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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Cute cottage on Lake Michigan has all you need for a relaxing getaway, available May through October.we rent by the week from Saturday to Saturday during June, July and August, and for shorter stays in the fall. 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 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. Freshly remodeled in 2000.

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 phone call
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Fran - best way to reach me is by phone call

We are a retired couple with a charter sailboat in Saugatuck. Love to garden, hike, travel, and lead an active lifestyle. We provide you with books on the area, personal recommendations, and are always available to make sure things run smoothly for your vacation.

Fran - best way to reach me is by phone call purchased this cottage in 1976

Why Fran - best way to reach me is by phone call chose Southwest

We love this area - this has been our home for 35 years. Saugatuck is not the typical small town, with art gallery, arts center, live music, brew pub, beautiful surroundings. We are close to all the action yet completely peaceful and private on the beach.

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, and Saugatuck Center for the Arts for live music and theater, and the great variety of planned events throughout the summer and fall. There are many interesting communities to visit nearby, beautiful country roads to expore.

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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) a twin trundle in second small bedroom/dressing room
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
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
vaulted ceiling with knotty pine, wood floors, open concept cottage, big 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, his and her bikes to use, landscaped property, private off-road location,walk the beach for miles north and south, firm queen bed with comfortable luxurious linens, bed is slightly high with storage underneath, against wall at head and on one side,


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

On Lake Michigan, Light & Airy Summer Haven Cottage, 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: Jun 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: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0
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: Aug 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: Jun 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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beach walking, fossil hunting, sandcastle building, many live music venues in the area, a quiet private retreat within a five minute drive to town and galleries,eateries, entertainment


Rates & Availability

Fennville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

send deposit of $250.00 after we speak and arrange rental. This holds your reserved time. When you arrive this reservation deposit becomes your damage deposit, and the full rental fee is due upon arrival. Cash and check only. Damage deposit will be returned within 10 days of your departure date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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