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Susan Heitkamp (owner)

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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Susan Heitkamp (owner)

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 7

Cozy Cottage in the Woods along glorious Lakeshore Drive. Lake Michigan beach access and wireless internet. Quiet cottage in the woods with all the comforts of home provides a peaceful base from which to explore the Arts Coast of Michigan! Enjoy lazy mornings watching for deer and other curious 'neighbors', then explore nearby orchards, vineyards, farmers' markets and antique shops; galleries, performing arts, film festivals of Saugatuck and Douglas; Tulip Time events in Holland; unique shops, fine dining and much more.

Located 5 miles from Saugatuck/Douglas, 8 miles from Fennville & 8 miles from South Haven. Access to Lake Michigan beach across the street at lovely West Side County Park. We're sure you'll agree that the Owls' Nest provides great value for your vacation dollar - just take a look at our reviews!

Vacation Property Rental: All bedding/linens, beach towels and some beach gear provided. As with most vacation rentals, supplies are not provided. Typically, you will find adequate basics to get you through your arrival. Please feel free to contact us with any specific questions you may have.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Susan Heitkamp (owner) (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

Why Susan Heitkamp (owner) chose Saugatuck / Douglas

Michigan holds a special place in the hearts of my family. My great-grandmother grew up in Michigan and we've spent many summers camping throughout the state. We came across this area in 2006 and knew immediately this was where our cottage should be. We're delighted to be able to share it with others who know how special western Michigan really is.

What makes this cottage unique

Once we decided to buy in this area, we looked at dozens of properties. But when I looked down the sandy lane that leads to the Owls' Nest, I knew this was our cottage. More than anything, this wooded setting so near Lake Michigan, was the deciding factor!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Such a wonderful long weekend. The weather was great. The fireplace was so welcoming at night.



Families are held together by special memories - the "Owls' Nest" will always be one of our families treasured memories.



Skipping stones on the beach, studying the moon through our sons telescope, hard fought games of beanbags in the driveway, my first bike ride in 20 years, countless card games on the magical porch.

Thank you for all of these -



The Scotts



PS the WiFi enabled our son who is studying for the US Medical Licensing Exam to join us! Thank you so much!!
Sep 2009
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Illinois
5

Our 6th Year at the Owl's Nest

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. We love the Owl's Nest. For the past 6 years, we have spent part of our October at this beautiful property. We love the comfy and cozy feeling of this cottage. We enjoy our walks on the beach and along Lakeshore Drive. And, of course, we fill up on cherry pie at Crane's. It is our time to recharge our batteries. And Susan is the best owner, period. We are looking forward to our 7th year at the Owl's Nest.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Completely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, very comfortable, great location. Furnished with just about everything one could possibly need, including the magnifying mirror in the bathroom! Quiet and private, yet minutes to everything. The owner was extremely courteous and accommodating and we would recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found everything just right. We look forward to your next visit!
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

The Owls Nest is a wonderful home. It's cozy, warm and inviting. Love the French doors leading to the screened porch, where we enjoyed relaxing every day. It was particularly nice on the days that it rained. It's an easy drive to the great shopping and restaurants that are in Saugatuck and Holland. Susan is great to work with. We definitely plan to visit again.

Mike and Lori

Northeast Indiana

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay.
5

Our 4th Year at the Owl's Nest

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year at the Owl's Nest and we're looking forward to year #5! This home is beautifully furnished with everything any person would need to use. The home sits on a lovely wooded property where deer, squirrels and even fox can be seen. Across the street is West Side Park which has stairs down to the beach. Every morning we go beach combing in search of interesting items and every evening we sit on the beach to watch the fantastic orange sunsets over the Lake. Of course, our visit would not be complete without enjoying the desserts at Crane's. We find time to stroll in downtown Saugatuck and South Haven. This year, we went up to Beulah MI to feast on the world's best cherry pie at the Cherry Hut. We also spent a day exploring Bay City. It feels great at the end of the day to return "home" to the Owl's Nest.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Our wonderful return guests are the highlight of every rental season and we know we can rely on all of you to hold us to a high standard. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2013!
5

Owl's Nest - What an Excellent Time!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with every aspect of our stay. Susan and Michael were extremely helpful. The cottage is so lovely, even more so than the photos if that's possible - with everything you need. The location is perfect - tucked in peaceful woods, only a short walk to the sandy beach and so convenient to all the local sites and attractions. It was one of our best family vacations, but too short - we'll be making reservations for next year. Thanks so much for everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. We knew Michael would be a great addition to our team and glad you agree. We look forward to welcoming you back and will contact you with details shortly. Happy travels, Susan
5

Terrific Visit!

  • 5 of 5

The only fault with our visit was that it was too short! The setting couldn't be better. We spent a lot of time on the front porch in the morning. The screened porch was a wonderful spot to read, talk, watch the squirrels, birds and even the owls at night. Our teenager and twenty-somethings were able to maintain their social media and work computing from the porch. :-)

The Owls Nest is a well cared for property in a setting that offers guests an easy ten minute walk to the beach and a peaceful setting in the woods. You can access the beach by way of West Side County Park across the street. The aprk offers a playground for children.

The Owls' Nest is as good or better than the pictures show. The kitchen is well appointed and was easy to work in.

Saugatuck and Holland are easy drives away. My husband and sons made it a habit to visit Crane's almost every day to pick up a pie!

We're already talking about the next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your first visit - we look forward to welcoming you back! We're proud to say that we have some families that now make the Owls' Nest their annual summer retreat.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Gerald Ford Intl. Airport - Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
What-Not Inn
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Holland, MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-196 exit 34 (M-89)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
What-Not Inn
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Westside County Park
Car: necessary

Location just off I-196 & M-89 means the Owls' Nest is only a two-hour drive from Chicago.

More to do than a week allows! Needless to say, the beach and Lake Michigan are the big draws but there's so much more! Orchards, boutique shops, fine dining, hiking, canoeing, fishing, live performances...and then there's the peace and quiet of the woods. Check our reviews and you'll find that everyone gravitates to the screened porch. It's a great place for coffee in the morning, a book (read 'nap') in the afternoon or a glass of wine at dusk. You'll find really great restaurants that focus on fresh, local produce supplied by many of the area's organic farmers/producers. Vineyards and fruit plantations provide the opportunity to pick your own or purchase a peck! Not fancy or showy, but homey & cozy. The Owls' Nest is truly our home away from home and we hope you're as comfortable there as we are - enjoy!

Only five miles from Saugatuck/Douglas, the 'Arts Coast of the Midwest' and designated a 2009 Distinctive Destination in the United States by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Dozens of art galleries and studios; one of the top ten annual film festivals in the US; live theater and music options abound; wide variety of bars, restaurants and clubs; and home to Oval Beach. Recently rated 'Best Beach in the Midwest' by the Chicago Tribune; 'one of the 25 best shorelines in the world' by Conde Nast's Traveler; and 'one of the top five beaches in the US' by MTV.

Golf: You'll find a number of golf courses throughout the area. Brochures are available in our guidebook at the cottage or online at saugatuck.com .

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Rates & Availability

From $171 Per night

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Fever
May 1 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 13 2015 - Nov 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $105 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates subject to change. No bookings accepted with less than one week notice. PET FEE $15/DAY EACH. $400 booking deposit & signed Rental Agreement required within seven days of booking to reserve dates. Balance of rental fee & refundable damage deposit due 45 days prior to arrival. Please review details carefully and feel free to contact us with questions
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Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2nd Bath includes full-size washer & dryer. Washer requires high-e detergent.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Or two extra-long twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Sleeper Sofa/Futon - 3 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper sofa & full size futon
  • Two Bedrooms, sleeps 6-8 Bedroom 1: Can be arranged as King or two extra-long Twin beds. Bedroom 2: 1 King w/master bath Great Room: Very comfortable Queen sleeper-sofa and Full-size futon All bedding/linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great Room includes wood-burning stove and flat-screen LCD (cable) TV with DVD/CD player and docking unit/auxiliary for I-Pod/MP3/video game system. Selection of reading material, DVDs, CDs (primarily adult/some family), board games, etc. Spacious screened-porch provides additional lounge/dining area (seasonal). Well-equipped kitchen includes grill utensils, barware and beach cooler. All bedding/linens/towels provided. Newer washer/dryer requires low-e detergent. Two adult bicycles available; helmets not provided. Some beach equipment available. Please call to discuss suitability for elderly/infirm. Pets considered with additional fee. Please note: Original sand driveway does not provide access for boats/RVs. Local options for marinas/docking available.

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