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Hansel And Gretel Cottage Downtown Saugatuck

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Award Winning Home 'On the Hill' in Saugatuck

Follow the path to this enchanting new award winning “cottage”. With charm, color and impeccable attention to detail - you will feel you have stepped into your own modern fairytale. This thoughtfully planned out three bedroom, three and one half bathroom layout offers plenty of room and privacy for everyone. Located “On the Hill” in Saugatuck, this desirable location is sure to fulfill all your vacationing needs. The splendid views of the gothic church across the street complete the storybook feel of this destination.

Color, warmth and natural light are found throughout the two stories with a full lower level. On the main level you will find a modern and spacious kitchen which is a cooks dream. Enjoy your meals in the adjacent dining area with seating for 6. The comfortable living room with a gas stove fireplace encourages quiet relaxation and stimulating conversation with family and friends. The lower level family room offers a large flat screen TV/DVD for additional entertainment. Those who want a little more solitude will find the loft tucked away on the second level to be the perfect escape.

The three bedrooms, each with a Queen bed are thoughtfully positioned, one on each floor offering plenty of privacy for all guests. The upper level Master Suite offers a private bath with his/hers sinks, large tub for soaking and beautiful tile/stone walk-in shower. There is also a large private balcony - perfect for that morning cup of coffee or cocktail in the evening while watching the locals stroll by. A main floor guest room has a Queen bed and private full bath with a tub/shower. The third guest room is on the lower level and offers a Queen bed. A full bath with a walk-in shower is accessible from the hall. Beautiful tile and stonework is found throughout all levels of the home.

The character and charm of inside continues once you step outside. Surrounded by a picture perfect picket fence, it’s as if you are in your own little haven. Imagine starting your day on the front porch with the paper, evenings grilling and hanging out on the comfortable lounge patio and wrapping up with a crackling fire under the stars gathered around the built-in fire pit area. Great amenities and a convenient location to downtown Saugatuck (2 blocks) and only a short 5-7 minute drive to immaculate area beaches such as Douglas Beach and Oval Beach. Those wanting to complete Grimm’s tale with their own walk thru the forest should be sure to explore.

More Details

Angela Pastorelli
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Angela Pastorelli

I'm a Chicago native where I work as an independent jewelry designer and also re-seller of vintage collectibles, housewares, books and oddities. I also volunteer as a wolf ambassador.

Angela Pastorelli purchased this house in 2011

Why Angela Pastorelli chose Saugatuck

The property was the garden for the farmhouse to the north. One visit and I was sold. There are many plantings that are over 60 years old. The former owner/artist/gardener constructed a stone wall on the property with stones he gathered by hand all over Michigan. The home was built in 2011 and won the Saugatuck Historical Society's Preservation Award for New Construction. It is a huge honor to receive this recognition.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful view of historic gothic church across the street. Lower and upper porches for hanging out. Fire pit for gathering around for nightly relaxing and conversation. 1st and 2nd floor bedrooms are en-suite and staggered on each level to optimize privacy.


Saugatuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor Master Bedroom Suite with full bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower Level with Queen Bed. Full bath off Hallway.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Full en-suite bathroom.
  • All beds are queen size and include linens, 4 pillows and a down comforter.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Hansel And Gretel Cottage Downtown Saugatuck
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

We will for sure stay at this home again! It exceeded every expectations. Peaceful spot steps away from downtown. Angela was quick to respond to any questions and was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our girlfriends getaway. Wonderful bright and open space. Beautifully appointed. Had everything we could have asked for. Hope to return sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect place for a reunion!

  • 5 of 5

The surpassed all of our expectations! Beautiful home and perfect for 3 couples! Everyone had their own room and bathroom. The kitchen was lovely and had everything you need. The house is located just a few blocks from downtown Saugatuck. We will definitely be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Hansel and Gretel cottage was adorable! The finishings were out of a magazine, so cute!! The owner Angela was so pleasant to work with and the cottage is with in walking distance to shops and restaurants. Would highly reccomend anyone to stay here and hopefully we will get the opportunity to stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfection in every way

The attention to detail for the guess the actual Decour of the house the house layout itself the yard it was just perfection we had the best time it's my new favorite house in the whole world

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well...I would say perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults and two young children (27 months and 4 months).

Each of us had our own floor for privacy.

The interior design of house was beautiful with all high end materials.

We cooked on the grill.

Had two fires in fire pit.

Restaurants are two blocks away.

Walked to playground.

It is all we could ask for at a fair price.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Saugatuck Chain Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Clearbrook Golf Club
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Holland Train Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Gerald R. Ford Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Phil's Bar and Grille
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Oval Beach
Car: recommended

Located 'on the hill' in Saugatuck, Michigan. Property is a 3 block walk to the quaint shops and fabulous restaurants in downtown Saugatuck. Cottage is located across the street from historic and gothic All Saints Episcopal Church. Quiet and convenient location! Walk to town to take the chain ferry to other side of Kalamazoo Lake and walk up to award-winning Oval Beach. Drive to Oval Beach is approximately 4 miles. Fun activities, theatre, art, nightlife, water sports, boating, golf and Saugatuck State Park are all nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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