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Smitten Mitten

Smitten Mitten: Idyllic West Michigan Cottage. Relax on the rockers on the front screen porch or enjoy dinner under the stars on the back deck.

  4 guests
  1 bedroom
  1 full bathrooms
  900 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Common Space
1 Twin, 1 Trundle Bed


Smitten Mitten

Smitten Mitten is the ideal place for a relaxing getaway with your closest friends.

Spend the evening on the spacious back deck grilling up a delicious meal with the sparkle of fairy lights just overhead and millions of stars in the distance. The outdoor dining table provides a place for not only a meal, but also a game of cards, a few beverages, and laughter while making memories. The surrounding nature, including mature trees, will make you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere.

Located just a 1/2 mile from the center of downtown Saugatuck, you'll never be short of things to do. Shops, restaurants, ice cream, parks, and people watching are all just an easy stroll away. Smitten Mitten is also located across the street from the bike path which extends south into Douglas and north all the way to Grand Haven. If you're after Lake Michigan beaches and the sand between your toes, we have that too! The Saugatuck Dunes State Park, with hiking trails and beautiful beaches, is an easy 3 minute car ride or 15 minute bike right. The Oval Beach and Douglas Beach are also easily accessible with just a 7 minute drive.

You will fall in love with the interior of Smitten Mitten. Enter through the huge screen porch, with relaxing chairs and outside dining, to a grand room complete with soaring ceilings. The comfortable living room furniture is perfect for kicking back and watching a movie. Equipped kitchen with stainless appliances also has a butcher block island with snack bar seating. The farmhouse sink with oversized window overlooking the backyard provides a sweet touch of character. The unique master bedroom is a lofted space with large queen bed. Separate den off the living room provides extra sleeping on the day bed with trundle. The full bathroom in this home is a true treasure. With stone flooring, farmhouse style lighting, and a claw foot bath, you'll love your time in here. For a real treat, sink into a tub full of bubbles and watch the trees out the adjacent picture window.

Smitten Mitten is a magical place to get away - you'll want to return again and again!

Please Note
  • The bathroom has a door for privacy, but no other rooms do. Both the lofted bedroom and the den are open to the main living area. 
  • Heating is central throughout the house. Air conditioning is provided by a wall unit in the living room that cools the entire cottage.
  • There are no window coverings. Most windows have trees just outside them, but you can see the neighboring house in a few places.
  • The den has an Ikea Hemnes day bed with trundle. If you use the trundle, the beds lay side by side equivalent size to a king bed.
  • We ask that you only use the fireplace in the winter. 
  • There is no cable service provided. There is a Smart TV so you can stream all your favorite apps. Please remember to log out before your departure.


Smitten Mitten
Sleeps 4
Lofted Bedroom (Queen Bed)
Open Den (Day Bed with Trundle)
Full Bathroom (Claw Foot Tub and Shower Combo)
Open Floor Plan
Equipped Kitchen
No Dishwasher
Keurig & Drip Coffee Maker
Flat Screen Smart TV
Wireless Internet
Wood Burning Fireplace - Winter use only please
Washer & Dryer
Huge Deck
Outdoor Dining
Charcoal BBQ Grill
Screen Porch
Private Space Surrounded by Trees
Fully Fenced Backyard
Relaxing and Breezy Atmosphere
Off Street Parking for 2 Cars
Dogs Welcome with additional $100 per pet fee

0.5 mile to downtown Saugatuck
1.9 miles to downtown Douglas
3.4 miles to the Douglas Beach
3.8 miles to the Saugatuck Dunes State Park
4.2 miles to the Oval Beach
10 miles to Fenn Valley Winery
10.2 miles to downtown Holland
21 miles to downtown South Haven



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Reviewed: Jul 8, 2023
We loved the Smitten Mitten! The coziest cottage and a friendly, accommodating realty group.
Reviewed: Jul 3, 2023
We loved the Smitten Mitten! The coziest cottage and a friendly, accommodating realty group.
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
We loved the kitchen and used the fireplace every day. The location is convenient to everything. We walked to town & drove to Saugatuck Dunes. The wooded (fenced) yard is so private & perfect for our 4 month old golden retriever who loves to explore. Thank you!
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
We had a lovely time and were very cozy in the Smitten Mitten.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
Pleasant cottage/home w/very private backyard. All amenities were available. Would rent here again!
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
The check-in process was good & close to the property. The staff was friendly/knowledgeable. The area was very nice! We enjoyed walking near the water. Everything about the property was amazing.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022
Very cute house with plenty of privacy and a relaxing front and back porch. The backyard area was perfect for our dogs and better than expected. The house was clean and comfortable. We brought our electric scooters and could easily ride into downtown to shop and dine. The downtown area was also within walking distance from this house.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022
What a cute property! We enjoyed our stay for girls weekend away! Well stocked, cute porch and deck, close to town and very clean. This home is tucked away off the Main Street, feels like a cozy cottage. Open concept, nice kitchen that was well stocked and we loved the screened in front porch and back deck!
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2022
No issues at all - truly a perfect getaway for two people! Location was great, very quiet and private. Loved everything about it.
Reviewed: May 29, 2022
Great place for a romantic getaway or long weekend. The host gave us plenty of suggestions to make our stay in Saugatuck memorable. And morning coffee on the screened in front porch is wonderful. We loved our stay.
Reviewed: May 26, 2022
Thanks for a wonderful stay. Great location and a perfectly charming spot. Loved the space and appreciated the communication. It was clean, bright and exactly the get away we needed. Loved the layout and cozy details. Well be back!
Reviewed: May 10, 2022
Very clean and cozy with lots of nice homey touches. Loved the location for daily walks and runs. Communication was great. Wed stay again!
Reviewed: May 7, 2022
Great stay -- very cute little cabin. Fireplace works great.
Reviewed: Mar 29, 2022
Had a great stay at this property! Everything was great from check in to cleanliness and location. The property is private but still very close to town, it is quiet and a perfect place to unwind and relax.
Reviewed: Mar 20, 2022
Had a great time. Very cozy. Close to everything.
Reviewed: Dec 11, 2021
This house is adorable! It was perfect for our little family of three and our dogs. Having a yard with a fence around it was a big bonus. Loved the coziness of the real fireplace. Location is nice close to town but a nice quiet area. Love the screened in porch. Kitchen is well equipped. Fun touches including a record player with some good records, some games. Upstairs loft bedroom is super cute but the peaked ceiling may result in some accidental head bangs, especially if youre tall. Fortunately, we arent. Ha! We would definitely come back. Thank you for the lovely getaway.
Reviewed: Nov 16, 2021
Great little house. We loved our stay and cant wait to come back!
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2021
Such a beautiful place! Love the screened in front porch and wood burning fireplace and that you were dog friendly! Our two pups had a great time! Would definitely come back.
Reviewed: May 24, 2021
Mill Pond Realty is a wonderful company. Check-in and check-out was seamless and friendly. Top customer service. The cottage we rented, Smitten Mitten in Saugatuck, was very clean/tidy, well organized, and absolutely wonderful for a 9 days vacation from the Chicago area. Central location as well and walking distance from Saugatuck. Thanks again for the wonderful and top notch experience! Thanks so much for everything. We had a wonderful time in Saugatuck and we will be back soon!
Reviewed: Apr 13, 2021
We loved our stay at the Smitten Mitten! As other reviewers have shared, the loft bedroom and the stairs up there are pretty sloped and narrow so if you have any mobility concerns at all Id be careful! For my husband and I, it was not much of an issue. Aside from that, this property is absolutely incredible. The living area is spacious and cozy at the same time, with a fully functional kitchen and a comfy couch. Both the screened in front porch and the fenced in back yard made it easy to enjoy the nice weather and keep our dog from running amok at the same time. We would love to stay at the Smitten Mitten again!
Reviewed: Mar 26, 2021
Great stay! This was in a nice spot close to town but it felt very tucked away. The hosts were very responsive and helpful.
Reviewed: Mar 24, 2021
This space is so charming and delightful. You really feel secluded, even though everything worth seeing in Saugatauk is a stones throw away. Mill Pond Realty is very thoughtful about ensuring you have everything you need. We would revisit in a heartbeat.
Reviewed: Mar 15, 2021
We booked the Smitten Mitten to get a change of scenery. Saugatuck is just a little over an hour from home, but this little cottage and the town made us feel like we really got away. The cottage is so cute and had everything we needed to cook and relax. The kitchen is great. We brought firewood and had a fire going nearly the whole time during our stay. We were brought our 4 month old Golden Retriever puppy along for hiking and walks so the fenced yard was great! Its an easy ~10-15 walk to town and just a 5 minute drive to Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Theres a bike path that could take you there too. Like other reviewers have mentioned, the loft sleeping space is a little tight, height wise. We wondered if it could be reconfigured so the bed isnt under the lowest part of the ceiling. Its still cute though and the bed was comfortable. Would love to enjoy the screened porch and deck in warmer weather.
Reviewed: Feb 28, 2021
This was the perfect getaway! A cute cozy cabin just a few minutes away from downtown Saugatuck!
Reviewed: Jan 16, 2021
We loved our stay at the Smitten Mitten. We brought our dogs who enjoyed the walks around town and nearby hiking. The house was the perfect size. We came in late November so the ability to have a fire at night was a huge plus. We really loved your space and sincerely appreciate your help with the landscapers. All around this was a wonderful stay for us. Thank you!
Reviewed: Jan 16, 2021
This house is an absolute gem tucked away in the pines. Its like an extra large tiny house. We visited over a snowy winter weekend and the space & location really delivered! We enjoyed cooking and eating (and cleaning up!) in the beautiful kitchen with the big picture window looking out at the snow. The large butcher block table was great for playing board games and enjoying meals. The fireplace was a big hit as well, we barely needed to turn the television on as we preferred to watch the fire! We brought our own bedding, I do suggest that you do as well, including pillows. All the bedding here is very standard and I feel we wouldnt have been quite as cozy without those comforts. This house is exactly as described location wise, right down the street from all of Saugatucks shops and restaurants. We had a wonderful time walking from the house to Downtown several times, there is a large sidewalk path. I highly recommend this house and would absolutely stay again!


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