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Shady Pines Cottage - Cozy 2 Bedrm Cottage, 1 block from Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Shady Pines Cottage offers a charming two bedroom cottage tucked into the woods and within walking distance to Douglas Beach. The tasteful furnishings provide a comfortable accommodation for a party of one to six. Enjoy wooded views from most rooms or take a short stroll to enjoy the spectacular views and breathtaking sunsets over Lake Michigan. Relax, unwind and spend a lazy afternoon on the screened-in porch with a book or enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The sun, sand, waves, fun and relaxation of pristine Douglas Beach are a few steps away. Downtown Saugatuck and Douglas, the heart of Michigan's Art Coast, are a short bike ride or drive away if you prefer to spend time exploring the many boutiques, fine dining and casual restaurants, shops, galleries, bike paths, parks, public beaches and marinas.

Pets are welcome with separate agreement and per pet fee.

Keywords: cottage, lake, beach, woods

More Details

Shady Pines Cottage
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

Why Shady Pines Cottage chose Douglas

While visiting the Douglas and Saugatuck area in the late summer of 2010, friends John, Judy and Greg were driving around checking out the area and specifically this fantastic neighborhood. We weren't really looking to tour any homes, but rather get a sense of the area. However, when we happened upon this cute cottage with the fantastic pine shutters, we were all immediately drawn it. The stars were in alignment and we toured the home the following day and were smitten. While much of the cottage retains it's original 1960's charm, tasteful updates have been made where needed and we welcome your suggestions to make Shady Pines Cottage an even more enjoyable and pleasant place to stay.

What makes this cottage unique

Simply put - location, location, location! Shady Pines Cottage is located only steps away from pristine Douglas Beach and a short bike ride or drive from world-class Oval Beach. Regardless of what we are doing, walking over to the beach to enjoy the sunset is a must. Also, waking up to the birds chirping or simply enjoying the tranquility of the woods, including deer and fox walking through the front yard, is a nice respite from city living. Being able to leave your car parked and bike or walk around is a great feeling.


Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The property is on a septic system. The septic system is very effective, however it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at any time.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , twin bed converts to king sized bed, available by request
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , located in living room
  • King size beds (1) pop-up trundle bed in kids room can be converted to king-sized bed, upon request, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Large screened porch. Children's high chair and pack 'n play available upon request.


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Shady Pines Cottage - Cozy 2 Bedrm Cottage, 1 block from Lake Michigan
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Cute little cottage. So peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Close to the beach, shopping, and heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to return to Shady Pines Cottage this Summer and enjoy a glorious week at the lakeshore. You and your family are welcome back anytime!
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing time in this adorable cottage--we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation thanks to the Shady Pines cottage. It is so well kept! We enjoyed our evenings and mornings sitting on the front porch. Kitchen is exactly what we needed for our family meals. We brought our bikes and went to the beach every day. It was a perfect family vacation. Thank you for making it so special!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a week stay and we're already talking about going back! The cottage was in perfect condition- well stocked and well labeled (we LOVED that!!). The owners definitely take care of this property and the decor and furniture are up to date and CLEAN! Our family loved spending the days in Saugatuck, Douglas, South Haven, and Holland. Each afternoon we packed up and headed to the beach (the beach was a little bit of a walk but worth it!) and after watching the beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets each evening we loved sitting on the screened in porch!! There is no washer and dryer (which the owner informed me of before my arrival) so we just had to be sure to pack enough change of clothes for our family! As said in the other reviews, the kitchen is well stocked if you choose to cook in (but don't miss out on the wonderful restaurants the towns have to offer). They also had games and puzzles and books for indoor family entertainment. We look forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you had a good time and that you were pleased with your stay at our home. We are constantly updating the property, so we look forward to you returning and discovering what may have changed since your last visit.
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Well stocked great place

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts and great place, very well stocked with everything you need for a nice get away.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls' Weekend Getaway 2015

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our girls' getaway! Great location; close to the beach. Quiet location & friendly neighborhood. Close to downtown Douglas & Saugatuck. We can't wait to start planning next year's trip!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
West Michigan Regional - Holland (Tulip City)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Lake Express - Muskegon; SS Badger - Ludington
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Clearbrook Golf Club or Ravines Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Everyday People Cafe
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
The Saugatuck Dunes State Park (cross country)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Douglas Beach
Car: recommended

walking distance to Douglas Beach

From Great Lakes Boating magazine - Saugatuck, Michigan: Saugatuck, known as The Art Coast of Michigan, is nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan. The area includes many attractions that will make your boating adventure exciting long after you disembark. Try touring the Fenn Valley Vineyards and Winery or the Historic Felt Mansion. The Express Yourself Art Barn and the Crane Orchards are popular stops, and foodies will love the fine dining at Distinctive Dining. If you want to lounge by the beach, Oval Beach is the place. Rather partake in something more adventurous? Then check out the dune rides or horseback riding.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cleaning fee is $100.
Pet fee is $100 per pet.
July 4th holiday premium is $100.
Check-in is 4:00 PM and Check-out is 10:00 AM.
Pets only allowed with separate agreement; 35 lb max.
Max Occupancy = 6
Two (2) Night Minimum.
Rates include one-time towel & linen set-up.
No daily maid service.
Parking - 2 car max. Parking is allowed on driveway and/or road.
Cottage on septic system - do not flush anything except toilet tissue.
Guests responsible for washing dishes, emptying trash & recycling, and stripping beds at check-out.
Owner not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illness that occur while on the premises or its facilities.
Owner not responsible for any loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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