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 6 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. At the Tazelaar, there are quality 100% cotton sheets for the Queen beds and 1800 thread-count microfiber sheets for the King and Twin beds. You will not be disappointed with the 12 Turkish towels, black makeup wash cloths and additional high-quality extra towels for your use.  

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. Free and Clear laundry detergent 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 (1/4 mile away from the home is a private launch, but it is for                         kayaks and paddle boards Only)

                       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!

              Hope College Summer Repertory Theatre starts June 13, 2018.  The   

              Wiz,  The Odd Couple, An Iliad, Godspell, Dragon Pack Snack Attack

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
Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
01/07/2019 - 05/23/2019 2 $250.00
2019 05/24/2019 - 06/13/2019 2 $150.00
06/14/2019 - 09/05/2019 4 $300.00
Sept-after Labor Day--Oct. 09/06/2019 - 10/31/2019 2 $250.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/2020 2 $250.00


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
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
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 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
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
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
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

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