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Big and Bright Mariner's Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 central air conditioning(new in 2017), 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Saugatuck

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.


Saugatuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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
No loud music after 11. Firm 8 person max. no pets


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Big and Bright Mariner's Cottage in Downtown Saugatuck
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Nice Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Nice location - walk to everything in town. Decorated nicely with an open layout with lot's of light and air movement. We used the outdoor deck for several meals. Our family of 7 fit just right.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Saugatuck home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the cottage. Plenty of room, all the amenities we needed and close to all the things we love to do. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pella, Iowa USA

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: June 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: June 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Checkin at 4pm, checkout at 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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