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Fabulous Lakefront Home - Private Beach, Pool/Spa, Tennis, Guest House

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-18)

This outstanding lakefront property, with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, offers everything you could want for a spectacular family vacation. Enjoy 100 feet of private, sandy beach, plus an enormous back yard with heated in-ground pool/spa, tennis court, basketball court, kids play set and ping pong table. Watch the sun set from the gorgeous front porch or from one of two decks on the stairs leading to the beach. Lochaven offers everything!

This is a lovely, comfortable, immaculate home. The main house offers five bedrooms,(King, King, King, 2 Queen, 2-4 Twins) four baths and plenty of space for relaxing. There is a very large 2-story family room, a den with a flat screen TV, a dining area, and a sunroom with a piano and second flat screen TV. The well-appointed kitchen is equipped with high end appliances, two sinks, and plenty of furnishings.

The separate guest house has a living area with flat screen TV, sofabed, kitchen, bath, bedroom (Q), loft area with two twin beds, and a private deck.

In the large back yard, you can enjoy a heated pool with spa, children's play area, tennis/basketball court, and a deck with two dining tables and gas grill.

This home is perfectly situated only five minutes from the restaurants, shops and art galleries of charming Saugatuck and Douglas. Spend a beautiful Michigan morning on any of the nearby golf courses or hike the excellent trails of the surrounding state parks. Take advantage of other local activities such as dune rides, boat cruises, professional summer theater or live music. Relax after a full day and watch a breathtaking Lake Michigan sunset.

Please note that we rent weekly, Thursday to Thursday.

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Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with daybed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 to 4 twins possible
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private tennis court.


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Fabulous Lakefront Home - Private Beach, Pool/Spa, Tennis, Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Chicago Suburbs, Illinois

Lochaven is Gorgeous!!

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything one could ask for in order to accommodate a large family and numerous guests. The home is beautiful, tastefully decorated, with multiple private areas, and has spacious bedrooms. The yard is outstanding with tennis, basketball, volleyball and a pool with hot tub for everyone to enjoy (bonus is the guest house for older kids to stay in or doubling as a cabana). The front porch is private, comfortable and has an array of great seating for observing one of the best views of the lake and sunsets. You can also spend hours relaxing on two decks on the way to the private beach (Lake Michigan is high this year so the private beach wasn't an option as in years past - a disappointment but that's Mother Nature at work every 15 years).

The owners are excellent - extremely easy to work with, and have thought of nearly everything to provide guests with a great experience right down to the extra fridge and ping pong table in the garage, and yard/beach equipment made available. For these, and many more reasons, our family has stayed at this property three times in the past 10 years. It's tops on my family favorite list after 15 years of sampling rental properties in the area. This section of Michigan has great small town restaurants, boating, beaches, wineries, golf, activities for the kids - deserves every accolade written in regional magazines. Something for everyone.

If you're looking for the best value and no-worries location where the entire group will have a guaranteed great time, then this is the place and this is the best vacation property.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding One Week Stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Lochaven with my boyfriend's family and I loved it! I've been to Saugatuck a few times and love the area. But staying at Lochaven was a whole new wonderful experience. Beautiful house, beautiful yard and gorgeous views of the lake. There's a private staircase that goes down to a private beach! Tons to do for the whole family: ping pong, swimming, bocce ball, early morning coffee on the front porch, watching the sunset from the stairs. The pool and hot-tub in the backyard were a favorite; we even had a chance to play some tennis.

We also explored downtown Saugatuck and the Antique Pavilion on Blue Star. So many cute shops! Dinner at Marro's downtown was delicious (and plenty of ice cream options!)

The owners were very friendly and helpful. Mac greeted us and showed us around when we first arrived. Everything was so clean and tidy. The week flew by! I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Lochaven!! It was the perfect summer get-away.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bolingbrook, IL

Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I recently were invited to this lovely home by my niece who wanted to celebrate a special birthday. Family, co-workers, sorority sisters and childhood friends came and went throughout the weekend (13 in all). Beside the fact that the pool was closed for the season we had a lovely time. The home is immaculate. The decor comfortable. Lake Michigan is right across the street with a private stairway and beach leading to the lake. Plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms for everyone. Soap, towels, and linens were all provided. Drive to down took no more than 10 minutes. Several restaurants were also very close by. We had nothing negative to say about this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mackenzie Hendrickson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About Mackenzie Hendrickson

We are part of a large family that has been enjoying the Saugatuck area for almost 15 years. We love to gather at the lake to enjoy the area's many activities, the beauty of the lake, and each other's company.

Mackenzie Hendrickson purchased this house in 2007

Why Mackenzie Hendrickson chose Fennville

We decided to purchase this property as soon as we saw it hit the market. The views of the lake and the sunset are magnificent. The location is ideally situated. It is close enough to enjoy the restaurants, art galleries and quaint shops of Douglas and Saugatuck (5 minutes), but far enough away for privacy, serenity and peace.

What makes this house unique

This property has everything for a great family vacation: Large, beautifully appointed home, private beach, private heated pool, private hot tub, tennis court, decks for sunset viewing.......

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 50th wedding anniversary family celebration trip to Michigan was amazing. Lochaven was perfect. Your home exceeded our expectations. We never expected to have so many play toys for the kids and adult amenities. Everyone enjoyed the great pool and tennis court. If we ever hear of someone wanting to rent a house in your area we will certainly recommend your fabulous home. It is so well stocked and so comfortable.
Jul 2017
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Refundable damage deposit $1,500

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