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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 bathrooms

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Sleeping Arrangement

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


Peak: 3 night minimum (4 nights for some holidays)
Off Peak: 2 night minimum (3 nights for some holidays)

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 .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, .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, only visited a few times in the past summers by the family.  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
Dishwasher / Microwave
Coffee Maker / Toaster
Dining Room with Historic Table (ask for the story)
Living Room with Soaring Ceilings
Flat Screen TV with DirecTV
Wireless Internet (note: internet is spotty in this area)
Washer & Dryer
Various Board Games
Many family memories have been created and shared here

Main Level
There are steps into Art Coast Cottage
2 Bedrooms (Queen, Twin Bunk Bed)
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: Oct 18, 2020
House is absolutely fantastic and the location was simply gorgeous! Will come back hopefully with our children during the beach season.
Reviewed: Oct 18, 2020
We loved our time here so much! Thank you for everything, it was wonderful!
Reviewed: Oct 18, 2020
We were so lucky to stay in this house! We had a girls weekend with our moms and had the best time. We enjoyed the 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed: Oct 11, 2020
My group loved our time at the Art Coast Cottage and exploring Saugatuck. We really appreciated the privacy that this home offers -- it was so peaceful being tucked off a quiet road in the woods where we could enjoy the fire pit and the porch together. Downtown Saugatuck is a quick (and very scenic!) drive. Our stay was very comfortable but some modern amenities like keyless entry and providing shampoo/conditioner would make this place 10/10. Of course we just packed our own toiletries and are already planning to return to Saugatuck in Summer 2021!
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2020
We stayed in this beautiful house for 4 nights. We could have easily extended our stay as we loved it. The location: if you are looking for a secluded spot, this is it for you. Situated in the ox bow campus, you will be away from the city. No traffic no neighbors. Saugatuck downtown is just 15 minutes drive. Its actually right across the river but the access is through a bridge little further. The amenities: everything was is great shape, kids loved the porch swing and outdoor fire pit. Watch out for early morning deers roaming around the house. Such a pleasant sight! The beds are comfortable, ample space to lounge and eat. Parking was no issue as we just had one car. Kitchen utensils were fully loaded. Overall we had a great experience and would love to be back!
Reviewed: Oct 4, 2020
My family of four stayed at the Art Cottage for a long weekend getaway. Saugatuck is a wonderful lakeside town. The Art Cottage is tucked away in the private Oxbow School of Art. The location is secluded and provides a nice retreat for the family. The property is clean and spacious. We enjoyed the fire pit. Great location for Oval Beach and Mount Baldhead Park. The historic downtown is a short drive away. Theres a short portion of the drive to/from the cottage that is single-lane, something to note if you arrive after-dark like we did.
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2020
This lovely gem of a house is located right next to Ox-Bow so it will fulfill your need for a peaceful and beautiful setting. Because the chain ferry isnt open during the off-season wed recommend bringing a bike if youd prefer to be car-free during your stay. We did walk to dinner in Douglas the first night and had so much fun walking home as a group in the dark but be prepared for a 5-mile roundtrip stroll. The nearby hiking trail was the perfect post-breakfast activity and we loved biking to breakfast on our last morning there. We will definitely be renting this house again! The outdoor space is incredible!
Reviewed: Sep 14, 2020
Beautiful place in a stunning and peaceful location. Access to everything but still secluded. Right on the art school campus which is very unique and interesting to be a part of. Would stay here again. Highly recommend.
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2019
This is a really nice place and would be a great vacation place for summer and early fall!
Reviewed: Oct 20, 2019
Great place, Mill Pond Realty is very helpful and quick to respond to questions.
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2019
Beautiful home in a perfect location! Quick walk to Downtown Saugatuck (via the Chain Ferry) as well as a quick and adventurous walk to the beach. The Art Schools parking lot is very close to the house, so just be prepared that its not total seclusion. However, we loved our stay at Art Coast Cottage and will be back!
Reviewed: Jul 13, 2019
A beautiful spot that is even better in the flesh than the listing suggests. We had a lovely stay.
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Art Coast Cottage-- it was quiet, peaceful and close to everything we wanted to explore.
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2017
Thank you so much! We had a great time and the Artist Cottage was perfect. We will definitely reach out when we come to Saugatuck again.
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2017
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful, artistic home. It was a great place to relax with our family. We enjoyed the large kitchen and dining space and the lofted living room for family time. We loved the wooded area, walking by the river and a day at Oval Beach. Many thanks for a lovely vacation home.


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