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

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 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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Saugatuck Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen Bed, 1 sofa that folds out to queen size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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
Wooded Back Yard, Picnic Table, Boat Dock Available for additional charge


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cottage, Dog Friendly! (No Pet Fee) Walk to the Beach from The Nutshell!!
average rating of 4.816901 based on 85 reviews
Caledonia, MI

Perfect place to decompress and relax

  • 5 of 5

The Nutshell was the perfect place for me while I attended a two week class at Ox Bow. My class was a short 5 minute walk from the cottage. All of the essentials were provided for me to make simple meals (I just added groceries). It was nice to sit on the sun porch to eat or just reflect on the day - and wait for the daily visit from the neighborhood deer. Everything was very clean and organized. I stayed by myself this time but would like to return for a stay with my husband.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect get away place

  • 4 of 5

The Nutshell is well thought out in great detail. Everything you could possibly need is supplied. It was also reassuring to have neighbors like the Wewiggs nearby as a reference. It is the ideal place to get away from it all. There are minor, very minor glitches. The TV reception is poor, and despite the extraordinary efforts of the Wewiggs, the WiFi never did work.

Personally, neither was needed. Grab bars in the shower would make guests feel more secure.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It looked nice - from the outside!

  • 1 of 5

The owner never responded once she had my money. HomeAway was helpful, but could not contact her either. Now, I'm having trouble with my refund. Stay away from this one!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy little cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Small but very cozy place with everything you need for a relaxing weekend. Would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little shack!

  • 5 of 5

This is just the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Totally adorable, perfectly clean, wonderful location. We enjoyed breakfast in bed with a movie for the first time since our children were born. We even got to listen to the pitter-patter of rain on the tin roof. I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming little cottage close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the Nutshell! Small but this was not an issue for 2. Loved the location and enjoyed the bonfire pit out back. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Saugatuck Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $75

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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