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Lakeshore Between Saugatuck & South Haven

Fennville, MI, USA
  • Cottage1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 3 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (4 beds sleep 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.

(PLEASE read all the information provided here. Weekly rental priority during July & August with Friday arrival/departure. Also, we have a stated NO PET policy, so please do not ask.)

Keywords: Cottage


DP Fairbanks

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About DP Fairbanks

We have lived in the area for 35 years and maintain this property to preserve the area.

DP Fairbanks purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why DP Fairbanks chose Ganges

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.

What makes this Cottage unique

Owner managed and operated gives that 'personal touch'.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 1 Bathroom
        • 1 Tub/Shower

        Location Type

          • Rural
            Wooded private setting along the lakeshore.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                        2 Window air conditioners
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                        NEW! in 2014 - bedding provided! Please bring your own bath and beach towels
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Off street parking
                      • Parking Off Street


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 5 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Television
                                    Local channels


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Charcoal grill on patio


                                          • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                16 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Relaxing stay with family.

                                                                Rebecca H.

                                                                The pictures do not do it justice. Great space with lots of character. Just a short walk to Pier Cove. Looking forward to coming back.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank your review and your visit to the area. We hope you do return!

                                                                Perfect retreat!

                                                                Jan M.

                                                                My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at the parsonage house. The home is a short walk to the shore of Lake Michigan, an easy drive to the shops and restaurants of Saugatuck, surrounded by woods and wildlife, well appointed, clean and stocked with all you need in the kitchen to put together a quick dinner. Perfect retreat!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed the area and the house. We look forward to your next return trip!

                                                                Great weekend getaway

                                                                Merritt G.

                                                                I stayed at the Parsonage with friends in June. We loved the wooded setting, and enjoyed the historic nature of the house. It was very comfortable for the four of us. It was a great home base for exploring Fennville and the surrounding area. Daphne was very helpful and easy to work with. Would stay here again!

                                                                Peaceful Getaway

                                                                Brian H.

                                                                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!!!

                                                                Relaxing Weekend

                                                                Holly M.

                                                                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!

                                                                Sister's weekend

                                                                Cory L.

                                                                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!


                                                                Fennville, MI, USA

                                                                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

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $0 - $30
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                PLEASE NOTE** Total on quote includes the damage deposit, which is not charged unless there is damage or a need for excessive cleaning. Due to phone scams, we cannot publish a booking phone number. Please make inquiry through Homeaway/VRBO. Thank you.

                                                                16 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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