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Chapman's Chapter

Chapman's Chapter: Relax to the sounds of crashing waves on Lake Michigan and the full colors of an evening sunsets

  14 guests
  5 bedrooms
  4 full / 1 half bathrooms
  2850 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 King
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
1 Queen
Bedroom 5
1 Bunk Bed, 3 Twins, 1 Trundle Bed
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed


Chapman's Chapter

New for 2023:
  • Main level primary bedroom
  • Main level primary bathroom
  • Updated upper level guest room
  • Updated upper level bathroom 

This well loved Lake Michigan family home is now available for your enjoyment!

Chapman’s Chapter is an outstanding lake home with space for your entire group. The secluded, wooded setting makes you feel like you have your own private retreat. Relax on one of the four balconies or the bluffside deck and marvel at the magnificent sunsets while grilling dinner and making memories.

Inside Chapman’s Chapter, soaring ceilings grace the living room along with a seasonal wood burning fireplace, Smart TV, and a wall of windows overlooking Lake Michigan. The main level primary bedroom and bathroom is convenient for those who do not wish to do stairs. Four generous bedrooms and three full bathrooms can be found on the upper level. Two of the upper bedrooms have their own private balcony overlooking Lake Michigan. All this space allows your group to have privacy while still spending time together.

The beautiful kitchen was completely remodeled in 2019 bringing in stone counters, new appliances, updated cabinets, and new flooring. With the adjacent dining space, your entire group can sit and enjoy a meal together. 

You will love relaxing on the screen porch to visit with loved ones and listen to the sounds of Lake Michigan. Or, head down to the bluffside deck and adjacent fire pit. Here you can roast s'mores while reminiscing over times gone by and making new memories.

As a reminder, there is no beach access from this home and climbing down the dune is strictly forbidden. We recommend you enjoy Pier Cove Beach, less than a mile away, or one of the many other beaches our area offers.

Chapman's Chapter is a historic cottage filled with character and memories of years past. You'll feel like your loved ones have gathered at grandma's lake cottage.

Conveniently located 15 minutes from Saugatuck/Douglas or Fennville and 20 minutes from South Haven. From days at the beach to shopping around town to nights at the theater and a multitude of dining establishments, you will love having Chapman's Chapter as your home base. 

Please Note:
  • The closest beach access is only 0.8 mile away at Pier Cove Beach. You may also enjoy Westside County Park, Oval Beach, Douglas Beach, North Beach, South Beach, and the Saugatuck Dunes State Park.
  • This home is on a septic system. Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper. Flushing other items, such as feminine products, will result in a sewage backup into the showers. Please only flush toilet paper.
  • This home receives water via a well. Due to the high mineral content in our area, this water smells and tastes different than city water. Those who are accustomed to city water may wish to bring bottled water for drinking.
  • Please take care when in the yard near the bluff and keep an eye on children and pets. Due to erosion, the bluff is very steep.
  • This home is tucked in the trees right on Lake Michigan. It is common to see animals, mice, and other vermin. The property is serviced monthly by a professional pest company, but sometimes vermin do sneak in. Please let us know right away if you see evidence of anything inside and we will send out pest control. No rate adjustments can be made for vermin in or around the house.
  • The third story loft is not included in the rental of this home. For the safety of you and your guests, the plywood stop must remain on the loft ladder at all times. If this space is used, you are doing so at your own risk and an additional fee will be charged.


Chapman's Chapter
Screen Porch with Comfortable Outdoor Furniture
Living Room with Soaring Ceilings and Lake Michigan Views
Fully Equipped Kitchen - Remodeled for 2019
Drip Style Coffee Pot
Smart TV
Wireless Internet
Central Air Conditioning
Washer & Dryer
Four Balconies
Bluffside Deck with Outdoor Furniture
Gas BBQ Grill
Fire Pit
Private Wooded Setting
Private Lake Michigan Frontage (Note: no access)
Beautiful Lake Michigan Views
Parking for 4 Cars
Dog Friendly with additional $100 per pet fee

Main Level
Primary Bedroom (King) NEW 2023
Primary Bathroom (Shower) NEW 2023
Living Room (Sofa Sleeper)
Half Bathroom

Upper Level
Primary Bedroom (King)
Primary Bathroom (Shower)
Guest Bedroom Suite (Queen)
Guest Bathroom Suite (Shower Tub Combo)
Bedrooms 3 & 4 (Queen, 2 Twins & Daybed with Trundle & Twin Bunk)
Bathroom 3 (Shower) NEWLY updated for 2023

0.8 mile to Pier Cove Beach
1.7 miles to Westside County Park
4 miles to downtown Douglas
4.5 miles to the Douglas Beach 
5 miles to downtwon Saugatuck
5 miles to Fenn Valley Winery
5.5 miles to the Oval Beach 
15 miles to downtown South Haven
15 miles to North Beach
16 miles to South Beach
16 miles to downtown Holland



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Reviewed: Aug 12, 2023
We loved every minute of our stay here. The location overlooking Lake Michigan cant be beat. We had 10 adults with plenty of space for us all to enjoy the beauty of the house and surrounding area.
Reviewed: Jul 20, 2023
Chapmans Chapter is a GORGEOUS home right on Lake Michigan and close to many beaches, wineries, cideries and downtown Saugatuck. It was perfect for our large group. The kitchen was well-stocked and the home itself easily fit our group of 10 adults, 1 child and 4 babies. We would definitely stay again!
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
Working with Mill Pond was perfect for our wedding weekend. We had a variety of options; The staff was responsive and helpful each step of the way and went the extra mile to make sure our stay was perfect. The property was perfect, we cant wait to come back.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
Chapmans Chapter is an exquisite beach house. If you are looking for an escape, this home is perfect for you & your family. We deeply enjoyed the sounds of nature & the amazing view of Lake Michigan.
Reviewed: Jun 19, 2022
We had the Chapmans Chapter for 2 days over the holiday weekend and it was exactly what we needed! We brought 3 teenage boys and 2 dogs and we were wildly comfortable. The house itself is charming lots of paneling (it almost has a lodge feel) and a wonderful modern kitchen that has all the bells and whistles. The house centers around a great room with windows that are 2 stories high- looking toward the lake which is about 150 yards away. The house is surrounded by woods you can see neighbors houses but it feels like a lakeside aerie. There is a long line and leading to the lakeside cliff that sports a fire pit with attached grill (we roasted brats and smores there one night). There is a also a platform/deck closer to cliff edge that was ideal for sipping vino and watching the spectacular sunset -and, later on, the whirling stars above. It was 10 minute drive to Saugatuck. The cliff stair is washed out (as noted). If remedied, this place would be perfection!
Reviewed: Oct 31, 2021
Great place to stay with friends. Huge island divides kitchen and dining area with 4 stools on either side so we could hang out while cooking. Super high ceilings and comfy huge main room. Great views of Lake Michigan.
Reviewed: Apr 21, 2021
Chapman Chapter was everything we dreamed of and more! The location is fantastic in terms of how close we were to Saugatuck, Douglas, and also South Haven. Cottage is gorgeous - pictures do not do justice. Beautiful main room with lots of natural light, great updated kitchen that had everything we needed, TV and internet worked very well, and we loved our bedrooms with the view of the lake! Watching the sunset from the main room and dining room while you have dinner is priceless! The dcor of the house is beautifully rustic and stylish, along with the memories and items from Chapman familys history, which we loved being part of during our stay. Our children had so much fun playing outside in the wooded area as well the wide area by the bluff with a deck. The steep bluff is safe with wire fence. Mill Pond Realty was brilliant to work with - from our booking and arrival, through our stay - responding to our questions via text in super timely manner. We cant wait to visit again!!!!
Reviewed: Dec 13, 2020
A big house with a rustic and a bathroom remodeled. The main area of the house is open with a relaxing rustic feel. Has all the amenities for hosting a family gathering, most of the time we were in the area, we stayed at the house and enjoyed the property, big kitchen to allow family meals and open areas for gatherings and games. Bedrooms are private and comfortable for those trying to get extra sleep or "little nappers." And the kitchen was nicely stocked with pots, pans and serving dishes. Thanks for the great long weekend and fun memories. This is a beautiful property and area. The house was exactly what we were after, a small family gathering to allow us time in a safe environment, only ventured out for walks and some social distance area sight seeing. The house had all the amenities to allow us the rest, relaxation for great family meals and game time. Hope to be back again, would like to see this area during all 4 Seasons!
Reviewed: Jul 15, 2020
The house was amazing and in a great location. Check in was seamless. Great space for a group. Look forward to coming back in the future.
Reviewed: Dec 3, 2019
Beautiful, cozy, very appointed lakeside home, perfect for our book group of 6 getaway weekend in November! The photos dont do the place justice! The house was full of comfortable furniture with plenty of room to sit around and talk, and had large dining room table with lake view. Too bad we couldnt use the fireplace, but we loved the lake so close. They told us ahead of time that all the stairs down to the lake for miles have been washed away, but the public beach and State Park are very close. The house is only about 10 minutes from downtown Saugatuck. The beds are very comfortable.
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2019
It was a nice rental. Location was terrific. Everything was ready for us upon arrival. It was a good value, easily accommodated 8 adults. Mill Pond Realty was very easy to work with.
Reviewed: Jun 9, 2019
Wonderful spot right on the lake, really enjoyed it for a few days with family!
Reviewed: May 22, 2018
Woods, view, sunsets on deck, private beach, house is amazing with the family records. Leaving scrapbooks of the family and house, etc almost makes you feel visiting includes you in the story.
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2017
We especially loved the size of the cottage, unique style and history behind it! We also have 6 kids in our family, so we felt connected that way. So awesome that the whole family built it together and then actually moved it back from the bluff! There are, however, a very few amount of coffee cups.
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2017
This was a fun and relaxing family vacation. Staying at the beachfront rental allowed us to enjoy so much more family time than alternative accommodations.
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2016
Best day of my life, marrying the best person, my wife! The sunsets were spectacular, we ended up getting married inside and the view was beautiful. Highly recommend this place and we cant wait to come back. Very clean inside and out. Unpacked and enjoyed!
Reviewed: Dec 20, 2014
We had a wonderful time in Michigan! Please tell the homeowners we had a wonderful time and appreciated them sharing their home with us. The best parts of Chapmans Chapter: plenty of rooms/beds for our entire family, well stocked kitchen pantry, children toys, my husband was the keeper of the fireplace and there was plenty of dry wood in the house, the views out the windows - spectacular, the kindness showing to check out later on Sunday, and working with Mill Pond - you answered all our questions both by phone and email quickly. Little quirks: the oven door didnt completely close, the highchair was cute but we couldnt get the tray to stay on, and the bathtub drained really slow. Overall, we had a fabulous time and YES, we most certainly would visit the area again!
Reviewed: Dec 20, 2014
Our family weekend was a wonderful time of connection and fun. The fire pit out by the edge of the property was one of our favorites. We say the sunset and the moonset. Really fabulous!
Reviewed: Nov 19, 2013
Since my son and daughter-in-law lived in Colorado, but just recently moved to Michigan, this is the first year theyve been able to join us. Got this lovely thank you note from my daughter-in-law today: "Dear Nancy & Jim, Thank you so much for hosting a wonderful Fall Weekend in Saugatuck! From the toasty fireplace to exploring the beach to watching the beautiful sunset, it was a fantastic weekend that I hope we can repeat for years to come. Thanks again, luv, Bridget" One more thing, did I mention how delightful it was to see our adult children "unplugged" (yes, they still brought Laptops, IPads and IPhones-as did I-so the homes wifi was greatly appreciated!) but for the most part, they only used them to play music or search the web for nearby attractions and/or directions. We brought our favorite family games, Scrabble and Apples to Apples...but found the Chapmans stash of games and we had an epic Uno tournament that lasted well into the evening hours!
Reviewed: Jan 23, 2013
This location was perfect for our family. Property and beach access were great for our family needs.
Reviewed: Jan 23, 2013
Beautiful setting.


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