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On Lake Michigan, Bright,Light & Airy Summer Haven, Gorgeous Views,Sand Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, lakefront (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Cute, very clean and bright vintage cottage on Lake Michigan has all you need for a relaxing getaway, available May through October.We rent by the week, from Saturday to Saturda,y during June, July and August, and for shorter stays in the fall, through October. Enter through landscaped grounds to open concept living and eating area with vaulted ceiling. Look out from private deck to Lake Michigan view. Equipped kitchen with fridge, micro, stove, and utensils. Breakfast bar and small round dining table, plus outdoor dining on the deck. Barbeque grill, flowers, and hummingbirds abound.

Two small bedrooms: main bedroom with queen-size captain's bed. Second bedroom is dressing and lounge area which could be used for an additional one-person bedroom if needed. Bathroom with shower next to main bedroom.

Clean, cottage feel with lots of windows, light, and views of the Lake. Bedding and plenty of towels for bath and kitchen.

For reservations contact Fran, 616-566-8386

Keywords: cottage, beach, private, waterfront, beach view, beach house, waterfront view, lake michigan, saugatuck, venetian festival, private house, beach home, saugatuck cottage, furnished cottage, furnished lake house, clean cottage

More Details

Fran - best way to reach me is by call or text 616-566-8386
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Fran - best way to reach me is by call or text 616-566-8386

My husband and I are an active couple who love to bicycle, sail, and take care of our wonderful spot on Lake Michigan. Mort enjoys getting people out on the water on our sailboat with our charter company Sweetwater Sailing of Saugatuck, 616-566-8386. We have lived here since 1976 and our guests at Summer Haven cottage are so important to us. We are happy to give you recommendations for dining and activities, and share our favorite places with you. It is fun to have people come and fall in love with our wonderful area.

Fran - best way to reach me is by call or text 616-566-8386 purchased this cottage in 1976

Why Fran - best way to reach me is by call or text 616-566-8386 chose Fennville

We enjoy the area - this has been our home for 40 years. Saugatuck is not the typical small town. It is full of art galleries, activities at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, live music, a brew pub, wonderful history museum, beautiful surroundings. We are close to all the action yet completely peaceful and private and right on the beach.

The nice big grassy garden and bluff overlooking the lake are so welcoming during the long summer days and evenings, guests enjoy spending lots of time there, relaxing on the lake.

What makes this cottage unique

Lovely lakeshore location offers direct access to your own private bluff view of Lake Michigan. Enjoy lounging on your private beach, long beach walks, and spectacular sunsets, and yes, moonsets! Hop in the car for a quick drive to Saugatuck State Park, shopping, coffee shops,great restaurants, art galleries, wineries, brew pub, live music and theater, and the great variety of planned events throughout the summer and fall in both Saugatuck and Douglas. There are many interesting communities to visit nearby, beautiful country roads to expore. If you love bicycle paths, they abound in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your little cottage for our anniversary trip. Everything was so clean and neat and cozy. Thank you for the great suggestions, we enjoyed Wild Dog for supper, and the Saugatuck Dunes State Park! The private beach here is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the water. Sitting in the red adirondack chairs on the bluff is wonderful anytime. Thank you again.
Sep 2015
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Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Fires allowed in the fire circle on the bluff, but not on the beach. Bring your own beach towels.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathroom with a shower, sink, toilet, window, and lots of towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • There are two bedrooms. Queen size Bed (1), and Twin or Single Bed (1) in second small bedroom/dressing room. Our cottage is ideal for a couple, with space for an additional person in a small twin separate bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Exceptionally clean, sweet cottage, a special place maintained by the owner, vaulted ceiling with knotty pine, wood floors, open concept cottage, windows and sliding door facing lake and deck, light and bright interior, private lawn, bluff, view, hummingbird feeders, fire ring, campfire, steps to beach, lawn furniture, beach furniture, landscaped property, private off-road location,walk the beach, firm queen bed with comfortable linens, bed is slightly high with storage underneath, against wall at head and on one side. Location convenient for walking, biking, nearby fruit market.


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On Lake Michigan, Bright,Light & Airy Summer Haven, Gorgeous Views,Sand Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Williamsport, IN

Relax on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful weeks stay. We spent time on the beach, enjoyed and evening fire, ate dinner looking at the lake while live music played next door, and just relaxed! We hope to make it back again next year, and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We try to have everything as nice as possible for our guests and the rest is up to you. The fact that you two were satisfied means so much to us. Thanks for letting us know!
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Chicago, IL

Cute Cottage in Charming Town

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at this cottage right on Lake Michigan! It is very cozy and literally steps down to a private beach with wonderful views for miles. Fran, the owner, is wonderful and available for local tips on restaurants and what to do. It is situated near town with easily drives to downtown Douglas & Saugatuck. The cottage is very clean with plenty of pillows and blankets if you get any chilly nights! This was my first time at the cottage and I'm already inquiring about a stay for next summer so I can enjoy the beach a little more.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jefferson City, MO

Relaxation vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this little cabin for a week. It was just perfect for the two of us. The location, accommodations and hosts were all just fantastic! We would spend our evenings sitting in the red chairs overlooking the lake and just soaking in the view. Fran was the best hostess, giving us directions to a fantastic bakery and providing guidance on restaurants. We feel we've found the place we want to return to year after year. Plus, it's so close to all the towns you want to visit in SW Michigan. Thank you Fran and Mort for such a lovely cabin where we could relax, bike and enjoy our vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation here. This is such a special and interesting area, we love it ourselves and enjoy helping you find the hidden gems. Thanks for your kind words!
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Amazing location!!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the perfect vacation at this lovely cottage! Amazing views of Lake Michigan from the cottage! The private beach was restful, scenic, and easy to get to!! The views from the bluff, especially the sunsets are beautiful! The cottage is in excellent condition and we had everything we needed. We would definitely love to come back in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to have everything very clean and comfortable, and let nature and the area work its magic. We are happy when our guests enjoy the cottage, bluff and beach, and the myriad of activities available. Thank you for writing.
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Car: necessary

Beach walking, fossil hunting, sandcastle building, hiking, State Park and Land Conversancy paths, many live music venues in the area, a quiet private retreat within a ten minute drive to Saugatuck, and many other desirable lake front communities. Visit galleries,eateries, hear music in the Park, visit farmers markets, and Cranes Pie Pantry and orchards.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

No smoking or pets. We are nearby for help and information. You may arrive anytime after two and the cottage will be open and ready for you. No need to check in, we will look for you and come to meet you. You drive in our driveway past a big boat barn, our carport and cedar sided home, toward the lake to your cement parking area. The cottage has been painted a soft sandy yellow.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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