NEAR BEACHES - LAKESHORE DRIVE BETWEEN SAUGATUCK & SOUTH HAVEN

DP Fairbanks

Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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DP Fairbanks

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NEAR BEACHES - LAKESHORE DRIVE BETWEEN SAUGATUCK & SOUTH HAVEN

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Fennville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Looking for a tranquil setting away from the bustle of Saugatuck, yet close to the beach? Enjoy sunsets nestled in the woods in this Historic home.

The Parsonage vacation rental is located on Lakeshore Dr. 4 miles south of Saugatuck & 10 miles north of South Haven.

Lake Michigan beaches are easy access from the Parsonage House. Pier Cove Beach is a 5 minute walk, Westside County Park is just around the corner, and Saugatuck's infamous Oval Beach is nearby.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
DP Fairbanks (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english

About DP Fairbanks

We have lived in the area for 30 years and maintain this property to preserve the area.

DP Fairbanks purchased this cottage in 2000

Why DP Fairbanks chose Fennville

The Parsonage House was built in 1860 and was the Parsonage to the Methodist Church in Pier Cove during the 1860’s and 1870’s. It is one of the oldest buildings in Allegan County. Historical photos can be viewed from our website linked below at 'more information'.

What makes this cottage unique

Owner managed and operating, giving that personal touch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I enjoyed my time in the Parish house. The living room is especially comfortable, soothing and has a little sense of others in the room with you!



The bed! It felt like what I would view as a Shaker bed....and for me it was too hard. The workshop was fabulous, the people wonderful. We made good use of all the fresh vegetables and fruit around.



The surrounding beauty is superb. I like the cat that comes around, the hummingbird, deer and robin that showed up most days. I appreciate your sharp interest and keen eye for making it work for us, and it did.



Thank you for it all.
Jul 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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

Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Near Beaches - Lakeshore Drive Between Saugatuck & South Haven
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews
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Near Beaches - Lakeshore Drive Between Saugatuck & South Haven
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Fennville Southwest Michigan
5

A great stay!

  • 5 of 5
My wife, brother and sister-in-law recently stayed at this property with a newborn. Daphne is a great host. She met us at the property and showed us around. She also gave us great tips on restaurants and places to visit. We enjoyed the easy walk to the beach and the short drive to Saugatuck and Douglas. For what you pay, I think it's the best deal around. We had a very relaxing stay at the house. The beds are comfortable, the house is cozy and the vibes are pleasant. You can't beat the price for the area, as well! I recommend it wholeheartedly! s
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for enjoying the area!
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Near Beaches - Lakeshore Drive Between Saugatuck & South Haven
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Fennville Southwest Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
4

Saugatuck property 129235

  • 4 of 5
This rental was perfect for us four 65 year olds. Quiet, short walk to the beach, great proximity to Douglas and Saugatuck but far enough away to keep the noise down. The accommodations were fine but we aren't very picky. The kitchen could use an upgrade to the pots and pans. The one bathroom did not pose a problem for us but would if you have a bunch of people who use it a lot. It was a little problematic having to walk down the stairs from the upstairs bedroom area to use the bathroom at night. The host was great, friendly, and more than accommodating. I have no complaints considering the very reasonable price.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for visiting! You have captured the essence of the fantastic location and environment of this peaceful lakeshore property. Being walkable to the lake in a wooded setting has the greatest appeal. We are constantly making improvements, being this home is an historic landmark from the Village of Pier Cove, circa 1862! This year it was new living room furniture, last year a new well with great water. The pots and pans do get beat up by the end of the season, so thanks for letting us know its time, once again, to replace what's worn.
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Near Beaches - Lakeshore Drive Between Saugatuck & South Haven
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Fennville Southwest Michigan
Bryn Athyn, PA
5

Review

  • 5 of 5
Loved it! The new updates were nice.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Near Beaches - Lakeshore Drive Between Saugatuck & South Haven
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Fennville Southwest Michigan
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the Parsonage House the last week of June. The house was set up well for the 6 family members who stayed the first few days, but we also were very comfortable when it was just the two of us the last few days. Very nice walk to the local beach and lovely Lake Michigan. We also enjoyed bike riding on Lakeshore Dr and even into Saugatuck. We would definitely want to come back.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed the house and the area.
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Near Beaches - Lakeshore Drive Between Saugatuck & South Haven
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Fennville Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Convenient and Fun Place to Stay in Southwest Michigan

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriends and I try to spend time at the Parsonage House every summer because we have such a great time there. The location cannot be topped. It is close to a small, clean public beach, a winery, orchards, and Saugatuck-Douglas. One friend is a runner and she loves running through the forested streets in the morning. The house itself has everything we need: a serviceable kitchen, indoor and outdoor eating areas, barbecue grill, parking and a fun upstairs sleeping area with lots of room. Highly recommended for a fun, rustic girls' trip.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We have 'hosted' several girls getaway weekends - it seems to be a growing trend. The lakeshore area is a lovely spot for running, cycling, and swimming and we welcome those who appreciate the area.
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Near Beaches - Lakeshore Drive Between Saugatuck & South Haven
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Fennville Southwest Michigan
Ohio
4

Sweet Retreat

  • 4 of 5
Our family had a wonderful time at the parsonage house. The owner was very accommodating of our schedule, and the prices were affordable. Our last minute getaway was just what the doctor ordered. My only concern would be for people with dust allergies. My son had a bit of a reaction upstairs since it is an historic property. But other than that, zero complaints. We could walk to one beach and drive to several others. The area has so many wonderful things to do and sites to see. The owner has many thoughtful items at the property for guests' use. Really lovely place and I hope we can return soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gerald Ford Airport - Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
What Not Inn - tavern with food
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Clearbrook - Saugatuck
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Holland, MI
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-96
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Salt of the Earth - Fennville
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Pier Cove Beach & Westside County Park
Car: necessary

Truly a resort area along the shores of Lake Michigan, Saugatuck offers shops, art, and cultural activities year round, with a very robust summer and fall season.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Fennville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 5 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$850
 
 
Winter
Oct 31 2014 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes PLEASE NOTE** Total on quote includes the damage deposit, which is not charged unless there is damage or a need for excessive cleaning.

Due to phone scams, we cannot publish a booking phone number. Please make inquiry through Homeaway/VRBO. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautiful new granite countertop!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs sleeping Room
  • The entire upstairs is a large sleeping room with a set of twins beds (2), and one double bed. There is also a portable cot that can be used upstairs. The downstairs bedroom is a queen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Lovely tranquil, wooded setting along Lakeshore Dr., home is an historic home that was the Parsonage to a church around 1870. The house is about a 5 minute walk to the beach. Lake View : Seasonal view of the lake - sunsets through the trees from the front porch.

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