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Oval Beach Cottage - walk to beach, ferry & river. Hot tub, fireplace -Big porch

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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 an A+ 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 with king size bed 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: Beach House with Guest Cottage

More Details

Owner
Mark
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

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 Saugatuck

Our family has owned cottages in Saugatuck for over 75 years! We 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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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Oval Beach Cottage - walk to beach, ferry & river. Hot tub, fireplace -Big porch
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 30 reviews
5

Loved Saugatuck!

  • 5 of 5

My group and I had planned to go camping in tents, but it ended up storming all weekend, so we quickly tried to find a rental instead. Mark responded to our request right away and had this home ready for us instantly. This was by far the most beautiful location we have ever rented. The home was enclosed by trees, had a large screened porch for drinking your morning coffee, and provided more than enough room for our group of 8. After a long day of exploring downtown and walking alongside the river, the hot tub was a perfect end to our night. Up the road were sand dunes and Oval Beach, and within a short drive you could be hiking at the State Park. We will definitely be returning to Saugatuck, hopefully for a longer period next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellent location!

  • 4 of 5

A little dated but exactly what the pictures show so you know what you are getting. Kids loved how much outside space there was to play in the woods (we had two families there). Location is great - close to wonderful Oval Beach and Dow town Sauvatuck, which is great.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fenton, MI
3

Old cottage

  • 3 of 5

The house and cabin were large and very interesting. However there was a damp smell in the bathrooms and downstairs bedroom.

The location was great. Property manager was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holland Michigan
5

Wonderful place for my family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, location, beach, ferry & town. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for all the local attractions! The house was very charming and the wrap around porch came in handy with the warm weather we had the weekend of our stay. Loved the "Acorn"cabin, we called the treehouse. The icing on the cake was the area, Saugatuck/Douglas! Wish we spent the week and not just a long weekend

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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4

Great family get-away location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a very nice family get-away at this house + cabin. The main house has a wonderful wrap-around porch, where we ate our meals and played games in the evening. The cabin up the hill provided a quiet setting for my wife and myself, while our older kids, younger kids and grandchildren stayed in the main house. It was a hotter than usual Memorial day weekend, so without AC, the main house got a little warm at times, but setting up box fans helped, and the large porch area was always fairly cool with a breeze blowing through. It's an easy walk to the chain ferry into Saugatuck, and a hiking trail leads to the beach, which is about a 15 minute walk, so plenty to see and do. We would definitely recommend this property for family gatherings of 8 to 12 people!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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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 $250

Standard rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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