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Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Steve Burd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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


Fennville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great cottage. Peaceful

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Recommend. Wonderful experience. Better than expected.

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do it justice. So cute, quaint & cozy. Everything you need with a wonderful private beach & close to Saugatuck shops, dunes & beach for dinner & sightseeing! Park with playground for kids walking distance.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids (GRR)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
private beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Linens (bath towels, sheets) can be provided for a fee. Please inquire when renting.

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

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

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.