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Idyllic Lakefront Retreat--The French Rooster

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Property Details

Updated: Jan 17, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Only 2.5 hours from Chicago or Detroit, this quiet lakefront year-round retreat on Upper Scott Lake offers the perfect setting for a family or group of friends looking to relax, play, and reconnect in an idyllic setting. This large 3 bedroom/2 bath home on 2 wooded acres is bright and airy and is tastefully decorated in a Country French theme. Enjoy stunning views of the lake and beautifully landscaped yard from a comfortable chair in the large great room or from the huge deck under the massive old oak trees, and watch the sun rise on the water from the pier. In the evenings enjoy a campfire and the star-filled night sky at the lakefront fire pit. The large family room on the lower level is perfect for watching movies or playing games, and the sun room provides a quiet place to curl up and read a book or write in your journal.

The fully equipped kitchen is designed for casual cooking or preparing gourmet meals as it is equipped with an all new stainless steel double oven and 5 burner gas range, microwave, large refrigerator, and dishwasher. Dine at the large antique French table that seats 8, on the screened- in porch, or "al fresco" at the large custom built country table on the spacious deck overlooking the grounds and lake.

This is truly a four-season retreat: it is equally beautiful as the new growth emerges in the spring, in full summer splendor, as the colors change in fall, and the quiet snow covers the ground in winter.

This is a smoke-free home so your cooperation is appreciated and expected.

Weekly rates are for 7 nights. Check-in is Saturday at 3 pm, check-out is Saturday at 11 am.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Flora, IN


  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! I, with 4 of my girlfriends, spent Memorial Day weekend here and had a blast. House is great as well as the pier and fire pit! Close to South Haven if you need things to do (Clemenites is a good place to eat and the Friends Good Will boat ride is interesting) but great to just "chill out". House is well furnished and clean. Would recommend it to anyone and hope to be back this fall with my family!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Upper Scott Lake is a sparsely populated, quiet inland lake in the country, but it is close to many unique places and year-round activities. Visit the award-winning Fenn Valley Winery and the famous Crane's Orchards and Pie Pantry, both only 6 miles away in Fennville. Or shop and dine in the quaint tourist towns of South Haven and Saugatuck, only 15 minutes away. Enjoy the annual Tulip Festival, shopping, and weekly Farmer's Markets in Holland, only 25 minutes away.

At the lake:

Swimming, boating (launch your motor boat from the public boat ramp, and tie up at your private dock), fishing from the pier or rowboat, campfire, snow-shoeing, sledding and ice skating in winter


Walk around the lake (2.7 miles) or the the Kal Haven Trail (30 miles), golf, downhill and cross-country skiing, U-Pick orchards for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and apples, horseback riding, antiquing, 10 miles from Lake Michigan public beach. Many restuaurants, shops, and art galleries throughout the area.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Use Tax of 6% of the total rental fee should be included in the final payment.

Check-in/Check-out Times:
For weekly stays: Check-in time is 3 pm Saturdays, check-out time is 11 am. For weekend stays: check in is Thursday or Friday at 4, and checkout is 11 am Sunday or Monday (depending on length of weekend stay)
Deposits for all bookings: 50% due at time of reservation (non-refundable) , 50% due 10 days prior to arrival
Reservation Deposit: 50% of total (non-refundable)
Security deposit: $250 (refundable)
Pet Damage Deposit: $500 (refundable)
This is a smoke-free home, so your cooperation is appreciated and expected and will affect your damage deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill


  • * 90 feet of private lakefront and pier * Large great room with fireplace, stereo and CD player * Family room with TV, DVD, Desk and Game Table * Fully equipped stainless steel kitchen * Master bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bath * Second bedroom with queen bed * Third bedroom with 2 twin beds * 2 full bathrooms * Sun room * Screened-in porch * Outside dining table * Weber charcoal grill * Fire pit and firewood * Satellite TV and wireless internet access (in peak season) * VCR and DVD players * Bed linens and towels * Coffee maker, toaster, crock pot, and blender * Iron and ironing board * Rowboat and inflatable air mattresses and life vests * Smoke-free home * 1 dog or cat allowed ($500 refundable damage depost required) dog bed, cat bed and litter box available * Maximum 6 people (including children)

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