A Memorial Day Special

A Memorial Day Special

Celebrate the unofficial start to summer with Upscale Lakeshore for Memorial Day Weekend. If you are looking for a place to stay, Upscale Lakeshore has a few last minute availabilities for this weekend. Head over to our Vacation Rentals section to see what’s available. Our vacation homes are just a short distance to restaurants, shopping and a variety of entertainment options. Our guests love how close we are to these attractions while still being away from the crowds and traffic. The team here at Upscale Lakeshore is happy to help you plan your trip whether it’s just an overnight stay or an extended vacation! When booking, use the code “MEMDAY” for a special discount on us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

A Foodie’s Guide To Saugatuck, Michigan​

A Foodie's Guide To Saugatuck, Michigan

Some of the most important memories are imprinted on your tongue, especially during vacation. We want to ensure your luxury and satisfactory vacation, so check out this guide to our top rated eateries in the Michigan Beachtowns of Saugatuck/Douglas. 

Coffee Shops

Grow Cafe 

A prime spot for brunch, GROW is a an iconic staple for locals and visitors alike. Their menu is full of vibrant and fresh flavors that will have you coming back for more. Their goal is to demonetize their hospitality and get rid of wage disparity. Truly a unique restaurant. Try out the carrot cake pancakes or the blueberry lemon french toast for a mouthwatering brunch!


Uncommon Coffee Roasters 

A local coffeeshop and roasting facility that Upscale Lakeshore has partnered with. We recently released a special Upscale Lakeshore blend that is available in all of our vacation rentals. Uncommon Coffee Roasters is a tasty café to visit when you’re on the go and want fresh lattes and baked goods. 


Pennyroyal Cafe & Provisions

A mix between a cafe, provisions shop, and a restaurant, Pennyroyal Cafe & Provisions is a local favorite, featuring refined and creative twists on classic plates with artisan cocktails, coffee, and pastries. In the summer, you may find a line to get seated. It’s just that good. Make sure to get there a little early!


Outside Coffee Co 

Outside Coffee Co has all of the bases covered for lounging outside in almost any weather condition. You can enjoy this outdoor space with a furry friend, as long as they’re on a leash. The shop is very accommodating to guests with dairy and gluten allergies or food intolerances or people who are simply looking for some plant-based options. Customers can find vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food options, as well as almond, soy, and coconut milk.

Bars and Breweries

Coastal Society 

Coastal Society is a coastal inspired cocktail bar where you can come, relax, and sip on quality and homemade cocktails. They also have shareables like pizza and charcuterie boards. Also check out their live music on Saturdays! 


Guardian Brewing Company 

A women owned business, Guardian Brewing Company is all about inclusivity, especially with quality ingredients and tasty meals. They operate on a seasonal menu with local fresh ingredients and offering meat, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free options. The Guardian also likes to keep it fun and fresh with open mic nights, trivia nights, beer classes, and more. 


New Holland Brewing

New Holland Brewing has multiple locations across West Michigan, and all for good reason. They have been mastering the craft of brewing since 1997, and their beers and spirits are sold nationwide. Their menu features American bar food, but they don’t sacrifice flavor or quality. They put just as much attention into their food as they do their craft beers and spirits.


The Mitten Brewing Co

The Saugatuck pub boasts some dynamite outdoor seating. Enjoy the breeze from the lakeshore with a cold craft beer in hand while at The Mitten Brewing Co and you don’t even need to leave your seat for a refill! We have people that will bring you food if only you ask. 


Bowdie’s Chophouse

Here at Upscale Lakeshore we’ll never stop expressing our love for Bowdie’s Chophouse. It’s a high quality steakhouse house in a Sinatra style building bringing high class lower Manhattan eating to Sauagtuck. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, as well as private dining. Bowdie’s has truly mastered the  art of bringing refined dining to a small coastal town setting.

Borrowed Time

A shared plate experience restaurant that promotes bonding and sharing with your friends and family. Borrowed Time offers tasteful and gourmet dishes bound to fill your hearts. They curate their menu with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients and offer indoor and outdoor seating. 


Offering every meal of the day and specialty cocktails, Pumpernickels is a gathering place for good conversation and great food. Whether Brunch or Dinner, Pumpernickels offers only fresh and quality ingredients from local Michigan farmers. 

The Southerner

Bringing Appalachia and quality southern cooking to the north, The Southerner has the best fried chicken in town. Available for lunch and dinner, you can order for takeout or sit at their restaurant on the water. 

Well Wishes from Upscale Lakeshore

At Upscale Lakeshore we believe a memorable and exciting vacation is marked not by just where you stay, but also where you eat. We want to share our favorite spots and flavors with you to give you the best vacation you can have. We wish you a wonderful time full of satisfied stomachs and relaxed minds!

Happy Mother’s Day To Our Upscale Lakeshore Community​​

Happy Mother's Day To Our Upscale Lakeshore Community​

Upscale Lakeshore is surrounded by the beauty of mothers, from the Upscale Lakeshore team to our cherished guests. We understand just how important of a role they play in our everyday lives. Think of your mother today and how your world wouldn’t be the same without her. Upscale Lakeshore certainly wouldn’t be the same without the caring mothers on our team. Give the gift of time this Mother’s Day! Let Upscale Lakeshore help you in making Mother’s Day weekend a treasured memory that will last a lifetime. There’s no better way to spend time with your mom and loved ones than with a weekend getaway to the lakeshore of West Michigan. As a mother, imagine relaxing in a bubbly bath surrounded by silence or your favorite podcast and or playlist drinking your sparkling beverage of choice. A much needed time for self love for all the work you put in for your family. Mother’s Day is a day to reflect on the love you have given and the love to give yourself.  As a child, imagine your mother receiving the appreciation she deserves in a way that she feels loved by you and by herself. Upscale Lakeshore values all mothers and wishes you an amazing day full of love!

Welcome to Crescent Cottage

Welcome to Crescent Cottage

A cozy and vibrant water front cottage nestled between a secluded in land lake and wandering forest brings to life an intimate vacation to be! Upscale Lakeshore’s newest vacation rental is Crescent Cottage. This 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home has the capacity to sleep up to 6 guests and is perfect for a couple or small group of friends wanting an intimate space to have fun and relax. The private escape of Crescent Cottage allows plenty of opportunities for entertainment. Follow a winding timber-filled path to a hidden lake where you can get into the water to take a swim or go out for a ride in the kayaks. Nature surrounds you in the cozy cocoon of Crescent Cottage, where you and your friends can sit under the stars in the spacious backyard while enjoying a crackling fire and dinner and drinks al fresco. 

Upscale Lakeshore’s Crescent Cottage is an opportunity for you to experience West Michigan and our lovely Michigan beachtowns while also not feeling the pressure of a city and tourist activities. Here you can relax and take your much needed vacation at your own pace. It can be your next memorable vacation all due to the peace and serenity you feel among the lake, the stars, and a cozy and chic furnished home. Embrace the privacy of being tucked away in the woods that border the lake or head into the downtowns of Saugatuck/Douglas to experience a plethora of eateries and boutiques. This is the perfect location to disconnect all while still being under a short drive into town and to the beaches of Lake Michigan. Check out our website for your next unforgettable vacation! 

Welcome to Blue Cedar

Welcome to Blue Cedar

We just welcomed a new member into our Upscale Lakeshore family with Blue Cedar. With the ability to sleep up to 16 guests in a luxurious and aesthetic space, it’s the perfection destination for your next vacation. Encompassed in a woodland setting and just a short drive away from Lake Michigan, Blue Cedar is a picturesque and luxury home fit to be your next home away from home. The house becomes apart of its surroundings with its contemporary design that brings the outside in through large windows spread all throughout the house. From the moment you enter the home, you’ll be impressed at the care to detail and high class finishes in the home. This high class comfort comes with a plethora of amenities including a bonfire pit, recreation room, wet bar, grand piano, laundry room, industrial refrigerator, and much more! The numerous  fireplaces creates a relaxing and cozy atmosphere no mater the time of year. 


Whether you’re a couple or a large group of family or friends, Blue Cedar welcomes you with large dining and living areas that are perfect for get togethers. The large bedrooms and bathrooms allow plenty of space for guests. And don’t forget about the hot tub either, this is perfect for a group of gals gossiping with wine or for a couple to break away from their busy lives and focus on themselves while  relaxing in a warm space. The hot tub sits in a three season porch that keeps you outside with nature while also protection you from the wind and bugs that accompany the outdoors. It’s our utmost pleasure to share Blue Cedar with our guests as well as the beauty of Lake Michigan and our lakeshore community. Check out our website for the next available dates at Blue Cedar and let it become a part of your wonderful vacation memories!

Upscale Lakeshore’s New Brew

Upscale Lakeshore's New Brew

Upscale Lakeshore surrounds itself with community and seeks to offer our guests the best our community has to offer. We are excited to share that we have partnered with our local coffee shop and roasting facility, Uncommon Coffee Roasters. You’ll be able to indulge all day in your coffee pleasures without leaving the comfort of our Upscale Lakeshore properties. Uncommon Coffee Roasters  is a coffee shop and roasting facility located in Saugatuck, Michigan. They specialize in ethically sourced coffee while working hand-in-hand with coffee producers to understand the products they offer and to confirm the global sourcing of green coffee. 

No need to google  “coffee near me” or “espresso near me” when staying at an Upscale Lakeshore vacation home. Take the chance to enjoy coffee and lattes in the comforts of your home away from home. Our properties are equipped with quality coffee grounds with our Uncommon Coffee Roasters partnership. Upscale Lakeshore offers a variety of ways to make coffee from french press to espresso and coffee machines in our homes. 
Our special lakeshore blend is a hearty, medium to dark roast hailing from Brazil, Sumatra, Colombia, and Ethiopia. With our blend you’ll notice a complex, textured taste and quality with earthy, fruity and floral notes. 


At Upscale Lakeshore, we look forward to showing you further insight into our beautiful lakeshore community and sharing ethical and quality coffee with you! 

April Showers and May Flowers bring Holland Tulip Time

April Showers and May Flowers bring Holland Tulip Time

With April and May, comes the blooming of tulips that bound to to create a blissful spring atmosphere. Spring and summer are filled with tulips, but only the one week in early May hosts the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan where tourists from around the world gather to visit. Downtown Holland will be a buzz with tulip activities and fun. Enjoying Tulip Time is free, however certain activities may require you to purchase tickets. But there are plenty of free and non-scheduled activities to enjoy all week long. All Tulip Time festivities are spread throughout the area. Before all the Tulip Time activities begin, there is still fun to be had! With a Tulip pre-sale, you can buy pre-potted tulip bulbs that will be ready to bloom and show their beauty come early May. Check out the Tulip Time page for more details and where to buy. The week long festival will be filled with activities and fun starting on May 6 through May 14th. The streets will feature a parade with food and vendors. There will be street food classics and Dutch favorites like poffertjes. You’ll find everything from Dutch dance classes and immersion gardens, walking tours, boat rides, and artisan markets. At Upscale Lakeshore we want to show you all the Lakeshore and West Michigan has to offer all year round! Tulip Time is full of spring happiness and festival fun. We hope you get a chance to check the festival out and experience it’s Magic for yourself during your stay with us. 

A Foodie’s Guide to Holland, Michigan

A Foodie's Guide To Holland, Michigan​

No vacation is complete without the memories of the tasty meals or speciality drinks you consumed while on it. Check out this curated guide to Holland’s coffee shops, breweries, and restaurants to ensure your tastebud’s happiness from morning until night.

Coffee Shops

205 Coffee Bar

Here at The 205 Coffee Bar, you will be able to work or talk for hours with an aesthetic interior featuring large windows. From london fogs and iced vanilla lattes to wicked cocktails, it’s a place bound to bring you inspiration or just a good time. 


Crane’s In The City

The café is owned by the Crane’s orchard near Saugatuck. You’ll be welcomed by the smell of fresh pies and coffee once you walk in at Crane’s in the City. You can stay and enjoy a slice with a coffee or latte, or buy a pie and take on home for later to enjoy with your friends and family. 


Deboer Bakerij South 

Opened by the famous Deboer Bakerij restaurant, which is situated on the north side of Holland. Deboer Bakerij South is a smaller option with curated offerings for breakfast or lunch. They have fresh bagels and their famous pastries known all around the Holland area.


Kin Coffee and Crafthouse 

This is a cozy coffee shop right on the main road towards the beach. The staff at Kin Coffee and Crafthouse are lovely and kind, sharing a likeness with its name “Kin”. It’s a place that focuses on community and slower way of life. During the warmer weather, there is also plenty of outdoor seating. 


Ferris Coffee

A family owned café with a rich history within the plant-based industry, Ferris Coffee produces their own coffee and nuts. Right in the core of Downtown Holland, it’s a great place to stop in during some shopping and exploring. 

Bars and Breweries

Big Lake Brewing

Big Lake Brewing offers an eclectic beer selection and bar bites in an industrial style interior. You’ll often need to make a reservation as the large restaurant and bar is packed full of residents and visitors having a good time. 


Itty Bitty Bar

A local and cozy bar situated near the beach, Itty Bitty will have you coming back for more. Often busy for its live music and wonderful food, you won’t regret coming here. And their goat cheese cheesecake will have you coming back for more.


Hops at 84 East

Located in the heart of Downtown Holland, if you love live music while enjoying tasty food, Hops at 84 East is the place to go. Hops has an award-winning craft beer list featuring 60 taps from our great beer state and the country.  Hops is not just amazing beer, they also barrel age their specialty cocktails and feature the first wine on tap system in the area.


New Holland Brewing

New Holland Brewing has multiple locations across West Michigan, and all for good reason. They have been mastering the craft of brewing since 1997, and their beers and spirits are sold nationwide. Their menu features American bar food, but they don’t sacrifice flavor or quality. They put just as much attention into their food as they do their craft beers and spirits. 


Obstacle No. 1

Obstacle is a speakeasy bar with unique cocktails located in Downtown Holland. Their sophisticated and whimsical ambience is a perfect way to spend an evening. Their focus is on handmade craft cocktails while also serving a small plate menu. 


Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant 

Boatwerks is located right on Lake Macatawa. You can enjoy its beautiful views from the outdoor patio and lounge or inside from the elevated seating. After a delicious meal, take a walk around lovely Kollen Park which is adjacent to the restaurant and runs alongside Lake Macatawa. Offering gorgeous sunsets and also live music.

Butch’s Dry Dock

An elegant and upscale restaurant located in Downtown Holland. For more than 25 years, Butch’s has strived to create a place where people can celebrate the marriage of food and drink. Featuring locally sourced ingredients and a large wine selection, Butch’s Dry Dock is an ideal place to sit down and enjoy the company of a loved one with delicious meals and drinks.


Mizu Sushi

With an emphasis on sushi and cuisine from all throughout Asia, Mizu does your taste buds right. It’s a great spot for lunch or dinner when taking a break from shopping and exploring, or if you’re simply craving well created sushi of all styles and flavors.

Sandy Point Beach House

Situated in West Olive, between Holland and Grand Haven, Sandy Point Beach House is a casual but refined restaurant. Full of calming lake aspects from their decor to their menu. Sandy Point is cozy and intimate while being open and vibrant.  

Seventy Six

Born from a love story, Seventy Six puts just as much love into their atmosphere, food, and service. It’s another favorite at Upscale Lakeshore and constantly receives positive reviews.  With upscale and modern American recipes full of flavors from around the world,  their elegant dining space, and hospitable staff will have you thinking about the restaurant long past the end of vacation. 

Well Wishes from Upscale Lakeshore

At Upscale Lakeshore we believe a memorable and exciting vacation is marked not by just where you stay, but also where you eat. We want to share our favorite spots and flavors with you to give you the best vacation you can have. We wish you a wonderful time full of satisfied stomachs and relaxed minds!


Easter, A Time for Family and Fun​

Easter, A Time for Family and Fun

Easter is this upcoming weekend, and with it come yards full of colorful eggs and family gatherings. With large family gatherings comes the need for space and what better place than West Michigan to spend Easter weekend with your family. Our homes are full of space and luxury comforts that will make you feel at home. They are also equipped for spending a lot of time outside for grilling, chilling, and finding all the eggs and candy you can.  We understand family and holidays are important, Upscale Lakeshore wants to give you a memorable Easter Sunday that you can have fun, and not worry about using your own space to host everyone, especially the big clean up. Check out our available homes for Easter Weekend across the lakeshore of West Michigan! 

Wave by Wave, Spring and Summer Begin ​​

Wave by Wave, Spring and Summer Begin ​

Early Bird Gets The Worm

Spring and summer are approaching, and with that comes vacations full of warm weather and sunshine. West Michigan is a popular destination with beaches, waterfront restaurants, and vacation rentals booked all season long. Come the warmer months, you’ll be hard pressed to find vacation rentals available. West Michigan is the perfect summer vacation destination while being a short drives from all across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. 


Lake Michigan and its Michigan Beachtowns remain easily accesible, free of salt water and sharks, and abundant in beauty, nature, and good people.  Right now is the perfect time to book as people aren’t yet thinking about summer vacations, and the early bird gets the worm! At Upscale Lakeshore, we have vacation rentals spread along different Beachtowns. Full of charming and aesthetic downtowns with tasty food and exciting activities. Check out our rentals on our website to see which is the best for you and your family and or friends. We have luxury homes that can sleep anywhere from 6 to 23 people, and a hospitality team who’s utmost priority is ensuring you have a fun and blissful vacation!