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Walk to Beach - Cozy Douglas Cottage - Close to Downtown Saugatuck

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath - Just 3 blocks from the beautiful sunsets on Lake Michigan

Writer's Cove - Chapter 2 is nestled in a wooded setting just three blocks from Douglas Beach. This 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom duplex with a deck, full kitchen and sleeping accommodations for 6 if using the fold out queen sleeper sofa. Only a 5 minute walk to Douglas Beach, this home is in the perfect location for small families or a small group of friends looking for a great getaway!

Perfectly equipped for a short or long stay, Chapter Two has hardwood floors throughout, an open Living Area, a Kitchen and a great back yard with a deck, gas grill, outdoor seating, and a fire pit! With partially fenced-in back yard, this home is great for dogs! Full Size Washer and Dryer in the unit.

This home has 2 bedrooms--one with a Queen bed and the other with 2 Twins/Split King, a pull out sofa and a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. The living area has seating for 6+ with a flat screen 32'' HDTV, Cable TV, DVD player, access to Netflix and full WiFI throughout the house. Equipped with games and a library of reading materials. The Living Area opens up into the bright Kitchen which has everything you need to cook great meals.

Pets are also welcome with a required pet fee.

If you are looking for a simple getaway close to the beach and town, Writer's Cove Chapter Two is a great way to go! Staying with a larger group? Reserve Chapter One as well to sleep up to 12 people between the two units! Listing # 686502

VRBO #686502

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Why Jackie chose Southwest

It's a little piece of heaven


Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bath with Shower / Full Tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , King Split Converter Available
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa folds out to full bed
  • Two Bedrooms - 1 Queen and 1 with 2 Twins / King Split Converter. Sofa folds out into a Full Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Walk to Beach - Cozy Douglas Cottage - Close to Downtown Saugatuck
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Nicely updated

  • 5 of 5

The duplex is nicely updated. The place was very clean and had the necessary essentials for making meals. The beach is only about 5 minutes from there. It is a small beach and limited parking so being fairly close was helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Clean, cute and charming. Great location!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very clean and cute and suited our needs perfectly. The owner promptly answered any questions we had. We did not know this was an attached unit- it was no problem though. Will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home just a few minutes walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 kids (age 6 and 9) stayed at this home for 7 days. The house was the perfect size for our family. Kids had their own room, with their own beds. This is great when you want to wind down at night and watch a little TV in the living room. The house is very well maintained and very clean. There is a beautiful deck and patio in the back where we were able to use the fire pit (wood provided) to hang out in the evening and make some smores for the kids. The beach is so close, you can walk there in the morning, come back home for lunch and then go back again. No car needed! This was perfect for our family.

One more thing...the owner, Jackie is very accommodating. We had a brief internet issue and she was immediately got the management company involved to come over and fix it. She even offered to compensate us for the trouble...very nice touch.

We will definitely be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage 5 minutes from Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in Douglas, with this cottage as our base. It really is only a 5 minute walk to the tiny (but very nice) Douglas Public Beach. The decorating is lovely and the back yard (deck, grill, patio) is welcoming. The house was clean and comfortable. I'd stay here again and I would recommend it to friends. It was very easy to work with Jackie for the rental: she's timely and organized.

We didn't do much cooking--but the coffee maker works and there are nice big cups for coffee. In addition, we recommend Wild Dog Grille and The Kirby for good dining in Douglas.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Writer's Chapter 2 house. It was decorated beachy cute inside and out, super clean and well appointed with everything you need on vacation! We loved walking around the beautiful neighborhood, running along the coast, sunning at the beach and exploring Saugatuck. The back patio was a relaxing place to admire the forest and birds, play family games (provided at the house) and grill. Suagatuck is a quaint town with great restaurants and shops and very dog friendly! Hercules was our favorite restaurant. We highly recommend this great home!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and we loved the location. It was perfect for our family of five.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Wild Dog Bar & Grille
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Kirby House


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Cancellations that are made 60 days prior to arrival date will incur no penalty.
Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival date will incur a $200 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.