SPECTACULAR BEACHFRONT COTTAGE

Elizabeth Griffiths

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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SPECTACULAR BEACHFRONT COTTAGE

Fennville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Situated on 5 private acres and overlooking 250 feet of private beach, our cottage provides a wonderful setting for a great vacation. Enjoy the view of the lake from the cottage, from the new deck or walk down the steps to the beach. No roads, woods or 'short walks' to the beach. This spectacular cottage lets the lake embrace you. Lake Michigan is so large (120 miles wide and 350 miles long) that it feels like the ocean without the salt water and sharks! The water is usually warm in the summer for swimming, sometimes calm as glass and other days with huge rolling waves. Walking miles is a favorite pastime...so is hanging out under the umbrellas. Building sand castles, splashing in the waves, enjoying campfires and reading in the hammock are just some of the joys of being at the 'big lake'. Picnics on the deck, chasing fireflies into the evening, watching an unforgettable sunset with friends and family...this is what connects us and what wonderful memories are made of.

Venturing away from the beach, you can visit Saugatuck or South Haven, each about 10 minutes away, or other little villages nearby. There you will find shopping, galleries and fun and funky restaurants. Playing golf is easy on one of the many area courses. Bicycling on trails or country roads has also become very popular. A summer highlight is visiting the outdoor farmer's markets in Saugatuck or Holland which offer up the rich bounty of the area. Picking your own blueberries, raspberries, peaches or apples is always a highlight with young and old alike. Boat rentals for sailing, motor boating or fishing are nearby. Windsurfers and wave runners are also available to rent.

In any season,you can experience the wonder of Lake Michigan.

Great times are waiting for you. Come stay at the cottage and share a piece of our private paradise.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Elizabeth Griffiths

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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We grew up in Michigan enjoying Lake Michigan. We moved to Colorado in 1968 and missed the water so we found this land with a little cottage on it. We vacationed there for many summers with our family. In 1995 we built the present cottage, adding the deck and covered gazebo last year. The cottage holds many dear memories of time spent with family and friends. Many others have stayed at the cottage over the years and each has signed a rock which we have displayed in the living room reminding us of all the good times shared there.

Elizabeth Griffiths purchased this cottage in 1971

The cottage offers a comfortable and beautiful space to feel closer to nature and enjoy friends and family or find a place for solitude. Relax in hammock or on the deck or kayak, paddle board or swim in glorious Lake Michigan. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and star filled skies.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Spectacular Beachfront Cottage
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Spectacular Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237200
303 321-0647
Fennville Southwest Michigan
5

PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5
Our group of four ladies enjoyed an extended fall weekend at this idyllic home. The photos do not do justice to this spacious, private, immaculate, comfortable, and beautiful home. We cannot wait to stay here again!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237200
303 321-0647
Fennville Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

FAMILY REUNION VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our extended family stayed at this beautiful property this past summer over the 4th of July week. It was wonderful for three generations, with plenty of space, bathrooms, and extremely family friendly. Being just a short walk down the hill to Lake Michigan, we spent a great deal of time at the beach. The outdoor space was phenomenal, with an arbored eating area just above a large deck which was cantilevered over the bluff above the lake.

The interior of the home was beautifully decorated, immaculate, with a fully equipped kitchen, games, books--literally everything we could possibly need for a totally enjoyable stay. We spent a great deal of time on the screened porch where the children played games and made crafts, while the adults often talked and caught up on reading.

Since the home is located a few minutes drive from Saugatuck/Douglas, it was easy access for lunch and shopping. Crane's Apple Orchard was close enough for us to get our "pie fix" several times during the week.

It was a wonderful way to connect with our Seattle relatives, and everyone agreed it was an extraordinary stay in a lovely setting.

Our only difficulty was almost no cell phone reception, but that was a small price to pay for the incredible time we had there. I would recommend this lovely property with no reservations.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237200
303 321-0647
Fennville Southwest Michigan
Middleville, MI
5

LOVELY EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
Everyone in our group has sent notes of how our stay is a lovely memory. The home was tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable as well as cozy. We had space to separate and then all come together, enjoying the lake views, beach and fire. The focus was on our natural resources- mainly the beach. The property and beach is private and the house felt like a home. This home should be treated with respect so that is available to us all to use again in the future. It is definitely a place we will want to return. Thank you, property owner, for your gift of sharing.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237200
303 321-0647
Fennville Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

AMAZING PROPERTY.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here in July 2009. It is an amazing property. The grounds are unlike anything we have seen in prior beachfront rentals on Lake Michigan. We spent most of our days (from 9am-9pm) outdoors. The kids loved the easy access to the beach and we all enjoyed the views!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children

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Car: necessary

Beach walking, swimming, kite flying, bocce ball court, hanging out in hammock, ping pong, board games,beach campfire, star gazing

Antiquing, art galleries, array of restaurants, Holland shopping, wooden shoe factory!

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Fennville Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • High season $5200.00 a week
  • High season ... Jun 01-Sep 15 .. $5200/week (Sat-Sat-week rentals only)
    Off season .............. $450/night (3 night minimum)
    Thanksgiving/Christmas .. $550/night (3 night minimum)
  • High season $5200.00 a week
    Off season $450.00 to $550.00 per night
    Extra day rate negotiable

Amenities

Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf ...
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
Notes:
Inside, coziness and connection abound. A screened-in porch invites an evening glass of wine,family games and conversation. The living/dining room boasts 7 sets of French doors opening to the lake on one side and to private woods on the others. Turn the music u, open the doors and dance on the patio. Or light a fire, cozy up on a couch and take in the beauty seen from every window. The kitchen invites participation with a central island and lots of counter space. Preparing meals can become a communal affair. Dark wide plank floors, white walls, antiques and spectacular cottage furnishings have all been carefully chosen so that you feel like you are in a cottage, but a very comfortable one. Special amenities include a hot/cold outdoor shower for rinsing off beach sand, a regulation bocce ball court on the bluff, a hammock overlooking the lake, shady and open deck areas, blue and white striped towels and straw beach hats in abundance.