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The Oriole cottage is part of historic Bird Center Resort that has been catering to vacationers for 100 years and was fully renovated in 2005. This cozy cottage has all of the amenities for a great getaway that will keep you coming back. The studio space is small, but has everything you need with a kitchenette, queen size bed, and TV with DVD player and cable. Great outdoor Screened in porch and chairs on the deck with a partial view of Lake Kalamazoo, outdoor hot tub (open all year around) and a gas grill. Located just three blocks from all the shops, restaurants, and galleries of downtown Saugatuck, and just 5 minutes to any area beach. Walk to town or take a ride on the two bikes available below the unit. By renting this cottage you are agreeing to the following rules: 1.) All of our rentals are non-smoking. 2.) You and your guests are using our home at your own risk. We nor the owner of the property will be held responsible for any injuries that occur at the vacation rental or for any lost or stolen items. 3.) No boats or trailers are to be parked at our rental properties. Tents of any kind are not allowed. Arrangements for trailers need to be made. There is a parking lot for the cottage. 4.) Do not move the furniture. 5.) Each cottage has a maximum number of guests that is listed on this contract you must verify that it is correct. That number is not to be exceeded - this includes children and adults. For fire safety, we are required to limit the number in each home. If additional people are found to be staying at the cottage the entire group will be asked to vacate with no refund. Inflatable mattresses or alternative sleeping other than pack n plays or cribs are not allowed. Tents are also not allowed on the property. 6.) Pets are not permitted. If a pet is on the property then there will be a $150 fee and it will be required that the owner board the pet immediately. 7.) Damages are to be reported during your stay. If we find damage after you vacate, you authorize the charge to your credit card for replacement or repair or provide another credit card number, pay by cash or check. Damages reported upon arrival will not be guests' responsibility. 8.) Cleaners will come to the cottage after you have departed - they will not visit to clean, change linens, or replace towels during your stay. Please contact the office should you need assistance during your stay regarding any cleaning items. 9.) Grills are to be cleaned after each use. 10.) Quiet time is after 11pm nightly. We do not tolerate loud groups and college like parties anytime of the day or night. 11.) You are at least 25 years old and will be able to verify with valid identification during your stay if needed. 12.) Weddings and formal events are NOT permitted on our properties, if there is found to be a formal event on the property the entire group will be asked to vacate the property with a no refund. It is acceptable to have a visitors during the day hours but that number can not be more than double the maximum occupancy of the cottage. 13.) No more than 2 people in the hot tub at a time. Please rinse of all oils and lotions before entering the hot tub as the filter will not be able to keep up. KIDS CAN NOT BE IN THE HOT TUB WITOUT AN ADULT! 13.) Hot tub towels are provided. Please do not use bath towels for hot tub. Size: 27 m2. Amenities: Iron Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Bed Linen Towels, 2 x Cable TV, TV, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, Free Wireless Internet, Hot Tub, Towels, BBQ grill, blender, Queen size bed, Bed Linen, Smoke Detectors, Refrigerator; Bathroom, Kitchen
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Welcome to Saugatuck
Tucked into the sandy dunes of Lake Michigan's shores, Saugatuck and its twin city Douglas, just across the Kalamazoo River, enjoy stunning views, wide beaches, and a thriving culture. A 19th-century art colony, Saugatuck sets itself apart from other resort towns with its gallery-lined streets and laid-back, creative vibe. An appreciation of natural beauty will serve you well here, too, especially if you’re looking out over the lake from the top of Mount Baldhead, enjoying the panoramic sunset from one of the many beaches, or watching boats sail in and out of Saugatuck Harbor. In fact, this sense of the sublime seeps into all parts of life in Saugatuck, boosting its beloved wine, cider, and beer industries and fostering a renowned locavore food scene. For almost a half-century, the city's resorts, bars, and art galleries have welcomed a thriving LGBT community, and the town is sometimes called the Provincetown of the Midwest.
How do I get around Saugatuck?
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), in Grand Rapids, is the closest airport to Saugatuck. Located less than an hour away, it serves major cities around the country. Saugatuck is also within striking distance from Chicago (2.5 hours) and Detroit (3 hours), both of which have big airports that receive international flights. Amtrak trains connect nearby Holland (a 15-minute drive from Saugatuck) to Grand Rapids and Chicago. Once in town, a car is unnecessary. Rideshares are readily available and the local bus is on-demand: You simply call for a ride, and it takes you anywhere within the coverage area.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Saugatuck?
Saugatuck is at its best in summer, when warm, sunny days are tempered by lakeside breezes, and the evenings are cool and comfortable. It’s a time to soak in the sunshine, work up a sweat on nearby hiking trails, and cool off in the delightful blue waterways. The high season brings out boats, al fresco dining, and live music, showing off the town's best features. While the crisp fall days and variable spring weather make swimming less appealing, they do attract hikers, bikers, and gallery-goers to enjoy the area without the beach crowds. As in much of Michigan, the cold and snowy winters turn the nearby trails into a winter paradise for cross-country skiers, while others find it a cozy time to stay indoors in one of the area’s vacation rentals.
What are the top things to do in Saugatuck?
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Running 2.5 miles along the Lake Michigan shoreline, this 1,000-acre park stretches across rolling hills and coastal dunes, some as high as 200 feet tall. Beachgoers can hightail it straight to the sandy shore, but hikers — and, in winter, cross-country skiers — are keen to explore the park's small but impressive network of trails, keeping an eye out for migrating hawks, ducks, and shorebirds.
One of Saugatuck's many beaches, Oval earns worldwide renown for its setting against the high coastal dunes. Sailboats dot the water lapping the scenic shoreline, and the separation from the town gives the illusion of seclusion without the inconvenience. During the day, sunbathers and families gather here, enjoying the ample facilities and popular concession stand.
Saugatuck Chain Ferry
This piece of history still serves as an important part of Saugatuck's transportation infrastructure: the nation's last chain-driven ferry still in regular use. Built in 1838, the ferry crosses the 250-foot-wide Kalamazoo River, transporting riders from downtown to Oval Beach. The ferry is driven by an operator who turns a crank to pull the boat along the chain that crosses the water.