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Happy Nest - Saugatuck, MI

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55 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 2 dog max 
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Private, dog-friendly cottage with screened porch - perfect for a cozy getaway

Settle into this quaint and cozy cottage just one mile from downtown Saugatuck. Surrounded by greenery and wooded on two sides, this vacation rental feels like a secluded cabin in the forest. It is the perfect escape for a couples retreat with plenty of simple comforts to enjoy a step back in pace. There is also space to relax on the screened porch, the furnished outdoor patio, and around the firepit. Or you can meet up indoors on the sofa by the fireplace!


Head into downtown Saugatuck to discover the many shops, art galleries, and restaurants. If you're looking for outdoor fun, area beaches and Saugatuck Dunes State Park are less than five miles from your front door.


City/town permit number: CSTR-210098

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining







Cable : Xfinity

Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming


Gas grill : Private




Safety & accessibility

Accessible bath/shower



55 reviews

elaine p. Nov 2022
Nice 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage with fireplace and cable TV. Clean enough throughout especially in the bedrooms. No dishwasher, which made more work, and because of that, needed more things to do dishes like towels, drainer and brushes. Also needs brighter exterior lighting on the walkway for safety to walk and for security in general. Walking the dog was difficult to navigate in the dark without a flashlight. Some items provided in the kitchen were clean, others not so much. Still a relaxing and quiet stay even in late fall.
Manager response:
Hi, Elaine! Thank you for helping us improve the guest experience at Happy Nest. The exterior lighting is being addressed for guest safety. We hope to host you again someday!
Kimberly S. Nov 2022
Very cute home. Outdoor lighting for night time would have made us feel safer
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback and bringing some items to our attention that may need some TLC. We have forwarded your feedback to the local staff so they can work to improve the house for future guests. Please know that our guest services team is available 24 hours a day to assist should any concerns arise during your visit. We hope you choose to stay with us again!
Jacob S. Oct 2022
The Nest was great. Easy walk/drive to town. Quiet and very peaceful. Definitely will book again
Sandy L. Oct 2022
Clean, well stocked kitchen and great out door area.
Carol R. Oct 2022
Loved the layout, the yard and the cozy fireplace!
Susie C. Oct 2022
The house felt like home, really nice place so close to downtown and all the shops. Place was cozy and set very nice.
Barbara P. Oct 2022
We loved being surrounded by trees but close to downtown Saugatuck!
Peggy S. Sep 2022
All of it
Sergio B. Sep 2022
Our stay at the Happy Nest was a dream! Perfect location near all the action in Saugatuck yet secluded enough for a WFH experience. The house was perfectly equipped with all basics and made us feel right at home. Beautiful and cozy jewel perfect for a relaxing morning coffee at the patio surrounded by a beautiful nature backdrop, or a perfect evening for reading by the fireplace in the living room. Could not ask for more!
Rob W. Sep 2022
It was a nice little place to stay. Pretty clean, smelled a little like dogs but it is a dog friendly rental. Smaller than what we expected, pictures made it look a lot bigger. Very close to downtown Saugatuck which was a big plus! Would probably stay again but was a little pricey for the size. For some reason all the rentals seem pricey around Saugatuck but we always pay it because we love visiting every summer!
Jennifer S. Sep 2022
We loved walking about 5 minutes into Saugatuck every day. The place was super clean! We used the grille and kitchen which was lovely. Would definitely stay here again!
KATHLEEN K. Aug 2022
The house is charming and cozy and exactly what we needed for our family of 3. The outdoor area is really nice and with the trees it feels like the neighbors are far away. And the screen porch is a great place to sit too. We’ll definitely be back!
Lea L. Aug 2022
The place was so neat and organized. We especially loved the outdoor area with the fire pit. Enjoyed walking to downtown Saugatuck too which was so near!
Christina H. Aug 2022
What a perfect little house and location for a mini vacation in Saugatuck. The house is perfectly located for a quick 10 minute walk into Saugatuck and very close to the Blue Star highway for exploring the area by car. The pictures of the property are accurate. The outside area is lovely for spending an evening by the fire pit and outside dining (surrounded by trees so bring bug spray). Inside the house is furnished and equipped to a high standard. It is small though and although it will sleep 4 adults, to do so you would have to be on good terms! It was perfect for my husband and I and our dog. Lovely time.
Sandy T. May 2022
Lots of light. Worn - needs some things replaced, paint, etc. Porch wasn't cleaned off. Dirty linens left there from last visit and not sure it was vacuumed. Plenty of things there to use for cooking. Well stocked. Would stay again. Outdoor furniture needed cleaning too.
Manager response:
Sandy, thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are glad you enjoyed our lovely home. We apologize if you felt the home was not on par with our cleanliness standards. We would have been happy to address any areas in need of additional attention during your stay had we been notified. Our local team has since deep cleaned the home and the outdoor furniture. We look forward to hosting you again!
James G. Apr 2022
Everything was clean and in perfect working order, great space for two couples or a family.

The only downside was the 10 AM check out, it should be at noon.
David N. Nov 2021
This was a nice cottage for a getaway for my wife and I. It is small, but it’s all we needed. The bedrooms are cozy and decent sized, we didn’t not feel cramped in the main bedroom. It could be tight for 4 adults since there is limited comfortable seating in the main room. However, in the warmer months you’ll likely be spending more time outside or out and about in the town. The burlap window shades don’t provide much privacy at night when the interior lights are on, but the cottage is pretty secluded with trees. The property management company left a pumpkin pie for us on the table, since we were spending Thanksgiving there. They also left a ball and treat for our dogs and provided two bundles of firewood for the bonfire… very nice and thoughtful of them. The cottage interior was clean and fresh. The furnace filter that is visible in the ceiling was extremely dusty and needs replaced. It lacked an ironing board and can opener. The kitchen looks like it was recently updated, the counter tops are very nice and the shelving gives a functional open feel in a smaller space. Note, there is not a dishwasher. We knew this prior to booking so we were not caught off guard. The internet was fast and stable and the cable TV worked fine, with the ability to log into our personal streaming accounts. The yard is very dark at night even with the porch light on, so taking our dogs out required a flashlight. It is a very quiet location and a quick drive or short 10-minute walk into town. Overall, my wife and I were happy with our stay.
Manager response:
We're delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time, though we regret that there were some items that prevented you from fully enjoying your vacation experience. We have passed along your feedback regarding the can opener, filter, and ironing board to the manager so they can correct this for future guests. Thank you for letting us know there is room for improvement and we hope we have the opportunity to host you for another comfortable stay.
Kerri S. Oct 2021
Happy Nest was wonderfully perfect for our anniversary weekend. The house was super clean and had everything we needed. We hope to visit again!
Jennifer B. May 2021
We love the proximity to downtown Saugatuck and the privacy of the outdoor seating/fire pit area and will be back again!
Catherine N. Mar 2021
This little cottage was a quiet comfortable joy for me and my dog. Placed within a fun walkable neighborhood we took many walks including into downtown Saugatuck. Only problem was the initial booking arrangement. There was no one to talk to live to confirm conflicting confirmation about my dog's stay which was the main reason I booked The Nest. Once settled, all good.
Manager response:
Hi, Catherine! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. We're delighted to hear that you and your pup enjoyed this quiet, charming cottage. We are sorry for any confusion or lack of communication prior to your visit. It is relayed to guests in our check-in materials that while our local property manager is not on-site to greet guests, our professional, dedicated team is standing by should any need arise. We encourage guests to reach out to our property management team directly via the contact information provided in check-in instructions. We hope to host you again soon for another relaxing getaway!
Sarah P. Feb 2021
This was my wife's and my first time to Saugatuck, and this was the perfect little house to rent! Decor is warm and inviting, bed very comfy, really great use of space for the kitchen. SO SO SO close to everything, and that's just winter stuff - I'm sure it's a great location for summer things too!

Thank you so much, Vacasa staff!
Phil M. Oct 2020
Great place, you won’t be disappointed!
Linda M. Sep 2020
Great area with privacy. Close to downtown and beaches. Comfortable stay. Cozy!!
Donna P. Sep 2020
Adorable little cottage. Walking distance to Downtown Saugatuck. Clean and plenty of charm.
Caroline T. Aug 2020
This cottage was perfect for a quick getaway from the city. Great size for a couple, and was very clean upon arrival. The backyard area was perfect for a relaxing and hanging out. Have never used Vacasa, but they were quick on the texts, and provided all the info I needed. Would definitely choose this house again!
Taylar K. Aug 2020
We loved our time at this quaint and cozy abode. Saugatuck is a beautiful place to visit and the property was well-maintained. Thanks for a great stay!
Loretta S. Aug 2020
We really enjoyed our stay at this charming well equipped cottage. The patio and yard are a huge plus as is the easy walk down the hill to downtown Saugatuck. It's also an easy walk but longer walk to downtown Douglas. The cottage is nicely decorated and very comfortable, perfect for our needs. The cleaning left a bit to be desired. the washer and bathroom floor were dusty. This was brought to management's attention and I received a refund for cleaning. We would definitely return!
Jay K. Jun 2020
My wife and I rented for our anniversary. Great clean spot and location.
Boston W. Jun 2020
We really enjoyed our stay. It is a great location and easy walk to the restaurants, park and shops. Good for small families.
Izabell W. Jun 2020
So private and relaxing! Very cute home!
William H. Mar 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Comfortable, clean and in the heart of Saugatuck/Douglas! Exactly as advertised.
Anna G. Feb 2020
This is a super cozy little house. Stocked with everything we needed. Comfy bed and bedding. Bonus that we could take our dog with us. We will be back!
Diann F. Feb 2020
Such a charming and clean home - we loved our stay! Hoping to return to Saugatuck in the future!
Patrick H. Dec 2019
We came here for a weekend getaway and this home was very comfortable and convenient. Its close to downtown and the water.
Turning the fireplace on and relaxing at night was very nice as well!
Scot Mcguire . Nov 2019
Excellent service and location
. Oct 2019
Probably the nicest property we have stayed in near Saugatuck. Designed so well with great colors and furniture. Loved the outside sitting area as well, but the rain had other ideas! Thanks so much.
. Oct 2019
This is such a fantastic place. Clean, cozy, and such a Wonderful setting. Great amenities. We had such a fabulous time!!
. Sep 2019
We loved the Nest! It was a small cottage that might be tight for a larger group but worked perfectly for two couples. The decor was cute and comfy, and the place was very clean. Enjoyed playing games outside, walking into downtown, and exploring Saugatuck! Will certainly return.
. Aug 2019
We enjoyed our stay! House was very clean. Short walk to town. Would stay again!
. Aug 2019
Great little house in a perfect location. We were able to walk into town and were only a couple minutes drive from the beach! Patio and fire pit area were great.
. Aug 2019
Great location, modern little bungalow, clean and bright.
. Jul 2019
Cozy, clean, quiet, comfortable. The fire pit and patio were great. We enjoyed being off the road and secluded in the woods but not far from town.
. Jun 2019
We enjoyed our stay at the happy nest very much, the house is very well equipped, perfect location to walk to town and the communication with the property manager was great. We loved it, I hope we go back.
Lorena Garcia . May 2018
The pictures really don't do enough justice to the property. It was perfect for our girls' mini-getaway (it was just two of us). It felt like we were in the woods. Enjoyed the enclosed porch. Walking distance to main area downtown perfect. Great amount of natural light.
gina diamond . May 2018
Had a great time. Well appointed and coffee on the screened in porch was so peaceful. Very clean and cozy. We hope to return next summer.
Kay Long . May 2018
What a wonderful few days! We arrived to a spotless, beautifully decorated home away from home. The grounds were wooded and private even though we were right down the street from town. We enjoyed watching the deer come by each day along with the chipmunks and birds. We used the fire pit outdoors for relaxing evenings. It took just a minute to get downtown and only a few minutes to get over to zocalo Beach. We highly recommend this wonderful home. It’s truly the best of both worlds!
Elizabeth Walsh . May 2018
The cottage is tucked in the woods but just a quick trip to downtown or the beach. The rooms are all very clean and nicely decorated. It included all the amenities you would want.