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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 ( beach chairs 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 .


More Details

Celeste Teters Gauntlett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


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


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Pier Cove Farm House W/ Private Beach & Wooded Trails Near Saugatuck /Douglas
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Philadelphia, PA

Wonderful Lake Michigan home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights and loved, loved, loved it! The house was immaculate, the beach was gorgeous and private (we loved the palapa!) and the owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. Saugatuck and Douglas are very close and fun towns to visit. While it sounded like there were several good restaurants for dinners in the vicinity, we enjoyed the house so much that we grilled out on the patio every night and then spent the rest of the evening gabbing on the very comfortable screened porch. This was a mini reunion for four University of Michigan women and we've decided that we want to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! We loved, loved, loved having you gals in the house and sharing a little piece of Lake Michigan paradise with you!! Celeste and Dexter
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A Summer Delight For All Ages

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week and look forward to returning next year. The house and furnishings combine the charm of a yesteryear farm house with the conveniences of today. The size and warmth of the rooms, especially the kitchen, was a positive surprise. The front porch is so comfortable that it served as the family reading room. The novelty of the outdoor shower was a hit with both the young and old. The deck overlooking the water and beach is the perfect spot for Michigan’s wonderful sunsets. Celeste and Dexter manage the property professionally but with a warm class not always found with rental properties.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ! We are thrilled your family had a wonderful week and that you will be returning next summer. We so enjoyed seeing the kids setting up a tent in the back yard and hammocks in the trees . We love sharing our home with families ! Celeste and Dexter
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Charming Pier Cove Farm House

  • 5 of 5

The house is roomy and charming. The kitchen is well equipped and easy to prepare meals. We really enjoy the yard and deck for the kids playing and eating outside. The outdoor shower is a big hit with everyone after a day at the beach. The front porch is our favorite spot to hang out. Dexter and Celests go out of their way to make our stay lovely in every way. We love coming here!!! Great Location!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! We are happy your family enjoyed the week in the Gauntlett House and we are glad you returned this summer. We love to share our family home with others in this beautiful area of Lake Michigan. See you next July ! 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: June 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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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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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: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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