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Luxurious Home, Pool Table, Walk to Beach, w/ Fire Pit

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 14

Experience the best of the lakeshore in this newly constructed 5 bedrooms, 4.5-bath luxury home just one block from the remarkable Lake Michigan shoreline in Saugatuck!

The spacious and well appointed interior spreads out over three floors with a bright and airy atmosphere, offering tastefully decorated and comfortable rooms for large groups of friends and families to enjoy. Dogs who will love walks to the beach can also be accommodated at this house.

Gather together comfortably and be delighted by the bright coastal décor and hardwood floors in the open first floor living area and adjoining gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops. There is plenty of room to join together for meals around the large dining table with additional seating provided by the adjacent breakfast bar. French doors off the living space allow access to the screened in porch with ample furniture for enjoying coffee in the mornings and a beverage at night.

The living area features a gas fireplace with flat screen TV and blu-ray player above. Play your favorite tunes throughout the house on the wireless sound system or the high bandwidth WIFI ensures any and everyone in the house can stream their favorite TV show. Basement entertainment includes a spacious family room with 60” LED TV and blu-ray player, pool table and kitchenette adding an additional full-sized refrigerator to the house. Laundry facilities are also available in the basement.

There are many ways provided for you to stay comfortable during your stay. There is zoned climate control and ceiling fans throughout the house. The house also runs on a back-up generator allowing continued enjoyment of the home regardless of unforeseen circumstances.

Sleeping Arrangements

There is a master suite with a king bed, en suite bathroom and private deck located on the main floor. The spacious tiled master bathroom features a Jacuzzi tub and walk in tile shower. Movies can be enjoyed on the master bedroom TV and blu-ray player.

The second master suite is upstairs and features a king, en suite bathroom and private deck. Seasonal views of Lake Michigan can be seen from this deck. There is also a TV in this master. The two guest bedrooms located upstairs feature one queen and two full beds and share a hallway bathroom. There is a second washer and dryer on the second floor as well. The large basement bedroom also features an en suite bathroom and has two twins and a queen.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the lakeshore with the excellent outdoor patio space that includes a gas fire pit, Adirondack chairs and ample patio furniture. You are only two blocks to Douglas Beach or a short drive to Oval Beach. Chestnut Retreat has all the right touches for the perfect lakeshore vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Chestnut Retreat
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Chestnut Retreat

Lakeshore Lodging manages the finest vacation homes along the Lake Michigan coast! With 60+ vacation homes, we are sure to have the perfect vacation home for you!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fantastic for our family reunion. Accommodations were perfect!
Jul 2012
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Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 2 King beds, 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds, 2 Full beds
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxurious Home, Pool Table, Walk to Beach, w/ Fire Pit
average rating of 4.9 based on 14 reviews

Chestnut Retreat in June

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house is located in a very nice neighborhood in Douglas. The kitchen and outdoor area are very user friendly and spacious. It has plenty of room to accommodate comfortably 10-12 people. There is a public transportation system that we used the entire time that was amazing (just have to have a little patience). The Douglas Beach is less than a block and 1/2 away, it is small but very nice. Oval beach is a very short drive away and is a beautiful fresh water beach that is a little more crowded. Downtown Douglas has a few shops and restaurants that are really close. Downtown Saugatuck was absolutely the highlight of the trip. We went there everyday we were there at some point, whether it was to shop, eat, walk around, take a yacht out on the river and lake, etc. There is a small grocery store that is less than a mile away that has everything and is very reasonable. I would absolutely recommend renting this house for a week to experience everything this area has to offer. One more thing-you have to try the dune rides, definitely a tourist trap but for 20 bucks person for an hour of good entertainment it is hard to beat. Don't get to caught up in the weather forecast when your trip gets close, they were only right 50% of the time.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful time! Experience speaks for itself and they are definitely right about the weather!
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Great place for our trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in September 2016 with four families all with kids. It was a great house...enough bathrooms for each family to use one. Tasteful, clean, really nice interior and exterior. Close walk to the beach which was great! We had a wonderful time here and would love to go back and stay again! Only issue we had was that the grill wasn't working and didn't work during our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Setting for Girlfriend Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful just as the pictures showed! We got very lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy the very short walk to the beach and even got some swimming in! The staff is amazing. We had a problem with the cable for the TVs and they were right out there to fix it. Not that we used it much! But some of the girls had to see how the Tigers were doing. There were 13 of us and we all had a wonderful time! We would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad Chestnut Retreat met your expectations and we're happy to help with anything you need during your stay!
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accomodations a block from Lake Michigan. If you have a large family this is the house for you. Roomy kitchen, dining area. We could all eat together. Plenty of room and everything you need during your stay. 11 of us spent our days swimming, sand castle building, kayaking, boating and riding the dunes. Fun for all ages!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Louis

July 2016 Stay

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week with our family in Douglas. The Chestnut Retreat was perfect for us. If you have a large family this is the house for you. Plenty of room and everything we needed. We kayaked, rented a boat, visited the Douglas and Oval beaches, went on the Saugatuck Dune Ride(quite entertaining) and drove to Silver Lake Sand Dunes and rented dune buggies(a must)!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very clean property. Was able to accommodate 14 adults. Had some minor home issues that Lakeshore Lodging addressed the same day. Home equiped with all essentials, cable, wifi, gas bbq. 1 block away from Douglas beach, unfortunately, the beach is extremely small.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walking distance to Douglas Beach!


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