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Dog-friendly cottage with firepit and within walking distance of the beach!
Out and About is an airy, dog-friendly cottage near Lake Michigan beach access and is waiting for you to host your next Michigan getaway! Its quaint exterior appears petite but gives way to an open and spacious home that's perfect for a lakeshore vacation. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the pristine nature preserve just a short walk from the home's doors. The living area features comfortable and inviting furnishings strategically placed in front of a flatscreen TV, making it the perfect spot to unwind with your friends after a long day at the lake. Gather around the firepit in the newly fenced yard with your friends and plan tomorrow's adventures as you roast some s'mores. The outdoor dining area is another great place to gather as you enjoy some snacks or tasty grilled meals thanks to the gas grill.
What’s nearby: Take a scenic hike from the cottage through the nearby Wau-Ke-Nau, William Erby Smith Nature Preserve to reach a gorgeous, dog-friendly Lake Michigan beach. Less than eight miles away, you’ll find Saugatuck and Douglas to the north. There you can enjoy the shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more. A little bit further to the South, 12 miles, you will find Meijer and other conveniences and another cute beach town with shops and restaurants.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen Dog-friendly (2 max)
This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC.
2 dogs welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: This property offers parking for up to 2 vehicles. One vehicle may park in the garage and one in the driveway, or both can be parked outside in the horseshoe part of the driveway. To access the garage, you must enter the home and press the button in the garage. No opener is provided. Unauthorized parking can result in property damage, frustrated neighbors, and in some cases revocation of rental certificate. For these reasons, it's paramount that you follow the parking instructions at all times or you will be towed.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Cable : Dish Network
Gas grill : Private
Lisa P.Oct 2022
We loved this beautiful, well-appointed home in Fennville close to the Lake Michigan beaches! The home was exceptionally clean and furnished with everything we needed during our stay. The outside spaces are very inviting and there was even a fenced back yard for our little Chihuahua to enjoy his recreation times. This home is close to wineries, apple orchards and all the attractions and restaurants in Saugatuck. We had a wonderful stay.
Alun M.Sep 2022
House met our needs well. Could have used better vacuuming. Plenty of dog hair detracted from the cleanliness of the house.
Pamela F.Aug 2022
Fairly clean, open floor plan, well appointed. Sunlight on three porches throughout the day, close to beach and quiet
Robert D.Aug 2022
Quiet. Walkable to beach . Great backyard for dog . roughly halfway between South Haven and Saugatuck
Could have used a table to play games and eat around when it was raining outside.
Donald S.Jun 2022
House was wonderful! Clean and comfortable! Near everything! Stocked well with everything you could want.
Tonya N.May 2022
This is one of the nicest and cleanest places we've stayed. When we arrived , we were greated by a herd of deer just outside of the backyard fence. The house itself was bright, cheerful, and well furnished. It has the feel of a lake cottage but with all of the modern conveniences. It was well stocked and spacious. There were plenty of towels, linens, and supplies. They've thought of everything you could need. The company that owns the house has someone available 24/7 by phone or text. We had one small issue in the basement and they handled it immediately. The only negative I could find would be the yard. It's a great yard but large areas inside the fence are overgrown with weeds and brush. Because ticks are prevalent in this vicinity, we watched our dog closely so she wouldn't go into these parts of the yard.
Lori A.May 2022
I was so impressed with this house. We are a family of four (all adults) with a small dog and it was all the space we needed. It has just one bathroom but it wasn’t a problem for us. The house was very clean, beautifully decorated and comfortable. They even left a welcome gift for our dog. We used the fire pit (they left us firewood) to do s’mores a couple of nights in the backyard. Highly recommend!
kaijun h.May 2022
In fact, almost 99% are fit to my expectation, one small problem: the bed is quite small, not a queen size bed. rest is pretty good, the house is clean and cozy.
MaryAnn T.Sep 2021
Well appointed and sparkling clean.
Christine K.Jul 2021
Perfect place for our girls trip to Michigan. It was a peaceful getaway that was close to all of the activities that we were looking for!
Izabela R.Jul 2021
Beautiful home and super clean. Remote with lots of nature around. The backyard is amazing with a firepit, patio and grill.
Lots of mosquitos, so be prepared for that. The kitchen was stocked with all kitchen necessities to cook and serve.
Keep in mind, this is a company owned property and not by an actual individual. I suggest read all directions on how to get a hold of someone if you need anything. We had a slight issue working the fireplace and grill and had a bit of difficulty getting a hold of an actual person. In the end, it all worked out.
Another thing to know, bring your own toiletries. No body wash, shampoo/conditioner provided.
Plenty of storage in the bedrooms to unpack which was nice. The beds are quite firm.
Lori W.Jun 2021
Liked that the house was well equipped and nicely furnished. Our dogs LOVED the short walk to the trail right across the street which lead to a BEAUTIFUL uncrowded beach ! Would love to come back again !
Christy E.May 2021
Wonderful place for our family plus dog. Beach was so close and we had the WHOLE BEACH to ourselves. Such a hidden gem! So close to everything you could ever want.
Rebecca J.May 2021
House is beautifully decorated with modern decor and very clean. Close to Saugatuck and many of the area's local wineries and breweries. Loved the close access to the Waukena Preserve trail and public beach. Enjoyed the fenced-in backyard for our dogs, but the overgrown weedier areas behind the trees and along the fence line need to be cut back/removed - our dogs made a beeline for those areas and emerged with ticks. Also, the bed was creeky and a bit sagging in the middle - mattress and box spring probably needs replaced.
Hi, Rebecca! Thank you for telling us about your visit. The weedy area has been trimmed back, and the bed frame has been tightened. We hope to host you again!
Brenda C.Apr 2021
Beautiful home and property and super clean!! Our dog loved the huge fenced-in yard and the nature preserve across the street.
Christine H.Feb 2021
Very nice, clean and stocked for all needs except for food and beverages.. Would rent again, thank you Christine
MICHAEL W.Nov 2020
The property was immaculate- perfect location and what a gorgeous house! All amenities lived up to my expectations. I will come back to this property it’s beautiful.
Diane L.Nov 2020
We were grateful for the enclosed yard for our dogs, and that the preserve was across the street. Kitchen is well outfitted for cooking. The house lets in loads of light, and has an updated/modern feel. We really enjoyed the stay.
Annette M.Oct 2020
2nd visit to this lovely hse! Visited last summer and again this fall to see the leaves! Both seasons great time to stay here!
Patricia P.Aug 2020
This was a perfect place for us and our dog. The house is beautiful, clean, and well equipped. The outdoor spaces are lovely. We ate several dinners on the side patio with our dog lounging nearby.
The area is quiet. We took walks through the nature center to the dog beach to watch the sunset. The walk is about 10 minutes and we saw few people on the path or beach—perfect for social distancing.
For swimming we drove to South Haven where the beach was wider and we could spend the day at a safe distance from others.
Would highly recommend staying here.
Grace C.Aug 2020
This is a fabulous property. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and utensils. The backyard is fabulous for dogs. And it is close enough to Saugatuck beaches without the commercial feel.
tina m.Mar 2020
Loved that it was dog friendly as that is always a top priority. The back yard was very large, fenced (hard to find a fenced yard) and our dogs loved exploring. The house was updated, on a very quiet street, and very bright. We really enjoyed our short stay, even though we were not there much. Truly the best part was the large fenced yard as everything is always about our dogs!
Jamie K.Feb 2020
This home is BEAUTIFUL! if I could live here forever I would! This was the first time I’ve used Vacasa super easy to use and such nice houses. I loved the kitchen also the beds are super comfy & you get plenty of towels! It was nice they never ask you to take the trash at someone came and took it out and brought it up to the house for you super nice! No issues at all when I arrived late at night (super late booking) they were very quick at sending the code to the door and when I arrived there was lights on for me! I would definitely rent here again anytime I’m in the area! Thank you for an amazing stay!
11/1-3: This is a wonderful property! Clean, cozy and close to so many things in the area. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing get away.
9/28-10/1: Clean, totally updated property with a large yard, private country-like setting yet an easy hike to the beach or drive to town.
7/24-28: The place was fantastic. Especially appreciate all the doggie-themed touches in the home!
9/13-15: Wonderful vacation home, we enjoyed walking to thru the nature preserve to the lake. Sunsets were beautiful. The home had all the amenities you need to cook fun meals. Fennville was a fun visit, the Fenn winery, Virtue cider and evergreen creamery.
8/21-24: Awesome family and beach time. This was an excellent redone home. It was extremely clean, comfortable, and across the street from a nice walk to the beach. Our family and dog enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend and would love to come back next summer.