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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property


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.

More Details

B. C. W.
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 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.


Saugatuck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wide open spaces...


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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A DAZE AT 'THE ZOO' (FRANK'S PLACE)-THE WHOLE HOUSE! 2 miles from town - Really?
average rating of 4.214286 based on 14 reviews
East Central Minnesota

Spacious Casual Comfort

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Retreat - Everything as Promised

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Saugatuck Option for Zoo...I mean you!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Nights AT THE ZOO

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quirky cottage, full of spaces to catch up

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Readying $125
Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.