Boasting one of the best spots on the Kalamazoo River, the River Cottage Retreat is a close walk to the chain ferry, the stairs of Mt Baldhead, Oval Beach and the Ox-Bow Summer Art School. Whether sitting on the patio at the top of the riverbank or on the front deck and watching the boats in the channel there is always something to see and the location allows you to walk to everything that Saugatuck offers, yet it’s just far enough away from the traffic and activities to offer a relaxing vacation.
This charming, vintage cottage was built in the early 1920’s as a summer home. After a remodel & expansion in the 1960’s it has now recently again received a restoration & renovation to offer all of today’s modern day amenities while still keeping all of the charm of yesteryear. The peaceful setting features many places to explore; from hiking the large sand dunes & Oval Beach located behind the cottage to the short walk to the stairs of Mt Baldhead which features the most beautiful view of the town to the quick walk to historic ChainFerry which will bring you across the river into downtown Saugatuck with no need for a car. During the summer months take advantage of the every other Friday evening Open Studio Night and auction at the Ox-Bow Summer Art School; only a 10 minute walk from the cottage and not to be missed.
The cottage offers plenty of space for a small group of friends or family to relax & rejuvenate. The open layout of the living & dining space is perfect for sharing meals, playing games & reading books. The cottage features two bedrooms; one with a queen bed & one with two twin beds, one full bathroom as well as a separate laundry room. Also not to be missed is the private backyard space complete with patio dining furniture & grille perfect for enjoying meals outside in the summer or sipping on a cup of tea or a cocktail. This vacation rental is true gem offering a quiet setting with vintage charm while being just minutes from all of the action of downtown Saugatuck & Douglas.
Bedrooms: 2 (1 with a queen bed & 1 with two twin beds).
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Please note this property has a 3 night minimum stay during peak season.
Deposit & Cancellation Policies
A 50% deposit will be charged to your credit card for all stays. The balance will be charged to your credit card 14 days before your arrival. Cancellations for this property requires a 14 day notice. All holiday stays require a 30 day cancellation notice. A $49.00 transaction charge will be applied to all canceled reservations. Cancellations must be made by phone; e-mail cancellations will not be accepted. No shows or less than the required notice will result in full charge.