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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 day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 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 4.8255816 based on 100 reviews
Wheeling, IL

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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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really liked staying at the Nutshell. The location is perfect - very private. The back patio was awesome - lots of deer friends at night! Our dogs liked it. It was a bit small once we put the dog beds down, but we really did enjoy our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peoria IL

Cute, clean, tidy and everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway! Very cute and tidy. The owners have thought of everything to provide a pleasant experience. Convenient location and beautiful area. We loved The Nutshell and plan to visit again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fit for an outdoor couple

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the nutshell! My fiancé and I brought our pup up for a weekend away, and we loved how cozy the cabin was. It's near the beach and downtown! Perfect spot for a weekend getaway. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The nutshell was a small. Quaint cottage in quiet area

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Nutshell. We would do it again !

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Clair Shores, Michigan

Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property close to every thing! With the chain link ferry into all of the amazing shops in Saugutuck and just a short walk to oval beach to watch the sunset. A great place to experience Saugutuck!

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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$128.39
Cleaning Fee AU$96.29

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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