WATERFRONT IN THE VILLAGE CENTER

Joyce Petter

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WATERFRONT IN THE VILLAGE CENTER

Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Photos and Description

Lovely Waterfront Retreat5BR/5BA

The moment you step from the front porch through the hand carved door from the mid 1800's you will be bathed in light from the wonderful windows, high ceilings and brand new Greek Revival touches to this executive retreat on the waterfront of Saugatuck/Douglas harbor.

The main entrance hall provides the first glimpse of the water. Immediately you will notice the high ceilings, the wonderful views, real wood trim and fine art. The dining room features an antique table and seating for 8-10. The dining room opens into a large living room with fireplace, three comfortable Baker sofas and rocking chair. French doors open off the living room on to the screened porch with more seating to relax or dine. The screened porch has wonderful view of the expansive lawn and waterfront. It opens to a large wooden deck for relaxing, grilling, and entertaining while enjoying the views. Downstairs is a new computer with hi-speed internet.

The house features a gabled tin roof which sound excellent in the rain!

The upstairs kitchen features cherry wood cabinets, granite counters, under-counter sink, gas stove and electric convection oven, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher and all the right equipment for a gourmet cook. Service is provided for 16 for family entertaining or a business retreat. The breakfast room features a vaulted ceiling and windows on three sides. It is the retreat to watch the waterfowl float by, to enjoy breakfast or to play cards.

The upstairs features 3 large bedrooms and baths. Bedroom #1 features 2 queen beds and attached stone bath and granite counters. Bedroom #2 features a king size bed and sliding door to deck overlooking the deck, lawn and waterfront. The guest bathroom in the hall features tumbled stone shower and granite counters. Bedroom #3 features a king size bed, attached bath with shower and tub (for those who like to soak).

All bedrooms have closets and plenty of space to store belongings. There is a full size washer and dryer upstairs and another downstairs.

A gradual flight of steps downstairs opens into another complete kitchen, living room, and dining room. The downstairs kitchen is light maple with granite counters, under-counter sink, gas stove with electric convection oven, compactor, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave. The downstairs is light colored with quartzite stone floors and oriental rugs. It has high ceilings, tall windows in every direction to benefit the great view of the yard and waterfront. The dining room features seating for 8 to 10. The living room has another gas fireplace and comfortable sectional sofa, seating for 12. Sliding doors open to the expansive patio with comfortable outdoor furniture for dining or lazing.

The downstairs has two cheerful bedrooms. Bedroom #4 has a king size bed and attached bath. Bedroom #5 has matching twin beds.

It shares a large stone guest bath with shower. There is a full size washer and dryer located downstairs.

All beds are new pillow-top with full linens, pillows and big fluffy towels.

Stroll down the lawn to the boardwalk, dock and patio where you will find 4 person gliders, perfect for cocktail hour, reading a book, or enjoying a waterside meal. Two martin houses keep the yard virtually bug free. The entire yard is fenced for one dog.

Stroll a short block to the quaint downtown for coffee, fine dining, art galleries, shopping. Or you are minutes away from award winning Lake Michigan's Oval Beach.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Joyce Petter (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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waterfront in the village center
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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waterfront in the village center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315795
+1 269 637-7923
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Superb location and amenities

  • 5 of 5
It's really hard to find an up-to-date property that offers an in-town experience (steps from shops/restaurants), on the water (with kayaks to use!), near good side streets (for running and walking), and just a short trek to the beach (for sunsets) and Saugatuck (for shopping). Bayou House has it all. We used the extra bikes. It was very relaxing to enjoy dinners on the deck. The screened in porch is a must to avoid mosquitoes.

Joyce was very easy to work with and even helped us swap weeks with another family. We appreciated the CSA basket and welcome goodies, too.

The house is in great condition and has all the extras you need when it comes to kitchenware, linens and outdoor seating. It's really set up like a two-family upstairs/downstairs house. We had 10 people and didn't use the downstairs except for sleeping and an extra fridge.

The water level was pretty low in 2013. We quickly learned to avoid the shallow spots and had no problems getting in/out of the dock.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
waterfront in the village center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315795
+1 269 637-7923
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Beverl Hills, MI
5

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the Bayou House this summer. The home is gorgeous, completely equipped and located minutes from everything you would want to do in the Douglas/Saugatuck area. Our group was pretty large and everyone had all the space they needed. The home was exactly what we hoped it would be. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to visit the area.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
business
waterfront in the village center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315795
+1 269 637-7923
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Beverly Hills, MI
5

Beautiful Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Our three generation family had a great time at Bayou House in June. The accomodations were excellent and the setting was beautiful. There was plenty of room for everyone and lots to see and do. We really enjoyed the upper deck for meals, campfire evenings and early morning kyack rides. Thank you for sharing the Bayou House with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
waterfront in the village center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315795
+1 269 637-7923
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Wonderful Summer Get-a-away!!!

  • 5 of 5
I want to tell everyone who comes to this sight that we had such a wonderful time at this magnificent home!!!! My boyfriend's jaw dropped when we entered this house!!! It is soooo beautiful…. !!! And as the owner assured me, everything we needed was there at our finger tips!!!! It is such a comfortable home and I am still thinking about our time there. I couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous place to stay!!! I'll remember my time there always!!! It puts a smile on my face as I'm thinking about it now!!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
business
waterfront in the village center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p315795
+1 269 637-7923
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
morris illinois
5

Beautiful home and property

  • 5 of 5
Have rented many VRBO properties this was by far the best! Had a girls weekend, party of 12, plenty of room for everyone. The house is prettier than the pictures, the property is beautiful and private, yet a few steps from the stores in Douglas. Owner was gracious and helpful. All the nice ammenities and treats sooo appreciated! Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Golf: Amenities: New construction, 2 laundries, outdoor grills, 2 kitchens - granite counters, top of the line appliances including dishwashers, disposals, gas stoves, refrigerators with ice makers, stainless steel sinks, compactors, all linens and towels, dishes, silver, TV's, bedroom fans, air conditioning, docks for boats, fenced yard for one dog, gourmet kitchen accessories, next door to kayak and canoe rental, screened porch, deck, patios, waterside patio with seat-swings, antique furniture - hot tub.

Ski: Activities: 1 short block to two best restaurants, coffee shop, art galleries, shopping, minutes from two greatest Lake Michigan beaches in the dunes, next door to kayak and canoe rentals, great walking area, space for shallow draft boat tie-up with electricity, many, many outstanding restaurants in the two communities of Saugatuck/Douglas, theater productions in the summer, film festival in early June, art classes at Ox-Bow school of the Chicago Art Institute, shopping in downtown Saugatuck as well as Douglas, Chamber Music performances through the summer, and an ideal place to stroll with an ice cream cone on a summer evening.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season (late 2014-2015)
Sep 3 2014 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes All rentals add 6% sales tax

In Season 2 night minimum $950.00 per night
Memorial Day to Labor Day weekly rentals $6850 per week
Off Season 2 night minimum $800.00 per night
Off Season $4250.00 per week
Rates subject to change based on availability.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • PC
  • Alarm Clock
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • golf privileges optional
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