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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,054 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cute 2 Bdrm Cottage, Steps From Lake Michigan & a 630 Ft Long White Sand Beach

"In the lane, snow is glistening

A beautiful sight, You're happy tonight,

Walking in a winter wonderland.

Later on, you'll conspire, As you dream by the fire

To face unafraid, The plans that you've made,

Walking in a winter wonderland."

After a beautiful summer and autumn, it's time to embrace the quiet serenity of the Winter Wonderland!

Get away from the hustle-and-bustle of the city, and breath the fresh, crisp air!

Bring your snowshoes and your cross country skis, and enjoy the park next door, or the long shoreline of Lake Michigan, just minutes away and now covered with snow!

Afterward, come in, warm up, and relax with hot chocolate or a glass of wine in front of the toasty fireplace at our cozy & charming cottage, conveniently located just a 45 minute drive from the Grand Rapids Int'l Airport and 2 1/2 hours from Chicago.

Our lovely 2 bdrm 1 bathroom cottage sleeps up to 6 people, includes a fully equipped kitchen, a barbeque, washer and dryer, and free long-distance calling and wifi, for your convenience.

If you decide to venture out, you will love the wineries, chocolaterias, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, museums, parks, winter festivals in the nearby towns of Douglas, Saugatuck and South Haven, or go hiking up Mt. Baldy! (We include more information in our welcome package, and would be happy to answer any other questions, if we can!)

For all you beer lovers, West Michigan features many award winning micro-breweries, all within a short distance.

Please come visit, and make Lakeshore Haven your Home away from Home!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

Why Rachel chose Fennville

We chose this property because the cottage is so inviting & cozy! We have enjoyed the beach and the local surroundings for the past 30 years, and when we found this cottage, with it's park-like yard near the beach, it was the perfect location! We wanted to spend more time here, and figured others would too!

What makes this cottage unique

It's just as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer, and there is no end to the outdoor activities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Fennville, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Newly renovated, with infloor heating
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 single bed
  • The sofa in the living room is also a Queen size hide-a-bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Great amenities, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Despite being a 2 bedroom, the house has a lot of room to spread out. The main living area was larger than we expected and having space in the basement is an added bonus. So close to the park/beach yet feels very secluded. Kitchen is well stocked and we love getting a little welcome basket. Very well maintained property, we would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 31/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin for family with kids

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying in this cabin with our 2 kids (21months, and 5yo). Plenty of toys and the playroom in the basement kept them busy. The owner was quick to respond to any questions about the house. Everything was clean and kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. Best part was the fire pit in the big backyard, and there was even firewood provided. 2 minute walk to the lake and a nice park for kids to play in. Highly recommend this cabin to any family looking to enjoy Michigan.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was our third summer at Lakeshore Have and it was exactly as we remembered it. Comfortable, convenient and well-appointed. I took naps in the hammock, we watched the Perseid meteor shower from the park next door and collected fossils from the beach. Great relaxing vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice cottage! Comfy and accommodating!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Fennville-South Haven! The location was central to lots of neat areas. The beach access was good but the beach area is smaller than expected. For us though it works as we go to several beaches in the week. Glad to have gotten to use the home... super clean and relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Clean Beach Family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 was in desperate need of a relaxing family getaway, and Rachel's home was the perfect remedy.

We have rented other Michigan properties, and this has been our favorite spot for several reasons:

* It's about 2 hours from Chicago, so an easy drive with kids

* It was very clean and well stocked. It included linens and towels, which many properties do not. The kitchen had everything and more. We loved the big electric grill and made excellent pancakes on it, all the kitchen tools we needed, plenty of sets of plates, glassware, etc..

* Bonus Items: A welcome basket that included pasta, sauce and a bottle of wine. Bottled water in the fridge and morning coffee. Some basics like tea, flour, cooking oil, mustard, sugar, etc. Bathroom had trial size items as well as a new toothbrush. The garage had beach items our kids enjoyed and bicycles.

* Air- Conditioning! It was warm when we were in Michigan and we loved the cool house after a hot beach day.

* Charcoal Grill and fire-pit: We loved using these every night.

* Comfortable beds and pillows.

* Books and games: My teenage son read your copy of Moby Dick while we were there!

* Laundry: It was nice to wash our beach towels, bathing suits and clothes.

* LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The home is located next store to a public park where our boys went to often and enjoyed the playground equipment and open field. Right there is a very good public beach which we took full advantage of.

Rachel was very quick to respond and very friendly. I will suggest this property to friends and look forward to returning in the future. We truly felt at home.

Fennville and the surrounding area was great! Don't miss: Fruit picking at Crane's, Oval Beach in Saugatuck, Holland Farmer's Market (I have NEVER been to a better one), The Red Dock Restaurant in Saugatuck, Virtue Cidee in Fenville for amazing Cider and a family atmosphere.

Bring bug spray!! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at this cottage, and this time was just as fantastic as the last. The cottage is comfortable, cozy and welcoming. It's so convenient to the beach and the playground. We love walking down to the beach to watch the sunset and the short drive to Lyon's Market for an after dinner ice cream. There are books and TV for children on a rainy day, and the screened in porch is the best place to have your second cup of morning coffee. This year I mucked up our reservation, and Rachel really went above and beyond to fix it. I'm so grateful, because we would have been so disappointed to miss our fabulous week on Lake Michigan.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI (Gerald R. Ford Int'l Airport)
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Saugatuck Brewing Co..
Nearest Ferry
53 Miles
Lake Express (Muskegon - Milwaukee)
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Amtrak Station, Holland MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Miles
The Glenn Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
West Side County Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$131.47
Damage Insurance AU$77.57

Pet Rate: $15/pet (if applicable)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.