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COZY COTTAGE NEAR SAUGATUCK!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,054 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cute 2 Bdrm Cottage, Steps From Lake Michigan & a 630 Ft Long White Sand Beach

"Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses" ~ George Herbert

SPRING IS HERE! SUMMER IS COMING!

Winter felt long, and now you need a nice, relaxing, fun-in-the-sun vacation with family and friends! Or maybe you need some quiet time to catch up on your reading or your writing. Or you just need to get out of the city, the hustle-and-bustle, and breathe the fresh air!

It's time! Time to get out into the countryside! And not just any countryside will do!

Come stay at our very charming cottage on beautiful Lake Michigan, conveniently located just a 45 minute drive from the Grand Rapids Int'l Airport and 2 1/2 hours from Chicago.

Just a short walk to the white sand beach through a top-rated park, you can enjoy your morning coffee, listening to the lapping of calm Lake Michigan, or watch the gorgeous sunset in the evening.

Not only does the park offer over 600 feet of sandy beach, but it also includes a baseball diamond, picnic tables, 2 modern restroom buildings, and a playground.

Or, enjoy drinking a glass of wine (or whatever is your preference) on the deck, in the privacy of your own miniature park, back at the cottage, while listening to the cicadas and watching the fireflies. Or visit with your friends, late into the night, watching the stars, around the firepit, roasting marshmallows...

Our lovely 2 bdrm 1 bathroom cottage sleeps up to 6 people, includes a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, a barbeque, washer and dryer, free long-distance calling and wifi, for your convenience.

If you decide to venture out, you will love the wineries, chocolaterias, steamboat tours, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, museums, parks, festivals in the nearby towns of Douglas, Saugatuck and South Haven, or go hiking up Mt. Baldy! (We include more information in our welcome package, and would be happy to answer any other questions, if we can!)

For all you beer lovers, West Michigan features many award winning micro-breweries, all within a short distance.

Please come visit, and make Lakeshore Haven your Home away from Home!

More Details

Owner
Rachel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Why Rachel chose Southwest

We chose this property because the cottage is so inviting & cozy! We have enjoyed the beach and the local surroundings for the past 30 years, and when we found this cottage, with it's park-like yard near the beach, it was the perfect location! We wanted to spend more time here, and figured others would too!

What makes this cottage unique

It's just as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer, and there is no end to the outdoor activities.

Amenities

Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
  • The sofa in the living room is also a Queen size hide-a-bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
4

Very nice cottage! Comfy and accommodating!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Fennville-South Haven! The location was central to lots of neat areas. The beach access was good but the beach area is smaller than expected. For us though it works as we go to several beaches in the week. Glad to have gotten to use the home... super clean and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and Clean Beach Family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 was in desperate need of a relaxing family getaway, and Rachel's home was the perfect remedy.

We have rented other Michigan properties, and this has been our favorite spot for several reasons:

* It's about 2 hours from Chicago, so an easy drive with kids

* It was very clean and well stocked. It included linens and towels, which many properties do not. The kitchen had everything and more. We loved the big electric grill and made excellent pancakes on it, all the kitchen tools we needed, plenty of sets of plates, glassware, etc..

* Bonus Items: A welcome basket that included pasta, sauce and a bottle of wine. Bottled water in the fridge and morning coffee. Some basics like tea, flour, cooking oil, mustard, sugar, etc. Bathroom had trial size items as well as a new toothbrush. The garage had beach items our kids enjoyed and bicycles.

* Air- Conditioning! It was warm when we were in Michigan and we loved the cool house after a hot beach day.

* Charcoal Grill and fire-pit: We loved using these every night.

* Comfortable beds and pillows.

* Books and games: My teenage son read your copy of Moby Dick while we were there!

* Laundry: It was nice to wash our beach towels, bathing suits and clothes.

* LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The home is located next store to a public park where our boys went to often and enjoyed the playground equipment and open field. Right there is a very good public beach which we took full advantage of.

Rachel was very quick to respond and very friendly. I will suggest this property to friends and look forward to returning in the future. We truly felt at home.

Fennville and the surrounding area was great! Don't miss: Fruit picking at Crane's, Oval Beach in Saugatuck, Holland Farmer's Market (I have NEVER been to a better one), The Red Dock Restaurant in Saugatuck, Virtue Cidee in Fenville for amazing Cider and a family atmosphere.

Bring bug spray!! :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Another wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at this cottage, and this time was just as fantastic as the last. The cottage is comfortable, cozy and welcoming. It's so convenient to the beach and the playground. We love walking down to the beach to watch the sunset and the short drive to Lyon's Market for an after dinner ice cream. There are books and TV for children on a rainy day, and the screened in porch is the best place to have your second cup of morning coffee. This year I mucked up our reservation, and Rachel really went above and beyond to fix it. I'm so grateful, because we would have been so disappointed to miss our fabulous week on Lake Michigan.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, clean little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We rent a cottage in this area every year, and this is the nicest one in which we have ever stayed. It is smaller, with just two bedrooms and one bath, but that was perfect for three adults, three children, and a senior dog. We chose this place because of it's proximity to the park, which has a boardwalk down to the beach. There are few water-level homes available to rent, and with small children (wagon, strollers, cooler) and a blind senior Labrador with bad hips, we needed to minimize our number of steps. It was an amazing surprise to have picked a very clean, non-musty, air-conditioned home with recently updated bath and kitchen. The owners obviously care about the property, and your experience with them. They respond immediately to inquiries, and have a very generously stocked home.

We brought ramps for the dog to get in and out of the house, but with only one (somewhat high) step to get onto the porch and another to get into the house, the house would be very accessible for someone with limited mobility. The downstairs bedroom was perfect, the upstairs bedroom gets a little warm, but we left the door open and turned the fans on, and that did the trick. The back deck's step is rather high, but we were able to fit a ramp from the top of the deck between two bushes to the backyard, which allowed our girl to join use for bonfires. There are ample towels and linens so that you can change the beds if you need to, which is really nice for sandy times.

The garage has a wagon, sand toys, chairs, and bikes, and the kids loved riding the driveway (without grownups, like big kids) and riding over to and around in the park (with grownups). We needed some specialty items at one point, and the Amazon delivery guy put them right on the screened porch for us while we were at the beach. Technically, no dogs are allowed at the beach, so don't expect to sit out with your pet all day. No one had a problem with us bringing her down the boardwalk, to the water's edge, and standing in the surf, or having a little rest, but we made a point not to camp out with her all day like we do when we rent a home with a private beach. There is a fruit stand right up the road, and there are some neat little markets in town. We noticed that there were several Mexican markets in Holland, so on a rainy day we went up and stocked up on things we can't get in our rural home town. The blueberry farm is quite close by, as are several good restaurants that do carry out.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at LakeShore Haven with our two boys, ages 3 and 4 and we had a fantastic time! The house was fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay including extra bed linens, towels, books, movies, cable, Wi-Fi, plates, cooking utensils, etc., they even had a super cute "take a bottle of wine, leave a bottle of wine" sign next to a basket of wine bottles in the dining room! Our boys loved the kids themed basement and enjoyed playing with the wide array of available puzzles and toys. Additionally, they loved the cozy beds upstairs and watching kids shows on TV :). As for my husband and I, we cooked in most nights and found the kitchen to be stocked with all necessary items...even cooking spices and we loved sitting out on the screened in porch in the mornings and evenings. The house is also very close to the beach, walkable within five minutes, and the beach was clean and not over crowded. Oh, and the public park was also amazing and right next store, our kids played there almost every day. The owner was amazing to communicate with and very timely in responding to questions. We will be making a return trip to this cottage for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

I stayed for a weekend with 4 adults and 4 kids. The kids loved the play room and being next to the park and having their own room upstairs. The adults were a little cramped, the sofa bed not really suitable for sleeping on. The louvered doors gave privacy only on visual side not sound. It would be much better to have solid door at least on the bathroom and the bedroom doors. The kitchen was well stocked as we cooked and baked through the weekend. The bathroom was well stocked thankful for the toothpaste that we had forgotten. It was a great place to hang out on a rainy night and enough room to have 4 other adults join us for dinner with the enclose porch with table. Access to the beach is pretty convenient just have to walk over to the park and then through the park to the stairs or handicap ramp that leads to the beach. You can not see the water from this cottage but it has a nice backyard and deck with table and chairs on it. The view from backyard is the park through the trees but has a fence along park property so you can't go right into the park from property. The cottage is one lot off of the main street down a little lane. This place would work well for a family of 2 adults and 3-4 children.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI (Gerald R. Ford Int'l Airport)
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Saugatuck Brewing Co..
Nearest Ferry
53 Miles
Lake Express (Muskegon - Milwaukee)
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Amtrak Station, Holland MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-196
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Miles
The Glenn Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
West Side County Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Pet Rate: $15/pet (if applicable)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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