Cute and cozy!

Posted: Apr 28, 2024

Felt at home right away - perfect getaway for a couple or friends. So conveniently located to downtown saugatuck’s dining and shopping and also short drives to other locations like Oval Beach and Douglas Beach. Really enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to coming back!

Wonderful stay!

Posted: Mar 24, 2024

My fiancee and I enjoyed our stay very much! Short walk to town and in very quiet area. Room was very clean and jacuzzi easy to manage and secluded. We will definitely be back to Saugatuck at some point!


Posted: Mar 22, 2024

Iffy! But great

Posted: Mar 12, 2024

We went for 3 days it was amazing! , but the hot tub felt like it was draining somewhere and the jets are very messed up and messy , there’s no light also so it’s dangerous cause I almost slipped and fell other than that what an amazing quiet place !!!

Cutest Cabin, Coziest Stay

Posted: Dec 12, 2023

We had a great time staying at the cabin and wandering around the time, even in the middle of winter! The shops and restaurants are so charming, and the oriole is located walking distance to the heart of downtown. Very clean, organized, and accommodating all around.

Great little getaway mini oasis

Posted: Sep 7, 2023

Perfect for me, myself and I. Close to both downtown Saugatuck and Douglas. Two beaches to choose from. Couldn't ask for more!


Posted: Jun 20, 2023

This needs more than just 5 stars! 10/10! Perfect location, clean, very comfortable bed, and very relaxing to have the screened in porch and hot tub tucked back in the trees after a long day of seeing the sites of Saugatuck. Loved the history of this property as well and will definitely be back to the Oriole.

Great little getaway.

Posted: Jun 19, 2023

The Oriole was a very cozy little cabin to spend our long weekend getaway. Very clean and accommodating. My wife and I had never been to Saugatuck, however we were very happy to have visited. The only things I would mention are very minor but simple things that I think could improve the stay. It would have been nice to have a simple bottle of hand soap. The hot-tub was missing the headrests making relaxing…a little less relaxing (hard plastic with the cutout for headrests). I wasn’t aware that we were basically 10 feet away from other rentals, the fence could be extended so that we weren’t looking into the neighbors bedroom window while in the hot tub (arms reach away). Really not much at all to complain about though, we had a great time and we’re very happy with the rental.

Awesome stay

Posted: May 22, 2023

We loved staying at the Oriole. It was within walking distance to town which is what we were looking for. It is a super cute studio and the hot tub was awesome.

The Oriole

Posted: Apr 28, 2023

Just Perfect! The oriole had everything we needed, and is so close to town. And the hot tub was so nice after a day of hiking!

Adorable and quaint

Posted: Mar 28, 2023

We loved our stay at the Oriole! A short walk to everything and lovely, clean accommodations!


Posted: Oct 16, 2022

We loved staying at The Oriole. The location was perfect and we enjoyed walking into town. The cottage was very clean and the bed was super comfortable. WiFI signals were weak and spotty though and the tv would go in and out or keep spinning. We would definitely love to visit The Oriole again.


Posted: Oct 7, 2022

Great little spot

Posted: Aug 6, 2022

Perfect small detached apartment nestled in the back corner of a larger complex. Perfect location, steps away from downtown saugutuck and a mile or so from Douglas. Easy checkin, clean and comfortable stay.

Great stay, perfect for a quick getaway!

Posted: Jul 11, 2022

Loved our stay and the location was perfect for walking to shops and restaurants!

Weekend birthday get away

Posted: Jun 27, 2022

Love it!! Amazing place, super close to downtown walking distance. Perfect location, super clean, and cozy def felt like home. Will defently recommend to family and friends. Planning in coming back.

The Oriole

Posted: Jun 16, 2022

Our experience at the Oriole was exceptional! It was exactly as it was described. Convenient, clean, quiet, close to everything. Can’t wait to rebook!


Posted: Feb 25, 2022

Wonderful Weekend Getaway!

Posted: Jan 26, 2022

My boyfriend and I chose The Oriole for a little winter getaway to explore Saugatuck. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and well stocked with towels and kitchen supplies. We loved having a hot tub just steps from our front door with all of the snow that we got during our stay! But the best part of all was having our walkway and driveway shoveled each day to make getting to and from the cottage a breeze! We can’t wait to come back when the weather is warmer.

Incredible Gem of a Find!

Posted: Jan 23, 2022

We absolutely loved our stay here- perfect for a romantic little weekend getaway. 10/10 recommend!

Great Getaway

Posted: Dec 12, 2021

We loved our time at the Oriole. Great getaway, perfect location, wonderful place!

Wonderful and relaxing stay!

Posted: Nov 22, 2021

We loved The Oriole. It was adorable, so comfortable, and quiet. Would recommend to other couples!

Little Red Cottage

Posted: Nov 3, 2021

My husband and I stayed for our 22nd Anniversary. It’s a great space to relax and hang out. We used the hot tub each day and enjoyed the sun porch in the mornings with coffee. The space Is clean and inviting and we had a very nice time.


Posted: Jun 14, 2021

We had a lovely experience. The cottage and hot tub were perfect. Everything we needed was available and the instructions were clear. My only comment is there was no outdoor lighting on the property. When we came back after dark, we had to use our phone lights. Thou, maybe I missed a switch. We will be back!

Cute, clean, comfortable and convenient

Posted: Aug 24, 2020

The Oriole is a cute little cabin very close to downtown Saugatuck. It was spotless upon our arrival and they had good COVID guidelines in place. The screened in porch and hot tub made an already beautiful outside experience even more comfortable and fun. The mattress is firm, but I like that so it didn't bother me. Would definitely stay here again!

Cozy Summer Getaway

Posted: Jul 22, 2020

The Oriole was the perfect place for our little weekend getaway. From the cleanliness to the clear instructions, it made our stay stress free. Our only minor suggestion would be to have an air pump for the bikes, as the air seemed a bit low. Other than that, we will definitely return next time we are in the area!

The Perfect Place

Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Fantastic, little cottage for two people! The location is ideal: close to the where the action and food is, but not in the middle of it. It was nice to have access to the bikes. We enjoyed the hot tub and spent a lot of time in the screened-in porch. The only negative is the tiny shower. We will stay there again if we are in the area!

Quaint Cottage

Posted: Jul 1, 2020

We stayed at the Oriole for a quick getaway. The property was well-appointed and located just a few minutes from downtown Saugatuck. We enjoyed being able to walk downtown for dinner and drinks and walk back to soak in the private hot tub. We appreciated that the Oriole was clean and it was clear that the owners were talking COVID precautions. We would definitely return to the Oriole or another Bird Center property in the future.


Posted: Apr 2, 2020

Wonderful place! Super clean, great location, highly recommend!

Relaxing Winter Escape

Posted: Feb 18, 2020

We had a lovely stay in The Oriole. It was a perfect sized cottage for my husband and I and was centrally located. The bed was quite firm, but still comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!

Cozy Clean Cottage near the beach and the town. Love the hot tub!

Posted: Feb 7, 2020

The Oriole is a nice cozy cottage, great for a romantic getaway in Michigan. It's within walking distance to all the nice shops, restaurants and sights in Saugatuck. The cottage was very clean, the bed was comfortable and firm, the Wi-Fi worked, the heat definitely worked, the shower was nice and the hot tub was very relaxing. Make sure to pack some tea bags and coffee grounds as those are not provided. I'd stay here again and recommend it.

Quaint & Quiet

Posted: Oct 13, 2019

So peaceful and quiet. Home was very clean and well kept. Only complaint would be that everything froze in the refrigerator ( freezer needs major defrosting. Great location with easy parking !

Cozy space close to town

Posted: Apr 19, 2019

Loved the location and the amenities! This cozy cabin is just a few minutes walk from downtown shopping, dining and entertainment. Layout was comfortable and made good use of available space to create a nice HQ for our weekend adventure. It's a studio setup with a bed, large kitchenette, and bathroom laid out on one floor in a straight line. The outdoor living space was large and included comfy couches in a screened porch. Just past that was a hot tub that easily accommodated two people, heated quickly, and held the temp even when sitting in it on a 40 degree night (fun!). Privacy was mostly not an issue with the exception of a window in the neighboring cabin that looked directly into the hot tub area and the uncovered window on the front door of the cabin. We couldn't figure out how to turn on the kitchen lights, but it wasn't that big of a deal. TV worked great with built in apps for internet streaming (logout of your Netflix account before you leave!) Bathroom was small but adequate


Posted: Feb 26, 2019

This was an excellent place to stay, my wife and I had a wonderful time and the place was beautiful.


Posted: Feb 9, 2019

Location is everything... we walked to dinner twice - even in January! Great place to stay!


Posted: Nov 18, 2018

My boyfriend and I came here for our annual anniversary getaway weekend. First time staying in Saugatuck. It was perfect! Loved the cozy romantic cottage. Hot tub was great for late night and looking at the stars even when it’s FREEZING out. Perfect location. Walking distance to downtown. 6-7 min walk to Bowdie’s (highly recommended). I will say that the cottages are VERY close to one another. But it didn’t even bother us or matter when the cottage makes you feel like you’re tucked away from the world. Beautiful in the fall with the leaves. We will be back!

Saugatuck refuge

Posted: Sep 20, 2017

Small but OK for couple not spending a lot of time at the cottage. Pleasant screened porch for coffee and playing card games/backgammon. Fairly private location off the road and up against a wooded hill. Away from noise of town but a short walk to the restaurants and shopping. Upkeep is very good. Hot tub worked well.

Another great time in Saugatuck

Posted: Aug 1, 2017

This is our 8th year coming to Saugatuck. We have been staying in town at various locations. The Oriole was just perfect for the two of us. Very clean and comfortable. The screened in porch was a major plus as was the outdoor hot tub. Even though we only did breakfast the kitchen is well stocked with all the necessary items for dinner and cooking. You'll need to bring spices etc and other items for dinner as this cottage doesn't doesn't supply them. Not a show stopper. The street was quiet and the breeze at night was refreshing sittin on the porch. After a 5.5 mile hike in Saugatuck state park south trail the hot tub was what the doctor ordered. We always stay in town and found this little gem to be one of our favorites. We will return in a heartbeat. Thank you

Perfect Getaway!

Posted: Jul 21, 2017

This place was perfect for a low-key, long-weekend. It was cozy, clean and private. The hot tub at night is almost secluded-feeling. Downtown Saugatuck is only a 5 minute walk. The kitchen hardware is well stocked in case you choose to prepare a meal in. I've been crowing about this place since we've been back! I wouldn't hesitate to book it again.


Posted: May 23, 2017


Posted: Aug 16, 2016

We were so happy with this great little apartment for our stay in Saugatuck. It was so well maintained and had everything we needed. The porch was a big bonus, and it felt very private even though other buildings were nearby. The WiFi worked great, and parking was so easy. Check-in and check-out were super simple. One of the biggest benefits was the location. It was nice that it wasn't right in the middle of the action, but it was no more than a 10 minute walk to get to the heart of Saugatuck or to the restaurant district in Douglas. And just a quick drive to the beach, the dunes, and the nearby wineries!

Cute, cozy, romantic

Posted: May 30, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary, and loved it! The cottage was clean and cozy, and just a short walk to the romantic downtown Saugatuck. We would definitely recommend the Oriole for any couple looking for a quick and romantic getaway!

Rest and relaxation

Posted: Feb 27, 2016

My girlfriend and I had an amazing weekend of much needed rest and relaxation celebrating my bday. The cottage is amazing not too small and not to big for 2 and everything you would need. Will likely be visiting again!

Perfect New Year get away

Posted: Jan 6, 2016

Upon our arrival, the cottage fit exactly what the description said. It was cozy, small, a lot of amenities, and perfect for just the two of us. We did plan on using everything that the cottage had to offer so even in 30 degree weather, the hot tub was a great way to just relax. The cottage was very clean and check out was pretty easy given the instructions. The only thing that my fiancé was a little bit uneasy about what there was no blind or shade that covered the front door. She did happen to get over it but I would have to say that that was the only dislike, which does not out weigh everything else the cottage has to offer. I would definitely recommend staying here and my fiancé and I already said we are coming back. Steve

Wonderful experience

Posted: Oct 2, 2015


Posted: Aug 28, 2015

Great place to stay, everything was perfect, clean, and as described. We would definitely stay here again.

Very romantic

Posted: Aug 23, 2015

Very romantic cute and quaint cottage Would recommend to,anyone!!

Michele and Patrick Smith

Posted: Jul 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed at your place as a last minute getaway to celebrate and relax due to many things in our busy lives. We thought it was tastefully decorated and we loved the hot tub. Even though the place was tiny, it felt bigger with the lovely screened in porch. It had everything we needed but could have used a blind on the back door for privacy. We found that setting up the accomodations was very easy and there was no need to go to a different location for a key. It was also a great location that was just a short walk to town. We would come back again in the future.

Our stay at Oriole cottage- Summer 2015

Posted: Jul 6, 2015

We absolutely loved staying at the Oriole! Ethan was SO great to talk to on phone when I needed a question answered. Linda the housekeeper was great! I loved how someone came to check on Hot tub, very nice. Accommodations were great. It was very neat and clean. Very nice that kitchen had utensils, pots and pans to use, I did not expect that so it was a nice surprise. Overall, great experience! P.S. The screened in porch is phenomenal!!!!!!! So was Jacuzzi!! Would love to go back!


Posted: May 14, 2015

Very nice; quiet, private, well appointed with quality dishes, flat ware, towels and bedding. Quite comfortable for two people and not right in the down town but very convenient to it. Would come again. It would be helpful to having a listing of the TV stations i.e. what numbers correspond to ABC, NBC,CBS, PBS, Weather channel, etc.


Posted: Apr 24, 2015

I love this spot!!!! Only recommendation is a longer fenc to provide more privacy at hot tub.

Nice Romantic Getaway!

Posted: Jan 27, 2015

We had a wonderful experience. The cottage was very cute, especially clean and furnished. It made for the perfect way to celebrate a birthday!