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Spectacular Beachfront Cottage

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Last updated: 02/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Situated on 5 private acres and overlooking 250 feet of private beach, our cottage provides a wonderful setting for a great vacation. Enjoy the view of the lake from the cottage, from the new deck or walk down the steps to the beach. No roads, woods or 'short walks' to the beach. This spectacular cottage lets the lake embrace you. Lake Michigan is so large (120 miles wide and 350 miles long) that it feels like the ocean without the salt water and sharks! The water is usually warm in the summer for swimming, sometimes calm as glass and other days with huge rolling waves. Walking miles is a favorite is hanging out under the umbrellas. Building sand castles, splashing in the waves, enjoying campfires and reading in the hammock are just some of the joys of being at the 'big lake'. Picnics on the deck, chasing fireflies into the evening, watching an unforgettable sunset with friends and family...this is what connects us and what wonderful memories are made of.

Venturing away from the beach, you can visit Saugatuck or South Haven, each about 10 minutes away, or other little villages nearby. There you will find shopping, galleries and fun and funky restaurants. Playing golf is easy on one of the many area courses. Bicycling on trails or country roads has also become very popular. A summer highlight is visiting the outdoor farmer's markets in Saugatuck or Holland which offer up the rich bounty of the area. Picking your own blueberries, raspberries, peaches or apples is always a highlight with young and old alike. Boat rentals for sailing, motor boating or fishing are nearby. Windsurfers and wave runners are also available to rent.

In any season,you can experience the wonder of Lake Michigan.
Great times are waiting for you. Come stay at the cottage and share a piece of our private paradise.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/11/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Inside, coziness and connection abound. A screened-in porch invites an evening glass of wine,family games and conversation. The living/dining room boasts 7 sets of French doors opening to the lake on one side and to private woods on the others. Turn the music u, open the doors and dance on the patio. Or light a fire, cozy up on a couch and take in the beauty seen from every window. The kitchen invites participation with a central island and lots of counter space. Preparing meals can become a communal affair. Dark wide plank floors, white walls, antiques and spectacular cottage furnishings have all been carefully chosen so that you feel like you are in a cottage, but a very comfortable one. Special amenities include a hot/cold outdoor shower for rinsing off beach sand, a regulation bocce ball court on the bluff, a hammock overlooking the lake, shady and open deck areas, blue and white striped towels and straw beach hats in abundance....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of books are available. You are welcome to borrow a book or leave a book. ...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games. Bocce court outside as well as outdoor ping pong...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Some cds available. Bring your own music. iPod base available to allow sound from speakers throughout house....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Plug in bases for iPhone...moreless

  • Television:

    Only t. v. is in upstairs queen bedroom which has sofa and chair....moreless

  • Toys:

    Kayak and stand up paddle board ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Kids videos...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    250 feet of beach. Width of beach varies with lake level. 2016 lake has been very high and our beach is smaller than usual. ...moreless

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Indoor dining seats 8, screen porch table for 4, Outdoor dining includes 2 tables for 8 Additional card tables for 8 more. One 4 top table near grill and seating area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace ...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Weights available in upstairs bedroom. No separate fitness room....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air heat. Cozy and warm in the winter....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking for 4 or 5 cars ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Cell phone coverage is spotty. There is a land line for local and long distance calls which is available to guests....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided. Beach towels also available but I ask that they be washed by guests before leaving. Cloth napkins are also available but need to be washed after use....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wi-fi available ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well stocked with all basic utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful, large kitchen with center island invites family and friends to join in cooking....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, oil, vinegar, condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas, 4 burner stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck has eating table and lounge chairs ...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    Numerous public golf courses within 20 minutes drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak available with life vests stored in garage for guests use...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo has covered seated area and open area with picnic table...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge lawn facing lake invites games and relaxation. Includes a bocce court. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screen porch as well as numerous verandas facing lake....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Stand up paddle board and 2 man kayak are available. Life vests also available....moreless

  • Wood Deck


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from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
standard rate winter
Jan 7 - Apr 27, 2017
2 night min stay
High Season
Jun 3 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Cleaning $150


The rate chart forces me to put in only one rate under standard rate. It will vary according to number of visitors and length of stay in non specified rate periods.


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Last updated: 02/11/2017
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Car: Necessary

Beach walking, swimming, kite flying, bocce ball court, hanging out in hammock, ping pong, board games,beach campfire, star gazing

Antiquing, art galleries, array of restaurants, Holland shopping, wooden shoe factory!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1971

About the owner: We grew up in Michigan enjoying Lake Michigan. We moved to Colorado in 1968 and missed the water so we found this land with a little cottage on it. We vacationed there for many summers with our family. In 1995 we built the present cottage, adding the deck and covered gazebo last year. The cottage holds many dear memories of time spent with family and friends. Many others have stayed at the cottage over the years and each has signed a rock which we have displayed in the living room reminding us of all the good times shared there.

Why the Owner Chose Fennville, MI, USA:
The cottage offers a comfortable and beautiful space to feel closer to nature and enjoy friends and family or find a place for solitude. Relax in hammock or on the deck or kayak, paddle board or swim in glorious Lake Michigan. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and star filled skies.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/11/2017

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  • view of water from gazebo and deck

    view of water from gazebo and deck

  • Living room with dining area in foreground (couches and lighting now updated)

    Living room with dining area in foreground (couches and lighting now updated)

  • Visitors throughout the years have left their rocks on window sill

    Visitors throughout the years have left their rocks on window sill

  • Kitchen (now has new counters and stainless sink)

    Kitchen (now has new counters and stainless sink)

  • Queen bedroom upstairs with 

    Queen bedroom upstairs with t.v.

  • Front Bedroom on main flop, facing water

    Front Bedroom on main flop, facing water

  • 'Loft' single bed.

    'Loft' single bed.

  • Downstairs full bathroom with shower stall.

    Downstairs full bathroom with shower stall.

  • Glorious summer

    Glorious summer

  • Outside view facing lake

    Outside view facing lake

  • Even beautiful in winter.

    Even beautiful in winter.

  • Deck with eating area and room for lounge chairs

    Deck with eating area and room for lounge chairs

  • dining area with bookcases and French doors

    dining area with bookcases and French doors

  • Screened in porch

    Screened in porch

  • Updated kitchen

    Updated kitchen

  • Queen bedroom with couch and chair to tv viewing. (Only1 tv in house.)

    Queen bedroom with couch and chair to tv viewing. (Only1 tv in house.)

  • Twin bedroom upstairs

    Twin bedroom upstairs

  • Full bathroom upstairs with tub/shower

    Full bathroom upstairs with tub/shower

  • Chairs for lake viewing. Bocce court is behind them.

    Chairs for lake viewing. Bocce court is behind them.

  • Everchanging sunsets

    Everchanging sunsets

  • Outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower

VRBO #230305

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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