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A DAZE AT 'THE ZOO' (FRANK'S PLACE)-THE WHOLE HOUSE! 2 miles from town - Really?

Saugatuck, MI, USA
  • Cottage1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights


Your very own Saugatuck secret getaway. Trust me, you'll tell no one of your new discovery, this private, pleasure place. Of course, friends will want to know where you found a renovated, 12-acre farmhouse just under 2 miles from town and a five-minute drive to the beach. BUT damned if you're saying a word. After all they don't need to know THE ZOO offers the best of both worlds... the private, RUSTIC, country setting with star-filled nights or the crowds awaiting you in town by foot, bike or car. Morning coffee on the front lawn and drinks around back at the fire pit. Long country walks, shopping in town or days and sunsets at the beach. You decide.

Nothing fancy, just fun. Nothing beats your Daze at The Zoo.


B. C. W.

Member Since 2015
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
What makes this Cottage unique

Secluded yet close to the action. Nights around the firepit gazing at the stars is the best way to end your day.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, 2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom #2 is on the front porch.


      • 1 Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Rural
              2 minute / 2 miles from town.


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                          One air-conditioner in main living room. Enjoy summer breezes throughout rest of house. Ceiling fans in bedroom and front porch.
                        • Fireplace
                          Faux hanging fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Air CONDITIONED go-to place if the beach and shade outside aren't cool enough.
                        • Parking
                          Plenty - Horseshoe driveway
                        • Towels Provided


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Eat-in kitchen seats 8.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Two dining rooms - One in kitchen-eating; seats 8 and semi-formal in Center Room.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Bicycles
                                          No Bikes :( But bring yours!
                                        • Golf
                                          Arnold Palmer-designed The Ravines Golf Course just around the corner.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Plenty of seating around the fire pit. Large Front and Back yards
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          No Gas Grill - The Real Deal... Charcoal!
                                        • Tennis
                                          No - But there's a tennis court right in the middle of town. Bring your racquets! I only have 2.


                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Directly off he kitchen on the back outer porch is the Smoker's Lounge for those of you who just can't or don't want to quit. Smoking is not allowed in any other part of the house, however. You can smoke all you want outside, of course!
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • Wide open spaces...

                                                  House Rules

                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                  Check-out: Noon

                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                  14 Reviews

                                                  Very Good4.2/5

                                                  Latest reviews

                                                  Spacious Casual Comfort

                                                  Laura W.East Central Minnesota

                                                  We enjoyed the spacious casual comfort of the quiet & quaint ZOO! It has wonderful rooms to take meals with family in the area and great space for young adults to have fun and games. Appreciated some of the provisions like waters to take to the beach and charcoal and grill! Great location!

                                                  Rustic Retreat - Everything as Promised

                                                  Catherine H.

                                                  We had a great stay at the Zoo. The property description is accurate and the other reviews are helpful. We loved the woodsy setting close to downtown Saugatuck. This is not a five star hotel, more like glamping. We spent a lot of time on the front porch and that's the best bedroom in the house. Lots of room to socialize together or spread out. The kitchen is cute. We did not use the fire pit, but it was tempting. The host was helpful and accessible, but not intrusive. We appreciated the local tips. Our 21 and 18 yo girls liked it, too. Recommend and would stay here again.

                                                  A Great Saugatuck Option for Zoo...I mean you!

                                                  Joseph V.

                                                  The Zoo is a unique place to stay when visiting Saugatuck! The home is close enough to town to get there in under 10 minutes' drive but far enough away to be more secluded in the woods. The space was open, airy and spacious for our family with room to spread out and relax. It was well equipped with cable, Internet, games, and a backyard for grilling and bonfires in the fire pit. Our host was very helpful in providing advice on restaurants and activities. Definitely consider this property if you prefer to avoid the hustle/bustle of downtown for a more quiet and peaceful stay.

                                                  3 Nights AT THE ZOO

                                                  Chad R.

                                                  My wife and I were looking for a 3-day getaway while our kids were at summer camp. This location was appealing because it was close to Saugatuck (2.7 miles) but offered some seclusion and privacy. The home is surrounded by mature trees which offer great shade and a cool breeze. The home was clean and contained all the advertised amenities. We spent most of our time on the large screened-in front porch which offered a cool breeze and a unique atmosphere. We also utilized the fire pit on our last evening and enjoyed grilling some steaks next to a roaring fire. Overall, I would describe the interior of the home as rustic. It has some great features like exposed beams and skylights in the kitchen, but it has the rustic features of an old farmhouse. If you're looking for quaint, clean, and peaceful. This is the place for you.

                                                  A Wonderful Getaway

                                                  Matthew S.

                                                  A great place to stay that has character. Lots of nearby activities and plenty of room to have bonfires or grill outs. Overall a wonderful place to plan a getaway.

                                                  A quirky cottage, full of spaces to catch up

                                                  Laura H.

                                                  This quirky cottage was a great setting for my friends to have a mini college reunion during or friends wedding weekend. Barb had many great suggestions and had we been there longer we would have explored even more. Although the bedrooms don't have a ton of privacy, what it doesn't lack is space to hang out and catch up. We took advantage of the bonfire outside and the many areas with open windows to sit and eat food and play games together. Thanks for a great stay!


                                                  Saugatuck, MI, USA


                                                  14 Reviews
                                                  Very Good 4.2/5
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