Just over the Blue Star Highway bridge from Saugatuck, the village of Douglas is waiting to host your perfect getaway. Their motto is “village vibe, city cool,” and you’ll experience just that in our Douglas vacation rentals. The charming streets are peppered with contemporary art galleries, foodie-approved restaurants, wineries, breweries, and more.
Nestled between the shores of Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River, our Douglas cottage rentals are a water-lover’s dream. You’ll be just minutes from beaches, swimming spots, fishing, kayaking, and more. Douglas is in southwestern Michigan, where the wineries and vineyards are thriving, so be sure to pair your delicious meals with a glass of local vino.
Perhaps the best way to experience Douglas is by just getting out and exploring on foot. The cute downtown area is filled with eateries, antiques, and more. Don’t forget the arts scene that Douglas is so famed for—peruse the many galleries or hop over to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts to catch special events, film screenings, and exhibits.
For an aerial view of the quaint streets, harbors, and shoreline, head to Mt. Baldhead. This one-mile trail is great for a run or just to stroll and enjoy the almost 360-degree views of the surrounding town. You can even take a hand-pulled chain ferry to reach the trailhead, before climbing the stairs and ending at Oval Beach, which was voted one of the 25 best shorelines by Condé Nast Traveler.
When it’s time to experience the local food scene, you’ll find something to satisfy any craving. Start the morning off with breakfast—and maybe a mimosa or two—on the porch of the homey Pumpernickels restaurant. Grab Appalachian-inspired bites in the cute interior of the Southerner or make a dinner reservation at the chic Grow restaurant, complete with waterfront views.
No matter how you spend your time on Lake Michigan’s shores, our Douglas vacation rentals are ready to host your perfect getaway. With wineries, art, lake activities, and amazing food, it’s hard not to fall in love with this town. Browse our Douglas cabins and start planning your trip today.