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Cozy and Quaint Yet Sleeps up to 15 Beach Lovers

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 8 plus more for a total of 15 people

This cozy, rustic home is focused on sustainability and creativity (art inside and out) in the middle of 20 acres of a beautiful old forest. Quiet, private and rustic setting with the owner nearby for your convenience. No sirens or traffic noise, no people noise. Just the music of peepers, birds and comfortable breezes.

There's a fire pit and grill near the cabin deck, a campfire nearby just to remind you that you're in the country and a hammock for watching the universe of stars at night. My English Mastiff, woman's best friend, is also here to greet you when you want. Spud, the cat, loves people, too.

The Beech House close by sleeps 4-5 on the porch overlooking the pond and the little cabin, Thimblefern (also nearby), sleeps 2.

Catering is available. And, you can enjoy the best homemade Michigan fruit pies you've ever tasted waiting for you when you arrive.
There's a masseuse nearby as well, if you need one.

Check out the events in Saugatuck or South Haven or take a dip in Lake Michigan, you're just 5-10 minutes away.

Please call 269-355-3339 to discuss.

Keywords: Between Saugatuck and Glenn, 5 minutes from Lake Michigan beach, private, quiet, in the center of beautiful woods
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 15
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible


  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 8-15

  • Beech House Porch: 5 twin/ single

    overlooks the pond...moreless

  • Thimblefern: 2 double

    Separate cabin nearby with double bed...moreless

  • Cabin Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Cabin Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Bedroom has trundle bed...moreless

  • Cabin Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    trundle bed...moreless

  • Cabin Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    trundle bed...moreless

  • Cabin Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

    Private single bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Cabin Bathroom next to bedroom with queen bed: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Cabin Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    between 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • Beech House Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    composting toilet...moreless

  • In addition to the 3 full bathrooms, there's an outhouse, built by Troop 205 from Kalamazoo. It's very special. :)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Barn space is used for scheduled workshops when not rented to vacationers. Walking trails through the woods. Bird watching, including wild turkeys. Little studio guest(s) receive continental breakfast if not with a cabin rental group....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    32" flat screen TV in Beech House. 21" flat screen in cabin...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small but good....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • 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
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    2 acre pond with row boat available...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Cabin dining for 8. Beech House can dine up to 15. Outdoor picnic table seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items:


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    fire pit and grill near deck. Hammock near picnic table and deck...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    outdoor table and chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 charcoal grills, 1 unique fire wood box with grill and griddle...moreless



Write a review 5
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early summer
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2017
3 night min stay
Mid to late summer
Jul 7 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


$200 security deposit to hold date. Deposit will be returned within week after check-out. Full fee to paid four weeks before date. If payment is by credit card, guest will pay the fee.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tulip City Airport in Holland
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Car: Recommended

10 minutes from Lake Michigan beaches, farm markets and local artists, property is very private and quiet for relaxing and walking trails. Saugatuck, South Haven and Fennville offer wonderful restaurants, shopping, activities and events.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: I've had various careers over many years in the Midwest but this place has been in my heart since the 60's. I love the energy of this forest. I also love sharing it with others so they can also experience the insights that this peaceful forest brings. I am close by to help you should you need it. People claim my fruit pies are the best they've ever tasted. I can bake one for you, if you like. The cost is very affordable.

Why the Owner Chose Fennville, MI, USA:
What people love about this property is the quiet, peaceful privacy and the nearby beaches. Just minutes from Lake Michigan but $$$$ less than the lakeshore rentals. The Red Spirit in located 10 minutes from South Haven, Saugatuck and Fennville, all with their own special interests. Over a 100 years ago, Native Americans made their home here.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
There are walking trails, benches to meditate from, a large pond, herb and flower gardens, a large campfire setting nearby, art work (some in the works) and more. This is not like a motel/hotel or anything like most rentals. It's a rustic extension of a large, tiny home. Imagine that!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Cabin living room

    Cabin living room

  • Cabin kitchen

    Cabin kitchen

  • Cabin bathroom

    Cabin bathroom

  • Cabin bedroom

    Cabin bedroom

  • Pond in the distance, campfire to the right

    Pond in the distance, campfire to the right

  • Thimblefern cabin

    Thimblefern cabin

  • Pond


  • Beech house kitchen

    Beech house kitchen

  • Beech house kitchen

    Beech house kitchen

  • Beech house porch

    Beech house porch

  • cabin bedroom, trundle bed

    cabin bedroom, trundle bed

  • Beech House

    Beech House

  • Cabin kitchen

    Cabin kitchen

  • Cabin living room

    Cabin living room

  • Cabin bedroom

    Cabin bedroom

  • Cabin dining room

    Cabin dining room

  • Main cabin

    Main cabin

  • 2nd cabin bedroom

    2nd cabin bedroom

  • Beech house

    Beech house

  • Beech house

    Beech house

  • Beech house porch

    Beech house porch

  • Beech House porch

    Beech House porch

  • Thimblefern cabin

    Thimblefern cabin

VRBO #407664

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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