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Lakeshore Between Saugatuck & South Haven

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


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

DP Fairbanks
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

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 Fennville

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fennville in Ganges

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely NO Fireworks!
  • Smoking not allowed on premises.
  • No candles, please.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Tub/Shower
  • 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)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Lakeshore Between Saugatuck & South Haven
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 18 reviews
Chicago, Illinois

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

The Parsonage House was a perfect setting for our family vacation! There was plenty of space for us all. It was conveniently located to all the restaurants and activities that we enjoyed, including a wonderful beach very close by. It was fully stocked with all that we needed for our getaway. Daphne was lovely to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the comments about your recent stay. It was a pleasure to have you and we are happy you enjoyed the area.
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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: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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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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: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fennville, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £76.83 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £153.66

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