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Classic Lake Michigan Cottage w/ Private Beach- 3 night min on Lake Michigan!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Tucked away in a private wooded enclosure along Lake Michigan awaits this charming 3-bedroom lakefront cottage and private beach!

Warm wooden tones, rustic accents and locally themed-artwork welcome you inside the lovely living areas and bedrooms, which include a Master suite with a Queen and walk-in shower and 2 guest rooms with Full beds. Extra sleeping is provided with a Full sofa sleeper in the open living area.

Beautifully crafted wood cabinetry accentuates the inviting kitchen, with seating for 5. Take-in meals or simply take-in the gorgeous lake views on the bright and cozy sun porch with additional seating for 5 and numerous wicker chairs.

After a long day of playing on your private beach with your furry friend (this home is dog friendly!), relax underneath the stars to the warmth of the outdoor Fire Pit and the calming sounds of waves and swaying of the trees. In the colder months, you are sure to appreciate the warm atmosphere provided by the wood burning indoor stone Fireplace as well!

Located near both Saugatuck and South Haven, you can experience the best that West Michigan has to offer.

More Details

Property Manager
Beach Cottage
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

View is amazing, cozy fireplace, nice outdoor new lawn chairs, well stocked kitchen!
Oct 2012
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Amenities

Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 Queen bed, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 2 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Classic Lake Michigan Cottage w/ Private Beach- 3 night min on Lake Michigan!
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 17 reviews
5

Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

It was amazing - Everything was perfect and the views were spectacular

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Cottage was as described. My wife & I were pleasantly surprised on how clean & well maintained the property was.We will be returning to the Beach Cottage. Alyssa was very helpful & was able to answer all of our questions. The private beach was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Review of Beach Cottage

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We have rented vacation homes from Lakeshore Lodging for awhile now and have had very positive experiences. This particular home, however, was extremely disappointing. The house was in very tired condition, with little space for our belongings. Two out of three bedrooms did not have closets. The third room had one hanger in the entire closet. We had seven people in our group and found that the sofa bed was practically unusable because it was so uncomfortable. Lastly, the washing machine was in need of repair because of past guests' complaints about rust stains in their clothing. The two positive aspects of our experience were the house location (very central) and beach access. We would not choose to stay in this house again, though, for the reasons mentioned above.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Lakeshore Lodging
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July 2017 Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Beach house was amazing. We loved staying there and the wonderful people at Lakeshore were awesome to work with.

Thank you for maintaining such a great resource for family fun. This face just says it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great Location

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Lakeshore Lodging
Owner's Response: Beach Cottage is in fact in a great location. Private Lake Michigan beach access and only a 10 minute drive to downtown Saugatuck and Douglas.
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not worth the cost at $800+ per night

  • 2 of 5

Bottom line - it was not worth the cost per night. The property itself was run down (i.e. rusty lawn furniture, doors that won't close unless you use a rock, broken ice maker and water filter from fridge, leaky shower faucet, and a muddy/swampy plank of wood to get from the stairs to the beach). The cottage itself is quite small, which was not that much of a surprise given the pictures. That being said, people with a BMI in the overweight range will have a hard time walking around in the bedroom due to the cramped space. The private beach was ok. Nothing spectacular. The beach itself was very limited also in space (perhaps due to the time of year). We were warned about this prior to coming; it was only problematic in that you have no choice but to sit very close to the tall grasses, which are swarming with flying beetles and tons of small black bugs crawling around everywhere in the sand. You will have to bring your own beach equipment too. I would not stay here again even at a reduced rate. Plus being that this property is rented through a larger agency, they require a $50 early check in (only 2 hours earlier though) and $50 late check out. I think this is absurd given the amount of money per night being paid for this particular property. To provide fuller context, I'm an outdoorsy person and have stayed in many a cabins/cottages from the east coast to the midwest. This is by far the worst I have ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our greatest interest is in matching our guests with the right home, which is why we love talking with our guests about the homes. If you have any questions or concerns about the features of this home just give us a call! The few maintenance issues were also reported during this stay and have been addressed. We have made it clear through the description what to expect. We describe it as a classic and traditional cottage. The kitchen is well-maintained but shows its age through original countertops and repainted cabinets that depicted on the listing, along with all the other rooms and furnishings. A few of the guest bedrooms are small and show in the images. The home is located in a wooded area which provides great privacy but also comes with bugs. The home is on a mosquito and tick treatment plan however it is only treated around the house and yard. We do not treat the beach as to not disturb the sensitive dune environment. Our check-in (4PM) and check-out (10AM) times are required to properly clean and maintain the exterior of the property throughout the summer when back-to-back reservations are common. There are fees associated to extending your stay. We have rented this home since 2003 and has attracted happy guests every year. It is unfortunate that this guest did not enjoy the house and we do discourage future guests from this property who prefer upscale accommodations.
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