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Quaint cozy Lake Michigan Cottage

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Fennville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5-7

Quaint cozy Lake Michigan cottage. Located 7 miles south of the resort villages of Saugatuck/Douglas in a wooded setting just 100 yards from Lake Michigan. An easy stroll down a barked path takes you to the private beach. One is able to hike on the beach for miles in either direction. The cottage is approximately 800 Square feet with a 8x10 deck, perfect for a couple or a small family. Double shuttered windows, wood burning stove, and the peaked wood plank ceiling in the LR add to the atmosphere. The area has many choices for dining, shopping, boating, golfing, theater and other vacation and cultural activites.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Steve Burd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Steve Burd

Steve and Marsha in 1979 moved "back" to Michigan where we first met in 1970. We were thrilled to buy the property that was once owned by Steve's Grandfather which included our home and our rental cottage. We have rented the cottage for over 35 years and it has been a delight to meet the hundreds of vacationers that have rented our property over the years. The cottage has seen many updates since the beginning when it was truly rustic. We are relatively new to Homeaway. Many of our weeks are booked a year ahead of time by the all our "returnees." We hope that you too can start to make many memories at "Burd's Cottage."

Steve Burd purchased this cottage in 1979


based on 7 traveler reviews

Quaint cozy Lake Michigan Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Comfy and Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our two-night getaway at Burd's Cottage and wished we could have stayed longer. It was very clean, had a homey feel to it, and was equipped with pretty much everything we needed. Only a short walk and you are at an uncrowded, long stretch of beach. We had no complaints at all. The towns of Saugatuck and Douglas are nice and quaint also. It's a welcome change of pace coming from Chicago. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burd's Cottage 1st visit

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from 3 nights at this cute cottage. Enjoyed our brief stay. The beach is a brief walk and we enjoyed 2 gorgeous days reading on the beach with our small dog, who loves the sand. We would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

A short walk to the beach stairs. 5 minutes from all the hustle and bustle of Douglas/Saugatuck. Perfect. Absolutely love when we can bring our dogs and don't get price gauged for the privilege. Owners were very quick to respond and very kind. This place reminds me of the cottages I went to as a child. Clean and comfortable. The best part was private beach access to Lake Michigan. Not as many stairs as most in this area and a very short walk. We had a great time. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband/myself, our dog, and another couple just had a wonderful weekend stay at the cottage! The cottage is set back slightly in the woods and is a very short walk to the beach. The cottage has everything you need for making meals and grilling, in addition to a cozy night sleep. It was so great we could even bring our dog, who loves the woods and water! We toured around the area, going to the Sand Dunes Park and walking around Holland and Douglas. I felt so relaxed coming back from this quiet and quaint cottage. The only small con (which you can see from the pictures) is there is a curtain in place for privacy when entering the bedrooms; there is no bedroom door. This did not bother us, but wanted to mention it in case it bothers other couples/families. Thank you for this wonderful weekend getaway! We cannot wait to come again!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duja Vue Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Having come from drought stricken California, it was such a delight to be in this cottage and surrounded by trees! We felt like it was our own tree house. We used to vacation each summer a few doors down from this cottage......hence it seemed like we were truly back in time. Not sure where the years went1?1. Our family had several cottages along the Lake for our family reunion. Such cherished memories for all of us. If you have an opportunity to vacation here, you will have a marvelous time......and the host and hostess are the best! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little house in the woods

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little house with all necessary amenities to enjoy beach living. My husband and I went with our two little boys for a week and my mom came up for a few nights with her pets. There was plenty of room for us to sleep and play games in the house. We spent most days at the beach or visiting nearby towns. A great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids (GRR)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
private beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Fennville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

Special rates may apply for multiple weeks in any season. Inquire.

Rent deposits are refundable only if the time can be rebooked.

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Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Guest provide own towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Futon in LR for 2 additional quests. Guests provide own sheets and pillow cases.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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