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Beautiful Cottage, Quiet, restful location, close to the beach & all amenities!

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Fernwood Retreat is a charming cottage just a 5 minute walk to Douglas Beach. Set on a beautiful landscaped, pie shaped lot, it offers a feeling of privacy and sunset views.

Clean and comfortable, the cottage offers sleeping for 7: 3 bedrooms with 1st floor master and private, full bath.
2 baths. Open floor plan, living room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace. Gorgeous new bamboo hardwood throughout the lower level! Updated electronics: HDTV, Cable and YES, we have Wi-Fi too. Spacious dining, open kitchen design, plenty of counter space for those who like to cook.

The cottage also offers a beautiful, large porch. Recently renovated, it is the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee, read a book, drinks or dinner together, games or just relax and watch the colors of Lake Michigan's world famous sunsets off to the west.

Rear deck offers additional outdoor space with patio table/chairs, grill and a lovely pergola draped with flowers in the summertime.

The A-Frame design lends to the open, spacious feel. Coupled with beautiful antiques, art & classic furnishings, Fernwood is unique...

All this, plus a fantastic location! Only a 5 minute walk from beautiful Douglas Beach, right off Lakeshore Dr. Close to biking and hiking trails, downtown Douglas and Saugatuck and all sorts of wonderful area amenities.

A great place to vacation with family or friends, enjoy the beauty and all this amazing area has to offer, share a special time and create memories that will last a lifetime.

As a guest at 'Fernwood', you'll have everything at your fingertips to enjoy yourself and make the most of your time here. All you need, is to bring your own personal belongings and beach gear.

As a 'Cottage Concierge Guest', you'll receive area information and tips, plus, discounts to local merchants.
And, if you choose... access to personal shopping, private chef services, Picnics2Go and more. Just ask for Kathy!

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Manager

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside and on the deck...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please call for details...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Relatively easy access for a wheelchair. Open floor plan...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Master Bedroom - 1st Floor: 1 queen

    Master Bath: Private, Full Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Main Floor, spacious...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs, large, airy, great view!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • 1 Master Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master Bath - 1st Floor...moreless

  • 2 Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Bath - Clean & Fresh!...moreless

  • 2 Full Baths

Other Amenities

  • Fernwood is located 1 block off Lakeshore Drive, in historic Douglas. Saugatuck/Douglas is known for it's beaches, boutiques, eateries, antiques, art & entertainment & more... So much fun... Or, do nothing at all. Just relax, enjoy and unwind with friends and family, soak up the sun and shore... Fernwood Cottage ~ your vacation destination for family, friends, fun!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Charming downtown Douglas and Saugatuck just minutes away....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Views of Lake Michigan Sunsets from the back porch & deck....moreless

  • Resort:

    Popular resort areas: Saugatuck (4th coolest town in US) and Douglas - situated on the beautiful Lake Michigan coastline....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Open dining area. Plenty of room for family and friends. Additional dining areas on porch and deck....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful fireplace ~ Living Room...moreless

  • Heating:

    GFA...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large, open living room, floor to ceiling fireplace. Vaulted ceilings....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking, concrete drive...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Open concept kitchen. Plenty of room to whip up your favorite dishes. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There are some pantry items, spices etc available for use. *If you use something up, please replace it with like kind....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Local Championship Golf Courses: The Ravines (Arnold Palmer design) & Clearbrook Country Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Very nice landscaping....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    electric grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The Hill, Douglas, MI provides winter time fun. Sledding, tobogganing, cross country and snowboarding...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nice, competition courts nearby Saugatuck High School...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$395

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $175

Notes:

Rates are based on 7 person occupancy.

An extra charge ($100/person) may apply for additional guests.

Pet Fee: $100/pet

*Standard Rate = 2 days min stay (for dates not prev. defined) & Holidays.

Rental deposit: 1/2 rent due within 7 days of date of contract. Remaining balance, security deposit (*$1,000) and any additional fees are due 60 days prior to check in date.

*Security deposit will be cashed 30 days prior to check in.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

  • Crane's Pie Pantry

    "Great pies! And, good food... Casual relaxed atmosphere. Relatively budget friendly."

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  • Oval Beach

    "World Famous 'Oval Beach' Come & Play..."

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  • Everyday People Cafe

    "Excellent Seafood. Great ambiance, entertainment in charming downtown Douglas. Higher prices..."

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  • Saugatuck Dune Rides Inc

    "Everyone should ride dunes at least once. What a blast!"

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  • Saugatuck Brewing Company inc

    "4 & 5 Star Brews! / 3 Stars for Food "

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  • Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises

    "Great scenic trip out the channel & into Lake Michigan. Fun for the whole family."

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  • Phil's Bar & Grille

    "Great food, great fun, excellent service, upbeat atmosphere! "

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  • Wild Dog Grille

    "Really good food, nice atmospere.. Beautiful outdoor courtyard!"

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  • The Hill

    "The Hill, Douglas, MI (the 'West Shore 18th') Spring Summer & Fall - Prime Wedding Spot... ..."

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  • Mt Baldhead Park Trail

    "Climb the old radio tower to get the best view of Lake Kalamazoo, downtown Saugatuck & surro..."

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  • Saugatuck Drugstore - Old Fashioned Soda Fountai

    "This is a must if you like ice cream! Old fashioned soda fountain with hand creamed sodas, a..."

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
GRR-Gerald Ford Airport, Grand Rapids Michigan
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wild Dog, Douglas /Phils & Coral Gables, Saugatuck
1.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Saugatuck Ferry
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ravines & Clearbrook Golf, Saugatuck
4.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US196
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wild Dog, Everyday People, Saugatuck Brewery, Phil
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Douglas Public Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Close to all the action or get away from it all, relax & unwind...

A short walk to Douglas beach where you can enjoy the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, the warmth of the sun and sand between your toes. Picturesque views!

Great eateries, local history & museums, beachcombing & water activities, shopping & antiquing, micro brewery & winery nearby... and so much more!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: Hi, I'm Kathy, The Cottage Concierge. I'm helping my owner, Mike. I'd be happy to share a bit about 'Fernwood' and Mike. Mike bought the cottage last year. He loves homes, cottages, architecture and the Saugatuck / Douglas area. He also loves to entertain and... he loves The Beach! So Fernwood and Mike are a perfect fit.

Why Douglas, MI, USA:
Mike purchased Fernwood because he loved the location. Just a few minutes and you're on the beach enjoying the sun and surf. It's also been a wonderful place for him to entertain and to host his family treasures. He comes to stay and enjoy this new, unique place but he is pleased to be able to share it with others that they might also experience this wonderful place!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Open design, packed with style. Amazing location, close to everything. New to market, Prime times available!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Beautiful Cottage, 
Quiet, restful location, close to the beach & all amenities!

    Beautiful Cottage, Quiet, restful location, close to the beach & all amenities!

  • Deck with Pergola, covered with flowers in summer. Great view.

    Deck with Pergola, covered with flowers in summer. Great view.

  • Stunning yet comfortable living area. View from loft...  Gorgeous bamboo floors

    Stunning yet comfortable living area. View from loft... Gorgeous bamboo floors

  • Great, open concept living. 
Perfect for family & friends to gather...

    Great, open concept living. Perfect for family & friends to gather...

  • Natural elegance

    Natural elegance

  • Beautiful Master Suite - view of sun porch & private, read yard.

    Beautiful Master Suite - view of sun porch & private, read yard.

  • Bedroom 2, Main floor, Double Bed

    Bedroom 2, Main floor, Double Bed

  • Main Floor Bath - Full bath, tub/shower. Always clean & fresh!
Towels provided.

    Main Floor Bath - Full bath, tub/shower. Always clean & fresh! Towels provided.

  • Bedroom 3, upstairs

    Bedroom 3, upstairs

  • Great nook for reading & quiet conversation. Loft area overlooks living room.

    Great nook for reading & quiet conversation. Loft area overlooks living room.

  • Pure Michigan...
Come and stay with us.

    Pure Michigan... Come and stay with us.

  • Another Gorgeous Lake Michigan Sunset. Part of the beauty you'll experience.

    Another Gorgeous Lake Michigan Sunset. Part of the beauty you'll experience.

  • Capture the sunset views from the back yard.

    Capture the sunset views from the back yard.

  • Fabulous Porch-private, lots of room to enjoy every season.

    Fabulous Porch-private, lots of room to enjoy every season.

  • Kitchen open to living area.

    Kitchen open to living area.

  • Comfortable kitchen; plenty of counter space, modern conveniences including a dw

    Comfortable kitchen; plenty of counter space, modern conveniences including a dw

  • Lovely dining for dreamily & friends

    Lovely dining for dreamily & friends

  • Master Bath; Tub / Shower

    Master Bath; Tub / Shower

  • Bedroom 2,
Sleeps 2 - cozy, yet light & airy.

    Bedroom 2, Sleeps 2 - cozy, yet light & airy.

  • Bedroom 3 - 
Sleeps 4

    Bedroom 3 - Sleeps 4

  • View from upstairs bedroom - looking at the back yard -peaceful & serene

    View from upstairs bedroom - looking at the back yard -peaceful & serene

  • Picture Yourself... Here!

    Picture Yourself... Here!

  • A Perfect Day: Sun, Sand Beaches & Boats...

    A Perfect Day: Sun, Sand Beaches & Boats...

  • Lake Kalamazoo & Scenic Saugatuck / Douglas. Awesome!

    Lake Kalamazoo & Scenic Saugatuck / Douglas. Awesome!

VRBO #577525

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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