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Lakeshore Between Saugatuck & South Haven

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (4 beds sleep 5-6)

Looking for a tranquil setting away from the bustle of Saugatuck, yet close to the beach? Enjoy sunsets nestled in the woods in this Historic home.

The Parsonage vacation rental is located on Lakeshore Dr. 4 miles south of Saugatuck & 10 miles north of South Haven.

Lake Michigan beaches are easy access from the Parsonage House. Pier Cove Beach is a 5 minute walk, Westside County Park is just around the corner, and Saugatuck's infamous Oval Beach is nearby.

(PLEASE read all the information provided here. Weekly rental priority during July & August with Friday arrival/departure. Also, we have a stated NO PET policy, so please do not ask.)

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Owner
DP Fairbanks
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About DP Fairbanks

We have lived in the area for 35 years and maintain this property to preserve the area.

DP Fairbanks purchased this cottage in 2000

Why DP Fairbanks chose Western Michigan

The Parsonage House was built in 1860 and was the Parsonage to the Methodist Church in Pier Cove during the 1860’s and 1870’s. It is one of the oldest buildings in Allegan County.

What makes this cottage unique

Owner managed and operated gives that 'personal touch'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I enjoyed my time in the Parish house. The living room is especially comfortable, soothing and has a little sense of others in the room with you!



The bed! It felt like what I would view as a Shaker bed....and for me it was too hard. The workshop was fabulous, the people wonderful. We made good use of all the fresh vegetables and fruit around.



The surrounding beauty is superb. I like the cat that comes around, the hummingbird, deer and robin that showed up most days. I appreciate your sharp interest and keen eye for making it work for us, and it did.



Thank you for it all.
Jul 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fennville in Allegan County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely NO Fireworks!
  • Smoking not allowed on premises.
  • No candles, please.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Tub/Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The entire upstairs is a large sleeping room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Lovely, tranquil, wooded setting along Lakeshore Dr., home is an historic home that was the Parsonage to a church around 1870. The house is about a 5 minute walk to the beach.

Reviews

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(16 traveller reviews)

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Lakeshore Between Saugatuck & South Haven
average rating of 4.6875 based on 17 reviews
5

Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at the parsonage house. The home is a short walk to the shore of Lake Michigan, an easy drive to the shops and restaurants of Saugatuck, surrounded by woods and wildlife, well appointed, clean and stocked with all you need in the kitchen to put together a quick dinner. Perfect retreat!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed the area and the house. We look forward to your next return trip!
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5

Relaxing stay with family.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice. Great space with lots of character. Just a short walk to Pier Cove. Looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your review and your visit to the area. We hope you do return!
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5

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Parsonage with friends in June. We loved the wooded setting, and enjoyed the historic nature of the house. It was very comfortable for the four of us. It was a great home base for exploring Fennville and the surrounding area. Daphne was very helpful and easy to work with. Would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two relaxing nights at this lovely home. Daphne was very friendly and informative. Very professional and ready to help with any issue. The area is beautiful and there is plenty to do and see nearby. My girlfriend and I went into Saugatuck and tried the Mexican restaurant. Saugatuck is a one of a kind place to visit. Such a unique town. We had a great time!

The only thing I think could be improved is the living room furniture. It was very stiff and uncomfortable. However, Daphne is the type of owner that is constantly making improvements and she has done a beautiful job on the house so far. Great place to unwind!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a relaxing weekend! Daphne was very responsive and kind. Her restaurant recommendations were outstanding too. The house is even nicer in person - very clean, comfortable, and surrounded by trees. It's a short drive to wineries, restaurants and shopping as well as a short walk to the lake. We watched incredible sunsets during our stay. This was the first time I've booked through vrbo. Daphne's customer service will be hard to beat!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sister's weekend

  • 4 of 5

The Parsonage House was a great spot for our sister's weekend. We were able to roast hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire pit, walk to the beach, watch the sunset, and play games. The house was very comfortable- we loved sleeping upstairs -almost like summer camp! Daphne was wonderful- she met us at the house to explain everything and answer any questions. We hope to return again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gerald Ford Airport - Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Holland, MI
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
1-96
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Pier Cove Beach & Westside County Park
Car: necessary

Truly a resort area along the shores of Lake Michigan, Saugatuck offers shops, art, and cultural activities year round, with a very robust summer and fall season.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fennville, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£305
for 2 nights
From
£121
From
£141
Fri,Sat
£828
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£129
From
£145
Fri,Sat
£908
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 24 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£289
for 2 nights
From
£113
From
£141
Fri,Sat
£828
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£595
for 3 nights
From
£177
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2018
29 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£321
for 2 nights
From
£129
From
£169
Fri,Sat
£868
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£522
for 3 nights
From
£153
From
£177
Fri,Sat
£1,069
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£595
for 3 nights
From
£177
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Cleaning fee £60.66 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

PLEASE NOTE** Total on quote includes the damage deposit, which is not charged unless there is damage or a need for excessive cleaning.

Due to phone scams, we cannot publish a booking phone number. Please make inquiry through Homeaway/VRBO. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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