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Patio overlooking our beautiful woods, perfect for morning coffee.

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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Beautiful, recently redecorated cottage directly on Lake Michigan. Private sandy beach for long walks, jogging, enjoying the sun, or swimming. Two Kayaks are available. You can actually walk the 3 miles to Saugatuck's Oval Beach and take the adorable ferry over to the town. Gorgeous sunsets. Patios on both sides of house, one for enjoying the lake and the other for the lovely woods in back. Great views from all the windows. Our long driveway is off of Lakeshore Drive, which is great for long walks, jogging and biking. Bathrooms were just updated in fall of 2011.

Saugatuck and Douglas are about 5 miles away by car where there are great restaurants, art galleries, unique shops, antiquing, golf, and places to rent boats and to do other water activities. South Haven is about 12 miles away where there are more delicious restaurants, nice shops, and entertainment. Holland is about 15 miles away. It has great shopping, an indoor water park, outdoor park, outlet mall, delicious food. 4.5 star-rated HawksHead Links is also nearby. Their restaurant is also very good.

In the cottage and garage there are games for indoors and outdoors, which includes croquet, badminton, ping pong, volley ball net, mini-tennis, bean bag toss, and board games
The GPS coordinates are N 42°-35'-53.46 W 86°-13'-18.11

Keywords: Beautiful sunsets, beach access, private, lots of indoor and outdoor games, Kayaks, surrounded by woods, looks right over the lake, perfect for long walks or bike rides

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • mini-tennis, badminton, croquet, other games available. WiFi is intermittently available, but you can use ours which works on our patio. Cell phones work in our gazebo, which you are welcome to use. Our cottage is just to the south....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    outdoor games, include badminton, bean bag toss. croquet. We have a ping pong table in the garage. Also we have a bunch of indoor games for all ages....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    A perfect spot to watch the sunset....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We are right on the lake with 65 stairs to the beach...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful views of the lake from most rooms and the front yard and patio...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    We have a private beach where well-behaved dogs can run and enjoy retrieving sticks thrown in the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    We don't use the garage for cars, but as a place to play ping pong and store other outdoor games, such as badminton, mini-tennis, volley ball net (no ball)...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Internet is not available in the cottage, but you are welcome to use the internet available at our cottage which is about 100 feet to the south in the gazebo or the patio. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) We have 1 patio with a view of the lake and one wiith a view of the woods...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
May 1 - Oct 2, 2016
6 night min stay
$475
$3,250
fall
Oct 3 - Nov 12, 2016
3 night min stay
$425
$2,975

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • cleaning fee $125

Notes:

Cleaning fee will be reduced to $75 if beds are changed and towels are washed and at least in the dryer, and cottage is reasonably clean. The cleaning fee will be subtracted from your rental deposit.

Security/damage deposit is one night's rent, which is returned to you, minus cleaning fee and any damage costs, within 2 weeks of your departure. It is not part of your rental fee. Half the rental fee is due 6 (six) weeks prior to arrival. The other half of the rental fee is due 2 (two) weeks prior to arrival. The $25 pet fee is due when half your rental fee is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.


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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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Location

Besides enjoying our beautiful beach, it is fun to play in the creek which is just to the north of our beach. We have kayaks, but you might want to rent a paddleboard. There is fishing in the lake or surrounding rivers. Enjoy telling stories and roasting s'mores by our firepit. Nearby blueberry, raspberry, apple and peach picking is fun for kids and adults. Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland, Fennville, and South Haven all have great restaurants, shops and art galleries. Pick up a treasure in the antique mall in Douglas or one of the shops nearby.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We own the house next door and are there most weekends and some weeks. We live in Kalamazoo, but we're always eager to get back to the lake.

Why the Owner Chose Fennville, MI, USA:
Nothing beats a sunset over Lake Michigan! We've loved this cottage since our family bought the property next door in 1960. When the cottage became available, we snapped it up.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The sunsets, the views, the lake, the privacy. It's so peaceful and quiet here and yet there is so much to do, either at the cottage or nearby. We're never bored, just happy and contented.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Patio overlooking our beautiful woods, perfect for morning coffee.

    Patio overlooking our beautiful woods, perfect for morning coffee.

  • Miles of beach for long walks, lazing in the sun, swimming, building sandcastles

    Miles of beach for long walks, lazing in the sun, swimming, building sandcastles

  • One of the three sunlit bedrooms

    One of the three sunlit bedrooms

  • Dining area. White area is really sliding glass doors to patio and view of lake.

    Dining area. White area is really sliding glass doors to patio and view of lake.

  • Our front patio overlooks the lake. Front yard has a fire pit and room for games

    Our front patio overlooks the lake. Front yard has a fire pit and room for games

  • Living room. There is also a table and chairs (for eating or games) and a TV.

    Living room. There is also a table and chairs (for eating or games) and a TV.

  • Building a 'village' by the creek

    Building a 'village' by the creek

  • Blueberry Picking. You can pick raspberries, apples and peaches too!

    Blueberry Picking. You can pick raspberries, apples and peaches too!

  • Sunset view from the back patio

    Sunset view from the back patio

  • Large Master Suite, plenty of room to add cots. It also now has a new crib.

    Large Master Suite, plenty of room to add cots. It also now has a new crib.

  • The sunny third bedroom which looks out at the woods.

    The sunny third bedroom which looks out at the woods.

  • Kitchen with two ovens, microwave, dishwasher,  long counter great for snacks

    Kitchen with two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, long counter great for snacks

  • Entrance to house. Perfect spot for morning coffee and enjoying our  woods.

    Entrance to house. Perfect spot for morning coffee and enjoying our woods.

  • Playing in the surf!

    Playing in the surf!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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