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Chapman's Chapter

Chapman's Chapter: NEW Private Beach Stairs to Your Private Lake Michigan Beach

  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 2024: New private beach stairs to your private Lake Michigan beach!

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 are 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.

New beach stairs have just been installed (February 2024) and are ready for your use. Head down your private steps for a day so sun and sand on your private Lake Michigan beach. Even during the winter months, you will love heading down to the beach for daily walks and sunset views. 

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:
  • 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
Private Lake Michigan Beach
New Beach Stairs February 2024
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
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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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
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Reviewed: Jul 19, 2024
The setting is so beautiful. We spent time on the beach every day and watched the sunset every night. The home was clean and served us well.
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2024
This was perfect for our extended family stay. The location could not be more perfect. Very close to shopping, restaurants and fun. The lake is private and gorgeous! Hot water never ran out even with multiple people showering. Plenty of amenities.
Reviewed: May 28, 2024
Incredible views and private beach are amazing
Reviewed: May 14, 2024
I could never say enough about the property we rented! It was gorgeous, and Mill Pond Realty did a tremendous job of making sure we could focus on getting started on our amazing weekend getaway. Check in was a breeze, the property was easy to access, and Mill Pond Realty proactively checked in with me via phone the day after we arrived to make sure everything was going well
Reviewed: Jan 27, 2024
This cottage is so quaint , lovely , clean and roomy . The area was perfect and close by the family cottage where we gathered for our reunion activities . This cottage was far better than staying at a hotel and set a perfect scene for our family gathering ! I only wish we could have stayed longer ! The story of how the cottage was moved away from the bluff was incredible . If you stay here be sure to visit the farmers market store nearby for yummy breads and pies !
Reviewed: Jan 27, 2024
The location was absolutely lovely and Mill Pond Realty communicated well with my group throughout the entire process. I highly recommend staying with them at this location.
Reviewed: Jan 27, 2024
Place is awesome! We had a great time and really enjoyed our stay!
Reviewed: Jan 27, 2024
Wonderful spot right on the lake, really enjoyed it for a few days with family!
Reviewed: Jan 27, 2024
The house was spotless when we arrived. It was the perfect place for our family of nine - 2 grandparents, 4 parents and 3 teenage boys. They have a huge washing machine and dryer - very helpful for a large family. The house itself is absolutely beautiful and so comfortable. Three and a half baths meant nobody had to wait for a shower. The kitchen had all the utensils and pots and pans we needed. There is a private beach with almost no boat traffic - perfect for swimming. There is a large deck overlooking the water, which we used to watch sunsets or do yoga in the morning. There is a also a fire pit a few yards away - perfect for roasting marshmallows! Its only 10-15 minutes to Saugatuck and Douglas. Make sure to read the history of the house. A lot of love went into building it!
Reviewed: Jan 27, 2024
Great spot! Hosts were very friendly and the location is nestled right in the middle of all the fun things you might wanna do in Saugatuck. The place itself is gorgeous and has a back deck that gives you a stunning view of the lake. The pictures dont do it enough justice! I highly recommend this place.
Reviewed: Jan 13, 2024
Beautiful location!! History of the house is amazing!
Reviewed: Dec 28, 2023
An absolutely amazing vacation! The views, the house and surrounding areas all hit the mark. We all had a wonderful time as a family! Thank you!
Reviewed: Nov 28, 2023
Hard to put into words how great of a time my group had. Serene location set in the middle of the woods, the home has a great cabin feel. You can tell the home has had many great moments over the years. Lots of bedrooms, great living spacious living room. A truly memorable time and I hope to come back again some day.
Reviewed: Oct 12, 2023
We LOVED our stay here! The host was easy to get ahold of at all times, and the house was gorgeous and as described. Plenty of room for everyone inside with beautiful views all around the property. Would definitely recommend!
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!


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