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'River Groove' A Modern Dwelling in the woods . Desirable location in Saugatuck

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


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2 Bedroom, 2 full Baths - sleeps up to 6

Desirable location in Saugatuck on the west side of the Kalamazoo River. This 5 year old home offers the best of both worlds with a trail directly behind the house JUST HALF MILE through the spectacular wooded dunes leading to Oval Beach/or half mile to the beach on Oval Beach Rd. (Perryman St.)...... AND...... also just across the river from the heart of downtown Saugatuck ...JUST STEPS AWAY FROM THE CHAIN FERRY (Runs Memorial Day thru Labor Day). Lower level includes bedroom, full bath, laundry room. Upper level includes bedroom and full bath with open floor plan living room including 32' flat panel TV, DVD player, dining area and kitchen. Queen sleeper in living room. The upper level boasts a large furnished screened porch with dining area and has partial views of the Kalamazoo River. An open balcony overlooks the beautiful wooded dunes. The 6 person hot tub is just outside the entrance to the home. This private setting is a great getaway in the woods yet close to all the action of Saugatuck.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Rob

I live in Columbia Station, Ohio and enjoy making the 4 and half hour trip to the cottage as often as possible.

Rob purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Rob chose Michigan

I chose this property because of the great location in Saugatuck and smart, modern design of the house.

What makes this cottage unique

Just a few steps away from the chain ferry, the stairs of Mt. Baldhead and a short walk to Oval Beach all while tucked in the beautiful wooded dunes.


based on 28 traveler reviews

'River Groove' A Modern Dwelling in the woods . Desirable location in Saugatuck
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Clean, modern - Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. It was really close to downtown Saugatuck, and the place was adorable - very modern, great layout. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the stairs were really hard on the feet and you couldn't go up or down without shoes. The indoor porch was great for sitting out at night and the hot tub worked well too. We would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Groovin' at River Groove

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very cozy and comfortable stay at River Groove! Felt like home and we found it easy to relax with the sound of the leaves in the trees which are all around you in the house. It feels like being in a tree house since the main floor is upstairs. Sitting in the screened-in area was so peaceful and I got a lot of reading done there. We had all we needed in the kitchen and plenty of towels for the trips to the hot tub! My son is autistic and sometimes staying somewhere other than home can be a source of anxiety but he really enjoyed himself and loved his trips to the hot tub! The only thing that wasn't in order was the grill. The grates were a complete mess and we did not want to put our food on it so check that out before you buy food for a cook-out. Overall the stay was fantastic! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience in a phenomenal home

  • 5 of 5

River groove is a phenomenal property. Everything was provided. House was immaculate when we arrived and we felt we were vacationin in a tree house. Sagatauk and Douglas offered great shopping and restaurants would highly recommend river groove for a relaxing weekend or longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house, close to everything but off of the beaten path. Rob is the best to work with, quick to respond and very flexible. We have rented this house 2 times and look forward to renting it many more!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent! The location is close to the Beach and chain ferry. Loved the house and the decor!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the setting and the proximity to Oval Beach and to the chain ferry that meant simple access to downtown Saugatuck. No need to take our car and hassle with parking. I loved the decor of the house. Wonderful kitchen and supplied with everything needed for preparing meals. I have rented different houses for our annual vacation but this is the best.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laid back

  • 5 of 5

We were at the cottage the first week after labor day. The whole trip was very laid back and enjoyable.

Some of the businesses in Saugatuck were closed on Tuesday and Wednesday but we had a great time.

River Groove is awesome !

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Car: recommended

LOCATIONLOCATIONLOCATION! This modern dwelling in the woods offers the perfect location for short, half- mile walks to the beach via Oval Beach Rd. (Perryman St.) or thru the spectacular woods by trail directly behind the house. JUST STEPS TO THE CHAIN FERRY to enjoy downtown Saugatuck by foot leaving the car behind with no worries about parking. Just seconds away from the STEPS OF MT. BALDHEAD to enjoy breathtaking views of the Saugatuck, Douglas, Kalamazoo River topography. The cottage is tucked in the wooded dunes perfect for enjoying privacy and nature from the second, main living floor with a tree house like setting out the many windows and screened in porch. All the amenities are here including 6 person hot tub, wood burning fireplace, fully stocked kitchen, laundry room, free wifi, and dining areas inside and out (screened in porch) with a balcony overlooking the beautiful dunes. Enjoy the privacy but you'll realize you are close to all the action that Saugatuck has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Saugatuck Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

New's Year Eve is $250/night with 3 night minimum

E-check or credit cards accepted for payment. Must call for credit card payments. Rob (216)408-1906

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Saugatuck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upper Bath - toilet , shower
    Lower Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Glass block shower upstairs and tub/shower downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , TV/DVD
    Lower Bedroom - 1 double , TV/DVD
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper
  • Upper level bedroom features a large closet and TV/DVD system and is attached to the upper lever bath. The lower level bedroom also features a large closet, dresser, and desk. The comfy sofa in the living room expands to a Queen sleeper.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
River Groove is a modern urban cottage with a retro flair tucked in the wooded dunes. Many have called it a treehouse due to the height and surrounding trees. Watch for wildlfe including deer, owls, and many other interesting birds from the large screened second level porch. The location is private and peaceful yet just across the Kalamazoo River from all the action of downtown Saugatuck!

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