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Secluded getaway w/ space to spread out. Fire pit, hot tub, mins to Saugatuck!

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Comfortably sleeps 12! Family & pet friendly, 4 bed, 3 bath on 5 secluded acres.

From the moment you pull into the winding, tree-kissed drive, you’ll immediately fall in love with Wildwood.

Just 5 minutes south of adorable Saugatuck/Douglas and minutes from the beaches of Lake Michigan, Wildwood’s five secluded acres has room to wander or even get lost. Our family relishes every moment spent together here and we think you'll love it too.

Enjoy morning coffee surrounded by maple trees and white pines, bonfires in the evenings and hot-tubing under the stars. Wildwood isn’t just a house, it’s a retreat. Ideal for families and friends looking to get away.

Warmly imagined with time together in mind, Wildwood’s decor is simple and yet eclectic. Inside, a mixture of local antiques, vintage finds and warm furnishings beg for you to leave behind whatever waits for you at home.

Upstairs, a magnificent gourmet, farm-style kitchen opens to the dining area seating up to 12 as well as the home’s sitting room, complete with wood-burning fireplace for cool weather and Sonos for easily plugging in your favorite music.

Inspired by hunting lodges, the upstairs sitting room's twin chesterfield sofas beg for quiet chit-chat next to a roaring fire over cocktails.

The kitchen features a 5-burner stove, stainless steel appliances, a deep farmhouse sink and automated espresso machine should your mornings demand a cappuccino.

The outdoor deck has a long dining table for when Michigan presents its best self. Nearby, a couple Adirondack chairs encourage sitting for chats or reading.

Each bedroom takes its name from a different national park and is decorated accordingly, anchored by a warm Pendelton wool blanket. Each bed has 400 thread count sheets for a luxurious night's sleep.

The Badland's Room, the upper floor master suite, features a lovely king-sized bed and massive picture window so you can enjoy the natural setting outside. The ensuite bathroom includes a jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower.

Just across the hall, The Acadia Room features a queen bed. Between you’ll find guest bathroom no. 1 with tub/shower combo as well as a washer and dryer should you need to do a load or two mid-stay.

As you head downstairs, notice the massive framed American flag. It belonged to our grandfather who served in WW2 and is one of our favorite details.

Downstairs' main living room has the most cushy, giant sectional you’ll ever meet, and may never want to leave! Inspired by our love of winter & aprés ski, the vintage snow shoes, skis and 1950s & 60s paint-by-number winter scenes on the walls add to the coziness of the room, making it perfect for movie night with Xfinity TV, Netflix, Hulu. If it’s blustery out, squeeze together for a good game night or a shuffleboard tournament. There’s a variety of games in the upstairs closet.

Also downstairs is the Yellowstone Room. Its fun, twin set of bunkbeds — great for kids or those staying sans significant other — are sturdy, holding adults up to 225 lbs. Down the hallway you’ll find full bathroom no. 3 with a shower and then the Glacier Room which also has a queen bed.

Around the corner from the sectional is the sleeping nook with a fold-out full sized bed. Careful not to wake your friends up as you walk out onto the lower deck and its 7-person hot tub just outside.

If you wander a bit into the woods, you’ll find one of our favorite spots, the fire pit. Surrounded by adirondack chairs, there’s nothing better than enjoying a warm fire on a cool evening while gazing up at the stars. Simple pleasures, and Wildwood is chock full of ‘em.

Should you want to explore, Wildwood is also located near some of the best southwestern Michigan has to offer. The house is just minutes from some of the most beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. It's also around the corner from farmer's stands and down the road from Apple Orchards, Vineyards and Hard Cider Mills. Antique stores dot the countryside. The roads are perfect for cycling, running or simply taking a nice drive, and if you've never been to the area you'll be shocked and thrilled by the number of delicious restaurants, bars and shops. There's so much to do... or not do, which ever you prefer.

We hope you’ll bring your family and friends to Wildwood. It’s yours to enjoy.

And because we love the woods, the lake and everything the area offers, at the end of each calendar year we donate 3% of our rentals to the Alliance for the Great Lakes (https://greatlakes.org) to keep the glorious body of water and surrounding land safe and clean for the future.

Please note that June 3, 2017 - Labor Day, Wildwood is available as a 7 day rental, Saturday - Saturday.

See what guests have been up to on Instagram by searching #WildwoodMI, and if you stay make sure to share some yourself!

More Details

Owner
Joshua Koenig
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Joshua Koenig

Hi - we're Joshua, Colin and Lance, and we welcome you to Wildwood.

Collectively, we grew up in Nebraska and Illinois, but all currently reside in Chicago. Wildwood is our home away from home. We love living in the city, but so appreciate time away from its busy-ness.

Joshua Koenig purchased this house in 2016

Why Joshua Koenig chose Fennville

Our families had been coming to Saugatuck for the last 5 years when we finally decided long weekends weren't enough. In 2016 we decided to find something that we could visit more reliably, to help our family and friends get away from their busy lives elsewhere and found the perfect space.

The area is so, so lovely. Rolling hills and wood. Great restaurants and charming shops. A true respect for the land, agriculture and bounty is provides is so apparently as you explore Allegen county, and the people exceptionally welcome. There is absolutely nothing you can't adore about the area.

The house itself is unique in a number of ways. It's close to the charm of Saugatuck of course, but we really fell in love with its rural location and winding driveway that reveals the charming home. And the design of the house is certainly not typical for the area, which we appreciated. It's not quite a cabin, not quite a country home. It's something between, which really suits us all. We've outfitted it with decor that evokes our travels and is quite different than our own homes. And because we enjoy the fresh air outside, added a fire pit for the evenings and a hot tub for relaxing. What we think we've created is a getaway that is cozy, begging for memories to be made. We've certainly enjoyed every moment spent there and hope you will too.

What makes this house unique

Wildwood is truly secluded, backing into the woods with no visible neighbors. It is green and thick in the warm months, and wooded and cozy in the cooler months.

It also is great for groups do to multiple spaces to spread out. Plop the kids in front of the tv downstairs while the adults hand out upstairs in the sitting room. Sit on the upper deck while a few gather around the fire pit and others hot tub on the lower deck. The house really is perfect for hanging out together, or getting in a little time to yourself.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fennville in Allegan County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Upper level guest bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Lower level guest bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Upper level guest bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower level 'Romper Room' - 4 Single Bed
    Lower level guest bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • swimming

Reviews

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Secluded getaway w/ space to spread out. Fire pit, hot tub, mins to Saugatuck!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

Absolute Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The gorgeous pictures of this property do not do it justice! The home was immaculately clean and the space itself was perfect for our yearly Friends Cabin Getaway. The kitchen is gorgeous and houses an enormous refrigerator perfect for large groups or lengthy stays. The living room, bedrooms, and basement are all beautifully appointed and again, immaculately clean! The fire pit put this place over the top! Joshua was more thoughtful than any renter I've ever worked with. He made himself available and approachable and was beyond friendly. Thank you Joshua for going above and beyond to make our stay absolutely perfect! Your hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Conor - Your review is beyond kind! We’re so glad you enjoyed Wildwood so much (and completely agree on the fire pit - it's especially great during the chilly weather). Come back again soon!
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5

Great gathering house.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Well appointed kitchen. Perfect location and wonderful house for group gatherings.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Girls’ Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My 4 girlfriends and I stayed at Wildwood for our annual getaway. The house was perfect! It was immaculately clean, decorated beautifully and gave each of us plenty of space to spread out. The kitchen was well stocked with essentials and we loved the Sonos stereo system. Sitting in the hot tub on a chilly (well, ok, COLD) April night was heavenly. We explored the nearby towns of Saugatuck and Holland before the weather grounded us to the house for a fire, board games and lots of conversations around the kitchen island. Joshua was a pleasure to work with, answering all of our questions quickly and even allowing us a late checkout due to a horrible ice storm.

With all of that being said, we would be remiss to not mention the few LITTLE things that we thought would make Wildwood even better. 1.) Better heating or maybe an electric fireplace in the basement. Even though we cranked the heat upstairs to 75, the basement living room (which is where the only TV is, and the most comfortable couch ever!) and bedrooms were very chilly. 2.) Not having a tv off of the kitchen only bothered us because of how cold the basement was. 3) The coffee pot. We are BIG coffee drinkers and the drip pot just took took much time and was too much work for our group. We would have loved just a generic 12 cup maker that would pause if you wanted to pour a cup in the middle of making a pot. 4). The super cheap garbage bags. They were paper thin!

That’s all, everything else was amazing and we’ve even talking about a return trip next year in the summer. Thank you for sharing your amazing place with us! We will be back! 😊?

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Beyond Words!

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege to stay at Wildwood for two nights and could not have been happier with our choice. This was our first time renting a home with our two dogs and Joshua made the process so simple! He was the most cordial host! We were even greeted with a chilled bottle of cider in the fridge!

The house and grounds were even more stunning than the photos. Wildwood is nestled on a quiet lot surrounded by trees. The location of the house is perfect for short drives into downtown Douglas, Saugatuck and the coast.

The interiors of the home were picturesque. Needless to say, we left Wildwood with a bit of "house envy"! To be truthful, my biggest fear was renting a house that was not clean. No fears here...you could eat off the floors in the house (this is coming from a true germaphobe)!

We will definitely be back! Joshua, thank you again and again for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful home with us. Till next time!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pleasure of having such great guest is all ours. We're so glad that you found the house and surrounding woods the respite you needed. Hopefully brunch was great and we'd be so happy to have you all and your pooches back anytime! Until next time, happy spring!
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5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If I had my thesaurus on me, I’d just fill every remaining character with synonyms for the word magical. But I don’t so just trust me. It’s gorgeous and we couldn’t have asked for more accommodating hosts. Thumbs way up!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming high-end finish house with the perfect amount of seclusion.

  • 5 of 5

This house was such a gem. Proved to be the perfect fall getaway. Plenty of space. Really loved having a Sonos. Fire pit was amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.61
Pet Fee £35.87
Damage Deposit £358.7

Peak season (Memorial Day through Labor Day) requires a seven night stay minimum stay, inclusive of July 4th and Venetian Weekend.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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