Enjoyable Experience in late Fall
Used in late October. Nice, woodsy feel (lots of wood) but very clean and tidy. Gas (wood)stove provided alittle firelight for ambiance. Modern force-air furnance kept us nice and toasty. Fully furnished, from kitchen and bath, to bedrooms (very nice). Quite comfortable for four adult couples. Two bedrooms on main floor + fold-out sleeper sofa. Two bedrooms upstairs. Large indoor dining table with bench seating provided ample room for family-style meals. Screened (mostly enclosed but unheated) porch provided useful space, as well as additional seating that we used indoors. Nice outdoor gas grill. Fire pit area and patio area (with water feature & mini-fountain) were also enjoyed. Most appreciated (and used by me) was the availability of the outdoor shower. Hot water doesn't last for long, but it was more than adequate for my brief use. Short, 5 minute walk to private, Lake Michigan beach access. View from platform at top of stairs partially obstructed by some of surrounding tree branches. 83 (fairly steep) steps down to beach and Lake Michigan. But viewing sunsets from shoreline worth the slow climb back up the 83 steps, to the top of the hill. We found Glenn location was ideal for accessing both Saugatuck and South Haven via Bluestar Highway (A2). Saugatuck has most of the shopping, wine tasting rooms, and afew restaurants. South Haven offers afew shops, but more of the better restaurants. Also, if you need a large store grocery or pharmacy, South Haven has them. Very much enjoyed the arts & crafts type businesses between Glenn and South Haven. Highlights included TWO stops each at McIntosh Winery, and the wildly interesting antique business (look for giant, yellow, upright plastic rat). If you are an "American Pickers" type of collector, this antique place is for you. Cold, wet, windy fall weather did bring some unexpected challenges, but overall, we had a most enjoyable weekend stay at Glennwood Cottage. Owner obviously puts much effort into making this an top-notch rental. I personally appreciate his effort and service. I wouldn't hesitate to rent either this cottage, or one of his other rentals. I look forward to that next time.
Families with Young Children,
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