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Quaint Lake Michigan Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 180 nights


About the property

Located just 600 feet (5min walk) from Pier Cove Beach access to Lake Michigan

We are entering our 5th season in offering this authentic, rustic and charming cottage for weekly and short term rentals in 2017 that will take you back in time nearly 100 years. It offers 2 bedrooms (MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: FIVE {5}, 1 full bath, large living area, kitchen with modern appliances, and 3 season porch. Kingsbury Farms is the perfect place to disconnect from the hectic pace and reconnect with what's important--Making lifetime memories with the ones you love. MINIMUM 3 NIGHT STAY. NO MID-WEEK CHECK IN DAYS AVAILABLE.


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John M Pearch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About John M Pearch

Pier Cove is a beautiful area along Lake Michigan. I have lived in the area for nearly a decade and my extended family has come to love the area as we spend many holidays here. It was a family decision to purchase this cottage in 2012 to preserve the 10 acres this charming cottage lies upon.

John M Pearch purchased this cabin in 2012

Why John M Pearch chose Southwest

This property and home are located just off Pier Cove Beach and adjacent to the Pier Cove Nature Preserve containing many trails and streams that flow out to Lake Michigan. It is conveniently located half way between South Haven and Holland, but just a few short miles into Saugatuck and Douglas resort towns. Within a few steps you can enjoy the beach, but within a short drive you have all the conveniences of shops, eating establishments, golf, fishing charters, live theater, and art galleries.

What makes this cabin unique

From the cobblestone fireplace in the main room to the claw tub in the bathroom, this home is full of charm and simplicity from a by gone era. A true classic among the Lake Michigan cottages and never open to the public before. If a turn of the century vacation is what you had in mind, look no further. In keeping with its originality in mind, minimal changes have been made, but essentials have been well thought out, from new mattresses and bedding to updated appliances for the kitchen. A rain shower has been added for above the claw tub as the only shower is the one outdoor connected to the back of the house! Maximum Occupancy: Five {5}

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perhaps one of the best weeks ever. There was so much to do. Between walks on the beach in the morning, and treks on the trails in the midday, and roasting marshmallows at night, we never had a dull moment.

The small towns were so picturesque. We went window shopping for hours and ate at really wonderful places--the Salt of the Earth was a particular favorite. There were so many cool shops that had local products, as well as, artisan crafts. There is a little something for everyone.
Jul 2014
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Fennville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Original claw tub w/ rainshower head.
  • Bath Towels/Wash Cloths Provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1-Includes a window A.C. Unit - 1 double , New mattress/boxspring & linens. Two dressers & large closet
    Bedroom 2-Includes a window A.C. unit - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , New mattresses/boxsprings/linens. Dresser & large closet.
  • New mattresses/box springs and linens. Closet with hangers and 2 dressers. Both bedrooms contain a wall/window dual A.C./Heating unit. Maximum Occupancy: FIVE
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pier Cove Beach is less than a five minute walk (approximately 600 feet to the west) where you will discover the beautiful Lake Michigan and its pristine beach. The access to the Pier Cove Nature Preserve is directly across the road from the cottage. Spend the morning exploring 75 acres of trails and be sure to take your camera. MINIMUM 3 NIGHT STAY REQUIRED, NO MID-WEEK CHECK IN AVAILABLE.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Quaint Lake Michigan Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 13 reviews

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation. The cabin is cozy and lovely, close to beach and other fun activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate hearing from our former guests in that their review will help future guests choose Kingsbury Farms.
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Great stay in cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at the cabin and had a great experience. Pier Cove beach is right down the road and we walked to the beach every morning. Excellent clean beach and not too crowded. The cabin has a great sun room that we spent a lot of time drinking coffee and playing cards in. Overall the cabin was rustic, yet clean and tidy, cozy, and perfect for a family getaway to enjoy each other and nature. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, we like to hear from our previous guests. It is our hope that their review will help any future guests make the decision to choose Kingsbury Farms as their vacation destination. We read every review, appreciate helpful tips for future guests & take into consideration of ways to improve our service. Our family has enjoyed opening up Kingsbury Farms to the public so people can step back into time in this classic Lake Michigan cabin and make special memories that become treasured moments in time.
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Bannockburn, IL

A nice rustic getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time. The owners are attentive and available to answer questions or help. The rustic nature of the cabin may not be to everyone's taste, but we found it to be charming. The kitchen is updated and well appointed with dishes, utensils and appliances. If you arrive when it is hot, the only air conditioners are in the bedrooms, and you need to use fans to push the cooled air round the cabin, but it all works fine.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate hearing back from our guests and are happy that they enjoyed staying at our cottage. We also like hearing suggestions from one guest's stay that may help future guests. As was mentioned in this review (but also listed in the property description), the only air conditioning available are the two window units in both bedrooms. It definitely will help to use the fans to push the cooler air throughout the cabin. And of course, if there is a cool breeze, opening the windows will also make a difference.
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the best time at the cabin. The lake was close, the area was beautiful and the people in the towns were great! They have the entire kitchen stocked with spices, herbs, utensils and even a water filter so no need to bring anything at all!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing back from our guests. Our family has enjoyed making our cabin, Kingsbury Farms, available for others to enjoy a relaxing and restful vacation. It truly is a place to disconnect from our busy world and reconnect with family and/or friends.
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Girls Getaway was perfect in this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our girls trip was wonderful. This cabin is just lovely with tons of character! John, the owner, was accommodating with our requests. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. We had dinner out 2 evenings and made dinner in the cabin one evening. A hop skip and a jump to the beach and close to Douglas, Saugatuck and the Allegan Antique Market. Lovely place with tons of history!!! Well-cared for! Great weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Holland, MI station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pier Cove Beach
Car: necessary

This classic 100 year old Lake Michigan authentic cottage, is located just 600 feet off (less than a five minute walk) of Pier Cove Beach on 10 wooded acres and adjacent to the 75 acre Pier Cove Nature Preserve. Located just 3 miles south of the Saugatuck/Douglas resort towns.


Rates & Availability

Fennville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 19 2016 - May 25 2017
180 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Autumn Weekend Getaway
Sep 7 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

We accept only checks. Payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.
CANCELATION POLICY: No refund if canceling 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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