Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Photos and Description
House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)
Enjoy the charms of yesterday and the conveniences of today in this large, six bedroom, remodeled, late Victorian home. It's just a short two block stroll to Butler Street, the Village Green, the many restaurants, shops and galleries, and the Saugatuck waterfront. Park the cars and let everyone come and go as they please. Perfect for family vacations, multiple couple and family get togethers,singles, reunions, weddings, etc...
The home has 6 bedrooms with reproduction beds and new Beautyrest pillowtop mattresses: 2 Kings, 3 Queens, 1 twin with trundle plus an upstairs den with a futon which can function as a private bedroom. The first floor has 10 foot ceilings, a formal parlor with gas fireplace and tin ceiling, a large, modern eat-in kitchen with a table that extends to seat 14, a family room with sectional sofa and an entertainment center, a bedroom with separate entrance, a full bath, screened porch,patio, laundry room, mud room, and two car garage.
The second floor houses 5 additional bedrooms and 3 newly updated bathrooms: the Master Bedroom (King) with en suite bath and Jacuzzi tub, 2 Queen bedrooms, a large King bedroom with rice-carved canopy bed, and a Twin room with trundle. Also upstairs is a spacious Den with a sleeper sofa and large TV including built-in DVD/VHS player and an additional entrance. All rooms have multiple windows with wonderful light and cross ventilation to catch the lake breezes if you choose to turn off the central AC!
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Karen Wilber Wessel
The Wessel family at our daughter's wedding at Belfair Plantation, SC.
Karen Wilber Wessel purchased this house in 2006
Why Karen Wilber Wessel chose Saugatuck / Douglas
My husband and I were looking for a vacation home a short driving distance from Chicago, Detroit, and Lansing. After loads of research, we visited towns on the Lake Michigan coast and fell in love with Saugatuck. Its lively arts scene plus waterfront and world class Oval Beach were deciding factors.
What makes this house unique
Our home is in an historic neighborhood known as 'The Hill'. We are located just 2 blocks above the main streets of town and so it is easy for everyone in the family to come and go as they please, without cars. We can take the Chain Ferry across the river to the Lake Michigan side or elect to drive, bike, or run there. Service is also provided by the Interurban Bus for a very small fee. Saugatuck homes are mostly a mixture of Victorian, Federal, and Bungalow design and there is plenty to admire as one walks around town. Another plus is the close proximity to Holland, MI (about 12 miles). Here one can visit the Barnes and Noble and all the other national chains if a 'fix' is needed. UPick Farms and Wineries are also close by and there are tons of family type activities. Late evenings, the bar scene is lively with the added bonus of being able to walk home! The Center for the Arts (SCA)presents plays and concerts and the parking lot hosts the twice weekly farmer's market during the growing season. Sledding and cross country skiing are popular in the winter. There is a small ice rink across from the town square in the winter. In the summer, there are plenty of places along the Kalamazoo River to rent boats, kayaks, canoes, etc...Oh, and did I forget the shoppping? Saugatuck has an array of unusual shops....just walk down to town anytime and pop in. And, of course, don't forget to visit the many art galleries.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"This is my second time renting this home for our annual Mom's getaway weekend. We have tried other locations in the past and decided that we no longer want to go anywhere else than this home. Karen (the owner) is so fantastic to work with. The house is absolutely gorgeous. There is so much character and charm to this home that it's impossible to mention them all. We arrived to a bottle of wine and chocolates, we hired her house manager to come in each morning and clean up any untouched dishes and get the coffee started for us. Her house manager brought fresh baked muffins. We felt so pampered and "at home" in this rental. I have already booked for our rental next year and can't wait. Highly recommend!"