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SLEEPS 16 - TWO BEACH FRONT COTTAGES, OVER AN ACRE, PRIVATE STEPS TO BEACH

Denise

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Denise

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2014
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SLEEPS 16 - TWO BEACH FRONT COTTAGES, OVER AN ACRE, PRIVATE STEPS TO BEACH

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Fennville House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms, 3.5 baths includes beach towels, beach chairs and sand toys.

A TRUE MICHIGAN VACATION! Looking for a unique place to get together with a large family group for an incredible week? You have found it! With an expansive front lawn, woods in the back and private stairs to the beach, The Blue and Yellow Houses offer the perfect gathering spot. New to the rental market for the summer of 2014, these two cottages are situated on over an acre of land with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and jaw dropping sunsets. The area is somewhat remote so peace and tranquility are a given. However, since the cottages are located halfway between South Haven and Saugatuck, restaurants and activities are within 15 minutes north or south. The picture perfect houses sit only 11 feet apart offering the feeling of togetherness yet the separation of two homes. Between them they boast 7 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and two of everything else!

The Yellow House was built in 2002 but gives the feel of a vintage cottage. The home is centered around the large kitchen with a 4' x 8' island - perfect for serving evening buffets for the group. There is a king bedroom and a queen bedroom on the main floor along with a full bath. The second level is home to two more bedrooms, both with 2 twin beds, and a second compartmentalized bathroom (a toilet room, a shower room and a room with 2 pedestal sinks) for multiple users at the same time. There is an open front porch and side porch plus a fully enclosed hot water outdoor shower.

The Blue House was completely renovated in 2013, keeping much of the original charm of the 1930's cottage. The main floor has a living room, a family room as well as a dining area and kitchen. It also has two queen bedrooms, a full bath and a half bath. The upstairs is a bunk room with 4 twin beds and plenty of room to hang out. The Blue House has an enclosed front porch as well as a fully enclosed hot water outdoor shower.

These houses have been set up to accommodate the needs and demands of multiple families. Each house has a very well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave and place settings for 16 as well as Weber gas grills. Also provided per house are 2 beach bags, 8 beach towels, 6 beach chairs (which are kept at the beach), a soft sided cooler and beach shovels & toys for smaller children.

These cottages offer a vacation experience from years past. Spend your days building sand castles, making sand angels, looking for beach glass, playing soccer on the beach, jumping the waves or simply soaking in the sun. Then, finish the days with amazing sunsets, fires on the beach or hunker down with a movie and popcorn. Each house offers a good selection of board games, children's books and movies for all ages as well as a basket of blankets to snuggle up.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Denise (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2014

About Denise

For the past 10 years The Yellow House has been our private summer retreat. In 2012 we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to purchase our neighbor, The Blue House, a true 1930's cottage. We stripped everything down to the studs and put it back together with much of the original charm giving us the option of housing even more family and friends. With our children getting bigger, the amount of time we can spend here is diminishing, but we hated the thought of them sitting empty. We have enjoyed more great times with friends and family here than we can count. It is truly a special place to us and we are excited for others to have the opportunity to experience it. Every time we turn down the gravel road, you can feel the stress fade away. My favorite is by far watching the sunset every night!

Denise purchased this house in 2002

Why Denise chose Fennville

We actually bought the property on a whim and ended up falling in love with the area it is located. We are secluded but in 15 minutes can be in Saugatuck or South Haven. Since my husband hates crowds, this is the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

The thing I loved about the property the most when we purchased it (back then it was an 800 sq. ft. cottage, built about the same time as The Blue House) was the front lawn. The fact our small children could play while we sat on the porch and we didn't have to worry about them falling over the bluff gave me great comfort. Not to mention, looking out at the water below the tree canopies reminded me of where I grew up.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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SLEEPS 16 - Two Beach Front Cottages, Over An Acre, Private Steps To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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SLEEPS 16 - Two Beach Front Cottages, Over An Acre, Private Steps To Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3648721
Fennville Southwest Michigan
Plano, Texas
5

Great house, great property, great location, great owner

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented these 2 houses for 2 weeks in August. The houses felt like home from the minute we walked in. Both houses were fully stocked with everything you need for a wonderful vacation. During the time we were here, we had between 4 and 16 people staying with us and everyone agreed this was an amazing rental. Denise was great to work with, both before we arrived and after we were there. She went out of her way to make sure we were totally comfortable. The photos don't begin to do the houses justice; both the houses and the property were clean and well cared-for. I would recommend these houses to anyone who wants to relax by Lake Michigan.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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SLEEPS 16 - Two Beach Front Cottages, Over An Acre, Private Steps To Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3648721
Fennville Southwest Michigan
5

Cottages Were Perfect Getaway for Three Families

  • 5 of 5
These cottages were perfect for our three families to get together in June 2014 – 18 of us total, with 12 kids of all ages. Denise was wonderful to work with in arranging our visit – a pleasant experience compared to a property management company. The cottages were clean, comfortable and furnished with quality details that made it a special vacation – beach towels, BBQ grills, and the décor went with the stunning beach location to give us a true Lake Michigan summer cottage experience. There was plenty of room in the kitchen area of the yellow house for us all to mingle while meals were being prepared. Both (the screened and open) porches were a perfect spot for us early-risers—to catch up on some reading while drinking some tea. We loved the large table on the bluff, having all meals there to enjoy the endless view. There was plenty of room on the lawns for our volleyball court, and these games were always followed by a swim in the lake and relaxing time on the beach. These homes exceeded our expectations and we hope to return.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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SLEEPS 16 - Two Beach Front Cottages, Over An Acre, Private Steps To Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3648721
Fennville Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Spectacular Cottages with Amazing View and Private Beach

  • 5 of 5
Six families (12 adults and 10 children) stayed at these spectacular cottages over Memorial Day weekend. Upon inquiring about the property, Denise couldn't have been more accommodating and easy to work with. She answered all our questions in a very timely manner as the date approached and questions arose. It was a pleasure to chat with her and it's obvious from talking to her that she loves these cottages and we could see why. We arrived just in time on Friday to see a beautiful sunset. The cottages are immaculate and tastefully decorated. There were more than enough dishes, utensils, serving platters, etc... for our large group. Both kitchens were adequately stocked and besides our own food there really wasn't much we needed to bring. Games for the kids, sleeping bags, DVD's, beach toys, beach chairs --- basically everything one could need for the weekend was included! We spent most of our time on the lovely sandy beach that was great for little ones since they could wade out aways from shore without a major drop-off. Many of us took walks up and down the shoreline since it seemed you could walk forever. We used the lawn for evening soccer games and blowing bubbles. The outdoor showers were a life-saver since the kids were covered, covered and then more covered with sand. There always seemed to be someone on one of the porches either enjoying a morning cup of coffee or reading a book in the mid-afternoon. None of us had any complaints about our stay. There's already talk about returning in the fall to see the colors and visit the orchards. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful get-away.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The What Not Inn, M89 & Blue Star Hwy 2405 68th St
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
The chain ferry, Saugatuck
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
South Haven Golf Club, South Haven, MI
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
196 - Michigan
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Glenn, Glenn, MI
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort, Oswego MI
Nearest Beach
Right outside the front door
Car: necessary

Additional fun activities:

Saugatuck Duck Boat Ride, bowling, Saugatuck Dune Rides

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Rates & Availability

From $875 Per night

Fennville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
May 26 - June 14
May 26 2015 - Jun 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$975
$6,000
 
 
June 14 - 28
Jun 15 2015 - Jun 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,095
$6,400
 
 
4th of July
Jun 29 2015 - Jul 5 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
Summer
Jul 6 2015 - Aug 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,300
 
 
August 24 - Sept 3
Aug 24 2015 - Sep 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,800
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$975
$5,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $750
Notes During the summer The Blue and Yellow Houses rent Sunday to Sunday. Check-in 5:00 p.m., check-out 10:00 a.m.
2-night stays are subject to a $250 cleaning fee, 3-night stays or over include the cleaning fee.

Cancellation Policy

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

Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Yellow House Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    Yellow House Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Blue House Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Blue House Half Bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Yellow House Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Yellow House Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Yellow House Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Yellow House Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Blue House Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Blue House Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Blue House Bunkroom - 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming

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