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Cozy Cottage, Dog Friendly! (No Pet Fee) Walk to the Beach from The Nutshell!!

People4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Cute, cozy cottage backing up to wooded dunes within walking distance of Mount Baldhead (10 min), Oval Beach (20 min), Saugatuck Chain Ferry (15 min), and Oxbow Art Institute (5 min).

Dock accommodations possible across the street depending on availability. Ten to fifteen minute drive to downtown Saugatuck or Douglas to enjoy quaint city parks, restaurants, shops, and art galleries. Twenty-five minutes to Holland to enjoy a Dutch Community including the annual Tulip Festival. A calm restful setting with plenty of outdoor activities to entertain the entire family or have a romantic weekend!

Keywords: Cabin, Summer Rental, Dock Rental Available, vacation rental

More Details

Property Manager
Denise Reed
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Denise Reed

The Nutshell has been a part of our family for over 50 years. We love the area, and are excited for you to spend your time away in our little version of paradise!

Denise Reed purchased this cottage in 1950

Guestbook comments from the manager

My wife & I spent our 9th straight weekend along Lake Mi. We have visited a number of cottages and none are as 'cozy' as The Nutshell. We had a shortened stay due to my football teams game, but we were able to enjoy Mt. Baldhead Hike (yes there is a top!), Oval Beach, Downtown Saugatuck, Downtown Douglas, Holland, Mi, & the grill and picnic table at the Nutshell.



Thanks for the great place to stay and location! Other than us losing the keys for a couple hours, we had a great time!
Sep 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saugatuck in Allegan County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen Bed, 1 sofa that folds out to queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wooded Back Yard, Picnic Table, Boat Dock Available for additional charge

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cozy Cottage, Dog Friendly! (No Pet Fee) Walk to the Beach from The Nutshell!!
average rating of 4.8133335 based on 89 reviews
5

Cozy, Clean, Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is adorable. It is tiny, but has everything you need. Love the location. Saugatuck is a short drive away or an even shorter walk and chain ferry ride across the river. So many things to do and places to see that are a 30 minute drive or less away. Lake Michigan beaches, (there's one just over the dune behind the cottage if you want to challenge yourself to the 300 stairs to get to Oval Beach-otherwise you can drive), shops, restaurants, wineries, farm markets, art studios, antique shops and more! I highly recommend the Nutshell and the area of Saugatuck/Douglas.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Streetsboro, Ohio
5

Amazing little gem!

  • 5 of 5

July 2-7, 2017

Best vacation ever! This little cottage had everything we needed and more!

Good use of space and very comfortable for us and our dog, we didn't lack for anything during our visit! We also appreciate that our dog, Brandy, was welcome. No doubt about it, we will reserve the Nutshell next summer and hope to make this a yearly trip! Two thumbs up and Five Stars for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the nutshell!!! It's a beautiful cozy cottage with everything you would ever need. The ownwr has literally thought of everything in order to make your stay very enjoyable. The Saugatuck/ Douglas area is beautiful and we enjoyed climbing Mt Baldhead and the museum located directly across the street. We hope to return again next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Everything was provided that we could have possibly needed. Immaculate and comfortable. Perfect for two people. Quiet location. Great area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caledonia, MI
5

Perfect place to decompress and relax

  • 5 of 5

The Nutshell was the perfect place for me while I attended a two week class at Ox Bow. My class was a short 5 minute walk from the cottage. All of the essentials were provided for me to make simple meals (I just added groceries). It was nice to sit on the sun porch to eat or just reflect on the day - and wait for the daily visit from the neighborhood deer. Everything was very clean and organized. I stayed by myself this time but would like to return for a stay with my husband.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A perfect get away place

  • 4 of 5

The Nutshell is well thought out in great detail. Everything you could possibly need is supplied. It was also reassuring to have neighbors like the Wewiggs nearby as a reference. It is the ideal place to get away from it all. There are minor, very minor glitches. The TV reception is poor, and despite the extraordinary efforts of the Wewiggs, the WiFi never did work.

Personally, neither was needed. Grab bars in the shower would make guests feel more secure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saugatuck, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£229
for 2 nights
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£85
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£105
Fri,Sat
£602
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.26
Damage Deposit £77.68

Reservation is not confirmed until deposit is received. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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