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Rustic and charming cottage right on Lake Michigan. Sunsets in the evening, star gazing at night. Fires on the beach. Bike riding through the orchards and around the country roads. If you prefer rustic, remote and quite, this is your place for respite.
The cottage comes with million dollar views although this is not a million dollar cottage. This is an old fashioned cottage with old cottage smell until the windows are opened. There is no internet and no TV. One often has to walk 100 yards or more up the road to get cell phone connectivity. Like many other teenagers, our children love their social media and Internet-based games. When they come to the cottage, however, they end up being outside all day and reading books in the evening. When they need the Internet they ride bikes (provided at the cottage) to a village 2 miles away that has a cafe and Internet.
Although the location is remote, the twin-towns of Saugatuck and Douglas are not far away. Here, there are fantastic restaurants, dozens of art galleries, charter boating, film festivals, and so much more.
The Wau-ke-na nature preserve is also close and provides a great place to hike in the forests when one needs a break from all the sun and sand. A few tents are available at the cottage. These are wonderful for camping on the beach up or on the bluff. Sometimes it fun just to set up a tent for children to play with.
If you like wine tasting, there are a plenty of vineyards and a few open wine cellars where you can sample the products. Closest to the cottage is Fenn Valley Wine Cellar.
The cottage has a binder with information and descriptions of many of the local attractions. We enjoy them all, but most of all the cottage is about respite and doing little or nothing.
Keywords: Cottage, Lake Michigan, Saugatuck, South Haven, Fennville, lake house, lake front, beaches.
Parents should know that the cottage is on a steep bluff. There are 3 to 6 ft drop offs at a few sections along the edge of the lawn with no railing. These areas can be roped off, but this is not a railing. The stairs to the beach have some railings. It is not easy to relax with small children running around the yard, so we advise against this....moreless
Permission for pets must be approved by owners. Generally speaking, cats are welcome. Dogs can be a problem since the cottage has carpeting. Small, short-haired dogs that have the sand washed off them before they come inside may be OK. No wet or sandy pets allowed inside or on any of the indoor or outdoor furniture. Please discuss with owners....moreless
Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) This bed is located in an alcove in the living room. Privacy curtains close off this sleeping area from the main room., Bunk Beds (1) The bunk beds are suitable for children and youth....moreless
Private 60 sq ft deck halfway down to the beach, great outdoor furniture, plenty of firewood, 4 bicycles and bike cart, 2 kayaks, 1 stand-up paddle board, beach toys, boogie boards, extensive reading library, plenty of board games and lawn games. Portable professional massage table with linen. The kitchen is galley style. Indoor and outdoor eating areas. There are two electric heaters and a small hot water heater. Iron and Ironing board. A hammock is available near the edge of the bluff. Great binoculars to watch for ships. Inspiring art work, mostly specific to Michigan nature. Forests, orchards, beaches. This place is remote and charming. Sunsets every evening are amazing....moreless
A stereo system with tuner and CD player. Close to 100 music CDs....moreless
A library of digital movies is available that can be played on one's laptop computer. There is no TV at the cottage....moreless
Away From It All
The views are amazing. Sunsets stunning.
Access to the beach is provided with private 60-step stair system. For those who need to rest, there are 2 landings with seating. ...moreless
Firewood included for fireplace or for evenings fires on the beach....moreless
A French Press is available for making coffee....moreless
There is a small galley kitchen indoors, with electric stove, oven and refrigerator. No machine dishwasher. Outside gas and charcoal grills as well....moreless
3 adult bikes, 1 bike for 8-12 year olds, plus 1 bike cart. ...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Simple outdoor patio with comfortable teak table and chairs. Hammock. Adirondack chairs along the bluff. Private seating on deck built into the bluff. Four beach chairs available at bottom of stairs....moreless
Large outdoor gas grill with side burner.
Charcoal grill is also available....moreless
June,July,Aug,Sept M-Th:$200/nt, Fri&Sat:$265/nt, Sun:$230/nt _Weekly rate:$1,425
May and October M-Th:$135/nt, Fri&Sat:$165/nt, Sun:$155/nt _ Weekly rate: $925
E-mail for holiday rates Cleaning fee $90 for all rentals.
These rates already include sales tax.
--- We prefer to rent Sun to Sun (weekly block) or Sun to Fri (5-day block).
We prefer minimum 3-day stay. Check-in at 4 p.m. check-out at 11:00 a.m. We can
extend check-in & check-out time depending on cleaning sched & other reservations.
_Our calendar will likely open up additional days closer to summer so check back.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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