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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.

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:
June 25, 2017

Why Shady Pines Cottage chose Southwest

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 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. Ask about available concierge services from The Cottage Concierge (personal shopper, personal chef, picnic baskets, catering, other upon request).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Shady Pines Cottage - Cozy 2 Bedrm Cottage, 1 block from Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

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: Jul 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: Nov 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: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

Quiet neighborhood with 5min. walk to public beach. Lovely screened porch. Well-stocked kitchen supplies. Decor is dated & needs painting.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a good time at Shady Pines and thank you for the feedback. We're always looking for ways to improve the cottage and will look into freshening up the paint and decor in the Spring of 2015. Thanks!
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Commerce, MI

awesome as always

  • 5 of 5

Came back for year 2. I can't explain what an ideal location this is - in walking distance to the beach and sunsets, but nestled in a quiet neighborhood. Stocked kitchen, plenty of room and a wonderful screened-in porch for morning coffee. For the price, it can't be beat. If we're back in Douglas next year, it will be in the same house.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A True Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Shady Pines is such a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. From the time we made our reservation to our departure the homeowners made an effort to ensure we had an amazing experience. The proximity to the beach is an easy walk to watch the amazing sunset and great eateries are extremely close as well. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.


Rates & Availability

Douglas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer High 17
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
Sep 8 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 18
May 25 2018 - Jun 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer High 18
Jun 22 2018 - Sep 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

July 4th Holiday Premium $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Full payment plus reservation/security deposit due at signing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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