AN EXCLUSIVE, UPSCALE, RETREAT ON THE COAST OF LAKE MICHIGAN

Barbara Bevan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Barbara Bevan

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AN EXCLUSIVE, UPSCALE, RETREAT ON THE COAST OF LAKE MICHIGAN

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 spectacular full baths, sleeps 6

Relax in style in this stunning, contemporary cottage- a unique retreat 2 blocks from Lake Michigan beach access. Nestled in a fern covered, old growth forest, enjoy wild turkey, deer and birding at your doorstep. State-of-the-art, Euro kitchen opens to the private deck with grill - ideal for the gourmet who loves nature and cooking! Dine or recline on the cedar screen porch listening to the sounds of the lake and woodland creek below. Dramatic great room features bamboo floors, leather furniture and a spectacular fireplace. The open loft with outdoor balcony provides a great spot to read, lounge or watch the 42” HD, Cable TV. Spa-style baths offer boulder and concrete vessel sinks and luxurious showers. Perfect getaway for new lovers, the busy executive, artists or retired folk looking for an adventure. Low allergen, green-built, eco-friendly. All ideally located in a charming, beach front neighborhood - walking distance from shops, galleries, restaurants and more!

'GREEN' BUILT COTTAGE: This lovely cottage was remodeled using state-of-the-art green building practices intended to reduce its carbon footprint and to increase the comfort of its occupants. A two stage, high efficiency furnace with an integrated HEPA media filter helps reduce allergens in the air. Icynene foam insulation and Low E casement windows were used to create a thermally efficient building envelope. Toilets are dual flush, low volume fixtures to conserve water. Finish materials were procured locally with an eye toward sustainability including bamboo floors, concrete counter tops, cedar from managed forests and Hardipanel siding. The stairway is made of Ash wood salvaged from trees cut locally due ash borers disease. Kitchen cabinets are European alder, recycled from a high end showroom and reconfigured for the current layout. Appliances are Energy Star and all finishes are low VOC products to help improve indoor air quality for the chemically sensitive.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Barbara Bevan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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An exclusive, upscale, retreat on the coast of Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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An exclusive, upscale, retreat on the coast of Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163146
+1 734-657-2145
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Chicago suburbs
5

There's something about this house ....

There's something about this house ....
  • 5 of 5
There's something about this house ... it is so inviting and relaxing! Six of us enjoyed a very cold and rainy weekend -- you would think we'd be disappointed but it was fun to hang out in this beautiful, spacious house cooking breakfasts and dinners, playing games and relaxing. The kitchen was very well-equipped, the bedrooms comfortable, and the screened in porch fantastic. The setting was perfect with a rushing creek, trees, deer & black squirrels. We had a great time at the bowling alley in town and site-seeing in Saugatuck (dinner at Phil's and lunch at Butlers -- both great). I bet it is terrific when the weather cooperates and you can walk to the beach and shop in town! We had a great stay and I'd love to go back!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, we are so pleased that you had a wonderful time! We too feel that stormy, rainy -and even snowy winter weekends are the absolute best (aka relaxing and FUN :-) at Quiet Creek. It is so gratifying to know that the time and effort we put into designing the space and construction details is as special for others as it is for us. So come back and see us soon....and thanks for the great review!
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An exclusive, upscale, retreat on the coast of Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163146
+1 734-657-2145
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I rented this home for Labor Day weekend, and we couldn't have been more impressed and satisfied!!! There was a total of 6 adults and a small child. The home was more than accommodating when it comes to size, location and amenities. The home was just a short walk from the beach, and a short ride to the grocery store, shops and more. Our favorite part was the outdoor veranda, we probably spent 80% of our time enjoying the enclosed outdoor area. The house was fully stocked with cook wear, grill and even beach toys for the toddler! Overall, we could not be happier with our stay. I would recommend this rental to anyone looking to get away from the city and relax. We will certainly be back. Finally Barbara was fantastic to work with, she was very accommodating and easy going!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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An exclusive, upscale, retreat on the coast of Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163146
+1 734-657-2145
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Zen in the Woods

  • 5 of 5
My family spent our 2013 Christmas Holiday in this lovely home. The home is extremely well appointed yet not at all cluttered. We loved that the TV wasn't the focal point of the home but rather tucked away upstairs. (However, if one did want to get away to watch a film, there is a blue-ray player with a really interesting DVD collection.) Although it was snowy and cold, we took lots of walks. The surrounding area is gorgeous. The walk to Lake Michigan is extremely short. Having now rented homes in Fenville, Saugatuck and Douglas, I have to say that we really fell in love w/ Douglas - it seems to be a happy medium between the three. While 'downtown' Douglas is small, the Everyday People Cafe is delicious and highly recommended! Great home - can't go wrong!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you! I love your reference to Zen....as we definitely were trying for that when we designed the place lol! So very glad that you and your family enjoyed your holiday time there. I keep telling folks that the winter is one of the best times to enjoy Quiet Creek! Please return next year if you are so inclined, we'd love to have you back! The owners..
business
An exclusive, upscale, retreat on the coast of Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163146
+1 734-657-2145
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
My family flew in from Phoenix to visit and we wanted to rent a house near Lake Michigan. This house is gorgeous! Beautiful design and very open floor plan. It has a pool table, air hockey table and the deck is great. My family and I were blown away. We didn't want to leave. It is stocked with dishes, beach towels, bikes, a grill.... Everything that you would ever need. We will definitely rent this again.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments! We were glad to have you as our guests at Quiet Creek ...and delighted that it worked so well for you and your family! Please do come back and see us. Fall is particularly stunning here...AND... if you like to cross country ski (or get your holiday shopping done at our local galleries and shops), the winter season is exceptional as well! Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you back soon! The Owners :-)
business
An exclusive, upscale, retreat on the coast of Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163146
+1 734-657-2145
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Restful & Relaxing retreat

Restful & Relaxing retreat
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I wanted to take our dog and escape the city for a few days and we could not have found a better place to do it. We walked into the home and found that the pictures we had seen did not do it justice. Our first impression was that even though we were inside, it felt like we were outside in the woods because of all of the windows and skylights. Everything is so open and airy. We walked right out to the screened in porch, listened to the creek running by, and knew we had hit a home run.

The inside of the house is gorgeous. So clean and contemporary, but still really comfortable and cozy. The kitchen is amazing. We stayed in and cooked all three nights and were able to find everything that we needed and then some. Bathrooms felt very spa like and are beautifully done. The bedrooms were good sized and very comfortable.

We spent the majority of our time in the large great room and loved every minute of it. The weather was not great the weekend we were there, but we could still enjoy the outside 24/7 from our seats on the sofa in front of the fireplace.

As much as we enjoyed the house, I think our dog enjoyed it even more. Each morning she would bolt down the stairs to check all the windows and find the deer in the yard (they were there every day). She was fascinated by them. She also loved going to the beach, which was only a short walk away, and running like crazy through the sand.

Barb, the owner, was very easy to work with and very responsive when I had a few questions ahead of time. She made the rental process very easy and we just could not have been happier with our experience with her and the house. We would go back again in a second.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
An exclusive, upscale, retreat on the coast of Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163146
+1 734-657-2145
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5
This house is exceptionally beautiful. My partner and I spent the first 30 minutes or so wandering around exclaiming over the space, the details, the fantastically strong design. It must be one of the most beautiful houses I’ve ever seen. We spent a blissful long weekend in it, first sitting outside on the graceful screened in porch (with skylights!) calmed by the trickling sound of the gentle brook, then, when the mercury swooped (30 degree drop in one night), cozy inside by the fire wrapped up in the pretty throws. The space is just outstanding; we were happy just being in it. But there was so much to do! We cooked in the very well appointed kitchen, we biked & watched movies, walked on the beach every day, had 1 great lunch at Everyday People’s Café (Bubbles & Bites a must) & 1 awesome dinner at Salt of the Earth in Fennville. We happened to hit it just right to see the Halloween “adult parade”—not nearly as X-rated as that sounds but very cute. Barbara was incredibly helpful and a delight to work with. We can’t wait to get back!!
Thank you Barbara for giving us such a wonderful and beautiful place to escape to.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well you picked the right place for great restaurants lol! EP and SE are fab as are so many other places here. Thanks so much for coming to stay with us at Quiet Creek. And we're very happy to hear you enjoyed the design elements and layout of the cottage! We had a wonderful time creating it --hoping to provide a truly special place to RELAX both indoors and out. Please do come back and see us soon..and thank you for your kind words! The Owners
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Gerald Ford International Airport
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Muskegon
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-196 & Blue Star Hwy
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
beach
Car: recommended

Intimate, upscale and sophisticated, a vacation paradise located 2 blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan minutes from the charming villages of Saugatuck and Douglas in the heart of the 'art coast' of Michigan.

Other Activities: birding, hiking, shopping, X country skiing, kayaking, canoeing, nature walks, ferry rides

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,898
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 20 2014 - Nov 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,750
 
 
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,065
 
 
Winter & Spring
Jan 4 2015 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$280
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,680
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $100
Notes -$100 pet fee is to guarantee our guests a low allergen environment.
-Consider Quiet Creek for your special Thanksgiving..prepare a scrumptious meal with friends & family or finish your holiday shopping early at local galleries and gift shops!
-Join us for a breathtaking white Christmas or winter retreat! Ski the snow covered lake shore & wooded trails or relax by the fire with a favorite book!
50% Deposit is Due within 7 days if the emailed rental agreement.
The balance, the cleaning fee and refundable damage deposit are due 30 days prior to arrival.
Sorry...no credit cards, check only.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Wireless Internet
  • Backpack
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lower Bath - toilet , shower
    Upper Bath - toilet , shower
  • Upscale and serene, baths have gorgeous tile, luxurious glass showers with open views to the woods, concrete and boulder vessel sinks and exotic hardwood vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Garden Level - 1 queen
    Birds Nest - 1 queen
    Tree House Room - 1 queen
  • Three spacious, uniquely styled bedrooms provide you a fabulous night’s sleep while listening to the sound of the waves - Luxury Linens, European Beds, Down Comforters, Ceiling Fans.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Clubs
  • Raft
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • fly fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Kitchen island seats 3 comfortably, dining table seats 4-6. Screened Porch table seats 6 plus. Hot water tap at kitchen sink for tea lovers. 1800 sq. ft. home plus Lower level rec room with pool table, air hockey, darts, working office area w. printer, fax, internet, fitness room and full laundry 15ft x 18ft large Screened porch Attached two car garage, bring your boat or store your car off street.
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