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Far Gaze Point - 4th Generation Family Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 804 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2-6 (queen, double, two twins), one full bath

Family Cottage Available to Guests

* Established in 1926 by Frederick George Pamperien family

* Perfect for a large family or two small ones

* Sleeps 2-6.

* Located just over the city line, walk or drive to shopping and

dining areas

* Summer Season-June through August (weekly preferred Friday to Friday), Three Day Minimum.

Refurbished and Modernized for Guests

* Heat and Air Conditioning, New wiring and plumbing

* Large Yard -GREAT FOR PLAY- Football, Frisbee, Badminton

* Cable TV (in season), Washer/dryer, bath/shower

* Bring your own cell phone and linens

* Sorry NO Pets, NO Smoking Please

Welcome to Our Grandparent's Cottage: 'This quaint cottage has been the source of happy memories for four generations of our family. By sharing it with you, we hope it will be a part of your happy memories as well.' -- Chris and Carroll Yoder.

During the summer season-weekly only (Friday to Friday) (Check in after 4pm, check out before 12 noon)

Rest of the year- three night minimum.

More Details

Chris or Carroll Yoder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Saugatuck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 804 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeping Porch- insulated
  • Perfect for two small families (4 to a max of 6), or one large one.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Indoor dining table for 5-6. Picnic bench on porch fits 6 more.


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Far Gaze Point - 4th Generation Family Cottage
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very conveniently placed. Close to everything but in a quiet location. We really enjoyed the family cottage. This cottage had everything you will need in the kitchen. Our family enjoyed watching the deer, rabbits and squirrels in the yard. Nice area for our daily nature walks. Very relaxing cottage with plenty of games and books. The cottage has alot of great history. Thank you Chris and Carrol for sharing this hidden gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these kind remarks.
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Charming nostalgic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cottage for a girls weekend and the pictures really don't do it justice. There are so many cool antique collectibles and family photos that you could spend an entire evening just taking it all in. Very clean and very cozy. We loved watching the deer run around the backyard and the fact that we were also close to downtown Saugatuck. We would definitely stay again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come again, any time!
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Lovely cottage and property. Near everything.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family time at the cottage, lake, and town. Serene

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a cabin. The smell took me back to my great grandmothers house! Well kept.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Spring Break at Far Gaze Point. Such a nice get away and very affordable. We are a family of 7 and we were very comfortable. We will be staying here again in the summer and we can't wait!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love that new families are building their own vacation memories of the cottage built my my grandparents!
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Exceeded Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our first family vacation with our young children at Far Gaze Point and have already booked for next year. The cottage is a perfect balance between rustic and modern amenities. I really appreciated the washer and dryer, my husband loved the AC, and the shower is great! We loved the knick knacks and eclectic furniture and the photo album describing the history of the family, house, and land. My little kids loved the daddy long legs (what's a vacation in Michigan without them?), the tiny toads, the family of deer (!), the fireflys, and the butterflys. The land the cottage sits on is gorgeous! Plenty of room to run, play, and relax. The owners are gracious and available for anything we needed. My husband keeps describing it as, "close to everything but feels like miles away from anywhere." Saugatuck-Douglas has great food, ice cream, and family friendly activities. We had a perfect vacation here!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what we expected

  • 2 of 5

Positives about the property: quiet & out of the way, yet close to all the action

Negatives: LOTS of spiders & bugs, screened-in porch was too dirty to sit in, VERY cramped quarters (badly in need of decluttering--way too much furniture & knickknacks for such a tiny space), kitchen was not "fully stocked"--tried to make pizza & spaghetti but there were no pizza pans, pizza cutter, or strainer for pasta.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry the guests felt as they did about the furnishings... this is, after all, a small 5 generation family cottage - clearly described and pictured on our home away listing. It is decorated at the discretion of the owners with paintings, photographs, rugs and family memories and as can be seen in the reviews by other guests, most complement the home-like atmosphere. We do not claim in our ad that the small kitchen is "fully stocked". It has a stove, microwave, refrigerator (we supply regular and decaf coffee), and a dishwasher, and an assortment of pots, pans, dishes, etc. Each guest is told at check in that if there are any cooking items they would like to have which are not to be found in the kitchen ask us, as we likely have them at the adjacent house (300 feet away). At no time did the guests ask for a pizza pan or strainer, which were available had they been requested. At no time did they contact us during their stay with ANY issues about the rental. Our cleaner spends about two hours between each guest vacuuming, cleaning, and making sure the cottage is in shape for the next visitors. We ask each guest to bring their own sheets and towels ,and do not allow smoking or pets at the cottage. Again, we are sorry that these guests were not satisfied with the result. They appear to have been the exception. We hope their next visit to Saugatuck finds lodging more up to their expectations. We do not believe anything in our listing implies our cottage is anything other than what it is... as other reviewers have said: " The home was well appointed..." "The cottage was clean, the kitchen appliances, washer, and dryer all worked. When we had a minor problem with the TV, the owner came over and fixed it." " Far Gaze cottage is amazing - everywhere we looked there are momentos from the past. The grounds are great - we had grandkids playing wiffle ball and tossing bags for corn hole. There is plenty of yard room for family fun." " The cottage has been remodeled for comfort but retains the charm and nostalgia of the old family cottage. The kitchen held all the supplies we could need, and everything was perfectly clean."
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R Ford International - Grand Rapids
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Lake Express Ferry - Muskegon
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak - Holland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-196 Exit 38 - Blue Star Hwy
Car: recommended

From the South-On Blue Star Highway- Cross the Bridge between Douglas and Saugatuck and proceed to the crossroad near the top of the hill. This is South Maple Street. Turn right and proceed one block to the end. The cottage is directly at the end of South Maple.

Other Activities: Many Art Galleries and One-of-a-kind Shops




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in after 4pm Friday, check out before 12 noon.

(If less than two weeks out from a summer weekly rental period, and the cottage is open for that week, we do consider splitting the week and renting for a min. of 2 days- $300, and $100 for each added day)

For information about availability at other times, please contact the owners. 6 persons max (queen size, double and two single beds). No smoking or pets.

50% down by two months before arrival, and balance by cash or personal check at time of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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