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Sweet Cottage Overlooking Lake Michigan with Beautiful Sunsets

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Fennville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2½BR/1BA Cottage Overlooking Lake Michigan

Cottage is overlooking Lake Michigan located in Glenn, Michigan-- Private Lake Frontage 365 feet of private Lake Michigan Beach!

The Cottage in the Glenn is perfectly situated in the quaint four-cornered 'Pancake Town' of Glenn, Michigan, between South Haven (10 miles) and Saugatuck (6 miles). The completely remodeled 3 bedroom/1 bathroom cottage will sleep up to 6. Enjoy your morning coffee in the nearby gazebo overlooking the lake or just relax with a good book and watch the sunsets in the evening. It is nestled among 12 acres of private woods, pines and paths.

We have a private tennis court with a basketball hoop for everyone to use.

The private sandy beach is a swimming beach with ever-changing sandbars.

Amenities:: 365 Feet Beautiful Sandy Private Beach on Lake Michigan.

2.5 Bedrooms, 1 bath

Living Room

Gas Barbecue Grill

Flat Screen TV & DVD Player & Direct TV

Tennis Court

Air Conditioner

Gazebo Overlooking Lake

Bed Linens are provided

No Pets

No Tents or Motor Homes

Vacancy is Limited to 6 including children)

Activities: Plan a Weekend Away! Enjoy Shopping and Dining in Quaint South Haven or Saugatuck!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cindy Miller
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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based on 18 traveler reviews

Sweet Cottage Overlooking Lake Michigan with Beautiful Sunsets
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
Chicago, Illinois

What a Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been renting this home for many years. It is a cute and comfortable cottage. The views of the lake and the sunset are tremendous! The privacy is a wonderful vacation away from the big city. The beach is large and the children can play on the beach for hours. Ms Hannelore (Owner)is a sweet lady whom we see driving her golf cart every day. South Haven and Saugatuck are "must sees". We will continue to come back for as long as the owners will rent this cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view of the Lake right from the backyard. Fire pit area had chairs and gazebo was wonderful and relaxing. There was a basketball and tennis equipment available at the courts. Received security deposit back in a week after we departed which was great! Have already recommended this place to others. Had no problems with wi-fi. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation - everything as described

  • 5 of 5

The place was just right for us (2 adults and 3 near-grown children). Our main interest was beach time and over 3 days we saw about 10 people total on the beach. There's a lot of stairs to the beach, but that's the case with most places in the area. The cottage doesn't have a lot of extra room, but it was well-described and as expected. (You do have to walk through the bunk beds room to get to the third bedroom) It was clean, the beds were comfortable, and everything worked. There is another rental house on the same property, but it's far from the cottage - the gazebo and the beach are shared with the other occupants if it's rented, but that's not likely an issue. The firepit for the cottage is very nice as it overlooks the lake/sunsets and you can see the lake well from the main living area and from the third bedroom. Cindy was easy to deal with and we saw her and her mother (who lives in the main house on the property) during our stay and they were attentive to whatever we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we hope to see you next year! Sincerely, Cindy
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Fabulous Time!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very much as described. Very small but had most of what you needed. I would have loved having a washer/dryer. Being on the beach goes hand in hand with wanting to rinse out things. And hard to get things dry on the line when you're on the big lake. The gazebo was perfect! The beach was perfect! We used and enjoyed the tennis court. Unfortunately, the basketball set up is not really usable for any 'real basketball". I had some hardcore basketballers with us that were disappointed about that. Overall WONDERFUL! Thank you to the Owners!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Cottage in the Glenn!! The property, the lake, the privacy and the house were all AMAZING!! Myself and five of my friends find a house on lake Michigan every year and haven't found one to return to. We will be returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Lovely girls getaway at Cottage in the Glenn

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at the cottage with 4 girlfriends from law school. We had a lovely time. The cottage was clean, and the kitchen well-stocked with utensils and dishes. My favorite part of the property is the screened-in gazebo that sits at the edge of the bluff overlooking the lake. A perfect place in the evening to watch the sunset. The beach was wonderful -- not crowded, clean sand and water, nice sand bar to wade out to. Prospective renters should note the stairs down to the beach, and the layout of the bedrooms. (Have to walk through the bedroom with bunk beds to get to one of the bedrooms with the queen bed.) Cottage in the Glenn is a lovely choice for an affordable getaway weekend, and booking through and dealing with owner Cindy was a breeze. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
South Haven & Saugatuck
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
South Haven
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
South Haven & Saugatuck

Glenn is a quaint 4 corner town called 'The Pancake Town'. On Dec 7 1937 a heavy snowstorm hit Glenn with snow measuring 14 -30 inches deep in many places After 48 hours when the wind finally subsided the local people opened their doors and ventured out into a winter wonderland with drifts as high as ten feet in many places.

This was many years before the interstate highway was constructed. U.S. 31 (Blue Star Highway) was, at that time, the only main highway on this side of the state and it passed right through Glenn. In the wake of the storm 100 cars and 60 trucks were stalled in the snow. Over 200 motorist found themselves marooned in Glenn.

Glenn, always known for its hospitable nature and community spirit did not hesitate in opening up homes and businesses to accomodate the stranded motorists. 'Pancakes, without sausage' became the daily special for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We still have the 'Pancake Breakfast' in Glenn to this day on special dates.

Other Activities: The Cottage in the Glenn is located in between South Haven and Saugatuck-Douglas. You have your choice of many fine dinig restaurants, wineries, antique shops, art galleries, theaters and shopping. Enjoy an evenings walk along the boat docks after dinner in Saugatuck and South Haven. Fennville is just a short drive away where you can go to the famous 'Crane Orchard' for lunch or pick in season fruit. Salt of the Earth restaurant in Fennville is another great restaurant. Michigan has many festivals such as the National Blue Berry Fest, Tulip Fest, the Maritime Tall Ships sailing, Venetian Night and waterfront Film Festivals.

Don't forget to visit Sherman Dairy in South Haven for the best ice cream cone yet! Their scoops of ice cream are the largest I've ever had!

In Glenn, visit Earls Farm Market or Dee's Farm for fresh fruit and vegetables.

Southwest Michigan is great!

Golf: Hawks Head Golf in South Haven


Rates & Availability

Fennville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Season
May 20 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $350

1/2 of rental amount payable to reserve cottage.

Balance and security deposit of $350.00 due 30 days prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • To get to one of the bedrooms you have to walk thru the bunk room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Remember to bring your own bath and beach towels and beach chairs.

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