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Malabar: Updated Downtown Saugatuck Cottage, Fire Pit, Porch, Pet Friendly

  10 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms
  1670 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
2 Bunk Beds
Common Space
2 Sofa Beds



Formerly known as Bella on Butler, this home was given a facelift for the 2019 season. All new paint, furniture, artwork, and more.

Located in the heart of downtown, everything will be at your fingertips. Take a flat, easy walk to all the shops, restaurants, galleries, parks, and the waterfront boardwalk. From a casual breakfast diner to a fine dining steakhouse, there is something to eat for everyone. Saugatuck also has a Broadway-quality theater with plays, musicals, concerts, and improv throughout the year.

Malabar means between the mountains and the sea - in this case, the hill and the river. A great spot close enough to the residential area, but also close to the river for watching the endless parade of boats.

Relax on the enclosed front porch with an evening beverage as you watch the world go by. Even in the unfortunate case of rain, this is an ideal place to kick back and enjoy the slower pace. There is also a side porch with seating and a fire pit and BBQ grill just off the drive.

The main level of Malabar has an open floor plan. Beautiful hues of blue surround and make the space feel calm. Basic kitchen offers plenty of supplies to create a quick breakfast or a fantastic meal at home. Adjacent dining space is bright and welcoming with enough space to gather. The living room has a flat-screen Smart TV for streaming your favorite shows and a sofa sleeper for extra space for guests. This level also has a full bathroom with a shower and a laundry room.

Head upstairs where you can retreat for the evening. Three comfortable bedrooms for all your loved ones. King-size bedroom faces the east and provides great sunlight in the morning. Southern facing bedroom has a queen bed and the northern bedroom has two bunk beds. This level also has a full bathroom.

If the shore of Lake Michigan is calling your name, it's only a 7-minute drive to our famous Oval Beach. For a great day of hiking, we recommend the Saugatuck Dune State Park.

However you decide to spend your getaway to Saugatuck, Malabar will become your yearly tradition.

Please Note:

  • All bedrooms are upstairs. There is a full and a twin sofa sleeper in the living room for your use. 
  • This home is downtown Saugatuck an easy walk to all the shops, restaurants, galleries, and the waterfront boardwalk.


Sleeps 10
Covered Porch with Outdoor Furniture
Enclosed Front Porch with Outdoor Furniture
Open Living / Dining Area
Living Room (Full & Twin Sofa Sleepers)
Smart TVs
Comcast Basic Cable TV
Wireless Internet
Formal Dining Area Seats 8-10
Basic Kitchen
Drip Coffee Maker
Washer & Dryer
Fire Pit with Outdoor Seating
Small Grassy Lawn
Dogs Welcome with $100 per pet fee
Parking for 4+ Cars

Main Level
Living Room (2 Sofa Sleepers)
1 Full bathroom (Shower)

Upper Level
3 Bedrooms (King, Queen, 2 Twin Bunk Beds)
1 Full Bathroom (Shower Tub Combo)

0 miles to Downtown Saugatuck
1 Block to the closest restaurants & shops
1.8 Miles to Downtown Douglas 
2.8 Miles to Douglas Beach
3.7 Miles to Oval Beach
4.3 Miles to the Saugatuck Dunes State Park
9.1 Miles to Crane's Pie Pantry
9.8 Miles to Fenn Valley Winery
10.5 Miles to Downtown Holland
20 Miles to Downtown South Haven 



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Reviewed: Jan 20, 2024
Excellent stay in a fantastic location only minutes from the heart of Saugatuck! Very roomy for a group stay and had a wonderful girls weekend here.
Reviewed: Jan 20, 2024
Cannot beat this location - quiet and residential but such a quick stroll to the water, restaurants and shops. Very clean and well-supplied. Check-in was fast and friendly and communication was helpful and prompt. Looking forward to another stay in the future!
Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024
Such a cute house and walking distance to the downtown area! Great neighbors and friendly people in the town. Easy to find and a great place to stay!
Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024
If you like a cozy cottage that feels like youre living in a book about the perfect summer at the lake- this is the place! It had a perfect location right around the corner from the river and a bunch of bars, shops, and restaurants, and only a few minutes drive to several beaches! We made some great family memories here and I am already planning my next trip to Saugatuck!
Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024
Amazing location! Exactly as advertised. A wonderful, laid-back spot for a lake weekend.
Reviewed: Dec 19, 2023
We spent Thanksgiving weekend at the property. It was nice. Clean. Good location. We would stay here again.
Reviewed: Oct 27, 2023
My friends & I had a great time in Saugatuck at the Malabar. Clean, cozy & in walking distance to all of our favorite shops & restaurants This was a perfect home & location for our friends reunion. We would highly recommend it.
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
The house was perfect for 7 people. Very convenient to the downtown area, docks & parks. We loved it. Having a washer and dryer was very convenient.
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
We spent 2 nights at Malabar for our girls weekend in October. The 5 of us enjoyed our stay. Location was walkable to nearby restaurants & bars, beds were comfortable, home was clean and well decorated. Would stay again.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022
The perfect place for my husband and groomsmen to stay at for our wedding weekend. So much room and the house is beautiful!
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022
Enjoyed our stay at this property in Saugatuck. Mill Pond was great-they even called to let me know we left my sons stuffed animal behind and made plans to mail it to us.
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2022
This is a fantastic house to spend time in downtown Saugatuck. Everything is exactly as advertised. We would definitely rent this house again.
Reviewed: Nov 4, 2020
Location! Location! A beautiful walk to town. A short walk. So lovely. My girlfriends and I enjoyed our stay at spacious Malabar. Five of us staying was just lovely. I recommend. Thanks for the stay! Enjoyed our time. We would come back!
Reviewed: Oct 18, 2020
Love being so close to town. Very clean!
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2020
Comfortable house in great location. Highly recommend.
Reviewed: Sep 14, 2020
Nice location, plenty of room.
Reviewed: Jul 5, 2020
Great house in a great location. Beds are super comfy. Sunporch is lovely and the backyard is a great place to grill or hang out by the fire pit


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