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

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Saugatuck

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen Bed, 1 sofa that folds out to queen size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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
Wooded Back Yard, Picnic Table, Boat Dock Available for additional charge


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Cozy Cottage, Dog Friendly! (No Pet Fee) Walk to the Beach from The Nutshell!!
average rating of 4.835165 based on 105 reviews

Great stay at the Nutshell

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the cottage. It was just enough space for my wife and I, and had all the amenities we needed. We also really appreciated being able to easily walk from the cottage to Oval Beach. We would absolutely stay again at this wonderful property.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small but cute!

  • 5 of 5

Hadn’t all the amenities you need away from home. Small but big enough for two! Would definitely stay again and recommend to a friend.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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“A Delight”

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your little Nutshell with us. We really enjoyed it and how the inside was detailed. The Toy Poodles loved it too and we enjoyed our walk to the dock where we would sit and take it all in every Morning. The location is great and we will look now for openings for our next visit. We would love to know the history on the Nutshell. Thanks Eileen and Kim

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a minimalist getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Nutshell was just right for my solo vacation. I had everything I needed, nothing more, nothing less. It was just right. And although it's set amongst other other houses, it's right up against some forest, so you can hear the animals at night if you're sitting outside. Gave me a peaceful, quiet place to stay, but not far from the beach or town. It would be perfect for a single or couple getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a "tiny" house with all the necessities.

  • 5 of 5

It was little but had all that was needed. The bed was hard to crawl over a person. The yard was great for our 4 legged family member. Cute spot.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tiny house, perfect romantic getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We found that the property was well located. Not too far of a drive into town. Lovely little cabin perfect for two. We spent perfect stormy nights with our little family which includes our four legged babies. At night there are families of deers around sorrounding properties, super enchanting. We are simply looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Saugatuck

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$134.78
Cleaning Fee AU$101.09

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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