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Charming Cottage on Lakeshore Drive

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom - 2 Baths

NOTE: Our cottage is open April - October / November; to check on availability, please call Hack at 314-517-4143, Libby at 314-565-5475 or Jane at 314-913-0960.

Charming Cottage on Lakeshore Drive with view of Lake Michigan; Amenities include a large screen porch, BBQ deck, fireplace, central air and semi-private beach access; Accomodations for a maximum of 10 people; one queen and one double bed - rest are twin beds; one bedroom has bunk beds, another has a twin with a trundle underneath; linens, dishes, washer/dryer provided; use of bicycles and beach chairs.

Hack Allen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Hack Allen

Family Cottage owned for the past 25+ years.

Why Hack Allen chose Douglas

Great appeal; pretty front screened porch with nice view of Lake Michigan; nicely landscaped.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to Beach


Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths with showers; one tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 5 Bedrooms; one downstairs with (1) queen bed; one upstairs with (1) double bed; one upstairs with (2) twin beds, one upstairs with twin bunkbeds, one upstairs with (1) twin bed plus a trundle underneath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have recently installed central air conditioning


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Charming Cottage on Lakeshore Drive
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Indianapolis, IN

Quintessential Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this cottage for just the two of us and our dog. The house could accommodate several more people, but we just wanted to get away. The cottage was clean. The Wifi worked great. The private path to the beach was awesome. We spent most of the daylight hours walking the beach, swimming or reading our books. The cottage is air conditioned, but we found that just opening the windows was the best option. There was generally a good breeze naturally, but when that is not happening, the ceiling fans throughout kept the air moving. We cooked in some nights. The kitchen is not anything fancy, but between the grill outside and the tools in the kitchen you can do most anything. Of the restaurants we went to, Wild Dog in Douglas was probably our favorite, but Black Walnut by the Center by the Performing Arts was wonderful as well. We highly recommend seeing one of the shows at the Center for the Performing Arts. You will not be disappointed. My wife wanted me to add, there is nothing like Lake Shore Rd. Hearing the waves at night is wonderful to fall to sleep to.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments and we're glad you guys had a nice vacation, Hack Allen
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it really IS a charming cottage!! :)

  • 5 of 5

our family has been vacationing in the Saugatuck-Douglas area for many years, and this cottage is now our favorite place to stay!! it has so many attributes that make it perfect for family time together: the amazing porch complete with a view of the lake and sunsets, a well equipped kitchen, the gas grill, so many lovely bedrooms, and a gas fireplace which made the cottage very cozy on a couple of chilly mornings! we loved the location-- it is close to beaches, and all the local sites are just a short drive away. we are so thankful the owner is willing to share such a special place!! we hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this family lake house since 2013 and look forward to traveling from California every year to return! The location is fantastic - away from the immediate and pressing throngs of tourists to Saugatuck, but (literally) right across the street from the lake shore (and wonderful beaches), minutes to Oval Beach and d.t. Saugatuck, and in walking distance to the Ox-Bow School of Art as well as the best restaurants in the area located in downtown Douglas. The house itself is a special place, that reminds you of a memory you can't quite place. It's truly one of the few remaining vintage lake houses - complete with wood floors throughout, a clawfoot tub, screened-in porch, sweeping yard, and cozy fireplace for the colder times. The house itself is very large; big enough for one quite large family or even a few smaller families. The owner and property manager are wonderful people and accommodating hosts. I'm counting the days until I can go back and sit on the porch and take in one of those beautiful sunsets. Until next time.....

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage in excellent location! Perfect for families.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was ideal for our first stay, as a family of six, in Southwest MI. The location cannot be beat, with a view of the lake (excellent for sunsets), walking distance from both the public Douglas beach and a private beach, and a short drive to town and Oval beach. We had everything we needed for our stay and had more than enough room. We spent most of our time while at the cottage enjoying the comfortable and well-decorated front porch. The breezes near the lake, plus the multiple ceiling fans, kept us cool and we could take advantage of plenty of fresh air (although A/C is also provided). What a great place to spend a late summer vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ravines, Clearbrook, Hawks Head

Douglas / Saugatuck resort area with fine restaurants, excellent beaches on Lake Michigan; Saugatuck harbor / Kalamazoo River. Activities include boating, biking, hiking, relaxing, fishing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Pet Fee (2 Dogs) $400
Cleaning Fee $150

There is an additional $150 cleaning fee regardless of time frame.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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