Rustic Cottage on Lake Michigan: Awesome Beaches and Sunsets
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Rustic and charming cottage right on Lake Michigan. Sunsets in the evening, star gazing at night. Fires on the beach. Bike riding through the orchards and around the country roads.
If you prefer rustic, remote and quite, this is your place for respite.
The cottage comes with million dollar views although this is not a million dollar cottage. This is an old fashioned cottage with old cottage smell until the windows are opened. There is no internet and no TV. One sometimes has to walk 100 yards or more up the road to get cell phone connectivity.
Like many other teenagers, our children love their social media and Internet-based games. When they come to the cottage, however, they end up being outside all day and reading books in the evening. When they need the Internet they ride bikes (provided at the cottage) to a village 2 miles away that has a cafe and Internet.
Although the location is remote, the twin-towns of Saugatuck and Douglas are 8 miles to the North and South Haven is 10 miles to the South. In these towns, there are fantastic restaurants, dozens of art galleries, charter boating, film festivals, crowded beaches (if you prefer that kind of thing) and so much more.
The Wau-ke-na nature preserve is also close and provides a great place to hike in the forests when one needs a break from all the sun and sand. A few tents are available at the cottage. These are wonderful for camping on the beach up or on the bluff. Sometimes it's fun just to set up a tent for children to play in.
If you like wine tasting or cider tasting, there are a plenty of vineyards and a few open wine cellars where you can sample the products. Closest to the cottage are Fenn Valley Wine Cellar, and Virtue Cider.
The cottage has a binder with information and descriptions of many of the local attractions. We enjoy them all but most of all the cottage is about respite and doing little or nothing.
On a very different topic, it should be noted that in the rental agreement guests will be informed that they need to sort garbage for recycling purposes, including using a compost bin. If guests do not wish to sort garbage then they are expected to take garbage with them.
Keywords: Cottage, rustic, Lake Michigan, Saugatuck, South Haven, Fennville, lake house, lake front, beaches.
Member since: 2012
- 300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Not Suitable For Children:
Parents should know that the cottage is on a steep bluff. There are 3 to 6 ft drop offs at a few sections along the edge of the lawn with no railing. These areas can be roped off, but this is not a railing. The stairs to the beach have limited railings. It is not easy to relax with small children running around the yard, so we advise against this....moreless
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Private 60 sq ft deck halfway down to the beach, great outdoor furniture, plenty of firewood, 4 bicycles and bike cart, 2 kayaks, 2 stand-up paddle boards, beach toys, boogie boards, extensive reading library, plenty of board games and lawn games. Portable professional massage table with linen. The kitchen is galley style. Indoor and outdoor eating areas. There are two electric heaters and a small hot water heater. Iron and Ironing board. A hammock is available near the edge of the bluff. Great binoculars to watch for ships. Inspiring art work, mostly specific to Michigan nature. Forests, orchards, beaches. This place is remote and charming. Sunsets every evening are amazing. ...moreless
- CD Player
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
Deck / Patio:
Simple outdoor patio with comfortable teak table and chairs. Hammock. Adirondack chairs along the bluff. Private seating on deck built into the bluff. Four beach chairs available at bottom of stairs....moreless
June,July,Aug,Sept M-Th:$200/nt, Fri&Sat:$265/nt, Sun:$230/nt _Weekly rate:$1,425 May and October M-Th:$135/nt, Fri&Sat:$165/nt, Sun:$155/nt _ Weekly rate: $925 E-mail for holiday rates Cleaning fee $90 for all rentals. These rates already include sales tax. --- We prefer to rent Sun to Sun (weekly block) or Sun to Fri (5-day block). We prefer minimum 3-day stay. Check-in at 4 p.m. check-out at 11:00 a.m. We can extend check-in & check-out time depending on cleaning sched & other reservations. _Our calendar will likely open up additional days closer to summer so check back.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are a family of four plus two cats. We love the outdoors and we love the Great Lakes.
Why the Owner Chose Fennville, MI, USA:
The location of the cottage is nicely located close to Saugatuck and South Haven. This is a relatively remote and undeveloped part of the Lake Michigan coastline.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Morning walks in the forest, afternoons lounging on the beach, grilling outside in the afternoon, sunsets, and star gazing at night.
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Adirondack chairs on the bluff
Uninterrupted beach to the south
Queen size bed on the side porch.
Parking on the forest side of the cottage
Sauna interior (seats 5 comfortably)
Private access to beach. 60 steps with 3 landings along the way.
Uninterrupted beach to the north. Walk all the way to Saugatuck.
Another stunning sunset!
Knotty pine. Spacious windows.
Stand-up paddle boards, two kayaks, and plenty of beach gear included.
Bed in alcove with new artwork 'Cosmic Deer on the Bluff'
Outdoor dining in the Spring
Life in a hammock.
Bikes plus kid cart provided
Winter view from sauna
Catch the dazzling daily display. Times may vary depending on season.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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- Calendar last updated 10/12/2016