Welcome to Pure Michigan! Enjoy your cottage oasis and escape from it all. Nestled among a group of 4 cottages, you will fall in love with this inviting and luxurious Michigan experience.
Come see why Saugatuck has been named one of Americas best small towns year over year and home to some of the finest beaches in the great lakes.
If you’ve stayed with Rob and Eric before, you know we only offer amazing well cared-for properties, in the best locations, extremely well appointed, and with great communication from your hosts. We love our properties, we love our guests, and we want you to have an amazing stay with us. We are very excited to add to our portfolio this awesome group of cottages, in the perfect location if you’re visiting Saugatuck/Douglas. This property has it all - plenty of space per guest, tons of space to enjoy outdoors, relax under the stars in your own private hot tub, shared grills/firepit and you're just minutes from downtown shopping/eating, and beaches.
This cottage has a great open floor plan – the kitchen/dining area, and living room all flow from one to the next with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the rear private patio/hot tub. The cottage also features a natural gas fireplace that sits at the head of the living room, and offers a 49" Smart TV above the mantle. If the location and amenities aren't enough, you’ll enjoy a blissful night’s sleep and wake up refreshed on our top of the line beds – all of the beds offer premium sateen sheets, feather pillows and feather down duvets. You won’t find any scratchy over bleached linens here! Here is an overview of the sleeping spaces and bathrooms:
- Bedroom 1 - Queen
- Bedroom 2 - Queen
- Living Room – Queen Sleeper Sofa
- Bathroom – Tub/Shower Combo, Toilet & Sink
In the bathrooms, you will find plenty of amenities including hand soap pumps, shower pumps dispensing shampoo, conditioner & body wash, and a full amenity tray. We stock plenty of plush bath towels, and you’ll even find bathrobes in closets for use during your stay.
We cook… a lot! So we couldn’t imagine offering you a poorly stocked kitchen…. This kitchen has tons of cabinets and ample counter space… and lucky for you, we’ve already got the cabinets stocked with all the utensils, serving dishes and small appliances you’ll need to make and serve a full meal. Our most common questions regarding the kitchen are about coffee makers and toasters. The toaster is a 4-slice, and the coffee maker uses coffee grounds and has a wire mesh reusable filter. If you’re hoping to have everyone sit down at a table for a meal, the dining room table is an adorable booth and bench which can accommodate up to 6, while still leaving plenty of room for serving space. As for appliances- everything is stainless steel and includes a double basin sink, dishwasher, electric range, over the range built-in microwave, and of course a refrigerator with an automatic ice maker. Worried about having enough hot water? We have you covered there as well by utilizing a tankless hot water heater!
This home also offers both a private front deck, and private rear deck. Both are great, but we think of the front as one to keep an eye on the action (or the kids), and the back more private for relaxing in or out of your private hot tub. On the common grounds you'll see plenty of grass to set up your own yard games, and you'll also find a shared fire pit (fire wood not included), and shared propane grills (propane provided).
Now that we know this is an amazing property, let’s talk about the location...
Our most common question is about the home’s proximity to the beach and downtown. Douglas Beach is along Lakeshore Drive, and while it has limited parking, this free cliff-style beach accessible by stairs is only 3.2 miles from the home. Once there, on the upper level you can also enjoy a nice walk along the coastline of beautiful Lakeshore Drive – amazing views of Lake Michigan and its beautiful sunsets will be on one side, and some really amazing homes on the other. But if you’re coming here for the beach, you probably want to check out award winning Oval Beach. If Oval is your destination, it really doesn’t matter where you stay in town, as long as you pick a property between the two main exits for Saugatuck/Douglas (exits 36 & 41). With the town being so small, the driving time to Oval Beach will be roughly the same for every vacation rental in town, give or take a few minutes. I say this because there is a long stretch of winding/wooded country drive approaching Oval Beach that is really not designed for pedestrians, and with this area being so small, no property really has a big “Oval Beach” advantage since you really need to arrive there on some wheels. It’s a gorgeous beach, but plan to drive or take the “Interurban Oval Beach Shuttle” from town if you are going.
As for exact distances…
- Douglas Beach is 3.2 miles from this home
- Oval Beach is 4.2 miles from this home
- Oval Beach is 3.2 miles from downtown Saugatuck
- Downtown Saugatuck is 1.0 miles from this home
- Exit 36 off of Highway 196 is 2.9 miles from this home
- Exit 41 off of Highway 196 is 1.8 miles from this home
We do not discriminate based on age, race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, national origin or any other reason people have found to discriminate. All are welcome in our home!! We believe in equality for everyone. Our home is a place where all should feel safe and be able to enjoy the beauty of Michigan.
Maple Street runs along the east side of downtown, parallel to Blue Star Highway, and is a great location to make home base for your stay! In the warmer months you might choose to walk into downtown- it maps at exactly a mile to the Saugatuck Center For The Arts, but in inclement or extreme hot/cold weather, it might be better to stick to the car (or make dad drop you off so you don’t have to fight for parking)!
Unsure if you’re looking at the right properties for your visit to Saugatuck/Douglas? Let us help…. so, if you’re looking to visit Saugatuck/Douglas, zoom in near Saugatuck using the map program of your choice, and you'll see highway 196, exit 36 (Douglas exit just south of Saugatuck Brewing Company). Near exit 36, if you look along the Michigan coastline, you’ll see a street called Lakeshore Drive. Notice as you follow it south, it dead ends… cuts off… for us, that’s the “end of the world”. Ideally you want to be north of this cutoff when you make your vacation rental selection if you’re visiting Saugatuck/Douglas. No matter what city your map program thinks you’re in, if you’re north of this break in Lakeshore Drive, you’re in Saugatuck or Douglas. This is right near the border of Fennville, and with many of these being private drives, the map programs don’t have all of these addresses correct. On the North side, you can follow 196 on the map up to the next exit (exit 41 – Saugatuck exit near Burger King and the new Guardian Brewery), and feel comfortable selecting properties anywhere along the way between exits 36 & 41. On the east side, I’d probably try to stay West of 63rd St, and definitely west of 58th St. This is a really small area, so one good thing about staying closer to far edges of this area I described is that you likely will get a more secluded and relaxing experience in your vacation rental, while still being super-close to downtown/restaurants/beaches/etc.. of course staying near town has its perks too- you can ditch the car and walk to food/bars/shopping/etc.
This particular property is just east of downtown Saugatuck, right in the center of everything, so you'll enjoy easy access to both downtown Saugatuck and Douglas, Douglas & Oval Beaches, Dunes State Park, and everything else you would want to explore and enjoy in town..... but..... you're far enough outside of downtown, that heavy pedestrian and car traffic, and parking won't be a problem!
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