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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 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


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids (GRR)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
private beach
Car: necessary


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


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Elkhart, IN

Very nice and well taken care of. Stones throw from Lake Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been happier with our stay. Brought our dogs and walked the beach (just a minute walk down a path on the property) at least twice a day. Perfect location being only a few minutes away from everything you'd want to do in the area. We're already planning our next visit! The Burd's really have a gem here.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time at the Burd cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing weekend even though it rained 2 of the 3 days!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint cottage small but perfectly roomy beautiful beech and property!!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint cottage small but perfectly roomy beautiful beech and property!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited this cottage mid September from a Southern California desert where we live. The weather was perfect, beach clean, water crystal clear and the house was just the right size for us to completely unwind. The town of Saugatuk is about a 10 minute easy drive but we rarely wanted to leave where we were! There was a nice covered seating area about half way down to the beach where you can relax, read or have a meal while looking at Lake Michigan. Watching the sunsets nightly from the beach was an extra bonus!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very pleasant week

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend, dog and I had a very pleasant week at Burds Cottage. The cabin was clean, simple and comfortable. And I LOVED the setting, nestled in the woods with other cabins - not to close and not to far, and a short (2 minute) walk to the beach!

Steve greeted us warmly when we arrived but there was no reason for further contact so we had complete privacy.

On a scale of 1 - 10 (ten the best) we would rate it an 8. The kitchen was very well equipped, the living/dining room very spacious, window all around to take in the views. A short gravel path to the steps leading down to wonderful Lake Michigan!

Things I wish I could change to make it a 10 - the shower is very small but workable. Hard for my 6 foot 4 boyfriend to turn around. One of the living room futons was pretty lumpy to sit/lay on. The beds were okay.

When we arrived it was a bit stormy so the beach was narrow, probably 20/25 feet. By the time we left and the weather calmed it widen by another 5 - 6 feet.

But it was still so beautiful, sandy, and private! More than enough room to sit, gaze, walk and throw sticks for the dog.

The surrounding area was filled with artist shops, coffee shops, small farms, kayaking, hiking and shopping. What more do you need!!

I hope I can return again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Lake Michigan getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I landed here at Burd's Cottage for a quiet weekend celebrating her 30th birthday. Quiet, beautiful, clean, refreshing, relaxing, peaceful, comfortable and welcoming are the descriptors we'd use when talking about this place. Beachside fires, swimming, sun. We also brought our dog with us which made the weekend more enjoyable. Thanks to the Burds for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.