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

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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
Rob (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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 24 traveler reviews

'River Groove' A Modern Dwelling in the woods . Desirable location in Saugatuck
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

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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Great location for whatever your plans are.

  • 5 of 5

River Groove is the perfect place to stay no matter what your plans are in Saugatuck. If you like to walk, as we did, you can hike to the beach, or walk downtown via the chain ferry. Nothing beats the sunset on the beach. You are also minutes away from both destinations by car. River Groove is quiet, private, and has all of the comforts of home, plus a relaxing hot tub to unwind after a busy day.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Oustanding Rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly the rental we were looking for and we had a wonderfully relaxing time in Saugatuck. The walking trails right outside your door, the hot tub, the furnishings, everything was very well done. (Not to mention heated cement floors!) Rob was great and easy to work with throughout the experience and we will definitely be spending time at River Groove again. Thanks Rob!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Modernhome in wooded setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a completely perfect stay at this house for our anniversary. The location is fantastic- you feel secluded in the woods yet you are two minutes from Saugatuck and Douglas. The setting is so relaxing and beautiful. The home has a very cool modern, yet retro vibe. It is fully stocked with everything anyone would need. The bed was so comfortable we actually slept til 11! The fireplace was cozy and the hot tub was great after climbing and hiking. Rob, the owner was so awesome and easy to work with. He was so helpful if we needed any advice or suggestions while we were there too. We have stayed at other places in saugutuck before but only plan on coming back to the River Groove. Thanks again Rob! Your home is lovingly cared for and it shows! We had such a great weekend and look forward to coming back soon.

Jill and Michael Klee


  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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River Groove is a great choice in Saugatuck!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was amazing! We were looking for something unique, modern and quiet and that's exactly what we got. You never know what you'll get when you book a cabin online, and we've stayed in some pretty disappointing places, but River Groove will not disappoint. It is exactly as it is in the pics. The furnishings are all high-end and no detail was overlooked in the design. We are originally from Michigan and had a couple friends stop by for visits during the week and all fell in love with it! The location was also perfect for us - walking distance to both the beach and downtown Saugatuck, which is hard to come by in Saugatuck. Rob was always quick to respond throughout the entire booking process.

The only reason we didn't give it 5 stars was that we felt there could've been more paper products. There were only 4 of us in the cabin (2 adults, 2 children) and we were out of tp and paper towel within the first couple of days - the only tp was what was already on the dispensers and only one extra roll of paper towel so we had to buy more. Not a big deal, just a small detail to keep in mind. Also, the cabin wasn't as clean as I'd hoped for a cabin of this caliber. We are VERY picky so others may not agree with this. We happened to notice the living room hadn't been vacuumed underneath furniture (found lots of food crumbs under the chairs while looking for my daughters lost toy) and there was a lot of dust/cobwebs in some of the hard to reach yet very visible areas.

Overall though, this was the best cabin we've ever stayed and would definitely stay again. Thanks Rob for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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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
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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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