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Cozy Cottage, Dog Friendly! (No Pet Fee) Walk to the Beach from The Nutshell!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Cute, cozy cottage backing up to wooded dunes within walking distance of Mount Baldhead (10 min), Oval Beach (20 min), Saugatuck Chain Ferry (15 min), and Oxbow Art Institute (5 min).

Dock accommodations possible across the street depending on availability. Ten to fifteen minute drive to downtown Saugatuck or Douglas to enjoy quaint city parks, restaurants, shops, and art galleries. Twenty-five minutes to Holland to enjoy a Dutch Community including the annual Tulip Festival. A calm restful setting with plenty of outdoor activities to entertain the entire family or have a romantic weekend!

Keywords: Cabin, Summer Rental, Dock Rental Available, vacation rental

More Details

Property Manager
Denise Reed
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Denise Reed

The Nutshell has been a part of our family for over 50 years. We love the area, and are excited for you to spend your time away in our little version of paradise!

Denise Reed purchased this cottage in 1950

Guestbook comments from the manager

My wife & I spent our 9th straight weekend along Lake Mi. We have visited a number of cottages and none are as 'cozy' as The Nutshell. We had a shortened stay due to my football teams game, but we were able to enjoy Mt. Baldhead Hike (yes there is a top!), Oval Beach, Downtown Saugatuck, Downtown Douglas, Holland, Mi, & the grill and picnic table at the Nutshell.



Thanks for the great place to stay and location! Other than us losing the keys for a couple hours, we had a great time!
Sep 2011
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Amenities

Saugatuck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen Bed, 1 sofa that folds out to queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wooded Back Yard, Picnic Table, Boat Dock Available for additional charge

Reviews

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Cozy Cottage, Dog Friendly! (No Pet Fee) Walk to the Beach from The Nutshell!!
average rating of 4.8170733 based on 96 reviews
5

The nutshell was a small. Quaint cottage in quiet area

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Nutshell. We would do it again !

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property close to every thing! With the chain link ferry into all of the amazing shops in Saugutuck and just a short walk to oval beach to watch the sunset. A great place to experience Saugutuck!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My favorite place so far

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Nutchell was unbelievable . The cottage was very clean and fully equipped. The location was breathtaking. We are definitely coming back .Kudos to the lovely owner for making this cottage so inviting.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute, Tiny, and Charming!!! All good!!!

  • 4 of 5

Clean and charming. Was really satisfied.

Wonder if it's useable the winter?

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean, cute small cottage, but it is well equipped. Nice location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the weekend at the cottage. It was in a good location for our visits to Douglas and Saugatuck.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

All you need in a "nutshell"!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the "nutshell". Everything we needed was provided, and it was very clean. So close to Oval Beach, Mt Baldhead, downtown Saugatuck, and downtown Douglas! Great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

Reservation is not confirmed until deposit is received. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager'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.