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Peaceful Lakeshore Setting

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Located near Saugatuck-Douglas in Glenn, the Clubhouse is situated on a quiet country road along the shores of Lake Michigan. A perfect cottage for families to enjoy the sounds of nature, and a slower pace. A short walk down the road brings you to a grassy slope, bringing you to the beach, where you can take a nap, a swim or work on that novel you've been trying to write. The children will enjoy hunting for critters in the creek, or minnows in the big lake.

Holland is only 20 minutes to the north, where you can enjoy movies, farmers markets, shopping, and museums and all things Dutch. Saugatuck is long noted for its artistic community, and the galleries are enticing with cutting edge artwork from the local artists. To the south, a 15 minute drive brings you to South Haven, with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and boating opportunities. Don't miss the beautiful South Haven Pier and the Blueberry festival! Further to the east is Casco township, home of many fine family farms and wineries. In fact, you can go on a winery tour of many of the local wineries. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available at local farm stands, and local cheeses as well. Or go to Fennville, just a short 20 minute drive, to the incomparable Crane's Orchard for sandwiches and pie, or Salt of the Earth, a quality restuarant that specializes in local produce, grass fed beef, and yummy breads and baked goods and coffee. Southwest Michigan is paradise!

More Details

Owner
Patricia Kerr
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Patricia Kerr

I came every summer to this lovely lane, to my great-grandmother's cottage. I fell in love with the lake, the peace and quiet, the slower pace.

Patricia Kerr purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Patricia Kerr chose Southwest Michigan

My folks bought this cute cottage before it had been fixed up, with plans for renovation, because we always liked the shape of the building, and the interesting glass blocks at the corners.

What makes this cottage unique

Mix of old and new, the Clubhouse has all the amenities of a modern home, but still has that 'cottagey' charm from days gone by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciated the privacy of the place, and the wrap around deck was great for our toddler. It would have been better if the owner had been at the cottage when we arrived, but everything was ready for our arrival.
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The downstairs bathroom features a vintage bathtub that is unusually large and comfortable, and in addition, the bathroom has a roomy shower stall.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The living room has 2 hide-a-beds, one that sleeps one person, and the other could sleep two.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Clubhouse is a charming vintage cottage along the lakeshore that has been remodeled with all the modern conveniences, There are several cozy spots to sit and read, and be by yourself, or other communal spaces for the family to gather round. The sunsets are spectacular, and the beach is a short walk away. Located on a quiet country road, The Clubhouse also offers proximity to great restaurants, boating, wine-tasting, berry-picking, antique shopping and Kilwin's fudge, a must on any Michigan vacation! Other local treasures are Crane's Orchards in Fennville, for lunch and pie, or try the pie and ice cream, as well as fresh local produce, at Earl's, just a short ride up Blue Star Highway. For fresh homemade doughnuts, and local produce, go to the Dutch Farm Market in Pullman, just off the 196 exit. A new bakery just opened up, Kismet, just to the north of Glenn and their bread is fantastic. The convenience store in Glenn offers a vast array of wines, beers, and other spirits.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Lakeshore Setting
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews
5

We will be back!!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have loved it more!! To me, this cottage was right out of the fairytale books, you know the kind that you find perfectly nestled in the woods?!! It began as soon as we drove up to this adorable cottage! The house is situated on a very quiet, wooded road overlooking Lake Michigan! When we walked in, it did not feel as if we were walking into a "rental" but an inviting home. The living room, dining room and kitchen were all open to each other and it felt so comfortable to hang out there in the evenings. The upstair's bedrooms are truly out of a fairytale! The original wood floors, all the natural light coming in from all different sized windows, from low windows you could gaze out from your own bed, to windows you open with a latch, topping off with cottage furnishings and decor, I felt like goldilocks :) The beach was AMAZING with VERY few people! We practically had it to ourselves! We also enjoyed our visits to the local general store just down the road. Our family LOVED the cottage and the location!! We WILL be back!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous comments, Bonnie. I look foward to seeing you again next summer!
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Saint Charles, IL
4

Charming Place to Relax.

  • 4 of 5

The home is just like the pictures and the description. We had a great relaxing and peaceful week.

The people at the little grocery store down about a mile from the home were very friendly, you could find everything you needed in this little neighborhood store. Pat keeps this home in great condition. It is a short walk to the beach and very quite. The beach is beautiful it is a wonderful backdrop to the area. There was one day that our family had the whole lake to ourselves. I would recommend this home to a family or a nice friend get away.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY, USA
5

Peaceful, pretty cottage with lovely deck

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for three weeks in the summer of 2009 and had a restful, lovely stay. We continued our stay at the other cottage on the property, owned by the same person, for a second three weeks (The White House) - also highly recommended and a bit bigger if you are a larger party. The owner did everything to help us make our stay exactly what we wanted: from lending us bikes to use to get around, to making sure everything in the cottage worked well, to giving us advice on what to do and where to go. The master bedroom upstairs has a long window in the corner with views of lake Michigan to enjoy from bed. The long deck around three sides of the house was perfect for eating outdoors under an umbrella, bird watching and enjoying the bunnies that came to visit each morning, as well as the almost-nightly lovely sunsets over Lake Michigan across the road. On a quiet, dead-end dirt road within an easy walk to a very quiet beach, it was exactly what we were looking for. The beach changed daily with the wind and weather: sometimes the water was like a mirror, sometimes it had little waves. Swimming was great and a small river emptying into lake Michigan on the beach provided a fun place for our young son to splash and play. Buying delicious fresh fruit from a variety of local, small farms - all within biking distance - became part of our daily ritual. Short drives to the pretty towns of Douglas and Saugatuck were also part of the fun. With high-speed internet and many TV channels, we were also not out of touch with daily life (unless we wanted to be).

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
What Not Inn
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Saugatuck
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hawks Head
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
196 Glenn exit
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
GLenn REstuarant
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bittersweet
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Glenn
Car: necessary

Glenn is famous for being the 'Pancake Town' , after a blizzard stopped several travellers, and the town took people in and fed them pancakes when they had run out of everything else! Now it's well know for its beautiful sunsets, lovely farms, berry-picking adventures, biking trails, antique and gift shops, local vineyards, and proximity to the marinas in Saugatuck and South Haven. A little bit off the beaten path, Glenn is a perfect place to slow down and smell the roses.

Other Activities: boating, hot air ballooning, shopping, wildlife viewing, kayaking, basketball court, mini golf

Golf: There are 3 golf courses witn a 15 minute drive. Hawkshead is even closer, and has a beautiful resturant as well. South Haven has a public course, and also there's one in Saugatuck, just a short 15 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

Fennville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
May 28 2016 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

A refund of $25.00 is offered if you bring your own linens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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