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Take a break by the lake!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Shoreside Cabin have been the escape destination on Lake Michigan for generations. Located away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is where everyone can enjoy the quiet respite found on the private beach just steps outside your cottage. Enjoy your morning coffee or a beverage after dinner watching the waves roll in and you will experience the magic of a sunset over Lake Michigan like never before!

Carol Harrington
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

Why Carol Harrington chose Southwest

Our Story.... begins every spring with the first of the guests that arrive after a seemingly long and gray winter season. We have always eagerly awaited the arrival of the families; some with children that can not wait to kick off shoes and run down the beach. There are the folks with the children being full grown and will enjoy a day or several - with them and the grandchildren, to enjoy the calming sound of Lake Michigan waves or the comfort of the country air to breathe. Certainly the wonderful friends that have returned year after year.


Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Take a break by the lake!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

The setting and view can't be beat!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a bit rough around the edges but the amazing setting, breathtaking views, lovely private beach and incredibly nice owners with their fabulous dog Daisy make it five stars. It's really an incredible location. Never seen anything like it. And the owners couldn't be nicer or more laid back. There's a second less rustic cabin on the property which we have also stayed at and is lovely. We plan to come back here every year. Thanks Harrington's!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely had a wonderful stay on this property. The house is quaint and comfortable, and allowed us to bring our dogs (major plus). The owners and Will were friendly and there for any questions you had. The view was by far one of the best of Lake Michigan with no obstructions- leading to first class sunsets. Close to town, but secluded to make you really relax. Will be there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb Location for Dogs :)

  • 5 of 5

Right on the lake, a large and gorgeous property with a wide and ideal view of Lake Michigan. Amazing sunsets! Private path to the beach. Great fire pit- wood provided. The house is a classic cottage. Clean, comfortable. Everything worked fine. Well-equipped kitchen. If you are used to being pampered or need modern lodging, this cottage is probably not for you. We had 3 big dogs with us and they slept in the large screen porch - perfect. We will go back. Good value. Carol and Will were super nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clemmons NC

View is excellent

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The cabin is perfect for a get away but close to resturants and shopping. The view is amazing and being able to have the dog along for the trip was the deal maker for us. This is a rustic house but the ammeties are sufficient for cooking in, grilling and lounging if it rains. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, perfect, peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

5 acres of beautiful green grass surrounded by trees and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan! Four houses sit on this property; the owners, the property manager, the cabin and cottage vacation rentals. All are spread out at the maximum distance between. On the property there are several picnic tables, a gazebo and swings. Both vacation rentals have their own fire pits, outdoor grills and seating area. There is one path down to the beach which is a steep wide slope. Although the path is doable going down, except where the dirt meets the sand can be a little tricky, it is a climb to get back up—making you think twice about your journey down. Adding hand rails and somewhere for your feet to land while trying not to slip would do wonders here! I do feel the property manager could give the beach a little more attention, to make it more inviting for the quest. Maybe adding chairs, a fire pit and making sure the beach stays free of debris.

The cottage is charming and roomy with a large kitchen that opens up to the living and dining area surrounded by large windows that you can’t resist opening. The bedrooms are cozy, relaxing and best of all clean! No bugs, stains or smells and super clean bedding, which goes a long way with me! However, the bathroom, I feel, could have used a little more attention. I realize since this is surrounded by trees there will be some bugs, especially since we were there in the spring, so I kept this in mind when the lady bugs out numbered us. I was grateful they kept to the bathroom! There were also spider webs in the corners and the tub needs to be replaced—but keep in mind these are all my personal issues as I have a “thing” about bathrooms and my standard of cleanliness in this area. The potty and sink are perfectly fine and I am sure the bathtub for many would be as well! To say this is a dog friendly environment is an understatement! We were told right away our dog did not need to stay leash and no need to follow behind picking up her messes where needed. Sweet dog Daisy is very laid back and tolerant. The beach is also dog friendly, with lots of beach front to run and play. Sticks can be easily found to chase in the waves! Cranes Apple Orchard, 4 miles down the road, is a perfect stop for dessert! The Lyons Market is another great stop to get fresh produce for your meals. Lots of roadside antique shops. We enjoyed horseback riding in Allegan and the Dunes Ride in Saugatuck. Overall I do encourage you to stay here!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great, the setting overlooking the lake was amazing. It was also nice to be able to bring our dog, it is close to Douglas and all the shops and galleries. I would recommend highly.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Fennville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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