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5 Bdrm - Walk to Beach & Ferry - Fireplace, Huge Rocking Porch & Hot Tub

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Historic Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12 in beds)

Great vacation rental in best Saugatuck location! One of just a few private homes on the Oval Beach Road, this classic hundred-year-old cottage with guest house is nestled into the side of a wooded sand dune. In a great location surrounded by woods and walking trails, Oval Beach Cottage is steps from the Kalamazoo River, Saugatuck's chain ferry, and a 1/2 mile down the road from the beautiful Oval Beach.

Spread out over three floors, there are four bedrooms and 2.5 baths in the main house. A fabulous wrap-around screen porch offers tree-top views of the river and town of Saugatuck, and there is a hot tub to relax in at the end of the day. A large living/dining area with a cozy wood burning stove makes this a great house for entertaining, and country antiques add to Oval Beach Cottage’s warmth and rustic charm.

Guest House:

Just up a wooded path is the guest house (Acorn), a cozy one-room log cabin that is perfect for two. Acorn has barn-beam cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, small kitchen and bath, and a deck high up in the tree-tops.

This is truly a delightful spot

FEATURES:

Sleeps 12

4 Bedrooms in main cottage (queen, 2 twins, 1 full, 2 twin + 1 full)

Guest house: King bed

2 Fully equipped kitchens

Microwave/dishwasher/disposal

3 full bathrooms, 1 half bath

Wood stove

Fireplace

Gas BBQ Grill

Swing set

Picnic table

Stereo with CD player

Private Hot tub

Fabulous wrap around screened porch

4 TVs & DVD's

Washer/Dryer

Ceiling fans

Free Wifi

Satellite TV

Keywords: House with Guest Cottage

More Details

Owner
Mark
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Mark

We love this very special area of the country.

The woods, the dunes, the beach, the river & ferry, the farms, the antique stores, farmer's markets, light houses, fog horns, great restaurants, art galleries and the historical charm.

Great fishing too!

Mark purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Mark chose Southwest

Our family has owned cottages in Saugatuck for over 75 years! Wanted a classic summer cottage in a great location. We think ours is very special.

What makes this cottage unique

It is hard to beat the location of this property.

You can walk just a few steps to the Chain Ferry that crosses

the Kalamozoo River and puts you in the heart of downtown Saugatuck (beats the parking woes!). Wooded walking trails, views of the sailboats coming down the river and super close to the beach!

As the last house on Oval Beach Road, the beach is less than a 1/2 mile.

Amenities

Saugatuck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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5 Bdrm - Walk to Beach & Ferry - Fireplace, Huge Rocking Porch & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.478261 based on 23 reviews
4

The property was very nice, large and clean.

  • 4 of 5

We were more than happy with our experience there at the house near Kalamazoo lake, however, it was not exactly walking distance for someone who had six small children with them as it was on a main and busy road. I would say that was the only downfall was being on a busy street. I will not, the house was March, bedrooms are huge, the entire house was very clean and having things like dishes soap in a new sponge were nice and unexpected as We have taken many vacations where we had to purchase everything from laundry detergent to do so. Having those things they're made it very nice. The rules or expectations are clearly laid out and not hard to follow. We had a great time and made lots of memories In this awesome house. We hope to rent it again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Interesting House!

  • 4 of 5

The property is exactly as described. This is a very old house, nestled in the trees, and therefore somewhat damp-especially on rainy days. There are lots of stairs and the floors are not level! We found it all to be quite charming! The location is perfect-close to both the beach and the shops, with lots of parking. The hot tub was a life saver on the non-beach days. The owner and manager were both very friendly and available. The kitchen is well stocked. The screened in porch was great for everyone and safe for the kids. We moved the porch table closer to the kitchen and found that very helpful both for eating and for noise control at night when we adults were playing cards! We had a fun week in spite of the weather!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelby Township, Michigan
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We scheduled a Girl's Get-Away and were so happy with our choice! The location was perfect for walking to Oval Beach, taking the ferry to Saugatuck, and great for trips to neighboring Douglas and Holland. The house had everything we needed and the hot tub was an extra bonus! We hope to go back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Group Stay with Friends

  • 5 of 5

This place is great and so convenient to everything... plus it is such a fun place to stay with a group of friends or family and enjoy Michigan!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good

  • 4 of 5

Lot of steps.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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-Angola Indiana
5

We had so much fun at this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Fall is beautiful in Saugatuck. The restaurants are great and there are a ton of cool things to do.

We absolutely loved the cozy cottage, fireplace & the hot tub! Great weekend, thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Saugatuck had another amazing fall and I'm so glad you got to be a part of it. Thank you for the fun review & we hope you return soon. Cheers, Mark
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
GRR
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wild Dog
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Saugutuck Chain Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Clearbrook
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Everyday People Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.49 Miles
Oval Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Chain Ferry
Nearest Point of Interest
Oval Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalamazoo River
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Damage Deposit $500

Standard rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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