USA Michigan Lake Michigan Fennville Listing #28991

Bluffs Cove - Fennville, MI

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57 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 1 dog max 
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Quaint lakefront cottage w/ private hot tub, firepit, & beautiful sunset views!

Just steps away from the captivating beauty of Lake Michigan, Bluffs Cove offers unmatched tranquility and relaxation. After a day of recreation, relax on the wraparound deck with gorgeous lake views, unwind in your very own hot tub, or watch the stars come out overhead as you warm up by the firepit.

What’s nearby:
Just a few steps out of the back door and you will find yourself on the shores of Lake Michigan. Located within a short drive of both Saugatuck and South Haven, this home makes it easy to enjoy shopping, dining, and nearby art galleries. Take a drive north to get your toes in the sand or enjoy a picnic by the water at Douglas Beach Park, just 11 miles north.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Queen Sofa Bed

This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Lake view


Water view


Beach access





DVD player

Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming


On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private






57 reviews

Ed P. Nov 2022
The view
Deborah H. Oct 2022
Can’t beat the view
Dee M. Oct 2022
The location of this hidden little gem was a wonderful surprise. End of a lane, amazing lake view, sound of the waves and the sunsets.
Christine L. Sep 2022
Jacuzzi, porch overlooking the Lake!
Anne F. Sep 2022
Bluffs Cove offers a quiet and beautiful getaway with an outstanding view and multiple to ways to enjoy it - on the porch, in the hot tub, on the rocky beach, or by the fire. The house itself could use a few small upgrades to make it more comfortable, but it is an excellent value for the cost. We look forward to returning.
Catherine N. Aug 2022
A wonderfully secluded area with the most amazing views. Listening to the waves lap against the shore while sipping coffee in the morning and watching the boats chase in the water was exactly what we needed. And the sunsets were mesmerizing!! We will definitely be returning.
This home is set in a beautiful location. It is perfect for relaxing and disconnecting. You are steep steps or down a steep path to a public beach. Be careful, but it is worth the climb.
Amy R. Aug 2022
We had a great week at this rental. The views are amazing and the location is great b/c its between South Haven and Saugatuck so easy to get to so many places. Great spot!
Cari P. Jul 2022
The property is lovely. So peaceful with breathtaking private views of Lake Michigan. Situated nicely between South Haven and Saugatuck for easy access to touristy beaches and attractions. Nice hot tub too for watching sunsets in the privacy of a secluded backyard. Highly recommend.
Jane Alyce H. Jul 2022
The views from this stay are breathtaking. The location is quiet and private with beautiful sunsets. The house is simple, but provided what we needed.
Korinne O. Jul 2022
We loved our stay here, the views are incredible and you are on the end of the 'lane' so it was even more secluded/private and ideal for our dog. You're within 20 min of downtown Saugatuck which has tons of restaurants/shops/etc. There is some wear on the screen doors etc, but nothing that impacted our stay.
Manager response:
Korinne, we’re so happy that you loved the home and enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your feedback as we always welcome the opportunity to improve. We’re happy to say the door has been repaired. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future!
Vincent P. Jun 2022
It was a wonderful location with beautiful sunsets. Very small cottage but was great for a couple and their dog. I would go again
Steve H. May 2022
Location was perfect. It served our needs very well. Thank you!
Jennifer D. May 2022
We loved everything about this little cottage, wouldn’t change a thing, thank you!!
Julie N. Apr 2022
A perfect and quaint place to stay. Loved the view and privacy while sitting outside. The sound of the waves hitting the shore was mesmerizing.
Lisa G. Mar 2022
Very clean house and well-stocked kitchen. Hot tub was great. Peaceful and pretty. My companions took the trail down to the beach and reported that it was graffiti-ed and there was a lot of litter strewn around, so maybe not ideal for summer. None of this was visible from the house itself. There's a very tall house next door on the hot tub side, so if privacy there is an issue also perhaps not ideal.
Nicole B. Mar 2022
Great location, clean, and great views.
Darren C. Mar 2022
The view out of the windows at the back cannot be beat. Of the three nights we were there, one was cloudy but the other two had gorgeous sunsets. We are dinner at the table while enjoying the best view we have ever had on vacation!
Leslie V. Feb 2022
Location was just secluded enough! The hot tub was a perfect addition to the cold winter months!!
susanne s. Nov 2021
This is a magnificent view. Hone is in need of many simple repairs.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Susanne. We are happy to hear that the location worked out well for you. We have passed along your review to the local manager. They will work with the owner to make any needed upgrades and repairs. Thank you for bringing these suggestions to our attention. We hope to host you again in the future!
Jessica B. Oct 2021
This was our first time booking with Vacasa and the friendly Vacasa team responds quickly every time. The view is 10/10 and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocky shore was so relaxing! The place is easy to find, I had cell service, and the internet worked great. The fire pit was fun and the grill worked just fine. The south neighbors were a little too close for my comfort and north view is a public beach but overall I felt relaxed. The local convenience store and restaurant are great. Walmart is 10 minutes away in South Haven and Saugatuck Dunes State Park is 10 minutes north if you need a day trip. One complaint is that the hot tub did not work and we were really looking forward to it. They sent someone out quickly but Vacasa knows the hot tub is barely functional. Another complaint is the dirty couches and carpet. Overall, great trip!
Manager response:
Jessica, thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the view, location, and had an overall wonderful vacation. It is our goal for our guests to be able to use every amenity a home offers, and we sincerely apologize you were unable to enjoy the hot tub. Our local manager is currently working on fixing it so that future guests do not have this same experience. We are so sorry for the cleanliness issues you endured with the couches and carpet. Please know this is not a common occurrence. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon.
Robert T. Sep 2021
Fantastic private location with spectacular views.
Lots of fees, including a $45.00 hot tub cleaning fee, even if you
do not use the hot tub. Check-out comes a little too early at
10:00 a.m.. Overall a very nice propery.
Manager response:
Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. We are pleased that the location of the home served you well. We aim to make the price of our rentals as completely transparent as possible and provide a breakdown of each cost you pay towards the rental before, and throughout the booking process, including all fees and taxes. Due to COVID19, we have had to change checkout and check-in times to give the housekeeping staff enough time to do a thorough clean and give the home some rest time between guests. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We hope to host you again soon.
kelly g. Aug 2021
The view was amazing. The fence keeping one from accidentally falling over the bluff could blow over in the wind. Not safe for children, elderly or really anyone. The gas grill did not ignite and the gas itself had to manually be turned off as the burner dials did not work. One of the couches had a huge stain running down the side of it. Not sure what was on the front of the refridgerator but it looked like rust. The sink in the bathroom did not drain. We enjoyed our stay due to the company and the view but would not likely stay here again.
Manager response:
We are so glad you enjoyed the view, Kelly. Hopefully you will be pleased to hear the fence and grill have been addressed. Thank you for staying with us!
James A. Jul 2021
We really enjoyed our stay! The property was exactly as advertised. There are a few items that could use a little maintenance but they're no big deal. Be prepared for Dish Network service interruptions due to clouds. We're super impressed with the service from Vacasa! For example, late in the evening of our arrival we reported the need for gas grill propane and voila - they delivered it within the hour! We'll definitely keep this place in mind.
Robert T G. Jul 2021
House was well appointed and comfortable. Area was beautiful and the views of the lake are unmatched.
Colleen F. Jun 2021
The views, fire pit, and Hot Tub were great. Location was nice too, as we got to visit both South Haven and Sagatuck. However, the furnishes were run down, stained and felt dirty. My children had black knees and feet from crawling and walking around the home. We knew the water was not going to be ideal, but there wasn't even a plug for the bath tub. If the furnishes and home were updated, I would visit again, but not in it's current condition.
Manager response:
Hi, Colleen! We are so glad you were able to enjoy some of the lovely amenities this home offers. The carpets have been cleaned since your stay, and the bathroom plug has been replaced. Thank you for bringing these items to our attention.
Christie K. May 2021
Loved being right on the water, the fire pit, Jacuzzi, nice accommodations and the stars at night. Amazing
Lisa B. Apr 2021
We had a fantastic stay at this little cabin with the most magnificent view of the water. The cabin was very clean. The kitchen could use a few amenities - dish towels and dish cloths would have been helpful, but we were easily able to cook our own meals. The water does stink. Bottled water is a must. We would definitely recommend and come back.
John H. Apr 2021
What a lovely little place! The view from the deck was even better than we expected. It was so nice to watch the changing water colors and the gorgeous sunsets each evening. The house was clean and comfortably furnished. The hot tub appeared well-maintained and was a great place to watch the stars come out. The neighborhood was very quiet. A nice place to get away and relax. We have two negative comments. First, we were not able to get the Direct TV to work. Also, the water truly did have a very strong odor. We did not find either of these issues to have a big impact on our visit, but thought we should mention them.
Manager response:
We thank you for your feedback, John! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the home and location. Our apologies for any hiccups you encountered regarding the TV and please know we are available to assist if you are in need of any troubleshooting tips next time. We look forward to your next visit!
Karen M. Mar 2021
The view of Lake Michigan was amazing! The hot tub was a great place to relax. The water did smell pretty bad and the kitchen is minimally stocked. The view and the hot tub make up for both of those things. We had a great weekend and would stay again.
Doug D. Feb 2021
Beautiful views of the lakeshore from the large porch and hot tub. Smart TV for entertainment after dark or bad weather. Wi-Fi provided enough bandwidth to stay connected. Bring your own wood for a fire indoors or out. Roomy while keeping that cozy feel.
Jessica J. Jan 2021
The view and hot tub were to die for. The sliding doors did let in quite a draft and the furniture was pretty uncomfortable.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Jessica. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We have reached out to our local manager with your comments and suggestions. We will work with our local team to ensure these items are corrected for future guests. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. We hope to host you again soon!
Amy B. Nov 2020
Tucked away in the perfect spot with gorgeous views of Lake Michigan. We’ll be back!
Shalini A. Oct 2020
A lovely cabin with a stunning view. It was just what we needed to relax and unwind.
However Vacasa could do a better job with maintenance. Upon arriving we had to wait outside for close to an hour because the screen door would not open. The Vacasa field team arrived within 50 minutes and resolved the issue. Some utensils in the drawer were not clean, so we had to run a dishwasher cycle before using anything. The bathroom could do with some minor maintenance. The grill and washing machine could use cleaning.

I would recommend this cabin, and would stay again myself, but an rating 4 stars due to the maintenance issues
Patti A. Oct 2020
This cozy cottage has a killer view! Location was very private and quiet. The wraparound porch was wonderful for morning coffee listening to the waves and wine at sunset! Hot tub was great too!
On the downside, the well water was stinkier than anything we’ve ever experienced and they did not provide a jug of water upon arrival like they said so be prepared to bring your own. I even doused myself with bottled water after I showered, lol! Needs to be instructions for the wood burning stove as there are none. We were having difficulties with it so had to scrap that idea. What made it even more frustrating is that their heater broke before our visit (which I discovered by reading reviews a week before our trip) and Vacasa staff emailed me and said there’s a space heater and wood burning stove to keep us warm (it was scheduled to get down to the 40s our first night so heat would be necessary high on the Lake Michigan bluff). We were very concerned about heating the place with a space heater not knowing the age and quality/safety of it and expressed our concern and that we’d like to talk with the house manager (not even the owner, just the Mgr.). I spoke with 3 different Vacasa staff relaying this info and we NEVER WERE CONTACTED! This is really unacceptable when one has already paid for a vacation home in full.
I hate leaving bad reviews, but I don’t think I’d stay at another Vacasa-managed property because there is no communication and follow-thru. Too bad because it is a beautiful little cottage getaway!
Manager response:
Thank you for choosing to stay with us! Our apologies that you were having difficulties reaching our team and with the heater. We are happy to report that the furnace has been replaced and in great working order. We are currently in the process of hiring and training many new team members to ensure we can continue to deliver our world-class customer service through these incredibly busy times. We hope you'll give us a chance to impress you in the future!
Teresa p. Oct 2020
This place was perfect for a little.peave of heaven where we was able to just relax and taken in God creation. So close to the lake .beautiful sunsets
Very peaceful
Only problem we had was we call VACASA 3 times to get them to send someone to fix heat. It would not go over 65 degrees and during fall it get cool on the shoreline. We had to use the oven to heat the house
Manager response:
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, Teresa! We apologize that the heat was not working correctly. Since your stay we have fully replaced the furnace and that the heat in the home working great now. We appreciate you taking your time to leave us a review and we hope that we are able to host you again very soon!
Paula M. Sep 2020
Bluff Cove unexpectedly transported us out of these unprecedented times! A private home nestled on the waters edge - sounds of crashing waves, the sensational sunsets and starry nights! One with nature - which we loved!
This beautiful home provided stunning 180% lake views, hot tub, fire pit, comfy chairs on porch to take in the sights and easy access to beach! The only recommendation we would make is , if you like to cook and plan on it, you may want to bring heavier pans and sharp knives. We look forward to returning!!
Amy B. Aug 2020
Spectacular location and views!
Cynthia C. Aug 2020
Beautiful views of Lake Michigan!! Very private and so cozy!! We loved it so much we will be back!!
Heidi B. Aug 2020
We love our time at Bluffs Cove. This was our second year at this location and we can't wait to come back next year!
Adriana M. Jul 2020
Beautiful home with a beautiful view to the lake and a private hot tube. The sunsets are absolutely stunning.
Sara M. Jul 2020
Access to beloved Lake MI, hot tub, and kitchen space met all our needs. The property was convenient to nearby wineries and shopping in Saugatuck, we would recommend to friends.
Danielle P. Jul 2020
Secluded cottage right on Lake Michigan - easy access to beach below, beautiful sunsets, listen to the waves roll in, and all you need for a great beach get away.
Michael C. Jul 2020
Gorgeous views from this cute cottage!!
Jennifer F. Jun 2020
The views were amazing! One of our days the weather was really cold and windy, so we sat inside and were still able to enjoy all of the views from the living area. There is a staircase that walks down to a walking beach. The cottage is at the end of the road so neighbors only on one side. Nice and private. No cell service means relying on wifi, which worked about 80% of the time. Also, there were only a few Direct TV channels that actually worked. They did have a DVD player though. Just minor inconveniences that were made up by the lake views.
Sally and D. Jun 2020
We loved this cottage that was tucked the way at the end of a street, surrounded by towering trees and Lake Michigan. The deck offers nearly 180 degree views of the water and even when you're inside the house, you can hear the waves. Everything was comfortable and the kitchen had all the dishes and cookware for making meals. You're just 15 minutes from Saugatuck if you feel the need for civilization, we did not.
Wouldn't change a thing.
. Oct 2019
This cottage is perfectly located with a gorgeous view of Lake MI. What a treat!
. Sep 2019
Great location on Lake Michigan, conveniently located to Saugatuck/Douglas. Everything was well laid out and super clean - the hosts were very responsive. The cottage is at the end of the street which is nice since you have neighbors on only one side. We had not been back to your neck of the woods in over 20 years - we really enjoyed it.
. Aug 2019
Everything was great! We had a wonderful visit. Thank you for helping us load and unload our car. Kimberlee did an excellent job of cleaning the cottage.
. Aug 2019
An absolutely wonderful location for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of Western Michigan with its great lake. Comfortable and peaceful.
Benjamin Knapik . May 2018
Excellent home, exactly as described, but the view is even better! Perfect sunsets.
Harry & Patty Dees . Aug 2017
We had a wonderful time and plan to come again.
Jill Schanck . Jul 2017
Everything was great