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Floating Cottage

Floating Cottage: Enjoy panoramic views of the Saugatuck Harbor from your private floating cottage

  4 guests
  2 bedrooms
  1 full bathrooms
  Has Pool
  900 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Bedroom 2
2 Double / Fulls


Peak Season: 3 Night Minimum (2 night stays available last minute & midweek)
Off Season: 2 Night Minimum (3 night stays required for holidays & holiday weekends)

A beloved member of our vacation rental family for many years, Floating Cottage is back and better than ever!

Updates for the 2020 season: 
  • New beds and bed configuration
  • New custom built-in table with seating for 4+
  • New chair and small couch in the living area
  • New linens and towels
  • New decor and touches throughout 
  • More info to come...

Kick back, relax, and unwind! This one-of-a-kind, two bedroom floating cottage offers panoramic views of the Saugatuck Harbor from nearly all of the 28 windows. A great bucket list opportunity! You will be delighted to call this unique cottage your home away from home. 

Enter into the open living dining area with two story ceilings for a bright and fresh welcome. New custom built dining table is perfect for a meal at home, an even game of cards, or visiting with your loved ones. The living area features a new cozy chair to relax at the end of the day. Head a bit further into the kitchen which has everything you would need for a meal at home. 

The bright and open master suite is sure to please. A comfortable built-in queen bed, soaring ceilings, a flat screen TV, and custom built-in closets adorn this space. Head out to the adjacent balcony or just open the door to enjoy the breeze. 

The second bedroom is a sleeping loft accessed by a fun ladder climb. This space has two full beds giving you the flexibility to spread out or cuddle. From the sleeping area, walk across the catwalk and out to the upper balcony. The upper balcony is ideal for a bird's eye view of the harbor including the endless parade of boats and holiday fireworks. 

Floating Cottage is part of the Tower Marina association offering you great amenities such as a seasonal swimming pool, playground, small shop, extra bathrooms, laundry, and waterfront picnic area. You will love laying out by the pool during the warmer months. Bring your Mill Pond Realty beach ball for a friendly game or show off your moves with a cannonball. The main building offers convenient bathrooms, laundry, and a changing area if you need more space or privacy. 

Located on the harbor in Douglas, Michigan, you're only a short distance from many attractions. Take a walk into downtown Douglas for your morning coffee or drive less than 5 minutes out to Lake Michigan at Oval Beach. We also have an assortment of wineries, art galleries, restaurants, and shops to keep everyone in your group occupied. 

However you decide to spend your day, you will be pleased to return home to the Floating Cottage.

Please note: While Floating Cottage is a fun and unique rental, it may not be for everyone. A ladder climb is required to get on the boat. A second ladder climb is required to get to the upper level bedroom. The lower balconies do not have railings or any barriers to stop children or any unsteady person from falling in the water.

For larger groups, or those without their sea legs, we have condos available in the same association. 


Floating Cottage
Sleeps 4
Master Bedroom (Queen) with TV
Lofted Bedroom (2 Full) 
Full Bathroom (Shower) 
Living Room Area - New Chair and Couch
Flat Screen TV in the Living Room
DVD Player
No Cable or Internet
Blue Tooth Sound System
Assorted Games
Basic Kitchen 
Drip Coffee Maker
Central Heat & Air Conditioning
Multiple Balconies with Deck Chairs
Panoramic Saugatuck Harbor Views
Front Row Seats for Holiday Fireworks
Picnic Table on the Dock 
Gas BBQ Grill on the Dock
Additional Bathrooms in the Marina
Laundry Available in the Marina
Association Swimming Pool (available in the summer only dependent on weather)
Association Playground
No Pets Allowed
Parking at the Marina

0.5 mile to Downtown Douglas
1.1 miles to the Douglas Beach
1.5 miles to Downtown Saugatuck
1.8 miles to the Oval Beach
8 miles to Fenn Valley Winery
12 miles to downtown Holland
19 miles to downtown South Haven
32 miles to Bittersweet Ski Resort

Please note: Due to covid-19 CDC recommendations for cleaning, the association swimming pool is only open from 9am - 8pm. 



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Reviewed: Jun 10, 2021
Fantastic way to experience Saugatuck! Floating Cottage was so cool. Beautiful space, super clean, so many thoughtful design touches, and a glimpse of harbor life made it hard to leave! Our family of four was very comfortable and loved every minute. Location is close to everything and the local neighbors were so welcoming. Highly recommend!!!!
Reviewed: Jun 4, 2021
Really nice place for a get away. Quiet and relaxing place. I love how we got everything we needed when we got to the place.
Reviewed: Nov 4, 2020
This Floating Cottage is a little peace of heaven on earth! The views and tranquility that surround you are priceless! It comfortably sleeps an adult family of 4. The ladder staircase to the 2nd bedroom is not for the very young or very old! The owners have really thought of all the tiny details. There is no WiFi, so plan on a device free weekend! We loved every minute of being there and would return in a heartbeat!
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2020
This property is quiet, relaxing, very clean, and well stocked. We enjoyed ourselves.
Reviewed: Oct 14, 2020
We loved visiting the Saugatuck area and staying at that "Floating Cottage"! Beautiful area, great food and drink spots, and nice people. Hopefully we will be back soon.
Reviewed: Oct 4, 2020
A very cool place to stay. Everything was decorated very nicely and the place was incredibly clean. My boys loved the little loft area where they slept and got a kick out of climbing up the ladder to go to bed. The hosts provided a lot of extras like picnic baskets, games, books, and beach towels for us to use. I wish we would have stayed longer than 2 nights.


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