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Michael Hayward

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

The Beach House-Saugatuck, Michigan- Lake Michigan private beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Fennville House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 16

Refresh your spirits with this well-appointed newly built home that respects both the land and the water. After enjoying a day at the private association beach, just a short stroll away, relax with family and friends around the fire pit, or take a soak in the hot tub. There are large open spaces for your family to unwind. Lounge in the hammock with a good book, play Foosball, or just enjoy the endless wooded views from the screened-in porch. Don't forget to take in the breathtaking Lake Michigan sunsets.

Inside you will feel right at home with the casual, friendly decor. Enjoy the warmth of a fire in either the main floor wood burning fireplace or lower level gas fireplace. The Beach House sleeps 16 with the Master bedroom and private bath on the main floor.

Take advantage of the countless other local activities: Saugatuck Center for the Arts, art classes, galleries and exhibits, Oxbow School of the Arts and artists residency, 3 local golf courses including one designed by Arnie Palmer, a variety of restaurants, spas, fun shopping, dune buggy and duck boat rides, hiking, biking, endless beach walks, concerts in the park, art fairs, fireworks and lots of flag waving, breathtaking marinas and endless Lake Michigan beaches and shoreline.

You are only minutes away from unique shops, art galleries, and fabulous restaurants in the Saugatuck/Douglas area.

So pack up the family, relax at the Beach House and create some priceless family memories.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Hayward (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)
The Beach House-Saugatuck, Michigan- Lake Michigan private beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Absolutely Enchanting Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I have rented this exquisite beach house for two summers. We are a large family but we all fit so comfortably in the house. The owners have taken great care to make sure all the amenities are there for us -- ample bedrooms with plenty of linens, multiple baths (mostly en suite) with extra towels, a fully-stocked kitchen with every appliance and necessity, a screened-in porch, and a hot tub and out door shower -- with close access to a private beach. The home is immaculate but not fussy so we feel at home. Unlike other beach homes we have rented in Saugatuck, the owners have ensured that the house is well-equipped but not crammed with the owners' possessions. It is open in the public spaces but also has separate living areas, like the charming and light-infused sitting room with French doors off the living room, where small groups or individuals can gather privately. All the furnishings are beautiful and comfortable and not at all worn. In fact, we noticed that the owner updated the window coverings this summer, installing wooden blinds. The owners also are responsive if there is an issue. The separate laundry facilities and room, complete with folding and hanging area, make it easy for a large family to stay at the house. The house is gorgeously appointed with trees, shrubs and flowers. The grounds have a fire pit, which we used in the evenings. It feels very private and, yet, you are only a block from the lake. We couldn't have been happier there.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spartan Girlfiends

  • 5 of 5

13 senior girlfriends just had our reunion at this beautiful home! It is even lovelier, bigger and brighter than the photos show! The kitchen is huge and worked so well for our teams cooking dinner. There was so much space for us to spread out on the three well equipped right down to beach chairs and firewood for the bonfire! We have booked for next year for even longer, as there is so much to do and we couldn't fit it all in. This is right at Douglas Beach, close to Saugatuck, South Haven, and Holland! This is a top notch home!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Stars. The perfect spot for our annual trip.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our vacation stay at this house - everything was impeccable and very well thought out. The home was even better than the pictures and the owner was very responsive and a pleasure to work with. We stayed with 4 families, including 8 adults and 7 kids and everyone was very comfortable with their accommodations. It was the perfect spot for our annual beach trip and we hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented many vacation homes over the years and this is the best one. Homes will advertise fully stocked kitchens but are never stocked. My wife assumed the same and brought a bunch of stuff and was shocked to see this kitchen was truly fully stocked. The owner was amazing to work with and communicated promptly to all questions. The house easily had more than enough space for four families with kids. The house is in a great location and you definitely want to bring your bikes because riding around the neighborhood is a lot of fun with the lake view. The semi private beach is also a huge plus. We spend every night around the fire pit and the house is stocked with plenty of logs.

The only negative and it's a very SMALL negative is that I wished it had dual zones. The people said the basement was too cold and the people upstairs said it got too warm. There was a lot of turning the temperature up and down but we did quickly find a setting we all agreed to so a very small negative.

Thanks for a wonderful vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington heights, IL 60004


  • 5 of 5

We've vacationed in Saugatuck/South Haven for 13 years, staying in various rental houses. This was by far the best. The Beach House is a superb summer home beautifully decorated with great amenities. Spacious enough for group to spread out. Hot tub was a great hit after beach time and the fire pit on the front patio was a gathering spot for kids and adults - 16 in all. We dubbed the back screened porch the game room. We would rent again but unfortunately, for us, someone beat us to our dates. Thanks Mike

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was perfect for our large family of 7 children and 8 adults. It is truly a beautiful home. It has large open areas for gathering together and a lovely screened in porch. We used the firepit every night for fun and the hot tub as well. The sunsets on Lake Michigan are spectacular. There is a short walk to the stairs that take you down to the Lake. The private beach area is shared by only a few other people. I'm sure you will truly enjoy this home and will want to return to it again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: shopping, boating


Rates & Availability

Fennville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $900
Tax Rate 6.0%

$6300/week rented Sunday to Sunday in June, July and August;
$900 refundable security deposit.;
$975/per night during off season, 3 night minimum stay;

Dates Available: All year

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Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are 2 queen size convertible beds also for your use.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, work-out room-stationary bike, rowing machine, StairMaster, TV. central sound system, books, games, spacious gourmet kitchen complete with over-sized butcher block island, picnic bench, front porch, screened-in porch with dining and sitting area, patio complete with fire pit, Adirondack chairs, beautiful wooded view of forest across the street, and property surrounded by towering hardwood and pine trees.

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