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Upscale Home Nestled in the Woods. Close to Lake Michigan.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3+ Bedrooms 4 Baths plus Gorgeous Finished Lower Level. Sleeps 10

Beautiful 1 1/2 story home, built in 2003 with high end finishes. Master bedroom on main with master bath plus an additional powder room on the main. Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances. Large eating area with access to outside dining for large crowds. Living room and den with new 40' High Definition televisions. Beautiful cherry wood floors on first 2 floors. Newly finished lower level boasting a large great room with daylight windows and plush carpeting. Lots of comfortable seating to enjoy the 60' high definition television for movies and sports. The lower level also boasts a 3/4 bath and it includes a Murphy Bed, new comfortable queen sleeper sofa and a high quality blow up mattress to add 6 more sleeping possibilities. Home is surrounded by lush woods. Very private and quiet. Wrap around porch with additional eating area. Two additional decks, one with new hot tub. Two car garage for your parking needs. Just one block off Lake Michigan. Enjoy the local beaches or sunset walks along Lakeshore Drive. Just 5 minutes from local wineries and orchards, 3 miles from Saugatuck/Douglas.

Teri Dougherty
Member since: 2012
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Teri Dougherty

Owners are brother and sister and their spouses. We live in Omaha, Nebraska where we were raised. We love the area and wanted to buy a place that was in superb condition to share with others and to use periodically by our families.

Teri Dougherty purchased this house in 2012

Why Teri Dougherty chose Fennville

We have vacationed in the area several times over the last few years visiting our brother. We fell in love with the area and the people. The beauty of the area, the peacefulness and the many things to do made us want to have a place we could call our own and share with others. This home's location and its unbelievably perfect condition made it an easy choice. It is surrounded by lush landscaping and forest. It is very private, very quiet and very serene. Relaxing on the wrap around porch or on one of the decks and watching the deer run by or listening to the birds chirp or the waters roll in off Lake Michigan make it the perfect retreat. The Sauguatuck/Douglas area are just moments away. We love the wonderful dining, entertainment, shopping and beaches. This is truly our little slice of Heaven!

What makes this house unique

From the moment we walked onto the property, we knew this was the home for us. The beautiful wrap around porch with comfy outdoor furniture made us not want to leave. The quality and condition of the interior with its beautiful cherry wood floors, cabinetry, lighting and 360 degree view of the woods was exactly what we were looking for. The master suite with its own bath and the two large bedrooms upstairs with their own bath as well as the finished lower level is the perfect set up for a family or for several couples wanting to get away. The kitchen is a dream to work in and you never seem seperated from the other guests. The cozy den is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or sneak in an afternoon nap. The fireplace in the living room just tops off the many features. Relaxing in the hot tub at the end of a fun day and watching the trees sway lazily with the breeze is so relaxing. This home is a 10 in our books!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"As posted in our Guest Book" Your house is absolutely amazing! We had such an amazing and relaxing week! Definitely plan on doing it again next year! Thanks!
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fennville in Allegan County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
  • No smoking, no bon fires, all parking must be in the driveway.
  • No weddings, receptions, graduation paries, bachelor or bachelorette parties.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 beautiful bathrooms with all the comforts of home!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Finished Lower Level with Bath - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Murphy Bed , Plus high quality queen blow up mattress sleeps add'l 2
  • Queen size Beds (4) Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom upstairs both have queen beds, murphy bed and sleeper sofa in lower level are queens. All are good mattresses with memory foam. Each bed has 4 pillows and 600 count Egyptian Cotton Sheets., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in 3rd bedroom upstairs. Egyptian cotton sheets and 2 pillows for each bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Alternative Lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Board games, outside games, abundant outdoors seating. Baths both have blow dryers. Iron and Ironing Board Provided. Cleaning products, dish soap and dishwasher soap provided. 7 day rental period is from Saturday to Saturday.


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Upscale Home Nestled in the Woods. Close to Lake Michigan.
average rating of 4.972477 based on 114 reviews

Absolutely Perfect Home In The Michigan Woods

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this home very much!! It is beautiful, well maintained and had everything we could have wanted - even use of the two car garage. The communication with Teri, the owner was fantastic from the booking through check out. She is super organized and provided a binder with information to answer questions on everything in the house. The home has three bedrooms plus a beautifully finished basement with its own bathroom, living space and bedroom. All of the beds were very comfortable, the towels were nice and soft and the kitchen was well stocked. We really enjoyed the large wrap around porch with the comfy furniture to relax and read. It is surrounded by trees and is very peaceful and relaxing. We also enjoyed the hot tub on one of the back porches on several nights. We seen deer on several occasions and even got to see a deer with two little babies on our last morning there. The lake is only a couple of blocks away and it was really nice to watch the gorgeous sunsets over the lake. We recommend going to Saugatuck National Dunes and hiking the beach trail. The dune buggy rides were also a lot of fun!! We will definitely stay here again when we visit Michigan in the future!! Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful, clean, well stocked, and the perfect quiet location. Plenty of room for our children to play and we loved sitting on the large front porch. I was a little worried about mosquitoes because of previous reviews but we had no problem at all. The hot tub was also a wonderful end to a long day. We would highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pleased and thankful!

  • 5 of 5

The home and property were immaculately clean, well cared for, and beautiful. We truly enjoyed our time in the forest, the lovely blooming shrubs and trees, and the nice neighborhood for walking. It made a great home for our sibling getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was just beautiful, with such a warm and comfy feel. A good time was had by all.

  • 5 of 5

The property was nestled back from the street and surrounded by beautiful flowering shrubs and trees. We loved the wrap around porch and comfortable outdoor furniture, morning coffee took on a whole new meaning. Thank you Terri for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home

  • 4 of 5

The home was as good as promised - clean and very well kept. The house had plenty of "staples" that we aren't used to having available with a rental. That was lovely! The only complaint is the kitchen didn't have any storage available because it was all used, so the groceries that we brought had to sit on the counter and there was limited counter space. But again, plenty of pots and pans, dishes, etc., so we really had everything we needed!

We were disappointed in two things - one, which the homeowner has no control of - was that the mosquitoes were horrible. Swarms of them so thick we couldn't even go for a walk. Definitely couldn't sit outside or take advantage of the hot tub. The second is that we could not find access to the beach within walking distance other than private access. If it was there, the instructions for how to get there were so vague that they were not at all helpful. This didn't end up being a huge issue for us though, because the bugs were so bad that we wouldn't have tried it after the first time when we all returned with multitudes of bug bites (even while using bug spray!)

All in all, we had a great time, it just wasn't what we expected.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtfulness of your review. We work very hard to make our home the perfect place to get away. As hard as we work to keep the mosquitoes at bay, having a wet spring and living in a wooded area produces unwanted pests! We will continue to address this issue! Regarding the storage space available. We have a pantry available for groceries. It has several open, slide out shelves. As renters come and go, things get put away in places that we ourselves can't control. We will definitely point this out to our cleaning people to keep this area open. Per our Renters Packet, we point out that beach access near our home is restricted to the home owners on Lake Shore Drive. We point out many local beaches in our materials and make many suggestions. As we try to make things most pleasant for our guests, we provide a description of an access point, when requested, that is within a block of our house but is somewhat difficult to easily spot. As always, we try to accommodate our guests needs as best we can and provide a beautiful, well stocked home for them to stay in. We attempt to provide enough information for them to enjoy their stay in the area and explore the many wonderful things to do. Again, we apologize for your less than perfect experience. We strive to work in our guests best interests at all times.
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a great location!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Pier Cove
Car: necessary

The house is located in a private wooded setting, one block off Lake Michigan. The local area boasts several vineyards and wineries as well as blueberry, peach and apple orchards. The Saugatuck/Douglas area is very beautiful and includes wonderful dining, shopping and nightlife centered around Lake Kalamazoo and its harbor feel.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.67

Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. 7 day rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Pet fee is $20 per day per pet. Vrbo is unable to make that calculation in the quote if there is more than one pet. Please let us know how many pets you are bringing and we will adjust the quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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