Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, lakefront (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
Fran - best way to reach me is by call or text 616-566-8386
About Fran - best way to reach me is by call or text 616-566-8386
My husband and I are an active couple who love to bicycle, sail, and take care of our wonderful spot on Lake Michigan. Mort enjoys getting people out on the water on our sailboat with our charter company Sweetwater Sailing of Saugatuck, 616-566-8386. Visit sweetwatersailing.com and read about it. We have lived here since 1976 and our guests at Summer Haven cottage are so important to us. We are happy to give you recommendations for dining and activities, and share our favorite places with you. It is fun to have people come and fall in love with our wonderful area. We are here to help if you need it, and we respect your privacy. Our house and the cottage you are reading about here are spaced far apart with the plenty of privacy at each. The property in several acres of space. The magic of being right on the lake and enjoying the light changes and reflections on the water during the day, and the stars and the moon at night makes this location such a favorite place to be.
Fran - best way to reach me is by call or text 616-566-8386 purchased this Cottage in 1976
Why Fran - best way to reach me is by call or text 616-566-8386 chose Fennville
We enjoy the area - this has been our home for 40 years. Saugatuck is not the typical small town. It is full of art galleries, activities at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, live music, a brew pub, wonderful history museum, beautiful surroundings. We are close to all the action yet completely peaceful and private and right on the beach. The nice big grassy garden and bluff overlooking the lake are so welcoming during the long summer days and evenings, guests enjoy spending lots of time there, relaxing on the lake.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lovely lakeshore location offers direct access to your own private bluff view of Lake Michigan. Enjoy lounging on your private beach, long beach walks, and spectacular sunsets, and yes, moonsets! Hop in the car for a quick drive to Saugatuck State Park, shopping, coffee shops,great restaurants, art galleries, wineries, brew pub, live music and theater, and the great variety of planned events throughout the summer and fall in both Saugatuck and Douglas. There are many interesting communities to visit nearby, beautiful country roads to expore. If you love bicycle paths, they abound in the area.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Fires allowed in the fire circle on the bluff, but not on the beach. Bring your own beach towels.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Here's a cute place for a couple. We really enjoyed our stay here. We liked the private beach feeling. Wish the weather would have cooperated. We would have spent more time on the beach. Having campfires were nice and watching the sunset was beautiful. We seen a fox run across the lawn a few times. Seen several kinds of birds. Hummingbirds and woodpeckers. And the gulls on the beach. The cottage we stayed in was just right for the two of us. We used the extra bedroom for our things. We mostly went out to eat, but when we did cook, the kitchen was fine. Grill too. This place is in the back away from the main road. Away from the owners home, near the lake. You can listen to the lake waves hitting the shore. You won't hear any traffic. A charming hideaway. Fran and Mort were wonderful hosts.
Excellent Lake Michigan Cottage!
Our cottage was just perfect for our anniversary vacation. Everything was as advertised and our owners Fran and Mort were very welcoming and helpful. Fran even provided firewood, kindling, newspaper and log lighter for our evening fires! The cottage is beautifully decorated and has everything we needed including A/C, WiFi, cable, linens, all we needed to bring were the groceries! The lawn out to the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan is magnificent and the private beach was a pleasure to use. We’ll be back next year!!
Thank you David, we so enjoy having guests like you both to relax and take in the effects of being on the big lake. We love our place and find great satisfaction in sharing the sunsets and stars and the many moods of the lake.
The perfect beachfront getaway
We enjoyed every minute of our time at the cottage! It is the perfect size for 2 or 3 people and has everything you need. We spent two days walking the beach, sitting around the bonfire and enjoying nature. Our visit in October was fabulous and we definitely look forward to coming back in the summer to spend the days on the beach.
Our hosts, Fran and Mort, were wonderful in their attention to detail and all of our needs!
Thanks for your review. You are excellent guests. We look forward to welcoming you again anytime to Summer Haven.
Great Michigan getaway!
My wife and I had a great time at Fran and Mort's lake cottage. The home is cozy, but has everything that you need for 2-3 people. The cottage is located right on the water with easy access down to the beach. The beach can have some rocks, so water shoes are recommended if you plan to spend time on the beach like we did. We spent a lot of time in their adirondack chairs on the bluff overlooking the beach - super peaceful.
Location of the cottage is very convenient and is just a few minutes south of downtown Saugatuck and other nearby cities. We would stay here again!
This is the third time my husband and I have stayed in this very cute, very clean cottage. It is amazingly private. The bed is comfy and the cottage has everything you need. The sunsets are beautiful. We love being able to see and hear the water from the deck of the cottage or while sitting on the bluff. Our vacation was perfect! Books, beach, and relaxation. I highly recommend!
Relaxing Lake Michigan Beach Cottage Getaway
We had a great week in Fennville at this cottage home. It has great views of Lake Michigan, a great private beach, and peace and quiet. The home was the perfect size for the 2 of us to relax. It was very well supplied with everything we needed for the week. We cooked most of our meals on the BBQ, but on a couple inclement weather days, we were only minutes from Douglas and Saugatuck where some excellent restaurants are located as well as several other shopping options. I can't say enough of how relaxing this vacation was and how nice all of the amenities are. The beach was our main hang out with several hours of the day and night spent sitting on the lounge chairs watching the waves, swimming, kayaking, and strolling. The bonfire pit on the bluff was great to sit near and watch the sunsets in the background on chilly nights. I plan to return here for more relaxing days and nights next year. Thank you Fran for hosting us.
Beach walking, fossil hunting, sandcastle building, hiking, State Park and Land Conversancy paths, many live music venues in the area, a quiet private retreat within a ten minute drive to Saugatuck, and many other desirable lake front communities. Visit galleries,eateries, hear music in the Park, visit farmers markets, and Cranes Pie Pantry and orchards.