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.

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 (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!

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
06/14/2019 - 09/05/20192$300.00
Sept-after Labor Day--Oct.09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$250.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$250.00


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
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
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

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