5 Bedroom - 2 Baths
About Hack Allen
Family Cottage owned for the past 25+ years.
Why Hack Allen chose Douglas
Great appeal; pretty front screened porch with nice view of Lake Michigan; nicely landscaped.
What makes this Cottage unique
Close to Beach
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This charming cottage is in a great location and has all the amenities to be comfortable.
My family was totally impressed and satisfied with this property. The owner has put a lot of effort into making guests feel welcome. We will definitely return!
Relaxing Summer vacation
We had a wonderful time in Douglas/Saugatuck. It's a great place to unwind and spend quality time together as a family. We enjoyed lots of golf and nearby restaurants.
The cottage was perfect for us. The screened porch was wonderful in the morning to enjoy coffee and people watch. The enclosed backyard made it perfect for our golden retriever to join us on this vacation.
We would return to this cottage in a heartbeat.
Absolutely Perfect Cottage and Vacation in Every Way
I grew up spending my summers on Lakeshore Drive and have many, many, wonderful memories! Our stay in the Allen Cottage took me back to those remarkable days and created new memories with our family. This Cottage is perfect in every way. It is a true cottage but has all of the updated amenities which makes vacation a true vacation. The Cottage has a wonderful kitchen which is stocked with new appliances, including an awesome gas stove, dishwasher and washer/dryer, amazing grill, AND the Cottage has A/C (although I never think of needing A/C in Michigan, but this summer we did). We lived on the front screened in porch which could hold a crowd! The living and dining areas are cozy and comfy as are the bedrooms and bathrooms. The bedroom/bath on the main was perfect for my Mom! No stairs. We also adored and appreciated use of the bikes, beach chairs and beach towels. Access to the beach was a breeze. Truly, everything we needed was waiting for us at the Allen Cottage. We'll be back!
A cottage just like I remember growing up and going to Douglas with my family. Had a great time, very comfortable. All the comforts of home, but with that cottage feel and view.
Our wonderful Douglas cottage experience
Very charming old cottage with modern conveniences to keep everyone comfortable. We loved he location that made it very easy to do a variety of activities from strolling on the beautiful Lake Michigan beaches, biking with beautiful views, walking with easily accessible paths, shopping in the local small towns, to dining in a variety of restaurants with options to accommodate many tastes and budgets. We also loved that it was a pet friendly property but didn’t see or smell any signs of previous pets:). The owner, Hack, was easily accessible for questions and very gracious and friendly. Thank you for opening your place for others to enjoy. We already said we would go back after only one day being home!
My wife and I rented this cottage for just the two of us and our dog. The house could accommodate several more people, but we just wanted to get away. The cottage was clean. The Wifi worked great. The private path to the beach was awesome. We spent most of the daylight hours walking the beach, swimming or reading our books. The cottage is air conditioned, but we found that just opening the windows was the best option. There was generally a good breeze naturally, but when that is not happening, the ceiling fans throughout kept the air moving. We cooked in some nights. The kitchen is not anything fancy, but between the grill outside and the tools in the kitchen you can do most anything. Of the restaurants we went to, Wild Dog in Douglas was probably our favorite, but Black Walnut by the Center by the Performing Arts was wonderful as well. We highly recommend seeing one of the shows at the Center for the Performing Arts. You will not be disappointed. My wife wanted me to add, there is nothing like Lake Shore Rd. Hearing the waves at night is wonderful to fall to sleep to.
Thank you for the nice comments and we're glad you guys had a nice vacation, Hack Allen
Douglas / Saugatuck resort area with fine restaurants, excellent beaches on Lake Michigan; Saugatuck harbor / Kalamazoo River. Activities include boating, biking, hiking, relaxing, fishing.