Tazelaar Cottage Macatawa


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

3

Baths

2

Sleeps

8

TAZELAAR COTTAGE
SLEEPS: 8 (10 max)
BEDROOMS: 3 
BATHROOMS: 2
*LAKEFRONT (Lake Macatawa)

*MARINA VIEW
*OPEN ALL YEAR AROUND
*WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO LAKE MICHIGAN 

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. 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!     


 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 


Bathrooms:


                   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.
 


Distances:
              * 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


                          Walgreens


                          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


Amenities

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
10/08/2018 - 12/20/2018 2 $200.00
12/21/2018 - 01/06/2019 3 $200.00
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 - 12/31/2019 2 $250.00

Reviews

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.


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
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!
Melissa
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.

 

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
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
Jeffrey
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.


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
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.
Autum
Oct 2018
Perfect
The Tazelaar Cottage is fully and completely equipped with anything one could possibly need for a lakeside vacation. Comfortable, clean and spacious!




FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
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.
Kathy
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!
Katie
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.




FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
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!
Katie
Sep 2018
The house was beautiful and well stocked. The view and location was perfect We had a great stay in Holland.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

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!
Amy
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.


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

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!
Alexa
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

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

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.
Carla
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.




FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

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!
Elisabeth
Aug 2018
upper level kitchen
upper level kitchen
Front patio view of the marina in the summer
Front patio view of the marina in the summer
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage is on the right hand side
Tazelaar Cottage is on the right hand side
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
upper level dining area
upper level dining area
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
upper level family room
upper level family room
upper level family room
upper level family room
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
Big Red--nearby lighthouse
Big Red--nearby lighthouse
Upper level Bathroom
Upper level Bathroom
Upper level shower
Upper level shower
Equipped with beach towels
Equipped with beach towels
Upper level--king bed
Upper level--king bed
Upper level--2 queen beds
Upper level--2 queen beds
First floor bedroom convertible king or 2 twin XLs
First floor bedroom convertible king or 2 twin XLs
Over looking Lake Macatawa to the east.
Over looking Lake Macatawa to the east.
upper level-back reading/gazing room
upper level-back reading/gazing room
upper level--back reading room
upper level--back reading room
lower level view from main entry door
lower level view from main entry door
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
lower level--2 twin beds
lower level--2 twin beds
lower level laundry room
lower level laundry room
lower level laundry room
lower level laundry room
lower level bathroom
lower level bathroom
lower level bathroom
lower level bathroom
lower level bathroom
lower level bathroom
Sleeper sofa on lower level if needed!
Sleeper sofa on lower level if needed!
lower level snack area
lower level snack area
Lower level-walk in door way
Lower level-walk in door way
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
Back Patio seating area
Back Patio seating area
Fire pit
Fire pit
Tazelaar Cottage
Tazelaar Cottage
Your Private Entry to Lake Michigan
Your Private Entry to Lake Michigan
Storm at sunset
Storm at sunset


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