HISTORIC GREAT LAKES MANOR HOME WITH HOT TUB

Todd Smith

Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Todd Smith

Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english
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HISTORIC GREAT LAKES MANOR HOME WITH HOT TUB

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 14 MAX

Relax and enjoy your carefree and elegant vacation rental in Saugatuck / Douglas Michigan, near the shores of Lake Michigan with a view of Saugatuck harbor. This historical home, built in the 1870's by shipbuilder James Tisdale, has been painstakingly restored to its former grandeur while providing modern conveniences and classic surroundings for today's vacation traveler.

Situated on the 'dunes side' of Saugatuck and nestled in a wooded area shaded by 100-year-old oak trees, the stately vacation rental home is lavishly bordered by lawn, bushes, and lovely flower gardens. Until recently the property was operated as a B&B (known as Deer Creek Cottages).

Newly reinvigorated, Great Lakes Manor and cottage rentals operates as an five-bedroom historical home and three cottages with own private bath, kitchenette, deluxe bedding and amenities. The informal country retreat is suitable for couples, families with children, and seniors.

The historical manor house has been lavishly appointed in muted hues, with a comfortable mix of antiques and traditional comforts in all living areas. The updated kitchen is fully-equipped to satisfy the most discriminating culinary talents. And the five guest rooms, named for each of the five great lakes (Superior, Michigan, Erie, Huron and Ontario) feature plush bedding and deluxe furnishings, and some feature personal tv's and/or fireplaces.

Close to the world-famous Oval Beach (rated by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top 10 beaches and top 25 shorelines in the USA ) and within walking distance of the oldest operating chain ferry in the us, Great Lakes Manor is your perfect family vacation destination available for year-round rental.

Great Lakes Manor and cottages is a retreat for nature-lovers of all ages. It sometimes feels like a family reunion among perfect strangers. Children spy on deer, rabbits and turtles or play hide 'n seek with frogs in the garden pond. Parents relax in the backyard hot tub while steaks sizzle on the grill. Others read quietly on the manor's front porch while a perfectly content guest takes an afternoon nap in a tree-hung hammock.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Todd Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english

About Todd Smith

Our family acquired this property in late 2011 and commenced a major renovation and refurbishment project in time to accept our first guests in late Spring 2012.

We operate a few other luxury rental properties in other parts of the USA, and specialize in delivering a first-class rental experience for our guests, young and old.

Todd Smith purchased this house in 2011

Why Todd Smith chose Saugatuck / Douglas

We love the Saugatuck/Douglas area because of its proximity to major metropolitan areas such as Detroit, St. Louis and Chicago, because of the many fine restaurants and shops in the community, and also because of its active lifestyle and performing arts opportunities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love the location of your place...close to downtown Saugatuck and Lake Michigan but off the busy streets tucked away in a peaceful setting. We enjoy getting on our bikes and riding down the street to Lake Shore Drive where we can leisurely take in the coastline. This last time we stayed, the weather was so beautiful that we spent time each day sitting relaxing by the pond and enjoying all the birds singing. Our cottage was so clean and fresh. We are definitely coming back!
Jun 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Historic Great Lakes Manor Home with Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Historic Great Lakes Manor Home with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p917273
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Beautifully & Completely Restored Manor Home - Luxurious Quality Comforts

Beautifully & Completely Restored Manor Home - Luxurious Quality Comforts
  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Great Lakes Manor during late September 2013 was amazing! The Manor House is beautifully restored and extremely well maintained. You will thoroughly appreciate the high quality of finish throughout the house - from the crafted woodwork, impressive furniture, luxurious baths and overall decor. The bedrooms have very comfortable beds, special cotton linens and color coordinated accents. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with quality cookware/appliances/settings. Every furnishing is in top level condition!

The backyard offers a relaxing patio table that easily sits 8-12 people, there is an extra large hot tub with jets everywhere - bar-bq and lots of space off the patio to enjoy the mature trees and bubbling water feature.

Saugatuck is minutes away by car (or an easy walk) and Douglas is a wonderful short walk with many art galleries and two wonderful restaurants - Wild Dog Grille and Everyday People Cafe - but you shouldn't miss Zing Eat Drink restaurant for fabulous food and knockout drinks, not to mention the fantastic decor!

One week is minimum for this delightful area - beautiful towns, wineries, beach walks, 30-45 minute drives up to Holland, MI and Grand Rapids, MI would be a must - and DO NOT MISS the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - a 132-acre botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park located in Grand Rapids, one of the more amazing outdoor/indoor public botanical/art facilities we have ever seen.

We can't wait to return - and of course - stay at Great Lakes Manor!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, which are especially appreciated as you seem to have captured the "essence" of what attracted us to this area, and this property, in the first place. With an abundance of activities, not just in the peak seasons of Spring and Summer, but also year-round, it really is a magical getaway area of the country.

And of course, your thoughtful comments on our efforts to restore and equip a historical, first-class home (and cottages) speak volumes. We've tried to anticipate most every need...by actually enjoying it ourselves! Our guests who stay with us here at GreatLakesManor and at our other property in Delaware (SeahorseCrossing) understand and enjoy our philosophy of creating opportunities for familial fun, adventure, and relaxation amidst unique, comfortable surroundings. After all, you're on vacation, right?

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, where you'll notice some improvements we're scheduled to make during the off-season!
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Map

Map

West Shore of Saugatuck, near Oval Beach

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Photos

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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 2014
Sep 14 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$775
Fri,Sat
$4,425
 
 
Winter Holiday 2014
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$850
Fri,Sat
$4,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes 3-nite minimum rental applies to Manor House; 2-nite minimum for cottages. Additional discount available for whole-property rental.

Full details at GreatLakesManor.com

Contact Owner for alternative configurations (ie if you only need a smaller # of units, with our flex-space setup we can adjust things to meet your needs.)

Individual cottage rentals include full use of all amenities.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saugatuck / Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Upper Master and Downstairs Master have private deluxe bathrooms, with brand new fixtures and amenities, fit for a King or Queen! The additional two bedrooms upstairs in the Manor House share a full bath with tub/shower, and the downstairs Queen bedroom has a private full bath with tub/shower. As noted above, bring your own bed linens and bath/kitchen towels. Otherwise, we offer a linen package for your stay. Beach towels not provided. Contact owner for details.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs, Queen Sleeper sofa in sitting rm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Upstairs, bunks + trundle, shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st Floor, Twin sleeper sofa in sitting area
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1st Floor, Private bath
  • The two Master Bedrooms in the main house, in addition to King beds, have fold-out sofa beds in their sitting areas: one queen, one twin. Two of the other rooms each have Queen beds, one also has a private bath. The fifth room in the Manor House has bunk beds plus a trundle, and sleeps three. The two Cottage Suites (not the Studio), also have fold out sofas and will sleep four total in each cottage. The Studio will sleep two. Bring your own bed linens and bath/kitchen towels. Otherwise, we offer a linen package for your stay. Beach towels not provided. Contact owner for details.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 28 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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