Cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 alcove with bed, plus sleeping porch, 1 Bath,
- english, spanish, swedish
We are a family of four plus two cats. We love the outdoors and we love the Great Lakes.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Owner chose Fennville
The location of the cottage is nicely located close to Saugatuck and South Haven. This is a relatively remote and undeveloped part of the Lake Michigan coastline.
What makes this Cottage unique
Morning walks in the forest, afternoons lounging on the beach, grilling outside in the afternoon, sunsets, and star gazing at night.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Rustic cabin-Fennville, MI
This was our first time renting a home like this and this cabin was exactly what we were looking for. Old rustic cabin in the middle of nowhere with the beach in our back yard. I like to paddle board, my husband likes to kayak. Smores by bonfire every night. Gary was an amazing host and really makes sure his guests are happy and taken care of. He gave us tons of options of things to do in the area. We went hiking in the dunes, lots of shopping and restaurants in Saugatuck, wine tasting at Fenn Valley winery, cider tasting at Cranes. We probably had the most fun looking for stones along the beach on the property. Cell service here is non existent but those of us who don't care for technology and social media we're not bothered by this at all. It was actually a nice break from everyone and everything (although my teenage daughter has a much different opinion about this). Over all, a very cute cabin, perfect view of Lake Michigan, lots to do in a 10 minute drive outside of town and Gary will make sure you're well taken care of. Highly recommended.
This vacation to Lake Michigan was made absolutely perfect by Gary and Anna’s cottage and their generous hospitality. They opened their home to us, and let us have a peek at a more quiet, laid back existence for a week.
As soon as we pulled into the drive, it felt like we were home. The cottage is adorable and rustic and comfortable. The girls (ages six and eight) loved sleeping in the bunk beds, and my husband and I enjoyed the sleeping porch. Going to sleep to the sound of the waves crashing on our private beach was amazing.
The area where the cabin is located is remote, yet it felt extremely safe. We saw a few friendly neighbors over the course of the week, but overall it is very quiet up there.
The beauty of the lake combined with the homey feeling of the cottage truly made this an amazing vacation. Gary was in touch just often enough, supplying me with information I may need about the area or the cottage. He really was great, and I would have no qualms about renting from him again and again.
Thank you for letting us make memories in your beautiful cottage!
Perfect for peaceful family retreat to the Lake
We stayed at the cottage last year and returned again this year and hope to return again. Gary and Anna are wonderful hosts that give an accurate description of the cottage. They were generous with check in and check out time, extending them whenever possible. The views from the bluff, especially the sunsets are beautiful. The sauna and outdoor shower are refreshing! The easy access to paddle boards, kayaks, beach chairs and toys right in your backyard is what really allowed our family to enjoy relaxing days together enjoying the Lake. Even with rain one morning this visit, we enjoyed the puzzles, games and books inside the cozy cabin. It was a great place to unplug and recharge.
Our family of two adults and four teenagers just concluded our vacation at the Rustic Cottage, and I can honestly say I miss it everyday. The view and beach are fantastic; one really can walk and walk and walk. Having the bikes was terrific as well as the other water sports equipment. We had a little glitch with a paddle board, but Gary could not have been more understanding... Thanks again, Gary. A short drive to South Haven and Saugatuck gave us the shopping experience and dining out that we wanted for a day but always looked forward to making it back to the cottage for cooking out and relaxing bluff-side. Fires on the beach and the tent made the trip complete. I only wish we could have stayed longer. See you next year!
Rustic Cottage on Lake Michigan
Gary & Anna have created such a wonderful retreat in their Rustic Cottage. You feel their love for the place from the first email you receive instructing you on what you will experience when you arrive. We arrived seconds before the final hint of light disappeared from the view from the bluff over Lake Michigan, and I fell in love at that moment. I am neither an artist, nor a writer, but I felt truly 'inspired' for maybe the first time ever while experiencing all their wonderful cottage had to offer. Peace, tranquility, grounded. Those are the words that come to mind when I recall how I felt during my stay. By far, the most difficult moment was the 'One Last Look' (come and stay, and you will understand) from the bluff. However, I know that I took with me from the Rustic Cottage, a changed spirit. One that will stay with me I hope, for the rest of my life.
Charming Lake Michigan Cottage
My husband & I had a wonderful time creating memories we will cherish forever celebrating our six year wedding anniversary at Gary & Anna's Rustic Lake Michigan Cottage. We visited in Early Fall September of 2015 and spent a relaxing 5 nights at the cottage. From my very first contact with Gary I just knew we made a great choice we would not regret. Gary & Anna were so helpful, welcoming us into their home & even their cottage lifestyle, I almost feel like we have made new friends through our correspondence. We even were blessed to be able to arrive a night early because the cottage ended up being available. Driving down the lane towards the cottage we could hear the sounds of the waves rolling into the beach & we could not get out of our car fast enough to take in our first views of the lake. Breathtaking is putting it mildy! The views from the bluffs are amazing! The tiered deck gives you a different view from every angle. The beach was like having our very own private beach to walk on for miles! Inside the rustic cottage we were greated with fresh flowers & a bottle of wine from the local winery. It was truly everything we hoped it would be and much, much more. We definitely hope to return again! If you are looking for a quaint quiet relaxing Lake Michigan getaway, but close to great small charming towns like South Haven, Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville this is a great place for a couple or small family!
Art galleries, local vineyards and wine cellars to visit, artisan farms, orchards, farmers' fruit and vegetable stands, bird watching. The best activity at this cottage is often just doing nothing.