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Hidden Dunes 11 - Saugatuck, MI

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41 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Woodsy cabin with private hot tub, shared beach access & screened porch

Steal away to this log cabin tucked into a quiet, wooded community of Saugatuck. With a private hot tub, a screened back porch overlooking a nearby lake, and sleeping arrangements for eight, this home is a perfect spot for an ideal family vacation. Practically in your backyard is gorgeous, spring-fed Goshorn Lake, a small, no-wake body of water that's clear and quiet, providing idyllic scenery. A small association beach and a fishing dock on the lake are within walking distance as well.

What’s nearby:
This cabin is a quick ride down the local bike trail to the shops, galleries, and eateries of downtown Saugatuck (two miles south) and Douglas (three miles south). Goshorn Lake is nearby with opportunities to swim, kayak, paddleboard, and fish. You'll also be three miles southeast of Saugatuck Dunes State Park, three miles northeast of Oval Beach on Lake Michigan, and four miles northeast of tranquil Douglas Beach.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen

This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Children

Baby gates

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Lake view

Lakefront

Water view

Waterfront

Beach access

Media

Internet

TV

Cable : Xfinity

Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Dock

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Deck

Firepit

Lanai

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

41 reviews

Cheri B. Sep 2022
This beautiful cabin and Saugatuck MI has helped me immensely in my goal of recharging my soul with peace and beauty! Health care worker from Seattle and I was amazed by the beautiful flora and fauna ❤️
Suzanne C. Sep 2022
Loved the log cabin cottage -so much need to buy it!
John P. Aug 2022
Well designed and well appointed log cabin in the woods, but with quick access to Saugatuck and Lake Michigan.
Ij A. Aug 2022
Public dock small beach access, fire pit, swings , Hot tub which the kids love!
Daryn S. Jul 2022
We loved the close access to the lake, Sauagatuck, Dairy Dayz and dune rides. The place was very clean and set up very nice. kitchen was stocked with tons of cooking supplies.
Rosemary B. Jul 2022
This was a beautiful home in a beautiful location with a great view and equipped with everything we needed. We had a good time even though it would have been nicer if the weather was a little warmer. But the we can’t control the weather!
Brian G. Jun 2022
Loved it here. Clean and close to everything. We can't wait to come back!
Lindsey N. May 2022
The cabin is located at the very end on a corner lot of a line of cabins. It is the best location with a huge backyard that faces the lake and a little beach area you can walk to. The perfect mix of woods, lake and beach. Great for kiddos. Highlights of property include: hot tub, screened in porch, lots of seating areas throughout, firepit, and outdoor grill. Has a great collection of cooking pots, pans, utensils, for cooking at home if you want. Bedrooms were all clean, great bedding included. Not a ton of insulation for noise but we were a small group so it didn’t bother us. We extended to have a late checkout, some people in our group had remote meetings to take and the internet was non-existent on our last day. Would definitely stay here again!!!
Manager response:
Hi, Lindsey! We're sorry the internet wasn't worked well your last day. The router was reset and is working great. Thank you!
Jason S. Feb 2022
I would really rate this at 4.5 starts. We rented this cabin as a winter get-away to play in the snow. And it hit the spot! There was plenty of snow for the kids to play in. Also with close proximity to Sagatuck Dunes state park for sledding it was awesome! Vacasa sends you a message a shortly after check-in to make sure everything is going well and if you have any questions. The cabin is exactly as pictured! The didn’t just take photos from when it was new and post them. They had all the cookware, bedding and linens you would need, plus extra blankets in the closets if needed. The hot tub was great as well! With the hot tub on our final night I opened jets that would be on your lower back and when doing so it blew out what looked like black dirt/sand and really clouded up the tub. To be expected with being right on a lake and likely not used for a while. That didn’t kill our mood or atmosphere. I reported it to Vacasa so they could make sure it was cleaned before the guest. Reasons it didn’t get the final half star rating. Upon arrival there was food and gum on the floor under the table, I can see missing a piece or two, but there were several pieces left of food and chewed gum stuck to the carpet. Beer and seltzer cans on the deck around the hot tub upon arrival, maybe someone came over and used it after it was cleaned? And lastly we were expected to remove all the bedding and start washing them before leaving. Upon doing so learned that some beds have a mattress pad that you fully enclosed the mattress, so you have to take the mattress off the bed, unzip this pad and take it off then put the mattress back on the bed. A big chore, but not a killer. Lastly there is never a response to questions from Vacasa before your trip starts. I reached out on two different occasions to ask questions and no response. 4 minor things held it back from a 5 star rating.
Manager response:
Hi, Jason! We're delighted to read you enjoyed your experience. The hot tub is serviced prior to each guest arrival to ensure it is ready for everyone to enjoy. The missed items have been addressed with local staff through additional training. Thank you!
Caryn P. Dec 2021
When I arrived at Hidden Dune 11, I went to the wash room to freshen up. I was shocked to find a unflushed toilet!
Later in the evening I could see food crumbs along with a half eaten cookie under a chair in the Living Room. The biggest disappointment was when my wife and I uncovered the Hot Tub, with plans of getting in. The Hot Tub was low on water with a ring of sand above the water; the inside bottom also had sand everywhere. It appears the Hot Tub hadn’t been cleaned for weeks.
Poorly managed to say the least……
Manager response:
We are so sorry to read your experience was not all what we hoped for you. The hot tub is getting addressed, and we are talking to housekeeping about your disappointment. Thank you!
Whitney D. Nov 2021
We loved staying at this little cabin - best part is that the back of the house faces a beautiful lake, with plenty of room to run around. House was clean, cozy, and well-equipped with everything you need to make a meal. It’s a little tight on living area but snug, not cramped. Would definitely return!
Re N. Sep 2021
Gorgeous lake view right from your window or patio. Super wooded and quiet but still close to all the fun stuff. Working kitchen. We cooked there several nights. Downstairs bed and bath is great for limited mobility guests.
Marcell C. Sep 2021
Everything was great. We would definitely rent this cabin again.
JoEllen B. Jul 2021
My family and I had a great time at Hidden Dunes 11. The cabin is very comfortable and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the area, loved the State park that was only a few miles down the road, and had fun just hanging out at the house. I would definitely recommend it and would certainly stay here again.
Edward B. Jul 2021
Goshorn Lake was great as well as the proximity to Saugatuck/Lake Michigan. The cabin setup was nice but overall fairly dirty with several maintenance issues. Rotten food was under the kitchen table and next to fridge, fans were covered with thick coverings of dust, the back porch screen was broken, the hot tub had mold, and one of the toilets had to be fixed by ourselves with a broken latch. So overall a great location but disappointed with the cabin’s condition and cleanliness for what we payed.
Manager response:
Hi, Edward! Thank you for letting us know about your visit. The screen is in the process of being replaced, the hot tub is deep cleaned, and the toilet latch is repaired. We hope you'll return someday!
Elizabeth V. Jul 2021
My family has stayed in the Hidden Dunes cabins for several years now. We stay in a different one every year - and really like the community and Lake Goshorn. Through no false advertising we were surprised that the basement on this particular one wasn't finished - which allowed for much more limited space in this home. The cost was certainly higher than the others, so it was surprising but that was our fault for not noticing. The house was very clean, but lacked some of the personal touches and bonus items (like noodles and enough hooks to hang things on) that came with the other cabins that were not managed by a property management company.
Manager response:
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be sure to pass your suggestions along to our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make necessary upgrades. We look forward to hosting you again!
Rosalie D. Jun 2021
It was in a lovely setting and cabin was nice but some maintenance was needed.
David B. Jun 2021
This is our third year in this vacation home, with each year proving better than the last. The home is comfortable, clean and in an excellent location. We cannot wait to return next year!
Curtis W. Jun 2021
Hot tub, grill, fire pit, felt well taken care of and sanitary. Important in these pandemic times. Area had plenty to do.
AMANDA O. Apr 2021
I had multiple issues with my stay that remain unresolved and without apology.

1. Poor communication prior to visit. I messaged several times through VRBO and never received a response. Turns out this property is managed through Vacasa and they apparently don't check for messages on VRBO despite listing rentals here.

2. Dirty. I arrived at the check-in time and the cleaning person was still there. She rushed out without finishing her work. The main floor was filthy with sand, dirt, and debris. The previous renter must have had a fire because there were many ashes all over the hearth. Sand was in the carpet and we found pills right under the coffee table with some other candies and a pack of cigarettes. I had my one-year-old with so the idea of her crawling on the dirty floor and possibly swallowing that pill was appalling to me.
3. Terrible communication. After seeing the state of the rental I called Vacasa. The customer service rep didn't even offer so much as an apology. He said he could send a cleaning crew. Not a reasonable solution since our time there was to be spent in the cabin itself, in the living room area to watch a conference. I asked that they send a vacuum and refund the cleaning fee since we are having to do the cleaning ourselves. He said he would do so. I called two hours later after not hearing anything. The next rep also didn't apologize and said she would "move up the ticket" Still no vacuum by the next morning. So I send an email and never received a response.
4. One of the comforters also had a blood stain on it.

Still, NO ONE has responded to my simple request. Extremely disappointing and the worst experience I've ever had with VRBO or AIRBNB and I've used them worldwide.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, Amanda. We sincerely apologize for the cleanliness issues you experienced during your stay and for the poor communication. We can assure you this is not up to our standard and is not a common occurrence. We are also actively working on hiring more team members to better assist during guest stays. We strive for a standard of excellence in ensuring the home is clean and accommodating for our guests and are sorry this standard was not met. We hope to have the opportunity to better impress you in the future!
Nicholas M. Feb 2021
What a great cabin. It’s exactly as the photos show. Easy to get in - very smooth access process, and the place was warm and clean when we arrived. Very well appointed and all four bedrooms a good size. Firewood supplied and the fireplace was really great with the heavy snow outside. Hot-tub great too. Fire pit outside was also fun to light and stand around in the snow. The house is down at the end of a small development so is well located, quiet and secluded. Trees all around. About a 4 min drive to Saugatuck town center.

Only 2 minor drawbacks:
1. Some of the pots and pans were visibly dirty from previous guests. It’s annoying and not acceptable to have to wash pots before you use them for the price of this place.

2. There didn’t seem to be any recycling facilities. The local dumpster for our trash mentioned yellow recycling bags but there were none provided in the house. This seems a pretty basic oversight.

All in all though a fantastic place. I would recommend it and we would love to stay again in the fall or summer.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Nicholas. We are glad you enjoyed this cabin and we appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement. We will follow-up with our housekeeping team to ensure all cookware is properly cleaned, and we'll look into adding some recycling bags in the home. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Jodi N. Feb 2021
The cabin was clean and had everything we needed for our weekend getaway. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed using the hot tub and fireplace. We were able to snowshoe around the property, and the location was very close to town. Definitely would recommend!
DANIEL L. Nov 2020
We liked the location and how it was quiet.
Scott & Pat M. Sep 2020

. Oct 2019
The cabin was the perfect escape we were looking for. We had a fantastic view of lake Goshorn and optimal fall weather. The cabin was adorable and we had all the kitchen supplies needed to roast marshmallows, bake, make coffee, and grill pancakes. The bathrooms were also clean and well stocked. The hot tub was an excellent addition! I highly recommend Thank you for a relaxing stay!
Kathy F. Sep 2020
Great few days with the kids between the beach and the hot tub!
Cindy M. Aug 2020
Easy process and property available for check-in right on time; no surprises at property - exactly as posted; very well equipped kitchen made cooking easy ; very very clean including grill; beds super comfy.
Elizabeth B. Jul 2020
We love this hidden dunes house! The hidden dunes community is a special place to stay for a quiet and peaceful, family friendly lake vacation. This house has it all with four perfectly laid out bedrooms and a beautiful hot tub on the porch. We had a ball on the dock and at the beach and were able to immediately unwind in this quaint and well appointed home. Hoping to return next summer!
Dawn P. Mar 2020
Beautiful home, super comfy king bed, very quiet in wintertime. Hot tub is lovely but not very private as the backyards of these cabins are open to one another and the assn beach path runs right down the side of this property. Easy short trip into Saugatuck/Douglas, full of little shops and stately old homes. We had to call the mgmt company for firewood (1 bundle was supposed to be provided) and batteries for the remote; they didn't respond to email but came right out when we called. The grill took a while to figure out (valve might've been frozen) and was very dirty, but we got it cleaned up and working. There were coffee filters, S&P, and extra paper products, which was convenient. Really all we wanted was a quiet getaway with a hot tub, lake view, and fireplace, and we got it here.
Manager response:
Hello Dawn, thank you for your review. We're so glad that you were able to enjoy a quiet retreat at this home. We apologize for the issues you experienced and the delays in communicating with you via email - we are glad that the property manager was able to assist you quickly. We hope to host you again, soon!
Chadd P. Feb 2020
Place was as advertised and very cozy and clean. Kitchen was well stocked. Would rent here again.
Suzann B. Dec 2019
Well maintained clean cozy home. Great views. Easy in and out.
. Oct 2019
The cabin was the perfect escape we were looking for. We had a fantastic view of lake Goshorn and optimal fall weather. The cabin was adorable and we had all the kitchen supplies needed to roast marshmallows, bake, make coffee, and grill pancakes. The bathrooms were also clean and well stocked. The hot tub was an excellent addition! Thank you for a relaxing stay!
. Sep 2019
We had such an amazing time this weekend. We will be returning, maybe even this fall it the place is open for a weekend get away. The donut boat was a BLAST and we are even thinking about purchasing one. The dune rides were a lot of fun. One of our friends had never been on them and the other was scared to go on it. BUT after wards they couldn't say enough. - The Cabin....OMG, can't say enough good things about the place. We will be coming back next year. Maybe even before. Love Cabin 11! - Thank you so much for all your help. Enjoy the new season of Fall!
. Aug 2019
House was beautiful and super clean. Would highly recommend!
. Aug 2019
This property and host exceeded our expectations. We had such an incredibly wonderful stay here. So peaceful and tranquil. The private lake and dock was perfect for fishing and relaxing. The house had everything we needed for a fun friends weekend. I highly recommended this property! My friends birthday weekend was such a success despite the broken hot tub. The handling of that situation was quick and fair and that was totally appreciated. And before our stay, everyone was so accommodating with my issue of not being able to fill out the final form due to my mother's hospitalization and my lack of a computer. I thank you for working through that with me. Caitlin and Alyssa were so prompt at getting back to me and always helpful. We look forward to coming back and staying with you guys! Everything exceeded our expectations! Thank you!
. Aug 2019
Very clean and has everything you need! Lake Goshorn is easily accessible in the back of the property and all amenities worked well. Loved having a hot tub too! Would definitely stay again.
Richard Searls . Feb 2018
A nice retreat, even in the winter. Cozy fireplace, convenient hot tub in the screened in porch and a quiet location.
Mahmoud Alshami . Aug 2017
The cottage was very nice, clean, and ideal for kids and adults. While we had a peaceful time around the fire, the kids had fun at the small beach. Very nice area and would love to come back for few more days.
matt byl . Jul 2017
Pictures on the site was just like it was in person. Dock & beach location on site seemed like it was a private dock & just off house but it wasn't far walk from house. Liked this cabin cus it was at end of road & felt like it was private. I was disappointed that previous guest ran over cable box & tv was not working. It wasn't a big issue but would of liked a heads up from management. Over all stay was great & would recommend to other people & possibly stay again. Kind of odd house didn't have tin foil,plastic wrap or zip lock bags for food we didn't eat to take home.
Gibson Linda & Wes . May 2017
This is one of our favorite places to stay. Love the hot tub and the wood-burnkng fireplace.