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Lakeshore Between Saugatuck & South Haven

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Looking for a tranquil setting away from the bustle of Saugatuck, yet close to the beach? Enjoy sunsets nestled in the woods in this Historic home.

The Parsonage vacation rental is located on Lakeshore Dr. 4 miles south of Saugatuck & 10 miles north of South Haven.

Lake Michigan beaches are easy access from the Parsonage House. Pier Cove Beach is a 5 minute walk, Westside County Park is just around the corner, and Saugatuck's infamous Oval Beach is nearby.

Keywords: Cottage

DP Fairbanks
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2017

About DP Fairbanks

We have lived in the area for 30 years and maintain this property to preserve the area.

DP Fairbanks purchased this cottage in 2000

Why DP Fairbanks chose Southwest

The Parsonage House was built in 1860 and was the Parsonage to the Methodist Church in Pier Cove during the 1860’s and 1870’s. It is one of the oldest buildings in Allegan County. Historical photos can be viewed from our website linked below at 'more information'.

What makes this cottage unique

Owner managed and operated gives that 'personal touch'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I enjoyed my time in the Parish house. The living room is especially comfortable, soothing and has a little sense of others in the room with you!

The bed! It felt like what I would view as a Shaker bed....and for me it was too hard. The workshop was fabulous, the people wonderful. We made good use of all the fresh vegetables and fruit around.

The surrounding beauty is superb. I like the cat that comes around, the hummingbird, deer and robin that showed up most days. I appreciate your sharp interest and keen eye for making it work for us, and it did.

Thank you for it all.
Jul 2013
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Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Tub/Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , The entire upstairs is a large sleeping room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lovely, tranquil, wooded setting along Lakeshore Dr., home is an historic home that was the Parsonage to a church around 1870. The house is about a 5 minute walk to the beach.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Lakeshore Between Saugatuck & South Haven
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews

Peaceful Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two relaxing nights at this lovely home. Daphne was very friendly and informative. Very professional and ready to help with any issue. The area is beautiful and there is plenty to do and see nearby. My girlfriend and I went into Saugatuck and tried the Mexican restaurant. Saugatuck is a one of a kind place to visit. Such a unique town. We had a great time!

The only thing I think could be improved is the living room furniture. It was very stiff and uncomfortable. However, Daphne is the type of owner that is constantly making improvements and she has done a beautiful job on the house so far. Great place to unwind!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a relaxing weekend! Daphne was very responsive and kind. Her restaurant recommendations were outstanding too. The house is even nicer in person - very clean, comfortable, and surrounded by trees. It's a short drive to wineries, restaurants and shopping as well as a short walk to the lake. We watched incredible sunsets during our stay. This was the first time I've booked through vrbo. Daphne's customer service will be hard to beat!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sister's weekend

  • 4 of 5

The Parsonage House was a great spot for our sister's weekend. We were able to roast hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire pit, walk to the beach, watch the sunset, and play games. The house was very comfortable- we loved sleeping upstairs -almost like summer camp! Daphne was wonderful- she met us at the house to explain everything and answer any questions. We hope to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderfully equipped home. Full of charm and character. The location is private and convenient to everything the area has to offer. We could walk down to the beach and swim in Lake Michigan. Run down the tree lined lakeshore drive. Hang out on the lovely patio for morning coffee, dinner, evening fires, crafts at the picnic table....

Drove into town for the paved bike path from saugutuck to holland. A wonderful ride that is!

The saugutuck beaches, area restaurants, orchards, dunes all make for an amazing stay! And the parsonage was a great home base!

Daphne is so lovely and easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and perfect for what we were looking for (a relaxed vacation, with minimal work to be done)! The upstairs bed was super comfortable... We came on a very cold week, and the floors were cold, being stone... but for the most part I think we had a fluke dip in the weather, and the stone floors would feel great on a hot day! I would bring bath towels as well beach towels/blankets. There is an absolutely adorable path behind the house that my daughter called the "fairy path" and loved to play in.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed this special location by the lake!
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the Parsonage! It is a charming place with tons of character. The extra little touches, like the fresh cut rose, were delightful. The location is fabulous. It's Tucked back into a small wooded area with privacy, yet close to the beaches and towns od Saugatuk and South Haven to head in for sight seeing and shopping. The owner Daphne was helpful and met us at the property as planned. We would love to return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love returning renters!!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gerald Ford Airport - Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Holland, MI
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Pier Cove Beach & Westside County Park
Car: necessary

Truly a resort area along the shores of Lake Michigan, Saugatuck offers shops, art, and cultural activities year round, with a very robust summer and fall season.


Rates & Availability

Fennville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Peak 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

PLEASE NOTE** Total on quote includes the damage deposit, which is not charged unless there is damage or a need for excessive cleaning.

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