STATELY COLONIAL HOME W/3 BED/3 BATHS, LG DECK & YARD, 1 1/2 BLKS FROM DOWNTOWN

Janet Kemp

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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STATELY COLONIAL HOME W/3 BED/3 BATHS, LG DECK & YARD, 1 1/2 BLKS FROM DOWNTOWN

Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Photos and Description

Large Home with 2 King & 1 Queen Bedrooms + Queen Sofa-bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Whitehouse Cottage is a beautiful, large Colonial style home located just a few short blocks from the downtown. The Whitehouse has a number of interesting architectural features, e.g. eyebrow window over the front door, 9 foot ceiling in living room, etc. The cottage has three large bedrooms, two with king beds and one with queen. There are three full bathrooms including a ground floor one with washer/dryer. The large living room has plenty of comfortable seating, a TV entertainment center, fireplace and a queen sized sofa-bed. The large kitchen and dining room is fully equipped with all appliances, cooking utensils and a dishwasher. There is also a game room off the kitchen. The cottage is air conditioned throughout even though it is almost always naturally cool because of the many shade trees surrounding the home. The house has a lovely large deck and yard with swing and firepit and sits far back from the street. This makes it an ideal place for yard games, children's play and family events and is very private and secluded. The large deck sits on the front of the house with a table, seating and a large gas grill. This is a perfect place for enjoying your time with family and friends. The cottage is only 1 1/2 blocks from the downtown business district and the River. There is also a beautiful nature preserve just 100 yards down the street. Take your coffee and make a morning walk on the nature trail that winds along the border of the wetland area. This area is full of wildlife and nature's beauty. The Cottage is a great place for families and groups of friends who are looking for a comfortable place to create many vacation memories

Keywords: Vacation Lodging, Summer Home, Summer Rental, Country Home, Architectural Accents, Abundant Parking, Short Walk to Downtown

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Janet Kemp

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The owners of this cottage are orignally from the Farmington Michigan area where they had a home and owned a number of rental properties over the years. They are now retired and live in Saugatuck in their home on the river during the summer. During the winters they live and travel around Southern Florida and the Keys in their motor home and/or large power boat.

The owners fell in love with the White House Cottage and bought it because it had alot of character and would make a very comfortable rental for people visiting Saugatuck. They have since done a major amount of remodeling and repairs to make the cottage a wonderful place for large families of groups to stay and enjoy Saugatuck.

This home is very large with lots of sleeping options and three full bathrooms one with washer/dryer. It is ideal for large families or groups of friends and those with pets. It has a large yard with deck, grill, fire pit and swing which make it an ideal place to congregate outside. It has an ideal location just a 1 1/2 from downtown shops and restaurants.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Stately Colonial Home w/3 bed/3 baths, Lg Deck & Yard, 1 1/2 Blks from Downtown
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews
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Stately Colonial Home w/3 bed/3 baths, Lg Deck & Yard, 1 1/2 Blks from Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414258vb
616 836 4546
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Anderson, IN
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does the job

  • 2 of 5
If you have small children this is not for you if they are not used to stairs. There are two very awkward steps on both sides of the top of the stairs and the hand rail does not extend the full length leaving it difficult at the top and short at the bottom creating a bad step off. We watched the children carefully and listened carefully at night and avoided any falls although my husband missed the bottom step to the landing and almost fell. I think we left it cleaner than we found it. We must have been the firsts guests of the year. Tubs were not as clean as mine - keep in mind they are old though. Cobwebs tucked away in many places. Musty smell, damp feeling and I would have taken non skid slippers had I known the floors would be cold. Plenty of room and bathrooms. It was kind of cool that a former president had owned the place. Town was walkable without a problem even with strollers. Too much money.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: We are sorry this visitor had trouble with the stairs. They are somewhat unusual at the top landing as they continue left into a bedroom and right onto a landing leading to other bedrooms. However, they meet every building code we know of and we've never had anyone else mention trouble with them in the 7+ years we have been renting the cottage. However, based upon this feedback we have added another handrail for extra security. We are also sorry they found some cobwebs and didn't feel the cottage was as clean as their home. We make every effort to keep it extremely clean and free of cobwebs including spraying with bug spray whenever we find a web. And yes, the bathtubs are older and just don't shine like they use to but they are clean. While the reviewer found the floors cold there is a furnace which could have warmed them. Most of our guests consider it nice that the home sits under a number of large shade trees and stays cool without using the central A/C. If you check around Saugatuck you will find the rent for this home is very reasonable considering its size, features and location. This is a very large home with 3 spacious bedrooms (1 queen & 2 king beds) 3 full bathrooms, a very large living room (w/queen sofa-bed), a fully equipped kitchen and large dining area. It even has a game room. It also has a large deck and big yard and the house sits well back from the street giving families a great place to play without worrying about disturbing others or their safety. It also a wonderful location just 1 1/2 blocks from downtown. Our many return guests have told us they feel this home offers a lot of value for the price.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Peterson Nature Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Saugatuck Yacht Service
Nearest Point of Interest
Saugatuck Chain Ferry

Located just 1 1/2 blocks from the downtown and from the Kalamazoo River. Just North of property is Peterson Nature Preserve which is a wonderful wetland area with walking path. House sits far back from the street providing a quiet, safe place for family activities.

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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
 
Summer Season
May 23 2014 - Sep 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 5 2014 - Nov 3 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$2,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $500 Reservation Deposit must be received within 7 days. Upon receipt Cottage is considered "Sold in Advance". Deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made more than 90 days before check-in. A $200 Damage/Cleaning Deposit is also required for weekly rentals. Balances due must be received 30 days in advance of check-in and may be paid with personal check.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom
    Private Bathroom - toilet , shower , Adjoins third bedroom with Queen Bed
    First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , On first floor, off game room. Contains washer & dryer
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large Master Bedroom has King bed, dresser and TV
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , King bed and other bedroom furniture
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bedroom has its' own full bath w/shower
  • Two large upstairs bedrooms have king beds. A common full bath serves both bedrooms, One upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and adjoining full bathroom., Living room contains a comfortable queen sofa-bed for two
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
Notes:
The White House Cottage is a spacious colonial style home on a large shaded lot where families, couples or groups of friends can have an enjoyalble vacation both indoors and outdoors. The large bedrooms with king and queen size beds and 3 full bathrooms enables everyone to live and sleep comfortably The cottage sits far from the road and has a large yard, deck with table and chairs and gas grill. There is also a fire pit and swing that makes for enjoyable conversations and fond memories. The large driveway/parking area can easily accomodate your boat trailer, RV or additional automobiles. Its' location and proximity to downtown and the water make it an ideal place to enjoy a summer vacation that you won't soon forget.
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