Tazelaar Cottage Macatawa

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Tazelaar Cottage: (Macatawa, MI) Lake Macatawa, Marina View, New Hot Tub!! walk to Lake Michigan Beach! 






Tazelaar Cottage
SLEEPS: 8 (10 max, including visitors)
*LAKEFRONT (Lake Macatawa)

*PARKING IS LIMITED TO 3 CARS, no additional local parking

**Quiet time is between 11pm and 7am

It does not get much better than this in Macatawa! This 2-story renovated home directly faces the Marina on Macatawa Lake.   Boat gawkers beware!  This home 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, with no additional visitors allowed on the property, Tazelaar is big enough for 2 small 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. Tazelaar's Cottage is a just a nice 5-10 minute stroll away from Lake Michigan.

Tazelaar Cottage comes with a washer/dryer, fully-equipped kitchen, central air conditioning, and gorgeous views. Also, JUST INSTALLED-MARCH 2020--  REME HALO Air filtration/purification system. Invented to recreate nature’s process of purifying the air, it’s like bringing fresh outdoor air inside without ever having to open your windows. And it’s effective against all three categories of indoor air pollutants: Particulates, Microbial and Gases. Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses
• REME® reduces sneeze germs by 99% in the time a sneeze can reach three feet.
• New zinc ions kill 99% of viruses on surfaces

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 is easy!     



Air filtration system: JUST INSTALLED-MARCH 2020--  REME HALO Air filtration/purification system. Invented to recreate nature’s process of purifying the air, it’s like bringing fresh outdoor air inside without ever having to open your windows. And it’s effective against all three categories of indoor air pollutants: Particulates, Microbial and Gases. Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses
• REME® reduces sneeze germs by 99% in the time a sneeze can reach three feet.
• New zinc ions kill 99% of viruses on surfaces


                   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.

Best Bakery:  Deboer Bakkerij  360 Douglas Ave  49424  616-396-2253.  This is not your typical bakery.  Amazing breakfasts.

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.

Coffee pot: There is a combo unit that has both traditional coffee maker and a Keurig

              * 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)

* Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: (34 miles)                                                    www.meijergardens.org

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 Central Park Grocery:  1158 S Shore Dr. Holland, MI 49423  (616) 335-8442  It's small specialty grocery with a great meat market.  The closest large grocery store is: Family Fare Supermarket   993 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI 49424  (616) 399-4440

Hot Tub: Now open year-round! Seating for 5 adults. Temperature is pre-set and cannot be adjusted.

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! NO additional community parking is available for visitors.

Pets: There are NO pets allowed on this property. Owner's have severe allergies.  Please enjoy the animal-free space! Freshwater Vacation Rentals has many other pet-friendly places for you to enjoy your stay with your dog.  Please ask for details.

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

Smoking: No smoking allowed of any kind, on the property. Due to the close proximity of the neighbors, it is strictly prohibited.

Snowmobiling:  Not the ideal place for snowmobiling. Cannot ride from house to trails. Best to leave those home and enjoy the amazing views of Lake Macatawa!

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

Accidental Damage Waiver (non-refundable) or Security Deposit (Refundable)
We’ve got you covered…. We have an accidental damage waiver fee attached to your booking for true ACCIDENTAL damage.  You are covered up to $1500 for any breakage/ spills, damage that occurs accidently at the home. Please let us know if any damage arises and we can process the replacements or repair.
In lieu of the Accidental Damage Waiver, if you would prefer to mail a $1500 check in lieu of the accidental damage waiver, you may do so as your refundable security deposit.  Upon inspection of the home, we will refund the balance after deducting any damage that occurred during your stay.
Please contact our office directly for details.

Cleaning Fees Explained:
a. Cleaning fees booked directly through Freshwater Vacation Rentals are NOT taxable.  (This is a way to save you $$.)
b, Even though our room rate is generally less per night during the Spring, Fall and Winter, no one wants the cleaning quality to decrease.
c. We expect our cleaners to clean at the same level they would for the Peak Summer season, year-round.
d. We pay our cleaners a living wage. They deep clean, wash all the linens and prep each bed, regardless of how many people are on the reservation. 

a. When a couple is staying at a large house, and using only 25% of it, do they really want the home cleaned only 25%? Of course not.
b. When considering how many beds will be used, there are many variables-- Who are couples? Just friends? Family? Do all couples sleep in the same bed? Who snores? 
c. Yes, sometimes the cleaner will make more money on your stay than the property owner or management company.  It is essential to keep the space fresh and consistently cleaned throughout the year.

Places to buy sporting equipment:
West Marine Holland
12513 James St
Holland, MI
Call: 616-399-0099

The Outpost
25 East Eighth Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-396-5556



Property/indoor Amenities
  • Air Filtration System
  • Balcony
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blow Dryer
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Central air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace - Electric
  • Fireplace- Gas
  • Firewood is Provided.
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Firewood Provided for guests
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Propane
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Sandy Beach
Special Features
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January 2022 - December 2023 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023 2 $249.00


Best vacation rental I've EVER had!
I was blown away with the Tazelaar cottage. It exceeded my expectations in every way. There were so many personal touches that made this rental truly a magical place to stay. The space was very clean and spacious. The views were outstanding, and the evenings in the hot tub was the cherry on top. I would highly recommend this place. I pray we get to return someday in the near future!

Melissa, we love your enthusiasm!  We agree, Tazelaar Cottage is a very special place.  Looking out over Lake Macatawa and the marina, plus having access to a private beach on Lake Michigan, makes it the perfect vacation spot.  And as you said, the hot tub is the cherry on the top.  we do hope to see you back again.
Mar 2023
Comfort of Home
This is the second year that we’ve spent several days here…and the quality and comfort has been perfect. We loved the fully stocked kitchen, like a comfort of home and so convenient for meals together in this spacious property. There is more than enough room and privacy for us to check in on work and ‘office’ in comfort as well. The gem, for us was the hot tub. After a walk on the beach, which was beautiful even on a chilly March day, the hot tub was perfectly clean and cozy. The entire rental was spotless and even had a few treats to greet us during our stay.

Bradley, we're so happy to have you back again! Thank you for this lovely review.  We agree, Tazelaar Cottage is a special place.  We're glad that you enjoyed the hot tub!  We hope that you return for a third visit.
Mar 2023
5 stars
Tazelaar Cottage was the perfect stay for our winter getaway. It was very clean and the hosts made our stay extra special with a few small touches (Michigan wine and cheese waiting for us, chocolate on the pillows, etc). The hot tub was perfect and one day we saw three deer walking past the property. Highly recommended!

Leann, we love hearing that your stay was perfect!  Tazelaar Cottage is a pretty special place.  Thank you for your recommendation, and we hope that you come back again.
Jan 2023
Love this Place!
We've stay here twice, and both times we've had an amazing experience. About the cottage itself: it is an older house with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a couple of reading nooks, and a well-appointed kitchen. It also has a great patio and fire pit. Wait! Did I mention the hot tub?!? This place also boasts access to the private beach and lighthouse on the south side of the inlet to Lake Macatawa. The hosts are super friendly and accessible. They answer the phone to resolve any issues that you may encounter. We will definitely be back!

Douglas, we love our returning guests!  We agree, Tazelaar Cottage is a special place and Holland is a great city to visit.  We're glad that you really enjoyed the hot tub - it is a wonderful new addition.  We look forward to seeing you back again.
Dec 2022
5 stars
Tazelaar Cottage was great. Wonderful location, the house was well-stocked, and the hot tub was a dream.


Thank you for sharing your review Gregory! It's great to know that you enjoyed your stay, found the home to be well stocked, and made good use of the newly installed hot tub! Hopefully we will get a chance to host you again!
Oct 2022
We are a group of retired high school teachers who always choose to go somewhere the week after Labor Day when school is typically starting. This property proved to be an excellent choice; it was very clean and the location really worked for us. It is an older home but everything was clean and in perfect condition from the furniture, the appliances, the housewares to the linens and the grounds. With five ladies, the lighting in the bathrooms and the water pressure could have been better but did not pose any major difficulties. The owners provided many nice and thoughtful touches--fresh flowers, wine, cheese sausage, bottled water and a variety of snack items. Our only suggestion would be to provide a printed channel guide for the cable TV. It would have made it so much easier than scrolling through the lengthy guide on the TV. In summary, we would recommend this property if this is the area you are at for a vacation stay.


Thank you for sharing such a lovely review Susan! We are so happy you all got to enjoy your Labor Day stay before having to begin the new school year. The owner and cleaner always go above and beyond to make sure to create the greatest experience for guests, so it is delightful to know you were able to enjoy and appreciate these little touches! Hopefully we will have a chance to host another stay with you in the future!
Sep 2022
5 stars
Always great. Love the new addition and amenities are such a nice touch. Hope to do this every year! 


Hi Jack! We love that you enjoyed your return to Tazelaar, recognized, and got to take advantage of the newly installed hot tub, as well as the other newer amenities the owner has added for the season. We do our best to make sure guests have as good of an experience as possible, and would love to have you back again!
Jul 2022
Family time
Tazelaar cottage was the perfect place for our family to get together. It was by far the best appointed rental I have stayed in-lots of welcome treats to make our stay special. Access to the beach was easy. The outside space was cute and functional making it a great alternative for socializing and meals. Hot tub and seating overlooking sidewalk with view of marina and lake macatawa was a wonderful addition.

Susanne, we agree, Tazelaar Cottage is perfect for family get togethers!  Swimming in Lake Michigan and people and boat watching at the marina makes for a special vacation.  We hope that you come back again.
Jul 2022
May 7 weekend stay
I’d give it more if I could! Lovely place to stay. We noticed and very much appreciated all of the details that were added to make our stay more comfortable. We would love to come back.

Kristen, we would love to have you come back!  Tazelaar Cottage is a pretty special place.  The people watching alone once the marina gets busy is worth the stay!
May 2022
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage is a charming place to stay. From the gracious hosts extra touches, to the beautiful views, it was wonderful. It was immaculate, beautifully decorated and very well stocked. The hot tub was truly enjoyable. Can't wait to go back again! It was a pleasure working with Freshwater Vacation Rentals.
Apr 2022
Great Stay
We had a wonderful time. The house was super clean and the added touches were appreciated. It snowed two nights we were there, and the drive was shoveled and our car was brushed off before we left in the morning. Getting out to the beach and lighthouse was a great experience.

Marc, thanks for this great review!  We love that the owners brushed the snow from your car - now that is service!  Walking out to Big Red and  the beach is such fun, no matter the season.  We hope that you come back again.
Feb 2022
Charming with Stunning views
We absolutely loved our stay at Tazelaar!! The charm of the olden days made us feel so cozy and gave a great opportunity to show our children many of the items, etc that we’ve talked and read about! We loved the books and history and artwork! The view was incredible!! We loved it so much and dream of returning! Thank you for such a lovely stay!!

Kate, thanks for this exuberant review!  It's great when you can show your kids a bit of history, while having a great time.  We would love to have you come back anytime.
Dec 2021
enjoyable relaxing view of Sailboat Marina
Charming, clean, cottage has great history, nice area, short walk to the beach and Big Red Lighthouse. Outdoor space is small, but fine for 4 around fire pit. nice location for day trips to all the Lake Michigan towns in South West Michigan.

Ricky, thank you for this lovely review.  We love the view of the marina at tazelaar Cottage, and of course the access to Big Red is great fun.  We'd love to have you come back again.
Sep 2021
Great location and very caring and pleasant owners. Hope to be back for many years to come!

We're glad you had the opportunity to stay with us! We would love to have you back!
Jul 2021
Fabulous Cottage on Lake Macatawa
Tazelaar Cottage is the perfect vacation home. The location and view was fantastic.. about 5 minute fine to town and the view of the harbor was beautiful and serene. The Cottage itself was spacious, clean, and nicely decorated. There wetter so many amenities: coffee, snacks, games, bikes, wood for outdoor fire pit, 2 gas fireplaces inside and 2 full bathrooms. The beds were comfy and no issues with enough hot water and no issues with the heating unit. The photos are a perfect depiction of the Cottage. And although we did not meet the owners who apparently live near by, we received a nice thank you note the day we departed. There is a nice biography of the family and the history of the Cottage. We felt right at home. This Cottage could become a relaxing yearly vacation destination. The four of us throughly enjoyed our time at the cottage

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Ramona! We're so happy to hear that everyone enjoyed their time here. One of the great things about this cozy rental is that you can keep yourself fairly entertained here without having to leave the home! (Though, the Macatawa/Holland area is also beautiful to explore!)
May 2021
A great place to stay!
My three sisters and I used to vacation in Holland with our family when we were young. We decided Holland would be a great destination for our inaugural sisters trip and we had a delightful time! The cottage was absolutely perfect. The location was wonderful and all the extra touches were appreciated. The cottage was very clean and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute we spent there.

We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time here with your sisters! We hope to have the opportunity to host you here again in the future! -Freshwater Vacation Rentals Team
Judith & Tom
May 2021
Wonderful home
Love this gorgeous home and all it has to offer - second time renting and will again in the fall. Paradise.

It warms our heart to hear that you enjoy your time here so much! It was a true pleasure to host you, and we look forward to your return later this year!
May 2021
Beautiful Place
The house was wonderful and the hosts were extremely helpful.

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're glad we were able to provide you with a great stay as well as helpful assistance. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future! -Freshwater Vacation Rentals Team
May 2021
5 stars
Everything was well thought out at the cottage. Plenty of supplies and helpful notes. The only note to mention is in the second bedroom upstairs there is a security light that is motion activated. Every time you move in bed the light goes on.

Thank you for your review, as well as your note regarding the security light. We will certainly take your feedback into consideration as we plan for future improvements! -Freshwater Vacation Rentals Team
Judith & Tom
May 2021
Home away from home
It was the perfect (safe) spring break get-a-way place. The cottage was beautiful and accurately represented in the online photos. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals the way we would at home. The view from the cottage was beautiful and entertaining. The short walk to the beach was refreshing and provided hours of family time. The company and caretakers were attentive and kind. Our children are already talking about the “next time”.

Kristen, we love hearing those words, "next time"!  We would be thrilled to have you come back, and we are so glad to know that you had such a great stay.
Apr 2021
Wonderful, welcoming and beautiful getaway
We stayed here over the Holidays and had a fantastic time. The house was welcoming with lots of details to make you feel comfortable. The beds were cozy, the location was beautiful and there was plenty of space to spread out. I look forward to staying here again.

Loma, we would love to have you back!  It's great to know how much you enjoyed your stay.
Jan 2021
5 stars
Beautiful home; beautiful location. We enjoyed this home and our stay for the long weekend break we needed. The home was very cozy and inviting. The hosts take great care to provided some many nice touches from the wine and snacks to the fire pit with wood provided. The walk to Lake Michigan and the Big Red lighthouse was nice. Perfect stay for a relaxing getaway.

Becky, thank you for this lovely review!  We are so glad that your stay was relaxing - that's exactly how it should be.  We would love to have you come back again.
Nov 2020
Tazelaar Cottage
We absolutely loved our stay at the Tazelaar Cottage. The location was perfect and the home was very clean and quant. It could have used a little updating but overall it was wonderful. Will definitely stay there again.

Angela, it's great to hear that you loved your stay!  We agree, the location is  pretty much perfect.  We look forward to your return.
Oct 2020
A lovely place for our get away
Although it rained for two days during our stay, the cozy house with 2 fireplaces and a direct view of the harbor made it very pleasant to be just relaxing indoors. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything to prepare dinners with nice serving wares. We did make a trip to Saugatuck on Saturday when it was finally sunny. The shopping and the walk to the dunes completed our 4 day weekend. We would'nt mind coming back to this cottage or other Freshwater Vacation Rentals again. They take care of their customers.

Nancy, thank you for this  wonderful review!  It sounds like you got in a lot even with 2 days of rain.  It was a pleasure hosting you, and we do hope that you come back again.
Oct 2020
Great Cottage & Location
The property and hosts were fantastic. A lot of personal touches throughout the house and the hosts thought of everything to make it a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Plenty of space both inside and outside. We enjoyed the back porch for lunch and fire pit area at night. The home is nicely furnished with comfortable beds and furniture and the kitchen was well stocked including a kitchen aid mixer which made my daughters day! Bath towels and beach towels were nice quality. Loved having beach carts and bikes to haul stuff to the private beach, which was easy to access and absolutely beautiful. We really appreciated the fresh flowers when we arrived and the thank you note when we departed! We would absolutely stay here again!

Jody, thank you for this lovely review.  We agree, Tazelaar Cottage is a wonderful property,  and we look forward to your return.
Sep 2020
Tazelaar cottage
Had a Wonderful time !! The owners left so many unexpected delights like snacks that made us feel so welcomed. This is at a beautiful location with lovely rooms and beautiful views . We really enjoyed the front porch to relax and take in the beautiful harbor. The back yard and the fire pit area are so private and especially magical at night. The short walk to the beach so nice with use of the wagon and chairs. Also a really lovely private beach during the day and with gorgeous sunsets at night. Our only regret was that we were there only for the weekend instead of the entire week!

Phyllis, next year please come for a longer time!  Thank you for this lovely review.  It was great having you as our guests.
Sep 2020
5 stars
Great location, cottage with dull amenities! We had such a great time!

Stacy, we agree Tazelaar Cottage is in a great location!  We are so glad that you had a great time.  It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope that you come back again!
Aug 2020
Great cottage!
We really enjoyed our stay at Tazelaar Cottage. It was very clean and decorated nicely. Lots of thoughtful touches! We rented a pontoon from the nearby rental and had a great time on both lakes. The private beach is so nice too!

Lara, isn't Tazelaar Cottage just the best! Renting a pontoon boat was a great idea.  It's fun cruising Lake Macatawa and looking at all the great homes on the lake.  We are really happy that you had such a good time and we hope to work with you again!
Jul 2020
5 stars
Wonderful experience. Owners were very responsive and informative. We will be back!

Jack, we love that you had a wonderful experience and will be coming back to Tazelaar Cottage!  We enjoyed having you there and look forward to your return.
Jul 2020
5 stars
We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cottage, I wish I could rate this higher than 5 stars. The cottage had everything for a beach vacation. It was impeccably clean and stocked with all the items that made our stay carefree. I highly recommend a stay at Tazelaar Cottage, we will book another stay here.

Deb, thank you for this wonderful review and especially for your recommendation!.  We love Tazelaar Cottage also.  We enjoyed having you as our guest, and look forward to your return.
Jul 2020
Taz Cottage was gooooooooooooood !
Clean, spacious, nicely decorated, various spots to rest or read a book privately, great view of harbor good fire pits for S’mores. New appliances. Beach wagon and chairs bikes Quiet. We walked across the street and rented a pontoon boat for a few hours. Would go there again. Bill and Liz. W. Blmfld

Bill, it sounds like you liked Tazelaar Cottage!  We especially like the "Taz Cottage was gooooooooooooood !"  What more can we say.  We look forward to your return.
Jun 2020
Great Location. The view is like a painting.
Four adults stayed at the Tazelaar Cottage. We were welcomed with fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and some cheese & crackers and snacks. We fell in love with the view right away. We walked to Lake Michigan the first night but it was foggy, so we couldn't see the lighthouse. The next morning, I rode the bike up to the lake to see the sunrise and it was amazing! I was the only person out on our side of the lighthouse. I got amazing photos to remember our time spent there. As an amateur photographer, I loved the history of the home and all of the original books and decorations throughout the home. It rained on our third day, so I did a little photo shoot with some of the interesting items (binoculars, books.) The bedding was so nice, you felt as if you were at home. We spent time on the back patio watching the hummingbirds and the front porch watching the boats go by on the lake and loved seeing the marina. Would love to come back someday when the shops are open. 2020 hasn't been kind to merchants. Thank you for a wonderful getaway to celebrate our mother's 75th birthday.


What a wonderful review you have written!  Thank you for taking the time to write it.  Tazelaar Cottage is a  very special place.  From the view overlooking the marina, which is now open, to the short walk to a private beach on Lake Michigan and Big Red, the lighthouse, you simply can't beat it!   We love that you came to celebrate your mom's 75th birthday.  We hope to see you again!
May 2020
Great Getaway!
We had a great two weeks at the cottage. The view of Lake Mac and the marina was perfect. We enjoyed some campfires and s’mores at night. Cannot day enough good things about the owners and rental company — we were very well taken care of! 100% recommend renting this great spot!!

Evan, thank you for taking the time to write this  fabulous review and recommendation!  We agree, Tazelaar Cottage is pretty special.  The governor has opened marinas, so now the boat and people watching at the marina will be excellent.  Thanks for the kudos to both FVR and the owners.  Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority.  The new air filtration system in the cottage just adds to its appeal.  Sleeping 8-10 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, Tazelaar Cottage is a gem.  We look forward to working with you again!
Apr 2020
Winter in Macatawa
Quiet and solitude, no traffic, if you don’t mind a little lake effect snow, this is a wonderful place to unwind. The gas fireplace is fantastic, modern kitchen, lots of hospitality extras. The view to the north shore of Lake Macatawa is unobstructed. Ducks, deer, seagulls. Love this place!!

Cynthia, thank you for this lovely review.  We agree, Tazelaar Cottage is pretty wonderful.  It overlooks a marina on Lake Macatawa and sleeps 8-10.  It is just a short walk to a private Lake MIchigan beach and Big Red, the lighthouse.  We hope to work with you again.
Feb 2020
Amazing location, amazing hospitality, and amazing staff. Will definitely use again. Place was clean and stylish. We stayed with a group of 9 and still had plenty of room. The indoor propane and electric fireplaces are amazing. The place does have central heating even though the listing says it doesn't. It worked great as well!!

David, thank you for this splendid review!  Tazelaar Cottage is an exceptional property.  The view of the marina, the short walk to the private Lake Michigan beach, the forest/dune setting, plus sleeping 8-10 all make Tazelaar Cottage a gem.  We at FVR were happy to be of help to you.  Hopefully we will see you again.
Jan 2020
Fantastic hosts! Thoughtful and attentive. Great stay

FVR response:
Erin, we love hearing that you had a great stay.  Tazelaar Cottage is a very special place.  It sleeps 8 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus it overlooks a marina.  We'd love to see you come back again.
Dec 2019
they were great to work with

FVR response: 
Theresa, thank you for the kid words for our staff at FVR.  It is our #1 priority to make certain that our guests have a good stay at our properties.  Tazelaar Cottage is a great vacation property.  Overlooking a marina on Lake Macatawa, it sleeps 8-10.  It is also just a short walk to a private Lake  Michigan beach.  We do hope to work with you again.
Dec 2019
I highly recommend staying at the cottage. A great family getaway. The hosts at Freshwater made our stay great. Many personal and thoughtful touches made for a memorable visit.

FVR response:
Marcia, we are so glad that you loved Tazelaar Cottage as much as we do.  This cottage sleeps 8 and has a marina view.  It is a very short walk to Lake MIchigan beach, which is always spectacular in the winter months.  We appreciate your recommendation and hope to work with you again.
Nov 2019
Awesome place!! I have already recommended it to others. You can’t go wrong with this lovely home away from home.

FVR response:
Amy, when our guests recommend one of our properties, we know we have a winner, so thank you for that!  Tazelaar Cottage is a  very special place:  from the view overlooking the marina, to the private Lake Michigan beach just a short walk away (and Big Red, the lighthouse!) to the interior comforts of the cottage, guests simply cannot go wrongs staying here.  We hope to see you back again.
Nov 2019
So much better than we could’ve even imagined. This space was so clean and had so many thoughtful touches everywhere. Plenty of space and great location. Can’t wait to come back!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Johanna, we love when our guests find our properties even better than imagined!  Tazelaar Cottage is a very special place.  The  view overlooking the marina and the short walk to Lake Michigan beach plus Big Red, make this the perfect spot to go to relax.  We look forward to your return.
Nov 2019
The home was absolutely fantastic. Everything exceeded our expectations. A few of the girls are going to book vacation rentals with you next year. The home was so welcoming and homey. It is evident the owners take great pride in renting their home. The welcome basket and thank you care were over the top. I travel and rent home often and this was the nicest I have ever stayed in - thank you for making our weekend get away perfect.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Maureen, you just made our day with your effusive review!  We love that you and your friends found Tazelaar Cottage to be fantastic, and that you will be returning in 2020.  That is the best recommendation we could ever ask for.  We   look forward to your return!
Nov 2019
We had a wonderful time here and loved having the beach at Lake Michigan to our access. The owners were excellent and explained many points of interest around the community and Freshwater Vacation Rentals was always quick to respond and very helpful. the house was clean and provided us a beautiful place to stay and enjoy our first time visit to Holland...we will be back. Wife and I loved it!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Brain, we agree, Tazelaar Cottage is a very special place to stay.  The private Lake Michigan beach just a short walk away, and the view overlooking the marina are added benefits to an already great place.  We look forward to your return.
Oct 2019
“Great location and views! The short walk to Big Red was nice and just a short drive to the other side of the lake. Floors could have been a little cleaner but other than that we enjoyed our stay!”

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Barbara, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tazelaar Cottage.  Big Red is great!  The cottage overlooks a marina on Lake Macatawa, so it's great boat and people watching.  We are so sorry about the floors.  Please accept our apologies.  Had you called us, we would have had someone come right out to rectify the situation.  We do hope to work with you again.
Oct 2019
“We will be back! Amazing location and perfect amenities.”

FVR response: 
Margaret, we would love to have you back!  Tazelaar Cottage is a  very special property.  Overlooking a marina on Lake Macatawa and a short walk to a private Lake Michigan beach. this house backs up to a forest/dune setting.  We look forward to your return!
Oct 2019
Tazelaar Cottage
The success is in the details. You guys have a made your home into a great place to stay. Thank you very much. If/when we are in the area again, we will most certainly want to stay at Tazelaar Cottage.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Nancy, thanks for this review.  We love that you enjoyed Tazelaar Cottage as much as you did.  It is a great cottage with views overlooking a marina on Lake Macatawa and a short walk to Lake Michigan and Big Red, the lighthouse.  We do hope that you come back again when in the area.
Oct 2019
I just wanted to follow up and tell you what a nice time we had in Holland this past weekend. My friend arranged for the rental on our behalf for a girls' weekend and we all had a lovely time. The little welcoming touches throughout the rental were noticed by all of us...right down to the note on the kitchen fridge/freezer telling us the ice cubes had just been made! It was so nice to rent a place that emphasized all the things they wanted us to take advantage of in the rental instead of "Don't do this..." or "Don't touch that..."! Clearly your clients are your focus. Keep up the good work

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
MJ, Tazelaar Cottage is the perfect place for a girls weekend!  We are thrilled that you all enjoyed yourself and hope to see you back again!
Oct 2019
Beautiful property!
Very much enjoyed staying here, lovely location. The house was perfect! View was spectacular!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Carole, we agree that the view of the marina and Lake Macatawa is spectacular.  Tazelaar Cottage is a completely renovated home that sleeps 8-10.  We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you back again.
Oct 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
Great family location. Private beach was wonderful. Would love to stay again.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Gayle, we are so happy that you enjoyed Tazelaar Cottage and the private beach.  You can not beat the people and boat watching with the view of the marina.  We hope to see you back again.
Sep 2019
Tazelaar Cottage
Had a great weekend at Tazelaar Cottage! It is so clean and comfortable and the walking distance to Lake Michigan for a beautiful sunset was wonderful! Short drives to Holland and Saugatuk were also perfect for shopping for our girls getaway. Instructions and information from Freshwater Rental was very helpful and clearly understood. Can't wait to return again!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Susan, we can't wait for you and your friends to come back!  Tazelaar Cottage is a special property that offers guests a lot: - the view overlooking the marina, the private Lake Michigan beach, space and comfort - a perfect vacation location.
Sep 2019
Tazelaar Cottage
We very much enjoyed our stay . We loved the cottage, the location and all the amenities they provided. Anyone we spoke with regarding the rental was cordial. More than cordial . Warm and friendly. My only issue is when I reserve a place with a certain $ amount per night , how I get absolute sticker shock with the additional fees that don’t make much sense to me. It is something I will be checking more carefully in the future before completing my reservation . Maybe this is the norm now when dealing with rental companies. I just have not experienced it quite like this and we have rented several houses around the country.

First off we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that all of the interactions you had with our staff were deemed warm and friendly, this truly means a lot to us.  As far as the sticker shock from the additional fees I do understand and am glad that I have this opportunity to explain them.  I cannot speak for other small businesses and how they do their pricing but I can address how we do ours.  As a small business we want to be as upfront as possible with all fees so we may break them down differently than other businesses you have rented through in the past.  We don't want to hide a fee within the cost of rental. The fees that we charge are an administrative fee which covers outside charges to our company by third parties in order to rent this property ie, credit card processing fees, Homeaway listing fees, etc.  The management fee is the non-refundable accidental damage insurance, which covers you up to $1500 if something was accidentally broken during your stay be it a window, wall, door,  furniture, etc. The cleaning fee is a living wage paid to a cleaner, no matter the length of stay, their job is the same, a complete cleaning of location from top to bottom each and every time.  The last fee charged is the fee charged directly to you by Homeaway. That is a charge that they place on you for using their site (yes they charge you and they charge us).  So all fees, although staggering have their reasons and are there for you to view before making a payment. To avoid this Homeaway fee (9-10%) you can book directly with us in the future.  Again thank you for your business, your time, and for vacationing with our Michigan based small business. We hope to see you again in the future! --Janelle, Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Sep 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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