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Band Box Cottage - Screened Porches for Reading & Eating!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms (sleeps 5), 1 Bathroom w/shower

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Available May 1- One-half block from Douglas Beach--or 5 min car ride (0r 25 min beach walk) to Saugatuck's Oval Beach! The light and bright interior with wood floors and full kitchen, screened porches (back porch great for breakfasts) two bedrooms (one with bunk beds +single bed). Vacationers supply own sheets & towels! Great backyard for children! Truly a place to enjoy leisure and vacation fun in the quaint twin villages of Saugatuck and Douglas! Only minutes from golf, tennis, boating, shopping, theatre, art galleries, wineries and fine dining! Please check availability calendar and reserve now!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About The Owner

Family owned over 40 yrs!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Neat as a pin! Will be back in Aug!
May 2010
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Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
  • Pillows & blankets provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Most desired Douglas area of fine Lake Shore homes & cottages located 200' from Lake Michigan.(Access via Douglas Beach). For 80+ years vacationers have enjoyed the Band Box (named by a vacationer). A Grandmother's grand son's wish for Xmas was for the two of them to spend a summer week together at Band Box-a tradition for some ten summers! The cottage has been enjoyed by many repeat vacationers -with many memories to tell!!!! Comments 'it's one-of-a-kind'! Often rented by nearby Douglas Lk Sh property owners for their "overflow" guests.


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Band Box Cottage - Screened Porches for Reading & Eating!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Good time had by all

  • 5 of 5

Our family, grandma, mom, dad and 2 kids, 5yrs and 8yrs. Had a great time. The front and back screened-in porches was were we spent the early morning, meals, and evenings. The very clean beaches only 2 blocks away is where we were the rest of the time. Close enough to Douglas and Saugatuck if we wanted to go out to eat.Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago area

Perfect choice

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many properties in the Saugatuck Douglas area over the past 20 years. The Bandbox cottage will stand out in our memories for a long time. The listing description was accurate, but the photos didn't do justice to the cleanliness and charm of the cottage. We were pleased to find two screened porches, one in the front and one at the back of the house. The back porch has a table that seats 4+ and was perfect for morning coffee and mapping out plans for the day. A patio beyond the porch includes a covered table, comfortable chairs and charcoal grill. We were drawn to Douglas beach (only a five minute walk) a couple of times a day. While you can't beat the location, the best feature of this property was its cleanliness and bright, fresh decor. Everything about the cottage was comfortable. We had a wonderful week and look forward to booking this property in the future. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit Suburbs

Love the Band Box!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from spending nearly a week at Band Box Cottage with my two teenage daughters. The cottage has the screened in porches I've always wanted and we spent most of our time at the cottage enjoying them. Within an hour of our arrival, we felt like we were on vacation and enjoyed the cottage decor with many of the amenities of home. We loved the minute and a half walk to Douglas Beach with its soft sand and beautiful sunsets as well as the five minute drive into Douglas for restaurants and kayak rentals and equally quick drive into Saugatuck for more restaurants, shopping, Oval Beach and the state park where we hiked the dunes. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From Mt. Baldhead - the highest point in the twin villages of Saugatuck/Douglas one can look off for miles on winding rivers, beautiful forests, deep ravines and the blue expanse of Lake Michigan. Lake Kalamazoo, a natural harbor to Lake Michigan is home to a hand-cranked chain ferry. Wineries, art galleries, dune buggy rides, cycling, boating and a sight-seeing 'duck.' A don't miss is the nearby pie pantry. The countryside is known as Southwest Michigan's fruit belt. Vacationers enjoy Band Box's ideal location to something for everyone!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $40

Rates subject to change. Pay with checks. Please email or call owner when postal mailed.

$ 200 Refundable security/damage deposit to RESERVE plus Pmt 1
Pmt 1: 50% of rental rate DUE 60 DAYS before arrival date (Calendar marked upon receipt.)
Pmt 2: 50% of rental rate, + 2% tourist tax, and $40 departure cleaning DUE 30 DAYS before rental date.
Cancellations: For any reason, forfeiture of all monies received unless cottage is re-rented. Re-rented portion refunded less $ 50 fee.

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.

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