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Prime Times Available~Walk 2 Beach~Great Location & Amenities~Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Open design, New hardwood, Great porch, Sunset views, Sleeps

Fernwood Retreat is a charming cottage just a 5 minute walk to Douglas Beach. Set on a beautiful landscaped, pie shaped lot, it offers a feeling of privacy and sunset views.

Clean and comfortable, the cottage offers sleeping for 7: 3 bedrooms with 1st floor master and private, full bath.

2 baths. Open floor plan, living room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace. Gorgeous new bamboo hardwood throughout the lower level! Updated electronics: HDTV, Cable and YES, we have Wi-Fi too. Spacious dining, open kitchen design, plenty of counter space for those who like to cook.

The cottage also offers a beautiful, large porch. Recently renovated, it is the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee, read a book, drinks or dinner together, games or just relax and watch the colors of Lake Michigan's world famous sunsets off to the west.

Rear deck offers additional outdoor space with patio table/chairs, grill and a lovely pergola draped with flowers in the summertime.

The A-Frame design lends to the open, spacious feel. Coupled with beautiful antiques, art & classic furnishings, Fernwood is unique...

All this, plus a fantastic location! Only a 5 minute walk from beautiful Douglas Beach, right off Lakeshore Dr. Close to biking and hiking trails, downtown Douglas and Saugatuck and all sorts of wonderful area amenities.

A great place to vacation with family or friends, enjoy the beauty and all this amazing area has to offer, share a special time and create memories that will last a lifetime.

As a guest at 'Fernwood', you'll have everything at your fingertips to enjoy yourself and make the most of your time here. All you need, is to bring your own personal belongings and beach gear.

As a 'Cottage Concierge Guest', you'll receive area information and tips, plus, discounts to local merchants.

And, if you choose... access to personal shopping, private chef services, Picnics2Go and more. Just ask for Kathy!

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Sarkisian ~ The Cottage Concierge
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Kathy Sarkisian ~ The Cottage Concierge

Hi, I'm Kathy, The Cottage Concierge. I'm helping my owner, Mike. I'd be happy to share a bit about 'Fernwood' and Mike.

Mike bought the cottage last year. He loves homes, cottages, architecture and the Saugatuck / Douglas area. He also loves to entertain and... he loves The Beach! So Fernwood and Mike are a perfect fit.

Kathy Sarkisian ~ The Cottage Concierge purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kathy Sarkisian ~ The Cottage Concierge chose Douglas

Mike purchased Fernwood because he loved the location. Just a few minutes and you're on the beach enjoying the sun and surf.

It's also been a wonderful place for him to entertain and to host his family treasures.

He comes to stay and enjoy this new, unique place but he is pleased to be able to share it with others that they might also experience this wonderful place!

What makes this cottage unique

Open design, packed with style. Amazing location, close to everything.

New to market, Prime times available!


Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath - 1st Floor
    2 Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Bath - Clean & Fresh!
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1st Floor - 1 queen , Master Bath: Private, Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Main Floor, spacious
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 - Upstairs, large, airy, great view!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fernwood is located 1 block off Lakeshore Drive, in historic Douglas. Saugatuck/Douglas is known for it's beaches, boutiques, eateries, antiques, art & entertainment & more... So much fun... Or, do nothing at all. Just relax, enjoy and unwind with friends and family, soak up the sun and shore... Fernwood Cottage ~ your vacation destination for family, friends, fun!


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average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Framily (Family & Friends) Gathering

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean & cozy. The kitchen dishes, utensils, cooking pots and pans were more than we ever expected. The supply of towels & linens well exceeded what was needed. The only thing missing was an extra powder room/half bath. Location was great, just a 5 minute walk to the Douglas beach & the lake could be seen & heard from the back porch. We really enjoyed the screened in back porch especially in the late evenings and on the two days it rained. The location of the house was also ideal, quiet and safe.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Setting!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished 12 days at Fernwood. The location could not be more convenient and the porch and back deck provide a park-like setting that captures the beauty of Lake Michigan summers. You can easily walk to the public beach or stroll on Lakeshore Drive at sunset. The home has all the necessary conveniences and comfortable beds. Kathy, the Cottage Concierge is the perfect property manager, making herself completely available to ensure that everything is just as you like it! We recommend this rental and would certainly go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Our week was fabulous. The area of Douglas had lots to do and see. The house had some issues. The carpets looked awful although we were told it was cleaned. We had no internet so they tried to help us out for tow of our guests(one had online training to do and the other had to registered for university classes) one sat out in the yard to get intranet and the other spent 4 hours sitting in a cafe in saugatuck by himself. the kitchen was nicely stocked for cooking every night. the back porch was fantastic, we ate out there almost every night. Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
GRR-Gerald Ford Airport, Grand Rapids Michigan
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Wild Dog, Douglas /Phils & Coral Gables, Saugatuck
Nearest Ferry
1.25 Miles
Saugatuck Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Ravines & Clearbrook Golf, Saugatuck
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Wild Dog, Everyday People, Saugatuck Brewery, Phil
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Douglas Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Close to all the action or get away from it all, relax & unwind...

A short walk to Douglas beach where you can enjoy the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, the warmth of the sun and sand between your toes. Picturesque views!

Great eateries, local history & museums, beachcombing & water activities, shopping & antiquing, micro brewery & winery nearby... and so much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee > 7 guests $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee with pets $225
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $175

Rates are based on 7 person occupancy.
An extra charge ($100/person) may apply for additional guests.
Pet Fee: $100/pet plus, Cleaning fee with pets $225

*Standard Rate = 2 days min stay (for dates not prev. defined) & Holidays.

Rental deposit: 1/2 rent due within 7 days of date of contract. Remaining balance, security deposit (*$1,000) and any additional fees are due 60 days prior to check in date.
*Security deposit will be cashed 30 days prior to check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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