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Pier Cove Farm House W/ Private Beach & Wooded Trails Near Saugatuck /Douglas

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Wonderful family vacation home on the Lake Michigan shore of Pier Cove. Only two hours from Chicago, this spacious house is located five miles south of Saugatuck/Douglas and ten miles north of South Haven on scenic Lakeshore Drive in the heart of Michigans 'Art Coast'. This large and wonderfully decorated 1870 vintage restored farmhouse can sleep 8 persons in 4 bedrooms. Three bedrooms have queen beds, the fourth room has twins. Additionally there is a nursery attached to the largest upstairs bedroom that has a twin bed, full crib and a pak n play. The house is equipped with central air conditioning and a wood burning fireplace. The beautiful large, eat-in kitchen with a granite topped island and stainless steel appliances opens on to a wooden deck for outdoor eating/grilling/cocktails/and sunset watching.

There is a large second deck on the bluff above the beach with more seating to enjoy the lake views and sunrise and sunsets. This is a lovely spot for your morning coffee or evening beverage.

It is only a few steps to your private beach with a grass roof Mexican style palapa ( beach chairs and hammocks provided) Bring your towels and toys for relaxing days in the the water and sand. Perfect !! In addition to playing on the beach, the house has a large yard and is surrounded by woods with walking trails through the adjacent Pier Cove Ravine Preserve.

More Details

Celeste Teters Gauntlett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2017


Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Enclosed, with hot and cold water
  • There is an additional enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water ...perfect to use coming up from the beach
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , attached nursery room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 (nursery) - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , pak n play available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Pier Cove Farm House W/ Private Beach & Wooded Trails Near Saugatuck /Douglas
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Fantastic family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend with 3 generations - ages 70+ to 7. Everyone had a great time. The house is even more charming in person than in the photos and there was more than enough room for everyone. The kitchen had everything we needed. We were in also in luck because a new deck had just been built overlooking the lake. It was a perfect spot to watch the sunset. Good restaurants are close enough, but the house provides the benefit of quiet with it's out of town location.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much !! We are very happy your family had a great time at The Gauntlett House and we so enjoyed meeting the 3 generations. We hope you will be able to come again. Celeste and Dexter
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beach access from the house and the cabana at the beach. House was well equipped and a cozy setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! We love sharing our house and beach and hope you will come again ! Celeste and Dexter
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Amazing magical place to stay! highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

I am very late on writing this review but finally have a chance so here goes. STOP LOOKING AND STAY AT THIS HOUSE! :) It is a wonderful house. Celeste and Dexter are the nicest couple ever and they were so sweet welcoming us and making sure we were all settled. We stayed here with our two toddlers and father in law for the week and there was so much space we didnt even need to use one of the bedrooms and everyone had their own room. the house is located very close to everything to do and the beach with the best hammocks and shade ever are a less than a 5 minutes walk to the end of the street (didnt even have to carry the toddlers). I would absolutely stay at their property again. it is cared for with lots of love- celeste and dexter make sure everything looks immaculate. and i wish i would have taken my good camera (i am a photographer) and taken some pics for them because inside the house is much more bright and airy and pretty than it looks in some of the photos. the house is a lot bigger than it looks too. we had such a great trip and we cant wait to go back again. i would again highly recommend this property to anyone and celeste and dexter are awesome!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I had an amazing time together at this beautiful home. The home is much larger than it appears in the photos and if you love the farmhouse feel (as we do) you will throughly enjoy this home. The private beach and hut was so perfect we hated to leave. The town of Saugatuck and Douglas are so close with cute little shops and restaurants. The owners, Celeste and Dexter were so nice and a true pleasure to rent from. Dexter even made us a fire on the beach right before sunset that allowed us to spend the evening watching the beautiful sky. We definitely hope to rent again next year. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at The Gauntlett House. It is so rewarding for us to be able to share this wonderful family home and Lake Michigan beach. We still enjoy spending time shopping and eating in Douglas and Saugatuck ourselves and are glad you also appreciated this special part of Michigan. We look forward to seeing you next summer ! Thanks ! Celeste and Dexter
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Absolutely wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

For our family of seven's vacation we were pleasantly pleased to have all amenities available to us. The grand kids loved the easily accessible beach and their own special bedroom. Celeste and Dexter were so nice and made a point to accommodate our needs. All we needed were our beach towels! We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your week in The Gauntlett House and we look forward to have you come back next summer !! Thank you, Celeste and Dexter
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great house - lots of character. Beds were comfortable, screened-in porch was a great place to watch the sunset, take a nap or read, well-stocked kitchen with everything you would need. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you next summer !! Thank you... Celeste and Dexter
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 196 and M89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Wonderful family vacation home on the Lake Michigan shore of Pier Cove. Located 5 miles south of Saugatuck/Douglas and 10 miles north of South Haven on scenic Lakeshore Drive. Property is located near many area attractions including wineries, Saugatuck Brewing Company, farmers markets, local orchards and U-PICK blue berry farms, art galleries, golf courses, fishing, boating and shopping. Many fantastic restaurants can be found with in 5 miles

The house is available year round. Cross country ski or snow shoe right out the back door into a winter wonderland December, January and February. Each season brings its own wonders in this beautiful natural setting.


Rates & Availability

Fennville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $100

SECURITY DEPOSIT: $500. Payable by personal check or cash on date of arrival, prior to occupancy.
Security will be returned within 10 days after departure OR at departure if owner is able to do an inspection at that time.

Additional guest fee : $50/ weekend and $100/week

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: may be pre-arranged with the owner and will incur an addtional weekly charge of $100 per person or a $50 per person weekend char

A deposit of 50% of the rental cost is required to complete the reservation and is to be paid with a personal check sent to the owners with a signed rental contract.
Balance is due 60 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.