Tazelaar Cottage Macatawa

TAZELAAR COTTAGE: (Macatawa, MI) Lake Macatawa: Sleeps 8-10, Marina View, close to Lake Michigan Beach!






SLEEPS: 8 (10 max)
*LAKEFRONT (Lake Macatawa)


It does not get much better than this in Macatawa! This 2-story home directly faces the Marina on Macatawa Lake, so boat gawkers beware and backs up to a forest/dune setting. Tazelaar Cottage is a completely renovated home, hosting 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a lovely garden area for you to sit back and unwind. Sleeping 8-10 guests, Tazelaar is big enough for 2 families to enjoy. Walk down ¼ mile to the sandy beach on Lake Michigan, nearby walking trails, or the Big Red Lighthouse!

The propane grill, fire pit, 2 decks (one wood, one cement) and ample amount of outdoor seating makes entertaining in this home a joy. There is a small yard behind the cottage, which overlooks the marina and Lake Macatawa, just a quick trip to Lake Michigan.

Tazelaar Cottage comes with a washer/dryer, fully-equipped kitchen, central air conditioning, and gorgeous views. On top of it all, guests get to park directly next to the cottage, which is unique in Macatawa. With Holland, Saugatuck, and Grand Haven only a few miles from the home, enjoying activities in both the summer and winter are easy!     




                   Bathroom #1—main floor: Full bathroom with shower only

                   Bathroom #2—upper floor: Full bathroom with tub/shower

Beach/Swimming: There is swimming on Lake Michigan, which is a ¼ mile away. You can only access the private beach by walking. There is no parking allowed near the beach. There is a beach “rolling” wagon for guests to place goodies/cooler in to travel down to the beach and beach chairs available.  You will walk through the Macatawa gateway which is 1 block away, check in with the gate attendant and then proceed down to the beach.

Bedroom Configuration:
          Bedroom #1—main floor: 2 twin beds (can be converted to King)

          Bedroom #2—upper floor: 2 Queen beds

          Bedroom #3—upper floor: 1 King bed

Extra beds--There is also a Queen sofa sleeper in the common area and a day bed in the den.

Cable/Satellite TVs: On the upper floor of the home, there is a TV/DVD combination with cable. On the main floor, there is cable TV with a Fire-stick, so feel free to bring your Netflix account with you! If you don’t have one, no worries, just give us a call and we will provide you with one for your stay.

Cell phone service: Verizon is good…everything else a bit sketchy…Use wi-fi calling.

              * Grand Rapids: 46 minutes (34 miles)
              * University of Notre Dame: 1 hour 37 minutes (90 miles)
              * Windmill Garden Island: 17 minutes (7 miles)
              * Detroit: 3 hours (185 miles)    
              * Chicago: 2 hours 33 minutes (150 miles)

Fishing: You can fish out on Pierhead which is right by the Big Red Lighthouse. Guests are unable to fish in the marina area.


Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online here!

Fishing poles: Please bring your own poles.

Grill: There is a propane grill for guests to use during their stay which is located in the garden area. Propane will be provided.

Grocery Store: Just 2 miles away

Internet: YES! There is free wi-fi for guests 

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival.

Parking: Right next to cottage, which is almost unheard of at Macatawa. There is enough space for 3 cars to park!

Pets: There are no pets allowed on this property. Please enjoy the animal-free space!

Privacy: There are homes next door and a marina in front of the home.

Space:  Modern, Crisp-lines, Clean!

Towels: Yes, we provide towels, even some beach towels…but it's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer:  YES! It is on the first floor. Laundry detergent and dry sheets will be provided for guests.

Wood: A bundle of wood will be waiting for guests. If more wood is needed, the guest is required to purchase wood from a nearby store.

Local Distances:

½  mile away: Big Red Light House

                         Sanctuary Woods Preserve – walking and hiking park

                         Bike paths to Holland, Saugatuck and Grand Haven
                         Macatawa Yacht Club (5 minute walk)

1 mile away: Public Boat launch 

                       The Black Sheep Restaurant

                       The Store – liquor store

2 miles away: Central Park Grocery Store – boutique grocery store – fresh         

                          meat counter, liquor, beer and wine

3.5 miles away:  South Shore Village

                             Family Video---Jackie’s (Local Breakfast/Lunch) Restaurant---Pat’s Flowers---Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant---Way Cup Coffee Shop---                                                 Deboer’s Bakery---Heinz Waterfront Walkway

4 miles away: Hospital

                          Natures Market – health food store

                          Family Fare Grocery Store/RX/gas


                          Gas stations, car washes, banks

                         Pizza, sub shops and more…

5 miles: City of Holland – downtown area, shops, restaurants, gas stations and more

              Hope College

              Farmers Market – Wednesday & Saturday 8 AM – 2 PM. MUST SEE!

7 miles: Westshore shopping, gas, movies, restaurants, banks and more


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fireplace- gas
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linens & towels included
  • Firewood is provided.
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Washer & dryer
  • Blow Dryer
  • Electric fireplace
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Sandy Beach
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • Picnic table
  • grill-propane
  • Good Fishing
  • Firewood Provided for guests
Special Features
  • Pack and Play
Sept-after Labor Day--Oct.09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$250.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$250.00


Holland Paradise
Great property and wonderful host. Our host provided a nice care/welcome package for us. We love the beautiful views from the front porch over looking the Marina. Property had a lovely back porch and updated fire pit area as well. A bundle of wood was provided which was a very nice touch of hospitality. The home was furnished nicely and kitchen was well stocked with everything needed to cook a nice home style meal. Towels were of high quality. Been in hotels and other vacation rentals with cheap towels and it just bothers me, but not here. Loved having a beach cart to haul or stuff to the private beach, which was only a quarter mile if that away. Chairs and umbrella were provided as well from our host. Again nice features for guest. Additionally the property had a dish washer, washer/dryer combo, nice bathrooms, and well cared for interior and exterior of home.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Michael, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review.  It is our joy when guests love a property as much as you did Tazelaar Cottage.  We hope to see you again.
Sep 2019
Wonderful Sta
Wonderful stay. A lot of nice touches, fresh flowers etc. Plan on renting again.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Richard, the best review is when guests like yourself say they want to return. Thank you for that. Tazelaar Cottage is a very special place - from the view of the marina, to the private Lake Michigan beach - you simply can't beat it. We look forward to your return.
Sep 2019
another wonderful week at Mac
The property was in excellent condition. All of the necessities plus others were available. We have already decided to go back next year.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Sally, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Tazelaar Cottage.  Overlooking Lake Macatawa, you have great views of the boats and barges on the lake.  Guests enjoy access to a private beach on Lake Michigan just a short walk away.  Downtown Holland has a lot to offer:  brew pubs, great restaurants and even better shopping.  We'll look for your next visit.
Aug 2019
Loved the house! Can't wait to go back!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Tazelaar Cottage is the perfect vacation home.  Located in Holland Michigan, it overlooks a marina, for great boat and people watching.  It's a short walk to a private Lake Michigan beach and to Big Red the famous lighthouse.  Guests will not get bored staying here,  We hope to see you back again
Aug 2019
Terrific Cottage for 8!
Awesome Cottage! Lovely personal touches throughout the cottage. Very Welcoming! Clean, well stocked with various items for taking trips to the beach, grilling family meals together, sitting around the bonfire, close/easy rental company for water sports. Close location to Big Red Lighthouse, downtown Holland, Dune rides, shopping. Something for everyone

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Lisa, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed Tazelaar Cottage.  You are right that there is something for everyone here.  Brew pubs, a state of the art movie theater, art, Big Red, Lake Michigan private beach just a short walk away, the marina - anything one could want you can find at this Holland treasure.  We hope to see you back again
Aug 2019
We can't wait to go back!
Our entire family enjoyed our time and can’t wait to return. The house is very well setup and has all the necessary amenities for a family with small children. We enjoyed the multi-patios, views of the boats, easy walk to the beach and Lake Michigan, plus access to Big Red. It is a great location for peaceful relaxation while still only being about 6 miles away from downtown Holland.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Eldredge, we love that you loved Tazelaar Cottage.  It has everything, as you've stated.  Big Red is the best, and the people and boat watching at the marina brings its own pleasure.  We do hope you come back again.
Aug 2019
Amazing Vacays!
 Everything was beyond expectations! I'm a planner at heart and planned an amazing vacations for my family. Without missing any details of it, I knew something always get slipped from plans. But, I was able to rest in the hands of this guys. From the details in the email before arriving to the house, fully equipped house, SPARKLING cleaned, enough towels for everyone, spacious and a welcome baskets (..and wine!). To the AMAZING view of the Lake Mac marina. With three kids and all the planning I was able to just relaxed and enjoy every moment of it. Thank you very much to FVR and the awesome hosts. Love it!

Maria, thank you for this wonderful review.  You have made our day.  Tazelaar Cottage is pretty special.  The people and boat watching at the marina is great and then the private beach on Lake Michigan, just a short walk away, is pretty special.  I hope that your kids got to go see Big Red!  Downtown Holland now has a state of the art movie theater for any rainy days.  We hope that you do come back again.
Jul 2019
Great place, much bigger than it looks!
We had an awesome stay at Tazelaar Cottage! My family of four and our friends with the same size family all were very comfortable and there was plenty of room for the kids to play hide and seek ALL WEEKEND LONG while the adults had a fun time catching up. The cottage was INCREDIBLY well-stocked in both the kitchen and bathroom. If we make our way back to Holland in the future, Tazelaar and Freshwater will be high on our list!

Shaun, we do hope that you come back to Holland and to FVR!  Tazelaar Cottage is a great location.  The marina out front, the private Lake Michigan beach and downtown Holland all add to this cottage's allure.
Jun 2019
Taz Cottage
Beautiful location to enjoy Holland and Sagatuck Michigan at any time of the year. Such a beautiful view and comfy place to stay.
May 2019
This is the second time I’ve rented this cottage, with two different groups of people. This is great for a group of friends in their late 20’s where we came to town to celebrate a birthday. It is also a great house for my boyfriend and I to come and stay with both of our set of parents (two in their 60’s and two in their 40’s) and a couple kids under 10. Every person in both groups loved this home and before we even left was asking when we were coming back to stay at this cottage. To say it is a home away from home would be an understatement. They have everything you could need here to make your run as smoothly as possible from comfy bens, relaxing fireplace, more than enough seating and a fully stocked kitchen. They have actually thought of everything to make your trip run as smoothly and stress free as possibly

Autum, thank you for this wonderful review!  Returning guests are the best ever.  Tazelaar Cottage is a very special place, both inside and out.  As the boats start coming into the marina, people and boat viewing becomes an event by itself, plus you have Lake Michigan and a private beach a short walk away.  We'll be looking for you for your 3rd stay!
May 2019
Taz Cottage
Beautiful location to enjoy Holland and Sagatuck Michigan at any time of the year. Such a beautiful view and comfy place to stay.

Deborah, we are so happy that you enjoyed staying at Tazelaar Cottage.  Now that it's warming up, the boats are starting to come into the marina, so boat and people watching from the cottage is great! Lake Mac is wonderful and the short walk to Lake Michigan is a joy.  Hopefully you got out to see Big Red - the pride of Holland.  Holland and Sagatuck are both great towns to explore.  We'd love to work with you again in the near future.
May 2019
Tazelaar Cottage April 2019
This was my second stay at Taz Cottage. The off-season rates are reasonable, so I stayed 8 nights this time. I absolutely love the fireplace and living room. I was able to watch the NCAA Men's and Women's tournament games while I was there. Nice TV, too. The location at Macatawa is superb.

Cynthia, how perfect to be at  Tazelaar Cottage to watch Michigan State in the final four of March Madness!  We are so happy that you returned.  It is a great property with the marina views and access to Lake Michigan (and Big Redd!!).  We're hoping that visit #3 is in your new future!
Apr 2019
Spring stay
We enjoyed the space and cleanliness of Tazelaar Cottage. It was a great space for hanging out inside as the weather wasn’t as cooperative as we had hoped.

Denise, sorry that nature did not cooperate, but we're glad that you enjoyed staying at Tazelaar Cottage.  It is a great property, and Holland and surrounding areas are great places to explore. We hope to work with you again soon.
Apr 2019
Lovely views and comfortable spaces
We stayed at the Tazelaar Cottage for a weekend in March, with lovely mild weather. The views out over the empty marina, seeing the lights across the lake were wonderful. The cottage is comfortable with more space than we were expecting, especially for only two of us. It has several living spaces which is great when you need some quiet time. We especially enjoyed the porch with the electric fire and many windows towards Lake Macatawa. (also enjoyed the gas fire in the living room) Everything was very clean, beds were comfortable, and towels were soft. The walk to the beach is short and easy, especially as we were only taking ourselves! The cottage is well-stocked with notes to help you find things and great instructions when needed. Definitely would stay here again.

Jennifer, thank you for this great review.  Tazelaar Cottage is a gem for certain.  No matter the season, that short walk to Lake Michigan beaches is magical, and the lighthouse Big Red is a classic.  The cottage offers great comfort, and it readily feels like home.  We hope to work with you again soon!
Apr 2019
Outstanding Stay!
Loved our stay at Tazelaar Cottage! The owners thought of everything, including a nice gift basket upon arrival, and chocolates on every bed in the house. We loved it, and will definitely be back!

Steven, Tazelaar Cottage is a fantastic property.  The viewover looking the marina, the short walk to Lake Michigan and Big Red,and the shopping in Holland all make for the perfect getaway property.  We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again soon.
Mar 2019
Great house. Beautiful view of the marina. Loved the walk to the beach and lighthouse. Had everything you could possibly need including welcome snacks

Emily, we are so happy that Tazelaar Cottage pleased you. One can not beat the marina, the short walk to Lake Michigan and Big Red!  She is a beauty.  We look forward to working with you again soon.
Mar 2019
Beautiful, clean, fabulous location
This was one of the nicest places I have stayed (I travel a lot). The house is beautiful, clean, and perfectly located.

Sara, we love getting reviews like yours from guests who travel a lot!  Tazalaar Cottage is a fabulous property.  Lake Mac, Lake Michigan and the city of Holland all have a lot going on.  Over looking the marina offers great viewing in itself - no matter the season.  We hope to work with you again soon.
Jan 2019
Tazelaar Cottage January 2019
This cottage displays a lovely mix of modern conveniences and old fashioned nostalgia. There is a lot of Macatawa History in books and paintings and other art. The seasonal room with the stone fireplace is fascinating! The instructions and note signs around the cottage were very helpful. They left a note on the freezer stating the date of fresh ice - the day I checked - nice!! The kitchen ware and appliances are well stocked for those who want to cook in. The kitchen coffee, fridge and counter amenities were generous and up-scale. I especially appreciated the bathroom amenities in the "in case you forgot" basket. I will return!

Cynthia, we love your review!  Tazelaar Cottage is a great property.  Not only is the house wonderful ,as you so well described it, but the view of Lake Mac, the short walk to Lake Michigan, plus the proximity to downtown Holland makes it a fabulous vacation location.  We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and plan on returning!
Jan 2019
A Thanksgiving to Remember
My family had the best stay in the Tazelaar Cottage. The house had so many amenities and they really thought of everything. The house was in a beautiful location and traffic was very light with the holiday weekend. The house itself was beautifully decorated, very cozy yet spacious, and the kitchen had all the appliances we could ask for to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for your family. We can't wait to come back during the summer months and enjoy the outside amenities and the wonderful community.

Melissa, your wonderful review makes us thankful for guests like yourself.  We love that your family appreciated Tazelaar Cottage as much as we do, and what a great idea to  spend your Thanksgiving there!  You will love it here in summer when you can spend time right on the private access Lake Michigan beach, plus watch all the boats at the marina across teh street from the cottage.  We'll look for you in 2019!
Nov 2018
This was by the the best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed at. The location was lovely, the house immaculate, pretty, and have everything we needed and more plus outstandingly clean. Felt like home away from home. Everyone that was about of this trip was more than happy about this property. We will defiantly be back again.

Autum, we are thrilled to be the best AirBnB you've stayed in!  Tazelaar Cottage is great, and Holland, MI is a fabulous town to explore, with lots going on.  Plus, you can't beat overlooking a marina and being walking distance to a fabulous private beach on Lake Michigan!  We do hope you and your friends come back again.
Oct 2018
The home was great. Very clean, and lots of nice extras, like snacks, chocolates on the pillows, bottle of wine. Great location close to the beach. We’d definitely recommend this place and consider staying here again.


Jeffrey, Tazelaar Cottage is a great place to stay.  We are so happy that you enjoyed it.  Holland is a cool town to explore, and the private beach on Lake Michigan is a bonus!  We hope to see you again
Oct 2018
The Tazelaar Cottage is fully and completely equipped with anything one could possibly need for a lakeside vacation. Comfortable, clean and spacious!

Kathy, we are so happy that Tazelaar Cottage worked out so well for you.  Holland is such a great town to vacation in, and over looking the marina and being within walking distance of Lake Michigan, makes the cottage pretty much perfect.
Sep 2018
Absolutely beautiful area, wonderful home with great charm.
We came for a girls weekend. The house was in wonderful condition. Stocked with everything we might need or forgot. Super cute area for a fire or back/ front porch sitting. Walking distance to the beach. Short drive to downtown! We will definitely be coming back.

Katie,  we are thrilled that your "girl's weekend" turned out so well.  Tazelaar Cottage is the perfect place for that.  Hopefully you had a chance to check out Holland's great brew pubs!
Sep 2018
The house was beautiful and well stocked. The view and location was perfect We had a great stay in Holland.


Amy we are so glad that you enjoyed Tazelaar Cottage.  We hope you had some time to explore Holland.  We'd love to have you back again!
Sep 2018
Excellent vacation cottage
We had an excellent time at the Tazelaar Cottage! Super clean house, stocked with everything you would need. Short drive downtown Holland. Quick walk to Lake Michigan! Will definitely be coming back.

Katie, Tazelaar Cottage is a special place.  The marina, Lake Michigan, Big Red and downtown Holland all make for a very special vacation location.  We hope to see you again!
Sep 2018
Tazelaar Cottage is an amazing property. Beautiful views in all directions. So peaceful!
We found the Tazelaar Cottage to be beautiful and peaceful setting right on the water. Appreciated how clean it was and how well appointed the kitchen and bathrooms were. Back patio is very quaint and private while the front views of the marina cant be beat. The little signs around the house letting us know where things were or what they were used for were super helpful too. We would definitely stay here again! Thank you.


Lisa, we are so glad that you appreciated how spectacular Tazelaar Cottage is.  One could simply sit all day and watch the marina.  There are some very cool boats that come in to dock.  Add in th access to Lake  Michigan and you can't beat it.  We hope to see you again!
Aug 2018
Great spot for people watching and located near historic homes. Short walk to great Lake Michigan beach and lighthouse. Everything you could need was provided. A great base for our stay and very well stocked for our every need


We are so happy that you had fun at Tazalaar Cottage.  Having the marina right across the street makes for great people watching and great boat watching!  Holland is a great little town to explore.  We hope to see you back again.
Aug 2018
Beautiful home, thoughtfully decorated. We loved the fire pit. There is a beautiful view of the yacht club. Awesome spot. Would love to visit again.


Alexa, the marina at Tazelaar Cottage is such fun for people and boat watching.  Hopefully you got to the beach on Lake Michigan and walked down to see "Big Red."  We hope you come back again!
Aug 2018
amazing time
We had an amazing time there. Everything was even better than described. The beach placating and view was amazing, and the place had everything! Even extra sunscreen for the kids!


We are so glad that you had a great time.  Tazalaar Cottage is the best!  The beach, the lighthouse and the marina make for a perfect vacation spot.  We hope that you got to explore Holland a bit also.
Aug 2018
This cottage was amazing.
We couldn’t have asked for anything more. This cottage was a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The views were spectacular. The amenities made this cottage even more amazing. We enjoyed fires every night and also made s’mores. We played games and took walks to the beach


Marni, it's so good to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Tazalaar Cottage.  We agree the views are amazing.  I'm envious of your s'mores!
Jul 2018
Great Location
Our family enjoyed this nice home for the weekend. We were able to rent a pontoon boat right across the street.


Love that you rented a pontoon boat at Eldeans Shipyard!  They are a great group of folks.  The Marina is such fun to walk through and watch all the fabulous boats come in.  I hope that you went swimming in Lake Michigan and visited Big Red.  We hope that you come back again.
Jun 2018

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