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Rustic Cottage on Lake Michigan: Awesome Beaches and Sunsets

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Saugatuck cottage description

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.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                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

              • Pets Considered:

                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

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Sleeping Porch

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              • 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

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    A stereo system with tuner and CD player. Close to 100 music CDs....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Video Library:

                    A library of digital movies is available that can be played on one's laptop computer. There is no TV at the cottage....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    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

                  • Lakefront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Window mounted air conditioner...moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Firewood included for fireplace or for evenings fires on the beach....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        A French Press is available for making coffee....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        There is a small galley kitchen indoors, with electric stove, oven and refrigerator. No machine dishwasher. Outside gas and charcoal grills as well....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles:

                        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

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Large outdoor gas grill with side burner. Charcoal grill is also available....moreless

                       

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                      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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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/19/2014
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                      Location

                      Art galleries, local vineyards and wine cellars to visit, artisan farms, orchards, farmers' fruit and vegetable stands, bird watching. The best activity at this cottage is often just doing nothing.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: We are a family of four plus two cats. We love the outdoors and we love the Great Lakes.

                      Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck:
                      The location of the cottage is nicely located close to Saugatuck. This is a relatively remote and undeveloped part of the Lake Michigan coastline.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Morning walks in the forest, afternoons lounging on the beach, grilling outside in the afternoon, sunsets at dusk, and star gazing at night.


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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Adirondack chairs on the bluff

                        Adirondack chairs on the bluff

                      • Uninterrupted beach to the south

                        Uninterrupted beach to the south

                      • Galley kitchen

                        Galley kitchen

                      • Fires in the evening

                        Fires in the evening

                      • Queen size bed on the side porch.

                        Queen size bed on the side porch.

                      • Parking on the forest side of the cottage

                        Parking on the forest side of the cottage

                      • Private access to beach.  60 steps with 2 landings along the way.

                        Private access to beach. 60 steps with 2 landings along the way.

                      • Life in a hammock.

                        Life in a hammock.

                      • Plenty of firewood for beach fires or for fireplace in cottage.

                        Plenty of firewood for beach fires or for fireplace in cottage.

                      • Early snow

                        Early snow

                      • Catch the dazzling daily display.  Times may vary depending on season.

                        Catch the dazzling daily display. Times may vary depending on season.

                      • Uninterrupted beach to the north. Walk all the way to Saugatuck.

                        Uninterrupted beach to the north. Walk all the way to Saugatuck.

                      • Another stunning sunset!

                        Another stunning sunset!

                      • Knotty pine. Spacious windows.

                        Knotty pine. Spacious windows.

                      • Bunk beds.

                        Bunk beds.

                      • Sleeping alcove in main living room,

                        Sleeping alcove in main living room,

                      • Outdoor dining in the Spring

                        Outdoor dining in the Spring

                      • Stand-up paddle board, two kayaks, and plenty of beach gear included.

                        Stand-up paddle board, two kayaks, and plenty of beach gear included.

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 11/19/2014
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