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Teri Dougherty

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Home in Private Wooded Setting, Hot Tub, Walk to Lake Michigan!

57 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Fennville House Rental Photos and Description

3+ Bedrooms 4 Baths plus Gorgeous Finished Lower Level. Sleeps 8

Beautiful 1 1/2 story home, built in 2003 with high end finishes. Master bedroom on main with master bath plus an additional powder room on the main. Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances. Large eating area with access to outside dining for large crowds. Living room and den with new 40' High Definition televisions. Beautiful cherry wood floors on first 2 floors. Newly finished lower level boasting a large great room with daylight windows and plush carpeting. Lots of comfortable seating to enjoy the 60' high definition television for movies and sports. The lower level also boasts a 3/4 bath and it includes a new comfortable queen sleeper sofa and a high quality blow up mattress to add 4 more sleeping possibilities. Home is surrounded by lush woods. Very private and quiet. Wrap around porch with additional eating area. Two additional decks, one with new hot tub. Two car garage for your parking needs. Just one block off Lake Michigan. Enjoy the local beaches or sunset walks along Lakeshore Drive. Just 5 minutes from local wineries and orchards, 3 miles from Saugatuck/Douglas.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Teri Dougherty (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Teri Dougherty

Owners are brother and sister and their spouses. We live in Omaha, Nebraska where we were raised. We love the area and wanted to buy a place that was in superb condition to share with others and to use periodically by our families.

Teri Dougherty purchased this house in 2012

Why Teri Dougherty chose Southwest Michigan

We have vacationed in the area several times over the last few years visiting our brother. We fell in love with the area and the people. The beauty of the area, the peacefulness and the many things to do made us want to have a place we could call our own and share with others. This home's location and its unbelievably perfect condition made it an easy choice. It is surrounded by lush landscaping and forest. It is very private, very quiet and very serene. Relaxing on the wrap around porch or on one of the decks and watching the deer run by or listening to the birds chirp or the waters roll in off Lake Michigan make it the perfect retreat. The Sauguatuck/Douglas area are just moments away. We love the wonderful dining, entertainment, shopping and beaches. This is truly our little slice of Heaven!

What makes this house unique

From the moment we walked onto the property, we knew this was the home for us. The beautiful wrap around porch with comfy outdoor furniture made us not want to leave. The quality and condition of the interior with its beautiful cherry wood floors, cabinetry, lighting and 360 degree view of the woods was exactly what we were looking for. The master suite with its own bath and the two large bedrooms upstairs with their own bath as well as the finished lower level is the perfect set up for a family or for several couples wanting to get away. The kitchen is a dream to work in and you never seem seperated from the other guests. The cozy den is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or sneak in an afternoon nap. The fireplace in the living room just tops off the many features. Relaxing in the hot tub at the end of a fun day and watching the trees sway lazily with the breeze is so relaxing. This home is a 10 in our books!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"As posted in our Guest Book" Your house is absolutely amazing! We had such an amazing and relaxing week! Definitely plan on doing it again next year! Thanks!
Oct 2012
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Beautiful Home in Private Wooded Setting, Hot Tub, Walk to Lake Michigan!
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful rental!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely beautiful!! Very clean and so much space!!!! 1st time to this area of MI and we could not have asked for a better place to stay. While it may not be on Lake Michigan, there are 2 beaches extremely close. (One even has a play structure, which was very convenient for our kids). Highly recommended this rental!! You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is the third year our family has stayed at this exceptional beach house. It is in an ideal location with plenty to do in the area and everything just a short distance away. For those who just want to relax and get away for a while this is for you, too. The beach house is beautifully appointed, well maintained, and has wonderful views of the forest from any direction. Built with a nice wrap around porch, a deck with a hot tub, and an attached walk out rear deck the house is a gem. You won't be disappointed with this one.

Ken Hayes

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was everything expected and more!! Thanks for a wonderful and relaxing vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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St. Louis

Great house in an ideal setting. Everything is as advertised. Would recommend to everyone.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this house. We loved it just as much the second time. The house is beautifully maintained and in an ideal setting. Everything is as advertised. We had a party of 6, and there was ample room for everyone. There is the great sitting area off the kitchen, the beautiful deck with hot tub, the finished and amazing basement, flat screen TVs in multiple locations, and great WIFI. We really loved our week in this house and in the Saugatuck area. The house is set a few blocks off Lakeshore Drive where you can watch the sunset every night. There is beach access off of Lakeshore as well. The house is only about a 5 to 10 minute drive to Saugatuck/Douglas, so it is conveniently located. The owners are quick to respond if necessary. We can't say enough about this property and would recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property is secluded and very private, but so closet to Lake Michigan. You get to see the lake every time you drive in and out and it's only a short walk away. The home was very beautiful and is accurately described. It was so nice to stay here with our small children because it's situated on such a quiet street that I felt comfortable letting them play in the front yard, which they loved. Getting into Saugatuck and Douglas is very easy as they are so close by. Teri was great to work with and is very responsive. I would say the only downside is that you can't easily access the beach. All of the lake front property near this home is privately owned so you can't really access it. You have to drive to a beach. But, there are beaches very close by that are small and easy to get to. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Best Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

This house was more than a house, it was a home. And it was perfect for everybody. Almost childproof for the babies to move freely on the first floor and to the outside. The dogs were in heaven in the cool, shaded back yard and deck area. And the adults and families had enough space for individual and family time outs. Everything was meticulously well kept and clean, and we had everything we could have wanted or needed to enjoy cooking and relaxing at home.

The wooded, secluded lot, front porch and deck surrounded by flowers and shrubs, were so peaceful any time of day. The neighborhood made the vacation like being at a resort, without a lot of driving or even going too far from the house. The walk to and along the lake on Lakeshore Dr. was lovely and the playground/beach area a couple miles down the road from the house was not crowded and a great time for all of us. Would stay at this house again just for this serene environment and comfortable space.

The owners are very accommodating and make all the arrangements extremely simple. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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South Haven
"Lovely town 13 miles south. Quaint shops and lovely waterway leading in off the lake."
Captain Mikes Fun Park Inc
"Havent been there but looks fun."
West Shore Golf Club
"Haven't been there but looks nice."
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Red Dock Cafe
"Havent had a chance to go there but have really wanted to."
Gun Lake Casino
"About 30 minutes from the house. Very nice casino. Lovely drive to get there."
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Car: necessary

The house is located in a private wooded setting, one block off Lake Michigan. The local area boasts several vineyards and wineries as well as blueberry, peach and apple orchards. The Saugatuck/Douglas area is very beautiful and includes wonderful dining, shopping and nightlife centered around Lake Kalamazoo and its harbor feel.


Rates & Availability

Fennville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. 7 day rentals are from Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 beautiful bathrooms with all the comforts of home!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Finished Lower Level with Bath - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Plus high quality queen blow up mattress sleeps add'l 2
  • Queen size Beds (3) Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom upstairs both have queen beds, sleeper sofa in lower level is a queen. All are good mattresses with memory foam. Each bed has 4 pillows and 600 count Egyptian Cotton Sheets., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in 3rd bedroom upstairs. Egyptian cotton sheets and 2 pillows for each bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Board games, outside games, abundant outdoors seating. Baths both have blow dryers. Iron and Ironing Board Provided. Cleaning products, dish soap and dishwasher soap provided. 7 day rental period is from Saturday to Saturday.

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