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Brower Cottage - Lakefront Secluded Wooded Lot on Hutchins Lake Near Saugatuck

66 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Fennville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lake Front Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 7-8)

Relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in our charming two bedroom cottage on Hutchins Lake on a secluded wooded lot with beautiful views of the lake and Crane Orchards.

Unwind on 120 feet of lake frontage with sunbathing, swimming, boating, fishing, and water sports. Experience the peace and tranquility of Hutchins Lake with an early morning ride on our 2 person kayak, 3 person canoe, or bring your own boat and moor it to our pier.

Brower Cottage is located in Fennville Michigan, about 10 minutes from Saugatuck, Douglas, and Lake Michigan beaches. We are about a two hour drive from the Chicago loop.

Take a short drive to Oval Beach in Saugatuck to watch the sunsets on Lake Michigan or visit the tasting rooms at Fenn Valley vineyards and wine cellar. Shop for antiques and art at the shops and galleries in the Saugatuck / Douglas area. Walking distance from Crane Orchards and Pie Pantry for delicious fresh baked pies, sweet cherry picking in the spring, peach picking in the summer, and apple picking in the fall. Minutes from the Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Allegan State Game area for hiking, hunting, and cross country skiing.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jamie & Joe Bianco
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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based on 66 traveler reviews

Brower Cottage - Lakefront Secluded Wooded Lot on Hutchins Lake Near Saugatuck
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 66 reviews
Carpentersville IL


  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Brower Cottage was perfect! The cottage is comfortable and clean. We've had some experiences with listings that didn't quite live up to the pictures or the description, but Brower Cottage is everything it claims to be and more! The lake is beautiful, the cottage is pretty and comfortable, the lot is private and wooded, and the location is perfect. It's a great getaway for a couple, or a family vacation for a family with kids and pets.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and rejuvenating

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Cottage and enjoyed it immensely. We were able to bring our 11 yr old black lab mix with us and that was the icing on the cake. The Cottage was beautiful and the online pictures are exactly what we found when we walked into the house. Very clean and well kept up. Our week in Oct. was very peaceful and relaxing. This allowed us to rejuvenate before returning to the "real" world. We enjoyed Crane's Pie Pantry and took our dog to Warren Dunes State Park, which has a doggy beach. We ate at Red's Root Beer Stand in Paw Paw and our dog got his own doggy hot dog there. The Gilmore Car Museum is a beautiful campus with gorgeous cars. Then we would return to the Cottage, sit our on the deck and just smile and take it all in. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is my second extended weekend stay here in a year. Wanted a relaxed, cozy, comfortable get-away and I got it in spades. This time I also had a couple friends come up and spend the night. It's a perfect location for either staying at the cottage and navel gazing on the deck or the dock, or going in to Douglas or Saugatuck for a meal or wine-tasting or shopping. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Absolutley Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is truly amazing . it is so relaxing the beautiful view of the lake from the cottage and deck is something everyone should experience . This was our 2nd time at the cottage and we will be back again next year. A very charming and unique area with plenty to do for everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stow, Ohio

Brower Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week of September 12th. The weather was perfect.

The Cottage was so nice and clean. It was the perfect size.

The View was beautiful! After going to Saugatuk and Douglas some days we would come back and sit by the water. So relaxing.

Very private. The Lake is beautiful.

We would definitely recommend staying there. Lots to do around there. Cranes orchard and bakery is a must. Delicious!

Thank you Jamie and Joe

Jim and Linda

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful secluded waterfront property

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time at Brower cottage. We have made it a yearly family vacation. The house has everything you could possibly want in a vacation home. We grilled dinner most nights and sat around the fire pit with a great fire every night. The location makes it easy to visit many towns in the area like Saugatuck, South Haven, and Holland. We pick apples, blueberries, and whatever else is ripe for picking. We always take the kayaks out for a spin around the lake and relax in the blow up chairs in the water. Probably the best feature of the house is the dock. Coffee out there in the morning and wine at sunset.

Robin Torch

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Crane's Pie Pantry
"A stay at Brower Cottage is not complete without a fresh baked pie from Crane's Pie Pantry. ..."
Salt of the Earth
"Led by Chef Matthew Pietsch (protégé of ‘Iron Chef’ Michael Symon), Salt of the Earth gives ..."
Blue Goose Cafe
"A great greasy spoon for breakfast in downtown Fennville."
Crane Orchards U-Pick
"Brower Cottage has views of Crane Orchards as they are just across the street. U-pick your o..."
Fenn Valley Vineyards
"Take a short drive to the other side of Hutchins Lake for wine tasting, vineyard tours, cell..."
Everyday People Cafe
"Our favorite place for lunch and dinner in the area. Casual dining with great food and atmos..."
Saugatuck Dune Rides Inc
"Strap into bench seats aboard a dune buggy with giant tires and roar along sandy paths."
Oval Beach
"Spend an afternoon taking in the sun on this beautiful Lake Michigan beach rated among the 2..."
Saugatuck Brewing Company inc
"We highly recommend lunch on their outdoor patio while sampling their craft brews. Family f..."
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
"Absolutely breathtaking. Winding trails through the wooded dunes, spectacular views of natu..."
Virtue Farms
Pizza Mambo
"Best pizza in town. The "Rustico" is our favorite."
The Farmhouse Deli & Pantry
"Absolutely the best place for sandwiches, soup, and a great cup of coffee. Great place to g..."
Uncommon Coffee Roasters
"Our favorite place for a cup of coffee and a snack. A real cafe that grows and roasts their..."

Other Activities: Knee boarding, turtle spotting, dune rides, charter fishing on Lake Michigan, kayaking, biking, snowmobiling, horseshoes, shopping, mini golf, boating, wildlife viewing, wine tasting, art galleries, fruit picking, wake boarding.


Rates & Availability

Fennville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Colors
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

We will consider 2 night stays at $250 / night. Please contact us via the Call Owner or Send Message links on our listing.

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Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Bunk beds
    Living Area - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 twin daybed, 1 twin trundle bed, 1 twin sleeper chair
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Crib is a Pack 'n Play
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Shed
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fire Pit, iPod Ready Stereo System, Bean Bag Toss Game, Bocce, Glassware, Pots and Pans, Kitchen Towels, Hammock, 30 stairs to lake.

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