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Upscale Home Nestled in the Woods. Close to Lake Michigan.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3+ Bedrooms 4 Baths plus Gorgeous Finished Lower Level. Sleeps 10

Beautiful 1 1/2 story home, built in 2003 with high end finishes. Master bedroom on main with master bath plus an additional powder room on the main. Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances. Large eating area with access to outside dining for large crowds. Living room and den with new 40' High Definition televisions. Beautiful cherry wood floors on first 2 floors. Newly finished lower level boasting a large great room with daylight windows and plush carpeting. Lots of comfortable seating to enjoy the 60' high definition television for movies and sports. The lower level also boasts a 3/4 bath and it includes a Murphy Bed, new comfortable queen sleeper sofa and a high quality blow up mattress to add 6 more sleeping possibilities. Home is surrounded by lush woods. Very private and quiet. Wrap around porch with additional eating area. Two additional decks, one with new hot tub. Two car garage for your parking needs. Just one block off Lake Michigan. Enjoy the local beaches or sunset walks along Lakeshore Drive. Just 5 minutes from local wineries and orchards, 3 miles from Saugatuck/Douglas.

Teri Dougherty
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Teri Dougherty

Owners are brother and sister and their spouses. We live in Omaha, Nebraska where we were raised. We love the area and wanted to buy a place that was in superb condition to share with others and to use periodically by our families.

Teri Dougherty purchased this house in 2012

Why Teri Dougherty chose Fennville

We have vacationed in the area several times over the last few years visiting our brother. We fell in love with the area and the people. The beauty of the area, the peacefulness and the many things to do made us want to have a place we could call our own and share with others. This home's location and its unbelievably perfect condition made it an easy choice. It is surrounded by lush landscaping and forest. It is very private, very quiet and very serene. Relaxing on the wrap around porch or on one of the decks and watching the deer run by or listening to the birds chirp or the waters roll in off Lake Michigan make it the perfect retreat. The Sauguatuck/Douglas area are just moments away. We love the wonderful dining, entertainment, shopping and beaches. This is truly our little slice of Heaven!

What makes this house unique

From the moment we walked onto the property, we knew this was the home for us. The beautiful wrap around porch with comfy outdoor furniture made us not want to leave. The quality and condition of the interior with its beautiful cherry wood floors, cabinetry, lighting and 360 degree view of the woods was exactly what we were looking for. The master suite with its own bath and the two large bedrooms upstairs with their own bath as well as the finished lower level is the perfect set up for a family or for several couples wanting to get away. The kitchen is a dream to work in and you never seem seperated from the other guests. The cozy den is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or sneak in an afternoon nap. The fireplace in the living room just tops off the many features. Relaxing in the hot tub at the end of a fun day and watching the trees sway lazily with the breeze is so relaxing. This home is a 10 in our books!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"As posted in our Guest Book" Your house is absolutely amazing! We had such an amazing and relaxing week! Definitely plan on doing it again next year! Thanks!
Oct 2012
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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: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking, no bon fires, all parking must be in the driveway.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 beautiful bathrooms with all the comforts of home!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Finished Lower Level with Bath - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Plus high quality queen blow up mattress sleeps add'l 2
  • Queen size Beds (4) Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom upstairs both have queen beds, murphy bed and sleeper sofa in lower level are queens. All are good mattresses with memory foam. Each bed has 4 pillows and 600 count Egyptian Cotton Sheets., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in 3rd bedroom upstairs. Egyptian cotton sheets and 2 pillows for each bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Board games, outside games, abundant outdoors seating. Baths both have blow dryers. Iron and Ironing Board Provided. Cleaning products, dish soap and dishwasher soap provided. 7 day rental period is from Saturday to Saturday.


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Upscale Home Nestled in the Woods. Close to Lake Michigan.
average rating of 4.9888887 based on 95 reviews
Chicago, IL

Perfect winter hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in four years! PERFECT place when we decided to get away from the city and spend New Years along the lake. Beautiful quiet, impeccably cleaned and kept. This house is where you want to be. Warm and charming, close enough to all you'd want to explore.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just PERFECT for our girls weekend!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect setting for our girls weekend! There are so many perfect spaces for congregating for chats, games, yoga, or anything else you want to do as a group. This home also offers space for sitting quietly by yourself to read a book or reflection. My personal favorite was the private setting in the woods. Whether it be winter or summer, both offer unique experiences. In our case, we had a snowstorm that made our stay so cozy. I would absolutely love to experience this beautiful home in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was very well maintained and included everything one would need for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Teri our host was very accessible and easy to work with. We enjoyed every minute of our stay in the serene and quiet wooded setting the house is located. The house was filled with every luxury one could want for a vacation away. We will definitely be back again hopefully in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for our family to visit!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and the layout of the home. Hot tub was great on a cold winter’s night. Lot of space for our family. Many things to do in the area. Will definitely be coming back. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is absolutely beautiful! Perfect location, perfect setting! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a girls weekend! From the minute we stepped foot in the house, we felt right at home. The coziness and warmth of the house had us all wanting to stay a few more days! Teri was so easy to work with and answered any questions promptly. She also provided us with great dining recommendations! The location was also perfect and so close to downtown Saugatuck! We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay for our winter weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful escape!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful with so many great amentities like the hot tub, fully stocked kitchen, very comfortable beds, 3 TVs, Wii, board games, nice blow up beds, fenced in yard and seating for everyone for watching movies and eating. The house is in the woods which feels so private and peaceful. The walk to the lake is under 10 minutes and the views along Lakeshore Drive are stunning. The house is very high quality newer construction with gorgeous bathrooms, kitchen and beautiful floors. Teri was so easy to work with and so responsive. We absolutely loved our weekend and are already planning a return trip. Fennville is such a quaint, fun little town with a surprising number of great restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises
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Oval Beach
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Holland State Park
"Nice sandy beach and camping area."
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Big Lake Outfitters of Saugatuck
"Rented Mopeds from them and had a great time riding around the area. Have to have a drivers..."
South Haven
"Lovely town 13 miles south. Quaint shops and lovely waterway leading in off the lake."
Captain Mikes Fun Park Inc
"Havent been there but looks fun."
West Shore Golf Club -- CLOSED
"Haven't been there but looks nice."
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Red Dock Cafe
"Havent had a chance to go there but have really wanted to."
Gun Lake Casino
"About 30 minutes from the house. Very nice casino. Lovely drive to get there."
Earl's Berry Farm
"Earls is very close to the house. Picking fresh fruit, season, is a fun activity fo..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Pier Cove
Car: necessary

The house is located in a private wooded setting, one block off Lake Michigan. The local area boasts several vineyards and wineries as well as blueberry, peach and apple orchards. The Saugatuck/Douglas area is very beautiful and includes wonderful dining, shopping and nightlife centered around Lake Kalamazoo and its harbor feel.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. 7 day rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Pet fee is $20 per day per pet. Vrbo is unable to make that calculation in the quote. Please let us know how many pets you are bringing and we will adjust the quote.

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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