that the Sawyer House worked out so well for you. Being right on Lake Michigan makes it even more special I think. We'd love to work with you again soon.
Leanne, we love the idea of a sister's weekend, and that you went to the Sawyer Lake House to do it! Union Pier is a great city, and being right on Lake Michigan is a special gift. Walking on the beach, no matter the weather, is a wonderful experience. We'll look for you and your sisters again in the future!
Elizabeth, we're so happy that you enjoyed staying at the Sawyer Lake House. It's such a great property, plus being right on Lake Michigan gives it even more added charm. We hope to work with you again!
Amy, a fall weekend, a fabulous fireplace and a view of Lake Michigan makes for a perfect girlfriends get-away! We are so glad that you chose Sawyer Lake House for your fun weekend. We'd love to host you again in the future.
Jennifer, we love our returning guests reviews! The Union Pier properties are pretty special, and being right on Lake Michigan makes it the perfect spot to be, no matter what sesason you are there! We look forward to your next visit.
Kari, we are so glad that you had a great stay at the Sawyer House. You just can't beat being right on Lake Michigan, and,as you said, it's great any time of year. Do come back again!
Radhika, we are thrilled that you enjoyed Sawyer Lake House as much as you did. It's a great property and being right on Lake Michigan is pretty spectacular that's for sure! We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Heidi, we love that this was a "sister stay" and that you enjoyed Sawyer Lake House. Being on Lake Michigan is magical, and this property with the fabulous deck overlooking the lake makes it even better. We hope to see you again!
Heidi, staying right on Lake Michigan is magical, that's for certain. We are happy that you and your sisters enjoyed staying at the Sawyer House. It's a great property. We at FVR make it our #1 priority to make sure that our guests are satisfied, so we are always happy to help with any questions or concerns. We hope that you return again soon.
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Tony, you can not beat Sawyer Lake House for a great place to vacation. With Lake Michigan out front, you get the best sunsets and sunrises while sitting on the deck that one could ever ask for. We'll look for you again next year!