Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Find out moreOpens in a new window

Gigantic Family-Friendly Home W/Free WiFi, Private Hot Tub, Washer/Dryer, A/C!

Photo gallery for Gigantic Family-Friendly Home W/Free WiFi, Private Hot Tub, Washer/Dryer, A/C!

8 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
TV, fireplace

Overview of Gigantic Family-Friendly Home W/Free WiFi, Private Hot Tub, Washer/Dryer, A/C!

Gigantic Family-Friendly Home W/Free WiFi, Private Hot Tub, Washer/Dryer, A/C!

4.5/5 Wonderful

Entire home

8 bedrooms6 bathroomsSleeps 20

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Sawyer, MI

Explore the area

  • AirportMichigan City, IN (MGC-Michigan City Municipal)30 min drive
  • Popular LocationIndiana Dunes National Park31 min drive
  • Popular LocationIndiana Dunes State Park42 min drive
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Notre Dame50 min drive

Space details

8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 20
4000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    2 single beds
Bedroom 5
    4 single beds
Bedroom 6
    1 king bed
Bedroom 7
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 8
    4 single beds

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Gigantic Family-Friendly Home W/Free WiFi, Private Hot Tub, Washer/Dryer, A/C!

Lakefront Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
2nd Base

Our calendar is updated in real-time & our nightly rates are accurately displayed. Simply enter your desired dates and click 'Book Now!'

Welcome to 2nd Base on Lake Michigan, the grandest of the five Great Lakes. Nestled in Sawyer, MI in the private community of Shorewood Hills, this spacious and unique property consists of a main house and a separate guest house overlooking the lake. You will fall in love with the private beach, the sound of crashing waves, the spectacular sunsets, the stunning views of Lake Michigan, and 2nd Base of course! All of this provides a great venue for a relaxing holiday that will bring you back to nature. Best yet, it is only one-and-a-half hours from Chicago.

The three-story main house has six bedrooms and five bathrooms accompanied by multiple living areas overlooking Lake Michigan. The entire home is bathed in natural light, and guests will enjoy the expansive lake views and light coming in through the floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights throughout the house. The open-concept main floor has a large kitchen featuring an island with an electric cooktop, two sinks, a dishwasher, a garbage compactor, and a buffet area. There is a lovely dining area attached to the spacious kitchen with a large custom-made maple round table that seats 12-14 guests. A comfortable living area with a sectional sofa, a mounted flatscreen TV, and a maple table for four completes the living area. From this space, guests have access to a terrace complete with comfortable patio furniture and a gas grill. It's an ideal location for barbecuing while savoring the stunning Lake Michigan sunsets. You'll find two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds, and a full bath with a shower/tub combo on this level as well.

On the second level, guests can enjoy another spacious living area with floor-to-ceiling windows offering beautiful lake views and lots of comfortable seating around the flatscreen TV. Another large terrace invites you to enjoy the colorful sunsets, the majestic rising moon, and often the lights of Chicago across the lake. Two bedrooms are housed on this level, both bedrooms furnished with queen beds and en-suite bathrooms with shower/tubs. The lower level has a nice living area with floor-to-ceiling windows. A large private master suite offers a sitting area, a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed, built-in maple closets, and an en-suite bathroom with double sinks and a shower/tub. A second bedroom with a queen bed, a bathroom with a shower, and the laundry room complete this level. The guest house is perfect for children or adults who are still young at heart. This fun red, white, and blue haven has a kitchen and a small eating area. There are two bedrooms with two sets of bunk beds each, a bathroom with a shower, a TV, and a second washer and dryer.

A large terrace, complete with gas grill, patio furniture, a hot tub, a half bath, and two outdoor showers, separate the Main House from the Guest House. If relaxing on the beach and splashing in the waves is what you enjoy, a 100-foot boardwalk through the dune grass leads you to our association beach. If you need a respite from the beach, there are many interesting activities in Harbor Country to discover: kayaking, surfing, blueberry picking, Sawyer’s beautiful art and sculpture museum, breweries, wineries, farmers’ markets, an ice cream parlor, antiquing, shopping, and many great restaurants. Treat yourself and experience “the Riviera of the Midwest”!

* Please note: the hot tub is open from Memoral Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The hot tub and/or pool is subjuect to availability between the months of September and May.
This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC.

Parking Notes: Parking for 6 cars

Other permit number: CR2019-0041
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Vacasa of Michigan
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Hot tub


  • Internet access


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 8 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 6 bathrooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 20
  • Unit size: 4000 sq ft (372 sq m)

See similar properties



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as


About this area


Located in Sawyer, this holiday home is on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Warren Woods State Park and Grand Mere State Park, while The Acorn and Vickers Theatre are cultural highlights. Weko Park and Hesston Steam Museum are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Warren Dunes State Park - 11 min drive
  • Round Barn Winery - 23 min drive
  • Indiana Dunes National Park - 31 min drive
  • Indiana Dunes State Park - 42 min drive
  • University of Notre Dame - 50 min drive

Getting around

  • New Buffalo Station - 20 min drive
  • South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.) - 50 min drive


  • Mesa Luna - 4 min drive
  • Smokin Woody's - 4 min drive
  • Greenbush Brewing Co. - 5 min drive
  • Infusco Coffee Roasters - 6 min drive
  • Cafe Gulistan - 6 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 2 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 2 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 2 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 2 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 2 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Great location for a wonderful beach vacation. The house was clean, expansive and well equipped. Beach access was fantastic. Two significant problems: 1) there is a lot of deferred maintenance to be done on decking, screens and windows and 2) the lower level bunkhouse meant to accommodate up to 8 children in 2 rooms with 2 bunkbeds in each was burdened by a "septic" odor that was not easily tolerated for all, despite taking all the remedies suggested. It would be better to either solve the problem or not offer the bunkhouse.

4/5 Good

Nice Place
Lots of "getaway" areas for a large group-- 3 gathering spaces, 4 outside decks, private uncrowded beach.