Craftsman Cottage is the perfect place when looking for a peaceful setting and yet is just a few short blocks from Douglas Beach. Located just over the bridge, Craftsman Cottage features two bedrooms with queen beds, one full bath, fully equipped kitchen, and spacious dining & family room. The deck and large backyard make the perfect retreat on a warm summer night. This historic 100-year-old bungalow has won a Historic Preservation Award is has been decorated and furnished to reflect the era in which it was built. This home comfortably accommodates four guests and up to six with an air mattress.

Please note: this property is NOT located at Bella Vita Suites and does not include toiletries or daily room refresh services.

Accommodates: 4 (6 if you request air mattress)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

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(Memorial Day & 4th of July weekends as well as Labor Day weekend) all require a 3 night minimum stay.

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.


Beautiful historic cottage close to Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo river. I disagree with previous reviews as the cottage was clean and there was plenty of hot water. We couldn’t get the WiFi to work but were okay with that. Walking distance to the lake and river. Added bonus is an easy walk to the Saugatuck ferry for a short cut (without a car to park) to downtown Saugatuck!


“We (two couples) had a wonderful stay at the charming craftsman’s cottage for our first visit to the Douglas/Saugatuck area (we knew very little about this great community before our visit and will definitely be coming back!). Loved the location on a quiet, tree-lined street – great for morning walks along the lakeshore. We appreciated the thoughtful and artful details throughout the cottage and the multiple outdoor seating areas with a fire-pit / grill. In addition to the more heavily trafficked downtown Saugatuck (Uncommon Coffee Roasters and Grow for breakfast were favorites), we enjoyed the charms of downtown Douglas – its galleries, Kismet bakery, Wild Dog Grille (Austin Cheesesteak!), Everyday People Cafe (Bloody Mary bar), and Borrowed Time (wine cafe with live outdoor music). ”