HISTORIC HOME IN TOWN. WALK TO ALL THE SHOPS & GALLERIES.

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
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HISTORIC HOME IN TOWN. WALK TO ALL THE SHOPS & GALLERIES.

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!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
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The Wessel family at our daughter's wedding at Belfair Planatation, SC.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

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.

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.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

26 Reviews Write a Review
Historic Home in Town. Walk to All the Shops & Galleries.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 26 reviews
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Historic Home in Town. Walk to All the Shops & Galleries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101214vb
Cell: (843) 301-2802
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Michigan
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
My friends and I rented this house for a weekend reunion. It was in perfect condition and spotless when we arrived. There are many common spaces to enjoy and every room is decorated in a lovely way.

The owner was extremely prompt in correspondence and gave us a lot of helpful information about the area. The area itself is also very charming, even in the winter. The local businessowners were all very friendly and kind and we had delicious meals at several restaurants.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Historic Home in Town. Walk to All the Shops & Galleries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101214vb
Cell: (843) 301-2802
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Purdue Group

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a get together of a fraternity group from Purdue with wives. Twelve of us stayed at this house (five couples and two singles) and everyone loved this house. Great location and a wonderful place. Everything you could want was provided. The owners were easy to work with and we would highly recommend it!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Historic Home in Town. Walk to All the Shops & Galleries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101214vb
Cell: (843) 301-2802
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Michigan
5

Great Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
The house is in the perfect location. A 5 minute walk to down town. Everything was very clean and cozy in the house. We had a group of 6 ladies from all over the midwest and this was a perfect meeting point. We spent a lot of time in the Library relaxing with all the blankets snuggled up with coffee or wine and chatting. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of towels and bedding. The kitchen had everything that we needed. A perfect get away location. Would recommend it to friends and everyone said that they would come back. Karen(owner) was so helpful- suggested a wonderful restaurant- Everyday People -that we all loved. She also offered to send my friend her charger that was left at the house.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Historic Home in Town. Walk to All the Shops & Galleries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101214vb
Cell: (843) 301-2802
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mi USA
5

Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Weekend with my 11 girlfriends at the perfect house! Rooms were beautiful, and comfortable, kitchen was so well stocked it had everything we needed. So close to town we walked in for the smallest things.

Thanks Karen for such a wonderful, comfortable and beautiful place!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. I am delighted that you and the other women had such a wonderful get together.
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Historic Home in Town. Walk to All the Shops & Galleries.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101214vb
Cell: (843) 301-2802
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Northville, MI
5

Perfect Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
My husband surprised me with a birthday weekend with my girlfriends. There were 6 of us and we all loved the house and proximity to downtown Saugatuck. Best birthday gift ever. Very clean and lots of room. especially loved the front enclosed porch. We all want to return to this perfect get away!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Holland or Grand Rapids
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I96
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Chain Ferry
Nearest Point of Interest
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Nearest Point of Interest
Town Square and Playgrounds
Nearest Point of Interest
Road to Lake MI
Nearest Point of Interest
Star of Saugatuck
Nearest Point of Interest
High School Tennis Courts
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Oval Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Douglas
Nearest Point of Interest
Demond's Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Antique Pavillion and Brew Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Kewatin Historic Steam Ship and Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Coral Gables Restaurant and rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Seasonal ice skating rink
Nearest Point of Interest
Chicago Institute of Art Summer Camp
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt. Baldhead Park and Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Marro's Italian Grill/Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Uncommon Grounds Coffee Shop
Car: recommended

Beach, Playground, Water Park (Holland),Dutch Village (Holland) Vineyards, Orchards, antiques,live music, festivals. In town ice skating in winter.

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Availability & Rates

Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $350/nt - $3900/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Jun 22-Labor Day Saturday 4 pm-Saturday 10 am $3900/week
  • Sept 3-Oct.31 $500/night weekends $400/night weekdays (2 night minimum) $2800/week
  • Nov. 1-Dec.31 $400/nt but Thanksgiving, Christmas,New Years:500/night(3 nightmin)
  • January 2-March 31 $350/night 2000/week (2 night minimum)
  • April 1-30th $400/night wkends $350/night weekdays
  • May 1-June 14 $500/night wkends$400 weeknts June15-29 $600/night
  • MC and Visa.Tax & fees of 8%.No other charges.
  • Dog fee for shedders-inquire Dogs only upon approval.Discounts for weeks Nov.-May

Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Fireplace
  • Backpack
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gas Heating
  • Split-System Heating
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2) MBR black four poster; 2nd King is canopied four poster, Queen size Beds (3) Two queen bedrooms have new metal beds, one brass, one nickel. 3rd queen is cottage style., Twin or Single Beds (2) Cute, sturdy cottage style sleigh bed with trundle., Baby Cribs (2) 2 pack n play cribs with linen. Also, highchair., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Full size sleeper in upstairs den, which can be closed off for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • playground
  • marina
  • forests
  • churches
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • live theater
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • fly fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snowboarding
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • skiing
Notes:
High-Speed WIFI, Central Air Conditioning and heat, Cable TV (3), Screened porch, large yard, well behaved dogs okay with additional cleaning charge, please inquire.