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BaySide Inn

618 Water Street , Saugatuck, MI 49453 USA (Show map)
3 Reviews
$95 - $315
per night

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Originally built as a boat house in 1927, the Bayside Inn offers a stay a a prime location in downtown Saugatuck. Kathy and Frank have spent many hours reclaiming this property from the waters, a seawall was added, but even that could not hold back the water. Eventually Kathy and Frank felt that much TLC was required and raised the building, with a new foundation and have transformed the Bayside Inn into and elegant and contemporary water-side Bed and Breakfast.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service5
  • Value3.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.0

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Glad we stayed here

4.4 on October 02, 2010

Have been to Saugatuck many times but never spent the night in town until recently. Saw the Bayside on the web and had to check it out. Definitely a keeper! We loved it. Spent a misty fall evening cuddled up in the common room drinking wine and reading, and relaxing. :) Our room was beautiful and very neat and clean. Lots of treats and goodies - popcorn, coffee, etc. Charlou was a hostess beyond compare!! Good food; very interesting dining companions in the morning; we really enjoyed our visit and will definitely return. We always travel in the fall, and the lower room rates were pretty unbeatable. And still lots to do there - many shops still open. Had a wonderful meal at Chequers - authentic English pub - tasty fish-n-chips - do try it! :)

Sagatuck Getaway

4.2 on July 13, 2009

This is the third time I have stayed at the Bayside Inn in Sagatuck. The inn is right on the water within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The room was wonderful. The inn is very clean and the staff is great.

Great place, great stay.

3.8 on January 06, 2009

My boyfriend and I were there for 3 nights, and we had a wonderful time. The place was quiet, clean, and the manager was absolutely delightful. She definitely went above and beyond. The food is delicious, the rooms are cozy and warm, and no matter which room you are in, you will like it. i was in room 6, which had a view of the water, and it was definitely worth it. Everyone should come to the Bayside Inn! Totally worth it!

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Location Type

Located downtown on the river, Oval Beach, Walking distance to shops and restaurants, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 44 miles

Directions to property:

From South: (Illinois, Indiana, etc.) Follow 1-94 North across Michigan border. Near Benton Harbor, switch to I-196/US-31 North. Follow I-196/US-31 to Exit 36, Saugatuck/Douglas. Follow Blue Star Hwy. North approx. 2.2 miles to Lake Street. Turn left onto Lake Street - Lake becomes Water Street. BaySide Inn is on the west (left) side of the street. From North: (Grand Rapids, Detroit, etc.) Follow I-96 West to I-196 West toward Holland. Follow I-196 to Exit 41, Saugatuck/Douglas. Follow Blue Star Hwy. South approx. 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Washington Avenue (aka Holland Street). Turn right onto Lucy Street - Lucy Street becomes Water Street. BaySide Inn is on the West (right) side of the street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Videos , Some amenities available only in certain rooms, irons available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed on outside decks
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children allowed in suites only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: call for policy
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay for reservations under 7 days. Weekly stays require a $500 deposit.
  • Cancellations: $15 dollar cancellation fee applies to all reservations given a 7 day notice. Within 7 days of arrival date deposit will be forfeited. Longer notice required for weekly stays and holidays.



Kathy and Frank Wilson

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About the innkeepers

Kathy and Frank spend six months out of the year in the lovely Bahamas. During the summer months they are busy managing the BaySide Inn and their hotel The BeachWay Resort. You will find many of Franks great pictures scattered throughout the Inn, and many of Kathy's signature recipes served each morning.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:30
  • Serving Location: Outdoor Commons Patio, Trays available to bring back to rooms, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , with advanced notice

Signature Dish

BaySide Inn Strata
Kathy's own creation. Filled with eggs, cheeses, veggies and meat, and our own special touch. Served with a bowl of fresh fruit, our homemade coffee cakes and bread is a great way to start the morning.

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Innkeepers: Kathy and Frank Wilson


  • Nightly Rate $95 - $315
  • Reviews (3) 4.1
  • Rooms 10
  • Phone 1-2698574321 1-2698574321
  • Fax 1-2698571870
618 Water Street , Saugatuck, MI 49453 USA (Show map)

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