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Modern Cabin in the Woods 2

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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*** RETURNING CUSTOMERS, My apologies for the lack of availability after July 4th. There is construction happening on the property - a new deck, a summer outdoor shower and another bedroom. I look forward to seeing you after the new year! ***
New modern home in the woods of Fennville MI. No quilts or crocheted blankets here! Concrete heated floors, soaring ceilings, two private bedrooms with bathrooms, screened porch with fireplace, open floor plan, 10 miles to the beach.

The space

Three bedroom home on 5 acres. I rent out two of the bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. If you would like to book both bedrooms, please see my listing under Modern Cabin in the Woods (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). This bedroom (Cabin in the Woods 2) has a private bathroom but it is just outside the bedroom. When I travel, I always enjoy having a clean room without a lot of clutter, I hope you will too. Beds, mattresses, linens and pillows are all new. Your bedroom has a mounted TV for viewing from your bed. Please note this house has satellite and you will not be able to stream movies and videos (no Netflix/Hulu TV etc.) Root Coffee Shop in Fennville has wifi access if you need to stream media as does Uncommon Ground in Saugatuck. There is a generous closet to store your clothes and a desk with modern chair. A breakfast of fresh muffins, homemade jams, toast and assorted juices are always available. If you need more for breakfast you can purchase eggs and bacon for an additional charge of $5. As a cook, I am happy to schedule a fully prepared dinner for you and your guests (weekends only) -we can discuss the menu and fee upon booking.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire house with the exception of the owner's space. Guests are welcome to use the screen porch, the living room and the outside spaces. Guests can make their own coffee in the morning (or I will make it for you) and store wine/beer in the refrigerator. Guests do not have access to cook in the kitchen with the exception of coffee. Breakfast is served at the central island in the main living area of the home.

Interaction with guests

I work remotely and I'm home most of the time and happy to help you with your stay while here in West Michigan. My friend Marvin will also be helping out with your stay here,keeping the house clean and taking care of my dog Buck.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $13 AUD
Security Deposit $324 AUD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM

I expect guests to behave in a courteous and respectful manner and be mindful of other guests that may be staying in the home. Feel free to enjoy my dog Buck -he is a friendly little fella. Since there is already a dog in the house I do not allow pets and smoking should be confined to the decks outside of the home or on your bedroom porch. No smoking inside the house or on the screen porch.


2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Jamila User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at John's place was perfect! The house is gorgeous and impeccably well-cared for. It sits back in the most peaceful wooded area that we enjoyed often while sitting in the outdoor seating area off our room or on the large screen porch off the main house. John and Marvin were so very welcoming, offering numerous valuable suggestions for things to do, places to eat, and places to walk or bike. The baked goods, jam, and coffee were to die for! Staying here topped off our wonderful visit, and we would absolutely recommend it to anyone traveling to the area!
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Response from John:
Jamila - I'm so glad you had a great visit. It was a pleasure hosting you and we certainly hope you will visit again! John
July 2017

Mark User Profile
June 2017
All in all, a better experience than I would have thought beforehand. John is the quintessential host, and goes far beyond the bare minimum. I loved the modern cabin in the woods. A great get-away weekend. He provided good suggestions for places to eat, possible trails for bike rides, you name it. Buck (the well-behaved boxer) was also a friendly short-term companion. I wasn't expecting it, but the coffee and scones in the morning were delightful. The oatmeal/raisin/chocolate chip/nut/whatever else cookie was a treat for the ride home. If you are thinking about getting away to the Fennville/Douglas/Saugatuck/South Haven area, you can't go wrong by staying with John. Thanks for a relaxing weekend. I hope to be back soon.
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Response from John:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, Mark. I took the same ride to Saugatuck later in the day and realized it was only 7 miles to Blue Star Hwy and not 10. I had been overestimating my mileage! I hope to see you again soon. John
June 2017

Scott User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic! John was out of town when I stayed, but Marvin and Buck were amazing hosts. The house is beautiful and the room was large, clean and comfortable. This is a great location. It's private and very quiet, yet just 20 minutes from Holland and even closer to Saugatuck. Marvin bakes for a local coffee shop and his scones were delicious, as was the French press coffee he brewed each morning. He offered to prepare bacon and eggs for me, but I was happy to simply enjoy a hot scone. I was also offered a glass of wine upon my arrival. His hospitality was as good as it gets. The satellite wi-fi was more than adequate with speeds of 16 Mbps down and about 4 Mbps up. Out of courtesy to John, don't plan to stream Netflix, etc. as satellite bandwidth is expensive. DirecTV was available in the room for TV viewing if desired. Dog lovers will truly enjoy Buck, a very friendly and obedient Boxer. Buck loves scones too, but he will stay away and lie on his bed if you tell him to. If I am ever in the area again I hope John has a room available. It will always be my first choice when visiting the Holland/Saugatuck area.

Aimee User Profile
May 2017
My boyfriend and I were looking to get out of Chicago for a few days and John's place was the perfect fit. As a first time Airbnb user, I didn't really know what to expect but this was absolutely perfect. I had to work late the day we were expected to arrive and John was patient with our changing schedules. Marvin was there to greet us that evening with wine in hand! We enjoyed our days exploring the surrounding towns and felt welcome when we were back "home." We had fresh baked scones and coffee waiting for us in the morning and cookies at night, I mean seriously perfect. The room was beautifully minimal in design making it easy to relax. We loved our mini-vacation away from the city. Thank you John, Marvin & Buck!
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Response from John:
Aimee, thanks so much for the kind words - we hope you will come back again! John
May 2017

Matangi User Profile
May 2017
John is a fantastic host! The cabin was amazing - it was clean, secluded and only a short drive away from Holland. Definitely recommend to others!

Jessica User Profile
May 2017
My significant other and I made our first ever trip to Michigan for a festival. While we went for the festival, we both agreed that staying at John's made the trip! He greeted us with enjoyable conversation, freshly baked cookies, and provided multiple recommendations during our stay. His place is beautiful! We were greeted by the sunlight each morning, and able to enjoy the outdoor space each day. Each recommendation made was truly a gem and the company was delightful! Would definitely visit again and highly recommend!

Adam User Profile
April 2017
Couldn't have been a more perfect weekend getaway! The room was modern/rustic; both clean and inviting......what a bathroom (spa atmosphere!). Just an amazing space in the woods! John was a gracious host and made us feel right at home (Buck and Marvin too!). Great coffee and scones for breakfast as well. We will be back soon to visit!

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Fennville, Michigan, United StatesJoined in April 2016
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

52 year old working in the software industry and working remotely from my home. I always dreamed of owning a home in a lake effect snow belt and now I have one. I love to cook, cycle, kayak and swim in Lake Michigan. I want people to feel very comfortable while here and enjoy this beautiful new home in the woods. This is Michigan and we love our nightly fires summer and winter. I especially love having my new fireplace on the screen porch - make s'mores and drink wine with no bugs! I built this place with guests in mind. I loved the idea of a modern cabin (some would say barn) and I hope you will too!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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