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

Karen Wilber Wessel

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Karen Wilber Wessel

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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HISTORIC HOME IN TOWN. WALK TO ALL THE SHOPS & GALLERIES.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

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:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Karen Wilber Wessel (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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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!"
Apr 2010
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Historic Home in Town. Walk to All the Shops & Galleries.
average rating of 4.96 based on 27 reviews
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

A Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Our group spend a wonderful weekend at Karen's beautiful house. It was a PERFECT place to have a reunion of our MSU friends. (some of whom hadn't seen each other in 27 years) Lots of room to spread out and relive old memories and make new ones. We truly felt like this was a home and it had absolutely EVERYTHING we could possibly need. Super clean and decorated beautifully! My only regret was that it was too cold to enjoy the front porch. It looked so inviting but as we were having snow flurries so we stayed snuggled inside! One of our group had mobility issues and the downstairs bedroom and bath worked out perfectly for her. It is a pleasant quick walk to town which we enjoyed very much. Karen was very accommodating and answered all of my questions and emails very promptly. I would highly recommend this beautiful home. We are thinking of making our visit here an annual event!!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Purdue Group

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
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5

Great Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mi USA
5

Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Northville, MI
5

Perfect Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Holland or Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I96
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Oval 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
Nearest Point of Interest
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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 24 2014 - Dec 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$525
Fri,Sat
 
 
winter
Dec 2 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$525
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$620
$4,025
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$520
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Weekly rentals only June 28 through Labor Day.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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