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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
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LUXURY HOME ON THE LAKE

Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms plus bonus bedroom, 4 full baths; sleeps 12

This house has expansive decks and a dock for your boat or jet skiis. The master bedroom is large with it's own fireplace and sitting area as well as a master bath with jet and steam shower. The other 2 bedrooms also have attached bathrooms. One with a second steam shower. We converted the exercise room into a bonus bedroom with queen bed and TV. It is right across from the 4th bathroom which has a whirlpool tub and 2 person sauna. The open kitchen includes stainless appliances including a 5 burner gas stove top and dishwasher drawers. The living room is perfect for entertaining with a wet bar with icemaker and wine fridge. There is also a ping pong table, pool table and dart board. The decks are also perfect for entertaining with plenty of seating, a grill, hot tub and outstanding views of the water.

It is located right on Silver Lake which connects to Kalamazoo Lake and goes out to Lake Michigan. Enjoy the view from your deck, hot tub or the dock. It includes 2 Kayaks to enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and rivers. It also has a fire pit for enjoying the evenings. The lake is great for watersports as well as fishing. The house is about 1.5 miles from downtown Saugatuck. Paddle down to the dingy dock where you can tie up and walk around town or call the Interurban and be picked up and dropped off for $1 if you don't feel like driving or walking.

Planning a wedding, family reunion or friends get away weekend,....If you need more room, there is also a 2 bedroom, 1 bathrrom guest apartment on this property that is also available for rent. It is property #913489.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Dana

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Luxury Home On The Lake
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
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Luxury Home On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976704
+1 616-836-3652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
3

Great place for any type of vacation quiet or not.

  • 3 of 5
We were surprised to find a steep driveway to the house. Property was accurately described except for the attached apartment that is rented out & the fact that the only inside dining area, besides the kitchen counter, is the ping pong table. We used that a few times. There is a table outside that the 8 of us crowded around a few times. The house is clean; some maintenance is needed outside. We were pleasantly surprised to find a tiny beach where the kayaks were. The boys & grandpa enjoyed fishing & caught several large mouthed bass right from the pier. The fire pit is great. We ordered firewood that was delivered & had fun times around the fire every night. We had an order for life vests to be delivered to the house by FedEx which we never received but they said was left by the garage. So I wouldn't recommend you do that. We had very good customer service. The decks are large enough to accommodate different activities going on at the same time. We were disappointed with the high prices in the area for food, goods, etc. we went to Meijer's in Holland for food to prepare at the house. I did expect better linens & sizes of bedrooms/bathrooms for the high cost of renting the house.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Luxury Home On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976704
+1 616-836-3652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
2

"Luxury" a Matter of Opinion

"Luxury" a Matter of Opinion
  • 2 of 5
This place did not meet the expectation of "luxury" as stated in the property title. Although it did have a good location overlooking the river, I felt there were some important things left out of the description. First of all the picture of the front of the house shows the retaining wall still intact. During our visit, the retaining wall had crumbled into the water revealing the not so luxurious rusty sheet metal behind it. The grassy area was infested with ants as evidence by the hundreds of ant hills, and not suitable for sitting, even on a chair. The picture showing the hot tub overlooking the water was not accurate. The hot tub has been moved to the side of the house beside the air conditioner. When we arrived, the water in the hot tub was cloudy and looked like it hadn't been changed in a while. We called the owner who came over and added chemicals. The next day we called again when it was still cloudy and requested it be changed out with some fresh water which was accommodated.

As far as the inside of the house, we were disgruntled to find that the "bonus" 4th bedroom is a bed in the laundry room! The bed is pushed up against the wall such that there is no room for a side table, lamp, alarm clock or other "luxurious" items such as these. The bed sinks in the middle and I felt as though I were laying on the side of a hill all night. They had enclosed the space around the furnace and the door was located in our laundry/bedroom. Every hour I could hear the air conditioner drain which sounded like a grown man "peeing". I almost said awoke, but that would imply that I actually slept. Needless to say this room was abandoned and my husband and I slept in the living room. That bed was only suitable for holding my suitcase.

The bedroom with the built-in drawers has a very firm waterbed. I don't know if a waterbed is considered luxurious, but no one in our family wanted to sleep on it.

There is no dining room for family style meals. The accommodation is a table cloth over the ping pong table.

Because the place had been renovated to make a second unit, the common living spaces were in the lowest level of the house. Although it had good lighting with the sliding glass doors, it still felt like being in the basement.

We did enjoy the kayaks, the pool table, ping pong, darts, and being close to downtown Saugatuk, however I would not recommend it as a full four bedroom rental. In my opinion, was a 3 bdrm rental at a 4 bdrm rate.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Within 5 minutes of arriving, these guests called to let me know “they reviewed a lot”. Their complaint: the 4th bonus bedroom was not a full bedroom. It is listed right in the heading of the house as a 3 bedroom with 4th bonus bedroom. I explain in the listing that we turned our exercise room into a bonus bedroom with a Queen bed, Flat screen and across from a bathroom. Many guests appreciate the extra space. They agreed this was in the listing and we were agreeing. Their resolution was money back or they would review me poorly. According to them, they stay at many VRBO homes, I assume using this technique of threatening to get money back. When that didn’t work, they began to complain about the hot tub. The spa guy was there before they arrived but I sent my maintenance man over to check it. It tested at the right levels and the water looked clear. I still arranged for the spa company to check it the next day. They found it in good order, the water was new the week before. The guests were out when the spa technician arrived and didn’t realize that I had sent him. Of course, they called me once again asking for money back. When I told them the spa guy was already there and everything was checking out ok but he would change the water, the guests still wanted new water which I had him do. At this point, they stopped call me. I certainly don’t mind if someone has a legitimate concern and as you can see even from their review, I’m quick to respond. I know you are on vacation and I’d like to make it as enjoyable as possible. I try to accommodate any concerns or questions the guests have. Most people have been wonderful guests and I’ve enjoyed having them at the house. This bad experience with someone trying to threaten a poor review to get money back is unfortunate. I’m glad I’ve had 3 years of great guests and great reviews.
We did have a huge storm which took down some of the retaining wall. They never called me about this or any of the other items they complained about but I had the retaining wall repaired immediately when I saw it. I had the lawn company treat for ant, although I didn’t see any evidence. The ping pong table can be used for a table. There are chairs that fit around it. There is also counter top seating and outdoor seating. I’m not sure what they are talking about with the lower level. It is the beach level. The kitchen and living room are located on the same level were you walk out to the decks, grill and beach.
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Luxury Home On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976704
+1 616-836-3652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Fantastic.....

  • 5 of 5
This property was better than described. Everyone in our family had a blast and would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Luxury Home On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976704
+1 616-836-3652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

A truly amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had an amazing time at this beautiful house. The family room is huge and comfortable with games to keep people entertained. The deck is absolutely stunning with great views and comfort in the shade. The water and dock area was amazing for fishing and swimming.

This house has all the amenities of home and then some. We look forward to going back to this house in the future. Thank you for everything Dana we had a great weekend.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Luxury Home On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976704
+1 616-836-3652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

Terrific property

  • 5 of 5
Exceeded expectations. Write up regarding property was totally factual. Owner was very helpful and responded quickly to our questions. Property was great. Lots of space and beautiful view. Great for both indoor and outdoor activities. Would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Luxury Home On The Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976704
+1 616-836-3652
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
5

perfect relaxing getaway destination

  • 5 of 5
A small group of us decided to stay at this property for a new years eve getaway. We couldn't have asked for more. The house was so comfortable, clean, spacious. The owner left a manual for us explaining how to use the tvs, sauna, hot tube etc. which was very helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better mini-vacation. We definitely plan on coming back here in the summer.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Lake Express, Muskegon, MI
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Holland Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-96 and BlueStar
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown Saugatuck
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Bittersweet
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ravines or Clearbrook
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Downtown Saugatuck

Saugatuck and Douglas are located among the towering white sand dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River. The area offers world-class beaches, boating, antiquing, golf, live theater, nightclubs, great restaurants, and a huge variety of art galleries and artists.

During the Spring and Summer around the house, beach and water activities are abundant. In the Fall, foliage is beautiful. In addition, during the winter, ice fishing, skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, sledding can all be done around the house. Of course all seasons can be enjoyed from the hot tub or around the fire pit.

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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 Peak
Sep 15 2014 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,675
$15,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$650
$4,300
$16,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes A hot tub, firepit, dock and kayaks included with the rental.
There is an additional fee for events that take place on the property

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , jetted tub , Sauna, jet tub
  • Each bedroom has an attached bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , has fireplace and sitting area
    Master 2 - 1 queen
    Master 3 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bonus Bedroom - 1 queen , We changed the exercise room into a bonus bedroom with TV
  • The Master is very large with it's own fireplace and sitting area. The Bonus Bedroom has it's own TV and the 4th bathroom is right across the hall
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • hunting small game
  • golf
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • roller blading
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
Notes:
House includes a dock, kayaks, hot tub and a fire pit. Events allowed with an additional fee Items listed under other services can be arranged at an additional fee
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