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Prime July & Aug. Still Available Lk MI - Steps 2 Private Beach - Charming

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lake Michigan View- 5 Bedrooms/2 Baths - Awesome Back Yard -Great Family Cottage

Charming vintage cottage located on Lakeshore Drive in beautiful Douglas, Michigan. Just steps to your beach!

2 Prime July & Aug Weeks Still Available - Great Rate...Private Beach Access

*** Credit Cards Accepted

Let us help create your perfect vacation!

'that special touch for your every cottage need!'

The perfect place for family and friends to gather, to relax and enjoy beautiful sunsets and all Michigan has to offer.

The Tea Room offers 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (newly refinished floor & fabulous clawfoot soaker tub), roomy kitchen featuring new refrigerator and microwave, large dining room perfect for dinners with family and friends, living room with gorgeous original fireplace, laundry room with new washer & dryer, lovely screened porch with newer wicker chairs, freshly painted, for those relaxing,warm summer evenings. A large deck and big back yard perfect for dining outdoors or playing games with the kids (big or little)

The Tea Room is just steps away from private beach access and beautiful Lake Michigan.

It's the perfect place for a getaway with family and friends.

Enjoy wonderful meals together, play games, enjoy great conversation, a quiet beach and warm sand.

And of course the Best Way to end your day...

Enjoying 1 of our spectacular Lake Michigan Sunsets!

Come, Stay, Play and Enjoy... We hope to see you soon...

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Kathy Sarkisian ~ The Cottage Concierge
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016

About Kathy Sarkisian ~ The Cottage Concierge

The historic Tea Room Cottage was built in 1922 by our Great Aunt Lala Garesche'. It was truly a tea room where afternoon tea and lunch were served.

Kathy Sarkisian ~ The Cottage Concierge purchased this cottage in 1922

Why Kathy Sarkisian ~ The Cottage Concierge chose Michigan

This cottage has so much to offer: Wonderful, warm cottage feel with loads of room for everyone you love to enjoy. Large back yard perfect for games and relaxing dinners on the deck.

All this and Lake Michigan at your door ~ private beach access!

What makes this cottage unique

All the charm of yesteryear combined with modern conveniences and private access to the beach.

Plus, a wonderful, large back yard. Serenity, yet close to

all the amenities and action you want...


based on 12 traveler reviews

Prime July & Aug. Still Available Lk MI - Steps 2 Private Beach - Charming
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time with a family reunion spread across the Tea House and the property right across the street. Those of us staying in the Tea House loved its comfortable and charming interior and all the thoughtful furnishings and kitchen items. The bedrooms are all upstairs, along with a full bath, and downstairs was another bath with a stall shower, a sweet and good sized dining room, and the living room and screened porch. There is a big, flat backyard, and a deck off the back, as well as a place to rinse off sandy feet and a clothesline for wet bathing suits and towels. As some other reviewers have commented, you can just feel yourself slow down and relax while eating breakfast on the screened in porch off the living room. Sleeping upstairs under the ceiling fan with the lake breeze coming through the windows was heavenly. We loved our stay! The owner/agent, Kathy, was very helpful too, and always responded promptly to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week on the Lakeshore

  • 4 of 5

We spent our summers growing up on the Lakeshore and its always great to get back! We rented the Tea Room Cottage the last week of July. My sisters and our kids enjoyed a relaxing, sunny week! This cottage is all you want for a week at the beach; great places for gathering, the dining room, living room, screened in porch, and the large back yard worked perfectly for our group. Lots of card games, beach time including sunsets, and great summer meals on the grill!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family reunion

  • 3 of 5

This is indeed a very vintage Michigan cottage. Path to small beach right down the road is lovely, screened porch is sweet. Beds-very uncomfortable. Baths-need updating badly. The kitchen is extemely basic and very sunny. We enjoyed our stay but glad we weren't planning on cooking. I would say overall-if baths and kitchen were updated and new beds were purchased it would be worth the price.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My stay at The Tea Room 2015

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Tea Room for the Month of June this year. I'm a long time renter of this cottage and every year I enjoy it that much more. I would have to check all those boxes because this cottage is a great place to stay for all ages. I always look forward to coming back and seeing what's new in the cottage and I enjoy my summer days in Douglas.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Judy Malinowski

  • 4 of 5

We were guests at the tea room Labor Day 2014, had a great time!

The Tea room is a classic Michigan cottage, with plenty of vintage charm.

It doesn't have lots of extra bells and whistles, but it's clean and has everything you need to create a special vacation.

We spent much of our time enjoying the sand, sun and surf, great location with private shared beach but we had plenty of time to enjoy the screen porch, dinner and drinks on the deck and played loads of games in the great backyard.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basic Michigan cottage

  • 3 of 5

The Tea Room is billed as a vintage cottage and is definitely worn around the edges. It is in a wonderful location with easy access to the beach and has a great backyard and screened porch for games and family gatherings. The house is advertised as sleeping up to 10. We had that number of people and feel that is too large a group for the tiny cottage to handle since it has only two small, very basic bathrooms which were stretched by constant use. The cottage was not particularly clean and could use a good handyman to patch screens, clear plumbing problems and do basic maintenance. The refrigerator died during our stay. The rental company did a great job of replacing it quickly and the owner was happy to reimburse us for lost food. Would recommend this cottage for a small family or friends group who want a relaxed, low-maintenance setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Tea Room is a classic cottage with vintage charm. It does indeed offer a fantastic location, private 'shared beach' access on a beautiful, pristine area on Lake Michigan. The cottage is charming with many wonderful features, a comfortable living room with large, wood-burning fireplace, a great back yard, deck & screened porch with some lovely new furniture. It features a large, bright dining room, comfortable bedrooms. The downstairs bath is a basic bath with shower stall only but is freshly painted and clean. The upper bath is actually quite roomy offering a lovely deep, vintage, claw-foot tub which was refinished last year. It is freshly painted with brand new curtains and shower curtains as well. The baths and kitchen are always thouroughly sanitized between guests. The kitchen is roomy with updated cabinets and offers a brand new microwave and refrigerator. Yes, the refridge went out, unfortunate, but was due to a power surge caused by a big storm. It was replaced within 7 hours. The cottage itself is older but in good condition. It is always clean, we are known for this! We are extremely particular about this to the point of, if needed, doing the floors 2 & 3 times to make sure we get all the sand which comes up from all the beach fun. I suspect that perhaps what our guests thought might not be 'clean' is the fact that a couple of the floors, kitchen/bath lino & porch floor (painted), are a bit older, and are an oatmeal color, and though clean, don't look super bright and fresh. The porch floor too, though always 'clean' does need sanding and repainting, on slate for this coming spring. The screen/storm windows too are older, but again are clean as are the sills and windows, checked and cleaned as needed each turnover. This group of guests did number 10 which exceeded our maximum number and at their request was given an exception. They arrived with a very large volume of belongings as well so I can see how they may have felt cottage a bit small for them. We do prefer smaller parties as well. But the cottage has ample space for 8 very comfortably. The Tea Room is, as are most cottages, a work of love in progress. No place is ever 'perfect' but The Tea Room is a wonderful cottage offering a spectacular location. Our pricing is in line with other area cottages and amenities. We work to improve every year so that our guests may have the best experience... Please read our other 'glowing reviews'. Come stay with us. You'll be glad you did!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids-Gerald Ford International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Saugatuck Chain Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Ravines Championship Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Multiple Quality Restaurants-large selection
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private Beach-across the Lakeshore drive

Beautiful Saugatuck / Douglas area. Where you can participate in a million and one activities: antiquing, site-seeing, winery tours, casual & fine dining, shopping & a multitude of sports activities... or, just relax site back and enjoy. Take in the view from your porch or hit your private beach, swim, take a walk, read a good book or just soak up the sunshine.

It's ALL here...


Rates & Availability

Douglas Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Extra Guests/Person > 8 $75
Cleaning > 8 $210
Cleaning - 8 or less $175

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Cleaning - 8+ $200
Rates based on occupancy of 8 guests or less.
Parties of 8 or more will need approval of owner and may
incur a $100/person additional charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level-Full Bath - toilet , shower , 1st floor bath
    Upper Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath-Upper Level
  • 2 full baths - 1 on each floor Upstairs bath, freshly painted. Wonderful restored, claw foot soaking tub. Refinished original, hardwood floors.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lake View 2 - 1 double , Lake View - Comfortable, Warm and Inviting - Double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Warm, Comfortable, Sunny - Twin
    Back Yard View - Bedroom 4 - Spacious Room - Back Yard View - King or 2 Twins
    Private View - Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Rear/Side Yard Views - Sunny, Warm, Inviting - Double
    Lake View - Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Lake View - New Queen Bed - Open, Roomy, Fresh
  • Queen Beds (1) 1 room with a queen bed (new mattress). Double Beds (2) Two separate rooms with one double bed each. Twin/Single Beds (3) 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds (could be a king bed), 1 bedroom with one twin bed.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect Location - Vintage Cottage Charm - Private Shared Beach - Modern Conveniences - Close to All the Amenities and Action - Additional Concierge Services Available.

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