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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 full Baths - sleeps up to 6

Desirable location in Saugatuck on the west side of the Kalamazoo River. This newer built 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...... just across the river from the heart of downtown Saugatuck/ STEPS AWAY FROM THE CHAIN FERRY (Runs Memorial Day thru Labor Day). Two miles around the harbor to downtown when chain ferry not in operation. Lower level includes bedroom, full bath, laundry room. Upper level includes bedroom and full bath with open floor plan living room including 43" flat panel TV with Netflix, 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.


Saugatuck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

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'River Groove' A Modern Dwelling in the woods . Desirable location in Saugatuck
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We travel frequently and rent vacation homes 4-5 times a year and this is one of our favorite of all time. The owner and property manager were great to work with and the house is perfect for a small group. We loved our time there and in Saugatuck and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very relaxing! House was beautiful, and well kept. The town was pretty much closed down for winter, but we had lots of fun hanging out in the home with just our family. Definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent stay!

  • 5 of 5

River Groove was the perfect place to spend a long weekend. The house itself is marvelous, and the location was perfect. We were able to head right out the front door and do some great walks. Shopping and dining was just a short drive away. All in all, I highly recommend this spot! Thank you, Rob!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy and great location

  • 5 of 5

House is fantastic for a long or short stay, all the comforts you need 2 nice bedrooms one downstairs with its own bathroom/shower, great hangout balcony, everything you need for cooking and eating, coffemajers, toasters nice stovetop and oven. Good Wi-Fi and cable TV.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was everything that was promised.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great location and the owner and his people were great to work with. I highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3rd Time

  • 4 of 5

Been my wife and I's third time back. Always nice and quiet plus secluded! Short hike to the beach thru the woods and dunes. Plus, during the summer on certain days there is a dollar chain ferry that will take you across the water to Saugatuck so you don't have to drive. Otherwise can be a short bike ride of drive into town.

A nice edition would be to upgrade the tv in the main bedroom along with potentially keeping some free firewood on hand for renters.


  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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 Saugatuck

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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.