CLASSIC 1920'S SAUGATUCK COTTAGE - MODERN COMFORTS - SECLUDED - CLOSE TO BEACH!

Tom Ahlgren

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CLASSIC 1920'S SAUGATUCK COTTAGE - MODERN COMFORTS - SECLUDED - CLOSE TO BEACH!

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms + sleeping loft, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6,

Ever wonder what's up those secluded driveways you see on your way to Oval Beach? Here's your chance to find out and experience Saugatuck & Douglas in a classic 1920's cottage with all the comforts of home and all the makings for the perfect get away you'll remember for years! The cottage is located within walking distance of the Chain Ferry which will take you across the Kalamazoo River to downtown Saugatuck. It's also just over 1 mile to Oval Beach, downtown Douglas, Lakeshore Dr and Douglas Beach! There is plenty of parking, so bring the boat along. You'll enjoy lazy mornings sipping coffee while enjoying the gardens from the circle sun deck or maybe a peaceful evening dinner out on the patio or screened front porch.The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need (except the food!).Central A/C & heat, 2 queen sized beds & 2 twin beds in the loft. Linens & towels included. Full size appliances including a washer/dryer.There's even a private outdoor shower. Wireless Internet

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Tom Ahlgren

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
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I was born in Detroit in the early 1960's and have lived in the metropolitan Detroit area my entire life - currently living in Farmington Hills which in a suburb of Detroit located in Oakland County. I am an Accountant working in the road construction industry, an avid gardener in my spare time I also enjoy traveling, good wine and great food!

Tom Ahlgren purchased this cottage in 2006

When I began my search for a vacation property I knew I wanted a property that truly had the charm and feel of what I always imagined a 'cottage' to be like. I had always thought that I would end up finding a place in Northern Michigan ('Up North' as we call it) but once I discovered and fell in love with the Saugatuck / Douglas area I knew that this is where I wanted to find a cottage. Since I had a preconceived picture of what I wanted in a cottage I always knew that I would just know in my gut when I found the perfect property. Well after months of searching and not finding that perfect property I was convinced I would have to either change my vision of what a 'cottage' should be or maybe consider other areas. One day in late June 2006 we spent the day at Oval Beach with a good friend of ours who already owned a property in Saugatuck. As we were leaving the beach he mentioned a property on Ferry Street that he wanted to show me but wasn't sure if I'd like it, but thought it was worth taking a look. You can't see the cottage from Ferry Street so we pulled up the gravel driveway. Without even getting out of the car or setting foot inside the place I knew instantly that I found exactly what I was looking for - a classic 1920's cottage! The property was already being run as a vacation rental known as 'The Squeeze Me Inn' so I contacted the owner and expressed my interest in possibly purchasing the property but wanted to see if it was a good fit and arranged a one night rental for the following weekend. As soon as we walked through the doors I was ready to make an offer and was sure there wasn't much that needed to be done to the property. Well I closed on the property and took possession two months later just in time to spend the Labor Day holiday at the cottage. We spent the next year fixing up the place (guess I had blinders on when I looked at the place because it needed a lot of work!). I've got a photo album at the cottage that shows the before & after

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Classic 1920's Saugatuck Cottage - Modern Comforts - Secluded - Close to Beach!
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Wonderfully landscaped cottage close to downtown!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in a dozen rentals near downtown Douglas/Saugatuck. This was a great find! On our approach we were impressed with the lush, manicured landscaping, and the lovely screen porch! We thought we may be disappointed as the inside would not compare. We were pleasantly wrong. The attention to detail carried from outside to the inside. Perfect accommodations for 2-6 and dog friendly! Well stocked with towels, linens and even coffee! Thanks to Tom for making us feel at home!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Classic 1920's Saugatuck Cottage - Modern Comforts - Secluded - Close to Beach!
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage in Douglas is the PERFECT getaway place to relax and the location couldn't be better. It's situated enough from the road to make you feel as if you have your own secluded spot but Oval Beach, Mt. Baldhead, the ferry landing and the downtowns of both Douglas and Saugatuck are just minutes away. The cottage is clean, very well-stocked, comfortably decorated and has ample space. The gardens are beautifully maintained and we enjoyed seeing the hummingbirds at the feeders each day. Be sure to take advantage of the screened-in porch to enjoy breakfast or play games. There's a comfortable hammock, fire pit perfect for making s'mores and outdoor shower. Tom was an excellent host. He was available to answer questions and checked in with us to see how we were doing. We will absolutely stay here again and recommend you see this wonderful cottage for yourself!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Addison, IL
5

Absolutely loved this little gem

  • 5 of 5
We rent homes frequently both in the US and overseas and must say this is THE most well stocked rental we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. This lovely littler cottage has everything you could possibly need and more. The owner is VERY generous with what is provided- plentiful, soft towels, great cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, cooking supplies, filtered Brita water pitcher, full array of spices & condiments, etc. Beautifully decorated, maintained and landscaped- such attention to detail. Fantastic back deck area with hammock and lovely fire pit. We have yet to stay in such a lovely rental. Even the loft area was completely furnished with twin bed mattresses, linens, mirrors, tv, heater, games, first aid kit. We were very impressed with the quality of everything provided in the cottage. The location was outstanding- privacy but very close to dining, shopping and beaches. Excellent and we plan to return again.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
5

Heavenly, Cozy and Quaint Cottage "Sanctuary"!!!

Heavenly, Cozy and Quaint Cottage "Sanctuary"!!!
  • 5 of 5
Words cannot even express how much my family and I enjoyed our stay at this amazing cottage! It is close to everything in Saugatuck and Douglas, yet tucked away in a wooded area that gives it peaceful seclusion as well. With the beautiful gardens and deck that wrap around the back of the cottage, complete with plenty of patio furniture, a hammock, BBQ grill, fire pit and wonderful outdoor shower, along with the serene screened-in front porch so wonderful for candlelit dinners or early morning breakfasts, you may never want to set foot off the property for anything else! I know that I plan to grab a few days all to myself, just for that purpose....peaceful relaxation. The cottage is cozy, with ample living room, nice-sized and well-equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher, 1.5 baths, two very nice-sized bedrooms with extremely comfy beds, a separate loft area reminiscent of an Irish cottage loft with ladder-like stairs (great for kids or fun-loving adults), and there is even a washer and dryer! Everything you need is already there, from plenty of bright white towels, toilet paper, paper towels, to beach chairs stored on the front porch. There is a nice flat-screen TV with DVDs, and even an iPod docking station. The furnishings are top-notch, and the place is very quaintly decorated with odds and ends and wall hangings that are beach-related, adding tremendously to the charm of the place. There are many windows in the cottage, which allow you to enjoy the beautiful serenity of the surrounding gardens and wooded area, and also which allow the cottage to fill with heartwarming, soothing sunlight. The place is very well laid out, so that it allows even a group of 6 adults to enjoy a bit of separation for private conversations or restful moments. The kitchen is well-stocked with condiments, and we enjoyed many home-cooked meals there. The owner even allows pets, with special permission. We indeed brought our dogs along with us :) Huge parking area, if you have numerous vehicles or bring a boat....no worries! Safe, secluded, serene, cozy home away from home. Actually, I wanted to stay there forever, as did my kids, my brother and my nephew. Dreaming of it as I type this, to be honest with you. I cannot say enough about the owner, Tom! I booked in January, and emailed back and forth. Tom is quick to respond and amazingly helpful. Even left us a little goodie/necessity bag :) I guarantee this is where you want to be on your next vacation!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Lovely and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
What a charming house in an ideal location. It is small, but recently renovated, well planned, very clean and quiet. Tom, the owner, keeps it stocked with everything you need, including lots of towels, spices and condiments, a week's supply of paper towels, toilet paper, and laundry detergent, and even wood for the outdoor fire pit. The extensive and lovely gardens, multiple outdoor seating areas and outdoor shower with hot water make the house feel larger. My preteen nephews loved the sleeping loft, which they named "the ship," and it was perfect for them with 2 single mattresses on the floor, but be aware that an adult can't stand up in the space, and the stairs are almost ladder-like. Tom was very welcoming and called us after we arrived to make sure everything was in order. We loved it and would definitely rent it again.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Carmel, Indiana
5

Christmas Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were looking for a pet-friendly, cozy cottage for a quiet retreat on Christmas, and this home was perfect. Everything was clean, fresh, warm and welcoming. The Christmas decorations and lights helped set the holiday mood for us during our stay too. It was simply delightful.

Saugatuck and Douglas holiday shopping was quiet and very nice compared to the hustle and bustle of the city. The local artists and shop owners were so welcoming and helpful.

Tom is a caring and accessible home owner and I so appreciated his attention to detail and kindness. We will be back. Thank you, Tom!
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R Ford International - Grand Rapids
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Lake Express Ferry - Muskegon
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak - Holland
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-196 Exit 41 - Blue Star Hwy
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Oval Beach
Car: recommended

The cottage is located between the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan, on Ferry Street which runs along the Kalamazoo River across from downtown Saugatuck. You can walk to the Historic Chain Ferry (about 3/4 mile) which will take you across the river to Saugatuck. Oval Beach is just a short drive (1 1/4 mile) and Douglas Beach is even closer. 15 Miles from Holland and 20 miles from South Haven. Also known as the Art Coast of the Midwest; Saugatuck and Douglas have dozens of art galleries and studios. There is also live theater, wide variety of fantastic restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Oval Beach was rated Best Beach in the Midwest by the Chicago Tribune (Spring 2007). Conde Naste's Traveler Magazine rated Oval Beach as one of the 25 best shorelines in the World!. MTV ranked Oval Beach in the top five beaches in the country.

Other Activities: Art Galleries

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 7 2014 - Nov 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Contact owner for rates.
10% deposit required at time of reservation. Please contact owner for terms and conditions.
Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday. Check in time is 4pm. Check out time is 11am
6% Use Tax charged on all rentals.
10% of the total rental & use tax is due and payable by check upon receipt of the rental agreement, an additional 40% is due 90 days prior to arrival and the remaining 50% + refundable security deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Filtered Water
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Try the outdoor shower - it's great, and not something you get to do at home!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleeping Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • The sleeping loft is very charming and a very comfortable place to hide away and take a nap!
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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