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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths, 3 levels, Dog Friendly, Lake Michigan, Private Beach


Completely renovated 5 bedroom cottage- comfortably accommodates small or large groups (up to 14). Situated at the top of Macatawa 's north hill and wedged between Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan peninsula. The Owl's Perch is only 5 minute stroll to the picturesque beach at Lake Michigan, Big Red Lighthouse and Historic Holland Channel.

The Cottage is warmed by the beautiful woodwork, stone fireplace and sunny skylights.Open living concept, large gourmet style kitchen with upscale appliances.

Light shouts from the wall of patio doors and skylights bringing the outside in and the large wrap around deck greets the inside out!

Owl's Perch is beautifully furnished with quality & comfortable furniture, your well-behaved dog will love it too!

Amenities include;

linens, towels, kitchenware, washer/dryer, WiFi, cable, gas grill

This unique area is truly one of a kind, and the cottage

make-over the same~ you might even catch a glimpse of one of the nesting owls or our friendly bald eagle!

Quaint Saugatuck / Douglas located 8 miles south, downtown Holland a short 8 minute drive east. Both areas offer casual to fine dining, arts and crafts, unique shopping, concerts in the parks, well known Farmers Markets, miles of bike paths, dog parks and many other activities!

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Bright
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017


Macatawa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5 Total. Main Level offers en suite to Master Bedroom with shower. 1/2 bath in common area main level. Upper Level offers full bath with tub and shower. Lower Level offers full bath with shower. All baths with tile floors and high end decor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Our stay was excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Owls nest. It was more than accommodating. It was a little peace of heaven. Beautiful place and area. The walk to the beach was short and fun with my 2 and 7 year old granddaughters. It was very unfortunate that we got so much rain that week especially after months of good weather. Our sons wedding was very wet but beautiful regardless.thank you so much for everything. We hope to come back for the tulip festival. We appreciated the house being equipped with everything. The only thing we needed was a wine bottle opener. Lol

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everyone was wonderful. Enjoyed our time.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, everything we needed was there. No problems at all.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you all had a wonderful time~ hopefully you'll be back next year ( be sure to book early!!) Thanks so much for your positive review~ Kathy
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Everything was fantastic, cottage was excellent as was the surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Really nice cottage. Area is beautiful as well. Lake Michigan was awesome as the water temperatures are at their peak this time of the year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review~ we're pleased you all enjoyed yourselves so much! Looking forward to your stay in 2018!! Kathy
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wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

we have going up to this site for a number of years and still can't believe how wonderful and beautiful this place is. to wake up and hear the surf from lake michigan or to stare up at the stars at night takes your breath away.

it's the best!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

The listing was accurate - even though the pictures are beautiful we were still surprised on how spacious and clean everything was. In the beginning of the week we had 7 adults, 2 children and a pekingese and then it was just my husband, I and our dog. At no time did we feel crowded - the kitchen is a wonderful size for several cooks, the deck has so much seating we could have invited the neighborhood and there were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. The home is decorated nicely and contained absolutely everything you could want or need.

Kathy was a wonderful host and made sure that everything was just perfect.

Wish we could have stayed longer ... maybe next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, even in winter

  • 5 of 5

We have been gathering as a family (7 adults, 2 children) for the last few years for a few days between Christmas and New Years. This is one of the nicest places we have stayed in. Plenty of space, good beds, comfortable furniture, beautiful bathrooms. No dining room table, but there was enough room for the folding tables we found in the basement closet. The long, narrow winding drive might prove challenging in normal, snowy weather - dry for our stay. We walked to the lighthouse every day.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Holland Tulip CIty
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Piper Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Holland Depot
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Piper Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Macatawa Beach, Private

Situated in a unique, private, gated peninsula between 2 lakes; Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. Spectacular white sandy beach on Lake Michigan, unforgettable sunsets, access to Big Red Lighthouse, and Holland South Pier and Channel. Walk for miles on the lake shore WITH your dog!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please contact for less than full week stays and additional pricing for off season and shoulder season dates. Special rates may be available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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