Area: Saugatuck Riverfront
Sleeps: 1-8 (Sleeps 6 in beds & 2 in sofa-bed in the living room)
Bedrooms: 3 (2 w/queen beds,1 w/twin beds)
Baths: 2 (both w/showers)
Weekly: $2550 – $2975 Weekly rentals ONLY during Summer Season; Memorial Day thru Labor Day – Sat. to Sat. Rental Cycle
Nightly: $350 – $425 Spring & Fall Seasons Only – depending upon the day of the week, number of guests, and Season
Pets: With Prior Approval – $100 fee
Cleaning Fee: $100
This historic riverfront cottage sits high above the Kalamazoo River connecting Saugatuck to Lake Michigan. It is a short walk to Saugatuck’s finest downtown restaurants.
There are sleeping accommodations for 6 to 8 people. There are 3 bedrooms with comfortable beds for 6 adults and a sofa-bed in the living room which is suitable for occasional guests.
While the original cottage was built well over 100 years ago it has been kept current by many improvements over the years. Recent upgrades include central air conditioning, new paint and carpeting, a large SMART TV and entertainment center, high-speed broadband WiFi throughout, a hot tub overlooking the river, and in 2020/21 a new boat dock with a large adjoining deck.
The spacious screened porch sits 40 feet above the river and opens unto the living room and kitchen allowing for an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The sweeping views of boat traffic and wildlife from the porch are remarkable.
The master bedroom is just off the dining room and kitchen on the main level and has a comfortable queen bed and adjoining bathroom with shower. The main level also has a large dining/living room with a cathedral ceiling and a queen sofa-bed. The lower level has two bedrooms (one with a queen bed & one with twin beds) and a bathroom w/shower. A washer and dryer are also on the lower level. There is a covered deck running across the full width of the cottage with casual seating and a table and chairs. It has an equally spectacular view of the river and lower yard but is not screened.
On cooler days and nights, the central air conditioning is often not needed, as the cottage is comfortably cooled by the large shade trees, river and lake breezes, and numerous overhead fans.
There is a large yard on the river level, 30-40 feet below the cottage. It is ideal for sunbathing, fishing, family gatherings, lawn games, or enjoying the fire pit. Fishing from this level is usually good and small boats or jet skis can be tied up to the seawall. Last Summer (2020) Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River water levels were at record heights, often coming over the seawall creating standing water in the lower lawn. During those times it was not possible to tie a boat up safely to the seawall. Fortunately, Lake Michigan levels have receded and projections are for them to continue lowering this 2021 Summer. This is good news and will make the lawn enjoyable again. In addition, we are adding backfill behind the seawall and are building a large deck that’s well above the prior water levels. A new 40′ dock was also constructed in late Fall. These two additions will ensure that your family has a dry place to hang out on the river level and enjoy the yard and access to the river. If you have your own runabout, fishing boat, or sport boat the dock can be rented for a reasonable fee for your stay. If you rent a pontoon or other boat locally, daily dockage can be arranged.
Small pets (dogs only) are allowed with prior approval and your commitment to the Pet Policy. This requires payment of the Pet Fee and Refundable Damage Deposit plus agreement to crate or kennel the pet whenever it is left alone in the cottage.
There is off-street parking for 3 cars ONLY. Additional parking is available on nearby public streets. Tents, RVs and Motor Homes are not allowed on the property or parking area at any time
Due to COVID-19 blankets and towels are NOT provided. Bed pads, pillows, sheets, pillowcases, bath mats, and dish towels are included as they can be sanitized effectively. Please bring your own blankets, bath, and beach towels.