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COLORADO MISSION STYLE - OPEN CONCEPT

Kevin Simmons

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COLORADO MISSION STYLE - OPEN CONCEPT

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 1&1/2 Bath (Sleeps 4 comfortably)

The unique design of the Bunkhouse provides a convenient layout for families, couples, and small groups of friends. The cottage is one large room where the dining and sleeping areas are in an open space with a view of the cozy gas fireplace. This home away from home is a fully furnished, tastefully appointed retreat. You can relax and enjoy the spa bubbles in the Bunkhouses' private outdoor hot tub tucked away in our beautiful backyard garden.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Kevin Simmons (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Why Kevin Simmons chose Saugatuck / Douglas

A few short years ago, I decided to open the Bunkhouse. When I was looking around the area, I found plenty of fancy B&B's, noisy roadside motels, basic hotel chains, and lots of different kinds of weekly rental properties. Don't get me wrong, all of them were very nice, but none of them fit my vision of a perfect place that I would want to spend a week with family or friends. I was looking for the solitude and comfort of my own private retreat. I wanted a place where I could (if I had any) let my hair down. I wanted a place where I could knock the sand off my feet after a day at the beach, sip a glass (or two) of fine local wine, and relax in a private hot tub. I wanted a place that let me be me without having to conform to someone Else's standard of what a 'vacation' should look like. I wanted a place where I could choose how I wanted to unwind.

What makes this cottage unique

I've turned the Bunkhouse into exactly the place I was looking for! It's a casual, comfortable, relaxing retreat from the stress of everyday life. The Bunkhouse is an attitude as much as it's a destination... and that's exactly my intention! Everything about the Bunkhouse says, 'Relax, kick back, and slow down for a few days.'

Now, don't misunderstand me. To me, casual comfort doesn't mean 'sloppy mess.' I take an enormous amount of pride in what I've created in the Bunkhouse. The space is beautifully appointed with plush bedding including fine cotton sheets, overstuffed pillows, and down comforters. The kitchen is fully updated and modern. I've filled it with touches of home including tasteful dishes, fine stemware, and matching utensils. The outdoor hot tub is sanitized and prepared for each visit. I even supply beach towels and chairs for your trip to the beach.

The Bunkhouse is the picture of MY ideal Saugatuck vacation retreat. I LOVE this place. Because I know that if I wouldn't love staying here, why would you?

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Colorado Mission Style - Open Concept
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438973vb
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Lockport, IL
5

perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We went last Feb. It was one of the most peaceful vacations ever. Cherry wine, a hot tub and falling snowflakes above. The fireplace warmth inside was intoxicating. Best time to walk around the downtown area without the crowd and really escape the busy Chicago scene. We definitely would like to return in the summer. The openness of the bunkhouse and beatiful backyard garden would make a perfect summer getaway destination. Two thumbs up.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Colorado Mission Style - Open Concept
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

A Perfect Trip

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Bunkhouse. Kevin, the owner, has created a very unique, welcoming and relaxing space, stocked with all the amenities that make any vacation complete. We immediately noticed that the place was impeccably clean. The gardens surrounding the house were beautiful with several well-situated spots outdoors to relax, and sitting in the hot tub at night under the stars with a glass of wine was the icing on the cake! We were able to walk most anywhere we wanted to go in town and the dunes/beaches were just minutes away in the car. Kevin even had dog treats, bowls and a large crate for those bringing their “children with fur” along on the trip. Our dog loved being able to walk the neighborhoods and play on a nearby dog beach. We would definitely recommend the Bunkhouse to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: J,R and my new buddy Piper,
Greeting new faces can be a bit scary, especially when I open the front door to BUNKHOUSE. Is it what the guest thought it would be? Was the description on target? Do they like my hair? I actually am nervous on those first encounters because I demand perfection of myself and BUNKHOUSE is a part of me.

The saving grace for my jitters always comes with 4 legs and a wagging tail. Even doggy kisses greet me and help break the ice with intro formalities. If the pet has amenities (and why shouldn't they) my work is half over...lol In your case, I was greeted with three smiling faces and I felt as though long lost friends had come to visit.

BUNKHOUSE has never intended to be a monetary structure, but a joyous vacation home to share with others while I am lucky enough to be here enjoying Saugatuck/Douglas for the season. It's a great feeling knowing people leave with good vibes in their suitcases. 2013 has been a season of great fun and joy...2014 has big shoes to fill.

Many thanks and remember,"If I wouldn't stay at BUNKHOUSE, why should you?"

Cowboy Kevin
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5

Wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5
My husband, our two dogs and I shared this lovely cottage for 4 wonderful nights in May. Kevin has taken great care to make sure his guests have everything they need, including three different size dog bowls for the furry guests. The gardens surrounding the cottage were lovely with several outdoor seating options where you can relax, read a book and have a glass of wine or cup of coffee. The hot tub is in back, with a privacy fence surrounding the area. We took full advantage of the hot tub during our visit.

There is a full kitchen and a grill, so we enjoyed cooking some healthy, affordable meals during our stay. I think the kitchen is better stoced than mine at home.

The cottage is about a mile walk from downtown Saugatuck, which was fine for us. It is a short drive from the state park, which has very nice hiking trails and was not crowded in early May in spite of the lovely weather.

I see Kevin has updated his description of the cottage to say it is an open floor plan. We did not realize this when we booked the Bunkhouse. We had invited another couple to join us but it is not really appropriate for two couples unless they don't need privacy. It is perfect for one couple and our friends were happy to join us for the day.

The Bunkhouse is a wonderful cottage in a great area of MI. We would love to come back. Thanks Kevin!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cowpokes,
I appreciate you taking the time to review BUNKHOUSE. I am thrilled you had a great time and I hope you will visit again. My season is almost over and back to Clayton I will go for my R and R...lol

I will be back starting May 2014 with the same mission statement; "If I wouldn't stay at BUNKHOUSE, why would you"?

Thank you for making my "2013" wonderful.
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Unique and Charming

  • 5 of 5
What a find! Very unique property. The gardens are beautiful and charming. The back garden with hot tub, grill, and patio table was a favorite place to hang out during the stay. We brought our dogs with us and they enjoyed the gardens as well. There is a nice paved trail across the street that is great for walking dogs. House was VERY clean and Kevin seems to have thought of everything with this stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Once again, our four legged family wins out...My guests have been so thoughtful with their pets and what pets can do when out of their element. Many thanks to everyone for treating BUNKHOUSE like it was their cottage. I realize that the "open concept" isn't for everyone, but it certainly works well for the pets....lol

It's hard to believe "season" for Bunkhouse ends in 7 weeks. Thanks for making the start so enjoyable...Cowboy Kevin
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Delta, Ohio
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
The Bunkhouse was part of a 'girlcation' with another overworked, under-appreciated Mom. I was a little hesitant when she told me it was an open floor plan, but when I got there, the cottage totally exceeded my expectations! It is fabulously eclectic and utterly adorable. Everything was clean and organized but comfortable. I never felt like I was 'staying' somewhere - it had all the amenities of home. I would LOVE for this to be our go-to girlcation destination every year. Thank you Kevin for your hospitality and kindness. You've done a beautiful job re-creating the space! Be sure to visit the Art Barn - you'll love it!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kristy and Mara,
A mom's job is not an easy one. I am glad that BUNKHOUSE gave you a few days to just be "girls" and not have any responsibilities. I hope the biggest decision you had to make was how late to sleep in...LOL

It was a pleasure meeting both of you and you look far too young to have teenagers. I hope that your absence made them realize how much "Mom does" to make the corporation called a "family" run smoothly. So consider Bunkhouse your very own getaway when the walls start closing in. Don't worry, the kids and husbands need to be reminded how much "Mom's" do. I only worry about the red towels in with the whites...pink will open their eyes...lol

Many thanks for my beautiful owl. I will cherish it and have set it with a pencil drawing of an owl in the Bunkhouse. You both are very special ladies...I am a lucky cowboy indeed!
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Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5
There are a vast amount of accommodation choices in Saugatuck and boy did I get lucky. I am an overworked, unappreciated mom/wife that needed some time away. Kevin was so generous opening the bunkhouse to me for the whole week. The visit started perfectly with Kevin greeting me and showing me around his abode. The gardens are beautiful and beckoned to me daily to take my book out and read...I got through 2 whole books. The kitchen and bathroom were well stocked with anything you'd need and possibly forgot. The bed was super comfy and the leather furniture was the perfect choice for lounging on in this Bunk House. The short walk to town was very doable and wasn't too intimidating for the out of shape visitors. His recommendation for the best pizza was right on the dot (Back Alley Pizza in Douglas) and his directions to the "free" beach made visiting the beach multiple times possible. The bunkhouse is perfect for the romantic weekend you may need with your hubby or the perfect girls shopping destination. I got home earlier today and am ready to schedule my return visit. I've been to MANY VRBO homes in the past and this is my all-time favorite vacation rental hands down. Reading previous visitor's reviews have always been an important part of my lodging selection. Read no further than this review...schedule with Kevin right away...you won't be sorry. I'm so fortunate to be able to call Kevin a friend and am sure that we will stay in contact in the future. You won't regret making the Bunk House your choice when visiting this part of Michigan.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mara and Kristy,
Having perfect guests makes a host's responsibilities easy and enjoyable. The BUNKHOUSE is a very special place that attracts special guests who want to unwind, let the grass tickle their toes (especially if they have had a mani/pedi at our great day spa downtown).

I am a lucky cowboy indeed.... Many thanks and yes, we will stay in touch...I have to "oogle" your hand made art next visit. I had no idea we had an art barn where you make art from ceramics to jewelry. WHAT FUN!

Happy Trails,
Cowboy Kevin

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Phill's Bar and Grille
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Clearbrook Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Holland, Mi
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
196
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Oval Beach (by road)
Car: recommended

Saugatuck's primary source of revenue stems from tourism - though only 1,000 individuals call Saugatuck their year-round home, the population of the town swells to nearly 3,000 in the summer. Saugatuck is a prime summer weekend getaway destination for residents of Chicago, Grand Rapids and Detroit areas and many guests are attracted to the many Bed and Breakfasts in the area.

In 2010, Saugatuck came in fourth in Budget Travel Magazine's ten coolest towns in America.

In town, attractions include the many art galleries (over a dozen), small, independent shops, and restaurants, such as the Butler (named after the founder of the town, William Butler), Marro's Italian Restaurant, The Elbo Room, Coral Gables, and the Mermaid Bar & Grill. The Saugatuck Chain Ferry departs from Wicks Park, near the Star of Saugatuck, a large paddle-wheel boat that gives daily tours of the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan.

There are art and music festivals throughout the year.

Other attractions include the nearby town of Douglas, Saugatuck's sister city, and the above mentioned Oval Beach. Saugatuck's historic churches contribute to a vibrant community while preserving some of the oldest buildings in town. The oldest of these churches is First Congregational Church, founded in 1860.

Since the 1970s the Saugatuck and neighboring Douglas have been popular as a tourist destination for gay and lesbian tourists from the Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids area as well as other Midwestern urban areas. It has even been nicknamed by some as the Provincetown of the Midwest.

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From $195 Per night

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Notes BUNKHOUSE has been rented for the entire "2015" by one family...thank you for your interest and I hope to see you in "2016."
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Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cowboy Kevin is always on hand to drive my guests back to the 'Bunkhouse' if they have been having cocktails in their little black dresses. The county lock up might spoil their evening,and I don't want that...I am also available for any needs that are reasonable for an 'ole Cowboy'.

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