|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Tucked away in a private wooded enclosure along Lake Michigan awaits this charming 3-bedroom lakefront cottage and private beach!
Warm wooden tones, rustic accents and locally themed-artwork welcome you inside the lovely living areas and bedrooms, which include a Master suite with a Queen and walk-in shower and 2 guest rooms with Full beds. Extra sleeping is provided with a Full sofa sleeper in the open living area.
Beautifully crafted wood cabinetry accentuates the inviting kitchen, with seating for 5. Take-in meals or simply take-in the gorgeous lake views on the bright and cozy sun porch with additional seating for 5 and numerous wicker chairs.
After a long day of playing on your private beach with your furry friend (this home is dog friendly!), relax underneath the stars to the warmth of the outdoor fire pit and the calming sounds of waves and swaying of the trees. In the colder months, you are sure to appreciate the warm atmosphere provided by the wood burning indoor stone fireplace as well!
Located near both Saugatuck and South Haven, you can experience the best that West Michigan has to offer.
Bottom line - it was not worth the cost per night. The property itself was run down (i.e. rusty lawn furniture, doors that won't close unless you use a rock, broken ice maker and water filter from fridge, leaky shower faucet, and a muddy/swampy plank of wood to get from the stairs to the beach). The cottage itself is quite small, which was not that much of a surprise given the pictures. That being said, people with a BMI in the overweight range will have a hard time walking around in the bedroom due to the cramped space. The private beach was ok. Nothing spectacular. The beach itself was very limited also in space (perhaps due to the time of year). We were warned about this prior to coming; it was only problematic in that you have no choice but to sit very close to the tall grasses, which are swarming with flying beetles and tons of small black bugs crawling around everywhere in the sand. You will have to bring your own beach equipment too. I would not stay here again even at a reduced rate. Plus being that this property is rented through a larger agency, they require a $50 early check in (only 2 hours earlier though) and $50 late check out. I think this is absurd given the amount of money per night being paid for this particular property. To provide fuller context, I'm an outdoorsy person and have stayed in many a cabins/cottages from the east coast to the midwest. This is by far the worst I have ever stayed in.
We have visited the Saugatuck/Douglas area many times over the years, but now we have finally found the perfect fit for our family of four at the Beach Cottage. Down a long shady lane, surrounded by beautiful trees with a spectacular view of Lake Michigan, this cottage is perfectly situated. You are only a five minute drive to the restaurants, shops and galleries of Douglas and Saugatuck yet you are in a world of seclusion and peace in this lovely cottage. Gorgeously appointed with chic rustic details. The kitchen is stocked with all the tools you need. We loved the firepit and climbing the 65 stairs to the quiet beach. Gorgeous sunsets. Don't miss Kismet Bakery, a five minute drive to the southeast. We enjoyed board games on the sun porch and peaceful nights in the three tiny bedrooms. Lovely.
GREAT location. Very comfortable vacation rental. Would definitely recommend this property to others.
From the moment we saw this cottage we were impressed. Nestled in the woods yet minutes to all amenities, this beach front home has many wonderful features. From relaxing in the cozy sun porch enjoying the spectacular sunset to watching my kids romp on the private beach much joy was had by all. The only down side was the myriad of steps leading down to the beach. I would not recommend this place for the elderly who would find the trek down the steps daunting.
If you are looking for a secluded beach home yet close too all the amenities look no further. This beach house is nestled in woodsy surroundings yet minutes from downtown Saugatuck. With spectacular views of Lake Michigan and private access to the beach it was the perfect setting. At night we were able to cook out on the gas grill and enjoy family time while sitting around the fire pit. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Great management company, great house, great private beach. Everyone was so friendly and helpful when keeping us posted as to when we could check in. My husband and I would walk our dog every morning on the beach and determined that the beach frontage was one of the nicer ones among all the homes. Very peaceful and relaxing.