|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Cozy Cottage in the Woods along glorious Lakeshore Drive. Lake Michigan beach access and wifi. Quiet cottage in the woods with all the comforts of home provides a peaceful base from which to explore the Arts Coast of Michigan! Enjoy lazy mornings watching for deer and other curious 'neighbors', then explore nearby orchards, vineyards, farmers' markets and antique shops; galleries, performing arts, film festivals of Saugatuck and Douglas; Tulip Time events in Holland; unique shops, fine dining and much more.
Located 5 miles from Saugatuck/Douglas, 8 miles from Fennville & 8 miles from South Haven. Access to Lake Michigan beach across the street at lovely West Side County Park. We're sure you'll agree that the Owls' Nest provides great value for your vacation dollar - just take a look at our reviews!
Vacation Property Rental: All bedding/linens, beach towels and some beach gear provided. As with most vacation rentals, supplies are not provided. Typically, you will find adequate basics to get you through your arrival. Please feel free to contact us with any specific questions you may have.
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Michigan holds a special place in the hearts of my family. My great-grandmother grew up in Michigan and we've spent many summers camping throughout the state. We came across this area in 2006 and knew immediately this was where our cottage should be. We're delighted to be able to share it with others who know how special western Michigan really is.
Once we decided to buy in this area, we looked at dozens of properties. But when I looked down the sandy lane that leads to the Owls' Nest, I knew this was our cottage. More than anything, this wooded setting so near Lake Michigan, was the deciding factor!
Such a wonderful long weekend. The weather was great. The fireplace was so welcoming at night.
Families are held together by special memories - the "Owls' Nest" will always be one of our families treasured memories.
Skipping stones on the beach, studying the moon through our sons telescope, hard fought games of beanbags in the driveway, my first bike ride in 20 years, countless card games on the magical porch.
Thank you for all of these -
PS the WiFi enabled our son who is studying for the US Medical Licensing Exam to join us! Thank you so much!!
'The Owls Nest' was a perfect, secluded retreat. It is well-maintained, well-stocked, and charming. I always have very high expectations, and this home was even better than described. We enjoyed long walks along Lakeshore Dr. The beaches were lovely. We found a nature preserve with an unpeopled beach. The screened in back porch was very cozy.
The property is very well furnished. Everything we needed was available. It's close to a nice beach which is clean and easily accessible. The location is lovely- woodsy and remote, but close to town. We had a great vacation.
Peaceful quaint everything you need. Close to the beach I had a lovely time they're very peaceful got to relax. Lovely area. So close to the beach. Walked there are multiple times a day spent hours picking rocks and daydreaming on the beach. I enjoyed the last week of September.
We enjoyed our visit at this clean, spacious, and relaxing property. Love the screened in porch!
We stayed the first week in June (right before the busy summer season) with our two kids (who are both under two ) plus our dog. The house met all of our needs for a 4 night stay in Michigan. We spent a couple days at Oval Beach which is only a 10-15 min drive.
Pros: Very clean, all necessities provided to cook/grill/head to the beach, serene setting in the woods, great screened in porch, close to park/playground, accepts well behaved pets.
Cons: Beach within walking distance is clean but rocky, nice for a walk but not conducive for a full day with kids; restaraunts/shopping is not within walking distance (10 min drive).
Overall, we were happy with our stay and would recommend the Owls Nest if you are looking for a quiet, off the path place to rest and relax.
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation at the Owl's Nest in October. The home is very clean and well-appointed. Located away from the hectic activity of nearby towns but close enough to enjoy shopping, restaurants, and the lake. Our dog enjoyed the walks in the woods and loved seeing all the squirrels. We even saw some deer the night before we left. Hope to return next year.
Location just off I-196 & M-89 means the Owls' Nest is only a two-hour drive from Chicago.
More to do than a week allows! Needless to say, the beach and Lake Michigan are the big draws but there's so much more! Orchards, boutique shops, fine dining, hiking, canoeing, fishing, live performances...and then there's the peace and quiet of the woods. Check our reviews and you'll find that everyone gravitates to the screened porch. It's a great place for coffee in the morning, a book (read 'nap') in the afternoon or a glass of wine at dusk. You'll find really great restaurants that focus on fresh, local produce supplied by many of the area's organic farmers/producers. Vineyards and fruit plantations provide the opportunity to pick your own or purchase a peck! Not fancy or showy, but homey & cozy. The Owls' Nest is truly our home away from home and we hope you're as comfortable there as we are - enjoy!
Only five miles from Saugatuck/Douglas, the 'Arts Coast of the Midwest' and designated a 2009 Distinctive Destination in the United States by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Dozens of art galleries and studios; one of the top ten annual film festivals in the US; live theater and music options abound; wide variety of bars, restaurants and clubs; and home to Oval Beach. Recently rated 'Best Beach in the Midwest' by the Chicago Tribune; 'one of the 25 best shorelines in the world' by Conde Nast's Traveler; and 'one of the top five beaches in the US' by MTV.
Golf: You'll find a number of golf courses throughout the area. Brochures are available in our guidebook at the cottage or online.
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Pet Fee||$105 + Tax|
Rates subject to change. No bookings accepted with less than one week notice. PET FEE: $15 PER PET/PER DAY. $400 booking deposit & signed Rental Agreement required within seven days of booking to reserve dates. Balance of rental fee & refundable damage deposit due 45 days prior to arrival. Please review details carefully and feel free to contact us with questions.