Recently updated! Sleeps 20 plus.7 bdrms, fireplace hot tub on LSD
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Great house for large family vacation!
We had a wonderful time at our yearly family getaway! The house had plenty of space for us to be together, along with separate areas for the kids to play. Short walk to the public beach made for many memorable sunsets! Thanks Margaret for sharing your home with us!
Thank you so much for visiting Saugatuck and staying with us. We're happy you had a great time!
A spacious property on beautiful Lake Michigan
To celebrate my 80th and my wife's 70th birthday we decided to treat our family to a vacation on Lake Michigan. The house we chose was large enough for 18 to be very comfortable in and have room to spare. We particularly enjoyed sunning on Oval Beach and exploring Saugatuck and Douglas. Although our ages ranged from 14 to 80, we found plenty of varied things to do to please us all. We found the property to be clean and well maintained and the house contained everything to supply all our needs along with many "extras" such as beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach toys. The game room and the hot tub were hits as were walks in the beautiful neighborhood and along the shoreline to watch the sunset on Lake Michigan. We were fortunate to be there for the lighted parade of boats and fireworks which was fantastic. The week flew by and we were soon packing up and discussing when we could plan a return trip!
Fabulous Vacation Home
We rented this home for ourselves, our children and grandchildren. There were 15 of us, but the house was so spacious we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy many different activities simultaneously. The kids loved the game room and the playscape outside. Each room is beautiful and mattresses on the beds were very comfortable. Everything about this house is first rate and the pictures on the site don't even do it justice. The short walk to the beach was so convenient. We had a great time even though it rained one day. Owner responded to every communication quickly and completely....a pleasure to work with. We scored a precious family vacation memory in an amazing environment.
Thank you for the positive review. It sure helps new vacationers decide to stay with us. We are happy you had a great time and found the house welcoming and warm. If you come back to Saugatuck be sure to stay with us.
The House Was Better Than Expected
The owner was helpful from my first contact, which was over a year before our booking date. My family of 11 members from 4 to 71 years old came from England, Colorado, Illinois and Michigan. All age levels loved what was available in the house. NOTHING was missing. The owner has thought of everything, including little night lights for our use in bathrooms, bathrooms or hallways. Several times we just wanted to be in the house and enjoy its coziness, although the house rambles on with many rooms that are all functional. We all loved the neighbor feel and the ability to walk or ride rented bikes to all near by places. In short, we LOVED the house and the very helpful owner.
Thank you for having your vacation at ByTheWavesMich. I am really pleased you liked the house!
Best Family Vacation
My family, 23 of us in all, recently spent summer family vacation here and loved our stay! The owner was just great to work with, and it's obvious this is a well-cared for home.
The amount of space was incredible! There are multiple rooms for gathering - we enjoyed morning coffee and doing puzzles in the newly renovated sun room, hanging out in the kitchen and adjoining open family room and eating dinners on the back porches. We spent one rainy day playing games in the game room and watching movies borrowed from the movie collection. The two-year old in our group couldn't get enough wagon rides down Lakeshore Drive or time on the back play set. We even had a family photo taken by a local photographer in the back yard, which provided a great location for the photo given the privacy of the house.
The kitchen had everything you could want - well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. And, plenty of room for multiple cooks in the kitchen!
I would highly recommend this house due to its proximity to beach and town - Oval Beach and downtown Saugatuck (and chain ferry) are just minutes away! We also walked into downtown Douglas to enjoy the great shops. In addition to location, I would recommend this house because it has SO much to offer its guests! We had such a great vacation, took away a lot of great memories and would come back here again in a heartbeat!!
Thank you for leaving us a glowing review. Thank you for taking such good care of our home.. I hope you enjoyed the sunroom as we just updated it. Hope you saw some wild turkeys from there or even some of those lovely baby deer who like to eat our hostas!
Perfect Vacation House
Having never rented from the internet before, I was more than a little nervous as to what we'd find. Well much to our great pleasure, this house was everything we hoped it would be and more. It is spacious, clean, well supplied with everything you could want, and decorated beautifully so it feels like a home. The layout is spread out so there is plenty of room for privacy at times. The outside area is perfect and the screened in eating area got lots of use. The location is quiet, yet near to activities in the area. Our family of 18 spent a wonderful reunion week with several evenings spent reminiscing around the firepit. Margaret was a pleasure to work with and was very honest in her description of the house. In one word . . AWESOME.
Thank you kindly for your positive feedback. I am happy you enjoyed making new memories at our house.
2 1/2 hour drive from Chicago
O'Hare Airport 2-1/2 hrs
Midway Airport 2-1/2 hours
Holland 15 minutes away by car
Grand Rapids 45 minutes away by car
Local taxi service available
Other Activities: walking, biking, shopping, jogging, apple, blueberry, peach picking, golf.wine tours & tasting