Pure Michigan! Brown Cottage Retreat

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Entire cottage hosted by Rob

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Welcome to Pure Michigan! Enjoy your cottage oasis and escape from it all. Nestled among a group of 4 cottages, you will fall in love with this inviting and luxurious Michigan experience.

Come see why Saugatuck has been named one of Americas best small towns year over year and home to some of the finest beaches in the great lakes.

The space
This cottage has a great open floor plan – the kitchen/dining area, and living room all flow from one to the next with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the rear private patio/hot tub. The cottage also features a natural gas fireplace that sits at the head of the living room, and offers a 49" Smart TV with Netflix (no cable) above the mantle.
Here is an overview of the sleeping spaces and bathrooms:
- Bedroom 1 - Queen
- Bedroom 2 - Queen
- Bathroom – Tub/Shower Combo, Toilet & Sink

In the bathrooms, you will find plenty of amenities including hand soap pumps, shower pumps dispensing shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

The kitchen is stocked with all the utensils, serving dishes and small appliances you’ll need to make and serve a full meal. Our most common questions regarding the kitchen are about coffee makers and toasters. The coffee maker uses coffee grounds and has a wire mesh reusable filter. As for appliances- everything is stainless steel and includes a double basin sink, dishwasher, electric range, over the range built-in microwave, and of course a refrigerator with an automatic ice maker.

We do not allow pets on the property. No exceptions! Please do not email us asking to bring your pet!!

This home also offers both a private front deck, and private rear deck. Both are great, but we think of the front as one to keep an eye on the action (or the kids), and the back more private for relaxing in or out of your private hot tub (open year-round). On the common grounds you'll see plenty of grass to set up your own yard games, and you'll also find a shared fire pit (fire wood not included), and shared propane grills (propane provided).
Please note that the cottage is attached to another cottage. So there is one shared wall with the other cottage. Please be considerate about noise levels.
Now that we know this is an amazing property, let’s talk about the location...

Our most common question is about the home’s proximity to the beach and downtown. Douglas Beach is along Lakeshore Drive, and while it has limited parking, this free cliff-style beach accessible by stairs is only 3.2 miles from the home. Once there, on the upper level you can also enjoy a nice walk along the coastline of beautiful Lakeshore Drive – amazing views of Lake Michigan and its beautiful sunsets will be on one side, and some really amazing homes on the other. But if you’re coming here for the beach, you probably want to check out award winning Oval Beach. If Oval is your destination, it really doesn’t matter where you stay in town, as long as you pick a property between the two main exits for Saugatuck/Douglas (exits 36 & 41). With the town being so small, the driving time to Oval Beach will be roughly the same for every vacation rental in town, give or take a few minutes. I say this because there is a long stretch of winding/wooded country drive approaching Oval Beach that is really not designed for pedestrians, and with this area being so small, no property really has a big “Oval Beach” advantage since you really need to arrive there on some wheels. It’s a gorgeous beach, but plan to drive or take the “Interurban Oval Beach Shuttle” from town if you are going.

As for exact distances…
- Douglas Beach is 3.2 miles from this home
- Oval Beach is 4.2 miles from this home
- Oval Beach is 3.2 miles from downtown Saugatuck
- Downtown Saugatuck is 1.0 miles from this home
- Exit 36 off of Highway 196 is 2.9 miles from this home
- Exit 41 off of Highway 196 is 1.8 miles from this home

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV with Netflix
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Saugatuck, Michigan, United States

Maple Street runs along the east side of downtown, parallel to Blue Star Highway, and is a great location to make home base for your stay! In the warmer months you might choose to walk into downtown- it maps at exactly a mile to the Saugatuck Center For The Arts, but in inclement or extreme hot/cold weather, it might be better to stick to the car (or make dad drop you off so you don’t have to fight for parking)!

Unsure if you’re looking at the right properties for your visit to Saugatuck/Douglas? Let us help…. so, if you’re looking to visit Saugatuck/Douglas, zoom in near Saugatuck using the map program of your choice, and you'll see highway 196, exit 36 (Douglas exit just south of Saugatuck Brewing Company). Near exit 36, if you look along the Michigan coastline, you’ll see a street called Lakeshore Drive. Notice as you follow it south, it dead ends… cuts off… for us, that’s the “end of the world”. Ideally you want to be north of this cutoff when you make your vacation rental selection if you’re visiting Saugatuck/Douglas. No matter what city your map program thinks you’re in, if you’re north of this break in Lakeshore Drive, you’re in Saugatuck or Douglas. This is right near the border of Fennville, and with many of these being private drives, the map programs don’t have all of these addresses correct. On the North side, you can follow 196 on the map up to the next exit (exit 41 – Saugatuck exit near Burger King and the new Guardian Brewery), and feel comfortable selecting properties anywhere along the way between exits 36 & 41. On the east side, I’d probably try to stay West of 63rd St, and definitely west of 58th St. This is a really small area, so one good thing about staying closer to far edges of this area I described is that you likely will get a more secluded and relaxing experience in your vacation rental, while still being super-close to downtown/restaurants/beaches/etc.. of course staying near town has its perks too- you can ditch the car and walk to food/bars/shopping/etc.

This particular property is just east of downtown Saugatuck, right in the center of everything, so you'll enjoy easy access to both downtown Saugatuck and Douglas, Douglas & Oval Beaches, Dunes State Park, and everything else you would want to explore and enjoy in town..... but..... you're far enough outside of downtown, that heavy pedestrian and car traffic, and parking won't be a problem!

Hosted by Rob

  1. Joined in April 2019
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During your stay

Since the unit has keyless entry allowing for easy self-check-in/check-out, we likely won't have the pleasure of meeting in person. Of course, if you need anything during your stay, we're just a text away, and live just a few minutes down the road should a problem arise. We've also provided lots of information in our online and in-room guidebooks, but don't hesitate to ask if we can help with any additional needs/suggestions. Shortly after booking, the first message you receive in the Airbnb Message center will contain a unique 4-digit passcode. This passcode will be used to access the unit throughout your stay and will enable you to check-in as late as you'd like. You will have neighbors nearby that I'm sure you'll be respectful of throughout your stay- especially if you will be arriving late at night. As such, we do not restrict how late you can arrive, and exterior lights in the front are on a timer to be sure you can find your way in after dark. Please note that we tend to keep the property pretty full/busy, so we normally can not accommodate early check-ins or late checkouts, but are happy to send you a message via the Airbnb Message Center when the unit is ready upon request.
Since the unit has keyless entry allowing for easy self-check-in/check-out, we likely won't have the pleasure of meeting in person. Of course, if you need anything during your stay…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $400

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