5BR Cottage Vacation Rental in Harbert, Michigan

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Updated on Jul 21, 2020

SAND HOUSE (Harbert Woods, MI): Cute, cozy cottage just a short walk from Lake Michigan.

Located in: Harbert

*5 minute Walk to Private Lake Michigan Beach

Lake Michigan is still beautiful, but because of storms and rising waters, the size of our beach is constantly changing. The beach may be narrow, but there is still room to sit! We do ask that you please not walk, climb or jump off the dunes however, and use extra care on the recently repaired beach stairs. And we no longer allow beach fires or fireworks.

In 2020, we gratefully request that you adhere to CDC, State of Michigan, Berrien County and Chikaming Township Covid-19 guidelines. Please keep a six-foot distance between your group and anyone else on the beach, walks and shopping. Wear a mask when walking, shopping or picking up take-out in town. Please try to purchase all you will need from your home grocery store; if you need to shop locally, try to get everything you need for your stay on one trip. We're all in this together : )

The Sand House is an ideal spot for a vacation with your family, or a getaway with friends. 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.
Book your stay today at the Sand House in Harbert Woods!

You must be at least 25 years old to rent The Sand House.


Accessibility: 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 allowed at the house or at the beach.

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.

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.

Washer and dryer: Yes.

Winery Tours: The nearest wineries for tastings and tours are a 20-minute drive, but as of May 2020 most are closed due to Covid-19.

COVID-19: Note, as of May 2020, all of the restaurants below are offering curbside pickup for takeout. See websites or in some cases Facebook pages for info. Grand Mere and Warren Dunes appear to be open but please keep a 6-foot distance when hiking or visiting the beaches. Not sure about the ice cream shops. Sawyer Home & Garden Center offers curbside pickup and delivery (for a fee). Both Acorn and Vickers Theaters offer streaming events — check out their web sites.

CONSTRUCTION: Note, as of April 2020, Red Arrow Highway is closed in Union Pier — essentially between Red Arrow Roadhouse and the Wine Sellers (both of which remain open). The intersection of Red Arrow Highway and Union Pier Road will be completely impassable. Please use Warren Woods Road to Lakeside Road to Kruger Road as a workaround.

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) 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)

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.
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