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Secluded Modern Home 1 Block from Lake Michigan 10 Minutes from Saugatuck

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Contemporary home located on 1.5 wooded acres 1 block from lake Michigan, just south of Saugatuck/Douglas. We are located approximately 1.5 miles north of the Fennville Exit (34) right off of Lakeshore Drive.

The home is very modern with vaulted ceilings and large windows facing the woods. Modern kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances and Corian countertops. Full media center with 50' Plasma TV, surround sound stereo and apple tv. Brand new mid century modern style furniture with plenty of room for everyone to sit and relax. We have plenty of board and yard games to keep you busy on those days your not out exploring nearby Saugatuck/ Douglas or off to The Vineyard or Cranes orchard a few miles away.

This home has 3 bedrooms. 2 bedrooms on the first floor (queen beds) with shared bath and master bedroom on second floor(king) with private bath and balcony. All bedrooms have new Beautyrest mattresses

Great outdoor space with 300 sq ft covered porch adjoining wrap around deck with hot tub that can accommodate 6 adults. The lot is heavily wooded allowing you great privacy.

The home is right around the corner from Lake Michigan. Walk to the end of the street to see the stunning Lake Michigan sunsets or take a walk or bike ride up Lake Shore drive. A public beach with parking is just down the road.

The home is set in the woods and very secluded. If you are looking for a place to get away and relax with friends or family this is the place.

Keywords: Modern, hot tub, beach access, wooded, secluded

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Bob Sievers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

Why Bob Sievers chose Southwest Michigan

We have been coming to the area for several years and have always enjoyed the small town atmosphere. We looked for over a year for the perfect place to build our vacation home. We love the closeness to the beach as well as the privacy of the woods. We love the fact that you can have just as much fun staying at the house all week but if you want to go out or have a nice dinner Saugatuck is a short drive away.

What makes this house unique

What we enjoy most is the peacefulness of the house. The views of the woods are very relaxing and we love walking along the lakeshore or going to the beach.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Secluded Modern Home 1 Block from Lake Michigan 10 Minutes from Saugatuck
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, modern and clean. The hot tub is wonderful. The house is located amidst a wooded area at 5 minutes walking from the beach. Saugatuck and Douglas are nearby. We had a great stay and definitively come back once in summer time.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five Star Experience

  • 5 of 5

Very stylish, comfortable, and organized place. Loved the fireplace and hot tub during a Thanksgiving visit, and the kitchen was well-equipped. Thanks, Bob & Brad!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place. The host was very helpful, and easy to get in contact with. Everything you need is there. We will be going back.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weeks stay. It flew by. Home was clean and well appointed. Awesome location with small walk to beach or several great beaches 2 miles down the road. Plenty of room for a family of five, including a poor sick kid who spent most of her time in bed. Beds were cozy, tons of towels, concrete floors were easy to sweep up from endless sand from all our excursions.

Great wooded location. Restful gazing at birds, squirrels and deer from the deck. Daughter hung a hammock in the woods and sketched for hours. Limitless hot water, well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed watching the olympics, playing wii and streaming music on the sound system. Wifi strong and consistent. Hot tub was welcome after long hikes in the dunes. A/C and fans kept us comfortable.

Private location, but neighbors friendly. I imagine this location would be awesome in any season. Wish we had a home here.

Owner was responsive and friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House & Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 kids and 2 adults and dog thoroughly enjoyed our week at Butternut Pines! The house itself and everything in it was very comfortable and high quality. Mattresses (very important!) and linens outstanding. Beautiful view of forest from literally every window in the house. Love the open main floor. Even when working in the (very nice) kitchen, you could enjoy the view. Saw deer several times in woods off back patio. Great outdoor shower for getting sand off. Hot tub very nice. Loved how you can open up the main floor to the screened porch to make it one big space....very cool! We loved that when you were at the house you felt secluded and serene surrounded by the beautiful pines but you could quickly walk around the corner to a fabulous Lakeshore drive for a scenic walk or down 50 stairs to a beautiful beach for swimming/walking. We enjoyed many sunsets there. Just down the road by car is a small but nice beach (5 min. drive) with 10 parking spots. 2 minutes farther and you get a fabulous county park with a great beach. Free ample parking there, 2 bathroom facilities, nice playground, lots of green space, and a very nice stairway and full ramp for beach access. We also drove 20 minutes away to Holland for a fun bike ride and then play at Tunnel Park beach which is an all-sand beach with a long shallow (thus warmer) lake floor before the it drops deeper...perfect for kids. Saugatuck is a great in-town excursion. Go shopping and then order a fried chicken bucket dinner from the Southerner to take home for the beach/sunset. Loved the cinnamon/sticky rolls at Pumpernickels. And always a visit to Cranes for pie.

We've stayed at 3 different houses in the area over the years and I always do a ton of research, but next time Butternut Pines will be my first choice before going anywhere else. This house was very well thought out for a great vacation experience when it was built and has been maintained well. When I had to contact the owner with a question, he was very kind and helpful and made himself available if any other questions came up. I would love to come in the other seasons; I imagine fall or winter views from the house would be amazing. Thanks Butternut Pines for a truly wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, house could have been cleaner.

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at Bob's cabin for a week and, while we found the house spacious, beautiful, and modern, the house was not in as good a condition as we had expected given how much we were paying.

As two academic couples looking for a nice quiet place for a writing retreat, the location was perfect. It's surrounded by trees which give you a nice feeling of being secluded. Douglas and Saugatuck are just a 10-15 minute drive away. The cabin is nicely equipped with TV, grill, video games, and other sources of entertainment if you want to stay in.

That said, when we arrived the bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean but the rest of the house wasn't. The dining table had a sticky syrup on it, the coffee table, side tables, and mantles were dirty, the rug by the porch had not been vacuumed, the couches were full of dog hair and had stains on the back, the jacuzzi had sand in it, the screened porch was unswept, and the kitchen counters and floors were dirty. Worst of all, the last tenants had left an overflowing mountain of trash by the curb that wasn't picked up until a couple of days into our stay leaving us to deal with a trashcan full of maggots. We were pretty bummed to have to spend the first hours of our vacation cleaning the house.

We did reach out to Bob with our concerns and ultimately requested a partial refund, due to the conditions of the house, which did in fact limit our use of its facilites (we really didn't spend any time in the screen porch nor did we use the hot tub due to cleanliness issues). Bob did accept to give us a refund, although for only half of the amount we initially requested and a fraction of the amount we paid for our overall stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Pier Cove
Car: recommended

Winery, Dune rides, Beach


Rates & Availability

Fennville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 2 2016 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
memorial day weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
early summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change, please email us to verify rates

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Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has a shower with 2 sinks, Main bath has tub/shower with 1 sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) 1 king beautyrest mattress, Queen size Beds (1) 2- queen beautyrest mattresses
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
hybrid tank-less water heater for endless hot water, Outdoor shower

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