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Art Coast Cottage

Art Coast Cottage: A magical escape from ordinary life, tucked near the Ox-Bow School of Art Campus

  8 guests
  4 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
1 Bunk Bed, 1 Trundle Bed


Art Coast Cottage

This is the cottage you've been looking for. An escape from ordinary life, tucked away in the Lake Michigan sand dunes near the Oxbow School of Art campus. You will feel as though you've been transported into another time and place. This secluded, quiet, wooded setting is truly magical!

Take joy in the slower pace and be off the beaten path. Relax on the wrap around covered porch with your morning cup of coffee while listening to the songs of the local birds. If Lake Michigan is calling your name, you have the option of walking, biking, or driving to the Oval Beach which is only 1.2 miles by road. Mt. Baldhead is 0.5 mile away for great hiking and beautiful views, and then perhaps a backside hike down to the Oval Beach! The Chain Ferry is nearby as well, 0.7 from the cottage and will take you across the river into the heart of Saugatuck for great shopping and dining. In the evenings, you'll want to gather around the fire pit to make s'mores and laugh about times gone by or sit at the table chatting, playing cards, assembling puzzles or playing board games.

Built in 2012, the “Art Coast Cottage” shows near new.  The cottage offers all the modern amenities including a fully equipped kitchen and adjacent dining area are great for meals at home. The dining table is made out of a family shipping crate dating back to 1924 - truly magical! Enjoy a quick breakfast before you go out exploring for all that Saugatuck has to offer or make an entire dinner to eat at home. The living room boasts soaring ceilings and surrounding extra-large windows with beautiful views of the surrounding woods. You will want to sit and visit with your loved ones for hours. The main level has two bedrooms and a full bathroom with a shower tub combo adding convenience for those who may have a hard time with stairs. Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms and another full bathroom with a walk in shower.

Staying at the Art Coast Cottage is your opportunity to experience a location many only dream of...


Art Coast Cottage
Sleeps 7 - 8
Magical Wooded Setting
Wrap Around Covered Porch
Porch Swing
Fire Pit
Outdoor Furniture
Gas BBQ Grill
Historical Art & Furniture Throughout
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Dining Room with Historic Table
Living Room with Soaring Ceilings
Flat Screen TV with DirecTV
Wireless Internet (note: internet is slow & spotty in this area)
Washer & Dryer
Various Board Games
Many family memories have been created and shared here
No Pets Allowed

Main Level
There are steps into Art Coast Cottage
2 Bedrooms (Queen, Twin Bunk Bed & Trundle)
1 Full Bathroom (Shower Tub Combo)

2 Bedrooms (Queen, Queen)
1 Full Bathroom (Shower)

0.5 mile to Mt. Baldhead
0.7 mile to the Chain Ferry
1.2 miles to the Oval Beach via road
2 miles to downtown Douglas
3 miles to downtown Saugatuck
9.4 miles to Fenn Valley Winery
14 miles to downtown Holland
20 miles to downtown South Haven



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Reviewed: Sep 3, 2023
Great location
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2023
Great place highly recommend.
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2023
The property was great. Clean, easy to get to and quiet in the woods.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
This was our second stay at this lovely cabin, and we will definitely return in the future. It is so cozy and convenient to hiking trails. Its also a quick and easy drive to the downtown. We love the woods and this cabin was perfect.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
It was the perfect place for us to catch up with eachother and Saugatuck is an amazing town to explore for the weekend. 10/10 and would recommend it!
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
It was absolutely beautiful and we would highly recommend!
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
Loved the location & outdoor firepit. Good house for a group (We had 5.) Very clean and well equipped kitchen. Thank you!
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
The Art Coast was a great place to stay during the holidays. Quiet, great access to trails and a fun place to observe nature.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
It was great! This was one of the nicest places weve ever rented. Well appointed, great space, beautiful.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022
We had a wonderful stay at the Art Cottage! We had a family of eight people including two toddlers, and there was something for everyone. The location in the woods close to the art school and dune trails was lovely - and it was great that we were just a short drive to Saugatuck. You could even walk to the chain ferry if you wanted to make the trek. Absolutely loved the ring game on the porch. We built a fire and made smores on two nights of the stay. Lots of spiders outside, but thats to be expected in the woods. Highly recommended for families!
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022
This lovely cottage feels like it is in the middle of the woods- totally quiet and away from the crowds, saw deer wandering around every day. The quiet of camping but the comforts and conveniences of a home.
Reviewed: Aug 3, 2022
We enjoyed our stay! The house was nicely situated in a wooded area on the Oxbow Art School campus. We loved hiking the Crows Nest trail just steps from the house. If youre looking for a sunny summer getaway, this house is not for you. It was quite dark all day and there were tons of bugs since we were in the woods. Would be lovely in the winter!
Reviewed: May 29, 2022
We loved staying at this cottage! Very clean and spacious with great amenities.
Reviewed: May 26, 2022
It was great!
Reviewed: May 7, 2022
Beautiful location! If you want a peaceful getaway, this is the perfect home. Close enough to really enjoy a Saugatuck an Douglas, but we were also able to disconnect and enjoy some nature. Very unique!
Reviewed: Apr 13, 2022
This was a wonderful place to stay. Well-appointed and comfortable. Beautifully decorated, but also practical. We loved it.
Reviewed: Mar 27, 2022
This was one of the nicest places weve rented. Well appointed, great space, beautiful. It was great!
Reviewed: Nov 21, 2021
Amazing house for a girls weekend celebrating my best friends 40th birthday! We had everything we needed and the house comfortably accommodated the six of us as we enjoyed Saugatuck! Especially loved the outdoor fire pit!
Reviewed: Sep 26, 2021
Perfect spot for our college friend reunion weekend! We had a blast drinking wine by the fire, shopping all day in town and eating at some of the fun local haunts. The kitchen was stocked amazingly well! The fire pit was a huge plus for us. We will be back for sure!
Reviewed: Jun 10, 2021
Celebrated a 40th birthday with 3 couples here. House was wonderful and cute and had everything all of us needed. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the pans and dishes youll need which was great. We loved how private and comfortable the house is. The only drawbacks are that there is limited parking (we had to jam 3 cars into the small space) and you have to go into town to get your house keys. We would highly recommend to other small groups.
Reviewed: May 10, 2021
This place was such a gem. From the unique decor that gave it a personal touch, to the beautiful location, we had an all around amazing trip. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a relaxing getaway. We will definitely be back soon.
Reviewed: Apr 26, 2021
Great location - close to the beaches, sand dunes and tucked away. A perfect escape from the city. Really enjoyed our stay here! The location was really nice and there was a great hike just down the road. Enjoyed our escape from the city here!
Reviewed: Apr 23, 2021
We had a fantastic time. The house was perfect for my family and just like the pictures. We really enjoyed the wrap around porch with a nice porch swing and the fire pit outside. The location was very relaxing, private, and easy access to the beach, walking trails, and the town. The sunsets on the beach were amazing!! It couldnt have been more perfect. At night we played board games at the kitchen table. The rooms and the inside of the house was also perfect for us and just as described. I cant wait to visit again. I have to also say that the hosts were absolutely perfect. From booking, to check in, to answering questions, to check out, they were extremely responsive and kind and willing to help. That alone makes a trip worthwhile. I would definitely rent from them again.
Reviewed: Apr 21, 2021
Great place for a family get away
Reviewed: Apr 6, 2021
This vacation home was AMAZING and everything my husband and I needed for a recharge. The Crows Nest hiking trail in walking distance was great to foster our outdoorsy side and then being so close to town and also other "lake towns" was amazing. The quiet and peacefulness was all I needed after the craziness of working face first in COVID for a year to date. Its a great location that allows for adventure and a little city life.
Reviewed: Mar 15, 2021
Super cute house, saw lots of deer. Nice accommodations, great local store. Its a managed property, so it feels sterile, which I enjoyed. If youre not into religious imagery, be aware there is some in here. Me and my two friends had a great time.


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