|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
'The Oriole' cottage is part of historic Bird Center Resort that has been catering to vacationers for 100 years and was fully renovated in 2005. This romantic cottage has all of the amenities for a wonderful couples retreat that will keep you coming back including your own outdoor hot tub. One block from the SCA theater, two blocks from town. Sit on the newly screened in porch and relax in the daytime or evening!
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary, and loved it! The cottage was clean and cozy, and just a short walk to the romantic downtown Saugatuck. We would definitely recommend the Oriole for any couple looking for a quick and romantic getaway!
Absolutely LOVED the little Oriole cottage! My husband and I celebrated our 15 year anniversary there and fell in love with it! We will DEFINITELY be back!!
The location of this property is hard to beat. Easy to walk to downtown, nice side walks, not close to the road which is nice.The hot tub was a great amenity to have on the property. Unfortunately, we would not come back here because the bed is not a queen (as advertised) and the water pressure was terrible in the shower. Also the grill was not properly cleaned so we didn't use it.
Very cute concept as the place was small but perfect for our needs. Close location to downtown. I decided to write this review because I believe the owners need to make a couple small adjustments to make it perfect. First off, being the mattress. The mattress was in bad shape and had a very big dip in the middle of the bed (I would say at least a 5 inch dip in the middle which caused us both to roll into each other). We ended up putting 2 full size pillows under the mattress and that helped. Second, the outside deck was very cute but had 2 broken chairs that could NOT be used. Lastly I don't think the hot tub has been used in a while and when we opened it the strongest smell of must came out. We didn't dare go in it. Other than that we loved the location, the size was perfect for what we needed and it was nice to be secluded from other vacationers. Would we return? Only if they updated the mattress and put some usable chairs on the deck so we didn't have to sit on the stairs.
At the beginning we were a little bit skeptic about the place. You may find it a little bit small but I assure you, it is just perfect for two people. It is perfectly located for maiking trips to the beautiful city of Saugatuck. Literally few walk to marina, shops, bars and restaurants. There is a gas grill so do not forget to bring steaks for Oriole dinner :)
Having outside hot tub is a big plus for the place. We gladly used it and ejoyed a lot! Suffice to say the place is great and we will be coming back soon!
At the beginning we were a little bit skeptic about the place and location. You may find it a little bit small but it is perfect for gataway for just two people. Having an outside hot tub is definitely a big, big plus for a place. You can spend really good time in it after walking through beautifull city of Saugatuck. In terms of distance to the city it is literally few walks away from everything: great marina, bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a grill at the patio so make sure you bring some steaks for Oriole dinner :) Suffice to say this place is really great and we sure will be coming back soon!!
Saugatuck and Douglas are located on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River. The area offers an abundance of activities including world-class beaches, boating, antiquing, golf, live theater, nightclubs, great restaurants, and a huge variety of art galleries and artists.
2 night minimum on weekends will do one night during week in off season.