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Birdie Cottage

Birdie Cottage: 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


Birdie Cottage 

Birdie Cottage 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. Birdie Cottage 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. 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 Birdie Cottage. 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. The equipped kitchen with stainless appliances also has an island with snack bar seating. The farmhouse sink with an oversized window overlooking the backyard provides a sweet touch of character. The unique master bedroom is a lofted space with a large queen bed. The separate den off the living room provides extra sleeping on the day bed with a 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 here. For a real treat, sink into a tub full of bubbles and watch the trees out the adjacent picture window.

Birdie Cottage 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 a trundle. If you use the trundle, the beds lay side by side equivalent size to a king bed.
  • 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.


Birdie Cottage
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
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: Apr 13, 2021
We loved our stay at the Birdie Cottage! 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 Birdie Cottage 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 Birdie Cottage 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 Birdie Cottage. 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!
Reviewed: Dec 13, 2020
Cozy cottage, close to the center of town. We enjoyed the ease of walking to downtown, but the privacy the property provides.
Reviewed: Nov 9, 2020
The Birdie Cottage was the perfect fall getaway for our family of 3. Our daughter was quite comfortable in the downstairs bed and my husband and I were cozy in the loft. The space was so cute and very private as well. You are so close to everything downtown and taking a walk to town was the highlight of the days. Would love to experience the Cardinal Cottage in the summer as well.
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2020
We loved everything about this cute house! Perfect location and perfectly decorated. Loved the screened in porch and the big back deck. Super Comfy!
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2020
Lovely, secluded, delightful!
Reviewed: Aug 10, 2020
Super charming getaway within walking distance to downtown!
Reviewed: Jul 20, 2020
Perfect retreat close to town.
Reviewed: Jan 16, 2020
The space is beautiful, and the location was ideal. Communication is easy with Mill Pond. We hope to return in the future!
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2019
Great space for my little family of three! The upstairs loft had enough space for our travel crib and we used the front room as a staging area for our luggage. We loved the furnishings and kitchen. Both the bathroom and front room were pretty dark, but the rest of the house had plenty of natural light and fixtures! We really enjoyed our time.
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2019
Could not have been happier with our stay at the Birdie Cottage! We were able to walk to downtown Saugatuck. The house was clean and just so adorable! We had a very relaxing stay and would highly recommend this place for couples or small families!
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2019
Amazing location, great house! Customer service was also superb. Loved our stay and would come back again.
Reviewed: May 21, 2019
The Birdie Cottage was quaint, cozy, and exactly as described. If youre looking for a great place to spend some quality time with a significant other, this is a great place to do it. This place manages to meld privacy with a fantastic location. The house is a 15 minute walk from everything in Saugatuck, but you would never know it sitting next to the fireplace. The back deck was a great place to sit and eat breakfast as the sun came up, and the kitchen provided great space for cooking throughout the weekend. My wife and I will definitely be back during the summertime. Check-in was very easy, and the Mill Pond staff was very responsive with a number you can text for questions at any point during your stay. Would definitely recommend this place. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay in the Birdie Cottage. Thanks for being a great host.
Reviewed: May 21, 2019
Amazing house! Everything and more in this small but unique home. The back porch, loft and kitchen were our favorite spots. Great laundry and well stocked kitchen. I want to visit again for sure!
Reviewed: May 21, 2019
The Birdie Cottage was the perfect place for a cozy, winter getaway. The property was exactly as described and a joy to stay in. We hope to be back again soon!
Reviewed: May 21, 2019
Birdie Cottage was the perfect weekend getaway. With a fast-paced and always-busy lifestyle in Chicago, its hard to measure just how valuable a quiet weekend away can be. This house was perfect; we went through 8 bundles of firewood and cooked a great dinner every night in the lovely kitchen. Upon arrival, the whole place was spotless and took great care in its purpose as a rental. Mill Pond Realty gave us tips and recommendations in town, all of which were easily walkable from the great location of the house. The dogs loved the fenced backyard and ability to stretch out by the fire, and an empty (and clean) refrigerator meant we could stock up for elaborate meals. Nice touches like a Sonos and record player (complete with a perfectly eclectic selection) finished it off nicely. We will be renting this house a few times a year moving forward. Our first experience will be tough to improve on but between this house and the hospitality that was provided, I see no reason to look elsewhere
Reviewed: May 21, 2019
Had an amazing weekend! We didnt want to leave. We felt so cozy and at home.
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2017
We really enjoyed our stay here. It is a very cozy and warm cottage. The house is well equipped and we loved how every inch was efficiently used! Thanks to the owners for sharing their sweet home away from home.
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2017
Five Stars! Birdie Cottage was immaculate, beautiful, and comfortable. A very cute cottage on a lovely, private, wooded lot. It was a perfect place for a weekend getaway for two.
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2017
Staying at Birdie Cottage was a dream. The house is so charming and beautiful and had everything we needed. It was also so close to everything we wanted to do. I cant imagine that a better place to stay exists. Everyone we dealt with at Mill Pond was so friendly and helpful as well. We will be back!
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2017
Wonderful cottage-- perfect getaway close to town and a great place to relax. Were Smitten!


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