THE SAND HOUSE
*5 minute Walk to Private Lake Michigan Beach
2019 - due to higher waters this summer, the beach is narrower. Still there and usable, but no fires are allowed on the beach, so people are able to walk along the beach with ease.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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!
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 closest starting point to the cottage is in New Buffalo, approximately 5-10 minutes
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.Get the full listing »