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Dacha- this lakeshore home is only steps to picturesque Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

'Peaceful Retreat' on 2 acres in the woods only steps to a Lake Michigan beach. Located just 4 miles from the shops, restaurants, & art galleries in Saugatuck and Douglas, this 2750 sq. ft. home has all the amenities you could desire for a wonderful vacation—2 private decks to enjoy nature and outdoor cooking and dining, large family dining room, Central air, spacious completely remodeled kitchen with top grade European cupboards, all gourmet appliances including large gas range. There is an amazing new movie room with a Black Diamond 120" x 72 " projection screen with surround sound and high-end projector.

1st floor bedroom with full bath, 2nd floor master with upscale bath including claw foot tub, walk in shower and vessel sink. Two other upper bedrooms share another full bath. Wi-Fi, 3 flat screen TVs with DVD players (52” in great room, 48” in master bedroom & 36” in bunk room), all appliances in newly remodeled upscale kitchen, main floor laundry.

There are ceramic floors on the first floor and hardwood floors upstairs. The spacious rooms allow you and your family to enjoy each others company, but also have room for a little privacy. Easy to use metal steps to Lake Michigan beach -- only 1/10 of a mile (approximately 500 walking steps to the edge of the bluff) and 70-80 stairs to the sand.

Maximum capacity 10 - includes infants and children.

Check-In: 4 PM

Check-Out 11 AM

Keywords: Wooded Retreat, Open floor plan, Walk to Lake Michigan beach

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Bevan & Mista Gates
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Barbara Bevan & Mista Gates

Designer wants you to enjoy his lakeshore home when he can't be there. All high end finishings.

Why Barbara Bevan & Mista Gates chose Southwest

Gourmet kitchen, wonderful outdoor space, walk to Lake Michigan beach.


Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
3-4 minute walk to stairs to sandy Lake Michigan beach shared with 3 other homes, 2 acre wooded lot, 10 minute drive to Saugatuck/Douglas restaurants, shops, art galleries, brewery-Fennville winery tour & more.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Dacha- this lakeshore home is only steps to picturesque Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Elk Grove Village, Ill/ Midwest

Large House in Quiet Wooded Area

  • 5 of 5

This rental is a beautiful house with lots of space and amenities. We had 6 adults and 4 young children and had plenty of room to spread out. The area inside gave us plenty of space, but we ate most of our dinners outside on the nice porch dining area. We cooked most of our meals at the house and after learning a few of the idiosyncrasies of the oven and stove, we had no problems. There are plenty of plates, silverware, and cooking items. It has a very large refrigerator/ freezer. The Wifi is very good (not always the case in some remote houses) and it links to the video systems. The only downside was caused by nature. This year, Lake Michigan is at a very high level. While the walk to the beach is very short, the beach was very small. I think if lake levels were closer to normal, there would be more beach to use. Another nice feature is the yard. There is plenty of room for the kids to run and play, but you are also surrounded by a quiet forest. We regularly saw deer in the area. If you are into art and architecture, the house is very nicely decorated. The air conditioning system worked well on the hots days. It even has a back-up generator, but we never had any need for it. There are many water/ sand toys available and variety of table games, too.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded home in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

Our experience overall was very positive. Appreciated all of the higher end amenities. Would recommend better mattresses on queen beds and towel racks, hook on back of BR door, or some way to manage towels. It was difficult to know what to do with 9 people's towels. Otherwise, we had a very nice, very rare, family week.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home with everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely lovely. The perfect getaway for a family retreat with plenty of room for the 7 of us to spread out. We enjoyed the movie room, grilling, making smores in the backyard, and walks in the neighborhood. The house has lots of amenities...from a cappuccino maker to a juicer for margaritas! The neighborhood is removed from the hustle bustle but not too far to drive to town. The only disappointment was the water level was up so while the lake was at the end of the street, we could not walk along the water or sit on the beach. We had to drive to Oval Beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house. Each room has it's own character and fun decoration. House has lots of big windows so almost feel like you are outside camping. We were here with our 7month old baby. We had a great time playing in the house and walking to the lake. It's also very close to a apple picking place. This is a excellent weekend getaway place!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago area

Serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family with three adult children stayed at Dacha for a week this fall and found the house to be delightful and well-appointed. The attention to detail in the decorating, high end appliances and upgrades of this house are not typical of a rental. The setting is quiet and peaceful. Short walk to the beach, which unfortunately this year was very narrow because of the high water level. We enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spring lake michigan

perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful, the owners have taken great care into making sure each room is comfortable, and relaxing whether young or old. We are a family of six, and each person found an area where they could relax but had stayed earlier in the year for a family gathering and it accommodated three families comfortably. Just a short walk to the beach....perfect place to stay no matter the season! Highly recommended, well worth it.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International

Association Lake Michigan beach within steps of home. 10 minutes to all area activities--shopping, art galleries, scenic boat rides, winery tour--in Saugatuck, Douglas and/or Fennville.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

Manager'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.