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Big and Bright Mariner's Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Our newly updated 1700 sft,4 bed 2 bath home is located steps from town

Built in 1890 and bursting with character, including a real port hole in the upper bedroom, you'll feel at home in our comfortable and very clean home. We get a nice breeze from the river. We have air conditioning, fans and river breezes. Every bed has a duvet cover and is washed fresh for each visitor. We now have two bathrooms and had the underground plumbing replaced in the winter of 2015. Wifi is provided but unfortunately we are at the mercy of comcast thus it is not 100 % guaranteed. A patio set, grill and yard games are also available to enjoy the outdoors.

We are located behind the saugatuck center for the arts and have a small river view. Once you arrive you can ditch the car and walk everywhere...easily. If you have a large group we have a second 1 bedroom cottage that sleeps 4 located on the same property.#726273

The interurban can take you to the beach or you can walk. it's a mile away.

We have 4 bedrooms


bedroom 1-full bed

Bedroom 2-Queen bed

Bedroom 3-Daybed that converts to a double bed

Main floor

Bedroom 4-Queen bed

1 Bathroom on main floor

1 bathroom upstairs

No laundry facilities but there is a laundromat just down the street that has easy dropoff service.

More Details

kimberly Jacks
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About kimberly Jacks

We currently live in Ann Arbor but always loved vacationing on the west side of Michigan. I'm a former engineer and finance manager that decided to toss in the towel on corporate world and open a yoga studio.. My husband is an engineer.

kimberly Jacks purchased this house in 2014

Why kimberly Jacks chose Southwest

The house wasn't loved for many years but it had an interesting history being owned by a maritime captain.We spent the first 4 months we owned it cleaning and bringing it back to life. Now we want to rent it a little and enjoy it a little.

What makes this house unique

It's a stones throw to the best of saugatuck and seriously spacious for a big group.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Big and Bright Mariner's Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Great location, plenty of space, would not stay here in the summer it is wayyyy too hot!

  • 3 of 5

This house would be decent to rent any time but summer - without AC it was miserable.

The positives: the location is great for walking to town, and 3 of the 4 bedrooms were very good size and the bathrooms were nicely updated. Owners were reasonable responsive (sometimes took a day or so though).

The negatives: no AC was unbearable in the heat of summer (and I'm one who's usually freezing!). Fans were provided but it just wasn't possible to make it comfortable, and many of the windows were painted shut. Those that did open we were afraid to do so because we have small children - one of the kitchen windows slammed shut when no one was there, and they are all the perfect height for small fingers. Which brings me to my next negative, that this house would be fine for older children but not young ones. The stairs are very steep (as the advertisement says it's a very old house), and the railing at the top of the stairs was wide enough for my youngest to fit her whole body through. Also the bench seats at the table are very thin and easy to topple over. We were also looking forward to use of the outdoor area but it was not well maintained (stringy weeds everywhere), broken bottle in the driveway area and hornet nests in the back yard. The only place we could catch a breeze was the front porch steps, we couldn't even sit at the table in the back to eat.

I really wanted to rate this a 2, but any other time of year the location and space would make this a decent rental to consider. But we were disappointed with our experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is in a great, convenient location for Saugutuck, also jumping off spot for Holland, S. Haven

  • 3 of 5

Older home with nice character, great Saugatuck location.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield Hills

Charming house/Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We rented the Mariner's Cottage for a girls weekend and it worked out very well! The house is very conveniently located close to downtown Saugatuck which made it easy to walk to shops and restaurants. The home is very well decorated and the beds were comfy. The main bedrooms upstairs have ceiling fans and there is a brand new bathroom upstairs in addition to the main floor bathroom. We only used the kitchen for breakfast and happy hour, but it seemed to be well appointed. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, in

Wonderful house and great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was right in town. We walked to restaurants and shops. There was plenty of room for 7 of us. Would definitely rent this house again. Owner responded quickly to my questions.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a girls weekend but I will likely come back with my family. The home is bright and airy with lots of charm. The best part is that it was very clean (the most important thing in my book). We had plenty of space with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. We could see the water from the home and there were adorable shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a ladies weekend away. The home was peaceful, beautiful, clean and super user friendly! I have stayed in many VRBO homes. This was my favorite by far. The beds were soft and luxurious. Perfect size for 4 ladies exploring Saugatuck. So great!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Rates & Availability

Saugatuck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 2 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Checkin at 4pm, checkout at 11 am

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Saugatuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bathroom with tub on mainfloor, 1 bathroom with shower on second floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , This is a daybed that converts to a double (two twins)
  • 4 bedrooms with real beds. 2 queens, 1 full, 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
No loud music after 11. Firm 8 person max. no pets

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