**NOW BOOKING ALL 2020 DATES**
Scott Lakes Property Company presents a newly-revamped vacation experience (as of the 2018 summer season) at the Upper Scott Lake Retreat. This six-bedroom home has been recently upgraded with one additional bedroom and another bathroom on the second floor, as well as renovations to the main-floor bathroom. The home retains its original and carefully-cultivated comforts in other areas of the house, including large rooms and unique spaces — note the cozy kid's bedrooms — thoughtfully designed for balance and peace of mind.
The Upper Scott Lake Retreat is a 16-person 3-season home set on two private acres of lake-front property. The land includes tall trees that shelter the yard and windows from roads and neighbors, as well as a sweeping green lawn that leads right up to the water and private dock.
This home is decorated in a cozy country-charm style with homemade quilts and antique dressers. The dining room can seat up to ten guests around the table, with stools for another six at the breakfast counter and kitchen island. The gleaming white kitchen is fully equipped with dining ware, cookware, and modern appliances large and small. On the lower level, a large recreation room features a pool table, foosball table, and a wide selection of books, games, and videos are on hand for those inevitable rainy days. A large portion of the rec room area holds two leather sofas complete with a few ottomans and large (55") flat-screen TV connected to satellite service and a DVD player.
Sleeping arrangements: Three of the six private bedrooms at the Upper Scott Lake Retreat feature a queen-sized bed: 2 are downstairs, and one upstairs. Two others on the 2nd floor are furnished with two sets of twin beds AND an additional set of twin-sized bunk beds each (four beds per room). The final upstairs bedroom is equipped with a king-sized bed.
The Upper Scott Lake Retreat makes the most of its lakeside acres with, not only a private beach with boat dock, but also a sun deck populated by lounge chairs looking out over the gleaming lake. The level lawn is broken up by a bonfire pit surrounded by chairs, perfect for roasting marshmallows or telling ghost stories under the starry sky.
If the weather turns out to be not-quite-so clear, guests can still enjoy the lake breeze from a screened-in porch attached to the main house. The porch has a great view of the backyard and the water, perfect for watching the swans glide along the shore. If you’re interested in going out on the water, the canoe is always ready for paddling adventures. Kayaks are also available by reservation for rental by the day or week, for a nominal fee.
Upper Scott Lake is a tranquil inland lake located in Lee Township, MI, and is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and water sports. The Upper Scott Lake Retreat is one of just a few privately-owned homes on this body of water, giving it a small-town, neighborly feel. The home is open nearly year-round, and the lake is a delight in all seasons. Swimming and picnics in summer, or spectacular autumn colors, and even lovely spring wildflowers allow guests to experience the best of nature in this peaceful corner of rural southwest Michigan.
The cottage is just a 15-minute drive from rural attractions such as Crane’s Orchards, and Dutch Farms, where visitors can enjoy fruit picking and delicious fresh-made pies and preserves. On the way, guests can stop by the Fenn Valley Winery for a tour and tasting, or browse a number of local antique stores. Other unique Lee Township-area experiences include dune rides and a collection of public beaches, art galleries, canoeing and kayaking on an interconnected system of lakes and rivers, and exploring the surrounding towns of Allegan, South Haven, Saugatuck, Douglas, or Holland.
NOTE: DOCK NOT AVAILABLE BEFORE APRIL 15 OR AFTER OCTOBER 1.
* Please contact owner to ensure availability.
$175 - $875 night
$1100 - $4200 week
THIS HOME IS CLOSED FOR THE WINTER FROM JANUARY 4 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2020
Apr 1-30, 2020: $200/nt-weekday; $350/nt-weekend; $1,300/week
May 1-21: $250/nt-weekday; $400/nt-weekend; $1,700/week
May 22-Jun 15: $2,600/week (min stay)
Jun 16-30: $3,300/week (min stay)
Jul 1-Aug 15: $4,200/week (min stay)
Aug 16-Sep 7: $3,400/week (min stay)
Sep 8-30: $250/nt-weekday; $425/nt-weekend; $1,600/week
Oct 1-31: $225/nt-weekday; $375/nt-weekend; $1,400/week
Nov 1-25: $200/nt-weekday; $325/nt-weekend; $1,150/week
Nov 26-Jan 4, 2021: $225/nt-weekday; $350/nt-weekend; $1,400/week
Kayak rental available for $25 per day per kayak.
Check-in is 5:00 PM EST and check-out is 12:00 PM EST.
NOTE: $50 per hour fee applies to pre-approved early check-in or late check-out. NO EARLY CHECK-IN OR LATE CHECK-OUT OPTIONS AVAILABLE DURING THE PEAK SUMMER WEEKS BETWEEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND LABOR DAY.
Other fees include:
-$75.00 nonrefundable reservation fee
-$400.00 refundable Security/Extra Cleaning Deposit
-$200.00 Housekeeping/Property Management Fee
-6.0% MI Use Tax applies
--Cancellations made a minimum of 60 days prior to the check-in date will be refunded the full deposit amount less a $150.00 Processing Fee.
--Cancellations made between 31 and 59 days prior to the check-in date will receive 50 percent of the rental deposit less a $150.00 Processing Fee.
--No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 30 days of the check-in date.
The minimum required age for the primary renter is 25 years.
*Absolutely no pets allowed.
Outstanding!! Reviewed 5 Jul 2018. This was by far the best vacation rental I have ever experienced. Very clean and relaxing, could not ask for any better if you are looking for a summer vacation.
Beautiful! Reviewed 25 Jun 2018. I had a joint bachelor/bachelorette party weekend at this lovely home. The house accommodated six couples wonderfully but would also be an excellent home to host multiple families. Beautifully furnished home, decorated tastefully. The view of the lake is exquisite and can be seen from inside the home. The yard has a neat fire pit with a lot of seating and so much land to host a fun backyard party! We visited four wineries, all about 20 minutes from the home. We will definitely be back to visit again, soon!
Peace and quiet! Reviewed 21 Sep 2017. We had a wonderful time at your lake house. The landscaping is amazing, the view of the lake incredible — loved the swans. Enjoyed the fire pit and the side porch for games and breakfast. We were able to relax and communicate with nature and each other. Peaceful. The only bad thing was the well water smell is very bad and needs additive.
Beautiful view of the lake. Reviewed 20 Aug 2017. Our family of 8 adults had a great time here in July. The view from the deck is terrific. The backyard is so spacious – lots of opportunities for games. Appreciated the use of the canoe. Enjoyed the fire pit, but getting the logs to burn was very challenging since they were not very dry. Nicely equipped kitchen. Big enough dining table for all of us to easily fit. Unfortunately, there is no way to relax in the dining area while someone is preparing a meal. A few adjustments could be made, such as removing that bookcase to allow a couple of easy chairs or a love seat. Then you could keep someone company while they are cooking. Making this point because those dining chairs have definitely seen better days. We were concerned that there were only 2 bathrooms with 8 adults to share them, but it worked out better than we thought it would. Ample supply of towels and bed linens. One consistent problem was the router and getting internet service. Pool table was fun, but it is not positioned well – too close to walls – to make shots. Parking lot is awkward. Supposed to keep the cars behind the logs, but hard to see when you do this and hard to fit more than 2 cars. Flag by the highway is hard to spot. It’s in bad shape and hidden by brush. But it is nice to be between South Haven and Saugatuck.
Wonderful Lake Home! Reviewed 20 Jun 2017. I booked this home as in lieu Christmas gift for my three sons and their wives and my two grandchildren. This was our first time vacationing as a family and it was wonderful. The home is spacious and very clean. Each family had their own bedroom and the rest of the house was big enough for everyone to "spread out" when they wanted alone time. My grandson, who is seven, caught his first fish off the dock and was so excited! One of my sons brought his jet ski and everyone had a great time flying around the lake. The weather was in the high 80s every day we were there and the time we spent as a family was precious. The lawn is very large and great for bocce ball and can jam, which everyone played daily. What a wonderful place to stay!
Great rental, lake not good for swimming. Reviewed 14 Apr 2017. The property and home were great and would be given 5 stars except for the lake, which is not within the owner's control. If you're happy staying on land or boating and don't care about swimming, you'll love it. Our favorite things were the fantastic lawn, use of the canoe and fire pit, and the serene setting. The kids caught a bunch of fish off the dock, too. It's super peaceful at night and the sunset is beautiful. Though if you are big swimmers like my family is, it would be best to choose a different lake. (It might be okay for very little kids who don't venture far from the shore where it's clear for 15-20 ft out.) The lake is very weedy, almost to the surface, and nearly impossible to swim in. Lake Michigan is convenient enough and we drove there several days also as previously planned. It's been two years since we were there so these next couple of things might be taken care of - one of the twin beds upstairs was very uncomfortable and the downstairs bedroom was not adequately air conditioned (though we made a call, and someone brought a fan to us quickly). Loved having use of washer and dryer! Overall it was a very good stay and I would recommend.
The ultimate in relaxation! Reviewed 26 Sep 2016. I rented Upper Scott Lake Retreat for an "Old Friends Reunion" — five couples from high school 50 years ago. This was our 15th year meeting. We are now spread out across four states, but we meet every year. This was the best rental we have ever had. Great fishing and just all-around comfort for all. Nice area for sight-seeing and many orchards. Just tons of fun!!
We fell in love with southwest Michigan on a trip to visit friends in South Haven nearly 15 years ago. As Chicago natives, we were immediately enchanted by the serene atmosphere and natural beauty — not to mention the extensive outdoor activities. Since then, we have embraced the tradition of spending holidays and summer weekends in the area, and it was only a matter of time before we decided to find a vacation home of our own.
By a stroke of luck, we discovered our first gorgeous property on Upper Scott Lake in Lee Township nearly 15 years ago. We began renting the cottage there out of a desire to share our wonderful experiences with others. Now we have 8 additional rental properties, and we love offering a simple countryside alternative to busy city life.