CUTE COTTAGE IN DOWNTOWN SAUGATUCK WITH WATER VIEWS, DOCK ACCESS AVAILABLE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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CUTE COTTAGE IN DOWNTOWN SAUGATUCK WITH WATER VIEWS, DOCK ACCESS AVAILABLE

Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom's 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

This cottage offers many options for your own private retreat. Enjoy the Large balcony and outstanding views of Kalamazoo Lake, the backyard garden complete with water fountain, or stroll to Downtown to enjoy fabulous shopping, restaurants, and art. Also, a Dock is available at an additional cost.

Perfect view of Saugatuck's fireworks over the Lake on the 4th of July, Venetian Festival, and New Year's Eve.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Dana

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.1
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Cute Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck with Water views, dock access available
average rating of 4.0555553 based on 18 reviews
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Cute Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck with Water views, dock access available
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232681
+1 6168363652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

GREAT TIME, STAYING IN A GREAT COTTAGE, VERY CLEAN

  • 5 of 5
This house was situated in an ideal spot; The view of the lake was wonderful and the neighbors very nice. It seemed as if there were sections of the house that were newer than others, but all was in good shape, especially based on the overall age of several original cottages in that area. We were a bit apprehensive at first, due to the recent scathing review, another couple gave this house. When I called Dana, she had not seen it.
When we arrived, Dana's Husband was there to greet us, and gave us answers to anything we asked about. The house was amazingly clean. I can clearly say, we were able to utilize everything the house had to offer, except the oven and outdoor firepit, with no issues.
My one issue is not with the house, but with HomeAway : I initially entered my email incorrectly, with a “.cm” instead of “ .com” and received no notices. I submitted requests for assistance, even with their parent company with no response. Luckily, I was able to call the overs directly. Don’t venture away from HomeAway's happy path!
I am recommending this property to other friends in the Birmingham MI area as well. Definitely worth the stay, Thank you Dana!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck with Water views, dock access available
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+1 6168363652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

DEFINITELY WILL RETURN!

  • 5 of 5
Definitely a nice place to stay. Home was clean and provided enough space for a girls weekend. Owner provided information on various activities in and around Saugatuck. Besides shopping and walking around town, ate at many good restaurants - Butlers, Wallys, The Mermaid, and Monroes. Loved sitting on the deck and seeing the spectacular views.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck with Water views, dock access available
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+1 6168363652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
1

THIS COTTAGE IS NEITHER CUTE NOR CHARMING.

  • 1 of 5
The decor reminded me of a single male's first apartment. The bed linens including the bedskirt were all rumpled. We assumed the linens were clean. The curtain rod in the bedroom was broken. One of the couches had several small holes that might have been burn marks. The grass was at least eight inches tall and the water feature was incredibly dirty and filled with algae. The deck is nice but all the furniture was mildewed. Since we were only there for three days and were gone most of the time looking to buy property, I did not call the owner.
The house was clean but is very "tired" looking. The bed we slept in was comfortable.

Provisions were scant. A liquid bottle of hand soap at each sink and toilet paper. No bathing soap. No salt and pepper. Cleaning and washing soap were provided for the dishwasher and washing machine.
The next week we rented a darling house within walking distance to town (no water view) for less than 2/3 the price. It came fully equipped with all kinds of condiments and bath necessities and more.
I know the owner will reply that we had three dogs so I am letting you know, but I will also let you know that aside
from hair on the carpet in the living room, there was no evidence that any animals had been in the house, Our dogs
are well behaved. The nice green patch of lawn that you see in the picture is not public property.
My husband's comment about this review is that I am being generous.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m not sure how to address the décor being like a "single male’s first apartment". I’m not sure what that means. I tried to support local artists and that is what many of the pictures are on the wall. So, I guess every taste is different but it is decorated with some local art The cleaning crew is good and linens are cleaned between every guest. They also make the beds nicely. If a bed was rumpled, I would assume one of the 3 dogs you pointed out probably jumped on it or ran into it before you saw it. I went in to examine the damage complaints you made and couldn’t find the burn marks or broken curtain rod you referred to. The cleaning crew is also good about calling maintenance if there is something damaged or broken between guests. If something broke during your stay…. If you had given me a chance by calling, I would have sent maintenance over right away to fix it. The landscaper comes once a week to mow. I’m not sure if it rained during your stay to get the cushions wet but that is why we have a box for the cushions on the deck so they don’t get wet. We don’t provide any food items. We tried leaving ketchup and things like that in the refrigerator before but most guests didn’t like it and didn’t want to use other people’s left overs so we stopped. As you pointed out, as well as what is stated in the listing is that we provide soap for the sinks, dishwasher and washing machine as well as paper towels and tp. Towels and linens are also provided. In addition, I try to leave a bottle of shampoo and conditioner under the sink in case someone forgets theirs. Also, as the listing stated the house has lake views not lake access. The picture is showing the lake view. I also have pictures which show the back yard. I feel like a 1 rating is rather harsh for a house you said was clean, had comfortable beds, and a good view from the deck. I wish you had called and given me a chance to correct anything you thought was wrong because I’m always happy to try to help make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. .
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Cute Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck with Water views, dock access available
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232681
+1 6168363652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

FANTASTIC MICHIGAN GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
Do we have to leave?! Dana was so great to work with and we are so happy we booked this rental! The location to downtown Saugatuck, shopping, restaurants, bars and beaches is unbeatable. The deck has gorgeous views overlooking Kalamazoo River. The house had everything needed to grill, cook and bake. On top of that, the beds were extremely comfortable and had plenty of additional linens and towels. We did need a few extra blankets and Dana arranged to drop some off immediately. The home also included a welcome book highlighting many local hot spots and attractions - gave us some great ideas of things to do and places to see. We can't thank you enough for letting us rent your home! Fantastic stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Cute Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck with Water views, dock access available
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232681
+1 6168363652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
3

FALL TRIP

  • 3 of 5
The location is very good. Short walk to downtown, and short drive to Oval Beach. The house is also facing the lake where you can see sunrise and sunset. The only thing laking in the house are good beds. My husband has neck pain from sleeping on the bed after 3 nights. Other than that, the house condition is clean and has okay amenities.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry the beds weren't right for you. The beds have Serta mattresses. I recently added 2.5 inch cool gel memory foam mattress toppers to the beds. We added one on our bed and really liked it so I thought they would be a nice addition. It is suppose to form to each body and provide individual support. But, perhaps it doesn't work for everyone.
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Cute Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck with Water views, dock access available
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232681
+1 6168363652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
4

CHARMING COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
This charming cottage was pretty much as advertised and provided comfortable accomodations for two (and, briefly, three of us) plus two small dogs. The two, one-car garages that will accommodate a 19-ft automobile were a plus because we brought a 1964 Cadillac that fit in the garage with several inches to spare. The location was very convenient to downtown Saugatuck (about a 10-minute walk), and the sunsets across Lake Kalamazoo were very nice. The Fall weather precluded much use of the deck, but we were able to use it a few times (the storage bin for the cushions was appreciated to keep them dry when it rained). The yard was in need of tending, but was finally mowed the day before we checked out. The outside lighting was difficult to figure out with the switches for various of the lights both unlabeled and in different parts of the house and basement -- it took a while to figure out what did what. It didn't help that some of the bulbs appeared to be burnt out, making it difficult to determine if a given switch actually controlled that fixture.

The beds were reasonably comfortable, although the king-sized bed creaked quite loudly from even the most modest movement (bad frame?). The two bathrooms were very useful when we had a weekend guest, and plenty of linens were present. While clean when we arrived, repeated outside excursions by ourselves and our dogs brought in the occasional dirt. The upright vacuuum is really optimized for carpeting or rugs and not the predominantly hardwood flooring in the house. A better vacuum for cleaning these floors would have been appreciated. Also, a swiffer was provided, but no pads were available --- these would have been useful, as well. The dishes in the kitchen were adequate, but were awkardly labeled in Chinglish as not microwave safe. So, some sort of microwaveable dishes/containers would have been useful because nothing in the kitchen (short of paper towels) could be used in the microwave. Some of the knives that were provided were absolutely unusable (the backside of the knives were nearly as sharp as the blade), and these should be discarded because they don't look worth the bother to sharpen. Some smaller glasses would also be useful (10/12 oz would be good).

The overall experience was good, and we'd definitely consider staying there again.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Lake Express, Muskegon, MI
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Holland Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-96 and Blue Star Highway
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Oval Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Many in Saugatuck
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Bittersweet
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ravines or Clearbrook
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many in Saugatuck
Car: not necessary

Saugatuck and Douglas are located among the towering white sand dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River. The area offers world-class beaches, boating, antiquing, golf, live theater, nightclubs, great restaurants, and a huge variety of art galleries and artists.

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Availability & Rates

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Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Peak
Jan 1 - May 15
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,050
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,701
$7,290
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Damage Protection $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Boat slip can be rented for $40/day or $200/week with rental of this cottage

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Dock/Boat Slip is available at an additional cost Events allowed with an additional fee Items listed under other services can be arranged at an additional fee
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